Today we had the opportunity to interview one of the Finnish aoe2 legends, TWP_Zuppi, also known as toree in the IRC.
Soosi: So how long have you played Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings and Conquerors?
toree: I think I've been playing for about 5 years.
Soosi: Did you have any buddies playing aoe2 when you started to play at Gamespy Arcade and Microsoft Gaming Zone? When did you hook up with Formeldahyde, PrimeLeija and Sunset?
toree: I've never played at GSA. I began to play in AsE (All seeing eye) and there I met €xclusive_SHrooM and other guys from €xclusive, they taught me little tricks and strategies and I started to get a bit better. They had IRC channel and becouse I was an addicted irc user, I went to their channel. One day Mehi (Sunset) came to your channel and invited us to play in a tournament between finnish aoc players. Around that time I met with Formeldahyde and Leija too and I began to play teamgames with them in MSN Zone.
Soosi: When did you start to play rated games at Zone?
toree: We were mostly playing in non rated rooms but I randomly played some rated games too. I think it was year 2002 or 2003. I finally reached 1700 rating with TWP_Zuppi nick few months before Zone went down, around 2005.
Soosi: What were the first strategies you used in AoK?
toree: Somebody from €xclusive taught me a 18-pop japanese tower trush which I used a lot. Later I studied some strategies and learned build orders.
Soosi: How about clans, did you form or join any clan with your buddies before you joined TWP?
toree: My first clan in my early days was €xclusive and we were an AOK clan. When €xclusive died I joined LO12DS, which was a GSA/zone clan, however I never played on GSA. I also invited Sunset to LO12DS and we were there for few years. After LO12DS died me and Sunset joined TWP in 2005 spring.
Soosi: I know you and TWP_Sunset_ still play aoe2 but what about PrimeLeija and Formeldahyde?
toree: We played together in MSN zone many years ago, however, they have both stopped playing.
Soosi: What about nooppi and Bulsu. Do you think they'll ever become famous in the Age of Empires scene?
toree: Nooppi is already very good but if he stays just playing random games with Bulsu, me and sunset without joining any clans and playing leagues/tournies, he wont. Same for Bulsu but he is a bit worse and is still learning.
Soosi: Do you have any plans for the future? Are you going to stay at TWP or are you looking for some new clans to tournament with?
toree: I'm going to stick with TWP. We have had some bad luck in leagues with scheduling because we weren't always able to bring the strongest possible team online, but I believe that with a bit of organizing we can get very good results in many leagues.
Soosi: Thanks for your time. I wish you all the best.
toree: Thank you for the interview
|22.05.08 17:32 - PRATIK KUDALKAR|
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|23.04.09 05:05 - Tu_khan|
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|06.05.09 21:19 - hephron|
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|26.08.09 00:57 - Mongoose|
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|01.09.10 06:33 - FAT JABALI|
|You guys can play with gameranger at gameranger.com|
|02.09.10 16:54 - Hunor|
|yeah i play it on gameranger to o ^^|
|20.01.11 15:19 - MOhmED|
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|22.04.12 18:35 - Anonymous|
|I have been playing for, maybe, 3 and half years (and it was not continuous at all, yet im still 10, i started when I was 5....)|
|04.09.12 08:40 - ha|
|asshole toree lol bumb you|