User:Silmalel

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About Me


Hello! My name is Silmalel. Actually that's not my name, but it is the name I go by in the gaming world. I'm a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan, and Silmalel roughly translates as Light of Heaven, Heavenly Light, or Heaven's Light from Quenya to English. You can pick which translation you like best.


I had Guild Wars 2 pre-ordered on October 2009 on Amazon, but then I dumped it for the ANet download. I'm a member of Zealots of Shiverpeak [ZoS] in both the original Guild Wars and in Guild Wars 2.


The real life me obviously enjoys computer games, which I started playing on a Commodore 64 & Commodore Amiga 500 when I was a kid (LOAD "*",8). I am a committed Christian and work for The United Methodist Church. I am married with children. I am originally from Evansville, Indiana, USA, which is a great place to live. I still live in the Hoosier State, but no longer in E'ville. My wife calls my computer "the other woman," but she really is just kidding. I am a proud Generation X slacker. I also love The University of Findlay Oilers (Findlay, Ohio), and the Duke University Blue Devils (Durham, North Carolina), as I am a graduate of both institutions. I also root for the Indianapolis Colts, Saint Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Indiana Hoosiers. I love online games like Guild Wars because they allow me to have some fun with far-off friends and family without having to pay subscription fees out the wazoo, which I cannot afford because I am married with children as I mentioned above. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, reading, studying, learning new things, and working with my hands: especially carpentry (though I'm a novice) and flower gardening.


I was a recipient of a signed Christmas card from the Arena Net staff in 2009. It included a pic of the Guild Wars 2 Order of Whispers Armor in it. Very cool, and thanks ArenaNet!


Be sure to stop at my talk page and say hi! You can also check out my Guild Wars 1 user page to see the gear I'm stuffing into my Hall of Monuments in preparation for GW2.

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About Me[edit]

User Silmalel UMC Logo.png This user is a United Methodist Christian.
<3 This user is totally in love with his smoking hot wife.
User Silmalel IndianaStateFlag.png This user is from
The State of Indiana, USA.
UF This user earned a degree from
THE UNIVERSITY of FINDLAY
DUKE This user earned a degree from
DUKE UNIVERSITY
GIVE This user gives 13% of his income to save and improve lives around the world. What do you give?
3X This user is a 30-something.
Gen-X This user is a proud Generation-X slacker.
C-64 This user first played computer games on a Commodore 64.
MwC=:-) This user is married with children and happy about it.

Guild Wars 2[edit]

User Silmalel ZoSGuildCape.png This user is a member of the guild
Zealots of Shiverpeak [ZoS].
Mini Logan Thackeray.png This user is a human.
Mini Caithe.png This user is a sylvari.
Mini Eir Stegalkin.png This user is a norn.
Mini Rytlock.png This user is a charr.
Mini Zojja.png This user is an asura.
Durmand Priory (order icon).png This user is a member of the Durmand Priory.
Order of Whispers (order icon).png This user is a member of the Order of Whispers.
Vigil (order icon).png This user is a member of the Vigil.
Elementalist This user is an Elementalist.
Ranger This user is a Ranger.
Mesmer This user is a Mesmer.
Thief This user is a Thief.
Guardian This user is a Guardian.
Engineer This user is an Engineer.
Necromancer This user is a Necromancer.
Warrior This user is a Warrior.

Guild Wars 1[edit]

1 This user plays Campaign One, Guild Wars Prophecies.
2 This user plays Campaign Two, Guild Wars Factions.
3 This user plays Campaign Three, Guild Wars Nightfall.
E This user plays the Expansion, Guild Wars Eye of the North.
PvX This user plays both PvE and PvP.
Elementalist This user is an Elementalist.
User Tender Wolf Ritualist.png This user is a Ritualist by nature.
Ranger This user is a Ranger.
User Justice Paragon.png This user is a Paragon by nature.
Warrior This user is a Warrior.
Necromancer This user is a Necromancer.
User Tender Wolf Assassin.png This user is an Assassin by nature.
Mesmer This user is a Mesmer.


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Other Information[edit]

PC Gaming History

PC Game Titles (When I started playing)

  • King's Quest I Quest For The Crown (1984)
on a Commodore 64 with those giant 5.25" floppy disks.
  • King's Quest IV Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (1992)
  • Star Wars Rebel Assault (1993)
  • Star Wars X-Wing (1993) still one of my favorites!
Imperial Pursuit & B-Wing Expansion Packs
  • Star Wars Tie Fighter (1994) right up there with X-Wing!
Defender of the Empire Expansion Pack
  • Star Wars Rebel Assault II The Hidden Empire (1995)
  • Star Wars X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (1997)
  • Pharaoh (1999)
  • WarCraft II Battle Net Edition (2001)
  • WarCraft III Reign of Chaos (2002)
  • StarCraft (2002)
  • StarCraft Brood War (2002)
  • WarCraft III The Frozen Throne (2003)
  • Command & Conquer Generals (2005)
  • Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour (2005)
  • Guild Wars Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North (2007) LOVE IT ALL!
  • Command & Conquer 4 Beta (2010)
  • Command & Conquer 4 (2010)
  • StarCraft II Wings of Liberty Beta (2010)
  • StarCraft II Wings of Liberty (2010)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Dawnguard, Hearthfires, & Dragonborn DLCs
  • Guild Wars 2