Interviewee: Chapel (aka Joe Chapel)
Interviewer: Captain Harloch (aka Jack English)
Date: 6th December, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Considered the best heavy weapons dude in the game, Chap gives some VERY good tips and some awesome tactics. Check em out.
DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:
First day of beta, dunno the exact date.
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
REAL NAME (optional):
SQUADNAME/SITE (if applicable):
Self Induced Negativity - SIN
WHERE YOU GOT YOUR NAME FROM:
My full name is Joseph Chapel.
WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:
WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:
WHAT PROGRAMS (IF ANY) DO YOU CLOSE WHEN YOU PLAY INFANTRY:
Netscape if a site has reloading banners or high graphics.
WHAT ZONES DO YOU SPEND >75% OF YOUR TIME:
CTF and The Arena
FAV CHARACTER TYPES (list from 3 - 6 characters):
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:
Hope this isn't to long....
Heavy Weapons Setups:
Heavy Combat suit
The last time I used this setup was a long time ago, with constant changes I don't know if it
still works really well. I used this setup for middle killing in Callisto's Crossfire. It rocks.
Heavy Combat suit
I use the Gauss cannon to smack my bitch up from a distance and the Auto cannon to pee in there
corn flakes when there trying to rob me of my manhood up close.
KR Elite Heavy Weapons Setup:
Heavy Combat suit
Theres so many ppl in KR considering it's huge players per arena limit that the plasma cannon
is the shiznito. Just shoot one anywhere and you will more then likely hit and kill someone.
The stubcannon is also a great powerfull weapon that you can move and shoot with, plus it's
lifetime is long, it's great for shooting at ppl that are far away.
Heavy Weapons info:
People plague there heavies with crap weapons. BLAH. The great thing about being a heavy is
the access to big hitting weapons. So go ahead and grab that mortar. Learn how to use it right
and nothing can stop you.
Jump Trooper Setup:
I see alot of Jump Troopers walking, argh. Get on a board moron! Speed = good. With this setup
I can shoot ppl from afar with my Assault Rifle along with when they are close. Dodge all the
incoming bullets and piss them off with your weapons. The IDF slows down weapons enough to dodge
them with no problem at all. Persistance is the way to go with this setup.
Close Combat Shotgun
If you like killing and want to be an engineer then this setup works like a charm. I use the
electron beamer to drain my enemies suit energy, making there assault suits and combat suit's
worthless. Then I rush at them with an incinerator and fry them up like I do toast on sunday
mornings. If they don't die from a couple rushes with the incinerator I smack them up with my
CC Shotgun. Shun the ppl who say the Engineer is a crappy killer!
(I went 120-1 with this setup in tp).
FOR EACH FAV CHARACTER TYPE, GIVE WHAT YOU CONSIDER THE 3 BEST TACTICS
THOSE CHARACTERS CAN USE:
Heavy: the bigger the weapon better. Take advantage of being able to use powerfull weapons.
Jump Trooper: use hoverboard speed to gather flags quick and to dodge alot.
Engineer: screw turret's! Drain your enemies self worth and then fry them up!
NAME ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR KEYBOARD CONFIG THAT BETTER YOUR
I like to have everything in reach. I hate to search for keys in a battle.
Arrow keys are to move. Numpad 0 is for med crap or kits like hoverboard.
Numpad 1 is for suit teleport. Numpad delete/period is for one suit or equipment
slot. Numpad 2 is for another suit or equipment slot. Cntrl is for weapon #1.
Tab is for weapon #2. Shift+Cntrl is for weapon #3 and Z is for weapon #4.
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:
I suck at strafing.
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE GRENADES (Rep/Frag/Emp):
I never use them. *shrug*
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:
I use portals if I'm using an ammo eating gun to teleport back
to the store area.
WHAT DO YOU AIM TO GET BY PLAYING INFANTRY (best rec/high bty/points/fun/best squad/combination):
best rec/fun/best squad
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:
total_newbie is a great medic along with MEDIC (yes his handle is MEDIC)
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST JUMP TROOPER IN CTF:
Dark Trooper and Weapon X
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST HEAVY WEAPONS DUDE IN CTF:
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:
KOSH, Python and Weapon X
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:
AKenCoFish and Unit92
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST OVERALL PLAYER IN THE GAME CURRENTLY:
I rate best player as players who do great no matter what zone they are in and
can rock with more then 1 character in any situation.
Buddist Monk, Weapon X and Vyme/Little Jesus
WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:
I've discussed different character strategies with all of them and they all use the strategies
they come up with well.
Buddhist Monk: He hungers for death and adapts to any situation in no time at all.
Weapon X: He can kill with the best of us and also flag great.
Vyme/Little Jesus: Outstanding records with numerous characters in numerous zones.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:
Most ppl are to uptight. Pet Virus and Scum are funny tho.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON IN INFANTRY:
Terry and RoT-Cid
WHAT POTENTIAL FUTURE INCLUSIONS IN THE GAME ARE YOU MOST LOOKING
Banners and a full RPG zone.
ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 100, RATE INFANTRY IN ITS CURRENT FORM:
70, it's coming along nice.
DOES ROD HUMBLE TITILLATE YOU:
Only when he gives me a foot massage.