Meeting with Ruth, the thinking druidess - 2002-05-11

Personal Details:

Q: How did you get your name?
A: Well thats easy. Its um my middle name.

Q: How old are you?
A: In rl I'm in my early 20's. Here I'm 23 weeks and 5 days.

Q: What level are you?
A: I'm currently stuck at level 80.

Q: How would you describe yourself?
Ruth laughs.
A: Silly... both here and irl. And caring too I suppose. Oh and I love to think here most of all.

Q: Where do you live?
A: Well my heart lives with them cowgirls and cowboys in Texas, but currently residing somewhere in the northeast. On the mud I live with a wonderful landlady and friend, Lalli.

Q: How long have you been logging on to AoD?
A: Waaaaaay too long.
Ruth . o O ( since... 2000...Febuary or March ).
Almost 3 years.

Mudding in general:

Q: How did you first get in contact with Ages of Despair?
A: How. Through google. My brother and I had somehow talked about muds and I got a bit curious... so I did a search. This was at the top of the search results I believe.

Q: Are you a normal mudder, or do you seldom log on?
A: Well I log on daily so I think that probably would make me a normal mudder.

Q: Have you met any fellow mudders in RL?
A: Yeah. I got together with most of the people in NY that USED to play here *chuckles*. Not very many of them play here anymore..

Game Specific:

Q: What was your first kill and if you ever died, what was the first thing that killed you?
A: Oh man. I don't remember my first kill.. its been too long. Maybe a kobold. I didn't want to waste time on puny mice and stuff. I was killed on the kobold farm. But by what I don't think I remember exactly either.

Q: Did you ever get killed by a ("the") horrible creature?
A: Yes and it was horrible! lol I actually thought I was gonna survive...but I died fleeing.

Q: Who is your favourite and most hated npc respectively?
A: Hmmm. That rascally wandering druid. I want his amulet. I feel bad for hating a fellow druid though.

Q: Do you have any favourite npc?
A: Hmm I guess I'd have to say... Greentwig since he is my druid master =)

Q: What is the most funniest/strangest thing that ever happened to you on AoD?
A: Strangest things I've ever seen mostly have to relate to Ordred cause well you know, he is STRANGE P. Funny.... hmm I should think about that, but there have been a lot of funny things.
Ruth . o O ( I have a poor memory for remembering specific things though. ).
I think everytime I mess up and say when I mean to think and think every time I mean to say is pretty funny though.

Q: Do you have any piece of equipment you just can't live without?
A: Ruth . o O ( my two leather staves, but not because I need them to exp and stuff... I just like them too much. All my eq is mostly gained by parties with friends so they all have a special meaning in a way, specially since most of them are gone. ).
Ruth blahs.
Most of my friends that is, not my eq.

Q: Do you have a "special place" where you like to hang out, A private corner so to speak?
A: Well not really. I like being outside. I mostly idle in my own house, thats a nice little grove, but I'm not really attached to a specific room here.. IRL I like hanging out on my computer =P.

Q: What is the best thing about Ages of Despair?
A: The care, and dedication by both players and wizards. The sense of community... though it used to be stronger back in the day =)

Q: What is the worst thing about Ages of Despair?
Ruth . o O ( The fueds and issues that somehow come up between mortals and wizards. Its depressing and frustrating for everyone, and I really hate to see it happen. ).

Other / Strange:

Q: Have you ever engaged in so called "mudsex"?
Ruth chuckles.
A: I think thats something I'll keep to myself =)

Q: Favourite quote?
A: Ummmmmmmmmmm
Ruth . o O ( I could look up my favorite quote irl ).
But I don't have one here.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention about yourself or your life?
A: Live long and prosper? Always think.. and use your brain... like I do. its very helpful?

Q: I have to ask, I always see you thinking all the time... are you a big thinker or what is going on in your mind?
A: I love thinking. I think thinking is very very important. You can solve problems and everything if you think ;) Of course you can't solve every problem in the world, but you can at least understand them. I like to understand things. And figure things out. And find the truth in things as much as possible. Almost like putting the pieces of life together...
Ruth . o O ( through thinking )
The funny thing is that I don't have think aliased or anything so every time I think I'm actually spelling it out.
Ruth laughs.
Its like second nature to type think out these days.
Ruth . o O ( It all started too I think when I tried to target think to someone and Nemesis liked the idea so much that she asked me to submit the idea with newsoul ).
Ruth . o O ( From then on I decided I would only think ).
Of course I've already said like 10 answers in think instead of say. Just goes to show how instinctual typing think is versus say. I almost have think think to type say.. rather than typing say naturally when I'm going to say something.

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: As fun as the question is =P probably the mudsex one lol.. And I guess I would ask... How many rl friends/family play?
My answer would be of course... that I have a brother that plays, and my best friend has visited.. But thats about it. Of course now I have friends here that I'm friends with irl but I don't consider it really the same.

Q: Do I have your permission to make this information public on the People of AoD website or any other media?
A: No you don't.
=P I just wanted to have this interview for our own amusement! bahaha.
Of course you can =) otherwise I wouldn't have agreed/asked to have an interview.

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