This blog is designed with the intention of helping you, the gamer, who don’t have the time or desire to sink countless hours in a game, yet want to be competitive in PVP. I plan on sharing what goes on in my mind during actual gameplay through narrative playbacks, as well as writing blogs regarding tips and tricks to improve your character. I will focus on very important class and non-class specific mechanics, such as crafting, the use of potions, positioning, etc. And of course as a successful Wall Street trader, I plan on writing various tips on how to make money via the Auction House.
As far as me, I have been an avid gamer as far back as I can remember. I am 38 years old now, so at a minimum have had 20+ years of online gaming. I do not consider myself the best in any game, but rather a top tier player that thinks outside the box when it comes to online PVP gaming.
I began with a MUD game called Gemstone III in 1993 and had a wizard named Dissipate Breathstealer. As I got into new games, it was apparent that I needed a unique name, hence Dissb.
In my mid 20’s, I acquired a job on the Pacific Stock Exchange trading floor as a clerk. I quickly learned the ropes, got my licenses and was a full on trader in the stock market within a couple years. I realized the stock market was a game just like any others I had played. You learn the rules and the tools of the game and go to work. I went on an absolute tear and was invited to become a partner of my firm at 31 years old, youngest one at the time. The most astonishing part was, I did this working maybe a total of 1 hour a day, and devoted the rest of the day to playing video games. As ludicrous as it may sound, I attribute my success in the stock market to playing video games.
A few of my accomplishments are listed below:
- #1 All-Time Fame Gemstone III
- 10,000+ team played games in Starcraft with a 90% win ratio, Top 10 Ladder
- 10,000+ team played games in Warcraft 3, with a 90% win ratio, ranked #1 in 3’s and 4’s Arranged Teams.
- #1 Battlefield 2, first 6 months of release
- #1 All-Time kills in Warhammer for first 2 years, over 150,000 kills
- Over 225,000 kills in Rift