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News: Interview with Legends lead developer (long)

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01-24-2002, 04:26 PM
sticky please:

[16:00] <Cymru|LeadDev> sure
[16:00] <Falhawk> Ok first off on behalf of www.KoyLegend.com I'd like to thank you for this time
[16:01] <Cymru|LeadDev> Not a prob Falhawk. We go back and I was honored to allow you an exclusive interview with me, Lead Programmer of Legends.
[16:01] <Falhawk> Oh, you're speaking of our long standing in Team Syphon
[16:02] <Cymru|LeadDev> Yes, and I think we've been in the same channel in IRC a few times.
[16:02] <Falhawk> yeah, I saved the logs.
[16:02] <Falhawk> ok I don't want to keep you from your coding for too long.
[16:02] <Falhawk> First question
[16:03] <Cymru|LeadDev> It's ok I can multitask very well
[16:03] <Falhawk> Who are your influences with regard to your coding.
[16:03] <Falhawk> ?
[16:03] <Cymru|LeadDev> Actually, I don't think I have any in the computer industry, I'm pretty much my own guru.
[16:04] <Cymru|LeadDev> Derek Smart, perhaps
[16:04] <Falhawk> that's what I figured
[16:04] <Falhawk> but the fans might not have known
[16:04] <Cymru|LeadDev> They don't know much, that's our target audience.
[16:04] <Falhawk> now, do you work primarily in C++ or have you developed your own language
[16:06] <Cymru|LeadDev> Because most of the Assistant Programmers aren't as accomplish as I am, we stick to C++. I spent a day or so creating a new language and compiler for the Legends project, though. It's based largely on Hebrew.
[16:06] <Cymru|LeadDev> *accomplished
[16:06] <Cymru|LeadDev> make that edit please, I don't like my fans thinking im flawed
[16:06] <Falhawk> sure thing
[16:06] <Cymru|LeadDev> that's all off the record, too
[16:06] <Falhawk> oh
[16:06] <Falhawk> ok non-printed then
[16:06] <Cymru|LeadDev> the part about the change, thanks.
[16:06] <Falhawk> lemme hit delete now in logs
[16:06] <Falhawk> done
[16:06] <Falhawk> ok
[16:06] <Falhawk> next
[16:07] <Falhawk> I imagine that the rest of the dev team reports to you, what is your vision for this game?
[16:08] <Cymru|LeadDev> Unfortunately the world isn't perfect. My title isn't always my rank. Ideas are generally run through me because I'm also the LEAD IDEA GURU for Legends.
[16:08] <Cymru|LeadDev> However...
[16:08] <Falhawk> WOW
[16:08] <Falhawk> that's a big scoop
[16:09] <Falhawk> I've scooped gamespy
[16:09] <Falhawk> so what's your vision then?
[16:09] <Cymru|LeadDev> There's the rare chance that one of the other dev team members come up with an idea before I can. This is what keeps me on my toes.
[16:09] <Cymru|LeadDev> My vision
[16:09] <Cymru|LeadDev> well..
[16:10] <Cymru|LeadDev> I think, most importantly, Legends needs to be a sport, not a game.
[16:10] <Cymru|LeadDev> I define the two as different, obviously.
[16:10] <Falhawk> totally. with sports, you can have sport drinks, and shoes.
[16:10] <Cymru|LeadDev> A sport has less luck involved than a game would.
[16:10] <Cymru|LeadDev> Also the drinks, shoes, et cetera.
[16:11] <Cymru|LeadDev> Also, my vision for an online sport extends into what you mentioned...
[16:11] <Falhawk> what is your opinion of the community that is building?
[16:11] <Cymru|LeadDev> I'd like sponsors to buy polygons on the character models, with some polygons costing more.
[16:12] <Falhawk> that seems like a great revenue model
[16:12] <Cymru|LeadDev> Those being the breasts, the rear end. Heavy armor players will obviously earn much more than other players. This is fair because BurnYaBad and TheRedDread are the best players ever.
[16:12] <Falhawk> there's also more space to sell.
[16:13] <Cymru|LeadDev> Obviously.
[16:13] <Falhawk> I am sure you've already sold most space
[16:13] <Falhawk> are you going to pay the players?
[16:13] <Cymru|LeadDev> They will pay us a monthly fee.
[16:13] <Cymru|LeadDev> More money for my hard work.
[16:13] <Falhawk> right that makes sense
[16:14] <Cymru|LeadDev> Sorry, I missed a question of yours about the community.
[16:14] <Falhawk> oh yeah
[16:14] <Falhawk> what is your opinion of the community that is building?
[16:15] <Cymru|LeadDev> We're drawing a lot of interent from the competitive base T1 community. This is good and bad. Good: Tsunami, Bad: WolfPack
[16:15] <Cymru|LeadDev> *interest
[16:16] <Falhawk> interesting
[16:16] <Falhawk> ok last question
[16:16] <Falhawk> What is your work relationship like with the other members of the dev team? I imagine they would look towards you as the spiritual guide..
[16:17] <Cymru|LeadDev> There's a lot of tension between us, actually.
[16:18] <Falhawk> jealously?
[16:18] <Falhawk> er jealousy
[16:18] <Cymru|LeadDev> My job as LEAD PROGRAMMER takes a lot of time. I'm not able to interact with them as much as I should.
[16:18] <Cymru|LeadDev> Of course, they do respect me...
[16:18] <Cymru|LeadDev> I wouldn't allow this project to continue otherwise.
[16:19] <Falhawk> so then you have total control
[16:19] <Cymru|LeadDev> Keep this between you and me - this was all my idea. The CD will read "Koy Cymru's Legends" when it is finally printed.
[16:20] <Falhawk> excellent. That's a great tribute to someone like you.
[16:20] <Falhawk> Well, I'd like to thank you for your time.
[16:20] <Falhawk> I know how valuable it is.
[16:20] <Cymru|LeadDev> May I say something in closing?
[16:20] <Falhawk> Are there any parting thoughts you'd like to give?
[16:20] <Falhawk> yes please do
[16:20] <Cymru|LeadDev> Oh, thank you.
[16:21] <Cymru|LeadDev> Yes, Legends is shaping up wonderfully. I hope all the fans of T1 give it a play
[16:21] <Cymru|LeadDev> .
[16:21] <Falhawk> Great!
[16:21] <Falhawk> I know I'm looking forward to this.
[16:21] <Falhawk> Again thanks for the time, I'll go post this now.
[16:22] <Cymru|LeadDev> Not a prob long time friend Falhawk. :]

01-24-2002, 04:28 PM
almost as good as refried interview :lol:

01-24-2002, 04:29 PM
I used it as my model

01-24-2002, 04:30 PM
i must say this is an insightful interview into the legends project. thanks guys!

01-24-2002, 04:30 PM

hopefully one day i can finally meet: legends lead programmer, the long proclaimed Koy.

01-24-2002, 04:31 PM
Hopefully I can get your money for the monthly fee!

01-24-2002, 04:32 PM

01-24-2002, 04:32 PM
so funny!! haahahahaa ..


01-24-2002, 04:32 PM
Koy, you have crossed the line dude.

01-24-2002, 04:33 PM
koy i cannot believe you've come up with this

it's pure genius

01-24-2002, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by daerid
Koy, you have crossed the line dude.

ur joking right?

01-24-2002, 04:35 PM
someone must have smoked 500 lines of coke and been "BlAzED" to take koy on :rolleyes:

01-24-2002, 04:36 PM
someone must have smoked 500 lines of coke and been "BlAzED" to take the responsibility of giving birth to spectrum

01-24-2002, 04:36 PM

01-24-2002, 04:37 PM
koy u have crossed the line....into success buddy :]

01-24-2002, 04:37 PM
Hehe, monthly fee.....

01-24-2002, 04:37 PM
koy promise me u will give me some money when u become rich for being the lead programmer of this

01-24-2002, 04:40 PM
I will give you the engine for free FS, ok? Then you can be a LEAD PROGRAMMER too. If you teach a man to fish...


01-24-2002, 04:44 PM
First of all, it really isn't all that funny
Second, some people could easily be misled about his UTTERLY FALSE information.
Third, DO NOT pay attention to this. I have a feeling that Koy will be disciplined and this thread locked or deleted.

01-24-2002, 04:45 PM
"I have a feeling that Koy will be disciplined..."