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Stratics Legends Moderators and reporters

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by DGgnome, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. DGgnome

    DGgnome Adventurer
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    This is a thread to better get to know our moderators on the Legends side of the board, I invite all the moderators to post a little something about themselves to make our community just that *holds fingers up in a pinched format* much closer. I also invite all the other moderators on the stratics forums to post if they would like! :thumbsup:
     
  2. Uriah Heep

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    Hmm. looks like I'm first, even tho I'm the quiet shy type :p

    I've been quitting UO since December '98. ;)
    A friend sent screenshots of UO over ICQ, saw em, read a bit about the game, and bought it. Thought a mage would be cool to play, even tho the road to being one (in those days) was tough. Went to character creation, had to pick a name...Favorite rock band was playing on the record player (yeah I still have one) so I named him after them.

    Played Atlantic for about 9 years, running a guild to equip newbies and train them, and eventually ended up as co-gm of the second largest guild on Atlantic. Was kinda tough in those days, since the only PvP I did was just for survival and defense, never had the mindset nor reactions for it. After we broke up, signed up with friends in TWT and the whole guild transferred to Legends, just for a change. They went home after a coupla months, I stayed...I still kid em about taking me snipe hunting!

    Had intended to just quit (remember the find Dev events a couple of years ago?) but after meeting her, FSB, and most of the ELV alliance, I knew I had found my new home.

    As for moderating, 6 months ago if you had said I would be moderating a message board, I would have laughed :) Just goes to show, never say never. It's a mostly thankless job, you have to maintain a distance, and it will cost you some friends.
    I can honestly say tho, I sleep well at night, I think I am fair to all.

    For RL, Im an old man who manages a 24hr convenience store. Raised 7 kids, currently have 7 grandkids, Live in rural East Texas, and am the only member of my immediate family not involved in law enforcement.

    Don;'t really know what else to say, not that I'm being secretive, just don't wanna bore everyone with the minutia that is my life. I'm just a simple country boy :)
     
  3. Maplestone

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    *ponders claiming to just be an AI, but worries people might believe me*

    I have a long history of avoiding UO - having missed out on the whole MUD phenomenon that consumed the lives of many of my friends in school, I meant to try UO when it first came out but things were a little too tight moneywise for a subscription game. But when I finally landed a good job and moved to the city, I bought a copy of the Second Age before buying a desk or chair for the new apartment, playing just sitting on the carpet.

    Unfortunately, that initial experience was not a positive one - it was a great game, but I encountered all the wrong people and it wasn't the experience I was looking for, so I let the trial subscription run out and wandered off dejected (not just from UO but from the concept of MMOs entirely) to get on with my life.

    But then through the twists and turns of life, I found myself deciding to give MMOs a second chance as a way to save money. I did a little research and discovered UO had changed a lot since I had first tried it, changed in ways that I liked the looks of. So it when it came to choice between the much-hyped WoW that was about to launch and the old, well-worn UO, I decided to choose the game with more history and returned to UO just prior to the launch of SE. I am very, very happy with that choice. I did wander away for a few months after SA was canceled the first time, but returned when there was evidence the game's development wasn't being abandoned.

    I have to admit that for good or ill, I'm one of those people who plays UO as almost a single-player game. I do more socializing on the boards than I do in game. As is probably clear from the stories I sometimes post, I keep a large stable of specialized characters as puzzle pieces of a self-contained community of my own characters - MAPL.

    In real life, I was raised on a small sheep farm on a dusty country road where my neighbour still didn't have electricity. I studied math and genetics, taught calculus at a university for a couple of terms before feeling frustrated never having a good answer for the "what is this good for?" question from disgruntled students and set off into the real world to find out for myself. I eventually hooked up with a big tech company doing UNIX tech support right before the dotcom bubble burst and was with them (outsourced and insourced along the way) through 18 or 19 rounds of layoffs for the decade they lurched and floundered until they finally succumbed to bankruptcy this spring. At the moment, I haven't yet quite figured out what to do with my life next.

    I have a cat who takes good care of me.

    As for moderation ... well, I already seemed be be reading most posts so, after a couple of attempts to resist, I was drafted. I'm content to do my civil duty until they find someone better.
     
  4. DGgnome

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    Looking great guys! Keep them coming if possible :thumbup:
     
  5. The ancient one still has yet to post :fight: :rant2:

    *rubs eye* I mean Devil's Own..... :gee: :p
     
  6. The Grimswind Sisters

    Our family did not always live near the ruins. The first little home was along the banks of the river just outside of
    Minoc, a bit north of the bridge. Our good friend, DebconLady, had a grand L-shaped house, and in front of that
    sat our little thatched-roof cottage.

    Being the oldest it fell to me to provide for the family, and, truth be told, my sisters were not up to the task of
    battling ogres and ettins for the coin they always carried. DevilsOwn was very young and still in training to become
    a paladin. She was eager and swift but barely adept and oh so easily distracted. Sis Draper was, and still is, a bit
    of a dreamer, spending time in the nearby forests enticing rabbits and hinds to do her bidding. I would spend my
    daylight hours tracking beasts and slaughtering those that I could, and by night worked on craftsman skills to
    furnish our small house.

    We grew stronger and more confident. Dev spent much of her time travelling the lands with Deb and would come
    home with tales of new lands and strange beasts. Along the way they met many people who helped them become
    better equipped and knowledgeable. One such group was The Fellowship of Skara Brae to which after some time
    they pledged their fealty.

    The Guild Master was named Lord Maximus Cortair, and he was a striking, profound presence. Strong opinions and
    a firm hand were the mark of his leadership. Dev was immediately smitten by his strength and dashing demeanor,
    and it was no surprise to me when she came home one evening and announced they were to be wed. Max had built
    a beautiful chapel just outside of the Orc Forst in the lands of Malas and word was sent out that all were invited
    to the wedding ceremony. Of course, that would not do for Max.... he stationed pack horses across the lands with
    communication crystals and broadcast the event to all corners of the realm.

    The ghods smiled on the happy couple and a few years went by of adventures and romance. Many good things
    were in store for them as they travelled along. Perhaps the most stunning was the castle that we now call
    home, here near the Grimswind Ruins. The ghods proclaimed that five new castles were to be built and that all
    that need happen is for each chosen recipient to respond, and Max was one of the chosen. He gave the castle
    to Dev as an anniversary gift, and now, looking back, I think perhaps it was also a way of saying farewell. Not
    long after we moved to the castle Max boarded his ship and sailed for bit of fishing and he never returned. Dev
    had spent far too much time awaiting word, mourning the loss of her husband, but I think now she has come to
    grips with it, as I see her more often smiling. She has taken the guild, not so much to build an empire as to honor
    the memory of Maximus. And she tells me that at times she can still hear his loud, firm voice echoing thru the
    halls of the guild house

    ~ Lady Keeper of the Grimswind Sisters


    Today I followed my sister, not showing myself as I could see this journey was her own, but only to be nearby should she need aid of some kind. Dev had spent the morning in her room, soft rustling noises coming from behind the closed curtains, and she emerged with a small neatly tied bundle under her arm, announcing that she and Honesty had an errand to run. We were told not to expect her before supper and that we should continue sorting thru the jumbled armory for items to be donated to our friend tirelessly training the newly discovered skill of imbuing.

    I watched as she carefully led Honesty over the tiny rope bridge that connects the Ruins to great land mass of Malas and headed off towards the south. Following at a safe distance, and making myself invisible when necessary, guarded her passage thru the Crystal Fens and saw her enter the city gates of Luna. Following a hunch I went straight to the moongate in the bank courtyard just in time to see her flash of departure and jumped into the moongate with Skara Brae full in my mind. Catching a glimpse of her rounding the Community Center I knew my hunch was right, tho the reason for the journey eluded me.

    Dev made no stops at the merchants but headed directly towards the docks and crossed over the channel to the farms and homes on the other side, as did I. She headed southeast to the guild house of The Fellowship of Skara Brae and I slipped off my mount and hid behind the barn. While some misgivings about being covert went thru my heart the curiousity was fairly overwhelming, and I stayed.

    She would normally dismount Honesty and go running inside to take care of whatever business needed doing, but today she simply stood there gazing up at the statue of Max and smiling, and after a time I heard her whisper "I knew you would understand, Max". She went into the guild house and shortly I saw her on the small balconey where she knelt down and untied the little bundle she carried. Dev removed from the bundle a rose with Max's name and her wedding ring, placing the rose at the foot of the statue and the ring on the small finger. She then made a motion and the statue disappeared, leaving the rose and the guildstone alone on the balconey.

    Our little sister has at last let go of Max.

    ~Sis Draper
     
  7. DevilsOwn

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    hmm.. I'll have to pay more attention when I travel, it seems

    as for the person behind the ladies you've met:

    live in North Jersey, and have always lived within a five mile radius of where I sit right now

    recently retired (not my choice, but I'm coming to terms with it)

    two beautiful daughters and three grandbabies, two girls and a boy (naturally the most beautiful, talented, intelligent and well-behaved children ever)

    just me and Papa here now, and the five cats (yes, five.... does your cat need a buddy, Maplestone?) and four cars in the driveway..... why do two drivers need four cars? glad you asked that question! one is the big truck, a Dodge, which is the one we use most.... the other three are the reason we use it the most:

    my black on white drop-top '89 Iroc (love it to distraction, but it's showing it's age ~ read 'repair costs')

    '49 Pontiac .... "yep, almost ready, hon!" each time I hear it running I am fooled into thinking it may actually get out of the garage, then he finds another thing that needs fixin'

    '51 Studebaker .... and if you've never seen one, you really gotta google it, words will not do it justice.... I'm actually looking forward to getting this one on the road, tho, of course, the mice are annoyed about losing that comfy little home they had in the headliner

    so how we doin' here,
    DGgnome?


     
  8. DGgnome

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    You're 'doin good! As for myself, I'm a lonely batchelor, will be twenty years of age on September the 28th. I have a beautiful baby girl that just turned a year old on August the 16th. I am currently finishing up my highschool work after transfering to a private academy ment for those who are behind (in my case WAY behind lol). As of my online relations I currently roam the lands for IDOC's and seek to further inhance my plucky-style house while waiting to play SA, which I have not found the time to do any hunts with my fellow guildies.