Neverwinter App: BeezNeez (3/1/0)

Would you have a drink with them? (the results have no bearing on whether they get in or not)


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

Which game(s) are you applying in?
Neverwinter

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

Do you have friends or family in the guild? 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 met Orson Scott Card and all I could think to ask was, "So, do you speak any foreign languages?" I had forgotten the whole book (Speaker For The Dead) where the main plot was "I speak Portuguese!" He modestly mentioned to me he speaks a little Portuguese. He must scream into his pillow every night after he meets his fans.

What's the coolest job you've ever had? What's the worst? (And why?)
I was a tech support rep for a Japanese game (Final Fantasy XI, Squaresoft) for Europe (1 - 10 am Pacific) in German. It was awesome, because it was collocated with Sony Online's support center, so I got lots of SOE swag. It was also terrible because of everything in the first sentence.

Name three video games you'll replay no matter how old they get. (And why?)
Asheron's Call, Lineage II, Age of Empires.

Tell us about the most annoying person you've ever met, and why he/she annoyed you.
When I was a teenager there was a youth leader guy from church who would stop by my place on Sunday mornings, pound on my door, and harass me about getting up and going with him. So now I still hide under my bed whenever anyone knocks at my door.

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!)

Why choose the Unrepentant Gaming Community over just a regular gaming guild?
It's good to know there is a community that spans various games and you seem to enjoy a rich social life outside of your computers and... ugh, I can't carry on with the job interview spiel: You guys are perverted enablers who can help me keep cool and keep off the wagon.

BONUS: Ask us some questions! We're sure you've got some.
Is this an FBI honeypot? Did I miss something in the User Agreement that includes installing a backdoor on my computer? Does this rash look contagious?

Almost done!

do you wear pants?
No
 
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Good morning Beez and welcome to the app process!

So far I like your app, but it is on the thin side. So you might want to fill out a bit more with what ever you like. :D

But why play NW? what is it that makes this game so cool that you want to keep playing it?


But yes, that rash look infected AND contagious.. I don't know did you fight a Wraith and got hit? I recommend that you find a healer, don't die unless your mission is to become an undead incorporeal. Other than that, don't squirt blood on others and........ yep just don't be near any of us in that state unless... No wait no worries amongst us, no one will know the difference anyway..
 
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Hello, hello. Welcome to the application process! I used to play Final Fantasy XI, and now I play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Warframe, and a handful of other games. It's cool knowing that the Tech Support aren't all mindless and senseless robots. But now I want some of your swag.. Lol.

Lineage II was a pretty decent game. But I'm going to piggy back off of Nagzidra: Why Neverwinter? What appeals most to you about that particular game? Aside from those 3 games that you've listed; are there any other games to make a list of ones that you'd go back and play if you had the chance?

And whether this was an FBI honeypot or not.. giving you the answer; whether confirming or denying, wouldn't be much fun now would it? We're supposed to keep a few​ secrets here and there. Mwhahahahahaha.
 
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Hi, thanks for putting in an app with us. Make sure you check in on this thread as often as you can.

Surely you must have have good stories from working tech support. I'd love to hear one.

And Everest? Holy crap! What inspired you to do that? Are you an experienced climber or did you have a Walter Mitty moment?
 

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Hey BeezNeez, thanks for stopping by and checking us out!

I looked around for you in Neverwinter this evening, but didn't see you online. Have you joined the channel /uey yet? If not, please do that (/channel_join Uey) and ask for a guild invite. You'll remain an initiate during the application process, which usually takes about 3-14 days or so.

So while I liked your app, it is as Nagz said a bit on the thin side. I enjoyed the read but didn't walk away with much of a sense of who you are as a person. It will be up to you to engage the community in your application and make sure we get to know how awesome you are :D

Because really... we are all about our community. It and our application process are about the only things we take seriously around here.
 
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Hey, thanks for your replies and the feedback so far. I'm sure there's a lot I can add here, so I'll keep at it. I was reading some of the other accepted apps and now I feel like such an under-achiever, lol. Sure, I've been to Everest Base Camp, but I don't even have a deviant art page or a working Xbox. But good news, I don't think you need to worry about a contagious rash.

I started playing Neverwinter since I wanted to connect with D&D somehow. I just played through Baldur's Gate last Winter and NW was getting some attention on Steam. I sure miss the good old graph paper and dice, but the rules got to be tedious. When I tried Neverwinter it was fun and action-oriented, but I was really hooked trying out the player-made foundry dungeons. There's one in particular that really caught me - the one where you meet around a table with some weird NPCs, but there's a DM and you go deeper, Inception-style, into a Cthulhu story. I ran that quite a few times to read all the lore and get a good look at the amazing scenery. I figured that if such talented story-tellers were building those kind of amateur dungeons there must be something classy about the whole game.

I'll leave it there for right now. I'll check in on the Uey channel and see if I can meet a few of you there.
 
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Yeah. I'm a D&D Fan, myself. Played Neverwinter Nights when it first came out, and to be honest.. I still fire it up every now and then. I used to play on an Online Persistent World Role-Play Enforced, Player Driven Server called Arelith. It's still alive and kicking, with upwards of 50-70 players on at any given time, on each of its 3 (it started as one, but has undergone so much heavily customized scripting and area design, there's now 3 servers, all interconnected with a script that automatically switches you to the respective server when you hit the server zone switch point) servers. Then I played Neverwinter Nights 2, and I still fire that up every so often.

The Foundry Content in Neverwinter is pretty unique and very nice. The best part, is it level scales.. so the moment you unlock access to Foundry Missions, you can play all of them if you want. Right now, I'm putting heavy time in to Star Trek Online, and it too has Foundry Content, created by other players. The unfortunate thing about STO's Foundry, is that some of it requires a certain Rank (level) to access.

That being said, yes.. I too would love to hear some stories about your time as a Tech Support Member for Final Fantasy XI. Obviously, only ones you're able to tell.. and not ones that would vause any sort of violation or whatever towards a confidentiality agreement.
 
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Asheron's Call
Asheron's Call


Asheron's Call


Well HI THERE! I knew I came in to this app for a reason, and it's because you said my 2 favorite words! Not that "call" is a good word by itself, but when combined with "asherons", I'll take it.

So I mean, yea that's really the only point to me being here, is to grill you about AC.

Preferred character type? What server? When did you play? More importantly: are you playing again now that it's FREEEEEE? And did you ever give AC2 a try? What's your favorite quest?

...that's enough for now. Probably.
 

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got beez a guild invite tonight he hopped right into the fun look forward to getting some runs in with ya and finding you some gear
 
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Well HI THERE! I knew I came in to this app for a reason, and it's because you said my 2 favorite words! Not that "call" is a good word by itself, but when combined with "asherons", I'll take it.

So I mean, yea that's really the only point to me being here, is to grill you about AC.

Preferred character type? What server? When did you play? More importantly: are you playing again now that it's FREEEEEE? And did you ever give AC2 a try? What's your favorite quest?

...that's enough for now. Probably.
I don't remember you jumping on my app that way... did I fail to mention my AC & AC2 exploits? :'(


Asheron's Call, Lineage II, Age of Empires.
Jesus, that reads like an excerpt from my own gaming history... though I don't remember much from Lineage II as life kept me from diving in, and by the time I could play, it was getting ready to go under!

To echo Skyla: did you ever go back (or were you still playing) when they rolled out the 2nd expansion, Throne of Destiny? I went back a few years ago & ended up maxing all skills... it was quite a feeling. Not quite as spectacular as hitting 126 but *shrug*
 
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Wow, so much love for AC! And I thought I'd get minus points - other than in 1999, it has been an underdog. I played it off an on (chronically) since 2002, mostly on Harvestgain. I dabbled in Darktide, where I watched my radar all the time instead of the main screen - I lived in fear. But it was fun to try to murder people by jumping off of the skyscraper tower in Tou-Tou and trying to land on them. The wildlife (and even the hockey masked Virindi) are adorable. If ever there is a Tusker plushie toy, I will buy it.

So about that job I had with FFXI tech support, that was while I was living in San Diego about 10 years ago. Square-Enix set up their US and EU support team for FFXI right alongside the support and QA people at SOE (Sony). So FFXI was crashing on Sony's couch. I got perks, like a copy of the games SOE were releasing around that time, and amazingly I got a (so far) lifetime free account on Everquest II. I enjoyed that quite a bit. But back to FFXI, I was amazed to learn how callous and brutal Square-Enix was to their desperately loyal fans. They had the policy that if you took some time off and went more than two months without paying your subscription, they would delete your account - poof. Characters gone. Restoration? Maybe. So I had to break the bad news to a lot of incredulous and bitter victims.

Trekking in Nepal? Kind of a random opportunity that I lucked into. I took a gig working for a cousin writing content for his websites (yes, robo-text for Google adwords/adsense arbitrage). He happened to be planning for a trip since he was nuts about Nepal, and I got to go along. The deal was that I would write up the whole experience, with good click-bait content, so you're welcome to check it out, particularly at http://www.sherpatrek.com/weblog/

While you're at it, maybe you can check out http://senseandsound.net/ where I write for fun. It's about music, not that I geek out about music, but I really get into bands, live shows, and rationalizing pirating things. I try not to gush on about specific bands and I try to keep it meta. I'm not trying to push page view here (no ads). It's just a shortcut to get to know more about me.
 
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I don't remember you jumping on my app that way... did I fail to mention my AC & AC2 exploits? :'(
2011? That's like eons ago! =P

To echo Skyla: did you ever go back (or were you still playing) when they rolled out the 2nd expansion, Throne of Destiny? I went back a few years ago & ended up maxing all skills... it was quite a feeling. Not quite as spectacular as hitting 126 but *shrug*

I actually haven't hit 275 yet on my main (no macroing). I'm...240? I think? Still log in monthly to check in on my friends and pay my maintenance. TD4L
 
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I was able to join the NW guild and get into mumble. I heard them talking about yetis, so that must be the right place. The party in this app is slowing down, so I feel like I need to work the crowd a little.

McVeganPants - your location says 'Austin, TX' so do you get Google Fiber where you live? I'm in Provo, one of the other Google towns, and I get free internet! It's only 'up to' 5 Mb/s, but I won't complain. It's a big jump up to 1 Gp/s for $70 per month.

Gwynn - you're in Walla Walla? Does it smell like onions there? (Checking your pits?) No, seriously, your town is famous for onions, so live it up. Don't feel bad about the smell. I drove through Gilroy, CA several time, garlic capital of the West, and it sure smelled like garlic. They are proud of their smell.

Nagzidra - from Denmark? Does anyone in Denmark like The Raveonnettes? My grandmother was Danish and made some interesting recipes. I'm not sure which of them was Danish or just weird.
 

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Yep. It's the only kind of onion I'll buy if I can help it.

We're also famous for our Prison, wine, and Magic the Gathering (which was invented here).
 
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Nagzidra - from Denmark? Does anyone in Denmark like The Raveonnettes? My grandmother was Danish and made some interesting recipes. I'm not sure which of them was Danish or just weird.

Yep from Denmark, Or if you talk to the rest of the NW guild then Im Denmarkian ;-P

The Raveonettes.... gosh I really dislike them ^^ But sure, Danes don't like there artist before they get big in another country. So yep they are a symbol of Danish pride! :rainbowpuke48:

But food in Denmark... Nam nam.. we do have some sorts of food a lot of people really isn't used to.. But when that is said, Danish food is freaking delish!

But what kind of food did your grandmother make?
 
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Hey doyler - if I needed to eat a Dane(ish) it would have to be Viggo Mortensen, though he's just half-danish. Runner up is Mads Mikkelsen because he was a good villain in Casino Royale.

Nagzidra - My grandma made fried oysters and eggs goldenrod, and she would soak cucumbers in white vinegar. That is so different from American cuisine of cheeseburger-fries-coke-togo. Weird, huh. I looked up Danish bands, and I recognized Mew, Leæther Strip, and (ugh) Aqua. What are some good bands I should check out?

By the way, Gwynn, is there a stockpile of bitcoins in Walla Walla left over from MtGox?
 
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Wait, wait, wait one sec.....a deviant art reference and an aoe (im asuming aoe2) fav game; how am I not involved with this application. Maybe I should poke my head out of Eorzea and hear this beezneez character in mumble. I like the app/interaction so far (not like I have a vote or am in anyway involved in NW) but I'll put my 2 cents and inane question here:
Samuel Clemens or Ziggy Stardust?
ok...back to drunk posting on lalafells....good luck sir :)
 

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Hey doyler - if I needed to eat a Dane(ish) it would have to be Viggo Mortensen, though he's just half-danish. Runner up is Mads Mikkelsen because he was a good villain in Casino Royale.

Nagzidra - My grandma made fried oysters and eggs goldenrod, and she would soak cucumbers in white vinegar. That is so different from American cuisine of cheeseburger-fries-coke-togo. Weird, huh. I looked up Danish bands, and I recognized Mew, Leæther Strip, and (ugh) Aqua. What are some good bands I should check out?

Well fried oysters is not a typical Danish dish, but the cucumbers are! you can do it 2 ways. Either heat up vinegar and sugar, with whatever spice you want. Then pour it over the sliced cucumbers. The other method is doing it without heating the vinegar up. The Danish version of the Pickled cucumber is so freaking delish!

And Danish bands... Hm.. we do have some you might know..

Big Fat Snake, D:A:D, Inside The Whale, Kashmir, Nephew, Alphabeat, Carpark North, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Mercenary, Outlandish, Safri Duo, Saybia.
And then there is something like Red Warszawa. That is the top of Danish shit metal. They sing in Danish and the lyric is so fucked.. But a band everyone loves in DK.
 

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So, Mr. BeezNees, if that's even your real name...

How's the ride been so far? I haven't had a chance to catch you online. Hopefully we'll bump into each other this weekend. Siege of Neverwinter starts this afternoon, so maybe we can frolic together through the battle fields, laughing and slaying dragons along the way.
 
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