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Dear Community
« on: December 25, 2016, 02:21:17 pm »
On behalf of myself and the rest of the Vice Underdogs, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

I'd like to offer some reflective words and things to think about going into 2017.

I've been around here for long enough to remember periods when the whole community had only around 20 active players. For around 6 months during 2008 there was no masterlist, and the devs were uncontactable, so servers died, very few new players joined, and VC:MP was declared by most people to be dead.

A few of us held on, and decided that the problem wasn't only with the masterlist, nor the badly-synced 0.3z, but with the structure of the community and its attitudes towards new players. We made this forum, crafted new servers (DS and XE), and some helped make this clan. Ever since the forum opened we wanted to make it a platform for the whole community to engage with each other, not just our clan. And we maintain this hope today - which is why you'll see we allow almost anyone to post in our appplications threads, to participate. We are therefore incredibly grateful to everyone who comes here and helps keep this community alive. I consider everyone from that period to have been very successful in saving this mod.

When bitter rivalries emerge, and arguments are had, it is easy to forget two important things: 1) that we're all in this together, and 2) that we're only able to be here as a result of the hard work that others have put in. We must not take things here for granted.

On the first point, VC:MP exists in a complicated paradox, wherein its survival relies on the very disputes that often threaten to tear it apart. Every year we have new, gigantic dramas, and every year people argue that they mean that VC:MP will die, or that the community is ruined. But actually these dramas help drive this mod, they keep things interesting. What we must remember when we're arguing with each other is that this community is small, and we all need to fight for its survival. The fact that there are enough people still playing this game to allow us to have divided groups is a privilege. The opportunity for competition is something we need to value, and we each should try to build and expand this opportunity.

On the second point, VC:MP would have died a long time ago were it not for the tireless work of those who lead and have led our community. Scripters, developers, clan leaders, event organisers - these roles take a lot of time and work, and without them VC:MP simply wouldn't exist. We may not like every decision that various people in these roles make, but we ought to support them in their ability to do so. We should be thankful, not resentful.

And so I'd like to say thank you and Merry Christmas to all of the server owners. My old friends Darfy, Morphine and Hanney over at LWs. An old brother Castagna and his new recruits Tarkan & co over at Extreme Addicts. Human, Mashreq, ZUBI and Howl over at EC. WilsOn & co over at Evolution Attack and Defence. Angel.of.Death & co over at VKs server. Eddy, NewK and Faf over at MK's CTF. The fellas over at Project Apollo. The tireless developers Stormeus and Bakasan. The incredible event organisers aXXo, GangstaRas, Wils0n and Shawn. Thank you, all of you.

And then we should thank all the clans who support fair competition in VC:MP, and encourage newbies to stick around. Thank you TRC, SS, MK, CF, VK, EAF, DU, AsS, UF, EK, AG, TpS, KF, BK, Elv, LK, NYB, OSK, MD, and HS. Thank you for training, competing, and keeping it clean. Merry Christmas.

Lastly, thank you again to everyone who contributes by engaging with this community here on this forum. We reached something of a milestone this year, in that we've achieved our second most active year in terms of new posts. There have been an incredible 826 topics made, with 17,394 posts, and 371 new members. We want to continue to make this a place for people from all clans, all servers, all parts of the community to engage with one another.

We face some challenges in 2017, not least the continuing disregard for fair gameplay among some members of the community, but as always, together we will overcome them. Merry Christmas everyone.
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 02:33:48 pm »
maybe yes, maybe not.
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 02:56:53 pm »
Charley you forgot your dad thats sad :/
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2016, 02:58:22 pm »
Charley you forgot your dad thats sad :/

I wished him Merry Christmas in person, we're cool. Thanks for your concern ;)
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2016, 03:00:44 pm »
Charley you forgot your dad thats sad :/

Respect please. You are on VU forums, and yet insulting Charley.

Merry Christmas.
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2016, 03:27:56 pm »
Charley you forgot your dad thats sad :/
Did you wish your dad, that's my question to you.


And thanks Charley :)
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2016, 04:06:10 pm »
Merry Christmas to all of you FOLKS (late xd)
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 04:12:41 pm »
Merry Christmas.
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 04:28:22 pm »
Eppy new Year and meri kristmas
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2016, 04:32:30 pm »
Merry Christmas to all :D
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 05:08:04 pm »
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 05:26:46 pm »
Thanks for giving respect to our clan.  :)
Merry Christmas  :-*
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 05:35:32 pm »
We face some challenges in 2017, not least the continuing disregard for fair gameplay among some members of the community, but as always, together we will overcome them.
You're talking about 2016, right? :D

Merry Christmas. :)
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2016, 07:10:34 pm »
Merry Christmas everyone. Happy holidays.
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Re: Dear Community
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2016, 07:20:53 pm »
Thank you Charley! Kudos to all of those who keep the community alive every year through many ways. Proud to collaborate with EA.

Merry Christmas to VU friends and the rest  ;D
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