As of today, that’s how long I’ve been here. This place is like my second home. If my family died, I would just live here and hang out with Samus and her head up there. I remember when I first heard about P2D, and because I was a stupid fucking kid (just like all kids) I thought “ZOMG TAT IS SO AWSUM!!!1!!!eleven!!1!1”. Because it was. I bookmarked the page that had the demo on it and checked it every now and then. After a while, I can’t remember what it said, but there were no more new demos. And it had a link to the forums (not SCU, but this site). I kept checking that site and, after a month or two, followed that link.
Then I made this account and my first post in the “Hi, I’m New” topic. I started helping out a bit with the Artifacts of the Month, now I thought “Holy shit, now I’m actually in some way a part of this thing”. Imagine if you went over to some Valve forum and they hired you. That’s to a much higher degree of course, but you get the idea. Something I had been following and waiting for for a long time was now something I was helping to work on.
And now I’m an Omega Pirate.
So happy 2nd anniversary to me, and that Borderlands offer still stands, if anyone (ahem, Zurg) is interested.
I honestly forget how long I’ve been here. I know that my old account was when this game was still in infancy (which it kinda still is) and he was not very active. Flash forward to this account, and I became more active and got my own title, A screaming riot.
This place is home to lots of memories, and over a thousand posts. I’m sure some of them have relevancy. I hope that we all stick together despite our petty disagreements.
I just realized I’ve been here for almost 5 years. Which is spot on, because I started visiting the site in the 8th grade. Man, I was stupid back then.
I feel the same way, Phlakes. This place has been a second home to me as well. And it’s a great feeling to have, knowing that there’s another group of people out there besides my friends and family who have my back.
Pointless post to check how long I’ve been here so I can edit this post and actually contribute to the topic.
Edit: Huh. I guess I’ve been here for five years, with very little consequence to the forum, game, or community.
Five years of randomly posting pointless unhelpful shit.
Also, yeah, I was stupid back then, too. But I -thought- I was freakin’ hilarious.
The fact that I still think I’m freakin’ hilarious makes me wonder if I’m still equally stupid to my past-self, but in a way I can’t yet recognize. And I wonder if I’ll look back in the future to things I’m currently posting in the present and say "Wow, I was stupid back then."
It ALSO makes me wonder if I’ll look back at the even older posts and go “Huh, that’s much more like what I act like now,” discovering some sort of cyclic personality shifting, buuuut that would mean I’ve regressed to before I was capable of rational thought/logical arguments/maturity, which would kinda suck.
I think that this group will endure for at least another 5 years, regardless of how the basically dead project goes the group will endure, I think that over the past 5-2 years each of us has spent here we’ve built bonds of kinship that in some capacity go beyond simply being the small community of a dead fan project. We are all friends in a bizarre sense of the word.