...when you joined it? I remember that fateful October day in 2004, searcing for "game forums" on google and coming up with GF quickly. I signed up, and as most n00bs do, didn't overly concern myself with spelling correctly and so forth. I remember the babe forum, especially CorT's Doom 3 avatar and Mac Daddy with the big Kool-Aid guy. I remember actually thinking there were opportunities here after reading AzH's paragraph about his quick rising (is that still on here somewhere), and that the Melee was availabe from the beginning. Anyway, it was a young and fruitful time where I would post smilies in almost every one of my posts because I thought there were pretty awesome. :naughty::cool::cort:
Anyway, what were your impressions/first thoughts when you joined GF?
I think Mary Poppins is fit.
13th July 2006
Well i did exactly what you did... typed 'Gaming Forum's' just out of intrest in google and the first one that came up with was this. I took a look around the place and decided to join... Riot
a long time before most of you people were here it was a fairly different place...Back in my day,lol
I was scared shitless, when I first saw Azh in action in the melee... then I left for 6 month I think... oh yeah... I spend endless ours in the babe forum before I left.... when I came back... it'was gone...also my 1th post in the FH forum about some panzers and shermans
Uhhh, well...In the space of 4 months quite a few things have changed. A lot of people have come and gone. The melee was still pretty good back then. Spam forum had some great threads and I remember reading the Peach thread and being scared because a guy posted and pethegreat said we should make it so that non-peaches couldn't post in here... And I didn't know so many ppl.
When I first joined, I mainly posted in the Halo series, I was a bit shy to venture in the general forums. The Babe forum existed as well, and I took frequent advantage of that! :rawr:
I pretend to do stuff.
16th January 2004
It was big and scary. And I'm not just talking about the admins here. I didn't concern myself with spelling or whatever, and I prettymuch spammed where ever I could go. I even remember going on a spamming spree here, in GD, with a guy named MaDDoG. We spammed like 100 posts. Kerian wasn't all too pleased.
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
Yeah, I remember you and Maddog. Dawn spammers... :p I don't think many things changed since I registered, except the registration count: 55,000 registrations when I joined GF. And no shop anymore...w00t.
Well, I found these forums over the jk2files.com site.
Thought it looked interesting, and signed up. No sooner had I done this I made a n00bish post in the jk2 forums. After a while I found out there was more than just the games forums, and I became a regular in Leisure Games and the Pub. After the Pub became too political for my taste, I moved almost exclusively to the Leisure Games.
As for the forums themselves...3 years ago was a bit quieter, less annoying children on the boards. No offense to the younger users, but some people just can't fit in to these boards. Big changes? FileFront got taken over by Ziff Davis, the skins changed a few times, but the forums are going strong.
Oh, we used to have an arcade and store, too.