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Eric768's - My Story

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  • InsurrectionInsurrection Posts: 12
    edited 11.02.2014
    Chip 6352 wrote: »
    Good Work Eric.
    You stood like a rock and remained alive in the game.
    I would like to ask a question, for how many years you are playing the game on USA1 server?

    I think he was one of the first pioneers of this game... Look at how many colosus he has (;

    -Insurrection
    Insurrection @ usa 1
  • Eric768 (US1)Eric768 (US1) US1 Posts: 7,183
    edited 11.02.2014
    I think he was one of the first pioneers of this game... Look at how many colosus he has (;

    -Insurrection

    Yeah, long before the colossus were a thing. And I don't have one of them, because I went on vacation when it came around, so I didn't even get a small statue.

    And I have been playing roughly 2 years now I believe.. And yes, one of the only people left on USA1 who was there from essentially the start.
    Proud to have been one of the longest serving members on USA1
    Advocate of speaking up regarding mental health and seeking help
    ***Currently Retired from playing GGE***

    Rest well Jason; a fantastic player and an even greater person. Gone but not forgotten.
  • edited 16.02.2014
    Man when you're looking for answers on the forums in the help section they can take you to some very funny places I'm just starting the game myself and wanted to say that that's a very powerful story of how many different things in life can take place and lead us down some very dark roads, but that through that same road we can travel to a much brighter place that leads us to a better sense of ourselves it's rocky but a worthwhile road to travel. Being a person that often wears his emotions on his sleeve out of habit I find that alot can affect us without or fore knowledge or even want. At the same time it teaches us that we need to be always aware of our sense of others and how they feel so when I found your link in a help thread I wondered if it was going to be a answer to an issue I was looking for and although it was not quite what I was looking for it did help me to realize that this world we live in is a weird and wonderful place and although I myself do not play this game for an escape from reality I do play it for another way to be in my friends life as he plays it and I find myself happy to say that I myself found that special place in this game one would call home filled with people from all walks of life and it really is weird how you mesh together. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that even though I don't know you and would be weird to just say let's be friends for that sake of being strange, I did like what you offered and that you didn't say you wanted responses that it needed to be off your chest like a weight and it's good you did that, and that I understand that kind of pain as I'm sure I'm still struggling to drop off my own personal weight in RL, but that this is definitely something to help with my own understanding of myself as we as people always are changing and so is our understanding of our sense of self so stay strong and although I know not of whom you are or whom you may become I'm rooting for you and that you make the best of what you have and reach for that extra distance and find what makes you happy, as I write this all I'm thinking is how ironic all the soft rock has been while I read and write my own response funny the things we do in our minds and what we think.

    Not so sorry for a long post but the time it may take to understand or find the true point to it
    take care eric and if you respond I'm definitely willing to listen and to share thoughts whether it be about the game or otherwise I however doubt the latter but I think it would be interesting, and always remember that even though you may be at the bottom then there's only one way to go and that is up so hold your head high and smile like hell because I find that it does help.

    Also for the sake of internets memes everywhere, one manly tear of recognition was shed during the reading.
  • edited 16.02.2014
    Eric768 wrote: »
    I second that motion.
    Third that, what an amazing thread, good luck, and I hope that you will stay here for a long time. You are the best poster in this forum and I don't think anyone will beat you to that title. Happy Playing
    The Noble King @ en 1

    <Death Row> General
  • Steven1724Steven1724 Posts: 175
    edited 17.02.2014
    Very inspirational story Eric. This was a really touching story to my heart, and we all agree, it will be a great pain when you leave. This is no joke, but I have actually always looked up to you. Not just because you are amazing in the game, but because of your personallity. Just because it is a game you don't let it mix with your feelings, and I like that. One day, I really hope we actually meet, and I hope all stays well for you. You have truely brightened my heart.

    Thank you,
    Steven
    Member of comrades. We may be small, but we are strong.
    When anyone attacks, they find thousands of troops of support.

    Steven1724 @ usa 1 Over 1,000 honor.
  • edited 18.02.2014
    nice story man
  • edited 19.02.2014
    Hope ya come back brother!
  • Eric768 (US1)Eric768 (US1) US1 Posts: 7,183
    edited 20.02.2014
    Hope ya come back brother!

    I'm back in the game, somewhat back here. Found a way that I can both play this and deal with whatever RL issues I have, which is good.
    Proud to have been one of the longest serving members on USA1
    Advocate of speaking up regarding mental health and seeking help
    ***Currently Retired from playing GGE***

    Rest well Jason; a fantastic player and an even greater person. Gone but not forgotten.
  • Urúvion (US1)Urúvion (US1) Posts: 13,858
    edited 20.02.2014
    Eric768 wrote: »
    I'm back in the game, somewhat back here. Found a way that I can both play this and deal with whatever RL issues I have, which is good.

    Archers right? You can leave the game for however long you want and know your archers will defend your castles. No one could penetrate that impregnable wall of ranged fury.
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
    -Albert Einstein
  • tielerdtielerd Posts: 33
    edited 18.04.2014
    i am joinning cuz thats wrong jerk
    tielerd power valcano
  • triangletriangle Posts: 425
    edited 18.04.2014
    Earlier in this thread, i made a post saying that I found it to be sad that you didn't seem to have had a "home" for a long time. I'd like to expand upon that earlier post, and explain in greater detail what I meant by it, using some of my own history to make it more personal ;)
    I joined my current alliance more than a year back. I was tiny, had barely played the game for a few weeks, and the alliance itself had less than 10 players. Let's just say that it was rough going. We grew slowly, with barely any ruby players and only one or two lvl60s (was still the top level back then). I don't think I've had all my castles clear of fires since 2012. Over time, we grew, with more high level players, and more glory. With only 25 players or so, we earned the respect of a large family alliance (Magic, now disbanded), through our stubborn resistance in a war. We have now grown to 39 players, and I have a fairly good glory title, given that I don't buy rubies. In fact, if I really wanted to, I could probably join any of the large families, and do well for myself (I haven't made any particular diplomatic enemies). I could put out my fires, build up my OPs and become far more successful than I am now. But the thing is, that if I where separated from my alliance, I would probably stop playing within a few weeks.
    I have made many fantastic friends in this alliance. Irreplaceable friends, I would even say. Every time that diplomats or people from other alliances come over, they comment on our community and friendship. We are small; in wars we are always outnumbered at least two to one, but having such good friends around makes it all worth while. I don't mean to sound cheesy, but it is for these friends that I play this game, not for the coins or glory or achievement.
    That is why I feel a particular emotional connection to your story. It is, in a way, my worst nightmare; the perfect example of my greatest fear. I'm not a particularly emotional guy, but I'm also fairly sure that being separated from my alliance, my home, my friends, as you have, would be a terror. i truly feel for you (reread the story just now, so it's fresh), and earnestly hope that you will find success in your task.
    -triangle

    PS And sorry this post is quite long, you got me rather emotional.
    My Thoughts:
    Two years of Playing GGE: Independent Alliance and None Ruby Players
    How GGS handles our Feedback

    Why I decided to Leave
    Thoughts on the Legendary Update

    Achieved title of "the terrible", on the 8th of August 2014, without buying rubies, and while playing in an independent alliance.
  • Black Cobra4Black Cobra4 Posts: 147
    edited 19.04.2014
    nice story!
    usa1

    Did U Know U can Skydive without a Parachute but only once ( I'VE NEVER BEEN SKYDIVING BUT I HAVE ZOOM IN-ON A GOOGLE EARTH REALLY FAST).
  • mananjhamananjha Posts: 39
    edited 20.04.2014
    i read uor(eric and triangle both) story it was awesome with ups and downs(have u both ever tried to be a author?)
    one more thing i am level 35 in indian server and play this game a lot

    i also believe the game was good when there was no one powerful alliance
    and all alliances were roughly equal
    and though uor allliance change but uor friends will never change
    mananjha @ in 1
    Level 55 currently god of war member
    owner of Kingsgaurd and sentinel soldiers
  • Moto44YZ (US1)Moto44YZ (US1) Posts: 7
    edited 20.04.2014
    I would agree
    Robert Wagner @ usa 1
  • Lord Redfox (US1)Lord Redfox (US1) Posts: 127
    edited 22.04.2014
    Outstanding story and truly interesting read.
    Do you think you are ever going to do a history of USA1?
    Would love it if you did
    Glory Reapers Head Diplomat
  • DemonSage (US1)DemonSage (US1) Posts: 1,392
    edited 23.04.2014
    Outstanding story and truly interesting read.
    Do you think you are ever going to do a history of USA1?
    Would love it if you did
    He already has.
    Proud leader of:
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  • Eric768 (US1)Eric768 (US1) US1 Posts: 7,183
    edited 23.04.2014
    DemonSage wrote: »
    He already has.

    Meh, wasn't official.

    I was attempting to put one together and had interest from several key members, but then RL stepped in and I didn't have the time to do it. Maybe sometime in the future.
    Proud to have been one of the longest serving members on USA1
    Advocate of speaking up regarding mental health and seeking help
    ***Currently Retired from playing GGE***

    Rest well Jason; a fantastic player and an even greater person. Gone but not forgotten.
  • Graceful (US1)Graceful (US1) Posts: 34
    edited 30.04.2014
    hugs Eric, soap maker here :D hope you are well. Jim did tell me you were doing OK etc etc, Jason seems to have gone on to enjoy real life stuff and saved himself about 10k a year on not buying rubies lol. Anyway awesome post buddy.
    Grace
  • blabbyblabby Posts: 564
    edited 08.05.2014
    You are one brave man Eric, I wish you the best of luck in real life and I hope you find a permanent solution to your problems.

    It is important to remember that this is just a game and I hope that if/when the time comes that you need to drop the game and focus on helping yourself you will have the strength and be able to conquer your goals.

    I thank you for making that post as it has helped me while reading it and has given me a reality check on what is truly important in life. While i have not suffered from the same problems as you, I thank you for giving me the ability to prevent any future problems like yours from affecting me.

    God Bless and good luck in life eric, I hope you achieve your goals and turn your life around

    Regards,
    Blabby
    Canada 1 #TheDreamLivesOn
    Blabby @ WWW 1
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Eric768 (US1)Eric768 (US1) US1 Posts: 7,183
    edited 08.05.2014
    Graceful wrote: »
    hugs Eric, soap maker here :D hope you are well. Jim did tell me you were doing OK etc etc, Jason seems to have gone on to enjoy real life stuff and saved himself about 10k a year on not buying rubies lol. Anyway awesome post buddy.

    Hey Grace :)

    Yeah, I talked with Jim a few weeks ago, haven't talked to him since, but I will drop him a message after I finish posting this. I hope Jason is doing great, and yeah, I wouldn't doubt if he saving that much, haha.

    And thank you blabby, I appreciate it. As long as people are taking something positive from my post, I will always be happy that I put it out there. Hope you have a great life to man :)
    Proud to have been one of the longest serving members on USA1
    Advocate of speaking up regarding mental health and seeking help
    ***Currently Retired from playing GGE***

    Rest well Jason; a fantastic player and an even greater person. Gone but not forgotten.
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