Name: Jeremy Bowyer
What is your in game name (ie vVvRoar.873): Holophonist.855
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Link to your MySpace or Facebook page (at least one required): http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316103491
How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or MySpace?: I'd be lying if I said it was often. If I have a reason to use it other than random family members sending me family tree requests, I'd be interested. So hopefully vvv is that reason.
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom?: Was watching Titan's stream! I was intrigued by how well mannered/intelligent of a player he was. The moment he mentioned a vvv community team I couldn't think about anything else. I went to the website and through that, found out about the vvv chat channel on bnet.
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Nobody! I've just been chatting with everybody in the battlenet chat and playing a couple of practice games and I am absolutely hooked. I've been looking for a team precisely like this for a couple weeks.
Why you are interested in joining vVv Gaming? Playing on the ladder is really good practice for certain things. But the nature of the ladder can be quite tiresome and annoying. I'm really looking for a new approach to improving and I feel mass custom games with smart people is the way to go. That's where vVv comes in.
Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I'm 100% an analytical player. Whatever skill I have in SC2 comes from thinking through absolutely everything. This learning structure lends itself PERFECTLY to practicing with a team rather than grinding on the ladder. I'm perfectly willing to execute any kind of strategy if somebody is struggling against something in particular, or I can just mess around if somebody wants to just play a few casual games. I also have started a pretty high quality stream on TL. It's very new and as such not very popular, but if I were to start playing more practice games with recurring people and discussing more strategy (not just grind it out on the ladder), it would surely up the popularity of the stream and in turn, vVv.
Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what some of your favorites and why? No, I'm not. I'm new to the whole vVv community. I could lie, if you want
How long have you been playing video games? Oh my..... I'm 24 years old, so........ 24 years. In all seriousness I remember playing mario/duckhunt/megaman almost 20 years ago.
How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? Uhm. How many hours are in a week minus 40 for work? I play a LOT of video games. It's kind of all I do. Lately it's been Starcraft and Minecraft (not to mention listening to SotG (and from now on Losers Bracket), watching Starcraft 2 VODs and streams almost constantly). Monday I have movie night with some friends and we typically play Soul Caliber IV, BlazBlu, Mario Party (shut up, it's fun), Super Smash Bros., etc. for at least a couple of hours (that's the least gaming intensive night of the week). A typical day consists of me getting home from work at about 4 PM and sitting on my computer for the next 8 hours, playing games.
What current division are you in and how many points do you have?: Artika Indigo. Diamond Zerg at about 1100 pts.
Do you see yourself as competitive or causal gamer?: I'M CASUALLY COMPETITIVE! I enjoy almost every kind of video game. The only kind I pretty consistently don't enjoy are sports games. Don't ask me why. I played quake 3 pretty nonstop about 6 years ago, wasted away several years of my life on Ultima Online and am now destroying any hope of a social life with Starcraft 2. I'm inevitably sucked in by the sheer depth of a game and how much room for genuine improvement there is. Enter: Starcraft 2.
What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why?: Dark Souls, The Last Guardian, Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Skyward Sword (is that it? The new zelda), Tera, HotS of course. I'm sure there's more if I thought about it.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming?: hahahaha.....
Where do you see yourself next year at this time?: I'll tell you when they reveal what the next league above grandmasters is.
You are expected to add 3 Vs to your battle.net ID in front of your alias if accepted (ie vVvRoar): Just give me that chance.