Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! | Contest Winners Announced! | I'm Leaving For Good...

Happy Turkey Day everyone! Did you know that the average thanksgiving turkey weighs between 14 and 28 pounds!? Neither did I! As you know, my contest for the Ninja Pig companion codes has just ended and I will be announcing the winners later on in the post as well as some thanksgiving stuff and final words as to why I must leave the community again but this time for good...


Thanksgiving 2012. What an amazing year it has been thus far. I have made many new friends in the community as well as gotten to learn so much from our amazing leaders. I am sad to say this but I must leave the community once again but this time, for good. I have finally decided that it is more important to work on my schooling and focus on my IRL life so I can be successful in life. Don't get me wrong, I loved Wizard101 and Pirate101, but I just don't have the time for them anymore. This thanksgiving, I want to say thanks for a few things.

Thank you for this amazing community of ours.
Thank you to you, my blog readers, who have stuck with me for 2 long years.
Thank you to all my friends who have stuck by my side through my time in the community.
Thank you to each and everyone of you for making the community what it is today.
Thank you to KingsIsle for working hard on Wizard101 and Pirate101 and making them the best MMO's ever!

I am so lucky to have been a part of this amazing community for the past 2 years and I am so honored to have worked with so many of you on many different things and it really has impacted my life for the better. I don't want to blabber on forever like I did in my first Closing Down & Quitting For Good post, but you all have impacted my life in one way or another and for that, I thank you.

As I am typing this, I really don't know how to put my feelings into words because the way you have all impacted me is just so strong and has shaped me to be the mature person I am today. You have all taught me leadership skills, management skills, and people skills which I know will help me for the rest of my life.

I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for the amazing ride and the great times we have shared.

Now, onto the contest. As you know, I was originally giving out 5 exclusive Ninja Pig companion codes but then I added a $10 Pirate101 Gift Card when I reached 200 followers but seeing as I am now leaving, I decided to spoil you all one last time and I added a $20 Wizard101 Gift Card! The winners have been chosen and they go as follows. (Note: the first 5 get a Ninja Pig companion code and the last 6th winner gets the $10 Gift Card and the 7th winner gets the $20 Gift Card.)

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to all! You will be emailed your codes today. Thank you all for helping me reach 203 followers and allowing me to hit a whopping 69,000 views! Anyways, I really appreciate all you guys have done to support my blog and other blogs and when I leave you with this final message, I bet you to take it to heart.

There are other bloggers out there. New bloggers with amazing talent but no one recognizes them. Please go check out all the amazing blogs in the community and follow one every now and then or leave them a nice comment because trust me, it will make their day. Also, if you blog, remember that as a blogger, you should blog because you enjoy it. Not because you want to gain something out of it. Remember, you can't spell fansite without fan.

I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving and that you all continue to enjoy gaming for years to come.

For the last time, this is Blaze Shadowhorn signing off.
Thank you.




17 comments:

  1. It's always sad to see a fellow player leave, but we wish you well and good luck with all your future endeavors. Thank you for all your contributions to the gaming community. If you ever decide to return, you know the community will welcome you with open arms.

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  2. Blaze, you told me that this was coming maybe a week or two ago, and I am just as sad to see you go as I was when you told me, and when you left before. You are the person who has been by my side, as my best friend and brother, since the beginning, helping me through the thick and thin.

    Once more, Keep Traveling. I know that you're going to go very far in life as a person, no matter what you do. Thank you for all you have done for us, Blaze. Know that you left behind a brilliant legacy.

    D.S.D.

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  3. Thanks for everything you've done for the community.

    Just asking, were there multiple Sophia E's in the contest? Because I entered as Sophia E and I haven't received a code. Take your time, though. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophia and sorry it took so long but I am emailing you the code now :)

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  4. This came as a complete shock to me - whether by what your posts suggested to me or simple misinterpretation, I assumed you'd only be leaving for a short time. As others have said, it's always sad to see someone go, and there's no question that despite what I might have helped you with, you've done an incredible amount for me, whether through our private conversations, helping each other out, or simply using one another as a back-up support system, more so than many others in the community.

    I'll be sad to see you go, but I hope your legacy doesn't end here. Just as bloggers know that some of their "hidden gem posts" get buried, and occasionally resurface with the attraction of a new post, hopefully your blog can act as one with continued relevance to the community that you've done so much for, and here and there us #twizards and #twizards, and parts of various other groups, might just slip your blog or blog posts a mention, because this blog is pretty darn attractive if I do say so myself (Hehe), and you are one of the bloggers who really figured out what blogging was. I knew that you did it because you enjoyed it, because that was reflected in your posts. You weren't one to slap a few paragraphs from an article down and "call it good," you invested some deal of time into your blog, and it's extremely evident that you cared about it.

    Blaze, you're one of the "pures" which is an odd way of saying that you just got along with everyone, or at least gave us the impression that you did, and that's definitely better than I've done.

    As a final word, I'm glad you chose to be a part of the community, because, as I mentioned, it might have done something for you, but you definitely gave back. I wish you the best of luck in your journey, wherever in the Spiral you might be.

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    1. P.S. I see you figured out how to remove that irritating verification on comments. Swordroll approves. :P

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  5. Thanks for the contest. Yay I won the $10 gift card! When do we receive our codes. I checked my email nothing was there.

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    1. I still have not received my code for the $10 Gift card yet. Was the contest cancelled?

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    2. Oh this is awkward.... You aren't the Emma that won... I'm sorry :/

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    3. Ok thanks for letting me know. Good luck to you!

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  6. KingsIsle lost a great player, blogger and friend today. In the words of Sylvia Chidi:

    I could easily foretell
    You had something to tell
    As you dropped a stinking bombshell

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    With words I spell
    It all out in a nutshell

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    What else can I say?
    When you take off today for good

    Farewell I say with a broken mood
    Farewell there goes my wedding bell
    Farewell there goes your innocent smell
    Farewell there goes our fun in and out of hotels
    Farewell I hope that life treats you well

    Farewell in your ventures
    Our spent time is my treasure
    Your heart must wander to where it belongs
    Friend, I only urge you to be strong
    With love you can simply do no wrong
    I say it with these words tipping off my tongue

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    I am a great believer
    Farewell is not forever
    I say not goodbye
    I do not wish to sit and cry

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    What else can I say?
    You weren’t meant to stay
    I will do nothing to detain
    You from flying on that plane

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    I say with pain
    Farewell, farewell my friend
    In sunshine or in rain
    One day, one day
    I know we’ll see again

    Farewell, farewell my friend
    I cannot stand and pretend
    That a part me
    With you, would still like to be!

    And to quote Elphaba and Glinda
    “I do believe I have been changed for the better. Because I knew you, I have been changed for good”

    Good luck Blaze, in life and in everything!

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    1. Now that sounded a lot less (fill in adjective here) in my head, well either way Good Luck!

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  7. Even though I play Wizard101 very little now because I've moved on to other games and other hobbies, I still check Kingsisle blogs daily, because even though I don't play the games much anymore, this community has never ceased to amaze. Thanks for blogging these past couple years. Enjoy yourself, and good luck.

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  8. I know a bit late after Thanksgiving but well I want to say one VERY BIG THANK YOU! You were the person that made me continue blogging, because before seeing your comment on my blog I was about to say my Goodbye in the start! Will miss you much!

    ~~ Pavlina (Terri)

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  9. I didn't get to say goodbye since it was Thanksgiving, the entire community will miss you Blaze! Make sure to do the best you can in life and this is only see you later! I'm glad you are leaving your blog up so everyone can read all of the previous posts you made! I love reading them too :) We've had a lot of great times together on Wizard101 and glad I've had a chance to meet you!

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