View Full Forums : "Meet" your Grove Staff

09-16-2002, 12:29 PM
The purpose of this thread is to introduce both new and old Druid's Grovers to the "staff" of this forum. I know we often add people to moderate specific forums without any real notice to the community. Also, since a lot of questions have been popping up on exactly how we moderate things, hopefully this will help clear up some of those questions.

First off, here is your staff:
Board Admins: Sobe, Stormhaven
Board-wide Moderators: Scirocco, Tweil, Salicia, Cassea, Aidon
Limited Moderators:
Xiggin (Hunting Guide, Quests, OT, Rants, Equipment, PVP)
FyyrLuStorm (Equipment, Polls, Hunting Guide, OT, Rants, PVP)

During the next few days (weeks?) I've asked the other Moderators to reply and give a short insight into their moderating style. If you have any questions for us, feel free to ask in this thread. If you just want to call us names or flame us, take it to Rants. Posts of that nature in this thread will be edited :P

09-16-2002, 12:31 PM
I'll start off...

Role: Druid's Grove Admin / Moderator / Site Graphics
EQ Server: Cazic Thule
Guild Level: Emperor Ssraeshza (no VT yet :( )

General Mod Info/Style:
I am a big pro-discussion buff. I like threads where there's good communication going on, and in those threads I'm willing to go a little easy on the "flaming" rules as long as there's constructive information contained therein. My server's discussion forum is nothing but a big cauldron of flames, so my perception of a rant or flame is probably a little more lenient because of it. I have no patience for trolls, ads, whiners, flamers, spammers or anything of the like. My definition of a "troll" is a person who comes in, posts one word/sentence quips in every posts and leaves. Or someone who argues only for the sake of arguing (ie: no substance). Any of the above will find their threads/replies deleted, and banned in relatively short order.

I am tough on personal attacks - I don't feel there's any room in the forums for that kind of behavior. However, just because someone called you an "idiot" doesn't quite qualify as a personal attack to me. I'm a big stickler on sigs - keep their size within the forum guidelines and we won't have a problem. Otherwise you'll probably find your post edited and your sig removed.

Personality-wise, I feel I've been playing EQ for long enough that I know not to have a knee-jerk reaction to either players or VI. I'm pretty laid back when it comes to changes and will test things out before forming an opinion on whether I like it or not (as opposed to forming an opinion based purely by other people's feedback alone). I like to think I'm pretty open-minded about other classes' opinions, but it takes a good solid discussion to make me change my own perceptions, since I base them on what I've personally experienced. My current perception of a druid is that while we aren't as good as we could be with a few small changes, we're not as "broken" as others seem to think we are.

09-16-2002, 12:43 PM

I need to think.

Sobe, read my emails please.

09-16-2002, 12:50 PM
Miss Foxfyre?

Primero Aventurero
58 Druid

09-16-2002, 01:09 PM
Okies here goes...

I have just recently joined a new Tier 1 guild having been in non-ranked guilds (yeah yeah we sucked LOL) for years. As such I tend to speak more for the casual player and I'm very pro-Roleplay.

Although I am level 60 with a few AA-points under my belt my equipment is average at best consisting of mostly UP with a few upgrades here and there. I've never had more than 10k to my name and average about 1k in the bank. As such I tend to speak more for the poor Druids. *smiles*

I love a good debate. I think I'm right most of the time *rolls eyes* but I can be convinced otherwise if you make your case. I tend to be VERY sarcastic which is not a good thing as sarcasm does not translate well into text which is why you'll often see my text littered with *smiles* or other such indications about the way my posts should be read.

I love to play devil's advocate in order to get people to see both sides. In my eyes the true sense of a good debate is if you are able to easily post on either side of the discussion. I like when statements are based upon facts and when people do their homework.

I also look at posters history to see what they are about if a matter is in a grey area. I visit other class boards - mostly Wizards and Clerics - to learn about the two play styles that are closest to Druids abilities and will post there if I feel I have something constructive to add.

I love to explore Norrath and spend much more time doing nothing or sitting in a newbie area buffing then leveling.

I research everything I can get about the zones/mobs and am VERY into computer hardware/upgrades.

I am married with two children, two jobs and live in Chicago.

Have I said enough? Too much? *smiles*

spiritual thistlethorne
09-16-2002, 05:12 PM
Nevermind, just looked and saw Foxfyre is no longer listed as an admin :)

Ehran Dyrwulf
09-16-2002, 05:27 PM
"I have just recently joined a new Tier 1 guild having been in non-ranked guilds (yeah yeah we sucked LOL) for years"

Which guild did you join Cassea?

09-16-2002, 05:31 PM
this puppy wants to say hi to the staff members since i am new here. /wave

hello :)

09-16-2002, 05:53 PM
Heart's Fire. We just killed Inny so I think we qualify :) Of course my DSL dumps me right before kill and I log back in hours later alone in hate. I never hit gate so fast *smiles*

And hello arrysi glad to meet you

Aidon Rufflefuzz
09-16-2002, 10:06 PM
Role: Moderator/Keeper of the Hunting Guide(s)/Leader of the Bitter Druids
EQ Server: Karana
Guild Level: AoW/NToV/Ssra

General Mod Info/Style:
Hmm...well I dunno really...I haven't been a mod for all that long ;) .

If I think you're trolling...I'll edit and boot your post without much of a second thought.

If you aren't part of the community here and start in with the flame thrower on full blast...I'll edit your post without much of a second thought.

If you ever post anything deragatory about sheep...I'll just get Sobe to ban you.

Other than that I'm pretty laid back.

09-17-2002, 03:27 AM
What happened to Foxy?

09-17-2002, 03:52 AM
Nice idea. Maybe there should be a thread like this for all the regulars. I would like to find out more about sorrun, Tuda, and many other long time posters.

Does Inny qualify as a tier 1 encounter? I would think that mre tier 3 or so since he has been upgraded, but he's still an old Norrath MoB. I would eaisly rank him below Vindi, Velk, and other tier 2 encounters. Just curious what the concensus is on that ;)

Anyway, good thread.

Fairweather Pure

Aidon Rufflefuzz
09-17-2002, 04:40 AM
I think Cassea was counting "tiers" in reverse of what is the "norm" with Tier 1 being lower than say Tier 5.

09-17-2002, 06:12 AM
Maybe there should be a thread like this for all the regulars

Good idea... maybe I will start one in a bit if nobody else does.

As for what happened to Fox... after reading Aidon's post, maybe she made fun of sheep... :)

09-17-2002, 07:42 AM
I would also like to know what happened to MF. Any explanations?

Primero Aventurero
58 Druid

09-17-2002, 07:57 AM
Maybe I misread. I'll see what we end up doing and report back :)

09-18-2002, 08:25 AM
I'd just like to post a hello to the staff. I don't post alot here but I talk my fair share on the serverwide channel. Just a big HELLO to the staff that bring me hours of good reading here.

09-18-2002, 11:39 AM
For the past 6-8 weeks EQ has taken a giant backseat to RL issues. I just cut my sabbatical short. It was great to spend lots of time with the family and "wasting" tons of time and resources on games and pet projects. However, being passive in my own companies started to become very annoying. So, I am back at work, albeit very differently than before.

I still would have plenty of time to play EQ but I have lost almost all interest in both the game and the forums. The discussions, at the DG, regarding the changes in experience between Level 50 and 60 were especially saddening to read. I do not recall ever seeing so much misinformation and so much misguided bitching being posted. For me, this was a lowpoint.

Anyhow, I will still be around whenever new challenges reappear. But, for the time being, I rather take it easy and give it some time to change my attitude towards the game and its ancillary subjects.

09-19-2002, 10:55 AM
/wave to all the mods and admins

Thank you for the job you all do here. It's got to be a demanding task.

09-20-2002, 07:02 PM
Just FYI Stormhaven,

I was a mod for quite some time...circa late 1999 till your recent cull. Yes, I stopped playing EQ but I was quite effective in removing the spams as I tended to visit several times a day.

Ah well...


09-21-2002, 06:24 PM
I've often seen comments regarding Aidon and sheep on the grove but I think I'd be a better person for never learning the reasons why :evil: .

Aidon Rufflefuzz
09-22-2002, 04:25 AM
Remember my first sig?

09-24-2002, 08:53 AM
Remember my first sig?
Aha! It all makes perfect sense now! LOL

That was a great sig =)

Primero Aventurero
59 Druid

10-11-2002, 08:26 AM
Your profile is bloodricks :)

10-21-2002, 11:35 AM
Aidon + Sheep = Pure Love!

01-02-2003, 11:34 AM
Just wanted to say ty sobe for chasing me down and helping me with that banned probelm.I* can finally view your site again woot

Sobe Silvertree
01-05-2003, 11:27 AM
Not a problem - a lot of the trolls, SZ Haz0rz etc were using dial-ups and the only way you can ban them is denying there ISP and sometimes and its unfortunate we ban the good people of Norrath also.

I am glad you were persistant, its always a good sign and I am glad we could get you back into the Grove Hobbit!