I want to say, thank you very much DQ Community for being amazing even when I was around. I learnt a lot from many people like Mr Scooty, Cronos, Teacup, Golem, Dickwad , Griffin, Skaul and many others. I enjoyed learning to build in creative ways, discovering theory crafts and ideas, discussing stuff, trying to think up names for builds of mine, testing patches, creating guides and more. Also potential ways to innovate or spice up variety of the game.
This game was fun for me as a casual player at the beginning when i was a total newbie trying to grasp the mechanics but discovering the forum community was another awesome thing like my Aftermath Guide. Then playing the PvP arena mode for the first time and meeting many cool people. Also climbing floors as high as possible with the best build I could possibly make with my planning of the discordance orb build rogue and working around limitations of some builds.
I feel great for making some impact whether small or large and making the game more enjoyable for anyone, even the deeper mechanics and discovering of them every update that came by.
Youtube was another interesting journey as I found out how much effort and learning it takes but I enjoyed the process even if I was using a phone to do it to show off my builds and in a sense, DQ History. Also OST videos of the games Music since I didn’t see many. 10k views on one of my videos, thats so much, thank you very much. I did want to make DQ Youtube a little better.
Even creating the discord group was an interesting learning experience.
Anyway I want to say goodbye to DQ as I don’t feel like Playing it anymore or many games really , and I stopped having fun after doing everything I felt I needed to do in the game and in the forum/discord. I won’t forget how much it impacted my life and made my brain active to think a lot though. I discovered many new interests thanks to playing this game , making new friends, being more confident and positive in life, and motivation it had to help me complete exams and studies like Computing. Even a way to battle out depression when I had at some point and grief when I lost my mother to cancer. The life lessons I have gained not only from this game but in general as I did studies, make friends, pursue other interests.
I also managed to get over addictions like video game addictions.
At least I feel good knowing that I made some kind of impact , had fun along the way and made other peoples day good. It doesn’t meant I will stop playing games or even DQ, maybe I will one day return to it whenever that is, or play DQ2 at some point. I just don’t want to put too much pressure on myself or stress if I’m not having fun or good time. Even Grinding gets tiring after a while. Whether i come back at all, I don’t know.
Oh and I didn’t complete getting every eternal and one with every crystal legend,pets or so, but that’s because I realised I am not having fun on this even though I wanted to be completionist. It was an insane challenge to be fair that I set myself. Anyway in my mind, I think I have completed everything i wanted to do. Making YouTube videos of build, posting build guide, thinking some creative or different builds, theorycrafting, being on top for pvp once or twice, innovate, etc. I even got to play Test patches as another interesting experience.
From 2015-18, the run was nice.