I am a 19 year old male Ranger/er, I mean, I am a 19 year old college student and
I am a devout Christian, the actual Bible believing type. I keep to it, don’t force it, and live out Jesus’ teachings to the best of my ability. That is a lame way of saying doing my best despite constantly failing.
I am dating a beautiful young girl that has stayed with me for over three years and we look forward marriage followed by the loss of our virginity. She is an English major and has yet to become a gamer (I am working on it…).
I currently work at both a local Dairy Queen and Gamestop. Ice cream and gaming benefits, win/win!
Gaming began for me with the Atari and Joust, followed by the NES with the original Super Mario Bros., the Legend of Zelda, and Dragon Warrior and then… my first gaming computer… THE AMEGA!!! Classic, epic, it was an amazing computer for its day. The SNES and many other systems followed, I have owned every Nintendo system (except the virtual boy, but my best friend did), but the serious gaming started with Warcraft. Windows, despite the utter suck of Microsoft, ran games. Despite the incredibly shaky stability of the OS, it managed to run pixilated fantasy I had read about for years!
Shortly after Warcaft: Orcs and Humans came Command and Conquer. RTS was my first real PC gaming experience. The Infinity Engine is what really captured me. Black Isle truly mastered the art of games. Baldur’s Gate (2) and Icewind Dale (2) are still games I play. Neverwinter Nights was great, but not the same. Anyway, I ran through many RPGs(Arcanum, Fallout, NWN, and more) and RTS(AoE, C&C, W3, and more) games, the Sims and Rollercoaster Tycoon even sucked away endless hours of my life.
Eventually I fell to the belief that PCs were for RPGs and RTS games, Shooters and action/adventure were for consoles. Then I played UT04… yeah… that changed many things. Goldeneye stole my young heart, but Halo made it turn to stone with wrath. I love the Wii, but there is still a lot that must be done before they can compare.
Unfortunately I came to the MMO scene very late… Dial up. Yes, the bane of all fun. I missed the beginnings, I missed UO. I didn’t even start till Guild Wars came out. I played that the beta weekend and have played ever since. I have a max lvl char of every class (except paragon, lvl6) but anyway…
I have tried WoW. I LOVE the lore, and I loved the RTS games. I quit after a month. I went back to GW. Since I have been trying to test out others, but my lame desktop has held me back and my lack of funds for a new one have as well. Lineage 2 is the only other I have tried, and that didn’t hold me at all. When I can I’ll detail what I think about new ones I try them. I won Tabula Rasa from this website, actually.
Till then, I’m waiting till GW2 and Darkfall online come out. In future I won’t be so lame and general in my posts. I will actually talk about things specifically, instead of saying so simply why they are good or not. See ya on the other side of my mind.