Ranking up for hours, getting 500 kills a day on my first accounts back in ‘06-‘08. Nothing was more fun than racking up the kills in quick starts or killing other noobs.
Experiencing the Ballistick Expansion in 2008. Everyone was so excited about Lab Pass. I remember playing Stick Arena during Lab Pass weekend with my older brother. The new weapons and new maps were amazing!
First clan with izzyluvsurmom, ‘07-‘08. I got to name it; I named it “T.E.A.M.”, which stood for True Epic Assassins of Madness. I remember being quite scared of putting myself on Xat. I never spoke in our clan chat and never registered for a Xat account. But I loved every minute of it, learning from the old pros. Winning my first war with Izzyluvsurmom against a bunch of noobs was really special; I will never forget that moment. Unfortunately, I never really kept at it competitively, and Izzyluvsurmom eventually moved onto another clan.
Brutal Clan, Summer 2013, with Three, Bry (brybry06), TrueFlight, Account2, and Eye. I was not really serious about playing competitively until I joined this clan. We had a lot of fun warring. We started off with a 9-2 record, then lost like 8 wars in a row LOL. We lost to Lights1’s clans multiple times, when he had clans like Trident or Dynamite and surrounded himself with a bunch of pros. We lost a lot but every bit of it was fun. We also played a lot of Haxball. When we disbanded, Joey (TrueFlight) deleted everything on the Brutal clan website but left a hilarious message with one of those 8==D things. Good times…
Phoenix Clan, Summer for 2013, led by Wiz and Gunz. This was my next step after Brutal, and I had a lot of fun here as well. I expanded my game here and made a lot of friends here. I remember playing PokeMMO with Wiz and Gunz and losing to their Dragonites in 6v6 battles LOL. Ahh but yes I will never forget Wiz Sensei and Gunz Sensei, true OG’s. I ended up taking over the clan when Wiz and Gunz left as summer ended. This was probably the best clan site that I ever had; it was an Enjin.
Clans with Nova - Vile, Original, ‘13-‘15. Anyone who was around at this time knew that this was where I really started making a long, slow, and difficult push in the competitive scene. I was met with losses along every step of the way. In Vile, our biggest enemy at first was Infamous clan, to which we managed to lose 20 freaking times and only win 6! LOL that is ridiculous but I still enjoyed every bit of it. I remember staying up until 2 AM warring with Nova in skype call, figuring out how to beat guys like ATE and SAVAGE. I miss you guys!
We also started our rivalry with the Guzzy Jet Try trio, aided by Lite at times. It was always an uphill battle, and we lost most of our wars against them. One time we managed to push Meteor’s clan 8Ball to a 46-45/50 (We started down by 12 screens, but Try had left the clan midway and we came storming back!). We were so eager to finish the war but then Meteor left before it could end. Shame! But a great memory nonetheless. We teased Meteor about it a lot afterwards.
Also had a lot of fun (and very frustrating!) battles against Europeans. The PSN (Purple Smoke Nation), consisting of Kami, O3, Lizbona at some point I think?, and Kills (Rapt0r back then) was quite difficult to beat. They really held their own in America, and in Europe they were unstoppable. Good times though, good games boys.
There was also all the lit times we had on our xat chat. We would have like 10, 15 people on every day at some point. GREAT times man, great times.
Nova and I were not exactly smart and efficient in learning the game; we mostly learned by just warring nonstop and hoping something stuck eventually. But looking back, I do not regret any part of this journey. It was fun and exciting, frustrating at times but super rewarding when we showed signs of improvement.
Shout-out to Emily, Jake (justdie17), Mars, Matt (spiritz), Thezapper41, Ace2cool, and whoever else was in that Skype group from 2014. Had a lot of good times hanging out with yall, both on SA and off SA.
Shout-out to Moan and Cole for a really swell time back in like 2014-2015. We kicked butt for awhile and Moan was just really really good and helped me improve. Shout-out to Alucard also, hope you’re doing alright. Town of Salem God and Stick Wizard.
Shout-out to Sin and Resunz for more lit times on Stick Arena. Hol’up hol’up hol’up, hol’up, We dem boyz!!
Shout-out to Uytsnake for the friendship that helped me along the way, friendship I still value to this day.
YouTube Channel - Red vs. Meteor Aim Video and Truth About Lite Video (2014). Somehow, these videos have managed to amass around 2,000 views each. The Red vs. Meteor video was just too funny and too good, I will admit it man. The Truth About Lite video makes me seem like a headass, but I’m sticking by my guns man. I really felt (and still feel) that pros did not need to act like all that all the time, and it did feel nice to put it out there and see everyone’s reaction. No regrets! All fun stuff, one of my favorite memories. Oh, and here’s links to the videos in case you guys don’t know what I’m talking about: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OFGnx_6aLGY and https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7dyBdeaURN4
There was also that time in 2015 when all the Europeans were united at Fearless. I was a part of it, and while it seems that there was some strife between some clan members and the leader Kip, I personally had a lot of fun being there and playing in Europe. 3v3 CTF anyone?!
Alas, the SA memories end there. It is interesting to note that in all of the memories I mentioned, even as recently as 2015, I was not as knowledgeable (and in my opinion as skilled) in Stick Arena as I later became. The fun really comes from the process, not the result. Winning can be fun, but winning is not everything. 2016 and 2017 have just been really bad to Stick Arena; I really have no good memories for either of these years. I digress though; I really have a lot to say but I will save it for another post.
Geez, so many good memories though. I know the thread asked for a favorite but it’s hard for me to mention one moment without mentioning the others. Thanks for reading !