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

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So, I got a little carried away, but it’s typed so it will be posted, I won’t feel bad if you TL;DR it.

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

I’ve been lurking the website for about a year now (since 10 golden rules of online gaming was first put out – which are on my wall by the way). Generally speaking, I don’t post on websites, ever. Though, one day there was a Guild Wars pet contest, so I registered, for that, didn’t even post in the end. I can’t say I have a whole lot to offer, but at the moment I don’t feel like studying for my organic chem exam, so here I am.

I can’t 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 I’ve been in love with since the beginning. Generally though: RTS, strategic “grid” 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
Midnight rescure (dos)

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

I’m 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 I’ve 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 – Working on it slowly, pretty fun
Team Fortress 2
Warcraft 3
Guild Wars- Occasionally

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

Other tidbits:
Real name: Typically people don’t know my real name, it’s usually some form of “Merks”, such as Merksy, Merkasaurous, Merkintosh, Merkintire, Massa Merksy…you get the point.
Atlantic Canadian
19 years old, 2nd and final year of college – Biotechnology, might university, might not. Looking into a job at a brewery.
I love irony applied in real life…Such as I don’t 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
It’s 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. AI’ve got an affinity towards metal, punk, techno, industrial, epic video game music and those awesome 80’s songs.

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