September’s Blossom of the Month is Trippid! When Trippid isn’t playing with team Aris, she can be found participating in various events in Death Blossoms and helping out other members of the community. Overall Trippid is a very positive member of the community, and this is well deserved! Here’s what two members of the community also had to say about her:
“Trippid is always there in Jodem’s Play of the Game, providing moral support and assistance while the enemy screams in terror. In Kodem’s words, “Solid 8/10 Zarya, would play with again. She lost 2 points for playing Zenyatta sometimes.”” – Nominator
“Trippid has always stepped up during events to help set up custom games, get teams together and keep the event going. On top of that you can always expect the most positive attitude and a genuine want to help people, so when I think of who deserves Blossom of the Month, of course it’s gotta be her!” – Nominator
- What is your name and what gametag do you primarily go by?
I go by Ali in real life (it’s a nickname, I’ll give a high five to whoever guesses my real name haha). In games I either go by Trippid or Tilted_Logic; I’m not tilted, I’ve had that nickname since before the internet made it a thing, I swear!
- How long have you been a gamer and what got you into gaming?
When the original Half Life came out in 1998 I was 8 years old, and I used to sit on a stool in my dad’s home office and watch him play. I attribute those days watching aliens lunge at Gordon Freeman in the corridors of Black Mesa to sparking my love for both science and gaming. At some point later on my dad purchased a PS2 and an N64 and I’d play Donkey Kong, FFX and Ratchet & Clank (it’s still the bomb), but it was all pretty casual and limited to when I wasn’t outside running around with friends. My biggest gaming achievement as a kid was probably mastering Dig Dug – a little PC arcade game that I’d play whenever I was ignoring homework. I was actually good enough to almost get a place on the world scoreboard, but the match that would have put me there was right at dinner time, and I had questionable priorities at that age.
When I was about 14 a friend introduced me to World of Warcraft, which was probably the first non-arcade game I played seriously. And I mean seriously. I was part of the most hardcore and demanding guild on my server that would clear raid content before anyone else, and I was our best melee dps to boot. (She was my favourite character to play in any game ever so I’m slightly prideful haha). To this day I have never felt like I’ve mastered a character as perfectly as I mastered my enhancement shaman, and I still miss it from time to time. Being in a guild like that did however mean I didn’t have time to play much else. So it wasn’t until I quit WoW a few years ago – and thanks to the huge array of friends I met along the way – that I was seriously introduced to FPS gaming and from there branched out into a multitude of other genres.
- What other games have you played?
My favourite genres are probably FPS, RPGs and puzzle games. So some of my favourite series are Half Life, Mass Effect, Ratchet & Clank, Deus Ex, Portal, Dragon Age and Borderlands. I also absolutely adore the Talos Principle, Mirror’s Edge, Titanfall, Ark, Psychonauts, Machinarium and Bulletstorm. (I freaking love Bulletstorm). But honestly, anything that has a great parkour system will hook me – it’s probably my favourite mechanic in gaming.