Founding Members These are the "founding members" of the clan. 'nuff said.
Core Members (Staff) Core members are mature and trusted members of the community. They have shown dedication and have worked for the betterment of the communiity and though not having explicit authority over other members they do deserve respect. They work closely with the Founding Members and discuss important topics and issues within the community. All Core Members have full admin status. Core Members also help decide which players are recruited into GSN.
Advanced Members These are the members, that have shown, they have gained the experience required to have full admin access to the servers. These members have also shown, that they are dedicated to the clan and will help out when necessary. Advanced Members all have admin access to the server type(s) that they frequent the most.
Basic Members These are the majority of our members. They have shown dedication to us and have earned respect in the community. These members have also shown that they are dedicated to the community and will help out when necessary in any way that they can. They do not carry admin on the servers.
Recruits Not yet in the clan but considering membership. This is your ticket into the clan. During recruitment phase you will be under observation. Some people handle wearing the tag in a mature fashion and thus become members fairly quickly. Others.. not so much. If you're in recruit status for more than a month...may be there's a problem.
Descending in rank order
[GSN]BadBadRobot - Server & Website Maintenance.
Name: Joshua S.
Games Played: HL, HL2, HL2TDM, CS:S, TF2, Portal, Portal 2, COD: MW, COD: MW2, COD: BO, BC2, Crysis, Crysis 2, Need For Speed, Peggle, and much much more. Over 100+ games on my steam account.
Favorite Game: Modern Warfare 2 because of the single player campaign. Gave me shivers and had me on the edge of my seat thru the whole game. (or the HL2 games)
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I'm a blonde haired, blue eyed white boy that grew up in Detroit, Michigan. I have 1 brother and 1 sister. I'm the oldest child. Hated school. Hate college. I liked making people laugh more then doing my homework. But I got a job in graphic arts right out of high-school. Soon after moved to web design and development and I love it and have continued to do it on a freelance basis full-time. Even tho I love the ladies and fast cars (my 02' ws6 trans am), I chose computer games over sports. I know how to play sports, but I don't know any players names. I'm married to a beautiful tiny Puerto Rican woman who is patient with me, takes care of me and lets me play video games. We got married 1 year and 8 months ago.
How you found GSN: I'm one of the founding members of GSN. Pig Benis, Stormborn, paladinZero and myself played MW2 quite a bit together. After black ops was announced I thought it would be great to get a server of your own. We were so sick of hackers and lag in MW2 and we were ready to take control. I started a group message in Facebook with the guys, and 300+ messages later, we got our first server, chose the clan name, built a website with forums, a chat room and we got started. Because of the rough launch of the PC version of the game, it was quite hard to start a server and keep it going. But along the way we met KitKat, MaleoX, TruEagle and so many other amazing people from around the world that we just instantly clicked with. Now GSN is almost 30+ members strong! We met a few pricks on the way *cough* renown/moose *cough* but I feel we really have some of the coolest people around and it makes me sad to think if GSN wasn't started, I never would of got to meet you guys. (group ***)
Arch GSN Rival: In blackops, it's cullen, bruffstar and pig benis. In bc2 it's famasa, rando or zarhu. I love you guys, but I hate you guys at the same time.
Name: Brian L.
Games Played: COD: WaW, MW2, BO, MW3, BO2; BF4, dayZ, Arma 2 & 3, Counter-strike, Half-life 2, Portal, Portal 2, Starcraft 2, Starcraft, Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander, Warcraft 3, Warcraft 2, WOW, Minecraft, Simcity 1-4, Age of Empires 1-2, Sims 1, Quake 3, and more...
Favorite Game: COD: Modern warfare 2 & Half life 2 + deathmatch for the great times /w multiplayer!
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I grew up in the suburbs north of Detroit. Although I initially planned on getting into computers for a profession, I ended up in the fire protection industry. I currently own a smaller business that allows me time to game! Two of my passions in life are computers and cars, I would say. I love the smell of new computer parts and the sound of a muscle car with a throaty V8 and supercharger whine. I have been gaming since original Nintendo and I love the classic console games, especially Mario and Zelda. I have also been playing computer games since I was young. I played a lot of older RTS games like Warcraft 2 and Age of Empires. I still remember playing a lot of AoE with friends over 56K direct modem connections and thinking it was the coolest thing ever.
How you found GSN: Anyone that has been here for awhile knows I wasn't here for the beginnings of GSN. I was involved in the initial talking and planning of the community but life kind of got in the way. At the time, I had a job working for a company that required working lots of hours. I took a break from computer gaming for a few years. These days my schedule is a lot better and I am healthier. I am grateful that I was warmly welcomed back, and I am glad I got to meet all you great people!
Arch GSN Rival: Hmmm... in HL2: Deathmatch it would be BadBadRobot and his stupid noob tubing!
[GSN]Stormborn - Head Sexy Beast
Games Played: HL, HL:TDM, CS, CS:Source, HL2, TF2, BF1942, BF2, BF2142, BC2, BF3, CoD (All of em), Diablo2, Diablo3, 100+ games in Steam, too many to list.
Favorite Game: CS:GO right now because of nostalgia. It's really a great game if you like CS 1.6, which was previously the last best CS game. I also like BF3.
How you found GSN: BadRobot, paladinzerO, Pig Benis and I were playing a lot of LAN parties and CoD:MW2 and then Black Ops together. When we were looking to get a dedicated Black Ops server, we met some cool guys who were also playing Black Ops a lot and went together to form GSN, buying the first server on Black Ops and then it went from there. I have a lot of responsibilities outside of gaming that take a lot more of my time and so I don't have as much involvement as I would maybe like. However, I will always serve as admin and assist in any way I can, especially since my play time is at a different time of day than most people are online. (Mid-day during the week)
Arch-GSN rival: None really, though I especially love taking out BadRobot, Pig Benis, Bruffstar and Thunder when playing against them. I don't worry about K:D ratio, I just love to rush and mess things up haha.
[GSN]1manklan - offline, RIP
* November 22nd, 1974
† June 25th, 2014
Country/state: USA / ME
SteamID: 1 man klan
Games Played: BFBC2, L4D2, L4D, MW1 & 2, Bops, Killing Floor
Favorite Game: BFBC2
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I've been playing FPS's online for about 6 years. When I'm not killing people in the game I'm currently enrolled in college studying computer technology.
How you found GSN: I found the 3000 ticket Heavy Metal Server while searching for a server that I could get higher scores on. I've logged many hours on the server.
Arch GSN Rival: Famasa and his pea shooter
Country/state: USA, New Mexico
SteamID: (add me with my email) email@example.com
Games Played: CS1.6,CSS,SC, SC2, TF2,FEAR,Cod1,cod2,cod4,MW2,CodBO,BF2142,BFBC2, Homefront (and many more lol)
Favorite Game: Cod4
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: Well I´m a pretty simple guy graduated high school in 2008 went to collage for a bit but like a few people here parents split and had to drop out to help the family. I have recently got my feet back under me and I am currently working as tech support for directv. I have been competing in some form of gaming since I was around 13 years old so needless to say I have a little experience. I am always willing to help others get better at video games, you just gotta ask. Just taking each day one at a time and enjoying life.
How you found GSN: Well I was browsing my server list one day and I happened to join the GSN TDM server. At the time it was a small 12 person server and was very enjoyable to play in. Badbadrobot noticed me playing there often and added me to his friends list. Soon after I was having a really good day in Black ops and managed to go 17-0 before dying in one game then immediately after go 36-0 on the next map. This raised eyebrows for the GSN members who did not know me. Pig Benis attempted to spectate me but was constantly kicked due to what he thought was me hacking when in all reality it was inactivity kicking him lol. So after a small post on the forums and talking to Badbadrobot I was unbanned and started to come in team-speak and well the rest is history!
Arch GSN Rival: I would have to say anyone who uses ninja or stuns hehe
I would have to say Badbadrobot.
Name: emttim (Timothy)
Country/state: California, USofA
Games Played: Battlefield Bad Company 2, BF3, BF4; Minecraft; Skyrim; Half Life 2; Modern Warfare;
Favorite Game: Battlefield franchise
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I live in a small town at the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. I am a Paramedic (thus the EMT in my name) and worked on an ambulance until I injured my back and went back to school. While getting a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, I have written and helped compile emergency plans for the county. I also am a Seargent with the local police department's volunteers.
In the gaming world, I enjoy playing both FPS and RPG game modes. I enjoy tweaking my computer and seeing the difference in game. Though I enjoy playing alone, I truly enjoy getting on with some people and teaming up.
How you found GSN: The BFBC2 server!
Arch GSN Rival: time will tell......
Country/state: USA, New Jersey
Games Played: Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike: Source
Favorite Game: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
How you found GSN: Heavy Metal 1500 ticket server. Bought VIP, hopped on TS, and then got made fun of for small penis.
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: To make things short, I am one of those kinds of people that was always able to talk to anyone, from the geeks to the jocks, I had my spot everywhere and always helped when I could. I know when to be funny, when to be serious, and when to smack someone across the face. Almost all of my friends come to me for help because I know how to handle situations with a clear mind. I am also a great FPS player. Grew up with Counter-Strike 1.5 and now into Battlefield 3, I really kick some ass... without hacks! Oh, and I'm Asian.
Arch GSN Rival: 1manklan because he makes fun of me
[GSN]Nackers - The Drinking Gamer.
Name: Nicholas S
SteamID: MadisonBliss (don´t ask)
Games Played: Boarderlands, HL2, HL2 Deathmatch, Elder Scrolls Games, TF2, COD: MW, Crysis, Crysis 2, StarCraft, Age of Empires, Grand Theft Autos, Left for Dead, Lost Planet, Oddworld : Abes Oddysee, Payday, Sniper Elite, Star Wars Games, Splinter Cell´s, etc.
Favorite Game: You´re really going to make me choose a single favorite game? I´m going to have to say Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1. I´ve never felt so immersed into a campaign. Seriously captured every part of me. Runner up is Elder Scrolls : Oblivion.
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I´m an extremely loud and goofy geek from Metro Detroit, Michigan - and I love beer and video games. I love technology and everything about it. I grew up playing Nintendo consoles and moved to PC when I bought a compact gaming computer off my friend for $150 when I was a sophomore in high school. I had played PC games before like Starcraft, Runescape and Age of Empires on my dads computers, but after seeing my brother playing Half Life 2 on his giant gaming rig he bought off PaladinZero - I knew it was something I wanted to dive into. That got me into computers. In college I took three years of graphic design before realizing that it was not what I wanted to do with my life. I then took another year of photography classes and realized I didn't want to do that either. Then one day a friend asked if I could help out his aunt with computers at an elementary school she managed. I said yes, and now I´m a Network and IT Administrator for a small charter school district doing work for 3 K-8 schools. I have 1 networking college course under my belt and learning as I go, but I love my job and I´ve found my career. I love handy man stuff as well and have built LED beer pong tables and custom console enclosures and LED clothing and such - so I enjoy that stuff in my free time as well.
How you found GSN: My brother Josh (aka BadBadRobot) had been talking about this gaming community he and his friends started for a long while. I had not been playing PC games as much, but decided to join up and I started playing a lot more regularly because there were so many awesome people to play with. I love it here and will never go anywhere else.
Arch GSN Rival: Paronity. Every time I do something he comes around and does it better. It makes me think twice and try harder though with everything I do, so he´s definitely someone I look up to. And Gurthy when we play Chivalry.
Country/state: USA / West Virginia
Games Played: BF BCII, Black Ops, BF3, CoD4, CoD MW2
Favorite Game: Right now, Black Ops
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I am a 25 yr's old and married. No kids of my own, but I am a foster parent of 4 (4, 5, 6, and 10 yr olds). I also have two dogs, a cat, and god knows how many fish. I am a Software/Support Engineer for a company called Vivisimo that is based in Pittsburgh PA. I have a wide range of skills when it comes to IT as I am also a Microsoft Certified Professional and a sysadmin for several CentOS servers that I control.
How you found GSN: I was always looking for a good S&D server to go to as they are hard to come by. There are several out there but they are frequented by stupid/annoying people. I happened to be in the server one night when just Robot was in TeamSpeak. We got to bull shitting for a bit and I seemed to fit in well with everyone here.
Arch GSN Rival: n/a
Country/state: Germany, Hannover, Capital of Lower Saxony
Games Played: started with a Commodore 64, several Nintendos and SEGAs, later on Sony PS: Gran Turismo series, Metal Gear Solid series, all the Resident Evil stuff, Crash Bandicoot series and CoD MW1
began PC-Gaming with Age Of Empires, Silent Hill 4 and Doom III, started in Dec 2010 with BlOps and BFBC 2
Favorite Game: at the moment theHunter, still BFBC2
Paragraph Biography About Yourself:
born April, 26th 1970
finished school 1989
served in the german army for two years until 1992
was for long time parquet recliner until my health ended the career
at the moment: out of order, helping the lady with her business
How you found GSN: Dec, 2nd 2010 I started with BlOps, I was searching for servers, that are full all the time. Found our Euro-Servers, tried out the US-Servers, entered TS, had so much fun and applied for membership.
It ran really fast, but it was one of my best decisions in a while !
to be continued ...
Arch GSN Rival: none, but I love hackers and racists
Country/state: U.S.A. / Tennessee
Games Played: Just a few – HL, CS, MW2, FarCry, BF3, BF4 – many others I lost track of.
Favorite Game: Battle Field 3/4
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area joined the US Air Force in 1964 served four years with one tour of duty in Vietnam 66-67, served as a F4C crew chief. Retired from US Postal Service worked as electronics technician and repaired mail processing equipment. Married 42 years to first wife who suddenly died in 2010. Now happily married to second wife. I have two daughters, three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.
How you found GSN: I started playing BF3 on GSN servers and team speak made many friends. Some of them are: l33thal, Special Ed, Col Troutman, and 1manklan, to name a few. Lots of good memories on BF3, I remember 1manklan who took great pleasure in taking my tags or using C4 on my tank.
Arch GSN Rival: None yet.
Name: Jarle Ose
SteamID: jarleeve or DonDiablo
Games Played: bf bc2,black ops,l4d,killingfloor,mw2, and much much more. Over 150+ games on my steam account.
Favorite Game: bf bc2
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: well i am a 28 year old living all by myself in a small village,got my own house and work at a sawmill,i started pc gaming after i came back from the army in 2005 and back then it was mostly cs:s and have been in 2 clans and been admin a long time,i also travel to the uk to go to lan festival and have good time with the gamers ive meet through the years and that is always fun
How you found GSN: Dand i am so happy that i at one point joined your bc2 1500 server randomly, cos this has a big great family of gamers and everyone get on great
Arch GSN Rival: i need more of
twitchs tags he is going to be nr 1 on my knifelist just coz he wears dodgy shades XD
Country/state: US/ Pennsylvania
SteamID: special ed
Games Played: bfbc2,COD black ops, all of them at least once
Favorite Game: bfbc2
Paragraph Biography About Yourself: I work as a heavy machine operator for a small local company. I also have a wife and a 2 year old son. On my free time I game it up on GSN or work around the house. I live in the Poconos of Pennsylvania so there is plenty of time for fishing and hunting also. I run my own business Garsky's landscaping & Tree Service Inc. on top of my full time job so life is hectic. My main goal in life is to be happy and provide for my wife and son.
How you found GSN: I found GSN one day playing on heavy metal. MaleoX Had sent me a friend request via steam. One i found out all of you guys were on ts3 that was the begining of me and GSN.
Arch GSN Rival: Famasa,Zarhu (Great Snipers)
go for Part II
Edited by Thunder, April 25, 2016.