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Nov

Humble Beginnings

   Posted by: Nate Tags: , , , ,

Ah a sneak peek of where I have come from to get to where I am, where to begin? Well, lets go back to April 2008. The story begins where I got kicked out of my college 2 weeks before I was due to go back to Australia, and of course finish the semester. Probably not what you expected, huh? Well lets continue. Here I am, 2 weeks till I fly back home to Mackay, Queensland and I’m sitting at my grandparents house wondering what to do with my spare time. So me being a gamer since about 9 years old, I started to Google some RPG games. I came across one that I played for a few weeks and ironically, I saw an advertisement for Dark-Warriors on this site so I checked it out.

Early Beginnings

I played the game for a few days and of course like a lot of people do, I mailed Feltash to ask what he did to start his game, that is, what languages he used etc. So he added me to MSN and we talked for like 3 minutes and that was it. I continued to play the game and bought my first 3 month subscription for a whole $12.95 and I loved it. I continued to play and started getting bored with it. I transitioned into my Junior year at my new college and thought a game would be a big hassle to play so I decided to quit the game when my subscription ran out. Needless to say, 3 days before my subscription ended Hi-Lo came out and I started playing it. Many of you know I used to play it every 30 minutes, then every hour, then every reset. I gained over a year of subscription doing this, plus a great assortment of goodies.

Promotion

Come around the December time I was in local chat and Feltash was in there as well. I started speaking with him in a normal manner (hint hint, not trying to get anything) and within a few minutes he made me a helper. Hell, I didn’t want to help no one, I was one of the players that stayed in the background and just played Hi-Lo when it came on, helping was the last thing I wanted to do, but needless to say I went into Newbie chat. I log back into the game the next day which was the day that Feltash introduced the webcam feature in chat. He asked if I could test it out for him so I did and a few minutes later I became a Staff. Fweh, a whole 9 hours of being a helper and I was on to the next level. He told me the reason he made me Staff was because “I had my head screwed on straight” he also mentioned, “You have a goatee and drink protein shakes” whatever that meant.

Fast Tracking

Time goes on, I start doing my staff duties and as an OCD perfectionist I start cleaning up some things. Apparently this was a good thing and in 2 weeks I became Admin, talk about fast tracking. Feltash started talking to me more on MSN, he started giving me projects to undertake since he knew I was a geek at heart, so naturally I do them. I continue to get more projects over the next few months, and I start getting less attached to playing the game and more involved in running the game, Feltash liked this. In August, some things happened of which I can not be certain of (I still haven’t been told) and Feltash told me I was going to be the Head Administrator for World 1! Holy hell, what was he thinking? I can’t do that, I know nothing about running a game. I just started by making things more universal in the game, you know something that everyone can follow.

My WTF Moment

After a few months I started getting the hang of it and right around December of 2o09 I was told I was going to become the Head Administrator of Jurassic Jungle. What the hell is going on, how can I handle 2 games? I continue to run both games the best I could. Then yet again I some other series of events happened and I’m told I’m going to be Head Administrator of World 2. This is craziness to say the least. I also had to take over all the other games except for Starwake, luckily we found one person to be a Head Administrator over there. Now I get informed that I am a Games Master. Well what the hell is this Games Master thing? He told me “You run everything, enjoy” EVERYTHING?!?! How can I run every game that all of OGN owns? Well it wasn’t easy let me tell you, I couldn’t humanly run everything by myself. I had to find a great team to help me run everything thats for sure.

Present Day

It took me months to find players that could help me run the games, without me taking away their gaming experience. The players I found had a desire to run the game as opposed to playing the game, sure they enjoy playing the game, but the success of the game and having a happy gaming community is their number one goal. I’m so blessed to have found them. Now you will see, if you play any of the other OGN games, that each game has their own Head Administrator. It took a lot of work, a lot of sleepless nights, and a lot of chemistry but finally we have a great team for each game to enjoy. I know I’m not perfect and I don’t claim to be, but my number one goal and wish is for the games you play to be a great experience for each and every one of you. It may seem like a lofty goal, but its one I do hope to achieve.

PS: Promise this will be my only auto-biography blog ;)

Nate