27th August, 2009
Rich / Hayter:
Well to kick this interview off lets start like we usually do and discuss your MGO History Olly. I'm sure this will be pretty colourful as you have clearly achieved a lot in your time on MGO 1 / 2. Please include details about how you came across the games, significant players that you met, your clan situations as well as your Kojima Pro. Emblem.
Oliver / Redwings:
woa that's really much to write
yep, go for it mate, take your time
First time I heard of MGO was in a magazine. I was playing MGS3: Snake Eater and a friend knocked at the door and he showed me the magazine. I was like "OMFG my favorite game goes online". The day came, i bought the game and was happy so much. My first game was on S.East. I played tdm against Smoker and Nizzel. Later I played SNE on S.East. It was the game I met XTREMSNAKE for the very first time and he ownd me badly xD I remember him being snake. He got the target and I was waiting behind a tree. I saw him running into my direction and thought "Hehe I get you damn bastard". I started firing! He looked at me, started shooting with a ak and then a rocket hit me lol I thought he cheated but he just changed the weapons so fast that I couldn't see the rpg-7.
EXTREM was unreal at the game. He was properly Brutal!
Ya especially since he already played on the Japanese server lol
One day I met [OuT.nAruTo-] and he was extremly good like Kirin and Sbeu. Naruto and I became friends and he was also the reason I joined Next Fox Unit. Then this very important day came. Konami announced the first official tournament + mgs3league.com. I clearly remember these days. We registered on mgs3league to participate in the tournament. Every day when I came home, the first thing I did was checking this website to look what new team registered
My team was [MGF]Protection, Dark Snake and one more (I can't remember who it was). The tournament started and we had to play Next Fox Unit in the first round.
We played TDM on GGL. NFU camped with shotgun in their spawn and it was really hard to break through.
The match was even and it came down to 1 Ticket : 1 Ticket.
Both team camped very hard by that time. Dark Snake told Protection to jump down and to rush but I knew one NFU was there using shotgun. I wanted to say (through mic) "don't fucking go there !" but Dark Snake blocked the mic (weird mic system on mgo1) and it was too late. We lost. One day after this match, NFU asked me to join them as one of their members can't make it anymore. I had the chance to play in this tournament again but I would backstab my teamm8s. I joined NFU (best decision I made). Next round we played FOX. FOX was MERKENT, XTREMSNAKE and two VFA members. It was the best match I've ever had in my whole mgo history. Sry for writing so much about mgo1 but its the best online game (still)
Take as much time as you want mate
Its really interesting
It was TDM on Brown Town and we tied about 4 times. Then the host (ahriman) said "this is definitly the last round now. We rushed to the middle of the map and got one kill. FOX got one kill on us too so it was even again. One of us managed to kill one of them and we went back to our spawn and camped there. Time was running out ! 40 seconds left and I knew they would rush right now. I spoke to Nizzel, FoxHound.Ldr and [OuT.nAruTo-]. One word left my lips and I got shot. FOX came from all sides and it was realy hard to keep them away but we did it!
[NEO] in third round. We waited 45 minutes (that was the rule of this 4vs4 tournament) but no one showed up. So we won by default (host made it official). The last match was against Gekko Unit (for all of you Celal Snake lovers out there, he was member of them). We won the match on Killhouse-B (god damnit I miss this map). We were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy xD but the big surprise wasn't announced by that time. As winner of the 4vs4 Team-Deathmatch Tournament we got the chance to play Kojima Productions.
Of course we happily agreed to that match
That was an amazing opportunity Olly. I think pretty much every MGO player - exept PBO - envies you for that!
We got the date for the match and the price for winning this tournament was sent to us (limited camoflage PsP)
The date was late at night as KP are japaneses
a Tuesday at around 02:00am
Definitely worth staying up for mate!
ya I had no school anyway (Nizzel had)
TDM Brown Town (C.C.), we introduced eachother and I remember them saying "wow you even got a foxhound" (me ^^)
the match started and I ran to the street on right side. I saw two of them running behind the car. I killed one and the other one tried to roll back but I got him while he was rolling
We won the match by far. Next map was City under Siege (U.U.). We dominated them and the last kill was by Nizzel (a nice knife kill).
so the match was finished
and we started talking with them
we asked if its possible to get their emblems that they got above their heads and first they said no. They talked in team chat and said "ok you can have them "
We were then like: OMFG we REALLY get those ?!!?!
haha if you don't ask, you don't get!
ya that's it xD
we had to choose a name like "Kojima Pro" that text would be above our head too
so we picked NFU
as Next Fox Unit was too long
so they said
after we talked about that we asked for a mixed team match (ya I know we were greedy xD)
we played Capture on Ghost Factory and it was an amazing time
I won't talk about the next days so I will start talking about the 2nd official tournament (capture) we got into the final against PBO.
Wow! thats amazing.
Before you do Olly, please tell me how they spoke. How was their English? Or did they speak German?
oh I almost forgot one thing
after this mixed teams match I promised KIMURA (he was a funny guy xD) and the others that we will meet again.
So final vs. PBO. First map was GGL and Naruto kept disconnecting and we had to play 3vs4 the most of the time. PBO won this round. Next map was High Ice. Gonzax. had his best moments here. The match was even till the last minutes. I got the kerotan the ran to our goal. I jumped and placed it but while I was rolling the host said "time up" D= (there was a rule that said: each round was 7 minutes, the host had a stop watch). PBO won because they won the first map.
Third tournament was totally stupid. Deathmatch. The first player who got to the rpg7, convenient won the match. The final was SnakeEater (SnaKeEater on mgo2) vs. XTREMSNAKE. XTREMSNAKE won the match.
so that's it
So that was your MGO1 Experience then.
Next Fox Unit also dominated the german league. We were german master 3 times and had 53:0 wins.
I enjoyed MGO1 alot
the killhouse-B matches
my DM only headshots hosts on B.Town
my 1vs1's against merkent
man we had soo much fun
Your Headshot only DM's on B.Town really helped me get my FOX rank mate...so thank you
I'm glad to help
Well moving onto MGO2 I'd like to direct your attention to the clan situation with yourself. Can you quickly run through all the clans you have been in - in order since the start of MGO2?
NextFoxUnit, PBO, To The Max, Final Story
So when I was going to interview you the first time around you had just left PBO and were happily in 2TM. I really wanted to ask you a few things about this move. Firstly, why?
Why did I leave PBO. Well, I really loved being in PBO as merkent and I have been friends for so long. We had a amazing time in Tokyo and I miss this time. The reason I left PBO was mostly because of the language. The most of PBO don't have a good english (I'm not talking about the current PBO). They tried to talk english whenever I was with them but they gave up on it and they talked more and more spanish during survival and tournament and I felt left out. Then Ouminé stopped playing mgo. That was like a arrow through my heart D= and I was sure my decision to leave PBO is right.
fair enough mate...so can you see yourself coming back to this 'current PBO'?
So what about the transition between 2TM and Final Story, where did that come from?! I was under the impression that The WhiteMantis
was quite content at 2TM?
It surprised me too mate. I wasn't really into MGO after we won the anniversary tournament. Wasn't online for 2 weeks, then played abit, then a few days off and played abit again. I knew I was getting kicked by Julian (I've known him since mgo1 and know him well) for inactivity since I couldn't play survival/tournament on friday/saturday and sometimes sunday (parties/girls > mgo). Then Juli kicked IIITheEndIII for not rushing (Gayle San uploaded the match to youtube) and everyone was pissed and left 2TM.
Juli kicked me because he was sure I would leave 2TM too when I'm online.
oh and about the current PBO
I won't say a word
You won't say a word ay...does that mean we might se a [PBO] Redwings
again?? Well tbh, with regard to Julian that sounds to me like some dodgy clan leadership going on. I think that's where Mumra
's clans work well; they don't kick members (or long term friends) because of a small period of inactivity or a bad call in a game.
Yes, that's one thing about PBO
Haha who knows what the future brings. I meant that you don't get kicked for a small period of inactivity in PBO
I really like playing with Mantis and my favorite italian (Ferarri). Today I saw Ferarri left and dunno why
gotta talk to him very soon
Oh ok. I see, so hows Final Story
working out. Does Mantis make a good leader? I could imagine him making a good leader.
He's doing a good job. I appreciate that he hasn't kicked me for inactivity. I'd love to play MGO right now but I can't since I broke my left collar bone last Thursday.
so about that? What happened mate? Was it something cool like a motorbike accident?
Haha I wish it was. 2 weeks ago I had a little "crash" and thought I had a bruise on my collar bone. Last thursday, was the hottest day in germany this year, me and my friends went swimming and a friend pulled my arm back and I heard it break. I guess it wasn't a bruise, was probably almost broken and my friend did the rest (of course not on purpose! he didn't know about it).
haha what a great friend!!
I hope I can play MGO very very soon again
Me too mate, me too. Well moving on to the real Oliver. We're both 21 mate, and I have a lot of stuff going on in my life right now but I'm interested in your real life. What's Oliver got going on in his life right now then?
I'm doing alot of gfx stuff in my free time. Going to parties, hanging around with friends and just enjoying the hot weather. I broke up with my girlfriend about 2 weeks ago and looking for a new one now
wow that was quick! haha, so are you working or studying atm?
I get some money for doing gfx stuff and still get 1600€ from my crash back in winter - wow I had three accidents this year already lol such a bad year. I will be working once my collar bone is fine.
awesome, sounds like a nice lifestyle Oliver. So moving onto gaming again, what are you going to do on the 11.10.2009 then? Will it be a tough choice for yourself? Or will you be faithfull to mgo?
It's a hard question. I've been playing MGO for so long and I can't "live" without it but I wanna try to get achievements on Modern Warfare 2 too.
What about the majority? Do you think Kojima might be in a little bit of trouble when ModernWarefare 2 comes out?
I know there is a lot of discussion bout this but what's your perspective?
Kojima has nothing to do with MGO mate. Yoshikazu Matsuhana is the producer of MGO (we met him in Tokyo) and I think he won't be in trouble when MW2 comes out. MW2 will be the best first-person-shooter that's for sure already but MGO is another class. You won't find a game that is as complex as MGO. I mean in what other online game you get killed cuz a porn book distract your attention xD
MGO is just the best online game by far. You can kill enemies with so many methods like slitting throat and so on
I agree with you 100% mate and tbh I wish that the hundreds of players that slate the game realize this. It seems that you have a similar view to me once again Oliver. We are grateful for a game with so much depth and uniqueness and also do understand that it does have a few minor flaws sometimes. But at the end of the day the game is a brilliant piece of work!
Do you agree with that mate?
Apart from a few glitching idiots trying to ruin the game
Yes I totally agree with you
good stuff. So if I remember correctly you were planning on meeting up with Scantraxx
last time I spoke with you. Did this meet up go ahead and I also heard that you met up with a few NFU guys a while ago. How did that go down?
I haven't met any NFU in real life. Naruto and I wanted to meet eachother but we never made it. Ya I went to scantraxx last month and it was a really good time there (wasn't the first time I went to him). We went by templers car (ya he came with us), to Snake90's house to celebrate his birthday. 2 friends of him were already there and drinking. We listened to music and talked a lot till the bell rang. 3 Girls went in and I thought ya ok nice 3 girls but.. .. .. .. there was like 15 people behind them lol! The real party started!! Snake90 told almost everyone that I went to tokyo lmfao and I had to answer alot of questions. He was very drunk. At a time I was looking for scantraxx and I found him in snake90's room (light was off) in front of the monitor lying with his head on the table and still sitting on the chair xD That was 4 or 5 hours before the party ended! Snake90 threw up 3 times next morning while Templer, Scantraxx, 2 friends of Snake90 and I was eating hamburgers. It was one of the best parties I've ever been to and I would like to party with them again.
haha that sounds like Carnage
man! That's savage! Mgo players sure know how to party. That's awesome that you met up with those guys though. So have you any plans of coming over to the UK and meeting some English players?
apart from the tokyo trip ? no.
aww that's a shame man, we'd love to have you over here!
Not even tempted at all?
I would love to come to UK but I don't like traveling alone and then visiting the city without talking to anyone
Fair enough mate. Well we will work on it! So how could you compare the standard of German players compared to the rest of the European Server? As I see it Germany has a fair few decent players in the top clans. What's your opinion on this?
There's only a handful of good german players I wish there was more. I don't know why.. if I knew why, I would help all of them and build my own german army Hahah
** Insert Nazi joke here **
No Offense meant : )
haha that would be funny. Well moving on Major Kusanagi
has suggested another great question. He has asked "What was your most shameful moment on MGO ?"
Hm most shameful moment. That's quite a good question. I think my most shameful moment on MGO was when NextFoxUnit fell apart. I was hoping that NFU would become a topclan on MGO2 and seeing we failed at that is shameful to me.
Ouch, I bet that was a hard time. What was the reason the clan failed then?
You might remember that NFU was a 4 member team and we had a perfect teamwork (especially on Brown Town (C.C). We knew it would be a hard decision to take 4 new members even before MGO2 Beta / MGO2 has started. MGO2 was there and I was the only active player. We found 2 "new" members but still there was only a little bit of activity. Troubles between FoxHound.Ldr and Nizzel ended our existence then.
also Naruto had no ps3
so the main NFU wasn't complete
aww that is such a shame but fair enough, you 4 were extremely tough to beat at any mode on C.C/ B.Town. So where did the names 'Next Fox Unit' and more importantly 'Redwings' come fom? It's an interesting name and I'm sure I've asked you this before but I just can't remember your answer for some reason?
Nizzel and FoxHound.Ldr came up with the clanname "Next Fox Unit". I came up with the nickname "Redwings" when I played my first online game called Monster Hunter. The title monster was a big red dragon. It always used to fly way from me so I couldn't hit it as I was fighting with a greatsword. It was really annoying because he landed for like 15 seconds and started flying again. That was the moment I thought "If you didn't had your red wings then you would be a pushover"
Most people think I'm a ice hockey fan cuz of my name but I hate ice hockey lol
haha thats it!! Now I remember. Interesting name mate, I'm sure the community would agree. Kimidaki
's got a great question. He's asked what has been your funniest experience / memory of Mgo? I bet you have come across some hilarious situations in your time on the game. Talk us through a specific time that has stuck in your head.
Haha ya, there was alot of funny things I've experienced. Example: I saw a guy on the white roof of U.U. (it was on mgo1 tho). I climbed up the ladder to that roof and I sneaked near him. He saw me and I was going to kill him but then he threw a smoke-grenade in front of his legs and covered himself with smoke. You know on mgo1 we used to dance so I danced and shot into the smoke. The smoke was gone and all I found was a box xDDDD (it was him).
he really believed I wouldn't find him
lmao what a legend! Reminds me of the time I caught Waqqar
camping infront of an explosive Barrrel! Such good times. So out of all the maps left on MGO1 which one would you like to see remade the most? I'd put money on it that you'll say either GGL or KHB...
I didn't like GGL tbh. All that camping on stairs was annoying sometimes. Ya Killhouse-B or Ghost Factory
Ahh Ghost Factory, what an amazing map! I loved it so much, even on MPO + it was amazing. Well That i think rounds off the bulk of my questions. To conclude the interview I've just got a few smaller questions for you Oliver. Firstly, who do you prefer Solid Snake or Big Boss?
He is the hero I've grown up with.
Good answer. The big one........ Mgo1 or Mgo2?
hard question but I say MGO2. The only better thing on MGO1 was the fast gameplay and no cross hair.
and of course my Kojima Productions emblem above my head Hahah
ok so theme songs. Whic MGS song is your favourite? Out of all the ones made for the games over the years?
I always watched the intro before I started playing online
it motivates me much
It was a brilliant intro mate. Another great choice my friend. Well that wraps up the interview. It's taken a surprisingly long time - over 3 and a half hours! I hope you have enjoyed it Oliver
I didn't enjoy it
I loved it !
That's great. I enjoyed it very much as well. We got a great insight into Redwings. Thank you again!
Thank you very much for the interview!
No worries mate.
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