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Offline scsox

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Where are you now in life
« on: July 28, 2017, 06:21:31 PM »
Hey Everyone, I was just curious where everyone is in life now? I know that I started playing S.O. when I was 11 or so and now I am 22. I studied Mechanical Engineering at University and now I work full time as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

This is a place where you can post your life updates, what you have accomplished, and what you are doing now!

Offline God-I-Suck

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 12:42:53 AM »
glad to see this topic, i'm very curious about you guys lol

currently 21 and enjoying this summer after finally getting my Associates of Science Degree! planning to transfer to University of Washington for Computer Science. in the meantime i've just been working and hanging out with friends. haven't been playing video games much lately at all. miss you guys <3

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 10:36:00 PM »
Hi, I still lurk these forums. I remember us trolling each other a bit Scsox  :P

It would seem a lot of us here have pursued an IT based future GIS :)

I'm 24 now and engaged. My job status went like this:
  • Studied software development
  • Got offered a position as a tafe tutor from one of my teachers
  • Took up the offer then later became a tafe teacher teaching software development and game development
  • Had to get industry experience (5 hours per year) to remain a Tafe teacher so the Tafe found a small business for me to obtain experience
  • Small business enjoyed my work so they offered me a casual position 2 times a week (I was working 3 days a week teaching).
  • After my contract at the tafe finished up, I got a full time position offer at the small business.
  • I'm now a full-time junior software developer

I'm still taking part in the indie game development scene. I've been working on my own personal 2D MMORPG for the last 3 years and I'd say it still has at least another 3 years of development. I'm about to purchase my very first home with my fiancee, so I'm super excited. Enjoying life!

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 06:13:47 PM »
Agreeing with GIS it's really nice to see this post. I started playing when I was 14 and I'm now 21.
Currently working as a automotive technician lol. I wish the server would go back up cause I'd love to play again. I've just basically been living a normal life working saving up to move out and going to school on the side to get my ticket. Occasionally checking in on this forum it's good to see a few old members still active and waiting patiently. Meiun if your there, lurking, let us know how you've been doing! You must be done college by now  ::)

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 10:14:07 PM »
I always lurk from time to time just to see whats happening with everyone!

I started playing SO when I was 13, currently 24 and working in a factory, hoping to go back to school at some point,but I'm not sure for what.
Just got my motorcycle license and a z650 so I've been working on my dank wheelies!
Sadly I don't really game as much as I used to, I just don't have the time, sometimes it sucks growing up.

Been awhile since I've really talk to any of you guys, so much has happened since we first started playing haha. I've been trying to travel while I'm young, I went to Alaska when I was in high school, Florida 2 years ago, and Colorado last year. Hoping to get the chance to go see the west coast some time in the next few years, and maybe Europe after that!

Glad to see you guys all doing well, I really miss playing with all of you! We should plan some night when a bunch of us are free to hop on discord or something and play some games!
Livin' in a lonely world.

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2017, 04:23:10 AM »
Nice to see you guys are doing well!

I started playing just before I turned 12, and now I'm currently 22, so it's been a little more than 10 years since I started playing. :o. Brings back memories of rushing home after school to grind for a GS lol.

Currently, I'm studying a bachelor's degree in IT centred around programming, however I'm currently doing a paid full-time internship as a technician at a high school for the year. It's fairly stressful at times but the diversity of skills I've learnt from it, from server management to web development to project management, is worth it IMO. Kind of crazy to think that S.O. is what led me down this career path.

On the side, I've been producing music for a few years now. Recently I've been remixing in the trap and future bass genres. It's pretty rewarding to finish a project, and hearing my friends talk about it, but I don't plan on doing it for more than a hobby.

Haven't really been gaming much this year as I don't really have much time these days. I tend to stick to the weekend to play games, and even then it's either Dota 2 or Overwatch.

I'm happy to see some familiar names in this thread already. I look forward to hopefully seeing more posts in the future when I lurk here next time.

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 01:30:25 AM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Started playing SO when I was younger. Now I'm older.

I lay in the sun all day on the weekends trying to get this whole photosynthesis thing down.

So far I've gotten the whole take in sunlight and CO2 portion. Just gotta figure out how to produce my own glucose and stuff. It's looking good so far however.

Oh and I got E-4(USAF) like two weeks ago. (6 months early) @ 22 Months TIG/24 Months TIS. 2 years down, 4 years to go on this contract. Still haven't been anywhere cool. Chose the wrong AFSC for that--Cyber Systems Operations. I used to maintain servers on a network. Now I maintain one server and like 100 client devices, managing an application the maintainers use to access tech data.

It's embarrassing how close I am to my Associates and still don't have it.

I smoke cigarettes like a chimney.

Life is good. Would be better with SO, just sayin ;)

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 05:22:58 AM »
Great topic!

I'm about to turn 23 (Started playing SO in 2005 so about half my life ago). Studied Communications and Theatre and graduated last year. Currently working operations management for a big fashion company here in Australia (I have literally no sense of fashion though). I'm hopefully about to move into a more dedicated communications role within the company.

I'm about to buy my first house and am planning on proposing to my girlfriend in the not-too-distant future.

I also spend too much money on Magic the Gathering.

Offline krele

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »
Glad to hear you're all doing fine, nostalgia kicks in big time haha!

I started playing around 2005. There are maybe 3 ways any of you may actually remember me, either as a guy with first GS drop, a tourney finalist, or as a general dipshit that got banned for hacking the game.

Ironically, shortly after I was done with college I found a job in field of programming and security. After 2 years I wasn't satisfied with where I was, so I decided to start freelancing as a video-game programmer. I've been doing it for around 2 years now and I really couldn't be happier with my decision. My life sort of revolves around work nowadays, so I don't have a lot of time to play games anymore, really wish I could hang out and chat for a bit with people I've met here like I used to. It's a shame we all left MSN, right? :P

I remember most of you though and I get reminded of my experiences within this community multiple times each year. I could spend hours just writing names of the people I remember playing this game with, even though we lost touch maybe almost 10 years ago. This game and the community was impactful in terms of me growing from a troubled teen into a proper adult, it's something I'll treasure for long time to come.

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Re: Where are you now in life
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:30 PM »
Hi everyone! I miss the quality time I spent with a lot of you. It's been about 11 years since I started playing. I'm now 25 (26 before too long) and married. I have a wonderful wife and two step-daughters. And possibly a child of my own on the way (we're hoping). I've been working at a car parts factory for almost 3 years. The work's easy (for me) and I make decent money doing it ;D I've considered schooling through the company to become a lab tech or major in business. I don't game much anymore, but I must say that Pocketown currently absorbs a good amount of time in my life lol. Glad to see so many people still poking around the forums. Much love my SO brethren!