Thanks for all the well wishes everyone – makes me happy to see that my work hasn’t gone unnoticed!
Probably over a year ago, I suggested a system to mark posts as “read” by developers/ArenaNet folks, so that we could have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that our ideas, comments, suggestions, and complaints were actually being seen by someone at the company. I said it didn’t really matter whether or not the ideas were implemented, and that the point was to let us know we had been heard; whether or not the idea held merit or was feasible, we could know that you were aware of it and that we wouldn’t have to keep saying the same things over and over, drowning each other’s suggestions in a constant, overwhelming torrent.
You replied to my post. Clearly, my idea wasn’t implemented (along with quite a long forum-related wish list, I’m sure), but that didn’t matter to me. You let me know that I was heard, and that my idea had at least been considered by someone at the company. Which, of course, was the whole point of my suggestion.
I still remember that, and I remember the sense of gratitude I felt at having been acknowledged. You’ve held a special place in my heart ever since, and you’ll be missed.
Aww, that’s super sweet.
I know we can’t always fulfill all the requests we get from our players, but we do the best we can to!
It makes me super happy to know that you are understanding of that, and the work we do put in to recognize your efforts. Thanks for sharing!