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Feret Spotlight


Posted by: Mhaddy on Sun Jun 9th, 2002 at 7:37 PM
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Name: Timothy C. Western

Moniker: Feret (though i used to use the callsign Domino)

Sex: Male

Country of Residence: Hinton, West Virginia, USA

Favourite Games: Mechwarrior Compilation( Mechwarrior 4: Vengance, Black Knight, and Mercenaries) Starsiege, Earthsiege 1-2, IndyCar Racing I-II, C&C Red Alert & Tiberian Sun, Iron Assault, Chess, Cribbage, Canasta, Spades, Euchre, Roller Coaster Tycoon, The Legend of Zelda (all its incarnations), Zelda Classic, Bionic Commando, Super Offroad and One Must Fall 2097.

Gaming Roles: The role I play tends to vary. In some games I like to get in close and let loose, but in others I like to plot and plan a strategy before i attack my opponent. In Starsiege, I have played the role of scout, fire support, assault, and any other variation you can imagine. In Mechwarrior I tend to take either a brawler or a ranged fighter. For RTS games, I tend to build up my defenses sufficiently before rushing the enemy.

Gaming Rig(s): I am currently running two rigs, the first is my old rig an old off the Shelf Acer AMD K6 166 Mhz with enhanced MMX, 32mb Ram, 56k Modem, Kingston 10baseT ethernet card, 100 MB Iomega Zip Drive, ATI Mach 4 Graphics Card, 20x Cd Rom, 2 Hard Disks one 2.2G the other 6.4G, 14" Monitor, and Acer Speakers. The other is an HP/Compaq notebook with a 3 GHZ P4 processor 1 gig of ram and a 64 MB ATI Graphics card..

Gaming Groups/Squads/Clans: in Starsiege I have been involved in several squads first the Black Watch during Atr 1. I was called Domino back then. I felt a bit of a disconnection between me and the merc storyline that the squad went by at the time. So, I set out to found and built the squad that is today still known as Ultra Force. I resigned my position as CO of UF back in September of 99. I soon joined the Wolfpack and was there for several years, before inactivity forced me to leave in favor of the Red Armageddon. I left the RA a year or so later to attempt to rebuild Ultra Force, the squad I founded back in 98/99. While I am not active with any particular squads or clans competitively at present, I am currently an administrator for the Sun and Shadows site where I also hold a membership as a writer in the Ghosts of the Antipode. I also have been actively involved in various MUXs including Battletech 3030, Frontier Lands, 2796. Although I am not currently involved with any MUX right now.

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Hobbies/Activities: In my spare time I like to compose stories set in the time of Starsiege, or other universes which I or my friends have created. I also enjoy playing the Battletech Collectible Card Game along with several other board/card games. I also spend a lot of time with my wife (Sapphire) and now three year old son which as you can imagine consumes a great deal of time and effort. I also enjoy a number of play by electronic message board (PBeM) games set in the Battletech universe.

Accomplishments/Achievements: Eagle Scout, BS Computer Engineering from West Virginia University, Happily married since July 29, 2000

In my time in gaming, particularly with Starsiege, I have had the opportunity to train, battle, duel, and interact with the people i have encountered in many ways. I have helped many a newbie learn the ropes and controls in an open server, nearly always to see them go on to join another squad. I have built friendships with many who have been some of the best friends i have had in life. I have worked with a group of pilots in a server when another squad came into raid and seen us triumph or play even with the group that we were fighting.

I have seen a lot in my time and I am sure I have not seen the last. But if there is one thing that I would say to anyone is this. One of my life verses is Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to what we have heard, lest we drift away. New King James. The New International Version translates it this way. Therefore we must pay more careful attention to what we have learned, lest we slip away. Whether you are a christian or hold some other belief this verse still applies, we must be careful to remember what we have learned, be diligent in what we seek or we shall surely shrink from our goal or fall into corruption. I have seen many people come and go, but no matter what happens I always try to remember that who I am and what I believe defines how I act, and not the way others act around me. Of all the people who have had an impact in my life since I began gaming, Lonesome Crow probably said it best, "Those that seek honor and truth in a gaming world will find honor and truth in the real world."

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