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MikeB · MMORPG.com Community Manager

Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. <iframe src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html?screen_name=emikeb" style="width: 100px; height: 20px;" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" padding="4px" scrolling="no"> </iframe>


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  • Guild Wars 2 - Bill Murphy - ArenaNet and the Wisdom of Not Doing Anything - MMORPG.com

    celtwulf said:
    SBFord said:
    thunderC said:

      I also find it ironic that you warn & ban people  for speaking politics when you clearly start threads and publish articles that are based on just that ! Just off the top of my head here is a few of your more recent
    I'm going to take umbrage at this comment: Neither Bill nor I are the forum moderators, nor do we hand out bans or warnings. That comes from an independent group of volunteers under the direction of MikeB. Trust me when I tell you that they are much more impartial than I would be in their shoes. 

    If you got a warning, rather than posting snarkily about it here, take it up with @MikeB who is in charge of this whole shootin' match on the forums.
    I don't think they were asking about how to get "unbanned" or anything of that nature. What the statement is saying is why warn someone about their personal politics when you are clearly displaying your own? Why warn someone to stay away from discussing politics at all when the article YOU present is centered around politics? Now I know you may get snippy with me & I'm not trying to be rude but these are legitimate questions & statements
    Just want to clarify for future reference: editorial and community are not the same dept. Bill runs editorial and I run community. If we publish an editorial (or news piece) that is political in nature, we tend to lock the comments. I don't decide what goes up in terms of news/articles, my team and I just decide the fate of the comment threads attached to them.

    That said, I don't necessarily view the subject matter of this piece as inherently political, but the potential for it to become a political discussion wasn't lost on me. However, since the discussion was for the most part pretty reasonable, I decided to see if that would hold.
  • Nexon & Marvel Announce Marvel Battle Lines CCG - MMORPG.com News

    Oh god, RIP my wallet.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic - The Nathema Conspiracy Clears the Way for SWTOR’s Next Expansion - MMO

    JeroKane said:

    I am still pissed they took away my favorite companion and still haven't returned her after more than 2 years! Especially after all the effort put into it (upgrades, affection lvl, etc).

    I am ok if it was just temporary, but this temporary removal has now turned into a permanent removal and that's just not ok.

    You can force retrieve any of the old companions through an in-game terminal.

  • I am Purple Now

    Vrika said:
    Asm0deus said:
    Vrika said:
    Asm0deus said:
    I wonder can the system be gamed? 

    I will give insightfuls to anyone that gives me some...lolz
    It looks like 1 lol gives you 1 point more. Giving 20 lols took something between 2-3 minutes, so raising you to Legendary would require between 3-5 hours of time.

    I sense an opportunity for Chinese power-lolling service.

    Every reaction seems to be worth the same (1 point). I couldn't test on what a Promote -reaction would be worth.

    It looks like quoting you isn't worth of any points.
    Oh wow you actually came and gave me 20 lols

    Hmm I might  be real busy tomorrow, when I get up, handing out returns!

    I am at 1073 points as of this post.

    EDIT: Just gave you 20 insightfuls Vrika
    Maybe it would be better to ask

    @MikeB is trading reactions or similar activity forbidden? I wouldn't want to get accidentally banned for doing something like this.
    Absolutely. Don't do this.
  • I am Purple Now

    Scorchien said:
    MikeB said:
    Just wait until the expansion forum comes out and we have to grind to RED...
    I've considered looking into adding Artifact (light gold or red) in the past. Maybe something to revisit. Some of you guys have tons of points past Legendary.
      Im ahead of the curve .. already have the red ..


    Yeah, that's the Severely Epic hidden tier. Congrats!