Posted Thu, Jul 11, 2013 by Uncle Lester
Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!
Hello and welcome to the 14th edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. Uhh… so tapping into an unsecure Wi-Fi connection just outside a military base may not have been a good idea… it was a GREAT idea! Oh my god… nobody comes out this way! There’s nothing as far as I can see but dirt and mountains. The only odd thing is all these massive craters I see scattered around me. Maybe this is where they have bad soldiers come out and dig huge holes? I couldn’t tell ya. What I can tell ya though is that this place is awesome! I think I found my new home.
Speaking of homes, when I actually had one, there was nothing I liked to do more than hop online, get good and drunk, and then find some pick-up group (PUG) to play with. I would always do my very best to appear sober, coherent, and friendly… right up until we were almost done with the dungeon. Then I’d do my best Leroy Jenkins impression and run like a madman! “UNNNNCLLLLLLE LESSSSSSTERRRRRRRRRR!” and I was off like a bolt of lightning.
I’ve found it’s moments like these in online gaming that bring the best out of people. At least in terms of their creativity with the multiple ways they scream at you to go lay down in the road and count mufflers, go die in a fire, or the perfectly acceptable stand by, FU. When you bring a person to the brink of a complete meltdown of their brain’s synaptic nerves, the phrases that come flowing out can peel the paint off the side of the most battle-hardened warship.
It isn’t the nicest thing in the world to do, but if you’re not above being a complete asshole for at least one night, you should give it a try. Especially if you’ve had a trying day at work and are looking or a way to blow off some steam. If you do be sure to get good and drunk first to mitigate any feelings of crushing guilt you may feel afterwards when you realize that you ruined the night of four other gamers that did absolutely nothing to deserve it.
That’s it for today’s show but tune in tomorrow for more from your bodacious brother of the gaming world, Uncle Lester! Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!