App: Justin Latham - FFXIV, Warframe (4/0)

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User name: Justin Latham

Are you over 18?
Yes

What are some games you plan on playing with us?
FFXIV

What is the character or account name you’re joining that game with? Hikaru Katsumi

Do you have friends or family in the Unrepentant community?
No

Tell us the story of one of the dumbest, funniest or most embarrassing things you've done as an adult.
Dumbest thing I have ever done would be play frisbee with circular saw blade, or play fight with my friends during with steel tent poles.

What's the coolest job you've ever had? What's the worst? (And why?)
United States Army would be the best job to date because the cool things you get to use and operate. Close second best would be volunteer EMT I been nationally certified and state license since 2011 and I loved it because I was able to help and save people in my community but it also sucked when you lose the patient (especially if it was a kid) regardless how much effort you put into saving them (have more than a few nightmares about some of the calls and do avoid the topic often). Worst would have to be when I worked at a plastic moulding factory, they gave us long hours and treated us like shit daily even was told my family wasn't worth taking off work to care for to my face by boss (yes I wanted to beat him but I got self control).

Name three video games you'll replay no matter how old they get. (And why?)
Witcher 3, EVE Online, Fallout New Vegas

Tell us about the most annoying person you've ever met, and why he/she annoyed you.
There was this patient who abused the 911 call system to get emt out because of reasons as dumb as too drunk to go to latrine on their own. This guy lives with elderly mother and lived off her social security he both annoyed me just knowing he existed and pissed me off every call to his home because he was wasting valuable resources.

Tell us something cool about yourself that has nothing to do with gaming. (Free hint: responding to your application thread with photo or video supporting evidence is a plus!)
I have many skills from broad work history. I have training medical, room clearing, proficiency in firearms and my equipment, I prefer to save another than myself, and most importantly I like to drink bourbon and whiskey.

Why choose the Unrepentant Gaming Community over just a regular gaming guild?
Honestly looking at a new fc current fc is dead in ffxiv and your how to and couple comments made I see made me chuckle and anyone able to make me chuckle by a message makes me remember your slogan of having drink with them.

BONUS: Ask us some questions! We're sure you've got some.
I am active duty military and don't get much time to play games and sometimes dissapear for a few months would this be problematic? Also what's your preferred whiskey or bourbon?

You enter a cave before starting an adventure. A wise old man tells you "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this." What does he hand you and why?
Nothing I will just bring my brother in arms, because in the army your always got your brothers with you. The cave will be cleared and the mission will be completed.
 
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Just trying to stay active in watching and replying. Before I get ready for morning chow I thought I'd go ahead and say, good morning.

Also thought of another question. How or what should I expect from the application process?

I am able to use voice communications such as mumble and discord if you are interested in a conversation that way. Would just need info for joining.
 
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Favorite bourbon(s) or whiskey(s)? I've been on a vodka and 7up kick lately, although I sometimes still swap out the 7up for my favorite mixer... A&W Cream Soda.
 
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I really like makers mark 46 myself but I personally prefer straight maybe whiskey rocks at most. Whiskey good old jameson black barrel
 

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Hey Justin!

Zandar Casseline, FC leader. When do you normally play FFXIV so we can get you into the linkshell to meet folks so that you can check us out in-game?

Also thought of another question. How or what should I expect from the application process?
That is an excellent question!

Take a look at the Accepted Applications section (and the legendary pinned posts in Rejected Applications) to see how things can go and what to expect. Keep interacting with us here in your application and in-game. We want to make sure we're a good fit for you as well as you being a good fit for us.

We keep applications around for transparency issues, and we've had plenty of folks currently in the U take a pause in their applications and get back to us later if there's holiday or other real life issues to deal with. We understand, trust us. We've been a community for over a dozen years now.

It's nice to meet you!
 
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Hey Justin!

Zandar Casseline, FC leader. When do you normally play FFXIV so we can get you into the linkshell to meet folks so that you can check us out in-game?



That is an excellent question!

Take a look at the Accepted Applications section (and the legendary pinned posts in Rejected Applications) to see how things can go and what to expect. Keep interacting with us here in your application and in-game. We want to make sure we're a good fit for you as well as you being a good fit for us.

We keep applications around for transparency issues, and we've had plenty of folks currently in the U take a pause in their applications and get back to us later if there's holiday or other real life issues to deal with. We understand, trust us. We've been a community for over a dozen years now.

It's nice to meet you!

I play almost every chance I get been busy with basic training and AIT and been all over the place away from home so I won't be able to get to my pc till earliest December 20th unfortunately. I miss playing ffxiv hadn't been able to log in since February. But I always maintain contact with my fc, corp, guild, etc etc. Just active duty military makes things complex for getting on a game when I do t have access to pc.

Also I decided when I applied to trust you guys it's why I used my real life name on this forum I figured how can they trust me or even want to talk to me if I cannot be upfront and honest with them. Just one of the things I do.
 

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I play almost every chance I get been busy with basic training and AIT and been all over the place away from home so I won't be able to get to my pc till earliest December 20th unfortunately.
We've got plenty of active duty and veteran military here in the U too. And no problem with the date, life happens outside the U all the time, we even have a forum or three for that.
 
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That's great to hear. Love to talk with fellow soldiers. Also even though I cannot get to pc for a bit I will monitor and chat here. Also if you guys prefer me to join coms or a discord I do have them on phone and can talk that way too.

Also I realized that I missed my manners in my last reply so I will ensure I accomplish it here (I am a little harsh on myself for my errors and prefer to correct myself). It sure is a pleasure to chat with the group and a pleasure to meet you to Zandar1.
 
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Hi @Justin Latham, pleasure to meet ya! So where do I get started... there are so many things in your app that I love.

I noticed your FFXIV character has a Japanese themed name. Is there a story behind this? I personally have always wanted to visit Japan. Is this something you have done?

Circular saw blade frisbee... I suppose it will go well as long as you're the first person to throw it lol. :)

So first off, thank you for serving. Mad respect for those who do! Second, I love that you're a volunteer EMT. I was a medic for nearly a decade and I can appreciate the mentality and sacrifice it takes to do what you do. I have nightmares / PTSD from my time as a medic. Certain sounds and smells can trigger a flood of awful thoughts and memories of those I've lost. I totally get it and am happy to chat with ya about that if needed.

I dig the games you suggested. Witcher 3 is amazing, FNV is prob the best Fallout imho. I have a love / hate relationship with Eve. Love the idea, hate the player base and loss of time for a mistake.

I very much remember some of my frequent flyers in EMS. They really did take advantage of the system. I remember this one time I dropped a patient off at the ER. This guy was drunk and had no other medical conditions that were urgent and in need or EMS / the ER. He didn't want to wait in line so he walked across the street and called 911 saying he was having a heart attack. We rolled out from the ER to literally across the street, see the same guy and just signed. Loaded him up and dropped him off in the ER at the back of the queue.

I can't imagine you being active duty would cause any problems. Just try to keep up with your application. We won't boot someone from the FC due to inactivity while deployed etc... you'll have a place to call home.

Whiskey or bourbon... I do enjoy a good Irish whiskey and have a bottle of Japanese whiskey in my pantry too. I prefer to have whiskey on the rocks w/ some bitters vs shooting it. I even bought molds to make ice balls for my drinks. Great purchase btw if you have not done so.

So a few questions for ya.

What are your goals for FFXIV? Are you looking to simply play casually and hang with like minded peeps, looking to hit end game content and raid, pvp or just a mixture of everything? (there is no right or wrong answer, we all do things our own way and everybody is welcome)

What are your top three favorite TV shows?

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Favorite super hero?

Is a hotdog a sandwich, yes or no and why?
 
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Kalaan the pleasure is mine great to meet you enjoyed reading your post and here I am to reply as promptly as I can.


I believe the first question was on my name my plan was and what got me to try ffxiv was fantasy and guns so I new I wanted to be ranged and I needed a name second part of it was I love watching anime and reading manga it's a great pastime when I get a chance. But anyways the name Hikaru was a sharpshooter with a bow in a anime/manga who when her brother got I'll she took his place in the military as an archer and she was just a great shot ( also Hikaru means "to shine")and Katsumi means "victorious beauty" "triumph over" and a ton of different things depending on kanji used. Basically love japanese culture and works. I would love to get stationed in Japan.

Kalaan-"What are your goals for FFXIV? Are you looking to simply play casually and hang with like minded peeps, looking to hit end game content and raid, pvp or just a mixture of everything? (there is no right or wrong answer, we all do things our own way and everybody is welcome)"

My goals in FFXIV are well not even to end game yet but I want 2b outfit I want to have 100% completion of all player versus world (regardless how unlikely that is). But I'm a very laid back player I don't really pvp much more pve and only really play machinist and white mage but honestly I'm still learning.

Kalaan-"What are your top three favorite TV shows?"

Does anime count as tv shows because it would be anime series Shiki, Guilty Crown, and Fruits Basket. If not then I can't really answer because I don't watch many "normal" shows or even movies for that matter.

Kalaan-"Star Wars or Star Trek?"

I would have to say star trek I like commander Data.

Kalaan-"Favorite super hero?"

Deadpool? Is he a hero idk he says he isn't but I like that one most.

And I think that covers the questions asked.
Oh and I do plan to reply to everyone as I have time and type something here every single day.

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Well just finished morning PT and chow and figured before hopping in the shower I'd come on and say, GOOD MORNING UNREPENTANT.

Also re reading my reply to you @Kalaan I realized that I forgot to answer your last question don't know how but time to rectify my error.

The question was "Is a hotdog a sandwich, yes or no and why?"
The answer I would give to that would be a little of both due to it got the toppings of the sandwich but not the two slices of bread, while at the same time it's not because we'll it's a hot dog. Now if I have to answer yes or no I would say no because a sandwich is layers with a bread bottom and top much like a burger not a tube of meat in a deformed hamburger bun.
 
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Just found out and a heads up I may be isolated prior to HBL no phone ergo replies may be reduced to once a week or less till HBL leave starts. Just want to be active and informative for you guys.
 
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Thank you when I arrive at new battalion and they end up allowing phones I'll look and reply to any messages, if no new messages are present, I'll inform on situation and update accordingly as I am able. I'm scheduled to depart for new battalion at 14:00 CST which is in 1 hour and 15 minutes and got to pack and move bags again now.
 
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Ok I have arrived at my temporary new battalion. Tomorrow I will be available all day then I do not know when after that. Tuesday next week the army is shipping me to Fort Sam Houston from what I'm being told.
 
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Hey Justin,

Thanks for the explanation regarding your char name. It sounds like you put some thought into it, pretty cool! :)

Oh you want the 2B outfit? If you have Copied Factory unlocked I'd be more than happy to run ya through it. Three complete outfit boxes drop per run. Lots of people have them now so it should be pretty quick. I don't think I asked or perhaps I missed it. What level is your machinist and white mage?

Sure, anime can count. I'm personally not into a lot of anime. I have a few favs but I rarely watch. Fav show though, Brooklyn Nine Nine by far.

Yeah both Star Trek and Star Wars are great. I'm loving The Mandalorian, have you seen that? I have yet to watch any of the new Star Trek shows. I'm being stubborn and refusing to sub to CBS All Access. I really am looking forward to watching "Picard" though after I cave.

Sure Deadpool is a hero, why do you like him more than the others?

I can respect your hotdog is a sandwich yes/no response. Though follow up question, would a Chicago dog be considered a "hot dog with layers"? It has bun, tomatoes and pickles on the side of the dog with onions, mustard and peppers on top. :) I'm not sure if there is a real answer, but it's fun to ask stupid questions LOL.

I am not educated with how the military handles cell phones. From what you are saying, you lose all access to your phone and are in isolation prior to holiday block leave (yes I looked it up). Why? What's the mentality behind "take the phones away" & isolation?

Good luck at your temp battalion and hopefully Houston is nice this time of year! I'm sure we will catch you on the forums sometime soon. Don't stress over it, military service is a good excuse to be a bit slow to respond.
 
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Hey Kalaan and good morning for (yes I know it's only 40 minutes left of morning). I am not in shadow ringers yet my machinist is level 76-78 been months since I could play. My white mage is level 53 I got some more msq to bring I literally started playing like a month prior to my army enlistment. I do want the 2B because even at low level I'm obsessed with glamour of FFXIV.

I have not seen The Mandalorian but I heard it's good and will watch at later date. I only watched the old star trek none of the new ones.

I like Deadpool because of his fourth wall breaking and his darker funny humor. I like dark humor but unlike some I see in the rejected apps I know where it belongs and when is a good time and usually it's only with very select close friends. (idk why those in app decide this is the place for that shit/smut).

A chicago dog I would say is not a sandwich still usince it's missing the second bread unless I use my yes and no reply.

Also normally you keep your phone honestly I graduated basic been waiting to go AIT. I tore the fuck out of my shoulder in my first cycle that started March 10th 2020 and fought medical for 6 months till I was cleared to stay I refused to quit and give up. I'm worse than a mile once I start I don't quit till I'm dead. So BCT is more restricted than AIT and Unit. I did enlist as an Specialist (E-4). Due to my emt background and even know my unit which will be in Fort Riley Kansas.

Today is the temp battery of the battalion I'm at family day so I will be available most of the day. Then possibly most of day Tuesday when I'm supposed to ship to AIT in Sam Houston.
 
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Hey @Justin Latham, we should sync up in game whenever you have free time! I'm more than happy to help you run story dungeons / trials and raids. Would be fun! :) I bet we could even pull in a few other peeps too!

FYI great app so far, very responsive and friendly. I think you would fit in well!
 
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@Kalaan I would absolutely love to in dungeons I prefer healer personally but it is my lowest level. I should leave for HBL the 19th and then I got to build and test my new gaming computer so should be able to be up and running December 21st-22nd at latest. But possibly sooner. Is there a discord or mumble I can hang in to message outside of the forums when I get to pc?
 
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@Justin Latham this is awesome! Healers are always welcome as we never have enough. We have solid tanks and a ton of dps but healers are in short supply. You will be very popular haha! Oh nice, you're building a new gaming rig? Any details you want to share? I'll taking vacation from the 19th - 3rd so I'll be on a lot and can run content with ya! I'll PM you regarding Discord/Mumble etc...
 
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