Oh boy, here we go. I have to find the right words in the midst of being emotional over something I saw coming a mile away but simultaneously feels so sudden.
Battleborn was the right game at the right time in my life. I was coming out of a four-year relationship that turned out to not be the best thing for me, it ended in the least satisfying way humanly possible to boot, and I was not handling it in a healthy way. I needed something positive to focus on to keep my thoughts from drifting into dark places.
Around Summer of 2015 I started looking more and more into the game after E3 and began studying it. The story, the characters, the gear, the helix system, and the underlying mathematics that allow players to customize and optimize. I wanted to share this information with everyone who would listen so with zero experience in audio and video-the creator side of YouTube in general-I started my own channel to cover Battleborn while not really knowing where that journey would take me.
I know since then I haven’t exactly been the most consistent with content but one thing that has never wavered is my love of this game and the community that developed around it. Through Battleborn, I’ve met so many new friends, interacted with some of the talented developers who brought the game to life, and was given the incredible honor of being invited to E3 2016. There are no words in the English language to describe how Battleborn had a positive impact on my life and how grateful I am for everyone who contributed to the game. Whether you are a developer, publisher, or community member, I want you to know I’m thankful.
It might be a fool’s errand to tag the noteworthy mentions but I’m crazy enough to try to get the big ones.
@Jythri: Thank you for being instrumental in bringing Battleborn to life. My life would not be the same without you and it.
@dante_d_silva: Thank you for expanding the story and lore. I hope one day we will rejoin the Dark Space Operations.
@JoeKGBX, @MereAtGBX, and @ElisaRockDoc : Thank you for being outstanding ambassadors to the community and making sure player-developer feedback is a two-way street. You three have been instrumental in shaping the game and the community.
@anthonynicholson: Thank you for Alani and Beatrix.
@scottv: Thank you for programming the [expletive] out of this game.
Finally to the community members… actually, never mind. It would be impossible to get all of you and I can’t bring myself to risk leaving anyone out. So instead let me say this: you know who you are and you should know I think you’re awesome.