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  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Dixie Normous has fond memories of HL2 at ICLAN07.
  • poofiepoofie Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    remember that time i rubbed your scalp while you played Bloons? that was awesome.

    or maybe that other time i won at Puerto Rico at EPIC 09? also awesome.

    or how about i registered for this site because i joined the Icrontic WoW guild?
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen Greetings from Michigan, the great lakes state Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    You actually all thought I was a 9 year old boy, heh.
  • AmpersandAmpersand North Dakota
    edited Nov 2009
    One year eh? Seems to me it was about a year ago when prime first seduced me into his team fortress 2 server with promises of pick-a-nick baskets and home made ice cream. Since then his pillow talk whispers have convinced me to start lurking the forum and website, heck i might even get above fifty posts before the world ends in 2012.

    Don't let your age go to your head icrontic gaming, you've still got fifteen years before you can pick me up in your mustang to take me to make-out point.
  • AnnesAnnes Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember at EPIC '09 when Jimmy had faith in me and chose me for his TF2 team. Then I played Heavy and we mowed bitches down. And we won.
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember my first LAN party: I took my Macintosh Performa 6200CD over to my friend hpence's house and hooked it up on the floor of his room to his Power Macintosh... 6400 I think? No switches or routers, just a LocalTalk null-modem cable going from Printer port to Printer port. We played Descent and I got my ass kicked.

    -drasnor :fold:
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    The other day at work I joined a TF2 server. Just some random pub mid day because our server was empty. It was terrible. Mic spamming, spawn camping, terrible sprays, with server messages popping up saying "Don't be a fag, donate and play here. All other servers are gay!" every minute.

    No singing our way to victory, no fun banter with friends and new acquaintances, no playing just to enjoy the game.

    There's a reason TF2 has remained popular with our community. It's not the free updates and evolving gameplay; it's because of our Community. We keep it FUN. I'd hate to be a player without a group as fun as us.
  • _k__k_ P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    It still brings a tear to my eye thinking of the hours I spent in MW3, MechWarrior the only game that deserves the MW, jump jetting just over hills to launch 60 LRMs at some loser before I flanked him to snipe off his leg with my last PPC round. Those were a simpler times of alpha strikes, coolant flushes, and circle strafes full of pulse lasers. I love you MW and you will always have my heart and my first online gaming experience.

    BUT, I have also fallen head over heels for IC and the family that has brought me in from the cold to teach me their ways. Its been a long time since I have felt so at home with an online community and I love every single one of you for it. Except Ampersand because he got scared when I wanted to come spend Spring Break with him.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    BuddyJ, kissing ass does not improve your chances of winning.
  • AnnesAnnes Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Kwitko said:
    BuddyJ, kissing ass does not improve your chances of winning.
    Not the way he does it, at least. ;)
  • KoreishKoreish KCMO Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I motion to have Ampersand removed from the contest. He has an unfair advantage of being Brian's mistress. :p
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Oh Lord, Annes reminded me of the pure thrill of TF2 victory at LAN 08. Screams erupting after matches - forlorn from the losers, and exuberant from the victors. They were simpler, purer times, made wonderful and intense by the presence of friends and the spark of friendly competition.

    God damn, that was one fantastic contest.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    The best comment I can offer is this blog

    Honestly, Icrontic's Epic Lan was the gaming highlight of my 2009. Hell, even a couple guys walked up and said "hey, you did not suck as bad as we thought you would". Seriously though, amazing event, to coordinate that all in a fairly modest backyard space took a hell of allot of effort, and sitting up till 4AM together that one night after the tent cleared entirely worth it. Good times.
  • edited Nov 2009
    I'll share another memory in a bit, but I first want to echo what Snarky said. TF2 at both IC LANs (that I've attended) has been the most intense TF2 I've experienced. Specific example: Expo 2009, 2 to 2 on 2Fort, the silence and intensity of both teams followed by the most ruckus yelling and hollering when the final capture happened. Glorious battles.

    Also, I want to recall the first time I ever gamed with IC. Lynx and I knew nothing of IC at the time. We were playing TF2 together, and UPSHitman wanted Lynx to play with him because "i just found this server and these guys are awesome". Alas IC TF2 was full and after waiting a while we tried to get him to switch servers to play with us, to which he responded "no no, I'll get these guys to kick spots for you". So here I am thinking "Who are these people that they'd kick to make room for people they don't even know..wtf??"

    After a night of amazing gaming, we discovered Icrontic.com. Two expos, an ICOK, and now many Minds of UPSLynx later, here we are. It's been amazing. Thanks to all of you.

    Also, props to everyone that's contributed content and made gaming.icrontic what is over this first year. Content is king.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I used to trade pirated copies of Apple ][ games with friends. Ah, Captain Goodnight and the Islands of Fear, how I miss thee.
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Gaming has always been an interesting part of Icrontic. Hell, the biggest thing to happen to the original IC was the FDLE raid on Mortin's house, all thanks to Counter-Strike and inept server administration. Who knew posting an official mirror of a new CS release could land you in jail?
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I had been playing TF2 for a few weeks when I saw this discussion started by keebler. Before this I was little more than a friend of a friend who was involved in Icrontic. Little more than a lurker.

    I meekly sent a request to primesuspect to get into the the Icrontic steam group. Prime of course accepted and we played many a glorious match on dustbowl and gravelpit. Since then I can't imagine life without Icrontic, except that it would include much less win.

    There is one thing that I remember about our first few games together. While playing with fellow Icrontians I was using the {fxl} clan tag while rocket jumping people's faces off. Just a few days later, MYSTERIOUSLY, the Icrontic clan tag is agreed to be {IC}.

    Coincidence? I think not. ;D
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Best gaming times I remember, besides some of our many awesome nights of tf2, were back in the dorms. Staying up until 3 or 4 in the morning pretty much nightly. Yelling down the halls, discussing CoH matches afterwards. Ahh, good times.

    Long live orange! :birthday:
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Back when many of you guys were in grade school... I remember SM-LAN'03 when we had a 3 or 4 hour bombing run in UT2K4...

    Or the sitting down in front of Papa Prime at his other house listening to the history of Icrontic/ Short-Media...

    Or when this British Guy called Prime and asked to speak to me... it was Shorty calling from the UK.

    Or when the grand prize drawing was the SM-LAN'03 Gaming Server... and I won it.

    Flash Forward to 2004... I remember bringing my wife and 12 year old daughter to Prime's house to let my family meet my Icrontic Family.

    Or, back in 2007, when we all showed up at OHP with Prime and Shorty... and we pulled off our shirts to show off our Prime and Shorty Family Reunion t-shirts. Or the snuggling with Prime...

    Oh so many more memories in the 8 years I've been with Icrontic/Short-Media/Icrontic.
  • _k__k_ P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Oh and yes Jackie we thought you were a 9-year old just like everything thought I was ratard.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I still think you're a nine year old boy, Jackie.
  • AmpersandAmpersand North Dakota
    edited Nov 2009
    _k_ said:
    It still brings a tear to my eye thinking of the hours I spent in MW3, MechWarrior the only game that deserves the MW, jump jetting just over hills to launch 60 LRMs at some loser before I flanked him to snipe off his leg with my last PPC round. Those were a simpler times of alpha strikes, coolant flushes, and circle strafes full of pulse lasers. I love you MW and you will always have my heart and my first online gaming experience.

    BUT, I have also fallen head over heels for IC and the family that has brought me in from the cold to teach me their ways. Its been a long time since I have felt so at home with an online community and I love every single one of you for it. Except Ampersand because he got scared when I wanted to come spend Spring Break with him.
    You're not coming anymore?
    :C
  • _k__k_ P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    You told me to meet you at Cola's place so we could hang out with BagFoot! I just wanted to hit up the roller disco so we could tandem spin the night away.
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Annes said:
    I remember at EPIC '09 when Jimmy had faith in me and chose me for his TF2 team. Then I played Heavy and we mowed bitches down. And we won.
    First rule for if you want to be on the winning team at EPIC 2010. Have Jimmy pick you to be on his team.

    It doesn't matter what game it is, you're probably going to win. (unless it's the duct tape challenge :p)
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Winfrey said:
    First rule for if you want to be on the winning team at EPIC 2010. Have Jimmy pick you to be on his team.

    It doesn't matter what game it is, you're probably going to win. (unless it's the duct tape challenge :p)
    Traditions have been started. I win gaming challenges (save Left4Fail) and I get disqualified in the duct tape challenge. They will continue with EPIC10.

    On that note, who wants to be on my duct tape challenge team :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D (:sad2:)
  • MiracleManSMiracleManS Chambersburg, PA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember the first time I met Prime, it was when Keebler (heretofore referred to as Lincoln) and I were headed to Canada for Spring Break.

    I must say it was great to meet someone who would become a great friend from day one.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I fondly remember teaching Prime's kids to say "tits or gtfo" in TF2. Good times. Good times.
  • KoreishKoreish KCMO Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    TiberiusLazarus said:
    Best gaming times I remember, besides some of our many awesome nights of tf2, were back in the dorms. Staying up until 3 or 4 in the morning pretty much nightly. Yelling down the halls, discussing CoH matches afterwards. Ahh, good times.

    Long live orange! :birthday:
    Agreed. The late nights of FEAR were epic as well. Walking down the halls ,back to my room, with no-one awake, hardly a sound. Creepy is the only word to describe it.
  • UPSWeezerUPSWeezer Behind you... GENTLEMEN Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember the many great nights I spent playing TF2 with all you guys. I remember all your cries of anger and rage as I backstabbed you, showing no mercy.

    I also remember the prize drawing at the 08 LAN. I won 4 gigs of amazing OCZ RAM.
  • AmpersandAmpersand North Dakota
    edited Nov 2009
    This could be us _k_, this could be US!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aEeH3xozXc
  • ButtersButters CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    pigflipper said:
    Gaming has always been an interesting part of Icrontic. Hell, the biggest thing to happen to the original IC was the FDLE raid on Mortin's house, all thanks to Counter-Strike and inept server administration. Who knew posting an official mirror of a new CS release could land you in jail?
    Wow. I vaguely remember that! I remember reading the short little article Mortin posted after that happened. Anyone remember this as well? http://www.csnation.net/content/news.php?action=search&find=icrontic That was when Icrontic had some bawlz.

    Not that IC doesn't has teh bawlz today. Today Icrontic have a different set of bawlz. Back then Icrontic's bawlz didn't give a F# and didn't think about consequences and the only obligation it had was to itself.

    Today, Icrontic's bawlz are fully grown, a lot more refined, has a mortgage to pay, real responsibilities and a better eye on priorities.

    Before I dig a deeper hole for myself, :birthday:
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Butters said:
    Wow. I vaguely remember that! I remember reading the short little article Mortin posted after that happened. Anyone remember this as well? http://www.csnation.net/content/news.php?action=search&find=icrontic That was when Icrontic had some bawlz.

    Not that IC doesn't has teh bawlz today. Today Icrontic have a different set of bawlz. Back then Icrontic's bawlz didn't give a F# and didn't think about consequences and the only obligation it had was to itself.

    Today, Icrontic's bawlz are fully grown, a lot more refined, has a mortgage to pay, real responsibilities and a better eye on priorities.

    Before I dig a deeper hole for myself, :birthday:
    The funny thing was, that when we finally got the "real" release, it worked just fine running on a server based on the "leaked" and "not final" copy.
  • edited Nov 2009
    I blame Winfrey for everything. He was the one who goaded me to join the TF2 server and later this community. Somehow the tendrils stuck and when I'm not toiling away at college course work I manage even to write articles for these people.

    There is something special about Icrontic, good games, good people, good times.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Butters... that analysis of Icrontic's ballz is incredible.

    This thread has put a huge smile on my face as I read through it at work, many of the stories causing me to errupt into laughter.

    Man I love this place.

    I share a lot of these great memories already mentioned. The TF2 tourney in 08 was absolutely top tier gaming. Beyond intense.

    I have to second the awesome experiences had in TF2, and like Bindle said, it is what brought me here, effectively changing my life.

    Man. Team Fortress 2 changed my life.

    Constructing Cock Goblin at LAN08 with Tiberiuslazarus and Weezer only to get DQ'ed for it being too big 'Like Lynx', as EggRoll yelled.

    Both LAN08 and EPIC09 were outstanding, as well as ICSP 09, ICOK09, Winter Blast 09, crap, any time I've been to ICHQ has been memorable.

    Eggroll showing me the ropes for using a fightstick to play fighters, which led me to an epic quest to build my own stick and master the ways (still a WIP)

    Rock Band at Lan08 with Prime and Shorty (as Shorty sang songs, mic in one hand, scotch in the other)

    I loved letting my house become a new halfway point by letting Canti crash, and at another time hosting Fatcat and Lincoln (as well as seeing Fatcat, Snark, and Annes before EXPO09).

    ICSP09, learning via a slightly liquored up Jared, that whatever Jackie says, you must times it by bullsh*t

    Becoming a tech writer... what can I say. I'm a storyteller who used to think that no one would ever want to listen to him. Icrontic changed that, and gave me an outlet to share my knowledge, and be challeneged anew.

    Mind of UPSLynx...

    Heck, I HAVE to mention E3. One of the goals of my young life fullfilled, and it was an absolute blast. Playing unreleased games, meeting Doug Lombardi, walking the streets of my love, Los Angeles. Riding around the streets of downtown LA in a frigging limo with Primesuspect. Sitting on the ground outside of a gas station to eat subway with FRESH avacado in it with Primesuspect. Scotty and I texting in the bathroom, Meeting Sledge, watching CB tear up the Fallout 3 expansion while one of the developers chatted it up with us, Rob and Olivia inviting us into their home on the last night and sharing their coffee tequilla with us. E3 is one of the greatest memories of my recent life.

    And then there's SIGGRAPH. My favorite week out of each year. This year I went on behalf of media for Icrontic and covered the event. Chris White and I got to interview a buch of high level people, which eventually landed us a FirePro v8750 for the testbench, and that led to many great new opportunities with hardware vendors.

    Being the first to review and publish about Shattered Horizon was pretty swank.

    and for a non-IC related gaming memory: one of my favorite memories in gaming was the relase of Smash Bros Brawl. My brother, (]UPS[ Hitman), and I used to play the smash games to DEATH growing up. We mastered the first two games, and we would call each other daily to talk about the recently released updates for Brawl in the days preceeding it's release. But these days, he is married and lives 3 hours away, so I knew we wouldn't have times together playing Brawl like we once did. The day the game came out, I decided to visit him. I drove up late at night the day prior to the release and met him at work. After he got off work at midnight, we drove to a store, waited, and bought the game at release. We went to his home, and we played the game until we beat it, going to bed around 6:30am. We had so much fun, and it reminded me of the old days. It's one of my favorite memories.

    Ok, I think that's enough for now. <3 you, Icrontic, and long live Orange (LOL BLUE SUX)
  • jaredjared College Station, TX
    edited Nov 2009
    Lynx don't forget you have to take everything Jackie says and multiply it by bullshit :D
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember Icrontic in 2001, when the KT7A-Raid was the shit.

    I remember my first folidng@home WU was worth 0.6 points

    I remember overclocking a Duron 600 to 1.0ghz

    I remember getting lost and ending up in Canada with Shorty and Thrax

    I remember the ghetto cardboard airduct

    I remember the Geforce Ti4200

    I remember RyderOCZ sending me memory for my iMac for my birthday

    I remember ghetto cooling your laptop

    I remember when I was given SM21 for the SMx project

    I remember how not to paint your case

    I remember jared and Thrax drinking Bud Light Lime

    I remember making a New York license plate before I picked up Kwitko at the airport

    I remember the fall of Icrontic, the creation of Short-Media

    I remember when primesuspect told me he was quitting his day job

    I remember Novak duct taped to a telephone pole

    I remember my first time to K-brew

    I remember getting my first tattoo with jokerz4fun

    I remember the first time we went to Red Hot and Blue

    I remember the time I introduced Ludo to Icrontic

    I remember rocket fuel and cherries

    I remember running over a deer on my way to ICHQ at 2am

    I remember this:
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  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    fatcat said:
    I remember Icrontic in 2001, when the KT7A-Raid was the shit.
    The first custom build most of us ever did with overclocking in mind was that board.
    fatcat said:
    I remember rocket fuel and cherries
    Speaking of that, I need to call up and get some more Fuel. Or maybe not. Maybe I should just leave that alone. Though eggie eating the cherries like candy is something I will never forget. Nor will I ever forget this:

    Chinese Rape Drink
  • KoreishKoreish KCMO Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    My fondest gaming memory was way back when I was 7 and I was at my church "garage" sale. After searching through aisles aisles of things people didn't want I found something of interest. An NES system sitting by itself on the table, no cords, no games, no controllers. I walked out of there $2 dollars poorer, but with the biggest grin a kid could have. Over the next week I had bought all the necessary things needed to play. And my first game? The gold edition of Zelda, shit yeah.

    As for my first IC gaming experience, it was just after TF2 was released. I was walking past Winfrey's room and he was sing-speaking while playing. I stood at his door and laughed asking what he was doing. "It's opera night. We have to sing everything." After several weeks of watching Jimmy, Winfrey, and Kevin playing I finally convinced Jimmy to let me play on his computer. I sucked, sucked so much he changed his name to {IC}Someone else. Only one person commented on it. {IC}Winfrey "Well that explains it" One month later I joined in as Koreish.

    TL; DR: IC rocks.
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Dewmander Misery Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Koreish said:
    After several weeks of watching Jimmy, Winfrey, and Kevin playing I finally convinced Jimmy to let me play on his computer. I sucked, sucked so much he changed his name to {IC}Someone else. Only one person commented on it. {IC}Winfrey "Well that explains it".
    HAHAHA I remember that now. Man that seems like so long ago now. Have we really been playing tf2 for 2 years?
  • rolleggrollrolleggroll Next to a bowl of rice
    edited Nov 2009
    My fondest memory of IC gaming was when I was introduced to the word "shart" when Prime accidently (was it really accidental?) sharted and announced it to the whole server while playing TF2.

    Another great memory was when I was playing TF2 on the IC server when suddenly an earthquake struck. I was still healing someone as I ducked under the table while screaming for my life. I felt my monitor fall on top of the table. People thought I was joking.

    Lastly, drunken Rock Opera/Ballad singing during TF2 which ultimately turned the tide of the match and allowed us to "eggroll" the entire team on Dustbowl.
  • ButtersButters CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Yes there are tons of memories during the past year of ICG as well the gaming goodness over the past decade. But where are the new memories of The Saboteur Prime-Hammer?
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    jared said:
    Lynx don't forget you have to take everything Jackie says and multiply it by bullshit :D
    Ah, of course! Fixt!

    Eggroll- The earthquake was hilarious. I remember CB also experiencing a tornado while playing, he took shelter and we could hear the sirens through teamspeak. It was pretty funny (well, funny as soon as we realized he was OK).

    Opera night, (or any singing nights on TF2) was classic. Man, how do we do it? Singing while playing is hysterical. We should have another soon.
    butters said:
    Yes there are tons of memories during the past year of ICG as well the gaming goodness over the past decade. But where are the new memories of The Saboteur Prime-Hammer?
    I didn't add them as Prime had already kind-of covered them in the OP, but going with Sledge and the rest of CORE during E3 to visit Pandemic studios was a highlight of my life. The first ever game studio I got to step foot in. I was like a kid in a candy store. And despite it being after-hours and no one was working (so I couldn't explore and see it all in action), I remember walking to the huge window of their 20-something floor office which overlooked the City of Angels illuminated in the dark California night, and looking upon it I realized how fortunate I was. Living the dream.

    And then got to play the game before anyone else in the world. Pretty sweet.

    And those Pandemic guys are awesome, the are totally passionate about their product. I remember as I played, I crashed my car in a chase sequence and got lost running through Farmland. They saw me, and told me to attack the next cow I came across, so I did, and the cow errupted into an absurd amount of blood and gore. A little treat that the developers were playing around with in the pre-Alpha build we were playing. The room errupted into laughter.
  • ZenModeZenMode Royal Oak, Mi Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember the first time I raided Lord Nagafen in classic EQ. It was an amazing experience, I had never been in a raid prior to that day - but that single event set in motion the craving that would drive me to raid in every EQ expansion, FFXI, and later WoW.

    The only sour note of the whole ordeal was a level 53 Barbarian Rogue complaining because he couldn't enter the lair and "help" - dude was still using two steel daggers. This did, however, make the whole scene rather hilarious - as a group of 40 people were in combat with the AoE-breathing, Flame Rain casting Lord Nafagen - all the while this broliath of a rogue is constantly attempting to run into the room and join the battle only to be teleported just outside time after time.

    When the dust settled, he asked if he could roll on the cloak...

    lol
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    I remember when primesuspect came to NY to cover the Nintendo Wii event and ended up having his car towed for blocking a driveway. We went to pick up his car from the impound lot at 2:30 AM.
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Kwitko said:
    I remember when primesuspect came to NY to cover the Nintendo Wii event and ended up having his car towed for blocking a driveway. We went to pick up his car from the impound lot at 2:30 AM.
    Lame story... ;D
  • jaredjared College Station, TX
    edited Nov 2009
    For me there are 4 really distinct gaming and/or Icrontic memories.

    I remember the first PC game I got addicted to, LIKE CRACK, was Tribes. That game and all of its modded goodness consumed my life for a while. To this day it was still one of the most fun games I've played.

    Secondly, I remember getting addicted to Counter-Strike some where around beta 7. Unfortuantly that was an addiction that was never broken. In 1.1 I started playing "competitively" on a few CAL teams. Had so much fun doing that I made a 4 year run at attending CPL events in Dallas, which at the time were probably the biggest competitive events in the Country other than Quakecon. I remember reading GotFrag 500 times a day. To this day I still read GotFrag occasional and keep up with a few "pro" teams. CS introduced me to the competitive side of gaming and man did I get hooked.

    The third thing is playing TF2 with the Icrontic crew.
    When TF2 was released I held out on buying the game for a few months. I had just started a new job and figured I getting addicted to another game was the last thing I needed. At the same time I was reading that TF2 didn't have big "competitive / pro" aspect to the game (versus say counter-strike) so I was hesistant.

    To make a long story short about September of 08 I got *really* sick with mono. Like on the verge of not being able to function sick. I credit Icrontic and TF2 (literally) with helping get me through this time and not sinking into depression. If I wasn't at work or sleeping I was on my PC in IRC and TF2 - it's all I could do. It make me look on the bright side of things depsite how terrible I felt. I could always count on logging into the server and having Fatcat telling me to go f*ck a cow or other randomness.

    Seriously guys, you kept me sane during those long 4-5 months, and I appreciate it.

    Lastly, I have fond memories at ICHQ just like everyone else.
    The ones that stand out though are my first visit/day at ICHQ, meeting everyone IRL. It was just awesome.
    COJ 2008 was something I'll never forget. And drinking a whole damn bottle of Bulliet with Shorty.


    Ah, the memories.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    Update! The prize package has gained an awesome OCZ memory kit and an ECS motherboard :)
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    From MMOs to FPS Icrontic is without a doubt, best crew of people on earth to game with.

    Best time has to be the epic SMLan 04 bombing run match, but there's never a bad night in the Icrontic TF2 server.
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
    :eek3: Travian :eek3:



    :hiding:
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited Nov 2009
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