1. The Shadow Ørder has officially disbanded as of July 8, 2018. We had a good run. See the home page for the goodbye letter from Valen.

Shadow Order officially disbands

Discussion in 'News' started by Valen, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Valen

    Valen Grand Master Shadow Council

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    The time has come for Shadow Order to come to a close. It’s been a rough experience for me since the start of this clan, as many of you know. When I first thought of the idea of creating a clan, I wasn’t actually expecting to go through with it, because I knew it wouldn’t work out in the end. With support from a few other people, I ended up doing it and it caught on a lot quicker than I expected it to.

    The past couple of years leading this clan overall were fun. I made some great friendships that I hope can remain. Anyone that was part of the clan made it what it was, I merely provided a platform for it to take place. I’m glad that you guys enjoyed it while it was there.

    The reasons behind disbanding are things I’ve hinted at in past news posts. It is a combination of activity, motivation, and time. Activity has been at an all time low both from myself and most everyone else. When people are on, they are usually in other servers, so people wanting to get on to play see an empty server, but the people that are on other servers didn’t want to play on an empty server. It is a bad cycle that sometimes can’t be helped without people genuinely working towards building up our activity, which is a very hard thing to ask of someone in a 15 year old game. In addition, my own motivation to keep this clan afloat, let alone thriving, has been the lowest ever. I now have two jobs, so the free time I get is going to be spent doing things that don’t stress me out. Leading this clan successfully has been a part-time job, and having three jobs just isn’t something I can handle right now, and most definitely won’t be in the future.

    I attempted to simply take a hiatus from the clan and the game, and let the Shadow Council take over, but it seems lack of interest in keeping the clan relevant is widespread, which I understand. I take full responsibility for not keeping the clan thriving like it was that first year, in 2016. I don’t think we would ever reach that level of activity and enthusiasm without me being jobless again to keep it that way.

    The server will remain up and the settings stay the same. I know some people still like to visit the server for various reasons, and since the server was gifted to me, it isn’t costing me anything. Me and the previous Shadow Council will keep administration and RCON permissions and can potentially be given to others if it is ever needed.

    The Shadow Order Discord server will remain up as well, as it has always been our primary means of communication. The forum, however, will be archived. This site will be the new landing page for the foreseeable future.

    Will the Shadow Order ever return? Maybe. Probably not in Jedi Academy. If another Star Wars game comes out that provides a good clan platform, I’ll be all in.

    Lastly, I want to thank all of the past Shadow Order members. You all contributed to what this clan turned out to be, big or small. Special shoutout to the ones that put in a considerable amount of time and effort with hosting events and helping me shape the clan overall, you all know who you are.

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