|Thanks to Ophelea from GamersInfo for sending along word of their latest 'Horizons' dev profile Q&A...|
Jim Poole is best known on the Horizons team as Amadan, long term member of Community and Events. Jim is unique on the team in that although he grew up with a love of games - especially some of the classics like Warcraft 2, Castlevania and all things Madden - he never pictured himself as working in games. Jim began his time with Horizons as a World Master, later working as a Customer Service Representative (where was key in reducing the turnaround on tickets from months to days to minutes) and recently began his tenure as Live Events Manager.
Ever modest, Jim's recent contributions are not only the developer run invasions where he designed the monsters, their models and worked with the developers on the AI, but the entire story arc of the Outpost events. This series has required cooperation from the entire server to force back invaders, build structures and solve riddles so that master craftsman may learn the final lessons of their trade. His ideas for the future are imaginative - and if I didn't think they'd stop these interviews, I'd tell you in detail! Suffice it to say, the players have found an advocate for fun in Amadan. He's never forgotten what it's like to be a player...