MaG and her own gaming experiences

Posted by: Merlin

MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 04:04 PM

MaG, hope you don't mind me making this thread.
I've been meaning to find out a little more about our leader for a while now. praise I've created some questions, and you don't have to answer them all, or any if you don't wish. wave

1.Did you solve all the puzzles by yourself in all the games that you played and made W/T's for?

2. Roughly how long does it take you to play through a game?

3. Do you find them all easy or do you find many quite challenging?

4. Which games if any did you find hard?

5.What are some of your personal favourites?

6. Are you a teacher, professor, or have some qualification in logic? smile
Posted by: Benedict

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 04:15 PM

Come on and tell us, MaG. This kitty is also curious about you.

I've been using your walkthroughs, and they are quite remarkably well written.
Posted by: Darleen03

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 04:16 PM

I like to Know Her personal Favorites..
laugh
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:08 PM

You can probably find her personal favorites in the Annual Games List.
Posted by: MaG

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:20 PM

Merlin,

You got me between a rock and a hard place. lol

I'll be back... Oh Gee. blush
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:21 PM

lol I've been waiting for you MaG. :kiss:
Posted by: MaG

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:37 PM

1.Did you solve all the puzzles by yourself in all the games that you played and made W/T's for?

Usually, all the puzzles in the walkthroughs I write have been solved by me. There are some that got me stumped usually the arcadey ones. Jenny did the typing test for me on Nancy Drew Blackmoor Manor. The other puzzles I miss are usually due to time pressure (excuses, excuses). laugh If you see acknowledged names on the walkthroughs, they helped or added additonal information on the walkthrough.

2. Roughly how long does it take you to play through a game?

It really depends on the game and also my available time.
If I'm on time constraints: I play, write my notes while playing, repeat the chapter, rewrite my notes and then proceed to the next chapter. Then replay again. So, I don't know the length of time the game takes.
If I'm not on time constraints and I just play with no writing, a usual game is done in 4-8 hours. There are several games that took me long to play - Rhem 2 and Sacred Rings comes to mind.

3. Do you find them all easy or do you find many quite challenging?

I found Rhem 2 challenging. There will be individual puzzles that will put a brake on my gameplay and I need to stare at the monitor for a while.

4. Which games if any did you find hard?

Rhem 2.

5.What are some of your personal favourites?

It really depends on the type of game. I might enjoy a game because of the beauty, the puzzles, the fun, the dialogue but usually I enjoy logic games. In the games released in the last 6 months, I enjoyed The Awakened, Sacred Rings and Destination: Treasure Island.

6. Are you a teacher, professor, or have some qualification in logic?

I worked in medical allied field all my professional life. These include bench work, teaching, supervisory capacities and research-development in Hospitals, Medical Schools and Universities.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:43 PM

praise praise You are the best MaG!

Ana hearts
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:44 PM

Thanks so much Marita for sharing. You are super!
Posted by: Merlin

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:49 PM

Thanks MaG, lovely answers. bravo

I was just dusting and polishing something comfy for you to sit on when you returned, but looks like I was too late. Here it is anyway. laugh

Posted by: Darleen03

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:57 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhh Merlin..That is So NICE !!! I Luv It

Thank You MaG for taking the time..To answer Merlins Questions...

We really shouldn't bother you...But we LUV you So..We just have to know some things :kiss:
Posted by: MaG

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 05:59 PM

rotfl rotfl rotfl

Thanks, Merlin! Love it!

EDITED: That's a hot seat! wink
Posted by: Darleen03

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 06:02 PM

I vote that Chair should go to The HALL Of Fame at Boomers !!!!! happydance
Posted by: NYLady

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 06:19 PM

All the questions I had about Miss M were answered in this thread. Thanks, Merlin and MaG. wave

Psssssssssst, for the longest time I thought MaG was a man. Not sure why, but just got that impression. Hard to tell by the avatars and names who is M and who is F.

My nick (and TexasLady's) leave no doubt!
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 06:47 PM

After writing the my post in NYLady's thread about who uses walkthroughs, and my comment on mainly using MaG's work,(sorry abotut the "c") I was thinking about how I would love to know how she does it. And there it is all in a neat little package.

Thanks for the Q & A. Now we know a little more about our resident author of walkthroughs.

Flo
Posted by: Marian

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 08:35 PM

Marita, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your answers to those questions; I've wondered about all of the same things myself. smile

Oh, and if you think any of that dispelled any ideas I might have that you are a genius when it comes to solving these games on your own and then writing walkthroughs, it didn't---quite the contrary! smile I don't know how you do it, but it sure is nice for me and thousands of other people that you do! bravo
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 09:37 PM

Very nicely done bravo
Posted by: 3dobermans

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 09:53 PM

Thanks so much MaG for making yourself a little more real to us.

I remember it was really nerve-racking on how to work you into my story, since I wasn't sure how you would take it, but did only with the utmost respect and you will always have my respect.

Your chair is beautiful and know you'll look great sitting in it. I agree, it belongs in the hall of fame.

bravo
Posted by: Becky

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/10/07 11:48 PM

MaG has been endowed with a chair! I love it! lol
Posted by: BeaSong

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 02:01 AM

Brilliant, MaG! Thanx for giving this mini view of you! bravo
Posted by: gatorlaw

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 02:32 AM

Excellent!

A long overdue Q & A with Mags smile

Hmmm shouldn't this go up on the "GB interview list"

:kiss:
Posted by: chrissie

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 03:07 AM

Thanks MaG for answering Merlin's questions! I wondered how you managed to get through so many games & write walkthroughs so quickly - and I would never guess the answer to some of the puzzles so it's good to know you're a genius!!!! smile happydance
Posted by: cailyn

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 03:55 AM

That was very nice of you to take the time and answer Merlin's questions,I'm sure a lot of us we're wondering the same things. praise hearts
Posted by: gremlin

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 03:56 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by NYLady:
My nick (and TexasLady's) leave no doubt!
You'd like to think that, wouldn't you ... evil

Gremlin
Posted by: wysewomon

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 10:13 AM

Thanks Merlin and MaG!

WW
Posted by: Jema

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 10:41 AM

Thanks, MaG, for taking the time to answer the questions. And thanks, Merlin, for asking them.

wave Jema
Posted by: ron.etti

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 12:34 PM

MaG ..you have helped me many times out of tough spots.......thanks Ron.......
Posted by: MsMercury

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 12:42 PM

Merlin, thanks for asking what we all want to know and thanks MaG for taking the time to answer. Love the chair!

Mary wave
Posted by: kazzmo

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 03:15 PM

Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions. I know I had wondered how you write all these w/t's and it seems you do it so fast. Merlin, thank you for asking MaG the questions. That is a Great chair for a Great Lady. praise
Posted by: Leeana

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 05:13 PM

wow Merlin that was a fantastic chair Bravo!!!!

MaG we all are so Happy You are here and you are so knowledgeable!, we thank our lucky stars to have a wonderful person like you!!! TY for all your help, it does count when you cannot go on in a game, to come to someone who knows what they are doing hands -on!!!!! TY sweetie smile
Posted by: Koalanut

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 05:25 PM

Thanks MaG!
Everytime I get a game, I hurry home and see if you have a walkthrough for it. I print it up and I am ready to play when I can. I have a stack of games and walkthroughs all ready to play and I bet most of them are yours. And may I say thank you for a saved game when it just gets too tough. bravo

Robin aka Koalanut
Posted by: MaG

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 07:29 PM

Thank you all for your kind words. wave
Posted by: Renee

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 09:14 PM

bravo
Posted by: Midge

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 09:33 PM

You are amazing my friend. We all love you. Hugs.

Midgie praise praise
Posted by: gymcandy1

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/11/07 09:33 PM

MaG thanks for sharing that info with us. I'm always curious about those of you who write walkthroughs.

Personally I think you're all genious. happydance

Thanks Merlin for posing the questions. thumbsup

wave joe
Posted by: UpToo Late

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/12/07 09:14 AM

Whenever I buy a game, I ALWAYS check the walkthroughs to see if there's one there written by MaG! Then I print it out and have it ready in case I need it (which I usually do, at least a couple of times per game, lol!).

No offense to any other WT writers here or elsewhere, but MaG's are just the best!

THANK YOU, MaG!!!!!!! bravo thumbsup thanks laugh
Posted by: Darleen03

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/12/07 08:55 PM

Not that I am Partial to any one Walkthrough..
But MaG's walkthrough if I see her's I click on that First...

laugh
Posted by: MaG

Re: MaG and her own gaming experiences - 04/12/07 11:06 PM

Thanks and glad I can be of help on your gaming enjoyment. wave