Interview with XoloX

Info

Nickname: XoloX

Full Name: Richard John Tyrrell

Age: 22

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Class: Demoman

Clan: eNigma

Favorites

Single Player game: Half-Life 2 Series, Splinter Cell Series, Farcry 2, Portal, Prototype

Online Game: Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty 4, DoTA

Music Artist: Muse, David Guetta, Röyksopp, The Verve, Lost Prophets, Snow Patrol, The Killers

Song: Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve, Knights of Cydonia – Muse

TV Series: House, True Blood, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, The Family Guy, Big Shots, Futurama, Black Books, Boston Legal

Movie: i Robot, District 9, Lord of The Rings, I Am Legend, Anchorman, Wanted

TF2

Favorite Class and why you decided to play it:

Demoman. I like a challenge and the demoman is the perfect example of one. It is unique as it lacks the shotgun that the other classes have and is the class that can make/break the game when capturing the middle point or holding choke points. I enjoy playing demoman at all times and there is always room for improvement.

Your favorite players:

Joint, _enemy, Wir, SoLID SNaKE, A Seagull, destro

Most Kills in one round:

21 kills in a single life in a public game. 8 kills without dying in a pickup (4 on middle point of Granary and 4 on 2nd point).

Best moment in TF2 and why:

1) When eNigma beat Equilibrium in the BOTC Competition and entered the finals.  We had played Eq many, many times before and lost each time but by a lesser amount each game until the BOTC game.
2) When we finally filled our “cursed” medic position with a pure medic and completed our line-up that is eNigma today

Rate: 30000
Cmdrate: 60
Updaterate: 60
Interp: 0 (lowest possible)
Frag Vidz: Still coming…

A bit about yourself:

I am currently in my 4th year of studying but my 3rd year BSc General with Maths and Biochemistry as my majors. Will be starting BEng in Mechatronics next year. I am also working at the Lalibela Game Reserve offices where I edit the website and design the brochures and any computer related issues in the office.
Before TF2, I only played single player games and occasionally online games at a friend. Apart from studying and working I am the leader of the clan eNigma with the funniest, most insanely-good players who make every clan match fun. I try and keep positive in every pickup and clan match and keeping everyone’s spirits high even when being thrashed by the other team 🙂
I enjoy going out with friends and having fun in everything I do.

Gaming Gear:

* CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz

* Motherboard: Intel Extreme Series Skyberg DP45SG

* RAM: 4 Gb DDR3 Jetram

* Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX275 892 896MB DDR3 RAM

* Monitor: Samsung 23″ Syncmaster 2350 50000:1 2ms

* Mouse and DPI + In-game sensitivity: Logitech G9, 800 dpi with 4.4 in-game sensitivity

* Keyboard: Logitech Media Keyboard 600

Advice for new players:

If you have been exposed to other online first-person shooter games such as COD4 or CSS you will probably start off very well with TF2. This I have noticed with many players who have moved on from other fps games. Many on the other hand (myself included) have never played an fps online or competitively before TF2. In that case I would advise players to start playing public games to find the class that you enjoy the most. That is really important in my opinion, if you don’t enjoy the class you play then it won’t be worthwhile playing that class for your clan.
To further your skill in your class, watch as many demos, fragvids, spectate pickup games and most of all you must want to become better. By doing that you can meld what you saw other players doing with your own style. Practice your class as often as you can and when you have played your class to the extent where you feel you could play it competitively (and you want to play competitively) then I would progress onto pickups and join a clan.
Pickups are meant to be fun and a learning environment and a place to better your own skill. When (it will happen) you get shouted at by another player for making a mistake, listen to what he says, there is usually some advice in the screaming.  Don’t retaliate with swearing but reply with an answer that agrees with him or simply ignore him. Just make sure you listen to what he says. Clan matches are meant to increase your teamwork and a clan with good teamwork is what sets the “higher” clans apart from the “lower” clans. Play as many clan matches as possible to find out how you play with your teammates.
Make sure you read the game guides (the guides on this site are brilliant), they really teach you something new. After playing competitively for about 7 months, I only recently found out about the cl_interp value and mouse acceleration.

Info

Nickname: XoloX

Full Name: Richard John Tyrrell

Age: 22

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Class: Demoman

Clan: eNigma

Favorites

Single Player game: Half-Life 2 Series, Splinter Cell Series, Farcry 2, Portal, Prototype

Online Game: Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty 4, DoTA

Music Artist: Muse, David Guetta, Röyksopp, The Verve, Lost Prophets, Snow Patrol, The Killers

Song: Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve, Knights of Cydonia – Muse

TV Series: House, True Blood, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, The Family Guy, Big Shots, Futurama, Black Books, Boston Legal

Movie: i Robot, District 9, Lord of The Rings, I Am Legend, Anchorman, Wanted

TF2

Favorite Class and why you decided to play it:

Demoman. I like a challenge and the demoman is the perfect example of one. It is unique as it lacks the shotgun that the other classes have and is the class that can make/break the game when capturing the middle point or holding choke points. I enjoy playing demoman at all times and there is always room for improvement.

Your favorite players:

Joint, _enemy, Wir, SoLID SNaKE, A Seagull, destro

Most Kills in one round:

21 kills in a single life in a public game. 8 kills without dying in a pickup (4 on middle point of Granary and 4 on 2nd point).

Best moment in TF2 and why:

1) When eNigma beat Equilibrium in the BOTC Competition and entered the finals. We had played Eq many, many times before and lost each time but by a lesser amount each game until the BOTC game.

2) When we finally filled our “cursed” medic position with a pure medic and completed our line-up that is eNigma today

Rate: 30000

Cmdrate: 60

Updaterate: 60

Interp: 0 (lowest possible)

Frag Vidz: Still coming…

A bit about yourself:

I am currently in my 4th year of studying but my 3rd year BSc General with Maths and Biochemistry as my majors. Will be starting BEng in Mechatronics next year. I am also working at the Lalibela Game Reserve offices where I edit the website and design the brochures and any computer related issues in the office.

Before TF2, I only played single player games and occasionally online games at a friend. Apart from studying and working I am the leader of the clan eNigma with the funniest, most insanely-good players who make every clan match fun. I try and keep positive in every pickup and clan match and keeping everyone’s spirits high even when being thrashed by the other team 🙂

I enjoy going out with friends and having fun in everything I do.

Gaming Gear:

* CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz

* Motherboard: Intel Extreme Series Skyberg DP45SG

* RAM: 4 Gb DDR3 Jetram

* Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX275 892 896MB DDR3 RAM

* Monitor: Samsung 23″ Syncmaster 2350 50000:1 2ms

* Mouse and DPI + In-game sensitivity: Logitech G9, 800 dpi with 4.4 in-game sensitivity

* Keyboard: Logitech Media Keyboard 600

Advice for new players:

If you have been exposed to other online first-person shooter games such as COD4 or CSS you will probably start off very well with TF2. This I have noticed with many players who have moved on from other fps games. Many on the other hand (myself included) have never played an fps online or competitively before TF2. In that case I would advise players to start playing public games to find the class that you enjoy the most. That is really important in my opinion, if you don’t enjoy the class you play then it won’t be worthwhile playing that class for your clan.

To further your skill in your class, watch as many demos, fragvids, spectate pickup games and most of all you must want to become better. By doing that you can meld what you saw other players doing with your own style. Practice your class as often as you can and when you have played your class to the extent where you feel you could play it competitively (and you want to play competitively) then I would progress onto pickups and join a clan.

Pickups are meant to be fun and a learning environment and a place to better your own skill. When (it will happen) you get shouted at by another player for making a mistake, listen to what he says, there is usually some advice in the screaming. Don’t retaliate with swearing but reply with an answer that agrees with him or simply ignore him. Just make sure you listen to what he says. Clan matches are meant to increase your teamwork and a clan with good teamwork is what sets the “higher” clans apart from the “lower” clans. Play as many clan matches as possible to find out how you play with your teammates.

Make sure you read the game guides (the guides on this site are brilliant), they really teach you something new. After playing competitively for about 7 months, I only recently found out about the cl_interp value and mouse acceleration.

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11 years ago

Nice interview 🙂

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