It all started back in 2007. I was very young at heart and just got banned from Joystick for having a strong opinion. That’s when Destructoid came into my life. I soon found out that it wasn’t just any game site. It was a close community that shared my common interest. At first, nobody would read my blogs and listen to what I had to say. I got frustrated and begin to manipulate the wonderful community members to gain attention. I started trolling one of the popular guys….his name was Snaileb. Snaileb was a nice guy that knew what Destructoid was all about.
I wrote shitty blogs and the community members would try to point me in the right direction. I took it the wrong way. I thought their criticism was intended to be disrespectful. It was the opposite. After a few months of trolling I soon to realized how unique and awesome this community is. At the time, I was using computer aided drafting programs for work. One day I decided to model up the Destructiod robot just to see how the Snaileb and the community reacted. It was a success! I named it Mega Model. Most people love the work and patted me on the back. The same members I pissed off were the same ones trying to make me apart of this community. If you want to know what Destructoid is all about look up the words Compassion, Connection & Contribution…and Gaming.
Soon after the conflict I joined PS3 Friday Night Fights. I remember CoD4 was my first FNF game. Member like Takeshi, Yojimbo, Moosehole, Corak, Trev, Nexus, Balth, Ron, Shipero, Grassroots & many others welcomed me with open arms and still do. I remember many long nights of fun and laughter. Destructoid has been a big part of my life and I will never forget all the fantastic times we have spent together.
Thank you Niero for the three years I will never forget. Thank you Takeshi, Yojimbo, Moosehole, Corak, Trev, Nexus, Balth, Nagemagnet, Bahamutzero, Bluedesign, Justice, Coon, Cowzilla, Cronos, Ron, King, Shipero, Gaybear, Whiteboy, Balmat Blindsidedork, Blehman, Butmac, Grassroots, James Ewing, Hamza, Vic Haste, & others. Forever keep this great community strong and always have a controller in your hand.