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Tribute to Skarmory: A Friend, Player, and Legend

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vowels, May 1, 2023.

  1. Lumina
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    SHOUTOUT TO HIS COMMITMENT TO HIS MOTTO - no inheritance, no gear share, no rwt. I doubt anybody has ever consistently got top dpm without ever doing any of the 3.

    Thank you for taking up guild leader job and going all the way to orbis to make pasta Skarm, always doing the* job that needs to be done.
    I'm sure many miss you for other reasons but for me, it always makes me enjoy pb a little more when you get your first and probably only stun at statues and you start wailing about your loss dpm even though it's literally like.. 3 seconds. Ik you'll have fun tryharding on all your other games, stay the same always -- ulus will miss you for sure :heartbeat:
     
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    While I find myself disagreeing with his views more often than not, the difference in opinion was mostly due to my own lack of ambition for the game and there was nothing inherently wrong with his mentality of taking everything he does in MapleLegends to the highest possible level.

    I never had any interactions with him whatsoever and those that I did were strictly business;
    The 2 times I needed help with price checking, he delivered. This may seem like nothing, but among other PB hosts/runners who gave me fake prices for MW30 and opportunistic people who tried to lowball me on my perfect knuckle, he gave proper competitive prices at that point in time.

    I had the luxury of running PB with Pasta2 for a short couple of weeks and I can only say personal relations with runners was handled far beyond expectations, especially when you look at the rest of the competition.

    I can neither agree or disagree with what he was campaigning for/against, or comment on his unfortunate circumstances. But what I can do, is show my respect for an individual who against all odds, fought for what he believed.
     
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    My interactions with Skarmory has mostly been around Pink Bean, and it has definitely been a journey. From the very beginning where i'm privileged enough to be part of the first sub-20 man PB runs to being a regular runner that is recognised as the most underrated PB runner, the eye that the man has and the acknowledgement given by him is something I very much appreciate. Over the course of the many PB runs we ran together, Skarmory has been passionate, committed, responsible, entertaining, and visionary all at the same time. Being the one that is able to macro and micro, which includes shot calling, multiclient handling, party management, performing great in dpm, and most importantly, still being able to have fun during all of these has been an impressive sight to see. Even in the worst scenario that a PB run failed, Skarmory has compensated apples at his own cost, to which he takes full responsibility of something that is a collective effort, he definitely has gain my respect in that regard.

    I would also like to say thanks to Skarmory for using the sheet that I created which became "The Pasta Bank". After almost 1.5 years of usage, there's been a record of more than 2k+ rows of items and splits from roughly 150+ PB runs and some HT runs. These have facilitated the transactions across 150+ characters which includes 1k+ of bank transactions. Never have I thought this would be used in such a scale, and I'm very proud to see this happened. This would never be the case if Skarmory has not been persistent with dealing all the logistic required for running PB.

    Although the Skarmory ending is not a fairytale one, I'm glad to know Skarmory enjoyed the journey. You know what people say, it's the journey that matters, and I'm happy we cross path in ML. I wish Skarmory the best and just have fun wherever he will be, as always.
     
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    This person made fun of my chair irl.

    Also one time when ImSinXD and I were going to run bodyguard A/B and the boss, skarmory decided to quit to join Maijin and another NLs run because we were too slow to get ready so we had to get Eiation for SE. Then in the middle of their run they got wiped and I thought that was well deserved.

    All names in this story are no longer with us.

    Pepepray
     
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    Guys thanks for your genuine comments towards our friend, the honesty and love is appreciated

    Everyones posts are pretty good. I'd just like to remind future posters to keep it about your friendship with skarmory, your experiences or impressions. Whatever else, this isn't the place, this thread is only for appreciation.

    Keep the good vibes!
     
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    Gen2 steel type flying pokemon gave me my first taste of running HT as a AM while the class was viable. Good times.
     
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    Didn't got the chance to meet him, but i received a lot of insights created by him and you for sure changed ML forever, for me a good upgrade on it, a new way to play.
    Each one have their own motivation and way to have fun on this game, but it was just very hard to saw anyone promoting the game gameplay-wise, not everyone have fun talking 24/7 on town and you and pasta is basically a symbol of the peak gameplay, it was always impressive to see their achievements and of course of their leader, i don't play anymore but i'm sad to see this, a big lost to ML for sure.
     
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    It's a hard pill to swallow that Skar won't be around anymore. It's evident through Gia's list of accolades and by the comments in this thread how impactful and well-respected he was in this community. Despite his oft meme-forward persona on forums, those who interacted with him in game or on discord could see that his main drive was to search for the best solution to any set of problems. While some might have seen this as abrasive, others could see that this was just his way of showing his own type of kindness.

    I'm not sure what went down at the end of it, but I'm disappointed there couldn't have been a more amicable way of sorting things out by all parties. This is a small community that will only get smaller over time and we'll all eventually quit this game and move on with our lives. But I hope that during their time spent here, people remember to be kind and remember the kindness of others - even in the many ways they choose to express it.

    Maple lost one of its legends and I can't imagine things will feel the same.

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    (This does feel like a funeral thread. Where are the Sarah McLachlan slideshows?)
     
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    Skarmory was wonderful leader. I'd choose you as guild leader in a hundred lifetimes
     
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    Sad to see you gone, clearly you will be missed.
     
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    I'm still figuring out my thoughts and the words to convey them with.

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    Guess it's testimonial time.

    I'm typically not one to be swayed by things like gear or even skill or status tbh. From an outside perspective though I totally understood where people's view of skar as toxic, elitist, or whatever other labels we wanna throw out there came from. I've assumed it as well years ago, as my only interactions were typical trash talking in random discords (mostly summer iirc). Internet discussion, especially written, can't accurately say anything about the person behind the words though.

    When the first non-30 man pb was first about to start up, I had joined the initial test run as a proof of concept, and subsequently invited to join the actual run. I wanted to see it happen and be a part of the history, but I was already a runner for the pb301 squad. I told skar I would help their first run but then go back to the 301 run. When things got... heated during the formation of this new run, skar asked if i still felt comfortable to do this run and was willing to go to bat on my behalf to smooth things out with the host to keep me out of the drama (I was, after all, lumped in with the 'defectors'). I respected that, especially considering we were acquaintances at best, with largely different goals. You can guess what came next as I chose to stick with him and was a runner with skar until the end.

    We had different goals and different methods in-game, but I respected and understood the voice behind them. And that's not something you get from reading text alone. You probably won't catch me writing for most "elite toxic assholes", but skarmory was probably the most human one I've seen.
     
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    damn pour one out for a lost homie
     
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    I love how, at some point, he thought I was stronger than him. Boy was he wrong
     
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    Thank you for being a shadower believer.
     
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    The saddest part of life is when the person who gave you the best memories becomes a memory.
    In skarmory we trust !
     
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    You will be reminded
     
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    R.I.P Skar
    You were one of the few ppl who were both reliable and responsible in MapleLegends
    Good luck on your next journey
     
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    I'm rising from the dead just to post on this after hearing about it. Skarmory was a supremely funny and genuine person with a hint of enigma. Always on the frontier, pushing the limits. I originally met them via California/Tempus alliance, got to know them much better after we did some Nameless duos for the hell of it, coming off of being a bozo soloing Dunas and Verga it was rather enjoyable. I also hitched some Honor runs with rather humorous results (pic related).

    I remember when Skar was comparing me to Abby, who was a bit of a idol for me in my fledging days, even if it wasn't meant to be that way, I took it as a praise of sorts. They've been there from my start, and long after I had left. I know how controversial they were back then, but honestly couldn't beef with them even if I tried, I wish every community had a part-time nuclear psychist, part-time jester. My favorite memory is when in HT cave you asked me to change my fame settings just so you could defame me. Appreciate you man.
     

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