Carolyn "Sylvene" Koh ~ Wordsmith
A Short Bio: "Sylvene" has been the online identify
of Carolyn Koh for the past ten years. Some of her writing exists
out there with a former last name and some with the nom de plume
of Sylvene Firebrand - the name of her EverQuest character.
Published at the ripe old age of nine by a local children's magazine
and paid in book vouchers and subscriptions, Carolyn has had articles,
poems and short stories accepted for school publications through
her Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education.
Carolyn Koh has participated in Massively Multiplayer
Online Role Playing Games since the days of MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons)
when she discovered the internet during her college days. With the
launch of the revolutionary EverQuest by Verant & 989 Studios
(later Sony Online Entertainment) in 1999, she went from playing
the games to organizing massive in-game events and then participating
in their Guide program – a Guide is a volunteer version of
a GM (Game Master) with reduced powers.
Carolyn began writing for Stratics in 1999, first by providing
game FAQs and guides, then Q&As and developer interviews for
EverQuest, moving to Managing Editor for their EverQuest II site
before becoming a part of their Developer Relations team and eventually
the Director of that team.
In late 2005, she parted ways with Stratics and in 2006, began
writing for MMORPG.com covering studio visits, editorials, feature
articles, interviews, hardware as well as software previews and
reviews. Leveraging previous developer & PR relationships, she
continues to obtain insider insight on released games as well as
games in development. From experience as player, fansite manager,
volunteer GM, developer relations and years of coverage of the MMORPG
genre, Carolyn enjoys intimate knowledge of the psyche of the MMOG
player as well that of the developer.
In 2007, she dove head-first into the world of Casual Games and
currently enjoys the diversity of covering Casual Games, Children's
Games as well as MMOGs.
Today, her writing can be found on RTSGuru.com,
Media, as well as various Beckett / Engaged Enthusiast Media
magazines, including Guide to Phone Apps, Massive
Online Gamer and Fun
Online Games magazines.
Contact: carol at sylvene dot com.