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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1288522#msg1288522
« Reply #324 on: May 02, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »
By popular demand, please welcome the self-proclaimed most handsome man in the community AKA The Mafia Man AKA The FGO AKA http://googl.img...
The One.
The Only
Linkcat

Q. What is the origin of your username? - Everyone
A. I was about 10 years old and playing a flash game called Territory War. I had to come up with names for my 6 team members, so I decided to just put cat at the end of various Nintendo character's names. One of these characters was Link, and I liked the resulting name so much that I started using it, and I never stopped. It's a representation of both my love of video games and my love of cats. It is now as core to my identity as my real name.

Q. Why have you not engaged more in the PVP side of the game/community? -rob77dp
A. I've never been that interested in PvP because deckbuilding and predictions are way more important than technical play, which is what I like the most about card games. The simple game mechanics allow for little interaction between players, and the large majority of games are decided by the order of the cards in each player's deck. Even so, I've casually participated in several PvP Events and Tournaments, and had fun doing so. I think that by winning Sideboard convincingly I proved that I can be a threat if I try, and that's enough for me. I'll join any future events that catch my eye.

Q. Why are your posts so uninteresting? -serprex
A. Why is your face so uninteresting?

Q. Why is your favorite element Life? It isn't even an element. Is Gravity your second favorite? - serprex
A.
Spoiler for Hidden:

Life is my favorite element mostly for aesthetic reasons. Both the icon and cards have some of the best art in the game, and I just like the idea and theme of the element. I was probably also influenced by Gl1tch, who was my favorite forum member back in the day. My favorite Life cards are Rustler, Empathic Bond, and Thorn Carapace. Gravity does have the coolest creatures, but my second favorite element is Air, mostly because it has two of my three favorite cards in Firefly Queen and Owl's Eye.

Q. You give off the same boring vibe as rob. Does playing Mafia so much have these detrimental effects on most people outside that social construct? - serprex
A. I'm happy to be compared to rob in any way. Playing mafia is the most fun you can have on this forum, so it's probably a reflection of everything else being so dull in comparison.

Q. How was your experience with Sideboard & TPvP? - serprex
A. I was actually really excited for Sideboard and I prepared my deck as soon as it was announced. I had the best deck in the room and there were no predictions necessary, so all I had to do was side out the correct cards and play optimally during the games. My one loss was to DANI in the second round of groups. I was down 1-2 when I realized that I should be going with a Darkness based deck instead of a Death based deck. I won game 4, lost with a 1 QP draw game 5, and ran it back 3-1 in the final group. I wouldn't expect to replicate this success in a different event. Vagger OP.

I only joined TPvP because I could be on a team with Sub and didn't have to try hard. I played some fun decks, won some games, and lost some games. 5/7 would speedbuild again.

Q. Do you plan on running Elements Mafia games in the near future where out-of-thread communication is not allowed? - rob77dp
A. Yes, and I will call it Mafia 71. If we get to Mafia 77 I'll let you decide the rules.

Q. What is your real life profession? If you are a student, what do you study? -Wyand
A. I went to school for Computer Science, but stopped going due to outside factors. I do want to pursue programming in the future. My most recent job was at Wal-Mart unloading trucks. It was a really valuable experience. I quit for various reasons but I'll be getting back into the workforce soon.

Q. Why is your ingame name "doubled"? - Wyand
A. When I started playing I would make a different account for every deck I built because it was a lot easier that way. I have at least 10 accounts with different arrangements of linkcat and 42. I made the linkcatlinkcat account when Firefly Queen and Rustler were released, and I liked the deck so much that I stopped playing the other accounts. My first ever upgraded cards were 6 Leaf Dragons.

Q. How good are you with knives? Are you clumsy, a smooth cutter, a bread ripper, a good thrower, etc? -Anon
A. I handle knives well but I've never attempted any tricks with them. I always kept three box cutters on me at Walmart, and I keep one in my pocket at all times out of habit. It comes in handy surprisingly often.

Q. What happened on the most adventurous night you can remember? -Anon
A. I can't think of a particularly adventurous night, but I did once spend an entire night sitting on a bench in Iruņa waiting for the Running of the Bulls. There was also that time I was Nightkilled and shot by a third party in the same Night while I was offering my escort services to kdz in Mafia 68.

Q. Warrior, Marksman or Mage? -Anon
A. I usually go for Mages in any game.

Q. What are you looking for in a girl? Who would you be interested in from the forum? -Anon
A. There's a lot of things I look for in a girl, but the most important besides looks would be that they're fun to hang out with, share the same principles as me, and have similar interests. Sky only fits one of these requirements, but it would be wrong of me to name anyone else. In the interest of fairness, I will also say that if I was gay, I would most definitely go for JCJ. Him being married in a different country is an issue, but I'm sure we could work around it.

Q. What was your favorite subject in school and why? -Anon
A. My favorite subject was P.E. because I like physical activity and I hate busywork. My favorite actual subject would be the robotics/programming/engineering classes I took. I also loved the history classes I had where I just listened to the teacher talk about history, because history is really interesting.

Q. Have you ever rooted for a villain in movies? Who were they and why? -Anon
A. If I'm rooting for someone it's usually the villain because they're generally more interesting, but most of the time I'm just enjoying a story being told.

Q. What is your favorite read? -Anon
A. Hunter X Hunter. It has the best everything.

Q. What games would you suggest to play when bored? -Anon
A. Any Zelda game. For a timewaster on PC, Bloons Tower Defense.

Q. Who are the mafia? -Everyone
A. Giovanni, JonathanCrazySwag, and Zilean.

DoctorC is the entire mafia team.

I told you, there are no mafia and I'm just seeing how long it takes you to notice.


The real mafia are the friends we made along the way.

Q. Do you read novels? What genres? Have you read A Brideshead Revisited? -serprex
A. I read mainly fantasy with some sci-fi. I have a pretty large book collection, including 90% of the books in my top ten series which I have put in a spoiler, and way too many Warriors and Star Wars books. I have never heard of A Brideshead Revisited.


Spoiler for Hidden:
The Dresden Files
The Kingkiller Chronicles
Mistborn
A Song of Ice and Fire
Ender's Game
Dragonlance
Thrawn Trilogy
Codex Alera
The Legend of Drizzt
Ranger's Apprentice

Q. When's the last time you were at a beach? Did you enjoy a long walk then? -serprex
A. A couple years ago at my cousin's wedding in Oregon. I did not take a long walk but I did have to chase down the kids who had wandered too far away.

Q. Do you have any allergies? -serprex
A. No, and I don't get sick either.

Q. When did you learn to read? How old were you when you found out you couldn't read? -serprex
A. I started reading in the crib so I have no memories of not being able to read.

Q. How much harder do you find reading off paper than from a screen? Have you ever tried reading tea leaves? -serprex
A. I find it a lot easier to read off paper than from a screen. No.

Q. Where do you draw inspiration for the numerous forum games that you have created? -mathman101
A. For Mafia 61, I got the idea for roles based on players from a game on the DailyMafia stream that used that setup. For Quantafied 3, Even-Odd 2, and the standard mafia setup that I designed, I just tried to think of mechanics that would be as balanced as possible while also being fun to play. I believe that balancing is the most important thing for a forum game to be fun, and that's why I have been involved in balancing for most forum games run here since the disaster that was Mafia 55. When working from an established base, it's easy to iterate on that and you're more likely to end up with a better game than an original. I do actually have one great original idea, but who knows if we'll ever see it.

Q. You used to play in the PvP scene more frequently, but as of late you have not. What changed that you prefer to spend time in other areas of the forum instead of the PvP areas? -mathman101
A. I play in any event or tournament that I think I would have fun playing in and is hosted at a time that my RL allows. This has led to different levels of participation over the years even though my interest has always been at the same level. And hey, I did just play in WC.

Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island and had these 3 food items, in which order would you eat them and why? -mathman101
A. I would eat the sandwich over the bowl of chicken broth to make sure that I caught any crumbs, and while I drank the broth I would try to use the tuna to catch fish like that guy did in Hatchet.

Q. Hypothetically you are given a free all expenses paid return flight to a limited number of locations to visit fellow community members. Which members would you choose and why? (members most interested in meeting, location of where they live, proximity to other members to meet multiple at once)? -mathman101
A. There are some people I want to see who are close enough to drive to, like rob, so I would save my flights for places that are farther away. First I would fly into New York state because Hyro, Coffee, Sky, and anti are all within a small radius from there. Next would be the UK to see Onion, JCJ, and anyone else who happens to be on the way. If I had a third I would probably go to Texas since I think it would be awesome to see both UTA and Root in real life.

Q. Anything else you would like to add to conclude this interview? -NLW
A. Thanks for letting me cross another item off of my Elements bucket list. Also thanks to serp and [REDACTED] for sending in a bunch of questions. Join Mafia 71.


Spoiler for Hidden:


This is a different member btw.

Thanks for your time!

Thanks for your watch.
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June 2019 FCM Voting http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1288527#msg1288527
« Reply #325 on: May 02, 2019, 02:07:07 PM »
Greetings, readers (faithful/occasional/new/etc.) of the Featured Community Member thread!

For the month of June, the newsletter would like to announce that our interviewee will be decided ahead of time.

In the interests of getting the community more involved in featuring a community member, the newsletter is requesting nominations from the community! Anyone who is at least a Jr. Member and has been registered at least one year is eleigible to be nominated.

Additionally, anyone who was last interviewed more than two years ago (see the quote in this post) is eligible while those interviewed more recently are not.

Please feel free to PM the NLW team with the nomination that you have with the PM title "Nomination for Newsletter Interviews".

We will be accepting nominations for a few days (you have been late to this post), then having open polls for a few more, intending to leave approximately a week or so for questions and a week for the interviewees to respond.

Don't delay, nominate today!

In addition to this, we would like to announce that we already have four interviewees for a special interview: Team Darkness.

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June 2019 FCM Voting http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1289039#msg1289039
« Reply #326 on: May 12, 2019, 07:53:46 PM »
Greetings, readers (faithful/occasional/new/etc.) of the Featured Community Member thread!

We have a poll for next month's Featured Community Member and a Featured Community Staff Team; voting commences at once, forthwith!

If your name is up there because you were nominated but you would rather decline to participate, please contact a Newsletter Writer and we will keep your name up for bragging rights statistical purposes only.
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Re: Featured Community Member http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=32039.msg1289418#msg1289418
« Reply #327 on: May 20, 2019, 02:42:34 PM »
For this upcoming month, the newsletter would like to announce that our interviewee will be
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