My gaming history

This site including YouTube, complete passion driven love for gaming. I came up with the name swordandkeyboard name in 1996 when I was going to night school and I wrote a seething letter to a Professor because he did not stick to his promises to the class. So when we had a test that had nothing to do with anything that had to do with what was covered in class, I let him have it. I was in my 30’s, working 50 hours a week, with 9 hours of class and 12 hour a week commute.
His reply was.. your written comments cut like a sword. I didn’t write them I typed them on a keyboard. Rather then blow up I prefer to be honest. Some people don’t want honesty, they prefer candy coating. That just is not me.

Been in a lot of different guilds (some of greatest pvp guilds ever and some of most casual) over the years in a lot of different games, Lunch Box Bandits in EQ2 then one of most well known defunct guilds called ”The Combine”, spent a lot of time in Ruin off and on, OTG (in conan), just to name a few. I have been gaming since 1976 (my 1st pong console) , online gaming since 1998.

WW2 Online / Knights Online / EQ2 / Planet Side 1 / Pirates of Burning Sea / Conan / Warhammer / APB / GW1 & 2 / on and on. I even ran an online racing league that had about 300 members from 2002-2005.

Would love to talk about games your making, games your playing and my experiences if you’re the reader have an interest.

More about me less about gaming


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Who is this new guy to the wordpress?

Who is this new guy to the wordpress, and why does he think he should have something to say to readers?
1st thing is before all, I love life, I love nice people and people that have honor, I love video games and animals.
My gaming thoughts and game play foot prints under the name swordandkeyboard.
Name I came up with because I can be known as a bit salty, cynical, and sometimes truthful to the point of hurtful (were the sword part comes from sometimes the truth hurts even when I talk to myself about me  🙂 ).
I tend to not candy coat things. Also tend to weigh out pluses and minuses from both sides of issues rather then side that just suits my needs.
I consider myself one of the nice guys. But nice to a point.
My internet web presence at YouTube and website both as unorganized as my life. But I love gaming, my 1st gaming was pong in like around 1975 ish?
Then Atari and the Coleco /Matel hand held games like football and baseball. Used to play by the hour with baseball cards and Coleco hand held, spreading cards over my twin bed like it was a baseball field.
AHHH  the imagination was strong.. but as I got older my adventures were more my own, riding my paint quarter horse horse named Apache with my trusting side kick springer spaniel
always tagging along side. Then taking on rebuilding a sail boat and learning to be a entry level sailor, in between traveling all over the usa.
Today my life is pretty boring, I decided to take it upon myself to take care of my aging parents.
 First my dad who had Alzheimers, took care of him full time for 5 years rather then put him in a home. Not long after as a reward (sarcasm) my mom went like 90% blind.
During this time it was games that have kept me sane and in touch with people. Alot of friends disappear when you become domesticated. Mister excitement is more like Alice in the brady bunch now, doing laundry and making beds, cleaning and vacuuming.
But in between I can become mister excitement for a hour or two at a time, adventuring to places I would like to go in life but can’t.
Plus now and then run into some interesting people to converse with. I got to build my own pixel ship in Arch Age, drive a World War II tank in world of tanks,
fly a fighter plane in war thunder, protect a castle in guild wars and in my favorite all time game warhammer.
All of this numbs the pain, as well as give entertainment and allow for the
 escape of constant hurt of watching people you love fade away. Gaming as given me so much almost as much as
on mothers day my mother said to me.. ”happy mothers day”… I laughed and said what?
She said you have cared for me and showed more kindness
then anyone in her 84 years. It made me feel good. Good as a human being can feel.
I may be doing what seems to be the right thing, but I dream of doing things I used to do, travel, rebuild sail boats, camp, horseback ride,
and socialize. But for now it’s doing all of this virtually.

So, why should this guy think he qualifies to write about games? Or anything?

My writing skills are terrible. But I have a great imagination, and love to converse with people.

Games?  Well, I was a subscriber to pc gamer for about a decade

and would read it cover to cover and back again and feel excitement to the next issue. Later did the same listening to pc gamer podcasts.
 I love to read about other people creations or there dreams coming true in form of video games.   For years I would tell my guild leaders
 to start a pod cast talking about games years before podcasts even existed. Just never took my own advice to do it myself.
Every day I go to google type in mmo news on the news tab and read about new ventures, failures, financial info about companies or there dev hirings and so on…
The industry excites me, it is a passion rather then a task.

I wanted to share some of my secrets with the readers to show I am a real human being and have many different sides. Will you find my sharp side or soft side next meeting? 🙂

Hope to talk to you all again sometime in the future.   🙂
Aka Swordandkeyboard