I tried to pretend this was all just a bad joke for a bit, but here it is in my face.
It makes me happy to see the fond words that are being used in regards to an old friend. He and I lived on JK home for a few years as neighbors when i joined the staff. He used to rib me so hard about the 'cluster###### of monkeys' that must be running things, telling me i was batshit crazy to join Wurm staff. Then he moved to Kyara and started convincing me to come over.
Many a late night we had discussing anything under the sun while building those walls. just a bunch of 'old men looking for a porch' he would say. DreamMaster, Inacron, Duce and I just babbeling about anything; and nothing. enjoying the conversations as we stared at our forges, banging out gear for the fighters. Duce was always my number one go to guy for confirming screwy bugs or exploits.... he had a knack for it. took me a good year to convince he to join the team, and from the remarks you all have left; a well chosen path for him.
Over the years, we all make great friends on the internet, that others may not consider real because we have never met them face to face. I call BS. it hurt when i found out he had passed, but reading this topic has made me smile again.
Rest in peace you crotchety ol bastard. i hope you finally got that rocking chair.