As TSB is slowly growing, more and more people join the community. Sometimes it’s nice to know and learn a bit more about the people behind the community, the people making it all possible as well as to hear from it’s members, the people that make up the community. We thought it would be nice to spotlight a member of the community every week to get to know them. This week is the thirty-sixth and it is with someone whom has done more chatting than gaming through what they have started hosting recently, it is FMJamesVincent.
So, Who are you?
“My name is FMJamesVincent. I am in my early 20s studying for a master’s in business administration degree while building a “part-time” career in gaming-related content creation.”
What is your job in TSB?
“At the time of this interview, February 17, 2020, I am in-charge of the TSB GameCast production, our new gaming-discussion podcast that brings fellow community members on to discuss various gaming topics.”
What makes you happy?
“Happiness can come in a variety of forms and feelings. Being straight-forward, I think what brings me the most happiness is helping people in the best ways I know-how. I’ve always been the support-type friend. If I could spend the rest of my life helping people with their issues, whatever they may be, I think I would be overall satisfied with my life.”
What is your #1 song on your playlist?
“That’s a tough one as I tend to listen to many different songs, primarily pop and alternative. Currently, I am stuck between Ed Sheeran’s “Beautiful People” and Alec Benjamin’s “Jesus in LA”. And no, the second song is not religious in any way, from my perspective.”
What is your all-time favorite game at this point in time? and why?
“I am a huge fan-boy of the Total War franchise by Creative Assembly. It began in 2010 with Empire Total War and, though it is out of date to some, I have been unable to stop enjoying that particular title. The strategic game is set in the 1700s, mainly focusing on Europe, the Americas, and India, which allows for amazing replayability to utilize various factions and strategies. There are two factions that I explicitly haven’t played as of yet, Russia and the Ottoman Empire, due to their lack of economic ability in the beginning but I look forward to the challenge one day.”
How long have you been a gamer? And how long have you been in TSB?
“I’ve practically been a gamer as long as I can remember. I started with the SEGA console and the various GameBoy models before settling on PC.
I joined TSB in October 2019 after watching multiple videos from Nordern that displayed the logo as well as following up with what research I could perform at the time.”
What got you started in Gaming? And why did you join TSB?
“I think gaming became my “go-to” thing because it was easy to get into. I always had this independent nature about doing things and keeping myself busy. It helped, in a way, that my “popularity” wasn’t very high in school, so I had a lot of free time. This was especially true after spending a quarter of the time my colleagues had to use on their own schoolwork.
I joined TSB for various reasons, but the biggest was to gain new experiences and meet new people. I know the community has its reputation for being ARMA only, but there is so much more than that from D&D to EVE Online and more. It is part of the reason I have remained and will continue to do so as long as it is possible.”
What do you consider your greatest gaming moment/achievement? and in TSB? Can you tell us a bit about it?
“Thus far, the greatest gaming moment for me was in EVE Online when I first got into what is called station trading in early 2019. For those unaware, you can sit in a single station and buy/sell products for a profit margin. In my first two weeks of trading, I managed to earn a net profit of 140,000,000 in-game currency. I have had to back off since then due to real-life situations.
I don’t think I’ve been in TSB long enough to have a “greatest gaming” moment as of yet. However, I will be sure to let you know when it occurs.”
What was your biggest gaming blunder? and in TSB?
“My biggest gaming blunder would have to be what I call “Being Too Confident”. In EVE Online, I attempted to transport 3 billion in-game currency worth of products and was obliterated before I could dock in the trading station. Thankfully, I made back that money rather quickly.
Again, I don’t think I’ve had much of a blunder in TSB as of yet. *Knock on Wood*”
If you were one of the Council members in TSB, what would you change, and why?
“Having only been in this community for approximately four months, this is a rather difficult question for me. I can certainly think of areas we could do better in multiple ways, but my specialty has always been in content creation/management. TSB has a wonderful platform and other resources to really dive into making content for current and potential community members. That was what inspired the creation of TSB GameCast and I hope more ideas can come to fruition in the future.
So, in a nutshell, I would push for greater effort in our writing content, as it is currently populated primarily by the interview pieces, and other methodologies. Don’t get me wrong, the interviews are a wonderful way to bring personality to the community name. But producing a variety of content is a great way to build a brand and recruit new members. We have seen this in the growth of real-life companies who compete in niches markets for consumers as well as potential employees.
It is important to note that such an effort will take time and collaboration. Immediate results cannot be expected, especially as the idea of generating a variety of content is still rather new to TSB. It is one of the “ice blocks” we hope to break with TSB GameCast as the project continues to develop and evolve over time.”
What has been some of the best moments you’ve had?
“My experience thus far in conversation with BjornTHV, Slade, RatKing15, and others have been fantastic and I look forward to future conversations as well as participating in various games with my fellow community members.”
What do you typically use to game?
“I am a PC gamer, but I do not uphold to the “PC-Master Race” stereotype. PCs are overall easy for me to stick with and enjoy compared to systems like consoles and mobile games.”
If you were to describe TSB in as few words as possible, what would they be? (10 words max!)
“A place with a variety of people/experiences to explore.”
Favorite food and/or drink?
“I am a huge fan of fruit smoothies, specifically those with strawberries. I purchased my first blender a few months back and it is hard to not think about what I could make next with it.”
If you were to pick the next interview to be published, who would it be, and why?
“Off the top of my head, I think RulingCommander would be an interesting interview. He was recently a guest on the TSB GameCast and had some very insightful comments on the episode’s topics, in my opinion. Speaking with him was awesome as I don’t interact much in the way of ARMA T-3s or T-4s due to not playing the game. I’m sure his answers to some of these questions would be just as interesting.”
What would you ask this person you want interviewed?
“When it comes to ARMA operations, what type(s) of ops have you enjoyed the most and why?”
Now Pogoleaf had a question from their interview: “Up or Down?”
“I guess it depends on the context. In terms of the progression of one’s life overall, up would be the logical answer. However, if gravity was reversed and I began floating away, I would like to be brought down as gently as possible.”