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 ===== An Interview with Biff ===== ===== An Interview with Biff =====
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   *aka "Biff Debris".   *aka "Biff Debris".
   *[[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?id=showrevsearch&view=save&author=Biff+Debris|biff's Multiplayer maps]] at the [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/|Multiplayer Quake Archive]].   *[[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?id=showrevsearch&view=save&author=Biff+Debris|biff's Multiplayer maps]] at the [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/|Multiplayer Quake Archive]].
-  *Search for [[/spmaps.html?filtered=biff|biff's Singleplayer maps]] at [[http://www.quaddicted.com/|Quaddicted.com]]+  *Search for [[/spmaps.html?filtered=biff|biff's Singleplayer maps]] at Quaddicted. 
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-{{  http://www.quaddicted.com/interviews/biff_imp1dm6.jpg}} +<span interview-question>Could you briefly introduce yourself (age, location...) and tell us since when you are active in the Q1 community?</span>
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-**Could you briefly introduce yourself (age, location...) and tell us since when you are active in the Q1 community?** +
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-Hi my name is Mike Phillips, I am 40 years old and live in Seymour, Tennessee, in the south-eastern United States. I believe I've been involved with the Quake scene since 1998, I believe. Has it really been ten years? +
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-**How did you get involved in the community?** +
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-After suffering through Deathmatch Maker and QED, the first two Quake editors I tried, I was desperate to find a easier way about things. This lead me to a lovely forum called Qboard, where the regulars not only had all the answers, but were super-nice and patient with a dunce like myself. This lead to Worldcraft, and the true beginning of my mapping hobby. +
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-**What Q1 contributions are you best-known for? Which of your works is your personal favorite?** +
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-Probably [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?view=viewcomments&review_link=17605|IMP1DM6, or Daedalus Revisted]], is my best recieved map. Although not all it could be technically, its playability and nifty looks have made it popular. Also Filthy Habits is another map that I've gotten a good bit of response on. +
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-My favoritemainly because had such a fun time working on itas opposed to its particular (relative) innovation or qualityis [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?view=viewcomments&review_link=463|IMPDM2, or Strafeterium 1]]. It's barely even release quality, I know -- something that makes me want to do a redux someday. Ahh, memories.+<span interview-answer>Hi my name is Mike Phillips, I am 40 years old and live in SeymourTennesseein the south-eastern United StatesI believe I've been involved with the Quake scene since 1998, I believeHas it really been ten years?</span>
  
-**What was your initial motivation to work for Quake?**+<span interview-question>How did you get involved in the community?</span>
  
-The game itself just blew me away. had only recently gotten involved with DOOMmy stepsis got me copy to play from someone she worked with. That kicked my ass, and got me working on maps for it. Next thing I know the id Software guys had Quake out which was light-years beyond it.+<span interview-answer>After suffering through Deathmatch Maker and QED, the first two Quake editors triedI was desperate to find easier way about things. This lead me to a lovely forum called Qboard, where the regulars not only had all the answers, but were super-nice and patient with a dunce like myselfThis lead to Worldcraft, and the true beginning of my mapping hobby.</span>
  
 +<span interview-question>What Q1 contributions are you best-known for? Which of your works is your personal favorite?</span>
  
 +<span interview-answer>Probably [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?view=viewcomments&review_link=17605|IMP1DM6, or Daedalus Revisted]], is my best recieved map. Although not all it could be technically, its playability and nifty looks have made it popular. Also Filthy Habits is another map that I've gotten a good bit of response on.
  
-was astoundedThe dramatic lightingthe creepy atmospherethe wonderful sounds and quirky creatures -- it all added up to possibly the best time I've ever had discovering gameI knew immediately that I wanted to stake my own claim in this worldor at least a time-share ;D+My favorite, mainly because had such a fun time working on it, as opposed to its particular (relative) innovation or quality, is [[http://mpqarchive.pauked.com/index.php?view=viewcomments&review_link=463|IMPDM2or Strafeterium 1]]. It's barely even release qualityI know -- something that makes me want to do redux somedayAhhmemories.</span>
  
-**Do you have a website/links where we could check out your stuff?**+<span interview-question>What was your initial motivation to work for Quake?</span>
  
-My old PQ site at http://biff.planetquake.gamespy.com/ still worksbut my current site is http://biff.quaddicted.com/ although it still needs lot of work to be done on it (yes, am a lazy person).+<span interview-answer>The game itself just blew me awayI had only recently gotten involved with DOOM, my stepsis got me copy to play from someone she worked with. That kicked my ass, and got me working on maps for it. Next thing know the id Software guys had Quake out which was light-years beyond it.
  
-**What are your best memories about this community?**+I was astounded. The dramatic lighting, the creepy atmosphere, the wonderful sounds and quirky creatures -- it all added up to possibly the best time I've ever had discovering a game. I knew immediately that I wanted to stake my own claim in this world, or at least a time-share ;D</span>
  
-Probably interactions with those people who first "put face" on the community for me, like Headshot, who sent me a large hunk of a map he was working on ( Hidden Agenda) to illustrate things he was trying explain to me about mapping. I was (and still am) so amazed that all these terribly intelligent and talented people are so generous with both their time and patience. That goes for the regulars on IRC as well (although don't tell them I said that).+<span interview-question>Do you have website/links where we could check out your stuff?</span>
  
-**Are you regularly playing Quake? Are you trying out modsmaps and engines?**+<span interview-answer>My old PQ site at http://biff.planetquake.gamespy.com/ still worksbut my current site is http://biff.quaddicted.com/ although it still needs a lot of work to be done on it (yes, I am a lazy person).</span>
  
-I play Quake all the time. I even have it installed on a PC at work, so I'm on break trudging around in E1M3 or E3M2 usually. Gotten several people hooked on it as well, although they're still not good at closing the game properly and the poor taskbar is filled with several versions of Quake going at once. Kids these days.+<span interview-question>What are your best memories about this community?</span>
  
-**Have there been other games you have been playing lot?**+<span interview-answer>Probably interactions with those people who first "put face" on the community for me, like Headshot, who sent me a large hunk of a map he was working on ( Hidden Agenda) to illustrate things he was trying explain to me about mapping. I was (and still am) so amazed that all these terribly intelligent and talented people are so generous with both their time and patience. That goes for the regulars on IRC as well (although don't tell them I said that).</span>
  
-Oh mybut yes. Probably the biggest games as of recent have been Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the Half-Life games and Epic's Gears of War. This is the greatest time to be a gamer ever.+<span interview-question>Are you regularly playing Quake? Are you trying out modsmaps and engines?</span>
  
-**How would you describe the Q1 community right now? Is there any contribution that really impressed you in the last couple of years?**+<span interview-answer>I play Quake all the time. I even have it installed on a PC at work, so I'm on break trudging around in E1M3 or E3M2 usually. Gotten several people hooked on it as well, although they're still not good at closing the game properly and the poor taskbar is filled with several versions of Quake going at once. Kids these days.</span>
  
-Without a doubt Mindcrime's opus [[http://nehahra.planetquake.gamespy.com/|Seal of Nehahra]]. Just the most ambitious and best put-together mod ever. [[/reviews/zer.html|Zerstörer]] perfectly built upon Quake's deliciously grisly and grimy premise, and recently [[http://www.quakeone.com/travail/|Travail]] breathed much new life into the the old girl. And I love anything [[interviews:Vondur|Vondur]] or CZG do. Those guys always have something to bring to the table, and they eat it in front of you. Bastards. I also love [[http://speedy.planetquake.gamespy.com/|Speedy]]'s stuff, he's such a talented guy and always has something new that's consistently kickass.+<span interview-question>Have there been other games you have been playing a lot?</span>
  
 +<span interview-answer>Oh my, but yes. Probably the biggest games as of recent have been Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the Half-Life games and Epic's Gears of War. This is the greatest time to be a gamer ever.</span>
  
 +<span interview-question>How would you describe the Q1 community right now? Is there any contribution that really impressed you in the last couple of years?</span>
  
-As for the community itself, I'd have to say that Quake has seen better daysI think that most of the folks involved are so because of the relationships founded in those early days of posting, chatting and fraggingMany more people filter in and out as wellmainly due think to the comradery of those who still hold the tent polesNot that Quake itself isn't wonderfulbut honestly (to continue the food motif) it'more the occasional side-order and not the main course it once was.+<span interview-answer>Without a doubt Mindcrime's opus [[http://nehahra.planetquake.gamespy.com/|Seal of Nehahra]]. Just the most ambitious and best put-together mod ever[[/reviews/zer.html|Zerstörer]] perfectly built upon Quake's deliciously grisly and grimy premiseand recently [[http://www.quakeone.com/travail/|Travail]] breathed much new life into the the old girl. And love anything [[interviews:Vondur|Vondur]] or CZG do. Those guys always have something to bring to the table, and they eat it in front of youBastards. I also love [[http://speedy.planetquake.gamespy.com/|Speedy]]'s stuffhe'such a talented guy and always has something new that's consistently kickass.
  
-**How do you picture the future of the community? Do you (objectively) think that people will still be modding/mapping for it in, say10 years from now?**+As for the community itself, I'd have to say that Quake has seen better days. I think that most of the folks involved are so because of the relationships founded in those early days of posting, chatting and fragging. Many more people filter in and out as wellmainly due I think to the comradery of those who still hold the tent poles. Not that Quake itself isn't wonderfulbut honestly (to continue the food motif) it's more the occasional side-order and not the main course it once was.</span>
  
-think the people involved will always have some relationship with each other, and that alone will enforce some kind of existence -- but whether or not Quake itself will be getting the kind of attention it has is a tough one. I don't see it being nearly the presence it's even been for the past few yearsreally. Hate to say thatsince I'll always have a warm spot for Quake, but in the grand scope of things, people will move on to follow some new shiny thing eventually.+<span interview-question>How do you picture the future of the community? Do you (objectively) think that people will still be modding/mapping for it in, say, 10 years from now?</span>
  
-**Your #1 secret special ingredient to a good map (imagine a newbie asking for your advice)?**+<span interview-answer>I think the people involved will always have some relationship with each other, and that alone will enforce some kind of existence -- but whether or not Quake itself will be getting the kind of attention it has is a tough one. I don't see it being nearly the presence it's even been for the past few years, really. Hate to say that, since I'll always have warm spot for Quake, but in the grand scope of things, people will move on to follow some new shiny thing eventually.</span>
  
-Mapping is about discovering what the map is as you make it, so always be prepared to redefine and adjust the shape it takes -- gameplay-wise or however else. Quake is about atmosphere as well -- so get that lighting right, dammit.+<span interview-question>Your #1 secret special ingredient to a good map (imagine a newbie asking for your advice)?</span>
  
-**What is the question you would have like to be asked (but weren't), how would you have answered it and how pissed are you for me not thinking about it?**+<span interview-answer>Mapping is about discovering what the map is as you make it, so always be prepared to redefine and adjust the shape it takes -- gameplay-wise or however else. Quake is about atmosphere as well -- so get that lighting right, dammit.</span>
  
-Who my chief mapping influences were. My faves were HeadshotMr. Fribbles and Retinal originally. Those guys not only had these wonderful layouts but were always able to create really standout areas that had a character of their own. They started out setting the bar way higher than id themselves ever did.+<span interview-question>What is the question you would have like to be asked (but weren't)how would you have answered it and how pissed are you for me not thinking about it?</span>
  
 +<span interview-answer>Who my chief mapping influences were. My faves were Headshot, Mr. Fribbles and Retinal originally. Those guys not only had these wonderful layouts but were always able to create really standout areas that had a character of their own. They started out setting the bar way higher than id themselves ever did.</span>