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Missed out on my GameMaster & Community Manager autobiographies?
Then check this out: Memoirs

Game Previews: GE's New Civilization

Thursday, September 25, 2008 by Bea

Last June, I was able to check out http://www.granadoespada.com/ and watched Hakkyu Kim & the rest of the IMC peeps discussing the latest developments for Granado Espada. I've watched the cute voodoo pets as well~ ^.^

I hence call them, "Emo Pets~"

My former boss even told me, "ilalabas na yung fave mo na pets, Bea."

Finally! I've like watched the 2 videos a trillion times (yeah, I downloaded both of them from the GE Korean website), and now I get to see the cuties~!

But the maps will be larger than ever, according to IMC. I dunno the details yet, since I just translated on what they were saying on the video (the interview video is quite big, I'll try to upload it soon), plus I was curious though on the "new civilization" that they're talking about.

So pushing my thrills & excitement aside, I do hope the GE peeps will help out Aethrin. But I did had fun with making his "Baron" theme.

Another off-topic, I'm glad the Girl Gamers are pushing thru and growing. I was also dreaming that all GE girl peeps of the SouthEast Asia will have a grand EB (that'll be certainly one big heap of gals~!).

Ciao~! Missing my GE pioneers~! (I wonder if they'll replace the "Pioneers" name. I just thought of the name from the history of GE... *shrugs*) ^_~

Movie Previews: Angels & Demons

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by Bea

In 2003, Sony Pictures acquired rights to the "Angels and Demons Movie" along with "The Da Vinci Code" in a deal with author Dan Brown. In May 2006, following the film release of "The Da Vinci Code," Sony hired Oscar winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," to adapt "Angels and Demons" into a movie. In November 2006, a teaser trailer of the "Angels And Demons Movie" was shown on the "The Da Vinci Code" DVD. On April 11, 2007 it was revealed that Tom Hanks would reprise his role as Robert Langdon and that he will reportedly receive the highest salary ever for an actor - $75,000,000? Filming of "Angels And Demons Movie" began in spring 2008.

"Angels And Demons Movie" is the PREQUEL to "The DaVinci Code."

The "Angels and Demons Movie" tells the story of Robert (Tom Hanks) Langdon's brush with a shadowy secret society, the Illuminati, and his frantic quest for the world's most powerful energy source, in the company of a beautiful Italian physicist whose father, a brilliant physicist, has been murdered.

Source: http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/

The trailer is composed of some clips ffrom the previous movie of "DaVinci Code" and a few new ones. However, the title was an official release already, so we all hope this will be a good one to watch & hopefully, not a disappointment to all of the fans of the book. Enjoy~ ^_^

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Events Galore from the e-Games Family

by Bea

Check out the banners above on the "Special Notes" section. Feel free to support any of the events you wish to do so. ^_^

For the upcoming events, here are the schedules:

Sept 27 - Granado Espada Black Party Anniversary
Oct 4 - Ran Global Tournament

Both are super-major events you wouldn't wanna miss~!

For more details, you can visit the Official Granado Espada Philippines website and the Official Ran Online Philippines website for the mechanics and activities coming your way.

Enjoy the fun-filled events, and bring along your friends! ^_~

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The Different Colors of Life as a Gamer

Sunday, September 21, 2008 by Bea

OK, before anything else, I would like to post a disclaimer on my article below that this is purely my opinion, no strings attached, no politics, no "claiming someone else's" opinion, and no intentions of hypnotizing everyone who reads this or sending a double-meaning message. This is just for sharing purposes again, and I do not need any reactions or getting into trouble. So whoever that gets "hit" in the face, I'm sorry, but again, everything that will be posted is not intended for your experience - and it may be just coincidence that you got hurt or that the situation is a bit familiar.

As I've mentioned before in my farewell letter, I am affected by players who literally have to do everything to get what they want. I know it's a human thing, however, the consequences that they would have to deal with - are the ones they never expected.

I want that in-game item so bad, I could kill somebody...

Let's just hope that it was intentional for an in-game situation, but yeah, some gamers tend to hurt someone in the real world. If you happen to watch the documentary for the online gamers last year or so, you could remember the guy who got ambushed by a group of players outside an iCafe shop, just because he looted the players' friend's rare item. He claimed that he only picked it up because it was dropped. The knowledge on how the players got to him, or know who he is, still remained an unsolved case till present. But yeah, although the guy was big & a bully himself, he was outnumbered by the group, and was confined to a hospital.

Hmm, what if I try to trick him?

Scammers are everywhere - be it in the virtual world or the real world. As I've said, most would do anything to get what they want. They'd scam you, steal everything, and leave you dry. Yeah, it sounds harsh, but those little phrases like "I'll make your 1,000 gold into ten thousand folds more if you'll just provide me your password" sounds pretty tempting, and most often, the new ones get duped. There may be tons of hacks & cheats today, but don't fall for the "password trick" cheat. It only falls into one word - FAIL.

you know that *beep* game? it's a total rip-off of that *bleep* game before~! noooo, really? *gasps*

Exaggeration? But true. I often see these on new game articles - complete with the rude & out-of-the line comments. The word "rip-off" is my first hated word, but I only use it on fashion designs (commonly when the designs are totally been cut 'n' copy fresh from someone else's idea in the Internet like deviantART works). They say this game was a rip-off of the previous games, blah blah blah. But let's face it - most of the developers would find something from the old ones and make it develop even more entertaining, more state-of-the-art, etc. But don't use the word unless you have EVIDENCE to take it up to the courts. Then we will all totally appreciate your effort, unless you have some other objectives on bringing up that word? Uh-oh, naughty naughty little anonymous comment-making human being.

I am perfect, so bow before me or die!

That's why my star sign was right today:
Why are you so busy trying to make everything perfect? Just relax and be human. For both worlds sake, let's not act perfect, nor try to impose this idea to everyone else. Let's just sit, breathe, and enjoy the online games that has been brought upon us.

If for some, this may be shocking, but it's really happening. Most would invest, and gamble in the vast world of online gaming, however most have already forgotten what we started years ago in playing: enjoy a good game, and have fun.

Till next post. Ciao~!

My YearBook Photo Circa 2000

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by Bea

OK, I did love my bangs and all, but I don't think my bangs would've look like this during the centennial year. @_@

Go make your own circa now: http://yearbookyourself.com/

Share it with your friends! XD~

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The Artsy Gamer

Monday, September 15, 2008 by Bea

Way before I was into the gaming industry, I was into modeling & photography. It was my 1st year as a highschool student, and my first runway walk at SM North.

Since we'll be talking more about photography, please be patient in viewing the pictures below.

Anyway, at present, most of my closest & best friends are all what I can say in my opinion as professional photographers. Plus, I love DSLRs since it was invented.

I opened my first deviantART account, by persuasion of my bestfriend & "Mom," Cris.

My talented online buddy, Euri, made a fanlisting site, and she used one of my stock accounts:

Check it out - Hecate Fanlisting: Crossways

This is where she got my photo:

I also love the vectors that most of my DA buddies had done for the past few years.

Yeah, he thought my name was Beia Navarrou~ ^.^

And this was the real source:

Cool kodachi right? XD~

I have also took shots of other people as well:

See? I'm not only good in computers, I'm also good with a camera. ^_~


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The Gimik-Lovin' Gamer

Sunday, September 14, 2008 by Bea

Besides shopping, I love to hangout with my friends, especially with my former colleagues~!
***Warning: Pic Spam Alert***

September 5
Dinner with the Product Team Family

Wow, back in Trinoma, twice in one day~ Anyway, after our photoshoot, I went with my former family to have dinner at Zong. Ricci AKA AoiSuna bought a new baby, so most of the pics here are credited to her.

me & labs~

me & my fiance~


sarap ng ice cream after dinner~

September 12
Happy Birthday AoiSuna~!

My labs and the talented chick in EG Creatives Team celebrated her birthday in her domain. So all of her EG family, including me of course. We had a blast eating, drinking & the famous videoke moments!

happy beerday~

pa-cute sa buffet~

debut nya daw~

community team rocks~

Don't mind my "Blair" hairstyle. I'm into headbands without the bows though. XD~

We went to Starbucks after, but Ivee has the pics. It was fun using the "F" names when we were about to order our coffee. ^.^

Ran Online PH Team & Bowling

My original plan was to meet with the usual gang at the Bowling Center in Megamall, but since my fiance was already there with the Ran peeps, I went to visit their practice.

In Tagalog mode po tayo dahil ang praktis nila ay importante. Baka may nagmamasid na taga-ibang bansa. XD~

Magaling sila, pero kailangan pa rin i-hasa yung
teamwork nila. Nakakatuwa lang kasi seryoso sila katulad ng mga Philippines team para sa WCG.

Nagsuggest ako sa kanila na magusap, kahit nasa gitna ng labanan. Importante rin kasi na alam ng ka-teammate mo kung ano yung tactics na gagamitin. Saka dapat iisa lang muna ung target, kung sino yung uunahin, hindi yung kanya-kanya ng tira. Sayang ang damage rin 'di ba? Sabi rin ni PM Lee: "magusap tayo ng Tagalog, para ndi alam ng taga-ibang bansa yung gagawin natin." ^_~

Goodluck Ran PH Team! (APM Chard has the pics of me with the Ran Philippines Team)

Bowling time~!
Ivee, Glenn, Joven, Lulu, Lee, Jay, Ricci & I let loose and had a great time playing & doing our own tactics & poses. I think I had one or two lucky strikes. XD~

my shoes~

my famous "eight-pink-ball"

green ang kukunin nya, pramis~

the pose~

we were amazed at our scores~

eventhough we suck, it's worth the fun~!

Then we had dinner somewhere in A. Venue, and went home sleepy & tired. ^^;

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e-Games Community Team

by Bea

Want to be part of the uber-groovy & uber cool team in the planet?

Kidding aside, check out the requirements and job descriptions of what I had experienced before, and apply now!

Community Manager
Duties and Responsibilities:

* Conceptualization and Implementation of in-game revenue generating events
* Interacting with gamers in-game and over the forums
* Clearing up any queries and doubts on official matters in the forums
* Getting involved in player-organized events by giving suggestions and/or being a judge for their contest/events as well as supporting and publicizing their events. Take note to take a back seat role in this and let players themselves manage their own events
* Setting up forum boards and managing forum moderation team (both internal staff and player moderators)
* Brainstorming with the GM Team and implementing ideas to bond community closer together
* Providing feedback to the GM team about how the community would feel about certain events that they are planning and about events that have already been run
* Organizing smaller, local community events (such as casual meet ups, dinners, community service etc)
* Getting feedback from community about anything game-related and directing them to the relevant department
* Answering the community´s emails
* Maintaining close contact with and scouting for potential game player ´leaders´
* Mentoring the player leaders and giving them ownership of little projects here and there
* Planning and conducting surveys and polls as and when GM/marketing/product department needs feedback
* E-viral latest game news and updates to websites and forums that the local community visits
* To report on latest happenings & feedback amongst the local community – in-game, forums and real life, report on the upcoming community events so that it can be publicized early on the main website
* Writing of articles that pertain to local community activities and upcoming local events


* Very good communication skills, both oral and written.
* Can perform and speak in public.
* No experience necessary, fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
* Graduates of BA (Bachelor of Arts) courses are preferred.
* Knowledge in office productivity: MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Knows the basics of blogging.
* Pleasing personality
* Eager to learn
* Perky and bubbly
* Can work under extreme pressure around huge crowds

Community GameMaster

* Bachelor's/College Degree in any field
* High interest in playing computer games
* With local on-line gaming experience [Specially MMORPGs]
* With basic technical knowledge (bugs detection, PC troubleshooting)
* Has the ability to think conceptually, strategically & analytically
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* High level of motivation , discipline & commitment a must
* Excellent teamwork skills

Email your resumes & gather up your confidence to: careers@ipvg.com and don't forget to also include Ms. Katherine Montiero in your email: katherine.montiero@ipvg.com

Goodluck to all applicants! ^_^

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Game Previews: Hello Kitty Online

by Bea

OK, I may not be the biggest fan of Hello Kitty, but this unique cat had shared a piece of my life during my toddler days where she was my lunchbox & my 1st wristwatch. I had beg & pleaded before, according to my parents, to buy me those two cute items.

And yes, she was also the name of the said online game by Sanrio.

September 12, 2008: Sanrio Digital (www.sanriodigital.com) announced today that Hello Kitty Online will begin an exclusive Founders’ Beta on October 8, 2008. The Founders’ Beta will allow a limited number of users to play the official Hello Kitty MMORPG ahead of launch while receiving Founder benefits and participating in special in-game events.

Hello Kitty Online (www.hellokittyonline.com) is a free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) based on Sanrio's famous characters. The game transports players into the cute and cuddly world of Sanrio Land, where players will meet and interact with over a hundred Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Dear Daniel, My Melody, Pochacco, Cinnamoroll, and many others.

Hello Kitty Online boasts several new additions and improvements since the Closed Beta version, and the Founder's Beta will feature a new game client with an improved interface, improved graphics and special effects, new monsters, new maps, new items, and the opening of London and Paris. The Founders’ Beta will also introduce gameplay changes such as new skills, new pet systems and team-play oriented enhancements.

Source: http://mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/334/view/news/read/11697

Their website is somewhat familiar though. Anyway, they also have a community blog, and you can visit it here: http://blog.sanriotown.com/onlinegame:hellokitty.com/

Check out their video:

If you guys are hoping to find your "inner child" again, then this one's for you. ^_~

The Honest Gamer

Saturday, September 13, 2008 by Bea

I'd like to clarify some issues, brown noses, and other rumors going on before it creates a chaos again.

Here are some facts:

So False

  • I am no scammer, nor did any bad things during my time as a GM, CM, and as an Assistant Product Manager
  • I am not the GossipCutieGirl in e-Games
  • I am not posing as a new GM
  • I did not get fired
So True
  • I did all of my pending projects & tasks before I left e-Games
  • I love Gossip Girl Season 1, and can't wait to watch for the second season
  • I am now in Corporate Sales in another company, a very different industry, I did not betray anyone, nor did I transferred to a new gaming company
  • I have my clearance of my resignation, no accountabilities, no charges
Like any other employees, I uphold the rules & regulations with my leave.

If I did come back, you'll know, and yes I'll let everyone know.

So please try to get off my back, let's try to have a productive life, shall we? ;)

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The Webmistress Gamer

by Bea

I changed the layout of my Tabulas account~!

Feel free to check it out: http://tohru.tabulas.com/

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Memoirs of Me - A Community Manager Part I

Sunday, September 7, 2008 by Bea

From a hardcore gamer to a GameMaster, now to an Assistant Product Manager / Community Manager of Granado Espada.

How did it happened?

May 2007

My boss and very close friend Ivee and I were both GMs before. She was also the head of the GM team before, and was promoted as Product Manager of GE. I was suppose to apply on another department in e-Games when Ivee informed me that she wanted me as her assistant for Granado Espada. At first I was a bit excited and at the same time, scared, since I had played GE during its first testing, however I never did reviewed it that much. And so, before transferring, she gave me the advance pass for GE before its open-beta testing, and was able to play more and familiarize with the features and every functions in the game.

My first characters in Cervantes server

I reviewed a lot before they announce me as GE Philippines CM (yes, they have CMs in all regional partners). I was able to chat with Hrin (Regional CM), RohNaga (Singapore CM), and Selwyn (Malaysia CM) in MSN before going to the battlefield. :P

But in GE, you have to pick out your alias. RohNaga & Selwyn did not use their own names (I don't know if it's OK for me to post their real names XD), so I was hesitant at first. I cannot use my GM names before, since it was already a known persona for every game on those alias that I used.

At first, I used "Esthesia," a name I saw on random sites that provides pre-made layouts and graphic designs. But then, I find that players may have difficulties on pronouncing my alias. ^^; And so, I used Veya because most of my Gothic friends in the underground community pronounce my name that way (yes, like Vanity~).

My avatar in the GE IAH website

But unlike the famous GMs you have known and loved, we have a different task and department to fill in. Quoting from CM Hrin: "I am not a game master. I'm your community manager, meaning to say that I use a normal playing account, just like the rest of you. I can't make Vis rain from the skies above. Neither can I summon all of Monsters Inc. to do the Macarena in front of Andre Janzur. My role as your community manager is to keep you guys updated with the developments and news updates of GE, to get feedback from you guys, to answer any doubts or queries you may have, and of course my most fave role of all… to be your friend, protector and guardian angel whenever you feel lost or alone in this world. :) Naturally, my roles will evolve with time, but the essence of it remains - that of community building."

And with that, I can only use normal game characters just like anybody else. We do not have cool armors or weapons, and we are not ridiculously rich (in-game or in-real-life! XD). It may be strange or lame to others, but I find it refreshing to be like a normal gamer since I get to speak and interact more with players with them not thinking I am doing naughty stuff or being worship like a God or something. @_@


not in the picture are my other characters & RNPCs in all servers

Elementalist Beauties in Caravaggio, Pachelbel & Vivaldi

Here's my profile at the GE IAH website:

Family Name: [CM]Veya
Fave MCC Team: Veya (Fighter), Tria (Scout), Noir (Wizard)
Fave RNPC: Grace Bernelli
Other Hobbies: cosplaying, reading and posting to my blogs and other sites, making layouts, sewing and designing clothes, cooking, shopping, and listening to slow & industrial rock music

I loved playing GE because of the MCC system, plus the fact that it was set to the Baroque era - the brick road, the corsets, lacey outfits, skirts, and the pirates. Instead of trying to play to increase my level and experience, I’d rather cruise to the town and check out all the quests from the town’s NPCs.

As a gamer myself, I love MMORPGs, like GE. I spend half of my day playing, working, and shopping (in-game and in-real-life). There are lots of updates from the Closed Beta unto the Pre-Open Beta, so I really hope that the players would enjoy playing since there’s more to expect from the game.

A Message to the Gamers:
Hello to all Filipino players! Hope to see you guys on our future events! Enjoy and happy gaming! ^_^

You can also find my first post here: http://veya-esthesia.blogspot.com/2007/06/first-post-testing.html

My first assignment was to form the 1st Granado Espada Philippines team for the 1st major GE tournament to be held in Singapore. We also created the limited edition GE Philippines jacket available only to the qualifying GE PH team, the GE e-Games team, and our partners & media.

Wildcard & NCR team showing off the GE jackets

GE Philippines Team at the Toycon event in Megamall

The Zouk Raid Party in Singapore was so exciting~! I even got to meet the legendary producer who made my gaming life happy: Hakkyu Kim! The best part is also we got to drink & dance with him during the night party. :D

me & Hakkyu Kim (totally starstruck)

This was only one of the memorable events that happened in my life as a CM in Granado Espada. So stay tuned for more~! ^_~

GE videos on a large LCD with chandeliers inside Zouk

Live GE!

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Game Previews: Zhuxian

Saturday, September 6, 2008 by Bea

Perfect World Co. Ltd., a leading online game developer and operator in China, has announced the launch of the “Samsara in the Six Realms” expansion pack for Zhu Xian.

The new expansion pack contains a large number of new features. The release of the new expansion pack demonstrates the company’s appreciation for its players who have always been supportive since the launch of Zhu Xian in late May 2007. “Samsara in the Six Realms” introduces new features to the game, including the Pet System and a brand new “Ghost” school. It also introduces the Sword Flying System as well as the Rebirth and Transformation System. Ghost is the first newly added school since the launch of Zhu Xian.

In the popular Internet novel of the same name, the headmaster of the Ghost school, Mr. Ghost, and his disciples practice ancient sorcery, foreign evil magic and spiritualism. They also have the ability to perfectly combine the above three skills to create a magic of the netherworld. Online game players in the Ghost school can use magic to control and use soul. Characters may change their exterior shape to become a ghost, a soul or a venomous king. The introduction of the Ghost school will also change the current world structure in Zhu Xian.

Ricci (AoiSuna) and I will be cosplaying for Zhu Xian! We love kimonos and flowy fabrics! ^^

Source: http://www.pakopya.com/

The Gossip Gamer

by Bea

The Hermione we all have known and loved in Harry Potter movies have turned and blossomed into a beautiful young lady. And here's the latest news of her growing fame and career:

Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter films, is to replace the Pirates of the Caribbean actor Keira Knightley as the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle.

Eighteen-year-old Watson has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Chanel worth £3m.
She will replace Knightley when the latter's contract with Coco Mademoiselle runs out this summer. Knightley will remain with Chanel in a new role.

Watson has already developed a close association over recent months with the luxury fashion brand, which has dressed her for film premieres and parties.
Chanel is expected to officially announce the Coco Mademoiselle deal next month.

Warner Bros, which makes the Harry Potter films, is understood to have been involved in approving the deal.
As the face of Coco Mademoiselle, Watson follows in the footsteps of Kate Moss, who was signed up for the fragrance's launch in 2001, and 23-year-old Knightley, who took over in 2007.

Image: http://derelictee.blogspot.com/
Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media

Mélanie Thierry
The lady who played Aurora in the movie, "Babylon AD" with Vin Diesel.

She began her ascent to fame as a much sought-after child and teen model in France, then moved into acting. She developed an early screen reputation (and seemed typecast in roles for a considerable period of time) as a siren-like waif with a mesmeric quality that invariably bewitched male characters. (For that reason, more than one source openly compared Thierry to onetime Vadim muse Brigitte Bardot.) She began with a series of roles in French productions that failed to travel abroad and thus confined the actress' recognition to her native country. Not long after, however, the actress scored an international crossover hit at age 18 as the lover of ship-bound Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 (Tim Roth), who very nearly lures him off of the boat where he resides, in Giuseppe Tornatore's "epic fable" The Legend of 1900 (1998); this arrived back to back with a similar turn as a contemporary Esmerelda in director Patrick Timsit's whimsical Hunchback of Notre Dame update Quasimodo d'El Paris (1999). Thierry shifted gears somewhat as the female lead in the supernatural comedy Jojo la Frite (2002), portrayed an injured teenager in Julien Leclercq's Chrysalis (2007), and made her Hollywood debut as one of two romantic leads of action star Vin Diesel in the sci-fi opus Babylon A.D. (2008)

Image: http://www.scificool.com/
Sources: http://www.fandango.com/

Max Payne
If you're a gamer, then you should know this upcoming movie...

Image: http://www.beyondhollywood.com/
Source: http://www.maxpaynethemovie.com/

Revenge of the Fallen
To be released next year. Same cast, so those who loved the sexy Megan Fox and Shia, and of course the faves: Autobots and Decepticons, will surely love the next sequel!

Image: http://cinema.theiapolis.com/
Source: http://www.transformersmovie.com/

More to come next time!


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The Shopaholic Gamer II

by Bea

I don't only love to shop, I love to sell as well~!

From pre-owned to brand new, ready-to-wear, custom-made, dresses and accessories, you can find almost every unique finds in my online shop.

Feel free to browse and shop till you drop~! :D

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