Felicitations!

(my high school English teacher always greeted us "Salutations and felicitations!" and Eala already covered the first half)

Felicitations all, you can call me 'V'. It stands for a number of things, but not (at the moment, at least) for 'Vendetta'. Guess I'm just paranoid about usernames turning up in unusual places on google searches, and prudish enough to care. I'm an engineer by training, which means I'll geek out at the most delicate touch. I hail from the northeast US, where I play paintball, WoW, read books, and explore nifty corners of the internet like this one. My many bookshelves overflow, including the really cool curliecue one in my living room. I clicked the yummy banner from ToMU, like many others. My only other claim to fame is that I know viruslife IRL. She rocks. That is all.

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viruslife's picture

Supplicant

Hey V,

Nice to see you here. Sounds like your book collection has been expanding since I last saw you. Don't worry so has ours :).

Viruslife

Kitabare's picture

Petitioner

The next poll needs to ask if people play WoW or not. It seems there are quite a few of us here. But, I can honestly say I'm not really surprised seeing as it is pretty much the most popular game out there. Seriously, how many people do you hear talking about Asheron's Call? Or NWN (1 or 2)? Or Diablo? Or CoV/CoH? Or EQ?

You wanna know the really sad thing? I've played all of those except one. Can you guess which it is?

V's picture

Embodiment

Eheh. There's a WoW thread going on at and I was thinking about trying to get some sort of a massive leveling group together that would play a few hours a week on the same server. Perhaps a combined ToMU/MLM group...

(I need a good abbreviation for this story, and I can never seem to remember the long acronyms, so I'ma go with MLM - MeiLin Miranda for now)

Kitabare's picture

Petitioner

The only problem with getting a group of readers together is... well actually there are several.

What server?
What faction?
Is there a time that we are all on?
How many of us barely have time to play the accounts we have already?

My answers...
Don't care as long as it's pve. I can't stand pvp. I get tired of getting ganked.
For the HORDE! (I have played alliance, but I like horde better as they are non-standard in looks. Meaning they don't all look human.)
I doubt there is ever a time when we are all available at the same time.
And, seriously. My highest character just hit 64. Did I mention that I've been playing two and a half years now?

Just figured I'd point out how unlikely it would be to make it work. Other than that, I'm all for it. Seriously. Anytime. Let's do this. }:)

No, I'm not an addict. Really. 8)

Shade's picture

Supplicant

Welcome XD
I play wow and all of the others too, eh heh. Did I mention I was a huge geek? (the 85 LOTR action figures might be a hint too . . .)

Are you guys on the European or US servers?

V's picture

Embodiment

Server and faction I'm flexible. I have a lev 70 who earns enough gold to twink (and enchant) us mildly if folks want to play Horde pvp on US Dentarg--very low population. Really. You can pretty much avoid pvp entirely, if it isn't Hillsbrad or Stranglethorn. We wouldn't be aiming for end-game raiding...more just a bunch of people to meet up and instance together for a couple hours, and level to whatever we end up leveling to. I'm open to suggestions for times and realms, but having a high level benefactor would allow us to stay supplied with decent AH greens, at least. Weeknights 7-12pm EST work best for me, or weekends are more flexible.

I always thought a warrior/druid (heals, backup tank)/shadow priest (backup heals)/lock/mage group would be pretty nasty

Trystia's picture

Swap warrior for tankadin and you have one of my favourite instancing combos. But I'm much more of an Alliance player, and usually play at weird, inconsistent hours.

Kitabare's picture

Petitioner

Not much of an alliance person myself, but I could do it if you could commit to a couple of hours a day. Currently have a doodad, would enjoy playing a lock again.

So, no high level horde. Big deal. But I don't want to be on a pvp server if we start alliance. Especially not as an alliance *shudder*.

My work schedule is pretty chaotic as I work different (set) shifts during the week. I'm supposed to have Fridays and Saturdays off. We'll see when I do get to that schedule. I'd love to have a reason to play regularly again.

Katie's picture

Embodiment

I can't figure out how ya'll can stand the 'omfg u r a nub!' NOOB NEWB n00b!
....this is hilarious. My built in spell checker caught 'noob' and 'newb' but not 'n00b.' Wtf...

V's picture

Embodiment

Some people enjoy the public pool on a hot summer day. Others can't stand it unless it's senior swim.

Selective hearing, and a merciless /ignore...it's actually quite easy if you play in small groups of known maturity like we're proposing. It doesn't take much to be self-sufficient for the vast portion of the game.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

Engineer of what flavor? I'm starting to wonder if English snobbery and Engineering go together. They do in my father.... hmmmm....

I'm planning on turning our living room into a library. Hee.

Geek on!

V's picture

Embodiment

And yes, I believe they probably do. As I've mentioned in several other spots around here, there's a couple qualities that are important to engineers.

First and foremost, we are problem solvers. The wildest innovators, the big thinkers are usually pure scientists--eggheads who work on things that might or might not actually be useful. Engineers take something that can't be done, and find a way that it can--or they take something poorly done, and do it better.

We're also forced to work with others. No wild-haired scientist with a lab in the garage, here--we have to interface with a lot of other people to get the job done. The scientists, the project managers, the PR folks who will sell the product, *cringe* the customer. We communicate with each other, too, when working in teams.

What's the net result? We treasure simple, direct, accurate communication, both written and spoken. We work all day in a system (science) with rules and standards that apply to everyone. We don't like reading badly-written assembly instructions any more than the rest of the world, but short, accurate ones are a godsend--just do that, and they'll be inherently clear (to us. You? Well, you might be screwed).

What's the point of this? Oh yeah. Engineer = grammar snob.

See what happens when you tell me to geek on?

Nye's picture

Supplicant

That does make sense, and now that you explain it, they are things I probably realized but never consciously thought about. I'm much the same in my line of work, but I work with a lot of people who couldn't communicate effectively if their lives depended on it. The public is just like that, especially when you get into the lower income brackets. My company specializes in affordable housing, so....

I just love engineer handwriting. My dad is electrical.

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

Do you mind if I ask where you went to school? I'm an electrical engineer (as you may have guessed from the icon) in the northeast, so I'm familiar with a lot of the engineering schools up here. I thought it would be neat if we were from the same area. I'm a WPI alumni (from a little while ago, but I'm still sort of around).

V's picture

Embodiment

I did my undergrad work at Penn State, but have moved further north and east after graduation and work with a fair number of WPI grads Smile

Han-pan's picture

Postulant

The only reason I know WPI is that one of my favorite people (who I met through a friend at school) goes there! Biggrin Yayness!

I love all the East Coasties Biggrin lol.

Marri's picture

Supplicant

I do not know if I count as an East Coastie. I live on one coast and go to school on the other.

I shall just accept my confusion I suppose Biggrin

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

That sounds pretty rough. How do you manage? Did you find some school that allows you to telecommute or take internet classes?

V's picture

Embodiment

I'm curious which is which--what school (and thus what coast), and what brand of engineering.

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