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Interview With A Community Member: ToeZies

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Welcome! For this week of Interview with a Community Member we have @ToeZies

 This interview is to get to know the members of our community, and hopefully bring the community together. Comment who you want to see being interviewed next week! 

Thanks to @ToeZies for participating!

 


Tell Us About Yourself?

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Well I guess i'm a pretty normal guy, I work as a draughtsman doing 2D and 3D design for construction company. I was a boxer for many years until I crashed my car in December, and that's because I also like to drive like a lunatic. 

How did you find out about DayZRP, and what made you want to join?

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I'd watched no end of videos of different people playing DayZRP, but I think Roach's Tony Moretti story really brought me in like it did so many others. I'd RP'd in so many different games that just never quite worked to the same standard before, and when I saw how well it was working in here, I knew I had to come try it, and I've never looked back.

If you could thank one person for helping you get started here who would it be?

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It would have to be the mighty Hamish McGregor @Mr Anon , one of the most genuine, caring and hilarious people I've ever met, he's not active here anymore, but he had a huge influence back in 2016/17 and I keep in contact with him regularly. He taught me so much just from watching the way he did everything. He showed me so much about group dynamics and the way people think and work, changing the way I've played characters and even lived life since. Not to mention that sexy Scottish accent. 

What could we do, as the staff team, to make this a better place? 

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Things seem a little disconnected as a community at the moment, everyone just seeming to stick to their own corners. I don't feel like I know some of the staff half as much as we used to a couple years ago. I think that's harder now that we use a Discord instead of the TS where people used to mingle a lot more and meet new people, so if more community interaction can be had with certain members of the staff team, I'd feel a little more comfortable. Other than that I think staff are doing a great job, just keep up those dynamic events, I love me some hordes. 

What is your most memorable experience(IC/OOC) here? 

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Whilst I've had loads of really memorable moments recently, once again it has to go to back in 2016/17 time, with the Northern Alliance being all set up. We'd gone for a meeting, all of the Northern Alliance all set up, my character was on a bit of a downward spiral mentally and had tortured several people. He kicked out of the alliance that night, so he literally murdered and chopped up another member. However when he went to go and say goodbye to the 101 lads, Hamish sat there, threw me an armband and only said 'Those colours look good on you lad' and just like that I was back in and kicking, leading to nearly a years more RP on that character, through thick and thin I was always with Hamish from then on out. 

Do you regret doing anything in your time here?

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I've got a bit of a temper some times, and I know i've lost a few friendships along the way for it, which I wish i'd not gone off the rails with and just played things cool, especially recently i've been shown how awesome this community can be and the people within it, I wish I could still have some of those connections.

If you had to live in a jail cell with four people from this community who would it be?

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This is a tough one, because I've stayed whilst many old friends have come and gone, but I suppose:

@Mr Anon - He'd get us out of the jail cell in about 20 minutes flat by just talking to the guard.

@Watchman - This guy is going to be playing the chillest tunes, making sure everyone's happy and coping, whilst getting everyone in shape doing some big kettle bell exercises in the corner.

@Oy - I've known Oyface for so long, it'd feel wrong not having him around for some jail time, god knows he deserves it for how many times he's accidentally hit me on the head with a shovel, or even shot me 'accidentally'.

@RiZStream - Just because he's a legend and I'd want him in there really. 

 

What's your current favourite song/artist?

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Shiloh Dynasty takes the care recently, I've been going through some stuff and the chill vibes always help level me out

What has been your favourite character you have played on the server and why?

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I've not played all that many characters throughout my time, I prefer the long story lines over anything. Dom my current character is amazing, but the original 'ToeZ' - Jack Edwards (My first ever character) Has to take the cake. With a passion for cutting off the toes of people that wronged him, he had 26 little toes in a jar around his neck in the end, and had so many different experiences and events that twisted and shaped his story. I actually ended up hand writing out something like 80-90 pages in a journal for him, detailing his spiral into insanity from a first person perspective. 

What do you feel is missing from the community?

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Like I've said earlier, everyone seems to be sticking to their own corners and only socialising and interacting within those. It's been too long since we've had a big server dynamic, where so many groups are involved in a very interactive and roleplay heavy war or something like that. At the minute it just seems that any war is just attrition, who can attack the most till the other moves base location? Nothing seems to have any consequence. PK's never occur, and when they do they are just replaced by characters that come back at the exact same rank in a group and I whilst I understand that, it leads to very stale, repetitive roleplay for everyone outside of your group. We need a sense of community, and a sense that roleplay is moving forward! Not just stagnating.

Do you have any hidden talents?

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Like I said at the start; I boxed for around 7 years before my crash, and have numerous trophies to show for it. Other than that i'm real good at catching moths when they fly around a light. I fight moths bare handed.

What was the origin of your username? 

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This is starting to become a repetitive story. But my original character became known as 'Toes' when some improv RP back when Stary Yar was known as 'Pinewood' Tucker at the time, played by @Empress Nino was the mayor and @Oy and myself were messing about, shooting pistols at each other jokingly. @Empress Nino decided enough was enough and shot me in the foot, breaking my leg. We kept the RP up and claimed that he'd blown off a toe. Quickly he began getting referred to as '9-Toes', then '8-Toes'... This became such a common thing that I had to make the call to change my username to ToeZ and it just stuck! Now I use it for everything. Also the occasional switch to ToeZies is necessary, just to spice things up.

Do you have anything to add?

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I've had ups and downs in this community. But so much of the RP recently has been absolutely excellent, with real depth to everyone's decisions, thoughts and feelings. I feel like I've really seen the ability of the community, and I just want to say keep it up, because you're all awesome.

 

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Good read toez

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I'd gladly spend time in a cell with you @ToeZies. Can't wait to get some RP in with you soon.

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Nice interview bud! Was a good read.

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Much love Jack @ToeZies ❤️ Great read 🙂 

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big boy draftsman PM me who you work for fella

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Good read, ToeZies.  Interesting look into the man behind the mountain that is Dominik.

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Great read toezies will always remember everytime I would get ig you had another toe to add to your jar collection lol. Was a great interview

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@ToeZies @RiZStream Alright yall can be in jail but I'm breaking yall out

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