Warcraft 2 Bio
|Main WC2 Username||turtleman|
|Other Usernames||IceWindDale(IWDTheChampion), Leprechaun, dozens of other smurf names|
|Began Playing||94' I think?|
|Quit Playing||Still play once in a blue moon|
|Map / Speed / Resource Preference||Besides gow, maze/low|
|Clans You've Belonged To||in order, _buck_, RAM, TurtleMan Clan (we were famous in europe), Team Canada, BF, NiG FreSh most recently. There's probably a lot of other ones I belonged to for very short periods of time between. I was originally known on the zone as "the clan killer" as I had this schtick where i'd talk shit and make fun of anyone in a clan.|
Beating everybody down
|Favorite Allies||too many to list|
|Favorite Enemies||OjPimpson and Beastard_TM because they'd both go apeshit whenever they lost and it was hilarious.|
|Contact Info||MSN name firstname.lastname@example.org|
Real Life Bio
|Real Name||Gareth Johnson|
|Info About Yourself||I don't like those really cheap frozen burgers that they sell because they taste like farts.|
|Life & Career Goals||Create a game that replicates the addictive and competitive nature of this game and feed it to the masses.|
|Musical preferences||while playing war2 I'd listen to classic/modern rock but I love all sorts|
|Hobbies||cooking frozen burgers and eating them with all the fixins|
|Quote||"NO U STFU"|
Long Form Answers
managing resources, rushing
using death knights
If you could change one thing about War2 what would it be?
Nothing really, I'd just like to see a true successor
Anything you regret?
Having never met a lot of the cool people I've met online
I failed grade 8 because of this game.
Most memorable games/times?
all the nights that I played this game till the crack of dawn and then started playing with the aussies cause everyone else was in bed. Also playing back in the mid-late kali days on cases ladder was always fun since the competition was so fierce. I always felt like I was playing against living legends when I'd face players with rediculously high logged records.
What makes you memorable?
the fact that I've been around so long and that I'm pretty good competition.
Who was the best of all time?
Depends who's hype you want to bite into. I've played this game at a high enough level for long enough to know that there's been countless highly intelligent and creative players come and go that at one point or another were probably the best players around at that instant. I could name a few players that've been consistently hyped as top players, who also played religiously for extended periods of time but I think that my final answer will be myself because I'm an egomaniac.
Describe your “career” from start to finish.
Started playing with my neighbors on the zone when the game first came out. Eventually they all stopped playing and I found myself more addicted than ever, so I picked up kali and played between there, kahn , heat and zone for a few years before bnet came out. I quit playing around the time bnet came out and started again a year or two later.
I've actually stopped playing this game for months and years at a time since the time it's been released but I don't remember all of the details. I'd say my peak competitive level was right before the bnet version was released, around when starcraft was out. I think coming back from that hiatus was probably where I found I had the most catching up to do since everyone seemed to have gotten a lot better with the release of shared vision.
The past 4 or so years of playing, I'd basically play regularly until I became one of the top current players and get bored since if the handful of players that were competitive weren't online I wouldn't be able to get a decent game. I still play on the russian server from time to time but I've lost any ambition to play fiercely and wish things were a little more active because I'd love to play this game another 10 years from now although I think the game is finally on it's death bed.