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Author Topic: Get to know the team - Urmel  (Read 1415 times)

zylonnick

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Get to know the team - Urmel
« on: January 07, 2013, 12:25:21 pm »
Name:
Urmel

Age:
24

Location:
Netherlands

Quote:
Horses.

Position:
Founder / Developer


General questions:



1. Do you have pets?
Nope

2. What is your favorite color?
Green

3. What kind of music do you like?

Pop Punk, Post-Hardcore, Death Metal

4. What do you do on your free time besides spending time on PU?
 
Games, Anime, Interwebz

5. What are your goals/dreams in life?
Making a decent amount of money by doing what I love to do

6. What got you interested in Pokémon?
The red/blue/gold/silver gameboy games and the anime

7. What got you involved in PU?

Started it

8. What makes you different from the rest of the PU team?
I started it and I'm the only one programming the client, I guess?
 
9. Why do you enjoy your position at the PU team?
I love programming and games.

10. Who do you admire? Why?
Ken Thompson for his works on Unix and the C programming language. And more recently his work on Golang of course. 

11. Are you into sports?  If so which ones?
E-sports! League of legends.

12. What is your dream job?

Lead programmer on an interesting project, possibly for a big company.

13. What was your first screenname? 

Urmel

14. Do you have any piercings?
Nope

15. Are you a lefty/righty?

Righty

16. Do you have any tattoo's? If not do you wish/plan to get one?

Nope and nope

17. Do you have any siblings?  If so, how many of each?
One sister

18. What is your favorite website?
Reddit

19. Do you play computer games?  If so, which ones?

League of Legends and Guild Wars 2

20. Do you play video game consoles?  Which ones?
Got 'em all. But I pretty much only use my PS3 for watching anime nowadays.

21. Are you married or planning to get married?

Nope and yes. Don't know with who yet though 

22. Which languages do you speak?

Dutch and English

23. Do you drink?
Yes

24. Do you smoke?

Nope

25. Do you have a license?
Yes

  a) Do you own a car?
Yes

  b) Have you ever been stopped for speeding?
Nope

26. Do you obtain a good amount of sleep daily?

On most days, yes

27. How do you sleep?

On a bed

28. Have you ever been on an airplane?
Yes

29. Have you ever broken a bone?

Yes, my collarbone

30. Do you wear jewelry?  If so what jewelry do you wear?

A watch

31. How do you dress?

Like a bawws

32. How many keys are on your keyring?
5

33. What time do you go to bed?  What time do you wake up?

Midnight-1AMish

34. What's the freakiest thing you have done?

I don't know

35. Do you live alone?
No

36. How many hours a day do you spend in the computer?

12

37. How many hours a day do you spend in PU?
Nowadays, less than an hour. Hopefully a lot again in the future.

38. What is your favorite beverage - coffee, tea, soda, beer, other?
Beer

39. What do you hate?
Mosquitos

39. What do you love?
Dead mosquitos. Also games and anime.

40. What is your religion?

None

41. What is your hair color?
Dark brown

42. How tall are you?

1.80m

43. How much do you weigh?
65kg


Extra questions:



1) How did you guys come up with the concept of PU?
I worked on Tibia private servers and spin-offs for a while so I was all into 2D multiplayer game development. Then I wanted to make a similar game of my own and saw a lot of potential in an online Pokemon game because of the way those games are played and how addictive they are. I became friends with Mr_Dark at university and we came up with all the other things that are possibly with an online version.

2) When did you actually started to work on this idea?

September 2008

3) Did you ever expected to have such a large followers of this project?
Not at all

4) How much money did PU cost you personally over the past few years?

~4000

5) What kept you going on rough moments?
The people on our chat
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 02:22:02 pm by Ponge »