Woo hoo! Another chat with one of the Empire in Flames Staff! Enjoy getting to know Kelta!
EiF: Which versions of SWG did you play? pre-CU, CU, NGE?
Kelta: I only played NGE. Unfortunately, I was a late comer to the game.
EiF: Which server did you play on?
Kelta: I played on Starsider!
Kelta: I played a LS Jedi and a Commando/BM. I tried to do Jedi/BM, but when they put my tanking heal at the bottom of the tree, I had to give up my narglatch. I also had–at various times–a tailor, dancer/image designer, and a medic/BM.
My jedi was my favorite because I really enjoy tanking, but my commando was a close second. Who doesn’t love to set things on fire? Plus, my commando had pets!
EiF: How many accounts did you own/manage?
Kelta: I had two accounts. They both started out as my then-boyfriend’s and then became mine.
(He paid for them though, so I guess that made them technically his!)
EiF: What type of gameplay style do you most enjoy?
Kelta: I was and am mainly an RPer. Tanking during instances was a close second, and gunning during space events was third. I also enjoyed just playing the game. I loved exploring the planets, following the quest lines, and fighting with my various pets.
EiF: What’s a typical gaming session for you, what activities?
Kelta: My gaming sessions vary. I have a tailor that I horribly neglect–when I get the crafting or decorating bug, I play her and start some wild scheme like creating a swimwear line! Mostly I hang out on my rangers and play with my pets. I spend a lot of my time hunting, taming babies, or running missions with my friends. I’m slowly getting into the RP scene. I have lots of ideas and not so much with the time right now.
EiF: What do you most enjoy about SWG?
Kelta: I love the pets! I usually run with a pack of cats, but the variety of species I can tame is awesome! I enjoy ferreting out the new tamables that have been added and searching for the super rares. I’m very excited that now I don’t have to be a bio-engineer or have a ton of money if I want specific pets; all I have to do is go find them and tame them! Taming is probably my favorite change from the NGE.
EiF: What do you enjoy most about Empire in Flames?
Kelta: Cat mounts! xD
It’s having all my friends gathered back together in one place and getting to see familiar names popping back up both in-game and on Discord, honestly. When Galaxies shut down, we tried to find another game that we could all make a home and nothing ever clicked. Now I have my closest friends back creating a game together, while other friends come back to check out and enjoy what is being created. And I’m gaining new friends as well!
EiF: When you are not ingame, what do you enjoy doing?
Kelta: Sleeping mostly. 🙂 But I also enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, reading, writing, gaming, and spending time with my family.
EiF: What do you do outside of EiF / do for a living?
Kelta: I’m a high school English teacher. ( 1) No, you won’t hear me correcting your grammar. I only do that if I’m teaching, you’re a student, or you ask me to. 2)You probably have an urge to check for grammatical errors now. Go ahead. It’s okay!)
EiF: What is your role with EiF? What does that entail?
Kelta: I’m the wife of the owner and I have no programming skills whatsoever. Pretty much, I offer suggestions when asked, serve as a sounding board as needed, enjoy playing the game, and point out bugs as I find them. Occasionally I make wild suggestions that are either shot down or considered. I also yell “Shuttle” whenever I miss them–which is frequently–and try to help the actual programmers remember to enjoy the game too.
Oh, and I enjoy being a helper when I’m in-game!
EiF: If you could have ANYTHING instantly in EiF, what would it be?
Kelta: Everything finished to the point where the team could play a bit more and my husband could RP with me!
EiF: What gives you Developer’s Crack?
Kelta: Ummm…Bringing one more person over the “Dark Side” and watching them join the CH fold! Or visiting the awesome player cities and observing the way they mold this virtual world into their own(which always gives me more ideas for decorating!) Or rping!