Commander in Chief Interviews

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I thought that some of you would like to get a more inside look at the two people that are in the top positions overseeing the High Commands- The Commanders in Chief of the Allied forces, "Wolfxx" and Axis forces, "Kms".  Read the interviews and find out who is a state champion turkey caller and other interesting tidbits. Some of you may wish to pursue a virtual career up the Battleground Europe Chain of Command.  If this interests you, click to join the ALLIED or AXIS High Command.  Enjoy the interviews!

KMS, Axis Commander in Chief:

What is it about WWIIOL that keeps you playing with such devotion?
The community, the challenge and the fun when it all comes together and works as planned

What is the most valuable lesson you ve learned as CINC?
Three things: Diplomacy, diplomacy and diplomacy. I love the challenge of getting such a diverse range of personalities, cultures and languages to work together.

How many years have you been gaming and how many playing WWIIOL:BE?
9 years and 10 months in multiplayer online gaming. Seven years with WWIIOL.

What other games do you like to play?
Fighter Ace, Trukz

How much time do you spend gaming?
Way way too much :) at least 3-4 hours a day which is split between administrative work as CinC and throwing bullets at the Allies.

What do you do for a living in real life?
I manage a fleet of 67 Peterbilt trucks, some 966G Cat loaders and 2 Powerscreen machines that make sand, I run the repair shop and parts department, turn wrenches and interface with the dispatch department.

What do you think of BE from what it was [then] to what it is now?
Wow.. when I think back to the days when we had almost no bushes, pockets of forest and no mobile spawns, I wonder how we ever took a town. We are light years beyond that now which has increased the immersion level immensely.

What is your favorite piece of equipment?
The SMG

Where do you like to playing on the map the most?
I love the mountains and valleys in the east although I'd rather not see much of them, I always get a sense of excitement in the western towns but I think it's a Pavlovian reaction, it means a win is coming.

How did you find Battleground Europe?
It found me :)  I first saw news of it in the Fighter Ace forum, there was a buzz about a new WW2 game and the teaser video that was released had me hooked before I ever touched the software.

What is something that know one knows about you?
Wow thats a tough one, I'm an open type of guy, I say whats on my mind...but there is 1 ironic thing, I am scared to death of heights but I love to fly, maybe thats why I do it in online games, kind of a Walter Mitty type thing, I get to experience my passion in a safe way.

When you retire from CinC position what are you going to do next?
I'd like to try the GM department, I have a strong sense of fairplay, a good sense of humor and have been doing that kind of work for another game for almost 10 years.


Wolfxx, Allied Commander in Chief:

What is it about WWIIOL that keeps you playing with such devotion? 
The interaction with players from many diverse cultures and walks of life combined with the very complexity of this game and the multi aspects of wwii play that are available within the game.  There are games which focus on ground play, or specifically air play, but by far Battleground Europe overshadows them all with the ability to choose any or all aspects and have full enjoyment while fighting along with other players.

What is the most valuable lesson you've learned as CINC? 
That all that appears to be evident and true is not always the reality of the facts.  We must be flexible to adapt and uderstand this to be effective in carrying out the requirements of the position of CinC.

How many years have you played Battleground Europe?
Over 6 1/2 years. I  started about 6 months after game opened due to inefficient PC at the time it started.

How many years have you been gaming?
13 years of online gaming (3 years in past as senior GM for AW3)

What other games do you like to play? 
I have spent short stints trying others but at this time I am committed to BE

How much time do you spend gaming? 
[It] varies but average 2-3 hours weekdays and longer on weekends as possible actual in game time.   Presently I also spend about 2+ hours daily doing out of game duties.   Total on average is about 4+ hours game related daily.

What do you do for a living in real life? 
Contract aircraft mechanic, most recently in Denver working on medical support helicopters

What do you think of BE from what it was [then] to what it is now? 
Amazing!!!   The graphics, the gameplay, and the interaction at all levels for the players has progressed way beyond anything I would have imagined 6 years ago.

What is your favorite piece of equipment? 
Sapper by all means.   Nothing is more satisfying to me than working out behind the enemy armor and destroying as much as possible to make the armor threat minimal as possible on defenses.

Where do you like to playing on the map the most? 
Anywhere......just give me some enemy to fight and I'll be there!

How did you find Battleground Europe? 
I was a player in Air Warrior and when it became announced that it was shutting down squaddies of mine at that time started looking for new games that would interest our squad and searches of the internet came upon wwiionline and we were soon hooked.

What is something that know one knows about you? 
Hmmmm, tough question.  Probably the least known fact about me is that I spent almost 10 years as a professional game caller and entered many contests nationwide.  I have been the state champion turkey caller in OK and KS before and have called in over a dozen states.   I have also been the champion Owl hooter in a few states and have placed in a couple Duck calling contests.  I absolutely love the outdoors and the ability to interact with the animals through calling even if only with a camera in my hands.

When you retire from CinC position what are you going to do next? 
Continue supporting the game from whatever positions I can and spend alot more time actually involving myself again with my squadmates and with my friends I have made within the game.

 

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