Reid is a happy young adult who doesn’t need too worry about the concerns of day to day life. His favorite past time is spending time with friends either in conversation or participating in casual activities. He enjoys being generous whenever possible and has been known as a philanthropist of sorts in the community. Like many of the characters I play, Reid is a mixture of my best real life qualities if I had the endless resources of a fictional fantasy world without any of my personal flaws. The character was originally created for FreeRealms. The name Reid comes from the patron founder of my real life home town Reidsville.
My real name is Paul. The name was granted to me as a third generation inheritance from my father and his father. I completed a degree in Information Systems in 2000, just as many of the companies in my area were laying off much of the workforce they had hired to work on Y2K preparation. I worked as a consultant and private contractor for several years, but having an unreliable income and the travel involved was taxing so eventually, I left the field.
I worked as an Emergency Medical Technician before I was married in 2003. Shortly after I was married my family moved to Korea where I’ve taught English as a second language and provided consulting for several local businesses looking to expand their services to the English speaking foreign residents living in Korea. Living and working in Korea has been a fun and exciting experience for my family.
I started playing computer games in the early 80s. My first console was an Atari 2600, my first computers were an ADAM, IBM PCjr and Radio Shack TRS-80. My favorite games were the Kings Quest series released by Sierra. I’ve been playing games ever since and it is my favorite past time. I tried Everquest in 2003 and didn’t really click with the game. In Korea World of Warcraft wasn’t available in an English version so I settled for Everquest II which I played about a year before I was able to pick up my copy of WoW. I canceled my subscription in February of 2012.
About Graycloak Gaming
During the time that I played World of Warcraft, I didn’t really play anything else. Between the time that my guild killed Arthas and the release of Cataclysm I began to loose interest in the game. I started exploring other games, including Free Realms and discovered that the gaming industry has changed a lot in the eight years sucked out of my by WoW. There are a lot of great games available, many from small indepentant companies that I love talking about.
Graycloak Gaming is me writing about those games.