I pouted on facebook, ate ice cream, whined and then ate more ice cream. I guess I'm ready to collect my thoughts.
January will be almost 7 years from closed beta testing for ESO. That isn't a bad run, especially for a game that only ever had 2 servers to begin with. I think most of us knew this day was coming. PWE let us linger for a good long while after the Chinese version was abandoned.
I have been a moderator for ESO since January 2009, before testing had even begun. At that time, PWI was the only game they had. Moderators and PWE staff came and gone over the years(Dvorak, Loonie, Ray, Shnuggles, Jamie, Crab and others) and eventually it was just me. I came and went a lot as well - I did CB tests for all of the newer PWE games that came out after ESO, as well as others.
But, ESO was always home. All the stubborn players that are family. That is why I always came back.
It was many years of entertainment and fun. I hate you all in pvp (cause I suck), but we had fun xD