Posts Tagged ‘game’

4
May

Goodbye yellow coat

   Posted by: Red Moon    in RedMoons Rants

I finally stepped down from all my GH positions after a long time of being part of the Great Hall team at most OGN games. The main reason for it is that I need more time for me, to be more present and focused at real life, and the admin work is a lot of work and demands energy and time, so I asked Nate to release me from it. However, I will continue doing some background work at OGN Great Hall (and of course, I will continue playing poker and being a pain at the game as a regular player now!).
Being admin was a great experience that made me met amazing people, and I want to use this space to say thank you to all those that were there working with me shoulder by shoulder.

Nate: you have amazing leadership abilities, and you have been always there for us when we needed you. I’m sure that you will make a awesome career at real life, because you really have what is needed to do it. Thanks for your support. It have been a pleasure to work with you, and it will be always nice to keep working at your side.

Mama, Ox and Kvakaca: it have been really funny and exciting to work in team with you all, and to have such a great communication between us every day, not just to deal with cases and game related issues, but to have a laugh and talk about each others lives… that is something that we will continue doing because I appreciate you as real friends (that goes for you too Nate).

Tom: thanks for the trust and support. I hope I have been a little help for you during all this time.

To all the players that helped me many times mailing me about game related issues, informing me, and giving their opinion and points of view about things, thank you very much.
It was a pleasure to be at your service,

RedMoon

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30
Nov

What’s your dirty little secret?

   Posted by: Red Moon    in RedMoons Rants

If my wife knows that I bought the Ice Pack she will freeze my ballsI have to leave now, my hubby is just arriving and if he catch me playing again he will kick my assI can’t wait for my spouse to leave the house with the kids so I can play in peace and enjoy… Are those lines familiar to you?. Have you ever heard a player saying things like that?. Well, I have heard that many times.

I have seen respectable people that hides at the bathroom with the laptop to play, pretending to feel sick of their stomachs; some others that get a new credit card to spend at the game without telling a word to their partners… I have even know about a guy that took a female character instead of a male’s one because “his wife is too jelous, and that’s the only way she allows him to play”, could you believe it?!!!.
After seeing all that I came to a conclusion that I want to share with you here: for some players, the game is a lover. It´s that dirty little secret that makes them happy. The forbidden exciting pleasure that they hide in the closet. The prohibited activity that makes them feel young again.


I always imagine those players making up excuses to get that free time to play… things likehoney, I’ve just received an important mail from work… please, don’t disturb me for a little while, I could be fired if I don’t finish that report asap(and there is when our guy runs to play poker, of course!).
I can even make a mental picture of the wife yelling at the guilty husband you were at Dark Warriors again! I smell the upper ven in your hair! And yesterday you were dreaming about it… I heard you repeating 175.000 kills…180.000 kills…190.000 kills all night long!.

Now I can’t avoid wondering… Why these players keep hidding the game to their partners? … Is it that they need to keep it at a “prohibited” path in their lives because they feel more excitement in that way, or are they just being greedy and doesn’t want to share the fun?.

Experience shows that entertainment activities with your better half could be an excellent idea. I think about Mama and Ox, husband and wife in real life that plays all the OGN games together and daily have a lot of fun with that. I also remember Begone and Sir Lee, fighting arm with arm at the ven; Devious and TheNiteMare, and so many other successful cases of real life couples improving their game experience by shearing the same hobby…

So my advice for those players that behave as if the game were their lover is this: relax, have fun, invite your better half to get into it… Make it a threesome!


RedMoon

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16
Nov

Humble Beginnings

   Posted by: Nate    in Nate's Nook

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

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