Real Life First Name: Nikolaj
Forum Handle: Vincent76
Main Character Name: Veilanna Vincent
Player Association: SA (Smugglers Alliance - Chimaera)
Where in the real life world do you live? I live in Denmark.
How long have you played Star Wars Galaxies? I think I started playing around August 2005. When I last checked my posting history, the very first post I created was about that time. It was a question in the smuggler forum, asking where or how I could "smuggle". Oddly enough, no one can still quite answer that question... /tease
What other MMOs have you played? During the last two years I have tried EVE Online and Tabula Rasa to investigate the smuggling concept of those games. It didn't turn out too promising, but I guess I picked up some ideas from sniffing around, which is always healthy.
What type of work do you do? I am an accountant with most of my working experience dipped into systems optimization and financial system mechanics. I often find myself in new and interesting working environments, helping new companies evolve while providing counselling advice on the individual differences of the financial systems that I have come across ... *phew* ... that was a long one!
How long is your typical gaming session when playing Star Wars Galaxies? /hides ... Probably about 4 hours on an average working day. A lot more on weekends.
What does a typical Star Wars Galaxies day consist of for you? Upon login I occasionally check my mail, but I am really more interested in what my guildies are up to. I love helping out, so I always start out with checking how many are online and see what they could use help with. During weekends I sometimes spend time farming junk for our suits, but on normal days we try to do guild hunts or just have fun in space. If no one is online, I'll usually indulge myself in some player-versus-player combat. Recently the guild has spent a lot of time preparing for the heroics; getting a full guild of smugglers through them can be quite tricky.
What was the race and profession of your very first character? Zabrak. I joined pre-NGE and was intrigued by the droid engineer/smuggler combination (I think it was the whole "I can't have a Wookiee so I'll have to do with something else as a pet"-idea), so I worked up to Novice Droid Engineer and then got cracking on pistols. Sadly this was just before the NGE hit; I was converted to CL3 Smuggler. He has grown up now and I use that toon as my secondary combat toon, providing the guildies with heals, allthough he still wears the title of Master Smuggler.
What got you into gaming and what sort of games do you like the most? Since I got my first PC I have been playing games. RTS games appealed the most to me, but I love the social aspect of MMO's. With time I have come to enjoy SWG more than any other game on the market. Nothing really can beat the interaction you get from other players, and if I can even help them have a better experience, then it's all good.
What other hobbies or activities do you take part in, other then playing Star Wars Galaxies? I got a rather large fish tank at the moment that takes up some time, allthough I used to have dogs. I am an animal lover I guess. I have had pets for the last 30 years and even thought about opening up a pet-camping site at one point.
What is your highest character level in Star Wars Galaxies? All my toons are CL90.
What race and profession is your main character? I am a human smuggler.
What do you like the most about the profession you have chosen for your main character? It has something no other profession has, something un-defineable and intangible: a soul.
What faction is your main character? I am a Rebel.
What is your favorite player owned ship? Hmm, tough choice really. I do love the looks and feel of the 1300-series freighter for the decorative options as well immersion factor for my character, but for PvP I use my Scyk (the "Anne Bonny"). I just got a N-1 that I haven't got the chance to test out yet. I expect to take her out for a spin this Sunday for the weekly Space PvP battle on Europe-Chimaera (go Chim!).
What is your favorite ground vehicle? My BARC (allthough it has a mysterious habit of blowing up when I least expect it).
How did you choose your main character's name? I don't know honestly. Sometimes it feels as if my toon has a life of her own. I would like to think that she chose it. I think it's something that other role players can nod in agreement with, that their toons live their own lives.
Which current professions in Star Wars Galaxies have you NOT played? I have not played an officer, domestics trader, and munitions trader.
What is your favorite expansion? Jump to Lightspeed. I know it came before I started playing, but the other expansions have ended up being the places I really hate going to.
What is your favorite planet? I'll have to go with Naboo on this one. I love the houses, the terrain, and setting. There are so many beautiful places there.
What is your favorite NPC? The station commander on the Tatooine space station. Gotta love that guy's attitude. :P
What are the most credits you have ever spent on purchasing a single item for one of your characters? I spent 35 million credits for a jetpack.
Do you have an item you no longer use but keep around for nostalgic reasons? If so, what is it and why do you keep it? I have the first item I created somewhere, my CDEF pistol.
What do you like best about Star Wars Galaxies? I gotta say, it's hands down the social interaction with my community.
Describe your best experience playing Star Wars Galaxies. Meeting up with fellow members of the community for a round of ale in London last year. Heck, I even managed to smuggle some cookies on board the flight home!
Do you run or work for a Star Wars Galaxies fan site? I run a guild website for the Smugglers Alliance.