Who is Rosie?


If there were one thing you could say about Rosie, it’s that she’s tenacious. And powerful! She destroys worlds for fun, and could rock your world before a late breakfast. She is powerful and terrible, yet kind and compassionate. She is the Alpha and Omega. She is Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds.

Once, she walked across a pond to heal a swan.

Alternately, she’s a nice woman with a lot of time in Star Wars: the Old Republic and writes columns about her experiences as well as guides on how to act as well as how the game world works.

Hi my name is Rosie. I am an alt-a-holic, a compulsive crafter and quester, a novice PvPer, and I am addicted to MMORPGs. (But we already talked about that, and I can quit if I want, really, honest.)

I have been called that for a few years as almost all of my game characters have the word rose in them. I happen to love roses and while I lived on the east coast I had them in my garden.

I was born in Vermont, moved to Maine and lived there for 13 years or so. I moved at the beginning of 2011 to California, for the sun, fun, and warmth. After 40+ years of ice and snow most of they year, I needed a change.

I have a degree in computer programming and computer information systems. (Not that it got me anywhere) I had the luck of having a father that worked for IBM back in the day. When I was old enough to be considered house broken, so to speak, Dad would bring me to work with him about once a month. There I learned about programming, and the joys of mainframes. And I would sit for hours in his office on his terminal and play “Adventure”.

I have been a GM for more than one MUD, and played an even larger number of them. WOW was my first introduction to the graphical MMO. I have been hooked on these games ever since.

I have had a number of jobs over the last 20 years. My favorites were working as a consultant to Bath Iron Works, serving coffee at Tim Horton’s, and working as a Broadband Technical Support Reprehensive for Time Warner Cable. I have moved in the last few years to preferring customer service over computers. I like the human interaction. Of course, that could be because I tend to be a bit of a hermit at home.

I learned to PvP in WOW and HATED it, and then I played a few other games. Some I felt completely used up and destroyed, others I got a sense that this could be fun in the right setting. I have never been very good at PvP, I am a true healer at heart, but I will continue to try.

I have never been in a MMO and not been in a guild. I will tell myself that I won’t join a guild, but I almost always do. For SWTOR I have joined a guild even before launch. This will be the first time I have actually been involved with a game prior to launch, instead of a week into the launch.

I am excited to be able to bring my thoughts, opinions, research and over all joy of Star Wars and the MMO world, and I thank you all for being as welcoming and accepting as you have been. For an “old bat” I am feeling a bit like the new kid at high school.

You can follow me on Twitter @dawnsrose and e-mail rosiesgames71@gmail.com. I write articles for swtor-life.com. Most of what you will find posted here is what I have published on that site.


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