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10/14/2013 06:15 PMPosted by Void
* on request you mean huh?


No. You jerks usually demand it.
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10/14/2013 06:16 PMPosted by EmperorMao
* on request you mean huh?


No. You jerks usually demand it.


i demand it here and now
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10/14/2013 04:51 PMPosted by Amos
I also kinda wish some folks would go into a little more non specific detail

Ricky
34yo
Sydney, Australia

I work in Australia's second largest Telco doing Corporate Credit Management. I love Brain Teaser and Math puzzles almost as much as D3. My age puts me in Generation X, which means I grew up playing with:
- Football cards with that stick of gum in each pack (1985)
- Ninja Turtles (1990)
- Basketball cards (1994)
- Magic the Gathering (1994-2011)
- David Copperfield, Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson, Jet Li ....etc all meant something back in the day (and even now)....I ask kids these days and they dont know who Samuel L. Jackson is. It's really sad how people have become so dependent on ipads/iphones/technology, that playing handball and brandings at school is a lost art.

Just taken 2 days ago, with my baby girl.
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10/14/2013 04:51 PMPosted by Amos

Will you be 7 on Feb. 29, 2016?

Nice write-up, Amos. Had fun reading through that :D
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Cheerz man, na i think i will 'leap' 7 and go straight to 8 ;)

I'm also getting a kick out of reading peoples Bio's lol I also kinda wish some folks would go into a little more non specific detail, because you all sound so interesting and it's amazing to see all the different paths people walk with their lives.


For you Amos.

Over the last 21 years I've lived in or visited 36 countries. Most of that time is imbedded in their tribes/clans/society. I know enough local laws and customs to get by any where in the world and not be a 'dirty Yankee."

I have written more than a few papers which have been briefed to the last couple US Presidents for their awareness on strategic issues outside the US.

I have parachuted out of more foreign airplanes and American ones.

I'm an expert shot with any weapon (rifle or pistol) and used to race cars in SCCA, NASA and NHRA events.

I tried out for the US Ski and Kayak teams when I was younger, but never made it.

I only shave when I feel like it and I'm lucky to get three haircuts in a year.
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This is a great idea. I'm Adrian, 39 years of age. Married with a 5+ year old daughter. From a little dot on the map, Singapore. Am Chinese and share the same mandarin surname as Void.

In the day, I am an inhouse counsel with a FMCG MNC with the regional office in Singapore. You would have seen or tasted our products wherever you are. Prior to this, I spent 2.5 years in the military (mandatory in Singapore) before heading to law school here. After graduation, 5 years in a law firm and another couple of years with Toyota before joining my current company. As part of my work, I do M&A deals around the region and travel to our manufacturing plants to conduct some training.

At night, I'm interested in too many things. D3 and before this Ultima Online. Collected comics and cards, still collecting posters, played card games like Magic the Gathering, Star Wars, Raw Deal, Battletech (won the Singapore Open and skipped a week of law school to play in GenCom in Milwaukee on a free air ticket) etc but mostly whatever I can do after spending time with my daughter.

As a result of my work, I've played Diablo on some horrible connections from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia just to name a few.
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SC is great for testing limits. HC is great for the rush.

Playing HC doesn't make you better but it does add another layer to the game. Strategy matters. Positioning matters. Being balanced matters as does being able to work with a team.

I have a lot more pride in my HC characters than I do my SC stuff, if someone really feels like death has no meaning in SC there really isn't much Blizz can do to change it. Loss of experience, gold, gear isn't really that big of a deal. If it bothers someone that much, they should really try hardcore.


Amen to this
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Whats up, I'm Monty. I'm from new york city, but I'm currently attending college in pennsylvania. I'm studying accounting but I have grown to hate it, so I'm switching majors to financing. My room mate freshman year got me into diablo2 and I been playing ever since. When I'm not too busy making a fool of myself at the bar or playing ball, I'm usually stalking the AH, I play every now and then haha Hopefully I graduate in the summer so I can start working, I can't buy a bmw m3 from playing diablo.
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Ariel
22 years old
Cebu, Philippines

I work as a nurse and I am currently taking my master's degree, I sometimes babysit my nieces just to earn some extra cash. Aside from video games, I also enjoy hunting, fishing, making scale models, sculpting, playing the guitar and reading.
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Cheerz man, na i think i will 'leap' 7 and go straight to 8 ;)

I'm also getting a kick out of reading peoples Bio's lol I also kinda wish some folks would go into a little more non specific detail, because you all sound so interesting and it's amazing to see all the different paths people walk with their lives.


For you Amos.

Over the last 21 years I've lived in or visited 36 countries. Most of that time is imbedded in their tribes/clans/society. I know enough local laws and customs to get by any where in the world and not be a 'dirty Yankee."

I have written more than a few papers which have been briefed to the last couple US Presidents for their awareness on strategic issues outside the US.

I have parachuted out of more foreign airplanes and American ones.

I'm an expert shot with any weapon (rifle or pistol) and used to race cars in SCCA, NASA and NHRA events.

I tried out for the US Ski and Kayak teams when I was younger, but never made it.

I only shave when I feel like it and I'm lucky to get three haircuts in a year.


Cool! Special forces? Thanks for your service too.
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I'm mid 40s with opposite-sex spouse living with our 2 young kids in the Northwest region of the US.
Full time radiologist/diagnostic imaging (MD degree).
Been playing a little bit here and there since the D1 days.
It's really interesting to read the 'real' profiles of other players, thanks to everyone for participating to the extent possible.
My name withheld for professional anonymity purposes, sorry :(
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David
29
West Palm Beach, Florida

So I'm a geek heart. I use to play a lot of video+PC games (like Diablo 2+Legend of Zelda+Final Fantasy VII), but I have only played one video game in the last five years... D3!!! I "multibox" D3 with another account via my awesome identical twin brother (Richard), who just happens to also play D3 too: http://us.battle.net/d3/profile/tekkazerox-1174/ .

My profession is that of a research scientist (neuroscience), where I study the development of vision in mammals. I just recently earned my PhD at Carnegie Mellon University (just this July). Yeah, I'm finally free!!! ^_^ So now I'm working in Florida, where it's it's warm and sunny. Unless I'm working or playing D3, I mostly prefer being outdoors running, cycling, kayaking, flying airplanes (Cessna), or basically doing anything that's kinetic and I get to explore!
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Hi, this is a nice thread, good to know all kinds of people that enjoy our class.

I'm a 39y old gamer living In Brazil; playing since Intel 8086's days through Diablo I, II, till now (and beyond!) and enjoying wizies since day 1.

It's cool to find a Kendo practicioner around here, I'm not in the sword world but I'm trying to make my way in knockdown karate; it's particulary hard at only 160 pounds.

Make my living as a "Coordenador" (medium management) in civil service (as a mather of fact with a lot of politicians, more than it's health), have a great, great, 6y daughter that, sometimes, like to play PC games with me (D3, SimCity, Tux Racer [of course] and others). Yeah, had to buy another D3 acc for her (my wife helps her a little with the quests, though).
Tried the IT world a looong way ago, but now I like things as they are, AKA more sleep time. More NIGHT sleep time.

SC is great for testing limits. HC is great for the rush.
Playing HC doesn't make you better but it does add another layer to the game. Strategy matters. Positioning matters. Being balanced matters as does being able to work with a team.
I have a lot more pride in my HC characters than I do my SC stuff, if someone really feels like death has no meaning in SC there really isn't much Blizz can do to change it. Loss of experience, gold, gear isn't really that big of a deal. If it bothers someone that much, they should really try hardcore.

Yep, that's all right but it pissed me off when I lost a char to (my) internet failure. I had a lot of "near death experiences" and I think it's OK, that's the fun, but dying due to an external factor, well, that rulled me out of HC till Blizz make an offline (no f* way, as they say) mode.
Enjoying SC till RoS.
That said, I really like HC, always liked, but thousands of miles over unstable internet it's not fun. Well, sometimes it's a lot more fun than usual, of course.

10/14/2013 06:57 PMPosted by Charlatan
I spent 2.5 years in the military (mandatory in Singapore)

Wow. 2.5 years is a LOT of time. I don't know the situation in Singapore but here, in Brazil, I have a distinct idea that you are in a nice country and have no need to make such a military effort.
And think that I used to complain about an year of military service here.
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Robert, 43, South of Boston, Massachusetts

USAF Veteran, lived in 8 different countries, and visited 34 in my travels. Attended college for 3 years as a Computer Programmer/Commercial Artist but never followed thru after my son was born (D1 days). 9 years later, my life as I knew it changed when my son and I parted ways via Cancer. Took some much needed time off from the world, and now I'm currently a partner in a business that relocates automobiles for a specific group of automakers, whether trucked or driven, to customers across the US. The upside is I have a new car in my driveway nearly every day,(not that my M3 isn't worthy enough), the down side is I'm on a plane a lot more than I care to. My three big hobbies are hot rods/sports cars, American Football (of which I personally played 23 yrs of) and gaming. I've recently taken an interest to writing so I've started writing a book in my spare time since winters are my slow period. Back to the grind!
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10/14/2013 09:10 PMPosted by CAUSTIC
I've recently taken an interest to writing so I've started writing a book in my spare time since winters are my slow period.

Always a challenge, but such a great hobby. Remember to plow through it and don't get held up with backtracking. Leave that for the end when you're editing!
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About time this thread arrived in the Wiz section.

Hello, I'm Gaurav, 22, from the Asian subcontinent. Specifically, India. I'm a student, working on my post-grad on Radiological Physics (don't mess with me, I might fire a Co-60 beam at you).

I also am an avid fitness freak, always trying to keep myself in good form. I've applied for the post of Inspector, Central Govt. of India. I'm pretty sure I'll make it. If all goes well, I'll be on my own feet by the end of next year.

I love bikes, cars, buses and trains--- the whole land-hog. I plan on buying atleast 3 out of those. Driving in India seems utter chaos to the rest of the world but trust me, its not. Its orderly chaos. It keeps you on your toes. Its great fun. I'm looking forward to it. :D

Love watching movies. Primarily English. I don't watch much Bollywood stuff. I sing. I can play the guitar in reverse (that's the way I taught myself to play it, since I'm left-handed and I use a normal guitar). :)

Pics:

Torso: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/63037_471304562941234_275134624_n.jpg

Close-up: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/6109_444075208997503_168103379_n.jpg
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Hello!

My name is Nicole, I'm 21, and I am a student from Canada, I am currently double majoring in Psychology and Biology, and hoping to continue to my masters next year (hello tuition, bye bye money lol).

I used to watch my dad play Diablo and Diablo 2 when I was little. At first I thought it was too scary and dark (since I was a kid lol) but I grew to like it and now I love it!
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@SamVimes - lol my daughter would watch me "kill monsters" as she puts it. Yeah in my time, it was 2.5 years, it's now 2 years. It's part of the military philosophy because we are really really small (276 square miles and have a population of 5.4m currently) and surrounded with larger and possibly ideologically different countries. So the founding fathers decided the best way to prevent anything from happening is to have a strong deterrent military force using force multiplying via technology and being a poison pill would be good enough. All males spend 2 years now in the military service and for the next 13 years (or more if you are an officer), each year we would have to go back for either a few days or 3 weeks as a refresher. It's a good break from work and the government supports this by paying employers the person's salary. At any one time, there are only 72k active soldiers but in wartime, about half a million can be activated in short order (we actually get called back for moblization exercises every other year). It's a rite of passage and not a bad one if you have the correct attitude.
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Oh well, here goes.

My name is Nola, and wait for it, I am 66 years young. Retired and enjoying life and a lot of D3.

I live in Perth, Western Australia and during the winter here, hubby and I follow the sun to the Northwest of Western Australia, where we stay for 3 or 4 months fishing, relaxing, socialising and generally not doing a heck of a lot.

I love the red dirt, the blue sky and ocean. I love the wide open spaces that is our rugged NorthWest.

I paint in watercolours, even wax poetic occasionally. In fact (you asked for it) here's one I wrote about fishing in the prolific Indian ocean in our country.

Bluebone Country.

The warm moist air of the tropics clings and wraps itself all around,
Beads of sweat form on my skin and follow a course to the ground.
A zephyr of breeze, not enough to give ease to the undying strength of the sun,
At the boat we await a pause in the surf, to finally make our run.

There’s a lull in the waves, a moments respite and now it’s time to go.
The pusher’s push my motor starts, and my man at the bow starts to row,
We pass over the break and it’s a relief that the surf is behind us for now,
And we motor away on this wonderful day to a spot where a fish may be found.

I feel the wind in my face, the sun on my back, the salt spray rise in the air,
I hear the thumping of surf as it rolls on the beach, and the cry of a seagull somewhere.
And across the water drifts the sound that I’ve been waiting to hear,
“I’ve got one! A beauty,” scales flash, tail thumps - It’s the first bluebone of the year.

When the tide's right we land on the beach and wait in the queue for a table.
The fish in the box, a knife in the hand, we'll clean them as soon as we're able.
What a wonderful way to finish the day, a cold beer shared amongst friends.
And the stories revise; the fish grow in size round the campfire at the days end.

copyright Nola Koch 2011.

Here's a photo of the sort of fish we get in our little 12' dingy.

http://imgur.com/iAkcm3R

Hope I haven't bored you good people too much, or shocked my friends by revealing my age.
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I know I'm a bit late, and I'm on my phone so I can't quote, but yeah, I DO get that all the time. I don't understand how you can know about kendo and fencing and still mix them up.

On that note, I actually have a friend that does Épée, though he goes to school in Washington.
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My name is Nola, and wait for it, I am 66 years young. Retired and enjoying life and a lot of D3.


Nice to put a face to the name.

My name is Anwin, 33 (34 this month darn it), and I live in Bangalore, India. I manage Channel Partners for a SaaS based software company.

I have been playing Diablo series from 1997 from the D1 days. D1 is still my favorite game of all three.

I am a peaceful anti-theist living with wife and my 3 years old son. My son likes to sit on my lap while I play D3. He will be watching something on his mom's tab or just watching the "dada trees are attacking" screen. If you play with me and I die in game I blame my son ;-) and I shall accept nothing else lol.

Started with a barb and probably still a barb at heart. But once I started Archon wiz it truly blew me out of my mind. I never thought I would enjoy a wizard so much. Now I am a regular in these forums, albeit a silent one.

And nice to meet you all.

Edit: Forgot the photo - http://imgur.com/qFRDhb5
Edited by Anwin#6258 on 10/16/2013 10:25 PM PDT
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