||Metro, how about giving me some of the personal details about
your life. It’s obvious that you like Indian cuisine, but how
about sports, hobbies and such.
||After a night at the curry house, I like to burn off the calories
I just gained by playing a lot of Soccer. I love the game with a passion
and play for a local football team on Sundays. That is where I get most
of my exercise from, but I do sometimes play a bit of Tennis or Badminton
when I get the time (which is rare these days)
||I see you’re a student. Do you have any particular career
you are studying for?
||At the moment I’m studying Psychology, Geography, History
and Information Computer Technology in my last 2 years of school. After
school, I hope to go to university to study Geography, but there is
no particular job I am aiming to get just yet.
||You’ve been around the RCT Community for a while, can
you tell us how you got started on your rise to the top.
||In fact, this month I am celebrating the end of my first year
in the RCT Community. I first found out about the community when searching
for a competition to enter to see how I faired as an RCT2 player (I
never owned RCT1) Incidentally, I stumbled across RCTCompetition.com
(It figures) and entered. Whilst spending a bit of time there, I found
RCT Station, and this is where I really started to get involved. I was
in awe at the amazing parks I saw which I didn’t think were possible,
and all of the people were friendly and helpful. My RCT2 skills were
(to put it lightly) pathetic, but I quickly began to improve and post
a lot. I think that is what got me renowned. I was a top poster at the
||Happy first birthday, how about filling my water glass, this
stuffs starting to eat my tongue. I see visit RCT Fun in your sig, what’s
that all about?
||Not too long ago, our very own Mama Bear offered me a position
as a staff member at RCT Fun. I don’t do any of the technical
stuff, but I soon hope to work on some fantasy projects for the site
and it’s great to work with such a brilliant team.
||I'll have to agree with you on that one. With your busy schedule,
how do you find time to play RCT?
||I usually alternate. Most of my time at home, I spend on the
computer. I usually come onto RCT2.com and sort out everything needed,
when I’ve checked everything, I go into RCT2 and start building.
I don’t usually spend that long on the game due to time pressures
(work, school and soccer) but I try to fit as much RCT2 gaming in as
possible, because I really enjoy it.
||Can you tell us about any current projects you have going
on in the RCT world?
||I currently have a lot on my hands RCT2-wise. I recently started
a 200x200 solo park themed after a video game I enjoy: Soul Calibur.
It’s the kind of project that I love to work on due to my interest
in the theme, and I usually just construct it a bit at a time, that’s
why progress is going slowly. I’m starting a joint project with
fellow RCT Innovation extraordinaire, Supertrooper, with a fantasy feel
to it as well as helping Angel out with an ancient themed mega-park.
That is all I’m working on in the near future, but I have plenty
more ideas that I would like to implement into my next park.
||Whoa that is a pretty full plate. I can't wait to see the
results of your hard work. Custom objects and rides seem to be the topic
of choice in most forums. Do you have any that you are hiding up your
||I’ve never been an artistic man, but I have made a few
custom objects in my time. At the moment, I’m not working on anything,
but there always comes a time when I need an object to be made. Depending
on the difficulty of the object, I will either have a go at it, or ask
a professional to do it for me ;) One thing I just cannot work out is
animation. I consider myself as more of a parkmaker, however, it would
be interesting to learn how to make objects properly.
||Do you find the limitations of RCT2 to be annoying?
||Extremely, there are so many amazing objects out there and
it’s such a shame not to put them into parks. I do somehow manage
to get all the vital scenery I need, but it would be nice to have luxury
of extra. I don’t believe the limits will change in RCT2, which
is a real shame.
||Here’s the classic question: If you met Mr. Sawyer,
what would you say to him?
||I would definitely ask him why he left RCT2. It has gone downhill
since (as we all know) and it would be good to know if he cared or not.
I’d also ask if he was happy with what Atari has done to the game
(which I would assume he isn’t)
||(Thinking) "Cared or not", I'll have to make a note
of that in case Boomer or I get lucky and find the rascal. Let’s
change track for a little bit. I know Boomer was always pinching pennies
and Sam isn’t a whole lot better. But, what do you get for all
of the hard work and time you put in at RCT2.com.
||It always seems worth it in the end. It’s great fun
to work with such a talented team on the RCT2.com staff, and it’s
a pleasure to be a help to members who require it. It’s also very
rewarding when a member personally thanks, or compliments you and it’s
a real confidence booster even if you do get the insults in there as
well. But most of all, it is great to know that I am doing something
beneficial for such a successful and renowned site.
||Looking to the future, do you think RCT and RCT2 will endure
for any length of time?
||With such a wide community and new members getting involved
all of the time, I can easily see the RCT series going strong for another
year, if not longer. There are so many new ideas being thought up and
with such people as Amazing Earl and Toontowner who constantly provide
us with new exciting things to use in our parks I personally don’t
see it going downhill for a long time yet.
||Do you think there is any hope of RCT3 ever being produced?
||No, I believe that Atari have bought RCT and now left it to
rot. I can’t see an RCT3 coming out, so we’ll have to rely
on the fans to provide us all with more.
||That's a pretty definate answer. I see you have finished your
meal and my curry laced meal has just about finished me, are there any
parting words or bits of wisdom you would like to share.
||* Puts corny hat on * I’d just like to thank the staff
team at RCT2.com for working so hard on everything. Especially James
for helping me get started on the Chief Moderator job and Sambo for
taking in the site and running it so well despite difficulties. I’d
like to thank you for sorting out all the technical stuff that I couldn’t
do :p and Mama Bear for being so supportive and helping with any problems
I’ve had. Every one has really done themselves and RCT2.com proud,
and the future looks bright. I just have one question though…what’s
for dessert? ;) Thanks Scoop!