Welcome to our Community Project of 2017 (you can see our last one in 2014 here)!
We propose to do a series of – fun and lightearted – interviews which help us learn a bit more about our awesome community, and hopefully unravel some juicy details about our readers.
If you would like to get involved, contact us.
Thanks for doing our little interview! Can you introduce yourselves?
Trimble: we have been together for 9 years, I’m told. I thought it was , but after a re-education process, I’ve been corrected. We met at my work. I was her boss, it’s probably the only time I got to tell her what to do.
Vershalla: we first met about 19 years ago when he was going out with a friend. I then went to work for him twice, but he doesn’t remember me til 2004.
Could you share a pic of you together – either IRL or in game, we don’t mind!
Show us a picture of your setup – do you have a cute couple thing going on, all cosy?
So, do you tend to play the same games together or prefer to keep gaming life separate?
T: overall, we play a lot of the same games when we are around each other. We’ve got a good selection of board games that we play with my daughter and find the games we play keep us a close knit family. In the case of WoW, when my daughter is with her mum, we can party up for a dungeon run or two.
With the current political situation it’s only right we ask your affiliation: HORDE OR ALLIANCE?
T: we play both sides and lately, we’re mostly Alliance. However, the Banshee Queen is our Queen. Even if she turns evil we would follow.
V: he lives for his Queen. I follow Theron.
Spill the beans: what’s the most fun activity you like to do together? GAMING ACTIVITY… naughty! 😉
T: in game, I’m always trying to get them into 5 mans or some new levelling or PvP. My daughter loves PvP, but Vershalla loves running achievements or old raids.
V: I don’t Raid current content, so my gear is low and Trimble kills stuff too fast, so I usually have to pick stuff up. He’s right though. Achievements are what I prefer to do now. I did like when Old raids had a bit of a challenge to completing them. Back before they made the numbers squish, we would duo a lot of raids and some would actually require strategy. Now you just walk in and nuke everything in sight.
As a couple, do you find sharing your gaming hobby helps your relationship?
T: sharing a gaming hobby definitely helps the relationship. Varshalla knows I love to Raid and gives me the time to do it. When I say to her “I’m about to do a Mythic+”, she knows I’m concentrating for the next 20mins and will then be free to help her with whatever IRL stuff she needs me for.
B: yes, it helps stop a lot of arguments. My friends have husbands who game and they can’t understand the time commitment, or what it means when he’s playing a CS:go match. For instance, one does women’s rugby training and fully understands when she’s on the pitch, she’s in game mode and has to focus. But she can’t understand what her husband is doing for 6 hours a week.
*ahem* who rides who on the two seater mount?
V: I ride him. *giggle*
Who is the raid leader in your relationship?!
V: he’s the Raid leader in game, he has the most experience.
T: she says that, but in reality I keep making suggestions on what we do until I get to the one she wants to do.
What’s been the biggest, how can I say this… marital dispute… whilst gaming together?
T: Back when we started playing, in told her the second we had an in game incident that result in an IRL argument, that we wouldn’t be playing anymore. Thankfully, nothing has been too serious to date. The worst one was probably my fault: we were doing the Fierelands achievement where you bring Lord What’s-His-Face around the zone. I failed to explain the start correctly. V was healing at the time, and wasn’t that mobile on her Disc Priest… after the wipe we had a bit of a tiff. We logged after that, as the stress level was too high and it was close to a proper argument.
One of you has to kill 100 kobolds and one has to collect the 100 shiny beads they drop… who does which task and why?
T: I always end up killing. It’s always the way.
V: it sparkles… I have to click it. Not going to lie, this made me LOL.
Where do you see your future in gaming?
V: Even before we were a couple, we gamed. I was SEGA, he was Nintendo. Right now, it looks like we will move to board games as the family grows. Getting children into board games is important I think, as we have far too much screen time. Sitting around a table talking and laughing is far better.
Ok, the million pound question. You’re farming a rare mount. Neither of you has it. It drops. Who gets it?!!
T: I play a lot more. I want to keep Vershalla and my daughter interested in the game. If it means I have to pass on a rare mount when it drops, I’ll do it. This 3 man team is more fun than a mount I wouldn’t use.
Thank you for the excellent interview, guys. It’s uncanny how similar to us you sound… I reckon we would be good friends if you were closer 😀
Thank you for sharing, Trimble and Vershalla. 🙂
Oh, a Nintendo and a SEGA managing to stay together for 9 years!? That is impressive 😉
Oh sheesh, that achievement in Firelands really was a pain to do as well.
That picture of your gaming setup…Is my head spinning? Or do you live in some kind of super fancy round house!?