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Postby James Vexed » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:03 pm

What's up guys? I am brand new to the site so I figured I would introduce myself.

I have actually been listening to the podcast (on and off) for a very long time. I stopped listening for a while but the community shows have renewed my interest in the AHP community.

I am 41 years old and have a pretty busy life. I have been married for 20 years. I have two sons, one is a freshman in college and the other a sophomore in high school. Unlike most of you, I have not been a gamer my whole life. I played a little nintendo in high school but I was much more interested in girls and cars. College was a grind after getting married and having small children I really didnt have the time. I was much more of a TV/Movie watcher up until my sons became teenagers. After aquiring a few 360's to play HALO 3 on our home network I discovered achievements. I didnt really get serious about achievements until 2010 or so. Now, pretty much all I do in my free time is play games. I am currently going through a lot of 360 games that I never got to play. I figure the xbox one will be around for a while so I am trying to get through as many of 360 games I can while I have the chance.

As far as games, I like most genres. My favorites are open world expansive games. I love to be immersed in a world. My favorite game of all time is Red Dead Redemption. I have played through the story at least 5 times and have gotten 1K on two different profiles.

I am NOT a completionist! Nothing against those that are though. I just feel like I am not obligated to finish a game that I dont like just because I popped an achievement in it. I only have a certain amount of time to play games so I am not gonna waste my time on a game that makes me unhappy.

When Im not playing games and spending time with my family, I am watching TV. My favorite shows of all time are LOST, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy (looking forward to The Bastard Executioner), The Shield, 24, and too many others to name.

Anyway, I am interested in getting to know some of you and hopefully becoming a part of this community.

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Re: Hey guys

Postby Ms Dudette » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:51 pm

welcome to the site. you'll fit right in, no worries.have fun
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Re: Hey guys

Postby ozbundyboy » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:15 pm

g'day and welcome to the site. You aren't the only person here that isn't a completionist. While I'd like to say I'm a completionist, my completion percentage of 36.99% (all DLC) or 39.47% (owned DLC) definately confirm that I'm not a completionist. This is further proven by the fact that I have games like Warface, Age of Empires Online and Ascend: Hand of Kul on my tag which I didn't complete and the remaining achievements are now unobtainable.

It's great to hear that you enjoy listening to the Community Show, it is really motivational knowing that people are listening and enjoying the show. I'm not sure how much longer I will be able to participate in the podcast as I'm hoping to get into full time employment as soon as I finish the course that I'm currently studying (one is never too old to be a student).
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Re: Hey guys

Postby JelliedBigfoot » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:23 am

Welcome aboard!
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Re: Hey guys

Postby Freamwhole » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:11 am

Like I said on the show, you are my new best friend on site - so, there's that.

Thanks for listening and look forward to seeing you around the forums.
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Re: Hey guys

Postby JerithGeros » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:45 am

Welcome to the site!

(not sure about your choice in new friends... that Fream guy... I dunno man... :P)

I look forward to seeing you around! :)
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Re: Hey guys

Postby Freamwhole » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:48 am

JerithGeros wrote:Welcome to the site!

(not sure about your choice in new friends... that Fream guy... I dunno man... :P)

I look forward to seeing you around! :)


It wasn't his choice - I made the choice. Can't fault him there.

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Re: Hey guys

Postby griffey95 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks for the post James, Welcome to the site!

We try to keep things interesting here, so anything you have an opinion about that we can try to improve on feel free to share.
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Re: Hey guys

Postby James Vexed » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:34 pm

Thanks. Glad to be here.
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Re: Hey guys

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Re: Hey guys

Postby HyruleBalverine » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:30 am

Welcome! Like you, I'm not a completionist, though I used to be because I'm a bit anal-retentive :lol: The running theory/smart-assed remark in my family is that OCD runs in my father's side of the family (and I could easily see that as bring true). But, like oz, not having the game time to complete certain games brow they are pulled (or starting some point to fund our that they have unobtainable or discontinued achievements) has removed all hope of that elusive 100%. So, now I play because I want to and only worry about achievements when I feel like it.
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Re: Hey guys

Postby James Vexed » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:03 pm

I have to admit. I have had the urges to be a completionist in the past... until I play something either too long or too hard. (That didnt sound right :oops: ) I play games to relax and get away from reality. I dont take them seriously enough to worry about whether I get this achievement or that one. I do like to get achievements but I dont want to work too hard for it. :D
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