Welcome New Members! Introduce Yourself Here

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
936
Welcome to ResetEra

Hello new person. It's wonderful to have you as part of our community! All new accounts require both email verification and manual activation -- most accounts registered with an ISP, school, or professional email are approved within a day or two. During times of high activity this process may take longer. Once you have received an email confirming that your account has been activated, you will be ready to start posting.

ResetEra is the most active independent gaming forum on the internet (with discussions on everything else as well) so it's not uncommon to wonder where to start! This thread is a great place to break the ice; we'd love to know a little about you, your interests, and what brought you here. Feel free to introduce yourself or welcome others. There is often no harm in diving right into other threads as well, but if you feel you'd like more guidance, you can find a collection of helpful information and resources below.

Before You Post

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Advanced Image Options are available if you want to conserve bandwidth or mobile data, or if you just want to stay discreet at work or school.

If you want to learn about our forum rules and expectations, your best resource is definitely the General Guide. We highly recommend that you review this document. In order to weed out troublemakers, new accounts less than 3 months old or with fewer than 300 posts may be subject to stricter moderation.

Please note that you will not be able to create any threads until your account is 1 month old and has at least 100 posts.

Discussion on ResetEra is broadly divided into two halves -- Video Games (Gaming) and Everything Else™ (EtcetEra). These two halves are further split into Forum and Hangout sections. The Forums are for new ideas or breaking news, while Hangouts house long-running or recurring threads. Detailed descriptions of each can be found on the desktop front page.

Once you have thread making privileges, if you would like to create an OT (Official Thread) please check the OT Index to make sure it has not already been claimed, and sign up to claim it yourself if it is more than three days in advance. If you're looking to join an existing community, feel free to search our lists of both Gaming OTs and EtcetEra OTs.

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How to Reach Us

For general inquiries you are welcome to use the Contact Us form found at the bottom of the site. This is accessible even for guests and banned members. We receive a lot of messages and cannot guarantee a response to every one, but this will generally be your best bet.

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Individual staff may be able to answer minor questions if contacted privately. Our full Active Staff Roster is constantly maintained and updated. For broad moderation concerns you can always reach out to our Mod Captains B-Dubs, Mist, and Hecht.

To request a Username Change you can go directly through your Account Details page.

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Whatever you do, please do not tag a staff member, derail a thread, or create a new thread to complain about this or that.

Bottom Line

If you've read all of the above then you should have all the tools you need to be a great member and a welcome part of our community. Whether you start here or in another thread, we're looking forward to your contributions!
 
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Cerium

Cerium

General Manager
Administrator
Oct 23, 2017
936
thank you to the admin who approved me :)
You're very welcome!

Hi I just wanted to say that below is my old account - the phone I had 2FA linked to was lost, I also lost access to the linked email account and I never gave myself any backup codes. I'm not a smart person.

I don't want to get banned for alt -accounting so maybe ban *that* one or something? Dunno
PM me and we'll figure something out for you.
 

sweetmini

Member
Jun 12, 2019
532
Hello dear admins and fellow members,
This is all very intimidating, a lot to read, this is all very dynamic, i am not very familiar with that way of communicating, so please forgive my clumsiness, lack of familiarity with acronyms or the eventual forum-etiquette rituals that might hide in the shadows.

First a big thank you for whomever authorized my account, that was blazingly fast for such an active board. (and since he/she knows my nationality, sorry for my less than natural English).

I will keep it short and simple.
I've played games since the advent of the CPU (a little of discrete logic as well, but i was too young to truly remember), i am not working in games but in scientific research, and that is all for now, the rest might emerge from discussions :)

Bye-
 
Hello dear admins and fellow members,
This is all very intimidating, a lot to read, this is all very dynamic, i am not very familiar with that way of communicating, so please forgive my clumsiness, lack of familiarity with acronyms or the eventual forum-etiquette rituals that might hide in the shadows.

First a big thank you for whomever authorized my account, that was blazingly fast for such an active board. (and since he/she knows my nationality, sorry for my less than natural English).

I will keep it short and simple.
I've played games since the advent of the CPU (a little of discrete logic as well, but i was too young to truly remember), i am not working in games but in scientific research, and that is all for now, the rest might emerge from discussions :)

Bye-
Welcome to the site!!!
 

BannerThief

Member
Apr 10, 2019
5
I've technically been a long-time reader of this site (and its predecessor, which shall NOT BE NAMED) for years, and I've even had this account for a couple months now, but yeah, I'm BannerThief. You may recognize the Sexy Garrus from Giant Bomb, AVC's Gameological, etc. Cool place, I hope to be more involved going forward!
 

Reki

Member
Oct 25, 2017
747
I casually stumbled upon this thread and thought it may need a bit more exposure to both new and old members. That's a good summary of useful resources, and there's a bunch of nice posters all over Era willing to give a warm welcome, but that's lost if few even know of this place. Adding a link to the "Your account was approved" message and inviting members of specific communities to directly engage and promote said groups here - or maybe not considering the self-promotion policy? Dunno - could help a bit.

Hello dear admins and fellow members,
This is all very intimidating, a lot to read, this is all very dynamic, i am not very familiar with that way of communicating, so please forgive my clumsiness, lack of familiarity with acronyms or the eventual forum-etiquette rituals that might hide in the shadows.

First a big thank you for whomever authorized my account, that was blazingly fast for such an active board. (and since he/she knows my nationality, sorry for my less than natural English).

I will keep it short and simple.
I've played games since the advent of the CPU (a little of discrete logic as well, but i was too young to truly remember), i am not working in games but in scientific research, and that is all for now, the rest might emerge from discussions :)

Bye-
Welcome! Don't be intimidated, there're plenty of kind members here, so just ask if you don't get a rule/term. I know firsthand that slang can mess with non-native speakers too, but a quick urban dictionary search will do the trick.

I've technically been a long-time reader of this site (and its predecessor, which shall NOT BE NAMED) for years, and I've even had this account for a couple months now, but yeah, I'm BannerThief. You may recognize the Sexy Garrus from Giant Bomb, AVC's Gameological, etc. Cool place, I hope to be more involved going forward!
I remember lurking the old place for some time before joining too. The only thing I recognize from that reference is GB, but welcome anyways!
 

sweetmini

Member
Jun 12, 2019
532

Jack Bauer

Member
Jun 14, 2019
25
Hi, i don't post often
We have that in common. :D

Hey everyone! Between the other place and here, I've been a lurker for about five years.

I took a long hiatus from gaming while I was doing some traveling around the country. For awhile, I was living and working in places like Yellowstone and Glacier that had poor internet connectivity. The Etcetera section actually became my main source of news since it doesn't require tons of bandwidth to load.

I recently landed at the Grand Canyon and decided it was time to settle in for awhile. Figured I would go ahead and join now that I'm getting back to gaming.

I have a lot of catching up to do!
 

kosmickitten

Member
Jul 2, 2019
3
Hi all!

Thanks a bunch for the super fast approval :) I was expecting it to take much longer. I'm a long time lurker. I come to the site everyday and there are always so many excellent threads I've wanted to respond to, so I figured it was about time to finally make an account. I look forward to talking to everyone!
 
Hi all!

Thanks a bunch for the super fast approval :) I was expecting it to take much longer. I'm a long time lurker. I come to the site everyday and there are always so many excellent threads I've wanted to respond to, so I figured it was about time to finally make an account. I look forward to talking to everyone!
Heyyyy!!! Glad you joined! Welcome!
 
Jul 4, 2019
49
Hello Everyone,

Thank you to whoever authorized my account that fast. I have been somewhat of a lurker over the last month or so, and I finally decided to start an account. I'm a big fan of entertainment whether it be film, television, or videogames. The first console I ever owned was a N64 and Ocarina of Time remains to be one of my all-time favourite games. Over the years I have become more PlayStation than Nintendo, but I do have a Switch. I'm planning to post quite a bit, and thanks again for authorizing me so quickly.
 

Snormy

Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
2,228
Hello Everyone,

Thank you to whoever authorized my account that fast. I have been somewhat of a lurker over the last month or so, and I finally decided to start an account. I'm a big fan of entertainment whether it be film, television, or videogames. The first console I ever owned was a N64 and Ocarina of Time remains to be one of my all-time favourite games. Over the years I have become more PlayStation than Nintendo, but I do have a Switch. I'm planning to post quite a bit, and thanks again for authorizing me so quickly.
Hello! Welcome! I still remember being amazed at Ocarina of Time back in the day. It took me a long time to beat as I kept getting lost and distracted. I totally understand why it is a favourite for many and I hold it quite high personally as well.

Hi all!

Thanks a bunch for the super fast approval :) I was expecting it to take much longer. I'm a long time lurker. I come to the site everyday and there are always so many excellent threads I've wanted to respond to, so I figured it was about time to finally make an account. I look forward to talking to everyone!
Hello! I'm glad you're joining in on discussions too. I use to lurk a lot myself as sometimes I just didn't have the time or energy to give to the posts I want. There is nothing wrong with lurking but I'm always happy to see more people joining discussions.
\o/
 

OtakuGuru

Member
Jul 3, 2019
3
Bristol, UK
Hello all!

I'm OtakuGuru but others call me: Rob

Big Nintendo fan, Otaku - cause I love Anime & Manga, Retro fan, Poke maniac [TCG and Games], J-games player.
I'm a blogger, reviewer, YouTuber - I like to write about upcoming stuff, reviews, making videos and helping others.
I'm sort of Japanophile - Japanese culture enthusiast: culture, language, history.

Besides I'm proud father and husband - I'm not old or anything, but I'm from vintage 88's :D

Ahh... I forgot to tell you that I Love sushi, pizza, swimming, and reading plus I'm here for everything related to gaming. Also happy to play with others if you want - just name a game!
 
Mar 30, 2019
145
I just noticed that I never introduced myself and reached 100 posts. I'm a little intimidated by the thread posting ability now.

I've lurked here for a while and most often don't feel the need to post. I came for the games and stuck around because there are some funny characters around here. Thanks.
 

Lant_War

The Fallen
Jul 14, 2018
6,874
To the new people: make sure to filter by first message on the gaming board otherwise you'll always see the same threads :P
 

Tochtli79

Member
Jun 27, 2019
91
Mexico City
Been here for a few days already but hello! Glad to finally be taking part in discussions after lurking for so long. Thanks mods for making the approval process so quick and helping me with doubts I've had. And thanks to the users who welcomed me in threads I've been posting in!
 

TaySan

Member
Dec 10, 2018
3,792
Been here since Dec so I guess I'm not new anymore, but want to say welcome everyone here. :)
 

Fiction

Fanthropologist
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
1,795
Welcome everyone. Any newbies have any questions feel free to pm me <3
 

Maxpower45

Member
Jul 6, 2019
5
Hi everyone thanks for approving me :) I've been using this site for a while finally made an account.
 

dreams

Member
Oct 25, 2017
787
I didn't even know we had a welcome thread. This is a nice touch with some good info. Welcome, everyone!
 

-IZHAN-

Member
Jul 7, 2019
46
Hello Everybody
IZHAN here !
How are you all doing


and thx staffs for accepting me into this wonderful community !
 

shauntu

Member
Oct 27, 2017
74
Have had an account from the beginning but hardly ever post. Welcome everyone. I learned from this about the 100 post thing. Had no idea!
 

Karan S'jet

Alt Account
Banned
Jul 9, 2019
54
hi all, looking forward to checking out this community. I heard some good things, so thanks for giving me the opportunity.
 

lase

Member
Jun 18, 2019
5
Ohio
hey all, it's great to be here! I'm an indie dev looking to make some quality posts and best friends forever.
 

Fat4all

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
22,066
bork land
hi im fat4all im kinda shy and probably wont post much but my favorite game ever is mischief makers :)