Some of you might not remember me, but I was pretty active on these boards a few years back. I've had a hiatus on PSO-World for quite some time now and have returned in anticipation for PSO2. Along with that I wanted to say that I am thankful for the community I've found here, whether I've had problems with you, vice versa, or we were cool with one another.
I didn't have the greatest background to grow up off of through adolescence but I've realized through some mind-provoking and logical conversations I've had on these forums that I have grown a lot analytically and maturely. I really do think my ability to cope with certain hardships can root from the PSO/U community as well as the PSO-W community.
I wanted to apologize if I was ever immature or came off as a prick that was arrogant, overly prideful, or just too stubborn to admit I was wrong, but I was never permanently banned (though I suppose I didn't cause enough trouble to warrant it) and was able to grow myself as a human being through thought-provoking and intense intellectual mature discussion on these boards.
I've came to PSO-W for boredom, for help, advice, to troll, to fill my ego, and many other things and I look back after this late night of reminiscing and I just shake my head, but realize I've come so far thanks to this site and this community. I pretty much vanished after my team won the PSU MAG+ TA right before the nonJP servers were shut down and then never really looked back at how much this community and these games changed me, and it is truly astonishing.
So for those of you who have had beef with me and the friends alike, I really appreciate you putting up with me and helping me evolve as a human being. This is (for the most part) fortunately one of the most mature, intelligent, understanding, accepting, and forgiving communities I've ever had the blessing of being a part of and I truly mean that.
From the bottom of my heart, Thank you, PSO-World.
EDIT: I realize not many people come to these part of the forums, but I felt it must be said and it is deserved among the community. Forgive me if this is not a very well-written post as it is 6 AM and I am dead tired tripping on some nostalgia. :P