FYI 2018 sucked, glad it’s done with.
2 years agoMofuggerX
I think it's been some seven or eight years since I was active on this site with my profile - by "active" I mean logging in every day, posting in threads of interest, just generally getting involved with others on here. IIRC there's been two updates to the layout format of the site, I honestly miss the older layouts where stuff would actually work. But that's not really a big deal since I'm not really logging on.
Anyways. Obviously a lot's happened in that while. When I was last active I was living with my folks in Camrose still and spending pretty much all my time on XBL as there was nothing else to do in that small town (at the time). Depression does that. I think this was 2007. I stopped going to all my classes at school during the second semester so naturally I failed all my classes, and I was mostly unable to find a job in that town and the one I managed to score, I lost it in less than three months. So after a few months of not doing anything I told my mum I wanted to move back to my hometown of Calgary. We spent that November looking for a place I could live as well as finding myself a job back home. I spoke with my best buddy Troy and he said he was cool with moving in. So December that year, I was back home living with my best buddy and another roommate (who wound up being a total fucking slob lemme tell ya) in one section of a fourplex and we all worked at the same company in a warehouse. Eventually the girl moved out (thankfully) and me and my bud were able to afford the rent and bills on our own for another good eight months or so. All in all I really enjoyed those times - we'd stay up super late when we didn't have to work the next day playing Call of Duty 4 or Modern Warfare 2 and smoking a shitload of pot. I eventually stopped that though as I'd spend way too much money on munchies - after we got baked we'd walk to the nearby 7/11 and I'd blow literally $80 to $100 on munchies that I'd all eat within the next hour or two. We'd also go play paintball occasionally - my buddy got me into it - and one of the managers at work would give us a ride since we had no wheels at the time, and he was also into paintball. We even spent a long weekend taking a trip to Victoria BC, hanging out with Troy's friend Drew whom he always played Xbox and paintball with during his time living there after high school.
So we stayed in that rental until about 2010 when, come springtime, my folks and I put a down payment on a house that wasn't terribly far from the rental we were already staying. My buddy Troy was still cool paying me rent and having a room to stay. It was still a cool arrangement, we had our TVs next to each other in the living room and we'd squad up to play Battlefield Bad Company 2 or something as much as possible. I'd stopped smoking pot by this point though as I determined it just wasn't for me, and even though I wasn't buying any of the stuff it had gotten expensive with how much money I'd be blowing on munchies. It was during the time I was moving out from the rental and moving in to my house that my main MofuggerX account on XBL was permanently banned.
It was some time in 2010 I had to quit the job I'd been at for three years. My buddy was moving back to British Columbia to live with his dad again since his dad was moving away from Victoria to somewhere on the interior of BC, Oliver I think. My job was not paying me enough and not a single person that worked there received a raise in the whole three years I'd been there. I was able to take a month off from working before I scored a new, good-paying job through one of my cousins, and it was located in the same industrial sector as my previous job. Unfortunately it didn't pan out as I wasn't meeting their quotas so, about a week before Christmas, they let me go. It wasn't terrible as at this point I had a set of wheels, my dad gave me his old work pickup - I still drive it despite not taking very good care of it. If I didn't have my truck I don't know what I'd do. My buddy moved out roughly the same time I quit that job, so until I got my first renter I was alone.
So, throughout 2011 and 2012, I was mostly unemployed. I was unable to secure a job for more than three or four months when I'd get let go again - one job I had up north in Fort MacMurray only lasted two weeks even. It was sad. I did get one really good renter to help pay my bills for at least a year though. I spent the vast majority of my time on XBL alternating between Skyrim when I wanted to be alone, and Mass Effect 3 multiplayer when I wanted to play with some buddies. In those years I'd hopped about three or four different jobs and the time spent between them looking for jobs would last several months. But most of my time was on Mass Effect 3 after its release. I was very active on the BioWare forums and I got so good at the multiplayer that I was recognized across all platforms (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC) as one of the best players in the game. I liked spending time trying out all sorts of quirky character builds and writing up character guides on how to play well, as well as helping new players learn the ropes. It was enjoyable despite living mostly off UI and not seeing my paintball friends very much. I was also able to head out of town whenever I wanted to see my folks or go play paintball at Silver Creek Paintball near Camrose since I had no job to tie me down for the most part. Ironically a few years after moving away from Camrose, my home paintball field is just outside Camrose. Figures.
So come 2013, I scored another job in April or so at another warehouse - a friend I knew through paintball (actually she was my buddy's girlfriend) had an uncle that was a manager there. He hired me, but again I was only there a few months. Business wound up getting slower after I'd been hired and since it was so slow there was no need to keep me around - plus I think the manager and store owner thought I was genuinely retarded but whatever.
Side note, while I worked this job, this is when the big floods in southern Alberta happened. I was trapped on the west side of town because the bridges to cross the river were closed. I spent a night at my grandmother's house worried about water flooding in my basement again, as it had happened mere weeks before, and with all the rainfall I expected it to happen again. You can Google "southern Alberta floods 2013" and it'll pop up.
Anyways after losing that warehouse job in 2013, the very next day I stopped in to a company whose office I drove past every day to and from work and saw a "now hiring" sign the whole time. I had an interview with one of the managers a few days later, and I was working again the following week. I've been at this job ever since, just broke my three years in June of 2016. It's not ideal but no job ever is. I spend my days sitting in front of a computer, in all honesty - it's not computer-related work but I do work on one pretty much all day. Pretty sure all the sitting on my ass has caused me to gain some forty pounds in weight or some such - I honestly feel fat, but I'm not horrifically skinny any more. Shrug.
Both my brother and my cousin have spent time living at my place and renting a room. My brother was as recent as a few months ago, finishing up schooling for his journeyman welder's certificate. My cousin was with me for a year from 2014 to early 2015, she moved out when she moved to England. She's been there nearly two years now.
I've had several family members pass away in the last few years. My paternal grandpa, whom I hadn't seen in several years already, passed away in 2013 I think and I'm sad I'll never see him again. One of my dad's brothers, my uncle, passed away from a brain tumour not long afterwards. My maternal grandmother passed away in February 2015 mere months before her 100th birthday. There's plenty others who I hadn't seen in a long time as well. It's nerve-wracking just thinking about how I'll never see them again.
My buddy Troy did move out to BC to live with his dad, but that only lasted a few months - he can't stand his dad's new wife. So some time in 2011 or 2012 when I was still mostly unemployed, he moved back in with me and rented a room for a while. He didn't stay horribly long because he was shacking up with a "girl" (I say that loosely 'cuz I think she's at least ten years older than him) and was out of the house a lot. He wound up moving out again. Since then they've been living together, he's been taking care of her son from her previous marriage, and they've actually had a daughter together. I still kinda regret seeing him move out because at the time I was very lonely and had been accustomed to having a buddy around all the time to chill with, or play Xbox with. I've long since gotten past that.
So, these days I'm still on Xbox. I have a PS4. But I have two X1s, one is used for hosting a dedicated server on ARK: Survival Evolved so it's constantly running. The other I play games on. Recently I've gotten into SMITE a little, but ever since 2014 I've been playing World of Tanks console version. It launched originally on Xbox 360 only but has since spread to Xbox One and PS4. I also kill a little time on Skyrim Special Edition, and sometimes I'll still boot up Star Trek Online or just watch some shit on Netflix.
I'm actually fairly well-known among the World of Tanks console community - I run a YouTube channel not necessarily dedicated to that game, but with a main focus on it. You can find my channel here:
I plan to keep working my craft with my YouTube so that eventually I can use it as a small source of income and, ultimately, utilize YouTube to work from home and make videos. I have fun doing it, I love helping the community within the game and I love getting feedback from people saying "hey man thanks for X video(s), it/they really helped me out and I'm playing a lot better". It's a good feeling.
Anyways, my old Xbox account MofuggerX was perma-banned so I switched to using my alternate, MofuggerY. The same "friends" who got my main account perma-banned again filed gamertag complaints so I was forced to change it as well, but I changed it to something more appropriate and I haven't had a problem since.
My XBL gamertag is Mobius Y. My PSN ID is Mobius_Y. Feel free to send a message or follow me.
I've been living alone for most of the last two years. I don't really keep in touch with my paintball friends very well, and I prefer avoiding spending time with family as much as possible. Call me crazy. I have my little house all to myself and I'm quite fine with that. I've never really gotten on with people and being around others is honestly depressing and boring. I keep to myself as much as possible. But the truth is I'm pretty happy.
I mean just look at that beautiful smile! :P
This took a good hour or so to type up so apologies for the wall of text.
TL;DR version - I'm great! A lot's happened! How's things?
6 years agoMofuggerX
Not sure why I sign on here.
Nothing to talk about and nobody to talk to.
Not having an emo moment (I don't do those), I'm just wondering why I spend time to hop on my computer and see what's new.
Pretty much anybody I used to regularly talk to on here, I haven't spoken to in years. Those that I do keep in touch with somewhat, even then it's very rarely. And I do so on my Xbox.
Nothing to talk about with new random people except, maybe, games nobody plays any more.
Haven't watched any Rooster Teeth videos in years. Even stopped watching Red vs Blue a few episodes into... season six? Whatever's after Blood Gulch Chronicles.
This site has a final expiry for me. There's just no point. I'll have other shit to do.