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Get to know the team - Extended version - AMA

Elloa

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
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Heya Folks!
Discover who are the people behind Embers Adrift. Feel free to ask your questions, maybe some of the devs will stop by and answer a few of them!!

GET TO KNOW THE TEAM – extended version – AMA

IRL Name
Nickname:
Role:
IRL Location:
Year of birth:


What do you do on the team:
What is your proudest achievement:
A fun story to share:


Kids?
Pets?
Significant other?
Astral Sign
Favourite MMORPG
Favourite role/class in MMORPG
Favourite activity in MMORPG
Horde or Alliance?
Starwars or StarTrek?
GoT or The Walking Dead
dwarfs or elves?
Beer or water?
Pineapple on pizza?


What will you play in Embers Adrift?
 

Drindin

Executive Producer
Stormhaven Studios
GET TO KNOW THE TEAM – extended version – AMA

IRL Name: John Gust
Nickname: Drindin
Role: Executive Producer
IRL Location: MN
Year of birth: 1987


What do you do on the team: I wear all the funny hats
What is your proudest achievement: Seeing this team make a dream into reality together!
A fun story to share: My wife didn't like me when we first met. I won her over with my excessive friendliness... we've been married 12 years now.


Kids? yes. 4 of them 6yrs and under...
Pets? not anymore. Used to have a Siberian Husky.
Significant other? Yes
Astral Sign - no
Favorite MMORPG - EverQuest 1
Favorite role/class in MMORPG - Ranger, of course! I also like to tank.
Favorite activity in MMORPG - Exploring and overcoming my own goals and challenges whether they are combat, travel, crafting, or economic.
Horde or Alliance? I like the horde, but I gotta go alliance.
Star Wars or Star Trek? hmm, both are good, but Star Wars wins this one for me.
GoT or The Walking Dead - neither anymore.
dwarfs or elves? - I really enjoy both, but the majesty of a dwarven beard gives them a leg up in this competition.
Beer or water? - Beer, but there's nothing like I cold glass of water on occasion.
Pineapple on pizza? Ehh, I'll eat it, but rather not have it.


What will you play in Embers Adrift? I'll play them all, but I will likely start as a defender not sure about the specialization though.
 
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Undone

Codemaster
Stormhaven Studios
IRL Name: Robert Thompson
Nickname: Undone
Role: Tech Director & Lead Game Design
IRL Location: Austin, TX

What do you do on the team:
I am in charge of the machinery behind Embers Adrift. From the networking stack, through to the deployment of the game client. If it involves anything technical my nose is up in its business.

What is your proudest achievement:
Finishing my degree in Astrophysics. Second on that list would be helping to build a product that is engaging enough that folks come back week after week to help us test.

A fun story to share:
I lived in Cape Town, South Africa for 18 months. While there I did some incredible things such as cage-dive with great white sharks and eat Indian food for the first time.

Kids? No.
Pets? None currently. I've had many pets throughout my life including dogs, desert tortoises, a cat, a chameleon, a colony of dubia roaches to feed the chameleon, and a number of different coral and fish species in marine reef tanks.
Significant other? Yes.
Astral Sign? I don't prescribe to astrology.
Favorite MMORPG? Everquest 1, followed closely by Vanguard SoH.
Favorite role/class in MMORPG? Ranger
Favorite activity in MMORPG? Exploration
Horde or Alliance? Horde is the only appropriate answer.
Star Wars or StarTrek? Dune
GoT or The Walking Dead? Dune
dwarfs or elves? Elves
Beer or water? Water
Pineapple on pizza? Yes

What will you play in Embers Adrift?
Likely a striker. However, I might dabble in controller from time to time.
 

Elloa

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
IRL Name: Wendy De Moor
Nickname: Elloa / Elloawendy
Role: Community manager & Lore team
IRL Location: Belgium
Year of birth: 1979


What do you do on the team: Create, foster and nurture a positive, inclusive and kind community. Establish healthy communication between community & the devs team. Add my awesomenestest ideas to the Lore and annoy @Undone with Just one more line of code. Bobby!

What is your proudest achievement: I feel like the fun is only about to start! I will boast about my accomplishments in a few years


A fun story to share: One day, I woke up to this....

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Kids? 2 (almost) grown up kids
Pets? A cat and a hamster & his wheel that our alpha testers had the chance to hear
Significant other? @gdonbarbar
Astral Sign: Sun Gemini, Moon Scorpio, rising Capricorn. (tried to get Undone infos...this questionaire wasn't subtil enough)
Favourite MMORPG: First love: World of Warcraft, second love: The Elder Scrolls Online.
Favourite role/class in MMORPG Healer!!!
Favourite activity in MMORPG Exploration and random adventures!
Horde or Alliance? For the Horde! (played both though)
Starwars or StarTrek? i like both but I prefer StarWars. I've not seen Episode 9 though!
GoT or The Walking Dead GOT I don't like zombies
dwarfs or elves? Lore wise I relate more to elves. But dwarves can be so fun to play in the right game!
Beer or water? Water!
Pineapple on pizza? No, thanks


What will you play in Embers Adrift?Most likely a Striker-Leader (bow user) but could let myself tempted by a pure leader too, or a controler for a change...
 

Franklin Ball

New Member
Stormhaven Studios
IRL Name: Franklin Ball
Nickname: I don't really have any, but when I was a kid, people used to call me Franklin the turtle
Role: Junior Environmental Artist
IRL Location: Ontario, Canada
Year of birth: 1994

What do you do on the team:
I am helping to create the environments in the world of Embers Adrift

What is your proudest achievement:
Probably getting hired on with this company.

A fun story to share:
When I was in JK, there was a book of questions that we had to fill out for our "JK memories" book. One of the questions was "if you were a spider, what would you do?". My sister wrote "I would climb to construction sites, and weave webs in between the beams" but for my answer, well I had just watched the movie 8 legged freaks. So when I went to answer the question, "if you were a spider, what would you do?", I wrote, "I would crunch people" haha.

Kids?
No
Pets?
No
Significant other?
No
Astral Sign:
Don't really care for astrology
Favourite MMORPG:
Growing up I was more into other genres of games
Favourite role/class in MMORPG:
Mage
Favourite activity in MMORPG:
Exploration
Horde or Alliance?
Horde seems pretty cool
Starwars or StarTrek?
Star Wars, Star Trek is good too though
GoT or The Walking Dead? GoT
dwarfs or elves? Dwarves
Beer or water? Water. All about that hydration
Pineapple on pizza? Yes

What will you play in Embers Adrift?
I'm thinking I might start as a defender? Not too sure yet.
 

Charlizd

Member
Stormhaven Studios
IRL Name : Andrew Phippen
Nickname: Charlie (Charlizd)
Role: lead world builder
IRL Location: Australia, East Coast.
Year of birth: 1979


What do you do on the team: I pretend to know what I'm doing :) I literally just build the world we will be playing in. I am a pretty quiet chap usually and only really add to situations where I think my ideas are somewhat sensible.

What is your proudest achievement: Besides my kids and meeting my Fiance, having the opportunity to work and meet the amazing guys and gal's on this team is by far my proudest achievement.

A fun story to share: I got too many that would take up way too much time :)

Kids? 5, 3 x Boys, 2 x Girls
Pets? 1 cat called Taz, named after Tazzie Devil.
Significant other? Yes
Astral Sign: Gemini

Favourite MMORPG: I have several FF11 (first MMO) Mortal Online, (made some great friends that I'll cherish dearly till the day I die @Crypton, @Illuminati) and of course EMBERS ADRIFT.

Favourite role/class in MMORPG: Ranged/Support/Crowd control
Favourite activity in MMORPG: Helping others, Exploring.
Horde or Alliance? Horde
Starwars or StarTrek? Def Star wars
GoT or The Walking Dead: Only watched bits and pieces of both but....Got O.O
dwarfs or elves? Elveses
Beer or water? Beer
Pineapple on pizza? Only On certain pizzas.


What will you play in Embers Adrift? Whatever is needed to help others achieve their goals.
 

Astaroth

Concept Artist
Stormhaven Studios
IRL Name Joe Bennett
Nickname: Astaroth
Role: Senior Artist
IRL Location: Ontario
Year of birth: A long time ago!


What do you do on the team: 3d modelling and texturing mostly

What is your proudest achievement: Other than my children; This!

A fun story to share: I don't even know where to start on that one!

Kids? 2
Pets? Pepper the dog
Significant other? Yes
Astral Sign: Sagittarius
Favourite MMORPG: Don't play enough to form an opinion
Favourite role/class in MMORPG: See above answer!
Favourite activity in MMORPG: Also see above answer!
Horde or Alliance? Horde
Starwars or StarTrek? Starwars
GoT or The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead
dwarfs or elves? Elves
Beer or water? Is that even a question?
Pineapple on pizza? Hell yeah!


What will you play in Embers Adrift? Probably a Ranger. We'll see though!