Revelations of the soul: Buddhist Monk
Interviewee: Buddhist Monk
Interviewer: Jack English (aka Captain Harloch)
Date: 25th November, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Buddhist Monk is one of a handful of Infantry players who play for the BountyHigh Competition only. He has had more entries into the BountyHigh Hall of Fame than anyone else and at one time held every title in the competition. Thus, Buddhist constitutes one of the finest killing machines in the game, and gives some good advice on how you can improve your game.

NAME:

Buddist Monk, Buddhist Monk, Jade, Alien, Special Powers, Love

DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:

September something

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

U.S.A.

REAL NAME (optional):

Chris

EMAIL:

buddistmonk@totalassault.net

ICQ UIN:

n/a

EGN UIN:

n/a

SQUADNAME/SITE (if applicable):

My new squad is ?Godmode

WHERE YOU GOT YOUR NAME FROM:

Subspace when I had to shorten it from Buddhist Monk to fit into the stat box.

WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:

1600x1200 usually

WHAT TYPE OF CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:

56k

WHAT PROGRAMS (IF ANY) DO YOU CLOSE WHEN YOU PLAY INFANTRY:

Close? I usually dont have any open

WHAT ZONES DO YOU SPEND >75% OF YOUR TIME:

CTF zone

FAV CHARACTER TYPES (list from 3 - 6 characters):

Infantry
Jump Trooper
Commando

FOR EACH FAV CHARACTER TYPE, NAME YOUR ULTIMATE WEAPONS SETUP, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT DAMAGE, RELOAD, RECOIL, TERRAIN RESTRICTIONS AND ENCUMBERENCE. AFTER EACH, NAME THE REASONS WHY YOU THINK THESE SETUPS ARE BEST:

Infantry:
Assault Suit
PF Generator
Suit Supercharger
Assault Rifle
Assault Shotgun
Bullet Mine
Plasma Mine
FlightPack

Commando:
Improved Cloak
Suit Supercharger
Plasma Rifle
EMP Grenades
Repulsor Grenades
This leaves me with 14 kg left over for whatever I want

Jump Trooper:
Combat Suit
PF Generator
Suit Supercharger
DeathBoard
Assault Rifle
Electron Beamer (Chapel's idea and it works great)
Frag Grenade
Repulsor Grenade
Bullet Mines
This leaves me with a few kg left over for whatever I want

FOR EACH FAV CHARACTER TYPE, GIVE WHAT YOU CONSIDER THE 3 BEST TACTICS THOSE CHARACTERS CAN USE:

-

NAME ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR KEYBOARD CONFIG THAT BETTER YOUR GAMEPLAY:

I just make it almost exactly the same as Subspace's config

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:

Nada

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE GRENADES (Rep/Frag/Emp):

They are pretty important. Gets you out of tough situations.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:

Man I wish I still had Teleport Beacons. They are an extremely good way to get out of tough situations.

WHAT DO YOU AIM TO GET BY PLAYING INFANTRY (best rec/high bty/points/fun/best squad/combination):

I'd say the highest bounty but its getting boring real quick.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:

Man medics are such an imporant part of flag games but I cant think of any medics

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:

No idea

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST JUMP TROOPER IN CTF:

WeaponX or Dark Trooper

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST HEAVY WEAPONS DUDE IN CTF:

Chapel :)

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:

KOSH

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:

Akengofish or whatever his name is

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST OVERALL PLAYER IN THE GAME CURRENTLY:

That takes many qualities to be the best overall player. This game hasnt been around long enough for me to decide who is the best. I wouldnt consider myself cause I dont do anything but chase the high bounty record.

WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:

n/a

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:

n/a

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON IN INFANTRY:

n/a

WHAT POTENTIAL FUTURE INCLUSIONS IN THE GAME ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO:

I'm really hoping there would be flagging games with private teams. CTF bores me to no end so maybe if there were Warzone style flagging games I might be more interested in flagging

ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 100, RATE INFANTRY IN ITS CURRENT FORM:

45

DOES ROD HUMBLE TITILATE YOU:

I had to look that word up hehe. Rod can get any girl he wants to with that Engish charm of his.;

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