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Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 01 May 2017 22:26 EDT (US)         
Hello RTWH, an oldie here from 2004 coming back to reminisce! I have invited a whole bunch of old forummers by email to post in this thread with life updates and talk about old times. This place was very formative for me personally in RL, as for others.

Kids, marriages, jobs, trips, old memories? Post 'em here!

Ichbinian
Oldie from RTWH!
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Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 02 May 2017 07:51 EDT (US)     1 / 69       
Was your last thread really over 8 years ago? Mental.

I've graduated and gotten married since then, now I live near London. All good stuff.

house won this
Adder
Fallen Angel
(id: The Adder)
posted 02 May 2017 09:43 EDT (US)     2 / 69       
Hey Ichbinian. Thanks for the email. I drop in on OD every so often, but it's been literally years since I've been here. You're right that RTWH was a formative experience for many of us, so I hope other folks drop in and say hello with life updates.

I spent the last couple years teaching in Somalia (before that Tanzania), and the school I worked in Somaliland at was actually just featured on 60 minutes. Now I'm back in the states finishing a Masters in Education, and preparing to teach at the High School level during the next academic year.

Adder |
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Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 09:47 EDT (US)     3 / 69       
I got married in September 2015 and have a 10 month son who is incredibly cute. I now work for the Canadian civil service, still living in Ottawa. Obviously less time for games these days, but I still do play - believe it or not I pick up RTW or M2TW maybe once a year.
Was your last thread really over 8 years ago? Mental.
Yeah, honestly that time flew by. Can't believe it's been that long.

EDIT: Congratulations on your teaching job in Somaliland and Tanzania. I'll check out the 60 Minutes video.

Ichbinian
Oldie from RTWH!

[This message has been edited by Ichbinian (edited 05-02-2017 @ 11:07 AM).]

Xenophone
Legionary
(id: r4z0r94)
posted 02 May 2017 11:40 EDT (US)     4 / 69       
Holy hell, this is a blast from the past.

Never spent much time here in RTWH, mostly in EEH and HGMM. It must be at least five years since I last posted.

Just had a Facebook message from EnemyOfJupitor out the blue about this thread so I thought I'd pop in.

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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 02 May 2017 11:41 EDT (US)     5 / 69       
Now this is something of a blast from the past. Hello everyone, and lovely idea Ich. Congratulations on the marriage and spawn.

I went to Birmingham Uni in 2010 to do Chemistry, ending up with a masters. I then went and worked in an industrial unit in northern Brum, hated it and am going back this september to do Toxicology so I can learn how to poison my co-workers. I'm now living in Birmingham with my girlfriend and generally enjoying life so far.

I still play the total wars. Currently doing an Atilla game at present, but I've branched out into other stuff.

How are people married and stuff? Jesus, I remember being an idiot teenager and talking to this lot.

Also trying desperately to remember who I have on facebook from here. Hm...

Anyone got the likes of Crazed Ewok or Aeneas2's contact details?

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

[This message has been edited by EnemyofJupitor (edited 05-02-2017 @ 11:43 AM).]

Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 11:58 EDT (US)     6 / 69       
I emailed Crazed - not sure if he checks his @heavengames.com address though. It's the only address I have for him.

Ichbinian
Oldie from RTWH!
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 02 May 2017 12:02 EDT (US)     7 / 69       
Echo on the welcomes, and a double echo on the praise for this idea, Ichbinian.

A great idea!

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DominicusUltimus
Legate
posted 02 May 2017 12:36 EDT (US)     8 / 69       
I just realized after comparing profiles that even though Terikel has been far more active in his time here at HG, I've actually been a part of the community longer than he has by almost four months.

Edit - I also received a message from EoJ on Facebook about this thread and have made a status sharing a link to it on the Total War Heaven Facebook page.

I don't post a lot of Real Life details about myself here so I might as well give it a go.

Working the same job that I started back in 2007 when my activity started to drop, though I'm aiming to change that by either moving on to better prospects in the same 'field' (retail), starting work in another area or dedicating myself to my writing. Speaking of which, I'm roughly at the halfway point of my first serious novel with 148 pages and a little over 73,000 words and a goal of at least 300 pages and 150,000 words. Hoping to have the first draft of the completed novel done by August and have an agent pitching it to publishers around late October or early November.

Unfortunately, my grandmother on my dad's side died this past Friday. Won't be able to make it to the funeral in California due to financial constraints, but I'm planning a big trip to Chicago where most of my dad's side of the family live for Christmas and New Year's to make up for it.

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[This message has been edited by DominicusUltimus (edited 05-02-2017 @ 12:47 PM).]

Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 14:09 EDT (US)     9 / 69       
Hoping Doitzel, Johndisp, Lorentius Vadis, Ueriah, Echowinds, Cheese, Ace Cataphract, Chonaman, He113ent, yakcamkir all post here.

EDIT: Gaius Colinius, Ferret, D Furius Venator, Dricus Frisii too.

Ichbinian
Oldie from RTWH!

[This message has been edited by Ichbinian (edited 05-02-2017 @ 02:13 PM).]

Adder
Fallen Angel
(id: The Adder)
posted 02 May 2017 14:25 EDT (US)     10 / 69       
Yeah, I'd love to hear from those folks! It's been forever...

Adder |
"I would like to wonder if Adder always acts like a stuck up asshole?" - Coldviper
Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 14:37 EDT (US)     11 / 69       
If anyone here has the emails for these people:
Hoping Doitzel, Johndisp, Lorentius Vadis, Ueriah, Echowinds, Cheese, Ace Cataphract, Chonaman, He113ent, yakcamkir, Gaius Colinius, Ferret, D Furius Venator, Dricus Frisii
Please email them and send them the link to this thread.

I emailed Johndisp, Gaius, Echowinds, Doikie, Ace, yak, Gaius, and Dricus, but who knows if their addresses are out of date.

Don't have addresses for Ueriah, Loren, Cheese, He113ent, Chonaman, Furius/

Ichbinian
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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 02 May 2017 15:05 EDT (US)     12 / 69       
Ueriah
Didn't he die? Or wasn't that someone else?

I have Gaius on facebook and sent him a message. He's a very busy man nowadays with a kid and everything.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 19:51 EDT (US)     13 / 69       
Ueriah
Didn't he die? Or wasn't that someone else?
Uh, no, I don't think so. There have been some forummers that have died that we know of, but unless I missed it, I think Ueriah is still with us.

Ichbinian
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Zen
Ghost
(id: Angel Zen)
posted 02 May 2017 20:45 EDT (US)     14 / 69       
I got pinged on Facebook. Even though I'm not staff anymore, I still go into red alert with a sense of dread when people send me a message with nothing but a link to HG in it. HG PTSD is still strong, though this one is a rather pleasant surprise Nice to see some names I still recognize here.

How is my HG account 19+ years old? O_O

I went back to school to finish my bachelor's degree in Materials Science & Engineering, and did a year abroad in the UK. I got a little burnt out after that. Needed sometime away from engineering. I started a photography studio that focused on events and portraits, though eventually I discovered that photographing weddings were definitely not my thing, but concert and portrait photography are fun.

Elpea tracked me down about a year after that and recruited me to work with him at a startup in Chicago. We're still there, occasionally reminiscing about HG like a bunch of old farts, when I'm not busy peppering Elpea with questions about his two (!!!) kids or annoying him with photos of birds.

Zen

[This message has been edited by Zen (edited 05-02-2017 @ 09:02 PM).]

Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 02 May 2017 22:50 EDT (US)     15 / 69       
Zen! What an honour!

I am glad people are enjoying this. Looking forward to hearing more life updates!

at this rate there'll be a forum party

Ichbinian
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Blatant
DoFH Seraph & Director of Seraphs
(id: blatant7)
posted 02 May 2017 23:47 EDT (US)     16 / 69       
Hey all, it's good to see a lot of these names. Hope everyone is doing well! I've graduated college and I'm now working in Washington DC with a pretty serious girlfriend. Times have definitely changed since I first joined HG.
I still go into red alert with a sense of dread when people send me a message with nothing but a link to HG in it.
Ha, I rushed here thinking there would be porn or something serious to clean up.

Zen, are you still making calendars? I ordered yours as a Christmas gift for my mom a few years back and she liked it quite a bit.

Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone. ~ Brandon Sanderson
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 03 May 2017 00:59 EDT (US)     17 / 69       
Sorry Zen, I just sent you the link without any context. Most of us got a nice email from Ichbinian to break us in gently instead.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Andalus
Legionary
posted 03 May 2017 15:17 EDT (US)     18 / 69       
Been a while.

I am precisely as dull as I always was, with the added bonus of living in Milton Keynes now.

[This message has been edited by Andalus (edited 05-03-2017 @ 03:17 PM).]

Nacht Jaeger
Legionary
(id: RCM7525)
posted 04 May 2017 06:17 EDT (US)     19 / 69       
Well it has certainly been a while. I wasn't active on TWH but EoJ messaged me on fb and most of y'all are familiar faces. It's been almost a year since I graduated college and have been working for a defense contractor since then. No family as of yet or anything like that but I'm starting a Master's degree in the fall. Good to see that you guys are doing well!

Nacht Jaeger - Ex AoEH Angel
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 04 May 2017 23:05 EDT (US)     20 / 69       
I largely missed the 'Golden Age' of TWH- possibly due to my late arrival, but also possibly due to my early fear the RLT since i would be eaten alive by you good folk. Nonetheless, it is great to see some of these legendary names again.

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Ichbinian
Legionary
posted 05 May 2017 11:11 EDT (US)     21 / 69       
Ah yes, the Golden Age. It was a legendary time.

Just to remind people like Adder and Jax: if you have emails for the forummers I mentioned above, please email them with a link to this thread, thanks!

Ichbinian
Oldie from RTWH!
Dricus Frisii
Legionary
posted 06 May 2017 08:53 EDT (US)     22 / 69       
Good to be back
Funny things is I did check the RTWH some two weeks ago to find some old photobucket account I used to have. As I was searching the forum I did read a whole mafia game in the mean time..

I did play RTW (mostly with the Europa Barbarorum mod) for some time, a bit of Empire TW but then stopped playing (didn't upgrade my pc).
Last year I bought R2TW but barely played it; much more like CK2 nowadays.

Familywise things have changed as well. Now a father of 4 kids (2 girls, 2 boys), so very blessed.

Ps: wish I could get a namechange again to Dricus Frisii


(..let's see if I can revive Sinterklaas' account as well..)

GdB


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Sinterklaas
Roman Catholic Saint
posted 06 May 2017 09:08 EDT (US)     23 / 69       
Nou dag hoor..

Sinterklaas, wie kent hem niet?
Sinterklaas, Sinterklaas en natuurlijk zwarte Piet!
GoSailing
EEH Seraph
posted 06 May 2017 20:39 EDT (US)     24 / 69       
I didn't really spend any time in TWH, though I recognize a lot of names here. It's a hell of a blast from the past. I graduated college and am working in Mountain View as a software engineer. Life is pretty good, all in all, as I love my job and have a good group of friends

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 07 May 2017 10:08 EDT (US)     25 / 69       
Ps: wish I could get a namechange again to Dricus Frisii
A welcome-back present.

Enjoy.

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