Interview with Angie
Posted on: 16.01.2014 12:17
Hello everyone. I was finally able to get a chance to interview angie. That cool chick that some of you know and more of you soon will know. She was a huge help to the kz scene and offered help to any mapper who wanted to learn. Enjoy!
Interview with Angie
First of all, state your name, location, and give a brief discription
that would describe who you are.
My name is Angie, I currently reside in Atlanta, Ga. Brief description huh...
well Im studying medicine in school. I'd like to become a doctor someday.
I was born in Europe and grew up traveling most of my life. Incidently I ended
up spending a lot of time at my computer as a result. That's how I ended up here.
When did you start jumping and who were some of the people you jumped with?
I can't even remember now it was so long ago. The first server I set up with
Kz maps was with a bunch of friends I played with. I remember one morning Supa came onto my server and he blew me away with what he could do. He's the first guy I really remember jumping with.
You were kreedz right hand wo(man) and have made some impressive maps. What did you enjoy the most about the role you played in the kz_ scene?
I think what I enjoyed most was being able to help other people learn how
to make maps. When anyone showed interested in learning how to do it I was
happy to tell them what I knew.
Who introduced you to kz maps and what was the first kz map you encountered?
The first KZ map I played was the beanstalk. Then probably the treehouse one and then gigablock. No one actually introduced me to Kz maps. I was getting maps for my server and one of them ended up being a Kz map.
You've been away for quite some time. What do you think of the kzmod.
Have you heard about it? What do you think of it?
I think one of the Kzmod maps is based on a castle design that I built and
sent to Soulfather. I heard a lot about it when ideas were being originated
with regard to the project. I was asked to be a member of the team but real
life and other things refocused my attention.
When was the last time you played counter-strike and kz maps?
Too long ago!
Who inspired you to map?
Originally no one. When I started mapping it was simply for the same reason
I start everything, which is that I like to take things apart and understand them.
Playing the maps wasn't enough for me. I wanted to learn how they were built and try to do it myself. At first it was a bit frustrating. The engine itself isnt exactly user friendly for someone who's never done level design before. I wasn't about to give up on it though. I gathered as much outside material as I could and broke a lot of things so I could figure out how to fix them. My first inspiration came much later. Narby who is a close personal friend of mine, and perhaps the person I look up to most in the gaming industry, helped me immensely and encouraged me a lot.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I still play games in my spare time. I think I always will!
What kind of music do you listen to?
Just about anything that isn't country music. I have my alarm clock set on the
other side of the room with a country radio station on it. Nothing gets me out
of bed faster in the mornings than having to listen to that music for more than
What do you think of the current kz scene and did you think it will still be around?
I dont know much about what has been going on lately in the scene to be honest. But if it's still around now I sure hope its around years from now. As long as people are enjoying themselves and finding new ways to make the game unique I'm sure people will continue to play.
I wish you would make more maps. Can we ever expect to see a bad ass map from such a bad ass mapper?
Haha, not much of a bad ass here. I dont know if I will ever get back into mapping, but who knows :]
Who is your favorite climber of all time?
Favorite of all time.. hmm.. Narby TRYING to climb maps always gave me a pretty good laugh, thats for sure. As far as skill and respect I'd prolly have to say my good old friend Supa.
Is there any advice you would give to mappers out there striving to learn the art of mapping?
Don't give up. It can be frustrating, very frustrating. Don't let it get the best of you and take criticism lightly. You can never please everyone, but you can do your best and then the next time around improve on your mistakes. The first maps I made were a disaster. Even some of my early ones if I were to look at them now I could nit-pick for hours on the things that could be done better. Have fun with it and be creative.
And now its time for the stupid little questions to get to know the one and only angie a little bit more.
Beverage of choice?
Juice boxes, even though they are for middle schoolers I still love juice in boxes.
Anything italian. Im obsessed with pasta.
Night or Day?
Day for outside, night in general. I hardly ever sleep, always seem to get most of my work done at night.
Narby vs. Soulfather (mapping contest :P)
Narby is my best friend so I'm biased :]
Favorite school subject?
Hard liquor or Beer?
Liquor is quicker!
Work or Play?
Play play and more play!
Tough question. I have a whole list. Top ones are Gladiator, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Band of Brothers (although its a miniseries), and yes I like girly movies too!
Dont have one right now, prolly changes daily!
And that is all for this interview. Hope you enjoyed! I want to give a HUGE thanks to angie for agreeing to let me Iview her. You own!
*hugs*~ Thanks for asking me to do this :]