Guess who I tricked into being our first interview victim of round two? That's right, our own beloved @mikelaurence
! Here he is, exemplifying the perfect mix of dorky and cool:
Aww, look at his adorable self! Those blue eyes! And the cosmic cat, too! I love how Mike is looking contemplatively off in one direction and the cat is kinda glaring in the opposite direction. I can't decide who's cuter.
Oh and before we jump into the questions, I just want to remind people that these interviews are about getting to know the person behind the account a little better.
In other words, this is NOT the place to ask Mike to look at your idea for the game, or to ask when such-and-such feature will be implemented, or to complain about how you found a bug or how you bought crowns and didn't get them, and so on. If you ask those kinds of questions, he has total rights to simply ignore them, and if Lisa happens to notice them, she has agreed to summarily send them to bad-question hell.
Game-related questions are fine as long as they offer us some insight into Mike himself, but the real idea is to ask him stuff that will help us get to know him as a person. He's more than just our celebrity developer, right? Ask him about his favorite things, his connections, his beliefs, what he enjoys! Let's find out about the man behind the game.
Towards that end, allow me to start us off with some completely new and unexpected questions.
What's your favorite joke?
What was the first thing you created in the game that you felt was important enough to put a protector on? Does it still exist? If so, where? If not, why not?
What's one way in which you are totally way cooler than any of the other Bytebin folks?
In what way(s) does Deepworld reflect values that you hold dear?
What's your most distinguishing feature?
What's something you like about yourself?
What's your weirdest or most annoying habit?
What's the creepiest interaction you've ever had with an insect?
What's the most exotic animal you've ever touched?
Why are cats so much better than dogs?
Do you have any interesting stories about scars or injuries? Broken bones? Stitches? Hospitalizations? How about surgeries? Gory infections? Teeth? Any pictures? Pictures are good.
What's something about your upbringing that's unique, and how has it affected your view of the world?
What's something you've done that most people haven't?
What's something you've never done that most people have?
If your life were a book, what would be the chapter headings?
In one sentence, what's your philosophy of life?