Hi all I'm tatsu
currently student in computer science
Hoping to spend some fun times with you all. Please don't let my insufrability on the forums get in the way of that :> !
I first started out with Starcraft Brood War a game my dad had bought me. I devoured it. It probably fried my brain. I was 8 years old. And with a very nerdy geeky strand at a very young age. Nearly simultaneously I got to play Homeworld (complete with a full strategy guide that I stayed up late nights to study under the bedcovers many many times) Homeworld is by far the game that inspired me the most. During my youngest years i also played a butt-ton of Pharaoh (I still sometimes do), AOE II & III, Warcraft 3 ect...
Later in life I picked up homeworld 2 for myself and played my first few online games. Having completed it and knowing nothing would ever quite satisfy me the way RTSes did I began a frantic search for my "next big adventure". I won't lie I wouldn't have gotten to try the first few minutes of just about every RTS ever if it wasn't for piracy back then, the days of demo CDs were resolute. But rest assured it was just to exclaim "Bleh!" and delete installation and installer on the spot and try the next and now that I have my own cash I buy every game I try.
So it's only after having tried every C&C EVER and having fallen for the ploy that was calling Nexus and EVE "RTSes" that I stumbled upon youtube videos of SupComFA (yes I was a late comer to the party).
What I saw unfold on the screen transformed rapidly from "meh" to "that's gotta be impossible, this can't be live footage!"
I've stuck with it since then.
with my lil bro I played some Stronghold Legends Tried and finished co-op conquer on Total War Shogun FOTS.
I was a pre-order backer and on the edge of my seat for Supreme Commander 2 (a feeling new to me and that I'd never experienced before)... I tried to wrangle my feelings but the hard truth was that I was heartbroken on day one...
I got Homeworld and AOE II remastered because .... common! well, just speaking for homeworld RM, really really happy about it.
I cannot WAIT for Homeworld Shipbreakers nor TA2...
since then I've been an alpha tester and backer for pretty much every RTS out there (I believe it to be a genre that's in a lot of struggle financially) : you name it Planetary Annihilation, Novus AEterno, Grey Goo, Etherium, act of aggression, Blitzkrieg 3. (not really feeling submerge, though, gotta be honest)
I really invested myself in PA which for me had tremendous potential. All because of it's dev team (which I knew alot about) and it's mentality. Which was alot of what I could get behind of : linux, 64bit, high stakes/mass scale .....
AOTS takes all this potential and nitro-boosts it one step further : let's invest in linux for real this time utilizing the tech revolutions that just came about : the replacement of X11 which is just about a turn of the century for me, the new vulkan API, more threading, ect.
So yeah, really hyped!