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Old 11th June 2007, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I am 34 (I think, I lost count after 25) and have read the appropriate paraphernalia so that I might not be spanked for my intrusion into this forum.

A child of the Apple II (Ultima II) gaming generation. I also went through the C64 and Amiga stages, and was financially bankrupt every week due to arcade addiction.

Recovery from the arcade addiction was imposed in later years by very little innovation in arcade game designs (they became boring) and was replaced by the equally financially detrimental tabletop gaming addiction.

The computer game addiction continued in a subdued form, but was fortunately restricted buy the fact that I was an Apple technician, and the number of games were limited, but at least they were timeless, and I was the first at my workplace to finish Marathon.

All these dependancies abated when marriage came nocking, and although the urge was there, the finances were not. Besides all I needed was StarCraft and I had a computer fast enough to run that.

A friend introduced me to COD2 but after completion, it started to become just another FPS. Then I found the TOG servers and gamers that understand that it's not just about running in and killing as many as you can and hope that your kills count outweigh your death count.

Anyhow, I hope my application is successful and I can proudly wear the TOG badge in future battle.
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Old 11th June 2007, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11th June 2007, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to TOG, your application has been reviewed and approved.

You will now have full access to all parts of the TOG website
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Undoubtedly you want to get started and the best place to start is to visit the main forum for the game in which you are interested, have a read of the sticky posts and other threads that catch your attention.

Make sure you introduce yourself, and ask any further questions you may have. TOG Members are very helpful so don't be shy....ask away

The social heart of TOG can be found in “The Lounge Room”. There are lively discussions on many subjects as well as information on real life get TOGethers. If you want to know the other TOG members across the whole of TOG visit the Lounge Room.


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.........A friend introduced me to COD2 but after completion, it started to become just another FPS. Then I found the TOG servers and gamers that understand that it's not just about running in and killing as many as you can and hope that your kills count outweigh your death count......
That's what we at the TOG COD Division are all about, ottopia! We play for fun, not for stats!

Feel free to drop by the TOG COD Division's Foxhole and Tin-hut and introduce yourself to the gang!

Make sure to send a PM (Private Message) to Tobruk Squad's Captain “Rodrazor”, Lt. “Fiona” or 2nd Lt. “Dutchie”, and they can give you all the info you need to get started in the COD Division.

See you on the battlefield, soldier!
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