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16  Localized Forums / American / Re: American Players? on: November 03, 2012, 03:33:13 am
most of us americans i think have jobs etc....and we get out of work after 8-10pm EST.
17  Localized Forums / American / Re: More USA GMs on: November 03, 2012, 03:32:05 am
its almost useless to put in a GM app no matter who you are because 99.999999% of the time itll just turn into a flame thread instead of an application thread.  you want a professional GM but you come to their applications and spam 12 pages of mindless drivel....then wonder why they abuse you.

Also this is the internet.....anyone can say they are over 18 (you can be 18-60 and still be an idiot).  There is a famous quote i have used for years "You can only be young once but you can be immature forever".

There were a couple things i hated the most when being admin in any game:
1. Coming on my administrator name and being spammed with "whisper me!!!".
make a ticket....im not here to chat.  if i am chatting that must mean i dont have the next problem going on and im doing something fun for players.

2. Making a ticket/complaining/flaming the server in WC about <insert bug here> when im not sitting here in notepad editing code to fix your problem immediately. 

There are actual mature people in the US who play almost every day even when they work full time that have applied.  And naturally what did you people do?  Flame flame flame.  And more flame.  You are just asking for it. 

I dont see a dying project....progress is slow but theres not really any help to make progress.  Its mainly Mr. Zeard and Sin that post updates.....that is TWO people.  out of over 9000 people who complain about bugs.....im sure 1 has coding knowledge.  stop QQing and do something about it.  otherwise go back to feenix.  im not bashing on you Doobie...usually we agree on things (even if i lurk and dont post....you are usually spot on). 
Yes zeard is making money.....ive donated my few bucks....and ive never donated to a server before.....EVER.  i donated because i like it here....and maybe zeard will regain his passion for his creation, the only reason i actually reinstalled this game and still play is because of his server.

otherwise i would still be playing QUAKE TEAM FORTRESS.  HOOAH HOOAH.
18  Localized Forums / American / Re: North American guild??!!?? on: November 03, 2012, 03:08:21 am
we already have north american guilds.  since alliance outnumber horde 60:1 obviously they have more....but horde has a couple.
19  Staff / GM / Dev Applications / Re: Evard can help. on: October 30, 2012, 09:29:13 pm
you just hate me because you aint me.  and i highly doubt im the most ignored since im the most trolled.  you provoke me and its fun.  thats why me and all the micros/twerps etc are such good friends.  Msk is my lover....and you dont have to hide your feelings anymore from everyone.

20  Staff / GM / Dev Applications / Re: Evard can help. on: October 29, 2012, 04:24:29 am
If you have no idea who I am that means you play when I do not.
And yes I have been here over the required amount of time.
I'm too tired from "work" to respond to the trolling, nor do I really care to.
Naturally I figured that this would be a more....professional forum.
But even application threads are just flame wars.

And twerp.....I was on my way to stormwind to duel someone when I saw you
messing with the event.  It's not my fault.....but you just had to die.
Not to mention I was was helping Spot with a situation which happened to be
at that area.

21  Community / Guild Recruitment / Re: 5 players looking for raiding group/guild on: October 23, 2012, 10:40:09 am
alliance doesnt need any more players.
22  Community / Guild Recruitment / Villains is recruiting for PvP/PvE (H) on: October 23, 2012, 10:39:09 am
Nuff Said.  Whisper me or Alarm for info.

23  Staff / GM / Dev Applications / Re: Evard can help. on: October 23, 2012, 10:33:52 am
Oh and I know there will be some trolls that will make a GM app into a flame war.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.

This is not the flame forum.
24  Staff / GM / Dev Applications / Evard can help. on: October 23, 2012, 10:31:22 am
Evard's GM Application
Q1. What is your main character's in-game name?
Evard

Q2. What is your real name?
Karmine

Q3. Where in the world are you located?
USA

Q4. What time zone are you located in?
EST

Q5. How old are you?
31

Q6. Have you played Retail and if so, for how long?
yes, and i played 6 months pre-bc until about 6 months after tbc came out.  so approximately a year

Q7. What times exactly can you GM? (Be specific please : Days/Times etc)
depends on my work schedule. right now i got a new kickass schedule so i have NIGHTS free again woohoo!
so that means after 9pm EST til about 7am EST almost every day.  But since I am out of school and work
I cannot guarantee "every day".  Also i still want to play too. 
 
Q8. How much time each day do you spend on WoW, on the forums or in-game?
i dont keep track....too many thats for sure:)

Q9. Have you had previous experience as a Game Master? And if so, on what server, and function?
yes, it has been a LONG time though and i dont remember the server names.  I was a dev/gm on 2 servers
that within the end failed because of $$.  Sorry i cannot provide the proof....but i have played MANY privates.
My main function was to watch for hackers and report bugs (mostly due to low server population).

I have also Administrated Counterstrike servers and servers for other old school games.
Quake Team Fortress Anyone?


Q10. Tell us a little about yourself.
well lets see.....im 31. i own a 1984 camaro with a 350 v8 and a 4bbl edelbrock holley thatll smoke honda civics any day Tongue lol.  back on topic.  I am a full time cook for IHOP (international house of pancakes for dummies).

I went to college to for computer science in 2001, but dropped out because well.....9-11 happened.
Thus i joined the Army to become a killer.  Contracted for infantry that was meant to train troops into the special forces.  I got injured during training so i cannot do a lot of heavy labor anymore. 
Doctor says i have the spine of a 65 year old man.

theres a lot to my life that i do not care to discuss because obviously these applications are not marked PRIVATE/Invisible so the lurkers will come troll.


Q11. Explain why you think you would be a good GM.
As a player i like to have fun.  We all talk trash/troll in world chat etc (it DOEs get very boring at 3am EST).
But most of the people i troll i respect and consider friends or at least a good sport enemy:)
Yes i love you micro's/twerps....and my sexyboi Xt <3
Despite the trolling I help people out a lot.  Like the people who beg for gold....I tell them to go VOTE
for free gold (kill 2 birds with 1 stone right?  haha)
This is a tough question without actually testing someone on how they would handle things.
Nonetheless im sure some other guys are more qualified in certain areas that I am not....and I have experience
they don't.  In general this a question that I even hate IRL.
i.e.:  "because i can cook good."

the only thing one can do is take a chance, if the person is a failure....tell them and strip them.

Q12. What interests you most about the GM position?
To be honest this is a vague question that anyone can answer with the same old BS.
Basically I would be a fair and JUST GM.  I do not play favorites.  I would even nail my own guild mates
if they were doing the wrong thing.

I would also like to start doing events.  Spot tried to do one the other night and Twerp damaged it (so i killed him haha). 

I'd like to fill in PART of the void where there is GM on.....which is when i play the most and help the newbies.

Q13. What positive additions could you (or do you already) make to the server/Community?

I have already stated what positives i would contribute to the server.  Off the top of my head I cannot think of anything else other than helping new people with questions, solving problems, and in general keeping the peace.
Some people do get way out of line (you know who you are).  There is a fine line between trolling a bit
and being a complete jackass. 

And the #1 thing I hate the most.....hackers and bug abusers.

Q14. We require all GM's to act professional at all times, this includes proper spelling and grammar.[We will not accept you if you have a lack of proper spelling and grammar]

Oh....I am a grammar Nazi....and I can spell very good.  Ask anyone on the server.  Yes I tend to get lazy
(especially when im tired from work and hate hitting the shift key every 3 seconds).  I thought of changing
my major while I was in college to become a teacher.   But if I was on duty I would be 100%.

Q15. If you were going to submit a suggestion for us, what would it be?

That I am not really sure.  Things I have suggestions for are very difficult to fix due to them being
in the servers core source code.  This is something.....a MEAT vendor in the UC....and a Fungus/fish
vendor in ORG.  Hard to feed my pet turtle in org due to the lack of fish:P
Maybe perhaps.....and this is a long shot.....for the new (REAL new) people who join the server
an extra bonus 5-10g for their vote?  That would be difficult to do though since people know how to
abuse the voting system as it is now.  I do not think that is right.  Even though the player base is not as
large as a retail server or people are given 10000000000g like on other lame private servers....we need an economy.  This leads to my next suggestion:

LETS MAKE A PRICE GUIDE.
The trade spam in world chat gets out of hand (guild recruitment too....despite both have a channel of their own.  What are they called?  Oh!!!  Trade and Guild Recruitment.)
Since people do not use the AH.....people who use addons like Auctioneer for example cannot get a median price to sell their wares for.  People just auction their items in world chat until someone finally buys it because it was spammed for an hour and finally got that 5g off.

Q16. Events can get out of control, how would you pull a situation under control if it went bad?
Depends on the event, player count etc.  If its verbal assault...mass mute! But many players like to verbally assault the GM's.....I'd say we need a "time out area" aka jail.  They had jail in Ultima Online....and other servers
have a jail area.  To make sure people cant get out....magic restrict it....no hearth.  I'm not sure what mechanics run port hacks....some exploit in the server code (what DOES this server run on???)

There are an infinite # of possible controls for an infinite # of problems.  But I am pretty sure that a Respected and or Feared GM will not have problems except for a couple of hooligans.
Nonetheless any action would be fair and just and follow the guidelines you set forth for GM's to follow.

Q17. What do you think is the most important thing a GM can do?

Help players.  And when not busy.....check for bugs.

Q18. Do you know WHAT a gm does? Please explain.

Helps players, keeps the peace and reports major issues to the DEV team if its serious and not documented.
That is top priority.
Secondary objectives are to make the server fun and keep current players INTERESTED in staying and voting etc
to keep the server alive.
I do not think that this can be elaborated on any more than that.  I am sure there are other things but IMO
those are the top 2 priorities that I have been expected to do as a GM/Admin in WoW and other games.

Oh.....and GM's do not respond to world chat spam questions.  I hate that even though I am not a GM.
MAKE A TICKET.  lol.


Q19a. What will you do if a Player asked you for help?

Well a simple question like this has a simple answer.  Help them to the best of my ability.  If I don't know
then i can ask someone else who may know.  Some people are too lazy in world to answer general questions.
I for example.....DO.  Even if it's something I don't want the other faction to know....I still help.

Q19b. And when you don't have time to help him?

Well if i do not have the time to help them then I shouldn't be on my GM account right?  If I am on duty
then I make every possible effort to help.  The only exception is if i have to sleep for work, or i am on my
way to work......GF yelling about no dinner etc haha.  You get the idea:)

Q20. What can you do to help the server grow?

Well I can vote, spam on yahoo chat (lololol)......this is a tough question.
Most of my friends dont play anymore or never cared for WoW.  The first MMO I played was
Ultima Online.  Not many people leave Ultima to play this.

I can troll /b/ etc as well (lolol again).  I'm sure they would be into being a druid right?  People I work with
dont have time for computer games (or prefer xbox etc) so I can't do anything there.
I *could* make posters and post them in bar bathrooms etc.  Who says online advertising is the only way right?

Infinite possibilities.  I will refine this rough draft after i fix up my camaro tomorrow.  But for now I want to play:)



25  General Category / Announcements / Re: Raiding with ID on: October 23, 2012, 08:39:03 am
well i guess its time to nuke 90% of alliance gear since this abuse.  i should not be getting 2 shotted by pally SPELLS on my priest with 3k HP + my 1k'ish shield.
26  General Category / Announcements / Re: Vg is searching for C++ Programmers. on: October 19, 2012, 11:53:58 pm
hmmm....its been 10 years since i was in college for this stuff so im sure everything has completely changed (like when c++ came out when i was learning C/pascal/basic/ass).
my main skills were cracking (teehee) under softice environs.

i am interested despite being a full time chef.  but id have to see what mess you need help with lol.  its gotta be pretty important if your team cant handle it right now.  the only projects ive made are on floppy when they still had those types of drives....and hard copies of my work from my courses. 

Computer Science III = 1337 h4x0r!
27  General Category / Server Changelogs / Re: LIVE Update 2012-10-09 on: October 10, 2012, 01:56:45 am
seriously....a handful of people can only do so much.  these guys work hard to provide updates (you are lucky to get updates because other server dev's/gm's DONT CARE ABOUT YOU).

the best way to get things fixed is not to whine about the problems.....but provide feedback.
think of this servers as a constant beta test.  private servers always have been, and most likely always will be.  this server is by far the best ive played on when it comes to bugs.
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