Hello it’s meng, I’m one of the GC admins for our Left 4 Dead 2 servers. For the month of December I will be hosting a forum event for nonmembers and members to participate in. I want you guys to write up a response to my following questions. Admins and Board Members aren’t able to win but are encouraged to write their own responses. Also any alt accounts and banned players aren’t able to win as well.
There will be up to 4 winners, I will choose the 3 I enjoy reading the most and I will then choose from those that haven’t been chosen by me to be set in a lottery to see who the last winner will be and then I will have one of our board members help me reward said players that won.
Please link your steam profile and steam ID on the top of your post to make it easier to reward.
**This forum event will end on December 23rd, 2017 at 11:59PM CST.
When and how did you find out about GC? And which game did/do you play on? How long have you been gaming on GC overall?
Share about your very first day on GC or just your first month or so, how did it go? Whether good or bad, let’s hear it from you. Tell me about friends you have made while playing our servers and what roles did they have into making you have fun gaming in general. What keeps you coming back to play GC? How has GC affected you as a person, whether big or small, share about it. What are some fond memories that you can recall on while playing games on GC servers? Any funny ones? Any sad ones? What song reminds you of GC? What is a goal you want to accomplish next year? And for those who play L4D2, what is something you want to work on getting better at in the game?
I can’t remember when I first found about GC, but I came across it when another 10v10 server had disappeared. I played L4D2 the most on GC, very short time on our CSGO server.. Overall I’ve been on GC somewhere under 10 years, I can’t really remember exactly.
I can’t remember my very first day but my first month I’m pretty sure was hectic, it was a lot simpler back then with our buy menu and there was no sending points. Also there was instant spawning special infected which made a lot of the easy chokes that we can pass through now much more difficult back then. Which was rage inducing but also very fun and entertaining. Lots of good memories of back then and to now I’d say.
I’ve made countless friends through playing here. Many of whom no longer play L4D2 but it’s fine, it was good memories while they lasted. Some of whom no longer login steam in general which is saddening but makes you wonder and hope that they are still doing well in life wherever they may be. Friends that had gotten me games that we could play through together and beat. And those that send me invites to play on GC when there’s room, especially during the days that even with membership, you could not kick someone out. I also have half a mind to block Jelly and Grill for spamming me invites to play all the time when I’m busy. I wasn’t a member for much of my early time here until one of my oldest steam friends had gotten me my first membership so that I was able to play more often during the busy hours without being kicked. And throughout my time here I feel grateful for what’s been given to me, especially when I wasn’t able to get it myself and definitely will try to be worthy of gifts from friends.
It’s definitely the people that keep me coming back. I’ve taken my fair share of breaks from GC, times I’ve been gone for a few months and was always happy to come back to see new and old faces in L4D2. I remember the times when even Jelly was kicked for membership slots. After playing the versus here, I just couldn’t play campaigns no more, just felt too empty for me. Our buy system while not unique with all the other ones that are still around, just feels right to me, even if I was gone for awhile. It took me a long time to figure out how to bind anything when I first started too. The maps may be overplayed and it’s the same A to B scene ingame all the time, but that’s not what makes it so enjoyable. From just helping new players or having one player you’re just able to buddy up with to make an unstoppable duo. It feels great, and I’ve only felt that way in so few other games that have multiplayers in them besides GC.
GC’s allowed me to be able to help people ingame or even out of game,whether that be teaching them the rules or binds or just listening to their story and what’s important to them that isn’t game related. It’s not made me realize but it’s strengthened the idea that, no matter how much time we put to gaming, we still have a very busy life behind the screen. And are at different points in our lives. So it’s best to be kind and helpful to everyone when you can because you are never sure what’s happening for them. Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is to just invite them to come play a game that you both share. Nothing beats good company.
There’s too many to actually name but I can recall from the time before I was an admin and my team left me behind, when Madvillain was still shooting it up in L4D2. And he said over the mic, “you’re leaving your best player behind” which was me, who was left behind and dying out. That was also early on in my time here and that was definitely nice to hear from someone. A funny memory or more so situations ingame was, when we could suicide a charger when we charged someone midair. It ended in many deaths before that was fixed, definitely fun though. We could at the time just charge someone and suicide midair to drop the survivor to their doom. Sad ones, are definitely when I’m left to die. Sadder now since we can send points too.
The song that reminds me of GC at the moment is by Drowning Pool called Bodies.
A goal of mine for next year would be to possibly go out of the US once to visit somewhere and see some new scenery. And for L4D2 I’d want to be able to Kai or ceiling pounce and at least do one successful one on a moving survivor.