Meet Bryan, also known as Slaxer, a man of all trades. His bloodline comes from Guatemala, he states. This 24 year old Discord “Mod” is one of the pillars of the community and, hopefully, you’ll find out why in this interview.
What is your day job? Tell us about it.
I am currently working for my father’s roofing company doing invoices to bill and proposals to find work (We do roofing!). The company started because my dad wanted a raise from the roofing company he worked at, but they turned him down, so he made his own (pog move). Then he asked me to do some invoices and things started to pick up from there.
Any hidden talents or hobbies?
It would not be a hidden talent if it were hidden now would it? But seriously, I guess I have the tendency to get into things if I am interested in it, and then stop at some point. A blessing or curse, it has made me somewhat knowledgeable in many things. So far, the things I tried and enjoyed are: Making games, voice acting, drawing, and video making. I think that humans can do anything if they try hard and commit to it.
How and when did you start playing RotMG?
It was back in middle school (2012-11?) when my friend showed it to me. I got really hooked to it, like really hooked to it. During a writing exam I made a story of me fighting a cube god lol.
Favorite Class, Dungeon and Item?
Rogue, Sprite world and planewalker. Yeah I like planewalker, but won’t touch trickster that much, I also like cloak of refraction haha. I just think rogue concept is cool but his main ability is very niche but I like niche!
"My army grows..." - Slaxer
What other games do you play?
Recently I’ve been playing League of Legends: Wild Rift and Valorant. I also like playing story-adventure games. I think my favorite game would be Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door.
What makes RotMG unique?
That it is a Bullet-hell MMO game and survived through the decade (lol like deca games!!), which is surprising for a flash game. Most flash games would be an afterthought and die off, but not RotMG. It is still kicking!
What are the things you love the most in the game?
When you are into the game, and you are fighting the big bad O3, your hands get sweaty, knees weak arms spaghetti. The adrenaline of trying to survive his fight is a feeling that very few games has given me. That is what I love about the game.
What would you change?
Hmmm, well Realm is all nice and dandy but there are flaws. I think the biggest IMO would be stability/polish of the client. I am not particularly good at programming, but I know moving a flash game to unity is bound to have some challenges, so it will take time. I think the second most important is toxicity in chat, a good step in direction would be a good working chat filter, but the chat/social system getting rework would be nice. Those are what the game needs, what I want is FISHING and SKILL TREE.
Why get involved with the game via Discord?
I made the server and decided I would be a mod. But for real, I heard Deca was taking over Realm and got back into the community and soon being where I am right now. Shoutout to the other mods for being there! <3
How do you see the game in 10 years?
It is the year 2031, RotMG now has fishing and a skill tree and is more popular than ever. The official RotMG discord has 60k total users (a whole 10k!!) and events are poggers. RotMG occasionally makes it to reddit2.com/r/all where people talk about Niegil’s second death since 2028, making analysis on how he died in the newly released goblin dungeon taking down notes and making memes of it. Yes, the future will be bright.