Revelations of the Soul: Seth

Interviewee: Seth
Interviewer: Jack English (aka Captain Harloch)
Date: 28th November, 1999 (mid-Beta test)
Reason/Significance: Seth has won more than one place in the BountyHigh Officer's Hall of Fame and is arguably the most skilled infantry frayer in "The Arena".

NAME:

Seth

DATE FIRST PLAYED INFANTRY:

The first day of beta

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:

Finland

REAL NAME (optional):

Miika Järvinen

EMAIL:

miika@surffi.net

ICQ UIN:

5481909

EGN UIN:

around 600, but dont use it

SQUADNAME/SITE (if applicable):

Fusion

WHERE YOU GOT YOUR NAME FROM:

No story, just a normal name. :D

WHAT RESOLUTION DO YOU PLAY AT:

1152x864

WHAT CONNECTION DO YOU HAVE:

33.6 modem

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

I turn ICQ offline and I have only DirectCD in systray.

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

The Arena

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

Infantry 4 ever! :)

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 in CTF:

Assault Suit
IDF Generator
Suit Supercharger
Cloak Field Damber
Teleport Disruptor
Close Assault Weapon
Frag Grenades
Repulsor Grenades
Plasma Mines (if im defending)

I dont know if this is the best setup nor do I think so, but thats what use and have used. Without plasma mines I dont have any overweight, and with mines only 22% which doesnt really matter on defence. I used to have gauss/assault rifle as second weapon, but got tired of the overweight.

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

Infantry:

Im mainly an attacker.... so after I attach to enemy base, I turn IDF off and let my energy reload. Once its full, I turn IDF on and rush to the enemy's base as fast as I can, first throwing my grenades and then shooting bursts with CAW until im dead. The point of this is that I try to break enemys defence lines and hopefully my fellow attacker teammates can take their base down, or at least get abit closer to the flag.

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

I have remapped my keys pretty much completely:

s,d,f,g,t,y,h,b are for weapons and equipment
w is map
a and z are sniper view
space is for pick up
I move using numpad: 8,4,5,6
My strafe keys are 7 and 9 on numpad, but I dont use them.
Zero on numpad is 'use'.

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY IS STRAFING:

I dont strafe.

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

I use frag and rep grenades... I hardly ever have them when I die so... I use them. :)

HOW IMPORTANT TO YOUR GAMEPLAY ARE PORTALS:

Dont use them.

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

Fun and good teamplay, I love when team really works together.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST MEDIC IN CTF:

Dont know if he still plays medic, but total_newbie is/was cool medic.

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST INFANTRY IN CTF:

Hmm... havent really watched people who are infantry, seems like everyone has heavy weapons.

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

pet virus is doing quite good with JT.

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

Ooh, there are so many... too many :D

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST COMMANDO IN CTF:

KOSH and Python

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE BEST ENGINEER IN CTF:

Unit92 and AkenCoFish

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

I dont think there really is one, someone is good at something and someone else is good at something else (I love english.. =).

WHAT QUALITIES MAKE THIS PERSON SHINE ABOVE THE REST:

-

WHO IN YOUR OPINION IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN INFANTRY:

There are alot of funny people. Almost everyone can be sometimes.... almost :D

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

Terry

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

I would like to see RTS, real RPG... and something that makes people smarter when they enter the game.

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

79

DOES ROD HUMBLE TITLIATE YOU:

God damn, took me 15mins to get someone to tell me what the hell titliate mean... damn typo. ;) Anywayz... I have never talked with Rod, nor have I seen him in Infantry either.. heh. You and your perv questions. :P

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