2016 is now behind us and we've begun the level, "2017". From all of us here at NintyFans to you wonderful, amazingly talented members we wish you a very Happy New Year. I hope everyone is doing well and had a safe and fun celebration if they brought in the New Year. With 2017 comes new games, a brand new E3, and perhaps the biggest of all: the release of the Nintendo Switch! also releasing this year (fingers crossed!) is the next installment of the Legend of Zelda series! After much delay, the game that won the "most anticipated game" award should finally hit store shelves! Breath of the Wild is speculated to release in March alongside the Switch! Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U.
Here in NintyFans we've seen a huge, huge amount of activity and a lot of member participation over the years we've been active. While we're not as busy with contests anymore, we still receive hundreds of deviations. It keeps us admins on our toes and while it can be difficult to manage, I just want to say: thank you! Thank you to such an awesome community for sharing your thoughts, ideas and creativity! I've enjoyed watching this place progress and grow. Personally speaking, when I took over for the original founder (who is deactivated now), I didn't think I'd be able to handle it. I've been passed groups before and most ended up dying within a few months' time which forced me to close them. I thought the same would have happened here. I'm not always around and I've also had very bad luck with admins, so you can imagine how I felt. But none of that happened. You guys continue to create and share, enthuse and communicate, and continue to keep up to date with the group despite everything. My admins here (past or present) have proven to be some of the most dedicated and amazing people as well. I was very glad to see all of this and it's made me want to work harder with the group. In this coming year I will try to organize a contest (or a few) and I will try to get us back to Super Group Status. I want to promote this awesome community!
Thank you all for your continued support throughout 2016 though. That year was especially awful for me. But seeing this group flourish helped me through some of it. NintyFans was a continued and delightful positive. It made me glad to know that no matter how much things can stink sometimes, there's always somewhere where I don't muck things up horribly.
Thank you, everyone! And once again: WELCOME TO 2017! May your new year bring you lots of joy and adventure as you embark on yet another level of life.