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How did you find Diplo?

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Hey everyone,

 

I'm starting to see older faces in the "members online" list but in the interest of keeping things fresh due to the site's hiatus, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread like this. 

 

I'm Abdel, my other names include Abdel Nasser, Breslau, and Arabguy. I helped co-found Diplo with @Green in 2007. Before that, I was an avid Warcraft 3 player. I started playing mainly ladder (upwards of 1000 games, earned shaman and sorceress icons on an account that is long dead) and naturally moved into a custom game called World war 3; it was essentially a ladder game with infinite population on a map of Europe. I met a friend named Saladin at the time and we played together for a considerable time. He ended up introducing me to a game called Europa and his clan xEHU. I became more involved with the Europa community, eventually joining Clan GoTE just a day after its founding. I made many friends outside of GoTE that I'm happy are still part of the community and are friends to this day. 

 

How about you, sir lurker? How did you find yourself washed up on Diplo's shores?

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Been playing Wc3 online since roughly 2004-2005. Played my fair share of ladder, my old account like Abdel's was getting close to the 750 NE win icon. Played a pretty big variety of wc3's custom map scene over the years such as LOAP, dota, wintermauls, every lotr map, every historical based map, uther parties, etc. Before maps started becoming more fleshed out and better made, Europa was one of the better if not the best map to play outside of the LOTR elite scene. I played a lot of that and eventually sometime in fall of 2007, someone invited me to GoTE and the message of the day in the clan was that our website and forums were www.wc3diplo.net

 

I had grown up and been living in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, for 4-5 years at this point. We lived on a dirt road outside of a village. I was a pretty active and social kid, but there were many days and nights where you're just stuck at home with nothing in walking distance. I had been posting on various forums for a few years and found it a good way to be involved in something I was interested in and pass the time. I'd never really been too integrated or felt a sense of community in any of them however. That all changed when I first started browsing the old wc3diplo forums

 

It was a very active community full of people passionate about the same game and its scene that I had already been playing for quite a while. On-top of that, there seemed to be a very unique dynamic already in place, with a lot of clans being represented there and plenty of rivalries and friendships and competition forming around that. I happened to be a part of GoTE which had a hilarious amount of roleplaying types like Bors which I found really exciting at the time. The forum and community had a lot of things I had been looking for all rolled into 1; People competitive and active with the games I wanted to play, a large amount of discussion between interesting people, and a lot of new things that I had always wanted to get into but hadn't had the chance to yet such as the ongoing roleplay Bors and others had already begun fleshing out. The translation of our activity within the community into a fictional but also living and breathing universe where our characters all had actions with consequences

 

In short, it was the community I had always wanted without really knowing what I wanted. A place where I could engage the competitive urges with like-minded people and also have fun with reading/writing on the forum and the usually fun community drama that came with that. Like Abdel, I've made a lot of friends here over the past decade plus that have enriched my life and that I'm still in contact with today, and this place is still here

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56 minutes ago, Abdel said:

Such a gripping story feanor emoji23.png

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it. The WWII debates with Andrew, and the old diplo drama around green, and clan leaders, and Bors, was hilarious. Far more interesting then how I came to diplo. I still miss WWZ at times.

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42 minutes ago, Feanor said:

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it. The WWII debates with Andrew, and the old diplo drama around green, and clan leaders, and Bors, was hilarious. Far more interesting then how I came to diplo. I still miss WWZ at times.

More of this would be nice. This can be a reminisce general thread

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3 minutes ago, Spankfurt said:

More of this would be nice. This can be a reminisce general thread

 

I wouldn't want to reveal why Feanor is a mod... 🙃

 

On a side note, am I the only one who remember Hot Chips?

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2006-ish BNet learned basics of Serbia WW1 - RTW from some dude name "SGT.KNUCKLES",

months later found WW1 - ISH,

saw Diplomunion from WW1 intro years later,

didn't join for years til' 2014 cause reminisce. 

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@ChocolaTea I honestly had no idea you came from ISH. SGT.KNUCKLES certainly rings a bell but I'm not well acquainted with them. 

How did you continue to be part of a community like ISH with your sanity and mental capacity intact?  😂

 

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Just like many of the oldfags around, i found diplo in the good ol' days of wc3, more specifically through azeroth wars. 
Sadly at the time my english was practically non existent so i had to wait til high school to join with the big boys, when my english got on the level of a peon, instead of that of an illiterate kobold. It was a fun time getting in touch with many members of the community, even if my presence was more focused on the forum than the jolly cooperation in games.

Nevertheless, im glad that diplo is still a thing after so many years, even if diminished if compared to the glory days (fuck you discord).

 

 

Btw, i've been absent for a lot, so hello everyone.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, OmegaKnight said:

Just like many of the oldfags around, i found diplo in the good ol' days of wc3, more specifically through azeroth wars. 
Sadly at the time my english was practically non existent so i had to wait til high school to join with the big boys, when my english got on the level of a peon, instead of that of an illiterate kobold. It was a fun time getting in touch with many members of the community, even if my presence was more focused on the forum than the jolly cooperation in games.

Nevertheless, im glad that diplo is still a thing after so many years, even if diminished if compared to the glory days (fuck you discord).

 

 

Btw, i've been absent for a lot, so hello everyone.

 

 

Hey bud, glad to see you're still around. You're the Italian guy, right ?

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2 hours ago, OmegaKnight said:

fuck you discord

 

Bump. Forumdiplo best diplo.

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4 hours ago, Feanor said:

 

@Abdel says no more jailbait.

Lol the shit we used to get away with 

 

Btw Feanor I still owe you a box of treats from back in 2014 when Avi and someone else, I think Grunty bailed

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:12 PM, Abdel said:

Italian diplo guy in the leather knee length trench coat. Welcome back old friend. 

aren't you missing the tipped-albeit-slightly fedora? 

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58 minutes ago, Baledwyr said:

I can tick both of those accept...up yours my hat is not a fedora!

 

I imagine you wear a top hat.

 

19 hours ago, Spankfurt said:

Lol the shit we used to get away with 

 

Btw Feanor I still owe you a box of treats from back in 2014 when Avi and someone else, I think Grunty bailed

 

I feel like something of value was lost when I was forbidden to post pictures of 14 year olds seductively eating yogurt (not a euphemism).

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2 minutes ago, Abdel said:

You're right feanor, going to jail and getting free meals and healthcare, so valuable omg.

 

I thought you'd object to free meals and housing for inmates on grounds that it's socialism. I'm so glad you've become a progressive.

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