|Location:||A city in Illinois that could use a lot of improvements, a few more rainstorms than it has been getting, and some more attractions that I can go to.|
|When did you start PSO/PSU:||I started playing PSO back in 2006. Originally started on Gamecube PSO. I was introduced to it by my brother, whom on PSO-World is known as Toaster_Boy, whom was introduced to it by an old friend of his. Played offline mostly for the longest time. It was so fun that it quickly climbed the ladder of my favorite games. Later on, I got Episode 3 and Blue Burst. Also got into collecting a lot of PSO materials, like the Goshapon figures, art books, and soundtracks.|
When PSU came out, I was one of those guys who thought it would be a lot like PSO. However, after playing it for a while, I quickly lost interest in it. It didn't give me the drive to keep going that PSO gave me. So I abruptly left back to PSO. Been playing that since, learning as much as I could within game so I could make it an enjoyable experience.
|Favorite Class:||Hard to say. I'd have to choose HUmar. I always make "Alex" one and I play him the most out of all my characters. Not to mention, he just looks totally badass with that Agastya strapped to his back and Asuka in hand. Only thing that would be cooler would be if he could use some of the big launchers. I also like RAcaseal. They're fun to use, they look good, and they can use a lot of weapons.|
|Favorite Gamestyle:||Twin Swords, hands down. Once I got my Musashi the first time, I knew I was hooked. My GC character still uses his Yamato (only because I can't get Asuka, and Sange and Yasha would require a character in a lower mode). Blue Burst Alex has most of them, save for Jizai. They look cool when they are used, they are strong, they get extra hits in, and they are some of the most sought after.|
Tactically, I mostly just bum-rush the enemies with a barrage of Twin Sword attacks. If they are annoying up-close, I use Red Handgun to keep them at a distance. I don't normally use techs, but if I do, it is usually Zonde, Gibarta, and Rafoie. When I finish a combo or a few attacks, i try to get onto one of the enemy's flanks and attack them from the side or back. Usually works.
|Favorite Enemy:||Tough one. It's hard to put my finger on just one. I've always liked Hildetorr, but the Canane/Canadine combo is always fun. Plus they look cool. Sinows are cool because of their variety. Pretty much any machine-type enemy is among my tops.|
|Favorite Weapon:||Sange & Yasha is my tops. Partly because it looks cool, partly because it is strong, partly because I have yet to get it. That perpetual want that seems to go unattained for half of forever. Of what I can use, Asuka is fun. Red Handgun for long range. For my other characters, I have yet to decide, since none of them are capable of using that much good stuff.|
|Favorite Mag/PM:||Agastya. Looks like 6 or so swords floating or spread out behind my back. Looks kick ass! Mine has awesome Photon Blasts, and it grants me invincibility much of the time. Took me a long while to get it, too. Had to enlist my brother to help me find a Liberta Kit. Already had the mag set up. He found it on his first BPD2 run and was pissed that he got it for me and not for him.|
|Best PSO/PSU Memory:||Another toughie. Well, I'd have to say it was when I ran into my first Hildetorr. Had to pipe a lot to find it, and it took me what felt like a millenia. When I did run into it, it nearly took me out a few times, and I was running low on healing items. When I eventually killed it, it dropped me.... a diska... crap... BUT, I was just pleased to run into one. Hadn't to that point. Felt very rewarding.|
|Funniest PSO/PSU Memory:||I'd have to say there were 2 funniest moments for me. First one would have to be when I was playing offline multimode with my brother on GC. We were lower leveled and doing a forest run in either Hard or Very hard mode. Hadn't found anything of value and we were nearing the end. We entered one area, and I noticed something blue drop to the ground to my right. I instantly shouted "Dibs!" and bolted in that direction. My brother had to think for a moment about what I was doing, but then he saw the Al Rappy and started laughing. Can't remember what it dropped me.|
Second time was at my friends' graduation party. I was inside, playing PSO with a couple guys who didn't know much or anything about it. One played BB before, but not GC. The other hadn't played it at all. The new guy was being cocky and arrogant, thinking he was badass... when he was only level 4... So the other guy and I decided to let him go off on his own a bit and take on a room of enemies. He died in 2 minutes, most of which he spent running for his life. So later on, we were joking around about it and he had the nerve to say "I can kick your ass in this game" about my level 122 character. My response: "Bring it". So his level 4, the other guy's level 5, and my level 122 went at it in battle mode. Wiped the floor clean with them. The other guy and I were laughing our asses off at it.
|Why did you join PSOW:||Mostly to meet other PSO players and learn more about the game. I think I've achieved that. Met a lot of great people on here, some of which are close friends of mine. Learned more about PSO than I would have normally on my own. Joined FKL for a while, but left when things started to get ugly. Mostly been hanging out in PSO General.|
|Best PSOW Memory:||Like you have to ask? The day I met Aisha_Clan-Clan. She has been the most wonderful person I have ever met. If ever there was a person who has made me happy, it's her. We initially met in a welcome thread in the Lounge. We started spamming it and having fun, and eventually, the thread was split into another thread, still in the lounge. It was nice and secluded, and we got to know each other better. When the thread was eventually moved to FKL, since she didn't like FKL and never goes there, I started PMing her to keep her friendship. Over time, we learned we had so much in common, it was scary. We got so close that eventually we became boyfriend and girlfriend. And we still are. We are even hoping to meet up in real life at the end of the month or so. She has definitely made my life a lot better than it was.|
|Comments:||Oh, I have so many. But if I have to choose a one, it'd have to be to read and follow the rules. It isn't easy taking care of these forums. Also, more related to a certain forum that shall remain FKL, let the past rest. We had some good times back then, but you gotta move on and make even better times in the future and present. And finally, I'm glad PSO General is a lot better than it was. I have seen a lot fewer PSO/PSU rivalry threads, and that makes me smile. I owe a lot to some of you veterans of that forum like Freeze.|