Recently I did a forum interview on the swg forums (thread is located here), I didn’t re-subscribe, I just visited the forums during SWG’s free month back special. Here is the text of that interview:
Brentgueth aka “Creeva”
Any particular reason or meaning behind your Forum Name?
I’ll let everyone figure out the obvious.
Is there any particular board on the Forums that you like/hate? Why?
The Intrepid board. Some people don’t realize that there is a lot of history here and back in the day it was quite fast moving. By the time you answered a post there would fifty new posts. It kept me active and made me a part of the community
Beyond that I hung out in the entertainer forum a lot since I believe the entertainer class is part of qhat makes SWG unique and special. I’m rabidly anti-afk it was SOE’s stance in not patrolling or punishing for AFK that was the straw that broke the camels back for me.
Any particular forum topic that you are fond of?
Anything community related or inspired. The community is what made SWG and Intrepid great. If it wasn’t for the community we had the game wouldn’t have lasted past six months.
Intrepid Has a No Grind……
Clarks House…… <—I remember this thread too, Hilarious.
Any Forum personalities that catch your fancy? (Person who’s posts make you laugh or like to read)
In no real order:
Main Character you play:
Creeva Murkado – Twi’lek for the win – Lekkus Until Death
Any backstory to their name?
to the name – no it was something I made up in 10 seconds and went with. On the front side though, creeva has become my avatar name for almost every online service I use. Because of Intrepid I’m extremely attached to that name – I even own creeva.com.
What profession are they? Any particular reason why you chose that profession?
Entertainer for life. I respecced to other professions only to get the badges. Beyond that I’m a full time entertainer. During CU I briefly tried BH and pre-nge I was 90% of the time master entertainer/master musician/master rifleman.
I originally started a character on Gorath – his name was Jonathan Lysak (sp?) – the third day after launch Gorath was down and Xie ‘lanthia and I wanted to play. I said you know what would be funny – let’s make entertainers – that should be good for a laugh. We randomly chose Intrepid because that server was up. The rest is history.
Sometimes fate just happens to put in a place and position that surprises you and is the perfect fit.
Any interesting Chapters to you Characters life?(Marriage, Kids, War Hero, Galatic Senator, Winner of the Intergalatic Pie Eating Contest)
Grrrr. This is a hard one – but let’s hit the highlights
Starting Planet – Talus
Moved to Tyrena – Where My Heart Will Always
Member of Star Dragon Entertainment – Intrepid’s First Entertainer Troupe
Winner with the Def Stars In the First Intrepid Jam Bonanaza
Performed at every Groovefest (I think) – worked and helped Xie organize entertainers for the first one (She did most the work)
Founding Mayor of Symphonia
Founding Member of DEF
Founding Member of STARS
Founding Member of IPS
Fighter for entertainer rights
Helped organize and participated in the Intrepid Anti-Decay Protest
Helped Enchi-Lada rename a house Clark’s House and caused mass confusion
Was at Moya’s Wedding
Started the Museum Movement
Founded the first somewhat comprhensive Museum – my buildings were the second museum on the server (though I announced first and they built theirs before I completed gathering things)
The first Intrepid funeral for a character was in my name
Founding Mayor of Pirates Retreat
Ran SNN – The Stars News Network – when INN was no more
Did behind the music columns on the forums for retired musicians
Maintainer of the Intrepid History Project at starsofintrepid.com (it’s a wiki go update your entry)
um…is that enough
That’ll Do Creeva, That’ll Do.
Roleplaying Light thank you
Are you in a guild? If so which one and why?
Currently? Well I think I am still in STARS
In the past – I helped found DEF to be Intrepid’s first and only Entertainer Guild. I did the same with STARS (it didn’t have the staying power – or rather Xie and I didn’t have the staying power to work at it) – I was also briefly in NWO.
How many years have you played SWG? Taken any extended breaks from the game?
I started at launch – I’ve taken extended breaks here and there – I theory I’m still on extended break. I will come back officially when it’s Intrepid’s final month as a server and play in the Tyrena the final day until the servers go black. I don’t care if that’s in 2 months or 20 years, I will do my best to keep that word.
Over the time you played SWG what is your favorite memory?
That’s not fair – I guess if I had to pick – winning the first Intrepid Jam Bonanaza by being the first entertainer group to actually use lyrics instead of just playing flourishes.
Though the people, hanging out, being at home – that’s what makes Intrepid great and that’s what I remember the most.
What is the funniest/most embarrassing moment you’ve had in the game?
Arguing with Moya’ over toilet placement in the galaxy. <—First Crafted Toilet on Intrepid if I remember correctly.
Favorite person you’ve played with over your characters lifespan?
What you would say to them if they were in game and the server was getting it’s plug pulled tomorrow?
e-mail me – you can get the email address from creeva.com or use the contact me form there – I would give you my e-mail address to post – but for some reason SOE doesn’t like that and messages get deleted that way.
Favorite Guild or Group of people you’ve played with?
DEF and STARS
If you participate in the GCW what player would you call your most Respected Nemesis?
AFKers – there is always a war on them. I miss when I could break AFK macros by stealing their nalargon or omnibox.
-The Game Itself-
Favorite Iteration of the game? (NGE, CU, Pre-CU) And Why?
Pre-Cu – the possibility and purity of hte game – instead of hte watered down version
Favorite Pet/Droid? Why?
The AFK bunny – he dances AFK for credits – though I tell everyone to make sure not to tip me.
Favorite Weapon or Armor you’ve had? Why?
Davinci “Widow Maker” Laser Rifle – When it was created it was the post powerful rifle ever made on the server (my character still has it) – and an entertainer owned it
Favorite Profession in the game? (Past or Present)
Your preferred GUI color palette and Keymap?
Imperial – and custom keymap to be pre-nge controls
Favorite Emote of all time?
Don’t know – I /waved a lot though
Favorite in game Location/Planet? (Lake Retreat/Naboo etc.)
My original musuems in Symphonia
What keeps you logging in to SWG through the good and the bad? If you no longer log into the game what things do you remember that kept you playing?
Any SW related collectibles that you are proud of?
I have some toys – but I won’t stand on the fact that there is anything I’m proud of – I do own the PS1 game Masters of The Tera Kasi still sealed.
Favorite Movie/SW book?
A New Hope
What hobbies do you have outside of SWG?
Blogging (creeva.com) – I’m right now working on a novel for national novel writing month, I perform in two community bands playing trumpet, and video game collecting.
What is the one thing to see if we come to your Hometown?
a normal ohio small town
Any of your family members or relatives remind you of a particular SW character?
My wife distinctly reminds me of Xie ‘lanthia
And most importantly if SWG player showed up at your door because they were stranded in your hometown you would:
I’d keep them for the night. The only player that I didn’t work with at one point (Wong-Fei-Hung and Astrolite) that I’ve met was Moya’ I took her and her husband to dinner once.