Long time, beyond older than dirt at this point. started with Midrealms in 1986 but was only hitting 1-2 events a year till 1992-now. Most years I hit 20-40 events+-.
How has the game changed since you've been playing?
There have been lots of changes when I first started there was no scalping it did not exist... around 92-94 you could scalp if you carried a scalp... Spell changes, Archery changes: we used Fluflu arrows, then gulf tubes and arrows like magic missiles were active till they stopped moving. People's responsibility level has lowered quite a bit.
Who have you learned the most from?
That is a hard one: so many people for different thing Tim Gilkes, Kathy Journeay for eventholding, Terry Armstrong , Jarrod Marshal and Scott Rodlin for fighting, But I learn new stuff all the time. Learned a bunch of new stuff at the Highbridge event in March...
What was your best moment IC?
Saving/recovering Lady Dee from Oberon, had to go into a spiderweb area and drag her out because she was sleep poisoned, I got attacked by a unsele fay with magic missiles it was like playing tennis smacking them with my axehead into the woods as they were thrown... A very good day...(questing team had Cinnibar, Dalimar, Radstar, PJ I think and a few others...)
What was your best moment as a NPC/EH/Player?
Well that is a love hate thing I guess, The Goblin King.. was planned to be a 8 hour npc that lasted 8 years... Things got pretty crazy, everyone wanted to teach him their spells some one gave him a genie bottle and someone else gave him the cork ,genie shamans ...so, so crazy....Still have darklore verbals stuck in my head...
What would you like to see changed or developed more in game?
STOP messing with the spells/system we need to just leave it alone at this point.. I would like to see Archery go back to where it was 12 years ago. Develop a better way for players to have interaction with the EH meeting without EH interference at their meeting...
What advice would you give new players?
The game is as much fun as YOU want it to be.. sometimes you have to make your own fun..but that should not take away from others fun..
What do you love most about the game?
The Community aspect of the game both IC and ooc..
Who would you like to see the next interview be with?
Paul Swanson aka Swan.... OR Joe Sims
Anything else you'd like to take the opportunity to put into print?
The game can be pretty amazing if you let it be...