On August 07 2009 05:07 iNcontroL wrote:
what the FUCK is on his chin?
what the FUCK is on his chin?
When SC2 was still in development, Pillars asked me for some names to be beta testers, and gave him a list of people I thought would be good (full disclosure, I included myself on that list with ZERO qualifications). The recommendations disappeared into the depths of Blizzard, but Geoff was really excited about it. That enthusiasm never went away.
I got these answers before the incontrol vs idra liquibition, and found them again yesterday when I was looking through my old PMs.
Ok we are ready to go for next saturday!
Please answer the following questions for my news post tomorrow:
- Name, age, sexual orientation (or race, whatever you prefer): Geoff, 21, zerg
- Length of time on TL.net:- 4 years now
- Times banned on TL.net:- 1 perm several temp w00t
- Major accomplishments in BW: - 4th TLT2, won a wcg prelim came in second in another small tourney wins, ToT etc
- Favorite unit in ZvT:- Ultra
- Favorite ability in ZvT:- Hold lurkers
- Favorite pro player, and why:- Silver. Love his hydralisk micro early on
- Best up and coming foreign player for each race, and why:- Terran - IdrA. Has amazing talent and is able to train with the best. If he didnt have a stick up his ass he'd go for miles. Zerg - Whistler. This guy has made me a believer, really nice player. Protoss - Iefnaij. Came from 88 and is now recognized as one of the best, at 14.
- Player who will take a game from a Korean in WCG:- Testie
- Player who will puke at a WCG party:- Me
- If you could have one player play a game of BW for your life, who would it be:- Savior (irony?)
- Chicken or Beef:- I dunno I eat as much as small countries of both
- Any shit talk about foreign Terran players:- They all blow TvP and have attitude problems as a rule
- The last word is yours:- Greg will fit in my backpack.
Like many I am trying to come to terms from the news. I actually read it while supervising a study class. My reaction was physical, as in my head rocked back from the recoil of the words on the screen.
I think part of the reason I reacted so strongly is that we all grew up on TeamLiquid, more than maybe any of us know. It is where many of us learned to exist online. TeamLiquid was a place that demanded posters be true to themselves, and in that way, I think Geoff embodied that spirit more than most.
We talked about the site and the BW scene a lot, and worked together with the TSL ladder and uploading replays. When the stick up my ass got to be too much, or I got too self-important, Incontrol was the one who would tell me straight.
When it came to the real things in life, there was never anything fake about Geoff. When you talked to him, it always felt he was being completely honest with you. The good, the bad, the drama, the laughs, it was all real.
So like the childhood friend from elementary school you lose touch with, the memories of the times spent together are still important and cherished. They help inform who we are today. In that way, I think it would be foolish to underestimate the power and importance of the time we have all spent here.