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Topic: Crispix (Read 551 times)
March 22, 2011, 03:43:12 AM »
1. Your first name (for real!)
2. Your handle (your name as it is in-game, should also be the title of the thread).
3. Your previous handles/nicknames.
Back in my early StarCraft days, I used names like Scoutleader, and ScoutCommander(I hated Protoss though). CS days, I had the most retarded name ever, I just made it up. You can laugh. It was Ghalin.
4. Where you are from (include time zone).
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Still here, alive and well in the EST.
5. How old you are (birthday).
24 years old, August 5th 1986.
6. What games you play and how much experience you have at them.
Natural Selection is my bread and butter. It's the one game that keeps me ticking. Those who know me well and I have on fb, probably get annoyed at all the NS/NS2 news I post. But you know I mean well, and am just a fanboy. <3 With my first computer, like mentioned above, I was an active StarCraft player. I went on to making maps for StarCraft, and came up with my own Counter-Strike map. Yes I eventually got into Counter-Strike, thanks to a neighbour who moved away eventually. Of course before PC games, I had pretty much all the nintendo consoles minus the NES, but Kirby SuperStar = win. Sorry, it's probably the best SNES game hands down. I buy tons of games though to mix things up. I probably have roughly just under 100 boxed copied games, and maybe in the mid 60ish games on steam, some of those being included from the physical copies. I wont mention them all, but if you want to ever play something ( I doubt anyone will ask anyways), and if I have it, I'll play it. I just recently completed the 3rd installment in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series which are excellent games, minus the horrible bugs in the first two (seriously they are awesome, look into them). But as active, consistent games, I play Natural Selection, Natural Selection 2, and Project Reality the most.
7. What your hobbies are.
Mostly gaming, movies, sports, anything involving me getting wasted because I am Canadian, that is my excuse. I'm in Game development nearly graduated. I worked on a project with 8 other students last year that was aimed for Xbox Live Arcade. Unfortunately we never succeeded in getting the game on there, but had potential investors who were really interested. Our game was a success at our grad expo. Here's a link to a trailer ->
I'll be working on an NS2 map actually for a school assignment due before the end of the semester. It probably wont be complete before, but if it begins to turn out great, I may continue to do work on it for hopefully a submission to UWE to possibly include in their game. They can always use the free labor!
8. What your profession is.
I'm in sales currently, and a student at college for Game Development and nearly a graduate.
9. How you found [IAM].
Back when I was heavy into CS (in the WON days before Steam ever existed) I was into the mod scene, this was even when CS was a mod and not even owned by Valve. I played games such as DOD, FireArms, Hostile Intent (I think it was called that) and a bunch of others. CS then became owned by valve, and my HL disc became borked. I had to purchase CS standalone then. I really wanted to get back into the mod scene because I loved those kind of games, indie projects and such. I used planethalflife.com as a source to look into new upcoming mods, or already existing mods. I played Firearms one day and someone mentioned Natural Selection in game and it being the best mod ever and that I should try it. I headed over to PHL, and looked into it. I looked at one screenshot and already I was pissing my pants in excitement. I hopped on a server and began to play. It's been almost 8 years of playing NS for me, and I believe around when I first started playing I met Cross, who I think was friends with Carnage at the time as well (its been so long ago) I would play on many servers such as IAM, G4B2S, NS Arms Lab, etc, etc. But one thing kept making me come back to IAM which were the people, and of course Orcish Grunt. That dude is hilarious, and I still got him on FB/MSN and talk to him occasionally. For those who remember Orcish Grunt ->
After getting to know OG, he became an SA on the IAM classic server, Gorge's Hideout through a member named Doglicker. I was very envious of his role, being an SA and all. I wanted power, but also wanted responsibility. I wanted to create a fun environment for each person that played NS on that server. Eventually I got the position because DL was nice enough, and OG vouched for me big time. Then something went haywire with the clan, I dont remember what exactly, but SA merged into just being IAM admins. But I remember some of the other SA's like bubbles, I believe Carnage eventually became an SA, Cheddar, and others. I still had no clue who Kyle was at this point. And I never did until years after. So eventually IAM disbanded, Abducted was formed, and I wasn't really sure about joining, because I was sorta torn about the clan breaking up and felt like I needed a long break from drama and crap. It wasn't the place for me. I started to play on G4B2S for awhile, which I tried very hard to get into their clan but nothing ever happened with that. So a couple years pass by pretty much, NS servers are dying left and right, and I see Carnage on my friends list playing CS:S with a couple of IAM members, Kmac being one of them. I join the server where others such as Chixor and some chick friend of her's was also playing. I wanted to disguise my voice. I did so by using my incredible ability of doing a baby voice. Yes, I can really do it, with no voice changers. It's remarkable. Scary, but awesome. I guarantee if you hear it, you will either shit your pants, or you will fall in love. Lets hope it's both. Moving on!
Kmac really liked my friendly attitude, eventually I used my real voice. I joined the Abducted forums, and talked with Kyle lots about myself wanting to improve the Natural Selection scene. I was eventually promoted to NS Division Leader. I had quite a lot of responsibilities. Gorges Hideout was reborn, with the help of Anomaly and Kyle and others. KC2000, myself, and another member whose name I dont recall, began to mod the server so it was set-up the way we wanted, and even personalized it with our own admin icons. Those were awesome btw. Anyways, it was a difficult process of getting people to join the server, but we had moments where we managed to get up to 17 players playing. It was incredible. But I got angry by the fact that not many of the active IAM members didnt see my dedication in the NS scene. I was very saddened, and had a conversation with Kyle saying I was wasting my time. Eventually all hell broke lose, when there was a dumb dramatic moment between Kyle and myself and another member, and I was kicked from the clan. I lost the trust of many members here, and probably still have lost that trust. I still think a lot of you as friends, because a lot of my past NS history was with IAM. But eventually Kyle and I made up, kissed lots, and things went back to normal. I introduced Kyle to Project Reality, and he got somewhat addicted, although I never really played with him. Now what am I doing up at 3:40AM typing all this up you ask. I'm not sure. But I had fun writing it.
10. Any unique skills you have that you'd be willing to help community members with (tech. help/server-saavy, etc.).
Cant think of any specifically. Just ask.
11. Any additional information that you feel like providing (stories about your life, anything!)
Feel free to ask anything. I'll say this though. When I was 14, I once swallowed a marble.
Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 10:39:34 PM by Crispix
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April 18, 2011, 09:04:18 PM »
I'm sad I was not mentioned once in that novel of a report. And for the record, [I AM] never disbanded, just always had issues within the clan but it was always alive. Now we're just ... [IAM]
Nice story though and dude that Orcish Grunt guy was hilarious lol nice vid
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