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Nevalistis
Welcome Kauza!(1)Category: GeneralNovember-3-2015 1:55 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Hey everyone,

Please join me in welcoming Kauza to the North American Diablo III Community team!

Kauza comes with a strong passion for Diablo III and all Blizzard games, and is super stoked to be joining us in our ongoing adventures through Sanctuary. He is taking up the mantle of manager for our humble team, and in addition to operating in a large capacity behind the scenes, will also perform many of the normal community manager functions like meeting with developers, writing feature articles, manning our social media accounts, attending live events, and of course popping in to say hi here on our forums.

Our fearless leader has hit the ground running since joining us a few weeks ago, endeavoring to be a conduit for information as well as a voice for the Blizzard community. It's about time that you all get to know him better, too!

Random Facts About Kauza
  • Joins us from Washington, D.C., though originally hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Has as many favorite classes as Wyatt Cheng, rotating through each of the classes with every Season
  • Is currently rocking a Crusader (SC) in Season 4
  • Dressed up as Vault Boy for Halloween, as pictured here


Without further ado: Welcome, Kauza!
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Kauza
Welcome Kauza!(2)November-3-2015 1:57 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Hi, everyone! I’m thrilled to be here. [Obligatory “fresh meat” reference]

Our resident Death Maiden’s introduction suits me quite well, but please let me know of anything else you’d like to know about me! If you want to talk about my poor S4 Crusader’s failed quest for an ancient Johanna’s Argument, I’m definitely looking for some emotional support there (or some Death’s Breath…a few thousand should do it, thx). Also, did you catch that killer Conduit Pylon reference in Nevalistis’s post? I know you did that on purpose, Nevalistis. I’m onto you.

I also wanted to take a few minutes and talk to you all about botting. First off, I’m genuinely sorry that it has taken so long for you all to see a blue post on this issue. No excuses. I want to assure you that we have been discussing the open letter since it was posted.

To get a couple of things out of the way: yes, botting is absolutely, 100% against the terms of service and an offense that may lead to the closure of your game license. As for how we detect players using this software and actions on those accounts, we simply can’t share information on that front. The more we discuss those two topics, the easier it becomes for bot creators to stay informed of our efforts.

That said, I want to reiterate that the letter and your comments have not fallen on deaf ears. This is an issue that we are actively discussing and addressing. We in Community, along with the Development team, don’t want the spirit of fair play to be tainted by a group of folks refusing to play by the rules.

So, with that in mind, thanks to each and every one of you who has continued to make the journey with us each season and shared your feedback, needs, wants, and concerns. I’ll be at BlizzCon to chat with as many of you as possible.
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Nethaera
Welcome Kauza!(4)November-3-2015 2:03 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome traveler!
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Trikslyr
Welcome Kauza!(6)November-3-2015 2:05 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome, yo!
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Rackle
Welcome Kauza!(8)November-3-2015 2:12 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome to both Blizzard and Community!
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Kauza
Welcome Kauza!(9)November-3-2015 2:14 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Zbik

Welcome, got twitter?


Yes! You can find me at http://www.twitter.com/kauza

(Note that this isn't an official Blizzard CM Twitter account, so standard disclaimers and all about all the views being mine, etc.)
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Vrakthris
Welcome Kauza!(14)November-3-2015 2:21 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Hello, Kauza! Welcome to the Blizzard family!
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Jurannok
Welcome Kauza!(17)November-3-2015 2:29 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome Kauza!

(Now I really want to chase the treasure goblin)
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Harlsoco
Welcome Kauza!(18)November-3-2015 2:30 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Greetings and welcome!
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Grimiku
Welcome Kauza!(19)November-3-2015 2:31 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome, fearless leader!

I'll try to remember to unequip my Nemesis Bracers before clicking the Info Conduit, but I did sort of dress up like a wasteland bandit when you were Vault Boy this Halloween. How did we miss our photo opportunity with that!?
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Ravinix
Welcome Kauza!(22)November-3-2015 2:35 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome to the team, Kauza!
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Glaxigrav
Welcome Kauza!(23)November-3-2015 2:47 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Hail and well met, Kauza!
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Nevalistis
Welcome Kauza!(26)November-3-2015 2:56 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: challereg

I didnt even know there were this many blues in here.


It's a bit of a tradition for the blues from other games or disciplines (like Customer Support or Quality Assurance) to drop in and give a friendly hello when our family grows. Sort of a hazing ritual, in the friendliest way.

Posted by: Kauza

I know you did that on purpose, Nevalistis. I’m onto you.


Pretty sure Lylirra left a big red "BEWARE OF PUNS" mark on my permanent record.
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Kauza
Welcome Kauza!(27)November-3-2015 3:00 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Nevalistis

Pretty sure Lylirra left a big red "BEWARE OF PUNS" mark on my permanent record


May this mark upon your record never fade. It is now bound to your soul.
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Kauza
Welcome Kauza!(33)November-3-2015 3:18 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: huntsolo

Treasure Goblin avatar? pretty sure you didn't need an added incentive for players to assault you (on the forums), what loots do you drop?

You are very brave, and welcome to Hell/Sanctuary.


I'll just say that, of all the goblins, I chose a Malevolent Tormentor for a reason... :P
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Kauza
Welcome Kauza!(38)November-3-2015 3:23 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
[quote="196469974956"]Also, Nev and Grim work very hard and are awesome folks. Be good to them please. The community here can be a bit harsh but many are passionate and really care.

Looking forward to awesome things from you in the future across multiple media (yeah I know forums are not really going to be your thing). Also, why Whimsydale on Twitter? *cries*

Welcome!!!!! *sets out a giant tray of cookies*


It's a distinct pleasure joining the likes of Nev and Grim. No doubt.

Also, when I joined up, the team gifted me with a lovely, whimsical Diablo III T-shirt, so I couldn't help but represent it on Twitter.

Lastly, might want to hide that tray of cookies, because I have a problem.
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Tyvalir
Welcome Kauza!(39)November-3-2015 3:24 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome, Kauza! :D
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Araxom
Welcome Kauza!(53)November-3-2015 4:16 PM PST (4 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Welcome, Kauza! :D
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