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25 October 2010 - 02:59 PMAlso true. I never played, but one of my friends played hardcore. he was like in the top 25 in the world at one point. 3rd on his server. Then he stopped for college.
Yeah, some people really got into it, but it was really quite awful. They tried to add humor with various witty lines spoken by NPC's and characters, but the maps had so many free-roaming monsters that you could lose your base or hero character without even seeing your real opponent. It was just grindy and bad.
24 October 2010 - 01:52 PMIn other news, people still play Warcraft III? What an old, lousy game, with one of the least-fun multiplayer modes I've ever seen.
22 September 2010 - 12:35 PMI manage school networks. In that line of work, they hire you because they honestly have no idea how anything works. In ideal situations, you can plant yourself in the server room, away from prying eyes, and people have to knock on the door.
22 September 2010 - 06:19 AMI work as a network administrator:
1. A network administrator or other technician's primary goal when interacting with you is to get you to leave him alone. They do not typically want to chat. They simply want to solve the problem quickly so they can get away from you and go back to something more interesting.
2. Very frequently, the network administrator is NOT held to the same firewall restrictions and monitoring that you are. They set up the network and manage it. As such, they often exempt themselves.
3. We really don't give a crap about your problem. It's just more work for us. Ideally we'd just sit in the network room and surf the Internet all day. This gets interrupted whenever you bug us.
4. We can, if sufficiently annoyed, make your life significantly more difficult. However, this must be carefully balanced; otherwise you'll just call and bug us more. This can involve "fixing" your problem in a ghetto fashion that creates more work for you every time you do a certain task. You can't really complain because it "works" as we showed you it would, but we may have been able to do a more thorough fix had we been so inclined.
5. What do we really do all day? It varies depending on what goes wrong. Some days we just get paid to be there and surf the Internet. Other days we're dealing with major issues and don't get to go home until long after you do. If you have a minor problem on such a day and it's not convenient to fix it, you get to wait. Tough nuggets.
6. If we do our job well, most days are quiet. Thus it's to our longterm benefit to permanently resolve recurring issues and automate as many things as possible. We're efficient out of a desire to be lazy. If nothing is going wrong, it means we've done a good job.
7. It's YOUR job to report problems. We can't magically know every single thing that's gone wrong on our network. Don't go complaining to the boss that you've had a problem for weeks or months if you never bothered to report it to us.
26 July 2010 - 03:48 PMCongrats, Conor!