There are often multiple drew’s on the VS servers. I am not “bonehurtingdrew”. I’m just drew. I have nicknames from over the years but it was much faster to write just drew in Kindergarten instead of andrew so I stuck with it. I’m originally from NJ, growing up about 20 mi from NYC, but moved to NC in 1999 to change companies.
Anyway, outside of gaming, I’m a married (26 yrs) homeschooling dad of 4 with 2 in college (one about to become a pilot). I’ve been PC gaming since 1983 (flight simming online since 2005) and recently served as an Operations admin of a flight sim virtual airline with about 1000 members for the last 7 years. I got burned out and love a good milsim so Arma 3 has been a great change of pace. Brings me back to my elementary school days wearing camo with plastic guns running through the woods attacking my friends base. Having started with the original Wolfenstein 3d, I’ve never really stopped enjoyment of first person shooters in my pc gaming career. I have to say Team Fortress Classic was my first multiplayer experience in PC gaming (still play occasionally). What a funny and fun time those maps are! Eventually I moved into Battlefield 1942 and ended up on Arma 3 after my best friend was recommending it for about a year.
For a career to fund my gaming, I work as a civil engineer in North Carolina designing water and sewer pipelines for a 100 year old consulting engineer firm. Mostly we do large diameter designs for capital improvement projects for municipal clients (like 10 miles of 36” water main size projects). I love what I do, love my family, and love the hobby of PC gaming. My two teens have moved from PS4 to PC so I’m trying to get them into Arma3 but its a been a chore.
I also like spending time with family getting outdoors, just started N scale model railroading, and love photography (nature and of course any aircraft I see). A year ago I started running just to feel better. I’m doing about 2 miles, three times a week just to stay in better shape and have more energy. I ran only my second ever 5k race in March just to see if I could finish it.
I’m usually not saying much in-game so you won’t often hear me. I’ll often play any role that’s needed when I first join. If the Atlis server is full or getting full, you’ll often find me over on Tanoa seeing how much damage I can do solo until someone else joins. You’d be surprised what one person can do in the AO with some patience and stealth. Anyway, happy to be a part of this community at the Volition Servers, the only multiplayer server I play on. I appreciate the great job the moderators do keeping things fun and squad focused.
Pic of me at the 5k this past march.