well even if you ninja-edited the topic, this wont change your intention...If you just want to inform your clanmates/mates you could have wrote a PM w/e but you decided to make a whole thread about quitting ava...
Im not mean...Im playing FPS online since 2001 and he is not the first attention-w[b]hore [/b]I've met...even if he edited his original post. And the other replies prove, that I wasnt the only one who took your thread as a "good bye ava" thread...even if you say its just a "Im inactive because of a mouse-issue" thread... I really dont care and I couldnt care less, but your edits and your mate defending you just prove my assumption... Im not mad with you...feel free to do what ever you want...I dont want to judge you...Its good if you come back, because this game desperatley needs legit players...welcome back(soon)...
I'm sure you know already that not everyone who plays AVA really cares to read their PMs. Some people are Steam users and don't really use the forums. Not only that, but Ben did the right thing by making a thread about it because I am sure he doesn't know all his clanmates and friends' forum names.
Calling him someone who seeks attention - in the way you described it - is purely mean and insulting because you are judging someone from your past experience with other people. Ben is someone you don't know, and he is one of the most mature people I have ever met on AVA and if he edited his first post, that's not because he is proving you right, but because there is no point in keeping it the way it was when he now can play AVA without having to take a break for a while anymore.
Most of us know eachother since we were still part of IJJI and we have come across Leave related topics like these in past and we haven't reacted the way you did. I am not saying that everyone reacted positively but without turning this into a wall of text, I'll just add that you can do with your critics what you please sir, but someone once said that the least amount of judging you can do, the better off you are.