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One Million Strong

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dekades, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. Ayroth

    Ayroth New Member

    I grew up without internet. So my friends and I were unable to partake in the phenomenon that was World of Warcraft, at least until one of our friends got their hands on a mobile broadband.

    We spent hours trying to share the, very weak, internet connection this tiny device delivered between our group before we somehow managed to set up a small ad hoc network. The mobile broadband had restrictions. Using it between 7AM and 5PM meant you had to pay an hourly fee, which in this household was out of the question. This, of course, meant that we had internet from 5PM until 7AM; which we intended to capitalise on.

    So I remember this one weekend during the summer where we had finally got the internet working. We had rigged seven different stationary computers, each with their own block of a monitor, ready to finally play World of Warcraft. It was chaotic, we had no clue what we were doing and people fell asleep all over the place, but it was the best time of my life.
  2. For me it started when i was about 4, my grandparents got a wii and the only game they had was wii sports. so, every time we went there we played wii sports resort, but i remember the first time i played it was on baseball, and i had no idea what to do. anyways we had that for about a year until we finally got one, so we played that every night. when my mom had gotten a new phone, i asked my mom if i could get minecraft, so i played that for SO long.

    When my birthday came about 5 years ago, i begged my parents for a computer for so long. They finally gave in. So, i was surprised with a starter computer with a Geforce GTX 1050 ti. in my opinion, that was the best day of my life, and the only game on there was Star Wars Battlefront. i played that game for EVER. i couldn't stop thinking about each characters abilities and weapons. i had known i had liked games for a while, but this made me hooked. so i saved up money to buy different credits and passes, and by then i had roblox and minecraft (both games i had played nonstop). anyway up until about a 2 to 3 years ago, i got a mousepad, a razer mousepad. this was so exciting to me because this was the first gaming accessories i had ever gotten. when i went home and tried it out, i felt so much better at every game. a bit of time had passed and now it was christmas of 2 years ago. best week of my life. i got two razer products, a steel series product, and a logitech mouse. I know had the coolest setup ever with a razer blackwidow chroma v2 and kraken 7.1, a steelseries extra large mousepad, and a logitech g502 proteus spectrum. all of these i still use today, and will be used until they are literally destroyed.
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  3. Stanull

    Stanull Active Member

    Congratulations on the 1 million fans! Proud to be part of it
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  4. QueenhannahBie

    QueenhannahBie New Member

    My favorite gaming moment is connecting with different people from all over the world. Meeting and making new friends who share the same passion with gaming. Getting to know them and share their culture and experiences which is really amazing.
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  5. haildoskillman

    haildoskillman New Member

    I was upgrading my computer and I realized I had an account with razer, and I spent almost 600$ on products from razer, got the blackwidow x chroma (gunmetal) firefly (hard) chroma and the black momba tournament mouse. I loved them, I spent good money on those for gaming, and also work. Thank you razer for the best products.
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  6. RedSnowHD

    RedSnowHD New Member

    My defining moment has to be the day i got my deathadder elite. It was my first gaming equipment and all I had to game on was my school use laptop ,I didn't even have a table to play on back then. I remember I spent the whole day playing that I actually couldn't walk right the next day. Went to a Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) where the physician told me I dislocated my ankle by gaming too while sitting cross legged. Never stopped me from gaming though
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  7. That defining moment for me was 2005, I was only 4 years old and my uncle gave me his Gameboy Advanced Special Edition. The games he left me with were Mario Kart Circuit, Guilty Gear X, and Megaman Zero 1 and 3. I was hooked on all three. I ended up completing all the courses in Mario Kart by the end of the year. It took me a good year to complete Megaman Zero, but I would play from the morning to night trying to complete it. When I needed a break I would play the survival mode of Guilty Gear X for hours. Then later that year around Christmas time my cousin gifted me Pokémon Fire Red Edition and Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones. Pokémon easily became one of my all time favorite games and made me fall in love with the Nintendo franchise over time, I would play it nonstop and I would train my team to max level and eventually restart again. Fire Emblem also became a personal favorite that I played through multiple times over. My uncle was the one who lead me down the path of a gamer, and now I play games such as League of Legends and all those steam games. I am currently working toward building my own gaming pc.
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  8. zcr07

    zcr07 Well-Known Member

    It wasn't a big monumentous epiphany, but I was born club footed, so I've had a handful of surgeries on my feet and was in casts for the first few years of my life. Due to this, I obviously wasn't able to do much in the way of physical activity, and was largely confined to a bed or couch. Since I was in the hospital so often, it seemed I was sick a lot too. My parents first got me a Sega Genesis, and Sonic The Hedgehog was my first real game. I never had a Nintendo, NES or SNES, growing up, so Sonic was my game.
    From there on, I had just kind of fell in love with games and technology and fantastical stories, moving onto Playstation 1-4, eventually diving into PC gaming and a little Xbox thrown in here and there.
    Today, I'm still gaming strong and even met my girlfriend over a love of games. We started gaming together playing Dark Souls 3, and we survived! Even beat it a handful of times together. Now we're just enjoying ourselves and having fun with anything from retro gaming to console/PC games, and board games to tabletop games.
    Life is good.
  9. Wynlaf

    Wynlaf New Member

    I cannot exactly pinpoint a moment in time where I realised I was a gamer. My father was one, and I used to watch him play Starcraft, Warcraft III and then eventually WoW vanilla. So one day when I was small he brought home a PS2 and, although we never had any memory cards for it, I loved sitting in front of our old tv and play Street Fighter and Oddworld Abe's Oddysee :green_heart:
    From there, my mother would often complain to my father that I was a girl and I should not be playing violent videogames (late '90s - so please don't judge my mother :green_heart: she's now very accepting and even tried videogames a couple of times with me), but they both already knew I wasn't into "girly" things. They let me play games, bought me a PS3 when it came out, PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii, and finally my very own laptop (I called it my personal desk hoover for how much noise the fan would make lol). But yeah, gaming has always played a big part in my life, and I wouldn't be myself, and I wouldn't have had the chance to meet so many incredible people if it weren't for videogames :green_heart:
  10. ProfX036

    ProfX036 New Member

    To me, the best gaming moment was when my brother from another mother invited me over to his house because he said it was important and there was also a sports game to watch and play some League of Legends after. After eating some delicious food he made he asks me "you wanna have a heart attack now or later?" me not knowing what he meant by that I told him "I'll have it now" and he pulls out a box from Amazon and puts it on the table with a "Happy Birthday", it was my birthday that day. Hesitant to open it at first because I thought it was a prank. As I proceeded to open it I see the that it was a GeForce GTX 1660ti. To others this may seem like a crap card but it was something I was saving up to get for a while since it was inexpensive and money was tight. Each time I saved up for it I had to use the money and start over. I had a PC I built a few months back but always used the onboard gpu cause I was let go from my job as I was buying the parts 1 by 1. Ever since then I have enjoyed games I was never able to play when using the onboard gpu and to me, that was the best gaming experience I've ever had. Thanks "Laitu"
  11. I remember when I first played a game it was league of legends, I tought it was so annoying to use QWER for your abilities and for items 1234 so my grandad bought me in 2012 the Razer Naga Hex mice. First I was like this isn't handy at all, but after I tried it for a few months I couldn't play without anymore. Now I still have the same mice. I played dozens of games with it and it never let me down.

    But the game that I totally fits the description is totally the Borderlands franchise, it kept me from sleeping, eating, raving or anything else.

    All I can say once you go Razer Naga...
  12. DoorHinhe

    DoorHinhe New Member

    Well one day i was looking for a game to play on steam then i saw i had 300 hours on bloons td6
  13. 8lec_R

    8lec_R New Member

    So. Hmm. I started playing Clash of Clans back in 2013, on my tablet. My mom didn't let me play much but I did. I was low-key obsessed with the game. I knew all the figures DPS, HP, time to upgrade, resources needed to upgrade, and levels and bla bla bla. I was always walking on the road thinking of new strategies and stuff. I one day realized that I was a good CoC player. Hang on that thought(it'll come in handy).

    In 2017 I built my PC. I was inspired by Linus, from LinusTechTips. And it has literally changed my life.
    The first game I took seriously was Paladins, and very soon I was daydreaming about the game at school, at the gym and even in the toilet. I watched lots of Youtube to learn the game and I got good, fast. I played Paladins religiously every day until about the time Fortnite came out. At that point no one knew about Fortnite, the game was 3 days old. I got in, and I could not stop playing. Back in the day, Fortnite's servers were mostly empty this meant long queues but more importantly, THE GAME RAN SMOOTH AF, now due to my geographic location there's a lot of lag cuz the players nearer to the server get the preferential treatment.
    Anyways, I got real good at Fortnite. And I played Fortnite for the next 12 months bla bla bla.
    More importantly, when Fortnite came out I realized that I was good at games and therefore I was a gamer.

    More importantly after building my PC, I just got into computer hardware and spent hours learning new stuff about tech. This and the time I spent gaming meant my grades tanked. I was amongst the top 5% of my year while being younger. My grades didn't drop cuz I was spending time on my PC, my grades dropped cuz I was amazed to find that you can learn, literally, anything online. This just blew my mind and 3 years ago, I decided I would learn stuff online and do my own thing instead of spending thousands of bucks on a university.
    Because of my computer I've learnt video editing, colour grading, audio manipulation and a huge lot about computer systems.

    Special thanks to my Grandfather who refused to let me pay for the computer parts. I owe you a massive one
    Thankyou Razer for giving me a voice and platform
  14. MistressNyx

    MistressNyx New Member

    Gosh, this will be a long story, but it’s one of my favorite and most loved memories. When I was super young. My family had a house fire that took just about everything from us, including our beloved pet, so we lived in a hotel for a few weeks until we had to rent out a house for all 7 of us. The people renting out the house felt absolutely terrible about what we had lost. So they left a PS2 for my older brothers to play on. There were a few games, I don’t remember any of them. But, I do remember one my eldest brother got from a friend from his school during the last few weeks I was in the house.

    Kingdom Hearts.

    Everyday, my brother would come home from school and play. I would always drop everything I was doing and watch him.

    It would bring me such joy watching him play and every time a new game came out after that, I wouldn’t play it, I just loved watching him play through it.

    (Now that I’m much older, I realize, older brothers are the creators of the Let’s Plays!)

    Even at age 26 and 19, when the Kingdom Hearts 3 came out. Even with his busy season as an accountant. I still went to his apartment for a week and waited everyday until he got home for him to start playing again.

    Now, the reason for all this backstory is to explain, why I’m such a heavy gamer.

    I knew I wanted to stay close to my siblings, they mean the world to me, especially my little sister, but the moment. That sweet moment when I realized I was a gamer and would always be one. Was when we were playing Super Smash Brothers Melee. 4/5 of us were playing, I was watching. Watching the fight, eager to see the winner, learning combos. I wanted to be better. I wanted to beat them. I wanted to play video games until I was the best I could be. But I also, I never wanted to lose the connection they gave my siblings and I. Now, whenever there is a new game we are interested in, we all play together, but as of recently, I’ve remembered that my little sister. The youngest of us 5. She, like me, only receives hand-me-downs. So, I want to give this a shot so I can get her something new, beyond the 10 year old laptop. I also kinda just wanted to share how important video games can be. Especially to families. They bring people together and I really hope there are more stories like mine out there. It would be a nice change to what people think video games do. Anyway, thanks for reading!
  15. cristol

    cristol New Member

    August 17, 2019

    Quarter finals against Beşiktaş at TCL, we've overcome from 1-2 deficit and won the series 3-2, my first year of pro-scene coaching and it's a moment that i'll never forget, the chants and crowd were unbelievable.

    Gratz on reaching 1 million.

  16. T2Pronto

    T2Pronto Member

    As a young man then (23 years ago), I played Tomb Raider (the very first 3D game) on Sega Saturn. I fell in love with the game at the very moment I started playing and spent hours upon hours, guiding archaeologist Lara through a series of tombs and mysterious locations, searching for treasures. Till this very day, I still remember the first Tomb Raider game that I played … it is memorable and really fun and gaming has since been an integral part of my life.
  17. TheDusif

    TheDusif New Member

    I knew i was a gamer when i was around 20... I was an apprentice and lived alone in a very small 1 room roof appartment/oven
    My computer at the time sucked big time and could only run cs 1.6 at 30fps so i did the logical thing and stopped spending money... So a couple of 10lbs bags of rice was my only food for 3 months... But i ended up getting a new (used) computer that could run the new games and i was able to game with my friends
    I think i was halfway through the first bag/sack of rice when i realised that 1. I was a moron for doing this and 2. If this didnt prove i was addicted to gaming nothing else would

    It was the best feeling ever finally getting that computer booted up
  18. ASpeeedyNiNjA

    ASpeeedyNiNjA New Member

    In grade six I broke my femur bone in four chunks, spiral. It was a nasty break, I spent around a month, month and a half on traction, hooked up to an ivy, on morphine.

    The first game that captivated me, held my attention was Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time for the N64. No incredible actual gaming story here... just a kid alone in a room with a player guide, trying to save the day.

    To go from that experience to starting and finishing Ocarina of Time was a huge accomplishment. That game will always hold a special place in my heart.

    [Close second and third place go to the first time I plugged in and played Super Mario 64. (Before I broke my leg) Almost finishing Persona 5 on hard, had to change the difficulty to medium. As an adult, that's my favourite game of all time. That doesn't count as a gaming achievement...I failed.]
  19. yaboiklondike

    yaboiklondike New Member

    I was playing Minecraft on PS3 with some school friends, playing survival working together to make an amazing town, we moved to PS4 to play minecraft, we slowly drifted away but my love for minecraft didn't, so when I finally got a gaming PC I bought a minecraft account among many other steam games, my passion for gaming is growing stronger by the day. I may not play with these friends anymore but those times will never be forgotten!
  20. Ghastlygenesis

    Ghastlygenesis New Member

    How does the respawn taste?
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