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Former Shadowbane Developer  

 (well, since this is about truth, I was a QA guy, QA Manager, and then QA/IT Manager for SB, so is that a "developer"? Beats me.)

 

- I met my wife-to-be in an insane asylum.

--- she's named after a donut shop in Chicago where her mother once lived.  I caught her by bringing her a donut every day.

- I lived in Europe for a couple of years.

-  Don't let them fool you; Boy Scouts were formed because the British needed scouts for their army, and too many died because they couldn't live off the land, track, hide, etc.  I was a Eagle Scout as a boy and later a Recon Scout in a war.

- Visited or lived in 13 countries

- Worked in the game industry for 10 or 11 years.

- Work in IT, but my degree is in Marketing, where I never worked a day in my life (yuk) 

- Got into IT by sheer accident, but been an IT guy/manager professionally for 16 years

- Favorite adult beverage: tequila

- Absolutely loved Shadowbane.  I put in tons of unpaid time doing things on Test.

 

 

Anyone want to tell about themselves?

 

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I was in the Army for several years.

 

I currently live off disability I get from the VA for a back injury incurred.

 

In the past year alone I have lived in Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, and Mississippi.

 

Ive been to four continents.

 

I watch M.A.S.H obsessively.

 

I name my son Jean-Luc after Jean-Luc Picard.

 

I also won Shadowbane.

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You are so incredibly helpful, CYT. I don't know how I ever managed to do anything before we met. I was just bumbling my way through life, all lost-like. Thank you. My blessing cup runneth over.

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i remember killing tons of CN on my templar "hanky" in benstown on test :) good times

 

shadowbane pretty much ruined my first relationship ( good thing she was a bit*h )

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Shadowbane effectively setup my high school years for failure.

"Camouflage is the color of fear..  I have no need to hide from my foes.. I have no fear of death.  My colors I wear openly, they proclaim louder than any words, "I am proud to live, I am proud to die."

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Former Shadowbane Developer  

 (well, since this is about truth, I was a QA guy, QA Manager, and then QA/IT Manager for SB, so is that a "developer"? Beats me.)

 

- I met my wife-to-be in an insane asylum.

--- she's named after a donut shop in Chicago where her mother once lived.  I caught her by bringing her a donut every day.

- I lived in Europe for a couple of years.

-  Don't let them fool you; Boy Scouts were formed because the British needed scouts for their army, and too many died because they couldn't live off the land, track, hide, etc.  I was a Eagle Scout as a boy and later a Recon Scout in a war.

- Visited or lived in 13 countries

- Worked in the game industry for 10 or 11 years.

- Work in IT, but my degree is in Marketing, where I never worked a day in my life (yuk) 

- Got into IT by sheer accident, but been an IT guy/manager professionally for 16 years

- Favorite adult beverage: tequila

- Absolutely loved Shadowbane.  I put in tons of unpaid time doing things on Test.

 

 

Anyone want to tell about themselves?

That's pretty interesting stuff, Ben!

 

Hmm. I met my fiancé working for him at Circuit City. We're getting married in Austin in 2 months.

I have a 2yr old little girl named Elizabeth. She is a Halloween baby.

I also lived in Europe for a few years as a little kid. My dad was in the ARMY, but we didn't move around a whole lot.

I'm a 911 dispatcher/Paramedic for a private ambulance service that services counties in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

I'm not a huge drinker, but my favorite is Malibu and pineapple juice.

 

I also absolutely loved playing shadowbane. The people I met made it an experience that nothing has compared to. I'm hoping that my favorite people from test will at least all end up on the same server in Crowfall. :)

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The name Mal resounds heavily in my memory, although I do not know where I've encountered you, I know for certain we've exchanged words years ago, but for the life of me can't remember where. 

 

 

 

Also Shadow Mal comes to mind, did you play on Treachery or Test? 

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"Camouflage is the color of fear..  I have no need to hide from my foes.. I have no fear of death.  My colors I wear openly, they proclaim louder than any words, "I am proud to live, I am proud to die."

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Must've been Test then, I enjoyed myself there for quite awhile after Treachery went down.  I just saw your name, and it clicked in the back of my head that I knew you, almost from a past life lol.   I was good friends with Takakko Shimitzu if you remember him.

 

Hope to see you around in Crowfall, may we reforge old friendships!  def_hap.gif

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"Camouflage is the color of fear..  I have no need to hide from my foes.. I have no fear of death.  My colors I wear openly, they proclaim louder than any words, "I am proud to live, I am proud to die."

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Must've been Test then, I enjoyed myself there for quite awhile after Treachery went down. I just saw your name, and it clicked in the back of my head that I knew you, almost from a past life lol. I was good friends with Takakko Shimitzu if you remember him.

 

Hope to see you around in Crowfall, may we reforge old friendships! def_hap.gif

Was Aperion your SB name?

 

And yes, Hide played on test.

 

Edit: Moved this to a PM, cause I don't wanna derail Ben's thread.

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Make that read, "...where all the BEST players..."

 

I have to agree Ben!  

 

I also remember Takako lol.  His guild name was something with Coven in it I think?  He was...different, but actually a pretty nice guy.

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He also ran as Desdemona, he helped me out quite a lot back then.

 

Hope he pops up here eventually.

"Camouflage is the color of fear..  I have no need to hide from my foes.. I have no fear of death.  My colors I wear openly, they proclaim louder than any words, "I am proud to live, I am proud to die."

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I'm also secretly in love with Proto, except for when he calls me a brat.

 

What are you buttering me up for? I already gave you my undivided attention, and more, this afternoon!

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RIP Hili

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