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Introduce Yourself / A bit late, but meh!
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:09:58 pm »
Someone asked me if I was going to do one of these.  I told this person that I probably wouldn't.  Well I changed my mind.  Happy? :)  Now you have to do yours. ;)

Hhmmm.. so, how do I want to do this?  Oh!  A questionnaire will do nicely.

Name?  Michael
Gender?  Male
Age?  31
Location?  Portland, Oregon  US of A
Race?  70% Nez Pierce (Native American), 30% Russian
Height?  5'9"
Weight?  173 lbs.
Hair Color/Style?  Black, and shaved.
Eyes Color?  Brown and Hazel
College degree, and what type of work do you do?

I hold a Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering, though I don't work in my field.  I work for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.  I've been employed here for the past 12 years now.  I started off as a legal coder and worked my way up to the head of a project team (In other words; I'm someones boss).

Married, or have any kids?  Nope, I'm single without kids that I know of.
Smoker?  Not anymore.  I quit 7 years ago.
Have you always played video games?  If so, how long?

Growing up I was, what I call, a closet gamer.  I use to be embarrassed to let my family and friends know that I played video games.   I didn't own any consoles or computers.  I did have a friend in high school that owned a NES and an Amiga 500.  I use to goto his house all the time to game with him.  He introuced me to the wonderful world of MUDs.  I really didn't get into gaming until I hit 24 when I bought my first PC - So that's what? 7 years?.  Since then I've owned a SNES, Playstation, Saturn,  Genesis with CD add-on, Game Cube, DS, Playstation 2, along with different various PCs built for gaming.  I currently own a DS, Game Cube, and an outdated PC.

What are a few of your favorite games?

Alpha Centauri is my favorite game.  I enjoy playing strategy games.  Turn-based ones.  Tetris ranks right up there as well.  Puzzle games are probably my next favorite type of games.  I'm not much of a RPG fan.  I do like the Wizardry series, Dragon Quest series, Shin Megami Tensei seires (along with all of the spin-offs), and Fallout series just to name a few.

How did you discover Layonara?

Well, I use to be a MUD gamer.  I learned how to role-play on them.  The last MUD I was on closed down.  I went 4-5 months without being able to role-play.. so one day I asked a buddy of mine if he knew of any good role-playing MMOs.  He just laughed at me and gave me his NWN CDs.  I discovered Layonara right away, but was really reluctant to try the server out at first.  After reading all the rules I didn't think I would enjoy this server so much.   I thought that so many rules put too many limitations on role-playing.  So, I spent a few months trying various PW out there.  None of them matched the quality of role-play I was use to from playing my last MUD.  I was just about to give up and look for another MUD to play when I remembered that Layonara was suppose to be one of the better RPPWs.  So, I submitted a PC and started playing.  I have to be honest here;  I didn't like the server at first.  I was one of those unlucky people that didn't get any help when I first started.  I couldn't find anyone to role-play with either.  My earily days here were spent sitting around alone at the benches at Hlint.  I'd watch people run by, and by the time I'd get something typed out they'd be long gone.  Or there would be people gathered at the benches and I would try and walk up to them to get some role-playing going and I would just be ignored.  I almost left the server a month after joining.

You said that you were just about to leave the server.  What changed your mind then?

I met a few people in-game with my 3rd PC the day I created her that I was actually able to role-play with.  Before I made this PC I didn't spend much time playing.  When I first started here I played a lot, but sitting alone without anyone to role-play with gets boring really fast.  Over the course of my first month my play-time went down to maybe 20 minutes a day.  Just because I'd get bored of sitting alone.  The day I created my 3rd PC was a Friday, and I actually sat here for a good 6 hours playing that night.  Ever since then I've been hooked.  I went though a major down-time with my 3rd PC a month after I made her.  It took me around 4 months to get her from level 4 to 5.  And, once again I wasn't having much luck finding anyone to role-play with since those people I met stopped playing.

How long have you been here at Layonara?

Just about 2 years now.  I did take a break for a few months due to work and some issues I had going on.  Lately I haven't been playing too much though.  Not because I don't have any time to (well I really don't have much time to play, but I can play a hour or two a day on week-days and my week-ends are almost always free).  Lately I've found myself in the same rut I was in before.  No body to role-play with.  My last few weeks were spent just sitting around alone with just my PC.  And now that the starting location has changed to Port Hempstead/Vehl I have no where to go IC anymore just to role-play.  So I've lost some interest in playing.  I'm too attached to my PC to leave though. :)

Anything else that you would like to add?

Hmmm... nope, not that I can think of.  I will answer any question that someone might have though.

What about a picture?

Haha!!  No, I'm camera shy.  My last picture I had taken of me was 3 years ago for my drivers license. :P  My last real was is around 10 years old.
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