A Walk Down Memory Lane
A Walk Down Memory Lane
I decided to check my MSN e-mail since I hadn't done so in a long time and came across an e-mail from 2old2play dated 8/8/2014. It's been many years since I was last here. I got a bit nostalgic and decided to check it out. Wow! How things have changed! When I was last here in the Halo 3 days this was a thriving community with dozens of clans and many, many members.
Twelve-ish years ago, I spotted a little blurb about 2old2play in Xbox magazine. Then, I was a gamer in my early 30s so I decided to give it a shot. The first person I ever spoke to from 2old2play, I believe, was Swooshdave (who I just saw had posted in the Halo 5 forum back in December). After playing Halo 2 with some of the 2old2play members, I was hooked. I joined the clan Wheezin Geezers and became a regular contributor to the community for a few years. Some of my favorite times in gaming was with the Geezers and the 2o2p community. However, like a lot of people, as time went on and career demands changed, I found myself being less and less active on the site. I never stopped gaming, but I eventually stopped being social with it. Halo 3 became something I only played with a few select people from the site, friends, and family. Even that eventually dwindled. By the time Halo 4 came around I was only playing online with my wife. Now, I hardly play Halo at all. In fact, I've had Halo 5 for over a year and have played it twice. I gave Destiny a shot when it first came out, but didn't care for it. I purchased the expanded updated version, but never got around to playing it. Nowadays I mostly play RPGs (I'm currently playing Mass Effect: Andromeda).
In my head, I always pictured 2o2p as still being everything it once was and I occasional would think, "I'm going to go back and check things out!" but then something else would come up or I'd get distracted and forget about it...until today. I was saddened to find the community a shell of what it was once and, quite frankly, dying a slow death. Knowing that I contributed to that makes it even harder to see.
I'm not sure I'll be very active here or not, seeing as how almost all of the people I used to game with are gone. So I'd like to take a moment to pour one for some of those that made gaming so enjoyable for me back when 2o2p was in its prime. Most of them will probably never see this post and might not even remember me if they did, but that's okay...I fondly remember them.
Capt Rock (best Overlord ever)
Big Uncle Mike
Bluestar (Best. Ever.)
I'm sure there are plenty I'm forgetting, but I'm 45 now and it's been a while. I'm not sure how active I'll be on here, but I'll try to check in from time-to-time. If 2o2p is in its death throes, then I'd like to at least say I was there at the end.