I did the introduction in the lore thread, but this seems to be a party in many rooms, so I'll do it again.
I'm Nick, the lore lead for the Guardians. Of which I'll be sharing no more details of so as not to disrupt the carefully constructed announcement that marketing has planned for them. (sorry)
Before I came here I worked on console games for a number of years, on titles as diverse as Magic the Gathering to America's Army. When I moved from doing interface design to game design I ran a Neverwinter Nights persistent world mod to teach myself the ins and outs of game design. That was where I discovered that my favorite type of game design was when I was "live on stage".
In my previous career I was a web designer back in the nascent days of the internet explosion. I worked for Wired, Lucasfilm, and a variety of others to experiment with what the web could be used for. In my student days I studied theater. I was especially interested in the blending of emerging technology and theater. Like I did an experimental play where parts of it took place inside a MUD. So working on Rift has been great, I've been able to blend together many of the interests I've been pursuing my entire life.
One's MMO history seems to be popular on this board. I started in UO where I hunted thieves until I realized it was much more fun to be a thief than to catch one. Then I worked on the Neverwinter Mod for five years running it while playing a villainous mind bending wizard. I missed the Asheron's Call and DAOC generation of MMOs, but got sucked into the WoW for a few years all while trying out the various other MMOs that came across the landscape (COH, GW, WAR. Conan, Star Trek, EVE, etc..) In general though I will play the class that is overpowered. It shows my great skill (in picking that class).
My goal is to switch a number of you heathens over to the Guardians. I've already switched a number of the developers over that had chose the Defiant shirt at our internal unveil event. So I'm saving all the anti-Guardian posts for posterity.
My name is Scott and Iím a Technical Art Director here at Trion. Basically I figure out how to make things work and handle a lot of the under-the-hood systems part way between engineering, art and design. Also if it's glowing or on fire then there's a good chance I had something to do with it.
Hopefully Iíll get a chance to talk about some of the great stuff we're working on and some of the technical aspects of Rift, but I really want to say thanks for being part of our community. Itís been really energizing to see you all showing interest and passion for this game weíve been working on for so long.
Just knowing you all are waiting to play this game makes it much more exciting and worthwhile.
Epsilonwaffle, CaptianCursor and now Blazingoctopus.
these may be some of the most epic forum names EVAH! and i fully expect to see them as the Villains in the next Metal Gear Solid game.
WTB the above item .... mine broke
Thank you for the introductions and we are all looking forward to all the diabolical things you have created for our amusement /cheer
Never explain ó your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
We Were The Defiant
Then Rift went Trivial and Dull
There so many of them!! Hiiiide!!
Welcome to the forums!
And an equally hearty greeting to all the other devs, great to hear from such a vocal team who is willing to use 5 minutes on us!
EDIT: How kick *** is it that so many from Vanguard got to come over? Was involved in that game from beta to after the shiz hit the fan and it was honestly the best time I had since EQ
It's an developer invasion! Run!
Welcome all of you be sure to search before posting! (ow wait...)
@Steve that looks sweet, how did you get the idea for that? I remember reading that on tweakers.net amazing project
ooooh it's a Dev Rift!!! Don't try to close it...let them take over the zone!
If you say plz instead of please, I say no because it's shorter than yes.
Thanks, Epsilonwaffle, CaptianCursor and now Blazingoctopus. Glad you have all came in and introduced yourselves, and told us a little bit about what you do.
Great read! Bring out more devs!
Hyde - 50 Eth Rogue
Leader of Enigma