PMS Lammy: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
KTNPWNS PMS: Well, my name is Rachel and I'm 25 years old. I have a Bachelor's degree in Behavioural Science with a minor in Early Childhood Education (I wanted to be a teacher). Apparently I'm considered a crazy cat lady. I have 4 cats: Atticus, Samantha, Anastasia and Snowpaw. I am currently the PMS NA PC Platform Co-general. I've been in PMS a little over a year. I'm a huge PC gamer and FPS player. For real life, I work for a big fiber optic cable company in their HR Department.
PMS Lammy: When did you start gaming?
KTNPWNS PMS: When I was really young, around 4 or 5. My first system was an NES and my dad and I would always switch off playing. It was one of my fondest memories when I was a child. I took a break from gaming between 12 and 14. When I was a freshman in high school I had a friend who introduced me to Counter Strike and Half Life. I have been addicted to PC games ever since.
PMS Lammy: How did you find out about PMS Clan?
KTNPWNS PMS: I was in a clan for CS 1.6 at the time and there were a lot of girls in the clan. I remember thinking "Wow, there are girls just like me". Then I went on a search to see if there were girl clans. Did you know PMS is one of the top websites when you search for it? Originally, I wasn't going to become a member of PMS because we didn't have a CS 1.6 nor CS:S division and at the time there wasn't any other game I wanted to play competitively in. Then came Minecraft and I recruited straight from the trial division.
PMS Lammy: What positions have you held in the clan?
KTNPWNS PMS: Once I finished recruitment in the Minecraft Division I was immediately promoted to Practice Manager. After that I became Division Leader, and after that I became General.
PMS Lammy: What games are you playing currently?
KTNPWNS PMS: Currently, I'm playing a lot of League of Legend and Team Fortress 2. I try to play every game we have on our PC Platform. As for Xbox 360, I'm playing Skyrim (SO ADDICTING) and Batman Arkham City. I tend to play adventure-based games on console.
PMS Lammy: What's your favorite FPS of all time and why?
KTNPWNS PMS: Hands down Counter Strike 1.6. I have spent so much time on that game. The overall play style is much simpler than CoD and BF3. It's a point and shoot - none of that scoping in and upgrades that most FPS games have now. Now, I understand CS 1.6 is very old compared to CS:S but I feel like in Source I just aim and shoot and my bullets just hit randomly. I think 1.6 is a lot better accuracy-wise.
PMS Lammy: How about favorite non-FPS games?
KTNPWNS PMS: Oh gosh, there are so many. Honestly, any Zelda game would have it for me, but out of all of those, Zelda 64 was my favorite. The graphics were amazing for its time and the gameplay and storyline were very interesting and engaging. I could play that game over and over again.
PMS Lammy: What's the story behind your clan handle? Obviously you love cats since you have 4 of them!
KTNPWNS PMS: When I recruited for PMS I knew I couldn't have PMS Kitten but that was alright because I had migrated to "KTN" anyways. So I became PMS KTN. However, once I became General and I switched the PMS behind my name, people started mistaking me for Kitteh. So I debated about changing my tag. I eventually went to Kitteh for ideas because I didn't want to step on her name. She suggested adding something like KTNROX, I asked her how about KTNPWNS and she agreed and here I am now.
PMS Lammy: Glad that got sorted out! Do you have any favorite competitive gaming moments?
KTNPWNS PMS: My favorite moment would have to be when I was playing TF2 in one of their community nights. One of the recruits was a young kid and everyone thought it was funny to watch me get backstabbed by a spy. Finally, I went hunting for this kid and I was really keeping my eye out. Somehow this kid got me again and I screamed into my mic so hard. Everyone just stopped what they were doing and either were laughing or making sure I didn't die. It was one of the greatest times I've had with a group of people. And for the record, yes I did get owned by a 12-year-old. I'm okay with this.
PMS Lammy: What are your favorite non-gaming hobbies?
KTNPWNS PMS: In the rare instance I can get away. I love to travel. Something about getting on a plane and seeing something new is an exhilarating feeling. Other than traveling, I really enjoy running, rock climbing and snowboarding. Anything outdoorsy. I live in Colorado so I have to take advantage of what's around me.
PMS Lammy: So before we wrap up this interview, are there any shoutouts you'd like to give?
KTNPWNS PMS: Of course. First and foremost to the most amazing girl ever. PMS Doc, we came through recruitment together ended up in staff and division leaders together. We're the dynamic duo. Bitter Joyrok for teaching me how to play more competitively and teaching me basic strats. OddDodd H2O and H2O Shel for being not only amazing PC generals but friends as well. Ticorah PMS and Kitteh PMS for being amazing coaches in not only the business world but my real life.Last but not least my H2O, Snaze H2O for being such an amazing friend!
PMS Lammy: Finally, can you give us 5 fun facts about yourself that people might not know?
1. When I was little I was OBSESSED with Pink Ranger. I still am today. Just a little.
2. Along with Pink Ranger came Batman AND Robin.
3. My all time favorite colour is Pink..imagine that.
4. I hate pop (soda) and I'm really picky about water, it has to be bottled.
5. I never used to watch Saturday morning cartoons.
PMS Lammy: Thanks so much for taking the time for this interview!
KTNPWNS PMS: Thank you so much for having me!
Written by PMS Lammy, member of the PMS|H2O Editorial Team. You can follow her on Twitter!