Jaylock
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
He seems like he's had extensive experience playing the game, and it seems like he continues to play on a regular basis.

Has anyone here seen him in game? Does he raid mythic or do any high end challenging stuff?
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/14/2018 11:26 AMPosted by Jaylock
He seems like he's had extensive experience playing the game, and it seems like he continues to play on a regular basis.

I have quite a bit of experience. I've played for 12 years total this fall and more than 10 now have been on my Paladin.

05/14/2018 11:26 AMPosted by Jaylock
Has anyone here seen him in game? Does he raid mythic or do any high end challenging stuff?

People have probably seen me in game but its under a different name. As for what content I do I'm very much so a Mythic raider. I go through phases of being very into it and casually doing raid tiers with friends. Every so often I get back into it far more aggressively. I do have a world first kill! Not saying which one because it would be far too easy to track my personal Paladin. It wasn't a final boss though so it's not as impressive.

05/14/2018 11:31 AMPosted by Nixxea
You're not going to see blues in the game playing like normal players, at least not with their blue names. Ion plays a shaman, but it's not named Watcher. Ythisens plays a paladin and perhaps other things.

Yep! The name Ythisens is actually claimed globally on all regions since it was my name as a Game Master. So its reserved for that account. My personal names are all different.

05/14/2018 11:34 AMPosted by Jaylock
Do you think its a requirement that CMs play the game actively to work as a CM?

It's not a listed requirement but I'd be impressed if anyone could do this job and not know the game inside and out to a very high degree. You pretty much have to play it to know the intricacies of how the community and the game functions. Every CM on WoW loves the game and plays it quite a bit and we actually do Mythic+'s, raids, and battlegrounds together.

I can't imagine anyone who didn't play the game and understand the community getting past the interview process. Ornyx asked me some pretty hard questions I had to really think about while answering.
Edited by Ythisens 05/14/2018 07:43 PM
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/14/2018 01:02 PMPosted by Alaeis
The real question is... Alliance or Horde?

Honest Answer:
Both

I have characters ready to go on both sides. I've done progression on both sides. The main Paladin is Horde however I have two more on the Alliance side. Majority of my alts are still Alliance since I've spent the most time on that side of the fence.
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/14/2018 02:32 PMPosted by Velaethia
Ooh could you at least tell us the race of your paladin?

Horde one is Blood Elf. The main Alliance one is Human and the second is Dwarf. Soon to be Dark Iron Dwarf!
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/14/2018 03:04 PMPosted by Emtsif
What is your favorite paladin set?

Holy Warrior. AKA Challenge Mode set. I will wear it till the end of time.
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/14/2018 03:15 PMPosted by Emilyanne
Ythisens: DO YOU ADMIT TO BUBBLE HEARTHING?!

Probably daily. I have no shame in this if I feel like I can't take them. I take fights on my own terms.
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/14/2018 03:23 PMPosted by Cantz
05/14/2018 03:10 PMPosted by Ythisens
Holy Warrior. AKA Challenge Mode set. I will wear it till the end of time.


It is a very good set, Since I'm horde and DK, my favourite is the fearless gladiator dreadplate set but I recently changed back to heroic T11 since I got Aggramar's sword. For my Alliance DK I switch between both normal and heroic T11.


I'm jealous because I haven't got Aggramar's Sword yet! I got the Argus scythe so I guess it's a fair trade off. His blue scythe goes GREAT with the Pally Challenge gear.
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/14/2018 05:08 PMPosted by Teelo
1. Why are all the stickies posted by Ornyx? Power struggle?

It's whoever gets to it first. That goat is lightning fast but I've beat him to a few.

05/14/2018 05:08 PMPosted by Teelo
2. Fold or scrunch?

Fold. I'm not a savage.

05/14/2018 05:08 PMPosted by Teelo
3. Did you ever do the Insane title grind?

Yep. I did mine when it first came out. I spent months paying people for Darkmoon deck turn ins. I think I spent a good 500-600k in total on getting Darkmoon exalted.

05/14/2018 05:08 PMPosted by Teelo
4. Whats your favourite battle pet?

*looks at avatar* I'm gonna pretend you didn't ask that question.

05/14/2018 05:08 PMPosted by Teelo
5. Why does the southern hemisphere not exist in the eyes of Blizzard?

I'm a North American Community Manager. Only US and Canada exist to me. Shoutout to Canada. Also... NA>EU. I've run out of generic NA things to say.
We do have Latin America Community Managers by the way and forums in those languages.
Edited by Ythisens 05/15/2018 12:32 AM
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/14/2018 06:35 PMPosted by Xexah
1: How do you pronounce "Ythisens"?

Yith(imagine Mike Tyson saying yes)-e-sens.

05/14/2018 06:35 PMPosted by Xexah
2: Why "Ythisens"? What story does it have? What does it say about you?

It was given to me on my first day as a Game Master. Since I already had a relationship with the name internally I decided to just keep it. In hindsight I probably should've changed it to something easier to pronounce.

05/14/2018 07:14 PMPosted by Thanastasia
I wish they'd let you guys honestly address the Horde situation at Blizzard.

I'd be curious to see what the actual demographic of Blizzard employees is regarding Horde or Alliance. I think people would be surprised as I think its pretty balanced. I had to actually gear up Alliance characters during Legion just to play with employees that roll alliance. I'm not sure how it was back in the day but I'd say it's probably like 60 percent Horde.

05/14/2018 08:04 PMPosted by Enkrypt
Do your guildmates know you're a CM, or is that something you guys have to keep on the hush-hush? Or merely a choice to remain anonymous?

Most people that I play with regularly know I'm a CM.

And finally after all that work, I will be able to server transfer my rogue, race transfer, sneak up on the poor ox and sap him until he begs the devs to do something about unlimited rogue saps. :D

Good luck. I haven't died to a Rogue jump since MoP on the Timeless Isle.

05/15/2018 08:54 AMPosted by Soulshox
Probably the most interesting thread i have seen on here in months. Getting to know your community manager within the community is a great step forward ;)

Sup y'all, its ya boi Ythisens, AMA about how Garrosh did nothing wrong.

05/15/2018 09:48 AMPosted by Umbrafang
What is your most commonly used mount?

Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent for flying
Kor'kron Juggernaut for ground
Edited by Ythisens 05/15/2018 04:51 PM
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/15/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Jaylock
Do you enjoy PvP?

Yep!
05/15/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Jaylock
Do you regularly PvP?

I don't usually unless I'm after something. I'm very much a grinder so I go after specific rewards. Achievements, Appearances, mounts, etc.
05/15/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Jaylock
What is your favorite Arena map?

Tiger's Peak or Ashamane's Fall
05/15/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Jaylock
Favorite Battleground?

Alterac Valley. Never not turtle.
05/15/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Jaylock
What is your most satisfying PvP kill (circumstances of the kill)?

1v3 against a Feral Druid and two Rogues as a Ret Paladin. They tried to jump me on Argus on like the second or third week. They opened on me. Medallion'd the Kidney into SoV+Wings+WoA. HoJ'd the second higher health rogue. Double crit TV via Divine Purpose proc and killed the Druid(deleted him really). Then I just kept the higher health rogue locked down while I finished off his lower Rogue friend and then finished off the last Rogue. I think it took around a min and a half ish? Had quite a few lucky Divine Purpose procs throughout the fight.
I should've lost as I'm terrible at PVP but I don't think they knew what to do if someone outlived their burst and fought back. Apparently they had spent the entire day doing that to people.
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/15/2018 12:22 PMPosted by Sorina
You've been playing for a long time, so you've been able to experience just about everything when it was current. So what's your favorite dungeon?

Oooo favorite dungeon is hard. I always liked doing Sunken Temple and Uldaman. There wasn't anything inherently hard about them but progressing though them was always fun. If you're talking aesthetics then definitely Grimrail Depot because its a moving train and that's just rad. Freehold might take it because, well pirates and Shark Puncher.
05/15/2018 12:22 PMPosted by Sorina
Favorite quest?

Can I just pick zones? Nagrand
05/15/2018 12:30 PMPosted by Saittina
Here is a hard one: WOTLK or BC?

That's not even hard for me. The Burning Crusade. It was the first expansion I raided in and I just have a lot of memories of learning more about the game in that time frame. It's very much a nostalgia thing for me in that regard. My favorite expansion though is probably Mists of Pandaria.
Edited by Ythisens 05/15/2018 07:42 PM
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/15/2018 12:45 PMPosted by Tenchu
His reply was that it happens sometimes, but more often than not, the conversations he has with players are pleasant.

Contrary to what the forums may have you believe, the majority of WoW players are not of the variety you suggest.

99% of players that find me and message me are actually very pleasant as well. It's very rare that I have a negative experience.
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/15/2018 01:07 PMPosted by Arylachor
Are you as cool a person in real life as you are on the forums? You seem like you would be a really fun person to hang out with.

I talk possibly way too much about WoW, music, and anime so I'm probably a little annoying sometimes.

05/15/2018 01:12 PMPosted by Shipoopi
1) Ever been defeated in a 1v1 outside Org to a gnome mage named Shipoopi?

Nobody takes on mages in 1v1s, that's just asking for a bad time.
Ythisens
6 months ago
Does Ythisens actively play the game?
05/15/2018 01:22 PMPosted by Lostartes
Hey Ythisens! If you could be able to talk to ANY one character from WoW for a single day, who would you choose? Personally I would want to talk to Malfurion Stormrage and have a nice chat about nature.

Nat Pagle. I'd be down to fish and just hangout all day.

05/15/2018 01:34 PMPosted by Flaks
Please tell me that your favorite anime is Dragon Ball Z.

I do love DBZ but too much filler for me. Favorite is probably Claymore, FLCL, or Iron Blooded Orphans.

05/15/2018 01:38 PMPosted by Nixxea
Do you or the other blues ever post on the forums with your actual characters as regular players?

I used to but not since I became a blue.
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/15/2018 02:16 PMPosted by Teelo
Do you ever trudge on over to 4chan and post a "fake leak" that is an actual leak just so you (and perhaps a few colleagues) can point and laugh as you get a hundred or so replies of people that don't believe you and call you names for making the post?

Well we definitely laugh at the fake leaks, some are REALLY bad that somehow people believe. I've never been to 4chan though.

05/15/2018 02:22 PMPosted by Priestda
How do we know that all these questions aren't just you posting on your alts so you can spend time answering these instead of working?

How do you know you're not one of my alts?
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/15/2018 02:56 PMPosted by Gaahr
What's your favorite genre, if you have one?

If I had to pick one genre it would probably be Pop Punk.
05/15/2018 03:38 PMPosted by Qpack
What's your favorite cereal, and do you pour the cereal first or the milk first like and insane person?!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I just eat it out of the box as I share cereal with no one.
05/15/2018 04:11 PMPosted by Mooriartee
That one response is going to fuel Kelvv's pro-panda propaganda threads for weeks, maybe even months.

I liked the expansion, I didn't say anything about the panda side effect. Rolling around leaving fur everywhere. Savages.
05/15/2018 04:32 PMPosted by Grammie
And, what is something you believed was true, but then became a blue and realized you were a dork for believing it?

That your personal account would be your GM account. I don't know why I thought this was how it would work. Spoilers: It's a separate account.
Edited by Ythisens 05/15/2018 11:50 PM
Ythisens
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05/15/2018 06:11 PMPosted by Avente
How do you feel about the new FLCL they're gonna be airing? I'm not sure it can live up to the greatness.

It probably won't live up to it. No sequel is ever as good as the original but as a fan I'm going to love it anyway. I go into everything blank that way if it's bad I'm not that let down and if its good then I have a great time. If it's bad who cares, someone will like it and we'll still have the original.

05/15/2018 07:57 PMPosted by Vixie
Kinda like those profiles of employees on the site years ago - improved with personal off-the-cuff questions.

I remember those! I always thought those were really cool. Maybe we could bring those back in the future, never know! Blizzard has changed so much since those were a thing it might be interesting.

05/15/2018 07:57 PMPosted by Vixie
Where did you go or will go for vacation this year?

Zandalari. Probably back home to visit family. I'm not a big vacation person really so I usually take time off and stay home to play games. The nice thing about living in SoCal is that you can take a day off and spend it at the beach, or someplace like Disneyland.

05/15/2018 10:32 PMPosted by Fairyland
Any plans to allow new recruits or late bloomers to attain their Holy Warrior Set?

I don't know if there are any plans like that. Generally when we say something is being removed at the end we don't bring that reward back. On one hand I'd love to get my missing sets, I only got 4 of them, but I feel like we shouldn't detract their prestige or value. Never know what the future holds though but I would doubt we make those obtainable again. (inb4 25 page MMO Champion thread about how I announced they're coming back)

05/16/2018 12:00 AMPosted by Bodywrecker
My guess is on Mu'ru

Every Mu'ru pre nerf kill felt like a world first kill. Definitely wasn't Mu'ru though, we didn't eat through our servers shamans fast enough.

05/16/2018 01:05 AMPosted by Hellasha
This is a fun thread, I think it'd be cool to have a Q&A session with the other Blues too. Thank you Ythisen for taking the time.

Plus it's been such a long time since we've heard from Neth.

Neth still works on WoW :) She writes a lot of our blogs so you kinda hear from her almost everyday :D I'll tell her you guys said hi when I see her later today.
Edited by Ythisens 05/16/2018 05:13 PM
Ythisens
6 months ago
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05/16/2018 03:36 PMPosted by Mirasol
I really like Yth too, but that is not fair to the other CMs. They love the game too and are very involved, but not all of them are as comfy talking about things as candidly as Yth is. Different styles for different folks. The conventional wisdom for a long time was to keep things on the public front "professional" - which to some can mean distant of impersonal, but that seems to be changing, at least for some individuals.

Different CMs definitely have different styles. I'm very comfortable talking about the game and my personal experiences. I mean I've been extremely active in the game now for almost half of my life at this point.

05/16/2018 03:38 PMPosted by Idun
I just noticed Ythisen's head nods! *dies from cute*

*slow nod*

05/16/2018 04:07 PMPosted by Avihindra
WHAT!!!!! not even close to the real question, which is.....

Coke or Pepsi?

Please I'm from Texas the only answer is Dr.Pepper.
Edited by Ythisens 05/17/2018 12:36 AM
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