Porcupine wrote:I don't recognize anyone else from the old days, but by now I know most of the current players.
With a few exceptions, people from the old days played "a little bit", if at all. Of the SHGL regulars, Mitch and Thomas played for a month or two after it came out (I helped Thomas mod Saturn sticks on the launch day, and Mitch modded his own). I think they quit because their preference for CC didn't work out online. Torin played periodically... we teamed up to win a team tournament back when there was enough interest to hold such events. Natt (Kagema) never played. I don't recall hearing from other SHGL players. Various people from the old forums played to some extent. I think the most active was Schooly D who successfully organized several tournaments and rounded up new players. I think he is back to focusing on Halo now.
I am still on the forums but rarely play. I modded Twin Sticks before even owning an Xbox 360, and I bought an Xbox 360 specifically for VOOT. I played a lot of VOOT at first but eventually tired of it. Getting to play online against a huge number of highly skilled opponents was a fantastic experience, but I already had played quite a lot of VOOT back when it was a new game, which is mainly why I'm not still playing.