greetings fellow gamers
after getting some postive feedback from the forum on this idea i thought i would go ahead with it
so here is the introductory / new player thread. hopefully if (!) it gets plenty of posts it may be stickied, if that is possible on this software, or perhaps even a subforum for newcomers, though that may be thinning out the forum rather too much in my opinion. hopefully it shall give newcomers a place to come first to introduce themselves, ask any questions and so on, but also give vetern gamers a chane to know each other if they so wish, and compliment the 'mega meetup thread'
so here is myself:
i am Richard, i am from Cumbria, N.England. i study an astrophysics degree with the open university....there is a wide range of opinions of distance study, however my choice was due to health reasons. despite this i find it an extremely tough learning process, at least as valuable as face to face learning (which it consists of anyway, and which i have also experienced so can compare the two)
aside from this my main interests lie in Tolkien (who would have guessed), history, specifically ww2 and third reich history (not a political statement etc etc.), and collecting various things
i am also an infrared photographer which is probably best described by clicking on my llnk in my signature (not an advert....ok well, a little haha). i was recently featured in a local magazine which was quite good (though i had one of my images cropped on the page- NEVER crop an artist's image...its meant to look that way!)
i have also just started to learn german (just started, so if you ask me anything in german the chances are i wont understand it )
i picked up this game as soon as it came out, and have obsessively been playing it since.
oh yes, and when i say 'obsessive'...i mean obsessive- i have OCD...about the only good things that come from that is an extremely strong passion for my personal interests, and being good at mathematics and science
i like music that most will not have heard of- my two favourite artists being Sigur Ros, who a fellow gamer and good friend introduced me to, and Ludovico Einaudi.
i play guitar and piano..i say piano but its a keyboard (no need to tune the damn thing)....
oh yes....and i do this... '......' a lot....helps me form my thoughts
so...that is me....who are you?
PS- hopefully at least one other person will post on here to save my embarrasment......
PPS- believe it or not, i actually look nothing like my avatar.....
Edited by richsabre, 29 October 2013 - 12:55 PM.