colonel, at long last

Colonel ACTION_Gandhi. It has a nice ring to it.

No ridiculous “kill streaks,” no “perks,” and no unnecessary pomp and circumstance accompany these promotions…only a feeling of personal accomplishment. It only took two more years of playing a game I thought long abandoned. Yes, the “final promotion” was not actually final, and nor was the one before that, or the one before that…but now, sitting a hefty 30,000 points shy of the rank of Brigadier General, with Battlefield 2 aging, Battlefield 3 on the horizon, and real life beginning full-swing (it’s for the best), the once peaceful Indian assassin will accept his desk job as the sun sets on his fine career. I will say this with an air of certainty: ACTION_Gandhi will forever be a Colonel.

Playing a game for 1000 hours can certainly endear it to your heart, and allow you to know its joys and sorrows: having to evade aimbots, vendettas, noobs, jet whores, and oh so much more has made the successes so much more satisfying. It is said that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at any one thing, but sometimes being one tenth of an expert is good enough. Over 54,000 kills, and over 9,000 revive points, with a commander score over 11,000…ranking within the top 1500 in global score among players in the United States, with accuracy ranking just over 300…and a kill/death ratio ranking 631st in the world, ACTION_Gandhi has left his mark.

Only time will tell what the future holds, but one thing’s for certain: Battlefield 3 better be the kind of game that’s worth playing for at least six years, or it will be nothing short of a failure.

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