The Early Bird Gets The Worm …

It’s no secret that I am NOT a morning person, especially on the weekends. I have zero interest in being the “bird”, nor do I give two shits about getting the “worm” … unless that worm is a good cup of coffee. But seeing as how I stumbled out of bed this morning relatively early, I figured I’d make the best of it. I noticed I had a message¬† from Vaughn Whiskey indicating that the Team DeathMatch event that we were signed up to compete in was starting at 8:00 AM vs the afternoon time slot that we thought it was. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this was not going to happen. Realizing there was only a little over a half hour left in the competition (and armed with a fresh pot of Juan Valdez’s finest) I fired up my Xbox to see what I could do.

Now I must say that I’m not really a “stat” whore. The only stat that I ever payed attention to was our team’s W/L ratio. Considering most of us are over 3.0, including a win streak that exceeded 190+, I’d be inclined to say that’s better than our individual K/D’s. Nonetheless, I knew if I was going to jump into the TDM competition for the last half hour, I was going to suffer for it. We all know that when you play by yourself, you almost always end up on a team where the only thing your teammates are doing … is DYING! Communication doesn’t exist and more often than not, half of your team is spinning in a circle trying to shoot the cloud in the sky that looks like Barney.

That being said, I took one for the team and jumped into a few games with what seemed to consist of a barrage of useless teammates. I knew there wasn’t much I could do in such a short period of time but figured if I could muster up ANY clan XP, it would be worth it. The results … A Bronze medal and an additional 250 clan XP (dismissing of course,¬† the temptation to throw my controller through my TV).

After a rage quit or two, I managed to post a measly 46 kills. I’m assuming that under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t have counted for anything. But I guess in the end, you never know until you try. Had we all been playing, perhaps the standings would have been a bit more rewarding. On the bright side, we did manage to do very well in yesterday’s 2nd Domination event. A near full team and awesome communication / teamwork yielded us Gold in the end!

Sufficed to say, I’m not here to provide a moral to the story. I’m just glad Those Analog Kids are forging ahead. We’re not the kind of team to jump into the competitive arena but having done so in this first series of events, it has proven that we work well together. More importantly, we have fun doing it. High Five’s to all of the members for a great performance! And as Kasey Kasem always said … “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”. Just don’t spin in a circle and try to shoot them!!

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