Welcome Kauza!

  • 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 MexicoHas as many favorite classes as Wyatt Cheng, rotating through each of the classes with every SeasonIs currently rocking a Crusader (SC) in Season 4Dressed up as Vault Boy for Halloween, as pictured here

    Without further ado: Welcome, Kauza!
  • 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.
  • Welcome traveler!
  • Welcome, yo!
  • Welcome to both Blizzard and Community!
  • 11/03/2015 02:07 PMPosted 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.)
  • Hello, Kauza! Welcome to the Blizzard family!
  • Welcome Kauza!

    (Now I really want to chase the treasure goblin)
  • Greetings and welcome!
  • 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!?