Biography - Jahlon

Jahlon is a 20+ year veteran of MMORPGs and a 35+ year veteran of video gaming.  Starting off with a ColecoVision at age 3, he took to video games like a duck takes to water and never looked back.  From the ColecoVision he went to the Nintendo, then Sega Genesis, SNES, then Playstation, mainly following the Final Fantasy Series around wherever Square took their products.

Entering college at 16, Jahlon took some time off from gaming in order to complete undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science in 2000 and then a Master's Degree in Education.  With graduation behind him, he returned to gaming and started to dabble with online gaming (Everquest / Ragnarok Online)

On September 11, 2001 he was teaching 7th Grade Social Studies when the first airplanes hit the towers.  At that point his life took a radical turn and he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

While enlisted he completed his degree in Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Technology.  Having attained the rank of Technical Sergeant and through a series of fortunate events due to his work with Continuous Process Improvement/Lean Logistics he was selected to attend Officer Training School. 

 

Attaining the rank of Captain, Jahlon had his military career cut short due to a pair of shoulder surgeries that left him unable to properly use his left hand and an injury to his spine.  With minimal use of his left hand, his gaming style changed and his moniker of "The Legendary Clicker" was born. Recently he has been learning how to use a G600 mouse.   

Since his retirement, Jahlon has formed the Paradox Gaming Network, a community of gamers that are dedicated to the improvement of MMORPGs as a genre.  Working with Quazer Studios on their up and coming game Valar and Ninja Loot Games on their game Defend the Night, these partnerships have shown how much more more detailed a game can become when testers from outside the company are involved at the very beginning and how what developers think the players want isn't always what the players really want.   

Despite being a YouTube channel of under 6,800 subscribers and a Twitch Channel of under 2,300 followers, the Paradox Gaming Network has earned some major accolades in 2018 having been featured by Massively Overpowered twice, once for calling out Trion Worlds for their pay-to-win practices and again for the first major showcasing of Ashes of Creation.   Additionally, he has been recognized by Woovit for his game review work.  

The Paradox Gaming Network is more than just a collection of gamers, and if you ever need help with life, the universe, anything from resumes to college applications do not be afraid to approach Jahlon on discord for assistance.  To him, being the voice of 50,000 gamers is important, but helping one gamer at a time is what matters.   

Jahlon aka J

The Legendary Clicker / Papa J

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Coffee:  Caramel Macchiato / non-fat

Soda: Quit Soda in 2019

Snack: Smartfoods White Cheddar Popcorn

Meal: Fried Chicken from the Farm

Music: Nightcore or 2 Steps from Hell

Game:  Final Fantasy (any of them)

MMORPG:  Final Fantasy XI

Class:  Healer

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