Thanks for all the things
Regardless of how a lot area I’ve to course of all of it, this was by no means going to be straightforward to write down. After greater than 15 years and 15,000 posts, my time at Destructoid — a weblog I joined whereas I used to be nonetheless simply an adolescent! — has come to an finish.
It’s been a wild trip for the reason that day Niero randomly took an opportunity on me, and I’m happy with what the crew has completed, and can accomplish.
Deep down, I knew I wouldn’t be right here “eternally” — however I additionally knew that I wouldn’t actually need to do that job anyplace else. I didn’t simply need to write about video games; I needed to write down about video games on Destructoid. On the web, there’s no scarcity of locations to name house. This one’s been mine for a very long time, and it has develop into an unshakable a part of my id.
Yearly at Destructoid has been completely different than the final, and there are at all times new challenges to face. However the final couple of years, specifically, have been arduous on me. They’ve been arduous on all of us, in large, small, and generally invisible-from-the-outside methods. Stress, burnout, anxiousness — all of it piles up. I’ve immense respect for anybody who helps make websites like this tick. The business could be so unforgiving and unstable. Hold in there.
To be clear, my departure has nothing to do with Destructoid shifting beneath the Gamurs banner, and this was my resolution to make. It’s… time.
Whereas the location’s sale was a shock, and the transition was *hectic*, I used to be joyful in regards to the potential of Dtoid leaving a public firm with many alternative pursuits to affix a personal group purely centered on gaming websites. There are going to be loads of new alternatives for the incoming websites and workers, however for me personally, this appeared like the proper time to make a comparatively clear break. This was my “end line,” and it feels good (albeit extremely bittersweet) to be standing on the opposite aspect of it.
I’ve break up EIC duties with Chris Carter for years, and he’ll proceed to guide the cost with assist from Chris Moyse, CJ, Eric, and Noelle.
If issues have appeared oddly quiet recently, properly, now you understand what’s up with me. And it’ll little question take extra time for everybody to get totally settled into the brand new digs, significantly with a web site as technologically eccentric as Destructoid. Your endurance is appreciated.
On behalf of the location, we’re grateful in your continued readership and assist, by way of thick and skinny and ever-changing circumstances. That goes for you longtime lurkers, too. You all make this price doing. You make it significant, day in and day trip.
There are sure to be bumps within the highway — that’s simply life — however I’m so excited to see the place issues go from right here. All in good time.
As for me, I’m seeking to rebalance my day-to-day away from video games and the web for just a few months, so if I disappear for a bit, don’t be alarmed. I’ve been steadily disconnecting, and lemme let you know, it’s an adjustment.
To everybody who has contributed to Destructoid in *any approach* since 2006, thanks. Sincerely. I really feel like I’ve obtained a lifetime of reminiscences. ❤️