Finishing up the finale of our half-decade running server, we've finally come to the end of EC SSTRP as we know it. But before we bury our stuff into the ground, I'd like to make the following acknowledgements:
The development team. Over the years, they've contributed a countless amount of time making everything work up front and behind the scenes. Whether its maps, models, content, or all of the above, they've advanced the server into something I'd never have imagined of in the past. These people are: Chewgum, Emptywater, Torch, Tagger, B00ce, Lankist, Trema, GorgeFodder, Danilov, Eamonn, Deershark, and Lax.
The admin team. Perhaps you can call these people the columns of this 'building'. They've dumped so many hours of their life into SSTRP, spending dedicated hours into events work, and doing damage control. These people include: DarkyD, Snaggy, Omega, PlasticVenom, GorgeFodder, Flash, Colley, Hobo, Burning Bullet, Eamonn, Badjack, Kingy, BMAirmage, Torch, Lankist, Trema, Lax, Tagger, b00ce, Deershark, Nive, GrebZero, Light, Vorn, Rogue Ryan, Lucifer, BigDog, and a countless number of others who were admins before EC.
Wolly. A long time friend and partner-in-crime of running this community, we've been playing/running servers since the summer of 2006 when we first stumbled upon a build server. Starting this community was his idea, and his contributions are impossible to quantify.
All the players. Obviously, the community and everything that it held up was always for you, the players. EC had an immensely loyal population of players, of which are still here since the beginning. We thank you for your support (and hopefully, continued stay on the forums) despite numerous periods of downtime, general periods of stupidity, and unresponsive management in the recent year. To the donors, we cannot thank you enough for giving us financial support to keep us alive.
And anyone I've forgotten or missed on these lists, I also thank you.
Thank you everyone--the last 6 years have been life-changing! EC wishes you happy holidays and great new year; 2014.