Gearbox Community Badass is a new feature we’re trying out as a way to recognize members of the Gearbox Community for their creative efforts – be they cosplays, artwork, community events, guides, or any other means of letting their Gearbox flag fly! Each week, we’ll spotlight one of our awesome community members and the cool things they’re doing. Anyone is eligible to be a featured community badass, so being a member of the forums isn’t required (although it helps since this is where our badasses will be featured!) Additionally, every featured Badass will receive a “Legendary” forum badge, so it’ll be hard to enjoy your flair without a forum account, right?! Please note that while each week’s Community Badass will be selected by forum staff, nominations are welcome and will be taken into account. If you’d like to nominate someone to be a Gearbox Community Badass, just PM @JoeKGBX with your nomination!
Community Badass is back, and we thought it was time to bestow the honor on a very deserving individual – @xmngr! “X” as he is commonly known, is not only a fantastic community member, but also a fantastic guide maker! If you’ve been on the forums a while, you’ve no doubt come across one of his guides. We’ve received a couple nominations recently for X to be Community Badass and decided it was finally time to pull the trigger. On behalf of all of us here at Gearbox, thanks for your contributions to the community, @xmngr!
What would ya say ya do here?
One of the main things I feel I do here is to help new players and gather information to make new guides for all of us to help and learn new things (you never stop learning). Also I love to chill with the people here because I’ve made really good friends in the forum (naming poetic nova, acnaero, demonite, gulfwulf, tokesy, giuvito, krewlrain and many more). I feel this place has a space for everyone here, from new people to old veterans of the game. And Tableflipping, I can’t forget tableflipping (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻, cheez, I am really thankful of the community in general.
What’s your favorite Gearbox game?
Undoubtfully, BL2. Battleborn and DN are great games too. BL3 will be my favourite, when it comes out of course. If it ever happens, I would be looking for a GBX-made racing game
What is it about that one that keeps you coming back?
The idea of trying new stuff every time. Shotgun Zer0, Breakneck Maya, Tediore Axton, to name a few. And Krieg, I must not forget the psycho that keeps me playing Borderlands. There is a lot of stuff I’ve never done.
If you were a character in Borderlands, what do you think the xmngr class would be called and what would it specialize in?
Krieg. I would be specialized mainly on Maliwan weaponry, killing bandits with my axe and making BBQs. Who doesn’t like bbq’s?
You’ve done a lot in the community, but one of the big things you’re known for is your awesome guides. How do you go about creating such detailed and informative guides?
Mainly research, digging in the old forum, the guides presented here (also made by the community) and googling. And mostly, the stuff I’ve learn with the time. When I feel a guide (or porting it from the old forum) is necessary, I’ll be there for everyone.
Any tips for aspiring guide creators out there?
Definitely. Try to squeeze your brain and memory at its maximum, it is OK to have some errors and wrong info, because you’re learning. Learning is the most important part on everything. Your will, your energy, your desire to help will make everything go awesome!
Any social media accounts, YouTube channels, or streams you’d like to plug?
I have a little and humble youtube channel: