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 Post subject: How Silkroad saved my life: A TEDx Talk
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Hey Silkroad players,

My name is Z and I used to be a Silkroad player many years ago. I first started on Babel, led a small guild named Holy. But then years later I joined Venus under the name Friends, became a part of the Avalon legit movement, and started the Fable union. We had some really good times together with the Avalon and BH guilds.

However, what many people didn't know was that I was actually on my deathbed at the time. I was 18 years old when I started Fable, and I was told I was going to die due to a very severe illness. I was in the hospital, with not much hope left to achieve anything. But, despite losing touch with all my real life friends, I made tons of new friends through playing Silkroad. With everyone's help, I grew to be more and more optimistic with my condition, and eventually, I actually recovered from it.

I now run a video game development company. We're located in Boulder, CO, USA. I gave a TEDx speech about my journey just a couple months ago and I'd like to share it with everyone who's still playing the game!

Link to TEDx Page: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Video-Ga ... Life-and-2

If you have any questions, comments, or want to reconnect (say hi if you remember me from the game!), feel free to email me: z@serenityforge.com

I wouldn't be alive today without Silkroad. Thanks again everyone for being here for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:30 pm 
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glad you didnt pass, away. Shame the game is nothing like the old days but glad the legit movement meant something more than a few people JUST playing a game.

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I remember you! We played together for a short time in tsro and in a private server I think.

I remember you (atleast I think it was you) wrote a nice guide about "making your life in SRO easier". I couldn't find it anymore. It was really nice written with stuff about keeping the friends list updated, how to level quickly and making gold and such stuff. Probably from venus times. I really would like to read it again.^^

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 Post subject: Re: How Silkroad saved my life: A TEDx Talk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:30 pm 
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Glad to hear you're alright.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:56 pm 
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So proud of you mate! Cheers from Portugal! PS: Watched the whole video, great presentation : D

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That's a fantastic story, mate! Super glad to see you share it. I watched the entire Tedx talk too! :)

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 Post subject: Re: How Silkroad saved my life: A TEDx Talk
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:44 pm 
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That was a really cute speech, good job mate.

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This is the most wonderful story I've ever heard.


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Hey Friends. I remember u. Awesome journey. Hope everything is going well. Good luck in your new ventures.

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I am pleased and happy that you pulled through...

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awesome story, and i'm sure i remember your name on the tsro movement. Wasn't a lot of the build up for this posted on the igamelegit forums too?

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For those looking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IxIDGyISzk

Its worth the view

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Key-J wrote:
For those looking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IxIDGyISzk

Its worth the view


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This is crazy. I was sitting at work today and I started discussing the silk road in Asia and the middle east. Made me think of SRO. Old school here. Hope everyone is doing well.
Yea boi.... hahaha

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Sdub121 wrote:
This is crazy. I was sitting at work today and I started discussing the silk road in Asia and the middle east. Made me think of SRO. Old school here. Hope everyone is doing well.
Yea boi.... hahaha

I've had that happen to me a couple of times too. People get surprised when I mention random Silk Road facts :p

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