I wont be able to play in the spleef comps, due to rl etc, however I must tell you of an odd experience....
Quietly playing away in the shed one night, minding my own business when out of the fading light came an awesome sight - God like and resplendant upon the back of a terrifying Mexican Battle Donkey, rode a man, a man both terrible and wonderful, wearing the finest Tijuana spleefing nylon....
"They call me El Bazzito" he thundered - as he said this the final rays of light from the setting sun flashed behind him, silhouetting him and his donkey, and for a moment -just a moment - I swear his eyes glowed deep in the shadows of his mask.
He leapt from the back of his mighty Burro, with the grace and power of a salmon leaping from the cold and icy waters of a Nordic river, performed several flips and rolls (any single one of which would put your average olympic diver to shame, such was the beauty and perfect execution of his form) and came to land directly in the doorway.
"I will play in your TOG comp - and I will do so in your place!" - it was a statement, not a question and as if to punctuate his position, the donky snorted, flames coming from it's nose.
"However" he continued, "Most spleefers are sent into pants soiling fear just from beholding my visage alone - to add my incredibly masculine voice to the frey - with my perfect pitch - would only mean that all would flee before me - El Bazzito! (and that's how he pronounced it - excalmation point included) does not win by default - he wins in combat! - so to ensure this does not happen, I will attempt to use your voice in mumble so I can taunt my would be compeditors"
And that was it.....
He strode from the shed, paused to adjust the crotch of his 'El Loco' brand nylon war speedo's (I Imagine they must chafe like a bastard - though incidentaly the speedo of choice for any serious
spleefer) leapt upon the Donkey - which farted, setting fire to the Rhododendrons by the shed door - and tore of into the night.
The shed was an emptier place for his leaving.
Every word is true, I swear.
So you will see my character in game, but the near perfect display of spleefing will not be mine - you will hear me in mumble, but the voice will belong not to me, you will all be in the presence of El Bazzito.
It's a shame I'm going to miss it.
Oh - one more thing:
Originally Posted by Brew
I've also got to figure out how to use mumble without risking waking him or my wife sleeping a few rooms away....Can't shut the doors or the cats and dogs will wake them with trying to open them.
Leave the TV on in the background - works for me.
(or just sit in and listen!)