I got a PM on the forums tonight from PsycoCaptain telling me I should watch the credits and that to do so I should click on the Stardock Icon in the lower right hand corner of the main menu. Boogiebac had told me a little over a month ago I would get a mention. What I expected was a list of a couple hundred people honestly. I expected little tiny print. What we got was a list of 12 people from the forums. I would never lessen anyone's contributions to the game. Many of us, hundreds of us in fact, have made suggestions and put in lots of work coming up with ideas and keeping track of things to help the Devs out and I wish everyone could have got a mention. Though some of us have been here a long time and went that extra mile.
When I saw my name however, RavenX, spelled out in big bold print, I don't know....I just got this Overwhelming Feeling of Pride and Joy. My name has been in the credits for games before, from UO to Mech Commander 2 to America's Army (Elemental makes the 4th game I've gotten credit in), but never, Ever, did I have the feeling that I had tonight watching the Elemental credits. At the risk of sounding like a wimp...I thought I was going to tear up a little bit. It was such an indescribable feeling, really. I don't know how to describe it. The last couple of years, getting sick, watching my family fall on harder times than normal, having to watch my wife work harder to make up for the things I can't do anymore...it hasn't been easy. Putting work and effort into Elemental has saved my sanity in a way, you honestly have no idea. Seeing my name in this game, in Elemental, has Truly Touched me more than any project I've ever been a part of has before.
I wanted to say a very special THANK YOU to All the Stardock Team, but especially to Brad and Scott for taking the time out of their days on occasion to talk with me and listen to my thoughts and ideas whether they made it into the game or not. The last two years being a part of this project has meant more to me than any of you could ever possibly know. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You guys, and Thank You to all of the Stardock Team that made this happen.
The names went by a little fast for me to get them all, but some I recognized right off the jump. Some of the others are:
And a few others who's names I didn't catch fast enough to write down.
THANK YOU STARDOCK!!!!