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At some point, I might care enough to write something meaningful.

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So, I got a little carried away, but itís typed so it will be posted, I wonít feel bad if you TL;DR it.

First off, Iím a terrible, over wordy writer, and I apologize for that.

Iíve been lurking the website for about a year now (since 10 golden rules of online gaming was first put out Ė which are on my wall by the way). Generally speaking, I donít post on websites, ever. Though, one day there was a Guild Wars pet contest, so I registered, for that, didnít even post in the end. I canít say I have a whole lot to offer, but at the moment I donít feel like studying for my organic chem exam, so here I am.

I canít say I have any particular affinity towards certain types of games, just like my music, I try to take it on a game by game basis. That being said, there certainly are some series that Iíve been in love with since the beginning. Generally though: RTS, strategic ďgridĒ RPGS (FFT, Shining Force)

Beloved games (that I can think of right now):
Sonic, pretty much everything Sonic Advance and before
Warcraft series, but not WoW, never WoW. I play tons of WC3
Diablo 2, not loved, hated actually. But, I spent 2.5 years of my life on it, so it gets a spot
Team Fortress 2
Portal
Midnight rescure (dos)


Consoles owned (not all at once):
5 Sega Genesis Ė anyone else have this many break on you?
2 Dreamcasts Ė Brother pawned one on me
N64 - watermelon colour, heck yea!
2 Playstations Ė Brotherís friend stole one, and presumably pawned
PS2 Ė Only just got it for this year at college, brotherís
Atari Flashback 2 Ė impulse buy, didnít even work right

Iím primarily a computer gamer, since computer games tend to have much more longevity, or at least they did before the advent of online console gaming. This is because Iíve had the problem of saving for a console, getting it, and never getting games, due to lack of an allowance.

Playing right now:
Katamari Damacy Ė Working on it slowly, pretty fun
Team Fortress 2
Warcraft 3
Guild Wars- Occasionally


The most time Iíve invested into games would be:
Diablo 2 Ė too much time to countÖwell over 2000 hours in 2.5 years, soul sucking!
Warcraft 3 Ė not much better, Iíd say about 1500-2000 hours in the last couple years
Sonic Ė Oh, tons. I love that blue bugger
Team Fortress 2 Ė steadily increasing, got the game in March, playing it on and off

Other tidbits:
Real name: Typically people donít know my real name, itís usually some form of ďMerksĒ, such as Merksy, Merkasaurous, Merkintosh, Merkintire, Massa MerksyÖyou get the point.
Atlantic Canadian
19 years old, 2nd and final year of college Ė Biotechnology, might university, might not. Looking into a job at a brewery.
I love irony applied in real lifeÖSuch as I donít even drink, yet my main job prospect of a brewery
Always go by Rygiz or Merksy, though I do have a Lollerbate account on WC3
Itís said RYE-GIZ, not RYE-JIZZ, g as in grass or glass
Music: I prefer to go song by song, but as a general rule I avoid more rap, and pop. AIíve got an affinity towards metal, punk, techno, industrial, epic video game music and those awesome 80ís songs.



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