Meng, when I first glanced at this, the idea/contest/post looked a little too sappy to me. But after reading this (the posts by you, soda and looney), I changed my mind. I liked reading it. Also, if you want one of the prizes to be a free membership, I will pay for it.
1) 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?
Played L4D2 and enjoyed the server. Had to become a member to stay in the server. I only did it to not get kicked. The idea of not being able to have an offensive name and not being able to say offensive things to people seemed dumb when I first joined (not that I did things to be mean, but I do have a warped sense of humor). But I soon ended up understanding the reason for the rules GC had and I wanted to help everyone enjoy the gaming here.
2) 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.
You really think I can remember that far back? I remember one time General doing a kick vote on me, and just before I was kicked I saw him type "vote no, wrong person!" or something. Yeah thats a nice welcome!
3) 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.
I wish I could list them all, but it would just be too many. I made so many friends from L4D2 and GC. Some have become friends beyond just playing the game, they know who they are and I really appreciate them. Most of the friends made it enjoyable to play because of not taking things too seriously and being able to have fun and joke around. Some friends also really went out of their way to help me learn how to play the game better or smarter (Swatfishy where are you!!). Unfortunately (because of the role I accepted in GC) I have had to play the bad guy also, and caused some people to not think very fondly of me. I dont take it personally though. Actually, the funny part is, I still considered most of those people friends too, even if they didnt think the same way back.
4) What keeps you coming back to play GC?
Someone needs to be here to be the bad guy.... oh wait, we have San for that..... seriously though it is the people in GC (see above), I feel like so many of you are friends and family.
5) How has GC affected you as a person, whether big or small, share about it.
Years ago, when I really started playing on L4D2 server alot and I joined GC, it was because playing on the GC server and playing with the people here, was the only way I could get my mind off losing a family member. The game, the server, the people really helped me through tough times, even though they were unaware!
6) What are some fond memories that you can recall on while playing games on GC servers? Any funny ones? Any sad ones?
Saddest moment - when San sent me a request to join a chat with certain other evil board members and they forced me to become one of them.
There are too many good times to type about, sorry! Most involve either playing jokes on Zero though.
7) What song reminds you of GC?
Down With The Sickness - Disturbed
8) 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?
Personal Goal... Only a few here know the details, but for the last 20 months I was in one of the most horrible situations imaginable. Biggest fight of my life, but I was just recently vindicated, completely. It became official just 3 weeks ago. It is hard to explain, but without that continual weight on me (it cost me a fortune and the stress took a toll on me), my goal now is to just enjoy what I have and not take anything for granted.
L4D2 goal... Obviously I am the most skilled Admin or Board member at the game, but I still always try to improve. I tend to do the same things when I play (use an AK as survivor, play boomer mostly as infected). I would like to get better with AWP and use other infected classes more (except for the Smokermerc, ugh I hate playing that).