Interview with The
In this interview, Red Phoenix interviews
The Great One, webmaster of RCT
Where did your first hear about Hasbro's Rollercoaster Tycoon? And
what did you think of it once you played it?
The Great One: Well i never
got a PC till about 2 - 3 years ago and i was a complete newbie
but i started off but falling in love with coasters ever since my
first trip to alton towers when i was like 13. after that i only
had my little Mega Drive, What a classic ;) and i had ThemePark.
After that i got a Play Station and i got themepark world. But on
my trips to Game (Uk Computer Game Shop) I sore a game called Rct.
But yet i had no PC to play it on. A few years later i got my first
PC. And 3 months later my Mum got it for my Birthday.......... After
that i feel in love, Never Left my PC Chair and played for weeks!
I thought the game was amazing, So
much more detal that Theme Park!
What's your opinion of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2?
The Great One: Well theres only
one word i can say, Average. Now 3d or not 3d, it didnt matter at
all! It was how complex i could get a park and how realistic i can
What do you think of the plugins system (importing scenery) RollerCoaster
The Great One: Brillaint one
of the things which made Rct 2 average. It is a brillaint add-on
but the stupid loading does annoy me like hell! And as a webmaster
it just takes so long to get a good review and a good look of it.
It looks like an RCT 2 expansion pack will be released in May 2003.
What would you like to see specifically in the game?
The Great One: Well first some
sort of 3d addon. I dont want it built in to the game cause as soon
as this will cause all manor of problems. But some sort of converstion
in to NoLimits or HyperRails would be brillaint! Also I think that
a lot of detal and attention should be put in to shops, stations
and better time zones. I feel that this should be added asap!
What sort of RCT/RCT 2 utility would you like to see developed that
isn't already available?
The Great One: Now this is a
hard one for me, If anything, some sort of internet could be built
in to Rct2 so you could download the latest patches, rides and scenery.
What do you think of the RCT community right now?
The Great One: Well no offence
Red, But many of you know i am not the biggest fan of the RCT Station
forums. Mainly of bad experances. I also belive that many people
in this community are out of order! from stealing ideas, content
and downloads. Also i feel the way people just accuse people for
no reason is out of order and the people who do this should be spoken
to instead of them doing it again and again. I know many people
will agree and disagree, but thats the way i see it. Also a sore
topic which i constantly get hate mail for is hacking! I dont approve
for it and i have never done it. But yet you think i have been hacked
a lot of times. From my main site done twice and forums once. This
is find sad, Especally when people are saying there are the Tycoonhackers
and there not!
What would you ask Chris Sawyer if you had the opportunity?
The Great One: Can i take over
RollerCoasterTycoon.com and RollerCoasterTycoon2.com?
What's your favorite real park recreation that was made by someone
in the community?
The Great One: Cant Answer that
one man, Cause as i have only been to 3 themepark parks in my life
there is nothing really to relate to. But if i have to say one it
would have to be Jsmint Alton Towers ;)
For those who don't know you or your site, can you tell us a bit
about your site and what you do there?
The Great One: Umm what is there
much to say, RCTCompetition.com . Well If you didnt know i am the
Webmaster and owner. I do lot of the work but a lot of my staff
do give me a hand from time to time. RCTCompetition.com is a RCT
and a RCT2 Site basically, With all your features of your average
Rct website plus more. we are not just about Competitions which
alot of people think. We have a lot more to offer. We have loads
of cool downloads (180+) and over 20,000 total downloads i think
my site is growing. Ok my forums arnt like RCT Station as in busy
24/7 but they get some use and we have our classic GTC which goes
faster than any other site i know off :D
What plans do you have for your site?
The Great One: Well of course
is update constanly, But i have a few ideas in the bank waiting
to be lauched soon. As you can see Challenge Simon will be launched
on the 1st February 03. So i hope that will take off well.
If you could be someone (alive or dead) for one day, who would it
be, and why?
The Great One: I can honestly
say you have put me on the spot! I can honestly say i dont know!
But if i have to choose it whould have to be the Alton Towers owner
You can find The Great One at RCT Competition