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How did you end up on PlagueFest?

Discussion in Everything & Anything started by dillinger, Jan 10, 2018

  1. Feb 1, 2011
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    Post your story of discovering pF! It could be your first experience on one of the servers, being introduced to the community by another member, or stumbling across the website.

    My memories of 2010/11 are kinda blurry for reasons known to those who know me, but I think it went something like this:

    I had recently gotten a new MacBook Pro in 2009 and had moved into a house with some buddies of mine. I was in school and had some downtime, so I decided to see if I could run some games on my laptop. Counter-Strike was one of the first online games I played dating back to '99/2000, and I knew it wasn't super resource intensive, so CS 1.6 and Source were my obvious first choices. Sure enough, they ran on the MacBook! ...barely.

    I think I started out just playing random public servers in 2010, but I was actively seeking out mods. On 1.6 and earlier versions, I was a big fan of Superhero mod, and used to play on NIPPER-map-only servers. If memory serves me right, I first landed on one of the ibis zombie mod reload servers, which got me interested in zombie mod in general. I found that community to be lacking, and continued to look around. One day, probably by sorting the server list by population, I connected to pF Zombie Mod Unlimited Ammo!

    My earliest memories are running into @doc watson and @Harvey, who were fantastic representatives of the community and got me interested in the group behind the server. One of my first friends was @Seeker, as I think we were both relatively new and played together pretty frequently. We both got admin around the same time, and became more and more immersed in the community.

    My involvement in the community really solidified when I connected to the pF Ventrilo server for DrinkyThing 2011 organized by @Punkbuster, which was basically a boozed up Counter-Strike party -- right up my alley. There I met @Peter, @Momo @AkaDemikz, @rxn, @Brian, and many others. After DrinkyThing was over, I found myself connecting to the voice comms on a regular basis, even when I wasn't playing on the CS:S servers. The rest is history!
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  5. Mar 16, 2012
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    Hm lets see i was show here by someone who used to play alot.. years and years ago and i cant even remember his name. But i do remember it was back in the days when night vision was called dark vision and it "made you run faster"....oh shit i remember now his name was Dallas i think. I didnt speak much back then because i didnt have a mic and i was new to Pc gaming. But then i stayed on late to plat predator and FF maps and i discovered a new experience. The sheer amount of failed attempts is what kept me here. Only the strong would survive, and it looks like now there are none of us. But it was good while it lasted
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    • Dec 17, 2007
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      I ended up on Plague Fest a little more than 10 years ago. I do believe that pF had just started not too long ago and I was looking for a ZM server to play on. I did use to play on another one before pF, but the guy that owned the server was an idiot and gave away admin for free, which lead to him not being about to afford his servers. But I happened to stumble across pF and started playing on the server and figured i'd check out the website, and that's when I first joined. I actually didn't become an admin until years later, when I had more free time to do it. A couple of years ago (2015) I did take a break from being an admin bc of financial reason, but since i've been back it's be awesome and hope to be able to contribute more to the community in the future.
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      • Apr 26, 2015
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        Some time around 2008 I used to play at this internet cafe. Some friends and I would play office, dust or whatever. I remember my first introduction around that time just browsing through servers and finding fun modes. I think at some point in 2011-2012 I was on holidays from college and decided to get drunk and boot up CSS. Sorted by population and ZM was looking pretty full so I hopped on. I vaguely remember Tony or Haplo warning someone for cadebreaking, but I was a zombie and thought the warning was for me, so I thought I wasn't allowed to use E to break cades but I had to just slash the knife on props to break in. I used only the knife for about 6 months. I played on and off through college until some time around late 2014 when I started coming on more consistently because one night, @Clearly Trying was on a roasting rampage and I was dying of laughter.
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        • Apr 9, 2007
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          I was a no-steamer with @Secprotocol and joined his server hosted off of a toaster-oven (read-as: his personal desktop computer with a dremel'd fan because Dell cases suck) of a computer at the time. Added him to xfire/MSN and we started chatting, he added me to his Mani admin and said there was this cool mod called ZombieMod. C2C had this cool halo map and PlagueFest supported more players but required Steam. SecProtocol played for a bit and then CK27 gave him his dad's Steam Account to play on. I was using Cyber-Cafe accounts and SecProtocol just gave me admin after I kept bugging him. Erik eventually let me use his Steam account as he didn't have a graphics card but owned the HL2 package. During this I saw a couple gaps and things that could be improved on the server so I kept asking for more responsibility until I was adding maps as an LSA and pretty much owning everything on the server... Erik eventually started playing games, and then I shared with SecProtocol for a bit (like a year). Then I got my own Steam account in 2008 and well, kept going...
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          • Jul 13, 2011
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            like 09-10 late. before harvey wasnt a pimp
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            • Jan 21, 2011
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              I started playing CSS again in college when my roommate told me about ZM. I tried some other server that had parachutes and other stupid shit and was unimpressed with the mod. Then I found pF and liked it. Ended up getting Donator for a short time then admin. @retslag1 's training left much to be desired lol.

              I started getting on Vent after that which eventually turned into mumble and now discord.

              I miss the old drinky things with @dillinger @Peter @Brian and whoever else was around back then. Probably the most fun I've ever had playing video games. It's been a long long time since I got drunk while playing CSS.
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              • Apr 26, 2015
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                On the other hand I think its been about 2 days for @Bapple™
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                • Feb 27, 2012
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                  Some time in 2011 a friend of mine introduced me to the ZM server. We played it for hours and had so much fun. I vaguely remember one of my first times playing and it was on Samarkand. Some dink bought admin but never posted a subscription thread and thought it would be okay for him to slap himself and players across the map. @Kyle was there and he perma banned him until he contacted a trainer. After that I joined on and off for about 6 months. I had gotten interested in making maps and registered on the forums asking for help because i was a n00b. Eventually i did make a map for the server, and being the butthurt 14 year old i was i made an abuse thread against @Seeker for "purposely blocking" on that map when he didn't know where he was standing was the entrance to a secret. I floated around for a bit after @sajak gifted me donator. After that expired I hated everything about being a "regular" player and bought server admin sometime in 2013. Really enjoyed being a SA and played a lot with Jeezery, @Dani, @sajak, @rxn and @Jermaine [pF] and just kept renewing. Started to really get in to ZE at one point as well and got to know some of the regulars there like @FluffehKitteh. On Christmas Eve 2013 i was promoted to LSA. I stayed there for a while, but then wanted to take on more responsibilities (I think it was around the time that ZE died) so I kept bugging Brian about doing more, and was eventually promoted to red.

                  Made a lot of friends along the way, have lots of memories with a lot of people, and definitely made some choices and mistakes that I wish I hadn't and definitely regret. But here we are today. I'm definitely not as active as I used to be which is for many personal reasons, but I plan on coming on more often to make some more memories and do more things right.

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                  • Dec 17, 2007
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                    I'm pretty sure he's still drunk, i think he's still celebrating his bday.
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                    • Jun 17, 2014
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                      im at olvie gardin 2-4-1 chardinay im so happy my mom decided to keep me can i bum a cigarette
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                      • Dec 17, 2007
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                        I'd let you, if I smoked sry dude the most I do is drink.
                      • Aug 21, 2017
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                        Only started playing on PF last year. My cousin, NotSeductive, has been playing here for a while and I was bored af and saw he was playing ZM so I started playing and had a blast.
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                        • Jan 1, 2018
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                          I came onto this server, when I met my lover, and soul-smasher; Bapple, at a furry convention in Seattle. I was sitting there, a fat, lonely, insecure man, looking for adventure, not sure what he'd find. When all of a sudden, a skinny handsome lad walks up and flicked my nametag. "Beth." He said with a slight giggle. I could feel my penis contort because of the sounds of his voice. It was deeper, and more sensual than his father, reading him a bedtime story. They soon became the best of friends. One evening, Bapple, said to me, "Beth, you'd be able to have friends. You've always wanted friends." "Play this videogame with me" And so I did. The rest was history. Bapple and I ream each other on the nightly, after minigames. Life's good. And i'm slowly losing weight due to a new diet my mom made for me. It helps that I stay with her, because she keeps it in check. :smile:
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                            Haha owls cant die bro, Jan 11, 2018 at 1:56 AM Last edited by Kyle, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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                          • Jan 21, 2011
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                            I didn't know he played sober. Thought he was always hammered since he's always trying to get in my pants.
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                            • Jun 17, 2014
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                              your pants look like a short sleeve T-shirt
                            • Feb 6, 2017
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                              I probably first played on this ZM server around 2007-2008 (I seriously have no solid memory of that period, CSS and ZM was booming and jumping between servers happened... often), I was heavily involed into paintball too.
                              Played CSS on-and-off for the next 8 or 9 years because of work and shit. Started playing regularly again in the beginning of last year because the work part of "work and shit" was kinda gone, joined Plaguefest and became donator for dope skins and the extra 2 inches... and to payback all the fun I had here in the past.

                              Oh and I still use the same lame name I first started using when I bought CSS... 11 years ago. People and friends started calling me X and Mr.X a long time ago so it was a good fit.
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                                Mr.Colonel.X, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:23 PM Last edited by Mr.Colonel.X, Jan 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM
                              • May 31, 2012
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                                I had just shaken off RuneScape and began focusing on my life goals, but @Emily insisted and bought me Counter-Strike Source. Just a small taste of it got me hooked despite our poor hardware specifications and slow internet, and I began wasting my life away. @Emily was already a prominent and involved member of this community, and so it was only natural for me to follow and join.
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                                • Jul 14, 2010
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                                  I was a No Steamer in the Summer of 2010 trying out counter-strike source and found zombie mod randomly. Eventually hopped on pF after server hopping a bunch of different ones and loved the game play and people on. Eventually pF became Steam only and I had to borrow a friends account to play.
                                  I got admin for a couple months then stopped playing but came back in the Fall and saw some familiar faces. Bought admin again and my own steam account and played off and on for the next year til I became a little more mature and eventually got interested in becoming LSA. I remember playing early on with like Badgriuel, Johnny, and Nozgat in ZM, Iceez, Billy and a bunch of other random regulars from way back, and over time people came and go (so did I for a bit). Then I started getting on Ventrillo and got to meet the legendary Peter, and started hanging with the cool crowd like Momo.
                                  Once the MG and ZE server were out and populated though I was playing like every day and became hooked and here we are now since.
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