[DONE] Introduction

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  1. Legion Wizard

    Legion Wizard Getting Started

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    Howdy, interested in joining after a "sort of"-return to gaming. I am a freelance cloud engineer. Recently I bought a one of those mini PCs where you still need to add the CPU and such, as a primary work computer. It ended up a pretty beefy thing and it allowed me to do some gaming again after several years. I'd like to delve into some more multiplayer/community content.

    How did gaming start for me? Hard to tell, I remember having one of those old Apple computers when I was maybe 9-10 years old. I just played the puzzle game on it. Later a cousin of mine introduced me to Age of Empires 1 and Medal of Honor. I was hooked. Played a lot of AoE 2 later on (remember getting it for Christmas and playing the soundtrack CD of it in the dark), and the Half Life titles with the first versions of Steam.

    I remember when my brother got a better computer we debated between getting Half Life 2 and Doom 3. I bought the former but also player the latter years later. What an experience that was.

    Online I played a lot of Runescape, where I was a member of a clan with a lot of older gamers (I was 20'ish at the time). At age 25 or so I assembled my own computer with the first money I earned, played BioShock which I loved, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age title, Witcher (never finished a single title but they are amazing). After that some more indie games (Darkest Dungeon, Slay the Spire) and Minecraft for a short time during the pandemic (I deployed an instance for our company on free Google Cloud credits).

    Best moments in gaming (warning: possible spoilers)
    - Half Life 2: entering Ravenholm
    - Mass Effect 2: going through the Omega 4 Relay
    - Bioshock 2: having to put down Sinclair was heartbreaking
    - Witcher 3: just walking through the world felt so lively, maybe it's just the waving trees
    - Batman Arkham Asylum: its eeriness walking through the asylum
    - GTA 3: opening song (Stripe Summer)
    - Portal 2: the ending song
    - XCOM Enemy Unknown: perfect execution hardest difficulty bomb defusal early game in the train station (no save scumming) up until the last point of defusal; everyone went from full'ish health to death... I still see my sniper running for extraction and a Thin Man patiently awaiting past a train carriage giving a fatal headshot to my sniper sprinting past... ouch
     
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    Sysmon World of Warcraft Captain -= SILVER Patreon =-

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    Cloud engineering? I know about earthquake engineering, but how do you engineer clouds?

    :D S
     
  3. Gilderan

    Gilderan Guilded Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Legion and thanks for one of the best introductions I think I have read to date. I have some good news...

    Congratulations! You have passed our stringent don't die before 25 application requirement and have made it into TOG.

    Keep in mind there is more here than the division for that flaky game you have signed up for. There are other flaky games which all have their own division and other things of wonder, joy and wtf.

    Public Forums (Philistines only or less then 25. Same thing)
    Member Forums (General chat, cat videos, VR, laboratories, Steam and Discord invites)
    Member News (If you have a mind like mine you just laughed)
    Simulation and Sports Divisions (This is for simulation and sports games!)
    Strategy, RPG and other Games (This is for err... Strategy, RPG and other Games)
    FPS (Brutal and horrific death. Lots of fun!)
    MMORPG (Also brutal and horrific death but sometimes ponies)
    Operations (The name you picked is stupid and you want to change it? Policies and stuff).

    :D
     
  4. Gilderan

    Gilderan Guilded Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    Derr...with fairy dust of course. Everyone knows that Sys :)
     
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    Gilderan Guilded Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    @Legion Wizard Don't forget to sign up for the TOG discord server where alot of the conversations take place. Instructions on getting access are here.

    Once again welcome to TOG mate. Its good to see another Netherlander join the ranks :)
     
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  6. Monty

    Monty Phoenix Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to TOG Legion Wizard.

    I hope you enjoy your stay with us. :D
     
  7. Legion Wizard

    Legion Wizard Getting Started

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    Thank you all very much! Hopefully I find some more time this week and join on discord :) it's been busy for me
     
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    Gilderan Guilded Manager Staff Member Moderator

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    I feel your pain my friend. My guru tank has run out of mojo juice the last few weeks. :)
     
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  9. Zooty

    Zooty Active Member

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    Welcome Legion Wizard! - another body to swell the ranks.

    Great to hear all about your journey - now that you've arrived!

    More soon

    Mike
     
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  10. Rukus308

    Rukus308 Code Monkey Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard Legion Wizard :D
     
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  11. CAMMO

    CAMMO The Soprano Voice of TOG Staff Member Moderator -= GOLD Patreon =-

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    Cool application, welcome aboard.
     
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