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Gage and some other guy scaring the shit out of Aeralik.

Aeralik (powerword: Christopher Kozak) was a whiny developer for the MMORPG EverQuest II. He is known to have sex with players at conventions and make every class worthless whenever he feels like it. Rumor has it that he is a transvestite. However, nobody cares about the transvestite and the sex part, because he "nerfed" (see: castrated) classes in EQ2 and tried to make his own favorite class (an assassin) better. He's also disliked for getting EQ2Flames' fansite status revoked in March 2008, all because...

  1. A player posted Aeralik's character's name on the EQ2Flames forums.
  2. Aeralik, who accidentally was given mod powers, deleted said post.
  3. LFG told him that he wasn't supposed to have mod powers, but he'd [LFG] take the hit for the deleted post from EQ2Flames users.
  4. LFG created a poll to see if developers should have their character info outed or not.
  5. Aeralik flips the fuck out, and tells LFG this:

sorry but if you want to increase your ad revenue at my expense with that gay poll then im done. I just wanted you to deal with one immature posted but this is fucking retarded and even more childish. keeping fucking people over at soe i see how it is and then you wonder why people hate your site there.


—Aeralik, one immature posted

This could very well be the reason why the LFG vs. Grimwell incident happened. Needless to say, a lot of EQ2 players decided that both Grimwell and Aeralik were huge jackasses.

The "Fire Aeralik" Petition Thread

On February 19, 2009, a user called Cracatoa made the "Fire Aeralik" petition thread. Somehow, Aeralik was soon demoted and his job was given to a woman called Kirstie. Eventually, a former EQ2 developer called Locke posted about his experience working at SOE. Apparently, there are a lot of office politics in the gaming industry. It's not about what you know, but who you know.

As of 7/13/09, Aeralik got his job back because Kirstie was transferred to work on SWG. Maybe Aeralik and Gage getting close at Fan Faire 09 had something to do with it.

Aeralik Quits

In early November 2009, Aeralik has quit SOE because of management decisions he did not agree with, that made players hate him. While this is understandable, it does not prevent him from being made fun of for one immature posted.

As a Christian, I forgave Aeralik for the completely unnecessary bullshit and harm he caused to me and this site.

I wish him the best and hope he learns to control himself better and think more clearly in the future.


LFG; on forgiveness

He now works on Rift, which, according to Hoss of EQ2Flames, "sounded like an MMO aimed directly at homosexuals. I mean moreso than Aion."

On March 12, 2009, Aeralik returned to post about his shitty job experience. He mentioned "After that I started to stand up for what I believed earlier which led to conflicts with the new leadership and ultimately to me leaving." Later Aeralik mentioned that the March 2008 drama bullshit went something like this:

There is no real good gossip to be honest. They asked me what happened. I said I modded a thread with access given to me for that reason. After that I had no further input in the situation and the powers that be did what they felt was right. It's all pretty boring honestly and was just way overblown from nothing.


—Aeralik; on boredom

Advice Aeralik

Even Aeralik gets to join the ranks of Advice Dog!

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