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Title: Greetings!
Post by: Disco-neck Ted on February 25, 2019, 09:49:51 PM
Really nice to see some familiar faces. How you doing?

Me, I'm gray and pushing 60 with a son who's pushing 6. In a pretty good spot, overall, methinks, but the wife might argue.

I hike when possible, play dnd or poker with college buddies, and get tipsy on 1.5 glasses of wine or a couple (dark) beers. Haven't had knees since 1983, but somehow managed an uphill half marathon earlier this decade.

There's probably more that could be said, but we'll have time for that. Your turn.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 26, 2019, 08:14:59 AM
Great to see you!

I'm pushing 60 with a son who just turned 10! I have knees but haven't seen them in a decade or two due to the ever increasing vastness of my circumference.

I try not to stand in one spot for too long because at this age I find I get stuck like food left too long on a counter.

Still playing a bit of D3 and trying to start a new business with my wife recruiting auditors!

Glad to see you back!
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: mn4nu on February 26, 2019, 09:36:57 AM
Nice to hear from you DnT!  I'm getting gray and pushing 50 (still a few years to go :) ), married, with 3 kids ranging from 12-18.  I can't imagine being in my 50s and having a baby again!!!

I still play D2 and D3.  I remember you and SSB being two of the main 1.07 players in our little community back in the day.  You gave me a lot of advice on these forums.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Sssith on February 26, 2019, 11:48:15 AM
I'll bite.  Crossed the 50 threshold last year.  Two kids, 15 and 17.  One trying to decide where to go to college the other cruising through high school.  Can I just add that I hate the high school years.  Been married for 21 years.  Still working as a software engineer though lately I am feeling a bit burnt out on it.

Hobbies mainly revolve around gaming, running/hiking (though lately haven't done enough), and some snowboarding thrown in.  Need to find an over 50 soccer league.  Need to find a DND group.  Haven't played since my teen years and I would love to get back into it.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Timinator on February 26, 2019, 02:06:35 PM
Greetings.  I'm fast approaching 38 this year! My girls are now 5 and 3 and noticing the older one grow as she is starting school.  I still have working knees (and can see them) but haven't had a colon for a while.   now. However a couple of times a week I get to see some of my small intestine.  So you win some/lose some.   I generally don't drink much, I just find it so overrated.  I had a few Belgium beers in Belgium last week though.

I'm about to start some postgraduate study and about to delete a mobile game off my phone I've played constantly for the past 18 months.  Looking forward to more spare time from that.  Haven't done too much gaming apart from that, partly with pc playing up, and lego excitement
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: NorthStarZon on February 27, 2019, 09:00:46 AM
Greetings everybody,  I'm still around now and then.  Pushing 67, my two kids are grown ups now too.  5 grandkids, and maybe a great one in the near future.  I had to quit gaming for a bit my hands were so bad, in pain after only ten minutes.  Had carpal tunnel surgery last year and what a world of difference, still done get on to much.  I'm just retired up here, helping out my older brother who is wheelchair bond.  Good to see that most of you are still around.  Peace and goodwill.  Just wish this cold winter would get over.  Later all,  I poke my head in once in awhile, but I don't post often.

NSZ 8)

guess pushing 68 :(
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Orbert on February 27, 2019, 09:32:10 AM
We are all old, and getting older.  But we carry on!

Welcome back, Ted.  Glad to see you've Reco-neck Ted.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 28, 2019, 03:47:28 PM
Northstarzon! Great to see you around. We just got a major snow dump, I shoveled 3 times yesterday. Can't wait for spring.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Liquid Evil on March 03, 2019, 08:24:32 PM
DNT! Great to see you again! I've got a couple kids now too, still married and trying to kick ass at life. As far as games go, I've been messing around with Street Fighter V, and my brothers have roped me into playing Anthem with them (though it doesn't look like a Liq game, we shall see). Good to hear from you though!
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Pixie on March 05, 2019, 05:32:23 PM
Hello peoples. I'm older than some and younger than others. Yay. Sneaking up on 47. Kids are 26 and 22 and the older one just got engaged. Ugh, time, where does it go?

Divorced 2 years ago after 17 years together. Living like a hermit now. Do what I want, when I want; eat what I want, buy what I want... it's not all bad. Bit lonely, though.

I work a shitty job that pays decently enough to live on and have play money and doesn't require a ton of extracurricular time. I'd like to make more/like my job more/etc but meh, here I am.

I mostly play video games in my many off hours. And I still take potshots at writing from time to time until something distracts me and I abandon a project to start a new one.

Also: fuck snow. I'm tired of it. I'd like to slap younger me that thought moving back to Maine was a fine idea. :P
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Disco-neck Ted on March 06, 2019, 11:19:46 AM
Wow, guys!  It feel like we just sat down over coffee or beers and had a good chat. Thank you for that.

Cluck Kent, you cracked me up with that!  Envisioning a utensil, perhaps an enormous spatula, to help shift people who have congealed in place.

Mn4nu:  I gave you advice?  Was it any good?!? Ha!
 Yes, great times with you and SSB, way back when. I haven't played in ages but the enthusiasm (i.e. insanity) around here is eroding my resistance.

@Sssith:  we play first edition AD&D and you are welcome to drop in on a game any time you're in southern Arizona. In fact, a couple buddies flew in from LA two weeks ago to continue a campaign that started in the 80s. That's not typical, but it's not the first time, either.

Hey ya, Tim!  Sorry to hear about your intestine, but really glad it didn't stop you from enjoying your travels. I myself had a Guinness after touring their factory in Dublin. Scratch one off the bucket list.

As for you Mr. NorthStarZon, it's great to hear from you! Peace and goodwill to you as well.
This business with wrists and computers, sometimes I just don't see how people do it.  Mine burned up playing Eye of The Beholder back in the day. Glad that you were able to get some help with it.

Thanks for the good word, Orbert!

Liquid Evil, good to see you!  Trying to kick ass at life?  What an excellent philosophy!  The only game I've played recently is kakuro, and far too much of that. The lure of it being good for one's mental acuity is a convenient built-in rationale for such a time sink.

Pixie:  Were you the one who penned the excellent "Rose" story?  Sorry if I got that wrong. As for having launched your kids, great job!  You probably still have reflexes enough and mad skillz to pwn those punks on the console when they visit. ;-)

All this discussion of life in general and kids in particular is really thought-provoking. It's neat to imagine what would be different with a few changes to the old timeline.

Cheers!



Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Lego on March 08, 2019, 07:20:43 PM
Been married 16 years now, with her for 18. Both of my kids have graduated. Where the hell did the time go?


Only recently got back into real gaming. Bought a light gaming capable laptop. Also bought Skyrim on my 4th device lol.


I've gotten into the habit of listening to old "wierd" fiction on youtube. Seabury Quinn, Robert E. Howard, HP Lovecraft, etc... For the most part the stories are quite good.


Working in the grocery business. Been at this job for 3 years now. I mostly like it but like any retail job, it will really make you hate people.


I'm known as the calm, unflappable one. I actually got minorly irritated at work the other day and it freaked everyone out because I'm always cool.


Playing Skyrim, D3, and Guild Wars 2 right now. I'm allowing myself 1 full priced game a month, so this month's will be Guild Wars 1. I really miss it, and want to go thru it one last time.


Good to hear from you again!
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Silverthorn on March 09, 2019, 03:28:40 PM
Hi Guys!!
Just last year celebrated our 25th marrige anniversary, also signifying we met 35 years ago then. I am 55 years old now.
2 grown boys, still living @./
I am still a network engineer, somehow having avoided demonstrating any semblance of management skills. Which is just the way I like it.
I work for one of the two largest ISPs in the Netherlands.
I rarely game anymore. I may fire up D3 once a year or so,  but flyfishing and flytying, photography, some fitness and a fair amount of family duties keep me busy enough. And reading.
Still like cooking. Firing up the BBQ and such.
Great to see so many of you still frequenting these fora, though I must admit I am more of a lurker then a contributor. *Note to self: Fix that*
*insert wave emoticon here*
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: SideSBob on April 25, 2019, 04:07:58 PM
Hey, DnT, and hello, all!  It's good to see you are around and still fighting the good
fight.  The wife and I have left the Arizona desert and are back in Texas again.
We are enjoying life with one kid at university, one in high school and one
in (gulp) elementary school.  We are mostly playing Pokemon Go these days.

Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: hurtlocker on April 27, 2019, 02:08:50 PM
Hey DnT!! Been retired two years now, enjoy doing exactly what I want. Lost 25 lbs, almost back to my fighting weight again! (185)
Have two Rottweiler girls that keep me busy, thinking of getting a puppy later this year. (glutton for punishment) I still play seasons
in D3, the start of new characters is always fun for me. Been volunteering at the local Humane society, and delivering meals to old people.
Training my oldest pup to be a comfort dog for the old people, she loves human's a lot. (other dogs not so much sometimes) Life is good.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: KingsSpectre on July 02, 2019, 07:37:16 PM
Hi all!!

This is a bit of a thread necro, but it was fantastic to read all your updates! 

Like many here, I'll be confronting 50 in a year or two.  The wife and I celebrated 25 years together at a college reunion party over the summer.  The boys are 14 and 18, sending the older one off to university in the fall. 

I never stopped gaming!   :)  I had a baby in the off-hand slot for both D2 and then GW1 (I miss it too, Lego!).  Prolly have a grandbaby help me play D5 someday..  I'm currently big into Path of Exile, but still fire up D2 from time-to-time.  Last year I took a couple HC characters through - much easier now that they've tamed some of the evil mobs, but still stressful!! 

It's great to see you all still pop in, I'm sorry I stayed away so long (where does the time go??)

-KS
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2019, 08:04:40 PM
Good to hear from you.  POE is fun but I have moved onto Borderlands for my loot fixations.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: mn4nu on July 02, 2019, 09:03:44 PM
Nice to hear from you!  I still play D2 also.  Unbelievable, but for some reason that game still keeps me interested.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Melchior on July 03, 2019, 10:54:40 PM
Yo KS!
Welcome back.

Definitely need some more D2ers over the in D2 thread  ;D
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Grogs on July 04, 2019, 02:25:31 AM
Hello all!

Nice to see familiar names still around. 

I haven't turned on a computer in anger for many years now but had the urge to play something a week ago.  Fired up PoE as I read D3 is bad and have been really enjoying playing SSF Hardcore.  nearly lvl 60 and pretty happy I haven't killed the character yet.

Personally am nearly 43, 2 girls are growing up (12 and 9), and the wife and I are generally busy being productive members of society!

Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Melchior on July 04, 2019, 07:38:45 PM
Hi Grogs!

Fired up PoE as I read D3 is bad

Nah maaaan. I really enjoy D3, but it is a very different game to D2/POE etc.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Pixie on July 04, 2019, 08:09:39 PM
D3 is definitely better than PoE by epic miles, but it's no D2. :(
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: lemming on July 10, 2019, 05:16:06 PM
holy shit grogs
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Timinator on July 10, 2019, 07:23:53 PM
Hey Grogs!  I remember Pipers 1st birthday party. Its been too long, don't stay a stranger!

And a Lemming post too!  Where have you been?

Also, what is wrong with PoE apart from Gender issues?  For someone like Grogs who puts between 500-5000 hours into a game at a time, I'm sure PoE would be for him as he probably did everything he would already do in D3.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Grogs on July 12, 2019, 04:11:58 AM
Hey mate long time.  Yeah was nice of you to make the trip over to Townsville!

How's the family going?  Still doing the barcode thing?
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: D2Addict on November 16, 2019, 05:55:36 AM
Sorry to revive an old post but I am not on much and missed this one. Good to see a lot of familiar people from the old D2 games. I guess I am stubborn there. I don't play much any more but still mostly stick to the old 1.09 version where we had our countless cow runs. :)
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Timinator on November 19, 2019, 05:31:38 PM
Hey mate long time.  Yeah was nice of you to make the trip over to Townsville!

How's the family going?  Still doing the barcode thing?

Yep same place. Kids getting bigger. Life goes on. Will you be back for Diablo 4 in 4 years time?
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Grogs on December 03, 2019, 02:05:21 AM
D4... not sure, probably.  I've been playing PoE pretty flat out.  Started late in the Legion league, but played most of blight, got to 98, ran out of interest in the League before getting to 100 though.  Will play 3.9 as there are some big changes.



Hola Lemming!  Really long time no see!
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: dave in the basement on December 03, 2019, 11:02:04 AM
Grogs and D2A! Nice to see you both! :D
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Grogs on December 03, 2019, 03:13:11 PM
D3 is definitely better than PoE by epic miles, but it's no D2. :(

Hey Pixie!  Don't get me wrong I played my fair share of D3 and enjoyed it.  PoE is substantially better now than it was when I last played in the early 2010's!

It's impressive that they add some new mechanic every 3 months with a new league, and the expansion coming up on the 13/12 looks quite good.
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Pixie on December 03, 2019, 04:26:44 PM
D3 is definitely better than PoE by epic miles, but it's no D2. :(

Hey Pixie!  Don't get me wrong I played my fair share of D3 and enjoyed it.  PoE is substantially better now than it was when I last played in the early 2010's!

It's impressive that they add some new mechanic every 3 months with a new league, and the expansion coming up on the 13/12 looks quite good.

PoE still have gender-locked classes, which no game in 2019 should have? :P
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Grogs on December 04, 2019, 02:25:56 AM
Haha, yeah that is true!

I did hear that PoE 2 is going to have a micro trans to fix that!
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Disco-neck Ted on October 20, 2020, 12:43:36 AM
The awesomeness in this thread could not be contained in a soulstone shoved unceremoniously into the chest of Tal Rasha! 

Plus, screw that guy.  What was he even thinking?!?  Couldn't he have just interred that old rock with Baal's essence inside down under the sofa cushions where it would never be discovered until long after that divan went to the curb and was clandestinely heisted before the Goodwill truck could arrive to claim its bounty?

Then the Lord of Destruction would have found himself manifesting in the body of a kid riding a Big Wheel through the shoe aisle of some bootleg thrift store.

But I (massively) digress.  The plan was to keep in touch here but that went spinning out of control due to a combination of things.  First, I don't have enough words to express how much I value SSB's presence in the D2 landscape.  I'm in debt not simply for the 1.07 MP games but because we were both living in the same state for a number of years and I did NOTHING to capitalize.  Now he is off in Texas and I'm wishing it were otherwise except *corona* so maybe in a few years we can meet in person?  And, yeah, that is enough to stall my brain even without having D2A, MN4U and the rest of the outstanding list of people responding to my humble thread.  You guys are the best!

Second, until recently, we've had satellite internet.  Latencies around 390 MS and response times that make you shave between page loads.  There hasn't been anything fun about being online for a while, but we literally just got on board with a new service beaming microwave internet directly at one of our chimneys. Yes!

See you around.  I mean it.







Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Liquid Evil on October 21, 2020, 09:24:39 PM
When DNT posts, I say hi. Hi.

How's life? The kid? Whatever else you're doing?
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: Sssith on October 22, 2020, 09:32:24 AM
Good to hear from you DNT!  Mircowave Internet?  Does it make popcorn too?
Title: Re: Greetings!
Post by: mn4nu on October 22, 2020, 07:08:41 PM
Hello again DnT!