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Missed out on my GameMaster & Community Manager autobiographies?
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Straight from the GM's / CM's Folder Part I

Saturday, August 30, 2008 by Bea

I saw some old files again in my folder. I just remembered these were used for the first or perhaps second versions of posters, banners and installers.

I don't remember which one was for whatever purpose we used for the ones above. ^^

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The Shopaholic Gamer

Friday, August 29, 2008 by Bea

During the past few weeks of my vacation leave before my 1st day at Mondo Cucina (Smeg Philippines), I decided to hit the malls.

First, I went to Robinson's Galeria, ate my fave Takoyaki, and had my dessert at Cerealicious where they made cereals, ice cream, chocolates, milk, and shaved ice together. I chose the flavor "Harry Butter and the Finger of Azkaban." Yeah, they use famous movies for flavors. Anyway, the flavor was made up of frosted cereal, butterfinger, vanilla ice cream, candy sprinkles on top of the milk & shaved ice.

Then I bought some clothes for my new job, and a few pieces for casual wear. I know, I'm a girl, so sue me. :P

I went to Megamall today and had a very late lunch at the French Baker, coz I have this craving for tomato sauce in my pasta. Kudos to their beef & tomato menu, it was the taste that I have in mind.

Then I went to Powerbooks, and good thing they have 20% discount since the interior design books cost quite a lot. I bought the biggest and most informative kitchen design book, complete with installation of refrigerators, hot water, etc. Then I also bought a sewing book (I'll be asking my mom to give me her old sewing machine), and a Filipino Cuisine book. Don't get me wrong, I know how to cook - I just want to improve more by alternative flavorings, ingredients, and other techniques. ^^

After crashing back to my house, I took few shots from my cam - I miss uploading in my DA. ^.^

My bestfriend & former college classmate texted me & informed me if I wanted to work with her in GMA 7. But I politely refused, and told her I'll probably gain more experience first before hitting broadcasting - my major.

Yes, this is what I do besides gaming. It's what we can call as my other life. :)

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Memoirs of Me - A GameMaster Part IV

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 by Bea

O2Jam - Jammin' with the O2 Peeps~

With O2Mo~

I don't have screenshots that much - usually GM Psybot was the one who conducts the in-game events, and spend time with the players there.

But I got to bond with them during on-ground events; one in which I have to wear the e-Games tube (with the old logo on it) in the cold temperature in Baguio. Good thing my trusty hoodie jacket kept me warm.

Winners of the O2Jam Event in Station 168 Baguio~

They were a bit shy, but fun to hang out with. Most of them were already high levels in O2Jam, and I was intimidated because this game was one of the hardest for me to play.

They also called me "the devil GM" because I wore that infamous devil's horns with red lights during my facilitating the event. XD~

The winners of the tournament requested for an autograph of me & CM Lowe. XP~

O2Jammers in Baguio~

I also had fun during the Tarlac Cybergames and the "mishap" of the in-game tournament, which we resolved in a flash. All's fair in love and games! But seriously, the pressure of the shouting and laughter at the same time gets me all hyped up~ (I facilitated Audition and O2Jam, and also helped out with Ran Online's tourney that day)

Eventhough I look like I was beaten by thousands of mobs and my throat was dry, I still manage to bring out a smile and answer the other inquiries of the players every after event.

So, kudos to the players of O2Jam! ^_^

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August 2008 Birthday Celebrants!

Monday, August 25, 2008 by Bea

Happy happy birthday to two of the people I gave salute to~!

Happy Birthday GM Lee!
Product Manager of Ran Online~

This guy who had all of the players asking for during walk-ins back at the office, and the person who will also be the best CM of e-Games (Lee was former GM / Community Manager / Assistant Product Manager).

Happy Birthday CM Hrin!
Regional Community Manager of Granado Espada~

My sister and partner-in-crime, the girl that I had party with, and I had a blast during her stay here in the Philippines (next time I'll visit you in Singapore again and party there! no business trip this time!).
And oh, our favorite Gossip Girl, Blake Lively who plays Serena dan ver Woodsen also celebrates her birthday today. Can't wait to watch the Second Season as well~!

That's about it!


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Straight from the GM's Notebook Part I

Sunday, August 24, 2008 by Bea

The First Forum Moderators:


Audition EP Items

Gothic Bea Hairstyle
Gothic Bea Corset Top
Gothic Bea Satin Skirt
Gothic Bea Jrock Boots

Noir Grey Pointed Hat
Noir Long-Sleeved Tight Blouse
Noir Tight Jeans
Noir Ankle Boots

Veyah Shoulder-Length Hair
Veyah Bloody Red Coat
Veyah Cowboy Shorts
Veyah Rocker Boots

Level 127 Skill In-Game Auction in Ran Online
Players who won:

*All of these are in my old archives. ^^

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Memoirs of Me - A GameMaster Part III

Friday, August 22, 2008 by Bea

I finally found my oldest screenshots ever!

Morticia Addams - since I always wear black, they hence gave me the name in Audition once it was released. But I wasn't that good in playing back then, players actually pwned me during my first dance with them. @_@

GM Morticia's Challenge - Dance with the Players in Choreo

I wore the CuteVon Dutch Style from Top to Bottom~ And the first featured outfit in the official website before was chosen by me - the Gothic Lolita Dress. From the cute lolita themes, I decided to change my outfit to punk - hence they called Tritania as "Ate Avril" because of the Aurora hair, black tube, plaid skirt, and knee-high boots. She was more popular than my GM character, and most of the players told me to dress-up like her.

Morticia / Noir in Domination 1 - Your GM and Facilitator in Audition booth~

Still in keeping with my "Gothic" theme, I changed my name to Noir - and I was super active in conducting in-game and on-ground events that I enjoyed as long as the players were happy. ^^

Audition Tourney in EGG MOA - I'm the girl in the baby blue e-Games Shirt~ (Myx is beside me XD)

Me & GM Lowe during Domination 1

I remembered the Project Dancefloor, The Dynamic-4, Night 4 Showdown tournaments that even reached till Tarlac (during Cybergames). And of course, the fashionistas that were put into test by dressing up their characters and show it off to their fellow Audistas.

Darrick's Video Masterpiece of GM Showdown~

I had fun hanging out with the players, be it in-game or during EBs.

I just hope this won't be the last time that I'll be seeing them, there'll be lots of events that will provide me opportunity to have a reunion of course! ^.^

what would life be
without a song or a dance
what are we?

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Anime Previews: Romeo & Juliet

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by Bea

Before I continue on my memoirs, let's have a break shall we?

Another upcoming anime series by Gonzo will make another legendary hit (hopefully) on its debut of a remake/rendition of Romeo & Juliet. To those who loved playing Granado Espada, and other Renaissance-like aspects will definitely see this one.

However, contrary to what Lord Shakespeare had done ages ago, this one will have a twist of its own. Check out the trailer here:

Here we can see Juliet will have her own action scenes as well.

The story begins with flashback to an infant Juliet escaping the massacre of the Capulet family at the hands of Laertes Montague. It then flash forwards fourteen years later with Montague ruling the fantasy land Neo Verona with an iron fist; Juliet helps the common folk in a Robin Hood-like fashion while Romeo protests his father's cruelty. They meet by coincidence at the Rose Ball and fall in love at first sight. However, when Juliet turns sixteen and learns the truth of her heritage, her love becomes conflicted between revolution and devotion.

Oh yes, the famous star cross'd lovers. The voices (Seiyuu) will be Fumie Mizusawa as Juliet, who also became the voice of Ichiko Aida (Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori) & Minamoto no Hikaru (Otogizoshi); Takahiro Mizushima as Romeo, who also became the voice of Christopher Armalite (Scrapped Princess) and Katsushita (Gokusen).

I know we shouldn't support piracy and stuff, however in Anime series, if it's not licensed yet, it's legal to redistributed accordingly as said in most of the subtitles provided by the infamous FanSubs. I usually buy my Anime series here: http://anime-gokuraku.cjb.net/ so feel free to contact him.

So Anime & Game enthusiasts alike, try to check out the upcoming titles soon. I believe most of the unlicensed series will be available in torrents and other websites for free downloads.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_x_Juliet

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Memoirs of Me - A GameMaster Part II

Sunday, August 17, 2008 by Bea

Remember Fight Club, School Wars, Defend the VIP, Auction, Sale, Easter, Wedding, and all of those in-game events in Ran Online?

I'm proud to be part of those memorable events. Check out the screenshots below along with its corresponding captions:

The School Wars

Sacred Gate

Mystic Peak


The war begins...

In-Game Auction/Sale for the Winning School~

Easter Event - exchange candies for burr, prot/lux pots~

I was married~! ^.^

I can't seem to find some of the screenshots I had during the random visits in-game, however I found some of the recent ones I took during one of the Ran Online guild's anniversary.

I've also remembered the first e-Games EB at SM Bicutan, wherein we conducted a School Rumble, and everyone, even my co-GMs back at the office, had a blast in managing the in-game tournament. I had a good time, even with the models, since I've taught them in the basics of the game and how to manage the players during the event.

Posing with the first batch of Ran Girls~

With this, I hope I'll be able to keep track on my moments in Ran Online. I'll end this temporarily, and will create an article on Audition & O2Jam for my next memoirs.

xoxo~! ^_~

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Memoirs of Me - A GameMaster Part I

Saturday, August 16, 2008 by Bea

I started out as someone who has a strong passion for games, just like you and your seatmate in the iCafe, or your fellow guildmate, or your friends who also love to play every now and then. I started out by playing International MMORPGs - and even Ran Online - I started to play it during the OBT stage in Malaysia. Before, I don't even know what a GM is. I wasn't sure if that was a game slang, a system, or a trend in online games. But when I saw a God-like figure with rocking armor, costumes, and weapons infront of me years ago, I decided to become just like one of them - the GameMasters.

My interview was intimidating, since in just half of the day, I got to meet the GM Head and Steve Tsao himself, and he was very friendly since he's also a gamer! After I got in, now what?
It was fun, of course. I get to test everything - new maps, items, armors, costumes, weapons, and skills even before they get to be released. But I share this secret with myself only, and of course with my co-GMs. I cannot disclose any stuff in-game unless they've given me permission to do so, via the official announcements. And the most exciting part is to meet all of these players that has the same passion as I have for the games. And of course, we would talk all-day, in-game, in the forums, and thru the first GC YM that I created. (I still do my tasks well, multi-tasking is my expertise ^_~)

Ran Guild Congress 2007 - I helped out at the merchandise booth and we sold out my fave shirt "Mamaw" in which lots of players were satisfied with their purchases, plus my moment: my skirt is not for sale! ~_~

I also miss the original team - the pioneers! I enjoyed spending lots of time with them, and I also learned a lot from them. Perhaps I owe it to them for my staying as a GM - the experience of what I've expected, and the surprising ones are the foundation of my perseverance and patience in building the community with them. Reunion perhaps in-game? Maybe, and who knows? Everything is possible when you're with them. They're not only my colleagues, but my true friends - those that can tell you to face the harsh reality, and the ones that keep me in track of our goals.

Quoting GM Imrahil on his experience: Exciting because gamers think you're a God, but what they don't know is we still scream like a little kid while getting pwned during PVP

Very true! OMG, most of the time, I'm like all bouncy and laughing on during PK, PVP; anything in-game action always gets the thrill out of me. It's like having a first-time experience on a bike, or infront of an audience or something like that. You can imagine us screaming and guessing who will win, or when the last HP is on the line. XD~

First Fight Club in-game event - your best 8 guild members get to compete

GM BoOM gave me the red outfit with the totally cute backpack. That was like ages ago, wherein GM Solus also wore the outfit, and together, the three of us strolled in the marketplace where we were ambushed by all of the players taking screenshots. I'll try to get that screenshot out of my archives. But it was one of those moments that would always make me smile whenever I'm reminiscing. ^^

There were sad moments as well, this guild telling us that their fellow member died (not relating to the game), and eventhough I never met the player in person, me & GM BadLungs went in-game infront of the E-Room with all of these guild members doing an in-game prayer in memory of their friend. Just what I've learned from an anime, is that when a person dies, eventhough you never got a chance to know them better, will always give you that sad feeling.

Let's go back to happy moments! (I sound like Peter Pan @_@) There's this small on-ground event - the first Ran Online Thematic Cosplay event in Greenhills, where most people would cosplay as their fave characters or even monsters. Since it was sudden, I have to improvise with my own school outfit and the cute Shaman backpack. You can check the pictures here shot my my dear friend Erving: http://cosplay.ph/photogallery.php?album=72

Here are my fave shots:

The Winner & Me - I tried stealing the staff ~_~

These guys are so cool! Did I mention that they're Ran Online players, and the Shaman is actually a dude? ^^

Spot Steve Tsao! He was actually inspired by the cosplay, and he decided to become a brawler during Domination 1 ^^;

I need to cut this off, and will continue my memoirs soon. Happy Gaming! ^_~

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