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« on: October 05, 2011, 07:17:01 PM »
Featured Community Member

The idea of this project is to interview active and well-known community members to learn more about them.  Each member will be asked the ultimate questions on Life, the Elements, and everything.  Answers will hopefully be entertaining, educational, or something you can use against these people in PvP.

Interviews are not posted in any particular order.  We will start with seasoned veterans and work our way down to newer members but post counts don't matter that much; what matters more is who we bump into in Chat or the forums.  Council will also try to add some members who are in the spotlight during that particular moment, for example being assigned a new forum job or title, or winning a PvP event.



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What is your favorite food? (Mr Muffin)
I'm really fond of food, so it's hard to choose just one thing. If I have to think about it for just a minute, I'd probably say macaroni and cheese with grilled chicken and barbecue sauce. Sweet potato is a very close second.

Is it "dee-dee-evans", "dee-devans" or "dee-deva-en-ess"? (anonymous)
The first one. First initial, middle initial, last name. Preteen me wasn't feeling particularly creative the day he needed a new email address.

What's your favourite emotion, and what emotion do you feel best represents you? (CleanOnion)
As depressing as it might sound to some people, the answer to both would be sadness. I struggle with anger, and as such as I find comfort in sadness, because it means things are returning to normal. For what it's worth, a close runner-up for both is love.

How do you feel about the current state of the community? (TribalTrouble)
It's not in a bad place, just changed from what it used to be. There is an obvious decline, but it's slow, and I don't think it'll ever truly go dark. This place still has as much uniqueness and heart in it as it did seven years ago.

Will you marry me? :) (anonymous)
My girlfriend might have an issue with that <3

What's your favorite deck outside of :water? (CactusKing)
Hard to pick right now since I barely PvP anymore and I'm not particularly attached to any AI grinder. I'd probably say Bonebolt, just because I've used it as a staple in pretty much every meta I could.

Name one interesting fact about yourself that nobody in the community knows about. (TribalTrouble)
There's not a lot I haven't shared with the community. Most of the answers coming to mind are asinine trivia or not suitable for this kind of public interview. That being said, there's some details about broader topics I haven't shared - for example, while most people know at least something about my sleep issues, I usually only talk about my insomnia. I also have frequent symptoms of mild narcolepsy that I rarely discuss.

Is there anything in the forum that you think past councils have implemented poorly? (mathman101)
As far as Councils I participated in, one of my major regrets is that we rushed Guilds from concept to release too quickly. There's so much we could have done differently and I'm not convinced they wouldn't be in a better place today if we had slowed down.

How does it feel to come back to Council? (TribalTrouble)
It's great to be back in the middle of things! Real life has been interesting lately, so I haven't been able to participate much, but there's a couple projects I'm excited to begin work on in the coming days.

What was your point of view from inside team fire in war 11? (Mr Muffin)
It was very enjoyable, despite the fact that I think the rules were particularly hard on certain elements, including Fire. Our team was fun and communicative, seeing Water do well is always a treat, and Life's underdog story was great.

What is the best moment you've had in the community? (TribalTrouble)
Defending my Mastership, which I consider my greatest accomplishment because that hadn't been done in Water Trials since the very beginning.

Blue, Green, and Red are colors, Can you tell me your favorite movie program? (anonymous)
My favorite movie? The Secret of NIMH.

How can you drop a raw egg on the floor without cracking it? (TribalTrouble)
Very carefully.

Will the Avs ever win the cup? (Not so Anonymous)
They're in the playoff picture with the youngest team, a superstar, and multiple fringe stars. I don't think a serious championship threat in the next decade would be terribly surprising if the front office plays their cards right.

Is the persona you present to this community different to the real you in real life? (CleanOnion)
Very minimally. Most of the major traits I show here are very similar to what I show in real life, usually just dialed back a little.

What is one tip that you feel any community member could use? (TribalTrouble)
Communication is important. Authority, your peers, and those who came after you are all important to listen to.

What's your favorite forum activity EtG forum or otherwise? (Mr Muffin)
I really, really love Trials and I regret retiring when I did.

Who is your favorite community member? (TribalTrouble)
There's a group of six forum members (some active, some not) I consider extremely close friends. They know who they are, and I suspect most people could guess them, but I'm not interesting in namedropping them so outwardly like that.

Do you have a particular book, song, or other work of art that you feel really speaks to you? (TribalTrouble)
One of the books I keep in sight is called Tapestry. It's a collection of short stories and poems that serve as life lessons, and I used to read it very regularly when things weren't going quite right. I'd say it's had more influence on me than any non-person. As for music with a related effect, the album In Silence We Yearn by Oh Hiroshima is calming and thought-provoking.

What's your favorite card in EtG and why? (Mr Muffin)
Easily Nova. I have a weak spot for simple cards that offer versatility, and mass quanta generation is unmatched in that regard. My favorite card in another favorite card game, Meditation in Spectromancer, is basically the same thing.

How do you think the current Brawl bosses will turn out? Will any teams compare to Frostbite Borealis? (anonymous)
I really like the current group of Brawl bosses and I'm eager to see how this one plays out. Frostbite Borealis was, actively removing my bias, a special team that I'd argue is the best team to not win Brawl, but with only four teams I imagine talent is going to be a bit condensed and so that could be outdone here.

Describe your most distinct personality traits.  Are these traits revealed in your style of play or style of leadership? (Mr Muffin)
I think what most people who know me best would tell you is that I'm stubborn, passionate, and instinctive. These definitely came through most in the Brawl and War I saw the most success in, because in other events I tended to be more reserved for one reason or another. As far as ETG playstyle, I lean on domins a lot, so in some ways those traits probably show there too.

What was your favorite vacation assuming you've been on at least one vacation before? (Mr Muffin)
Most trips I've taken out of state were for deaths, with a handful of family trips in there too. The exception was 2013 - I went on two trips that year, a band trip to Missouri and a visit to my sister in New York where I met my first real girlfriend. That period of my life, especially those trips, had a pretty big impact on where I'm at today.

Did you get enough questions? Would you like more? (TribalTrouble)
I'm very content with what I received, thank you :)

Do you have any last words or comments?
Thanks for having me, take care!



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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404804#msg404804
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 07:32:20 PM »
I like how you mentioned the War 3 match vs Tiko Higs! I remember spectating that match and it was a very tense and even matchup. Losing it was a hard blow!

Somehow you've really represented :aether as an element and Fractix-enthousiasm for me. I think the interview reflects that very well. I also like how you consistently stay true to a philosophy and stick to a certain theme throughout various forum events and chat discussions.

Nice job on the interview overall SG, was fun to read.

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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404811#msg404811
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 07:41:24 PM »
Thanks Japp. I always try to be sincere, and I do think a philosophy, or vision, is the most important part of being Master. It's something higher to strive for, which reflects on the entire element, all its fans, and your actual life as well.

I'm also glad you gave me an excuse to post here so I can follow this thread easier. Very much looking forward to seeing more interviews. The best part is that it's barely any work for SG. :P
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404818#msg404818
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 07:52:54 PM »
It's a good read, thanks for your answers, Higs!

Just out of curiosity, what determines who you interview, SG?

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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404831#msg404831
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 08:17:37 PM »
Hehe. This thread seems intresting. Also, nice interview Milady.
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404842#msg404842
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 08:32:23 PM »
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Idea of this project is to interview active and well-known community members to learn more about them.
Well known as in having a title above their picture?
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404844#msg404844
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 08:37:30 PM »
Higs have 5 titles actually. Good to read that Higs thanks. Looking forward other interview.
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404848#msg404848
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 08:44:17 PM »
Having a staff title and being well-known aren't mutually inclusive. BluePriest (and forgive me for using you as an example) seems well known by the general community because of his high post count in general and participation in off-topic sections, but he doesn't have a staff title.
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404864#msg404864
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 09:01:17 PM »
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Yes, but "active and well-known" is rather ambiguous. Is she taking people with the highest post count? Those who have participated in the most events? Been staff members the longest? Etc, etc.

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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404882#msg404882
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 09:24:45 PM »
I think she's talking about the most well-known player ie player you think when you think about the game.. Napalm, SG, JMZ, Antagon..
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404898#msg404898
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 10:03:08 PM »
Cool....I remember I was in a community that had interviews like this, people would ask things to that person for a week and the one interviewed  would choose another one. The way SG did seems to be much better though.

Looking forward for the next one!

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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg404913#msg404913
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 10:18:57 PM »
Another great idea from SG.  I can not express how good I think this is.  It will be very interesting to learn more about the most known and popular members, as well as less known but still valuable members.  Just putting this out there, I would love to be one of the people interviewed.
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