Meet the Staff

Although from different walks in life, we share a common passion for games and a low tolerance for special snowflakes.

Hatt

Hatt

Founder

Has been a gamer most of his life, enjoying the experience of victory in the face of adversity and the struggle itself that it takes to achieve something.This also means he has fairly high standards and discipline that can sometimes be hard to live up to when its game-time. He comes from a background in the game development industry, which has jaded him a bit.

Takes care of everything technical in Kanium. Designs most of the art. Builds, and maintains the website and forum. Sets up servers and does a bit of coding here and some scripting there.

Good natured with a chip on his shoulder and a large vocbulary, he aspires to the values of a gentleman and charming wit. Secretly dreams of symposiums in front of roaring fires with good wine (or mead).

Can be a massive troll and asshole in his own adorable way.

Garmon

Garmon

Founder

Has been a competitive gamer for most of his gaming life. He is serious when it comes down to business but easy going when times are laid back.

Quite a person to want to hang around with but also gets things done. His humor comes from his childhood innocence. It’s this kind of innocence that women find cute. He tackles all challenges confidently and leads most ingame elements of Kanium’s main games.

Being a gentleman is important to him but he also demands a certain level of discipline and organisation when playing in an organized fashion. It doesn’t matter to him if you’re not that bright in one area as long as you earnestly work towards and enjoy the process.

Can be a gigantic douche at times though.

Swordsman

Swordsman

Officer

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

MajorDuck

MajorDuck

Officer

Has been a gamer most of his adult life as there were no computers in his younger days. He is very serious about playing mostly COOP military games and used to be the primary source of logistics in EVE Online for a group called x13/Raiden. Joined the game rather late so instead of having 2 or 3 chars with 1 million skills, he made 1 million chars with 1 skill each. He hates ‘yes sir’, ‘no sir’ towards 18 year olds when he is not playing.

He is also a planner and provider for gaming communities.

He can be an annoying prick and has to be hand held when somebody provokes him as he has a short fuse sometimes, swordsmandk is his therapist/diplomat in such cases. At the same time though, he will go a long way to help and support new guys.

In his private life he works in IT.

Kingtiger

Kingtiger

Officer

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

About Kanium

Kanium is a multi-national gaming community founded by Hatt and Garmon on September 19th 2012 with the arrival of our first member, named Bone. Since that time Kanium has gone through many permutations, ups and downs and at least once shut down entirely only to be resurrected.

One of the defining and strong principles of Kanium that endears it to its members, besides the official values, is free speech and an adult environment. People are expected to know what it means to have adult fun, have adult conversations, be free of any moderation in speech and to comport oneself as though one had an actual spine.  The reverse of this, is what the leadership of Kanium likes to call “Princess personalities”.

The hierarchy in Kanium is mostly flat in practice and has been this way for many years. Any officer or ranking roles granted are usually to those valued that take charge and create/do something for Kanium and have free autonomy to make decisions on that basis. However if needs must (a rare occurrence), Kanium is owned by its founding leaders and they have the final say.

Through its history, Kanium has played competitively and with dedication in games such as: Natural Selction 2, Planetside 2, EVE Online, DayZ Epoch, DayZ Standalone, League of Legends, Dota 2, Life is Feudal: Your Own,  Arma 3 and a few others. In those games there have been epic victories and tremendous learning experiences, which have shaped everyone along for the ride and will continue to do so.

In less competitive areas Kanium has also given way to more social or tactical gaming experiences such as: Steel Beasts, World of Warcraft, Europa Universalis 4, Dungeons & Dragons (the pen&paper variety), Minecraft and others. These games tend to turn out much the same way as those played competitively – with fun found in dedication.

The future? Seeking the next challenge worthy of our attention.