Truth be told, I first joined way back in 2011 when aVo were hot-shit in the griefing department and I was a cringey edgelord-tier mega-faggot still stuck in highschool with a sense of fashion that was comprised of black clothes and 'lel funneh yet edgy' t-shirts. Y'know, the stereotypical corner-sitting loner that listened to Nu Metal and tried to paint himself as this stoic, hard-boiled loner but came off as a depressing, unfunny and unlikable cockhead.
6 years later and a lot of good life choices helped me shed that horrendous image. I came out to my immediate and extended family and was rewarded with love and understanding, I got a pretty sweet gig as a bartender at a gaming pub (still working there now as assistant manager), met my boyfriend, had enough money to both help support my family and save up for when I move out, updated my fashion to a more modern standard and I'm as happy and content as I can hope to be.
Still, I'll never forget the shenanigans I got into when playing Minecraft and Gmod. Back then you'd be playing in a DarkRP server on Gmod and the mere mention of an aVo team member (possibly) being inside of the session sent everyone into a frenzy. Hell, some people went out of their way to be griefed by them, just for a sliver of a chance of making it into one of their videos. RiceThink, MCCraft, EFcraft, the rage montages that were compiled, the video threats from server admins...
6. Fucking. Years. How the fuck did we get here?