Hello from Jewel!


#1

My name is Jewel but I mostly go by “Laughter” in the gaming community. I’m a 27 year old living near St. Louis on the Illinois side. I have been passionate about gaming since childhood and it’s the one hobby I have stayed with throughout all these years. My first console was the Nintendo Entertainment System where I played hours and hours of Super Mario. When I was older I switched to PlayStation logging time in games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro.

It wasn’t until my early teen years that the computer became my main form of gaming. Neopets was a way of life for a long time followed by Diablo 2 and The Sims. When I was a senior I started playing World of Warcraft around the time it released. It was my first MMORPG and some of the best memories I will ever have in gaming.

I strictly played World of Warcraft for several years until I ventured into Aion which followed the start of my MMO journey where I found a true passion in testing them all out. MMOs aren’t the only games I enjoy I ventured into RPGs, MOBAs, Shooters, and anything that looked interesting to me. I think of myself as a gaming nomad - I go where the wind takes me. I am open to trying anything and playing multiple games at once.

When it comes to my personal life I am just a girl who loves to bake, read, drink coffee, relax with a beer, and catch up on my favorite shows.

Currently playing:

Evolve
Heroes of the Storm
World of Warcraft
Guild Wars 2
Dying Light

I post my content onto my website: http://laughterplays.com


#2

Welcome to Strats! Thanks for the great Introduction. I have logged more hours in Crash Bandicoot then I really should admit to.


#3

Welcome, I hope you have a nice stay at Strats, and tip your bag boy.


#4

Welcome to Strats!


#5

Hi Jewel welcome to Strats! I take it by the list you game mostly on the PC? How did you come across Strats?


#6

It was advertised on Facebook and signed up when I noticed @Vocino seems to own this? We follow each other on Twitter. Figured ah hell why not?


#7

Welcome to Strats Jewel.

You mention that you switched to Playstation, is that where you’re playing Evolve / Dying Light?


#8

Actually, I have a PS4 I bought for Destiny but honestly just prefer my computer. I haven’t touched it since Destiny came out. My kid plays a lot of Minecraft, Disney Infinity, and Skylanders on the PS4 though.

I am playing Dying Light (just started) and Evolve on PC.


#9

Fair enough. I haven’t played much on PC lately.


#10

I’d honestly play my PS4 more often if it was in my office. It’s in our family room and I find it awkward to game on my sofa at a distance. I guess I am just use to the up close feeling PC gaming gives. I think if I hooked it up to my monitor it would feel natural.


#11

I’m right there with you. I got my PS4 hooked up in the computer / office room on a TV there. I sit about 3-4 feet from it (if that) even though it’s a 50".

Even if I game out in the living room, I’m pulling a chair or something in close and sit only a few feet away.

I grew up on PC gaming so that’s probably part of it. The other reason I’m sure is because I need glasses and I’ve been to lazy to actually go get my eyes tested and buy a pair, haha.


#12

Oh I have glasses! Problem is I can’t find them. HAHA. I grew up gaming on consoles until I was about 15… then it’s been nothing but PC for 12 years.


#13

Ya, well I should say I was given glasses back when I was 12 or so. My eyesite has gotten a bit worse, and I haven’t worn glasses for 10 years now, nor do I know where my original pair went.

I did do gaming on the original Xbox, and PS2, but I fell in love with the competitive FPS gaming which you just couldn’t do on console. So a large chunk of it was PC with a sprinkling of RPG, Sports, and such on consoles.


#14

What do you think of evolve? I didn’t think much of it until I saw a live stream.


#15

Welcome to the Dark side sister!! My nickname has been Crash Bandicoot for a few years now, for multiple reasons lol.


#16

Evolve is a freaking blast! No regrets buying it yet and I have been playing daily for a few hours.


#17

I thought your nickname was Drizz or “Scrubby Scrubbington”. In fact I don’t think anyone has ever called you Crash Bandicoot here…


#18

Welcome to strats Jewell!! Glad to have you with us. If you need anything feel free to ask. :grinning:


#19

Welcome @Laughter. Glad you found me here! :smiley:

She and I actually were in a Wildstar guild together but she probably isn’t aware I’m a part of this community.


#20

HEY. I had no idea you were here! ^-^