What started as an innocent prank from Biznasty reviving an ancient thread got me thinking a bit more deeper about things. How do you guys feel looking back half a decade ago, and seeing all these posts expressing optimism that something was right around the corner? I definitely feel a mixture of joy and sorrow. Happiness because it's always nice to see a lot of optimism concerning anything, nowadays, but also a bit sad, when you think we're into this next decade and we're still holding on for something new.
In a way, it brings me back to when I first got hardcore into BOC around fifteen and sixteen. I started diving deep into the lore, becoming a fanatic and eventually mellowing out a bit over the long wait time.
It's definitely making me existential but in a fun way. I hope that all of these long departed optimists return to the forum the day something is announced. I can't wait until there are like a hundred members online at once. That will truly be a new clear dawn for us all.