I thought we could have a little fun here talking about what we’ve seen over the years, what’s changed, and what’s new/old. I’ll get it kicked off!
I’ve been playing since ‘02 (demo days)
Many players took avatars or names from popular movies such as the Matrix and Lord of the Rings. They also took names from musicians such as 50 cent and G-unit
We didn’t have cool things like Discord on PC & Smart phones, we had teamspeak and instant messengers (rip xfire)
Didn’t have a cell phone at all in ‘02!
Still had and was using CD players instead of ipods
Many of us played different games together besides Renegade, now it seems most of play our own thing on the side and not together.
PlayStation and other consoles didn’t really have an online presence
We were using Internet Explorer, MSN, and Netscape! Holy cow!
Popular Instant messangers were yahoo, aol, msn, and icq. There was something called Trillian that could import all your other messenger names so it would allow you to have open only 1 messenger rather than multiples, but I remember it sucked hardcore. Xfire saved us all!
Popular forums had galleries where players could upload images from in-game. Truth: I lost of ton of pics this way since I used to upload them on the Pitts and Moonlightshakers.
We didn’t have facebook or social media. We had clubs on yahoo! Haha
We made websites with geocities, tripod, and angelfire. 100megsfree was a decent one too!
No one had gmail, we all had yahoo or hotmail!
I think that’s all I have for now! What a trip down memory lane!