Dawkin

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    • Life Sucks

      5 years ago

      Dawkin

      But we keep on going.

      I had a good thing going. I was working for Sony. I helped in the QA production of KillZone: Shadow Fall. I was working on a good game with a lot of good friends for a good company that I was proud to represent. Heck, seeing the game released with a mention in the credits was one of my proudest moments. But all good things come to an end. My contract expired in January and they chose not to renew it.

      9 months. I would have happily done the job for no money, it was the best time of my life.

      Three months on I'm still stuck looking for work. The job centre are putting me on a Work Experience placement for 8 weeks meaning that I am doing a job for no pay except what I normally get paid from Jobseeker's Allowance. Another way the government is exploiting people and making them work for no money. Keep 'em docile, right?

      There are few things keeping me going right now. If I didn't have my girlfriend to keep me happy I would have gladly rolled over and died a while ago. I'm not lazy, I'm not a scrounger; just give me a fucking job and pay me for it.


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    • Knuckles D

      6 years ago

      Dawkin

      I placed myself in an exile from the site for a while, I was feeling a lot of negativity and frustration and decided to stop updating. Today I felt compelled to write this journal.

      I did not know David well. To be fair, I hardly knew him. However, from all of the interaction I did have with him, whether being it from here or on Twitter, I found him to be a likable person with a wicked sense of humour and a deep-seated passion for gaming and especially this site and its community.

      When Rooster Teeth first started producing videos under the Achievement Hunter moniker, David was prolific in his adding of games to the database, as well as providing useful community videos. He was my main inspiration to help the much beleaguered PC community and do the best I could within my capacity to support PC achievement hunting.

      I followed the progress of the search from Twitter and was deeply moved by the fierce support of the Rooster Teeth community. When I heard the news earlier tonight, I was again greatly moved and saddened. A wonderful person not that much older than I am now, no longer with us. My thought and condolences are with his family and friends.

      I did not know David well, but in the moments he touched my life, he was incredibly inspiring. I will miss him greatly.

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    • Official Guide

      in Forums > Official Guide | Follow this topic

      Dawkin

      Overview:
      -Estimated Achievement Difficulty: --
      -Offline: -- (-- points)
      -Online: -- (-- points)
      -Approximate time to 1000: -- hours
      -Minimum number of playthroughs needed: --
      -Number of missable achievements: --
      -Glitched achievements: --
      -Do cheat codes disable achievements? --
      -Does difficulty affect achievements? --

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    • Where've You Been?

      6 years ago

      Dawkin

      It's a good question. I have been missing from the site for about 5 months now, on/off visiting to check up on achievements for PC games (AH guys really suck when it comes to PC games) and occasionally appearing on the LFTO Doctor Who podcast.

      So where have I been and why has it taken so long for me to write a journal.

      Five months ago, or thereabouts, I quit my university degree for the second time. This time however, my decision was to quit the course permanently rather than go on a second leave of absence. My reasons were personal and I stand by my decision that quitting my course was the best thing I could have done - I love York, but it's impossible to live all by yourself, especially when you suffer from depression as I do.

      So I upped roots again and returned home to Liverpool. Since May I've become involved in eSports in a different way: still help out my good friend djWHEAT over at OneMoreGameTV, but I've changed focus from StarCraft 2 to Dota 2 now.

      I LOVE DOTA 2 smiley12.gif There is no game that comes close to it in my mind - this is the MOBA genre's bench-setter. Much more skillful than LoL; the power of teamwork more highlighted than SC2. This game is superb and I cannot wait for it to be released (free to play, of course; Valve is involved smiley6.gif ) so that can experience the sheer joy that this game gives me.

      I've made new friends in the eSports community too thanks to Dota 2 - the infamous ginger (and weirdly arousing) Australian TobiWanKenobi for one. I now feature in his Dota 2 talk show, talkDOTA, every Tuesday. My function is exactly the same as it was for LiveOnThree - I record predictions and keep track of points - but with a twist: I get points too now! smiley7.gif The more incorrect the predictions are, the more points I get >:)

      All this talk about eSports, you get paid to do this right? Well no. I still have to find a job. I've heard back from a job I really wanted to get, turning my "if I get the job" into a "when I get the job" but I need a follow up email/letter with the commencement date of my employment. 5 1/2 weeks after my interview and 2 1/2 weeks after I first heard back from them, I really need to give them a phone call and find out what's happening. Hopefully more news to share on that soon.

      My immediate plans? Cast more Dota 2, play more Dota 2 and get this job. This weekend I'm also returning to York as I'm still on the committee for FragSoc, my [former] university's Computer Gaming society and my clan. First three-day event this weekend, it's going to be epic smiley11.gif

      Hit me up on Twitter, Steam or Skype; I'm always around. I'll try to update more and be active here too, this journal was a long time coming and I kept putting it off. smiley4.gif

      tl;dr I'M BACK, MOTHERFUCKERS!! smiley13.gif

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      12th Doc <



      /Also new avatar. Suppi TOTALLY made me do it smiley7.gif

    • 6 years ago

      Dawkin
    • Gavin...

      7 years ago

      Dawkin

      I love you, but you don't know how to do math. SHUT UP. >.<

      Re: Podcast #168

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    • 7 years ago

      Dawkin
    • WE WANT LAN

      7 years ago

      Dawkin

      The people have spoken. Battle.Net must get LAN.

      Arguably GSTL is the biggest StarCraft II tournament in the world. At a crucial moment in the finals of the tournament, the internet dropped. The crowd were dumbstruck as one of the players dropped from the match and effectively screwed up the proceedings. Was it the the player's fault? No. Was it the internet's fault? Possibly.

      Would this have happenned if Blizzard had implemented LAN? No. The match would have continued and a rematch would not have been needed. A complete embarassment to the Blizzard Executives who were in the front row of the audience.

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      "Oh fuck, we dropped the ball! Oops!"

      That you did, Justin Browder. That you did.

      The audience made their voices heard, chanting "WE WANT LAN" as loud as possible. We've been patient and waiting since StarCraft II first came out. Internet problems have plagued EVERY MAJOR SC2 TOURNAMENT, and I doubt anyone will wait patiently any more.

      The people have spoken. Battle.Net and StarCraft II needs LAN. No more excuses, your reputation is in tatters. Just fix something you should have sorted back in 2010.

      12th Doctor <
      On behalf of the StarCraft II Community.

    • Things I Learned This Weekend

      7 years ago

      Dawkin

      The RoosterTeeth app is really well-made and kept up to date to reflect the website.

      I think that I'm beginning to like the obviously inspired by Google Plus direction the site is going in. Hell, I'm getting a Plus account right now.

      I realised my laptop has uses still in the modern world besides being a brick on my desk which does other stuff I don't want to do on my gaming rig.

      I can survive a weekend without Twitter.

      The people who couldn't attend RvB:UK aren't all lazy.

      Getting drunk every night really is the answer!

      iPhone batteries never run out. EVER.

      With a wireless controller for every user, you will always find you have more AA batteries than required.

      I pwned everyone at Swat: autoaim can't beat PC gamer reflexes.


      Today is April 1st...

      ...Happy Birthday Rooster Teeth! smiley8.gif



      12thDoc <



      /"Vegeta, what does the Scouter say about his sarcasm level?"

    • I Decided Not To Jump On A Bandwagon...

      7 years ago

      Dawkin

      ...but then I took a profile update to the knee.

      I fucking hate the forced new layout. The old profile was fine the way it was. I'm not one of the people who is anti-updates either, I liked the new versions of Twitter that people grumbled over. This is different - the site has lost some of the unique look it had and changed it for something that feels alien and not RT at all.

      Everyone who's spoken to me on Skype knows how I've felt about this update for a while.

      12thDoc <



      /Seriously. Fuck this update.

  • Comments (598)

    • MrJacinto Hey I'm Grump

      5 years ago

      Are you back??

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

      5 years ago

      ahh doctor we meet again

    • suppi

      7 years ago

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    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      7 years ago

      Super belated... Happy New Year and Happy any other holidays you may have celebrated over the Holiday period to everyone on my friends list smiley0.gif

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

      7 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif

    • suppi

      7 years ago

      Well she beat me.

      ...and I have the black eye to prove it!

    • suppi

      7 years ago

      But I thought you preferred the vagina!

      D8

    • suppi

      7 years ago

      D8
      But I prefer the penis.

    • Sindre1

      7 years ago

      Awesomeness, that's what! :D

    • Sindre1

      7 years ago

      This is amazing!

    • suppi

      7 years ago

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    • Fizz

      7 years ago

      Congrats with your birthday man!

    • TiberiusVIII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday Dawkin!

    • AgentHunter

      7 years ago

      hey thanks for adding me

    • Sindre1

      7 years ago

      Agree about episode 6. Mostly.
      But getting burned alive in a giant oven, then still being alive as dust is unoriginal? :P

    • Sindre1

      7 years ago

      How you liking it so far?
      Episode 7 is the best one so far, but I always like the most recent one :P

      No, it's this saturday :D

      Only seen 2 or 3 episodes of it.
      Seems ok to me.

    • Sindre1

      7 years ago

      Only a few more days before Hitler gets capped in the ass! :D

      And how do you feel about Drunk Tank hating on pony's? :P

    • suppi

      7 years ago

      Yes..but do you still look like a hippie?

    • suppi

      7 years ago

      Get a haircut, hippie! smiley6.gif

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

      7 years ago

      Here you go.

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

      7 years ago

      Centre image?

    • bi_pagan

      7 years ago

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    • bi_pagan

      7 years ago

      I could come babysit you! lol

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      "What astounded me the most - there's a part two."
      Part 2 to what?

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      A.) you are never online. B.) when you are online you can never join the call. C.) if you want to participate send me a message on Skype and i'll add you. D.) quit yer bitchin'

    • bi_pagan

      8 years ago

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    • suppi

      8 years ago

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    • bi_pagan

      8 years ago

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    • suppi

      8 years ago

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    • w1kk3d

      8 years ago

      Hey man, Team Fortress 2 is Free on steam, I believe it's permanent

    • Sindre1

      8 years ago

      I knew atleast one or two people would be pissed, so no biggie :P
      Worth it!

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Never mind, I found out what it was.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Just wondering, did you post that pic a bunch of times and delete it, or did something weird happen? My alerts had trouble with it and I want to know exactly what happened for the bug report.

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      I had to get screened for it, but no one gets the vaccine unless they really need it, it's expensive and leaves a good mark I believe

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      BCG is done in schools there? Huh must be more common over there

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      I can't.

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      Silly Dawkin, Funnyjunk images don't work outside of their own website.

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

      8 years ago

      You like DW and MLP. You are my kind of people.

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

      8 years ago

      In reply to Dawkin, #2:

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

      8 years ago

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    • bi_pagan

      8 years ago

      I couldn't find you, but please feel free to click here and add me!

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

      8 years ago

      Alright, I'll approve it.

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

      8 years ago

      SpaceChem doesn't have achievements?

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      My computer can barely run Skype, I'd be afraid of what wold happen if i tried to play games on Steam.

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      I don't have Steam or Portal2

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      Yes I'm pretty sure its more like 99% fucked.

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

      8 years ago

      Oh, okay, I thought group admins had special post-editing capabilities or something. But I must have been thinking of the ability to delete the content of posts. Thanks anyway!

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

      8 years ago

      Hi Dawkin! In the Doctor Who War thread, I linked to an image that broke soon after I posted it. It was just fine right after I posted, but when I returned to the thread an hour later, I discovered that it had broken (bandwidth exceeded). I uploaded the GIF I was trying to use to my own Photobucket after that, but I couldn't edit the post anymore.

      Do you think you could replace the broken pic in post #62 with this one? It's the same picture, but a different link.
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      Post edited 5/03/11 2:38AM

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

      8 years ago

      was just asking because 99% of all tournaments are going to be xbox related.

      if you wanted to delve into the PC gaming forums...hit them hard, track down some uk folk and bring them into our loving group then even better! smiley1.gif

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

      8 years ago

      WHY DO YOU NOT PLAY XBOX!?

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