Hi i'm Antz and i'm the current Guardian of MaNGOS. Many say i'm the leader of MaNGOS and to some degree thats true, but I prefer Guardian as MaNGOS belongs to all of us. I believe that getMangos should be an Island of friendly, helpful people in an internet full of ego, trolling and unpleasantness.
I am a husband to a lovely wife and father to a young disabled daughter.
I first came across MaNGOS about 2007 and although I was blown away by how great a project it was, the resistance to new ideas by the then senior devs and the 'toxic' environment in the forums persuaded me to leave it be.
Then in 2010 I decided to give it another look and saw that someone new was running MaNGOS and dipped back in, Shortly after I rejoined I witnessed the egotistical drama that was the cMangos split. With the absence of the old senior devs, the new team were a bit more open to new ideas and I signed up to be a forum moderator.
After some further drama where certain cMangos people couldn't live with the idea of MaNGOS continuing to exist, the websites, forum and github repos were hacked and destroyed. In the aftermath both theLuda and Salja decided enough was enough and decided they had had enough and decided to shut MaNGOS down.
I pleaded with them to not let MaNGOS die and if they didn't want to continue, would they give me permission to try. Thankfully they agreed and Along with UnkleNuke we formulated a plan to get MaNGOS back up and running.
During this time I managed to send out emails to most of the membership explaining what was happening, MadMax was one of the few who contacted me offering to help host getmangos.co.uk (as it was then) and also look after the security aspects of the site.
Just as we were getting back up and running, UnkleNuke was struck down with illness which took him out of the picture for a while and so MaNGOS continued with MadMax and I at the helm. The rest is history !!