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Topic   Happy 24 years bill!

benstylus
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21-Oct-2021(#1)
I'ma buy 24 months of subtime to celebrate
bill
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21-Oct-2021(#2)
yay, thanks
RVM
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21-Oct-2021(#3)
24 years ago it was Oct 1997. The big game releases were Crash Bandicoot 2, Tomb Raider 2, and MK4. 1997 saw the release of Golden Eye and Symphony of the Night.

SwiftJAB
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21-Oct-2021(#4)
RPG fanatics were on their 4th or 5th play through of Final Fantasy 7

tonymack21
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21-Oct-2021(#5)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> RPG fanatics were on their 4th or 5th play through of Final Fantasy 7
>
>

that was me lol

Slickriven
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21-Oct-2021(#6)
Wow 24 years ago I had just turned 16 and was barely even on the internet. Congrats Bill on keeping this going for so long.

Boss
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21-Oct-2021(#7)
Congrats!
Miranda
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21-Oct-2021(#8)
Congratulations!
Grenadier
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10-Nov-2021(#9)
Congrats!
Boss
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10-Nov-2021(#10)
Grenadier wrote:
> Congrats!


Congrats to 24 as well. yes
Frank
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* 10-Nov-2021(#11)
24 years ago I was only 3 years old. Congrats on 24 years Bill, and thank you! grin

bill
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11-Nov-2021(#12)
Happy 24th, @Grenadier
Grenadier
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11-Nov-2021(#13)
bill wrote:
> Happy 24th, @Grenadier

Thanks!

I clicked on the 24 shield, and was surprised to see just you and me. Then I unhid inactive accounts. There are 48 people with that shield, but you and I are the only ones still active. :(
Boss
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* 11-Nov-2021(#14)
Grenadier wrote:
> bill wrote:
>> Happy 24th, @Grenadier
>
> Thanks!
>
> I clicked on the 24 shield, and was surprised to see just you and me. Then I unhid
> inactive accounts. There are 48 people with that shield, but you and I are the only
> ones still active. :(


I remember @rusty used to be active and around with same account age as bill. I checked it myself just now and saw that his last login is 2010. That was 10 years ago ... my memory sadly makes it seem like yesterday.
Frank
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11-Nov-2021(#15)
Grenadier wrote:
> bill wrote:
>> Happy 24th, @Grenadier
>
> Thanks!
>
> I clicked on the 24 shield, and was surprised to see just you and me. Then I unhid
> inactive accounts. There are 48 people with that shield, but you and I are the only
> ones still active. :(

Mass email asking them to return for this joyous occasion raspberry

bill
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11-Nov-2021(#16)
Yes, spamming them will make them love us.

It's worth mentioning (again, but it has been a while) that the account create dates from back in those days are not accurate. The early site didn't keep track of much. Some time later, I added it and just used whatever record I could that was oldest. In most cases, it's the user's first trade. Mine is the first trade ever. I think Gren was on UGTZ before me.
Grenadier
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11-Nov-2021(#17)
bill wrote:
> I think Gren was on UGTZ before me.

I was, back in the Osborne days. So those dates are the first trades logged after you created the logging system, IIRC.
bill
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11-Nov-2021(#18)
My memory is hazy, but I think trades came first. Some time later, I added account creation dates. At the time, for existing accounts, I used the oldest date I could find on their account and that was usually their first trade.
willyum
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12-Nov-2021(#19)
Congrats again! yes

Neokitty
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6-Dec-2021(#20)
Ive only been here 23 years
benstylus
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6-Dec-2021(#21)
Blast from the past. Haven't seen you post in a long time!

Neokitty
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6-Dec-2021(#22)
Hello, career and school takes a lot of time but work from home now like many. You doing good?
Boss
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6-Dec-2021(#23)
Neokitty wrote:
> Ive only been here 23 years


Welcome back friend.
Neokitty
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7-Dec-2021(#24)
Hello its been a while, i even have grandkids now
Admiral
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* 9-Dec-2021(#25)
GAM GAM IS A GAMER!!!

Edit: Welcome back @Neokitty

And happy belated 24th @bill
bill
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9-Dec-2021(#26)
It's 24.1342 years at this point.
Staraang
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9-Dec-2021(#27)
Congrats to bill, Gren, and Neokitty for their milestones!

Staraang
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9-Dec-2021(#28)
Neokitty wrote:
> Ive only been here 23 years

Like benstylus said, blast from the past. How have you been? We had several trades back in the day. Looked like you got a couple of sweet games from me! I got Guardian Heroes from you so I can't complain.
Neokitty
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10-Dec-2021(#29)
Staraang wrote:
> Neokitty wrote:
>> Ive only been here 23 years
>
> Like benstylus said, blast from the past. How have you been? We had several trades
> back in the day. Looked like you got a couple of sweet games from me! I got Guardian
> Heroes from you so I can't complain.

Good to hear from you. Doing well and you?
You have been here 20 years as well. Ive gotten some great games here Terranigma, Cotton Sega Saturn, Sylvan tale gamegear.
Staraang
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10-Dec-2021(#30)
Neokitty wrote:
> Staraang wrote:
>> Neokitty wrote:
> |>> Ive only been here 23 years
>>
>> Like benstylus said, blast from the past. How have you been? We had several trades
>> back in the day. Looked like you got a couple of sweet games from me! I got Guardian
>> Heroes from you so I can't complain.
>
> Good to hear from you. Doing well and you?
> You have been here 20 years as well. Ive gotten some great games here Terranigma,
> Cotton Sega Saturn, Sylvan tale gamegear.
>

I'm doing well too, thanks. I returned recently after having been gone for several years. Do you still game much? Life has gotten in the way of most of my gaming these days.
Neokitty
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(abandoned)
11-Dec-2021(#31)
Indeed it has but now working from home I have time again. Ive been addicted to playing skyrim on vr. I usually only play my ps4 and I only mostly play indie games now. I dont think ive liked a big developer game in a while. Didnt like Greedfall , Ancestors, or Cyberpunk. Waiting for that new darksouls side story that comes out in Dec. Im playing a game called monster sanctuary as well and im really happy with it. Like a sidescolling, rpg, pokemon game in one. Have you played anything good lately?
ResqTek
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11-Dec-2021(#32)
4 months shy of 24 years here. I remember when the chat was alive and well. You could find 30-40 people in there at one time. Ahhh UGTZ days. My first trade was with John on April 8th, 1998

MegaNesMan
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11-Dec-2021(#33)
I wished chat was back
benstylus
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11-Dec-2021(#34)
There is an unofficial discord

It's a lot like the old chat except Bill can't nuke it

MegaNesMan
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11-Dec-2021(#35)
benstylus wrote:
> There is an unofficial discord
>
> It's a lot like the old chat except Bill can't nuke it
>
>

Can I join
benstylus
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11-Dec-2021(#36)
MegaNesMan wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> There is an unofficial discord
>>
>> It's a lot like the old chat except Bill can't nuke it
>>
>>
>
> Can I join
Talk to frank

Boss
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12-Dec-2021(#37)
MegaNesMan wrote:
> I wished chat was back


Welcome back love
Staraang
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12-Dec-2021(#38)
Neokitty wrote:
> Indeed it has but now working from home I have time again. Ive been addicted to playing
> skyrim on vr. I usually only play my ps4 and I only mostly play indie games now.
> I dont think ive liked a big developer game in a while. Didnt like Greedfall , Ancestors,
> or Cyberpunk. Waiting for that new darksouls side story that comes out in Dec. Im
> playing a game called monster sanctuary as well and im really happy with it. Like
> a sidescolling, rpg, pokemon game in one. Have you played anything good lately?

You're doing much better than me on keeping up with gaming. I'm working on Uncharted 2 right now but it's slow going since I don't have a whole lot of time to play it. I want to play older games that I never got around to in the past or never completed like Final Fantasy 3, God of War, and Bioshock. The one new game that's caught my eye is Ghost of Tsushima but I have neither a PS4 or PS5. My last console purchase was my PS3. How do you like gaming in VR in general? I've never tried it.
Staraang
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12-Dec-2021(#39)
MegaNesMan wrote:
> I wished chat was back

Hey you're back! Welcome!
John
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12-Dec-2021(#40)
ResqTek wrote:
> My first trade was with John on April 8th, 1998

love

I should never have given up Phantasmagoria though... smile
Admiral
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13-Dec-2021(#41)
MegaNesMan wrote:
> I wished chat was back

Good to see you!!!!!!
bill
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13-Dec-2021(#42)
It's nice to see so many old friends show up in this topic.
ResqTek
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13-Dec-2021(#43)
bill wrote:
> It's nice to see so many old friends show up in this topic.

I cant believe I was 15 years old when I joined this site in April of 1998! This site was alive and rockin before Napster and Myspace were even a thought lol


Neokitty
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13-Dec-2021(#44)

> You're doing much better than me on keeping up with gaming. I'm working on Uncharted
> 2 right now but it's slow going since I don't have a whole lot of time to play it.
> I want to play older games that I never got around to in the past or never completed
> like Final Fantasy 3, God of War, and Bioshock. The one new game that's caught my
> eye is Ghost of Tsushima but I have neither a PS4 or PS5. My last console purchase
> was my PS3. How do you like gaming in VR in general? I've never tried it.

I like the vr games but i know its not for everyone. I have a few friends that get sick while playing it. The first time i played it was a game called superhot. I ended up knocking stuff off my mantle while swinging my hands at the enemies in that game. I started ghost of Tsushima and want to go back to it but I let someone borrow it. Ps3 is a great systems. You can put in a terrabyte hard drive and uploaded all your movies to it.
Staraang
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14-Dec-2021(#45)
Neokitty wrote:
>
>> You're doing much better than me on keeping up with gaming. I'm working on Uncharted
>> 2 right now but it's slow going since I don't have a whole lot of time to play
> it.
>> I want to play older games that I never got around to in the past or never completed
>> like Final Fantasy 3, God of War, and Bioshock. The one new game that's caught
> my
>> eye is Ghost of Tsushima but I have neither a PS4 or PS5. My last console purchase
>> was my PS3. How do you like gaming in VR in general? I've never tried it.
>
> I like the vr games but i know its not for everyone. I have a few friends that get
> sick while playing it. The first time i played it was a game called superhot. I ended
> up knocking stuff off my mantle while swinging my hands at the enemies in that game.
> I started ghost of Tsushima and want to go back to it but I let someone borrow it.
> Ps3 is a great systems. You can put in a terrabyte hard drive and uploaded all your
> movies to it.

Probably don't have enough movies to make that worthwhile not to mention most of my TV consumption is restricted to whatever's on my streaming services. Just not enough time to do it all. Great to catch up with you. Congrats on the grandkids and I hope you'll continue to post on the forums. Would love to continue talking gaming.
Alaisiagae
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2-Jan-2022(#46)
I'm a little late to this: Congratulations, Bill! Did you ever think GTZ would be around for so long when you started it? Many thanks to you for keeping it going! love

bill
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2-Jan-2022(#47)
I'm sure I didn't think that far ahead. I'm happy to keep it going, though.
Admiral
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3-Jan-2022(#48)
Would you say the site is "easier" to maintain today than it was 5,10,15 or 20 years ago?

I feel like there is FARRRRRR less drama than in the years past.
bill
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3-Jan-2022(#49)
Yes.
Frank
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10-Jan-2022(#50)
MegaNesMan wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> There is an unofficial discord
>>
>> It's a lot like the old chat except Bill can't nuke it
>>
>>
>
> Can I join

I dropped you a PM with an invite link. Anyone is welcome to join, I just don't post the link publically to keep spam/fake accounts at bay.

Anyone is welcome to DM me for an invite link to the Discord. smile
John
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10-Jan-2022(#51)
So, I just noticed that GTZ is gone from my Discord list. That's weird...
Grenadier
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10-Jan-2022(#52)
John wrote:
> So, I just noticed that GTZ is gone from my Discord list. That's weird...

Same. There were actually 2 of them, and one has disappeared.
Scott
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10-Jan-2022(#53)
Grenadier wrote:
> John wrote:
>> So, I just noticed that GTZ is gone from my Discord list. That's weird...
>
> Same. There were actually 2 of them, and one has disappeared.

There was a discussion on here about it a year or two ago. Basically, I had created the original one, it didn't see a ton of use, then a few months later somebody created another one. By the time I realized it, it had as many users as mine did and was more active. I told everyone to just join the new one and that I was going to delete mine. I waited a week or so and then deleted it. I think there was a bit more to it but my memory is fuzzy.
Grenadier
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10-Jan-2022(#54)
I had 2 of them far more recently than a year ago though.
John
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11-Jan-2022(#55)
Yeah, same, I think. I had both. Then it was down to one just a few weeks ago. Now I don't see it in my list at all. I feel like people have been removed/dropped? Can someone DM me the link again?
Scott
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11-Jan-2022(#56)
There must have been a 3rd one I never knew about then!
John
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11-Jan-2022(#57)
Heck, I was a mod on one of them at some point. Now I don't see any in my Discord at all. Weird.
John
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11-Jan-2022(#58)
I found a link and re-joined. And Frank got me re-verified. yes
Frank
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11-Jan-2022(#59)
@John Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm not sure what happened, but I added you back in. @Grenadier I'm looking right now, and it appears you are still on the server I created back in the Summer of 2020.

If there's another TZ server, someone should let me know. I'll happily join!

I've tried to make the server as "official" as I can, while keeping it unofficial. Since I am not affiliated with Bill, it has to stay unofficial. I would love to make it actually official, or a link somewhere on here for members who used to enjoy the MIRC chat, but I don't expect Bill to make any exceptions for my server. I know he has expressed disinterest in an official server in the past. But hey, if you change your mind Bill I'm all for it.

I'm sure there are many who avoid it/refuse to join, which is fine. After Scott shut his down, Blue's got knocked down, I figured I would give it a go, The last year and a half has been a lot of fun! I just hope more members are interested in joining and want to jump into the conversations. smile
bill
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11-Jan-2022(#60)
Given the past trouble I had with bad behavior in chat, I'd prefer not to have any sort of official connection to it. Sorry.

I think there are also benefits to doing it unofficially too, though. And, I certainly appreciate people making an effort to set it up and keep stuff like that going.
Scott
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11-Jan-2022(#61)
John wrote:
> Heck, I was a mod on one of them at some point. Now I don't see any in my Discord
> at all. Weird.

I think I had made you a mod on mine.
John
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11-Jan-2022(#62)
There was one where some mods were one color and some another. For whatever reason. I was a mod on that one. But, no biggie. I didn't use it much.

And I think Frank's is the main one now. I'm happy with that. yes
Frank
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20-Jan-2022(#63)
bill wrote:
> Given the past trouble I had with bad behavior in chat, I'd prefer not to have any
> sort of official connection to it. Sorry.
>
> I think there are also benefits to doing it unofficially too, though. And, I certainly
> appreciate people making an effort to set it up and keep stuff like that going.

No offense taken. yes

John wrote:
> There was one where some mods were one color and some another. For whatever reason.
> I was a mod on that one. But, no biggie. I didn't use it much.
>
> And I think Frank's is the main one now. I'm happy with that. yes

I believe you were one of the moderators on Bluemetal's server. He recently deleted it (even though it layed abandoned for quite a while) so I'm thinking that's the server you're thinking of.
John
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21-Jan-2022(#64)
Yeah, that was likely it. All sorted now and on the current server. yes
bill
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21-Jan-2022(#65)
blue had made that GTZ in trouble? topic and had gotten pretty upset about the whole thing. I have to take some blame as I was glib about it, not fully realizing he was so upset. But, I suspect he ragequit after that and deleted his GTZ discord too. *shrug*

Topic   Happy 24 years bill!