Revelations of the Soul: pet virus

Interviewee: pet virus
Interviewer: Jack English (aka Captain Harloch)
Date: 7th December, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Pet virus is considered by many to be amongst the best of the utility players who can play any character like a pro. Great read for those in need of offensive tactics.

NAME:

pet virus

DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:

Couple weeks before the alpha, around febuary/march or something. The pre-alpha.

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

Canada

REAL NAME:

Mike

EMAIL:

pv@gamehacker.com

ICQ UIN:

2088103

EGN UIN:

1550, but somebody hacked it so it's not used by me much anymore.

SQUADNAME/SITE:

I run Fusion with Yazour: http://www.gamehacker.com/squads/fusion

WHERE YOU GOT YOUT NAME FROM:

Nirvana

WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:

1024x768

WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:

Cable Modem

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

None

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

CTF

FAV CHARACTER TYPES:

1. Jump Trooper (sorry, I only like the Jump Trooper)

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

1. Jump Trooper
DeathBoard, Electron Beamer, Dual ShotGuns, Combat Suit /w IDF Generator, Assault Rifle, Suit SuperCharge
This isn't the best, but I find it works great and doesn't make me look like a flaming CAW user. The IDF stops the pesky Assault Rifle shots real good, same with any other Slug weapon (which is the most popular type of weapons). The electron beamer is to scoot players away from me if they get too close (I am Canadian, I need my 5 foot privacy room). The Combat Suit doesn't do anything, but it just looks good in my inventory. The death board, of course, is to try and outrun the shots that fly my way. The SuperCharge is to help me get my teleport suit recharged incase I need to warp away.

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

1. Jump Trooper
This guy can run away fast. That's all I really use the Jump Trooper for.

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

I'm using the default HG settings. I tinkered with my layout in the alpha and nothing I liked.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:

It's priceless when you try and strafe on a deathboard, but you can't. Then some guy whacks you with a grenade and says how skilled he is.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE GRENADES?

Frag grenades are great for killing yourself. Rep grenades are great for those guys who mine doorway.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:

Well, if Portals were still in the game, I'd say they're extremely useful for stealing the enemy flag then warping back. But I'd much rather somebody else steal the flag so I don't have to worry about people shooting at me.

WHAT DO YOU AIM TO GET BY PLAYING INFANTRY?

A good time.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:

Nitro0520

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:

Lots of them, just pick one.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS BEST JUMP TROOPER IN CTF:

Don't know any Jump Troopers.

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

Seth

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:

Python

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:

airengineer, AKenCoFish, Unit92

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

Hmm.. so many people are the best player. I'd say everybody with team work and a sense of humor owns me.

WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:

The fact the people know it's a game.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:

Chapal. I also like to watch the beginner players slap around the older players, that's always funny.

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

Terry

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

A good, big, dynamic flagging map /w private teams.

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

87.6

DOES ROAD HUMBLE TITILATE YOU:

You mean "titillate?"

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