Agreed. But on a side note, I find it funny how he keeps saying that the moderators edited my post for being "offensive", yet they haven't touched any of his posts that are clearly rude and offensive. Anywho the ignoring begins now.
That's alot of good questions. I like your enthusiasm.
I guess i'll start with my qualifications. I've been playing video games since I was 2, making it 23 years total. I started leading a team of likeminded players about 10 years ago, we played everything from Playstation 2 & 3, xbox & 360, and PC games online together. The list of games we played goes on forever, and we were successfully competitve in many of them. One of my favorite games that we played was a mech game on the 360 called Chrome Hounds. Our record on there was around 40-2 when the servers shut down. As for me specifically, I don't know if you'd call them achievements, but I have alot stories of particular moments in my gaming career. Such as the time I saved a teammate from artillery fire with a wheelbarrow in a WW2 360 game called The Outfit. lol Good times.
Many of my team's original members are actually in my TERA guild and the rest I still play with on the 360. That should at least show my ability to manage and maintain a team, if nothing else.
As for my MMO experience, I have to admit it's not as extensive as some other players. I've played countless online RPGs, but not all that many MMOs i'm afraid. The last one I played was SWTOR, and that almost made me swear off MMOs altogether. But my team and I managed to get well established and to the lvl cap about one month after launch before we decided to cut our losses.
I played some oldschool ones back in the day, and then I just sort of fell out of it when my friends and I got more into console games. Now that console games are in the crapper, we're back on the PC. lol But we've been playing TERA nonstop since the CBT2, so at the very least I have alot experience with playing it.
I believe your next question was what my quality was that should make people trust me as a leader. Honestly, any good qualities I list will just sound like a biased, subjective opinion. You'd be better off asking my guildies or people who've played with me about something like that, but if you ask me i'd say it's my strong sense of honor and duty or my calm composure that define me as a leader. I always try to handle things from a neutral perspective.
As for my future plans, as I mentioned I am definitely pro-PvP, but anti-griefing. Killing one another doesn't mean that eveyone has to be dicks to eachother too. My goal is to prevent players from camping lowbies and instead try to give them a more organized and productive method such as regular tournaments, large battles, ect.
One of my ideas that i'm rolling around is to try and get all the area's PKs and PKKs together once or twice a week and organize a massive battle for them Braveheart style. The tricky part is providing motivation, which may be something like the lowering of taxes if enough participate. It's an ambitious concept so there's still alot of fine tuning, so if you have any feedback or suggestions i'd be glad to here them.
On to your multitasking question, i'll start by saying that when i'm not at work, i'm on TERA. And I only work around 20-30 hours a week. But even though i'm applying to be a Vanarch, it'll be a team effort and my guild members are great players and will help to lighten the load. As far as i'm concerned, helping people, running a guild, organizing events, and being a Vanarch of a main city are all the same thing. I already help people and try to organize events as a GM, becoming a Vanarch won't change any of that, it'll just make it alot more fun.
Also, I should mention the main cities may or may not be available yet. But regardless of my region's size or location I plan to do things the same way. All being the Vanarch of a main city would change is the amount of money going through it and the amount of free space i'd have for events.
As for your final questions, as I said before I have a strong sense of honor and duty. I refuse to pay for votes and wouldn't consider vote swapping if I thought that the other person wasn't worthy of being Vanarch. Until voting ends on June 1st i'll be trying to earn votes the old fasioned way by simply socializing and helping random players as much as possible. Which actually led me to meeting the other GMs i'm currently affiliated with. Just last night I stopped to help a random priest who was getting in over his head with enemies, we ended partying up for a few hours and finished some story missions together. It turns out that he was the GM of The Last Legion.
I think that covered most of your questions, if I didn't cover something let me know.
Edited by: Onimaru
about 1 year ago