I got on irc today and to my surprise, saw Hanz0 chatting away in #Toribash. After leaving for some time due to College commitments, hanz0 was bored and decided to come back and check out his old forum.
He was also kind enough to spare some time for me to hit up a quick interview.
[13:06]Solax: So what’s it like to be back after so long?
[13:06]Hanz0: Eh. Can’t say that I feel that much. It’s nice to not have people immediately jumping at me for assistance (for the most part), though.
[13:07]Hanz0: Mostly been hanging out in IRC today, anyways. Not back to the forums quite yet.
[13:08]Solax: Have you noticed many changes around? New staff, new rules, general changes?
[13:09]Hanz0: Like I said, I haven’t looked at the forum too much yet, but I have noticed some new staff. Lots of old faces, though.
[13:09]Hanz0: Faces? Usernames? Whatever.
[13:10]Solax: Are you aiming to get back to where you were before you left or are you going to hang back a bit and relax, let the flow take you?
[13:11]Hanz0: I’m not really looking to get my old spot back, really. At the moment college takes priority, and I don’t really have the time or the inclination to deal with all the little things people need solved all the time.
[13:11]Hanz0: If anything, it’d be nice to have a more behind-the-scenes position of some sort.
[13:12]Solax: So with college and other commitments, what motivated you to return?
[13:13]Hanz0: Kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing. I kept getting emails telling me that my inbox is full of PMs and people are still trying to message me, and people I kept in contact with were asking if I was planning to come back, etc.
[13:13]Hanz0: Just got bored this morning and decided to hop on IRC.
[13:16]Solax: If you could say one thing, anything to the rest of the community, a hate phrase, a motivational message to beginners, a greeting to old friends, what would it be?
[13:18]Hanz0: Uh. I don’t care enough to hate anyone. Beginners should read rule threads before posting (Presumably they still don’t do that – things like that don’t ever change). Already greeted the people I’d meant to greet.
[13:18]Hanz0: I’m not exactly one for motivation and catchy messages.
So if you see someone with an avatar of a guy with squiggly eyes and a dead horse on the ground, it’ll be Hanz0.