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The Final SimplePlanes Weekly, with Awsomur.

40.0k Awsomur  1.3 years ago

Welcome to the end of the world!

I never intended to make a return, and I especially never wanted to bring back the SPW. But now that this community is folding in on itself, I figure now’s a good time to toss my hat into the ring.

Let’s get right into the news.

Everyone’s getting banned:

SpiritusRaptor longtime king of SimplePlanes, has been temporarily banned for “several reasons.”

By piecing together some eyewitness testimonies, it seems the reason for this ban was twofold;

He put up an image manipulation joke that got taken too seriously, and he also plagiarized something.
Testimonies were a little vague, but I can tell you right now that doesn’t sound like something he would do. But, people are unpredictable.

RIP Raptor

The Discord Drama:

Discord has always been the bane of SimplePlanes’ existence. Almost all prior drama has been born from people arguing on Discord, and so it’s no surprise that the end of SimplePlanes would come from there as well.

Apparently some people started making satire posts on political/social issues, especially ones pertaining to the recents events in the United States. In years prior, this would’ve been viewed as funny, and still should be. But as another user recently put it, Twitter’s cancel culture has infiltrated the SimplePlanes community.

As a longtime SP player and user, it’s very saddening to see the community go down this road. I do no fault the developers or even so much the moderators for this: no, all blame should go towards the users who can’t take a joke anymore.

People are jumping ship.

Tully2001, longtime user, moderator and all-around good guy has quit and deleted his account, citing a lack on interest and newfound opportunities in life. I wish him nothing but the best.

BogdanX, the newly crowned King of SimplePlanes, also tried to quit yesterday out of frustration over the “German Corsair” debacle. And looking at some of the arguments in the comments section of that plane, I can understand why he’d be upset. It’s unknown if he’s going to make another attempt to quit, but if he does, then best of luck to him.

Speaking of the Corsair...

Let it be known that this was the catalyst for SimplePlanes’ downward spiral.

This was the build that killed SimplePlanes.

We had a good run.

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You know, of course, that I’m joking.

SimplePlanes has died many times before. The long drought between updates was supposed to have killed it. SimpleRockets2 was supposed to have liked it. Nothing has ever killed this game, and nothing probably ever will.

Anyways, if you want real advice, go read JamesPLANESii’s newest post about how to deal with internet drama. This is not just advice for SimplePlanes: this is life advice, and we all need to read it.

The SPW was born out of drama and controversy. I‘ve spent many hours of my life covering stupid arguments, pointless drama and the like. And frankly, I got sick of it.

So let it be known that this is the final SimplePlanes Weekly, the final installment ever.
It’s only fitting that this pointless waste of time should end on the stupidest drama this site has ever seen.

Waste of time or not, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading for all these years.
Until next time,
Adios

- The Awsomur

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    754 Leahh

    @Awsomur that's good to hear

    15 days ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    Fine and dandy, thank you for asking.
    @Leahh

    +1 15 days ago
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    754 Leahh

    Hey, how are you doing?

    one month ago
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    5,773 TheSpartan

    @Awsomur
    Here soon, since I'm getting a bit more active again on the website, I'll get some news together and get started, I've put it off long enough.

    one month ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    It’s been so long that I can’t even remember the reason for our spat, so there’s no hard feelings from me. It would be cool to see someone continue the series in my absence. You have my blessing.
    @TheSpartan

    2 months ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    That’s very kind of you, thank you old friend.
    @Chancey21

    +1 2 months ago
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    5,522 PSsyalperdna

    @awsomur
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    3 months ago
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    5,773 TheSpartan

    I have a gut-wrenching feeling I was one of the causes of your leave (I'm Jim1the1Squid), and for that, I offer my utmost apologies. Heh, I pondered for a while about starting the SPW up again, but I'm not so sure that it can be done without the founder.

    4 months ago
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    67.1k Chancey21

    We miss you

    +1 4 months ago
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    7,876 Kangy

    still bummed this isn't comin back :(

    +1 5 months ago
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    That's good to hear! I'm doing alright. @Awsomur

    +2 6 months ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    Never been better man, hope the same applies to you. Been a crazy year but I’m still breathing.
    @Strikefighter04

    +1 6 months ago
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    I miss them @Zanedavid

    8 months ago
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    9,284 Zanedavid

    :( always wonder how some users are doing @Strikefighter04

    8 months ago
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    Hey if you ever see this, how have you been?

    +2 9 months ago
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    13.3k DemonSniper8

    Well dang... I come back for FIVE MINUTES and y'all have killed the community! Welp, I'll be back in another year to see where it's at

    +1 11 months ago
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    5,773 TheSpartan

    Something tells me that Jim was also a participant in this drama xD

    11 months ago
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    @Awsomur I too have been inactive, at least in terms of posting stuff I've just been playing different games.

    +1 one year ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    I’m glad you did. If I ever get back in SimplePlanes, the the SPW wil return. But at the moment I’m busy with other affairs.
    @KnightOfRen

    one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    @Awsomur
    Oh ok. Well, so long SPW. I enjoyed it.

    one year ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    I got bored of the game. Lil’ Jimbo had nothing to do with my inactivity.
    @KnightOfRen

    +1 one year ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    It makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed the SPW; thank you. And no, I can’t perform an astral projection either, so you’ll just have to wait for the times I log on if you want to speak with me.
    @Minecraftpoweer
    @PlanePlaneThe66373637

    +2 one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    @PlanePlaneThe66373637
    Then why is Awsomur inactive now?

    one year ago
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    25.9k TriStar

    No, he left (jim the squid's alt) 9 months ago now, we're safe @KnightOfRen

    one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    @PlanePlaneThe66373637
    WHAT??! WHERE??!!

    one year ago
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