Even CO Powers might not prepare you for something like this
Rachael Adamson (also known as @Killetheth on Twitter) became well known recently when she accidentally gained access to Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot camp early. Since then, Nintendo has removed her access and refunded her for the trouble, but the story’s notoriety continues to grow. In a new interview with TechRaptor, Adamson discusses what it was like to get to play the game early, and how overwhelming it was gaining Internet fame so rapidly.
“Aside from the confusion, I was really excited!” said Adamson. “I was looking forward to this, especially as it’s a game I played a lot when I was a kid. When I woke up and checked Twitter the next day after the tweet I made about it, I was in shock. I didn’t realize I was the only one with access and was expecting other tweets with people playing it. I was talking to one of my brothers about what happened, and he linked me to YouTube videos with thousands of views of people discussing the tweet. I think at that point I started to realize what a big deal it was.”
She goes on to talk about her anxiety and some of the disorienting effects that becoming a big deal on Nintendo Twitter can have:
“I’ve cut down on my social media use over the years and don’t go on Twitter that often, so going from interacting with hardly anyone one day to thousands the next, having people making videos about the situation, and websites making articles… It really had an effect on me,” she said.
You never know what your fifteen minutes of fame will be for and what kind of an effect it may have on you! As of now, we’re all still waiting together for the official release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. You can read more about Rachael’s experience on her personal blog, or click over to TechRaptor for the full interview.