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In all honesty, I was never really surprised There closed. I saw it coming well before the announcement. Which is why at that time I was excited about venturing to Blue Mars which I see now happening all over again. I have to say that it does hurt abit to see Blue Mars slowly fading away even though the company says it will NOT fail nor shut down.
"HM where have I heard that before?
The only reason why it hurts is because of the countless hours I have put into Misty Hollow, and doing everything I can to make it one of the TOP most visted cities in Blue Mars. When There closed I was somewhat saddened, but I had moved on before it shut down. It was'nt until recently it really hit me. A post SaltySilver made on MW's blog with some photo's of There. Sure I had seen many photo's before. I even watched the video Me, V, Marie, and Kiva made about Stalward Village (Both). Neither really had any affect on me. Last night (7/20/2011) I had a short dream about There. It almost woke me up, and I was saying to myself "How much I miss spending time with V" in There. It almost brought tears to my eye's. In a way I am glad There closed. Why? because I think it made us ALL even MW realize just how valueble, and how many lives it has impacted when open. I must say. When I joiined There I never had any intentions on Meeting someone to be in a relationship with. It just happened :) There has taught me so much about how to run a business, make a name for myself, DO whatever it takes to make a buck, and flatout have fun with the limitations we had. When There re opens I know we will ALL a new outlook, and have a whole different respect for this virtual world we all come to love, and miss so much. Anyone that has never spent time in There will never understand it how we Therians do. Hopefully that will change once it does re open.