Tell us your Main characters name and any alts you have in Vanquish's ESO division?
My very first MMO character ever, my Main in ESO, and favorite is "shut-up Meg", a High Elf Magicka Dragonknight (damage).
I also occasionally run an Argonian Templar healer, named "Dreams-In-Code", a High Elf Sorcerer, "Ciri Lion-Cub-of-Centra", a new High Elf Warden, "M'e'g", and I have to mention my speedy farmer, an adorable little Ork Nightblade, "Meggnog". Her friend, "nut Meg", a Dark Elf Dragonknight doesn't get out much.
I have a second account with a few characters that are mostly for teleport assistance and bag mules. Most of there names are "Penelope"-something, after my 6 pound Miniature Pinscher dog. ;-)
What are your normal hours of play and what content do you enjoy most in ESO?
I work Monday through Thursday and play nearly all day Friday through Sunday; like 8:00 AM until 10 or 11:00 PM most of the time. I'll log in Monday through Thursday evenings around 7:00 PM to do some crafting, light maintenance like loading up research slots, and occasionally running events like "Monday Night Madness", one of my favorites.
The content I enjoy most is scheduled group events like "Friday Night Fights", "Saturday Morning Smackdown", "TAKE THE PLEDGE", and of course, "Monday Night Madness." Running anything with a group of other Vanquish members and having fun together is just the best. I also love it when Oakos, Tormennt, Squee, Duck, or anyone just grabs a group of people who happen to be in TS to run some impromptu dungeon. That always turns into lots of fun.
What is it that draws you to ESO and what about the game are finding you enjoy most?
I was originally drawn to ESO because it was "Skyrim with friends." The whole package together, high quality graphics, realistic sound effects, expressive characters, and fun story line and quests make ESO an immersive experience that I can loose myself in. I enjoy "living" a virtual life in a fantasy world full of exciting creature, people, and fun activities.
When I just feel like doing something relaxing I like to just run around Craglorn, or Bleakrock Isle and farm for crafting mats. What I enjoy MOST is running anything with a large group of Guildies in TeamSpeak with everyone joking and cutting up, you know, easy content like running around in Cyrodiil, Imperial City, or even clearing zones of World Bosses and Sky Shards with a bunch of friends.
Tell us a bit about your past MMO experience?
Before ESO I had no MMO experience. I grabbed ESO after a year or so of playing Skyrim. Vanquish was my first experience being in a guild as well. Since joining Vanquish, I've followed Oakos and Vanquish to various other MMOs, including Wildstar, SWtOR, ArcheAge, The Division, and WoW. Had fun in each of those, leveling characters, doing daily quests and such, almost always with Squee. Squee and I stared questing together in ESO almost from day one and have been doing the same in every game since. Thanks for some really good times, Squee! Do you remember flying around over Draenor?
When did you join Vanquish and why did you chose Vanquish as your main guild, what drew you to the guild?
I joined Vanquish around ESO's launch in April of 2014. After playing a very short time I realized there were benefits to being in a "guild" so I started searching Reddit guild recruitment forums. I had no experience with guilds so a lot of the posts sounded okay. But, when I read Oakos' post, something about Oakos' leadership style and personality really struck me.
It wasn't a hard sell recruitment, just "a day in Vanquish." I knew that was where I wanted to make my home in ESO. Vanquish has been my one and only guild ever since.
What has been your most memorable moment in ESO so far?
Mersy was leading an overland skyshard clearing even in Cyrodiil very early in the game. I was probably still pretty low level. There were a lot of us, 15 or 20 maybe... running over the grassy hills in Cyrodiil on our horses, following Mersy from skyshard to skyshard. I just remember thinking what fun this was, riding a horse over this beautiful landscape with a bunch of friends.
I don't know why, but that's the one memory I always think of when I think of playing ESO.
If you had to chose one weapon what would it be? A sword, a bow, a staff or a rabid raccoon tied to a stick?
I wish I had my bow from Skyrim. Modded and tweaked, it could one-shot a dragon in mid-air.
What crafts have you spent the most time on?
I spend the most time making set pieces of armor and weapons for myself and anyone who asks. I make enchants for the gear, food, and potions as needed. I started leveling all of the crafts and researching traits on my main character (shut-up Meg) from the very beginning. She has been a Master Crafter for a very long time and knows most of the Styles in the game.
Finish this sentence: "You round the corner passing by the Officers barracks coming to a heavy wooden door, the sign posted above reads: - Commander Oakos, Leader of Vanquish - Upon opening the door you are surprised to find...
Oakos, sitting on the edge of his bed playing "Battle of Glenumbra Moors" on a guitar. Sitting next to him is a packed backpack. I ask, "Going somewhere?" "I'm taking a much needed vacation. I'm going hiking in the mountains of Eastmarch. Don't worry, I'll be back in a few days and we'll conquer White Gold Tower, again."
Thank you for the opportunity to share a little bit about myself.
Member of the Month - Meg!
Oakos / Sep 25, 2017