Revelations of the soul: super radish
Interviewee: super radish (aka andy schlaich)
Interviewer: Captain Harloch (aka Jack English)
Date: 23rd December, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Don't be fooled by super's lack of etiquette - some VERY helpful setups in here, considered one of the best offensive jump troopers in the game.

NAME:

super radish

DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:

november 2nd, 1999

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

usa, in the tropical state of utah

REAL NAME (optional):

andy schlaich

EMAIL:

radish@x96.net

ICQ UIN:

790929

EGN UIN:

wtf is egn? isn't icq enough?

SQUADNAME/SITE (if applicable):

Vulture Force

WHERE YOU GOT YOUR NAME FROM:

I was playing turf one day and the image of a cape wearing flying radish popped into my head.

WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:

800 for CTF, 1024 for gravball and boomball

WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:

56k

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

why's that matter?

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

ctf, boomball, gravball

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

Infantry Jump Trooper The neat boomball guys

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:

You consider recoil? HAHA Take flags in enemy territory and mine them. Use the strafing ability of the flightpack and drop pack to aim and dodge, its incredible. Learn to use those teleport beacons, they are a life-saver... definately needed if you want to clear 150 bounty.

Don't fight when you have like 10 hps, dying does no good, and neither does suiciding. Warp back to spawn to heal up. Ask your team or wait for someone to die and get there quick. Don't do this while you are fighting, its lame.

As for boomball, use the repels only if you have the flag. You should guard your flag carrier with your BODY. Use your radar to aim. Fire in rounds of three, spreading your shots around. Try to accelerate to fire and then decelerate quickly to dodge.

Buy health. Lots of health. 100 hps will take alotta hits... agility is what i put all of the my starting exp into so i can dodge easier. Try to get like 20 speed and 20 agility. You'll be able to fire SPEEDY shots and change direction in a split second.

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

Even though i'm sure you ALL know about the jump trooper from my guides, i'll put up my newest configuration for you. It includes the assault rifle, gauss rifle, repulsors, frags, drop pack, beacons, supercharger, pfg, combat suit, plasma mines, bullet mines. I don't carry the max on bullet mines or rifle ammo to save some weight, and i'll adjust which grenades i'm using depending on what i'm going for, offense or defense. Frags are offensive, repulsors are more of a defensive deal.

Drop bullet mines in tight corridors, like in europan's spawn, to get people to go where you want them to. If they see you drop them, that is. If they dont see you drop them, they'll think "who's the moron that mined our own spawn" and run them over. Bullet mines still do signifigant damage. I also use them when people insist on chasing me. They'll run one over and think they dont do any damage, then i'll drop a plasma. hahaha =D

Did i mention you can change classes for free while you're in safe? You dont lose anything. Old news but people still don't know.

infantry:
I keep the same configuration as above, except i dump the combat suit for an assault suit and the drop pack for a flightpack. I'm always on the flightpack unless i'm owning G1 (MY HOUSE) in which case i will go for 10 sterons tucked away in a corner to live for a really long time. Sometimes i'll dump the flightpack for an incinerator. That rules with circle strafing. Much easier to aim while you are strafing. KLIEST'S G1 IS MINE!

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

F1-F8 are the weapon slots. All of the F keys got moved to the numpad, on + - * / but i left the enter to chat off. Hate that. Strafe left is alt, strafe right is control. The arrow keys move. I fire with f1 and f2 mostly, and strafe left with my left hand thumb. The right hand thumb handles right strafing while i'm moving. It takes some getting used to, but its worth it.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:

I wouldn't play without it. Circle strafe is so necessary to dodge while aiming properly. Luminair agrees.

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

Wouldn't play without them. Frags are anti heavy and infantry, and great for stationary commandos.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:

Lifesavers and a black hole for cash. I use them too much, but i live longer.

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

Those things, and i'd like to have a number 1 league squad. And fame.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:

total newbie. Electric Boots is just as good though.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:

Luminair, Arcades the miner, Amazing Jason, when i'm owning G1, me

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

Highsky, Mystic Dragon, Weapon X, but not me, i keep getting disconected around 150 bounty. Its a conspiracy.

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

Chapel, Bioplague, Luminair

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:

KOSH, Zephyr, Python, total newbie

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:

KencoUnreliableFish (where's your turret tips? SLACKER)

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

Who cares? Each zone has 5 or 10 people that rule it. It would take me too long to name them all.

WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:

They have skill, help newbies, and know which weapons are the easiest to kill with.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:

Vectorboy, he plays rap on those livecasts to piss everyone off. I have a hard time believing he actually LIKES it.

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

ljc, he says "no way" to me so much when i ask him to give me stuff like mods and godmobiles

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

league and NEW zones, kinda like boomball, i want stuff seperate from subspace.

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

1. The mods haven't said they love me enough for a 2.

DOES ROD HUMBLE TITILATE YOU:

shut up?

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