Interviewing Mer.nymphs

Hello everyone and welcome back to my parlour! My guest this month is a really highly requested guest! She’s an absolute sweetie and I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know her better!! I’m talking about Mer.nymphs!! Thank you for accepting my invitation!

Well thank you for inviting me! I’m really happy to be here.

As always, we start from the very beginning! What’s your first memory regarding video games?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always played video games. My brother used to have tons of them and of course, being the little sister, I watched him play all the time. There’s one memory I’m very fond of, though. I always hated car games because I thought they were very boring, but when I was little my brother would pretend, while he was playing, to take me on a ride and we would go to the beach or go shopping. So we would just ride in game forever doing nothing except talking to each other. I think it’s one of my oldest and favourite memories.

What’s the first game you played and made you fall in love?

I think the first game that meant a lot for me was Pokemon. I was already in love with Ash (Sacha in french) in the anime, and playing Pokemon on my brother’s DS, then mine, made me want to become a Pokemon trainer! I dreamed of being like Dawn, because she was pretty and resourceful, she had Piplup which was my favourite Pokemon. I played other games before this but none had this much of an impact, and helped me develop my imagination like this one did. I also think Pokemon made me want to become a writer, because I want other people to feel what I felt as a kid. 

What’s your all time favorite game?

Obvious answer would be World of Warcraft. Even if I get tired and bored of it sometimes, it will always have that special place in my heart, forever. I could not play for years and still care about it. But close second you can probably find Pokemon or The Sims. 

When did you start playing WoW?

When I was 9 or 10 I think! My dad has been playing since classic but he wasn’t a huge player, and when I discovered the game I immediately fell in love! I kept watching him play and one day, around MoP, I started playing myself! (my first real character with a story is my night elf, Mernymphs!). 

What made you stay in love with the game?

The thing that made me truly fall in love with WoW is that at one point I couldn’t play for a few years. Just after I bought the game, I made something really stupid, and my parents punished me for it (I was only 10). I wasn’t allowed to play anymore, and it lasted for like… 2 or 3 years? All this time I couldn’t touch the game and I kept thinking about it. I think in a way I will always have this love for the game, because not being able to play it has only made me more invested. I will always have it in my heart, even though I can sometimes feel disappointed by it.

What’s your favorite in game activity?

My favourite in game activity is probably to level alts. I struggle with end game content, I don’t like the pressure it puts on me so most of the time I level my alts, trying to get all the zone achievements. 

What are your hopes for the future of the game?

I don’t know, I don’t really think about it that much to be honest. I just hope they’ll know when to stop at the right time. Blizzard has been making decisions I don’t really agree with lately, and it makes the future of the game very blurry to me.

What other passions and interests do you have?

I draw and read a lot. I like to create things, in a general way. It can go from drawing to writing, to sewing or making jewellery. I’m sort of versatile so my interests are usually very strong but also they don’t last long.

What’s your main source of inspiration?

I try to take inspiration from everything I can find, sometimes it’s from someone else’s posts or a tv show, sometimes it’s a scene I see in real life with a vibrant colour palette that I like.

Who is the person behind the gamer?

I feel like I will never get the right answer for this question. I’m just Elisa. I don’t think anything else matters really when it comes to this account, most people are here for the gaming stuff. Though I made some amazing friends thanks to this account and I would trust their opinion of myself better than my own.

How did you get to join the IG gaming community?

I had just discovered Vashj’ir in WoW, and I fell in love with the zone so I thought I had to share it with people. I created an account named world_of_screenshots and started to post my shots! Then I met some wonderful people and I never left.

Do you have a message for the community?

Don’t take Instagram or World of Warcraft too seriously. People aren’t always the nicest there, and if you put too much of yourself into it, it may end up hurting you. I think having social media to share content is amazing, but don’t forget it’s just a social media, it’s just a game, please take care of your mental health.

What are your dreams for your future?

I don’t really have any to be honest. I just want to be happy, whatever I’ll be doing.

And lastly, who are three members of the gaming community you would like to see as my guests?

I’d love to hear from athiellana, flefani and letujan_playground !! They deserve so much more love!

And with this we’ve got to the end of the interview!! Thank you very much for joining me and letting us know you a bit better!!

Thank you for inviting me, and thank you to everyone who reads this interview! This was a real pleasure!

And lastly thank you all for reading yet another interview! And as always a big thank you to my wonderful sidekick Unidess! See you soon with another wonderful guest! 

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