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Love Letter to the Game

TheBair123TheBair123 Posts: 5,344 ★★★★★
I started playing Contest of Champions in January of 2020.

Little did I know that a global pandemic would shut everything down, and I would be forced to find something to do with all my newfound free time. Some people learned how to make bread, others went to the gym every day. Me? I made a daily habit of grinding the Summoner's Trial arena in order to get units to buy more PHCs. In hindsight, maybe not the best use of my time.

The only reason I stopped buying those stupid crystals was when someone told me to stop doing it on global chat (maybe my first and last positive memory of using global chat). From there, I was directed onto the forums for more advice. There, I made my first forum post where I requested help getting Uncollected.

274 created discussions and 5,064 comments later, here we are. I've poured more than three years into this game, and it's given me a lot. Not only has it cured boredom countless times, but I've developed lifelong connections. Went from lurking on the forums, to asking for help, to giving help, and then acting like I was too good to need help. Forum members have gotten me into not one, not two, but three alliances in my day, which I all had a positive experience with. For that, I cannot thank them enough.

But like all good things, this must come to and end. I emplore you to recognize when something is becoming a problem for you rather than a solution. I recognized that yesterday. Now, don't take this like a "This game sucks now! I'm leaving!" kind of post, that's not what it is. I cannot say a single unkind word about this game. From the devs all the way to Kabam Boo back in the way, I believe each and every employee put their heart into creating this game to its best possible form.

It's necessary to know when real life is more important than pixels on a screen. For that reason, I have permanently uninstalled the game. My apologies to my alliance, who probably thinks I'm dead or something. But at least I placed defense last night.

I'll leave you with this: As a troubled man once said, "If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change."

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    Shake_a_QuakeShake_a_Quake Posts: 462 ★★★
    Hehe, a prestigious part of the forum, farewell thee. But the addiction will bring you back in, i have said my goodbyes too. Lasted for atleast 3 months, and then i ended up here again. Whoops!
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    What the…you’ll be back bud, they always come back. But good luck man.
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    ChobblyChobbly Posts: 870 ★★★★
    All the best, Bair123. Whether you return or not, clear skies.

    And @SpideyFunko, kudos for the choice of gif. Bernard Cribbins was a legend.
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    Agent_7Agent_7 Posts: 182 ★★

    Hehe, a prestigious part of the forum, farewell thee. But the addiction will bring you back in, i have said my goodbyes too. Lasted for atleast 3 months, and then i ended up here again. Whoops!

    I started playing in 2015 and burned out on it after a year. I managed to kick the addiction until about six months ago, so it IS possible, but apparently not forever. LOL

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    We will miss you Bair. You were an awesome teammate.
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    MasterpuffMasterpuff Posts: 6,466 ★★★★★
    See ya bro, i hope to cross paths at some point again in this game. Its been great knowing you.

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    DrZolaDrZola Posts: 8,637 ★★★★★
    Farewell @TheBair123

    Has been great having you around!

    Dr. Zola
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    DragonMCOCDragonMCOC Posts: 528 ★★★
    Best of wishes on your new journey @TheBlair123.
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    RookiieRookiie Posts: 4,820 ★★★★★
    Farewell @TheBair123
    You will be missed. Good luck in everything that you do.
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    GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 36,310 ★★★★★
    Take care of you! All the best. Thanks for sharing this time with us.
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    HipocerosHipoceros Posts: 88
    Good bye bro. Enjoy your life, "this game sucks now " 😁😁..
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    Ironside47Ironside47 Posts: 466 ★★★
    Brilliant, heartfelt post. Enjoy your retirement mate.
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    Feeney234Feeney234 Posts: 1,177 ★★★★
    Youll be back, dont worry buddy 🤣
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