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.
Hello! I kind of accosted you on facebook, so sorry! Thanks for agreeing to this mad plan! Can you introduce yourselves?
My name is Olivia, but I go by Clockwork Robot most places. I am 26-years-old, happily married to the love of my life Tony who is 30.
We've been friends for 9 years, and married for 3 and together we raise a beautiful little girl who is 8.
So cute! Is she into gaming too?
She loves gaming! She is really into Roblox on the Xbox – she also loves Pokemon, and anything to do with Mario. She has a Wii U and loves playing Minecraft and Lego games.
Bless her. Sorry got distracted, on we go!
We have four furkids, a mini pin, chihuahua cross named Josie (Jospehine from Dragon Age), a terrier mix named Izzy (Isabela from Dragon Age), a rat terrier cross named Lily (Leliana from Dragon Age) and a little turd butt Chiweenie named Zev (Zevran from Dragon Age) – I volunteer my free time to local shelters through my photography. My husband works for EFCO as a process tech, he is an amazing human being who works hard for his family!
My husband and I met 9 years ago in World of Warcraft. He was stationed in South Korea for the Army, I was a guild leader at that point and recruited him – we hit it off as friends, and eventually that friendship grew into something more.
Could you share a pic of your setup?
I don't have a picture of my set up, right now his computer is down (🙁), but we still play other games together, Playstation 4 and Xbox One are also platforms we game on together.
We used to game together a lot more, but since his computer went down we don't do as much together. We talk, gossip, and discuss the gaming community and games coming out, or information on possible games and patch notes for games each of us play. Gaming is infused in our way of life, it's just natural between the two of us to get nerdy together, about more than just video games.
The ultimate question then. HORDE OR ALLIANCE?!
My husband LOVES the Alliance because, Dwarves. I love the Horde for character reasons and I usually prefer the Horde storylines over Alliance – I dunno why, just do. We've played together on both factions though.
What's your favourite gaming activity to do together?
Gaming activity? Uh, I'd have to say that I actually prefer when my husband sit down and discuss gaming, I mean that is an activity right? I know sounds kind of boring, but we really do get in depth about the community, and companies behind gaming and it is something we both have passion about so it is a conversation that could go on for hours.
Does sharing your gaming hobby help your relationship?
I believe sharing a passion for gaming really does help our relationship. He understands what 'raid night' means for me, it means that for x amount of hours on set nights I am going to be occupied and he makes sure that no one bothers me so I can focus. I also know that when his buddies are online and they are gaming, that it is his alone time. It also helps to be able to nerd out over new games, or to discuss the pros and cons of games we've played that the other is interested in.
Any major disagreements over gaming?
I don't think we've ever had a maritial disputes about gaming… the only time my husband and I really fight is when it is about money – but otherwise, we tend to be realtively understanding with one another about gaming.
So that annoying quest where you have to kill 100 kobolds and collect 100 shinies. Who would do which task, and why?
Honestly, lol, I would end up being the one to collect the beads because I am usually a healer whenever I run around with my husband… so he'd be the one killing kobolds.
Where do you see your future in gaming?
Honestly, my focus is around my facebook page and around the community. Kind of like having my own little retreat from the world where I can get nerdy. My husbands current obsession is Xbox achievement points, which isn't surprising considering when he did play World of Warcraft consistently that he was a giant achievement whore.
The mount you've been after for weeks finally drops, but neither of you has it. Who gets it?
Uh, I'd get the mount – mostly because my husband doesn't farm for them like I do, and if he does tag along there is this understanding that I get the mount the first time and that if he wants to run for it again I'll tag along and help. It has always been this way, lol, he was more into achievements than farming mounts – I was into both, but there was a point when I was obsessed with mount farming running 10+ toons a day through things.