Pesti is abandoning plans to support AoE4 year-round and instead aims to host only one or two AoE4 events per year along with "new adventures" (presumably other games). If I were to make a hot guess, I think those new adventures will remain within the AoE franchise, as he mentions not having a strong connection to any other game. Overall a saddening post, but I am interested to see where things go from here.Pesti wrote: That video was for me the final nail in the coffin of understanding that I cannot count on the most important stakeholders in this community to bat on the same team as us. And without those people batting on our team, we cannot realize our dreams for the scene. When I watched that video and then read a mocking post here on Reddit... I felt a real emptiness. A total disbelief this is the way a small team doing their best to run esports events for a niche community is being treated by folk from who we give a lot and ask nothing. And again, this is not about criticism or an ability to accept criticism in good faith - this has always, always been appreciated and welcomed. It's about the fact that me and my team have gotten to the point of feeling a real unpleasantness and unhappiness in our work. And when we're not the first TO's in this scene to have been left feeling that way, maybe, just maybe it's a wake up call for some soul searching.