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1-16-2012 @ 6:53PM
So one of my friends told me a story once about his encounter with a GM a number of years back: He was naming his toon a certain not so offensive name (spelling was fine) that could be pronounced in a way that was against naming guidelines. He would log in to a naming prompt, and just kept the same name, or would spell it a little differently each time. After a few of these he was running around in Icecrown when a huge blue dragon approached him. The dragon had a GM tag and name color and personally confronted him about his naming habits, I think threatening a ban too. My friend apologised and did what he was told, but took screenshots of the whole experience. I believe my friend is telling the truth, but he's since changed computers a number of times and I never saw the screens. So objectively I have to say pics or it didn't happen, but I was wondering if anyone knows if that's something GMs have been known to do or if anyone has a similar story. Today I would guess they aren't so cordial anymore and just drop a suspension or two instead of taking dragon form.I myself have never seen a GM in game, I assume they just hang out on their secret island answering tickets and if they actually play the game it's on a private server with other blizzard staff. They are elusive and mysterious, and I'm surprised this armory grab is even in focus.
1-16-2012 @ 7:21PM
the CM's on the forums said they have their own private accounts and they play on live servers in guilds with a mix of coworkers and regular people. They're just careful not to let anyone know that they're blizzard employees. If anyone asks where they work they make something up.
1-16-2012 @ 7:39PM
Oakleykid120, being a member of the largest guild in wow, our gm IS a GM and has publically said it and even released his twitter name so we can follow him.
1-16-2012 @ 9:31PM
Yeah, but he wasn't a GM (for Blizzard) when he founded the guild - that came later. ;-)
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