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sock59 #1 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

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Sadly, WOT Blitz is like crack, and I play way too much of this game.  I'm also an old guy pushing 60, who doesn't understand all the lingo or the slang, and while my overall stats are mediocre, I'm actually a pretty good tactical player with tanks up to level 8. And I grinded my way up there.  No jumping ranks with premium tanks, although I have a few.   I was wondering if there were any clans out there that cater to older players like me.  Here's how I define an "older" player.

 

a) you once owned a 45 record

b) you wrote a high school paper with a typewriter

c) you have driven a car with a clutch

d) you listened to classic rock when it first came on the radio

 

Thanks.

 

 


Edited by sock59, 18 March 2017 - 04:28 PM.


tankcrunch #2 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

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SPUD would like you a lot.

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V1n2002 #3 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

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I have done three of those things at 15 years old...

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pastore123 #4 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

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View PostV1n2002, on 18 March 2017 - 08:33 AM, said:

I have done three of those things at 15 years old...

 

As in, you did them 45 years ago?


I ask because I don't know how you could listen to the radio and hear a rock song for the first time (Rock songs that are now considered classic).
Or do your paper with a type writer (You may have done this, but I am not going to give you the benefit of a doubt)
Own a 45 Record

The only thing I can say that is likely possible is driving a stick shift.


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V1n2002 #5 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

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I own many records, but am not sure of the type. They now reside with my dad.

I have written a 5 page report on natural disasters for my science class, and did that three weeks or so ago with a mid 80s typewriter. 

I have driven tractors from the 30s-70s since I was 6 years old and have successfully used a clutch.

I was born in 2002.


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tankcrunch #6 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:43 PM

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I listened to classic rock all my life until THIS generation. I'm a 1990s kid....born 1996 2 years before Half Life came out and 5 years after the Gulf Wars.

V1n2002 #7 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

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View Posttankcrunch, on 18 March 2017 - 11:43 AM, said:

I listened to classic rock all my life until THIS generation. I'm a 1990s kid....born 1996 2 years before Half Life came out and 5 years after the Gulf Wars.

Half Life is fun as heck, all 4 of them.

I regularly listen to 80s stuff, and I think Butthóle Surfers have messed up my brain. 


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tankcrunch #8 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

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View PostV1n2002, on 18 March 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

Half Life is fun as heck, all 4 of them.

I regularly listen to 80s stuff, and I think Butthóle Surfers have messed up my brain.

 

it IS fun, I got the important ones: Half Life and Half Life Opposing Force, Half Life Blue Shift, Half Life Source, got Black Mesa Source, got Half Life 2 and its two other episodes and some Half Life mods. beaten Half Life Opposing Force and Blue Shift and Half Life Source and at the moment working on beating Black Mesa Source and Half Life 2.Image result for half life opposing force adrian shephardImage result for half life opposing force adrian shephardhttp://goatsilla.deviantart.com/art/Corporal-Shephard-is-it-323546889Image result for half life opposing force adrian shephard

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Rum_Tanker #9 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

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MOM is for you! (Mean Old Men)

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Augustus_Sohn #10 Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

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There are a few out there, fellow "old guy". Welcome!

Triarii, MOM, IRH, OLD, the list goes on.


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BushiBan #11 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

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You know you're old if:

 

1. You were allow as a child to go anywhere in the neighbor by yourself, just had to be home by the time the street lights came on

2. You were allowed to drink from a garden hose without worrying about diseases

3. There were no mini vans, just station wagons. Wood paneling on the sides was real wood.

4. If you got a paddling at school for misbehaving you'd get another when you got home. What's a paddling????

5. 8-tracks were the greatest thing since the invention of sliced bread.

6. A bottle of pop was 10 cents, 2 cent deposit on the bottle

7. penny candy was a penny

8. there we no seat belts must less air bags

9. The Who were a bunch of angry British kids that destroyed their instruments, not the writers of TV show theme songs

10. A video game was when you snuck out your parents 8mm movie camera to record you sandlot baseball game.

11. Premium gasoline was named Ethyl, and was $0.39 a gallon. And the station pumped your gas, checked all of your fluids and cleaned the windshield. And you got a free glass with a fill up.

12. Laundry soap (notice I didn't say detergent) came with a free towel inside the box. 

13. If someone verbally or physically attacked a friend or acquaintance you stood up for them, not joined in the attack.

14. Anything with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was prime time coverage on all THREE tv networks.

15. Sesame Street was a dirt path.

16. AM radio ruled the air waves (FM was just this startup that no one listened to)

17. Lost in Space was everyone's favorite shown and it was set in the year 1997.

18. Mechanical pinballs machines were 10 cents for 5 balls, more if you had mad skilz. Rock it, but don't tilt it.

19. Your family getting a Color Console TV was a big deal!

20. The foulest thing ever said on a prime time TV show was when Mrs. Cleaver told Mr. Cleaver, "Hun, you were kinda hard on the Beaver tonight."

 

I myself will hit 60 on my next birthday.


 

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4sfield #12 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

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  GL finding a clan OP. I'm sure somebody will take you.

 

  I still drive vehicles with clutches, I soloed my 1st tractor when I was 6 years old and I've listened to 33rpm records but I'm not an old guy. I know some guys playing blitz that are really old though, true fossils 60+ years old. I've played with a few of them, there's one in my clan. We have to change his diaper and remind him who he is every few hours. He gets confused easily and he's crotchety, he's mean too, I guess that happens when your mind starts to go. 


 

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BushiBan #13 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

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View Post4sfield, on 18 March 2017 - 12:15 PM, said:

  GL finding a clan OP. I'm sure somebody will take you.

 

  I still drive vehicles with clutches, I soloed my 1st tractor when I was 6 years old and I've listened to 33rpm records but I'm not an old guy. I know some guys playing blitz that are really old though, true fossils 60+ years old. I've played with a few of them, there's one in my clan. We have to change his diaper and remind him who he is every few hours. He gets confused easily and he's crotchety, he's mean too, I guess that happens when your mind starts to go. 

 

No, it starts when you realize what's important in, what was I saying? Now I remember .....

 

GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!


 

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Rum_Tanker #14 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:44 PM

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View PostBushiBan, on 18 March 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

You know you're old if:

 

1. You were allow as a child to go anywhere in the neighbor by yourself, just had to be home by the time the street lights came on

2. You were allowed to drink from a garden hose without worrying about diseases

3. There were no mini vans, just station wagons. Wood paneling on the sides was real wood.

4. If you got a paddling at school for misbehaving you'd get another when you got home. What's a paddling????

5. 8-tracks were the greatest thing since the invention of sliced bread.

6. A bottle of pop was 10 cents, 2 cent deposit on the bottle

7. penny candy was a penny

8. there we no seat belts must less air bags

9. The Who were a bunch of angry British kids that destroyed their instruments, not the writers of TV show theme songs

10. A video game was when you snuck out your parents 8mm movie camera to record you sandlot baseball game.

11. Premium gasoline was named Ethyl, and was $0.39 a gallon. And the station pumped your gas, checked all of your fluids and cleaned the windshield. And you got a free glass with a fill up.

12. Laundry soap (notice I didn't say detergent) came with a free towel inside the box. 

13. If someone verbally or physically attacked a friend or acquaintance you stood up for them, not joined in the attack.

14. Anything with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was prime time coverage on all THREE tv networks.

15. Sesame Street was a dirt path.

16. AM radio ruled the air waves (FM was just this startup that no one listened to)

17. Lost in Space was everyone's favorite shown and it was set in the year 1997.

18. Mechanical pinballs machines were 10 cents for 5 balls, more if you had mad skilz. Rock it, but don't tilt it.

19. Your family getting a Color Console TV was a big deal!

20. The foulest thing ever said on a prime time TV show was when Mrs. Cleaver told Mr. Cleaver, "Hun, you were kinda hard on the Beaver tonight."

 

I myself will hit 60 on my next birthday.

 

Now that is an awesome, accurate list there Bushi! +1!

 


 


BushiBan #15 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

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View PostRum_Tanker, on 18 March 2017 - 12:44 PM, said:

 

Now that is an awesome, accurate list there Bushi! +1!

 

and we all wanted to grow up to be like Clint


 

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tankcrunch #16 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

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View PostBushiBan, on 18 March 2017 - 05:47 PM, said:

 

and we all wanted to grow up to be like Clint

 

yes we all do.

Subtlepro #17 Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:56 PM

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Old is.

 

1. 35 Cents pack Marlboro reds.

2. Sancwich & coke 10 cents.

3. 14.9 gas (gaswar) ethyl 106 octane

4. 51 Chevy pu first truck

5. 3 channel TV black & white

6. Driving a luxury Packard with three on the tree

7. Schwinn was king of by bicycles

8. when I invented BMX by cycles  (ten speed seat, try cycle handle bars, knobbies, flat black)

9. Cane fishing poles

10. when you memorized everyone's phone number



BushiBan #18 Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:03 PM

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some nice ones there @kingtofwarz

 

 


 

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VikkoTheTusken #19 Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

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View Postsock59, on 18 March 2017 - 11:27 AM, said:

 

a) you once owned a 45 record

b) you wrote a high school paper with a typewriter

c) you have driven a car with a clutch

d) you listened to classic rock when it first came on the radio

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

I meet A, B and C's criteria. I'm only 35. 

I own an original Megaforce Records pressing of Metallica's Kill em' All......


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VikkoTheTusken #20 Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

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View PostBushiBan, on 18 March 2017 - 12:47 PM, said:

 

and we all wanted to grow up to be like Clint

 

I insist that I am just like that in 20 years. 

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