I'm certainly late to the party on this one, but it's never too late to show appreciation. I'm definitely going to miss people here.
There's just too many awesome individuals in this community! I'll try not turn this into a chronicle mini-series, but here we go:
pksage - His "How-To" twitch video was my starting point. His sense of humor kept me heavily engaged through it! I very much thank the benevolent overlord.
Nyxyxylyth - Besides giving us the very detailed tutorial on Vocals charting, he once very quickly and kindly answered a question of mine that allowed me to contine on Rosetta Stoned. Thanks, Nyx!
Farottone - I don't have much to add to what's already been said about this incredible guy, so I'll thank him both for helping to create what this community is and for his constant dedication to it. I also very much appreciate the guidance regarding pitched vocals on my C3Thon contribution.
TrojanNemo - Besides bringing customs to the game and donating 10% of our C3Thon goal, this guy not only coded most of the tools we use, but then released his source code? What do I say to that?
espher - The Rock Band Harmonies Project was and still is an inspiration. I'm still floored by it!
Colonel 32dll - He very kindly allowed me, a complete amateur at the time, to bring drums to a few of his customs. The fact that he not only trusted his work to me, but also gave me some advice is definitely something that has stuck with me! Thanks for allowing me to get some traction, Colonel!
Sideshow - An author I've greatly enjoyed collaborating with! He's also frequently left comments on my thread and I much appreciate it!
CrazyCanuck - His reasons for getting into authoring definitely inspired me! Not to mention he brought us some excellent drum stuff. Yay Godsmack!
Bansheeflyer - An excellent moderator if there ever was one. Seriously, bravo, Banshee! Thank you! Also churns out great customs.
Funkydunkleman - His relentless attack on the AC/DC discography is truly inspiring.
Gigakoops - She truly made it Christmas when she delivered "Eulogy" by Tool. I'll never forget how excited I was watching the teaser video! Her customs are of an excellent quality and I've downloaded near everything. Thank you, Gigakoops! I'm a big fan!
Nunchuck & Sygenysis - Fun fact, if you were to draw blood from these guys, it would be composed of 120% dedication. Not possible? I didn't think so either. The number of customs this duo has churned out is just staggering.
RyanHYK - The first custom I ever got to play was charted by this author. The quality sent me scouring for more! Thanks, Ryan!
AJFOne23 - An author fiercely devoted to the community and customs. I'm happy I've gotten to collaborate when I have!
Spindoctor - A really stand up guy with a massive thread of customs. He helped bring some of those nostalgic favorites from the older guitar heroes to us!
MrPrezident - This guy has made sure that I feel like I'm part of the community and I owe him for that more than he knows! Thanks very much, MrPrezident!
sailingwhisper & RealCheese - For bringing pitched vocals to a few of my customs. Very much appreciated!
oscarj08 - I've definitely been a huge fan of his work. He contacted me and we went back and forth to produce the current versions of the drum charts for "The Pot" and "Right in Two." Huge thanks!
Convour - For bringing some excellent songs to the game, and for trusting me to bring upgrades to "Sober" by Tool!
Nyoxide - Also for bringing some excellent songs to the game, and for trusting me to bring upgrades to "The Patient" by Tool!
xlxAvaricexlx - His customs were well charted and challenging, and at the time helped improve my drumming!
naginalJJ, BobQuentok, MrKnifeGuy, beeobee, bluesfan38, Mr.Burpler, Thomas O'Malley, Drivenunder4, lyrrah, questionmark, chexmixho, neomax1986, hobzee77, Distressed Ping, djmike 534, DieTheShisno, Damage Inc. - This crucial group of people hands down kept my thread going. I'm incredibly thankful to them and definitely would not have made as many customs as I had without their constant comments and excellent feedback! I can't retire until they each have their favorite track in the game haha!
Rushfan2112 - A beacon for positivity on these forums. His comments have provided so much fuel for so many threads, including mine. Thank you so much!
FarCry2112, hunttj, lifeismusic5, hotfuzz, manta, vsTerminus, DeathPancreas, BornGamerRob, Septekka - Another group of people who've taken the time to comment and whom I've gotten to chat with a little bit. Thanks so much!
MissingElements, Clumsy_plumsy & Chainsaw Octopus - Authors with content I've very much enjoyed, and whom have taken the time to comment on my thread! Thanks guys!
Atruejedi - The quality this guy approaches things with is just admirable. Every one of his posts is a treat.His request thread set the bar so high it's floating out in the cosmos somewhere. I've definitely enjoyed working with him and look forward to any future projects!
Funk Master Freud - Another awesome person who is dedicated to making sure to leave comments on near everything he comes in contact with. Thanks so much, Funkmaster!
Everyone who has left comments on my songs in the database (positive or negative), a huge thank you! Your feedback is crucial. Pyro852, Melsy, brystmar, ronier83, zombiefo0d, and fakedrummer89 are definitely some standouts, but there are plenty of others!
I'd also like to thank Grinnz and TheSmpati. Both individuals aren't currently a part of the C3 community (that I'm aware of), but both have given me lots of inspiration!
Lastly, I'd like to thank you. You're reading this now, you're part of the community, and this wouldn't be happening if it wasn't for you.