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You sir...[edit]

Broke both the GWW and the GW2W! :D Shadow Runner 15:35, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Gares - 1
GWW/GW2W - 0 — Gares 15:42, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Doot doo doo[edit]

Beastin the block log bro. good job. The Emmisary 20:08, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

A lot easier without some intern bugging the crap out of me in the office :P — Gares 20:24, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
I love how many of us edit the wiki @ work! lol. --LaniaUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg 21:01, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Gares, carry on and ill get you a signed autograph from the scarecrow..and mabey a cookie.--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 21:02, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
It's about time for the commute, so I might not get that autograph. :(
@Lania: GWWiki - Alleviating boredom in the office place since Feb. 2007 — Gares 21:13, 13 July 2010 (UTC)


Go go go[edit]

Keep it up Gares!! Go go go! --Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 23:19, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

How bored are you?[edit]

All the revisions on Help: Ask an account question since this edit have an account name / email address in them. I posted on the admin noticeboard a few days ago, but I think it got drowned out with the vandals and such (even I forgot). -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 12:41, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Kinda busy, kinda bored. Unfortunately, I cannot pull up that link. We have a nice, little content blocker at work. I have a few work-arounds for some sites, such as this one, but history and difference links are a different story. Hopefully it was the ones Jon got. I'll look at the link tonight when I get home. — Gares 14:54, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Appreciation[edit]

Gares - I appreciate the redirect set up on the Caoimhe page; I wasn't aware of a way to set it up myself, or if I even could. Thanks a bunch! :) Cailini Alainn 19:25, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Not a problem. Glad to help. :) — Gares 19:34, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Deletion policy[edit]

I thought that the {{delete}} tag allowed for 3 days prior to deletion. I tagged some improperly submitted suggestions this morning, and you deleted them this afternoon. This didn't really allow the users that submitted the suggestions any time to correct the mistakes they had made. While it's doubtful they would have, allowing them the opportunity to do so would have been nice. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 00:15, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Two cases, one IP and one registered user. Doubtful to hear from the IP again, regardless, if either wish to have their suggestions restored so that they may properly fix their mistakes, it won't take but a few seconds to honor their requests. — Gares 11:35, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Ummm... Feedback:User/Ulterion/Amity, Feedback:User/Uiko Van Switzer/Dressing Room Feature?, Feedback:User/Hexicz/Hexicz, none of which were submitted by IP's, but by registered users, this also does not address the issue of the {{delete}} tag allowing 3 days for discussion prior to deletion. I'm sorry Gares, but you are taking it upon yourself to bypass policy. This is NOT an "at sysop discretion" issue in my opinion.
"After at least 3 days have elapsed since the application of the deletion tag, the page can be deleted by any admin if the deletion is uncontested or a consensus is reached to delete."
-- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 12:40, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
I missed one of those, but actually Feedback:User/Uiko Van Switzer/Dressing Room Feature? was submitted by an IP. Why you are getting so upset is beyond me, as this has been practiced long before you registered. It's not a good practice in all cases, but for certain ones, yes it is. But, if you have any problems, please feel free to submit an RfA. Thank you. — Gares 14:40, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
With new/inexperienced users (or even experienced ones), it's best for them to see deletion tags and realise why their page is up for deletion (and be able to see the page content along with that). I can't see the deleted revisions, but I imagine the content was fine, just its implementation was incorrect - therefore, a page move by the user might have fixed it. I'd agree with Wyn that the policy is pretty clear here.
Gares, I'm sure you're aware of the problem of hastily submitted recon requests and that user-user discussion is strongly advised (i.e. step 1). You're also a bureaucrat, so a recon wouldn't do anything. This is also just one circumstance, as far as I know, instead of a consistent pattern. But I doubt you meant "post an rfa, thank you!" seriously. -- pling User Pling sig.png 15:29, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
And I'm not "upset". I just think it's important, especially in a b-crat to follow the policies. Also, while the suggestion may have been submitted by an IP, it was in a registered user's space (something we have been pretty much ignoring). All of those simply needed some basic corrections to be ok. New users aren't going to know to go to the AN and request an undeletion, and it's just unfriendly. It wasn't hurting anything to leave it for the three days, and I wanted the users to have to opportunity to fix them. Had I wanted them to be deleted immediately, I would have tagged them as speedy. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 15:41, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
It does look like you jumped the gun a bit, Gares. --JonTheMon 16:13, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
No, I was not serious, Brains. I don't mind Wyn coming to my talk page and voicing her concerns over actions I have taken. However, I do not use exclamation marks. I don't get that excited typing.
I have taken Wyn's concern under advisement and it looks as though Jon has beat me to the restoration to ease this issue. While it is nice to use a deletion tag to warn users to fix their suggestions, I have to make a suggestion to post a comment on their talk page in addition. Seems to me that would be a much more friendly and better way to get their attention. As history stands, even with the deletion tags, these will most likely be deleted regardless. Seems an additional step of posting on their talk page would be much more helpful and noticeable. Feel free to post any other concerns, if any. — Gares 20:51, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
In most cases Gares, I do post a note on their talk pages to alert them to the problems, and provide advice as to how to correct them. This time I simply chose to add the delete tags as well, so they wouldn't fall through the cracks and not get tagged. Again, I wasn't upset, I was just pointing out that the deletion after being tagged for a few hours was a bit hasty. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 03:15, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

potential Bcat action (if irc is that tied to the wiki[edit]

hello Gares, i *may* have a situation where the Bcats can actually be involved in wiki-politics! (yay?) today Auron Perma-Banned me on the irc, with no reason (i have logs) anything anyone can do? --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 00:06, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC the IRC channel is not connected to the wiki in any way, other than what it is called and the fact that many wiki users use it as a place to meet and chat. So if there is a problem on IRC, the bcats on the wiki can't do anything about it unless they are also in a position of authority on IRC. --Rainith 01:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
your not wrong, i dont think, however i would appreciate some course of action being taken. --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 01:56, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
You were banned because it is the Den of the High Profile Drama Llamas and they don't need a reason to do anything. Duhhhh Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 01:59, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Scythe, that seems to make about as much sense as if you asked that action be taken against Auron (or anyone else for that matter) because he came to your house, knocked on your door and then punched you in the stomach when you opened said door. Wiki and IRC = apples and oranges. There is nothing to be done on the wiki, because nothing happened on the wiki. I'd say your choices are to either to try to get someone who is in a position of authority on IRC to do something about it (don't think Gares is, but if I'm wrong, boy will my face be red) or to forget about it and move on with life. --Rainith 02:43, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
As I said. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 02:55, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I WANT to use the IRC, and yet, your suggesting I let a troll win, and not use irc? Are you kidding me? -10/10 --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 03:13, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that. I'm just saying be prepared for the troll to win. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 05:54, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
If the IRCabal doesn't like you, tough shit. Nothing you can do about it, really. - Mini Me talk 08:09, 28 July 2010
Lets Poison the llama food!--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 08:58, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Neil could you just shut the fuck up for once instead of making retarded comments? Thanks. - Mini Me talk 10:05, 28 July 2010
Note that Gares isn't even using IRC at all.. poke | talk 10:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Everybody is right, Scythe. As Rainith put it, the wiki and IRC are apples and oranges. I don't even get on our IRC, but I here it's chalked full of excitement. The only advice I can give you is to talk to Auron or another IRC admin about it (not sure who they are, but I think Pling is one). — Gares 12:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
*hear. Misery 12:12, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Your correct. I mist that. — Gares 12:18, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Gasp, you are a troll! Also this, but I believe that common usage overrules past precedent. Misery 12:19, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Damn. I meant to spell that the way I did. — Gares 12:47, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) i'm away that pling is an admin, however i dont think Auron is an OP on irc, that is the problem. --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 12:51, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
If he wasn't an OP, he couldn't have perma-banned you. Find a different IRC channel. I'm sure Ariyen/Keisha/(Spoiler removed) still has one somewhere. -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 12:57, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
You'd be surprised how many of us have ops in IRC. -- Wyn User Wynthyst sig icon2.png talk 12:58, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I bet it's more than 20. I kind of want to hop on and see how fast I get kicked. — Gares 13:12, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
You're always welcome in #gwiki, Scythe. Even though we don't talk there. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 13:22, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
i kno i am felix <3 its just not the same though ;\ Wyn / Pling / other OPs wanna un-block me? (btw is there any way u can sorta "protect" a user on irc, similar to how a sysops protects a page on the wiki? --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 14:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
You'll just get banned again so why do you even bother? - Mini Me talk 15:08, 28 July 2010
Why do you want to be somewhere where no one wants you to be? If someone wants you to be there they will unban you. Seems pretty simple. If you get unbanned and don't want to be rebanned, the trick is to not be annoying. These are not accusations or attacks, this is general internet chatroom stuff. This section looks pretty annoying to me, don't behave like this in chat channels. Misery 15:11, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I only just banned and unbanned you a few days ago. The unbanning was on the grounds that you'd stop being annoying. I assume Auron banned you for being annoying again. -- pling User Pling sig.png 17:06, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Ok, how about this, ill post logs here and you rule by that?

log:

<Log removed>
now lets end the wiki-drama plz --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 20:09, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Scythe, i fear you just went WAY over your head.my friend.--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 20:15, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
lol owned. --67.240.88.57 20:20, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Pretty stupid conversation imo. Didn't warrant a ban, but Auron is Auron.--The Emmisary 20:25, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Scythe, I can totally understand why you were banned. - Mini Me talk 20:27, 28 July 2010
mini, we all know ur a troll, i suggest you leave, Bcat's pages flag alot of watchlists --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 20:40, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) As it has been said, GWW and IRC are seperate. Your actions on the IRC channel, or actions against you, do not belong on the wiki. I actually agree with the ban, but I might be biased by the fact you brought the small issue here and actually escalated it. You're not helping yourself, unfortunately. Shadow Runner 20:41, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
@Scythe: I'm just being honest. If I was trolling I would be trying a lot harder, so stop calling me a fucking troll. - Mini Me talk 20:59, 28 July 2010
and ur not trolling now? trolling takes no effort period. --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 21:04, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Shut the fuck up. - Mini Me talk 21:05, 28 July 2010
Just stop it ffs! Auron banned you on Irc. No one seems to disagree with the ban. Even if it was "abuse of power" the wiki doesn't care, and it is not a wiki matter. So please stop posting about this any more ;).--LaniaUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg21:06, 28 Jul 2010 (UTC)
Im not taking sides here but.. For your own good Scythe. Shut it before you get a perma Wiki too.--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 21:06, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
3 points
  • 1) Mini needs to end her PA streak against me
  • 2) What would i be perma banned on wiki for?
  • 3) Lania no1 agrees or disagrees with the banseriously
  • 4)i want un-banned on the #gww irc channel
  • 5) comprende? --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 21:17, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
1) I have a penis. And telling something to shut the fuck up is not a personal attack, it is a command.
2) I dunno.
3) I agree with the ban.
4) You'll only get banned again, so why do you want to get unbanned so badly?
5) Yes. - Mini Me talk 21:21, 28 July 2010
1) i as referring to things like this
2) this died
3.1) Your a Auron fangurl, ofc you will agree
4)im a chataholic, i need the connections
4.5)pling banned me, with minimal reason, Auron had none
5) good
--The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 21:40, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Alright guys, here's a summary: GWW != IRC, no one's getting unbanned, no personal attacks or trolling. Let's all go home now. -- pling User Pling sig.png 21:44, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
1) That's over a month ago?! Here I'll give you something you can use instead: You're a cow.
2) Yeah, I guess no one cares.
3) Well, actually, I would be a fanboy. And just because we agree on a lot of things doesn't mean I'm his fan. I admit, I have a picture of him above my bed, but that doesn't make me a fanboy.
4) There's this thing called real life. Connections there are more useful than connections on a game wiki.
4.5) They banned you for the same thing: You're annoying.
I'm getting tired of lists, can we do something else? - Mini Me talk 21:46, 28 July 2010
(Edit conflict) Can someone gimme a lift home? i was hoping to watch all night :/--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 21:47, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
0) fine
@ 2, yes, it certainly does
@ 4 i know over half my town, i need foreign connections /elaboration
@ 4.5 pling wouldnt answer why, Auron is annoyed by people that wont bow down to him
@ u are we done yet?
--The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 21:56, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I think your numbers are wrong. - Mini Me talk 21:58, 28 July 2010
Btw that is the last thing I'm going to say, cya. - Mini Me talk 21:59, 28 July 2010
I think I hear a "Whaaambulance" off in the distance.--*Yasmin Parvaneh* User yasmin parvaneh sig.png 23:20, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
"now lets end the wiki-drama plz --The Scythe Has Fallen 20:09, 28 July 2010 (UTC) " --67.240.88.57 23:50, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

So...[edit]

I’ve been stalking your talk page and i have come to a conclusion;

You need a Pat on the head Big Hug!

.*Hugz*--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 00:19, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Stalkers are nice. Thx. — Gares 12:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Games[edit]

When are you going to do/finish your MMO critique thing? I've been bored to death lately. I am looking for some hear/say on new games that I could try out. What is Perfect World like?

I will trade my own experience: The last MMO I played was Aika Online, I made it to level 40 before I gave up, it's another one of those "Lol pvp is the whole point" games. You grind forever, try to get the best equipment you can (this includes the typical weapon upgrade systems where you might break an item trying to upgrade it), and then participate in "raids" to capture buffs for your nation. The only thing that is really worth noting is that you get a little girl that follows you around everywhere and is completely cute. There is also a little "internet humor" thrown in here and there. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 02:21, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

so u plYed WoW, with a little girl? --The Scythe User The Scythe Has Fallen Sig2.png Has Fallen 03:17, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
WoW is actually a lot better... The plot is that you're some kind of chosen human, you make a pact with another type of fairy-lifeform in order to increase your power to fight the Super Ultimate Evil Guy. Your fairy joins you at level 10 or something and looks like a Navi rip-off at first, but then somehow grows up into a little girl from then on. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 05:53, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I got to 50 in Aika, but the "expansion" was just so pathetic that I couldn't play any more. 10 million exp to level up? Fuck that. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 06:42, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Just all depends on the xp curve of the game. Getting to 80 in WoW was easy and getting to 20 in GW was pathetic-easy. Asian based games are a lot harder though. Lots of grinding and very little quests, like Aion. Perfect World's got a decent balance, but can get rough around certain levels.
Alice, I'll get around to it soon. I get busy in the summer time. Perfect World is fun though. It's a free-to-play game. You don't have to spend a dime, but spending a little money helps to make things more comfortable. Your starting 32 slot inventory can fill up quick, so buying a super inventory stone will make it 64 slots. The graphics are awesome compared to other pay-to-play MMOs I've played and the class balance could use some tweaking, but overall it's pretty good. Sins are still OP(no game can get the rogue/sin class right apparently), but classes fill their designed roles. Barbs are the ultimate tanks, however certain Blademaster builds can tank when barbs are scarce. Archers are the PvP snipers, Clerics are the healers, venos are the pullers, etc. The major thing I really don't like is no instanced PvP besides Territory Wars and you won't be able to do that unless you find a faction that does it and you are level 70+. But there is no incentive to PvP besides killing for the sake of killing. That's the gist of it. — Gares 12:02, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I got to LV59 in Perfect World, as a spear-wielding blademaster. It was a fun game tbh, I played it for months. a UK friend of mine spent over 1000 pounds on the cash shop though. Hierograms were bullshit and ruined the game for me. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 13:25, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. Glad I picked a PvE server cause I rarely need one. My barb has a heiro. He's lvl 71 and I don't want to die on a boss, but it's barely ticked. I don't really care to have one on my archer. Tried it, but it got burnt down too quick in TWs for me to spend another million on one and I'm not spending $3.00. — Gares 13:37, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I've played several but I never got very far in any of them. Silkroad online I got to level 16 and quit, Rappelz to level 24 and quit, Soul of the Ultimate nation to level 18 and haven't decided to quit or not. I quit Dekkaron before I even started killing anything. All these free MMO's are blending together and feeling the same tbh. Haven't tried perfect world yet though, maybe I'll give it a whirl if i have some free time. --LaniaUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg18:35, 28 Jul 2010 (UTC)
All free mmos are in fact the same. My motto for free mmos is "It's not the game that matters, it's who you play it with." User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 19:32, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, Aika-wise, word on the street was that 50>51 was a miserable experience. But 1-40 maybe even 40-50 is not so bad... You can do it in less than a week if you're a dedicated player. Joining the underdog nation gets you double experience for killing things, but most of your experience comes from quests anyway. I was about to start my hover-bike mount quest chain but I woke up one morning and I was like "oh my god, what am I doing??" I don't know why I can't get that motivated to do anything in Guild Wars anymore.
So what is this about hieroglyphs and dying at bosses in perfect world? And is the pve good enough to keep you interested and does the level grinding ever stop? Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 22:12, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Maybe it's the level grind that makes me not want to play... Guildwars have spoiled me on levels since it's so easy to get to max level. A hoverbike mount sounds really fun though... --LaniaUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg22:38, 28 Jul 2010 (UTC)
Guild Wars has replaced the typical level grind with titles. In specific I was working on vanq, which is basically level grinding, you're killing tons of crap, getting "experience", different mask same monster. Also I am a bit confused, does PW require 5gb or 14gb? It lists both... EDIT: Ok I'm going to try PW, is there only international or is there a local version? Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 22:53, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Ok I started PW, it's alright, same old and tired quest-mania though. I'm only lvl 8 so I'll have to wait and see Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 07:24, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Meetings all afternoon yesterday. Don't worry about hieros (called charms in PWI). Um, about the bosses, don't really know what to say and I don't want to sound sarcastic. Bosses hit hard and players can die. A pug cleric might not be that good, so I equip a heiro just in case. With one equipped, if your health drops below 50%, it ticks and fills it back up to 100%. Just a safe guard cause if the tank dies, it's usually a wipe.
I don't think you will ever find a MMO that won't have some quest grind in it. It's a rule in MMO making 101. They are better though than just having to grind mobs to level and you get a decent amount of gold, xp, and spirit from turning them in. Depending on your class, quests can go pretty fast and it doesn't take much to rocket up in level. — Gares 11:58, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Keep in mind that no one has ever reached the level cap in Perfect World. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 13:55, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
If you are talking about the International version's cap of 105, it takes like 1.5 billion xp to reach. I've partied with a 102 barb, but that's the highest I've seen. I think the Chinese version's cap is 140. Now that would be insane. — Gares 14:33, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Wow... how do people grind like that? Nothing better to do? They must have a sad sad life *Thinks of the south park WOW episide*. --LaniaUser Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg17:56, 29 Jul 2010 (UTC)
Back when I played PWI with RageQuit (from closed beta onward, whenever that was), some of the guys had played on the Malaysian servers. Evidently the highest level player on Delphi, I think he was 107 at the time, owned a gaming cafe thing, and he would give customers free game time in exchange for leveling his character. An hour for an hour was the deal, I believe. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 18:01, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm one of those people that actually like to grind, at least for bit. I remember grinding levels back when Final Fantasy I came out on the NES. I can spend about an hour or two straight grinding if I have the time, but I don't go crazy. I remember two guys from my Aion legion went over 2 days straight grinding. Now that is sad and scary. One of them burnt out and quit a few weeks after he hit 50. *rolls eyes* — Gares 19:01, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I'd level grind in the Bahmut cave on the moon as well as the first few floors of the last dungeon for FF4 to get my levels up before facing Zemus. Then in FF6 there was that forest with the dragons and the brontosaurus, if you killed enough brontos they'd drop the hair pin relic that let you cast 2 spells per turn. I ended up with 4 of them once--it was so cheating. It wasn't horrible or anything and wasn't something I'd complain about, I'd go there every so often, learn some spells, do something else, go back. Rinse repeat. With RoM I kill everything I see and take all the quests so it wasn't terrible getting to 50-52. Its all in how you time manage I guess.--*Yasmin Parvaneh* User yasmin parvaneh sig.png 20:10, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I've heard FF6 is incredibly easy if you take the time to get all the bonus items. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ аІiсә User Aliceandsven 3.png ѕνәи Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 21:34, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
On the SNES version or the emulator you can cheat 2 ways...cast Vanish+X-Zone (the fixed this on the GB advance version) and almost all the enemies will die from a bug with these 2 spells. The other is to get the hair pin relic and cast Ultima 2x per party member. It will roll Kefka very fast.--*Yasmin Parvaneh* User yasmin parvaneh sig.png 02:06, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
No, those dinos dropped the economizer which reduced MP cost to 1. The double-cast relic came from the top of the mage tower. -Auron 02:27, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
I swear I thought I had 3 or so hair pins. But its been about 5 years since I've played it.--*Yasmin Parvaneh* User yasmin parvaneh sig.png 17:38, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Favorites vs Currently Playing[edit]

Not playing DQ9? I am shocked and appalled. - Tanetris 20:03, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm appalled enough for the both of us. Only have a PS3 and Wii in the console department. Probably won't ever get a DS. It hasn't been that bad until a few years ago when Square-Enix decided to port games solely on certain systems. I remember back when popular games actually were actually released on the console first and then considered for the handheld. Maybe it'll be re-released or I'll find a ROM for it. — Gares 20:46, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
You really need to get a 360 Gares, I've already got Skuld, Biro and Tanaric on my friends list, we could have a GuildWiki party on there with you...  ;) I've got a PS3 too if you want to find me on there, but really I just use it as a Blu-ray player, I've played all of two games on it in the last 3 or so years... it was a great investment.  :/ --Rainith 21:06, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
And you call yourself a fan. I got a DS specifically for DQ9 (used DS Lite, only $100 from Gamestop), and I do not regret the purchase. It's actually extremely well implemented on the DS, making excellent use of both the dual screens and the wireless functions, and mostly ignoring the touchscreen (you can use the touchscreen to move and to select menu items (requires double-click so you don't accidentally screw yourself, for both the good and ill of that), but there isn't a single thing that requires the touchscreen). - Tanetris 01:17, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Rainith, that is major oldschool wiki. Thought Baxter fell off the edge of the earth. But I'm almost right there with ya with the PS3. I bought it just for FF13 and Star Ocean. I should have got the 360 back then instead of the PS3, but I wasn't sure if FF13 was going to come out on it.
Tanetris, I probably will end up caving in and getting the DS for DQ9. I do it with every other system. If I remember right, it has some FF games exclusive to it too. But I better hurry up if I'm going to do it, cause I'll be playing GW2 when it comes out. — Gares 14:38, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
You mean Tanetris, right? - Reanimated X 16:38, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

You mister,[edit]

just nuked my watchlist. - Reanimated X 16:45, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I nuked my own watchlist. :P — Gares 17:46, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

ty[edit]

Thanks for cleaning this up.  — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 01:17, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Anytime. — Gares 14:34, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
LoL My talk page was vandalised. You got on that pretty quick it looks like. User DrogoBoffin sig icon.png Drogo Boffin 06:21, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

http://fw.perfectworld.com[edit]

What thinks ye? User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 21:35, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Me thinks I'm gonna try it out. Already signed up for the beta. According to that class poll they have, 38% of voters are going to be vampires. It would be funny if the class was gimped from the beginning like the bow class in hotk. — Gares 14:18, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your time[edit]

It's sad to see someone I considered one of our model users eventually drifting off due to other things occupying their time, even if that is somewhat the natural way of things. Thank you for all you have contributed to the community in your time as a Bureaucrat. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 03:12, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

I appreciate it. This was not an easy decision, nor a sudden one. No one likes to leave something they put so much time and effort into. I am sure that once my obligations have been fulfilled, I will return to a more active duty for all Guild Wars Wikis. — Gares 03:22, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
I have no idea what you have going on irl, but whatever it is, I hope it goes well and I wish you the best of luck. I also hope that you come back soon. --Lania User Lania Elderfire pinkribbon.jpg 06:19, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
See you on Forsaken World, hopefully. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 06:28, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
See you back soon Gares :) poke | talk 07:30, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

It's no secret. I got a new job. I'll been training for that in a week. I've got to upgrade to CCNP, so I've started studying. Training some goof ball to do my job and tying up loose ends. And still doing the coaching thing. — Gares 13:23, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

CCNP? Does that mean you can help me set up my wifis? -- FreedomBoundUser Freedom Bound Sig.png 13:31, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
lol at your summary. Just set everything to default and you'll be fine. :P — Gares 13:55, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Do you have any more recent off-wiki contact info? Your userpage pointed me to your gwiki info, which doesn't work anymore. -Auron 14:04, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Okay. I added a captcha on my page. — Gares 14:27, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Good luck in the new job, Gares, and see you around. <3 -- pling User Pling sig.png 15:54, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Best of luck, Gares, and here's hoping you don't have to stay away too long. You're one of the proverbial Good Ones(tm). - Tanetris 16:56, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Sad to see you go. And I'll be waiting for your return (as soon as you run out of sudokus at your new work place ...). --Xeeron 09:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Take care man and come back soon! -- Salome User salome sig2.png 15:22, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Gares, hope to see you again some day. WhyUser talk:Why 15:28, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Bioware[edit]

Noticed you're a bioware fan (but not KOTOR??!?!?!). Gonna give TOR a shot in the spring? --Jake04:09, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Crazy, I know. I've got the first KOTOR on XBox, but it didn't wow me. I didn't play SWG, so I probably will try out TOR just to see what a SW MMO feels like. — Gares 13:23, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
KOTOR for xbox was really not all that great. IT was outstanding on PC though. It's a lot less impressive now than it used to be (games have improved vastly in the couple of years since it launched) but it was mindblowing the first time you played it. I played SWG and it looks like the two are not going to be all that similar (I could go into a long rant about how the pre-9 version of SWG was the ideal model for pve gaming and how the current p[ost-NGE state is shit, but i don't think you really care). TOR's using the tried-and-true trinity method for PvE and given that it's bioware the actual storyline content will be outstanding. I think it'll be a really solid game, but nothing new or revolutionary. --Jake 13:49, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Sup Gares[edit]

I don't know how often you check GWW, but if you're around in the near future, would you mind looking over Misery's statement, and perhaps add your own thoughts if applicable? Thanks. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 07:33, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I can tonight. — Gares 09:47, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Got around to answering quicker than I thought. Let me know if you need anything else, Felix. — Gares 17:15, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I do have a question for you, Gares.In this edit when you announced you were resigning from your position as bureaucrat, you said "I will say that the lack of communication is a major reason why this wiki has gotten to this point." Were you referring to the sysop base on GWW in general with that statement, or more specifically (but not exclusively) to a lack of communication among bureaucrats? User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 10:14, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
That statement was referring to the entire administration base, sysops and bureaucrats. — Gares 10:14, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. User Felix Omni Signature.pngelix Omni 00:18, 18 June 2011 (UTC)