I have such horrible and wonderful memories of the contra games, especially the original, I whiled away far too many hours of my life playing that game with friends and being incredibly happy to get just a tiny bit farther each time only to be incredibly frustrated when I'd die much earlier the next time. Don't believe I was ever part of a team that beat the game with out the konami code. Though to be fair I was like 5 or so when I played that game, back then I couldn't even beat the original mario brothers, yet I played mario again years later when I was like 12 or so and beat it on my first try, then beat it again in the hard mode (you unlock by beating it normally) also on my first try, and sat there scratching my head as to why I had found it so hard as a kid. Guess it just took me a while to develop my hand eye coordination.
Lets see, video game related story... hmmm... I have one thats more about my friend then me and I think I posted it or most of it on the forum before but just cause no other stories are coming to mind right now...
Well a few years ago as much as I considered WoW a crime against nature (taking my beloved warcraft RTS series and making it into an MMORPG, my least favorite of all game genres) I let a friend talk me into joining the game. I didn't want to pvp but he talked me into joining the pvp server cause thats where he played. The game wasn't horrible, but I spent 90% of my play time in incredible frustration while I walked back to my recently ganked body, killed by a ??? level player (aka one so high they couldn't have even gotten any honor points out of it, just the satisfaction of knowing they were ruining my play experience). I got frustarted and didn't pay for another month.
Months passed and my friend kept bugging me to get back into the game, it gets better later he said, he'll help me out this time he said. So I bought another month to play with him, only to find he wasn't on my server anymore! He'd payed the 30 bucks or whatever to transfer to another server -_- So then I had to shell out another 30 bucks to join his server too. He helps me a little but mostly I never see him on or if he's on he's doing something else. My experience is much the same, I don't get to do almost any of the instances cause I can't find teams and I can't do quests cause every quest zone is being camped by pvp gankers, all I can do is try to find places to mindlessly grind enemies, but even there I'm getting ganked. The month expires and I'm certain I'm not paying for another month to put myself through this torture again.
Months pass and then I get a free month of play in an email from blizzard so I sign in again cause hey its free, hoping that now that everyones moved on to the new expansion these old areas will be less pvp ganker filled. I sign in to find my friend has again changed servers on me
The only reason I'm even playing again at all is because its a free month, I'm sure as heck not paying 30 dollars to transfer again. I play for a while and while I'm still getting ganked and not having much fun, I am making some in game friends and actually managed to do a few intances with them, things are starting to get a little bit better. Then my friend tells me, hey your playing again, I want to play with you, join my server. I tell him I have friends on here and don't want to pay 30 bucks to transfer. He says his friend paid to transfer him so he'll pay the 30 bucks to transfer me. So I accept, he pays to have me transfered. We still barely see each other, I no longer have any of my friends from the old server so I never can find groups again, I'm still getting ganked and not having much fun, just frustration and my months about to expire and I tell him I don't plan to pay to keep playing so he tells me to give him all my value items and gold and if I ever play again he'll give them back to me with massive interest since he'll be getting tons of money from the new expansion. Since I'm quitting the moneys not doing me any good so I give it to him.
Months pass and I talk to a friend of said friend who tells me my friend has yet again transferred servers!!! Thats right, not only did he transfer again, but he did so with all of my money and valuables, so that even if I ever do play the game, I'll have to pay 30 bucks again to transfer to get my stuff back.
More months pass, I find out, said friend has sold his account! Thats right, with all my money and valuables still in his accounts possession -_-
Needless to say I have not played WoW since nor have any desire to do so.
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