The Olde Guard Roll Call

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#1 Posted by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

Any Old members still active in here from before the format change on the website? Probably 2012 and prior? I miss the old days.

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#2 Posted by BadAzzOG619 (333 posts) -

I'm more of a lurker if anything but I post every now and then. I remember how lively the forums used to be. I miss the unions, the leveling system, those cool little badges you would get for doing small things like watching E3. I even remember the thread when they introduced the Private Messaging system; that thread must've been stickie'd on OT for nearly two years haha. I remember all those O'Rly threads that went to 500 and beyond lol. Anyone else here? Anyone who used to be a troll back in the day too? haha. The old days were great.

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#3 Posted by johnd13 (9727 posts) -

I have been posting here since before the site redesign but I'm nowhere near as old as most people reminiscing of the old days. I'd like to think I at least witnessed the final period of the golden era. I remember unions, levels and badges. Also, user reviews featured on the site main page.

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#4 Posted by foxhound_fox (97920 posts) -

I'd say I've been posting regularly since around 2006. Less so in the last few years, but still come around fairly often.

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#5 Posted by pyro1245 (5006 posts) -

Heyo!

I've been visiting GS since probably the turn of the century. I wasn't a big participator in the forums until the last ~6 years.

I remember at one point I even paid the $2-3 to be a premium member (that was a thing, right?)

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#6 Posted by Byshop (19567 posts) -

Who you callin' old?

-Byshop

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#7 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16037 posts) -

Ayup. Basically just piddling around the yard kicking stones. Not much party here these days.

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (36580 posts) -

It's always nice seeing legendary users here in OT who still come by every so often. Though I been lurking in 2011, I hardly remember anything as to what really went on before the revamp 2013 happened and GS lost over 1,000 members. I finally join back of Oct. 2014 and I still come here out of bad habit.

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#9 Posted by with_teeth26 (9519 posts) -

yea i've been ghosting since 2005 or so and posting since 2007

just come here out of habit at this point really

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#10 Posted by Ovirew (9034 posts) -

I made an account and started participating here in 2008, but I'd been visiting GS since 2000 or 2001 for video game information.

When the site redesign happened a lot of people just left, but I honestly don't think the site is that much worse off. We were bound to have less visitors either way, the site is so old and there are so many ways to get gaming news nowadays, including things like Youtube and Twitch.

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#11 Posted by foxhound_fox (97920 posts) -

@with_teeth26 said:

yea i've been ghosting since 2005 or so and posting since 2007

just come here out of habit at this point really

Why do we do this exactly? Lol.

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#12 Edited by with_teeth26 (9519 posts) -
@foxhound_fox said:
@with_teeth26 said:

yea i've been ghosting since 2005 or so and posting since 2007

just come here out of habit at this point really

Why do we do this exactly? Lol.

great question. I have no idea... its like the internet equivalent of muscle memory

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#13 Posted by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

@BadAzzOG619: man. You’ve brought back some major memories. The badges, the 10k post parties, the community, I was really pushing for 10k then the revampining happened and I just ventured elsewhere.

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#14 Posted by GTR12 (13468 posts) -

I'm not old, you are.

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#15 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15769 posts) -
@Byshop said:

Who you callin' old?

-Byshop

Old is a matter of opinion

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#16 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4836 posts) -

I'm here. Was gone a long while. The old days are bitter sweet for me.

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#17 Posted by mrbojangles25 (43981 posts) -

I honestly don't know why I came here when I did, but here I am after all the changes and shit.

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#18 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79311 posts) -

I'm about as original as you can get. I was on here back when it was called videogames.com in the 90s.

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#19 Posted by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON: bitter sweet? Why’s that?

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#20 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4836 posts) -

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

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#21 Posted by Byshop (19567 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:

I'm about as original as you can get. I was on here back when it was called videogames.com in the 90s.

I joined the forum when it was also Ziff Davis's forum.

-Byshop

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#22 Posted by LJS9502_basic (166488 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON said:

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

It took a real talent to avoid the banning back in the day. Had to post with a razor thin margin.

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#23 Posted by Horgen (120484 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:
@DEVILinIRON said:

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

It took a real talent to avoid the banning back in the day. Had to post with a razor thin margin.

Almost as if people took pride in their trolling.

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#24 Edited by LJS9502_basic (166488 posts) -

@horgen said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@DEVILinIRON said:

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

It took a real talent to avoid the banning back in the day. Had to post with a razor thin margin.

Almost as if people took pride in their trolling.

I think some did.....yes. To be fair they were more creative.

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#25 Posted by CrimsonBrute (25390 posts) -
@LJS9502_basic said:
@horgen said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@DEVILinIRON said:

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

It took a real talent to avoid the banning back in the day. Had to post with a razor thin margin.

Almost as if people took pride in their trolling.

I think some did.....yes. To be fair they were more creative.

It was an art form.

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#26 Edited by JustPlainLucas (79311 posts) -
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

I'm about as original as you can get. I was on here back when it was called videogames.com in the 90s.

I joined the forum when it was also Ziff Davis's forum.

-Byshop

Oh man, I forgot about Ziff Davis. They used to publish EGM too, didn't they?

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#27 Posted by Byshop (19567 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

I'm about as original as you can get. I was on here back when it was called videogames.com in the 90s.

I joined the forum when it was also Ziff Davis's forum.

-Byshop

Oh man, I forgot about Ziff Davis. They used to publish EGM too, didn't they?

I don't remember, but I still have issue 2 of EGM around here somewhere. It had Fabio on the cover.

-Byshop

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#28 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79311 posts) -
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

I'm about as original as you can get. I was on here back when it was called videogames.com in the 90s.

I joined the forum when it was also Ziff Davis's forum.

-Byshop

Oh man, I forgot about Ziff Davis. They used to publish EGM too, didn't they?

I don't remember, but I still have issue 2 of EGM around here somewhere. It had Fabio on the cover.

-Byshop

I know that cover. The name of the game escapes me...

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#29 Posted by Byshop (19567 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:
@Byshop said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

Oh man, I forgot about Ziff Davis. They used to publish EGM too, didn't they?

I don't remember, but I still have issue 2 of EGM around here somewhere. It had Fabio on the cover.

-Byshop

I know that cover. The name of the game escapes me...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironsword:_Wizards_%26_Warriors_II

-Byshop

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#30 Posted by Horgen (120484 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

I think some did.....yes. To be fair they were more creative.

Well you had to be. :P

@crimsonbrute said:

It was an art form.

Sadly not one that was recognized =/

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#31 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15769 posts) -

I wonder how many people with the _basic tag still post regularly. Had to love GS complete (or whatever it was called)

I do miss, however, the ability to change your username on a whim.

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#32 Posted by Horgen (120484 posts) -

@Ring_of_fire said:

I wonder how many people with the _basic tag still post regularly. Had to love GS complete (or whatever it was called)

I do miss, however, the ability to change your username on a whim.

I think only LJS is left.

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#33 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15769 posts) -
@horgen said:
@Ring_of_fire said:

I wonder how many people with the _basic tag still post regularly. Had to love GS complete (or whatever it was called)

I do miss, however, the ability to change your username on a whim.

I think only LJS is left.

What a special guy

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#34 Posted by comp_atkins (35699 posts) -

old enough

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#35 Posted by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

@horgen: I remember when I thought I was a master troller. Out of all of the egregious things I had said I got a soft band for calling someone kid. Lol.

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#36 Posted by schu (10051 posts) -

@lowkey254: Back in my day you fed the trolls and you liked it.

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#37 Posted by plageus900 (2698 posts) -

I've had this account since 2013, but my previous account was created in 2008. Anyone remember BiancaK? (Sp?)

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#38 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4836 posts) -

@plageus900: I remember.

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#39 Posted by BassMan (10220 posts) -

OG here.

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#40 Posted by foxhound_fox (97920 posts) -

@horgen said:
@LJS9502_basic said:
@DEVILinIRON said:

@lowkey254: Seems there was a lot more trolling back then. Sometimes it was funny, other times it went a bit overboard, imo.

It took a real talent to avoid the banning back in the day. Had to post with a razor thin margin.

Almost as if people took pride in their trolling.

Not only did they take great pride in it, they were extremely creative about how they went about doing it and put a LOT of effort into it. Especially in System Wars.

And @DEVILinIRON, that's a name I haven't seen in a while.

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#41 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79311 posts) -
@plageus900 said:

I've had this account since 2013, but my previous account was created in 2008. Anyone remember BiancaK? (Sp?)

I think so. Didn't she have an android as her avatar or something?

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#42 Posted by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: Your name is a familiar name.

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#43 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6750 posts) -

@Ring_of_fire said:
@horgen said:
@Ring_of_fire said:

I wonder how many people with the _basic tag still post regularly. Had to love GS complete (or whatever it was called)

I do miss, however, the ability to change your username on a whim.

I think only LJS is left.

What a special guy

Also @SolidGame_basic but only in system wars.

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#44 Posted by SOedipus (11482 posts) -

I member the old days.

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#45 Posted by plageus900 (2698 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: I think so. I also found out later that she was a he and he was playing a joke on everyone.

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#46 Edited by lowkey254 (6006 posts) -

@plageus900: I remember BiancaK and I’m not surprised that she was a he. Lol