Staff Spotlight: 2Hot2Handle

January 22, 2012 in Speed News, Staff Spotlights

I had the ultimate pleasure of talking to 2Hot2Handle aka Lisa for a blog issue that will be completely devoted to her involvement and devotion to the game we call TribalWars. Most of us commit a large amount of time playing the game. Many go so far as to pay for the added advantages we call premium and account manager. We’d do whatever we needed to get our fix.

A select few, the behind the scenes observers and creators of the game we love, take a step into the unknown. What do they do? Who are they? Why do they want our money? For our own peace of mind, the answers to these questions must be found. To find the deepest, darkest secrets, only a spotlight can bring them to light.

Lisa <3:
You ok with me being a little distracted ? .De are accusing .Net of botting .. Lol.

ArmyOfLoners:
:D.
Thats quite funny.
But yeah no worries I will be as well with the round going on.
First things first, how did you get involved in TW? :).

Lisa <3:
I was concerned with the amount of time my son was spending on an online game .. In my efforts to limit his time he tried to convince me it was worth playing, he convinced me to join, I had no interest in game at the time. I joined and somehow got hooked lol.

ArmyOfLoners:
Thats seriously awesome.

Lisa <3:
Inorite oO.

ArmyOfLoners:
Was he playing TW or did you stumble upon this later?.

Lisa <3:
No it was tribalwars …

ArmyOfLoners:
Was he any good? ;).

Lisa <3:
No lol he really isn’t :x and he still plays sometimes, never takes my advice , thinks it’s fantastic being in top 1000 ..

ArmyOfLoners:
Whats the best you’ve done?.

Lisa <3:
Rank 1 with coplayer..

ArmyOfLoners:
What do you think got you hooked on the game, the sexy staff members, the fantastic TW Blog? ;).

Lisa <3:
I don’t recall there being a blog when I started and I wasn’t aware of staff members lol so I firstly got hooked on the actual game and then eventually the social aspect really appealed to me..

ArmyOfLoners:
In your opinion then, is it worth letting your son play the game, now that you’ve experienced it as well?.

Lisa <3:
Certainly , although depending on age, and ensuring it’s balanced with the rest of his life..

ArmyOfLoners:
How long has it been since you got involved with the TW staff? :).

Lisa <3:
Uhm … 2009 I think the first time ..

ArmyOfLoners:
What exactly do you do on the staff?.

Lisa <3:
On .Net I’m speed mod. Plan the rounds, moderate them also facilitate setting up a team for the Masters competition..

ArmyOfLoners:
You’re a part of staff elsewhere too?.

Lisa <3:
Yes hehe.
US, UK and Masters..

ArmyOfLoners:
O.O They’ve really got you hooked ;).

Lisa <3:
Afraid so :P.

ArmyOfLoners:
What do you do for those servers?.

Lisa <3:
UK Ingame staff, Masters- Not really sure how I’d describe what I do there lol and US I’m CM..

ArmyOfLoners:
How did the idea of Masters Speed Rounds come about?.

Lisa <3:
That idea was something that had been played around with long before I became involved , however I’d known a lot of players were interested in the concept, didn’t realize it would get a place dedicated to it though..

ArmyOfLoners:
Whats it like trying to get all the different servers coordinated for something like that?.

Lisa <3:
It’s proved challenging ..

ArmyOfLoners:
Which servers do you think will be involved in the speed championships?.

Lisa <3:
Hopefully as many as possible. I think I’ve found it takes a lot of time and dedication to get a full team together for practice rounds , so hopefully once Masters takes off everyone gets into the spirit and wants to play for their servers..

ArmyOfLoners:
Aside from being named the best speed team on TW, are there any other prizes in the works for the winners?.

Lisa <3:
There should be , but they haven’t been determined yet ..

ArmyOfLoners:
Awesome :) If you had to take a guess at which server would win, who would you pick?.

Lisa <3:
Ohh that’s a hard one lol … .De are apparently favourites as they have a wider selection of players to choose from. But I think there are lots of great contenders..

ArmyOfLoners:
So you won’t commit a guess? ;).

Lisa <3:
No .. I will remain impartial :).

ArmyOfLoners:
We’ll have to wait and see if .Net has what it takes to win it all :).

Lisa <3:
I think they do , we have spent a long time attempting to get a team together, however it’s all about who can play on the actual day of the matches..

ArmyOfLoners:
I’m up for playing when I’m around, even tho I sucked today (worry).

Lisa <3:
(Hug) no thanks <3.

ArmyOfLoners:
:D.

Lisa <3:
No I didnt mean that.
:D.
I mean no you didnt suck , and thanks :D.

ArmyOfLoners:
:D oooooooh.

What are you like outside of TW?

Lisa <3:
Urm I’m a mother of 5 children which is the most important aspect of my life. Keen on promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities as I have a disabled daughter.

ArmyOfLoners:

How did you pick your name?

Lisa <3:

My name, presuming you mean 2hot2handle, I chose in w33, I think, I wanted a name that played on numbers and letters. I actually really dislike the name now, it tends to give the wrong impression :P hense changing my name to Aliyah more recently..

ArmyOfLoners:
You get hit on a lot? ;).

Lisa <3:
Enough :P lol.
Although to be honest being female I don’t think the name matters lol.

ArmyOfLoners:
Why do you say that?.

Lisa <3:
Well sometimes, depending on the group of people, in a male dominated game a female can be seen as a bit of a novelty oO.

ArmyOfLoners:
Thats a good way to put it :D.

Lisa <3:
It was difficult to answer that lol.

ArmyOfLoners:
Hahaha.
What do you do for your career outside of TW?.

Lisa <3:
Outside of Tws ? what ? haha , Well without going into too much personal information.. Prior to my daughter becoming more severely disabled I worked with the local authority and charities promoting and helping plan better services for people with disabilities..

ArmyOfLoners:
Oh thats cool :).

Lisa <3:
Yea it is , it’s frustrating and yet rewarding , a bit like organising a speed team :P.

ArmyOfLoners:
Yeah, I can see where the same skills have helped you out with TW as well, takes a lot of patience to deal with the speed nubs ;).

Lisa <3:
Hehe :P.

ArmyOfLoners:
Thanks for the interview :).

 

The legend that is Lisa <3 continues, both in life and the massive multiplayer online game we’re all hooked on. Just remember, she may be a beast, but she’s 2Hot2Handle. ;)

Til next time (shortly),

ArmyOfLoners