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I've been here for 9 years, and propably longer than that. I have no idea how i got here and why  :XD:. Around that time I was propably involved with They Hunger: Source which as we all know never came out  :(

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I've been here since June 2014! I managed to somehow stumble across it when I was googling things regarding mapping (I think I found the playtest page?) as I was starting to take a job in this industry far more seriously when trying to jump ship from my far less fulfilling career path in computer science...

 

I didn't really know what mapcore had to offer at the time, but everyday it surprises me with a new level of depth! Even if I can't cobble together the experience to get a job in this scene, I've still found an awesome community :)

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I'm really into topography and was looking for a particular map of Prussia from the 1800s. That's how I found #mapcore on IRC on a cold January morning in 1972.

 

Still looking for that map btw.

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I always thought that Hurg was the little boy that Thrik kept in his basement?

 

I knew Mapcore as that place with all those HL fanboys. I love the games but I didn't care for the modding scene. I was heavily into Idtech especially mapping for Quake 3. But then the big bad monster came to eat all Idtech communities so Sprony had to flee and found refuge here. Unfortunately I was considered a filthy foreigner and it took you all a couple of years to forgive my sins, accept my presence and grant me a visa. I think it's safe to say that I'm fully integrated now. Which might change soon since I'm currently trying very hard to bring my family over :P

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Sometime in the late 90's i was googling for a Russian mail order bride and stumpled upon a thread in EOT. Only hung out there for a couple years. Eventualy i started making levels to fit better in with the rest of the forum.

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I've been here for more than 10 years.. I think it started with IRC, and then I registered here. Don't remember to be honest.

 

I stopped doing game related stuff ages ago, I just stay here because of EOT.

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Well, if you go all the way back then I've been here since early 2000 when Mapcore was actually Anarchy Design. I think it was just a search for some Half-Life tutorials that led me to the site, and after returning to the site a few times for some help then I ended up checking out the IRC channel, which I went to whenever I had any problems with some quite friendly folks hanging out there (there were some official CS mappers there too, so starstruck :D)

 

Then it kinda fell apart I guess (can't remember the exact reason for it changing or Anarchy Design shutting down) and changed into Mapcore, and I've been here since then. Kinda scary that it's almost 15 years since that first innocent search of mapping tutorials O_O

 

That reminds me, does anyone have any idea what Euro*Brew is up to these days? He was Thrik before Thrik :)

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Mazy is like the old Grandad of Mapcore now. Sitting in his swivel rocking chair that somehow also has wheels, reminiscing about bsp and vis. "Back in my day you could make a single player mod over a weekend! Now it takes years to make anything! All this thong mapping and bump nipples is just a load of rubbish that kids love to fawn over. I could load up Photoshop 6 back then and make a texture set in 5 minutes for the map! Now I need 20 different programs and 70 different methods just to make a chair!"

 

Annnyyyyyyyyway.

 

I joined 10 years ago ...holy crap! after finding the Rust forums a bit dull and upon seeing so many "big name" Half-Life community mappers on here I was like I need dis. Then this HP guy joined and ruined it for everyone :v

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