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Hi.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:22 pm
by Puffles
Hello folks.

Let me introduce myself and tell you my story.

I'm new here, however I'm also a long-time lurker and ancient member of the Campaign Creations staff.  I was once a map/campaign/mod designer myself for games such as StarCraft, Age Of Empires II, WarCraft II and III.  However I've been inactive and disappeared for a looong, long time.  It's been years I suppose.  I doubt any of you remember me, though some of my former aliases were 'Chris,' 'The Downward Spiral.'  I had a few StarCraft projects hosted here somewhere around the time Desler just finished the Fenix, though sadly I never finished anything.  You can find a few of my old Age of Empires projects at http://www.ageofkings.com if you search their mod section.  There was another ancient time when Campaign Creations' three main games of focus were SC, AoE2, and Dark Reign II.  I remember I tried to pick up the DR2 department when CC member DI/Magnus left, but I didn't really have the programming skills at the time to keep up with the DR2 modding community.  I guess I lost interest sometime after.

One of my best works was a role-playing story called 'the Nexus.'  It was an Age of Empirse campaign.  It was a story about time travel and focused on a two kings who were unknowingly trapped never-ending, looping timeline.  There was a god who forged this timeloop, and it continued until the characters succeeded in bringing salvation to the world and creating a sort of Utopia.  It was alright.  When I look back on it these days though, the script completely urks me.  It was very amateurish.  I think I was 16 when I wrote all the dialogues.

And since I'm introducing myself here, I should probably come clean and be honest about everything.  I was once kicked from the Campaign Creations.  Heh, by Desler himself.  And for good reasons.  I did a childish, foolish stunt provoked by a friend and basically spammed the CC boards with detestable nonsense.  At my defense, I was 15 and brainless at the time.  I'm 21 years old now.  I've sincerely apologized since then, and I really don't know what I was thinking.  In fact, I probably wasn't thinking much of anything at all.

I'm an adult now, and my behavior as well as my storywriting competence have both matured greatly since then.  I do hope you accept me into your community.  With StarCraft II now on the horizon, I imagine that this place could become very productive and very active in the near future.  And I want to experience it all.  I have tons of ideas brewing in my head for really cool sci-fi stories that could fit the framework of the StarCraft universe.

To prepare for StarCraft, I've been re-playing all the Blizzard campaigns and reacquainting myself with the story.  And not to sound like a fanboy, but I love your work Desler.  The stories, the characters, and especially the music choices.  I plan on replaying all of that stuff.  I was always bummed out that your WarCraft III project got cancelled.  What was it called again?  I remember you and Joel Steudler had a great-looking website for it.

I'm also interested in experiencing whatever great StarCraft campaigns I missed while I was gone.  Does anyone have any good recommendations?  I plan on giving all that Antioch stuff a whirl again.

Anyway, I hope to get to know many of you better in time.  If any of you play WoW, I'm Puffles on the Emerald Dream server. :) 

See you around,
Puffles

Re: Hi.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:35 pm
by Lavarinth
I do recall you, especially thanks to thinking acronyms.. "TDS," I believe I arrived shortly before your departure. In all reality, it's been a long ride for all of us and we've all made our mistakes. Personally, I wont do anything to keep you from posting here unless it's deserved, how others may view you is questionable, but I doubt it'll be with bad terms. I had my enemies before, and those are times long and gone and all is better. Speaking of which- Where DID Palin go? Sorry, personal dislike. Anyway, I'll send you a link and explain why I am in the message. It'll give you a place to start playing all the projects you missed. Welcome back.

Re: Hi.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:29 pm
by Taeradun
I remember TDS you later made a comeback and were at The Worldcrafters (Desler & Joel's nice looking website) and maybe some other site as well?

As for SC campaigns, check out Flame Knives (complete campaign, w00t) and the half-complete (cancelled for SC2) Aeon of the Hawk :)

Re: Hi.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:32 pm
by WB
You kidding? I remember The Downward Spiral, you were a cool guy. I joined rather late, and I still remember you!

As for SC campaigns, immediately what comes to mind is the Flame Knives by meta. You can find it somewhere at the star alliance. (samods.org)

Re: Hi.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 7:30 am
by Whiplash!
I remember the downward spiral.


This board is slowly becomming active again, lav we need this new layout up!

Re: Hi.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:25 am
by AA7Dragoon
Hey it's TDS!  Welcome back, man!

Re: Hi.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:54 am
by IskatuMesk
We all make mistakes. I know this well. There's a lot of things I regret having done. I can't blame all of them on autism, either. All we can hope to do is move on, to a better future.

Re: Hi.

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 11:34 am
by Lavarinth
Mantidz wrote:I remember the downward spiral.


This board is slowly becomming active again, lav we need this new layout up!



asdf, I'm working on it! In fact, I'm taking it with me to work, F this. Hahaha