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Title: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on May 29, 2004, 03:59:35 PM
Ok...here we go!

Your Name?
Sergio S.

Your Email Address?
aragon_50@yahoo.com

Your Character's name(s)?
Painkiller or Aragon or a variation of both...long story...

Where did you hear of Pay It Forward (PIF)?
WoW forums

Why are you choosing to apply to PIF?
I read the Charter...I was looking for an Alliance guild...a mature, serious and dedicated guild...and I think I found it.

Why do you feel you would be an asset to PIF?
Well...it's not easy for me to tell you I would be an assest. I can tell you that I'm flexible, loyal, respectfull and mature. Hopefully that would be an assest for the guild.

What do you expect to get from PIF?
Fun, good friends and a sense of community. I like to help people and to develop a network of friends...all in all...if I wanted to play by myself I would be playing Civilization III.

Have you belonged to another guild before?  How long?
I have belonged to many guilds. Altohugh I'm not a guild-hopper, if I feel that I don't fit well, I leave. In some case (like in SWG The Guardians and in DAoC The Wicked, DOW and House of Sagacious) I have stayed in the guild for many months or even years.

Have you held a leadership position in another guild?  What was it?
I have had temporary leadership positions in several guilds. I guess that the most important roll I had was a de-facto PvP coordinator in several guilds in DAoC (PvP is consensual there, btw)

How much time do you plan to spend playing each weekday?
About 2 hours in average, but that's variable. It can go from 10 min to 5 hours.

How much time do you plan to spend playing each weekend?
Normally a lot, but it also depends. I'm married and I have a demanding job (I'm an engineer) and sometimes I have to work all weekend. But as an average I play about 4 hours a day during the weekend.

Lastly, tell us about yourself and your gaming / RPG experience?
Mmmh...you are asking to talk about me...that's by far my favorite topic ! :)
I'm 33, married and I live in TX, US. I'm an engineer and I work for fairly large corporation. I love what I do but my hobby is computer games and I take them very seriously. I started playing computer games since the Sinclar ZX-81...Xenon, Out of this World, Lemmings, Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, Warcraft are some of the games that come up to my mind when I think about past glories. Jagged Alliance II (I'm still playing "Wildfire") and Diablo are my all-time favorites. Regarding MMO, I have beta-tested Shadowbane, SWG and Saga of Ryzom (which I didn't like) and played those and Anarchy Online, Horizons and Dark Age of Camelot. My favorite is DAoC although I canceled my account about a month ago. I played it for about almost 3 years but I grew up tired of the design flaws (specially downtime). Anyway, as a summary, I'm a mature player that enjoys consensual PvP and good, organized guilds and love to help people and guildies to have a good time. I don't grief players and I dont beg for stuff. My view of the game is that if a guildie goes down, we come back for him/her or at least we die trying, but you never, ever leave a guildie behind. I do curse/use profanity from time to time but I always try to keep it to a minimum because I realize that people get offended by that. Anyway, I don't promise I will be the perfect guildie, because that would be a lie, but I do promise I will treat everyone with respect and the guild will be first before any selfish interest I may have. I have demostrate that in the past and I'm willing to demostrate it to PIF if you guys decide I'm worthy enough to join your ranks.

Salve!

Painkiller  

Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on May 29, 2004, 07:08:37 PM
Nice application Painkiller.  Post up around the forums and let us get to know you.  There are several forum games in the chat section.  Don't be shy, be courteous, and no profanity in the forums, please.

And if you want, there is a free trial for AC2, the MMORPG we are currently playing while we are waiting for WoW.  Check it out if you can, post your character's name(s) and we'll look you up.

BK
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Jester on May 29, 2004, 08:13:37 PM
Yeah, hi Painkiller nice application! It's great to see a new user on the forums. Care to tell us the long story of your name?

~Jester
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on May 30, 2004, 06:05:27 AM
Hey guys...thanks for the welcome.

I will check AC2 out, since is free and you guys are playing it, it's worth checking it out. It will prolly happen around mid next week.

Jester...regarding the story about the nickname, here it goes. My original nick for games was always Aragon. Since I was 15 or so (long....LONG time ago) I have always been a huge fun of Tolkien (I have read all his books...yes....even Silmarillion) and I was reading LOTR for 5th time or so when I wanted to check Diablo online. At the time ( we are talking...what...1997 when Daiblo first came out?), I had a crappy modem and was not sure if it will even connect, but I tried anyway and it did connect ok. So, there I was, with a screen asking me to create a character and put a name to it. I thought...well...I will put "Aragorn" since it was the first thing that popped up into my mind and it sounded cool. As you will find out if I join your ranks, I can't spell...so I typed "Aragon" and I logged in and start chatting away. This was my first actual experience whit gaming online over the Internet and I got hoked. So, when I came back the next day, I didn't want to confuse my newly created friends and change my name so I stuck with Aragon...and then afterwards I realized that it was kinda cool to have a sligthly different name and it gave topic to conversation as well. I even created my email account in yahoo that I have used all this years based on that....aragon for Aragon and 50 for the maximum number of levels you could atain in Diablo.

Painkiller is a little different. I have friends teasing me that I was always a pain in the neck and that I give them headache and I always used to tell them to go away and take a painkiller. So, they started to call me Painkiller (and after that PK) and when I decided to create a bard in DAoC, the prefect name was Painkiller, since he can heal and resurrect. Just before I left DAoC, I was saying goodbye to my GM in The Wicked, guild that I have been for many months and he advised me to use PK instead of Aragon as my main nickname since it was less common. I thought I was a good idea, so I'm sticking with it. So, Zevon, whereever you are my good ranger, I'm following your advice.

That's, in a few sentences, the story of my nicknames. Hope I didn't bore you guys to death :P

Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Davatar on May 30, 2004, 06:27:55 AM
Welcome! Thanks for applying, though we aren't actively "enrolling" anyone at the moment. That doesn't mean you don't have a chance, mind you. Infact if you hop into AC2 I'm sure the (fairly few) active members we currently have would be more than happy to sponsor you. You sound like a very mature, level-headed and fun guy. I dare say you match the guild near-perfect at first glance. If you take the time to read up some old posts (and applications of current members) you might come to that conclusion yourself.

Thanks for giving us the low-down on yourself, and your nickname. Hope to see you around. =)

~Davatar

(Oh, and don't mind the inactivity, weekends are always slow, and generally things have died down a bit lately. Everyone's anticipation for WoW has somewhat turned from being released on the forums, to other activities. Heh heh, nonetheless you should see some more denizens soon. *chuckle*)
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on May 30, 2004, 07:33:36 AM
Can you tell us more about how you found us?  Your application says WoW Forums, but I don't believe we have an active thread there anymore.

Just curious...
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mutius on May 30, 2004, 10:00:59 AM
Heya PK!  Welcome to the forums~

When we once again continue recruitment, you seem like a perfect candidate.  If you do happen to get into AC2, I'd be more than happy to chat it up with ya. :)  Take care~
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Wahya on May 30, 2004, 10:06:25 AM
Welcome Painkiller.

Will be looking forward to chatting with you more.

I am a native Texan myself, being hatched in Fort Worth.  What part of Tejas do you abide?
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: tinman on May 30, 2004, 09:47:16 PM
Hey, welcome to PIF!

I can't claim to be a native Texan... I only lived there 18 months, in San Marcos, and no I didn't go to the party school (SWTS) there.  :)

Lemmings... I had forgotten about that game. It was rather addictive for several of my friends and coworkers.

-tin
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on May 31, 2004, 10:08:52 AM
Back from vacation to find a new application on our forums!  Welcome, Painkiller, it's glad to see you here.  I'll echo BigKahuna's question, though - We haven't had a recruitment thread over on the Blizzard WoW Guild Forums in a few months, so I'm at a loss to understand how you found us there.  (Unless, maybe, a post I might have put into the Revolution Angels thread?)

In any case, great to have you.  Your application looks good, and I'd be happy to see you poke your head around the forums and get to know our members.  While we wait for World of Warcraft, as you have surely noticed, we're playing Asheron's Call 2.  (As you may have noticed on the Charter page, that was the game we last game we played as a guild)  The 15 day free trial makes it easy to hop in-game and say hello...  Unfortunately, the Asheron's Call 2 forums on our board are marked as members only, so you can't see our thread where each of us announces the time we play and what our character names are.

I'll collect that info and post it here into your applicaton thread in a bit.  (Just got back from vacation, got some unpacking and the like to do)

Once again, welcome!
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Jester on May 31, 2004, 06:16:10 PM
Quote
yes....even Silmarillion


Yep, I'm a fan of Tolkien too, but I think that book nearly killed me.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: tinman on June 01, 2004, 01:19:35 AM
I enjoyed the Silmarillion, but I'm a bit of a fan of historical minutia, so that book statisfied both my fantasy and history cravings.  :)
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on June 01, 2004, 01:33:03 PM
Hail all!

Thanks for the warm welcome. I will try to address some of your questions and comments as well as try to give you more info about myself and my pitty opinions :)

I'm not a real Texan...I moved here about 1.5 years ago because I got a nice job in Orange. So, it's almost in Louisiana. It feels like LA anyway....with 100+ degrees and almost 100% humidity.

I was not very precise when I said that I heard about you guys in the WOW forums. There is a post there (that's pinned if I remember correctly) that gives a listing of all the current WOW guilds. I start from the top and I check them, looking for a mature alliance guild. After a while (I would say 2 hours) I came to your website and I read your charter and I inmediatly felt it was the right guild for me. See...I don't want an "uber" guild nor want a loosy guild that anyone is welcome no matter what. I set certain standards and I expect the same from the people I met in rl or online and I have the feeling you guys are the right match.

Anyway, I didn't realize you were not actively recruiting atm, but that's fine. I'm a patience person and once, and if you, start recruitung again I would feel honored to have my name include in your list of potential candidates for your ranks.

Your most humble servant,

PK
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mutius on June 01, 2004, 02:39:15 PM
Hehe, by the way he ended that it almost sounds like he belongs in the RP forums! ;)
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 01, 2004, 02:48:36 PM
*grins*

Well, we're not actively recruiting, as in, we're not running about trying to gather up new members.  That's not to say you can't get sponsored into the guild.   ;)  Just hang around and participate for a while, get to know the members,  play with us in AC2.  If you're a good fit, I'll sponsor you myself.   ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 01, 2004, 02:51:30 PM
Hmmm...I see now.  There is a sticky on the WoW guild recruitment forum that points to an off-site thread that lists all the guilds that posted on the WoW forums at one time or another.  That must have been some project, as they are listed alphabetically, and we're in the P's.  Well, thanks for answering my question.

Don't be shy to get into the Chat forum and join in on the fun.

BK

edit:  Ah man...ninja posted again.  :(
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 01, 2004, 05:18:03 PM
You could also grab our Ventrilo client from the Resources section, if you want.  It's our voice chat system.  Note, though...  I don't see people on Ventrilo very often anymore - do you guys still use it?  When I pop on in the evenings when I play AC2 (not for the last 5 days, vacation and all) I never see anyone on Ventrilo.  :-(
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 02, 2004, 12:18:27 AM
I found that AC2 works much better on my laptop, and Ventrilo doesn't work quite right on it.  This should be solved in a few weeks when I complete the construction of my new computer.   ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: zellda on June 02, 2004, 01:36:32 AM
:) Hiya! Good to hear that we have some new members.
Just wanted to welcome you and I'm sure you'll fit in
nicely here.

*yawn*

Just got back from a week in San Francisco the other day
so still jetlagged. Sorry I've been away from the forums.

:D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 02, 2004, 01:58:51 AM
We miss you Z.  :'(
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: zellda on June 02, 2004, 06:46:03 AM
 :'( Misses you all too

But I'm back now!  :D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Davatar on June 02, 2004, 07:25:47 AM
As you all know, on dialup I can't run ventrilo and play AC2 at the same time. However I haven't been on in the evenings, even when I don't play AC2. Will have to remember to do that!

~Dav
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 02, 2004, 07:34:23 AM
YES!!!  We've sucessfully manged to derail yet another thread with completely unrelated information.  Sometimes it's days later when I want to refer back to something I read, and I have absolutely no idea what thread I saw it in.  ;D

Back on topic:  Hope to see you ingame or on Ventrilo, Painkiller.

BK
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on June 03, 2004, 07:01:57 AM
Hey guys...short request...can you post your AC2 char names and in what server do you play (if is it separated by servers/realms/chards...) ?

I just downloaded AC2 and will set up the account soon and I would like to hook up with you guys.

Hopefully I will be up and running for this weekend and would be great to play with y'll.

Salve,

PK

Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 03, 2004, 07:50:18 AM
I'll do one better - I created a new categorey and added you to it - You should now see our "Asheron's Call 2" forums as well as the ones you had earlier.  It's got threads that show what server we are on, all of our character names, and what time we are usually playing.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 03, 2004, 09:07:34 AM
Great idea, Kailef, but you forgot to say that it also shows our ability to derail threads in other forums...ouch...hey...quit hitting me with that...I promise to behave now...ouch...

*scampers off*
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 03, 2004, 01:34:31 PM
I should make consistent thread continuity against the terms of our charter.  *laugh*   ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 03, 2004, 03:44:35 PM
Well, we had some Ventrilo activity tonight with myself, Davatar and Jester.  It was good to talk to my fellow PIF'ers.  ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mutius on June 04, 2004, 04:31:22 AM
Just in case you can't find me, my main character is Shayxpere.

C ya!  ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on June 04, 2004, 08:33:26 AM
Hey, thanks Kailef...that was very sweet of you. Ok...lets leave it in very nice of you...don't wanna appear like I'm hitting on you :P
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Davatar on June 04, 2004, 03:12:25 PM
Sweet... nice..... sweet.... nice... Spam?
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Painkiller on June 04, 2004, 11:31:47 PM
I was drunk, ok?...leave me alone...can't focus eyes...head pulsating....need asprin :(


PK
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: ShiftyEyes on June 06, 2004, 12:27:51 PM
Nice to meet ya PK.  I haven't checked this forum lately and honestly didn't realize you applied.  Sorry.  Hope you like it here!
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 16, 2004, 03:16:27 PM
Hey, Painkiller.  I saw you drop by the forums on my activity list on Wednesday evening.  Are you still interested in membership in our guild?
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 16, 2004, 03:24:37 PM
He'll be back, mark my words.  One does not go through every guild on that list, get to the P's, decide on us, then forget about it.  I know he's got some work type activities taking up a lot of his time right now, but I expect him to be back.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mutius on June 16, 2004, 04:06:00 PM
Or maybe the Qs led him astray... Oh woe are we!  We lost to a Q.... what's wrong with me?  Is it something I said?  Is it... *looks around*.... BigKahuna's fault?*points*
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 16, 2004, 10:08:23 PM
*glances at BK*  From the way you were speaking, it sounds as though you've got some sort of contact with him outside of this guild.  Do you?
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on June 17, 2004, 01:01:31 AM
No, I just sent him a PM asking him about his inactivity, and he responded saying that he's very interested in our guild but is kinda locked down with some RL things right now.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on June 17, 2004, 01:52:54 AM
*shifty eyes*

Ah.  Well then, I hope he posts here in his application thread a little about his current situation.  Or, well, I guess he doesn't need to do that now because you've done it.  Umm, nevermind.  *sits down*
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Jester on July 05, 2004, 09:34:37 PM
You sure, BK? It's been a while...
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: BigKahuna on July 06, 2004, 12:19:37 AM
Patience, my friend.  I've cleaned out my inbox since then, but from what I remember, he was going to be pretty busy throughout the summer.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Jester on April 15, 2007, 06:28:42 PM
*checks watch*

I don't think he's coming back.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: abner on April 15, 2007, 07:13:11 PM
Patience...

I heard from an enemy of a friend of the cousin of a friend that he's still interested... but he has no internet connection, so it might be a while...

(http://webs.lanset.com/aeolusaero/images/einstein's%20tongue.jpg)
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Vel_Taras on April 15, 2007, 09:06:10 PM
But you know, the other day I was in a movie theater watch 300 when I heard a guy say his name was painkiller and he was contimplating joining a world of warcraft guild on Icecrown.  Maybe if we wait a little bit longer he might come around... ^_^
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on April 15, 2007, 09:22:16 PM
This thread was just the laugh I needed after my four hours of studying for my test tomorrow.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: AncientOne on April 16, 2007, 05:26:00 AM
best of luck on your test Kai. Yes this thread has turned into a hoot.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mushen on April 16, 2007, 07:24:46 AM
I recently saw a pilot of a show on Sci Fi called Painkiller Jane. Durring the preview of the next episode it talked about her brother joining a World of Warcraft guild... Makes you wonder.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on April 16, 2007, 11:42:00 AM
Passed the test BTW.... Two more and I'm a Microsoft Certified Solitaire Expert... Or something like that....

You know, in the final analysis, it's a shame - This gentleman really seemed like a prime candidate for membership.  *laugh*
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Mushen on April 16, 2007, 12:24:05 PM
Grats!
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: AncientOne on April 16, 2007, 02:13:57 PM
Grats
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Silverbranch on April 16, 2007, 02:28:56 PM
Grats Kai!
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: daisymae on April 18, 2007, 12:38:34 PM
Grats on the Test Kai... I was wondering who this was and why I had never seen him in game when I finally noticed the date on the post....  I blame Mushen  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Shanni on April 18, 2007, 03:20:09 PM
I blame mushen as well... as well as Po-po, Perrin and edgey. And all the other boys in the guild. But mainly those four.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on July 30, 2016, 08:15:23 PM
(http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/b/f/bf435_ORIG-return_to_the_future_thread_necromancy.jpg)

I heard that Painkiller was going to be joining up soon.
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Shanni on August 01, 2016, 03:42:56 PM
Really?

Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: abner on August 12, 2016, 03:27:04 AM
No.

(https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-d80952e136fb66502c5012752158ada6?convert_to_webp=true)
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on August 12, 2016, 04:20:41 AM
Abner's back.   ;D
Title: Re: Painkiller application
Post by: Kailef on October 01, 2018, 12:38:01 AM
While I was walking down the street yesterday, I heard that a fellow named Painkiller was planning to apply to PIF as soon as summer was over.  Maybe it's time?  (This joke will not be funny unless you go back to 2004 in the beginning of this thread and read through it.  It's probably worth it if you haven't done so before, heh, heh...)