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Old 03-09-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Why, hello there Abandonia!

I guess it's proper forum manners to introduce one self, so here I go!

I've been a avid gamer since the mid 90's, I got my first computer around 94' I believe, so I've been around a while. The first game I got was Warcraft 1, a good start if I may say so! I remember me and my dad going to the computer store to get the computer, and I asked the clerk if he could upgrade the memory to 8MB from 4MB (my machine was a 486DX2, by the way!) and I distinctly remember him answering; "Nah man, you ain't gonna need that much ram!".

7 or 8 months later Warcraft 2 came out, and it's system requirements stated that I would need at least 8MB of ram.

But you know, I was cool with that, there were lots of other games out there and found loads of awesome games, and among them my favourites were Master of Magic, UFO - Enemy Unknown, Ultima 8 and Albion.

Anyway, I joined the abandonia forums mostly because I wanted to contribute with articles and reviews to Abandonia Times.

Cheers!
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Ooh, welcome, welcome! Feel free to jump right in!
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Ooh, welcome, welcome! Feel free to jump right in!
Thank you! Should I go ahead and post my articles in the Abandoned Times section of the forum?
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Pls do.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, vctrsknt!!! And the Abandoned Times needs all the articles it can get!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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Welcome to AB, vctrsknt. Glad you too found your way here. And be prepared to never leaving again
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:36 AM   #8
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Anyway, I joined the abandonia forums mostly because I wanted to contribute with articles and reviews to Abandonia Times.
Hello Vctrsknt!

The complete absence of vowels in your username makes it a joy to pronounce in many, many ways. All the while speculating as to what the missing letters may be and marvelling at the combinations of different (and very rude) names that can be uttered from such a string, using only marginal experience of phonetics and a human voice-box - complete with accompanying, necessary auditory apparatus.

It is not just the magazine that needs reviews, my dear chap.
There are many, many games that have yet to be reviewed, in order to be put on the site for download.
Not only does reviewing a game that isn't up on site yet mean you get to acquire the archive before the masses, revelling in the naughty secret that is retro-gaming... You will eventually get to see your very words and smashingly consonantatious username printed in big, Verdana print on the game of your choice.

While waiting for the next issue of the Abandoned Times, why not give your reviewing skills a polish-up by heading over to this list here and taking your pick of the week - staking your claim to fame by reviewing a game that is yet to be liberated..?
You can erect your flag-pole and peg out your patch of velvety turf by registering your claim here if you need the archive.
I am sure the complexities of submitting reviews and archives will be explained in further detail by one who knows.

Arete has kindly alphabetised everything so that you remember that S comes after E and before W.

A good magazine article / review = a good Abandonia game review (and vice versa).

Not only will you get the aforementioned glory and attain internet celebrity, but you will also receive many Pieces of Eight, which you can virtually hoard and lust over, in preparation for the day when PoE's will replace Paypal.

While you're at it, would you care to make a wager..?

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btw - you make me feel old, with yer fancy 486DX2's with eight Mb of RAM...
Them were the days...

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Old 04-09-2009, 02:11 AM   #9
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Hello Saccade and thank you for your reply, you made me chuckle.

I will take your advice and head over to the reviews section and head over to that list here
and start making my contributions. :thumbs:

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While you're at it, would you care to make a wager..?
Perhaps? tell me about this wager you propose. I guess it might have something to do with my username... ?
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:26 AM   #10
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Hello Saccade and thank you for your reply, you made me chuckle.

I will take your advice and head over to the reviews section and head over to that list here
and start making my contributions. :thumbs:
Excellent *wrings hands like Mr Burns from the Simpsons*.

Welcome aboard.
You may choose a complimentary Hook; Cutlass; Peg-Leg(s)/Arms/Noses; Eye-patch; Parrot, from the cupboard behind the galley as you collect your reviewing Mug o' Grog.

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Perhaps? tell me about this wager you propose. I guess it might have something to do with my username... ?

I'll wager that ye tell us the Tale of Vctrsknt's Missing Vowels against your correct betting upon which side my moustache was being twiddled as I contemplated what wager we could place.
If ye guess correctly, then the The Tale shall forever remain shrouded in the Mists of Inscrutability.

That be a fair wager, I wot.

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