Ok, well, I have been around a long long time on the penny arcade forums. I signed up uh, well around my joindate, but I read like entire archive prior to posting. Back then PA didn't have pruning. Threads would grow and grow. It was slow clunky.
This era I made very posts in the forum. What I did discover was the unofficial PA MSN Chatroom back in shit 2002 or 2003. A lot of the upper crust regs at the time hung out there. psilar
- 6'5", solid Canadian that was super into martial arts and I believe his field was psychology or psychiatry. Anyway. Great dude. He came on the staff just after and maybe modded at the same time is bizket
or whatever. I knew jack about him. Everyone said he was awesome, but dude never talked.
I think at this stage there like may 3-4 subforms tops Millenium/Artist Corner and mabye one other.
decided that it would be awesome to recreate The thunderdome here. It was titled the Pit of Hate
. Much drama ensued, which was to know one's surprise. You'd have a couple of retards wander in start yelling each other, dumping on the lawn. Amidst this tough terrain a group of relatively mature forumers started gatherint. Millenium 2 wasn't quite their thing. The needed something else. Oh I know, adult conversations about various topics where you could still totally call people mouthbreathing baby fuckers. That type of group
As this cadre of PoH had gotten attached to each other some outsider wandered in. His name was either lacking_wang or ljsmith at the time. Possibly some variant. Anyhooo....he uh, said some bad things about Gabe's wife.
That was the last day of the Pit of Hate's chaotic stay here. Robsoft
, the acknowgled alpha Pitter, took his ball and went home. Sending invites to people that he knew were cool and made an open invite in the Members Only Club Forum up here where your beady eyes will never see it.
That is how I find my way to the Citadel of Truth. The Pit of Hate splinter forum. I assure you, well we were a fall cooler gang than the douchebabg G&T chat thread exiles..Much of PA forum cool kids just jumped ship. drunkey
- short dude, lived in my town for a couple of years. Anyway, he posted at CoT. You can guess his theme. I remember really liking him at the time, but started to hate him when we hung in person. Total fucking cockblocker for no reason. Anyway, the median age is closer to 23-27. Almost all out of college with professional jobs. Robsoft was the oldest at like 31-32, but he was an incredibly depressed and bitter alcoholic program that ran his own very stressful software forum. He's actually doing great now and is due to be married soon. I hope so anyway.
Some other notables
- longtime PA forumer. His forum relationship has yet to be topped. He was a Korean banker of some sort in like Boston, aged 21/22. He was internet dating ...
- 14 to 15 year old Minnesotan I believe. Incredibly psycho. She made a warrior for NWN that had like 18 CHR and 12 STR because it matched her fanfiction...holy fuck was it fun to PK her in NWN.
is a frienld damage turned on or off???
uh, i dunno just a sec
uh, Allie_Gamer dropped dead in one hit, so yeah it's on
dibs on the boots.
The drama between CoT
and Penny-Arcade was great and it drew me into Penny-arcade whre I started making torrential posts, and picked up a dancing partner here and there and even a Forum Wrassling Tagteam bud.
Here is an excellent comic by GOOR
that highlights the period I discussed.
I can go one from some sort of chronological order or you know, open this bitch up to questions. It ain't no monologue. If you're curious about some dickbag denilist, CT, whippy and maybe others whisper about, ring this thread up and I will try to answer as much as I can.
There are dead spots, but I know tons of Penny Arcade Forum History. Shit.
So, enjoy it if that's your thing. This is a learning environment for everyone. If you have an extra noteworthy tale, please share. Especially with regards to epic trolls and the rare public mod dogfights.
tl;dr PA Forum Answer and Question session...