2009 Happy Stories
  • Hey guys,

    2009 is coming to an end. That's an entire year of gaming and being on NooBTooB for a lot of you guys.

    So I'd like you to post one story - the best story you have that's happened this year in relevance to NooBTooB. This can be an epic moment you've had on Xbox Live playing with the army, a weirdly awkward but nice conversation in the IRC, something that happened at PAX or a shared laugh you've had with somebody else whilst listening in to the show.

    One story, the best story from this year.

    To every good story, I will give you a noobie and to the best story, I will give you a prize.

    The official closing date for this is December 30th, with a winner announced on January 5th.
  • Welcome back Sloth :D

    Hmm lets see for me it would be joining the forums. I mean I've been watching NoobToob since episode 82 or 83 and loved it but I didn't decide to join the forums until somewhere in the 100's, late February. When I joined I was engulfed into community of just coolness. A little after joining I made my first event which I think it was Killzone 2, not sure and it was a success. After that I started hosting Call of Duty 4 Events on the PS3 back to back and thats where I started to meet some of the coolest people on forums. To this day I've made some awesome friendships with those guys from my earlier Events. Its because of them and the forums that I continue to do what I do here on the forums. I guess that's my story lol

    Shoutouts to all the awesome people I've met through the forums/my events:
    [spoiler:03535c824a]
    Lukeninersfan a.k.a. BRUUUTTTTAAAAA
    OrangeFlood
    KH3player
    LaphamKing
    Aristotle007
    Mrv321
    Sssargon
    Spike941
    XxbarretxX

    If I missed anyone I'm sorry :oops: :( [/spoiler:03535c824a]
  • Well for me it is an easy one. My bukkake thread made me laugh so much for so many reason.

    1- I did learn the definition of the word that alone was hilarious

    2- I must say that when ninsaru got involved in this thread I almost had an heart attack from laughing my guts out what an humiliation (for a 23 years old guy being told this by a teenage, no need to say it was my shame of the year)

    3- Then I tought that my thread would die. Because by that time I tought everything on the the subject was told. Man oh man was I wrong it was far from being over. Someone want to know what happened, well dr Flibble happened, man the things I learned go to the bukake???? thread for more info

    4- And finally, to make the humiliation perfect Yuzo talked about it in episode 168 what more can I ask honestly?

    P.S.: if you do not want to get offended don't go see it and if you do get offended I'm sorry in advance

    P.S.2: all this noobtoob forum action have made me slightly better expressing myself in english I hope it shows and if not I'm always open to critic not to insults (wich I never had on noobtoob by the way). So if you guy help me with my english I'll be able to get more involve in this awesome community
  • Nice to see you back active on the forums Sloth. I've never actually met you but I've heard a lot of great things. Glad to see you're hanging around again.

    Mine would have to be my first Noobtoob event I participated in. It was very spur of the moment. Magenta had organized the Anti-PAX for people stuck around the forums the weekend of PAX and the main event was COD4. I signed up literally an hour away from the event and had a blast. It was fun to goof around and play with a bunch of cool people.

    Since then everything I've done here, whether it be hanging around the IRC or gaming with NTers has been a great experience. I look forward to a 2010 with more of the same.
  • It's great to see you Sloth!

    My favorite thing this year would have to be all the events and reviews I'm done. I appreciate the regulars that always showed up for my events, and just helped me grow and make better events from then on.

    It started with my Call Of Duty 4 infection and it grew. Thanks guys!

    [spoiler:d79ca1477d]
    thunderwolf
    ninsaru
    KDUBZ
    Strife315
    ultrabean
    and more![/spoiler:d79ca1477d]

    And just the over-all comments and criticisms on my reviews have helped a lot too. You guys have helped me make better reviews, and finally get into the habit of sticking with my format and making sure the review feels good and polished.

    Thank you 2009.
  • My happiest story is PAX 09. I met so many of you, had fun with so many of you, and had basically...the tiiime of my liiiiiife with you guys. All thanks to this site. :D
  • My best moment is when this guy who used to be pretty big in the community left, and we were all cut. But then he came back just recently and made a topic to hand out stuff to people he hadn't seen in forever. I love that guy and that moment.
  • My story starts very early on in the year. I was extremely hyped for Street Fighter IV as much of the forum was. The game had been out in the US for a few days before it finally came out here. With myself being in IRC all the time, all of my US friends had gotten the game and were talking about parts of the game and just little bits about it. This caused great excitement inside of me, which then lead to sleepless nights leading up to its release day. All I could think of for days and nights was Street Fighter IV. I would even just watch my friends XBL avatars standing there next to the cover of the game. Knowing they were playing it was killing me. I tried to take my mind off it by playing other games, and making signatures in photoshop, without me even noticing what I was doing I was using Street Fighter characters in these signatures. It had got to the day before release I had just woken up to hear a knock on my door, my Mom went to see what it was, we weren't expecting anyone or anything. She called my name, I went to see what she wanted with a slight feeling of confusion. When I entered the room my eyes instantly locked with my Special Edition copy of Street Fighter IV and every fiber of my being literally shook with excitement. I had never been so happy or excited since it was Christmas and I was very young. Whilst booting up and getting to grips with the game I took a picture of the game as people in the IRC didn't believe I had gotten it early.

    [spoiler:7f8bed9442]image[/spoiler:7f8bed9442]

    This was before I had revealed my face to NoobToob, so everyone was more fascinated with my thumb then anything. I played Street Fighter IV till my thumb was bloody and sore, and then kept playing. It is one of the best games I have ever played, and I'm super hyped for Super Street Fighter IV next year. Will the story get a repeat? Who knows.
  • When I think of happiness, the first thing I think of is laughing. And nothing has ever made me laugh more then the loaf of bread rapper.

    The story:
    It all began around 5 months ago, when I was playing my PC games with my NTA bros, chatting on the ventrilo. Then some random guy joined, went into our channel and started yelling random crap you could barely understand. With repetitive phrases such as: "You don't know me, BITCH." It was quite the annoyance at the time. But it didn't last long, he left our channel unsatisfied with our reactions. From then on, every once in a while he would visit us and say his famous lines; resulting in getting banned or leaving from boredom. Then, one day, he decided to show us his musical talents. Coming in and singing random rap songs with the music in the background. He went from annoying to entertaining. But it doesn't stop there. One day while me and blaster were playing the wonderful Dawn of War II coop, he came in and dropped his greatest rap yet. 100% free style and 100% full of greatness. Luckily I had fraps opened at the time (which I 90% of the time I have opened). Of course I couldn't resist recording it.



    Made this wonderful music video for him. (This still isn't the best part...)
    So we didn't see him very often after that because we always would reply to his ear raping phrases with something involving "Loaf of Bread".

    NOW HERE IS THE BEST PART: One late late night, while I was playing Garrys mod with my pal Mailtoad. He came in, so I decided to show him the video. And it resulted in the BEST reaction ever:
    "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK"

    Almost died laughing. :D
    (Ventrilo FTW)
  • Tsuyoi said:
    My best moment is when this guy who used to be pretty big in the community left.
    .

    Optimus, rite?

    I have 2 moments; one major, one minor.

    The first one happened in July, and it was probably the highlight of my year. In July, Castadarkshadow, myself, and HP1703 met up in Milwaukee for the Wisconsin Hax Meetup. It was a ton of fun. We toured the Miller Brewery, had a great dinner, then went to a Brewers baseball game, and then went back to the hotel and got very drunk while playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    While that sounds pretty simple stuff, the event was life-changing. From the first minute we met, it was like we had been friends for our whole life. The way we joke with each other, the mannerisms at which we talk, the lives we've lived up to now, it seemed like we all sorta grew up together. Even with what we did, we drank beer, watched sports, played video games, the hobbies and things we enjoy were all the same. Before that weekend, we were friends who gamed together, but after that weekend, we were best friends in real life.

    I can't wait until the next time we meet up. It will be awesome.

    Finally, one minor event, which cascades the entire year pretty much. How can you not give some love to GEARS AND BEERS!;

    [spoiler:4e229d2826]3 little words; "Gears and Beers." What a wonderful sounding tone, it rolls off the tongue, and what more perfect is an event that involves massive drinking and an awesome game with friends. Starting in 2008 and going strong throughout the entire year, Gears and Beers was the highlight of my NoobToob year when it came to gaming with friends. Some of the funnest storries (that I can rememmber) would be;

    ~Talking about a person to other people, while that user can hear me. I remember one night getting into a very intense conversation with HP1703 about how Noobtoob user X was a "good guy" and repeated that phrase multiple times without realizing that X was on the same team as me. I also want to point out that even when I am sober, X is a good guy.

    ~In depth conversations about how unique and exciting Clown Porn is.

    ~Camping the Sniper spawn in the River map with the Boomshot just to kill Dracomaster01

    ~Upon realizing that I was the only drunk one among 10 people playing, calmly telling everyone "Hey guys, we can't call this Gears and Beers if I'm the only one drunk. I'm going to call this Everyone Watch Fuzzy Get Drunk, but don't make me do that because that name doesn't rhyme."

    ~On Security, having EVERYONE race to the lazers to kill themselves, and having the match instantly end with Kaidfather being the last one alive.[/spoiler:4e229d2826]
  • Best moments?

    I think that, while my experience on the forums have no always been the best, I have been able to converse with a lot of people, made some cool new friends, and made one that I'd probably consider my best bud on the forums, actually, probably on the internet.(Yeah Legend, that's you). I've had tons of fun playing with some awesome people in great PS3 events such as Legends COD4 events, SSSargons McC2 event, and the 3 Fat Princess events I was part of. I've also enjoyed playing with great people like Legend and Aristotle during times in which there were no events, just playing for the fun of it, and chatting about different things going on in our lives, from school, to girls, and of course, games. That's all I can really say, great people, fun times, with a rocky moment here and there, but overall, just a fantastic experience.
  • It's been over two years since I joined these forums, and not a day goes by where I regret doing so. Reducing the joy this community has brought me to a single moment seems unfair, and there are numerous occasions that I can easily remember because they are so special to me. Nothing like IRC to pass the boring work day, and to all my Ventrilo buddies; Xero, Winsord, Cloudenvy, Kelenae, and the rest of you, I want to thank you all for giving me some much needed social interaction in my life. Without these guys to talk to, my life would be incredibly boring. I look forward to "hanging out" with them every night.

    But honestly, there is one single event that stands out in my mind, an event that, for a while, let me forget all about work and life and anxiety, and just surround myself with the wonderful people of this community. I am talking, of course, about PAX.

    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first stepped into the noisy Seattle convention center. Didn't know if I would be walking into NooBTooBers left and right. As I was staying in a hotel room by myself, I came to that first day alone. I wandered the convention, greatly enjoying all the new and upcoming games I got to play. I kept an eye on my Twitter account for updates from all the NooBTooBers that were there. Finally, in the afternoon, I saw a tweet and smiled, nervously. We would all be meeting up in the retro gaming room in the evening. I started to get nervous. What would this meetup be like? Would I not get along? Would I be awkward? How would I socialize?

    I found myself wandering slowly into the retro gaming room later that evening, cautiously, trying not to garner any attention from the hundreds of people in there. I walked back to where it looked like the old systems that housed Kickle Cubicle would be, when I heard someone yelling. At first, I couldn't tell what they were saying, so I kept going. Finally, after several more yells, I turned around.

    There was Quahgg and Maxim, standing there, swag in hand, trying to get my attention. I walked over, feeling somewhat embarrased for not knowing they were trying to grab my attention right away.

    That was all put to rest though. We said are hellos, talked about the things we had done, and slowly but surely, more NooBTooBers trickled in. And, amazingly, I was talking. I was discussing with Maxim gaming and the Guild Wars artbook. I was playing Tophat in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I was laughing at failed attempts at Kickle Cubicle. I was... happy. For a moment, social anxiety was thrown out the window, and I was having the time of my life. I remember the pizza and cake "ceremony," and seeing Sunflower eat cake right off of Gameshark's finger (how romantic, hehe). The cake, by the way, fashioned in retro Kickle Cubicle style, was awesome.

    And that wasn't the only night. That final night of PAX, Sunday, when the convention was closing down, was one for the ages. Shaving Lucien's head. All the free stuff handed out by Tobin and Yuzo. The live show questions. The amazingly amazing marriage proposal (that blew my mind). The interviews. And then, dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with a good 40 of us. I talked more in those three days of PAX then I had for the entire year. We all shared stories of booth babes, awesome games, and where we had come from. It was an incredible experience.

    Flying back was melancholy for me, in a way. It was a return to the quiet me, to the work life, to the real world. But, knowing that I had this community to return to made it that much easier to swallow.

    And, there is always PAX 2010.
  • Loaf of Bread guy -MY side of the saga- (look few post above for the full story)
    So this hansom thought he can troll us. For over 3 month this guy was joining at the most random hours and did his thing. He kind of liked me, I mean... Every time he ear raped us with his rap he kept sending me private messages like "They like me, huh?" or "You are the nice". I'm not kidding I got pictures!
    image
    One day I looked at the UGC and saw that Fry made a video about this nice guy (ahm best vid ever made), about a week later the troll joins, we planned showing him the video, and he gives the best reaction possible DAMN I wish I knew that Vent has the option to record! He came back to troll, usual stuff, we kept telling him we will make more videos, he said that our vid is not as popular as his videos, he said he has 1 million video, I still believe this by the way. Fry and Me made him sing Barbie girl, we told him everything is being recorded and he freaked out.
    Too bad, I really wanted to play Left 4 Bread with him. eh, at least we had fun imitating him saying "BITCH". I also got banned from the Vent one because someone was sure I was the one rapping.
    Typing this made me want to come back and listen to the old recordings, I decided to make a video, hope you like it:



    You should all join the Vent one day and play games with us, not just PC games... :3
    Look what happend when I was typing this and making the video. LOOK how awesome the Vent is:
    image
  • I would have to say PAX was my favorite thing of this year, it was really awesome to meet so many people from the NTA and hang out with Tobin and Yuzo. Even though I am not very active on the forums or in general it was a really nice feeling to have such a large group of people treat me like family. The entire PAX experience was great, but having people who I could connect with just because of a podcast and an internet forum gave me quite a good feeling. The retro gaming room night was great despite the mishaps that happened with the staff, and it was great fun to watch Tobin beat the final boss in Kickle. The pizza was great and the cake was amazing, even though there were a few moochers who tried to sneak in and get some >:O. And Gameworks was a blast, especially with OnLive picking up the tab, it was really nice to converse with so many people despite never having met them, usually on friendlier terms than my actual friends. Though unfortunately I was unable to make it to the last day of events due to an early flight, and I greatly regret missing out on the Q&A and proposal, which I though was amazing good job to Tobin for the setup.

    I am looking forward to next years PAX, I hope I can make it. Either way though, it was nice to meet everyone and have such a great time.

    Though for second place I have to admit that was Yuzo to say "Eat Lead is the shit," was a contender. But I feel that PAX was a winner by just the shear fact that I got to meet so many people with similar interests.
  • best moment hrm...ooh i know, meeting noobtoobers outside the forums in manios events. just talking to you guys was a blast, especially moogle, you tought me the way of the goat [spoiler:e3e041ae17]sie[/spoiler:e3e041ae17] even though ive had my oopsies here and there, i can say it has been a pleasure doing buisness with you guys.

    i feel like my best moment hasnt come yet...oh yeah ASS JUICE!!!
  • GoodEnoughForMe said:
    [spoiler:cacc1e85a8]It's been over two years since I joined these forums, and not a day goes by where I regret doing so. Reducing the joy this community has brought me to a single moment seems unfair, and there are numerous occasions that I can easily remember because they are so special to me. Nothing like IRC to pass the boring work day, and to all my Ventrilo buddies; Xero, Winsord, Cloudenvy, Kelenae, and the rest of you, I want to thank you all for giving me some much needed social interaction in my life. Without these guys to talk to, my life would be incredibly boring. I look forward to "hanging out" with them every night.

    But honestly, there is one single event that stands out in my mind, an event that, for a while, let me forget all about work and life and anxiety, and just surround myself with the wonderful people of this community. I am talking, of course, about PAX.

    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first stepped into the noisy Seattle convention center. Didn't know if I would be walking into NooBTooBers left and right. As I was staying in a hotel room by myself, I came to that first day alone. I wandered the convention, greatly enjoying all the new and upcoming games I got to play. I kept an eye on my Twitter account for updates from all the NooBTooBers that were there. Finally, in the afternoon, I saw a tweet and smiled, nervously. We would all be meeting up in the retro gaming room in the evening. I started to get nervous. What would this meetup be like? Would I not get along? Would I be awkward? How would I socialize?

    I found myself wandering slowly into the retro gaming room later that evening, cautiously, trying not to garner any attention from the hundreds of people in there. I walked back to where it looked like the old systems that housed Kickle Cubicle would be, when I heard someone yelling. At first, I couldn't tell what they were saying, so I kept going. Finally, after several more yells, I turned around.

    There was Quahgg and Maxim, standing there, swag in hand, trying to get my attention. I walked over, feeling somewhat embarrased for not knowing they were trying to grab my attention right away.

    That was all put to rest though. We said are hellos, talked about the things we had done, and slowly but surely, more NooBTooBers trickled in. And, amazingly, I was talking. I was discussing with Maxim gaming and the Guild Wars artbook. I was playing Tophat in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I was laughing at failed attempts at Kickle Cubicle. I was... happy. For a moment, social anxiety was thrown out the window, and I was having the time of my life. I remember the pizza and cake "ceremony," and seeing Sunflower eat cake right off of Gameshark's finger (how romantic, hehe). The cake, by the way, fashioned in retro Kickle Cubicle style, was awesome.

    And that wasn't the only night. That final night of PAX, Sunday, when the convention was closing down, was one for the ages. Shaving Lucien's head. All the free stuff handed out by Tobin and Yuzo. The live show questions. The amazingly amazing marriage proposal (that blew my mind). The interviews. And then, dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with a good 40 of us. I talked more in those three days of PAX then I had for the entire year. We all shared stories of booth babes, awesome games, and where we had come from. It was an incredible experience.

    Flying back was melancholy for me, in a way. It was a return to the quiet me, to the work life, to the real world. But, knowing that I had this community to return to made it that much easier to swallow.

    And, there is always PAX 2010.[/spoiler:cacc1e85a8]
    From one sufferer of social anxiety to another, I can say that that's pretty much how it went down for me, too. Except the head shaving for me actually wasn't too hot as I felt like an animal at a zoo with all those people gathered around me taking pictures. Plus I'm sure I disappointed a lot of people by not being as hyper as they expected, and I'm also sure I annoyed more than a few people due to being relatively new to this whole socializing thing. Also, I always wanted alcohol so I could feel better about myself, so in essence, I came off as a disappointing, annoying alcoholic.

    That said, it was still an amazing experience. One of the best in my life so far.
  • For mine, it was being welcomed into the little company of forum-lurking reviewers after I'd posted up my first review, notably by Dr Flibble and Fuzzy, way back in March.

    There is a little community within a community here.

    There has been and is some excellent excellent work in there that goes largely unrewarded. A stroll through the game reviews index reveals entertaining reviews by the aforementioned duo: also I want to use this opportunity to highlight Jam Enslaver and the bgbb, who are doing best practice reviews in my opinion, and are as good or better than you'll see anywhere else. Lockes recent marathon also rates a mention!

    And Sloth, we don't know each other, but I've read several posts in your abscence about how many folk have been missing you. Just thought you should know.

    Sunflower has received the most Noobies, a great achievement - but you have given the most Noobies, even after being away for a year. That is community building stuff right there - and I'm giving you a noobie for it!

    I'll catch you soon!

    CRC
  • I've had a bunch of great moments at NooBTooB this year. Some of my favorite memories from the past

    Playing SF4 every day after I got home from work with the community, plus the dojo on Sunday mornings - great times. We had great turnout at the dojo for awhile and I enjoyed beating and being beaten by everyone that attended.

    Every Sunday night having a new episode of the Modcast to download and listen to. Each episode for me is like hanging out with my 3 buds and just shooting the shit about games. Posting up long responses to each episode was something I just loved doing.

    Sunflower4000 finding out I was going to be a dad! For some reason he was the last to know as everybody else in the IRC seemed to already know! I think I shocked the crap out of him when he found out LOL! Which also leads into when Kaidson was finally born. I was Twittering practically down til the end and my NooBTooB crew was right there responding to me and congratulating me. Great times for sure!

    Playing Resident Evil 5 with Locke. Yes it took us like 4 months to beat but we finally did it. Just finding the time to each be online with so much going on in our lives was tough, but when we beat the game it was all worth it.

    Gears N Beers - yes this event started last year - but we did a lot of them this year as well and each time we played was a joy to me.

    Playing MW2 with the community - Like Gears N Beers -everytime I play with members of the community I have a blast.

    IRC - Just idling a long while I work makes me happy.

    One event which I had to miss was PAX09 but I hope to make up for it at PAX10!!!
  • Lucien_Lachance said:
    [quote=GoodEnoughForMe][spoiler:60a24b1614]It's been over two years since I joined these forums, and not a day goes by where I regret doing so. Reducing the joy this community has brought me to a single moment seems unfair, and there are numerous occasions that I can easily remember because they are so special to me. Nothing like IRC to pass the boring work day, and to all my Ventrilo buddies; Xero, Winsord, Cloudenvy, Kelenae, and the rest of you, I want to thank you all for giving me some much needed social interaction in my life. Without these guys to talk to, my life would be incredibly boring. I look forward to "hanging out" with them every night.

    But honestly, there is one single event that stands out in my mind, an event that, for a while, let me forget all about work and life and anxiety, and just surround myself with the wonderful people of this community. I am talking, of course, about PAX.

    I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I first stepped into the noisy Seattle convention center. Didn't know if I would be walking into NooBTooBers left and right. As I was staying in a hotel room by myself, I came to that first day alone. I wandered the convention, greatly enjoying all the new and upcoming games I got to play. I kept an eye on my Twitter account for updates from all the NooBTooBers that were there. Finally, in the afternoon, I saw a tweet and smiled, nervously. We would all be meeting up in the retro gaming room in the evening. I started to get nervous. What would this meetup be like? Would I not get along? Would I be awkward? How would I socialize?

    I found myself wandering slowly into the retro gaming room later that evening, cautiously, trying not to garner any attention from the hundreds of people in there. I walked back to where it looked like the old systems that housed Kickle Cubicle would be, when I heard someone yelling. At first, I couldn't tell what they were saying, so I kept going. Finally, after several more yells, I turned around.

    There was Quahgg and Maxim, standing there, swag in hand, trying to get my attention. I walked over, feeling somewhat embarrased for not knowing they were trying to grab my attention right away.

    That was all put to rest though. We said are hellos, talked about the things we had done, and slowly but surely, more NooBTooBers trickled in. And, amazingly, I was talking. I was discussing with Maxim gaming and the Guild Wars artbook. I was playing Tophat in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I was laughing at failed attempts at Kickle Cubicle. I was... happy. For a moment, social anxiety was thrown out the window, and I was having the time of my life. I remember the pizza and cake "ceremony," and seeing Sunflower eat cake right off of Gameshark's finger (how romantic, hehe). The cake, by the way, fashioned in retro Kickle Cubicle style, was awesome.

    And that wasn't the only night. That final night of PAX, Sunday, when the convention was closing down, was one for the ages. Shaving Lucien's head. All the free stuff handed out by Tobin and Yuzo. The live show questions. The amazingly amazing marriage proposal (that blew my mind). The interviews. And then, dinner at the Cheesecake Factory with a good 40 of us. I talked more in those three days of PAX then I had for the entire year. We all shared stories of booth babes, awesome games, and where we had come from. It was an incredible experience.

    Flying back was melancholy for me, in a way. It was a return to the quiet me, to the work life, to the real world. But, knowing that I had this community to return to made it that much easier to swallow.

    And, there is always PAX 2010.[/spoiler:60a24b1614]
    From one sufferer of social anxiety to another, I can say that that's pretty much how it went down for me, too. Except the head shaving for me actually wasn't too hot as I felt like an animal at a zoo with all those people gathered around me taking pictures. Plus I'm sure I disappointed a lot of people by not being as hyper as they expected, and I'm also sure I annoyed more than a few people due to being relatively new to this whole socializing thing. Also, I always wanted alcohol so I could feel better about myself, so in essence, I came off as a disappointing, annoying alcoholic.

    That said, it was still an amazing experience. One of the best in my life so far.[/quote]

    Neither of you came across poorly or weirdly at all. I loved meeting you guys. I hope you both feel more comfortable next year.

    I did love picking up Maxim and twirling him around like a girl <3
  • February MMO Invasion: Tabula Rasa
    I don't really play online games. But I wanted to try some MMOs because I enjoy RPGs, so naturally I went for some of the MMO Invasion events this year. I have to say closing down Tabula Rasa was my noobtoob gaming highlight of the year (thebgbb organized it). First because the devs made it super simple for everyone to level and they were giving away all kinds of awesome loot that made it a real ton of fun (like crazy air guitar and pole dancing emotes, pets and armor paint, crazy EXP enhancers, skill remap tokens etc.)... so everyone felt like a real badass playing and was able to run around and pwn like no-one's business. Second because the end game was awesome. Of course the Devs played along as epic level characters and drove us all back to Earth in a tooth-and-nail, planet-by-planet battle. Third, the people. There was Hatehammer, who *just* joined the forums at the time, and was running to meet us at the end of it all with minutes to spare... screaming into NYC to cap it all off amid the firefly pets that had me completely lagged so I couldn't even move my character. And all the folks I played with in-squad who were incredibly nice, helpful, all good things. I have to say also that it was quite the first experience for me in online multiplayer, and fun getting to meet and know some of the many awesome people that make up NooBTooB.

    T-shirts
    The community highlight of the year had to be working on the t-shirts and seeing them succeed so well. It was incredibly awesome seeing so many people wearing the designs Luigi & I drew in the PAX videos! Call me an egomaniac but that shit made my day! I just wanted to say thanks! It's cool to be able to volunteer for an open source community by doing something fun like drawing. By the way, a little trivia: that is a drawing of my right hand on the YOW shirt, thumb ring, crooked pinky finger and all.
  • Thanks for making PAX sound bad :<
  • There's a lot of things that I enjoyed about 2009 here on the forums. I met some really good people and we've became friends, which I really enjoy.

    I also love chilling in the IRC with everyone, you guys are a great bunch of people and that's one reason I will never leave NooBTooB!

    And the good discussions that I see flying around the forums, the helpful members and the great UGC, I've been listening to the Modcast a lot this year, and I'm glad I got into it.

    Too much stuff has made me enjoy 2009. I know 2010 will be awesome too.
  • This post is to remind me that I have given out noobies up to here.

    It's really nice reading the stories that have been posted up so far.
  • Not a story in particular, but just two things that make me happy to be a member of this community.

    Meeting up with some UK Noobtoobers in London was a lot of fun. Meeting Gravehound, Jam, Plankton and all those who attended was a joy. It was great to put names to faces.

    I also want to give a shout-out to the Vent regulars; in particular, Colt and Cloud. This is really where I've made good friends. They are all a delight to talk too and game with, and even though I've never met them, I consider them good friends.
  • While PAX was a blast, I have to say my happiest story was when this guy I thought was long dead to WoW came back to grace Noobtoob with his presence.

    I remember getting a PM from this person and getting scared shitless because he was an admin and I didn't want to fuck up around him.... (He could be used as a stepping stone for power).

    I remember back in the day when us two were the ONLY people who owned a PS3 on the site, and our 'handicap' brought us together to resist the 360 minions.

    I remember spending too much time in Vent with said fellow, until one day we decided to record a podcast for a community we both loved very deeply. It took legs of its on and is going half-mast right now under MuppetstormX.

    I remember getting into a noobie competition with this person (which was really close), until he released the new skin for the NT forums which got him about 1 million noobies and blew me out of the water :(

    I remember playing Crackdown with him--when he FINALLY got his 'white' console the Xbox 360-and spending all my time ignoring this little noob to collect agility orbs. I remember ramming his girlfriend in Burnout Paradise to hear him try to hold back a laugh as he found it as funny as I did, only he could be slapped by her while I was halfway across the world.

    None of these things happened this year, but his mighty return made them all come back into my memory. They all might have well happened yesterday.

    Welcome back, you fucker. <3
  • Gameshark said:
    While PAX was a blast, I have to say my happiest story was when this guy I thought was long dead to WoW came back to grace Noobtoob with his presence.

    I remember getting a PM from this person and getting scared shitless because he was an admin and I didn't want to fuck up around him.... (He could be used as a stepping stone for power).

    I remember back in the day when us two were the ONLY people who owned a PS3 on the site, and our 'handicap' brought us together to resist the 360 minions.

    I remember spending too much time in Vent with said fellow, until one day we decided to record a podcast for a community we both loved very deeply. It took legs of its on and is going half-mast right now under MuppetstormX.

    I remember getting into a noobie competition with this person (which was really close), until he released the new skin for the NT forums which got him about 1 million noobies and blew me out of the water :(

    I remember playing Crackdown with him--when he FINALLY got his 'white' console the Xbox 360-and spending all my time ignoring this little noob to collect agility orbs. I remember ramming his girlfriend in Burnout Paradise to hear him try to hold back a laugh as he found it as funny as I did, only he could be slapped by her while I was halfway across the world.

    None of these things happened this year, but his mighty return made them all come back into my memory. They all might have well happened yesterday.

    Welcome back, you fucker. <3</div>
    who exactly is he?

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