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    Senior Member Senior Member Kurando's Avatar
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    After long and careful consideration I feel that the time has come to hang up my spurs and turn the job of Dojo Admin over to someone who is more in touch with the gaming community. With that idea in mind I hearby empower Rob as my replacement. I have talked through the particulars of this transition with both Dan and Rob + I am confident that they will continue to do whatever it takes to keep .org pointed in the right direction; so please afford them your full support during this period of transition.

    Also, please note I am not leaving the org, (other than in the capacity of Admin), and that I intend to remain active as a patron. Keeping that in mind, I Just want to say that I feel I owe you guys a great debt for helping make my tenure as a staff member so enjoyable; accordingly I wish to thank the following patrons, (many of whom have since moved on, but I still remember fondly).


    Old School Guys:

    Erado_San, TheRonin, Therin the Red (MIA), JPF, Finbar, Satake (MIA), Havoc (MIA), Magyar Khan, Jubala (MIA), Jutaro (MIA), Kyu_Ichi (MIA), Hach, Jun Tokogawa, Towashima Masakaido, Dragur (MIA), Gandalf the Grey (MIA), Dan, Richie@Dreamtime, Avenging Warrior, Toranaga (from RSG) (MIA), Anjin San (MIA), Zen_Blade, BanzaiZap, DoCtoR, Dark Moor Dragon (MIA), davout (MIA), nodachiwarrior, Aggellos, sonic_nights, Nelson, Bishamonten, Red Brian (MIA), Toyotomi Saburo (MIA), Lord Samu (MIA), Milord (MIA), Dwimmerlaik, and -JeStEr- (MIA).


    New Arrivals: (by which I mean they've been hanging about for less than a year)

    JayDee, Obake, Black Ship, El_Marko, Gunner (MIA), GrumpyOMO (MIA), Didz, Widda, OUT4BLOOD, ACOL Consumer, Terazawa Tokugawa, laertes, Momotaro Asakura, Asaji, Heims, Anssi Häkkinen, EA Rascal, ShadowKill, Catline, Gregoshi, FearedSangsara, DrNo, Shimazu Tokugawa, hecose, ManOwaR (MIA), Methabaron, LinkOctavian, Regulus, lanza27, Red Peasant, Target (MIA), Link Shumeisan, Kage, Dark Phoenix, Ronin (from holland) (MIA), Strategy, FearOrBeSori (AWOL), Rob, The Iron Duke, Ai-jin, Mariko, johnmcd, Puzz3D, LostDaimyo, Ii Naomasa, Word-san, Agent Provocateur, Toda Nebuchadnezzar, leoknite, theforce, Tenchimuyo, Kraellin, Spin Doctor & Buccaneer (from CM), Slychaos, Micke(Link)San, Idaho, Ajidrik, Shiro, Devils Advocate, Bigboned (MIA), Miaowara Tomokato, ShaiHulud, Ronin (From Portugal), BakaGaijin, and last but not least: solypsist.


    And extra special thanks to my best online m8 IRONLUNG, as well as old schoolers: FWS (the smartest guy I know), and The Killing Dutchman (the toughest guy I know).

    Note: I refered to some patrons by their "old names" because I've never quite gotten use to the new ones + there are undoubltedly a few names I've forgotten and a few persons I've pissed-off over the years, so to those individuals I offer the following apology.

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    Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    OMG if he leaves I will stop playing Shogun myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahem, seriously, Kurando who?

    Metha

    PS: good luck in your future endeavours mate
    PSS: sometimes I should read better, you are not really leaving aren't you

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    Well i hope you mean it ,about sticking around ,as a normal member(What ever that means)The place wouldn't be the same without ya.
    That's it.

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    Well kurando, its been fun since the first day we were given our moding jobs, all the way through the days of me being accused of being a card carrying physcopath and being on a hard core power trip, we have seen many great titans fall: Gandalf the gray from the Red Samurai Guild, AW from the same(He still checks back on us from time to time, and the fall of their "Grand Online Campaign(sp)" and outhers but unfortunatly I dont remember them but you know who you are .

    I will never forget the long nights we spent doing hard core gangster impressions on IRC and ICQ. Sorry to see you go, and you better damn well be checking back from time to time or your pink elephant get it!!

    Later Kurando. And dont worry; i'll be maken sure you get your props(Respect)

    later K

    Good luck Iron Lung and watch your back man, Bring me back something nice, something along the lines of lets say... A fully automatic?? heh j/k I already have one

    Props to my fellow ex-homies

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    "Man Down! Man Down!"
    "He's Dead Jim!"
    "Officer Down..."
    "Send in trailers"

    Well it is a sad thing to see, yet another casualty in the war on Chaos and Mayhem.
    Couldn't you have waited a month? I wanted to be one of the Old School Guys! At least another week or two....
    Your absence will be felt, and I am sure that there will be a bit of pause around the community. Then of course we'll get back to raising hell around here!!!
    JK!
    Thanks for your time served as Administrator Kurando, it was appreciated, even by the rowdy folk, I am sure of it.
    Cya around!

    Thanks For Being here You guys!


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    Well, this isn't a goodbye thread per se, but sure does feel like one.

    Kurando-sama, you were a great administrator, and I have no doubt that you will be just as great as an ordinary, mortal patron. Just you rememebr to hang around, like Scourge-sama insisted.

    "Nothing changes until everything changes." So I'd better say all the other things here, too.

    Good luck to IRONLUNG-sama, may his sword fell many a foe (in a metaphorical sense... of course... ). And good luck to all the people who will now be assuming their new responsibilities. The Dojo stands as long as there are competent people to run it, and judging by the new admins' previous merits, the Dojo should have no fear for its future.

    Clear skies. (My signature change to that depressing one is pure coincidence, by the way. )

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    I never knew what it was like to be a man until the day i saw my father cry...

    "Memories....(something...) Memories... (something...) memories..."
    : )

    Kurando, as a moderator for the past few months all i can say is thanks, you were a very big help. And to Ironlung, well... have fun in the military.

    also, I can't believe I got on the oldies list. YES!! (I don't remember when I joined, but it is actually kind of depressing to be on the oldies list. Great honor, but depressing)

    and everyone, visit the history forum more often! ask questions, comment, discuss. Any history is welcomed, although Japanese is preferred!

    -Zen Blade

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    Kurando is John Cleese? The secret is out!

    I didn't make your lists, but I'm sure it was due to that game where I did a Naginata rush against you, and your troops died of boredom. . . or you got tired of typing all those [b]s and [i]s. But it's OK. I'm used to not being noticed (sniff sniff).

    Anyway, this is the best game forum I've taken part in. Thanks for the good work.

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    I am sure our Path Of Life will cross again

    btw

    Satake is still online with a very difficult name
    Davout is still online as Nokhor Akechi

    and even Seb4969 posted on my forum so.....
    Clan Wolves: 10 years in Total War
    visit us at wolves.magyarkhan.org
    and youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ClanWolves
    and watch a Creative Assembly employee struggle in battle....

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    Well Kurando-sama you've done a great job and I believe the whole community is in your debt. Good luck and the best wishes for the future.

    I would add my voice to The Scourge in hoping that you will stick around.
    "Everything Shiro said sounds good to me."
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    Well thankyou sir, you've done a damn fine job. Here's hoping you hang around a bit longer. Presumably you'll get a rank change now. P'raps you can become whatever the Japanese equivalent of Elephant is

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    Kurando, you'll be sorely missed. I don't think I'm alone when I say you were just about the nicest guy to ever hang around here. Don't know what else to say... except that the place will be much diminished with your departure. Good luck and dewa matta...

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    "Misty watercolor memories....of the way we were...." (sniff, sniff...wipes tear from corner of eye, and snot from nose)

    We'll miss you guys, and IronLung best of luck...especially with the Crucible

    Stop by and say hi or something
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    Well Kurando, looking at the way the org is right now, one can only say........

    "Job well done"

    Hopefully I'll still be hearing some of your informative comments on the forums (when I'm ever about, that is)

    So now maybe you'll have time to write some of those 'military-scenarios' again, eh?

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    If anyone deserves a break from their duties, its you Kurando. Hopefully your still gonna visit the ORG and offer your input into the matters discussed. Also, THANK YOU for setting up my account, I never thanked you for this, and am sorry that I didnt do it at first. It should have been my first post in the ORG.
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    hmmm.....
    too bad your leaving. and with rob in place. he dosent like me too much
    oh well maybe we won't fight too much lol

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    If anyone deserves a break from their duties, its you Kurando. Hopefully your still gonna visit...hey Ajidrik - that's what I was gonna say.

    Seriously Kurando, thanks for doing a wonderful job. This forum is great equally for what it is and what it isn't. Your hand helped make it so and you should feel good about your work here. Now you can sit back and enjoy this forum for no reason other than because you want to.

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    make sure you stop by the off topic and visit me all right there bottlenose

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    i must admit it's no surprise, really.

    but it's always a shame when such a great .Org admin leaves his desk job and goes back to walking the streets, especially when those streets are in Canada.

    see ya around, K



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    I dunno Soly, those Van city streets have got to be pretty sweet.
    Kurando - shame to see you leave your post, but now you can be one of us normal .Org participants. Hold up - we're normal?! Anyways, thanks again for all your help when I first came aboard, your aid will be remembered.

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    The character of this board surely reflects those who have so faithfully directed it. High regard is not a bad thing to take away with you. Take care and good luck!

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    Yes the great memories.. It's hard to leave something you've put so much time and energy into and then have to walk away from. I met some great people during my stay. That is what ill miss the most.

    But im glad to say we have some good guys to replace us.

    So good luck to all you guys and ill hang around a bit for the rest of the month until I ship out.



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    I almost forgot to give my regards to Ironlung, probably because he's not attention-needy enough to post his own "I'm leaving guys.." thread (a sign of good character). Sorry to saee you go too, Ironlung.

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    heh, I'm giving 7-to-1 odds that IL gets taken-out by a jealous husband, before he ever makes it onto the battlefield...

    Seriously, you stay safe man!!

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    Good luck to you too IRONLUNG!
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    I must have missed something.
    So IornLung is leaving as well.
    Well good luck to you mate.
    Btw.What's happened to Didz.Don't tell he's gone.
    Whats the world comming to.
    That's it.

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    what about me?
    In my sword; the wind, in my heart; courage, in my eyes; death...I am Minagawa

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    Poor IL I just got back from that hell hole and now you go in I feel sorry for you just remember everything that you were told by the recruiter was a lie on a brighter note you should get laid by at least 7-12 diffrent wemon while your gone

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    To: The Scourge (aka Finbar)

    Fear not! I am still here lurking in the shadows.

    Unfortunately, I am not able to devote as much time to this forum as I used to but I do pop in and check thorugh the threads as often as I can.

    To be honest everyone has mellowed so much over the last few months that I haven't had any need to do anything but read.

    And the one or two things needing attention have been sorted very efficiently by Rob.

    My brother bought STW just before Xmas (couldn't wait for Santa) so I have been giving him strategy lessons apart from that I'm waiting for the Mongols to arrive.

    Thanks for asking.
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