The most well-known protoss user in the world. He was the one of the best protoss user in Korea, and also he had a fan whos name was Nal_ROCK. We can realize that how gosu he was! Enjoy this interview and have a wonderful day everyone ~ ^_^
SLoG4[pG]: Hi , first introduce yourself with your sc id , name , age , gender.
IntoTheRain : IntoTheRain, LimSung Chun, 24(22 in US age), Korea, Seoul near Kyong Gido Gwang Pyung.
SLoG4[pG] : How long u play sc ? How long as pro ?
IntoTheRain : I started Original Starcraft since 1998, October, and I started progaming since 2000, spring from Game-q Star League
SLoG4[pG] : Who is your sponsor team and what is condition of your contract , do u have salary per month or per success on tournaments ? Can we know how much u earned till these days ?
IntoTheRain : I had a deal with KTF company, but it ended this october, and joined new company which is a shopping centering by on-line. I didn't practice gaming these days, and couldn't win any of the tourments, and I only earn as much as people who works in office. That's not much.
SLoG4[pG] : Why u choose IntoTheRain as your sc nick ? Into is clan , can u tell us more about it , how many members there are , clan site url , how players can join it , who is leader , who is best skilled players ?
IntoTheRain : In 1999, the leader of Into Clan gave it to me. There were 2 Ids which was IntoTheAiur and IntotheRain, and i chose IntotheRain. I couldn't do anything for our clan, because I was so busy with doing others, and currently the best player in Intothe clan is, I think IntoTheRainBow.
SLoG4[pG] : Describe your pro-gaming day , when u wake up , when u start to practice, with which players u usually practice , how many hours per day , do u play from home or pc room , where u play usually : bn or gamei or some other server ?
IntoTheRain : I used to practice in our office which our team mates practices in, but these days I practice at home. It wasn't important that how much I practice or who I practiced with. because it always changed. And I often play Gamei when I'm bored.
SLoG4[pG] : Your favourite race is protoss I guess , what is your favourite unit and map?
IntoTheRain : I can't choose any special map that I like, because there aren't perfect maps that fits to me, and I like magical units like Templars, and Dark Archon, Arbiter.
SLoG4[pG] : Do u play with non-korean players , and who of them are close to pro gaming skill by your opinion , who of non-korean and non-pro players can make good results as pro-gamers ?
IntoTheRain : Long time ago, I used to play with sVEN, NTT, [GG99]Slayer, Soul[pG](aka orky~soul), and elky, but these days I don't even have time to meet those people, and specially [GG99]Slayer, I think he does well on all races.
SLoG4[pG] : Who of korean pro gamers most impress u and especially which protoss users u like?
IntoTheRain : I like people when they greet me well, and also they know how to greet to the others who are older than me, people like ZeuS, Nal_rA, GGMAN, Garimto, Reach, and so on.
SLoG4[pG] : Your european and non-korean fans like how u use dark templars very much, how u succed to use storm so well and why u choose protoss as race ?
IntoTheRain : I didn't wanted to play with terran and also zerg, because terran was too simple, and zerg was too disguisting. And I used to like some magic stuff before, so I chose Protoss. And the best way to use storm is predict where the enemy will be and click on it. And there will be some mistake if the prediciting got wrong.
SLoG4[pG] : Do u think that with 1.09b patch sc is still imbalanced ? Which correction would u make ?
IntoTheRain : I think protoss isn't good in this patch. Terran and zerg can go on easily, but protoss units are still expensive, and it's really hard to go on to the latter half.
SLoG4[pG] : Do u play some other games beside sc and which ? What are u think about wc3, will it be pro gaming game just as sc ?
IntoTheRain : Actually I like RPG better than Strategy Simulation. I started WarCraft Beta and ended right away, because it wasn't fun at all. If it had korean patches with it, then it would be really fun, and currently there are so many Warcraft progamers in Korea. Mostly starcraft player changed to Warcraft.
SLoG4[pG] : How you live in Korea as a star , lots of fans , do u like that life ?
IntoTheRain : I like it, but there are some negative things, too. Because there are another type of people that do not know me well, so I gotta be careful with that.
SLoG4[pG] : How u feel when u play in room with lots of people , primary lots of fans who expect from u to show real skill ? Are u nervous or do u feel a pressure sometime ?
IntoTheRain : I don't like the place that has many people in it, when people watches me playing, I sweat a lot, and I often make some mistakes. I couldn't prove my all skills.
SLoG4[pG] : Sort this by priority for playing SC : race , luck , practice , skill and experience?
IntoTheRain : think the skill is the most important thing, and then Luck.
SLoG4[pG] : By your opinion which race is the strongest and which is easiest to play with , to control it?
IntoTheRain : I think zerg is the easiest race to micro, other race is hard to make units while in battle, but like zerg, you just have to drag the larva and make, or u can produce with many hatcheries easily, and also at the later time, zerg don't need to micro, because it has lots of units to attack.
SLoG4[pG] : What are u consider as your biggest success in your pro-gaming carrier , and what tournaments u still wish to conquer ?
IntoTheRain : I couldn't succeed well, I could have done if I did well before.. I am lazy to practice these days, so I don't play that much. And taking the 1st place in any tourament is the happiest thing for everyone.
SLoG4[pG] : What are u think what are chances of korean sc team on wcg 2002 ? BoxeR(t) , YellOw(z) , [kor]-Oddysay_kr(t) and Junwi[TnC]_kr(z) , 2 terran users and 2 zerg users ) Will BoxeR make same result as 2001 , who is your favour ?
IntoTheRain : WCG already passed, but I knew that boxer would be the one who will get the gold medal. The reason why Korean players lost a lot on this WCG was, they were self-conceit, and I was really shocked at the beginning.
SLoG4[pG] : What is the biggest and most respectful tournament in Korea for u , is it KPGA , StarLeague or any other ?
IntoTheRain : Ongamenet opened "Ongamenet starleague, gembc, KPGA" and the 3rd cable, which is ghemtv, is currently opening starleague, I just want to have good records on these touraments.
SLoG4[pG] : Your plans for future and message to all your fans ?
IntoTheRain : I'm older than other progamers. Shin Joo young(who was the best players in 1998), who was the older player among us. I gotta start work other thing that's not hard and comfortable. But I won't quit SC, so I want my all fans to help me with it, I will do much better than before!
SLoG4[pG] : Maybe u have to add something I didnt ask u here ^_^
IntoTheRain : I will have PC cafe with my friend, and I will keep up with my progaming with earning money from the cafe. I borrowed much money from others, so I'm really worried, but I wish we have lots of customers to our cafe
SLoG4[pG]: Thank u very much on your will and kindness in answering this questions and good luck to u in your future pro gaming carrier !!