Its been 4 years since i became a member.
Time ago, when my old clan was almost "died", i was not sure if i would find another good server as my old clan .bb. had. Then i heard about =F|A= and his ETPub server, with similar features to .bb. server. I decided to give it a try. I got a big surprise: many of my old teammates were playing there. The server was not great, it was amazing. Good player with a good sense of humor and friendship, plus i find out that one of the owner of this clan was a clan friend named Blacky, i guy who used to owned me the time he used play lol. Sooner than i thought, i started feeling that i found my new e-home.
The next step was decide apply or not to apply. My english was not good enough (and still it is not good enough) and it was a must stay active on forum. I have to confese i wasnt sure if i was going to make it correctly or if other members would accept me. I said: i had nothing to lose, lets make an aplication. For my surprise, i was accepted much quickly than i thought and received a message from Rainerwolfcastle: "Welcome to the clan".
Once again started to feel i needed to do something about my english, i was a bit "scary", if i can say that word, to post or comment topics. Then 2 guys gave me an important lesson about it: DD (known as Blacky/Daredevil) and Tonka. DD and Tonka teached me that is better ask the doubts or questions than have them and noone is going to say nothing or laugh to me about my lack of english. I must say Tonka had a lot of patience because he answered 100 times my questions. Even when i had 6-7 years playing ET, i didnt knew much about admins procedures. I used to be admin in other clans but FA made me feel that an admin is more than have commands like !gib, !fly or !putteam. I felt the satisfaction when i help anyone in the server. It was simple: be and admins is help your teammates and your regulars; report players if its needed; call superior if you "catch" a cheater; recruit those player who are interest in help to FA. That makes me change my vision of the game.
Some months later, i lost my shame about post topics or comment them, the friendly atmosphere it feel here is what made me lost the fear. The time passed and for an unknown reason, they granted me the oportunity to be a co-leader. I must say that it was unexpected to me.: Me? Why? There are many memebrs betters than me?. Talking to myself: i need to do something, i have to stand and responde to this new responsability, but how?. It took me 1 minute to understand what i needed to do: the same, keep helping others and cooperating with the comunity. I dont regret it, is an real honor be coleader, really, and i thanks everyone for that.
Since i always have played in ETPub/Silent 1 server (sometimes hardcore server), i never waste the time to promote it and advertise it. I want everyone visit Silent 1. I love the server and whatever i need to do to make it ever i will try do it.Time to time i have the chance to donate and this time is the most perfect time to do it: here is my $20 dollars to keep supporting FA, specially Silent 1 server.
For those who read all this speech, i want to thank you. I wanted to name those players who were/are close to me but probably would miss someone and i dont want to hurt feelings so i wont mention anyone (aside of DD and Tonka jeje). Aside this is not a good bye at all. On the contrary, this is the time to keep moving forward and improving my admin skills. I hope i have been doing a good job here.
My greetins, =F|A=Maximo Decimo, a member from Silent 1 server.
PD: for the new members and those who their main language is not english, dont be ashame...........we can use google traductor