Interview with Mark
In this interview, Red Phoenix interviews
Mark Raybould, the download manager at RCT
Where did your first hear about Hasbro's Rollercoaster Tycoon? And
what did you think of it once you played it?
Mark Raybould: I got the orginal
demo off a magazine called Ultimate PC (i think) and just got addicted.
What's your opinion of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2?
Mark Raybould: It is a great
game, not much new features, but it deserves a buy no matter what,
thats why i brought it and i'm addicted to it.
What do you think of the plugins system (importing scenery) RollerCoaster
Mark Raybould: It's not a bad
idea, lets people to create new and exciting stuff! I'm no good
at graphics so i can't do any at all. But in all, it is great what
they are doing now.
It looks like an RCT 2 expansion pack will be released in May 2003.
What would you like to see specifically in the game?
Mark Raybould: I would like
to see a Top Scan type ride in their, they are cool, not to mention
if you ride it 3 times in a row without a break you can getsick
What sort of RCT/RCT 2 utility would you like to see developed that
isn't already available?
Mark Raybould: Ability to have
the 'Have Fun' scenario goal in the scenario editor. It would be
What do you think of the RCT community right now?
Mark Raybould: It is quite cool
with some vetrans like Carrie Holsinger starting up, what i say,
the 'New Tycoon Resource' called Tycoon Match.
What would you ask Chris Sawyer if you had the opportunity?
Mark Raybould: What inspired
you to make RCT?
What's your favorite real park recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Mark Raybould: I don't honestly
have one, but i am working on Nemesis: Inferno which is opening
at Thorpe Park on 5th April 2003
What's your favorite real track recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Mark Raybould: It
has to be Thorpe Park 2002, i can't remember who made it, but it
was wicked! And it was made for RCT:LL
For those who don't know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself
and what you do at RCT Competition.com?
Mark Raybould: I'm the downloads
manager, adding downloads for the site! It would be great if i had
some downloads. any way, i am a student at the moment studying 2
GNVQ's. I also love being on the computer at home, playing RCT2
(Got up to the 17 inversion Barrier), Fifa2K3, Unreal Tournament,
and downloading music. I also work as well, and i love acting on
stage. Also i am from England. (English rock!)
What plans do you have for your site?
Mark Raybould: I have no plans
really, the site was made by TheGreatOne. But i want to get more
downloads on there and more resources.
If you could be someone (alive or dead) for one day, who would it
be, and why?
Mark Raybould: Difficult one!
I would be John Wardley, he is such a great RollerCoaster designer!
I love all his ride creations, like Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Colossus
You can find Mark Raybould at RCT Competition