Games

Games


Ultima Online

This is my all-time favorite game. A completely open sandbox and very realistic medieval world simulation made this more than a game, it was a world to live in. I’ve made hundreds of friends & enemies, learned how to code, automate tasks, AI, create and manage a guild, created websites, use the forums, hack Windows, theorycrafting due to UO.

No other MMORPG managed to be like UO. If no one else makes a modern version of this game, I’m going to be the one to do it.


DotA Allstars

This was the game we played when there wasn’t much action in UO. The 3 coridors game design was a brilliant pvp concept. Its community and the MOBA concept evolved very quickly from the first phases. I’ve Played for thousands of hours. Attended some tournaments, had a lot of fun.


League of Legends

I was getting dragged into LoL every 6 months by my DotA friends. It was improving tremendously fast. After 2 years of following its progress, I decided to start playing it and ended up playing for thousands of hours. I created a university society, eSports teams and achieved rating levels equivalent to chess grandmaster.

I created a spreadsheet on all the champion stats, did research and discovered the most underused jungler champions that had potential. I played with the underused champions in a championship which reached 100K live viewers on Twitch. Immediately after, those 3 underused champions became the top pick and bans in all games. Every single player in LoL (20M at the time) was affected and had to change their play style because of my discovery.

I also popularized minute 5 dragon kills with 7 heroes. I was given the nickname Dragonslayer by commentators and started getting recognized by random 13 year kids on the streets.

Here are my top Solo Que Rankings:

  • Europe West Server - Diamond League (Top 0.1%)
  • Turkey Server - Challenger League (Top 50 - 0.03%)

Rust

This was the closest modern game to UO that I’ve played. Complete sandbox, crafting, no rules, trash-talking, guilds, murderers, friends, politics, trade. Its only downsides were 1. Being an FPS meant people using aiming scripts and 2. Houses that could be raided and every item you farmed just getting stolen from your house while you were asleep. So naturally I found a bug and placed containers that couldn’t be stolen from.


Age of Empires II

AoE, like UO, is a 20 year old game that was created almost perfectly. Luckily it was modernized and we can continue playing it. This is the game with the widest amount of skill gap between players in the world. No other balanced game will allow even 1v3 between players. AoE makes it possible to do 1v7 because of the ridiculously high skill cap people can reach.

I’ve reached 1850+ rating. Roughly top 1000. But I know one of the elite can beat 3 of me at the same time.


Other Games

I’ve listed the top 5 games I spent my time on. The common theme is every one of them is an online pvp game that requires a lot of skill and strategy.

I play single player games too, but can’t play as much since single player game contents are always less than multiplayer games. I like the genres: PvP, MMORPG, MOBA, Strategy, Simulation, Survival, Crafting, Sandbox.

A screen shot of my Xfire account from 2012: http://prntscr.com/kh8u5g

I was roughly the first to find the cloning bug in Pokemon Silver.


eSports


METU AA

  • Official League of Legends team of METU eSports Society representing the university in tournaments
  • I was team founder, captain and played as a jungler
  • Interesting fact: 4 of team from CS department. 1 physics.

Highlights of our tournament achievements:

  • Collegiate Starleague (World wide NCAA of video games) ( Top 16 )
  • Riot Games Turkey 1st University Tournament 2013 (3rd Place)
  • Riot Games Turkey Grand Finals 2013
  • Riot Games Turkey - 2013 Spring Season Finals ( 4th place )
  • Riot Games Turkey - 2013 Winter Season Finals ( 4th place )

Mass Dispel

  • First eSports team I founded before eSports was a thing
  • I was team founder, second captain and played as AD carry and solo top

Highlights of our tournament achievements:

  • Oyunmarketi LoL Tournament - #3
  • E-Cups LoL Tournament - #3
  • EU East and Nordic 5v5 Champions Club 28 - #4

Other Tournament Achievements:

  • Multiple ESL LoL 1v1 winnings
  • Multiple Hearthstone tournament winnings
  • Multiple Ultima Online 1v1 winnings
  • One DotA 1v1 winning