Happy Thanksgiving and Happy 10th Anniversary!
The first thing I wanna do is of course wish everyone who’s celebrating a Happy Thanksgiving. I know a lot of you already had your Thanksgiving, so a Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you Canadian folk. I hope everyone has a good holiday and gets to take a break from their busy lives today.
On another note, today we celebrate Synthlight’s 10th anniversary. Now technically FFR has been 10 years old for a few months now, but this site has not. So we decided we were going to wait until Synthlight’s profile turned 10 to celebrate. It’s really amazing to think back over the last 10 years and see how far FFR has come and how it’s still here 10 years later. A lot has happened over the last decade, there’s been FFR relationships (some of which even got married), FFR babies, and we’ve even lost a few good people over the years. The game has changed so much from it’s conception. I’m not sure how many of you remember the old school 2002 engine, but it definitely has come a long way since then. How many of you remember when there was no speed mods, no key setups and av misses? I know I sure do! I remember playing 1x having to screencut and playing with four fingers on the arrow keys. Now we have all that stuff and then some.
Over the years here I’ve made a lot of good friends and I’m sure many others have too. To some people this place may just be “another gaming site” but for a lot of us it’s so much more than that. It has become a home, someplace where we have people we can relate to, and have some fun smashing some keys at the same time. TC_Halogen and I wouldn’t have our daughter had we not joined FFR, same goes for krunkykai22 and ichliebekase. Then there’s nois-or-e who proposed to musical_vampire through a chart here on FFR, now they’re married and expecting a child. Not to mention countless other people who have also started their lives with someone or made a huge life change because of the people they met here on FFR. This place has become so much more than just a gaming site. We’re more like a family. Dysfunctional at times sure, but what family isn’t?
So today is a day that we’re supposed to be thankful for what we have. When it comes to the site I am thankful to all the people that keep it going, even though they don’t earn anything for the hard work they put in. I’m thankful for Synthlight ever starting FFR and keeping it around for an entire decade, all the friends that I have made here, and the users that come here everyday to play or contribute in some way or another. Today I ask that you forget about the flaws that FFR may have, the work that still needs to be done and take a moment to thank the people that have been working so hard to keep FFR going and to bring us new things.
Now what celebration would it be if we didn’t have some special goodies and/or events for you? Well we want you guys to be able to spend today with your families and just be able to chill out today, so we’re going to hold all our event stuff this weekend after everyone’s gotten their fill of turkey and family fun. I will put up one small thing for today for those of you that may not have something going on. I will give 5,000 credits to all those who leave a comment here telling us why FFR has had a positive impact on their lives and what they’re thankful for. I’d love to see what others have gotten out of this site over the years.
So again, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy 10 years FFR!
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