The title pretty much speaks for itself. I'm leaving Gamespot--temporarily or not, I don't know, but probably for some time at least. Could be months, possibly a year, two heck even forever.
I don't particularly know why, maybe it's just me or something, but this site has really got on my nerves lately. I guess the last straw was when I came across a topic that covered blapshemy in the title. Naturally, in being a faithful Christian, I took offence to this and moderated the post. Maybe that makes me a shallow person or a snitch, I don't know. Well anyway, turns out it backfired on me and I got moderated with a warning as well as a loss of four levels. I mean, it's not like I had the intentions of moderating the user unfairly. In fact, I can't even believe the moderator didn't notice any traits that related to blasphemy, and yet they still modded me for it; what's more is they could have looked at my moderation history to see how rarely I mod topics and to see how genuine my intentions were.
I just don't like the site anymore and what it's recently become. The community (aside you great guys) are generally fanboyish and immature. The Moderators again, generally, are almost the same, being illogical, lazy and power trippy. One such case to back up my argument is this. Hope you don't mind Lazare. And also, if you'd look at ebbderelict's comment (fourth one down) on that blog. Again, a prime example of a user who got modded completely unfairly; had the Moderator had the time to just check out some of his info in the About Me section then the irrational moderation could have been easily sorted. Another situation includes this blog posted by a Spazzx625 - a Moderator. OK, so it's an April Fools joke. But does that make it OK for him to get excused from the ToU and Moderation? I mean really? Such hypocrites...
Having said that, there are a few standouts who really made me enjoy my stay at Gamespot for what was almost two years.
That someone called Aberinkulas: Wtf's he on the list!?
AlmightyMax aka Max: Almost like a virtual brother to me, I thoroughly enjoyed his blogs and most of all, his company on the site. A real wit, and a real nice guy.
Dan_SCFC (Dan_StokeCityFailCompletely): Living in the same country we were naturally meant to be friends. Shame I ended my reign on Modern Warfare by mantaining a higher level - 2nd Prestige, Level 37 - Boo Yah!
Setsuka13: Yeah, OK, maybe I'm not a higher level than you on Modern Warfare 2, and maybe we have the same DS (and colour) but at least I have a higher GS level!
Calvinsora: The best Icelander I know of! We had some great talk and critiques going on. In fact you're one of the reasons I still carried on with my reviewing, and don't worry I'll be sure to critique all of your reviews before I leave!
Gdw0908: Thanks a ton Greg for all the critiques, online sessions, the lot, even for taking the burden of leadership at the Union. You'll do great. Still, it won't be the end, we have some ranking up to do, boss!
Ebbderelict: A big thanks for all your blogs and reviews. They managed to convince me my PS2 was worth fighting for after all and don't think I will be selling anytime soon either. Most of all though, thanks for all the kind PM answers/critiques you gave me regarding my questions and reviews.
LGTX: My first friend I properly connected with. One of my GS friends I won't likely forget. Good luck in your studies Lazare!
Tennis12Master: Probably the most friendly, and kind person I know on GS. One of the primary reasons I stayed on here longer than I otherwise would have. Thanks man.
Bye guys, it was great!
*Flies to GiantBomb (Michae1G)*
Edit: Seems I need to clear up a few things, it's not just the site that pushed me off the edge but just life generally. I'm finding it difficult to constantly juggle between exams/studies, friends/socialising and gaming. I'll probably return to the site sometime soon, but as of this moment, I just don't feel like returning, period. Well, SGTiD1NG0 doesn't anyway.