Ask @sqwarlock:

What is the most important thing you have learned in life?

That things change, and sometimes there's nothing you can do about that. It may not always be for the best—in fact it may be downright horrible—but we all need to embrace change as it comes.

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Would you mind writing a blog covering what you do as a technical writer for Blizzard and how one might prepare to apply for such a role?

I can absolutely do this! Keeping in mind, of course, that my experience there is only relevant to the Customer Support Operations side of things. Other tech writers at Blizz don't do the same things I do.

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Do you feel the secrecy you have to maintain working for blizzard on upcoming titles ever affects your personal relationships and trust issues?

Not really, no. I will say that I miss being able to truly go full tinfoil hat when it comes to lore/gameplay speculation. Especially now that I'm dating someone that's just as in to, if not more in to, Blizzard games. Actually it is hard to not shoot down her theories even in extremely vague ways. So I guess it does affect that particular part of our relationship a bit. *shrug* Either way, there's still a lot, A LOT, of stuff that I don't know so we can still speculate about those things. And I am getting better about playing along even if I know the actual answer.
Keeping stuff a secret is sort of exciting. Before we announced Overwatch last year I'd known about it for several months as a I needed to create the support site content for beta sign ups. I was with friends during the opening ceremony at BlizzCon and was bouncing with excitement during the entire show. It's affected my personal hype for our products, but I still love watching everyone else go nuts.

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If you could change one pivotal moment in history for better or for worse, what would it be?

Doomhammer Ivraedar
This is a real cop out, and it may sound extremely insensitive, but nothing. It's far too easy to imagine that the world would be better if we could change history.
In order to not be a jackass, however, I'll give you an actual answer: 9/11. It would, theoretically, negate the TSA, Patriot Act, and many other things that have absolutely destroyed the America I knew before 2001.

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In which city you would like to live?

Some beach city, and since I plan on retiring at Blizzard that'd probably be Laguna or Newport Beach most likely.

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Have you ever heard of the World of Warcraft Public Vent?

I have not. I did just Google it and it sounds like an interesting thing in concept.

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Do you play Warcraft?

Not anymore. I mean that game is, what, 20 years old? And it doesn't really run well on modern hardware anyway. Now World of Warcraft, that I play!

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How does it feel to play fake trolls?

The Kaldorei? Fake trolls? I believe you mean evolved trolls, and it feels awesome thank you very much.

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If you could spend a night hanging out with any historical figure who would you kick it wit?

Dnomyar
Galileo. I doubt I'd be able to grasp 90% of what we talk about, but it would still be fascinating.

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Why does your rune look familiar?

Dnomyar
Dunno. I've been using and refining this as my personal logo since around 2008ish. Somebody once told me it was like a Viking Bluetooth symbol though.

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Where would you place your self on Dungeons and Dragons moral alignment system?

Dnomyar
Oh jeez, tough question. Probably neutral good? Sometimes in order to do what I consider right I have to disobey moral or ethical standards.

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Do you have a favorite thesaurus? I've never met a thesaurus I didn't love, but some are more interesting than others. (Roget's bland, Rodale's more colorful, for ex.) Thanks! ^.^

Catbriar
I can honestly say I've never thought about picking a favorite thesaurus. Then again I've only ever owned one physical thesaurus and it was a Roget.

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If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Adriaine
I want to visit Ireland in the worst way. My view of that country is extremely romanticized, but I'm willing to shatter that illusion on the off-chance it meets my expectations.

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Are you allergic to anything?

Cats and general seasonal things. Never had specific allergens tested or confirmed, but my sinuses know what's up.

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What was the longest conversation you have had with someone recently? What was it about?

Talked with my girlfriend for almost four hours last night over Skype. We talked about...everything. Laid to rest some apprehensions, talked about our future together, discussed our mutual love for Ancient Egypt, etc. It was fantastic, as conversations with her always are.

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