An interview with Robert - 2002-11-12

Personal details:

Q: How did you get your name?
A: Its my Real Life name. I have had several other nicks on AoD, but this one just happens to be my Real Name.

Q: How old are you?
A: This character is 5 weeks, 5 days 23 hours old. and in RL I am 20.

Q: What level are you?
A: I'm lvl 75 currently.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
A: I'm an annoying spammer, that loves to gamble at the AoD casino =Ģ~~~
Editors note: I have no clue what this means =Ģ~~~

Q: Where do you live?
A: I live in Kitchener, Ontario canada. But this Char lives in the magical Mountains of the Derdro Province

Q: How long have you been logging on to AoD?
A: I've been logging into AoD since April of 1998, under other char's of course. I was one of the people to help Ulme and Simon beta test this mud

Q: Do you still play those characters?
A: No, all have been removed through suicide. I get bored after having so much exp so I start over, and work my way back up.

Q: Interesting, how may high level characters would you say that you have suicided?
A: Well Iceman was my first char I ever suicided. he had close to 200mil exp. I've probably suicided at least 5 to 6 chars with at least 100 to 150mil total, I've also had other chars with less then 100mil but over 50mil total exp

Mudding in general:

Q: How did you first get in contact with Ages of Despair?
A: I went search on the net for a good mud, and well I stumbled upon AoD by mistake, and I loved it. I've stayed ever since =)

Q: Do you regularly play or wiz on any other MUDs?
A: I don't play any other Muds anymore. I used to play Lost Wishes. several other si-fi muds. but AoD is the one I am addicted to. as for Wizzing, no I don't wiz for any other Mud

Q: Are you a normal mudder or do you seldom log on?
A: I login a lot when I'm around. There are times that I can't because I'm sent on training, or to train or on duties, the Military keeps me busy. But when I can I try to login at least a few hours a day

Q: What branch of the military are you serving in?
A: Currently I an in the infantry((army)) but I have my request in for a transfer to MP ((Military Police))

Q: Have you met any fellow mudders in RL?
A: None that I didn't know before I started mudding

Game specific:

Q: What was your first kill and if you ever died, what was the first thing that killed you?
A: I can't really remember my first kill. its not that big. however first thing I ever died to was Maendon. ((My Arch enemy of AoD))

Q: Did you ever get killed by a ("the") horrible creature?
A: No, but I have killed it several times =)

Q: Who is your favourite and most hated npc respectively?
A: My Most Hated NPC is definitely Maendon. and in the same case my Favorite NPC is Maendon. he gives me the challenge I look for in AoD.

Q: What is the funniest/strangest thing that ever happened to you on AoD?
A: Hard to say, I cause more strange/funny things then happen to me. IE. filling the last events list my deaths to Maendon, or dieing to a mouse at lvl 75
A: I'm just an odd ball

Q: Do you have any piece of equipment you just can't live without?
A: Yes. My Snakescale armour is my greatest treasure of mine. I have been in parties to kill Baze, and never won one. The reason itís a treasure to me is it was a gift from a great friend before he suicided ((joker)). He broke my heart to see him leave, and I don't know what I'd do if I ever lost the last thing he gave me. I have better armour, like my Black breastplate, but its nothing to me like the armour

Q: Do you have a "special place" where you like to hang out, a private corner so to speak?
A: The AoD Casino, high roller blackjack to be precise.

Q: How much of your time on AOD do you spend hanging out or chatting compared with exping?
A: About 50/50. I try to exp at least the same amount as I hang out with friends/chat.

Q: What is the best thing about Ages of Despair?
A: The players. I've talked to more nice/funny people in AoD in one week then in a year of RL

Q: What is the worst thing about Ages of Despair?
A: Maendon ((only because I hate and love him at the same times =))

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 set out to hit a set goal every day in EXP, ((though I rarely hit them)). but My main Goal in AoD will be to Kill Maendon. He will go down, *eventually*

Q: What keeps you here, what brings you back for more?
A: What keeps me here is the players, and the casino. This is a great Mud with a wide range of players, and its a highly addictive attribute to it. I am addicted to the casino as well it seems =)

Q: Is there any advice you would like to give to new players that just entered our world?
A: Yes, stay with it, itís hard to start out, and if you prove to me your trying both myself and many other players would be happy to help you out. Just don't ask for help to exp or get money until you try out the mud a bit and learn how it works
A: Also Stay out of my Casino =)

Other / Strange:

Q: Were you ever convicted of a crime?
A: Not in Real Life. but in AoD there was one thing I did wrong. However its not logged in the crimes board of any of my Chars/ old chars.

Q: How many friends/family play?
A: I have one brother that plays, but friendsÖ if thatís people I know and talk to in RL. sadly not many are left around nowadays. If its friends including those I consider friends here, to many to count.

Q: Favourite quote?
A: Its a combination of two emotes of AoD. ((though Zak decided to change one))
Q: Which emotes?
A: First - Wizards rule: People are Stupid
A: Second Wizards rule: Wizards are people too

Q: What music are you listening to now?
A: Well I'm surprised you knew I was listening to music, but its Jennifer Lopez.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention about yourself or your life?
A: Actually nothing I can really add about myself I'm sorta an open book =)

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: I can't think of any that should be removed, they seemed straightforward. But if there was one question I'd add it'd be *What is your Favorite Event that occurs in AoD? and why do you like this event so much? Respectively what is the worst event, and why do you hate it?*

Q: And of course I will have to ask you to answer your own question now.
A: My favorite event would probably be Free Reincs. The reason I like them is they save me EXP =). my most hated event would be reboot. Reason I hate it is, it determines when/if you can kill a big NPC in the time you have to play.

Q: Who would you like me to interview next, and why?
A: Two people actually, Tidus hes a friend with some great ideas, and funny as hell, and I'd also like to see an interview from Urania. shes got alot on her mind all the time.

Q: If I do those interviews, is there a specific question that you want me to ask them?
A: For Tidus What you working on, and how long till its finally in AoD? and for Urania why she loves to hug people so much =)

Q: Do I have your permission to make this information public on the People of AoD webiste or any other media?
A: Yes, I'd not have requested the interview if I didn't want you to be able to post it =)

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