Propaganda 19 ch07
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+----------------+ ** |AGAINST THE WALL| ** \/ |AGAINST THE WALL| \/ +----------------+ ________________________________________ In AGAINST THE WALL we will not be doing boring, ordinary interviews. We have seen enough of people's careers, favoritefood and hi's to best friends. We will talk and confront people and current issues. People who are in the spotlight for happenings and changes will answer the questions we ask. It is our belief this is much more in- teresting for the people who take part of the scene. ________________________________________ +----------------------+ |VENGEANCE OF ONSLAUGHT| _|VENGEANCE OF ONSLAUGHT|_______________ +----------------------+ +---------------------------+ | Interesting organizer | | divorcing an effective | | cooperation and going | |through a phase of changes.| +---------------------------+ WHY DID THE COOPERATION SPLIT UP BETWEEN YOU AND HARDCORE? Co-op split basically because as the both groups were growing, it became harder and harder for the ONSLAUGHT guys to call every member in both groups. Therefore our group was missing the attention that it needed, all in all causing a sort of a break. To break the co-op seemed the simple answer to a large problem, and of course if we had tosee the co-op die to continue ON- SLAUGHT going, we would again do the same thing. * WORD HAD IT, HARDCORE WERE CONSIDERED TOO LAZY. IS THIS TRUE? HARDCORE weren't too lazy. In fact, they were the perfect partners in many respects, although communication in the group lacked a little. They supplied at least half of the wares, they cracked half the wares...they for sure did their share (well at least some of them) It would have been nice seeing them run wares to look after their own situation. * FUTUREWISE, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? Well, basically ONSLAUGHT is goine to go through a little bit more of a membership change, maybe some in- teresting faces will face the axe. But myself personally, I plan on full steam ahead. Our legal section is very strong now with quite a few talented guys. So the main emphisis is working on and getting someone to fix our re- leases as of course this is an area that is letting us down at the moment. WILL VANDALISM CONTINUE BEING RELEASED? VANDALISM to continue? Dude...the mag will never die! It will always be con- tinued. Has been since January 1991. Personally, if I ever lost a great deal of interest with it, I will just slow down the pace and will pick it up again when I decide enough is enough and it is time to get active. * WHAT IS YOUR COMMENT ABOUT THE HAZZLE WITH AVANTGARDE "WALKERZ"? AVT vs. ONSLAUGHT with WALKERZ? Well, what is there to say, I don't think it is anything major. We got beaten by a better group. But it is pretty obvious we had the game early as I mentioned before the fixing is letting us down. Fixers are essential to the future, an area we plan to work on hard. Besides, we are not the first group in the world to be beaten by AVANTGARDE I think. They work hard, and get the points. Something that we have lacked lately is hard work, but the pace is picking up again. AVANTGARDE were better on the day. +----------------+ |CURLIN OF HITMEN| _|CURLIN OF HITMEN|_____________________ +----------------+ +---------------------+ | One of the people | |behind the success of| |relaunching the hyped| | HITMEN. | +---------------------+ BRINGING BACK HITMEN WAS BRAVE. HOW COME YOU DID IT? HITMEN once was a group consisting of JIHAD, me and others. Later on some friends from our city joined too! After JIHAD went to PC and I lost interest in running the group, HITMEN was offi- cially dead. A friend of mine asked if he could continue the group after some months and I told him to do what- ever he wanted - I didn't care anymore! But then again, HITMEN was gone... In the beginning of August JIHAD, PEACE- MAKER and I were sitting in a pub, hav- ing some beers, JIHAD told us some stories about his PC-life and said it was rather boring. He was missing the real scene, so we said let's go back to the 64. He thought a while, and said "hmmm..why not?", and from there we decided to rebuild HITMEN. We called some good old friends and the members were present. We had to organize a board and then were were ready to start. * YOU STATED EARLIER IN ALPHA FLIGHT BEING BORED OF THE SCENE AS WELL AS PEACE- MAKER. ARE YOU STILL? Yeah, for sure me and PEACEMAKER have been bored, but that has changed now as I look in a different way towards the scene today. I also have to admit that I really have fun nowadays! Meeting once a week, having beers discussing coding and the like! * WHAT ARE THE FUTUREPLANS FOR HITMEN? Our futureplans? Hmmm, we will be fixing some decent games for sellected groups, do some releases and we are also working on a demosection (ed.like everybody else!). We will establish ourselves in the mailscene and also cover the Eastern market! * SHARING THE DUNGEON WITH TRC*SCS, WE WONDER IF IT WORKS PROPERLY? Being on THE DUNGEON together with TRC*SCS works out properly so far, we know the dudes for quite some time now! You know that NIGHTSHADE was in HITMEN some years ago...So there shouldn't be any problems! * WHAT IS JIHAD DOING FOR THE GROUP? JIHAD is going to call the boards to do some public relations, also he will take care of getting originals for us as he still has some good connections to several useful people. If there is need for it, he will be cracking again, and also he will take care of our hard- ware if problems should occur. Of course he will be boozing a lot together with us. Also he is planning to show up at the next few parties. +-------------------------------+ |CYBORG FROM AVANTGARDE AND F CG| _|CYBORG FROM AVANTGARDE AND F4CG|______ +-------------------------------+ +-------------------------------+ | Sysop of the most | | popular board in the world. | | A board running for AVANTGARDE| | and F4CG that stood as house | |for names like GENESIS*PROJECT,| | DOMINATORS and the magazine | | CORRUPTION. | +-------------------------------+ WHAT TRIGGERED YOU TO REOPEN THE BBS? Well, to be honest, when I took down DREAMPARK in 1992, I had no intentions whatsoever reopening it. I did not even turn on my 64 until 1994 when people needed help with Cyborgmodded cbase. I was surprised to hear about the number of people running my "joke"-version at that point. I did a few changes for THE DUNGEON only so they could leave me alone. Then people started to ask me to put DREAMPARK back up. Of course I said no way, not in a million years, I have too much going on in my real life. I made the excuse that I wouldn't put it up because I had no harddrive. Well, to make a long story short, CHAMELEON sent me his harddrive without telling me first, so I was basically obligated to put it online again. * DREAMPARK IS THE MOST POPULAR BOARD IN THE WORLD. HOW COME? It is a matter of personal opinion. I think it is the best but is only because I want it to be. If there is something I didn't like, I'd change it. DREAMPARK is just my idea of the perfect BBS, as are all BBS's to their respect- ive sysops. I'm glad people like DREAM PARK, it just means my opinion of a good BBS is he same as the majority of the users. I think it is a balanced mix of cutting-edge software, speed and users. Nothing more, nothing less. Also I try not to gett involved in the discussions too much. I think too much sysop-involvment is bad. The BBS is for the users and not for the sysop. * HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND WITH THE BOARD EVERY DAY? Well, I do not spend much time with DREAMPARK at all, which is why it pro- bably will be online for a long time. There is no maintenance I ever have to do. I created DREAMPARK with the idea that I wanted it to run itself. For example the BBS automatically keeps the UD's clean. It sorts the directories from oldest to newest alphabetiaclly. Then after 3O days it takes files out of the UD's and puts them into the proper wares-archives, so they are still available and cluttering up the drives. But to answer your question, I'd say roughly 2O-3O minutes per week. Only to read mail, validate users and occassionally scan the subs. * HAS THE SCENE CHANGED MUCH SINCE THE OLD DREAMPARK? The scene hasn't really changed much, except the decline of quality BBS's these days. As far as the users go, most are still around, and the ones that are gone, have been replaced. * WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO CHANGE WITH DREAMPARK? Really the only thing I would like to change would be hardware-additions. Such as Turbomaster CPU to increase the speed even more and a Swiftlink so I could put up my 14.4 modem. As far as software, there are a few minor changes I would like to do some day. * WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO FOR THE 64-SCENE? As far as I know, I don't do anything for the 64 scene except run a quality- BBS. In the past I have done a little of everything. As for now, my real life is gooing too good for me to spend time in the 64-scene. I have give the best I can to the 64-scene and that is DREAMPARK. If people think I'm lame for not doing anything else, so be it. DREAMPARK is a far better accomplish- ment in my opinion, than most sceners have done. How many people can say they nearly single-handedly changed the 64-BBS- standard from UCBBS? Does anyone even run UCBBS any longer? This is now way to rag on PUDWERX, Jason is a great guy and the best NTSC-fixer ever. I just think DREAMPARK has better software. If I didn't think that, I would run UCBBS, wouldn't I?