For a while now I've been going through some transitions with regards to modding and my place in the community here.
Stepping down as T3A Division Leader and as staff, renaming Lone Wolf to Return of Shadow and changes to the way I worked.
Since the new year I've spent more time inactive than active with the mod which has never happened before I have been pushing myself to work on the mod and setting release dates to motivate me.
Then about a week before I was planning to release Beta 0.2 everything changed suddenly I lost all interest in modding and I think I've finally after almost 8 years reached a point where I don't think I can continue.
I was burnt out and just tired and I think I need a change.
So I'm retiring from BFME modding and wrapping up things for Return of Shadow, Age of Numenor and any related projects.
I'll no longer be working on the mods of providing support.
This is just 3 days before the 8th year anniversary.
On April 14th I'm hoping to release a final limited edition of Return of Shadow with Rivendell and probably some of the more complete factions it will be released as is and again no support given.
Coming up in the next few months is my 30th birthday (hence my recent bout of reflection and abrupt changes) which is probably the major driving point for this decision.
I want to try new things and find a new project to work on something will move me forward in my goals.
I'll still be around T3A and Revora spamming up the place but it'll be in a lesser capacity.
Something I've learned over the last 8 years is no one climbs to the top alone and we build on what's past.
It's important to acknowledge those who help out.
I would like to thank T3A/Revora for hosting me for these many years and it's members for keeping me entertained for the good and the bad.
I would also like to make an extra special thanks to everyone who helped work on and test this project from it's very early days as the Evil Men mod through Lone Wolf mod to Return of Shadow despite being called Lone Wolf it hasn't been a solo project for a long time.
Duku helped me out when I was first started he has long since left the community but without which there probably wouldn't have been a mod today, it was with him that the name Lone Wolf came about.
Fishbone who has also moved on stuck around for a very long time and helped out in whatever way he could.
Fredius/Bashkuga who followed the mod for quite a long time and who eventually joined as a mapper and has become I think one of the best and I'm looking to seeing how he continues to improve in the future.
Matt the Legoman for his maps and support.
Namo for his lore work and support.
My Private Beta testers and Access beta testers I've had many over the years and have helped out a lot.
DIGI_Byte for all the support and 3d modelling over the years.
So stay tuned around the 14th as I put the last of my modding work in a hopefully release the final version.