Interviewer: Jack English (aka Captain Harloch)
Date: 25th November, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Arguably one of the top5, if not the best Commando in the game throughout the Beta test.
DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:
April 15th, 1999
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
REAL NAME (optional):
SQUADNAME (if applicable):
WHERE YOU GOT YOUR NAME FROM:
My pet royal ball python though I had to get rid of him when I moved to Florida from Indiana
WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:
WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:
WHAT PROGRAMS (IF ANY) DO YOU CLOSE WHEN YOU PLAY INFANTRY:
Everything I only have a 133mhz
WHAT ZONES DO YOU SPEND >75% OF YOUR TIME:
Capture the flag zones or the zones that are most professional.
FAV CHARACTER TYPES (list from 3 - 6 characters):
I was only a Commando or Spy since the alpha test when the character types came in.
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:
I like to snipe and flag so I use a Particle Accelerator, Sunspot, and a Medium Power Cell. Actually I “scavenge” for weapons using any weapon I find on the ground for my character. Usually I choose from a variety of backup weapons. For the turf zone setup I use a plasma rifle/Suit Super charge because usually you are involved in more personal skirmishes. And of course you always have cloak or stealth on all the time.
FOR EACH FAV CHARACTER TYPE, GIVE WHAT YOU CONSIDER THE 3 BEST TACTICS THOSE CHARACTERS CAN USE:
Commandoes need to strafe while in sniper mode to fine tune aim. Also they must aim for the feet (aim line right at feet) of the enemy soldier to get a square hit. The rifles are my favorite types of guns, because of hitting people long range before the bullet dissolves. In sniper mode it doesn’t have to be a one-shot kill just clump the bullets up. If you have the windows key assign it too a strafe button. Strafe used to be roll in the alpha test. Was cool looking and avoided bullets a lot easier, but because of latency the infantry staff took it out(people sometimes had such bad lag that they would look like they were teleporting everywhere).
NAME ANYTHING DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR KEYBOARD CONFIG THAT BETTER YOUR GAMEPLAY:
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:
Strafing is very important because it helps you fine tune sniper mode. Of course everyone aims for the feet. Also very important for surviving longer.
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE GRENADES (Rep/Frag/Emp):
Well emp literally is useless to me. Grenades are useful in numbers to clear out areas. If I see a whole bunch of enemies in an enclosed area I just throw all my grenades at once. It is nice to see everyone running out of there base.
HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:
Portals are more reliable than ticking a player and warping to him just after you grab a flag.
WHAT DO YOU AIM TO GET BY PLAYING INFANTRY (best rec/high bty/points/fun/best squad/combination):
I survive the longest and play the best when I am in my war mood. My aim is to get the primary objective of the zone and win. Though I would want to be on the best squad, I want to me known as a loyal player.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:
Jet Li was a good medic and so was total newbie. I like medics that know when they are given 10 pandora they are to give back steronsJ.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:
Luminair is a good player. I think he plays infantry?
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST JUMP TROOPER IN CTF:
I don’t know much people I mostly think of them as targets when I am playing.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST HEAVY WEAPONS DUDE IN CTF:
I usually work alone so I don’t really take into consideration who to remember who is the best. Heavy weapons I really enjoy to be in company with because they are good in support.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:
Kosh is a good dedicated commando. Just like most of us commando diehards.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:
Akencofish I would say is the best engineer he knows how to “build the battle field” in his teams favor. He is really thrifty with his turrets and I like that.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST OVERALL PLAYER IN THE GAME CURRENTLY:
Luminair….hard to say
WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:
He plays more than anyone in infantry so he has the experience and the excellent coordination of strafing to get the kill.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:
Yankee is a good joker.
WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE MOST ANNOYING PERSON IN INFANTRY:
Puppetz was very annoying with his public macros.
WHAT POTENTIAL FUTURE INCLUSIONS IN THE GAME ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Barb wire, Demolitions expert, commander, satellites, campaign games, doors with locks, lockpicks.
ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 100, RATE INFANTRY IN ITS CURRENT FORM:
DOES ROD HUMBLE TITILATE YOU:
Titilate?…….no? I like it though when moderators do their fancy god mode things.