Saturday, December 21, 2013
HE KNOWS WHEN YOU ARE NAUGHTY, HE
Sunday, December 15, 2013
“Fallen but not forgotten!”
Hello Exiles and Dominion of the planet Nexus and beyond! My name is Zilvis. This is the return of the community spotlight that I’ll be doing each and every week to delve a little more into who a certain member of the WildStar community is, learn the what and why of their choice to migrate to Nexus, and maybe some surprises along the way. The way I looked at it we're all community bound like brothers and sisters in this game of WildStar. Why not get to know someone a bit better? Once again welcome, sit back, and prepare to meet this week's community member, Mr. Fallen Angel, or as some call him Mr. F. Welcome to Sunday Sit down.
Question 1:As this is a WildStar themed project, we'll get those underway first. As most of us at one time or another have asked ourselves, to you what is WildStar?
To me WildStar is a new realm where those who have forsaken other online games can come to reunite and rekindle their adventurous spirit. I come to challenge myself in PvP and exploration. This is the place I will make friends and start or end wars.
Question 2: What is one thing in the game your most hoping to be perfectly done, whether because it's needed or just something for your experience specifically?
Personally I’m silly and love the housing aspect. The last game I got to do decent housing in was Dark Age of Camelot. I look to build a place to have fun and a place to enrich my crafting experiences. I also plan on sharing my home with friends and guild mates for raid buffs or even just shenanigans.
Question 3: I did a blog post discussing maybe why someone might pick one race over another in WildStar. What race do you think you identify with and why, even if it won't necessarily be your main?
I think I identify with the Chua the most; they are a curious and rambunctious race. I am a hyper and yet very inquisitive person. They also love to play around with technology; I am a huge tech buff. I read all sorts of news on this stuff daily.
Question 4: I'm sure everyone has their WildStar moment, as I call it, that quintessential thing that cinched in your decision on the game.
The Telegraph targeting grabbed my attention just as much as the Housing Plots. I love anything to try and add more skill based gameplay to the game. If im going to be competitive I might as well have to be good.
Question 5: What aspect of WildStar are you most excited about and feel you'll spend the most time on such as Questing-Housing-PVP?
PVP will definitely eat up a bunch of my time, I am one of the Hard Core PVP members for Subterfuge Vanguard (SVG). I am looking forward to trying those warplots out, they just look so ridiculously sick.
Question 6: Out of everyone from Carbine that you've interacted with, who has surprised you the most for one thing or another by what you have seen that they have said or done so far?
Well it’s a toughy, there are two people I have interacted with a lot through forums and the amazing IRC based chat over at WildstarCentral.com. Those would be PChan and J-Tal. They have had so much great advice on Real Life stuff and in the Gaming Industry information.
Question 7: If you were given the power to either alter the game in some way or add something to it that has not been mentioned or rumored, what would it be and why?
I would have to change the double jump, it’s a cool sounding feature but it confuses me and pulls me out of my immersion. I always wonder when I watch the videos on WildStar “how did he jump again, what is he jumping off of?”. It isn’t anything major it just catches my attention.
Question 8: What is the one thing you want Carbine on a personal level or business level to know that you yourself have enjoyed from them?
Im sure they already know but, I am in love with how up front they are and how out and about they are with their fans. I see them Tweeting or chatting in the IRC chat almost daily. I have never seen such a loving and wide spread community for a game that isn’t even out yet before now.
OK, that's it for the cross section on WildStar Q's. Next is a few Q's to get to know Fallen a bit better besides his amazing exploits across Nexus!
Question 9: Fallen, I know your big on playing games with others as of late, have you always been big on co-op gameplay?
I am first and foremost a social gamer, to be honest I use games to connect with friends and family back home (Florida) seeing as im very far away due to the Army (Hawaii). I started Online MMO’s back in 1997 with Drakkar, and I got hooked to the amazing connection I was able to make with people across the world. Im a little bit of a social butterfly I guess you could say.
Question 10: How long have you been gaming and what are your top 3 moments you'd say you remember in your own personal gaming history?
I started gaming on an old Macintosh my parents owned. Oregon Trail was my first dip into the virtual gaming front. My father made the bad for him/ yet good for my brother and I decision of bringing home the original Warcraft game. I say badly for him because as my brother and I grew up we connected and hung out by playing games together and he would try to get us to do things around the house but we were sucked in to the games.
Question 11: Besides Gaming do you have any other interests or hobbies you find fun?
I am a Diver, currently I am learning to use a Re-Breather. I currently own 2 carbon fiber wrapped tanks (meaning they hold more PSI= more air). I also am a table top gamer, I love to play any kind of game really. From Apples to Apple, Cards Against Humanity, to Dungeons & Dragons, and Magic the Gathering. I also love my nerdy fantasy novels. I also am the Executive Producer/ Web Developer for the Ladies of the Round Table (LadiesoftheRoundTable.net) and am loving working on that project.
Question 12: If there was one place in the world you could live where would it be and why?
To be honest, I love Hawaii so much I would love to live here forever. But at the same time the time difference and the distance away from home is just horrible. I hardly get to talk to friends or family due to the 5-6 hour difference in time.
Question 13: Fallen, is there any hidden talents or trade skills you'd like to share? Is there something new you'd like to learn?
About a month ago I learned to use WordPress and I have been using almost daily on the Ladies of the Round Table web site. It is a fun little thing to play with and yet its quite rewarding. I also know Networking; I have my certification in Network Plus which is an IT certification.
Question 14: Simple one now I promise. Do you have any pets? If you could have any real or made up pet, what would it be?
I do not have any pets currently, but I am looking at getting one once I am out of the Army. I want to get a dog (an Alaskan Klee Kai), they are cute and curious like me. I feel it would be a great match for me. I also would like to have a buddy/ pet to play with when I’m at home.
Question 15: Finally, If there were one person living or dead, real or fake that you could sit down and have a long discussion with, who would it be and why?
Definitely Albert Einstein, he is my hero. The man had ADHD (which I have horribly) and he used it to his and society’s advantage. I would love to learn from him how to harness the amazing talents I have, yet am to hyper or distracted to hone.
OK, Fallen, I hope that wasn't too painful for you. I appreciate you being a guest on the Sunday Sit down. Now, I’ll let you have free reign. If there's anything else not asked here that you'd like to get out there that you think would be interesting for us to know, feel free to share. Things like plugs for your twitter or anything, and of course feel free to give shout outs of any kind!
Well this shout out definitely has to go to my friends at Ladies of the Round Table; they are 4 females who have jumped on board with Shrivasta and I for an amazing ride. They will be doing reviews of games and peripherals; they also will do either a weekly or bi-weekly show/ podcast on different subject. I have been handed an amazing opportunity to work with them.
Also come join me on my Twitch Page www.twitchtv/Mrfallenangel when I get more time to stream. I usually play games with my viewers or just play games I have been told to try. I even have a 30+ minute video of me trying to play the tutorial of World of Warplanes (main word trying) where I fail so hard.
Follow me on Twitter at @MrFailenAngel (yes Failen not Fallen it was taken.)
And Thank you Mr Zilvis for this opportunity to speak to you about my Love for the WildStar Devs and community.
That's it Folks. Everything you'd want to know about Fallen and hopefully more! I thank him again for putting up with me as well as you the reader. Each and every week we will have a new and fascinating community member to learn about and see what really does make the WildStar community tick inside and out. Feel free to contact me anytime on twitter @zilvis78, comment below, or if you bump into me on the interwebs say hi!