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Hi everyone, my names Rob, and I go by the online handle Maus, often written MausGMR to maintain uniqueness across multiple communities.
I've been an avid gamer all my life, starting my journey into PC gaming as a young kid, playing Doom on my friends PC, the finally getting my own and progressing to such great titles like Mech Commander and Starsiege Tribes. As a UK National, Multiplayer gaming has always been a focal point for me, and whilst modem based online play was a manageable struggle, I also enjoyed attending a local LAN centre in my later teenage years, which promoted a great sense of community and competitive spirit. Attending, as well as organising events at this centre was always something I greatly enjoyed, and I made some great friends there, as well as participated in a number of early e-sports tournaments for games like Call of Duty, Quake and UT2004 (Back in the day when prizes were pathetic unless you were in the American Quake scene). We won a few of these, and I’m proud to this day of those team related achievements.
Fast forward to the more present day, and whilst I currently find myself in my early 30's (just), with a lot less time available for gaming than I used to have, and a slower trigger finger, I still like to enjoy well made multiplayer shooters, RTS games, some RPG's and a few of the best MOBA's. Typically my FPS leaning has headed more in the strategic direction, where my limited experience in UK reserves is nicely augmented by 15 years of multiplayer FPS experience. Thus I find myself playing a lot of Arma 3, with well over a thousand hours sunk into mainly multiplayer action, with a focus on competitive rather than vs AI gameplay. My ideal gaming session is leading a group of friends to great success in a game like Arma, vs an intelligent, challenging enemy, and everyone having a great time doing it. I have around 10 years of gaming leadership experience, which has included leading a Mechwarrior Living Legends and Planetside 2 community to decent levels of success. I have also utilised Arma 3 and Interstellar Marines for my own attempts at Star Citizen Marine training, which is something I've noticed echoed here in the military discussions.
I'm currently intending within Star Citizen, to enjoy whatever the game offers in as full a manner as I can. I may find myself exploring a full range of professions, or settlnig on a small selection for a large period of time. My initial thoughts lie in Frontier combat gameplay, and my desire is to be part of a community that is large enough to have the numbers to make a Frontier presence a reality, but organised enough to not be a bloated, uncoordinated entity.
My current ships are a Vanguard Warden, which I bought, and an 890 Jump, which I was lucky enough to Win at Citizencon 2 years ago. I will attest that after meeting the devs, and chatting extensively to Ben Lesnick, Sean Tracy, and Erin Roberts, that this project is 100% in the right hands. Citizencon was a great experience, and I thoroughly encourage anyone on the fence about going to the next one, to get themselves over there and just enjoy it.
Finally, as some of you have mentioned and noticed, I do have another organisation as my main currently. This will change as I'm currently looking to exit from that and move elsewhere. Because of my position within that group, there may be a small number of people who may seek to join here if I progress my application (and are successful) within TA. I can't imagine this would happen immediately, likely instead to occur over the next 1-2 years. I understand the nature of clique groups and will be trying my hardest to avoid that happening in the event of the above occurring, and would do my upmost to ensure TA leadership is happy if the situation does arise.
I'd love to play some games with you guys as i'm currently trying to feel out TA as an active gaming organisation, so I look forward to getting involved with the fun things you guys get up to =)
Thanks for reading. Any questions feel free to ask below!
Also for anyone who enjoys it, I wrote the following Star Citizen themed stories:
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