App: Kel - Neverwinter (4/0)

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Kel

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Membership Application
Are you over 18? (You must be 18+ to apply.)
Yes

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

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

Do you have friends or family in the Unrepentant community? If so what is their forum name?
No

So... let's talk! What follows are a bunch of questions that give us a sense of your personality, and give us something to talk about. If your answers are boring or short, we’ll assume you’re boring (and probably short).

Tell us the story of one of the dumbest, funniest or most embarrassing things you've done as an adult.
I used to play Eve online for years in the past and made one most stupid mistake that I will forever remember. I owned a large capital ship and was safely docked in low sec/pirate space. I had another account cloaked watching the station and was waiting for a safe moment to undock. Unfortunately I had alt-tabbed due to boredom and watching some pirates...and did not notice I had accidentally undocked. Needless to say, when I alt tabbed back I was surrounded and minutes away from destruction. Actual dollar value of the ship would have been about $200. Never forgot that mistake.

What's the coolest job you've ever had? What's the worst? (And why?)
Coolest was an IT contractor early in my career moving around to different work sites working on different projects. Worst job was a fish slimer working 12 to 16 hours days. The work was pretty easy and mind numbing but 100 hours a week made the summer disappear...nothing other than work, sleep, repeat for an entire summer.

Name three video games you'll replay no matter how old they get. (And why?)
Zelda, breath of the wild (most recently), original zelda NES, and super punchout NES. The latest Zelda, BOTW was and is amazing in exploration and movability. Zelda NES is lots of fun an nostalgic. For whatever reason, beating Mike Tyson in NES punchout was and still is hard...but fun.

Tell us about the most annoying person you've ever met, and why he/she annoyed you.
I had a co-worker who was a complete narcissist and would never shut up. To make it worse, they always had a story for every place that anyone has ever been...and of course would one up any experience. At some point the stories just got silly and the thought of having to listen to another was excruciating.

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 am part owner in a gunsmithing business and part owner in the family cabin in the Alaskan wilderness which happens to be on a lake. I should be able to find some photos.

Why choose the Unrepentant Gaming Community over just a regular gaming guild?
Finding a mature gaming community makes gaming that much more enjoyable. I usually opt for co-op games over single player games. There are lots of old and new single player games which I still enjoy, but I really like working together and helping gaming friends with their own goals. We are always stronger together.

BONUS: Ask us some questions! We're sure you've got some.
What other games does the unrepentant community play? I still play WOW off and on, did a stint with FFXIV ARR which was fun, think about Eve but realize the time commitment isn't possible anymore.

Almost done!

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?
Hearth/teleport item. In case you are in over your head, this is how you get home. :)
 
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Hi Kel. Welcome to the application process. This is just a way for us all to get to know each other. Somebody smarter than me (and with a higher rank) can explain all the detail. The app is looking good so far. if you want to join us in-game, the channel is /join uey, I think.
 

Sovya

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Hey there and welcome to the application process!! This is where we get to know you and how you get to know us. You need 4 yes votes from yellow names in order to in. The downside of that is if you get 3 no votes, you’re out. However, if they are no due to inactivity, you just message a yellow name and let us know you’re back and poof, we just continue. Make sure you are active here so we can be all bantery with ya.

To answer your question, yes. All the games. We gots them and we plays them. 😊

Gunsmithing sounds uber nifty!! And a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness is also pretty fucking spiffy. Are you from Alaska?
 

Learnedhand

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Welcome to the application process.

If you want to join us in Neverwinter while your application is pending, you can join our custom chat channel in game, introduce yourself as an applicant and request a guild invite. You join the channel by typing /channel_join uey in the chat box. Once in the guild, be sure to put your forum name in the member comments section of the guild roster page, so we know who you are (hit g, click roster tab, member comments in right-most column)
 

Kel

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Hey there and welcome to the application process!! This is where we get to know you and how you get to know us. You need 4 yes votes from yellow names in order to in. The downside of that is if you get 3 no votes, you’re out. However, if they are no due to inactivity, you just message a yellow name and let us know you’re back and poof, we just continue. Make sure you are active here so we can be all bantery with ya.

To answer your question, yes. All the games. We gots them and we plays them. 

Gunsmithing sounds uber nifty!! And a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness is also pretty fucking spiffy. Are you from Alaska?
As much as most from Alaska! I have lived here for almost 40 years...but I grew up in California through part of grade school. I miss the weather...we don't have any real weather here in Anchorage. It's mild, doesn't rain or snow much and not much wind. My son saw lighting for the first time in his life last week. I remember thunder and torrential rain growing up in California.

Glad to hear about the different games. I was looking through the list in the forums. I have played many hours of WOW, FFXIV ARR, Eve and a few others.
 

Pfloyd

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Yo Kel. That EvE story...freakin' ouch, man. I didn't play long enough to get to the level where I could pilot a capital, but I've heard/seen enough stories. I'll add yours to the list. Anyway, aside from MMOs, any other games you enjoy? We've got some folks who play Warframe, Rocket League, Mordhau, Borderlands, Sea of Thieves, and a host of other games, so if there's a game you're looking to jam out with, there's a good chance someone around here plays it.
 

Kel

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Most recently I played WOW with a real life friend and his family on Frostmourne, alliance side. Unfortunately interests ebb and flow and playing an MMO alone is rather boring. Before that, I spent years on doomhammer in a horde guild. Maturity levels are challenging at times with that game. I dabbled a little with warframe but only a few hours. I played a lot of Overwatch and Destiny last year...but again, just a couple of real life family and friends with their interesting waning quickly. Borderlands is always fun. I have played all 3 of those. I tried Sea of Thieves...and it reminded me of Eve and I enjoyed it a bit. Problem was my son hates the stress and again was on my own and that got old.

Sounds like there are lots of options.

Here I am at work checking the forums because I have a minor CMOS problem at home. My last 3 PC's I put together myself...and this last one is getting a few years old now. The problem was it would not post, it kept trying to boot continuously. I have had this happen before and solved it by hard powering it down. This time I shut off the power supply and left it that way for a couple hours. Problem is my CMOS battery must be dead. CMOS forgot I have a striped C Raid 0 and can't read the OS. I am going to have to remind CMOS what my raid config is before I can get up and running again. Hopefully I can be up and running soon.
 

Sovya

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Since you play Neverwinter online, do you also play any pen and paper games??
 

Kel

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Since you play Neverwinter online, do you also play any pen and paper games??
I have 3 bankers boxes full of old pen and paper AD&D through 2nd edition. Rulebooks, modules, monsters, etc. A pretty good collection. Problem is all my old pen and paper friends have other things..but to be fair so do I. :) A full time job and a part time business leaves only a little time at odd hours for myself and Neverwinter or other MMO's.

My real draw to Neverwinter are all the awesome forgotten realms novels and Drizzt novels. My first D&D character from decades ago is Duranor, same name as my Neverwinter pally.

Times change, but all the information about the sword coast and all those old SSI gold box games are my bedrock for Neverwinter.

Oh yeah, got my CMOS fixed, was lucky it was easy. I just needed to set my HDD to RAID instead of the default, IDE. Then immediately recognized my RAID config and I booted with an OS detected.
 

Sovya

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Have you been able to get in touch with anyone from Neverwinter?
 

Kel

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Yes, thank you. ;) I got a guild invite, but I am the only character in guild I have seen online not max level character. I am 47 and making my way to 80. I still log in daily and making the level grind!
 

Sovya

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Yes, thank you. ;) I got a guild invite, but I am the only character in guild I have seen online not max level character. I am 47 and making my way to 80. I still log in daily and making the level grind!
Are you able to chat with people? If so, make them say a thing on your app so we know!! :p
 

Kel

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I will see what I can do. I log on evenings and say hello, how is it going. It's pretty quiet and I usually don't get a response, at least not right away.

As I said earlier, most everyone is max level, currently I am at about 50, so I haven't been able to participate in any group level activities.

I spec tank so I know when I get there I will be able to help out. It's how I play WOW as well.

I have been told, this past weekend most recently, that I should enjoy the level grind to 80 as it is supposedly the best part. I guess I think of WOW where the grind is just to the point where the game begins. I hope that it's not all downhill from max level with Neverwinter.

I will continue to be friendly and speak up in game channel. I leave myself logged in to Discord (thanks for the invite) so I will hear if there is something going on in NWN.

Still around and logging in nightly! Don't want to miss those enchanted keys...
 

Kel

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Hit 70 a few nights ago. The XP went really fast. I have a few of the level 70 items from the big guy and hamster questline. Lots of grindy dailies to advance campaigns I see. Not sure what to focus on yet. Still getting my daily key! Last couple nights I logged on late my time, only one person around. I am sure being far west coast (Alaska) is a slow time for time zones to the east. At least I will be around on the weekends. Big wave to those at 80 that I hope to join soon!
 

Learnedhand

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Glad to hear about the different games. I was looking through the list in the forums. I have played many hours of WOW, FFXIV ARR, Eve and a few others.
We actually have two Wow branches -- Badwolf corporation on Area 52/Horde, and Dazed and Confused on Hyjal/Alliance. I've heard that the alliance side is more active. You can /who in game to find them. There's also been talk of a Vanilla Wow branch, once that drops. So that's exciting.

Zandar1 is the leader of our FFXIV branch, so if you're interested, shoot them a pm here on the boards for an invite. I think we still have some Eve players as well.

Have you gotten to group up with anyone in Neverwinter?
 
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Kel

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In short, not yet, I want to be more knowledgeable of the game and my role as tank. I am not sure yet what I am missing not having focused on completing any campaigns/boons. I am dancing around the issue that I want to be more prepared before doing group content. If I was playing DPS it probably wouldn't matter. I made it to level 80 a week ago or so. So confusing as to which quests to focus but I am on the right track now.

I started the Undermountain content...I did my first set of quests this past weekend. I enjoyed the questline with Pwent and Bruenor. I have heard in chat reference to ME's...are those daily or weekly quests?

I am specced tank, but maybe not the best first character to play in hindsight. I read several good articles on tanking and have been able to test out skills and how to use them. I think I'm ready there.

I started the undermountain campaign and started the tyranny of dragons campaign as well. I know which enchantments to pick, nice article there.

Last time I queued in the random queue, I was level 60 and got put in as tank in the mad mage dungeon? It has been a while. I felt bad for everyone with me. Wave after wave of mobs in a circular platform.
 

arkle

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Hi Kel

Bit late to your app (been busy/fed up with vetting apps - you choose); I only play DDo at the moment, well to be fair mostly only DDO for about 7 years, so won't see you in NWN.

I also used to play PnP D&D, first ever rule set and AD&D then all my friends went different ways. Had the rule books, dungeons etc and most of all the old style lead figures. My favourite was a wizard with right arm extended but with a medium shield on his left arm - so had to try multiclassing, didnt really work in 2nd edition. Did you have metal figures? What was your favourite?
 

Kel

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Hiya, Arkle. :) My favorite was and still is a paladin...which is why I chose to create a pally tank in Neverwinter. I did have a few metal figurines, played pen and paper AD&D in the 90's but everyone went their separate ways. In retrospect I really felt bad for the DM...so much work and prep required. He was plate armored with a two handed sword. Is it coincidence that my neverwinter character is the same name...I think not. My only change is that tanking seems to require shield...and I'm okay with that...it makes sense.

I picked up 2 full bankers boxes of AD&D rulebooks and expansions a while back. Some acquaintance sold them both to me for $90 over 20 years ago. I still have them in my garage.

I have the old deities and demigods book, 2nd edition rules books, a lot of those hardback/softback books. Times have changed.

I like Neverwinter because of all the books and lore written in that area. My choice for online gaming really comes down to the group content however...if a game is going to hold my attention long term. Work and family took me away from Eve...and people moving away from WOW took me away from that. My focus really is co-op content. However, I refuse to be someone who doesn't pull their weight. I hope to get into group content soon.
 

Learnedhand

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I rocked a pally in Neverwinter for a long time, but that was pre mod 16, so, I'm afraid I wouldn't be much help there. As far as the campaigns, unless mod 16 changed things, it's a good idea to get some boons under your belt before some of the higher content. The dailies for sharandar, well of dragons, dread ring and underdark are short enough that you could kinda bang those out all together. Also, dread ring, well of dragons and Icewind Dale, can help you move through Underdark, because the demonic sHEs (small heroic encointers) there give you Faerzress. After banging those out, you can focus on campaigns like Storm Kings Thunder and Chult/Omu, which take forever (or seem like it). Personally, I would wait for a 40% off sale and buy the buyout token for Storm King's.
 
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