Once again Brad has given me the chance to ask him some questions; you guys also has some to ask so they were all formatted and; well; here they are...
1) Which game feature are you most exited about?
The new abilitiy system, the new level cap and skill cap increases, increased size of the game.. finally getting an artist who can make new items for me.
2) Nork; Aleria; Cobrahn; and now Nameless; are they all on the same planet and what is it's name?
Yes, they are all on the same planet, its called Tehruh
3) Where are all the cats in the game at?
Most cats died in a strange accident about 50k years ago game time
4) When will the Guild Creation Tools be finished?
When i come up with a long term method of handling guild creation. I work on it alot, but have yet to work out a system which meets all the requirements necessary. Guild resources are very small, and so when completed, rigorous new guidelines and responsibilities will be placed on all guilds
5) In the forums you had players do some drafts of a form of DrakTools; has anything more been done with this?
Not yet, no
6) There was also a mention at one time about players being able to use customized graphics; is this still in development?
Yeah, on the shelf at the moment, but a real desire of mine.
7) Has barb's Immune to scare has been changed? i was scared by a Pet several times today while frothing, and im lvl 22 (well was at the time). immune to scare at froth is supposedly placed at lvl 18.
I don't see anything to indicate barbs are immune to scare. Where did you read this?
Will there ever be a new class.. New Spells. or new items in the game?
Doubt there will be new classes.. And there will never be spells in the game. New items go in all the time.
9) Is there a drakkar and can she be reached in the games current status?
Yes, at http://www.drakkarzone.com (but i generally refer to the game as a he)
10) What was your inspiration for Drakkar?
Everything. Storyline is from a 7 year AD&D campaign i ran, heavily influenced by moria, hack, empire and islands of kesmai
11) This has been asked before; but; Merchants; is anything going to be done with them ever?
Forever is a long time, who knows
12) Will we see a pocketpc version of the chat area or game itself anytime soon?
Dunno, tough call, maybe
13) Will we ever see a Night and Day in Drakkar?
Its already in.. nameless
14) Who is GLEBOG?
When you find out let me know
15) With Nameless Land, what are new level and skill caps going to be?
I'm considering 1,000,000th skill and about 2,000,000th level.. But not sure
16) Will you always have a front end that supports older computers?
"relatively", yes.. But they will always fall off the bottom
17) Will Nameless Land be made to suit Old Front End?
18) Will players be able to suggest/ design any quests/hunts, send to brad and hope for them to be implemented?
Half the game is that way
19) Has KoD been fully released from iEN yet? or does the link to voluntary payment still work?
Yes and No
20) Where did Dwarkanath goto after the battles?
Now THAT is a story
21) Why have we not heard from GRAINE in a while?
He is skilling and coining to pay for his fort
22) Any chance on fixing it were when someone pm's u , it doesnt pop up a window ?
Yes, its called DND
23) What expansion plans do you have for drakkar, commercially speaking?
For now i'm concentrating on nameless
24) When did you learn to drive?
In 1782.. err ooops
25) What was your first car like?
6 wheels, 4 doors, trunk and hood
26) What was your first job?
a tire store
27) What was something funny or embarrasing that has happened to you in regards to Drakkar?
Wow, sorry, 1million word limit to this interview
28) If you won $1 million tomorrow what would you do with the money?
Lets see.. 1million would be 450k after taxes, of which in adjusted 2025 dollars would be about 125k (when my house is paid off), of which a third would go to each of my kids and half of the remainder to my wife, and assuming we have at least 2 more democratic presidents during that period, property taxes at 3k/year would leave me owing about 50k.
29) What are you most proud of in regards to Drakkar?
The way that players have really enjoyed the way i present content, and gaming.
30) What are you going to dress up as for Halloween this year?
A father of 2
31) What's the best compliment you have ever recieved?
I have been described as "painfully shy".. oh wait..
32) Is the Mausoleum Quest still active?
Its the most actively talked about , thats for sure
33) If you could live in Drakkar; what part would you live in and why?
I'd live in my ivory tower, where most people accuse me of staying anyway
34) Would you like to add anything?
About 50% more paying customers.. not much more