SHIELD Dwarf Run Q&A – Gwaihir
Please note: I am paraphrasing here. Anything said here is coming through my interpretation of what was said, and is subject to being corrected, so don't take all this as the final word.
If anyone who was present has any additions or corrections, feel free to post.
SHIELD Dwarf Run Q&A – Gwaihir
Video available here.
- You promised to reveal your home server in this run
He did. It was the server he started on, and played on for a very long time. When he started working at Turbine he got sidetracked and eventually moved away, but it’s the server he will probably return to. He will reveal that at some point in the run. He agrees to reveal it when the group finishes the deed.
- Do you have any kind of NDA when you leave, or is it just a gentleman’s agreement not to talk about certain things?
Pretty much any time you work for a video game company you are immediately put under NDA. You can’t talk about the things you are told not to speak about. In fact, if you aren’t authorized to speak at all, you can’t speak at all. So the finance guy can’t go out and tell you everything that’s going on. The short answer is, when he leaves Turbine he will still be under NDA. He’s been in meetings this week and has seen things coming as though he was still going to be at Turbine next year, so he knows what’s coming U15 and beyond. He can’t share any of that.
- For how long?
At the pace of development around there, it won’t be too long before they move past what he’s going to know when he leaves. Probably by the time we’re halfway to U15 he’ll only know half of what’s going into it because things change, plans get updated. What he knows may change between now and then. He will be just like us – listening very intently for certain things to come to pass. To give us an idea, a couple of things that he actually can’t talk about happened today where he was super excited and he had to go running around finding people to get some things lined up, so one of the last things he gets to do is something that he thinks will be important to a lot of people and he hopes it happens.
- Do you ever watch any of the other streamers personally?
He sometimes watches MMO Reporter and LotRO Reporter. There are some guys who stream Infinite Crisis and he watches them sometimes. He is horrible at MOBAs, but he thinks that people who are really good at them are really amazing to watch, especially when you’re bad and you see someone who’s so good. Sometimes he watches players that just do random stuff. He watched a couple of streams from Galuhad when he was doing stuff for Extra Life.
- The Footsteps of the Fellowship deed is completed, and Sapience reveals that his home server is Meneldor.
- Where did the turtles come from?
When a momma and poppa turtle love each other very much… (laughs). Actually it’s a bug that will be fixed in an upcoming update.
- Is that Rowan I hear laughing in the background?
It could be. He’s having a conversation with a few people, so more than likely. And yes, you can always tell when Rowan is laughing – he has a very distinctive laugh. Rowan has a distinctive laugh and Raina has a very clear cackle.
- What is this? Some sort of race?
Sapience explains the SHIELD runs to everyone.
- Will you be travelling for Extra Life or will you be doing a lot of work from home?
He will be primarily working from home, but he already knows in the next two weeks or so he’ll be going Salt Lake City, which is where Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is based, and he will also be going to Las Vegas. He’s excited about Salt Lake City because Chance Thomas has invited him to meet for lunch while he’s there. So he’s excited for that.
- Is the chat in World chat about your leaving Turbine true?
It is true, today is his last official SHIELD run as community manager.
- Can you say if you have alts on Dwarrowdelf?
Yes, he does have some alts there.
- Where are you going?
He is leaving for Extra Life, which only means that we really need to get him to 100k, just to prove a point. To prove that we really are the most awesome and generous gaming community. Because now he’s got to go to all these other communities and say, “Hey, these guys are raising this much. Are you going to take that?” So now we need to redouble our efforts and make him really proud.
- Are you in the Order of Light?
He is not, sorry.
- Sapience reminds everyone that the schedule for next week (and for the rest of the runs after) has changed. Instead of doing one a day he’s doing two a day.
- Will Frelorn be our dedicated community manager or will he be managing other communities for WB?
He will be dedicated to LotRO. He was on LotRO when Sapience joined the team, they were on LotRO together for awhile, then he went to Infinite Crisis, and now he’s coming back to LotRO.
Sapience thanks everyone for the well wishes and kind words, and says he really does appreciate it. He says it was not an easy decision.
Sapience gives a shout out to Midhrahad for leading the run with a good time despite the griefing that happened late in the run.
On a personal note I want to thank Sapience for all his hard work on behalf of the community, and all of his hard work via Extra Life for the kids. He's been an exceptionally engaged and active community manager and he will be missed!!