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Amary
03-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Good eve, ArcheAge forums!

Some of you may be familiar with Rift and my role in updates, downtimes, and patch notes on that product that spanned from alpha through update 2.2. For those who aren't, here's the quick summary. :)

I started in the MMO industry in late 2005 as a QA Tester for EverQuest II, just before Desert of Flames. I got that first job when they needed a tester familiar with live gameplay, and my interview involved a discussion on mechanics for killing Darathar for the prismatic weapon quests.

Since then I've worked on a lot of "behind the scenes" support services for online games: the platforms that run MMOs and allow players to connect with them, and the process of updating MMOs from dev change to internal builds to QA to live. For Rift this was a partially public-facing role as I posted status updates for outages and patch notes. :)

I am super psyched about being involved in ArcheAge. My first MMO was Ultima Online, followed by DAoC, FFXI, EQ2, RIFT... There are aspects of ArcheAge that are very near and dear to my gaming heart, like the best parts of my favorite games all in one place. I've been working closely with the localization team for ArcheAge at Trion since last November, neck deep in lore and terminology as well as gameplay.


If you tuned in for last week's ArcheAge livestream, or watched the recording of it, you actually got to "see" me on stream as the driver of the Haranyan warship! Check 2:08:00-2:09:00 for the triumphant victory of my noble crew as they valiantly sink a defenseless speedboat.

I actually built that warship solo and it was the first warship launched on friends and family alpha; I'm scared of it getting destroyed because I don't yet have the skill level to repair it. Despite my all-time-favorite games, I'm really not much of a PvPer, as one might see from my grand total of zero honor, PvP kills, and crime points! It surely isn't my fault if other people jump onto my boat and use the cannons for evil. Also, all those trees I found on lightning isle might have caused a forest fire, so I was really thinking of the environment when I cleared them out, I swear...


I'm looking forward to talking to and ultimately playing with many more of you. Welcome to ArcheAge!

Palinore
03-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Hello Amary! It's a pleasure to meet you! I as well started my MMO addiction with Ultima Online and I actually still till this day play UO from 1999, by far my all time MMO love =) . Thank you for helping bring ArcheAge to us, we definitely appreciate it! I hope to get to know ya and play with ya! Thanks again!

Mavol
03-26-2014, 05:42 PM
Thanks Amary, look forward to this!

DaVeep
03-26-2014, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the introduction, Amary! I sure hope we'll get to hear, read, see a lot more from you through all the various channels Trion provides. I sure can't wait to see how things will play out for ArcheAge "in the west". Exciting times for sure! :)

KeepLightning
03-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Hey Amary! Just sayin hi :)

Evoex_LotD
03-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Welcome aboard.

Jaserion
03-26-2014, 06:20 PM
we missed you on rift, but glad to see you on AA!

*waves hello*!!

Silvow
03-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Welcome, and good luck can we be friends so i can join F&F ?

LunaNahueli
03-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Hello and welcome. :) :D

I doubt I'll be much of a PvPer either.

Imperius
03-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Hello, welcome *salute*
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wlo8yJg21ry1aiso1_1280.jpg

Locket
03-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Hello! Nice to meet you.

Not going to lie though. Super jealous of all that experience you have under your belt..! :3

That aside, welcome!

aphelion
03-26-2014, 06:50 PM
Hello Amary.

Were you also piloting the ship that attacked Scapes and crew when they said they wouldn't be attacked due to the image on their sail? If so, good job! It made the whole ship presentation a lot more fun :)

TehFrank
03-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Howdy! =^.^=

Amary
03-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Thank you all for the welcome! :)

The passengers on my ship (I, of course, totally have no control over their warlike actions) may or may not have fired upon the livestream ship repeatedly, which wasn't helped by Scapes *firing back*!! :D

aphelion
03-26-2014, 07:01 PM
Haha, I see, the perfect alibi ;)

LunaNahueli
03-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Thank you all for the welcome! :)

The passengers on my ship (who I, of course, totally have no control over their warlike actions) may or may not have fired upon the livestream ship repeatedly, which wasn't helped by Scapes *firing back*!! :D

:D:cool:

That is all.

Voldrax
03-26-2014, 07:25 PM
snip --- Super jealous of all that experience you have under your belt..! --- snip

^^ This! ...and the part about your being welcomed here, too! I hope to engage... err... meet you sometime in-game! :o

Zev
03-26-2014, 07:27 PM
Purple hair!

BeeBlaze
03-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Welcome Amary! Glad to see produces have a toolbox in their hands and pushing to bring us the game :)

King
03-26-2014, 09:34 PM
Thank you all for the welcome! :)

The passengers on my ship (I, of course, totally have no control over their warlike actions) may or may not have fired upon the livestream ship repeatedly, which wasn't helped by Scapes *firing back*!! :D

I had a good laugh when he was like- they're not supposed to... then he starts firing back.

Requiem
03-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Welcome Amary,


Will you be doing your famous patch notes for Archeage ? Those were always fun to read for Rift .

Ezenkrul
03-26-2014, 11:40 PM
Welcome Amary!
Hope to see and hear more from you.

Admiral Mooloaf
03-27-2014, 12:42 AM
welcome ! and may archeage release soon!

Xtt
03-27-2014, 01:08 AM
Hi Amary!
I look forward to destroying your warship.

AeonAuron
03-27-2014, 01:45 AM
Hello Amary. Please create a "Sir Kirby Section" under off-topic! That would be awesome to see him playing ArcheAge :rolleyes:

Cherish
03-27-2014, 02:29 AM
Avatar Envy to the max :( Hey Amary please stop playing the game and work on it so we can come play too <3

jlease92
03-27-2014, 02:32 AM
Hello Amary

Lirhax
03-27-2014, 03:24 AM
Helloooo! Welcome :D

Dresler
03-27-2014, 03:24 AM
Well, well, looks like Scapes will be surrounded by girls around here jojojo

Greetings and welcome Amary!

Majestyk
03-27-2014, 04:09 AM
Hello Amary welcome aboard

Darkrobby
03-27-2014, 05:32 AM
wow already 3 official Trion here in the forum .. then yes it can soon assail with ArcheAge :)

a warm welcome from me :)

DjSquallM4k3uCry
03-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Welcome armary!

Senpai noticed
03-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Good eve, ArcheAge forums!

Some of you may be familiar with Rift and my role in updates, downtimes, and patch notes on that product that spanned from alpha through update 2.2. For those who aren't, here's the quick summary. :)

I started in the MMO industry in late 2005 as a QA Tester for EverQuest II, just before Desert of Flames. I got that first job when they needed a tester familiar with live gameplay, and my interview involved a discussion on mechanics for killing Darathar for the prismatic weapon quests.

Since then I've worked on a lot of "behind the scenes" support services for online games: the platforms that run MMOs and allow players to connect with them, and the process of updating MMOs from dev change to internal builds to QA to live. For Rift this was a partially public-facing role as I posted status updates for outages and patch notes. :)

I am super psyched about being involved in ArcheAge. My first MMO was Ultima Online, followed by DAoC, FFXI, EQ2, RIFT... There are aspects of ArcheAge that are very near and dear to my gaming heart, like the best parts of my favorite games all in one place. I've been working closely with the localization team for ArcheAge at Trion since last November, neck deep in lore and terminology as well as gameplay.


If you tuned in for last week's ArcheAge livestream, or watched the recording of it, you actually got to "see" me on stream as the driver of the Haranyan warship! Check 2:08:00-2:09:00 for the triumphant victory of my noble crew as they valiantly sink a defenseless speedboat.

I actually built that warship solo and it was the first warship launched on friends and family alpha; I'm scared of it getting destroyed because I don't yet have the skill level to repair it. Despite my all-time-favorite games, I'm really not much of a PvPer, as one might see from my grand total of zero honor, PvP kills, and crime points! It surely isn't my fault if other people jump onto my boat and use the cannons for evil. Also, all those trees I found on lightning isle might have caused a forest fire, so I was really thinking of the environment when I cleared them out, I swear...


I'm looking forward to talking to and ultimately playing with many more of you. Welcome to ArcheAge!

https://31.media.tumblr.com/e528e62c2964e63b554f42d0659ceafd/tumblr_inline_mrw6b6QiJ81qz4rgp.gif

LunaNahueli
03-27-2014, 07:17 AM
https://31.media.tumblr.com/e528e62c2964e63b554f42d0659ceafd/tumblr_inline_mrw6b6QiJ81qz4rgp.gif

Brilliant. :D :D

Ekimmu
03-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Hello and welcome armary

Robertcrg
03-27-2014, 11:19 AM
Thank you for doing your best to bringing us archeage as soon as possible!!!

Kriptini
03-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Good to see you again, Amary! I was wondering where you went when you stopped doing the patchnotes for Rift. Glad to see you've been working on ArcheAge this whole time!

Krogger
03-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Welcome amary .. looking forward to more of ur valiant ship wars and seeing ur good work towards archeage \o/

Piko
03-27-2014, 01:11 PM
Is this an avatar :eek::eek:


*Insert amazed random guy ( I suck a formating )*

xDrac
03-27-2014, 01:14 PM
Hello there Amanda! Great to see you make an appearance on the forums :)

FantasMic
03-27-2014, 04:02 PM
Yaaaayy!! Welcome Amary!! And good luck!!

Haiakos
03-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Welcome o/

rawfox
03-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Amary .. Hi, im just Raw ^^

Here is your win:

best parts of my favorite games all in one place
Could not have said it better myself :p

Im really looking forward to enter your Ship :p

Fenkiz
03-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Hi, and thank's for the work :)


I'm looking forward to talking to and ultimately playing with many more of you. Welcome to ArcheAge!

I think most people here looking forward to play... with you too :P

Fragglea
03-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Yey!! Im glad to see your here!.

Really missed your cheerful posts in the Rift news forums..

Bring back the Corgi Avatar though!!!

Baron Zemo
03-27-2014, 11:24 PM
Hello Amary! It's a pleasure to meet you! and looking forward to play with you!

Ironfield
03-28-2014, 01:23 AM
Hello and a warm welcome to the forums Amary, hopefully we'll be seeing more of you and FireCait around the boards and in time to come in game.

-Ironfield

YAOIAA
03-28-2014, 01:50 AM
Thanks and welcome!

RoughRaptors
03-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Come on now...A wild Amary appears? That's awful close to my intro line, you're just missing the caps! :-P

Wiseman
03-29-2014, 10:11 PM
You built your ship solo. I gladly tilt my hat..:cool: Hello!

DevinFirestone
03-30-2014, 01:54 PM
Haha nice job on your boat there cant wait until the release!

Halkeh
03-31-2014, 08:00 AM
A wild Amary Appears???

*THROWS POKE BALL*

Evangelion
03-31-2014, 11:41 AM
are you cute?

The_Duke_of_Derp
03-31-2014, 03:04 PM
are you cute?


anta baka...

Chunacouture
03-31-2014, 06:15 PM
welcome Amary, please give us a spoiler on what guild options would look like. thank you. :D

Avalon
03-31-2014, 06:43 PM
Hey welcome to the forums, What type of stuff will there be in the cash shop?

Chilias
04-01-2014, 04:05 AM
Welkom and Hello, nice introduction ;) /cheer

SwobyJ
04-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Hey again Amary!
-Maeloda

Ryuna
04-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Hi Amary! Finally got around to saying hello to you! AA sounds amazing so far. Can't wait to play!

Amary
04-02-2014, 10:47 AM
You ladies and gents are awesome. Thank you for the warm welcome. :)

RoughRaptors
04-04-2014, 02:53 PM
You ladies and gents are awesome. Thank you for the warm welcome. :)

Really though, stop stealin mah intro line!

Keter
04-04-2014, 03:12 PM
hello,welcome:D

Zawr
04-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Awesome! Glad to see you again, Amary! It was a pleasure following you in Rift and I look forward to doing so again here.

/cheers!

Keller
04-05-2014, 03:29 AM
copy paste the quality of your Rift posts to these forums!

Githil
04-08-2014, 01:04 PM
OMG AMARY...oh how I have missed the part you played in RIFT. Ever since Rift Alpha I have enjoyed your posts. It is great to see where you landed. RIFT forums aren't the same with out you.

ilex011
04-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Amary!! Hello! Nice to see you again! :)

Requiem
04-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Are you really as wild as you appear ?:D

Shane
04-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Hey Amary! I already know that you guys are doing a really great job on this game!!!!!

Thank you for creating a great sense of community! It really drives the game forward!!

OvelhaK
04-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Hi to Armary ! =D

Sparkinator
04-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Hello Armary! How you doin today?

forged
04-14-2014, 12:28 AM
Hello Armary!

ReapersBane
04-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Hi Amary hope to see more of you soon :)

Zokot
04-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Nice to see another familiar Trion face! :)

mayhem
04-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Welcome to the jungle :3

Darth Futuza
04-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Awww how come you get an avatar? No fair. No fair at all. :(

Geopenguin
04-16-2014, 03:38 PM
was so sad when you left rift. nice to see you back.
corgi power!

FireFly_xD
04-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Yo, Amary :) How is it going? :)

Orshe
04-18-2014, 06:48 PM
Good to see you around these parts!

DarkImmortalEnergy
04-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Hello good to see ya on the Forums Amary :D ive seen you in a few streams happy that your joining us on the forums hope to see more posts by you and glad that your part of the Trion Crew :D

peacemaker
04-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Thanks for all your hard work in previous games. I look forward to playing this game it looks amazing

BigTuna
04-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Thanks for bringing ArcheAge NA to life o7

tomcio
04-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Welcome Amary , looking forward to play this amazing game :)

Ashenpants
04-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Glad to have you here, Amary!

Nixem
04-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Nice meeting you on Cuppy's livestream tonight!! Im Gamer_Nixem! I hope my farming catalog will be of use to you ;D

Lunayu
04-24-2014, 01:16 AM
Hello :) and hope yo see you soon

Vilexidor
04-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Hey Amary hope to see you in AA

Candron
04-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Hey Amary! Can't wait to see the additional lore that's in the game. Love what I've seen so far! :D

MacDeath
05-13-2014, 02:12 AM
WOOT! It's good to see you again! Looking forward to fun patch notes!

Martiger
05-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Hey Amary! After I have seen every ArcheAge live stream........ I think the ArcheAge team at Trion seems very nice :) I hope and think you are the best publisher for the game.

Saul
06-09-2014, 10:16 PM
Welcome! And glad to see the staff is so experienced and willing to help, hope to see you in game and keep up with your posts.

Doctor Zoidberg
06-14-2014, 05:31 AM
Welcome aboard mate!

Ilfri
06-26-2014, 07:34 AM
I look forward to seeing updates from you and seeing you in-game. Thank you :)

Proxy
06-27-2014, 07:54 AM
YaY, a face i know, something to remember the good times on rift by! :)