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Author An Interview with our newest Wiz
kiwijock
cleric

Joined: Dec 04, 2012
Posts: 238
From: Auckland, NZ
Posted: 16-06-2013 22:02   
Late one evening I was casually sipping tea in our favourite Tea Room when suddenly...

*Gaia the infinite wizard has just arrived with a crash of thunder.
*Gaia the infinite wizard waves.
*Kiwi the warlock says ?g'day?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles.

Time being such a strange thing in The Land it transpired that as Gaia had no important wizardly duties to perform this morning (see what I mean about time?) and we got talking - Then to my surprise??
*Gaia the infinite wizard thinks.
*Gaia the infinite wizard giggles.
*Gaia the infinite wizard glances around.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "brb".
*Gaia the infinite wizard has just disappeared in a puff of smoke.
*Cannon room.
You are in a square-shaped room. To the north is an opening onto a passage, and to the south is a doorway. In the room, facing the doorway, is an old ship's cannon. The cannon is unloaded and unprimed. The doorway to the south is shut off by a robust door.

Gaia the infinite wizard is here.
Gaia the infinite wizard says ?Just to avoid interruptions.?
There is a wine bottle here. The wine bottle contains Champagne
By your feet lies a wine glass. By your feet lies a wine glass

*Kiwi the warlock says ?Appropriate ? a room of special significance to you...?
*Kiwi the warlock says ?so - you are willing to undergo a Kiwi interview......?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah.?
Kiwi the warlock exclaims ?I have to ask for legal reasons.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard laughs."

*Gaia the infinite wizard pours champagne and offers a glass to Kiwi
Kiwi the warlock declines gracefully
Kiwi the warlock says "the bubbles - I don't like the bubbles

there is a bottle here The bottle contains ale
there is a glass here

Kiwi the warlock says "Now you?re talking"
*Kiwi the warlock cracks open an ale
*Kiwi the warlock gulps down an ale
*Gaia the infinite wizard sips Champagne

Kiwi the warlock asks "Congratulations ..... so - as our newest wiz - how does it feel to have gained immortality?"
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?it feels great, after all the hard work it's paid off in the end.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?I did wonder when you would get there - ever since I joined MUD2 - you?ve been around and seen you at 'almost there' several times - how many times did you nearly make it before you actually did?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I got to around 185k a few times but I don't think I was ever ?close? until the day I made it."
Kiwi the warlock says "I would call 185K close...."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?but the last time was different somehow.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?you obviously died around that level several times - how DID that feel.....?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?it was pretty painful, mainly because 2 of the times I died to the TS at that high a score.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?but why did you need to go to the TS?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I blame fighting other morts.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins.
* Kiwi the warlock laughs, out loud."
Kiwi the warlock says ?uhuh.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?I do seem to recall having met the wrong end of your broadsword."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?but I?ve always been a bit poor at keeping my magic.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?which leads me nicely into your opinion on character types - are you familiar with Richard?s HCDS?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yes.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
Kiwi the warlock says ?where do you see yourself.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?as a mortal that was.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?m not sure where I?d be put.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?did you ever do the online test?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?no.. I didn't know there was one.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard hmms..."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?one thing I do know is. I?m not an explorer.?
Kiwi the warlock laughs, out loud."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?ve never done a map before.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?never saw Gaia as an explorer.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?achiever with a strong killer instinct.... ???.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?mixed with a socialiser.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods.
Kiwi the warlock asks ?spoke to you in the tea room several weeks ago ? just after you died (again) - and you said you?d had enuf and were giving up ? were you serious - and if so what changed your mind?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?m not sure really. something just clicked and I decided to go for it.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?was that when you started 'runaway'?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?noo.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?runaway was about a week old.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?so how long from novice to wiz for runaway?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?well it's difficult to explain really.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?so how long was runaway going before he made wiz.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I started my day on 175k with Runaway - I think.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard chuckles."
Kiwi the warlock says ?I did see runaway get targeted by several failed FODs about 12-18 hours before you made wiz - did you feel ganged up on?"
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?nah.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?it was funny.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?part of the game?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?there was hardly any chance of them getting a fod to work.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?also they didn't just come in and fod.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?we had fought first.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?fair enuf - but it was quite a few from memory - I did not record the OBIT but it was impressive.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah. I think there were five in that reset.?
Kiwi the warlock asks "how much did you have to get in the last set?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "around the 12k mark I think".
Kiwi the warlock asks "so the score was well within your reach then from the start of that set - did you have a specific plan for that set?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "yeah, if nothing went wrong".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "the only plan I had was to be careful".
Kiwi the warlock says "yeah - smart".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "avoiding silly deaths".
Kiwi the warlock asks "so HOW careful were you - eg draggy?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "I still done the dragon".
Kiwi the warlock says "yeah - Heiach was giving those of us in the tea room a running commentary....".
*Gaia the infinite wizard laughs.
Kiwi the warlock asks "were you crapping yourself as you approached the island though?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "yeah a little".
Kiwi the warlock says "but it obviously went ok".
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods.
Kiwi the warlock asks "did you plan to end at the fountain?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "no. I had planned to do the crown last but I had some spare time while waiting for the dragon to die so I done it then".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "I mean I fed the dragon then done the crown while I was waiting".
Kiwi the warlock says "ah".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "which is why I didn't do the crown last".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "i done the cannon last after I typed lvl and saw I had under 500 points to wiz".
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins.
Kiwi the warlock asks "were you surprised there were few personal attacks in the last set?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard asks "personal attacks?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard wonders.
Kiwi the warlock says "ie pvp - Heiach was goading those of us in the Tea room to do something - and was handing out weapons freely".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "oh. nah I was fine with it".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "Clippy came out and tried to kill me but
ended up losing a fight and attempting to fod me".
*Gaia the infinite wizard mutters something.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "which was a bit scary seeing as I was on
204k".
Kiwi the warlock says "yeah he did say he didn?t want you to wiz from his flee points".
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods.
Kiwi the warlock says ?ok - let?s now go back in time.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
Kiwi the warlock says ?when did YOU first play mud.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I first played mud when I was around 14-15 in 2004.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I didn't stay for long though.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?why not?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?back then you had to pay to play and I had no source of income sadly so had to stop.?
Kiwi the warlock exclaims ?just realised you are only 4 years older than my kid!!!!.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?so with the free play do you think it is better now?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah deffo.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?everything is better when its free.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard giggles."
Kiwi the warlock says ?have to agree - I never played when you had to pay.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?Scottish heritage.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?how long have you played mud2 at this site?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I started to play again around 2 and a half years ago, just after Heiach wizzed.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?any major changes you have seen since then?.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?better or worse?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard hmms..."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?there?s not much I noticed that changed.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?ok.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?next topic.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
Kiwi the warlock says ?why GAIA.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?it was a name from a game I played when I was young and I used it for a while.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?and it just stuck I suppose.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?as a mortal what do you recall as your favourite discovery?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?ooh.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?that?s a hard question.?
Kiwi the warlock grins."
Kiwi the warlock exclaims ?never said Kiwi interviews were gonna be easy!"
*Gaia the infinite wizard thinks.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I think the best one was finding out what the cape done.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard loves his cape
Kiwi the warlock says ?yeah - one of my favourites too.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?you used it well.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins."
Kiwi the warlock says ?and often.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah. it was one of the first items id go for.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?favourite weapon was..... ?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?oh the LS of course with non-mu.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?and VAL with MU.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?and were any of the MOs a 'favourite - did you have a ?soft spot' for them in any way?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?never a soft spot, but I enjoyed killing the dwarfs the most.?
Kiwi the warlock laughs, out loud."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?I remember you telling me early on in my adventure that you could do them 'solo' - how long did you take to work out how to do that?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?iirc not very long. they can be dealt with pretty easily as long as you?re careful.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?ok - let?s not spoil it for any newbies reading this.....?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?hehe.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I did mean at a half decent level though.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?care to expand?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?sure.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?so you have max stam etc.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?and?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard hmms..."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?if you have 100 stam str and dex you are more"
"likely to not get slaughtered.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard chuckles."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?so with a warrior you may have more trouble than with a hero or superhero.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?now let?s look at deaths?.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?what was the silliest way that Gaia ever died??
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?oh god.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard hides."
Kiwi the warlock says ?hehehe.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?there are so many.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?there can be only be ONE silliest.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?one that comes to mind is losing mage to the rats.?
"OK, Kiwi the warlock rolls on the floor, laughing."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?seriously??
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?the vampire decided to cast sleep on me while I was fighting r0.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?ah.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?that has to be a MUD classic.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I was a little shocked at the time.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?what was the best 'kill' on a player?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?that would have to be a recent kill I had.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?and who would that have been??
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I killed Kazoo the mage and gained 43k for doing so.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?how was that achieved?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I had attacked him a few times in the same reset and he kept coming back for more.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?in the end I caught him at the touchstone on low stam. The rest is history.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?would that be your best fight - or would another fight be 'better'?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?there have been fights that are as good, but no other fight made me as happy winning.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?that?s nothing against Kazoo. it?s just that he was so hard to kill I was relieved when I finally done it.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?What is your most amusing memory in MUD??
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?hehe. when I fodded Daenerys the warlock.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?expand?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?we both went north at the start of the reset, both gunning for each other I think.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?and....?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?we got into a fight pretty soon into it and I was just about to die so used the fod spell.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?fully expecting to fail.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?as you do.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?of course I was happy it worked.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?I first met you - I think - as Rob ? one of Many Many personas- .. how many did you use?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I used too many to count.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I had my favs I used a lot though.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?like Rob and Leon.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?and Gaia.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?was Alice one of yours?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I made that just for Heiach's zombie event.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?never was sure till now.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?sorry.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard chuckles.
Kiwi the warlock asks "In the 6 months I have been playing here I have learned a lot form watching and learning from you... Was there anyone in your past that you learned from or helped you when you were starting out?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "learned a lot from fighting warlocks
like Roberto and his many aliases".
Kiwi the warlock asks "obviously a name before my time ? Is he still around?".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard says "not that I know of".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard says "but they were very secretive".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard says "so it is possible".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard grins.
Kiwi the warlock says "was that an influence on one of your names".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard says "the name wasn't a part of it".
*"Gaia the infinite wizard smiles.
Kiwi the warlock says ?so??..?
Kiwi the warlock says ?what plans have you got as a new wiz.....?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?m hoping to run some events mainly.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?but also making an area/quest would be a nice thing to do eventually.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?area / quest???.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?like the quests that wizzes have made before me.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?YEAH.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?ice palace, etc.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?m not sure what I?d do for mine yet.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?you'll have to wait and see.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?I wait with baited breath.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles."
Kiwi the warlock says ?which leads me to ......?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?which area in the land would hold most fear for YOU now as a mortal?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?draggy isle I think.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?draggy is mean.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?what about GIANTS - it doesn?t open often now ? how often did you do it?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I?ve only been into the giants around 5 times sadly.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I would have liked to see it open more.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?for the sake of the game do you think giants should open more?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?that?s a hard question, because if it opened with very few morts on there would be a lot more treasure to be had.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?so it would change the game a lot.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?I think for bashes it could open more often though.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?might be an idea then....?
Kiwi the warlock says ?I think we'd all like to see more players.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard nods."
Kiwi the warlock asks ?any ideas?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?yeah. if everyone that already played was more active, then guests that come on to look and new newbies might stick around for a while longer.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?but coming onto an empty who list is not good.?
Kiwi the warlock says ?I can only agree.?
Kiwi the warlock asks ?what would you suggest?.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard says ?that people play more often.?
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles."
*Gaia the infinite wizard exclaims "thats your job!".
*Gaia the infinite wizard winks.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "haha".
*A balthazar sits before you, stoppered, and marked: "champagne".
*Gaia the infinite wizard has picked up the balthazar.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the balthazar a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
*Gaia the infinite wizard chuckles.
*Gaia the infinite wizard has just disappeared in a puff of smoke.
It's too dark to see now.
*It's light enough to see now!
Gaia the infinite wizard has just arrived with a crash of thunder.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the nebuchadnezzar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the salmanazar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the methuselah a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the jeroboam a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the magnum a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the nebuchadnezzar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the salmanazar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the methuselah a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the jeroboam a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the magnum a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the nebuchadnezzar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the salmanazar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the methuselah a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the jeroboam a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the magnum a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the nebuchadnezzar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the salmanazar a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the methuselah a good shake.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the jeroboam a good shake.
*Gaia the infinite wizard gives the nebuchadnezzar a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the salmanazar a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the methuselah a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the jeroboam a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
Gaia the infinite wizard gives the magnum a good shake.
You hear the tremendously explosive >POP< of a bottle being uncorked.
*Gaia the infinite wizard says "POP".
OK, Kiwi the warlock laughs, out loud.
*Gaia the infinite wizard asks "tearoom?".
Kiwi the warlock says "yeah".
*Gaia the infinite wizard has taken you from the place known as "cannon room".
*Gaia the infinite wizard has dropped you in the place known as ?Elizabethan tearoom".
Osterbane the protector is here holding a cup of tea.
*Gaia the infinite wizard smiles.
OK, Kiwi the warlock grins.
*Osterbane the protector sighs.
*Osterbane the protector asks "what bottle makes a loud pop?".
*Gaia the infinite wizard grins.
OK, Kiwi the warlock grins.



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Zordell
cleric

Joined: Aug 08, 2003
Posts: 216
Posted: 16-06-2013 22:35   
Brilliant interview, good job!!

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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 17-06-2013 10:06   
Riveting interview. Had me on the edge of my seat reading it. Well done.

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kaif
cleric

Joined: Aug 02, 2012
Posts: 133
Posted: 17-06-2013 20:49   
A fun and interesting read Kiwi!

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Miek
pioneer

Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Posts: 293
Posted: 21-06-2013 18:27   
Cheers for the interview.
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Gaia
Wizard



Joined: Mar 20, 2011
Posts: 106
Posted: 25-06-2013 20:19   
Nice one Kiwi. It was fun taking part

Who are you going to interview next??


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kiwijock
cleric

Joined: Dec 04, 2012
Posts: 238
From: Auckland, NZ
Posted: 26-06-2013 21:44   
I have not decided - I have had one suggestion - anyone got suggestions or is any one vain enough to volunteer?

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