- Member since: 6/21/2011
- Gender: Male
- AIM: SKYPE: ~available on request~
- MSN: I am more into using Skype.
- Yahoo: I have one. Yet, I use it for gaming.
- XBOX Live: TheShadowofRome
- Wii: I do not have one.
- PS3: I got a X360.
- SteamID: RRED43
I'd like to thank everyone that've left or will leave a comment at my profile. I'm always up for a chatter.
Ahhh, and that "Available under request" thingy under my "hand-crafted" Skype place is not just for show! If you'd like to talk to me more often, just go ahead and ask for it.
All good? Yes? No? Well, leave me a message if you want to discuss about anything.
My name is Ed. I've been in AG since, um... June 2011. Not really a Veteran here, but it has been a while since I joined here.
Religion: I'm agnostic-theist. I don't follow religions, but I believe there's something that has been influencing the fate of the world. I don't see how the Earth, in it's complex form, could be explained totally by Science only. The colour, the smell, the feelings... But I dunno... maybe all I need is more research.
Languages: I know how to speak and write two languages: Portuguese and English - with average skills.
AG Availability: I've been on ArmorGames now in a quite timely manner now, but this might change: School year is running and it's getting pretty hard. My school has some tough subjects - like "Mechanical Technology", who studies the structures and properties of Industrial materials - so I'm busy during weekdays.
And during weekends, I might be found gaming. I really like shooters and games with first person point of view. So you can find me playing korean shooters, games from the Call of Duty or Battlefield series and even The Elder Scrolls V.
ArmorGames is awesome.
speaking of which...
An analysis on AG's changes that have occurred in the last months/years
People say that Armorgames is currently being overrun by users with no respect by the rules, kids or people with lousy grammar. But I'll tell you what I think.
AG is indeed changing. The profile of the common user includes younger users, indeed, and grammar has been left a little aside - even though I don't think it weighs too much; be understandable, at least and that's fine - along with thread ideas, but that all has explanations.
The reason why this happens is because that kind of user that was around AG, is nowhere to be found. By many reasons, people have left AG.
I'd say that the average users of AG used to be American people with ages around 14 and 16, but now as this kind of people are kind of gone, and globalization has helped languages spree around the world, younger people from many parts of the world have got to know AG and have got to know how to use the English language - but as many countries don't use English as a native language, the grammar skills of these people can be very poor.
And about the thread making, I think that the current thread ideas doesn't seem a little bright simply because many forum ideas has been explored to the max already. That being, people create lousy threads because they think that the thread they wanted to create has been created already and fully explored.
TL;DR: AG has changed lately, and the main reason, in my opinion, is the effects of globalization, along with AG's increase in popularity, that have allowed younger people from many places of the world to be attracted to the site, reducing the quality of grammar used in the Forums due to the fact that people from other countries usually have English as a second language.
The fact that the old-school users have moved on, it seems, also counts.
Furthermore, the quality of threads has decreased simply because most ideas have been explored fully already - and people don't want to create a zombified necro-thread.
Maybe I'm right, maybe I'm wrong. If you have any facts to present me, leave me a message so we can discuss about this.
Anyways... now... some quotes:
"If none can know what lies ahead, then losing one's way is just human nature"
"Those without courage oppress the weak"
Up next a cool thingy I've spotted in Clancy12's profile:
Thanks, Clancy for the idea!
That's all for now. Thank you for the visit and...
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