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post Dec 29 2009, 12:28 PM
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Group: Arbiter Caste
Posts: 852
Joined: 23-December 02
From: Sin City
Member No.: 10

I dunno, I thought I'd try a little something different here.

The site itself has almost been here for a solid decade, though I know the name AT itself started a little bit before. When you think about it, a ton of stuff has happened in that time period, even notable things we can't probably remember, unless a certain keyword were to spark a memory.

So 2010 gets nearer, personally a lot of events have happened to me, but it's not about personal achievements, or failures here, it's about the group as a whole. What were some memorable things that happened to you when you had AT flying over your head? It could be anything from an epic moment you and someone else had on some game, to a stupid photoshop, or random moments on the podcast that suddenly had us keeling over in laughter.

And I mean anything, don't be afraid to offend someone. They're probably LONG gone/banned, whatever, ups and downs, it's all worthy talk. Just any little highlights you had here, with the other fellows, and so on. I encourage our silly photoshops to, probably unearth something long lost!

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post Jan 1 2010, 11:56 AM
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Revolution to the Destruction

Group: Paragon Caste
Posts: 2007
Joined: 14-March 03
From: The Black Spiral
Member No.: 21

Oh man... where to begin. So many good/crazy/WTF memories flooding back.

I too remember all the crazy PSO "clans" out there. DreamStation, MAMAK (also a purveyor of news on PSOv2 when it came out), and of course Maiden Circuit. Ganja UK and S.T.A.R.S. were among the most infamous for cheating/hacking back in the days. I avoided those jokers like the plague. I remember the GUK site had a boatload of codes for v1/v2, even that infamous "NOL" garbage.

I happened to be one of the few keyboard-enabled folks for several months until Layrinn made that adapter (he used that Japanese keyboard/controller as a base and went from there if I remember right). I got the thing a couple weeks after importing GC PSO

I remember the infamous "v1.0" crap from JP GCPSO, and wound up getting the NA version of said game with all my old friends from Dreamstation. However, the servers for Ragnarok Online were to come back up at the end of November that year and subsequently 99% of em jumped ship for that. So a lot of my time was spent offlining, doing C-mode with JPs or hanging around with the few MC folks that stuck around as well. If I remember right, the leader of that place lost her voice in a skiing accident sometime before PSOv1 came out. I haven't heard from any of them in like 4 or 5 years, but I digress. I needed a new and bigger circle of friends to do stuff with, since PSO's game play tended to be quite monotonous. Enter Apocalypse Tribe. I'd hung out with a number of folks here before officially joining up, and the rest was history.

I remember those crazy in-game meetings where we had to split off into separate lobbies since there were so many of us (even the occasional person that wandered in). The BA6 tournament and the C-mode time attacks were some great stuff. It was a nice and much needed diversion for me since our second big gathering happened a few days after my grandmother had passed on. It helped keep things interesting for the few of us clawing our way to level 200.

Getting banned from PSOW for posting that "boss trick" and getting back at them later on was also a source of lulz, as well as traumatizing for a few mods there. I only did it a handful of times myself and the bulk of my EXP toward the end came from spamming ruins with some folks from another board I frequented at the time.

Hitting 200 like a week before "Towards the Future" came out and in the weeks that followed, there were a lot more 200's. If I remember right, ZEOTA's playtime was somewhere around 1600 hours. Strangely enough, I never finished Cmode on her due to that "tech reset" bug and some of those lv20 tech discs were annoying as hell to find.

I played FFXI off and on for a few months until PS2 release but I just couldn't stand it back then. I used to diss on it every chance I got until I decided to give it another shot in late 2007 and have been there ever since.

Those last couple months of 2004 were fun playing Diablo 2 with a number of folks even though it was usually Mute, Reteh, myself and a few others. I tried to get my girlfriend at the time to join us, but AOL, her PC, and the game didn't seem to agree, so off her hard drive it went.

Like Scan, I haven't really played much with anyone here since PSO outside of AC, donkey and myself importing PSUJP.

So many people from not just here, but other sites I frequented, have dropped off the face of the earth more or less. I wonder where they are now and what they've been up to in the past years. I can probably count on one hand the number of folks from PSO that I'm still in touch with on a regular basis. Shit just happens and people enter and exit our lives all the time.


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