Sozzals
Hi Nogall aka Imber aka Brosjan, who is from the Feenix era of Pyran, and thanks for agreeing to be interviewed for the Pyran site. How are you today?

Nogall
wait what?

Sozzals
How did you first get into gaming?

Nogall
Through my friends, my family didn’t own a computer until I was 7, my friend had a SNES with Super Mario World and a Asterix and Obelix game. The first game I owned was Age of Empires 2, which I had for 3 years before I got my next game, Warcraft 3, and a couple of years after that, WoW. But I wouldn’t really say that I was gaming before I got sick. I used to train 6 days a week, the rest of the time was spent on homework and friends, I played maybe 5 hours a week or so. I don’t find it that weird that my body said enough Afterwards, gaming became one of the few things things I could actually do.

Sozzals
Tell us (for those who don’t know) where you’re from and what you do with yourself. What makes a Nogall a Nogall?

Nogall
I’m a Trønder, which means I’m from the middle of Norway and that I have a dialect that is almost impossible to understand. I’m a programmer, currently working with production control systems.

It was the name I came up with for my orc when I was going to reroll to horde to join Pyran on Feenix. I wanted a orcish sounding name, Nogar was what I came up with, it was taken, and thus it became Nogall. As for what makes a Nogall a Nogall, that would probably be having a pink flamingo pet named after an STD

Sozzals
So you started off as an alliance on Feenix? ;o

Nogall
Yeah, the guild fell apart in AQ, believe I lamented the fact on the forums and you told me to join you guys on horde, which I did ^^

Sozzals

You poor bastard. I do miss the old WoW one forums, they were great craic back in the day. Well I’m glad you decided to reroll. How was your experience on Feenix?

Nogall
Good for the most part, made quite a few friends that I still play games with today. I think some of the best moments were during our pyran challenges, being threatened with bans for spam yelling YMCA in Orgrimmar, zebra’s catfish song after we’d collected every other item and 5 of us were fishing for 45 minutes without getting one. Good Times.

Sozzals
Oh man that catfish challenge will go down in history for all of time. Will you be joining us on retail vanilla? :3 and can i count on you to make a male orc?

Nogall
Of course! Though I’d probably not be able to keep my pet name

Sozzals
Remind us what that was? XD

Nogall
Chlamydia.

Sozzals
Maybe if you give it a bunch of swe-letters and bad spelling 😀 If you had to pick one person in Pyran to be your dad, who would it be and why?

Ben preparing for his daily worship

Nogall
Ben. Being the son of a god, that would make me a Demi-god would it not?

Sozzals
You’re not wrong. What is the scariest thing that ever happened to you?

Nogall
Being stuck on a cliff, 50 meters from the ground, 20 meters from the top. I was 9 at the time and decided I was going to take a shortcut by climbing down the cliff. Not my smartest decision…

Sozzals
Pretty scary shit. I’m glad you made it off the cliff! What are the best 3 things and worst 3 things about being Norwegian? 😀

Nogall
The good: Amazing scenery. People don’t have an urge to talk to you about random things. Fish.
The bad: Dark during winter. Walking in slush during winter. The tragedy that is Norwegian cheese.

Sozzals
You’d hate Ireland. Random people come up and talk to you about everything, all the time. Jim found it very strange when he moved here. 😀
What do you do with yourself outside of gaming? Do you have any other hobbies? Music? TV? Volunteering? Dancing? :O TELL US

some nogall photography

Nogall
Do table top games count (board/card games/pen and paper rpgs)? I’m hiking quite often, and even more so at the moment, due to it being berry picking season. And they also recently built a very nice sauna by the ocean, so I’ll probably be doing that regularly through the winter.

Sozzals
Do you get naked in the sauna?

Nogall
Of course. To even suggest otherwise would be heresy.

Sozzals
Have you ever accidently brushed against someone elses peen with your own?

And while we’re on the subject of peens, I have to ask the obligatory “what colour is your underwear” question?

Nogall
You’ll have to realise we have a personal space of around 1.5 meters, brushing against someone is a bit difficult And my underwear is atm green with a black bramble pattern.

Sozzals
Do you have any pets? (we’ll need photographic evidence) Do you follow #dailyben?

Nogall
I do not, I currently live in a place where I’m not allowed to have a pet, and I have multiple family members who are quite allergic, it’s to the point where they’ll react even if there’s just a couple of hair threads on my clothing. :S

And naturally I do follow Ben.

Sozzals
Aww I’m so sorry. That’s pretty tragic. At least you have ben to get you through the dark nights though. Pick 3 Pyran members for your Zombie Apocolypse Survival Team. Tell us why you picked em.

Nogall

I asked Grouse if he had any screenshots of Nogall. This is what he gave me. Apparently it’s Nogall.

So we’d need a truly elite craec team. I’d probably fill the role of the mastermind, so I’d need a mechanic, a gun nut and martial artist trained for the use of a chain saw. Zeb’s accent is close enough to Essex, which would mean that he knows all about putting ridiculous accessories on vehicles, probably not enough to be considered a decent mechanic, but I’ll take what I can get. Fuzzball is currently living in Canada, which is close enough to the US for him to qualify as a gun nut. After the swedes lost all of their trees this summer, they’ve had to think of other things that they can do with their chainsaws, so they started juggling them, grouse is a swede so I’m sure he’ll do just fine with that.
 

Sozzals

more of nogall’s photographic works

Wow what an elite team of heroes! I like how much thought you put into that. Although your reasoning is a tad spurious – I think Fuzz is more of a hippy type than a gunshooting one 😀
Let’s do a quickfire round.

Favourite…..

Comic Book Hero: The sand man
Movie: the fifth element
Cat: ben
Food: lasagna
Way to Relax: sleep
Online Store: komplett
Sexual Position: spiderman
Topic of conversation: absurdities
Streamer: wagamama
Game: currently mostly WoW

Sozzals
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

Nogall
Cooking carbonara

Sozzals
If you ever visit Pyran HQ, I’ll have to test your carbonara. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Nogall
egypt, so been outside of europe at least

Sozzals
What question would you most like to know the answer to?

Nogall
How to achieve immortality, and how to lose it.

Sozzals
That’s two!! I don’t think the human psyche is built for immortality. What have you created that you are most proud of?

Nogall
This shirt probably. Took quite a few hours of undoing and redoing mistakes

Sozzals
That’s a magnificent beard sir. Great shirt too. Do you make plans for the future? If so – what have you got in mind? Or are you more of a live day-to-day kinda person?

Nogall
mostly day-to-day, it’s bit difficult to make plans when you know there’s about a 25% chance that you can’t make it.

Sozzals
Tell me about the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in your life, so far.

Nogall
Sort of a broad question, but probably trying to work with my affliction

Sozzals
Do you mind talking about that? What is it exactly?

Nogall

more nogall photography

I suffer chronic headaches. Not like a migraine where you have episodes, chronic. The intensity varies however, most days I’m fine and I can do stuff for about 5 hours, some days are bad and I can barely get out of bed. The biggest issue concerning work is how unpredictable it is, and it’s taken quite a while to figure out how much and what type of work I can do ^^

Sozzals
Chronic headaches, ouchy – but i’m glad you found a way to work around them! Very inspirational to those of us with chronic conditions. Are there things in your life that you can’t do anymore because of your condition, like triggers?

Nogall
Well, I’ve got a couple triggers, though I can work around to a certain extent. Stress is a big one, and I do a lot to try to reduce it, mindfulness, stretching, etc. Tiredness, both mentally and physically, the only thing to do here is resting and taking breaks. Loud noises, avoiding as much as possible. Things that I can’t do due to them any more would be things like white water kayaking, simply too tiring and too few opportunities to take breaks, and concerts, loud and tiring to stand for long periods of time.

Sozzals
If you could give one piece of advice to your 16 year old self – what would it be?

Nogall
Be more open about your problems and accept help from others.

Sozzals
Recently, members of Pyran came up with the idea of dressing you up in a snake costume and using you as the new Pyran logo. How do you feel about that?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nogall
well, I don’t know where I could get one.

Sozzals
But you would be up for it?

Nogall
for sure

 

I asked Crashie to prepare an artist’s impression of what this might look like.

 

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