Greetings, everyone! I’m DanDan, an Assistant Community Manager here at Warner Bros. Games Boston. As a part of the Community team, I work with many individuals on the developer and player side of the GoT:C world, but most importantly, with our Player Council!
Our Player Council is a diverse group of players, composed of unique individuals who have shown exemplary ability to give constructive feedback, communicate broader player base perspectives, and are dedicated to helping other players within the community.
Given the Council’s role in communicating player experiences and expectations, they’ve helped represent the player voice for many hot topic features, like Preset Managers, Stake Your Claim, and Battlegrounds! Their understanding and passion for the game has pushed for high value changes, such as a new hero for ToTN, and better account deletion button placement to name a few.
Our Player Interview series aims to spotlight our Council members to reveal more about just who they are, and perhaps even illuminate the path for readers like you to apply for Court/Council!
For the next installment of our player interview series, we’ve chosen one of the most meme savvy members of our Council: Asturic! A thoughtful contributor and player advocate, Asturic is a well measured Council Member who thoroughly considers all perspectives when providing player feedback. To find out more about Asturic’s experiences within the community, as well as the role he plays as a member of our player council, read on to his interview!
Q1. What got you into GoT:C?
Asturic: I had been an avid fan of the Game of Thrones books and shows for a while. I saw an ad for the game on my feed a few years back.
It got me hooked into the in-universe lore. You could enjoy the ability to team up and conquer since day one.
Q2. What troop type do you main, and what are your levels?
Asturic: I am Keep 35 and run the superior and beloved by everyone troop type: Infantry.
Kidding aside, I started leveling up my Cavalry stats as well. At first, it was to help me in all my monthly farming needs, but now, I use it as a counter to Ranged on the battlefield, swapping troops during combat on unsuspecting targets.
Q3. What does being an ambassador mean to you? Are there any features you’ve felt particularly passionate about?
Asturic: The program has been a great opportunity to help shape the future of the game. Players in Council have committed tremendous amounts of their time and energy to the game and its community. It is a great forum to discuss ideas and provide not only feedback but first hand impressions on the potential outcome of upcoming features and changes.
It’s important for us to discuss what new changes and numbers will do to the kingdom and allegiance dynamics, to the F2P and P2P alike. Ultimately, we provide our best assessment to assist the WB team in their considerations.
Q4. What kind of player would you categorize yourself as? A conqueror, a collector…
Asturic: If I had to choose among these options, I would lean towards Educator, but what really drives me is to be a Maximizer. I want to help my team become the best version of themselves by investing time, energy and money on the things that will give them the greatest value and entertainment. And, most importantly, the most wins 🙂
Q5. What is your current allegiance, and how long have you been with them?
Asturic: I recently went through a Stake Your Claim event and joined GHOST in the now K1316. It’s great to meet all these like-minded, crazy competitive, driven people and to join forces again with past equally driven comrades, all focused on the same goal.
Q6. Any shoutouts you want to make?
Asturic: After so many years and making so many friendships it is impossible to narrow down the people that have made this game a unique experience.
However, I do want to shout out to my fellow BGHUB crew. Thanks for your support and listening to my geek rants. I hope I helped make your time in GoT:C, if not more enjoyable, at least more eventful 🙂
Thank you for joining us, Asturic! Your analytical perspective has served you well in your time on the Council.
And of course, thank you to our readers! While our community can be quite large, it’s the opportunities we have to chat with you 1:1 that leave the best memories and times. If you enjoyed reading this interview and are interested in seeing how things fair on the other end of Westeros, check out Sitri’s Developer Team Interview Series. It’s a great chance to learn even more about how our individual teams work together to incorporate your feedback into the game.
Do you have a passion for GoT:C? Feedback for the game? Or maybe find out more about the Court and the Council? Join our Discord today! We look forward to talking with you there.