I’ve been an avid player of AQ for a couple of years now, and while I never post much on the forums, I read them pretty faithfully. Late last year, I was reading a thread about players wanting more quests to use their Fujin armor in, and Falerin encouraged players to write and submit the kind of quests they’d like to see.
I thought, “I could do that,” so I did. I sent my completed script to Falerin, who not only decided to use it in-game, but invited me to be part of the AE team. And I’ve been having a blast, ever since. I’ve gotten to meet all my favorite NPCs, got a look at all the hot new weapons before they come out (and even got to test a few), and have had a chance to find out about all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make AQ happen.
I’ve been writing for a long time – wrote for several newspapers, have a couple of novels out – but writing for AQ is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. It’s hard! Getting in plenty of action, making sure the NPCs are all true to their characters, working in a few puns here and there . . .
I hope you like my first AQ quest – just hold on to your kite strings. And if Cysero offers to customize your kite? Better wear a helmet!