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So it appears to me Charan has scrubbed his account and presence in this forum.

I will miss his wits and intelligence in this forums. And for his take of POE lore and perspective of how POE/GGG had evolved over the years.

Goodbye Charan. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Jerle
Sep 25, 2019 05:52:43 AM

Weird that he would bail right before ExileCon... has anyone heard from him?

Maybe the Insane Clown MTX was the last nail?

cimmerian32
Sep 25, 2019 06:11:34 AM

Maybe he's forsaking the forums and exclusively posting on reddit from here on out.

innervation
Sep 25, 2019 06:23:01 AM

It could be any number of things.

His health, the fiancee, maybe a dust-up with the GGG folks about exilcon. Perhaps his ego got the best of him being the only "ruler" left somewhat active. He wanted d a bigger role?

Or perhaps this just ran its course.

Who knows. Maybe he will actually write something, or do some charity work. Honestly his time and resources were most likely wasted here.

I do wish him luck and good health if he is in fact gone.

DarthSki44
Sep 25, 2019 06:23:49 AM

his poetry was definitely lost on me
though ever since the tencent happenings he just seemed bitter. jealous, perhaps.

i also wish him good health, even if he isn't gone. but leaving this forum would probably contribute to it

xMustard
Sep 25, 2019 06:26:54 AM

"
xMustard wrote:
his poetry was definitely lost on me
though ever since the tencent happenings he just seemed bitter. jealous, perhaps.

i also wish him good health, even if he isn't gone. but leaving this forum would probably contribute to it


I'd feel bitter too if I supported a game company with tens of thousands of dollars, then they sell out to a multi-billion dollar conglomerate.

girng
Sep 25, 2019 06:43:18 AM



I dunno why but I feel .. sadness.

element274
Sep 25, 2019 07:08:18 AM

It's been downhill ever since the Great Duping of Lightning Coils in, what was it, Breach? Harbinger?

Glinter
Sep 25, 2019 07:39:50 AM

I’ve also lost considerable interest, the game is all work and no play make jack a dull boy...

DreadLordAvatar
Sep 25, 2019 08:10:34 AM

I wonder what set this off.

There are a lot of things that I can think of. Ranging from material in alpha testing that finally broke the camel's back, to learning something we won't know until ExileCon, to his own medical conditions.

I suppose a simple lack of interest in Path of Exile may have occurred, but that's happened in the past. And he's never just outright removed his footprint from it. He's been a stoic defender of what he supported, and one of the critics of its change into something we (I say we loosely and broadly - some of the old guard supporters never wanted this speed-shooter click'em'up we have today) did not want.

I feel even stranger, knowing he was one of the few people I knew prior to joining this community (Battle.net era), and having him completely absent, despite a lack of prior communication every day will be odd.

I guess we'll find out, when we see 4.0's material, whether this is was a portent of Path of Exile's development or just personal choice.


EDIT: For some reason I still doubted your claims, and went to check PMs from the past, which I never deleted. They're gone, too. Guess it's official. Charan has moved on. The only thing we lack is a reason and closure. If he's at ExileCon, get an answer out of him for us would you, Jerle?

AbdulAlhazred
Sep 25, 2019 08:24:43 AM
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