I feel so bad.. i've been posting in this thread and I totally missed the part where Rukee Passed away.
Rukee was a nice guy with some heart. He loved the game and he would human with you every so often. He had his charms and was always up for a quick game. I found him to be very dependable. I'm not sure why he hung around for so long but I'm glad he did.
I think i was kinda harsh on him because his tech advice was shit at times. It just wasn't well researched, but he didn't seem to mind the abuse and kept bouncing back. I think he realized I was just an angry kid with good intentions.
I bought some stuff from him personally and sold a few things to him.
We both shared a strong interest in overclocking. We both build peltier cooled machines. Water cooled machines. Then one day he bought this crazy -70c cooling rig case. Yep.. i couldn't keep up with him anymore. It's an expensive hobby but it was fun while it lasted.
I had some in depth chats with him about his invention and his patent process. I don't know if he ever made any headway with it. I got the impression he knew very little about sales but a lot about the law and his rights. He was really invested in protecting his invention. Really need stuff.
I unfortunately didn't get to know him on a personal level. That part is on me.
Yeah, I bought an OC'd liquid-cooled rig from him which promptly had problems the second I got home, so we troubleshot, and I think I brought you into it for help, but I ended up returning it to him and buying something else from him.
He really was a nice guy, and so was Spiritwalker.
Update on Qualthwar: I remember his RL name and used it to look for obits in FL, and I couldn't find anything that appeared to be him, which is a victory
Hope he checks in though.