Welcome to our first Xbox Insider Community Spotlight! Here we feature prominent Xbox Insiders from the Xbox Insider Community.
This month we’re delighted to introduce The Wee Bear, who holds the title of current Xbox Insider XP champion! We reached out to The Wee Bear who was kind enough to answer a few questions about himself and his experiences in the Xbox Insider Program.
Greetings The Wee Bear! Thanks for taking time to chat with us! First question, how long have you been an Xbox Insider, and what Xbox One Update Preview ring are you part of?
The Wee Bear: Thank you so much for featuring me, it’s really flattering that someone thought of me! I’m part of Preview Alpha and I’ve been an Xbox Insider for 3 years 10 months, since the very beginning. I’m currently Level 42 with 6,445 XP.
Wow that’s awesome! And where are you from, if you don’t mind us asking?
The Wee Bear: I’m from Scotland, UK.
And what do you do for a living?
The Wee Bear: I work for a charity that teaches British sign language. I do a bit of everything from maintaining websites to helping successful students receive their well earned certificates.
That sounds like very rewarding work. So, what are some of your favorite games on Xbox?
The Wee Bear: Pretty much every Lego game you can think of, I love them all! I’m also a big fan of Assassin’s Creed and the Forza Horizon series.
Are there any achievements you’ve earned that you’re particularly proud of?
The Wee Bear: I earned one recently in the The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game called Master of Speed. You had to complete all the races in the game and the last race was super tough. I must have tried it a billion times! But, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Eventually I got it, phew!
Nice! You’ve got quite the history as an Xbox Insider, but what do you like most about the Xbox Insider Program?
The Wee Bear: I love trying out new features (of course), but I also enjoy spending time finding bugs and figuring out what’s not working right. However, I think the most rewarding thing is all the friends I’ve met as an Xbox Insider. Personally I think it’s very gratifying to get thanked for helping out fellow Xbox Insiders, and I get lots of nice messages too.
The two questions I get asked all the time are “Do you work for Microsoft?” (No!) and “How do you have so much XP?” (That’s just down to time in the Xbox Insider Program). Many people don’t realize the Xbox Insider Program has been going on for almost 4 years now!