Laurenz

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    • Memories of Forums Passed

      3 weeks ago

      Laurenz

      It is now two years to the day that we moved over from the old site onto this one. In those first few days and weeks, the site was almost unusable. Of course this was unknown to us in the first few hours and we were still full of life and hope:

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      But this journal is about the OLD site. The TRUE Rooster Teeth community site where everyone hung out for the decade prior to the switch. I missed the early days back in the mid 2000's, but I'm glad I was there for the final three years of the old site.


      So let's go back in time:


      We had karma levels and leaderboards.

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      (The top 42 highest karma levels on the old site)


      We had statistics.

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      (I managed to reach 50,000 posts just three days before the site switch)


      We had awards.

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      (In case newer people reading this don't know - they stopped tracking online time in 2012, so I was stuck with the "settled in" award showing that I had been online for a day. But when this screen cap was taken, I probably had a total time online of several weeks or months)


      And we had lots of other stuff, which all looked nicer than whatever we have now.

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      (My karma level the day before the site switch)


      There was also a weird glitch in the site that would take you to a hidden journal that you normally couldn't see. Only a few users knew about it.

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      (Those were the last few posts from the hidden Matrix journal)


      The place I hung out the most was (by far) the forums. Here they are in all their glory.

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      On the last day, nostalgia journals were flooding the tabs. Meanwhile, in the Red Vs Blue Season 13 thread, we were having an apocalypse party.

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      I have hundreds of screen caps of the old site, but this journal is already way too long and I'm usually not a fan of super long journals. And if you're wondering, yes, I actually did take several screen caps of a single page of a thread and then stitch them all together. And yes, I did this with dozens of pages from multiple different forum threads. No, you can't see them.


      Also if you're wondering why these forum posts from the last day of the website all say "posted 3 months ago", it's because I took those particular screen caps during a fondly remembered event known as "The Great Migration". In November 2015, three months after the launch of this new site, we were given access to a backup version of the old site for a few days. In those few days I went round the old site again and took tons more screen caps. So that's why.

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      (The journal I made on the old site during The Great Migration that is now floating around in the ether somewhere).


      It's been two years. And so I have only one thing to say:

      FUUUUUCK THIS NEW SITEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • 5 Years On The Site

      2 months ago

      Laurenz

      Today, my Rooster Teeth account turns half a decade old. I used to think that you had to pay to have an account here because I always heard Jack and Geoff talk about sponsorship and stuff. So I never signed up until five years ago when I realised I was an idiot and that making an account was free.


      Anyway, I'm glad that I did make one and have been reasonably active these past five years. The first three years were definitely the best (I miss being a karma whore and always being on the leaderboards...) but as we all know, Burnie has said that work will be done on the social end of the new website this July. Let's hope he keeps his word.


      Here's to another five years!

    • Jones Baby

      2 months ago

      Laurenz

      Is Michael on Team Gents now?


      He's almost 30.

      He is married.

      He has a house.

      And now he has a kid too.


      Hmm.

    • Going Abroad Again

      4 months ago

      Laurenz

      After hanging around in the UK for a month, I'm going abroad again. I'm going to Panama and will be living there for three months with some family I have over there. I've never met any of my family there (apart from one uncle) and there are tons of them...and they all speak Spanish. I only speak English and German. Communicating might be hard. Fuck, I should have finished watching Narcos to brush up on my Spanish before I go.

      So yeah. Nowadays I'm not too active on this site anyway and I mostly just lurk and occasionally post in a select few forum threads, but for the next three months I'll be on even less.


      Yesterday was also Rooster Teeth's FOURTEENTH anniversary, which is the age I was when I signed up here. Weird. Maybe soon it's old enough to get it's shit together and get a good website again...or just bring the old one back, I'd be happy with that.

      (yes I know I bitch about the site in virtually all my posts here - but I'm still that SALTY over it)


      Oh I forgot, I'm also moving house. Today is my last time seeing this house which I have lived in since 2004. Gonna miss it tbh.


      bye.

    • Bye Barry

      6 months ago

      Laurenz

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      His foreign policy was terrible but apparently his domestic policy wasn't. Either way, his era is over.

    • End of 2016

      7 months ago

      Laurenz

      I don't care what anyone says, 2016 was a great year. I finally finished school after 13 years, I had a great summer in mainland Europe, went to some concerts, went to Nepal, got accepted into the University I wanted to go to, and I'm traveling again soon.


      And 2017 will probably be even better.


      Politically it wasn't that great though. I'd saved up several grand from my job and then suddenly Brexit came around and the pound fucking plummeted.

      So now it's not worth as much as it was before June 23rd, and I might get kicked out of the UK for being a disgusting filthy immigrant that doesn't have UK citizenship.  smiley


       tadaHappy New Year tada

    • Aleppo Is Free!

      8 months ago

      Laurenz

      Today, on the 12th of December 2016, my 19th birthday, the Syrian Arab Army liberated the last district in Aleppo.


      The Battle of Aleppo is over!


      It took four years, four months, three weeks and two days, but "Syria's Stalingrad" has finally ended. Hopefully it'll be the beginning of the end for the whole war.


      (Also I'm happy this happened on my birthdaysmile)


      Next stop, Idlib.

    • Aleppo

      8 months ago

      Laurenz

      Northern besieged Aleppo fronts are crumbling! The Syrian Army has liberated a third of the besieged areas in just a few days (bear in mind these are fronts that have been static for AGES)! Aleppo could be fully liberated the same time as Mosul!

      GOOD DAY for Syria, BAD DAY for the terrorist gangs.


      Sorry, I just need a place to dump my thoughts and have no other place to do it.


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    • Nepal

      9 months ago

      Laurenz

      Going to Nepal now. Gonna meet @Shinny's stupid face there.


      And we will probably die in the mountains somewhere.


      Bye for now.

  • Comments (74)

    • Shinny

      1 year ago

      Happy totally on time birthday

      • Laurenz

        1 year ago

        thanks m8 tbh

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

      Congratz!!!

      • Laurenz

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!!

    • SpleeSpree FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I Beat Braindawgs

      1 year ago

      Hey, you're the FU.

      F. U.

    • Shinny

      1 year ago

      >Bitches about RT more than anyone i know

      >Gets FU

      pls

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

      • Laurenz

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!

    • BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      1 year ago

      @Laurenz - what did you do, you sly dog!


      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • Laurenz

        1 year ago

        Wish I could have been featured user on the old site....I don't even know where it says it on this one!


        Thanks man!

      • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

        1 year ago

        Go to Community -> Popular Content. You hear that? You're popular content!

    • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

      2 years ago

      Still can't believe you're exactly a year older than me... Like same birthday and everything.

      We should have a joint birthday 0-0

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        2 years ago

        wow omg, it's the illuminati.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        My cousin was born 10/10/97 at 10:10 AM. That's on his birth certificate as well....crazy coincidence.

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        2 years ago

        i turned 14, closer but not close enough.. but i did turn 12 on 12/12/10

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Best part is how our birthdays were on 12/12/12...but sadly I turned 15 instead of 12.

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        2 years ago

        Yeah you get it smiley8.gif It's the best date!

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        December 12th rules! And yeah we should.

    • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

      2 years ago

      Hey,

      I just wanted to let you know we don't accept achievement tiles from Xbox Achievements. We only accept official sources.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Gotcha. I'll do that when the new site rolls out.

      • Mike FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Feed Me Memes

        2 years ago

        Right now we can't accept Xbox One tiles. Once the new website launches, we should be able!

        Eventually when we can accept them:
        One tiles work the same way as 360 ones did on Xbox.com. You can just right click and get the image URL. Example.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Quick question: How do we submit Xbox One achievement tiles? Since they aren't really tiles and it doesn't work via Xbox.com. Can they just not be submitted?

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Ok, good to know.

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShimmySham Gaming

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the add, dude!! I did think we were friends already though O_O

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        So did I! I see you around the site all the time so I thought we were already friends.

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      2 years ago

      99 thousand posts in the past week and 10 every minute.


      What the hell? Why is there such a jump?

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Most likely. The RvB forums have been really active because of the new season.

      • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

        2 years ago

        Yep. The latter is probably it. Jack's journal wouldn't be factored in, only the forum comments would. I unwatched the RvB forums because of all the new posters who don't read the guidelines just making dumb comments in the first week or so. The RvB forum is definitely why it's up.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        I assume its because of Jacks journal and the contest thing. There are thousands of comments on his journal. Also maybe because of RvB Season 13 Ep. 1.

    • LytishRed

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the friend request!
      xo

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        No problem!

    • LUCASthe3RDj That Guy

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies day!

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    • Thom

      2 years ago

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      Happy Warm Fuzzies day, Laurenz. Have a great day.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Thanks dude smiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gif

    • MrWithay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the first round of the new gifQuest adventure! smiley0.gif

      Thank you ever so much for your interest and I hope to see many more wins out of you.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Thanks! I will continue playing, it's pretty fun.

    • captainlevi

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday, hope you have a fab day!! One more year and you can also buy an axe... I guess thats slightly worse than scissors..but a hell of a lot cooler!

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Thank you! smiley0.gif

    • J3ST3R31

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday bud, I guess you're.... Alright, tolerable I suppose.
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      I'll see ya in the 17 Club next year.

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Thanks duuuuuuuuuude! smiley0.gif

    • helgrind789 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        THANKS BRO!

    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      2 years ago

      How were we not already friends?!

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        No idea! Glad we fixed that smiley0.gif

    • FuckYeahJenn

      2 years ago

      Oh my God, you're a leftie! I love left-handed people! I don't know why, I'm not even left-handed myself, but I love seeing people doing stuff with their left hand..!
      ..Now this sounds kinda creepy.. whatever, you're officially awesome for being left-handed! ^^

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Haha thank you :D

    • J3ST3R31

      3 years ago

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      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Hello to you too :D

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      DON'T REPLY TO THIS FOR 24 DAYS IF YOU'RE A TWAT!

      • conrad500

        3 years ago

        drat! foiled again!

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Haha nice try but I'm gonna be on for a little while longer because I leave tomorrow. :P

    • Caszie Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      Thanks for wishing me a happy FU day and for the add!! smiley0.gif

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        No problem! smiley1.gif Thanks for the request!

    • jakattak

      3 years ago

      How much do you have to pay in order to become a sponsor?

      • jakattak

        3 years ago

        Thanks

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        3 Months for $9 ($3/month)
        6 Months for $15 ($2.50/month)
        1 Year for $25 ($2.08/month)
        3 Years for $60 ($1.67/month)

    • AC639

      3 years ago

      How do you start a poll on the site?

      • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

        3 years ago

        Go here. They'll be able to tell you.

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        That is actually one thing I'm not sure on. I suggest you ask an admin :)

    • Snowriel

      3 years ago

      I have one question? has this site an App?

      • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

        3 years ago

        it had an old iphone app... They might have taken it down though.

      • Snowriel

        3 years ago

        okay thanks

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        I don't think so. You can access this site on your mobile but there isn't an official app. However, there is an RTX app so if you're going to RTX then you can use that smiley1.gif

    • Snowriel

      3 years ago

      well thanks, I read your for 2 years here? congratulations

      • Snowriel

        3 years ago

        thank youuu!

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Yes, there are a lot of active users, especially around the forums. I'm trying to get people to be even more active. If you start posting, joining groups and stuff then I'm sure you'll get a lot of friends quickly.

      • Snowriel

        3 years ago

        okay, but has this site a lot of active users?

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Don't worry, I am kind of new as well. A lot of people have been on the site for almost a decade. smiley1.gif

      • Snowriel

        3 years ago

        okay cooool! I'm feeling a noob now hehe

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Haha thanks, I signed up on June 16th, 2012.

    • K3vin11 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      hey. thanks!

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