Gamerz for Gamerz invites MMOers to a haunted Halloween party

Are you searching for a real-world community to bolster your MMORPG experience, something that’s still around after your favorite game is gone or over? Gamerz for Gamerz is a new event and community company hoping to be just that.

“Gamerz for Gamerz was founded to bring video gamers and developers together both online and in person,” reads the group’s founding post. “We will be providing unique and creative ways to find old gaming friends, network with other game industry professionals and maybe even make some new friends in the gaming world. We will also be hosting special events focused on strengthening gaming communities.”

The first such event will be a Halloween Party at a haunted hotel in San Diego aimed at both gamers and game devs. Registration for the event isn’t live yet, but the forums are open.

Gamerz for Gamerz is run by Michelle Butler and Cindy Bowens, both names veteran MMO players will recognize: Butler produced and designed EverQuest-franchise MMOs for SOE and Sigil Games, while Bowens is famous for her work on SOE Live and community efforts for Vanguard and RIFT.

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CindyBowens
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CindyBowens

Hey, All!

I hope to see you joining our community! We are all about bringing gamers together online and in person so hopefully, we will be meeting one way or the other!

As for the “z”… the choice came down to finding needed available domain names for all of our upcoming services. We’ve grown to like it and hopefully you will as well!  ;)

Cindy

ensvne
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ensvne

ZenDadaist no.

ensvne
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ensvne

2edgy4me

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Am I the only one put off by the spelling of Gamerz with a z? I think perhaps it’s aimed at a younger demographic than I. 
I’ll be over here shaking my zimmer frame at you darn kids.

Aglethe
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Aglethe

This kind of reminds me of the haunted house Halloween parties Richard Garriot used to do years and years ago at his home (said home being a castle of course…). Eventually he ran into trouble with some people respecting the public/private boundries and had to stop holding them though. That’s not so much of an issue here though I suppose, since they’ll be hosting it at a dedicated public venue.
In any case, while it does sound neat and all, as someone who lives in the ruralish midwest I suspect their events will be relevant to me precisely some point after Hell has frozen over and Hel has boiled off. ;) 
I hope it turns out to be a lot of fun for the people who do get to go though.

SkyyDragonn
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SkyyDragonn

This is something that if done correctly could be awesome. I wouldn’t expect it to blowup to much across gamespaces but I can see people using it. I myself have tried to get in contact with my old WoW guildmates to no avail. Maybe this tool will help U0001f60a

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

ManastuUtakata Armsbend

Bannex19
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Bannex19

I’m sorry I’m petty I just can’t get passed the stupid name. I don’t think it was ever a solid choice to replace s with z

Armsbend
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Armsbend

agemyth G@m3rZ 4 G@m3rZ

agemyth
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agemyth

ManastuUtakata Said application sounds like it would be a web forum. We have lots of those :P
I failed a few times to shoehorn a “Cheers: The Mobile App: MMO Edition” joke into this post, but this is all that came out. Welp.

agemyth
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agemyth

Ok, I actually got past the name of their thing and read the article. Sounds like a nice idea… but that name…

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

So I guess this is a meatspace event, as opposed to a metaverse app you can download where everyone could meet up online I gather. :(

agemyth
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agemyth

Are Gamerz what you call the lost souls of the five people who loved and lost their favorite MMO, RaiderZ?

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Armsbend 
As long as they stay away from adding “gaterz” or “gaters” at the end, I don’t really care what they call themselves.

Ceder
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Ceder

Armsbend I think they thought that would be to edge-gamey.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

I wonder if they considered “Gamers for Gamers” as a suitable replacement name.

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