So I’ve been nosing around the site for a couple of weeks now, and I finally caved & sent my join form in. :) That “expected join date” & long waiting list sure are intimidating!
Since there’s nothing to do but wait, I figured I’d post a little introduction & get to know some of Final Furlong’s players (hopefully!) in the mean time.
Let’s see…the basics. I’m Alyssa, and I’m 21 and live in Kansas City, MO. I just graduated from Mizzou in December & moved back to my hometown (er…city). I haven’t ridden horses in YEARS, namely due to financial restraints and parents who “thought I’d outgrow horses when I discovered boys” (HA!). Now that a decent salary is a possibility, I’m hoping to get back into riding whenever I finally have the funds to justify it.
As for simulated games…I’ve been playing in various games since 1997. It’s definitely an addiction. While I’ve dabbled in racers throughout the time, I only got serious with them in the last 1 1/2-2 years. But all those races are entirely randomly run - any horse has an equal chance to win, regardless of pedigree/past performances/etc. So when I heard of Stretch Drive (many, many months ago), I decided to research it a bit more (and the games that use it). Thus, I stumbled upon Final Furlong. :)
I’m excited by the idea of having to “figure out” what’s best for each horse, and the chance for winners to be consistantly good (instead of “good” just whenever the luck of the randomizer falls upon him/her).
I do play in one other game, HORSES FOREVER, where I am currently an officer. That’s where my co-op racing stable, MOMENTUM, LTD., is located.
Maybe you’ve seen me around?
Either way, feel free to drop me a response, a message, or an IM on AIM if you get bored. I’m online far more often than I probably should be. :P And I’ll probably be on the forum too often, too, as I read through all the posts (blame all that “waiting” I’ll have to do over the next couple of months).