|My Gaming History (in a nutshell):||Welcome to my little piece of the wiki.
I started being a gamer back in '82 when a friend of mine introduced me to AD&D. Since then I have never stopped gaming. Through the years I have played many different systems, and settings, but AD&D/Forgotten Realms is still my favorite pen and paper game.
I also had a period of time when I played the trading card games as well, Magic, etc. My favorites of that genre were Rage, and Netrunner. I also played (and still play) the Pirates CCG.
I began the transition to digital gaming like many of my age group, with Doom. Moving from there to the Quake series, and further on to many other FPS titles, I eventually got tired of always having to do death matches when I played with other people.
The big change to that came with Ultima Online. In that game I was finally exposed to a setting similar to the AD&D I always loved, and also had the ability to either cooperate, or battle against other people on a larger scale. Of course the graphics of UO were very limited, so I was always searching for something similar but better.
While I always loved the fantasy aspect to gaming, the Sci-Fi settings also always intrigued me, thus my interest in a little game named Earth and Beyond. I was lucky enough to get signed up with Westwood Studios back during the closed beta test of E&B, and enjoyed every moment of my time there. I continued playing even when it began it's life as a pay to play game run by EA (booooooo). I played from the start of the retail game until EA (booooooo) shut it down less than 2 years later. After the death of E&B I searched for a game to play that would get me going, but never found it. Then one day while looking at stuff on youtube, I found a mention of an emulator project for E&B, looked it up, and still play it (for free) to this day.
However the fantasy settings still called, and I had a desire to try Guild Wars. So eventually I gave it a whirl, and fell in love with it as well. In no small part to the fact it has one of the richest game back stories I have ever read. If you play GW, and haven't read it's back story or history, you should.
I'm mostly a PvE player, but I do enjoy some friendly PvP from time to time. I do tend to use Rangers in my builds a lot (most of my characters have it as a second class). Of course I think that my main character Shea is enhanced by the dual classing Ranger with Necromancer, the combo is interesting, life and death.
|My Status:||I am quite lucky in that I am married to a lovely woman. While she is not a full gamer, she at least allows me to still game. Although she does enjoy the Diablo series, and many games on our Wii, Wii-u, and DSi. I am hoping they will act as gateway games to get her into more stuff.|
|My Pets:||I have a cat, Sindra (7 pound Calico/Siamese Queen).|
|Guild and Position:||Degenerate Elite, Founder/Leader/Officer.|
|Account Titles Earned:||Hapless, Treasure Hunter.|
|My Characters:|| Bloody Riz |
|My Mules:||Buki Rah Mule|
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|Other Games Which I Am Active In:||Earth and Beyond (net-7.org), if you are looking for a Space Based F2P MMO that does NOT require you to treat it like a second job (I.E. EvE), you should check the E&B game out. You can also view my information site for E&B, 61 Cygni (61cygni.site88.net). If you do go play it and enjoy it, look me up in game as Shea.|
I also play Diablo 3, a goodly amount. Bloodyriz is my nick in Battlenet.
I am also active in Star Trek Online, and my global name there is @bloodyriz. Look me up there if you wanna join the fleet, Shadow Squadron.
|Music I love:||Weird Al Yankovich, Pop Evil, David Lee Roth, and many more.|
|Wiki Projects:||I redid Kakarots Miniature Checklist to add the missing minis to it. See it here.|
My Miniature Collection
My Hat Collection
My Costume Collection