What brought you to Plague Fest? How did you find out about us, and what kept you coming back? What is one of your earliest or best memories you've had with other players? I might even share my story, the one thing I was thinking about prior to making this thread. [or the parts I can remember/dig up if I can find them!] I know these threads have been made in the past, but it's too far gone to bring back from the depths, so here's a new one! Edit: I cannot for the life of me find my copypasta for why/how I'm here. I ended up looking through the whole Everything and Anything section and I'm not about to look at the Introductions subforum. I'll post what I can remember soon enough when I can. Okay fuck it, I'm going from what I can recall. I thought way too much about my own questions, so here you go. I came to Plague Fest when it was just one server back in the Winter of 06, into the new year. Taters and I had just received our very first PC that we could call our own, and we shared an account, getting on at different times. I can't think if he found PF first or if I did, but I eventually came across the ZombieMod server early in the morning one day and instantly fell in love. Back then, it was a strange thing to come across for me because I had no idea there were mods for games apart from Half-Life, having it's spin-offs like Sven and the likes. I believe the name I'd been using was some variation of iSuck or Moving_Target. The first admin I ever met was the very British @Pebble, no doubt in the middle of giving some toxic player the knobbly stick. I'd play a few rounds and leave, but something was super comfortable in my being here. The players were always so nice and we goofed around a lot and I had been an admin other places, so my brain went "What the hell!" and got admin within the first month of playing. Shortly after doing so, I made a welcome message for this community using my secret talent, talking like Peter Griffin. Everyone knew me as "The guy that did Peter's voice from Family Guy", so I changed my name from whatever I was using to Peter Griffin. As time rolled on and as I lost the ability to do it correctly, I decided to shorten it to Peter. Continuing on. I met almost all the original members of the admin team [John, Dani, Brethren, Ray (Who went by Cam, our first server owner <3) Kitty and Punisher, Kyle, Josh/Spar, Brian (however I knew him as SauceHelmet ) and of course Sec and Retslag. Oh oh! And I can't forget about the beloved Mer! or round2 and sn@ck, ck27, Viva, Jesus Christ the list goes on and I remember so many people..] Time went on and we were always the tightest crew through thick and thin. We got promotions and kept a tight lock on the server, we grew closer to each other, gave out handjobs, cookies and sexy dialogue in Ventrilo, sang and played with instruments, we did a ton in short. From the small little server of 46 players, we grew and branched out, being able to spread to ZE, Customs for the short while it was live, and of course the inevitable MG thanks to Conker. Good friends came and went, we had our falling outs and back ins, but the ones who stayed are the loyalist people I know, and the ones that couldn't had a great heart and were in the right place, however it just didn't work out, and I never forgot them, or the prank Skype calls we made to gay sex hotlines, or the reason gay people hate John. There were many reasons I stayed. Mainly because of the bonds I forged with a lot of people who have been here, some even to this day still stand strong. I don't want to ever come across as the face of Plague Fest or give myself some celebrity status, but I am a very vocal, and animated person and a lot of people enjoy having me here. My goal in life has always been to make people smile after being told "You can't make everyone happy". Bullshit to that, I can still try my damnedest. At this point I'm just rambling. I love everyone here, and I have always cared for Plague Fest and everyone I have talked to since joining. To me, there was never a "Golden Age of Plague Fest", because every day I share golden moments with people here that I just can't get anywhere else. You guys have always been here for me when I needed you, and I intend to do the same in return, whether I'm an admin or not. This community has become an intense place to settle into. I can't get this experience anywhere else. I am who I am today because PF exists. Without it, I know I wouldn't be the same person. I'd be out having some sort of life. I wouldn't trade my time here for that ever. TL;DR: The happiness and enjoyment I get being here, and being part of something big in this little corner of the Internet gaming world is one of my life's high points. Bar none. In short, you guys are the reason I'm here.