Hey there! What’s going on? It’s been way too long ago since I have been around here. I am sure you all still remember me. If not, you are seriously suffering from dementia. It’s great to see this place being pretty active, with new members coming, the old guards still being active and GE/PD records are continuing to fall like dominos.
First of all, I am sorry for being so inactive as a staffmember. Lots of things have been happening in the mean time and the combination of interest and time has gradually slipped away. It’s a process many of us have been confronted with. Right now, I am still occupied by college, work and soccer. I conquered the third consecutive heavy sports injury in 2,5 years and bought a brand new pc a few months ago. I still haven’t installed AIM, that’s one of the next few things on my agenda to do. The only (pc)game I have been playing recently is Rome:Total War, I am sure you heard of it. As for Nintendo, I am eagerly waiting for the new Zelda game to come in the second quarter of this year. As for GoldenEye and Perfect Dark, well, that’s been over 13 months ago. My last GE record dates from 18 December 2003; Statue 00A 2:23. My last newspost has been over 6 months ago (early June 2004).
Nevertheless, the site I invested so much time in to get it as where it stands today has always been my frontpage and it will remain that way. I am really glad the movies section is in reliable hands now. I really lost the amount of times we needed to change from server in the past and the days it verged to reorganise every single movie. I regularly check the boards and I am really grateful for the lifetime achievement award in The Elite 2004 Nominations. Thanks guys!
I still have flashbacks from the great old days, I commemorate the great chatting moments on AIM and the discussions on the boards. There’s certainly a lot of nostalgia left. It’s funny and strange at the same time to see how things have changed so much over time. I really feel like getting back into action for the rankings, but I have simply grown away too much from competing for records. Perhaps, one day I will trip by the wire of one of my controllers…
As for my role as a staffmember, I promised myself to undertake what I possibly can to make this place even better! I enjoyed writing this post like I have never been away. I hope to meet you soon again on AIM. Take care and remember, always eat your green veggies…
I promised a major upcoming announcement back on Xmas Eve, and now it’s time to deliver. The big news I was hinting at is a new Proof Policy, going into effect Elitewide as of today. Youse, Clark, and myself held a large Conference last night in order to talk everything over, and what follows is a brief outline of the new ground rules. (For the complete explanation, as well as discussion of these changes, take a look at the full New Policy topic on the PD board.)
– No matter what a player has done in the past, their Proven Times will still be listed in the rankings.
– Sucram’s 1:23 stays up, as do all other times by our long-inactive vets (it’s time to move forward).
– No future untied WRs will be allowed without video proof.
And finally the big one,
– As of February 1st, 2005, all times submitted to the Elite will be considered the joint property of the-elite.net and the individual responsible for said times.
Which means that if, for any reason, you would like either your PD or GE times withdrawn from the world rankings, contact a t-e.n staff member before Feb 1st. Again, for a full explanation of why we thought any of these changes were necessary, check the topic. You can also feel free to post any questions there if you’re still confused about something.
In non-proof news, let me just quickly congratulate Bryan Bosshardt for not only winning last month’s POM, but also becoming the first man in history to crack the once-impossible 3:00:00 Rare Time mark! Keep at it Bossy. And with that, we are officially suffering through an Ngamer outage.