This is a forum post regarding the split in the community after Shane made a Docs post entitled 'Open Letter To All Who Treasured Monty Oum' (if you missed that, you can see about it here)
The Rooster Teeth Community is the best community ever, of all time. This is one of the few places on the internet where you can go and have human conversations with people, the only community (at least that I'm aware of) that has fan groups per country such as RTUK where fans can meet up, where fans are supportive, both to Rooster Teeth and to each other, when Monty died, the most common message I saw was supporting each other with 'waffle-o' (we are family, family love each other), raising around half a million in the span of 24 hours for Extra Life, getting Lazer Team to #50th highest crowd funded project, ever. Getting Million Dollars, But... card game to target in 2 minutes, then to $500,000 in less than 24 hours, and for supporting those involved in the car accident on the way to RTX in 2015.
This is such a great community, which I'm proud to be a part of, not only does wearing RT shirts, or talking about RT stuff to people show how much I love Rooster Teeth, but also how much I love the Rooster Teeth Community.
But currently we are divided due to this issue, but I feel the best way for us as a community to move forward, is to stick together, we are a fantastic community that's currently split into 2 sides, fighting each other.
This tweet I saw before since RTUK quoted it, and this I agree with: https://twitter.com/GeekyFriedRice/status/73096766...
Also, since I'm not the best talker, I was thinking of a way to demonstrate what I'm trying to say, and the best way I thought was with lyrics from a song from RWBY, to be clear, I'm not taking sides with the quote of these lyrics, but talking about the split of the community as a whole:
Tear them apart
Sever their trust
It will strangle their hearts
Plant seeds of doubt
Hope will be smothered
They'll turn on each other
Hatred will sprout
Suspicion and doubt
While allegiances die
(Lyrics from Divide from RWBY Volume 3 Soundtrack, by Jeff Williams feat Casey Williams)
Again, just to clarify in case it looks like I'm pushing a certain side with this quote, I'm not. But this situation is tearing the Rooster Teeth Community apart, while peace is somewhat kept on the Rooster Teeth site, look at comments on Twitter, Tumblr etc.
Nothing is confirmed either way, we don't know Rooster Teeth definitely did this, we also don't know they definitely didn't, so this isn't worth tearing apart the community over. Currently it's one word over another, and while you can draw a conclusion of what you think, this debate over opinions (due to no proof either way) is tearing the community apart.
Ever since becoming a site member, I've felt the Rooster Teeth site is a place where I can talk to others about common interests we have, discuss the video we just watched (in the comments) ask questions and stuff like that, and it is, I don't think I've ever had a bad experience on the Rooster Teeth site, because the vast majority of the Rooster Teeth Community are kind, caring, genuine people, Joel had a great quote from RTX Australia Founding Fathers Panel about this.
Every time I have to post to another forum (like Steam Discussions) I get reminded how great the Rooster Teeth Community is, by how the people on those forums, aren't kind, caring, genuine people. And I also think how much better internet communities would be if they all were more like the Rooster Teeth Community, as Joel said, we aren't kind and caring because we all watch Rooster Teeth, but because we are kind and caring people, who all have a common interest, Rooster Teeth.
So lets not have a split such a fantastic community, there's no facts either way, so lets remain being the kind, caring, genuine community we are.
Thanks for reading, sorry for rambling on but this is how I feel about the Rooster Teeth Community, it does sort of feel like family to me, and I do love the Rooster Teeth Community, so I felt it would be best to make a post saying so.