GAMES & GAMING
1) What was the first video game you ever played?
I don’t remember the specifics, but I would have been about 5 or 6 years old when I started. By the time I was 8 I was playing all the DOS hits. Heart of China, Kings Quest, Police Quest, Gold Rush. Always had a soft spot for adventure.
2) What are some of your favorites games, past & present?
Past Favorite – The Secret of Monkey Island
Current Favorite – Although still old, Final Fantasy IV.
3) What is your preferred platform, PC or console?
Oh too hard to say. I play mostly on PC, but consoles and handhelds each have their own gems.
4) Do your friends or family or co-workers know you like MMO’s?
I usually work in the Video Game Industry, so everyone knows I’m a gamer.
5) What, in your opinion, makes a great video game?
Depends on what I’m feeling. Sometimes I want something mindless to pass the time. When I’m really into a game though, it’s usually because it is immersive, either through the setting, writing, or characters.
FINAL FANTASY XIV
1) What currently is your favorite job/class in the game?
Only really played Bard, just hit 50 yesterday. Maybe try a healing class next.
2) Do you have a favorite race, and if so, why?
Miquote all the way.
3) What single job/class, if any, would you like to see added?
Rune-Knight (Final Fantasy VI). Elemental attack based Melee class, with simple party support.
4) What, outside of the above, would you like to see in Eorzea?
I still haven’t finished seeing all that it has currently, so hard to say. Customizable music options maybe, so i can change the battle music
5) What do you like most about the game?
1) What is your impression of Chaos Theory so far?
Friendly, helpful. A+ would DF with again.
2) Whether or not you are a long-time MMORPG’er or a newbie, tell us what your ideal gaming community would provide, and do, for you.
I’m pretty self sufficient normally. I just enjoy having people to play with. Have knowledgeable people there to answer questions is always good too.
ALL ABOUT ME
1) What, in your life so far, are you most proud of?
Moving to Japan for a year, all alone with almost no Japanese language skills.
2) What goals do you have for your future, either in-game or real life, or both?
Hopefully I can get up off my lazy butt and finally work on all those indy game ideas I keep half starting.
3) What is one challenge you’ve had to overcome recently?
Getting my computer to stop thinking that it is a tablet PC. Ugh.
4) What is something about you that many people don’t know?
I’m a big motorhead (the kind that likes cars, not the other kind).
5) If you could visit any country or place in the world that you have not been to, where would it be, and why?
Thailand, cause I’m poor by North American standards but I could like like a king there on that And I love Thai food. The food always sells the destination.