Life works in funny ways. Just last week I was sitting in front of the PC about to fire up ET when I thought why is it that a 37 year old man with a family and tons of responsibility is still playing games. It was then that I started to look into my past and see where it all started.
When I was young gaming involved 2 options the first being early consoles like ATARI(which we didnt have) or going to the video arcade and plugging those hard earned quarters into games that were impossible to beat. I dont know how many thousands of quarters I payed into Contra or Gauntlet . At around the same time my friend got Atarri and we spent countless hours playing the tank game. It was revolutionary. Fast forward a little bit to 1986 when I saw the Nintendo NES for the first time OMG we didnt sleep until we finished Mario brothers. Fast forward again to 1992. Already out of high school and dicking around in college at this point we have had a PC in the house for a while I see an ad for this game called Wolf3D. OMFG I was hooked at that moment on FPS games. Over the years I played every episode and level i could find even that annoying Barney one. After that I moved to Doom and then took a couple of year break from gaming until the long awaited RTCW came out. I played the SP version and I loved it. I then moved to MP and didnt really take to it. I watched the release of ET without much interest. I downloaded it but could never really get into it at first. Somewhere around 2005 my wife went on a 2 week vacation with her mother and I decided to fire up ET once again. This time it stuck and I roamed the ET universe getting my ass kicked playing with default settings shit it took me almost a year to figure out that you had to do binocs for arty strike .
Once again I took a break and didnt come back to ET until 2008. It was that year that I joined my first clan. The clan died like a month later and i roamed around until I found the S2H* baserace server where I really met a great bunch of friends and I joined and stayed in that clan until it died. Around 2009 I found Jay2 and I started playing there everyday while my Euro clanmates were sleeping. Once S2H* died I decided that F|A was the place for me and here we are in 2011 kicking ass and playing many different games. At this point my Daughter is already asking me when she can start playing ET and she says she hopes not to be a lowbob like her daddy.