Interview >> Edta

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Interview >> Edta

Post by Tarradax » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:54 am

Interviewing Edta, a Neutral Nano-Technician on Rk2:
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How long have you been playing your main? (Edta)
Edta: Edta was born on Sat Jul 28 23:53:49 2007
Edta has played 100 days 14 hours 6 minutes 34 seconds
To [Edta]: So that puts you at 3 years minus couple days.
Edta: so nearly 3 years now
To [Edta]: Happy birthday?
Edta: exactly
Edta: soon!

Why a NT?
Edta: Hmm, I love magic and I'm a scientist in real life, so I guess it's the perfect combination!

Let's talk about the profession a bit, shall we? Would you change it if given the chance?
Edta: No I wouldn't change, I love NT and always will love it. I consider this toon as myself nearly, and other toons are merely played by me. I often consider them as my slaves .

So what's next now that you're 200? More baby NTs?
Edta: My first plan is to twink this baby.
Edta: Then I have millions of other plans
Edta: I'm considering investigating the RP side of the game a bit more
Edta: that and raiding would be the main activity of this toon
Edta: then I have several plans for twinks: Atrox NT for totw and my agent for TL5 BS are my favorite ones for now
Edta: Then there is some toons I might level in the direction of 200, Mewaku, an enfo being the most important one for now

Any of those plans include an upgrade or are we going for a froob-4-lyfe approach?
Edta: For now I want to stay froob
Edta: I enjoy playing as froob and I'm not one that easily gives out money
Edta: A main reason for not upgrading is that I would want to get the most out of my money, meaning I would play more. And I already play too much sometimes
Edta: Though I like to support FC, so once I start earning money I might support them with paid points etc

Let's talk a bit about leveling, starting with something that I'm personally curious about the most: How did you deal with "KITE ME PLX!!!" ?
Edta: Firstly I think it's not so bad for froobs compared to your expansion NT
Edta: secondly: I just went to PW and if there was room I kited there, usually had my 2 alts in team and then there was some room for others
Edta: I never charged money, which made a lot of people very grateful, but I got nice tips from time to time

That's quite generous of you.
Edta: doesn't really bother me to have people in team, though it's a bit sad that they call sitting on their a** "playing a game"
Edta: sad thing is: it's usually worse if they try to help, because when they get agg the kite gets a mess
Edta: I did collect some people nearly worshiping me for the generosity, that makes it worth it

So, while we're talking about leveling. Any stretch particularly horrible/fun?
Edta: Well, I did kite a lot. I think NT has quite an advantage there as others easily get stuck while I can solo all the way.
Edta: I kinda like the excitement that I get from 20 dark red mobs chasing me and the slightest failure might be the end of me
Edta: But I also took a lot of breaks in leveling because I wouldn't have survived the grind without it
Edta: I also did a lot of other things then kiting, so I think I was set up pretty well usually

What's your advice on leveling a NT, then? Kite, kite, kite?
Edta: Nah, I did subway totw and foremans as any others and enjoyed it.
Edta: and after 160 kiting isn't ery profitable anymore
Edta: It's fun to do things in a team for sure, don't want to miss out on that
Edta: though well, I guess for leveling kite kite kite might work for a big portion indeed
Edta: Hmm, what I actually want to say is: I wouldn't advice to only focus on leveling
Edta: Leveling as NT is easy enough, don't make it into a boring grind
Edta: that way the leveling and all the stuff you can do in between remains fun
Edta: For example: I've been level locked at 100 (don't remember for what exactly, foremans and COH twink I believe, but didn't really do much of that as far as I remember) and at 124 and 174 for pvp

Some solid advice there. Any other NT tidbits and advice you'd like to share? Something you discovered on your own and saved you some time, perhaps?
Edta: Hmm, I guess I can mention one aspect I like about NT: you can be everything.
Edta: 1. DD: You are supposed to be a glass cannon which would imply high dmg (though to be honest this actually only is the case endgame)
Edta: 2. CC: Roots, calms, blinds. Nuf said
Edta: 3. Tank: You get agg easily, the main property of a tank. While at the start you are usually rather squishy (as nanomage) it has to be said that I've been tanking already when I was in TOTW (though being teamed with gimps+1 uber doc might have been a better reason)
Edta: +in RK mission lvl 174-195 I quite often was the tank
Edta: 4. Doc: Alright, maybe I'm searching a bit too far now, but I want to have everything. You can spam layers for some nice protective effect on the tank.

Any last advice you'd like to add?
Edta: Oh maybe one last advice: bring A LOT of bags when you go kiting and you'll never be poor.

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And there you have it folks: Always make sure you have bags. Thanks again to Edta for the time, we now return to our regularly scheduled broadcast.
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by EDTA » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:01 am

Pff, what a hecknoob!
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by snarfblatt » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:20 am

Thanks for picking up the interviews there Tarra.. and thanks to Edta for allowing it. ;)

I look forward to more.
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by WorldTrader » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:57 am

=D> ....scientist eh? ....VERRRY interesting ;)
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by babaoroody » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:52 pm

Props to Edta for flying the Froob flag to 200. :tshirt:

Props to Tarradax for the interview. :wave:
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by Saavick » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:42 am

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Happy birthday and grats on froob enlightenment to my favourite NT on rk2 :)
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by EDTA » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:35 am

Saavick wrote:Image

Happy birthday and grats on froob englightenment to my favourite NT on rk2 :)
THANK YOU! Most beautiful cake I ever got <3 :D! Shiny colors!
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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by DocJones » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:58 am

Oooo, gratz on D200, EDTA! Very well done =D>

Now go, host some more raids :)

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Re: Interview >> Edta

Post by frubs » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:48 pm

I'm interested in hearing about the twinks, the Atrox NT sounds adventurous! Atroxes look fun, but trox NT's probably have a tough time with skills! And the TL5 agent also, to compete with sloobs? How will you manage that?

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