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    Default Welcome (back?): Tolero!

    Greetings everyone!

    We're pleased to announce a new addition to the Turbine Community Team: Tolero! Tolero was tapped for the community team after demonstrating extraordinary dedication and contributions to the Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach community. As the player Merlask, she wrote game and server guides, organized events and parties both in-game and in real life, had a regular segment on DDOCast, and has become one of the most recognized names in the DDO community.

    Tolero will be working with both the DDO and LOTRO communities, primarily helping with forums moderation, content creation, and live events. Please join us in congratulating her on her new position on the Turbine OCR team!

    P.S. To the DDO community.. yeah, I know we don't need to tell you who she is, lol

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    Welcome Tolero/Merlask!

    /akwardnekkidwhiteguyhappydance



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    Avast matey and welcome aboard!

    Nice name Tolero. The romanophile in me likes it. A little endurance and fortitude is just what we need in our OCR.
    Last edited by Mad_Bombardier; 09-19-2007 at 11:20 AM.

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    Welcome Back and Congrats... Now get to work!

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    Welcome back.
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    Ahoy! Good ter have ye back. But why the name change? Especially since Merlask is sort of a celebrity name now. Arr, it do be good to have ye around, whatever ye do be callin' yerself.
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    Default Ahoy Stormreach!

    Good morn me hearties!
    (Good morning Stormreach!)

    I be havin words wit ye. Some o me words be lost on ye not attuned wit de talk o de high seas, so I be providing ye wit letters ta help get ye on de map, fer what sort o sailor be I who not be recognizing the merit o’ this finest o’ days

    (I wanted to take a moment to go over a few things. I realize not all of you are versed in the language of stereotypical pirate dialect, so I’ll be translating here for those of you not in the mood for the flavor text version. I realize that many of the players regard today as a ‘fun’ occasion. What’s more, as I’m apparently regarded as ‘the role player’ it would be bad form for me to not participate.)

    I be noticing a lot of talk like mutiny aboard this vessel, and it seems I might be needin ta remind ye of the law of the sea. Dis ship be sailin, and ye be aboard it. Ye signed yer mark, and ye be bound to yer word. Let all ye be reminded of that.
    (There is a practical reason I am using the pirate-talk today, and that is to reference that these forums are indeed like a pirate ship of sorts…. Allow me to elaborate:

    Historically speaking, many pirate vessels had their crew sign a contract, which specified such details as
    • What cut each man was to receive of plunder
    • Any specifications for handling disputes among crew
    • Any other imperative matters that would not be tolerated

    All men who sailed aboard that ship were bound to the terms, and the ship functioned as a unit, with each man having his say, but no man breeching the terms of ship’s contract. Such an arrangement exists here as well in terms of the Forum Guidelines.

    I ask that you all take a moment to review them. Denote that they indicate you don’t have to ‘like’ one another, but you must be respectful. The captain and crew – i.e. your forum moderators – will not tolerate behavior that is against the Forum Guidelines. We won’t make you walk the plank, but we will be forced to unleash unpleasant things like infraction points.)

    I be also remindin ye of the perils of the sea while ye be sailin these waters

    (For your well being, please keep the following things in mind when you interact on the forums)

    Law o’ the Sea 1 – Here there be monsters. Pay ye no mind to songs o’ the sirens.
    (#1 – There are trolls and other folk who enjoy seeing how quickly/greatly they can get under the skin of others. These folk only have as much power as you give them, and ignore is your best weapon.)

    Law o’ the Sea 2 – If ye be havin a problem, take up yer grievance wit de Cap’n. Thar be no righteous brandishin o’ weapons.
    (#2 – If you are having trouble, please contact the forum administrators. It is not permissible to be rude to others who are being rude. Participating in flame wars is only going to sink your own ship.)

    Law o’ the Sea 3 – Thar be no return from the deep o’ Davy Jones’ locker.
    (#3 – Be mindful of your actions, and that inappropriate behavior may jeopardize your ability to participate in the forums.)

    Law o’ the Sea 4 - There be no disputing matters of taste, or feel the lash o’ the cat-o-nine!
    (#4 – Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Respect one another, period.)

    Now off with ye, thar be chests ta plunder! Yer warm wishes be most appreciated by this sailor.
    (Thank you all for your kind words! Now let’s go have some fun in the ways we each enjoy ^^)

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    /hoists 'is mug ta tha new Cap'n

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    Default Sweet!

    First the mod 5 voice overs and now this. Grats Merlask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolero View Post
    Good morn me hearties!
    (Good morning Stormreach!)
    Kargon not see the rule about all Tasty Ham plunder going to Kargon in there... hmmm..... Maybe time for new captamain!

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    Grats and welcome back to bad we have to share you with the evil empire that is lotro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolero View Post
    Good morn me hearties!
    (Good morning Stormreach!)

    I be havin words wit ye. Some o me words be lost on ye not attuned wit de talk o de high seas, so I be providing ye wit letters ta help get ye on de map, fer what sort o sailor be I who not be recognizing the merit o’ this finest o’ days

    (I wanted to take a moment to go over a few things. I realize not all of you are versed in the language of stereotypical pirate dialect, so I’ll be translating here for those of you not in the mood for the flavor text version. I realize that many of the players regard today as a ‘fun’ occasion. What’s more, as I’m apparently regarded as ‘the role player’ it would be bad form for me to not participate.)
    In honor of talk like a pirate day:


    Arrrgh,
    Ye bring yer brimstone-proof long johns, matey?


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    Welcome back, Merlask.(Why couldn't you keep that name?) Now, when can we expect to see that PA system in the game? Or will it just be some really loud dwarves conveniently placed around Stormreach?
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    Default Re: Name

    I imagine this question will come up a lot, but in regards to the 'name change'...

    I imagine some of you will probably still refer to me by 'Merlask' but that's fine. 'Merlask' is my personal handle, but for the purpose of working at Turbine, I decided to adopt something other than my personal handle, that's all. ^^ No worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolero View Post
    I imagine this question will come up a lot, but in regards to the 'name change'...

    I imagine some of you will probably still refer to me by 'Merlask' but that's fine. 'Merlask' is my personal handle, but for the purpose of working at Turbine, I decided to adopt something other than my personal handle, that's all. ^^ No worries
    Most of us, I would imagine, that have seen your work before the name change are always going to think and refer to you as Merlask.

    One of our 'own' that gets to do something that many of us wish we could...

    Not of happened to a better person.

    Garrrr! What way to de plunder Capt'n?

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    I heard the devs hate all wizards, bards, clerics, fighters, and fuzzy bunnies and only want us to play halfling barbarian/paladin shuriken specialists!

    It's totally true, I have a reliable source. You better reroll now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolero View Post
    I imagine this question will come up a lot, but in regards to the 'name change'...

    I imagine some of you will probably still refer to me by 'Merlask' but that's fine. 'Merlask' is my personal handle, but for the purpose of working at Turbine, I decided to adopt something other than my personal handle, that's all. ^^ No worries
    How does Tolask or Merlero sound

    Grats on the new job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolero View Post
    I imagine this question will come up a lot, but in regards to the 'name change'...

    I imagine some of you will probably still refer to me by 'Merlask' but that's fine. 'Merlask' is my personal handle, but for the purpose of working at Turbine, I decided to adopt something other than my personal handle, that's all. ^^ No worries
    Ok, then I'll ask. Why the name of Tolero? Is this the name of +Sir's new sidekick? What is the history of Tolero?

    I mean when Cathy join up in QA she opted for a handle with _QA at the end of it. (I think she opted for that at least.)

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    Ahoy Mateys!!!

    Woot! Mega congrads on the "title"

    Welcome Tolero! Please don your flame suit and be ready to cross swords.

    *runs away singing*

    Merlask works for Turbine. Merlask works for Turbine...

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    Talking Woot!

    Booyah! Welcome back, Mer! Arg! Ahoy, bucko!

    *runs in a circle out of glee and calls it a happy dance* Shiver me timbers! *bellows a sea shanty while dancing a jig in an addled manner*

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