Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Player of the Month #9: Nanka

Our Player of the Month for April is Nanka. She is a druid with over 600 levels of experience, currently happily living on the server Secura!

Can you introduce yourself? What’s your name, how old are you, etc?
-Hi! My name is Kinga, I’m 27 years old. I play character named Nanka, elder druid with level 613 located in european Secura. I live in southern Poland. I’m mom of one and I work full time so most of my time I spend at work or taking care of my 6 years old son. If I don’t play Tibia, I like watching movies and TV series, hanging around with my friends,  Instagrammmin, cleaning and tidying up the house (I know, I know!  but it brings peace to my mind), and what is very connected to my job, travelling! 
I politely asked my friend to describe me, and this is what he said: „you are kind, sometimes unpredictable, with mindset to achieve goals, you change plans often, you’re loyal, sensitive and sometimes lack selfdistance”. He also stated that it’s easy for me to talk with new people and I’m honest. I approve. There is important fact about me: I adore three things: pink, Taylor Swift and cats. Cats. Cats. Have I mentoned cats?

How did you start your Tibian journey?
-My Tibian journey started in 2007 when my older brother showed Tibia to me. I played constantly untill 2014, I’ve got many characters, but I always choose optional PvP. You could meet me at worlds like Candia, Guardia, Fidera, and now, Secura.

Then I took a break in 2014, decided to leave my old account and leave Tibia for good. I left Nanka as a noobchar at level 100.  The reason of my break was that I decided to get some rest from drama in game that I wasn’t handling well anymore, focus on my education, and in the meantime I decided to start a family. 

I came back in May 2020 as a result of much free time due the pandemic. Again, it was my brother who sent me screenshot of level advancement. It triggered my to the point I bought Premium time before even loggin in. Thanks to Tibia and people that I met here I  survived  2020 and changed my life for good. 

Is there any player that you find inspiring?

-There are a lot of players that I find inspiring. Almost every single invidual I’ve met in this game has brought something in my life. I’ve noticed I do that in real life as well, and I treat people in

game just like in real life. Throughout those years I came across very inspiring players in my Tibian life. One of them was definitely Nini from Olympa - now Monza. She’s retired now, but I remember being really impressed with her skills in game in Tibiacast, her ability to create her own community and how game seemed to be so fun for her. I don’t know her personally, but I’ve seen her with her friends and in my opinion it says alot about one. She literally created her own World – World of Nini. I even liked the similarity of our nicknames and love for the purple aesthetics!

I was always playing with lots of guys, and it brings specific consequences. I must admit, many times I caught myself being more focused not at my goals, but theirs. 

Two nice ladies reminded me that I play for me and I should do what I love most, no matter what others think about it.

In this moment I’d like to say pretty, pretty thanks to both:
Kasia – Divine’Angel, Justyna – Lady Mass!

Thanks for countless hours that I sank in both of your Instagram profiles, inspired with deco, sense of humour, attitude, goals, various skills and passions. You both have no idea how much you gave me. Girls POWAH!

If you could only do one thing in Tibia, what would you choose? Hunting, getting achievements, or maybe questing?

-I love all mentioned above, but if I had to choose one, I’d choose hunting. The reason is not only getting experience and watching your character’s growth, but the fact that I get to have fun with people I like. Sometimes, I wonder what must everyone new who joins our team for random hunt, think. and… then I’d rather wonder no more… hahaha!  My polish & spanish hunting teams, I always say I love you and I really do! 

Do you remember your first dragon?

-Unfortunately, no. Don’t judge me, but it just didn’t feel like an achievement. BUT! I can tell you literally ALL about my: first panther and all mounts, first and every house, history of my tibian names and colours… Priorities, people, priorities!

X or Y

Liberty Bay or Port Hope
-There was a time I’d say Liberty Bay, because I used to own three houses there and those times remind me of my nice comeback to Tibia. Things change, I moved to another city, I feel sentimental there but that’s it. Now I choose Port Hope. This is a place to meet my favourite monster – midnight panther. You can also get through the mountains to Darama, where I actually live now, there are the pharaohs, generous lady Scarlett Etzel, spectres I used to hunt… let’s say Port Hope is just way more fun because of multiple possibilities that island as a whole provides.

Wear only citizen outfit or wear only donkey mount?

-I don’t think it’s possible for me to stick with one outfit forever, so I’d go with wear only donkey mount, which I wouldn’t use anyway because I don’t use mounts unless it changes my speed on certain floors. (am I using a loophole here?)

Catacombs or Prison?

-To be honest, I hunted catacombs when I was really low level (too low?) so I might be bias, I’d go

with Prison, I had my fun there! 

Open PvP or Optional PvP

-Definitely Optional PvP, I’ve been there forever! There is a funny story of my first steps in tibia in around 2007, I got out of my safe Rookgaard, my first character was located in Open PvP server. When I’ve noticed people killing each other I wanted to go back to Rookgaard. Like badly. This way  I’ve learnt that there are different kinds of servers and actually: never came back there. Optional PvP ever since!

Buying items or looting items?
-Can I go with both? Looting items feels good, but in many cases it takes alooot patience and time which I don’t really have. Okay, The Spikes Project is the exception! But if I gotta choose, I choose buying. 

Having no ultimate mana potions or no exura vita?

-This one is easy, with or without void imbument, I always keep up with my mana and I even talk to my hunting mates about theirs (Sorry, pals!)… I’d be okay without ultimates, but without exura vita, never. 

Rookgaard or Dawnport? -Sentimentally: Rookgaard

Practically: Dawnport
I can’t see myself leveling up bunch of noob characters with an old Rookgaard way, gosh!

Elementalist or summoner?

-Ah! Here it is, the trickiest question of em all... If I had both addons of those outfits I’d wear summoner for sure. But for now, elementalist is easier for me to achieve, and I stick with this one.

Use different colors forever or a different character’s name?

-I’m a charlover for life, I feel attached to my character a lot, including the name which was around in this or that version for so long, that I can’t see myself changing or giving up the „Nanka” name ever. I’ve had my own colors for like ten years, it seemed to me I was attached to this as well, but my love for pink changed it all.  So… Use different colors forever!

Achievements or titles?

-Definitely achievements, once you got them nobody can take them from you. I liked them a lot the moment they were introduced to game, I found it as a nice new thing to spend your time and cash on. Also, you can express yourself, your personality, your life situation by them. My favourite ones: „Drama in Darama”, „Commitment Phobic”, „Heartbreaker”, „Starless Night”, „Nothing can stop me”, „Hunting with Style”. Well done, you got me there, Cipsoft!

When I came back in 2020 the titles were already there, it feels nice to get one but as soon as I get one I really like, I don’t think I’d be targeting any of them more. 

Which of the upgrades available in the coins store are the best, in your opinion?
-The upgrades I use the most is experience boost, I have also bought the prey slot and I think that’s it. The best, best, best things I see there are the decorations. The deco situation I left Tibia with in 2014 and new Store decoration isn’t just another level, it’s a whole new universe. Sky is not the limit, money is, hah! 

What was the biggest goal that you managed to achieve in the game, or maybe you are working on something right now?

-The biggest goal I managed to achieve is getting my 600 level and 116 magic level by myself, but

with presence and support of my friends.. I’m quite proud of it, I had great fun getting there. Till the end of this year, I want Nanka to be 700 and wield power of magic level 120. We will see about that.There is one thing I’m also proud: Nanka haven’t died since almost 300 levels. Last randez-vous with Henricus I had after meeting UE from Gaz’haragoth on level 337! 

If you check my Instagram profile, you find out that I have my personal „The Spikes project”. I made my goal to create or buy characters with at least level 100 and get them access to Reflection of a Mage which rumourly has drop of Elemental Spikes needed to complete the Elemental Outfit. I kill it every week, no luck so far. I post the progress within every Monday on IG.

I made myself a promise not to buy spikes, but it didn’t include other items. So, I just bought a really nice mount item: a library ticket. Flying on a book feels and looks amazing!

The ultimate-addon goal is getting a Ferumbras’ hat, but not anytime soon, unless I drop one which with my luck is… a quarter to never. 

Define your favorite vocation in 1 sentence.

-It might sound cliche, but druid is my favourite vocation because it requires being: responsible, reasonable, predicting, reliable, fun, multitasking, helpful, caring, full of empathy. I think I just described qualities I value in life, haha!

Do you think it is possible to find true friendship in Tibia?
-I don’t think it’s possibile: I’m SURE, it is! The tibianfriendships are just like in real life: you need a bit of luck to find a right person, your intentions have to be pure, you need to be genuine and honest to make it work. There is no force of any kind or side.

Even though, you might have the luck to find right ones, but when your intentions aren’t pure

and you are hard to copy with in a long term it just won’t work. You are going to end up switching teams forever or even alone. People will stand you only because they have some profit of you, but even this might not be enough to keep them.

Despite all the effort and care I had people leaving my side and I had to leave people as well. In the end… it’s all definitely worth it. I’ve got a few relations in my tibian and real life that so far last my tibian and real life time and I’m super grateful for every each of them.

Would you recommend others to play on your server?

-One thing you probably already know - Secura is the most crowded, full of drama, full of events, but still full of fun world.

    Bosses: amazing, it’s easy to find a team for bosses, even for long term. In the other hand, on crowded hours you might find yourself waiting for bosses in queue. Long one.

    Hunting: it’s easy to find a team, but hard to find a spot. If I haven’t muted my discord at my phone, around 12 pm I get quite a spam! For the most wanted spots here like Buried Cathedral or Ice section in Library, people created discords, in orded to hunt there you have to sign a day or even two before. It has its perks, but with this amount of people and my lifestyle I personally appreciate this way much. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to fight for the spots or there aren’t any problems there at all. But if your team is made of 4 or 5 adult people, you all have work or/and kids, it’s really challenging to make it work. 

    I recommend Secura if you like people, you can talk your way trough the crowd and you have much time to play and whole lots of patience. There are so many guilds that you sooner of later find what you like. Make sure you are immune to what people say about you, and you can nod your head still knowing your worth. 

I don’t recomment Secura (or even Tibia?) if you lose your temper easy, you expect free hunting spots all the time or you are not able to let things go when they need to be. 

Do you have any encouraging words for the community?

-Don’t let anyone discourage you from doing what you love. What I’ve learnt so far, that in order to live with full inner peace is: get your mind, words and action all the same way.  Have fun guys, out there!

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