Aeralik is a former EverQuest II developer. According to some EQ2Flames users, he had sex with a few players at the Sony Online Entertainment convention "FanFaire" - in exchange for in-game items. But whatever about that.
He played as a dark elf assassin in the game, and worked with balancing races (such as frogs or barbarians) and classes (such as necromancers and paladins.) However, he liked to better his own favorite race/class and make everything else weaker. Therefore, players did not like him that much.
It got even worse though, in early 2008, when someone outed his character name and dox on EQ2Flames. Aeralik, who somehow had mod powers when he wasn't supposed to, freaked out and deleted it all. LFG, the owner of EQ2Flames, put up a poll that asked if developers should have their public info outed. Aeralik said:
—Aeralik, on the poll;
Afterward, Sony Online Entertainment ceased contact and posting on EQ2Flames. Read the EQ2Flames page for information on that.
Another former EQ2 developer, Locke, came in and posted about office politics with the gaming industry. There are also screencaps of this in the gallery.
In November 2009, Aeralik left his job at SOE. He returned to post on EQ2Flames one last time:
—Aeralik, on drama;
He seemed to mature since the outburst of '08.
Rise to fame
When he worked on EverQuest II, he posted at EQ2Flames every so often, and somehow had mod powers. (This was because the admin, LFG, does not know how to Internet and screwed up.)
An argument between LFG and Aeralik led Sony Online Entertainment and all of its developers to cut contact with EQ2Flames.
- Aeralik is probably somewhere between his mid-thirties to forties.
- He had relations with a girl that famous EQ2 player Gaige also... had times with. Sloppy seconds, actually.
- EQ2Flames is now neutral with Aeralik.