An interview with Eejit - 2002-11-03

Personal details:

Q: How did you get your name?
A: Well in my youth i used to play D&D and no one wanted to be a cleric so i'd make a dummy cleric and call it idiot or something similar, so eejit is the Irish version of seemed 'normal'

Q: How old are you?
A: 22 weeks 2 days 3 hours 56 minutes and some odd seconds old or was the answer 33...sometime i forget

Q: What level are you?
A: I just gained another i'm 117...just 84m more for blindheal...sigh

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: Hmm...cross between an eejit and dilbert ;)...actually i'm a couch french fry (lazy like a couch potato but skinny as a rail)

Q: Where do you live?
A: Between my house (that i won from a shadowfang trivia contest) and my roommates house...IRL I da ho (thus the potato stuff)

Q: You won a house from shadowfang in a contest! I'm curious about both the contest and the stakes?
A: Well he was bored one day and held a trivia contest. I won because i knew that Calvin and Hobbes were named after Philosphers. He asked a bunch of other questions about other trivial stuff, and since I'm a trivia vacuum I knew the answers. Now if stuff in life was trivial, I'd get through it easy.

Q: How long have you been logging on to AoD?
A: about 1.5 yrs...i've seen 2 Halloween’s...but i didn't get any candy this year :(

Mudding in general:

Q: How did you first get in contact with Ages of Despair?
A: Well...i wanted to play D&D online because i got tired of playing card games online. I did a search...found out about muds..tried a couple that looked appealing. The first mud i tried i starved to death (couldn't find food, cause i took too long trying to figure out stuff). I tried AOD next and found that i didn't starve and that the ppl were here i am today!

Q: Do you regularly play or wiz on any other MUDs?
A: Nope..I'm stuck on this mud. I tried to check out some other muds during the big crash...didn't like them as much. I was so happy when AoD came back online!

Q: Are you a normal mudder or do you seldom log on?
A: Define 'normal' ;)...if by 'normal' you mean i log on everyday...yes i'm 'normal'...i try to earn about 2m exp/day otherwise i'd never get anywhere.

Q: Have you met any fellow mudders in RL?
A: Nope..haven't met any mudders in rl...though i do chat with a few via instant messenger *shuders at the thought of life before the internet*

Game specific:

Q: What was your first kill and if you ever died, what was the first thing that killed you?
A: Kobold for both. I went to the farm right away and killed a runt...Choko killed me...i was able to go straight to the farm with one of fyxen's fabulous i try to remember that and bless the newbies that i run across

Q: Did you ever get killed by a ("the") horrible creature?
A: No...i was in a party when i encountered it...i try to stay away from things that might kill me

Q: Who is your favourite and most hated npc respectively?
A: Hmm....favourite - Nirem (i love those sayings he evokes while trying to kill you. Eat my shorts, dark spawn of fat women! or Can you, like, surrender now or something? are my favorites. As far as most hated...either who ever killed me last or Moserath cause he taunts me with his inability to be killed......I was blocking out the NPC the annoys me the most...the Wandering Druid . o O ( anyway to get some goo to slow him down?) I want his ammy and he is a real pain to kill.

Q: What is the funniest/strangest thing that ever happened to you on AoD?
A: Funniest thing is when i blessed Saruman when he was a ghost...his cp after the blessing dropped his cp was a massive 142...oOo(guess that is too me)oOo... . o O (i miss playdoh ;( )

Q: Do you have any piece of equipment you just can't live without?
A: If it is a Con eq item...i can't live without it. I really like my leather staffs..oh and one of these days I'm going to get a T-shirt ;)

Q: Do you have a "special place" where you like to hang out, a private corner so to speak?
A: if i'm exping...giants... o O (we need more). if idling my house or Saurman's house. My house is more private =)

Q: How much of your time on AOD do you spend hanging out or chatting compared with exping?
A: Well since i multi-task alot. I spend most of my time exping and chatting while i'm doing that...occasionally if there are a lot of ppl on...i'll just chat. Nothing is worse then camping out at an army ant (aka G.I. ant) and waiting for it to reappear. Except dying to lag ;)

Q: What is the best thing about Ages of Despair?
A: Several things. The people was to lead the list. With a few exceptions, most people here are nice and friendly. The others come around if you are on long enough. I also like new areas and creatures and look forward to more.

Q: What is the worst thing about Ages of Despair?
A: The worst thing has to be the amount of exp required for heroic levels. I'm at the point where i need to gain 84m more for a spell(prayer) that i don't already have (fyi its blindheal...doesn't heal in the name mean it should be a healer spell??) Trying to get 20m + for levels 111-120 is annoying, especially since I don't gain anything other than the level. I shudder to think about the 1.6b exp i need to get to level 150. That works out to about 9k more giants or 2+ yrs at 10 giants a day...sigh

Q: Do you have any driving ambitions on AOD? Is there anything that you want to achieve or perhaps something that you have already achieved?
A: I want to help kill all the big mobs. I've helped kill Morchan. I'd like to take on Moserath...but we need more heroic ppl. I heard that the Wizzes tell us he can be killed with the right party. But I doubt I'll see him die anytime soon since there are no 150 lvl ppl let alone 6. As far as achievements go...I'd like to have better luck in party dice. It seems like the only time I win a party roll is when everyone has the cool eq or the roll is moot. The only reason I got Twiggy gloves is cause Fyxen already had a pair and took pity on me (that and the 1m i paid for them)

Q: Is there any advice you would like to give to new players that just entered our world?
A: yeah there are 3 things every newbie should do. #1 read the handbook. #2 don't grovel for higher level people to a. lend you money or b. help you get exp. and #3 ask questions if there is something you don't understand (after you have read your handbook of course ;)). I don't think that anyone has not had their question answered within limits (info sharing being one such limit) who was nice about asking.

Other / Strange:

Q: Were you ever convicted of a crime?
A: I plead the 5th ;)...oh wait you said convicted, not i have yet to be convicted.

Q: How many friends/family play?
A: No parents have decide not to call me anymore since they can't get As far as RL Friends...but a lot of my online friends do...since a met quite a few of them here =)

Q: Favourite quote?
A: That's easy..."He's dead Jim" since i say that after every kill.

Q: What music are you listening to now?
A: Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
A: Eejit sings, o/~ a sorta fairytale with you o/~
A: But my music choice changes every Tuesday, since i usually buy what ever is new.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention about yourself or your life?
A: Nothing i can thing of off hand other than i should be cramming for the CPA exam. I'd join procrastinators anonymous if they could ever decide on a meeting time =)

Q: If you could remove one of the questions from this interview and replace it with another one, which would you remove and what would you replace it with?
A: This one and i'd replace it with....if you could add a question to this interview what question would you add? Which question would you remove if you could remove one?

Q: And of course I will have to ask you to answer your own question now.
A: I would add a question about what is your favorite thing to do besides AoD? (fyi watch TV;) ) and I'd promptly remove that question =)

Q: I have a specific question that I have been asked to ask you: How did you meet your wife the first time?
Eejit laughs out loud
A: all started with begging for money. She was begging for money (only jokingly) and i gave her 1 coin...she gave me 2 back. It escalated from there.

Q: Who would you like me to interview next, and why?
A: Magnum cause he is always hiding behind trees and 'claims' that there are no thieves. Or Saruman cause he threatened to kill me if i mentioned his name for this part. Wait. I don't want to die. so Definitely Magnum!
Q: Excellent, Saruman it is then
A: Oh great...he is going to kill me or kick me outta the house
Mephitic grins

Q: If I do that interview, is there a specific question that you want me to ask?
A: Well for magnum, "Why is there a thieves guild if there are no thieves?" For Saruman, "How can the bad guy from Lord of the Rings be a Paladin?"

Q: Do I have your permission to make this information public on the People of AoD webiste or any other media?
A: As my dad would say "Does a bear poop in the woods?" . o O( ok he doesn't say poop) or "Does a fat dog fart?"....Fyi..the answer to both of those questions are yes.

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