Name: Ivan Graves.
Ivan is a man who seeks the hardest possible challenge, and he does so with gumption! His goals no matter how lofty are what drive him through his life! He cares little for neither love nor friendship, they are nice and people to fall back on are great, but through his life he loses them to time and distance. That said, he enjoys spending time with people, and isn’t a recluse, he still goes out drinking and loves the theatre.
He used to be an adrenaline junkie looking for whatever could make his heart race, any form of competition be it a track race or a archery range. He was a jack of all trades so this makes him very self-confident and knowledgeable to the point he is somewhat arrogant. This all came to an end with an accident, so he keeps a façade of being happy with his life, but deep down his hell’a mad and needs to vent.
: The eldest of three siblings, but unlike most of the oldest who are babied, his younger sister was the precious stone, along with his little brother. Even while young he had a love for a rush, this made apparent with his love of the skate board, and his parent bought it for him when he was 8. He rode the poor thing till the trucks broke and the wheels had likely been replaced 15 or 16 times. Much to his parent regret they replaced it with a dirt bike when he was 13! The replacement was given to him simply because he asked, and it got him out of the house allowing them to save their other children from his horrid influence. Much to their disappointment when he was 15 he showed up with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder…but he was more upset over the loss of his suspension and the failed jump.
When he began high school the following year, he had transferred in from a private school…that he hated with a passion. Now free of binds he relaxed and was for the most part a slacker, only staying awake for his test. His parent paid him no mind, and he developed a new hobby, open face rock climbing. He was good at it, so good he was confident to do it on his own, which in turn lead to the most traumatic life changing event one can have at 17. He in his arrogance skipped steps while securing his rope, allowing him to fall a good 70 feet, lucky for him a tree cushioned his fall…making the fall more or less 30 feet onto the rock covered hill below. His parent where not sympathetic they were angry, His arm broken in 8 places, shattered 7 of his ribs to the point surgery was needed for the lung that was punctured, and the worst of it his right knee was hyper extended and that caused the tearing of both the ACL and MCL tendons…..His days of extreme anything where over, his chest cavity could not handle much pressure before causing great pain, in addition he was stuck walking with a cane for the rest of his life.
Free of his parents, he opted for community college with money that he had saved from various part time jobs, living from the back of his car. After about a year of this, he moved in with a random tenant at a apartment complex. The roommate had a game console in the living room, and Ivan had a cure for his boring life…He could compete in these games! The Fact he had driving and fighting games pretty much “On lock” made him grow bored rather quickly, but rpgs now those had some staying power! But the single player worlds made his exploits rather fruitless, as he had no real friends to brag about it to, in fact other than the roommate he hardly had any actual conversations of any kind. And it finally happened MMO’s these where the perfect escape from the hell that had become his reality. He was free to excel and make friends once more…Even if it was from behind an avatar.
In Game Name
: Average, but is constanly studying the forums for ways to improve.
: Twisted smiles.
(they cover both arms and have a simple back decal that provides minnimum resistance.)
: Despite his nature in life, his game persona is far more friendly. He knows that he will need parties and people to watch his back, so he tends to help where he can. Even if the person is a hindrance rather than forsake them, he goes out of his way to help them learn and improve, and as long as they try he will continue to watch their back!
: Ivan started about 11-12 months ago, and when he started it was rough. His personality and arrogant approach to the game made him almost quit, but then it was like a direct challenge to his pride. Taking it up as a solo game as opposed to trying to make friends, and parties, He chose to dig in and fight tooth and nail for every ounce of skill, gathering loot and reputation along the way. As he grinded his way to the state he is now, hes made few contacts just a item collector and a few newbies who call him for help now and again.While he is of great skill he is far from being invincible but it did aid greatly in defeating the "BAM" that he came across and the far greater dungeons alone. In doing so he In doing so he felt a sice of accomplishment, and the Twisted smiles eventually became the fiendish weapons he weilds today!
The Pve element is where he felt the most challenge, as PvP was more or less annoying children who think fighting people you know you can beat is entertaining, or old vetrens with nothing better to do than ruin someone ike mentioned earlier it was a rough start, his mouth ran before he had the guns to back it up, meaning even people who didn’t normally pk took great relief in ending his barking. This shaped his game related education as well, learning counters to classes and gear choices, what abilities to favor and what type of players favor what. He didn’t learn these to become some amazing duelist, he learned it so he could take on multiple foes at the same time, and out manuver them and do just enough to escape. He has seldom openly laid into a player, but even his temper has limits, but he takes great pride in the fact he has only pk’d people trying to pk him.
The problem with this…..Has earned him some infamy and some hate, “Solo Ghost” is a sporting target now…As he has discovered from the constant assaults as of late.