Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

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Dan Gordon
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Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Dan Gordon » 2 months ago

For years, I've noticed that when somebody leaves the SIM, there is rarely a mention. All of a sudden, the dreaded Dispersal Sale is in the auction. I think it would be helpful to know why they left and maybe we can learn from it? In other words, we ALL get overwhelmed with RL and parts of the SIM become a chore. Too many horses, too many unbred mares. But we've all decided that the good far outweighs the bad. But it kinda bothers me that there isn't an announcement when somebody leaves or plans to leave. It's like they didn't exist. Maybe getting older or this pandemic has me feeling this way? Am I alone in that? I'm also leaving my job soon and I wonder if I will be missed.

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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Andrew Davidson » 2 months ago

Dan, are you having feelings over there? In a mans world you are not allowed to show any signs of feelings for they are toxic and dangerous. Please disengage. “Everyone is replaceable.”

People always exist even as past memories. Like moments in time. Just because you’re gone doesn’t mean you weren’t there. You just won’t be there anymore. The road goes on forever, just got to keep the greasy side down.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 2 months ago

He got a better offer from Keyser Soze.

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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Lucas Davenport » 2 months ago

I have suggested previously that there could/should be a "stasis option" for the game: you can use it, say, once every two years for a variable time frame. Real life reasons: you are moving, you are starting a new job, you are having a baby, you or a family member are having an operation, you want to take a full two week vacay with the fam with no need to even look at the computer. The reasons are endless. I wonder if some players get so far behind in the Sim after one of these RL events that they just say............ well, you know what they say. And I have been boo'd off the stage previously for suggesting it. But player retention can clearly be an issue, and I don't see what harm it would be to try it.

And by stasis I mean the horses come back into the game with the exact same fitness and tiredness and rest as they left it. The terms "stasis started" and "stasis ended" shows up in the horse history. Enter into stasis thru the player "settings." I am sure it would be a real PITA to program, or would it? Not my job........
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Andrew Davidson » 2 months ago

I don’t disagree with you, Lucas.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Kenneth Prater » 2 months ago

Maybe the game was too easy for him.

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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Dave Trainer » 2 months ago

Lucas Davenport wrote:
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I have suggested previously that there could/should be a "stasis option" for the game: you can use it, say, once every two years for a variable time frame. Real life reasons: you are moving, you are starting a new job, you are having a baby, you or a family member are having an operation, you want to take a full two week vacay with the fam with no need to even look at the computer. The reasons are endless. I wonder if some players get so far behind in the Sim after one of these RL events that they just say............ well, you know what they say. And I have been boo'd off the stage previously for suggesting it. But player retention can clearly be an issue, and I don't see what harm it would be to try it.

And by stasis I mean the horses come back into the game with the exact same fitness and tiredness and rest as they left it. The terms "stasis started" and "stasis ended" shows up in the horse history. Enter into stasis thru the player "settings." I am sure it would be a real PITA to program, or would it? Not my job........
Aren't they the reasons the Assistant trainer was brought in?

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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Lucas Davenport » 2 months ago

There isn't a person in the world that would want the job of being an assistant trainer to my huge stable.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Jennifer Blake » 2 months ago

I wanted to know why The Harlequins left.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Andrew Davidson » 2 months ago

Jennifer Blake wrote:
2 months ago
I wanted to know why The Harlequins left.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=51425
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Jennifer Blake » 2 months ago

Andrew Davidson wrote:
2 months ago
Jennifer Blake wrote:
2 months ago
I wanted to know why The Harlequins left.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=51425
I figured/assumed he got banned/asked to leave. I missed all the juicy drama of the post.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by The Steward » 2 months ago

Lucas Davenport wrote:
2 months ago
I have suggested previously that there could/should be a "stasis option" for the game: you can use it, say, once every two years for a variable time frame. Real life reasons: you are moving, you are starting a new job, you are having a baby, you or a family member are having an operation, you want to take a full two week vacay with the fam with no need to even look at the computer. The reasons are endless. I wonder if some players get so far behind in the Sim after one of these RL events that they just say............ well, you know what they say. And I have been boo'd off the stage previously for suggesting it. But player retention can clearly be an issue, and I don't see what harm it would be to try it.

And by stasis I mean the horses come back into the game with the exact same fitness and tiredness and rest as they left it. The terms "stasis started" and "stasis ended" shows up in the horse history. Enter into stasis thru the player "settings." I am sure it would be a real PITA to program, or would it? Not my job........
Not exactly the same thing, but I've never once told someone "no" when they asked if I can hold their stable for as long as they need. It just takes one email. Obviously a low tech version, but still.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Geoff Roberts » 2 months ago

you can ask him when he appears with his next "new" account, if you are able to spot it that is ;)

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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Carolyn Eaton » 2 months ago

I missed the later posts in that thread - it obviously got horrible.
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Re: Why did Trent McEvoy leave?

Post by Dan Gordon » 2 months ago

Geoff Roberts wrote:
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you can ask him when he appears with his next "new" account, if you are able to spot it that is ;)
Wait, why would somebody want to leave 1,000 horses behind and start over? That sounds horrible! Plus he had some valuable horses. Just to get wins at Trial Park? I feel like there is some sort of inside joke that I'm missing.

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