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    • We Moved from Mumble to TeamSpeak!   10/06/2015

      TeamSpeak 3 Guide
      Don't have Teamspeak 3?
      Download here: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
      (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, etc)
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      Server address: ts65.gameservers.com:9222
      (You can uses spaces in your name)  
      Need help setting up your microphone and sound settings?
      Tired of hearing that beeping/ding noise, when people post in TS chat?
      Can people not hear you while you have a game open?
      You should now have the basics of TeamSpeak set up. Welcome to the better VoiP program! You don't need to do anything extra so you can now come in and join us for events, find people to play with, or just to socialize.
        If you have any questions or need help, just ask a staff member or send me a PM!

      Guide to using plugins (add-ons) with TS3. This is NOT required: (Coming Soon)
    • Join us for the new SWTOR Expansion!   10/27/2015

      Does doing the right thing always excite you? Do you follow the path of truth and righteousness despite how hard it can be sometimes? Do you love Jawas and think Ewoks are adorable? No? NEITHER DO WE! As the guild that invented the dark side before George Lucas even thought of it, vVv Gaming is looking for other fun, sociable gamers to join us in our never-ending quest to exterminate everything cute, cuddly, and Jedi.

      While we are newly coming back to SWTOR, we have had multiple top guilds across many MMOs including Rift, Aion, and Warhammer Online. In addition to SWTOR, we support a number of other titles including League of Legends, Rocket League, Heroes of the Storm and Guild Wars 2.


      With our own TeamSpeak server that we purchased to justify drinking alone, we offer a space for all of our members, applicants, and guests to come join us and enjoy each others' company while also enjoying the game. We also have a website and forums that allows everyone to stay connected regardless how bad your sleep schedule gets. 

      Join us! We have alcohol...

      If you're interested in joining, we have no skill or experience requirements, but we do ask that you bring your personality, charm, and interest in getting to know your fellow gamers. We aren't going to tell you to be mature or any of that bullshiz, because we're too busy having fun. Oh, and you'll probably want to be on The Harbinger server, since that's where we play. 

      To join us, log onto our TeamSpeak server at ts65.gameservers.com:9222 and find one of our officers (usually in the SWTOR Channel) and ask for an invite. If you like us and want to be a part of something truly despicable, feel free to fill out an application on our forums

vVv WaKai

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  • Full Name Nathan Pigeon
  • Gender Male
  • Location Canada, QC
  • Alias vVv WaKai
  • Stream Link http://www.twitch.tv/vvvwakai
  • Favorite Games League of Legends
  • Favorite Foods Sushi
  • Favorite Movies Cloued Atlas; DAS BOOT; The Departed; Pulp Fiction; Memento; Minority Report; Children of Men; Contact
  • Favorite Music One Ok Rock
  • Interests Philosophy, classical music and Gaming
  1. Yes, I agree, self awareness is key. Although I wouldn't correlate age with the level of self awareness and as SB has showed, confine it solely to gaming. Self awareness is  tough because it's filled with negative emotions and as KillShift was conveying,  for some it's difficult to face the reality of their current life. It than comes down to a choice of either ignoring/ escaping it or to start implementing changes and doing something about it. 
  2. No, you're not being a dick, and I am glad you make these observations. As my intent from the start was to showcase that the negative effects from gaming relate much to how we operate in real life.  It's interesting you bring up the religion argument as it highlights how you read my note.I was not making it a gaming vs the world debate, and as Graeme Blake says in his comment, "I think modernity is full of many addictions not classed as such." and this is what I say in the note as well: "It makes one wonder whether gaming is a byproduct of a time crazed society in which coffee, over stimulation, exploitation and strict schedules have come to dominate our culture." So yes gaming was my focus, but I also included other real life examples of addictions and societal problems. In all of these examples there's healthy versions of consumption too, gaming in moderation can be a healthy mode of entertainment. As for the conclusion, yes it was directed towards gaming and yes it will make potential pro's shy away but at least it's an informed decision. What I have said can apply to people, and that is why I have written it. To help those that are struggling to decide whether gaming is for them, and I hope when they read that note it connects to what they couldn't pin point before. So, with that being said, I am writing this in a hope that people who have suffered like me know that they're not alone and that gaming addiction is a real thing.   Finally, I did not make a stray man argument, I highlighted certain negative aspects of gaming. It's your perception of my intent when writing this that actually blinded you because you missed part where I did relate it to real life." What this ends up causing is the allusion that we have many friends. Similarly, people who are solely drinking buddies aren’t really our friends, just a person who has a shared interest. Without the booze or the games, we come to find these people much less interesting than their online counterparts and it’s not like they’ll ever come visit us in the hospital either". So no, I am not making this a gaming vs real life argument. It's not meant to prove a point, but to create discourse and conversation which you have done so, thank you
  3. I disagree with the responses that most people have made in this topic as gaming is addictive and shares in the same properties that other addictions posses. While this is about porn, it will give some food for thought as porn and gaming share similar addictive properties.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU&feature=youtu.be I just wrote a rather long essay on my experiences with gaming which fall in line with what is being discussed in this topic. https://www.facebook.com/notes/nathan-pigeon/the-recollections-of-a-gaming-addiction/780288935326681
  4. Fail to live a normal life

    Normal is only a point of view, you may think that your life is un-normal but you just described the normal life from 20-30 years ago (e.g., The nuclear family). A new normal is very much what you're describing about yourself, kids by the thousands are pursuing gaming, all under the impression that if they dedicate enough time that they'll make it to the top; only to realize that after all those sacrifices it still wasn't enough. Our society is obsessed with meritocracy, and yet we don't like admitting that luck is the major player behind any sort of success.    Maybe it's you who should take a look back on your life and wonder why you're still stuck in the rut of a gaming life. You have been gaming for your whole life; does that make you much different from a farmer who's farming his whole life? Maybe you've become too comfortable with your normal gaming life, invested to much time into it, that you're scared of exploring the unknown and fresh? Why this obsession with passion? You will never feel fulfilled if you live your life by passionate means; it's a hunger that can never be sated. Don't mistake gaming or passion for something new, or an answer to societies troubles. It makes you no different than the nuclear family dad when you put your head down and trudge forward, hoping for a better life... Can't you see the similarities?  
  5. A life worth living

    Careful, success and failure can be one and the same thing. Finding peace in the life fortune has dealt you will be a worth while pursuit. The more you chase a life you wish you had, the more you'll feel bogged down by all the things that have to magically fall in place. More of, the more you chase, the more desperate you become, and desperation will never end well.   I like that you quoted Socrates, but also know that the examined life will only bring happiness given years of practice and study. It's knowing that acceptance of what is out of our control is not complacency, but freedom. It's knowing that happiness is not found so high up, constantly out of our reach, but in the every day occurrences in our life.  So I ask you, how much of your time is spent dreaming of something you wish you had? How much time is spent relaxing, and looking at your life, not with an eye of dis-contempt, but of appreciation? You will find happiness in the small things in life, that has always been true.
  6. WaKai away

    I'll be away for a week or two while I take the time to work some things out. See you all soon! 
  7. It's Official, vVv LoL advances to the NACS playoffs!

    Play by plays are amazing, but yeah time constraints can be a problem. I like the summary for game 3 as well, those work well too.
  8. vVv Sugarbear Promoted to VP of Operations!

    Well deserved! His work behind the scenes has been great. 
  9. Book Burnings in Canada

    and you think this is justified? 
  10. Sacred Economics

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs http://sacred-economics.com/ Thoughts?
  11. Book Burnings in Canada

    How is this even justifiable? how... I just, sigh...  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152255184937728&set=a.141006747727.113071.510212727&type=1&theater
  12. vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7r_g-Qq4tI vVv vs STN recap
  13. vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion

    Sick! I Can't wait to watch this tomorow.
  14. Titanfall PC roll call

    vVv_WaKai EST Amateur CSS player for a very long time Amateur
  15. vVv Gaming LoL Team NACL Discussion

    haha yeah! Those spears almost one shotting the squishies.