The 7th interview will be about our Co-Leader Stabak. Like Thundercvnt, he is a man of little words, which doesn't make him uninteresting though, quite the contrary. Read it to find out more about his views on life, the universe and everything. Thanks to Alexandra, Maximo Decimo and darkfag77 for some interesting questions. I am slowly running out of questions for my interview partners. If you have any suggestions or a specific person you'd like to see interviewed, feel free to contact me.
Could you quickly introduce yourself?
my name is christoph, with my young age of 32 years some people told me already that i am a old fart. i have a wife, 2 kids (girl and a boy), a chocolate brown labrador with a age of 10 years and a fat cat. I live outside the urban in a little village with less than 700 ppl in hessen / Germany.
Any other pets, apart from the kids, the labrador and the fat cat?
... i don´t count my children to my pets, and no there are no other pets
What games do you play?
i play Enemy territory most of time, sometimes you will also find my in COD4, and from time to time you will see me in Brink
How did your gaming life start? C64?
yes with C64, there was some good games on it. like who dares wins, Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Turrican only to mention a few
And when did you start playing ET and CoD4?
i started to play ET a short time ( 2004 i guess ) after it was released , but i played only few month. I stopped to play because i lose the interest for playing fps games at this time. I decided to play again fps games @ work with some work colleagues. we set up a private network and started to play medal of honor in our "free time". some weeks later i suggest them to play ET. and from this time i was back in ET
How did you discover our servers?
i did play on some servers, before i joined F|A - Jay 2 my first time. I decided to play there, because it was one of some servers with more than 4 ppl on it (i.e. it was european night time). i did play more as 1 year as regular before i found jay3 and started to play there as a regular player.
So when did you decide to join the clan?
There was some guys with F|A tags C@nos, Avrae, Sextoy. i did not often talk to them.
at one day a guy with name F|A Daredevil was coming to the server, i never saw him before. we did talk together and he was asking if i am interested to join F|A. spontaneously (after a few seconds) I said yes.
He told me, to make a Forum account, submit my guid, make a introduce yourself topic and post your apply. so i was going to Forum and did all the stuff he wanted.
What did it take you to become a Co-Leader?
i was Co-leader from start up, i had to do nothing.
seriously what i did ? i guess same as every other co-leader too.
Be helpful on Server, report/ban cheaters, handle troublemakers, provide the best you can do, to get the server enjoyable for players. get new clan members, be active on Forum, help other players with problem solutions, submit Files for Dl area.
What does one need to do to get promoted in little time?
i guess for this question you can take the previous answer too.
What are the attributes of the ideal member?
the ideal member? be active 24/7 on servers / Forum, spend 100 $ each month, know all things. and can handle everything.... for me as ideal ppl who want to apply /Trial / Member you should have at least 3 attributes of the answer to the above question regarding the co leadership
How would you describe your role in the clan?
co-chief cook and bottle washer
What are the tasks and duties as a Co-Leader who is active in ET and CoD4?
reading the Forum more as once day (if it is possible) to handle things and stay up to date, take care about members and Servers, talk to players / Members on xfire, handle problems/lvl´s on Server, suggest Promotions / Demotions. get new members.
Did anything change since you joined the clan?
some people left, some ppl joined us, we have nearly doubled our ET servers, we have got a new COD server, did expand in TF2 / BF3 / COD MW3. so yes, there are much changes.
What's your favorite server or what would your favorite server look like (game, settings, ...)?
hmm thats a hard question.
I love jay3 and i know many ppl there. lately i was much on jay 4, and atm i try to make Silent#2 more popular. If you ask me what is atm my favorite Server about the Gameplay i would say its Silent#2, about the Serversettings jay 4, and about the players jay3.
so if you ask me what my favorite server is look like, i must say give me a European silentserver with the players from jay3 and the settings from jay4 ...
omg that would be a wired mess
Have you met any members in real life so far?
What's the most important part of the clan for you?
i cant say there is any part which is most important, all parts are important.
without members we will die, without servers we cant play so we have no needing to be a gaming clan, without Forum we cant talk so will mess up everything ...... imo there is no "much important part" of F|A all things together are important.
How do you imagine the clan's future?
so or so the day will come, ET will die. So we loose a big pillar of our gaming network. I hope we will find a new good game we can support. some ppl say its TF2, maybe it is, maybe not who knows. I had big hope in Brink, but you all know what happened, its almost death.
So lets look forward i guess we will grow and will also support some new games in Future.
If you never got introduced to gaming, would your life be different?
sure, i never would sit in front of my computer and answer questions like this to such a wonderful person
If you were in charge of the clan for a month, what would you change?
i guess nothing, maybe i would create a new rule, which allows our Founders to play on our Servers from time to time
What was your most embarrassing moment?
i really had never any embarrassing moment in my life, or? of course, i had, it was on a trip, and i had to sleep in a Hotel at a lonely lake is was very romantic region and the maid opened the wrong .... oh thats another story
What would you do with 1 million dollars?
i would give 75.000 to my parents, 50.000 to my brother, 100.000 to each child, 75.000 for new car and motorcycle, 499.990 to my bank account, 100.000 for donating, and 10 for my wifes bank account
Where do you plan to be in 10 years? Old, retired, sunbathing and milking goats all day long?
sunbathing and milking goats all day long is cool, but i hope i will stay where i am. i love my life as it is
Imagine you would be stranded on an island with one =F|A= member. Who would it be?
omfg, I would actually take you
Imagine you could swap roles, permissions and duties with a =F|A= member for one month. Who would it be?
any trial member or new Member, you have asked me before what did change since you joined F|A. I guess one of the best ways to see and register changes is to look from bottom to top. So i would like to be an trial Member or new member for one Month to see the whole clan from his eyes. maybe there are some changes i dont have registered.
How did you grow up?
i grow up in a small village with less than 700 people. i did some work in agriculture and a butchery (my neighbor was butcher), had friends was going to school, played soccer and basketball. after school most of my friends was leaving our village and settled out to the bigger city´s. I also left for some years to make my education. after this i decided to come back to my home village.
Education? Did you go to a university?
What's your job?
i am working in Law enforcement to be exact, i am working in a criminal investigation unit of the german Federal police
What's a Stabak?
and now the first embarrassing moment in my life has come
as teen i was looking the TV Series "Kampfstern Galactica" better known as "Battlestar Galactica" there was a very cool Viper Pilot called "Lieutenant Starbuck". no english lessons in school, a cool star-pilot from a TV series and a young fan boy who use this name for games on his C64 so what was coming out? "Stabak"
Who are your favorite clan members?
i dont have a favorite clan member. I enjoy it to talk with some people on xfire. But i have not a Favorite
What are your hobbies apart from playing ET and CoD4?
Fishing, jogging/running, and smoking. and of course my Family
What kind of music do you listen to?
What are your favorite movies or TV shows?
Lord of the Rings i love it (even more the books), From Dusk Till Dawn, Oceans 11/12/13
What's your favorite color and why is it?
black and red but i dunno why.
What's your favorite food and drink?
cheese and fresh Bread, water and beer
What kind of car do you drive?
Audi 80, construction year 1993 with 400000 kilometers. i just use it to drive to work
What was your favorite subject in school?
I always liked history
If you could pick any celebrity for a wife, who would it be?
What's your daily schedule, from morning to evening?
its based on work, but a normal day is: stand up, bathroom, coffee, drive to work, work, drive home, family
At what age do you expect to retire from work and what are you going to do as an old man?
i hope i can retire with 62-63. Than I want to sit on an old garden bench, keep my wife in the arm and take care of my grandchildren
If you could visit any point in history, where/when would you go and why?
once see a authentic dinosaur rawr
What's your biggest dream?
dreams are for dreamers, I live in the here and now
If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
i really guess austria, because it's almost like Germany. with exception of the ("Arnold Schwarzenegger") dialect
Who or what inspires you and why?
my kids because they are fantastic
What was the worst gift you ever received?
panties, it was a gift from my grandma she is old, so also is her taste for clothing
What's your life goal?
get a age from 90 years without having to be bedridden