TBA Staff Survey:
Location: Virginia Beach
I play Ultima Online and Evercrack on occasion. I like to go Fishing and Camping.
What other MUDs do you work or play at the moment? What's your position there?
I play/co-own a mud called Timewarp. I am an IMP level 104. The other IMP on the Mud is Rumble. timewarp.kyndig.com 9000
What are some of your experiences learning, building, or teaching on TBA?
Teaching on TBA. My weakness are Triggers.
How long have you been working on or playing MUDs? How did you start?
I have been playing muds for 7 years. I used to play on IRC - Dalnet, when someone dragged me to a mud. At that point, it was all over.
What appeals to you about MUD building (coding, administrating . . .)?
I like to help others with their zones, and help fix the mud in any way I can to take the strain off of the IMPS. The Imps are very busy people and need an extra hand, although Rumble tries to do it all.
Give a sample of something you've built:
I once made a Volcano zone. The player would walk through a forest then a swamp then a forest to get to volcano. Once at the volcano playes would have to spiral upwards. When they got to the top, they have to spiral back down on the inside, or go back the way they came. I never did complete the zone, somehow it got lost *Glares at Rumble* hehe, it was both of our faults for not making a good backup :P The zone was 300 rooms.
What are you working on right now?
I have 2 zones that I have started, but have not worked on in awhile. I travel alot in my job, so I find myself gone too much to build. I will complete the zones though.
What advice would you give a less experienced builder or someone new to TBA?
The best advice is to walk through the Builder Academy's training zone and read everything. Take some simple notes and refer to them when possible. If you can't remember, just Holler and we will be able to help you in any way.
Describe a character you enjoy playing on any game, and why.
For me, I like to play a Thief. They are very hard characters to build up, with a few good skills. Lockpicking is one of the major skills I like for a thief, however backstab plays a good role also :) I do not PS(player steal).
Anything else you want to say about yourself?
I need Help :P