History of |ToaK|
people who play regularly on the Happy Penguin Classic Server know
already that |ToaK| is not a clan, but means Two of a Kind.
Our real names aren’t a secret as well, but our history may not be common knowledge.
Both Sandra and myself bought Return to Castle Wolfenstein when it was released in November 2001 in Europe.
At that time we didn’t know each other yet. Sandra played the single
player part until she was consumed by the zombies, but meanwhile I was
able to finish the game, although I had to cheat to beat the end-boss
and his helpers.
by the zombies, Sandra decided to do some killing on the internet,
using a 64k isdn connection from the Austrian Telecom company. In 2002
she visited the Happy Penguin 2 server from Shitkicker, as a lt., and
decided to hang around for awhile, because she was fond of the tank map
and the its players. The nickname cu99 has its origin on this server,
cu99 is a neutral name with a non-gender background, playing RtcW was a
lot easier without fighting off the horny guys, and she was
automatically respected as a skilled player.
April 2002, I finally got connected to the internet via adsl. The first
game I played online was Unreal Tournament, which was a lot of fun for
about 3 weeks, then I went to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein,
because I preferred to play with normal guns and settings rather than
the science fiction environment of UT.
May 2002, I visited both Happy Penguin servers, first as Sanitaeter
(NL), but soon as John Doe (NL). I picked this name because of its
background; the unknown corpse on the battlefield. In June 2002, I was
invited to a german clan, but after 7 weeks, I felt unhappy with
clan-life. With some other people we founded the “Brothers in Arms”
fun-clan, which reached almost 100 members in its heyday. After I
played a lot with cu99 on HP2, I invited her in august 2002 into our
clan, without knowing that “he” was in fact a “she”. A nice surprise to
get your hands on a beautiful, well playing girl into your clan...
October 2002, we realised that we were in fact attracted to each other,
and Sandra decided to visit me in the Netherlands in February 2003.
May 2003, we decided to leave [BiA], because it was a real 24/7 job
being its clan leader and co-leader, and therefore it was too much to
handle... Sadly, the implications for [BiA] were bigger than we had
anticipated; for some unknown reason more people decided to leave.
we founded |ToaK|, and in November 2003 we tried to contribute to the
shrinking RtcW community by starting this website. We are proud to see
after one year of this website, it has been a major success. We believe
that this website satisfies its intentional goal; namely to bond all
remaining RtcW players.
Finally, after several long meetings in Austria and the Netherlands, we decided to live together. So Sandra packed her bags, and moved in August 2004 to me. After more than 2 years living together, we seperated and went our own way.
Since 2008 Shelley and me form now |ToaK|.
Hans a.k.a. |ToaK|JD