I arrived at MK much later than I wanted to and ended up staying longer as well however it was worth it. When I arrived I was starting on Main Street and to my surprise I saw Imagineer Jonathan Ackley. I immediately approached him and introduced myself and he couldn’t have been nicer. There were so many questions I wanted to ask him however I restrained myself so he could carry on with his day. I did however mention to him that it would be nice to see the medium/hard levels return and he replied “Maybe someday your dreams will come true.” I chuckled and left it at that, so I guess we’ll see what happens! I will say it was pretty neat to see one of the minds behind SOTMK out and about checking on things.
As cool as that was my day got even better. After crowning Tortuga Tavern as the worst portal yesterday I have to say maybe it’s not that bad. I happened to be playing in Adventureland around 5pm and was assigned to that portal. When I arrived I took notice of a trader getting set up for the evening. She had a monster stack of cards as well as a couple of vinylmations. After I took my turn I asked her if there were any cards that she needed, and it ended up she was only looking for betas which unfortunately I did not have on me. We got to talking, and I have to say she is probably one the nicest and coolest people I have ever met while playing this game. She is one of those nice folks that will sit around in Tortuga not just to trade, but will give away card after card to random people. Which I have to say is one of the best parts about this game. There’s nothing better than giving away cards to new players. Yeah you’ll run into some jerks but there are some very kind people and sadly those are the ones that get lost in the shuffle. We also got to talking about vinylmation, which I am a total newbie at, and she had some great insight and gave me some good advice for which I was very thankful. I was telling her how I am into collecting the Park Series Vinyls and was needing 1 particular one from the Park 8 series and every time I purchased a new Park 8 I would end up getting that same one over and over and it had become frustrating. She asked which one I was looking for, then proceeded to reach into her bag and gave it to me. I had nothing to trade, nothing to give her, and she expected nothing in return. I couldn’t believe it, she totally made my day. So thanks again Christin, it was great to meet you and I’ll be sure to get you that #5 Beta the next time I see ya!