The SuicideGirl Gamer of the Week this week is Lunar Suicide. Lunar has been a SuicideGirl since 2011 and loves dancing, gaming, and Harry Potter. I sat down with her to talk about some her favorite games, being addicted to Elder Scrolls Online, and what she thought of the ending of Dexter.
What made you choose the name Lunar?
I’ve always been captivated by anything intergalactic and space themed. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. The universe and space simultaneously excite and terrify me so Lunar was my first choice. I wanted to spell it the way it’s spelled in reference to the moon and not like the name.
How did you first become interested in being a SuicideGirl?
I met Tarion Suicide at Burlesque dancing and she suggested I try out. I did and got in, became a SuicideGirl, and gained a best friend. When I was a teenager I was attracted to anything out of the ordinary. I used to look at the beautiful and unusual SuicideGirls in awe and wish I could be them. Zui was the first SuicideGirl I ever laid eyes on. I just thought they were beyond me.
My love affair with video games started with Roller Coaster Tycoon which progressed into The Sims. I could play until 4:00 a.m. I still enjoy it. Next came Final Fantasy, Diablo, and DotA and the rest is history. I had a boyfriend who was a heavy gamer and it was either join in or watch. I left him but my love for games never left me.
So what are some of your favorite games?
I really enjoyed StarCraft, Final Fantasy VIII, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Spore. I also loved the simplicity of Age of Empires II – the third one lacked that appeal.
Playing anything currently?
I am totally obsessed with Elder Scrolls Online, I play as a High Elf Templar on the European Server @Lunar_snow.
Do you think if they remade Final Fantasy VII for new consoles that would be a good thing or do you think it might detract from the nostalgic spirit of the old game?
I think originals are always better with the iconic games.
MMOs tend to get pretty time consuming. How many hours would you say you’ve put on Elder Scrolls Online?
During the week I can’t play much because of work so probably about nine hours and on weekends more like ten hours. I have been playing since April so about 500 hours in total I think. Time well spent!
How does Elder Scrolls Online compare with other MMOs like World of Warcraft for example? What’s Elder Scrolls Online’s most appealing feature to you?
World of Warcraft is one of the original MMORPGs and it has been in the market almost ten years. In its time it was/is a great game and was a platform and standard for many of the newer MMOs of today. ESO is still in its infancy stage and it has the potential to become a really great MMO like WoW. The TESO graphics and game play feel more modern even though there are still many issues that need to be addressed.
The actual visuals in ESO are appealing to me as well. I love the characters and magic, the world is literally beautiful. You can stand on a hill and look down at the view. Also the option to play PvP and PvE (questing) keeps the game interesting and fun.
If you could get ZeniMax Studios to change or add any one thing to Elder Scrolls Online what would it be?
I think they should make it a bit cheaper, you are buying the game and then the monthly subscription so it adds up to a lot of money after awhile. In-game I would try to make the combats more responsive and run a bit smoother.
Do guys ever give you a hard time when they find out you’re a gamer?
Not really. I don’t really flaunt that I’m a girl though other than wanting to dye my whole armour set pink. They seem pretty amped that I play.
What is the worst pickup line you’ve ever gotten?
“You are the prettiest girl I’ve seen this year.” Um… so last year there was someone better? That’s what every girl wants to hear, hahaha.
Has anybody ever told you that your eyes remind them of Kirsten Dunst? Maybe it’s just me but you remind me of a hotter Kirsten Dunst for some reason…
Ah thank you. No I’ve been told Reese Witherspoon and Katy Perry but never Kirsten. I like her.
So your profile says you are also a Dexter fan. What did you think of the ending to the show? (spoilers ahead!)
Totally weak. Dexter should have died or been exposed.
What are some of your other hobbies outside of gaming?
I am pretty active. I do pole dancing and I’ve just started cheerleading and tumbling. I also like to read when I find the time. I get really restless when I am not busy so I try and do as many activities as possible.
Where can fans find more of you?
On SuicideGirls: https://suicidegirls.com/girls/lunar/