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Platform 2a - International encounters

Platonic

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An international gaming clan... What's that? Instead of with friends, you play with virtual strangers with whom you can't communicate? No no no no no. Instead of friends you already have, you play with people you have not yet met. Those guys are flesh and blood just like you and when you wanna meet them, guess what? You can!

 

In this blog entry I'll tell you the story of how this gaming clan made me meet with total strangers, delivered me a bright yellow "F|A Clan Co-Leader" T-shirt and made me invite a guy in my home who used to kill me several times a day on the server.

 

First there's Hamburg. How do you set up a real life meeting? It's simple. You make a topic on the forums, make a poll about the meeting place and date, someone books a hotel and... You meet there.

Or do you now? Our good friend Raziel was the one booking the hotel, you see. And this nice mister had disappeared from our good earth. So we ended up looking for a new hotel for Destiny and Guardian and I ended up at the strangest camping site I have ever encountered (there was no grass for the tents, but stones).

 

Once we all found a place to sleep, Kowalski was ready to show us the city of Hamburg. We ate some weird fish burgers at the port, took some pictures for the rest of the clan and ate ice cream, bathing in the sun. It was all really fun. My only complaint was that DJ, Destiny, Kowalski nor Guardian were pretty girls but eh... You can't have everything! DJ bought us cookies and this is also where DJ told me I was promoted to co-leader! Quite strange hearing about clan stuff from a real life DJ :p. As if that ain't enough for the strangeness, I received a yellow "F|A Clan Co-Leader" T-shirt in my letterbox a few days later. How often do you get those from your other friends, huh?!

 

At night we went for drinks. We took some extra beers to the port and stayed there talking until 4 am. What do gamers talk about? Yeah, sure. Games. Clan gossip. But also politics (it's allowed on those meetings!), life, girls,... The advantage about having no girls in the company is... You can talk about them.

When Guardian and Destiny went home I stayed a little longer to visit the Schanzenviertel with Kowalski. It's a really cool "slum" (see picture). Last year I returned him the favor and showed him Ghent. I have a feeling we may meet again.

 

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Eh, I can't tell you everything in one blog entry so you'll have to hear about the other international encounter in the next part :D

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From that whole blog post I get one thought; 

 

Where's my t-shirt?! :mellow: :rolleyes:

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Sisje

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Wait? Did I prevent you guys from talking about girls? Cuz I think it can be hilarious to listen to those kind of conversations! Obviously looking forward to read the next blog about other encounters ;) making real life friends from people who you play with can be pretty awesome!

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1 hour ago, Sisje said:

Wait? Did I prevent you guys from talking about girls? Cuz I think it can be hilarious to listen to those kind of conversations! Obviously looking forward to read the next blog about other encounters ;) making real life friends from people who you play with can be pretty awesome!

Well I was sort of hoping the next blog would be a detailed explanation of why I did not receive my t-shirt.  But if there's something in the pipeline before that then I can also accept a hand-written formal apology from all leadership, with t-shirt enclosed.  

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14 minutes ago, Chuckun said:

Well I was sort of hoping the next blog would be a detailed explanation of why I did not receive my t-shirt.  But if there's something in the pipeline before that then I can also accept a hand-written formal apology from all leadership, with t-shirt enclosed.  

Don't worry about it, I don't have a T-shirt either. I think they only give it to the "special" cases ;)

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T-shirt? I didn't know I would get a t-shirt. Well, I guess I will have to go to the post office to search for my F|A Clan Trial t-shirt :D
But now I want to tell that I enjoyed reading your story very much and hope to see other parts of it ^_^

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cant believe you said DJ was not a pretty girl :P

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4 hours ago, Sisje said:

Wait? Did I prevent you guys from talking about girls? Cuz I think it can be hilarious to listen to those kind of conversations! Obviously looking forward to read the next blog about other encounters ;) making real life friends from people who you play with can be pretty awesome!

Yeah I know girls don't mind that, but many guys don't like to be spied on :P

3 hours ago, Chuckun said:

Well I was sort of hoping the next blog would be a detailed explanation of why I did not receive my t-shirt.  But if there's something in the pipeline before that then I can also accept a hand-written formal apology from all leadership, with t-shirt enclosed.  

Right, you live in the country where they put flowers in their hair. Keep San Francisco dreaming sir <3

2 hours ago, Sisje said:

Don't worry about it, I don't have a T-shirt either. I think they only give it to the "special" cases ;)

Oh, i'm special :DCarl-llamas-with-hats-14404314-200-216.j

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Already enjoyed reading the first one, but obviously loved this one!  :wub:


Brought some good memories back, thank you for that! It's been an amazing weekend back then, having you guys in my home town.

You also made me comment something in here for the first time in ages... (uhh and of course I wanted to try this new fancy forums! B))


It's your turn for Hamburg again this year by the way... ;)

 

Looking forward to read the next parts!
Until we meet again, my friend :)

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So rude to tell us you talk about us and not explain what! What?!

 

I'm very happy I myself met few members and hoping to meet more :)

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ITSAAAA MEEEEEEEE. 

 

Don't usually read blogs so I suppose I am kind of late :P. Meeting people you have known for years but have never seen is a weird but wonderful thing. Should you introduce yourself? Wait... I have hardly ever even talked with this guy... Do I even know if he likes or dislikes me? I guess those are the questions I asked myself before going. Shortly after I arrived those questions quickly vanished and were replaced with "Where the f*** is Raziel?" but I guess you already pointed that out. 

 

All in all I had a lot of fun, made me wish I was at Alexandra's meeting but I wasnt allowed by my parents back then (2013 or sth) becuase I was like 15. However maybe there will be another official FA meeting at one point in time where someone will be kind enough to inform me about so I can come as ex-Admin :]

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2 hours ago, Dest!Ny said:

However maybe there will be another official FA meeting at one point in time where someone will be kind enough to inform me about so I can come as ex-Admin :]

Tags are like uniform but what matters is under the uniform 90% of time. :) So u are welcome. I wish US peeps would do something like this. :(

 

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