Good luck friend
I’ll be away for a bit, back on Slack Sunday or Monday. Well done everyone, things are really positive at the moment!
I’m going to make a conscious effort not to be involved with things until Monday, because I have a lot of work to do and I don’t want to let myself get distracted. See you all again then.
I’ll be away without any internet for ten days starting tomorrow, so I won’t be able to reply to anything.
Hopefully things have happened when I return.
Welp, the day where I have to abandon the closeness I’ve had with this project is finally upon me. Tomorrow I start university, and while I can’t say for sure, I think the time I have available to work on Thrive will be drastically cut. I’ll still be around, but I won’t be doing anything crazy like writing GDDs or revamping GUIs or organising releases for quite some time I fear.
Honestly my interest in the project has waned over the past year anyway. The seemingly endless cycle of promise then silence then sudden bursts then nothing has worn me down quite a bit. I still want to see the project succeed, but my faith in that happening was at an all-time low.
Although…seeing @NickTheNick’s enthusiasm for reorganising stuff in the past month has rekindled some of that. I hope it actually works and isn’t more organisational hot air (which I’ve been responsible for more than most I will admit).
And then this video and its sequel turned up in my YouTube recommendations, and they reminded me why we do this. I want to see people having fun experiencing a thing nobody thought could be made. All this time focusing on Thrive the project I lost sight of Thrive the game.
So I’ll still be around but I’ll mainly stick to the sidelines from now on. I always wanted to get to a point where I could shrink my role in the project back to just being a composer, which the frequent content vacuums have prevented as my need to keep things going has taken over. Sadly the project isn’t self-sufficient yet, which is why it’s annoying to reach this point and have to ignore it in favour of other things. I’m sure it can be though. And for me personally, maybe some time away can give me back the interest I once had.
Please keep going everyone. Everything can be worth it in the end.
So...what do we do now?
Oliveriver, everything you have done has been awesome, you’ve put a huge amount of effort in and it really shows. At any point in the future it’ll be great to see you around more frequently again.
Good luck with university! Have a great time. If there’s anything I can do for you let me know.
I’ve been out of action for this past week because of projects at work, but now I’m back and I’ve got a lot of time on my hands.
Been pretty jam packed these past two weeks with work and family visiting, but both of those will end this weekend so I’ll have a lot more time after that to respond to slack and the dev forums, work on github and the wiki, and write up the next mini update.
I know there is no obligation to contribute but I still feel sorry for my recent lack of time investment in Thrive. I‘ll finish high school in about two months and I‘ve got finals coming up, so I didn‘t have a lot of time lately and won‘t have much to spare in the upcoming weeks either. But after that I should have plenty of time to invest.
Don’t worry about it, life has to come first. Thrive will be here when you have more time. Good luck with the finals.
I REFUSE TO LET THRIVE DIE! THRIVE MUST PREVAIL! Basically you can count me in for the long run even if I’m overrun with college (about to happen until December) but that does not mean I am leaving. Only my own death can take me from this.