Character name: Ellegy
Character class and level: Level 73 Dirge
Real life occupation: I work on databases and develop database and web applications for a telecommunications company.

How did you get started gaming? Atari 2600, baby! Then I moved up to an Atari 400 computer, where you could play text-based adventure games. Does 'The room is dark and creepy. There is a door to the west and north' bring back memories for you? It sure does for me! From that moment on I was hooked, and I haven't stopped gaming since.

What’s your favourite part of EQII, the thing that keeps you in game? Can I answer "everything"? There is always so much to do. I really love the live events, and new content is frequently added. And I'm an altaholic; I have one of all but 4 or 5 of the classes. Each class is fun and different. And the tradeskills! There's just too many things to list them all. So yeah, everything!

What is your funniest EQII moment? This might be the toughest question. But I think I have to say the first time I saw the Meatbeast. Not just because the Meatbeast is hilarious enough in itself, but the guild was on the way to a raid and everyone was in vent. Oh, the comments! Very few of them could be repeated here, but it was definitely funny! Ellegy is definitely a worshiper of Bristlebane, who has the best god-pet ever!

Any words of wisdom for fellow gamers? Games are supposed to be fun. Find your fun, whether its tradeskilling, solo questing, grouping or raiding, and don't let anyone tell you that's not how you should do it. If you're having a good time, you're doing it right even if you're not doing it like someone else. That actually applies for real life too :-)

Geek credentials? Isn't the Atari 2600 and text-based adventure games geeky enough? ;-)
Something about you that people wouldn’t usually guess? That I am a grandmother and have four grandchildren.