The year was 1997, and I was a kid trying to play Quake online for the very first time. My multiplayer gaming experiences prior to that meant that I was sitting next to my friend while we button mashed Street Fighter 2, so the idea of playing globally was… well, totally over my head. But it was too interesting not to look into it. I wanted to feel like a trailblazer among my friends. I could be on the cutting edge of not doing my homework.