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2013-08-22, 15:15
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Wanted to bring back an old topic that we all love. Reload. The best ever. Lets all show love again.
Give us your personal stories of how Reload affected your life.

Reload gave me the dream to become the best, Reload gave me courage to speak out and have a voice, Reload gave me the power to become brave with women, thank you Reload. Share your stories.
2013-08-23, 18:43
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When internet was expensive here (1997-1999) I came online every day after school for 10-15 minutes, checked Ichor's demo website (or whatever demo site was running then) , hoping new Reload demos had been available, downloaded all of them, went offline and watched them immediately.
Even when internet became cheaper and demos less interesting as a spare time killer, Reload demos standed out as these kept entertaining me unlike many others.
2013-08-26, 15:56
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Quake just wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for the constant Griffin vs. Reload discussion at CHTV. How I miss those.
2014-10-30, 21:17
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how did i miss this thread
2014-10-31, 10:41
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As one of only a couple of players who have played a lot against Reload AND all the top players in Europe also I think I am very qualified to weigh in on this discussion...

Whilst there are some really impressive players here in Europe and I am talking about the likes of Milton and Locust (who are 2 of the very few players that I've never been able to take a map win from). There is a big difference when I get in a server and type /ready with them compared to doing the same thing in a server with Reload...

The difference is the FEAR. Other players, no matter how good they are, just do not give you this. You get in a server and type /ready and there is a moment when maybe you get a good/lucky start and a nice lead and the thought will go through your mind that you might have a good chance to win (even if you don't)... but this isn't the case with Reload... once you type /ready, Reload has already hit you with the FEAR you know that psychologically you have already lost... the FEAR has already got you beaten.
2014-10-31, 19:19
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Back in the days when I watched more demos than I played, I immediately knew that that guy was special. His rocket aiming was incredible. And with this sens of his??

He was doing stuff most of players couldn't even think of doing at those times. To understand how good he was on dm2, you need to watch the TGI demos and realize that he even couldn't practice with players his own size in Au. He then came to Europe, defeated everyone on dm2 (lost dm4/6 though) including Lakerman and Kane, real superstars then.

Later he lowered his sensitivity and started to shaft really well too. Too bad it's impossible to compare Milton and Reload now. Different times, different game.

But I think the only guy able to beat him was Dag. And not skillwise, but by his brains. Maybe.

Reload was a natural, arguably the most talented Quake player I've ever seen play the game.

(Edited 2014-10-31, 21:03)
2014-10-31, 19:32
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played reload alot when i played high ping au in 2004 btw his real name is samer really great and talketive guy!!
2014-11-01, 08:21
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Kapitan Kloze wrote:
He was doing stuff most of players couldn't even think of doing at those times. To understand how good he was on dm2, you need to watch the TGI demos and realize that he even couldn't practice with players his own size in Au. He then came to Europe, defeated everyone on dm2 (lost dm4/6 though) including Lakerman and Kane, real superstars then.

Back at the TGi he was actually a complete newbie. He was using some insanely high sensitivity of 23 which was about 3x 360 degree turn per 1cm of mouse movement. Even when he lowered his sensitivity after the TGi it was still around 360 degree turn per 1cm of mouse movement.
2014-11-01, 11:44
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Any epic demo I could download to watch?

Where?
2014-11-01, 12:41
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dirtbox wrote:
Kapitan Kloze wrote:
He was doing stuff most of players couldn't even think of doing at those times. To understand how good he was on dm2, you need to watch the TGI demos and realize that he even couldn't practice with players his own size in Au. He then came to Europe, defeated everyone on dm2 (lost dm4/6 though) including Lakerman and Kane, real superstars then.

Back at the TGi he was actually a complete newbie. He was using some insanely high sensitivity of 23 which was about 3x 360 degree turn per 1cm of mouse movement. Even when he lowered his sensitivity after the TGi it was still around 360 degree turn per 1cm of mouse movement.


Sounds slightly exhaggerated
2014-11-02, 12:11
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ye reload with high sens rl aim was amazing if u wonna see some sick demos watch sting v reload on ch tv. Sting is the fastest guy i have ever seen on dm2.
at first watching the demo from stings pov i thought i had my demo on fast forward he was so fast at start but he lacks reloads rl aim although his aim is nice 2
but reload has that top notch aim with speed combined that makes him so good. Still sting impressed me alot with movement also like i said those demos are the best i ever seen on dm2!!

here ya go
http://challenge-tv.com/demos/view/35596 watch those demos stings pov at start how fast sick sick hf
2014-11-03, 00:53
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Reload is such an enigma!
2014-11-03, 09:48
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Andeh wrote:
Sounds slightly exhaggerated

Seriously andeh, his sensitivity was THAT high. Compare demos from him in the TGi and the look at demos from Smegged (after he'd lowered it).
2014-11-03, 16:54
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dirtbox wrote:
Andeh wrote:
Sounds slightly exhaggerated

Seriously andeh, his sensitivity was THAT high. Compare demos from him in the TGi and the look at demos from Smegged (after he'd lowered it).


I imagine it was very high. Locust also plays with very high sens. But I'm not gonna trust that he used three 360s on 1 cm, I don't think anyone can be accurate using that kind of a sensitivity.
2014-11-03, 20:34
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Sting has a new fan!
never argue with an idiot. they'll bring you back to their level and then beat you with experience.
2015-01-02, 12:14
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3x 360 from 1cm would work out at over 100 degrees rotation per mm of movement which with the typical 90s setup (mice resolution etc) would make small adjustments in aim virtually impossible I feel. I do actually find that hard to believe, and I don't really see what benefits it would bring compared to say 1x 360 per 1cm as this would still mean you could play without lifting off much at all (claw grip with base of hand planted).

Anyway I found him an entertaining player to watch and perhaps one of those real regrets that we never got to see him play a lot of competition play in Europe. Judging by demos his dm4 game improved a lot to a level where he probably could have dominated 'ordinary' players as well as anyone but who knows against the elite.

EDIT: just watched bit of some demos from 2001 and compared to the most recent I have (2006) there definitely appears to be a reduction in sens. Although in 2001 it wouldn't surprise me if he was using a script to lower sens when shafting(?).

(Edited 2015-01-02, 12:22)
2015-01-02, 12:16
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I also thought I could beat ]SR[ParadokS on dm6 after a couple of successful rounds against frogbots, many years ago...
2015-01-03, 17:03
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Played Reload a lot at LAN event's as im originally from Sydney, he was amazing and a nice guy as well. I remember (Greyseer) who introduced me to QW told me about him and the rep he had in the early Aus quake days, getting the opportunity to play him was a great challenge even though i never beat him. and i agree with DirtBox about the fear factor/
2015-01-05, 13:18
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HangTime wrote:
3x 360 from 1cm would work out at over 100 degrees rotation per mm of movement which with the typical 90s setup (mice resolution etc) would make small adjustments in aim virtually impossible I feel. I do actually find that hard to believe, and I don't really see what benefits it would bring compared to say 1x 360 per 1cm as this would still mean you could play without lifting off much at all (claw grip with base of hand planted)


I was exaggerating when i said 3x 360 per 1cm however to be serious, he was using around 2-3cm per 360 when I played him on LAN and this was after he had drastically lowered his sensitivity post TGi
2015-01-06, 06:20
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Re had stopped playing regularly in the early 00's. Most demos you'll find online are his bi-monthly visits. Nobody I know who still plays in AU sometimes has seen him at all in recent times. I reckon the top tier Euros could best him these days, possibly even a decade ago. A lot of rational Aussies might agree. But FOR ABSOLUTE SURE there was a culture here of deliberately stirring you northern hemispherical gentlemen up on CH-TV etc., just cos Aussies tend to take the piss out of everything
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2015-03-17, 11:52
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On second thought, I think I might have underestimated him there
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2015-03-17, 23:30
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Dude reload was a beast. I have all the CHTV demos, I use his config, I know what it's like to be a monster myself but still I think reload would be a top tiers player in this day/age combination even today.

Anyone who has seen the great old reload demo archive should know what I mean. His dm2 skills are unmatched even by Camperoid or present-day LocKtar in my Humble opinion. I would love to get some STEEK commentary mp3 of reload vs BLooD_DoG if BD had played DM back then. But he didn't.

He didn't.
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