Last night, I asked who did I think would most likely be the first guild leader. My response was Johnii Nowhere, but mostly because of seniority. As the first Director, it was obvious that he had a head start on everyone else, and from talking with him personally, I knew he had an incredible amount of time and persistence put into the project- far beyond anything I would ever attempt.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Johnii has apparently looked at his life and decided Real Life needs more attention and Second Life less- including Tiny Empires 3000. So, he has publicly announced that he is leaving the Tiny Empires universe in favor of the more physical one.
His avatar is still in the game, with all of its holdings. It moved to Director Steve Fallingbridge. He publicly asked everyone to give his people good homes if they needed it, though my personal reaction was to say "why would they worry?" His immediate subordinates do lose the chance to earn bonus money from the most dedicated human player in the game, but other than that, there's no direct in-game loss. (The morale loss of losing a good superior and friend is definitely something to consider.)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I keep thinking of King Celty of Wessex in the old game, the first King ever, who quit early on to pursue other interests.
But, in the meantime, best wishes to Johnii as he finds his way in that big, strange world known as "Real Life". It was a fun ride, and he set the mark high for all of us.