It will probably not come as a surprise to most of you that I have not really been enjoying GW2 as of late... to the extent that I just stopped playing and have gone back to playing the kind of games that I do enjoy... such as single player RPGs.
Based on many of the things ArenaNet said during their development stage, I came to believe that Guild Wars 2 would be something that it simply isn't. Despite many innovations (some of which are very good) and despite some fun personal stories and some great zones, once I had completed those, I realized that the game is still very much a traditional MMORPG, and it focuses on several of the things that I do not enjoy and do not want to spend my time on (such as fairly traditional endgame and gear grinding). I definitely will keep my eyes on this game, as it has a lot of potential, so if ArenaNet do decide to improve on the aspects of the game that I find the most important, then I will absolutely give it another try. But at the rate they are going now, I don't expect any of those changes to happen anytime soon.
Because of this, and because even after I stopped posting I found myself forced to regularly read posts from some people claiming that I was twisting ArenaNet's words, taking words out of context and making them into something ArenaNet had never said, and that I was digging up lone quotes where apparently there would be many other quotes stating the opposite (believe me, if there were, I would know) - in other words that this was all my own fault and that ArenaNet had basically done everything right - I also found myself less and less enjoying visiting this forum.
So over the last few weeks, I have limited my attendance here to cleaning up the spam and occasionally moving threads to the appropriate sections.
As the number of visitors on this forum has decreased anyway, and the forum doesn't really need 3 moderators as it is right now, this will be my last week on this forum, after which I lay down my function as moderator. It might mean that the occasional spam message isn't deleted as fast as it used to, but other than that, you shouldn't notice much of this.
So I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for making this forum your home, for helping us make it into the nice alternative to the official forums that it has always been, and for generally making our moderator jobs fairly relaxed and easy. I've been on this forum for more than 2.5 years now, and most of period I have enjoyed very much.