TA Community Interviews 2012

By Jonathan Barnes, 4 years ago
Do you want to be featured in our TrueAchievements Community Interview, aka “The Gamish Inquisition”? First of all, I salute you if you do, as not everyone is brave enough to come forward and say, “Yes, I want you to attach the proverbial car battery to my proverbial bits and crank the proverbial dial up to 11… proverbially speaking, of course.”

This is the call to you, our community, for volunteers to be interviewed this year. 2011 saw a lot of changes, a new inquisitor, a few formatting changes, the switch to bi-weekly postings, a lot of extraneous hyperlinks, and the best group of interviewees yet. Looking forward, it’s my goal to make 2012 even better.

At this point, you might be asking yourself:

Gee… what would it take for ME to be interviewed?
I’m glad you asked, inquisitive community member.

1- As always, spelling and grammar are probably my biggest qualifiers. You don’t need to be able to write for the New York Times or have a fancy English degree, but proper spelling and punctuation are a must. It’s hard to have a really good interview if the reader has to struggle to glean a kernel of understanding from sentence fragments and text speak.

2- Be interesting! While being funny is always a plus, I’m really looking for people with good stories (see flyboy80498’s Interview or Maxoplata’s Interview for quick examples) to tell and/or very active community members (like Sashamorning). Are you doing something excellent either outside of gaming or in? Have you done something REALLY cool? Let me know!

3- Have an opinion! Is there something you want to have a discussion (with me) about? A game you want to rant on? An industry trend you love/hate? Let me know and we can work an interview around it.

Another big change is that we’re going to be doing away with Community Nominations. In my professional opinion, most people who are “nominated” fall into two categories:

a- People who, ultimately, have no desire to be interviewed.

b- People who desperately want to be interviewed, but don’t have the grapes to tell me directly and thus have all of their friends beg me to interview them. The obj does not respond well to passive-aggressiveness. This disdain has forced the obj to go third-person… you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Now that you all know the traits for which I am looking, I leave it in your hands. Are you up to the task? Can you pass the challenges? Have you located the Well of Souls? Can you retrieve the Sankara Stones? Are you the penitent man who kneels before the breath of God? Did you watch the Indiana Jones marathon on Christmas day? If so, send me, osubluejacket, a message and hit me with your best shot.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.