Escapists who have drifted away

I was just reading a couple of old threads when I realized that I haven't seen BonsaiK or The_root_of_all_evil in forever. Upon looking up their profiles I realized that they seem to have left this site quite some time ago. I'm sure there are a lot more avid posters that have left but I just can't remember them. This brings me to the purpose of the thread: come up with all of the memorable posters that have drifted away, left in a huff, or that you otherwise just don't see anymore and maybe say a little about them if you feel like it.

Edit: for easy reference here is a list of all the users listed in this thread.
Dags90
Woodsey
BonsaiK
The_root_of_all_evil
SimuLord
SavingPrincess
Onyx Oblivion
staika
irishdelinquent
enzilewulf
Ironic Pirate
cuddly_tomato
AvsJoe
Jack and Calumon
Erana
Kahunaburger
LilithSlave
Aylaine
Shivari
PurpleRain
Ultrajoe
Xhumed
jim_doki
MelasZepheos
MasterofWorlds
Blitzwing
Daedalus1942
FelixG
him over there
Aidinthel
Internet Kraken
wolfy098
Julianking93
Tdc2182
LegendaryGamer0
Not The Bees

SimuLord, SavingPrincess, and Onyx Oblivion.

None of them got banned or left in some dramatic fashion, I just woke up one morning and they weren't there anymore. :(

Casual Shinji:
SimuLord, SavingPrincess, and Onyx Oblivion.

None of them got banned or left in some dramatic fashion, I just woke up one morning and they weren't there anymore. :(

Oh, Onyx Oblivion is gone?
HE was the first response to the first thread I ever made...
Not like that means anything, I'm just saying, is all.

I have no clue as to where @staika went. Did I miss something >.>?

There are countless others too such as @irishdelinquent, @enzilewulf, @IronicPirate etc.

No idea about names but pop up their avatars in front of me and I'll most likely get a few "oh right, that dude"
Other than that, Daystar, Hazy, Tizzy, Fappy just to name a few //Sarcasm

I disappeared from the site for quite a while myself, but unless you venture into the forum games a lot, you probably didn't notice.... not like I post enough to be memorable. On the subject of why people leave, for me, it was just that my life got really busy for a month or two, and I never got around to coming back... also, I forgot my password >.>

CuddlyTomato is one. He had Butters from South Park as his avatar. One of the few people who always kept a cool head in religious debates. It is a shame he decided to leave.

I miss the the_root_of_all_evil as well. He was very friendly and had a great sense of humour.

BonsaiK did not drift away as such, he left for a very specific reason.

I am not sure Onyx has really been gone long enough to say that he has drifted yet. He hasn't posted since September, but he was last on three days ago.

I was never that close to anyone who left so I have feck all examples but Root of all Evil was pretty decent. KrazyKid went on holiday to Cuba recently without telling me so I got a teeny bit antsy (shut up, i'm easily disturbed)

I could never drift away from 'Scapist anyway. Rookie would never let me. He loves Skyping me just to say his opinion on the current round of threads. Usually pretty harsh considering we share a collective distaste of racism and sexism threads, that one incest thread a while back and all that other stuff that has been plaguing this site for ages and just WILL NOT go away.

It was fun while it lasted (actually no it wasn't but roll with it) but let's all move on chums! Please?

Simulord is the one I remember most, mainly because I usually disagreed with him but he was a decent poster.

Also, AvsJoe and Jack and Calumon don't really post that often anymore.

Colour-Scientist:
Jack and Calumon don't really post that often anymore.

Boo

OT: Most users who have left have taken to Twitter I've seen. It's where I am and it's where I talk about games most often. Sure I'm here. Sure I go to Reddit and 4chan and wherever else to hear opinions on games but I mainly post on Twitter, occasionally popping back all like "Hey, what's going on? kthxbye."

Calumon: He's just really lazy and he can't post on here from his phone that easily. :P

Jack and Calumon:

Colour-Scientist:
Jack and Calumon don't really post that often anymore.

Boo

OT: Most users who have left have taken to Twitter I've seen. It's where I am and it's where I talk about games most often. Sure I'm here. Sure I go to Reddit and 4chan and wherever else to hear opinions on games but I mainly post on Twitter, occasionally popping back all like "Hey, what's going on? kthxbye."

Calumon: He's just really lazy and he can't post on here from his phone that easily. :P

Well... That's a little unsettling.
Do you just peruse the forums waiting for your name to pop up so you can freak people out?

Not cool. :D

Colour-Scientist:

Well... That's a little unsettling.
Do you just peruse the forums waiting for your name to pop up so you can freak people out?

Not cool. :D

Nah, I just came here looking for news when I saw this thread and I wondered if I was there. Sure enough, there was me so...

Boo

Calumon: You're not scary. : (

Jack and Calumon:

Nah, I just came here looking for news when I saw this thread and I wondered if I was there. Sure enough, there was me so...

Boo

Calumon: You're not scary. : (

Well, it's nice to see you two around the place. It brightens up all of the srs bznz posts around here. :)

Root of all evil had that stick figure avatar right? But other than that, I can't really remember many names, I remember by avatars, and people shouldn't be able to change those.

I haven't seen Erana for a long while. Apparently she does visit once in a while but I think I saw only one of her posts for the last few months.

Jack and Calumon:

Colour-Scientist:

Well... That's a little unsettling.
Do you just peruse the forums waiting for your name to pop up so you can freak people out?

Not cool. :D

Nah, I just came here looking for news when I saw this thread and I wondered if I was there. Sure enough, there was me so...

Boo

Calumon: You're not scary. : (

I missed you :( Please post more often,you bring life and warmth to this website!!!
OP:Well considering how I was going to say jack and calumon..........I guess I'll just post this song which also came to mind when I read the title and kinda fit's with the tone of this thread:

I miss Kahunaburger. His dry humor was pretty funny.

As for Onyx Oblivion, I played a bunch of Mass Effect 3 MP with him last year. Haven't really heard from him since then though.

SimuLord come to mind but last time I've check he hang around in the Kotaku forum I think (it's one of the popular gaming media related sites)?

Also I guess it's a good thing that no one had mention LilithSlave well excpet for me now since in her eyes, she think most of us are crazy for not knowing that game Touhou eventhough that game isn't that popular to be mainstream (I mean you don't read of any Touhou news on here). Again last time I've check she apparently did find a Touhou website paradise she was looking for.

Colour-Scientist:
Well, it's nice to see you two around the place. It brightens up all of the srs bznz posts around here. :)

Honestly the "GAMING IS SRS BZNS" is really what draws me away from this place nowadays. 4chan's /v/ is like that a bit, but you can actually laugh at that as grown men try to debate whether or not 'fun' is a valid positive point on a game. On the Escapist it's less funny. Much less funny.

knight steel:
I missed you :( Please post more often,you bring life and warmth to this website!!!

Thanks. I do occasionally wonder if I should get back into the old days and post regularly again since a lot of people seem to enjoy that, but every single time I do, something turns up which gets the forums talking about homophobic, sexism, racism or other issues, which is good, but the fact it takes up so much of the forums, always diverging to different topics as people treat the forums like their own personal blog I just get sick of it. Times have changed, I suppose. Besides, not right now, I have exams to do.

Calumon: And he already has his hands full with me! :3

I was never really close, but I miss Aylaine. Her and Bonsaik seemed like the nicest people on the forums

I can't think of anyone who has basically just kind of left the site entirely. I could probably name a few who used to post in the forum games a lot who have just migrated to another section of the forums, but that's about it.

Jack and Calumon:

knight steel:
I missed you :( Please post more often,you bring life and warmth to this website!!!

Thanks. I do occasionally wonder if I should get back into the old days and post regularly again since a lot of people seem to enjoy that, but every single time I do, something turns up which gets the forums talking about homophobic, sexism, racism or other issues, which is good, but the fact it takes up so much of the forums, always diverging to different topics as people treat the forums like their own personal blog I just get sick of it. Times have changed, I suppose. Besides, not right now, I have exams to do.

Calumon: And he already has his hands full with me! :3

T_T tell me would the Digimon trainer give up as easily as you,if the world [escapist] was in danger [no longer fun] would they just give up because it's too difficult,when the digimon trainers had test's did they abandon their responsibilities.
I'll tell you the answer the answer is NO.
Come back to us like the good old days-from now on I expect one post a day from you >_<
Also we can take turns looking after Calumon for you :3
If you come back I'll give you Digi treats:

I was never ridiculously active, so many probably don't remember me, but I drifted around the time of the first site makeover. When the forum "hot-topic" box was way down the page so you had to scroll a bunch.

I'm a lazy guy and don't like to scroll when quick-checking my websites. I just never really hopped back into the forums, even when everything changed to how it is now.

Other users would be Shivari, PurpleRain, UltraJoe, Xhumed, and Jim_Doki. I miss those guys. (Unsure if any of them were banned or not) But they were why I joined the forums to begin with.

Root never posted again after his disagreement with the No Right Answer guys. I assume it was cause of that.

Also Ayline (spelling?) has drifted away again after returning for a short time.

MelasZepheos and Aylaine left.
This is a sadder, more cynical place without them.

Eclipse Dragon:
MelasZepheos and Aylaine left.
This is a sadder, more cynical place without them.

I am hoping Aylaine has just gone on one of her breaks and comes back again soon. It definitely is a sadder, more cynical place without her.

I can't really speak for MelasZepheos, as I don't think I had much contact with them.

TimeLord:
Root never posted again after his disagreement with the No Right Answer guys. I assume it was cause of that.

Hmm, I think that was during the time I wasn't on here for a while. Damn, it's a shame, we got on pretty well.

Gxas:
Xhumed

He made one of the best threads ever on here. It's a shame it has died down so much.

Most of the names I remember have already been mentioned but to add a few more to the list: @MasterofWorlds: and @Blitzwing: both disappeared over time for whatever reason. @Daedalus1942: now only posts in usergroups now due to disagreements with the new rules that came in 2011.

People get bored, or get jobs and don't have as much time for internetting as they used to. Root's still active on twitter though, so he hasn't dropped off the face of the earth. I know I am only here for a few minuted a day now, where back in the day I'd be here all day.

Scarim Coral:
Snips snips.

Oh god that name brought back some weird posts... I'm gonna have to go scrounging around just so I can remember just how crazy things got with her.

Jack and Calumon:

Colour-Scientist:

Well... That's a little unsettling.
Do you just peruse the forums waiting for your name to pop up so you can freak people out?

Not cool. :D

Nah, I just came here looking for news when I saw this thread and I wondered if I was there. Sure enough, there was me so...

Boo

Calumon: You're not scary. :(

Really, the only one that came to mind was this guy (these guys?) right here. In all my days of lurking around, I always enjoyed their posts the most. Always a pleasant surprise when they pop on now.

Wow, I don't recognize any of the posters in this thread, but I remember almost everyone mentioned in it. Feels awkward.

 

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