was one of players fighting for the no1 spot, or at least top5.
Since I don't know that much about Russian players or there style it was really hard to see who would come out on top. I was really impressed with some of the Russian players!I bet Xpr is one of them, right? And give your overall impression about the players you met on your way to the crown.
Yeah Xpr is definitely one of them. He was really hard and annoying to play against. Can't really stress how annoying he was with armor-control haha
First two games I was pretty confident I would win, but it wasn't easy.
Johnny_cz really surprised me. Then i got this boring WO vs
Zepp, we just couldn't get the game going before he went away on vacation. Zepp seems really strong on ZTN and I bet it would have been a nice game.
Bulat I started getting a bit nervous because everybody was talking about how good bulat is and so on. We played some really tight games, and he has a very weird style of play (in a good way), attacking when you least expect it and stuff. I remember last map as being really really tight
He was really good. Last but not least, xpr, who kicked my ass two maps in a row both times. He didn't allow me to play my normal ZTN game and it was really hard to adapt.
He was spawn raping very good, timing every armor. Reminds me of how
Seese used to play, really frustrating.
He was kind of the opposite to playing Bulat, Bulat being more of a aimer.
All of the games I was able to win against Xpr I was camping GL, only timing RA, using my shaft to defend. I didn't even bother with mega since you don't wanna be around mega if opponent sneaks out to GL or RA. I usually like to play an attacking style but it didn't work against this Russian. Overall i was really impressed by the Russian tactics and level of play on ZTN, as i said earlier.
I remember last map as being really really tight.
He was really good.Give me some general information - your name, age, place of living, etc, etc, when you started to play QW, your career in QW.
Okay, my name is Johan Mared and im 22 years old, living in my apartment in Stockholm, Sweden. I've been playing QW for about 5-6 years now, on and off.
It was my friend
Sajko who introduced me to quake back then and we were playing Quake Arena and some occasional duels. I got really hooked really fast because you can really feel when you improve in QW. Over the years I've played in a few clans, IR, which i formed with Sajko,
Baconmen, which i played a few seasons with in div4 or 3 and now I'm currently playing in
SA with some really cute guys in div1.
We just had our first season and it was a real fun one. Even though i play 4on4 i still consider myself a duel player.
I think i can paste some achievements from my qwwiki
2007 - Winner: King of Tuesday Kenya #3 (Dad)
2007 - Winner: King of Tuesday Kenya #8 (Catwalk2)
2007 - Winner: King of Tuesday Kenya #9 (Rwild)
2008 - 3rd place: QHLAN 11 1on1 tournament
2008 - 2nd place: QHLAN 11 4on4 tournament with Image:flag_eu.gif Firing Squad
2008 - Winner of the Warzon http://wiki.qwdrama.com/Warzon_trophy trophy at QHLAN 11
and now of course the ZTNDM3 tourFucking impressive!
My proudest one has got to be the Warzon trophy award
Such a sweet looking trophy!lol! nice trophy indeed, I could last with such a trophy for at least a week! I have always wondered if there was a world tourney (tb5) with a commendable prize money, who in your opinion would win it? I mean considering All the star players from all over the world to participate?
Active now or oldschool players?Well, let's split it - active now, and those who used to play.
Of all the players "active" now I would have to say
Reppie. Gamer isn't that active now but at least he's competing in the DM6 tournament so. Of the oldschool players, hmmm, tough question. Since its a TB5 tour i guess ill have to count out
Dag and some of the others for the win. Actually i think Gamer/Reppie again.
Mutilator is pretty badass as well.And not def or a famous Aussie Reload?
No i don't think they would be able to make it. But reload is simply magnificent on DM2, dunno really how good he is on the other four maps, but still
Yeah, he's got some moves on DM2 that's for sure
Nothing compared to
UL tho. Locketoopen is Locktar?
YeahI see so, we seem to have the interview a bit messed up, but I'll arrange in a proper way later, hehe. So tell us about your way of living - what you do in your life, your habits, hobbies, etc, how you make your living... do you live with your parents?
Hm what do I do in life...my hobbies in life would have to be snowboarding/skiing, traveling, partying, hanging out with friends you know the usual.
I'm currently working at a school full time, not as a teacher but as an assistant. I like working with kids so it's a great job for me. I've been planning to go back to school sometime soon but I haven't figured out what I want to become when I grow up. My girlfriend just started her studies in another city here in Sweden so I'm thinking of starting school there. I've been living in my own apartment now for 2.5 years and i like my place a lot. Have you ever tried any other fps games, and if so what made u stick to QW?
I've tried most of the competitive FPS games there are out there. I was really hooked on CS before i started with QW, competing on lans etc. None of the games can match Quakeworld's feeling of just jumping around doing crazy stuff...the speed...weapons...it's just in my opinion the greatest game. There are also so many things you can improve in Quakeworld, and you really feel it when you do. I do enjoy playing the occasional Q4 game or something but ill never switch from Quakeworld.And here are some additional questions from .ru guys - 1) is Sassa gay? 2) does Dag guzzle steroids? 3) Why does every 2nd player consider himself to be noob and tries to sign up for Ignition? 4) What's worse - poker or WoW?
1) I think so, yes. 2) Dag doesn't need steroids! 4) Wow is really the worst, but poker isn't that far behind
not sure i understand 3 Neither did I, but answer the way u understand it
hahahI think it means that some players underestimate their skills in order to get into the tourney where they can be sure they can reach good results among those who are called rookies.
4)Probably because they are afraid of losing, or just really like winning! Maybe both 3) <----- that was
oh yeah 3) Being a Russian, I can't help asking the following question: what do you think about the Russian QW community? I mean teams, detached players, etc...is there any chance that a Russian team or player will win EQL/NQR or Duelmaina?
The thing is, I don't know that much about the Russian QW community, and I think that's where the problem lies. As a non-Russian, it feels like the Russian players keep to themselves. Only playing against Russians, own qw.ru website etc. It's like you know they're there but you don't see them that much. Due to that, most of what we get to see about the ru community is some drama about a player or a team cheating or something, not saying that Russians cheat more!
I might be wrong here but this it what it feels like for me. I think there's a lot of potential in Russian players and teams, which we've seen in the last NQR with
3b doing really well and of course the ZTNDM3 tour. I believe there is definitely a chance for a Russian team or player to win, but maybe in a few seasons. Sneaky sneaky
Hope none will misunderstand me here
It's nothing against Russians heheBy the way, you seem to speak English flawlessly. Where did you learn it?
Hehe I'm not that good
Learned it all in school thx I guess OK, let's get to the last brief questions, pepsi or cola?
Both :/ Okay to answer both? Mixed, but not shaked?
Haha well, let's go for cola. better when hung over. Hangover you mean?
Yeah well it doesn't help against hangovers, but thats what i want when I am. ^^RL or LG? Your LG aim impressed Xpr very much
LG hehe Favorite 1on1/4on4 map?
DM2/DM3Best 1on1/4on4 player ever?
Dag/DagAny new players who seem to get far in QW?
Who I think can get far?Yes who have the potential
Hm hm, new as in just started or who has done well recently?Doesn't matter, both if you like
Well I don't know how well rounded Xpr is but Xpr definitely
Lakso are very well rounded guys that could get extremely good
I'm talking dueling here by the way.What do u think about XN? he hasn't been around for quite a while, but remember him beating Gamer in Duelmania 4 (or some another season, don't remember)
Yeah Xn is really f*****g good. It's a shame he stopped playing, I really liked his game. Remember speccing that duelmania. Too bad, he could be very strongAnother question from #qw.ru: Simpsons, Griffins or South Park?
I'm guessing thats what griffins is ^What's the hardware you play on?
AMD dualcore 6000+, 2048mb ram, Geforce 8800 GTS 512mb, some Logitech keyboard, Razer Copperhead(my 3rd...), Razer exactmat and I use a CRT monitorOk, it's getting a bit late here. Any words or advice to the community or (possibly) any potential players?
Yeah I need to sleep, was at my sister's wedding yesterday.
Keep up the good work everyone, play hard go pro! Ciao!Thanks for your time and good luck in the future tourneys!
No problem thanks!