I've just learned an important lesson just a minute ago... Which should be remembered by all.
Always save your work!
But I do not mind this, as I just like blogging in general.
I think starting right of the bat without a proper introduction is not very polite. So I'd rather introduce myself first, and later on get to the good stuff.
My name is Don, or I go by the alias Ecto.
Currently 22 years of age and have been playing video games since I was, well... young. Don't hold me accountable for exact numbers, because simply... I can't remember it.
In the first months/years of every gamer, there is this time of exploring. "What do I like the most?" is the most common question popping around everyone's mind during the exploring through game genres. And I found mine thanks to my brothers. This turned out to be Counter Strike, which was on Patch 1.2 by that time. When I was playing Counter Strike, I really knew that I wanted to play video games... like, always. Or atleast for a long long time.
My Counter Strike-time went on until I was about 16/17 years old, because by that time I unfortunately discovered World of Warcraft. Now, I say "unfortunately" simply because if I would have had spent my World of Warcraft-time on Counter Strike... I would've been a professional player, no doubt. - Call me arrogant, but I'm sure of my case.
But then again, I had a good time playing World of Warcraft. Made a good amount of friends via that and learned a lot of stuff... Regarding just general business in life.
So I kept playing World of Warcraft until I was about 20 years old (maybe a tad older), and went back to my FPS-roots. But not back to Counter Strike. It would've taken a long long time until I would be on the same level as I used to be, plus the fact that I didn't had the same passion for it as I used to have.
So hello Call of Duty. I started out with Modern Warfare 2 and kept playing through Black Ops, and so met Modern Warfare 3. By that time my blood pressure must've risen so much that I just gave up. - I was literally like: "Fuck it! - I'm not gonna do this anymore!"
The imbalancedness in that game had frustrated me to such a point that I just refused. Just a simple "No" to my friends' requests of: "Hey, wanna play a game?" happened.
Don't get me wrong, I was good at the game. Solid scores every single game, but as I said, the imbalancedness plus the fact that the competitive scene was really bad, just didn't attract me anymore to play Call of Duty.
During that same time of Call of Duty I got into the Beta of StarCraft 2. Something about StarCraft 2 just attracted to me in that time. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy watching it, but I don't play it anymore as I used to. (Considering the amount of playing, not the skill-level).
I had played Warcraft III and StarCraft: BroodWar, on extreme casual mode. Just a game with friends every now and then would suffice. I didn't understand the whole mechanics and the idea behind strategy games, so my interest wasn't there. But when StarCraft 2 was announced, my brain just went: "I have got to play this game!" - And so I did, for a fair amount of time, and got myself upto a skill-level which I could be satisfied about.
Eventhough I think the game is really good, I don't play it. It has something to do with my rational fear of losing/laddering, which is kind of hard to explain and I don't really feel like getting to deep into that.
So now, here we are... Dota 2 is the game now. My primary focus... something I dedicate a lot, but then I mean A LOT of time into. Learning various strategies, mechanics, watching professional streams and tournaments.
And the whole rational fear-thingy... It's different here. Maybe it has something to do with the whole 5v5-idea.
And then, I play some games casually on the side. Whether it'd be DayZ or Counter Strike: Global Offensive, it's all fun and games. Except for Dota 2, that could become interesting in the future.
Now you can say: "Gosh, that is really interesting" or you just couldn't give two f*cks. Matter of fact is, I find it interesting, and in the end... That is what counts.
And so, I try to share my interests with other people over the internet, whether it be like this via a blog, or via video.
My videos can be seen at these websites:
And that is all, for now. Take care until then!
Don | Ecto