It’s been a while, guys! This thread is mostly for those of us who have fallen by the wayside to catch up with each other.
Anyone who has been around for a long time will remember me. I founded Genesis Industries, which was either 2nd or 3rd largest depending on how you counted it, and one of the longest running corporations in the 2nd and 3rd iterations of the forums. We had such illustrious members as:
But. I’ve been away (mostly-stopping in from time to time) for nearly 3 years now, so what happened?
I mostly ran Gen.I in college-I was an applied physics major, and didn’t have a lot of time, but it overlapped heavily with my interests. I got involved with writing for the game in my Junior year, alongside Cygnus_Darkstar, who most of you don’t know since he worked through me. That fell through for a variety of reasons, but I stuck around anyway.
My senior year got busy. I was weightlifting a lot more, dancing competitively (and training maybe 15 hours a week), and prepping for graduate school. Graduate school was worse and when I really dropped off the grid-girlfriend, lifting, research, dance…it was too much. Plus the community had really died in a lot of ways.
Well, I broke up with my girlfriend, moved to the DC Metro area for an engineering job, and did that for a while. Still no energy because the work hours sucked and I was lonely. Got sequestered, so what did I do?
Well, I started an emerging technology consulting firm. Yep. Steel and Cygnus_Darkstar, who had previously written about technology corporations in the world of Infinity, started their own. You can check it out at www.prokalkeo.com if you’d like.
So why am I back? Well, self employment allows me to set my own hours and productivity, so I sit at the computer a bit more. I have a girlfriend again, but she’s awesome and I may try to convince her to play the game when it comes out!
And this was still one of the more formative forums of my teen years, so I thought maybe I should come back and say hi. I doubt I’ll ever have the time to make Gen.I the formative organization I wanted it to be in Infinity’s history, but it will likely exist in some form-probably not an industrial one, however. As my interests have grown and changed, so has my views in gaming. Genesis Industries may be coming back as a, ah, consulting firm. Ask a few people-we had some truly fantastic Intel/Counter-Intel operations going on.
I’d love to hang out with any community members located in the greater Washington DC Metro area-I’m in Northern Virginia, Mclean specifically.