Melander & the FCG group!
The best part of being an RTC group Admin is the privilege of getting to meet and learn more about all the amazing, good-natured, fun, friendly and creative people we have in our community!
This week’s featured fan is no exception. I am very pleased to introduce you all to Aaron, @Melander, joining us from New Jersey! His level of dedication to encouraging good-sportsmanship and positive attitude in gaming led him to create a group here on the site. Please read on to learn more and show Aaron that community love and support you are all so awesome at!
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Sarcastic, adventurous, caring, relaxed, random
How and when did you first come across RoosterTeeth.com?
I came across RoosterTeeth.com back in 2011 after watching every available episode of Red vs. Blue at least twice and wondering what happened next. I was always a fan of their work, but never knew they had a website until two years ago.
What made you stay on the site?
The people I did meet through the website made me stay. I kept meeting some new and interesting people who I have gamed with over the course of time I was on the site. That along with the videos and news that RoosterTeeth always brings to their website for their viewers and fans to see.
Are you a gamer? If yes, what systems and games?
I am a pretty active gamer. My system of choice is the Xbox 360 preferably. My games of choice are also FPS games such as Halo, Battlefield, and even Borderlands. I also do enjoy puzzle games or certain RPGs and zombie games. There are a ton of games that I play, it is unimaginable to me.
I see you run a group in the community called Friendly Casual Gamers, what inspired you to start the group?
Well I always enjoyed playing on Xbox Live with my friends, being until they all left to go to college. And recently I can never find a single person on Live that wants to just play a game that doesn’t involve being overly competitive and winning some sort virtual prize. So I decided I needed to find more people like myself that like to play with no hopes of gaining a prize, but just to have fun like when I first came to Xbox Live back in 2010.
Do you primarily host Xbox playdates in the group? Or do you have plans to expand to other gaming platforms (PS, PC, etc) as well?
I do primarily host Xbox playdates because the Xbox 360 is the only system I have, and is my favorite system. But in the event that I do get another system, I will expand to other platforms. Minus PC gaming because I cannot do that without my current laptop lagging and dying immediately.
Are your playdates “open” for any RT fan to join? Are there any requirements / rules for those wishing to join?
Any playdates that we make are always open to the RT public. We wouldn’t turn down someone that wanted to play for fun, because everyone wants to enjoy their time while playing on Xbox Live. Requirements/rules for joining is keep it friendly, enjoy yourself, and keep the environment positive and not overly competitive because that just defeats the purpose of the group.
Do you have other hobbies or interests aside from gaming?
I enjoy playing the electric guitar which is one of my favorite hobbies. My other hobby which is also my interest is studying medicine and practicing it as an EMT in New Jersey.
Where, on the RT site, do you like to hang out?
As of recently, it has been in the forums or the group’s page, but before that it was always just hanging out in the video section of the site watching whatever just came out that day or week.
Have you ever been to a community event or convention? If yes, tell us a little about your experiences.
To my own misfortune, I have not. I would always love to go, but I always discover that an event is happening when there is no time left or when it is already over.
What’s your favorite color and number?
My preferred color is black, though most people say it is actually not a color. My favorite number would probably have to be 5, because my life seems to revolve around that number.
What’s your favorite book, movie, TV show and song?
My favorite book is the Great Gatsby. My favorite movie would be the Expendables. My favorite TV show would have to be The Walking Dead, based off of my love for Zombies. My favorite song would be War Machine by AC/DC.
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