Meet Tenacious!

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  1. Tenaciousbot

    Tenaciousbot Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hello Tenacious!

    Welcome to all of our awesome new members!

    Rather than having everyone post in each introduction thread (wow, that's a lot of typing and posting), Zawr came up with the great idea of having a thread where new members could meet Tenacious.

    Members who have been with Tenacious for over 6 months are welcome to post their bio and their introductions here.

    So welcome again to all of our new family members. To good times and good friends ... Cheers!

    And now .... Meet Tenacious!
     
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  2. Paradigm

    Paradigm Bearded Pirate Instructor Staff Member Mythic Gamer Administrator Revelation Chapter Lead

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    Hey all! Welcome to Tenacious! Glad to have you as a part of our family!

    I've been around since 2009, shortly after the launch of Aion. I can't really remember how I joined, though I think it was a random invite during a Fire Temple run. Been mad good times ever since. Made a lot of life long friends here and look forward to making many more.

    After Aion, was part of our huge Rift launch and later participated in SWTOR, while playing various other games. TERA was the first chapter that I took on as a chapter lead. The hype leading up to TERA, the beta alliance meetings, recruiting, etc; were some of my best MMO experiences. The game launch was huge, as was our guild and our alliance with Sinister Swarm, with whom we have a multi-game cross community alliance with in all the games we play.

    After TERA failed to impress at end-game, I moved on to Neverwinter and eventually back to Aion for some good times after the 4.0 & 4.5 patches.


    Some of my favorite Tenacious memories include the notorious Chico Visits the Doctor mumble conversation, falling asleep in Mumble and being recorded while taking artifacts in the upper abyss in Aion, many drunken gamer nights and dungeon runs, dying as the tank in Fire Temple when the other 4 members of the group were all Tenacious healers, boss hunting with the crew, running dungeons naked, and of course, all the practical jokes.

    Now I am leading the Skyforge Chapter. Awesome to be a part of another epic and huge Tenacious chapter launch ... all of the new members have been great, and active and awesome people to game with.

    Tenacious is my family ... glad you dropped by to see about being a part of it as well! Cheers :)
     
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  3. Zawr

    Zawr I'm the f**king Monarch! Staff Member Loremaster Administrator

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    Hey gang. My name is Travais in real life and I go by Zawr on the net. I used to be a lot more active, both on the forums and in game, but then I got married and shortly after had a few kids. So, now I consider myself the poster child for what Tenacious is all about. Hardcore at heart, casual by nature!

    I've been around since the beginning. Yup, I am one of the original founders of Tenacious. Falfouran and I (real life friends) created Tenacious way back in the glory days and I have not regretted a single second. We've had our fair share of growing pains along the way, but that helped shape us into the community we are today.

    I've been apart of almost every single major launch here in Tenacious. I skipped a few launches (SWTOR and Neverwinter) but I think I have been around for all the rest. I have ran a few chapters (Aion in the old days and Rift) during my tenure but have also gladly followed (TERA and several others). Tenacious is unlike any community you will ever be a part of and I am happy with what we have all built together.

    It's hard to pick one favorite memory. I don't think it's even possible. We have had so many awesome launches, community meetings over Vent/Mumble, and good laughs while in game. Even when we die, we have fun. I could tell so many stories about the majority of our members because we have grown so close during the years. It's truly the best community I've ever been a part of.

    There is nothing more fun than a new game release though. Something about new members joining the community and getting to experience all the awesome people I've gotten to know just kicks major ass. I look forward to many more with you all!
     
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  4. Falfouran

    Falfouran Staff Member Loremaster Administrator

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    Hey everyone! Welcome aboard! My name is Danny in real life and I go by Falfouran (Fal) in game. Funny thing is most people call me Danny in game. Either way is fine with me. Occasionally you may see a character named Naruoflaf, but that's just when I'm kicking it backwards (Falfouran backwars is Naruoflaf).

    I have been around since the beginning. Yep, just like Zawr I am one of the original founders of Tenacious. Zawr talked me into playing WoW and then not too long after that Aion was releasing and we decided to start this Tenacious thing. Tenacious has grown by leaps and bounds since and we've got so many great people here and many friendships have taken flight.

    I've also been a part of almost every single major launch here in Tenacious. Almost means not every game lol. I love playing with groups and despise solo gaming. Unfortunately that's what usually ends up happening due to my real life interference's and my shotgun playing times lol.

    In real life I am a Police Officer. I currently am on a FBI Cyber Crime Task Force and my main job is computer forensics. I get to see the very intimate details that people leave in the digital items they possess. Sometimes it's pretty cool, and sometimes is utterly disgusting. At the end of the day we put bad bad people away and protect the innocent.

    Out of all the games I've played with Tenacious I'd say Aion has been my favorite. That's funny when I hated it at the beginning. The game I didn't hate, it was NCSoft. They had this BS called "DOUBLE XP WEEKEND" every M F'in weekend Zawr and I had to work. Can't tell you how far we fell behind lol. Still, it's a great game. Currently I'm trying out Archeage and I'm really enjoying the game.

    Definitely look forward to gaming with you guys in the future. If you see me in mumble, don't hesitate to say hello, and please don't be shy.
     
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  5. Thermopyle

    Thermopyle Penultimate Oligochaeta Legendary Gamer

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    I joined Aion using the name, Thermopyle for the first time. The name comes from The Gap series of books by Stephen R Donaldson. I was reading them at the time and I really appreciated how a certain character named Agnus Thermopyle gave the first impression of an evil villian, but by the end of the series was proven to be the most geniune and honorable of them all.

    Not long after joining the game I met Alzi, the son of Kicks, and it was coincidental that my son, Xandart was also playing. I looked at the website, which Zawr had put together, and I thought, these guys are serious! I had to see more. So, years later, I've seen things that no man should see and most surprising to me, I've adopted Tenacious as my extended family.

    Welcome one and All!! I hope we play many games together.
     
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  6. Kegg

    Kegg Tá mé caoch ar meisce! Epic Gamer

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    Welcome everyone. I'm Kegg, if you hadn't figured that out already. I joined up with these yahoos way back in the Aion days and then fell off a bit and rejoined again later when Zawr stalked me on Steam.

    I'm the definition of a casual gamer that still thinks he's hardcore. I tend to solo a lot due to my available game time but I never have a problem grouping up with guildies or plain old helping out when I can.

    I'm usually on late especially since I'm in eastern time but if you see me in a channel other than afk feel free to say hi, though I tend to be on the sarcastic side so I'm just getting it out there now to avoid any confusion...
     
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  7. Aluenna

    Aluenna Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer

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    Oh hai. I'm Aluenna, or Alu.

    I joined Tenacious for the Rift launch. I tend to run in a group with my husband, Terzenta, and our hetero gaming buddies for life, Tromin and Tingle. I play the (freaking amazing) healer for our static group. I enjoy crafting, PVE, and PVP although I suck at it. Also, long walks on the beach. We had a great time in Rift, but after they nerfed the end game dungeons we lost interest. We played SWTOR and FFXIV for a bit as well. Currently just waiting for AA to launch and killing time until then.

    Favorite Tenacious moment was probably our first raid boss kill in Rift. Also, any time TATT convinced a few hapless souls to take on something we really shouldn't have and either got us killed spectacularly or blew it out of the water. There is no in between with us!

    I'm a stay at home mom to a two year old, and am also currently incubating another Tenacious member due at the end of the summer. I have a degree in Computer Info Systems.
     
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  8. Nizroc

    Nizroc I cry when you die, it's what I do Legendary Gamer

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    SUP ALL! Welcome to Tenacious.

    Im Nizroc, RL Elizabeth.
    I joined Tenacious in Aion. Aion was my first MMO and thanks to my room mate and the awesome people of Tenacious I have bloomed into a pretty well rounded player. I was one of the leads for GW2. I joined tenacious for a little bit of RIFT and Tera, & SWTOR.
    It is true, I do cry when you die. Long story there but I am willing to share if you want to know. I play healer about 90% of the time but every once in a while I try out a DPS and it reminds me that I suck at DMG and am always watching peeps HP instead of OHHH look a reflect. Yeah so, healing is my call in games.

    Post screenies or videos or shoot me a link where I can download your pics or videos. I love making memories videos for the guild.
    PS I prefer video but screenies are ALWAYS AWESOME TOO.

    Also, I am a TECHNO ADDICT but if you have an awesome song about the unity of war or the comrades you will fight for along the way LET ME KNOW. I am always looking for the next Tenacious soundtrack song.

    See you in Game. :)
     
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  9. Tingle

    Tingle Pull My Finger Legendary Gamer

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    Hey now, grab your straight jackets and join the asylum.

    Im Tingle or ThreeThumbs, Troy to the real world. Getting old 44 or so. Joined around rift. Played most everything since, at least a little bit. Explorer dps freak. If a game has a stealth class Im going to play it. If not ill prolly play a blaster caster or some sort. Might find me on a warrior class too. Altaholic lol

    Research farmer for now... Hope to be stay at home husband/sex slave before summer is over. Wife, 6yo daughter, couple dogs and some fishes. Built the 73 firebird in my sig from ground up in the front yard. Once you hear me on mumble you never forger me :) I stutter so if your not in it for the long haul dont ask me any questions ;p

    You will find me in the TATT channel with Alu, Terz, Tromin and somtimes Trouble.

    Update: 45 now, daughter is 8. Stay at home dad now :) Wife is full time author now. The rest is pretty much accurate.
     
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  10. grouchy

    grouchy Smiling on the inside Legendary Gamer

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    Hey folks, Brent here. Grouchy in most games.

    I have been pursuing a number of hobbies for quite a while, camping, canoeing, scuba diving, electronics and various others. Gaming happens to be one of them. Started out with a Sinclair ZX-81 and wrote a basic program to make train tracks and run a train around them. Moved on from there to an Atari 400 and Apshai, Star Raiders and Sub Commander.

    I took the Atari to college and had people from all over the dorms visiting to play. We worked out a system where one or two would run the keyboard and then one or two more would work the joysticks. Made multiplayer titles out of single players ones. Of course this was also on black and white monitors, since color TVs were expensive back then.

    I have been part of a number of gaming groups, from ones built around specific games to others that were large communities that followed multiple titles, CoFR, CGA, TOG, WOLFGaming, Sinister Swarm and Tenacious.

    I enjoy flight simulators, but don't have enough desk space to keep the flight stick hooked up. Enjoy the occasional FPS or certain MMOs. RTS games just give me carpal tunnel these days.

    My current active game list is: Ark: Survival Evolved, Riders of Icarus, and Killing Floor 2.
    Previously: 7 Days to Die, GITS: First Assault, and occasionally Elite Dangerous.

    I might also hop into Mass Effect 3, Saints Row IV, TERA or Battlefield 4.
     
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  11. Mendien

    Mendien I'm Uncle Mendien, come sit on my lap Legendary Gamer

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    Hello to all of our new Tenacious members!

    How I found Tenacious? Not sure, but it doesn't matter, I don't plan to leave. I joined just before TERA, and that was an amazing ride. Once TERA was over for me, I stuck around, and I'm loving every minute of it.

    I have spurts of disappearing like many of us, but I'm never far away. I am a gamer...play anything. I'm a Steam a' holic. Own more games that I have never played, than I have played. I suppose I am just acting like I am Hardcore and can do all that gaming.

    I'm a network engineer for a credit union out of DC. Being doing IT since I got out of the Corps. Married, 3 kids, dog, beer fridge.

    Regarding your new home here, feel free to be active "if you want" on the forums, or in Mumble. No requirements, just do what you want while being respectful of others. (/smh @ some of the senior members here...)

    I'm Mendien in Mumble and if I play a healer class in game. My avatar is what was given to me when I joined b/c I did not pick one in time. My original forum name was casper... and it was a throw back to my old mini truck days with my white lowered S10 with Casper as my theme. I think I need to dig up some of those old pics for old times.

    Again, WELCOME!
     
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  12. Termintor

    Termintor I'll PvP your face off! Legendary Gamer

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    Hello new and old members alike!

    I am Termintor, originally I was going to call myself Terminator in aion but I did not notice until level 12 that I had forgot the A. If you ever played aion at launch you would know why I was to lazy to start over just to fix a spelling error :). I decided from that day forth my in game name would be Termintor in pretty much anything I played.

    I have been in tenacious since end of 2009, shortly after aion launched. I joined tenacious when some creepy guy name zawr talked to me in game and directed me to this website, he was very friendly and said if you are looking for a legion just let me know.

    I have played many games with tenacious: Rift, Guild wars 2, a little tera and others. I helped lead the star wars chapter, I am still bitter that that game wasn't better than it was but I digress.

    I guess I would be considered the "loner" in the guild as I do a lot of solo things in most games and love da PVP! However, Archeage appears that I will be grouping and helping others more as pvp plays a huge roll to go to trading posts and what not.

    I have had so many great times in this community, chico doctor visit, syress the bat slayer, and para takes a big boy nap just to name a few!
     
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  13. Cyndir

    Cyndir Ranger RAGE! Legendary Gamer

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    My turn, My turn!!
    I'm Cyndir, call me Cyn. I usually play the tank classes. I see a mob and tend to just run in and go for it. Causes problems sometimes. I joined Tenacious early in Aion (2009). Some freaky assassin invited me on a fort dungeon and then kept pulling everything in the room (I was the tank). Needless to say we died. That sin was Thermopyle. I think we ran a few other things, prob FT and died there too, and then was asking me to join the legion. I'm proud to say that I broke through that wall of testosterone and was the first female in Tenacious!!! And boy did that open the floodgates. I can sympathize w/ Term on not re-rolling a character in Aion. Especially when the game first came out.


    I've been w/ them through a lot of game launches Rift, Tera, GW2. I'm still playing Aion and looking forward to the WildStar and ArchAge launches.

    There are so many memories, some you want to forget, others are burned into your brain and you're scarred for life. There's the run in Rift where we let Para go in and tank the boss by himself and he thought we were with him. And as a general rule, more than two healing classes in a group the tank will die. We have a lot of fun hanging out together and goof around, but when it needs to get done, we get it done. Then go back to the goofing around. This has become a second family for me and truly a unique community.


    So Welcome to the nut house, grab the straight jacket and the margarita by the door sit back and enjoy the ride!
     
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  14. Rainedance

    Rainedance Free Pumpkin Hugs For Everyone Legendary Gamer

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    Welcome, Welcome all new Tenacious Family members!!! I am Rainedance, since I really have never liked my RL name, most everyone in and out of game that I know calls me Raine or Pumpkin Princess! =)

    The reality of joining Tenacious is just this, it can be and has been a life changing experience for me! I came aboard in Nov of 2009, at that time my life was an utter mess, going through a very nasty painful divorce, lots of medical issues and so many other things that just made my life a living hell!! Joining this Merry Band of Misfits, truly saved my life and helped make me whole again!! Without the love and support of my Tenacious family, I do not think that I would have found the courage to accomplish all that I have these past five years! I love each and every one of them!!

    In real life I am a real life Paranormal Investigator! I love anything that has to do with the Paranormal, UFO's, Mythical Creatures you name it I love it. My bucket list is to one day make a trip to Scotland, England and Ireland to visit and do investigations in some known haunted castles. Have been on many types of investigations, Lighthouses, battleships, private homes, historical locations, and old jail houses to name a few. Have had some amazing times and experiences. I attend paranormal conferences where I have been able to hang out with others that enjoy this world as much as I do as well as meeting cast members from various shows, like Ghost Hunters, Fact or Faked to name a few. Have been able to do investigations with a few ParaCelebs, which turned out to be some mad good fun! I take paranormal classes through the Rhine Institute online, sadly there is no where in the USA that I can earn a degree in Parapsychology, I need to move to England or Brazil for that. Other RL life things about me, I am addicted to the color green! Even my hair is green as is most everything I own! Totally a pumpkin addict especially pumpkin lattes!! I live in NC with my epic wonder dog, Neko Masen who is a 75lb black lab who thinks he is a lap dog, he is totally spoiled rotten. Also have a very ancient kitty cat, Snuggies who as far as we have been able to figure out is at least 24 or 25 years old, I think she still has a few of her nine lives still in her!

    My MMO career began while living in Japan, when one of my ex's shipmates told him about Dark Age of Camelot. He had purchased the game and was online for endless hours, which of course caused much strife in our household. One day he suggested that I make a character on his account and play while he was on duty that night. Long story short, I was hooked! I called him that night and told him that if he wanted to continue to play his online game, he needed to purchase my own game as well as my own computer, he arrived home that evening with both in hand! LOL Our kids all played at one time or another as well! We ran a guild in DAoC for several years, we then moved on to War Hammer then WOW. I just couldn't get into to either of these games no matter how hard I tried!

    I had to bow out of the MMO world for a few years due to medical issues. After my ex and I separated my days and nights were lonely ones. Former guild mates suggested I pick up the game AION, we made our own little Legion, but they did not enjoy the game and moved on. I then joined a little Aussie Legion for a bit until one night this lonely little Chanter was farming for Masks for a quest, but kept getting rolled by Elyos! I got a whisper asking to party up with these two guys, Thermy and Blud to help battle the bad guys, next thing I know these two are dragging me out to the abyss to do arti raids. "Hey Raine, come join in Vent!" Well, my friends, this was my very first Tenacious experience!! I had not laughed as much and as hard as I did that night in a very long time! They made me feel right at home and a part of them right away! "You need to join our Legion Raine!!" I heard time and time again over the next few weeks. But being the loyal type, I felt bad about just up and leaving my little Aussie group. After some soul searching, I realized that I was running with Tenacious far more than my own Legion, that I was having such a great time, I was LMAO constantly! Going places and doing things that this little Chanter had never done before! These folks were not only willing to have me join their Legion, but they were willing to come find me each and every time I was lost, which truth be told is most of the time! I am what you might call directionally challenged! LOL

    Although Aion is my main game and most likely always will be I have followed this crazy lot through Star Wars, Tera, Rift, Neverwinter and now ArcheAge! I tend to lean more towards support class characters. I like to heal, but I like to tank as well!! There truly is never a dull moment!!

    There are just so many Tenacious memories, Chico's Doc visit, Para's Big Boy Nap, letting Para die in FT with four healers in our group, hanging out in mumble and in game with Kick's grandson Little Mason who is 5 yrs old and just loves the gold room in FT, hearing him get all excited when he see's Bash's robot saying "Oh wow that's so cool!" when the big kids unload their attacks, he loves the animations! Chico's famous Boss Hunts, Niz crying when someone dies, Cyndir raging at the Rangers, Nakkie Bar Dances with Cyndir, Niz and myself after a successful boss kill, Tenacious Taunts the Elys with our little stores, fashion shows in the shoutbox with Niz, Chico getting banned by NCSoft because he had dragged a world boss into the fortress killing everyone to include the NPCs of the game, it was so bad that they had to shut the server down to reset it! The many drunken mumble nights where the conversations were not only just down right hysterical but some of the most randy that I have ever had! As a warning, Mumble is never safe! Zawr is always lurking in the background getting ready to hit that record button when you least expect it! lol

    I have had the chance to make some RL Tenacious memories as well, Fal, Zawr and I live in the same area and often get together to catch a movie. I was able to meet up and party hard with Syress, I think the poor lad is still recovering from that weekend! Have spent many hours on the phone or texting with Niz, Fal, Para, Zawr, Kicks, Syress, Chico and so many others! I think I have most everyone's cell number! lol Mendien is my workout buddy, he and I are keeping each other on track with the T25 Focus program! He is kicking my ass! Tingle is my Pumpkin Latte Slave although he does slack from time to time! I tend to be the one that folks contact to get in touch with someone else. lol

    Along with Para, I also tend to be the one that organizes Tenacious Events. We have had many very successful Tenacious Gamer Contests where all our member are able to enter no matter what game they are playing or if they are not playing a game currently at all, the most recent one was our first annual Tenacious Gamer Costume Contest at Halloween, our Gamer Nights in Mumble are legendary to say the very least. Aside from some very epic prizes offered at these events, it is a chance for all of us no matter what game we are playing or not playing , to get together, meet some of our newest members of our Tenacious family, forge new friendships and have an amazingly awesome time! Tenacious is also one of the few if not the only Gaming Community that is a member of the American Red Cross, something that we are very proud of! Each year we hold a fund raising campaign to raise funds for the purchasing of goodies for our Troops during the holiday season. Each campaign has allowed us to send over 10 to 15 boxes of things that our troops might need and some things just for fun while they are deployed in combat zones! Tenacious really does support our Troops!

    Little did Zawr and Fal know that when they first created Tenacious that it would turn into what it has today a real life living, breathing, thriving community! We truly have grown over the years, not just in size, but in friendships. I am not only proud to be a Tenacious Gamer Officer, but I am proud to be a member of a community that accomplishes so much! Tenacious is my HOME, Tenacious is my FAMILY!

    To all our newest Tenacious Family Members, Welcome to the best MMO gaming community ever to be found in the MMO world! You have found your home, you have found your family!! As Tenacious Gamers Official Legion Hugger I send Big Pumpkin Welcome Hugs to you all!!
     
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  15. BLUD

    BLUD Shit Stirrer Legendary Gamer

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    Hello, welcome to all the new members!

    My name is Blud and I am an MMO addict big time. I started MMOing with EQ1 at it's launch then moved on to Dark Age of Camelot and tried out almost everything MMO since.


    I joined Tenacious in the early Aion days and played Rift, GW2, and SWTOR with the guild. There have been TONS of awesome Tenacious moments over the years ! This is a great bunch of people. I am looking forward to the upcoming launches.

    Please note that my pathetic number of forum messages listed to the Left is inversely proportional to the amount of time logged into game :p
     
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  16. Erica

    Erica Mumble Silence Champion Legendary Gamer

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    I'm Erica. Most of my characters are named something along the lines of “ica” at the end, and in rarer occasions “ical”. I’m also was called the Guild Lurker, because I waited 4 years before saying anything in Mumble. I am still the undisputed champion of the mumble silence game. :D

    I joined Tenacious during the Rift Beta and stayed to play Tera, NeverWinter, GW2, and ArcheAge with them and I even co-lead our chapter in Final Fantasy XIV. I can whole heartedly say it is hard to escape Tenacious once you get to know them.

    As for the MMOs I’m currently playing the answer is none, but Skyforge looks tempting, so hopefully I’ll be drawn back in.

    The two games I play the most right now are Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. I also
    play on Steam a lot and can normally be found there. Recently, I’ve been playing Dark Souls 2, but Skyrim, Terraria, Don’t Starve, Fallout 3, Borderlands 2: Presequel, and Ori and the Blind Forest are some of my favorite games. I also play a lot of console games on my PC and Android phone through the use of emulators. Right now, I’ve got a SNES, N64, GameCube, PS1, PS2, PSP, GBA, and DS all filled with the games I played as a kid. I'm also addicted to a mobile game called Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

    As for my personal life, I grew up in Southern California, and have traveled and worked in many places across the United States and even been to a few foreign countries. I’m currently living in Cairo Egypt and the Internet sucks here which is part of the reason I’ve been out of the MMO scene lately. The other reason is because I’ve been taking a full schedule of college classes while working to finish up my MS in Cyber Studies. It’s been hectic, but the sooner I finish my degree the sooner I can make more money to take to my grave. :)

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  17. Syress

    Syress Slayer of Bats Tenacious Gamer

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    Howdys, I’m Sy.

    Let me start out by offering the new members my condolences. As we say here, “once you join, you are Tenacious for life”; there is no getting out… EVER…trust me! I’ve tried to escape this insane group of borderline gaming masochists since shortly after Aion launched in 2009, but to no avail. Since then I have been bound, gagged, and shackled monthly by Cyn and Sek, required to watch safety videos and other brainwashing media with toothpicks propping my eyes open by Niz, had the crap "PvPed" out of me several times by Termie, threatened at gunpoint by Para until I sang "Deep in the Heart of Texas" while wearing chaps and a cowboy hat, subjected to a diet of poutine tacos and maple rice pudding nachos by Chico; and forced to preform unspeakable acts of… AHHHHH!!!

    /Syress is zapped with a cattle prod by Raine as she hands him a script…

    My apoplogies for that first part... none of that has ever happened here...
    /sheepishly looks up at Raine as she taps the paper with the cattle prod.

    Ahem… as I was saying, I joined this delightful community of pleasant and endearing gamers shortly after Aion launched in 2009. Since then I have had countless wonderful experiences with them in Aion as well as, Rift, Tera, SWTOR, GW2, and many more. My biggest claim to fame in the Legion is that I have killed 2 bats IRL (pics in the forums to prove it) with my battle-axe, earning me the title “Bat-Slayer”. In mmo’s, I often play a tank class, but typically more of an Off-Tank (AKA Cyn’s add clean-up) or DPS style moreso than the true meat shield/juggernaut sort. However, I am a recovering “alt-aholic” and will often have a backup healer, or melee dps class in my character selection to fit the group needs. Though I always appreciate a good group, like Termie I prefer to quest solo and enjoy the beginning “learning stages” of a game at my own pace. Other notable games in my resume include EQ2, Lineage 2, Diablo series, Elder Scrolls and Fallout Series, SSI/D&D (Balder’s Gate, Icewind Dale, etc.) and tons more dating back to 8-bit Nintendo and paper and dice AD&D (I may be dating myself there LOL).

    As for me IRL, I am 37 and work in large scale concrete construction which takes up a good bit of my gaming time in the warmer months. In the winter time however, I have a bit more free time I enjoy gaming, writing fantasy fiction (not published yet, but working on it), and crafting armor for Halloween and Renn Faire. These days when I am away from this infernal machine, I can often be found outdoors; i.e. listening to music (metal, progressive, punk and some country), camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, fixing trucks, target shooting, and other hillbilly activities LOL.

    I can’t say I have a favorite Tenacious memory, they all … /looks over the script to see Raine still with the cattle prod at the ready and has now been joined my Zawr and Fal holding nightsticks… there has just been too many good times to keep track of them all. I will say that things like Chico’s recruitment messages, shot time with Niz Blud and Raine, Para snoring in mumble, “Talk Time” with Tayome, Kyndig's Radio Show, Zawr trolling Fal with a ninja alt in Tera, dancing on the bar in Steel Rake with Cyn, and being the only male in channel on “Ladies’ Night” were all definitely “memorable experiences.” I always look forward to gaming with Tenacious members old and new; and can’t wait to build new memories in the years to come.

    See you all in-game,
    Sy

    /asks, “Did I do okay?”
    /Thermo replies, “Good boy!” as he leads Syress by the collar back to his crate. By the door of his “house”, Erica is refilling his water dish. She simply smiles and pats Sy on the head, as she locks him in, but still says nothing.


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  18. Keul

    Keul Legendary Gamer Legendary Gamer

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    Welcome "Insert name here" :cool:

    I'm Keul. I've been a gamer since the first quarter i put down the game slot. I joined Tenatious pre-Rift/late Aion moment
    thanks to Termopyle and Chico. No, not cause of Chico's famous recuitment spams lolz.

    I served in the Army as a Track Mechanic. Stationed in Fulda Germany and Kuwaitt. Curently Journeyman Electrician
    working on Solar farms in sunny California.

    As far as gaming i'm like Mikey i'll eat errr Play most anything RTS(AoE-Starcraft2), MMO's(EQ-Wildstar), FPS's(Doom-BF4).

    See ya in game. Just say HI, I don't bite. It's just an Avitar:cool:
     
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  19. Katmondi

    Katmondi Toilet Selfie King! Legendary Gamer

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    Been here long enough so thought I'd post. I'm Katmondi, or Kat for short. Been playing games all my life since my first Atari 2600. I go by David or Dave irl. Married with 3 kids. I found Tenacious when I was looking for a community when ESO first launched. I had played many mmos and been part of guilds, but was tired of hopping and wanted to find some place to set up shop. What struck me at first was how friendly and real everyone seemed. My first intro was watching Zawr's streams lol that was fun. Then came Alpha ArcheAge. Honestly during the early Alpha was some of the best gaming I've ever had, not really because of the game but because of the people and community we had in-game. Even though we didn't have many we conquered so much!

    I'm pretty laid back, love almost all mmo's and have a severe commitment issues so you'll see me jump from game to game and make multiple characters in each. lol.

    Just glad I found this place, and look forward to many more years to come gaming with everyone!!
     
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  20. Proof

    Proof Conceited Cupcake Bastard Epic Gamer Riders of the Storm

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    Hey all,

    Proofie here. I found Tenacious during the ArcheAge Alpha in April of last year and have loved the community since then. I was able to work my way up through the roster and become the one and true leader of warfare. I go by Jonathan in real life and everyone else goes by the name of cupcake to me. So if you find yourself being called cupcake, it's not a term of endearment, you're just a cupcake. I am a member of the U.S. Army and have been stationed in Hawaii since October of 2013. I have reenlisted and will be heading over to Colorado in December of 2016 so if you live near that area, show some of the good slopes because I'm a massive fan of snowboarding. I love all sorts of games and am willing to try them all although I'm pretty f'ing bad at all the survival games such as 7 Days to Die. My main games currently are Heroes of the Storm, Dirty Bomb, a bit of SW:TOR and Skyforge when it releases this upcoming Thursday (and then pretty much just SkyForge for a while after that). I have a massive list of games under my belt, ranging from FPS to MMO to MOBA to Monopoly.

    I'm a rather chill person, having only ever been truly pissed off on very rare occasions. I enjoy just hanging out with folks more than anything, and will see me doing nothing but being in Mumble chatting it up with my Tenacious cupcakes. I'm really really really good looking and am not afraid of saying so. I have a cat named Nugget that currently lives in Pittsburgh with my family and I miss him more than the rest of my family.

    Welcome to Tenacious, cupcake. Hope you enjoy and love every bit of your time here.
     
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  21. Kinson

    Kinson Epic Gamer Epic Gamer

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    Well hello there! I'm Kinson. I've been a gamer all my life and refuse to give it up. My wife swears (hopes?) one day I'll move on, but I've told her repeatedly that I plan to be schooling my future grandchildren in the game of their choosing. I'm a father of three girls which sometimes makes gaming time hard to come by, but I've managed to make it work.

    I found Tenacious last summer during ArcheAge Beta. I was looking for a good group to play with and was fortunate to stumble upon the Tenacious recruitment thread. My first experience with the group was on a land rush practice night, which was an amazing introduction to the world of Tenacious. The sheer number of people involved, their willingness to help everyone out, and the varied personalities made it a memorable event. But what stuck out to me most was an inability to tell who was new and who was a veteran member of Tenacious. It simply doesn't matter how long you've been here. If you're here, you're accepted as part of the group. Being immediately welcomed in this way changed my entire perception of the "new guild" dynamic. I can't even believe I've been here for almost a year now. But I know I will be here for a long time.

    Oddly enough, my true attachment to this community happened after ArcheAge fizzled and most of the community moved on from the game. This is, without question, a forum driven community. And I'm a forum junkie, so it was an easy fit. Without ArcheAge occupying my Tenacious time, I found myself interacting with many more people with varied interests. I got roped into games I would otherwise never have played. (I'm looking at you, 7D2D.) Zawr enticed me to give FFXIV another shot, which eventually got me hooked on that game in a way I never thought was possible after its initial release in 2010. And as much as I'll say I love that game, it was the people in the game that drew me in.

    And that's the thing to keep in mind when you join Tenacious. Games will come and go. Some good, some bad. But what is going to keep you here is the community. I would say that this is an amazing group of gamers, but it would be selling them short. This is an amazing group of people who just so happen to share a common interest in gaming.

    I was a huge fan of Allods Online, so when Para started hyping Skyforge I was all ears. Now I'm hooked and can't wait to launch this game with the Tenacious community. It's going to be another great game with even better people.

    Welcome to Tenacious, the last guild you'll ever join.
     
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  22. Averie

    Averie Unicorn Princess Legendary Gamer Black Desert Officer Prime Doodler

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    DISCLAIMER: ANYTHING @LoanWolf EVER SAYS ABOUT ME IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL LIE.
    With that out of the way... Hi everyone! I'm Averie~ :D I joined Tenacious in September 2014

    A group of friends and I: @LoanWolf, @CranberryJeus, @Shadowkin05, @sweetrad, @Overzealous.. All of us
    infamously known as the Rabid Unicorn Murder Death Squad came across Tenacious when we first started playing ArcheAge together :) We all joined together and I slowly became more and more vocal in the forums once I realized how genuinely FRIENDLY everyone was here. I was super intimidated in the beginning because I didn't know what to expect being in a big guild: I'D NEVER BEEN IN ONE BEFORE! In fact, I've only been a PC gamer for the last 3 or 4 years... And ArcheAge was my first MMO! lol, so, I openly admit it: I'm a newbie...

    Most of my gaming experience is in solo-player RPG types, oh, and thousands upon thousands (not exaggerating) of hours in
    L4D and L4D2 - still my favorite games ever. I've always gamed, except brief periods in college when I worked 2 jobs and really just didn't have the time.

    About who I am personally? Ehh.. I'm not very good at describing myself. But I can tell you a few things:

    • My bark is WAY worse than my bite. Anything even slightly mean/insulting I say is ONLY meant in jest. And I joke around A LOT. About Everything.
      I'm full of love and would never do anything or say anything to intentionally hurt someone <3
      I'm all about having fun. And rekting people's faces. PvP is where I have the most fun even if I'm not particularly good at it.
    • I try real hard and get frustrated sometimes with myself because I hate the idea of letting anyone down.
      I hate when I feel like I'm not meeting expectations or people are disappointed or upset and I do my best to impress and make things better.
    • I ask a lot of questions because a lot of these systems that I'm sure are very common in PC games are completely foreign to me - I apologize in advance <3
    • I have a filthy fuckin' mouth - I can't help it.
      I can be a little loud and obnoxious.. just a wee bit.
      I once hiccuped and slurred/yelled through an entire guild meeting for ArcheAge then passed out on my keyboard by 10PM - still sorry about that @Thermopyle... :p
    Good and bad aside Tenacious is very accepting... I've never had anyone here make me feel like I wasn't good enough to be apart of anything, or judge me for my lack of experience, or make me feel like I didn't belong. This community means a lot to me, and I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that I love this place and everyone in it.

    (Yes I'm delusional and think I'm important enough to post in this thread)
     
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  23. Within

    Within Epic Gamer Epic Gamer

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    April 24 27 ;), 2014 is when I created the forum account to join Tenacious. I had to look it up over to the left, it seems longer.

    Although I started playing computer games when the Apple IIe came out, I took a long break and didn’t really play again until 25 years later. Major surgery, a breakup, and a job downgrade convinced me at that time that I needed a distraction. Rediscovering gaming and gaming communities are among the best episodes in my life.

    Competitively, I played Eve Online for years, then moved on to World of Tanks, then Planetside 2. There were short lived others, but either not the right game or the right people to play with. Any game has to be at least multi-player (and the more, the better), for me to be interested.

    During the Spring of 2014 I kept hearing about this new “sandbox” mmo ArcheAge (AA) that was about to go into alpha. All the best info kept coming from the Tenacious website, and after looking around a bit, it became apparent to me that this is a special community. An organized gaming family looking to grow the fun. Thankfully they swiped right and the rest is history. Despite AA not becoming the game we really wanted, it was some of the most fun I have had gaming. Just one more proof that it is the company you keep, and that I had found the right place.

    I am not yet really good at mmorpg games, mainly due to lack of experience. Arena PVP, raids, and dungeons are still pretty foreign to me. My aim is to contribute as much as possible to any group or individual goal we have. If there is ever any resource or assistance you need, I am happy to be there.

    I have a slight social anxiety that I still haven’t conquered, so I can be pretty quiet on Mumble.
     
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  24. Overzealous

    Overzealous Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer

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    I was considering just posting a new thread seeing as I still feel pretty new to Tenacious despite joining early in ArcheAage but I figured this is probably for the best.

    Good morning Everyone this is Overzealous but most people just say over or zealous. Don't ever be the rebel to try and combine them together because I promise it isn't worth it.

    I have been gaming since I was old enough to hold a controller and attempt to play along through donkey kong 64 with my dad who convinced me there was definitely a co-op mode
    and I was being very helpful despite that illusion not lasting long. Soon enough I was the best gamer in the household and no one could beat me in Mario Party but in all seriousness
    I really appreciate my family bringing me into the gaming world. After that I played many games for different consoles but if I had to choose a couple series that enthralled me and
    kept me playing them for years to come it would be Zelda, Fire Emblem and Pokemon.

    My first online experience was with Everquest and the only thing I remember about that was a huge shark boss and finally getting an electrified bone bladed claymore to be a bad ass. As I got older I moved on to World of Warcraft with some friends and managed to be one of the best pvp/pve hunters on the server up until Wrath of the Lich King where I quit and decided to move on mostly due to wanting to try other games. I moved on to a FPS called combat arms which most people will probably laugh at you for but I developed long standing friendships from this game, one of which is loanwolf who over the years has helped me destroy more games than I can count.

    Together we moved on to league of legends where I met two other long time gaming friends and tenacious members Cranberryjuice/Shadowkin. I won't go much into my league of legends exploits or the countless hours spent trying to find a decent multi-player game with this group of people and instead skip to Archeage where we found Tenacious. I ended up quitting Archeage after about a month due to some real life/relationship commitment so I never got to experience what it was really like to be a part of this community until recently but anyone with the ability to draw in this crazy group and keep them motivated is an amazing feat worthy of my respect.

    Over these last couple months I have gotten to know many of the tenacious members and it has been a really enjoyable experience despite many of them probably wondering who is this cocky kid and how do I get him away from me :p. I am a very competitive person who looks to prove that I have what it takes to back up everything I say but for the most part it's all in good fun and I appreciate that the majority of people in this community treats it as such.

    I look forward to continuing to play with everyone in this community and if any of you ever want to know something or discuss an issue with me please feel free.

    Welcome to Tenacious and a special shout out to the best guild in Wildstar - The Bromodo Dragons
     
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  25. Musefairy

    Musefairy Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer

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    Hmmm whats this?? Hehe thought i posted here... Guess not... Well I've been part of Tenacious since June 7th, 2012..I don't even remember what game I was playing 3 no 4yrs ago o_O But I remember loving each and every one I've played with guild :)
    I believe I joined playing GW2...still playing it too on and off! ;) But I've also played other greats like D3, Minecraft, Wildstar, SW:TOR, and Skyeforge for a little bit. I believe i might of missed one or two...
    I'm not an officer but making my way back to active member when I can :) I'm not actively playing in a major game, some 7D2D but we'll see how that chapter is when BDO comes out.
    I'm one of the very fun sexy female gamers in guild ;) I'm also a mom to 2 beautiful unique kiddos :eek: Plus married to a gamer dude who makes an appearance in mumble once in a while when playing with guildies.
    I like to creative stuff like crochet, knit and cross stitch. I am an avid reader of fan fiction, sappy romance novels, sci-fi and fantasy novels :) I'm also a great fan of Doctor Who and Harry Potter!
    So welcome to this crazy gaming community where we love to talk and goof around and love to welcome more people into our lil gaming fold ;) Come sit down, grab a drink of your choice and maybe a piece of pumpkin pie if Rainedance hasn't eaten it all ;)!
     
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  26. Fel

    Fel Mic-less heretic Tenacious Gamer Riders of the Storm

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    I uh.. I've lurked around long enough, but I really want to try to be more.. apart of this family than I am now because I really want to more than anything else right now. You all are such nice people, and genuinely make me smile every single time I get to be around any of you. I'm not good at these sorts of things, but I wanted to try anyway in hopes of letting you all get to know me better. (All of you!)

    My Name is Fel (or Christy if you ask me, but Fel is what I usually go by), I'm 25 years old.. and I have the worst social anxiety of anyone you'll likely ever meet if you get to know me. I'm not gonna delve too deep on that subject though. I'm a really kind person, and I love with all of my heart and not a tiny bit less. I try my best not to hurt anyone's feelings when I can help it.. and I usually will feel terrible when I can't help it. I may lurk and be very quiet person, but I like to think that to the people who talk to me that I'm an interesting person and can make people laugh and giggle when I try (sometimes in vain) to be funny/silly. I don't speak over VoIP due to those social anxiety issues that I don't wanna delve into, but I can type really fast and rather well I like to think! I know that it can be weird to try to talk to someone when they are simply listening to Comms and replying in chat. I often feel like a burden in that regard, but I promise that if you give me a chance to, I'll be someone worth the hassle. I can only truly invite you to get to know me better.

    I play a multitude of games, ranging from mmorpgs to survival singleplayers/co-ops. Currently, I'm mostly playing single player games like, Fallout, Witcher 3, Ori and the Blind Forest.. Etc but I'm also on WoW, Diablo, and Guildwars 2 as well. I actually mess around with Heroes of the Storm abit too, and I certainly will be playing plenty of Black Desert, and Overwatch when they're released. I'll play most anything though, and I welcome anyone to hit me up for some gaming. (I tend to stay up pretttttty late though)




    I joined Tenacious on August 4th, 2014 in search of a friendly guild for Archeage. I didn't expect to find the single most amazing group of people I've ever encountered though. I tried in Archeage to be more than I usually am in most games, and tried to interact with you all more through things that I felt I was good at; PvP, and Strategy mostly. I would love to sit in the Arena, or duel with any of you that wanted to. I often found myself with Proof or Kat trying to do Warfare things, smuggling trade packs into Pirate Island late at night with Proof so that we could get galleons for the guild as fast as possible, or just derping around. I wrote two guides for AA before it fell apart, but AA was one of the best times I've ever had gaming.
    I disappeared after AA for awhile(well, quite awhile really) when I went back to my old MMOs, WoW and Gw2. I never could really find a group to be with that was as great as Tenacious.

    I'm going to try my best to stick around and meet more of you, and hopefully have a blast with you all in BDO.




    To all the new people reading this; This guild - without most of them even knowing it or even speaking to me have really impacted the way I think and have made me smile and laugh when I've felt really really down in the dirt. They're the nicest, craziest, and absolutely most amazing people you will ever find. You truly become molded by the people you surround yourself with, and I promise that if you surround yourself with people that reside in Tenacious.. You'll never regret it, even if you don't talk much and tend to lurk like me.
     
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  27. Mad'Max

    Mad'Max Tenacious Gamer Tenacious Gamer

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    Hello all and welcome,
    I am Mad'Max RL Paul i served in the Navy for 24 Years Retired now served all over the world last i counted about 40 some different country's now i live in the Texas panhandle working for Philips 66 oil refinery as a Pump Knocker "mechanic".
    I joined Tenacious way back in 2012, Where i was recruited by Keul playing SWTOR at the time i will play just about any MMO love them.
    Games i play SWTOR, Diablo, Ark, 7 Days to Die, Overwatch, Fallout, and now Riders of Icarus witch is turning into a very interesting game.

    Well thats me in a nut shell so stop in and say hay i will help where i can or point you in the right direction and what ever Keul says about me is all lies hope to see you out there in the games have fun all.
     
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  28. AmazonCheesecake

    AmazonCheesecake Expert Lurker Epic Gamer

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    Well, I guess I've been here long enough to make one of these. :p

    Hello and welcome to all newcomers. My name's Amazoncheesecake, Amazon or Cheesecake for short. I honestly don't really remember how I came up with that name, other than I'm tall, and I wanted a name no one else would ever use... :D

    Anywho, it's Jennifer IRL, and I'm from central Illinois. Grew up on a small farm, and have a serious passion for animals of all sizes... Spent the last 10 years working as a Veterinary Technician. So if you ever hear me talking about my cats or dog, don't be suprised. :p

    I grew up playing pretty much every Nintendo console. I've played a lot of Mario and Zelda games over the years... Didn't really start playing anything PC until The Sims, Tomb Raider, and Tycoon games came out...

    Fast forward a few years, 2012 or 2013, I discovered Neverwinter, and played it for a year or so with my boyfriend. After that I tried out WoW and Rift, but wasn't hooked.

    I finally came across ArcheAge, started playing in Alpha, and decided I should probably look for a good guild to join... So, I found Tenacious' recruitment post in their forums, and the rest is history.

    I've played AA, 7D2D, BDO, and dabbled in a few others with Tenacious. :) I also play GW2, Minecraft, Terraria... I tend to play a lot of crafting/survival/sandbox games when not playing an MMO. :)

    A few things about me...

    * I tend to be quiet, and do my own thing most of the time. Not because I don't like to join in, but because I have anxiety and am too nervous most of the time to join parties. I hate letting anyone down... I hop on Mumble every now and again when I can, but am usually pretty quiet and just listen to everyone.

    * I am a huge smart ass, and have a disturbing sense of humor that likes to pop out randomly.

    * Did I mention I talk about animals a lot? :p

    * When I'm not gaming or working, I like to go fishing, walking/hiking, swimming. I also like to draw, and absolutely love photography (my butterfly avatar is actually a photo I took). I also love art, and especially tattoos. :D



    I think that's it. Nothing special or fancy. If you see me in game, say hi. I don't bite [hard]. ;)
     
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  29. CranberryJeus

    CranberryJeus Just a bit Fruity Epic Gamer

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    I feel like its about time to make one of these too... jeez ive been here a while. :D
    Anyway I'm CranberryJeus (Pronounced as "Juice" not "Jesus" though intended), call me Cranberry or well any combination there-of.
    Currently going hard in BDO trying to grind those mobs to grind gear to grind... well whatever is left to grind.
    I'm basically a no-lifer but always around to help with the technical, or nuanced information. I can tell you the right decision to make in whatever i'm playing but can't guarantee its the fun way, in fact its almost never the fun way (lol).

    if you are looking for a power gamer or a theory crafter you have come to the right place, come around say hi and i'll respond in kind :D


    :: PS ::if you are playing pokemonGO join mystic or die... KTHXBAI
     
  30. Siafu

    Siafu ThunderCats_Hooo Epic Gamer Storyteller

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    Hello (insert your name here.)


    IRL, my family and friends call me "Bill" and you are more than welcome to follow suit. I currently live in Los Angeles, CA.

    For the most part, I'm going to forego gaming history. Suffice it to say, it all started with eight years of EverQuest and then after that, it pretty much went downhill from there. My experiences after EQ and other guilds were utterly frustrating. Why would this be? Because I'm Super Glued to old-school values, something which today is largely teased (if not ridiculed by gamers who strive to be the best... at the cost of treating people terribly and loving every moment they do this.) I slipped away from gaming entirely because of these people, to begin a writing career. I'm now currently in the publication process for my first novel. What's important for me to convey here, more than anything, is this novel took two years to write and then fourteen months to get it published. Unbeknownst to this guild, my first novel may never have seen-the-light-of-day, had it not been for one thing that happened to me a little over a year ago...


    Four chapters from finishing my novel, I was drained of every ounce of energy, will-power, excitement or anything of emotional value to finish this story. I was over-cooked like burned bacon—I could mentally fall apart at the slightest touch. So, I decided to push back from my writing and take a break, but rejuvenation for me was elusive. I felt empty and unable to help myself. I thought, okay, time to game for a while and take my mind off of the stresses of writing.


    I posted on the Skyforge forums and it was Paradigm's post (out of about six replies) which caught my immediate attention. A writer at heart myself, knows the written word and when someone has thrown out a hook to real me in, versus, someone who understands old-school values and my past frustrations—and that I was not looking for more of it to happen to me. I read his post no less than three times, looking for the "HOOK" and couldn't find it. The written word is powerful in the right hands, and his was sincere on an unusual level—like nothing I could remember from anyone else. So, I casually made my way to this website and lurked around for a bit. What happened after reading a few posts here and there, quite surprised me...


    My deeply drained emotional well began to fill up again with all of the good ingredients I was starving for. At first, it was just a few liters of their compassion for others, then gallons of humor with more posts. After thirty minutes of reading posts, I joined without any hesitation or reservation, and then over a couple of weeks, my well was full again with TENACITY! I soaked this up from this guild like I was an eighteen-wheeler sized sponge. It wasn't long before I had what I needed to finish that novel.


    It was no less than but no more than—it was exactly—TENACIOUS.


    I had become this, through them.


    Tenacious is not: a here today-gone and tomorrow quality or fleeting thought of what you would like to achieve in life. Tenacious is a constant state-of-being. And you are welcome to fill up your well here, just like I did—and still do. In this day and age when most of us have overly warm soup-bowls full of challenges, just know that you can meet all of these challenges head-on. You stay here long enough, you will see just what I'm talking about. For new or veteran members, if you are ever away from us for any length of time (like military deployments or being in the hospital, etc.,) just remember one thing (like they say on that TV commercial) "We'll leave the light on for you!"


    You can always count on that. :)


    My best to you and yours,


    Bill
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
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