For the most part, being a lone stalker is a life in anonymity… you’ve come to the Zone hoping to find artifacts, fortune, or just bringing a desire to learn more about what the Zone really is and how it came to be. For those who dare to venture beyond the safe areas, danger awaits, and only few truly fulfill their wishes; either because they’ve been through some “hostile negotiations” (ie. gunned down by military stalkers) or because they’ve become victims of the Brain Scorcher. Only the few are lucky enough to make it and attain fame – but that’s really a shame; they become legends while everyone else is stuck in Cordon trying to get by with a rusty PMm, a loaf of bread and a bottle of vodka.

But perhaps that can be changed. Perhaps there is an opportunity for even the rookie stalkers to have their voices heard, their tales told, and their backgrounds fully exposed.

Ok ok, enough of this high-spun introduction. I got an idea yesterday and I wanted to to explore it a bit further. It’s the thought of doing interviews with stalkers from the community – ie. you guys. Yes, you! After having read what feels like a million posts on various community websites, including the official GSC forums, I think it could be quite fascinating to get to talk to some of you; how did you get into playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R., what do you like the most (and least, perhaps) about the game(s), what’s your background, what do you find most fascinating about the Zone, what would it take for you to kiss a snork, etc. etc. Ok, that last one might not be appropriate, but you get the idea 😉 And since the community has grown ever since the release of Shadow of Chernobyl, some stalkers have begun to make a name for themselves – people know them from forums, mods, YouTube videos, and whatnot. Personally I think it could be quite fascinating to get to learn something about you guys.

So what do you think, is it an idea you see going somewhere, something you would be interested in? Either as a participant or as a listener?

In other words, would you care to share something about yourself over a bottle of vodka? 😉