Player of the Week: Syfin

(Date Posted: September 29, 2006)

Character Name: Syfin
Character Race: Dark Elf
Character Class: Necromancer
Deity: Innoruuk
Server: Povar
Guild: Defying Fate
Guild Rank: Banker/Officer
Guild Website:
Length of Time in Guild: 2+ years
Real World Location: Germany
Family? Married
Allakhazam Name: Syfin
Allakhazam Profile: 423432

Besides EverQuest, what other MMORPGs have you played?
I played World of Warcraft (WoW) for a few months and whenever the EQ servers go down. WoW = EQ light.

How did you find out about EverQuest, and when did you begin playing?
A co-worker told me about EQ. So I started playing EQ on Terris-Thule, this was when Kunark was the new expansion. I played an Iksar warrior named Ssnake for a couple of years. Then hand to quit because my computer was a PoS and couldn't handle the Lucin expansion. Started playing again about 2 1/2 years ago on Morden Rasp that merged with Povar.

Do you know anyone in real life who plays EverQuest?
Just the guy that showed me the game, but he's not playing anymore. I know a couple of people that play on different servers.

How did you come up with your main character's name?
Syfin, sounds like syphon. Necros syphon HP and Mana, I thought it was clever. hahaha

What factors affected your choice of race / class for your main character?
The lack of expansions when I started playing again. I wasn't able to get my Kunark expansion to register and was only able to choose from the original races. So I picked a Dark Elf, because they hate just about as many people as Iksar do. I would have picked an Iksar if I could do it over again.

About how often do you play EverQuest, and how long is a typical playing session for you?
EVERYDAY! Right now I play all day, until I fall asleep at the keyboard. Then wake up and play some more. hahaha

How do you spend your time in game?
Soloing usually. Kiting stuff around Norrath.

What other class/race combinations have you levelled past 35?
Just had the one, Iksar warrior back in the day that got up to level 46. All my other Alts are low, none above level 19.

Approximately what percentage of the EverQuest world have you experienced?
I'd say 50% maybe. Haven't been to alot of the high end zones.

What is your favourite expansion?
Depths of Darkhollow, because of the extended spell research, the zones are nice and alot of kitable mobs, if you can find the space.

What is your least favourite expansion?
Lost Dungeons of Norrath, because it is a group only expansion and I don't really like to group with people. Not a big fan of Gates of Discord either, not sure why.

What is your favourite zone?
Right now I really like Icefall Glacier, but it's REALLY crowded there, because it's great for kiting. I like Noble's Causeway, again for the kiting.

What is your favourite NPC?
Can't say that I really have a favorite. Anything that I doesn't summon me and I can kill it, always rates high in my book.

If the war between Firiona Vie and Lanys T`Vyl erupted again, which side would you take?
Lanys T'Vyl of course! Dark Elves stick together and High Elves are so full of themselves. hahaha

Describe your most memorable moment or proudest accomplishment in game.
When I max'd out begging at 200. haha Now they up the skill levels so it's back to begging again.

What is the largest amount of platinum you have ever had at one time, and how did you go about accumulating it?
Most I've had was nearly 500K, by selling DoD researched spells mostly.

What are some things you would change or implement in order to improve EverQuest?
Get rid of Monster Missions. Worst thing they put in the game. I would put in an auction system like they have in WoW, it's nice to be able to sell your wares while your out killing stuff.

What types of spells, skills, disciplines, and/or alternate abilities would you like to see added to your class?
- A summon resist ablility.
- I wouldn't mind another spell slot or two.
- Be able to summon a corpse across zones or summon a corpse when the player isn't in the same zone.

If you had to start over from scratch, what race/class combination would you choose?
Iksar necromancer, because I love playing a necro and Iksar have the innate regen.

How do you describe EverQuest to your coworkers or computer-illiterate friends?
NooB's !!! That's you Whup, Teli, Enzite, Bell, Sardine, Core, Mell, Mezz, Aol and Chappy. haha

You know I love you guys. hahaha

What is next for you in the world of EverQuest?
Just going to keep plugging away stealing the life of any mob I can and kill as many guildies as possible. haha

** Pick the winner in a battle between...

Freeport vs Qeynos - Freeport definately. There's a strange smell in Qeynos. It's probably, ohhh I stepped in Gnoll dooty.
Tradeskilling vs Questing - Tradeskilling, Quests are alright too I guess.
Instance Zones vs Static Zones - Static Zones, you need at least 3 in your group to get into an insta-zone.
Monster Missions vs Project M (PvP as Monsters) - I hate them both
Soloing vs Pick-Up Groups - SOLOING by far, hate sitting around waiting for a group.
Guild Raiding vs Grouping With Friends - Grouping with Friends
GM (real people) Events vs Scripted (computerized) Events - Push
Arena Royal Rumble vs 1-on-1 Duel - 1-on-1 Duel, only because I've never been in a Royal Rumble.
Faydwer vs Odus - Faydwer, never liked Odus and I hate The HOLE.
Kunark vs Velious - Kunark, usually has the hot zones.
Planes of Power vs Gates of Discord - Planes of Power
Depths of Darkhollow vs Omens of War - Depths of Darkhollow
Bard vs Enchanter - Push
Monk vs Rogue - Monk, they can pull
Paladin vs Warrior - Warrior, make better tanks IMO
Allakhazam vs Illia - Allakhazam