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House of Fun

Volume 1, Issue 1 Newsletter Date

The House Who Built By jwsgovols Many of us enjoy the House of Fun but just how much do you know about the house in which we belong. Have you ever wondered where this all began or how our founders found each other. Maybe you have been curious who were the first members or where could we go from here. In this article I hope to answer at least some of these questions. It was the year 1999 in met for the first time. It might not surprise you to find out that our beloved house was first brain stormed in an elementary school how fitting. Snot joined the teaching team as a 5th grade teacher. Snake was already a member of the team as the Physical Education instructor. They became fast friends and found a common interest in FPS gaming. They both played Wolfenstein and decided to try the Game of Where all the the Year Edition of COD. After playing as visitors on other servers the fun started idea of hosting their own server was born. A sacrifice is made and a debt HOF members cannot say thanks enough for is made by Snot’s daughter. It seems the first ever 10 player Snake and Snot House of Fun server was commandeered from her room. Within a year this approach was not adequate to sustain the growth. That is when they opened a single server on Gameservers. Cost of this server coming out of Snake and Snot’s own pockets. Snot claims the idea of placing HOF in front of his profile and Snake followed suit. Identifying themselves and there House. Then there was growth. In one swipe HOF doubled its membership with the merger of the [H] Clan. The “H” representative of there last name Gen_Henry and Mercenary became the first members and the homegrown server was blooming. As I understand it the daily conversation and continued badgering forced at least one common friend to go buy the game. With that Webmaster Diggity was spawned. Four years later and more than 260 members Snake and Snot’s House of Fun is one of the largest gaming Clans on the internet. Obviously with this large a group of people there have been good and not so good times yet HOF continues to grow and has one of the most diverse yet likeminded group of people. With HOF’s popularity and shear numbers it’s easy to see there are sub-groups that migrate toward each other. There are the ones that first thing home from work/school. they double click X-fire to see who’s on and what server is most populated and launch game as they

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Poker Standings PO S

NAME

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HOF Odin

32500.00

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HOF MAV

31000.00

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3 HOF Queenie 26750.00

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HOF DeerSlayer

24250.00

1

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HOF Ottox

23500.00

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6 HOF Princess 23000.00

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HOF Snake

20000.00

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8

HOF Amish

20000.00

1

9

HOF Lutin

19500.00

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10

HOF Bill

18500.00

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HOF Shows Their Support By Odin

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war an armistice was signed . The war to end all wars was over . The poppy is used as a symbol of this day since the battles churned up the soil and allowed the flowers to bloom .when the guns fell silent the poppies covered the field as no one had seen before .


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Inside Story Headline The Webpage is a shear work of art. From page one you can access some tunes for your ears or maybe hop in the gallery are taking their shoes off. Then about 3 for some eye candy. You can enter a chat hours later you see a new wave rush the and talk it up with your mates. You can House. They tend to be the “older” see the bank totals and any area that crowd and a lot of asterisks they also seem to be some of the more vocal mem- might need some extra support. Talk about transparency bet there are some bers. As the day fades away it seems the competition gets a bit tougher. This group governments that could take lessons from tends to lean on the younger side but not these guys on that. They have a calendar all. You will have a few from the previous that informs you of current and upcoming bunch hang in there for some late night gaming or maybe a team match. I understand some have been questioned as to when they sleep to the reply.” Sleep what’s that?” As night turns to morning more of the Euro and Eastern hemisphere join in on the fun with their influence and personalities. They speak of wombats and vegemite in many different accents and styles yet they are here for the same reason. Now the sun is rising on the HOF Latest version where the fun continues servers and its shift change again. The early risers grab their cup of coffee and game mouse almost in a single motion to events along with who’s getting older. You can check your stats or join the team in get a map or two in before work or just to greet their fellow Hoffers and take out voice chat. There is the subsection links that can take you right where you want to the trash if necessary. Lastly the midday go. If you get the dreaded ban hammer section varies from time to time but it includes your nightshift workers, retirees dropped on you even the most challenged and perhaps some that are just unemploy- player can navigate to the proper place to able. Also there will be those with an odd plead their case. So hats off to Diggity the maestro that keeps this symphony of inday off or just playing hooky that choose to spend their time not just in a game but formation up to date and running so well. within a certain community. Then it starts Lastly there is Poker. What amount of popularity constitutes an explosion? I all over again a daily cycle that continues don’t know the answer to that question to grow in population with each passing but there may very well be an example day. right here in this House of Fun. What What’s your pleasure? As HoF started I believe as a random game behas grown in members it has also grown in offerings. Want to test your game on a tween a few members to simply break the routine has in fact taken on a life of its chess board you can toss out a challenge own. The now thrice weekly events are to your favorite nemesis and get some anticipated by many. It is yet another way payback for a headshot or two. You can try your hand at a game of billiards or take this diverse group of people has found to your cheetah out for a race. You can even compete against one another with respect take a step away from the shiny guns and and friendship. With more than twenty knife kills and go old school and play some players at each event it’s not hard to see that if you give something a clean and Asteroids. What ever your gaming style friendly environment it will grow and bethe arcade is sure to have something to distract you for an hour or two. Let’s not come far and away more than anyone could have ever anticipated. forget HoF’s footprint on the internet. (Continued from page 1)

A little more about that environment that makes HOF stand out. The banner the group waves simply states Defenders of Respectful Gaming. Seems simple enough right not so fast. Anyone who has had the misfortune of randomly joining this server and that server have no doubt been assaulted verbally and left feeling less than clean after only a short period of time in the many public servers. Now you just paid somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty bucks for a game to be entertained. Only to learn that the anonymity of the internet gives many people the need and or desire to inflect more pain upon you than any RPG to the head of your favorite profile has taken. Ok that wasn’t pleasant but you are not deterred on your quest to enjoy your newest game title. Back in the fray you go like a moth drawn to the flame. If your lucky you learned to find a server that doesn’t have voice chat and are able to ignore the constant text assaults scrolling on your screen only to find your next challenge the ever present cheater will the onslaught never end. The sad answer to that for the majority is no but this group is different. If your one of the lucky ones you might randomly join the server or perhaps the friend that talked you in to buying this game enlightened you to the existence of a server that is different. The founders of The House of Fun wanted to create a place not only they could enjoy but also a place that could be enjoyed by others young and old without the trash stinking up the place. What does the future hold for HOF? That is yet to be determined. What you can count on is in the vast world of internet gaming there will be a group of people that rise above the norm and they have a place they call home. A place that everyone you meet wearing a HOF tag will greet you with a how you doing m8, welcome to our server. It doesn’t end there you find even the guest are held to the same strict standard of respect and fair play every HOF member is held too. Now if you are still able to play your game (Continued on page 3)


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A New Alliance is Born W @ W Standings

More than a month before Christmas a bunch of us got together and said “You know we at HOF are pretty fortunate .We have grown into a large group of friends all over the world “ And we wondered what could we do? Where should HOF go from here? What we came up with is a way to give to those kids who don’t have as much as the rest of us. We hosted 3 days of tournaments in COD 4 and COD W@W and let’s not forget the poker crew doing the part as well. Considering this was our first charity mission we weren’t sure how it would be received. People have their own families and friends to worry about why they would want to help people they didn’t even know? Add that to the fact our group for many was no more than a friendly voice known only within the virtual world we call the House of Fun. Well it sounded like it would be worth a try and Toys for Tot’s was more than happy to support our desire to contribute. With great Christmas spirit the HOF family and friends raised over $1,400.00 US dollars. The HOF family and friends show a new found ability to touch the lives of others beyond their keyboards in the real world we all share. As it turns out we were able to present our gift to the USMC during a remote radio broadcast. Real world help from our online fun Our founders were on hand to deliver the goods in person. The following link is a video of that very presentation. http://www.ss-hof.com/videos/Toys For Tots (Low).wmv

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HOF Lutin

1800

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HOF Snot

1700

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3 FATMod 1700

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SylvanSnakes 1100

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HOF 5 TehDart 1000

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6 MercFire 1000

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HOF Ste7 vesuede

900

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HOF Odin

800

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HOF Snake

700

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HOF Joey

700

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700

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in such a foreign environment you begin to realize many others are using voice chat and having a good time. There is no vulgar language, no verbal bashing of one another’s ability or lack there of, no bans for using the perks given by the developers. Then like some kind of sickness you begin to pay more attention to the conversations you even begin to reply and even interject your own thoughts and perspective with respect and receive responses demonstrating the same respect you show anything else will not be tolerated. To late the sickness has become terminal and you find yourself unwilling to experience the filth that passes it self off as a place to play and enjoy your game. That’s when you know there is no other place your willing to expose yourself too. So you accept the natural progression of your affliction you fill out an application and chat it up in game or even put your chips on the table and let your cards do the talking in order to get the votes needed to be a member of this ever growing Clan. The day comes you get the message “you got the seven votes put on the tags and welcome to the family”. Now just like the cycling of the players through out the day it’s now your turn to spread the sickness to like minded players. We are HOF, Snake and Snot’s House of Fun Defenders of Respectful gaming.

GzR 12 PvtPyle

13

GzR Diablo

500

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odin/cas ca

500

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15 Voidstar

500

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400

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300

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GzR Cyrus

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