Honestly, life is so much better when you stay away from the forums. I pop on here about once a month to see how many times @Terra or @Aiko have tried to tag me in The Game and that's about it. You contribute to the forums, you make it what it is, and my life's been much happier without being here. You read into that what you'd like.
The amount of times and people I have tried to explain this too. Props for posting it really. People forget that life on the outside can be so much better if you open your eyes. I probably hop on here on my phone or PC for like 2 minutes a day to check notifications and see if anything interesting has happened with people I know. Thats it really
I found that I don't even have to come around here anymore. I know exactly what to expect and I hear about the unexpected from my friends who are still around here anyhow. The only time I'm here is when I'm reading up on Rolle's updates and to peek at staff ranks to see what's changed. Otherwise I'm a ghost.
Once getting involved in the server politics, for lack of a better term, it's hard to see this place as many had seen it upon arrival. Keep things simple. View the forums for reports that you get involved in, check in on major updates, view group related shit if you are in a group, etc. Over time, most will find it draining to even view the forums anymore. I pretty much view the forums now to look in on people dealing with the shit I just simply don't have to anymore.
I don't think I could really get involved in the community on an in-game basis anymore without having a group of like-minded people on that matter. The game is what is important in the end.
It is actually possible to be involved and not get caught up in the drama, however it is made so much more difficult when you're in staff (as much as I did enjoy my time in staff).
The forum is what you make of it, whether that be positive or negative. You cannot please everyone so why worry about what others think, be yourself and enjoy life because life's too short to get caught up in all the bullshit.
Anyway, I was happy to see your stream the other day. Glad you're enjoying things bud and have found you nirvana. Much love.