I am by no means a hardcore gamer, while I dedicate a significant amount of time (too much my lovely GF would suggest) to World of Warcraft, I am not a natural gamer. I have had to work very hard to be, what I would consider to be, an above average player.
I thought I would take some time to talk about some of my other games and interests It may give you all a little insight into what makes Mr Upyursh tick, for what that’s worth
Counter Strike Source – I am not really all that good and my WiMax connection can mean I’m running at double or triple the latency as some of my fellow gun wielding hooligans. Regardless I enjoy going in and shooting people, for some, strange reason it’s relaxing. I also like the appeal of a quick 2-3 minute round, it’s not a big investment of my time and I can jump on for a few rounds between other obligations.
Facebook – I very much enjoy knowing how all of my friends and acquaintances are doing, I like to know that somebody I knew from school is having a child, or that it’s their birthday. While I do not necessarily see these people on a day-to-day basis I still wish them all well and as much as possible, I feel apart of what they are doing despite my busy/hectic lifestyle of travelling for work a lot.
Cards – I enjoy cards a lot, from playing “May I” with my nanna and pop as a child, through to mine and Leng’s first date where we ended up playing Chinese Poker, cards have been a part of my life. Their is something about it that is just so comforting and exciting, despite the basic nature of it. In more recent years I have spent time learning various forms of Poker and used Online Poker sites. Sites like http://www.onlinepoker.com/ is definitely worth a look if you have an interest in playing online (they even have some links to free games! )
DotA – DotA was a game a played a lot in Malaysia with some geeky friends from work It is a map for Warcraft III and is great fun. It has lead to the creation of games like League of Legends etc and I believe a DotA2 is on Steam (but not yet released). It’s great fun and again, not a huge investment in time/money. Each game lasts up to a couple of hours (depending on the balance of the teams) but once it’s finished you start again, so you do not need to live with bad purchase/strategy decisions for long
Basketball – Since highschool I have loved basketball, I used to play all the time. I enjoy watching the NBA (although thanks to Australian TV I don’t see many) and I even managed to get over to Chicago for a Finals game in 2011 (when the Bulls beat Miami! the only game they won for the series unfortunately). Its an exciting game to watch and a fun game to participate in.
Other than these things my focus is really on my family and my work, both are higher priorities than all of the above of course