celticblissy (celticblissy) wrote in haven_mush,

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Happy Mabon and 7th Anniversary

Happy Mabon to all.

Mabon is the Autumn Equinox, first day of Autumn when the night and day stand equal. It is a day of magic due to the rare balance of light and dark and a time for thanks and learning also repairing all things.

Autumn (Fall for Americans) has always been my favourite time of year and has always seemed a magical season.

Today is also the 7th Anniversary of Haven's opening. I wanted it to open on this day as this was a special day to the Celts but it nearly did not happen. First of all my head coder at the time was arguing against it. he said we were simply not ready. But they way I saw it with that logic we would never be ready, there is always something new to code and fix. The other reason why we nearly did not open was as just ten days earlier the attacks on the Trade Centre and Pentagon had occurred. I was not sure if it was a good time to open in the shadow of this even. But in the end I went ahead and I think it was the right thing to do.

Though Haven is officially 7 years old, it is probably unofficially closer to 8. It's concept and time of building takes it back even further. I came up with the idea of it in the year 2000 and worked with a number of people upon it.

I would just like to thank all the staff who have been here over the years. All of them has helped Haven evolve and grow. And of course the same goes to all those players past and present who came to see this as their home, their Haven.
Tags: anniversary, haven, mabon
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