(oh, wait, I’m in the wrong game…)
Greetings! I’m a fresh off the boat member of OTG, and just wanted to stop by the Pantheon forum to introduce myself.
My name is Giskard, and I’ve been playing video games since the Pong console came out back in the 70’s (and if that doesn’t qualify me as an old timer, I don’t know what does!). My favorite genre is MMORPG’s, and I’ve played all the major ones, including WoW, ESO, GW2, BDO, and FFXIV.
Hands down, by far the game I’ve sunk the most time into has been vanilla WoW - WotLK. I LOVE classic WoW, because I got to experience the community aspects of the game with an awesome Horde guild called Champions of Azeroth (later Requiem). In addition to dungeon crawling and raiding together, we did things like having jumping contests from the platforms in Shattrath City, fishing together on a lazy Sunday afternoon for raid consummables, and sneaking into Stormwind to cause mischief.
Sadly, people drifted away from the guild due to drama and the design choices from Blizzard that eroded the community aspects of the game. In Cataclysm, I realized that I just wasn’t having fun anymore, and I left WoW. I’ve tried so many other MMO’s, and while I’ve had fun in each of them, nothing gave me the feels that I experienced in WoW.
I’d just about given up hope on MMO’s until the search algorithms at YouTube delivered a video about Pantheon. I did some research, and what I saw piqued my interest: here is a game that is being designed from the ground up with the community aspects as a priority. A challenging game, with slower paced combat. I am VERY excited to play this game, and pledged to the level that allows me access to Alpha testing.
When I’m not gaming, I’m spending time with my wife (who also games with me!) and two teenage daughters (who sadly do NOT game, but I’m still holding out hope). I also have a needy Golden Retriever who sits under my desk when I game, and pops up like a groundhog to alert me when Her Majesty needs something (I always imagine her with Goldie Hawn’s voice from the movie “Overboard”, where she says “I almost had to wait!”).
I live in Humble, TX (part of the Greater Houston Megacity), which is in Central time zone. Oh, and I can juggle (not that this is useful in gaming, but it sure does impress my dog!)
I’m looking forward to meeting each of you and getting to know you better, then eventually gaming together in Pantheon.