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Pandaz    55

I was a 12 year old script kiddie who wrote shit Minecraft plugins and even shittier client hacks. Minecraft griefing and trolling was hilarious to watch but I never did it myself much strangely, probably because I never had any alt accounts and to me the Reliant client and aVo's alts were some magic shit. I was pretty autistic. Had a couple of real life friends, but I spent most of my free time playing video games. Basically, my life was video games.

Time passed, I discovered StackOverflow, my code became slightly less shit and now I write Minecraft plugins for money. Who knew? I stopped writing the client hacks a long time ago, though. Was going to study CompSci at university from this month, but thought better of it and am off to study Economics. Crazy though, because if I hadn't changed my mind it would have been entirely because of Minecraft modding that I'd gone to university to make a career of software. Still fairly autistic, but have expanded my friends fivefold or so. I don't play that many video games anymore.

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Matdo    148

Wow, completely forgot about these forums until the video was posted today. Crazy to think that I joined way back in 2011. I was ~12 when I joined and was your standard annoying and squeaky kid. I was awkward and didn't really have many IRL friends. I found myself loving the Avolition videos as they were one of my first introductions into programming. The idea of modifying an existing program to gain an advantage really appealed to me. Now, I'm 18 and was planning on going to university this year to study CS. Personal issues, however, resulted in my completely fucking my Maths A-Level. My plan for the next year is to try and solve said personal issues and retake Maths in the hopes of going to university next year, whilst working to acquire all of dat currency. 

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iPickedScout    682

I'm not going to post anything sappy because i'm clearly a macho-man, but i'd like to thank everyone, good or bad, for making my experiences in the past 4+ years what they were. I've had a lot of fun and made a few friends, some of whom are integral to my life at this point. I met a lot of people from all different fields of interests, which was really awesome. I got to talk to people about actual rocket science, and then 10 seconds later be talking to someone else about cooking some fucking duck confit. 

I can't imagine how different my life would be if I hadn't joined these forums and met the people I have. So again, thank you all. 

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revan114    1186
Just now, iPickedScout said:

I'm not going to post anything sappy because i'm clearly a macho-man, but i'd like to thank everyone, good or bad, for making my experiences in the past 4+ years what they were. I've had a lot of fun and made a few friends, some of whom are integral to my life at this point. I met a lot of people from all different fields of interests, which was really awesome. I got to talk to people about actual rocket science, and then 10 seconds later be talking to someone else about cooking some fucking duck confit. 

I can't imagine how different my life would be if I hadn't joined these forums and met the people I have. So again, thank you all. 

wow scout this was the sappiest post in the thread. did your vagina grow 5 times over the course of writing this? did a woman write this post?

jk i love you all and i am glad i got to meet you all :)

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Error    1334
On 8/30/2017 at 5:26 PM, Xero-Space said:

I actually got invested in League of Legends forums and am heavily involved in their General Discussion community. As cringy as it may sound, that's kinda how I met my current girlfriend, who of which I'd actually want to spend my life with.

How was it? Was she big? I'm Jestin'

I am not suppose to be here but felt like coming back as Christ did. Joining back in 2012 after deciding to stop and lurk I spent mostly here shitposting and blogging about random stuff while getting to know community members and likes (Xero, Mumble Crew, Our lovely Admins, The Regulars. I miss Tricolore) time passed by and things were even more down hill for me and learning more about false smiles and awful friendships when I was hopping into many communities as making more paranoid and generally awful from the early days. Few of you had experienced that specifically with me and I am sorry for the inconveniences I had given. Though realizing what I had gotten myself into I had accepted that you cannot please everyone and decided to just be "myself"

While you may or may not like me which is fine, I did enjoy spending time with a lot of you minimal it may be, the effect however was big and memorable. The Good, The Bad, The Horrible. It made me what I am. The Dark Knight wearing Panties for a cowl. I did visit the Fra/ction mumble, only to see scout there afk. bit of a nostalgia. and besides, I can't forget this forum and everyone here, You guys are close to family.

P.S.: You guy's are still fuckin' faggots <3

PPS: Apparently boat stealing is still a thing, Shall we wake up the capitan of the Shit Ship? I'll call the Celebrity Lazer Police

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rakiru    2713

Holy shit, Error! Glad to hear you're alive and well, mate.

Mumble tends to have people on on the weekends. It died down for a while, but it's been pretty active again the past couple years.

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Lynx OGrady    405

When I joined, i was a introverted guy who didnt go outside,

Now? Little less introvert, still weird and currently, very appalled by what I thought would be cool/funny/useful to say here back when I first joined.

 

this whole thread = everyone realizing we were cringy as fuck with our shitposting (at least... thats how im seeing it)

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revan114    1186
On 9/5/2017 at 4:47 AM, Remy said:

Triggered zee is best zee.

zee ruined my life

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Pinkie-Pie    31

Well I was already an adult with a job when I joined. I'm still an adult with a job. I briefly worked at a prison so thats pretty cool.

Once you realize 'cringe' is a fictional concept made up by people who hate fun, a whole world of possibilities open up to you~ Before I was somewhat cringey and tried to sweep that under the rug, now I don't hide my uniqueness. No faking for real, faking has become a tool.

In short I disregard cringe. I simply do.

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Puddleduck    861

I was a kid who thought he knew it all, and clearly didn't. 

Literally, I'm about 18 feet from where I was when I joined the forums, but now I'm far more mature, I have two jobs, and much fitter and am working on joining the Royal Air Force which is pretty neat I suppose. Deep down I'm still the same person, but better. 

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Gam3rzRus    17
On 9/6/2017 at 7:22 PM, Pinkie-Pie said:

Well I was already an adult with a job when I joined. I'm still an adult with a job. I briefly worked at a prison so thats pretty cool.

Once you realize 'cringe' is a fictional concept made up by people who hate fun, a whole world of possibilities open up to you~ Before I was somewhat cringey and tried to sweep that under the rug, now I don't hide my uniqueness. No faking for real, faking has become a tool.

In short I disregard cringe. I simply do.

You're likely gonna look back on yourself in a few years and be like "man, I was cringey." In short, I'm glad you're having fun, but disregarding cringe doesn't last forever. Believe me, I know.

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Valkyrie    1351
On 9/6/2017 at 9:22 PM, Pinkie-Pie said:

Well I was already an adult with a job when I joined. I'm still an adult with a job. I briefly worked at a prison so thats pretty cool.

Once you realize 'cringe' is a fictional concept made up by people who hate fun, a whole world of possibilities open up to you~ Before I was somewhat cringey and tried to sweep that under the rug, now I don't hide my uniqueness. No faking for real, faking has become a tool.

In short I disregard cringe. I simply do.

There is only pain.

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majesty327    206

Perpetually closer to suicide.
Always.
I've only gotten deeper into self hatred, despair, and lashing out. 

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revan114    1186
18 hours ago, majesty327 said:

Perpetually closer to suicide.
Always.
I've only gotten deeper into self hatred, despair, and lashing out. 

Eh.

Some days are better than others. At this point it's a matter of perspective for me. I wake up everyday wondering what stupid fucking shit will happen, and then I laugh at how things turn out. I've flat out begun to stop giving a fuck if things go wrong at all now, and strangely enough, things work out fine in the end now since having done that. I still have massive anxiety and depression, but I hope it'll fuck off. Been dealing with it for 5 years, and medication has helped 45% of the way, but that is enough to get me atleast started on the path to getting a job. Maybe that will help me out more. Sadly I am extremely complicated and keep self-sabotaging my attempts at getting a job/bettering myself. Mostly because I try to do too much at once.

"Well it's settled: tomorrow is the day I start my diet, my exercise regime, stop jerking off to degenerate porn 40 times a day, stop being lazy and read more, and drink more water and quit soda." and then next day I'm right back in the hole.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's 4 AM and I need to go to sleep to begin another episode of the dark comedy that is my life.

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Jordohio    27

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I've been uh... busy? Sure. To update from this 2012 post...

  • I'm still Jordohio (and I unfortunately do still live in Ohio).
  • I'm 20 and I live with my mother (dirt cheap rent).
  • I still like computers. I like networking now too. I work at our local ISP that offers symmetrical gigabit Internet to rural Northwest Ohio. It's pretty rad.
  • I still have a website for some reason.
  • I still enjoy long walks on the beach, however I don't think I've been to a beach since I made my original post.
  • I'm still an admin on the Team Avolition Facebook page and people still send messages asking to grief Minecraft servers. I can't believe it.

Overall life is pretty good. It was pretty good five years ago too so I can't really complain. I'm really happy to see many of you are in a better place now. For those who aren't: I hope you are soon. 

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agrecascino    3

I was an autistic child when I joined, now I'm an autistic child that knows C++. Trust me, it's a big difference.

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DeCoolJB    365

I was a nerdy kid in October 2011, and a wannabe hacker who knew enough Java to make them l33t hacked clients that were so trendy back in the day. I also played way too much video games, which affected my academic success.

Now my vision is much more focused on getting a career and actually doing something productive other than hack games. I stopped my addiction to video games and started socializing with others more. I'm definitely miles ahead in self-confidence compared to what I was 6 years ago.

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blind7125    1924

I joined these forums when I was about 16-17  in 2012. I stumbled into here when googling for information about Minecraft hacks. I joined, asked some questions, and just stuck around I guess. Living in the middle of nowhere, being here helped open a social circle I couldn't, and provided a small escape from my mother's raging narcissism.  As previously stated, I always wanted to learn about programming, but like everything I couldn't maintain the motivation to practice. Simply having the vent where I could be around people that did program helped me continue working when I normally would have fizzled out. 

 

I met my wife, Starberry_sundae, here on the forums. I fucking packed my shit up and moved out to Arizona because of the relationships I built on the forums. Many of the good things that have happened in my life, started with conversations I had with the people here. Who would've thunk some online forum would change my life so drastically, and for the better. I've tried finding other online communities, but nothing has ever quite had the faggotry displayed here. 

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PigHunter    299
1 hour ago, blind7125 said:

 I've tried finding other online communities, but nothing has ever quite had the faggotry displayed here. 

This has always been a bummer for me. This place was a blast for me but I never really participated when things were active. I'd love to find a place that's just as crigy and fun now that I'm not such an autistic child.

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generic    1056

Was 16 when I joined, am 22 now.  I was kind of a loser in high school and this forum felt like the first time that I was able to connect with people I understood and who understood me.  My mental health went to absolute shit towards the end of my senior year in high school and I might not be here without the friends I had here.  And I agree with Blind, I've tried to get involved in other communities since, but even with some of the conflict that came up now and then, there hasn't really been anything like 2012-2013 AVO, this forum is special.

 

Oh yeah and I'm another "AVO inspired me to program" story.  I started writing shitty C# code, got some pretty helpful criticism in the old #avolition IRC, started writing more code, went to college for computer science, got a job designing software for a cancer lab at the medical school (not since I frequented Mumble has my laptop been this full of literal cancer) , and I just moved across the country a couple days ago to start a PhD in Bioinformatics.

 

I try to check in here when I remember every few months or so.  I'm really glad to see people are doing well.  I'll see you guys around.  Everyone on this board deserves ice cream.

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