Welcome to 2021! Everyone I know was looking forward to the day when that last zero became a one. So far, it doesn’t feel like things have changed, and in some cases might be trending towards the worse. As far as my goals for this site, there is a bright light at the end of this tunnel, and I am sprinting towards it.
For those who know me personally, I am not an avid supporter of a political party. I think the whole process is nonsense, meant to make people feel like they are participants at a game where they are only spectators. It’s sad that, while we were trying to finish up the 2021 Championship, we were all put on call following a major political insurrection happening in Washington D.C.
I think it is telling how far we as a society have fallen due to the way one specific group of politicians chose to play what should have been a fair game. The image on the left says a lot to me. The United States has been able to keep a beautiful political game running peacefully for almost 250 years. Then, it falls apart after only four years of a toxic player who tried to “cheat” the honest players. Pretty much any avid gamer our there can tell you what it’s like to have a hacker join their game, and just waiting it out until they get banned. All I can say is, I’m starting to feel a political leaning that I wish I didn’t have to feel having gone through this in real life.
Regardless of the delay, we were able to get everyone back and finish up the championship. Keiren will be our fearless Empire Deluxe leader for 2021 and I have returned to my focus on modding and strategy gaming. I’m in the final stages of producing a new graphics mod for EDCE and I am contemplating opening my old Youtube Channel and return to providing game guides. I also did some template updates for the website and I expect to make some significant improvements, including a potential overhaul to EDIBLE.
Like I said, I see a bright light at the end of my tunnel. There is a lot I want to accomplish and I’m starting to find the time to do them. I just have to get caught up on my backlog of to-do items. In the meantime, if you have any requests on where I should focus my time, I’m listening.