Why does this exist?
The goal is to create a community of gamers who not only share a passion for gaming but the ability to analyze them with a critical thinking mindset as well. If we’re attracting people who share both their love for games AND the way they approach them, you’re that much more likely to meet someone who wants to play with you on a regular basis. Games are all about fun. If you’re not having fun, somebody, somewhere, is doing it wrong. There is no single factor that increases fun more than playing with friends. If you’re here and like what you see, jump in, drink your kool-aid and join the club.
We are Legion.
I started playing games with my parents’ Atari even before Nintendo came out. My history with competitive gaming however originally began with playing Command and Conquer via the Kali network. At this point in time games didn’t even have the option to be played over the internet, so 3rd party programs were used to trick your LAN options into playing online. From there I graduated to Blood and Quake on Mplayer and the TEN network, both of which are now defunct I believe. I was a little surprised to find myself do so well and it wasn’t long before I moved on to bigger and better things.
With increasingly fast internet speeds came new opportunities in video games. Tribes was one of the first FPS games to both capitalize on cable modems, and detach itself from the traditional Deathmatch style of gaming. Gamers with cable modems were light years ahead of everyone else, and there wasn’t much you could do to someone who had a connection roughly 20x faster than your own.
Eventually the majority of competitive gamers obtained high-speed connections and I fell into one right around the same time I picked up Battlefield 1942. Battlefield separated itself form its competition because it was a conquest based FPS. This means that you “capture” different points located around the map as opposed to solely focusing on the death of the other team. As I continued to play and my skills kept improving, I sought to join a team to test them out.
I played on a variety of teams and won numerous championships in CAL and TWL. Occasionally things would get a little out of control and before you knew it certain individuals were threatening to strangle people with their own power cords. Anyway, CAL was essentially the CEVO of its time where the best of the best came to play. From there I moved on to Battlefield: Vietnam. It was a lot of fun, (Note: I’m WaldoDude) but we finally retired after going undefeated for several seasons.
Since then I’ve been looking for something I can really sink my teeth into. Of course I’ve played around with CoD, but I found that I just wasn’t welcome. Curse my catlike reflexes and pinpoint accuracy…