Interview with Stealth
In this interview, Red Phoenix interviews
Stealth, webmaster of Tycoon
Where did your first hear about Hasbro's Rollercoaster Tycoon? And
what did you think of it once you played it?
Stealth: I played the demo from
PC Gamer magazine and it was love at first sight. I played it so
often my sister bought me the game when it was released and since
then I have bought every version released. The thing I loved about
rct was that its an unusual game, the only other game like it was
Theme Park (which I also liked a lot). I don't have a fascination
with real coasters and parks just rct.
What's your opinion of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2?
Stealth: Very disappointed,
if I didn't know any better I would say it was a half-assed effort
at preying at the consumers wallets. I do like the new-ish graphics,
the scenario creator and ride creator and of course all the new
elements, but is it really worth sticking on a '2'. Personally I
think Chris Sawyer should have made it an expansion pack because
its not worthy of being called a sequel.
What do you think of the plugins system (importing scenery) RollerCoaster
Stealth: Its definetly a great
idea and makes the game more interactive but whats the point in
adding this function if the community is left with no official tool
to make the scenery?
It looks like an RCT 2 expansion pack will be released in May 2003.
What would you like to see specifically in the game?
Stealth: At this point i dont
expect anything great. Given the way rct has progressed through
the years im NOT going to rush out and buy it only to be dissapointed
again. Im going to see what people in our forums think of the game
and then maybe go buy it.
What sort of RCT/RCT 2 utility would you like to see developed that
isn't already available?
Stealth: I want a rct2 trainer
like dragons or beast, they are top notch so we need them for rct2.
As for anything else im not too picky. Anything else thats original
would be damn fine.
What do you think of the RCT community right now?
Stealth: If you could call it
a community your insane. It feels like a community for a new game
where nobody knows any better. Ive been around since the start of
the rct community and theres not many people like me left and im
sure they would all tell you the same thing. Something went wrong.
Ill give you an example, Someone asked to be affiliates with tycoonplanet.
we have 6 and its staying at six. i took dogs abuse from this guy
because i said no, then came the pathetic threats at tycoonplanet
being hacked. Constantly people find something to moan about and
hate because of it without seeing the reason behind decisions. Its
happening all over and im sure you will agree Red Phoenix, its not
a community you can proudly associate yourself with.
What would you ask Chris Sawyer if you had the opportunity?
Stealth: What gave him the idea
for rct? and the popular question: do you use trainers on your game
to make it more interesting? :-) I would also ask him if he would
freak out at the fact i know his home address ;-)
What's your favorite real coaster recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Stealth: Im not into real park
or coaster recreations enough to seive through websites to download
them but i always did admire Steve Franks collection.
What's your favorite real park recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
Stealth: As i said before im
not a big fan of real parks etc, i dont remember ever downloading
a real park recreation and the only ones i have looked at are Chris
Sawyers in LL and RCT2.
For those who don't know you, can you tell us a bit about what you
do at Tycoon Planet?
Stealth: I do just about everything
along content side of things. Anything thats sent to me i add, i
keep up to date with news and make articles for the knowledge base
and shout at ALF to make some ASP scripts (the screenshot of the
day was my idea ;-) hehe) I take part in just about everything tycoonplanet
has going so i guess im just as in charge of tycoonplanet as ALF
What plans do you have for your site?
Stealth: ALF is working hard
on his ride exchange and its looking awesome at the moment. Then
hopefully were going for a site redesign and complete recoding of
the parks system, news system and screenshot of the day system but
it will all take time.
If you could be someone (alive or dead) for one day, who would it
be, and why?
Stealth: Raphael Gray -He hacked
into British, US and Canadian websites to obtain thousands of credit
card numbers (not a good thing) but what i admire is that he sent
Bill Gates a large consignment of viagra using Bill Gates own credit
card number lmao
Failing that i would like to be Daron
Malkian, guitarist from system of a down
You can find Stealth at Tycoon Planet