I have been a gamer since the mid-1990s, and enjoy many different types of video game. Thanks to my long-standing voluntary work in a number of online gaming communities over the years, I was asked to become an official game admin for Strike-Team (xwis), the group that runs the gaming servers for Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, and Red Alert 2. As part of my role I am responsible for monitoring cheat reports on the Strike-Team forums, and have full admin powers to issue warnings and even bans to players caught cheating, or breaking the Strike-Team rules.
C&C Tiberian Sun Community Involvement
I have been involved with the Tiberian Sun (TS) community in one way or another since 1999. Over the years I have worked as a moderator, global moderator and administrator on a number of TS forums including:
In this time I have amassed many thousands of posts and private messages with players. This has given me a great deal of experience not just in forum software functionality and moderator functions, but also in directly dealing with members of the community in a fair, balanced and professional manner. I have also been able to demonstrate my flair for the written word, producing a 60-page guide to TS, as well as numerous strategy articles written in forums across the years. I also run a Tiberian Sun blog which I use to help boost SEO and point players towards the main community forum.
Tian Long Ba Bu (TLBB)
TLBB (also known as ‘Dragonoath’ in the U.S.) is a F2P Martial Arts / Fantasy MMORPG set in Ancient China. During my time working as Content Writer for ChangYou.com (EU) I worked closely with the Community Manager, integrating myself with the EU server community, talking with players, and also working as a global moderator in the EU forum. I also helped to run twice-weekly community events, and created compelling story content that actively featured members of the community in order to build a richer and more exciting gaming experience for the players.
Other Gaming Experience
I have a wide ranging taste in games, with extensive experience across many varied genres. My preferred genres however are shooters (mainly console), RTS games, RPGs and MMOs. I have particular experience playing the following:
FPS / 3PS
- Halo 1-4, ODST, Reach
- Gears of War 1-4, Judgement
- Rainbow 6 series
- Half-Life series
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Left 4 Dead 1-2
- Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun
- Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
- Dawn of War 1 + all expansions
- Dawn of War 2, Chaos Rising*, Retribution
*Ranked top 20 (persistent stats), in 2v2, and 3v3 formats.
- The Witcher 2-3
- Fallout 3-4
- Mass Effect 1-3
- Dragon Age
- Baldur’s Gate 1-2
- Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
Casual / Social
- Clash of Clans (early stages th9)