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The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day nine - BlizzCon goody bags {WoW}

Dec 26th 2009 2:16AM My entry! Hope I win! :-)

Blizzard at PAX this weekend {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2009 7:11PM Damn. They ran out of badges. QQ

/sigh

WoW Insider Show Episode 105: All medicated up {WoW}

Aug 31st 2009 8:23PM My guildy works on Magic Mountain & the Jungle Cruise!

Breakfast Topic: How would you be honored ingame? {WoW}

Aug 8th 2009 2:56PM Players would see an NPC of my toon at Heigan, running alongside them trying to dance and failing miserably. Upon dying, he'd be a QQing ghost. lolol

Breakfast Topic: Does WoW help you learn a foreign language? {WoW}

Jul 6th 2009 3:05PM From 1997-2000, I played a highly customized version of a text-based MMORPG called Tele-Arena 1997. It was based on the highly popular Tele-Arena (TA) game playable on BBSes. TA97 was owned by Vircom, Inc. and playable on their BBS, Game-Master - based in French-speaking Laval, Quebec in Canada. They made their game available to a number of US-based BBSes. As a result, there was a lot of rivalry between the French Canadians and the Americans and English-speaking Canadians.

I was taking high school French at the time and people would always ask me for a translation of what the "enemy" was saying. It was extremely hard at first, because people wrote in "Joual" - which is basically the Montreal dialect, a far cry from the Parisian Standard we were taught in school at the time. For example, they'd write "TK MOE CHE PO" (anyway, I don't know) whereas in standard French it would be "EN TOUT CAS, MOI, JE NE SAIS PAS."

In the end, I managed and my French improved dramatically as well as my knowledge of Québéciois French. The Sysops took note appointed me as one two low-level American GMs game, in charge of running quests, battlegrounds, as well as proofreading content and receiving my input for upcoming patches. I was also basically in a customer service position, helping out both the Anglophone and Francophone players.

Vircom shut down TA97 in 2000 to work on a graphical MMORPG called The 4th Coming. Even after 9 years, I still speak French and credit that to my time with Vircom.

It's a shame that the European, Korean, and Chinese servers aren't easily accessible to American players otherwise I would totally play and learn another language. On my own server, Drenden, there is a small population of Brazilians, Québécois, Latin Americans, and my ethnic group, Filipinos.

Arcane Brilliance: Mages are fine! Now fix us. {WoW}

May 31st 2009 12:27AM Invisibility is ridiculous. I'd like to be able to see people and also have it last for at least 2 minutes. Ideally 5.

Win a year of Curse's premium service {WoW}

May 12th 2009 11:51AM woot.

Breakfast Topic: What is WoW's biggest mistake? {WoW}

Mar 25th 2009 9:06AM It seems like to me that WOTLK was released too soon.

Also, yes, Death Knights are a mistake. I love having them, but I think they should have been introduced with 2 other hero classes (a healer and caster DPS one) to balance things out.

Guildwatch: Leave Tankserious alone {WoW}

Feb 18th 2009 5:10PM Knights of the Forsaken on Drenden (US-Alliance) is a moderate raiding guild currently looking for more mature, skilled healers for 25-man content. We have cleared about half of the bosses in 25-man Naxxramas and working on clearing 25-man OS with drakes up. Just started 10-man Eye of Eternity. Please apply at http://www.knightsoftheforsaken.com If you're not a healer, but interested, apply anyway! :-)