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"''Chaindude''', known in real life as '''Lewis''' (thanks Ralph), is an avid DooM player whose exposure to the game dates back to the golden age of shareware DOS games (early 1990s). He was born in the darkest parts of Lima, Perú (in the continent of South America for you heathens).
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== Perú: Early 1990s ==
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While living in his home country, Chaindude enjoyed various hobbies. Among these was soccer (he played it due to peer pressure, even though he thought it was gay), hanging out with friends, buying/reading comic books, and of course PC games. Chaindude's first encounter with a PC came when he was roughly 4 years old--his grandfather was an accountant and as such, the house sported a (in that time) state-of-the-art IBM 386 computer and software like PCTools and Word Perfect.
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Chaindude enjoyed fooling around mindlessly with the computer, until he finally figured out what a little key in his uncle's drawer did (yes, computers had hard locks in those days). With the newfound ability to freely browse the contents of the 386, the young Chaindude came into contact with his first computer games: Space Invader and Prince of Persia.
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As the years went on, Chaindude did not see a single computer game that would duplicate the exitement that his earliest encounter with PoP caused. In 1992, he came into contact with the game Wolfenstein 3D at a famous annual peruvian fair that showcased the latest in electronics (aside from the usual distractions, games, and other stuff you'd see at a fair). Everything about the game was mind-blowing, especially the sound. He stayed at the Creative Labs booth until the fair closed for the evening, causing much worry to his mother and siblings, but having one of the most fulfilling moments in his childhood. Understandably, Chaindude puked due to the many hours in front of the monitor in addition to the sweets and popcorn.
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== Mid 1990s ==
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Soon after the buzz surrouding Wolf3d, an even greater surprise came from Id Software in 1993 with the release of DooM. Chaindude's first encounter with the game was not at the annual fair, but rather when he browsed one of the computers during a summer class at an institute where he had enrolled. With much pain, he was able to squeeze shareware Doom in two 3.5"" diskettes using PKZIP.EXE and take it home.
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In 1994, a welcome addition to Chaindude's household came in the form of a brand-new 486 computer with color display. This was another great day in Chaindude's life, as the system included an entire folder of goodies like Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: The New Challengers, Doom2 with the Aliens Total Conversion, Prince of Persia--his first favorite game, and a weird video application and files (which he later found out to be pornographic material, most notably blowjobs/cumshots--he never told his mother to this day that the PC she purchased included such an array of extras!).
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Creative Labs' Sound Blaster sound systems were still quite a commodity and thus Chaindude enjoyed the early DOS games in the glory that was the PC Speaker.
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== Competitive DooMing ==
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Chaindude followed the norm of most DooMers today: He started out with a keyboard-only setup, but later adapted to a mouse + keyboard config (he adjusted quickly since he'd see his brother own Doom2 single player with keyb + mouse--he felt he had to keep up).
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After exhausting endless hours playing the Doom2 single player campaign as well as the Aliens TC mod, Chaindude explored wad-making (using DEU and Dehacked) but most notably, Deathmatch. Not known to his family (even to his brother), Chaindude would call up friends in his neighborhood and secretly take his entire computer next door for mini-LANs against his school friends/neighbors. He played with the same group of people for years, only attending bigger events on a few ocassions (such as a LAN set up by users of Peru's only net provider at the time: the Red Científica Peruana). There were also many great games played in the huge Warez malls in downtown Lima, where they'd rent computers out to people , mostly for Word Perfect, Photoshop, image scanning/printing, or other actual work. The owners of such establishments quickly realized that renting PCs for gaming was a gold mine. Chaindude and friends fueled this industry for as long as he can remember.
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There were a plethora of other games Chaindude came across during the 1990s...all the greats such as Duke Nukem 3d, Spear of Destiny, Another World, and Quake. All was well, until one random day, Chaindude was informed by family that he'd be ""visiting"" the United States for ""a few days"" to see his father...
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== 1997 - Present ==
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Chaindude arrived in Madison, Wisconsin - USA on August 15, 1997. After only a week, his world changed upside down. How naive he was--he was enrolled in high school right away and had to live with his paternal grandparents. Perhaps worst of all was the fact that the only computer in the household was an old Mac. At least his grandparents gave him allowances, and Chaindude would visit the local CompUSA (places like these would bring him culture shock...especially the low prices), where he'd actually be able to buy all his favorite games. His first purchase was Towers of Darkness, which was a bundle of Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, HeXen, and HeXen: Deathkings of The Dark Citadel. Chaindude had a knack for buying PC games, thinking that someday he would get a PC where he could actually play them.
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Naturally, Chaindude had stayed away from any form of DooM deathmatch or competition. American kids at his high school were total pricks, and didn't like DooM. Soon after, Chaindude again succumbed to peer pressure, and enjoyed playing sports for his high school (as well as traveling teams in the off-season). More culture shock came when he'd attend his American friends' parties, where the main focus wasn't dancing (like in Latin America), but rather drinking, smoking weed, and having teenage sex. He still didn't mind the subtle change.
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After graduating high school and attending college in Wisconsin for one year, Chaindude decided to take some time off from everything. For about two years, he only worked, partied/went out, and took Capoeira classes as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (which later led to actual Mixed-Martial-Arts training and fighting). One of the best moments of this phase was when he met fighting legend Rickson Gracie in his Malibu, California home.
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People reinvent themselves, and Chaindude finally decided to ""get his shit together."" In 2004, he made the decision and eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he attends college once again. He finds big-city living more fulfilling and naturally, the women are better than in little Madison, Wisconsin.
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== DooM Online ==
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On October of 2005, Chaindude decided to use Google for something. He entered ""play doom online"" on the search field and the first hit was CodeImp's website advertising a gaming platform called Skulltag Online. Having saved his entire library of games from the 1990s and the CompUSA era, Chaindude had no problem playing newer ports of the old games he loved (i.e. Duke3d, DooM, Quake, Hexen2...etc). The only issue for him was 8-year long rust.
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Chaindude started playing Skulltag under the name ""Chaindude84."" He had always been intrigued by the English slang word ""dude,"" and found amusement when he saw the Heavy Weapons Dude called ""Chainguy"" in other DooM ports. The name ""Chaindude"" simply combines both ways of referring to the HWD. He plays both Skulltag and ZDaemon with this handle.
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== Getting rid of the 8-year rust ==
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Chaindude's quest to regain his skill from the 1990s was progressive rather than revolutionary. Still, it didn't take long for him to get back into competitive shape, since his key config was virtually identical to when he had last played. Some bumps along the road naturally came in the form of cheating accusations, drama, and other meaningless shit. It wasn't hard for Chaindude to assimilate newer game modes like Capture The Flag and Team Deathmatch, though his strength remains the 1-on-1 arena, particularly the Greenwar maps. Chaindude has made various friends on both Skulltag and Zdaemon, and these friends were and are still instrumental in his becoming a strong player.
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== Clan History ==
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Back in Perú, there were no such things as Doom clans (or even nicknames...you always played friends and were either green or indigo). The first DooM port clan Chaindude joined was Relentless Beating (RB). Upon his departure from RB, Chaindude received many offers to join ZDaemon clans such as MAG, AE, RFA, and TC. During this time, a fellow Doomer by the name of RottKing suggested Chaindude join clan UniDoom. It wasn't until Ralphis asked Chaindude directly that the deed was made official. The decision made sense, especially considering the great battles with other UD such as Doomguy666, HumanBones, and RottKing.
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On Nov 26, 2006 Chaindude was removed from the ranks of UD for playing within another clan. He then went on to help found the clan DX.
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== Notable quotes ==
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*"What a gay."
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*"HAY"
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*"Naut, bcdm?"
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*"JAJAJAJAJAJAJ"
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*"GG Dood 8)"
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