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Shawn Holmes
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Attended Kwalikum Secondary School
Lives in Denver, CO
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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo tightens the leash on players in the wake of Dalans' departure, and an unexpected player steps up to mediate.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo works through the mystery of his damage not lining up correctly on World of Logs, and accepts an arena team invite from a new guildy.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

With a lightened roster due to the holidays, DoD races to complete achievements previously put on the backburner, as the Plagueworks' unlock date nears.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Patch 3.3 launches, and Hanzo reflects on its oft overlooked and under-credited changes.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo unexpectedly loses his only enhancement shaman from the roster, and must move quickly to replace a missing windfury totem.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo loses one of his last remaining core members from Vanilla, an infamous druid who would rise from problematic forum troll to 2nd-in-command.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo recalls the mystery of Si Team's struggles with Rotface, and the potential of Strict 10-Man guilds to influence Blizzard's overarching design.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo struggles with his WoW obsession, dealing with his hunger to raid more, complete more achievements, and resist the urge to administrate everything in the guild.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo tells the story of his first 10-Man kill of Algalon the Observer while dealing with a real life emergency in the process.

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Blogged: Memoirs of a Casual / Hardcore Raiding Guild Leader

Hanzo reflects on the benefits of increased class homogenization in WotLK by recounting the story of veteran raider returning to the guild, only to find his first choice role completely filled.

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Programmer
Skills
programming, leadership, writing, games, music
Employment
  • DaVita
    Sr. Application Developer, 2011 - present
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Currently
Denver, CO
Previously
Omaha, NE - Qualicum Beach, British Columbia - Parksville, British Columbia - Flin Flon, Manitoba - Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
Story
Tagline
Purveyor of pop-culture references. WoW Guild Leader. Programmer. Author. Gamer. Father. Husband. Canadian. I fight technological fires.
Introduction
Raised in a small town in Parksville, BC, from there, moved to Qualicum Beach, where I graduated High School. Spent a few years in/out of College, working various tech-jobs.

Met my future wife online in the summer of '95, tied the knot at the start of '96 and moved to Denver, CO, in the US of A. Have been here ever since. Currently author Bakuenryu! and Eight Years in Azeroth.
Bragging rights
Published a programming book. Lead a successful World of Warcraft guild for 8+ years. Can play the trumpet, drums, currently working on learning the guitar. 1 beautiful wife, 2 beautiful kids.
Education
  • Kwalikum Secondary School
    1990 - 1992
  • Ballenas Secondary School
    1988 - 1990
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Gender
Male
Birthday
November 5
Other names
Zurba