Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fanterview: Kaxiya and Vaidyaila

Name: Kaxiya and Vaidyaila

What do you for work in real life?
Massage Therapist (me)  Retail Paint Specialist (Wife)

Favorite movies?
Lord of the rings, Avatar, SuckerPunch, Benny & Joon, Incredibles

Any favorite authors you like to follow?
J.D. Robb, Mercedes Lackey, Robin Hobb, Robert Asprin, Tamora Pierce, P.C. Cast, Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Katherine Kurtz, Robert Jordan

How did you first hear about Missing Worlds Media (MWM) and their first MMO project?
We follow Misty’s (Mercedes Lackey) sites and came across a reference to COH and became intrigued with the community and its love and support over the loss of its game. We then researched around the internet until we found the Titan Network, followed it to MWM and finally over to TPP. Where we currently camp.

What boundaries do you think MWM can push with their first MMO project?
As far as pushing the boundaries of the game go, what I would like to see is options. Overwhelming mind numbing options available in all aspects of the game. I want to enjoy to play regardless of the type of hero/villain I have in mind. From the lowliest thug up to and including world shattering super types. I would love to see “costumes” that were available to non-human depicted characters (animals, demonic, elemental, etc) with “clothing” made of crystals, scales, elements, etc. Personally, I want to appear as a vaguely human shaped character without any obvious sex involved (Amorphic I think is the term) made up of a chaotic mass of fire with electricity shooting throughout. Such a character is not going to have a need for traditional clothing. Such a character probably would have no need for a secret identity, they just exist in their hero/villain form (perhaps over time they could “learn” to mimic a more human appearance.)

I also think objects should be interactive; I want to be able to pick up a phone or play a juke box if desired. I want to be able to order a pizza (or send one over to a known villains hideout!) send flowers to a friend. In short I want a world I can LIVE in. I want to socialize in and outside of hero/villain work. I want my best friend to be a major villain/hero and not know it!

Why do you think people should support the Kickstarter campaign for MWM’s first MMO project?
I joined Kickstarter to be able to provide independent developers the chance to make those projects they would not otherwise have a venue to make. After following the closure of COH and the outpouring of community to bring back that sense of family. I feel this endeavor to be just what I want to back

What is your favorite super power and why?
Flight! always has been. Again, Freedom.

What first got you into the wonderful world of gaming and how long have the two of you been playing games?
Oh my, I know my first game experience was summer of 1975. While camping, I met a young boy who gave me a copy of “Chainmail” a 25mm stratagy game by a then unknown E.Gary Gygax ;) and have been gaming ever since. My wife started playing in 1973 in a literature class for Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Her teacher would have her class roleplay scenarios. She says it was presented to her as a LARP type experience and she has been gaming ever since.

How important is an online social community within a game for you and what do you think a game can do to help foster one?
Exceedingly important to us as it was the primary reason for searching out and following MWM and their current project.

What makes a game “fun” for you?
To feel like what we do matters. Our choices, good or bad, have an effect. That and keeping the disruptive influences out of a game. (as in PvP snerts who join, just to cause havoc, without caring if their behavior is unpleasant to fellow gamers)

Do you think PVP mini-games can be fun? Like PVP Capture the Flag or PVP Soccer?
Never been a big fan of PvP. I have had some very negative experiences with it. Having said that, the PvP soccer or some such “sport” sounds like a fun diversion ;) Maybe a “SuperBowl” type event with real Super players!

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Perception, is reality in the making!”  It was something I made up after taking a philosophy class in college. We had this huge debate on truth and whether it was a system in an object naturally, or if it was just our perceptions of the object that made it real, and thus truth. It really stuck with me and got me to think, hence the slogan.

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