Let me tell you a story. In the beginning of last year, I was in a hell that I would wish upon noone. Grave personal and job-related troubles brought me down into a major depression and I was inches away from offing myself, which thankfully was prevented by my best friend. Since then, I completely rebuild myself as a person and to my surprise, Starcraft 2 and this community played a large part in this.
After the job-related troubles hit hard I really didnt know into what direction I could go and it was hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. To my surprise, it was Starcraft 2 of all things that played a huge role in finding a new great job, which is the last thing I would have expected. Those of you that know me know that I never expected to get anything more out of my mods/maps then fun. I never wanted to use them as jumpstart into the gaming industry or make money from them.
So, here I was in a job interview for a really nice IT-company. I had used some of my mod work in my resume and in the interview itself I showed them the trailer for my mod "Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction". They were majorly impressed. Comments like "That looks like it was done by a professional studio" were said. I got the job and later on they told me that Psionic Warfare was a major deciding factor in me getting it.
Getting that job, together with great support from friends and family all helped me get back on track and go forward. And without this community, I could have never reached this level of quality with my mods.
So thanks alot to every single one of you. Starcraft 2 and this community means alot to me,