Guild Wars 2 App: Lavan (4/0/0)

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Guild Wars 2 App: Lavan (0/0/0)


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


Which game(s) are you applying in?
Guild Wars 2​


What is the character or account name you’re joining that game with?
Lavan.5842​


Do you have friends or family in the guild? If so what is their forum name?
altg33k​


Tell us the story of one of the dumbest, funniest or most embarrassing things you've done as an adult.
The most embarrassing thing I remember doing as an adult happened while I was crowd surfing at Warped tour '07. I made the mistake of not wearing a belt to the concert, and I wound up getting my pants pulled down around my ankles, it was a complete miracle that I didn't lose them entirely. The band even commented on the guy who was crowd surfing in his boxers. When I got to the front and the Security guys hauled me off the crowd, I actually got a High 5 from Howard of Killswitch Engage. So at the same time it was embarrassing and kinda epic.​


What's the coolest job you've ever had? What's the worst? (And why?)
The coolest job I've ever had is the one I currently have. I deal cards at a Casino in Minnesota. The reason I love this job so much is I get to meet a whole ton of interesting people. Plus I love gambling, some people even tell me I have a gambling problem.

Personally I've loved almost all of my jobs, but if I have to choose one that is the worst, it would be working overnights at a gas station simply because it was so boring. I spent most of my time at work reading books and playing games on my phone because there was nothing to do.​


Name three video games you'll replay no matter how old they get. (And why?)
Chrono Trigger: Simply the best RPG of all time. At least once a year I bust out my SNES and spend a week beating this game front to back. The compelling storyline, innovative(for its time) combat system, and unique mini games just keep me coming back time and time again.

The Binding of Issac: I love Indie games, and this is probably the best I've played. It has endless replay ability due to the random nature way the entire game is generated every time you start a new game. If you haven't heard of it, I highly recommend picking it up.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: My favorite in the Iconic Zelda franchise, this game will always keep me coming back just because of how freaking epic everything is. It brought the whole Zelda story to life for me when I was younger and I just love reliving those days.​


Tell us about the most annoying person you've ever met, and why he/she annoyed you.
The most annoying person I've ever met is a regular at my work by the name of Rick. The reason they annoy me so much is they feel that they should be able to control everyone at the blackjack table. That sort of thing really pisses me off. They also don't tip for crap, I saw this guy win $10,000 and not give the dealer a dime, and then complain when he lost one hand after a 15-hand winning streak.​


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 used to play Chess competitively in High School. During the 4 years I was in high school our Chess team contributed more trophies to the school case then all of the major sports combined. If I had continued playing, I would probably be rated 18-1900(expert rating) at this moment. I really regret that I had to stop playing competitively, but I just couldn't afford the entry fees to the adult tournaments and I now that I have the money I can't get the time off of work. However I am always willing to take on all comers if there are any chess players in the guild!​


Why choose the Unrepentant Gaming Community over just a regular gaming guild?
I love the idea of already having people to play with in pretty much whatever game I decide to play in the future. This Community looks like it will stand the test of time, and have people branched out into most every game that will ever be made.​


BONUS: Ask us some questions! We're sure you've got some.
Wow, I absolutely hate this question. I never know what to say when they ask me this question in a job interview, and I still don't know what to say even when protected by the relatively anonymity of the internet!​
 
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I am in the mood for cheesecake. - Answering a question you didn't ask heh especially if it was "what food are you in the mood of eating right now?"

Thanks for applying to Unrepentant. The application process is one of the few things we take seriously here. It's a way for us to get to know you better and vice versa. Mainly to see if you're a fit for the community. Also check out and post something in the Thirsty troll section, a great way to start more interactions with us.

Now for your questions, what food are you in the mood of eating right now? lol
Also how do you know Altg33k? Would you still apply if he got kicked for whatever reason?

Hopefully you're on Stormbluff Isle, we also use mumble and it's info is inthe faq section.
 
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Problemz- Hrm...I'm actually really in the mood for a Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell. Although I'm not going to let myself give in to that because I'm trying to diet!

Altg33k is my cousin, and to be honest I probably wouldn't have applied if he hadn't told me about this guild, but if I get in, chances are quite good(99%) that I'll stick around even if he gets kicked afterwards. I am very loyal to the guild/community/clan that I join. I still represent [KBH](Killbox Hores) Whenever I play FPS games, even though that clan has been dead for at least 3 years.
 
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pff this freak here (Lavan) is my cousin. Not only does he give me one less table to play blackjack on at the casino, but also whips my ass in chess.
In all seriousness this guy is pretty sweet, though I am biased (being his cousin and all). Lavan always had his nose in a book or playing some sort of game when we were younger. Now that I think about it, that's still kind of the case isn't it Lavan? He used to make me jealous during all the christmas get together's with the family, as he had a gameboy and I didn't!
This guy is pretty chill and relaxed out to the maxed out :p
 
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The coolest job I've ever had is the one I currently have. I deal cards at a Casino in Minnesota. The reason I love this job so much is I get to meet a whole ton of interesting people. Plus I love gambling, some people even tell me I have a gambling problem.
I've always wondered, did you have to get special training to do that? Dealers in casinos always seem so smooth with the cards. It seems to me like that would take a lot of practice.
 
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Do blackjack dears play blackjack when they gamble? Or do you go to a different game?

I was always a fan of craps, myself. I can't stop myself from counting the cards when I play blackjack, so playing something really random like roulette or craps appeals to me. The strategy's in the betting, not the playing of the game.
 
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Calabria- I had to take a 2 week training course that cost me $200. However that was reimbursed by the casino I was working for at that time.

Ironzerg - The biggest thing I've found that I absolutely love about GW2 is that you get a completely different skillset depending on what weapons you use. The ability to customize really appeals to me. I'm also looking forward to the fluid way the dungeons are supposed to work(I'm only level 25 atm so can't do any dungeons). I like that they are trying to get away from the "standard" setup where you have x healers, x tanks, and x dps.

Heguo - I'm assuming you mean dealers, since I don't know what a blackjack dear is. Personally, I play just about everything. I do a little bit of blackjack, a little bit of slots, a little bit of the "Carnival games"(3-card poker, 4-card poker, etc). And recently I've been really getting into Texas Hold'em.

Also, unless you want to get caught counting cards, the strategy there is in the betting as well, not the playing of the game.
 
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So who taught you to play cards and how to bet?

Me, it was my grandpa. He loved to play poker. I think we started when I was 6 or so, he would let me win up to about 20 bucks! That was a lot. Then he would win it all back till I had five dollars or so and quit. I finally caught on to what he was doing when I was around 14 and started giving him a real run for his money. Miss that old guy...
 
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I've actually been playing cards since I was like 3-4. My parents used Blackjack and Cribbage to teach me how to count. I joke around with the players that I was bred to do this job. I would get my 1-2 dollar allowance and play blackjack against my parents for pennies(literally). Usually I was able to double my money every week so I could buy more candy! The only stipulation to the playing was I had to count all of the hands myself. Sometimes I wonder if my parents were trying to raise me to have a gambling problem!:eek:
 
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thats a really good way to teach a kid how to count actually. my parents started my gambling problem with 5 card draw when i was about six. Now im a big fan of black jack for card games. Once got accepted to be a dealer but couldnt take the class since i was 2 months from being 18.
 
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I thought it was a great way to teach a kid how to count. I plan on using it if/when I have kids of my own. That sucks that you couldn't take the dealing class. What limits do you usually play when you play blackjack? And what shoe lengths?
 
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Of the few times I've played Blackjack and counted the cards, I've never been lucky enough to get accused of counting. I'm not sure what a blackjack dear is either, but I picture some sweet little 80-year old lady who calls everyone dear sitting at a blackjack table taking the house to the cleaners.
 
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Lavan I got one question for you. I love to play blackjack at the casinos when I go (NJ) so have any tips to share for a blackjack player to help the odds a little? :eek:

Well make it 2 - What do you think is the coolest feature in GW2? Add in profession if it suits you.
 
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Never been into the blackjack stuff. Now poker of all forms, I'm game. However I am not a gambler. I know I know, I just have a hard time betting. Now just for fun penny/quarter games, those I love.
 

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Never been into the blackjack stuff. Now poker of all forms, I'm game. However I am not a gambler. I know I know, I just have a hard time betting. Now just for fun penny/quarter games, those I love.
I'm with Lahtee. Give me a friendly ole $10 buy-in No Limit Texas Hold 'em home game. I'm a pretty simple guy to please, though.
 
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I keep threatening to go to the Hold 'Em tournaments they hold on base, but I always seem to end up opening up a bottle of beer and finding myself in GW2.
 
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The biggest tip I have for all blackjack players is this...Hit your 12's against a dealer 2 or 3, hit your 16's against a made hand, and only stay on soft 18 against a 7 or an 8. Those are the 3 most common mistakes I see at the table as far as strategy goes.

As to your other question, probably my favorite feature in GW2 is the fact that anybody can resurrect anybody else at essentially any time.

Also I can think of 3 players off of the top of my head that fit that description of "blackjack dear."
 
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I talked to Lavan for a few minutes in Mumble. Anyone who has worked the graveyard shift before is ok in my book because it's not a fun shift after a while. :cool:
 
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I invited this guy to the guild. I have played games with him for a few months, and he is a great guy to be around! Positive, always ready to help, and willing to deal with my aggresiveness!!! Hooray!
 
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