It has been six years+ since Prestige Gaming was founded. In the last two years, I've had less and less free time due to real life obligations (wife, work, family business and hopefully soon some kids). I do not foresee in the near future that I would be able to dedicate as much time as I used to, and spend the necessary time to place the community in a position where it can continue to run properly without my full attention. Kitkatpandaz and Pestilence are both also planning to step down so that they can focus on their real life (they have health issues which has only deteriorated for them) - they have served this community well and the last thing I want is to continue to be inactive and leave the burden on them whilst they try to battle their real life issues - that's not right. I have always said real life always comes first, but along the way, I ended up being selfish and became inactive whilst leaving pG leadership with the burden to run the community without my presence (which is very difficult to do since alot of things rely on me, e.g. access to the gameservers, approving big changes ...etc). I am very sorry for that. With that being said, I believe a merger is the best option so that we all can still continue to have fun on the same servers we all love, with the same rules (love and hate) - and I believe merging with EdgeGamers specifically is the best outcome we could possibly have considering the other option (complete shutdown). EdgeGamers was founded in 2006, they have server's in a variety of games that we don't (Minecraft, Battlefield, GTA 5, ARK Survival, Day of Defeat ...etc); their structure and core rules are also very similar - a merge will be very easy and benefical for everyone, including eGO members. You can learn more about eGO here: https://www.edge-gamers.com/about-us/ If you have any questions about this merger, please use the "EdgeGamers Questions" public forum or Contact Leadership forum for a private discussion. Servers All our servers will remain the same and they are not shutting down - they are simply going to be 'branded' as eGO and it won't happen straight away, it will take time and it will be done slowly so everyone know's it's still the same server. The servers will still have the same IP address, and will be in the same location (Chicago, US). Rules Our Jailbreak and TTT rules will also remain - they're not going to be changed to use the one's that they use for their JB/TTT servers. Our JB and TTT server's have a different gameplay style. As for the 'core' rules, their core rules are very similiar, you can view them here: https://www.edge-gamers.com/rules/ Ranks I will be a eGO Community Manager. pG leadership become eGO leadership. All =[pG]= members become =(eGO)= admins. All [pG] juniors become =(eG)= admins. All -pg- recruits become =(e)= recruits. Trophies EdgeGamer's use "achievements" instead of "trophies" but they are essentially the same - your trophies in pG will be transferred over as eGO achievement's, but only those where they have a equivalent one. We will provide an update once we have worked out the specific's (awaiting assessment of the best way to do it from a technical view). Premium (VIP) Once the server's start to use their admin/premium system, everyone who still has Premium active will receive an email & a forum PM with instructions on how to get your full refund. If you had Lifetime Premium you will only receive a partial refund based on how long you held Premium. What you need to do now Register an account here: https://www.edge-gamers.com/forums/register.php Associate your steam account with their MAUL system here: https://www.edge-gamers.com/maul/index.php (this should be the same steam account you have in Prestige Gaming). Create an application to join EdgeGamers here: https://www.edge-gamers.com/daps/index.php?page=signup Finally, create a thread in EdgeGamer's "Drop Box" forum with a link to your forum profile - that's it! Once it's processed, you will receive your rank. If you don't want to merge with eGO Sorry to hear that - if there's anything we can do to change your mind or if you have any concerns you want to raise, just let us know in the Contact Leadership forum for a private discussion with leadership. If you're dead set on not merging, you don't need to do anything - continue having fun, the servers aren't going anywhere! Why EdgeGamers and not another community?