Meet the Staff Interview Series – Kattster

This interview introduces folks to Kattster, one of our Lineage 2 Quest Guide writers as well as having contributed to some of the fan fiction for Lineage 2. Learn more about her below.

Moniker used on site?
Kattster

Where did your nickname come from?
I started playing Lineage 2 with the nick Katone (I typed in random letters). I was in Oren one day, and I saw a human female archer, and said, “I want an orange character.”  I made Kattster, she became my main and I’ve used the alias ever since.

Age?
Undisclosed.

Where are you from?
Wisconsin, United States

What did you do prior to joining EOGamer? 
Freelance work mostly, requests for GIMP images as well.

Why did you join EOGamer?
I saw that they were looking for more staff, and it was really something I wanted to try. It just kind of felt right to me.

What do/did you do for EOGamer?
I did a lot of quest guides. I would still like to do more, but with schooling taking up my time, and not being able to log into Lineage 2 because of server traffic, it’s not looking so great.

What MMOs do you play?

  • Lineage 2
  • Guild Wars
  • WoW when they hand out free time
  • At one point I did play Forsaken World, but got bored with it around level 34.

What console/non-MMOs do you play?
None

What is your favorite play style? Why?
I enjoy RPGs the most. I like story lines and advancing, but I also like how interactive it is.

What is your favorite MMO? Why?
Probably Lineage 2. I made plenty of friends on L2, I don’t mind the grind and it helps me escape.

What is your favorite console? Why?
None. I don’t currently own any.

What is your favorite non-MMO game? Why?
Skyrim

What was the first game you played?
Guild Wars, back when it first came out.

What is your favorite game genre?
Fantasy

What do you look for in games?
A good story line, good mechanics, good texturing, and no cheesy scripting.

What is your “claim to fame”?
I got an offer to sell my artwork online from a contractor. Unfortunately, I was eight. My mother had to turn down the offer.

Hobbies outside of gaming?
Painting, drawing, sketching, acting, singing, playing trumpet and french horn, studying English, photoshopping, playing Sims 3, and writing.

If you were to design your “perfect” MMO, what would it be like?
It’s actually really funny that this is a question. I actually am looking at building a game, because I have a pretty good idea for it.
Five main races to represent the five elements, earth, fire, water, air, and Spirit. Well, actually it’s six main races. For Spirit there are two: Geist and Alp. The Geist is a more advanced being on the “good” side, and the Alp is just a resurrected Geist, therefore “bad.”
The extra races are human, elf, and most likely dwarves, with selectable affinities.
I don’t want to give too much away.

Anything else you want to share with us?
I think I just about covered it.

When did you start playing Lineage 2?
I started in C1, but became bored with it as I was young and it took a month to get to level 20. I then came back to it in December of 2008, and have been playing a little over three years.

What is your fondest memory from the game? (this can be a clan event, GM/Server event, something unique that happened, whatever is something you still remember to this day)?
Honestly, so much has happened for me in Lineage 2, that I really can’t recount anything particularly special. Nothing stands out to me, because everything was on equal levels of amazing-ness.

How long have you played Lineage 2?
Three years, and counting.

What is the main server you play on and why?
Chronos. I started on Bartz and with the server merges, I ended up on Chronos. I’m actually kind of ticked that they named the newbie server Bartz.

What’s your favorite character class?
It’s a tie between Duelist and Eva’s Saint. My main duelist is subbed Eva’s Saint, and I’m in love with both.

Do you have any interesting character names? If so, what are they and how did they come about?

  • Pandimonica + MechaPanda – I just like pandas
  • Katone + Kattster
  • Katsa – The name of the main character in a story I read once
  • Aemik – Sometimes I just throw random letters together

If you could get the devs to change one thing in the game, what would it be?
Ban the newbs.

Why do you still play this game?
I don’t think I could go without talking to my buddies once in a while, I would feel bad if I just left them behind. That, and I have a Wizard Hat.

If you had one piece of advise to offer new players, what would it be?
Quit, it’ll stop the lag. Just kidding. I would say that you shouldn’t start asking questions right away. Coax yourself into the game, and learn through experience.

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