Same, I just about passed my GCSE's thanks to reach beta modding and have only scraped exams since I started modding. Yet the knowledge of programming/formats of halo game files and the techniques used to research them have helped me through school, and got me through computing and just tought me so much more than I'd have ever learn at high school. The stuff they teach you is just pathetic.
One last thing, I want to echo what smokiest said. I, much like him, spent more time perfecting things on iBotModz then on my schoolwork. I'm sure most of you sometimes put online communities over school. Sometimes I wonder, if I spent the same time on homework instead of online, where would I be now? There's no point in thinking, I like where I am now.
Just to add on, when I read "It's like Halley's Comet, its a once in a life time ride and we were part of it.", man that almost had a tear in my eye, yet I felt honored to be part of it.
Edited by Xerax, 28 October 2011 - 02:08 PM.