Ahh the memories…

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Gaming | Comments Off on Ahh the memories…

I remember when I went to my first LAN party. It was my friends fourteenth birthday, and we got lucky and his parents had woodlands limos to come pick us and our rigs up. That was a rad experience, instead of having to pack all that random hardware, tower, monitors, keyboards and all that into our parents cars, we just loaded them in with us. I remember pretending to be already LANed up with our friends in the back seat of the limo, just being goofy kids. A couple of my other friends had been doing this for a while, but it took me forever to convince my mom at the time that it was totally normal practice to unhook everything off your computer and take it to you friends house. She still does not really get it.

Once we arrived at my friend’s house, his parents had set up the garage with a bunch of desks all facing each other and some power outlets, to use. There were only six of us, but it really felt like a scramble. I could not wait to play some StarCraft with my friends, at what to me seemed lightning fast speeds (I had 56K internet for the longest time, heck, I even remember 12.5K, that was the worst!) so that I could finally do justice to my battle tag. It was my friend’s birthday though, so he got to pick and we started with Counter Strike, which was not my strongest suit by far. After getting spanked for a while, we ate the traditional pepperoni pizza and got jacked up on Mountain Dew, we finally started getting down on some StarCraft.

I picked my favorite team, the Protoss, and started putting in my work. My friends have always favored the Zerg and I remember having fun doing my best to avoid getting rushed from all around. We ended up playing for hours, switching back and forth between games and stuffing our faces with junk food. I got my revenge on the battlefield now playing a game that I was better at. All in all, I got a few in, they got a few in, I had some panicked moments from the Zerg rush, just like StarCraft is supposed to be. That night I had my favorite gaming moment of all time, and it was LAN party specific, since modern gaming is done online. I remember so distinctly hearing one of my friends yelling all sorts of abuse at the other across the room, and then finally the one being yelled at calls back out that if he keeps camping he was going to do something about it. Of course one had to continue antagonizing the other, then he gets up, runs over to the other side of the road and punches him in the arm. Not the funniest moment in my life, but one that I remember and reminisce about sometimes, since I feel like most of my multiplayer gaming experience is now done online. Not to mention we got picked up in a limo, got to eat pizza and drink soda all night long.

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