Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MAG Interviews: Soviet Girl

While Soviet-Girl may have flown under many people's radar recently, her thread on "The State of SVER Weapons" has sparked much debate in the MAG Community (15 pages and counting) we'll comment on weapon balance on a later date, but read on to get the SVER-die-hard, First Lady of BHD's views on getting swamped with Friend Requests, Snipers and why she sometimes Quits Out of games.

You've got a pretty unique SIG, is it a DocEroc original?

Original? I am not sure the definition of this statement but I did ask Doc and after a few sigs, I found one I really liked! 

What made you choose SVER?

I joined S.V.E.R because you dont need the best armor or the best weapon to kick ass! Besides, the duct tape is win!

You wrote a recent post about "survining the knife" you don't think its funny that virtually the only place you can "bring a knife to a gunfight" is MAG?

Well, in my personal experience MAG is that kind of game thats large enough to allow stealth tactics. On MW2, the maps tend to be small and the enemy is usually always a stones throw away. Unlike MW2, MAG tends to be large, and many new and veteren players lower thier guard alot. Because of this, I suspect knifers found a way to exploit this weakness with deadly effect!

You're a female WITH an accent tell us about some of the difficulties with that?

Well, apart from pronounciation and sounding silly, I dont like being swarmed with friend requests after or during the game.

We were in a game with you one attacking Valor's Copper Hills and you never said a word, why?

There are two reasons i guess!
1.) I dont want to deal with people friend requesting me because of my gender or because I "sound hot."
2.) Sold my mic a few months ago.

What's your take on a MAG Clan practice/training area with targets, vehicles, environments, the whole nine?

We need this! If its the noob in sabo with a repair kit or the noob in domo shooting the RPG at soldiers, people should be given a optional (In my opinion Mandatory) course to further instruct people on the more essential dynamics of gameplay. The shooting range for example should have moving targets, targets that fire back, and so on and so forth.

Baclavas. Yes or NO?


One of our most popular suggestions is a SOCOM-ish Convoy styled one, your opinion?

Truthfully, I have not played alot of SOCOM games. I'm still kind of new to gaming!

When I say Clan Wars what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

More posts on the board describing people/places/PMC's being over powered, but thats just me :smileytongue:

How often would you like to see new MAG content? Are you willing to pay for it?

Well, I would like to see a bit more maintenance wise. If something is known to be broke they would keep it like that for a few weeks and changing it with the next patch. As for paying, well, I would hope they would do -alot- of testing to make sure it wasnt a flop and is at a reasonable price.

When did you first notice MAG?

I was at Gamestop just looking at games when the cashier came up to me and asked me what games I liked. I said i liked fps games, and he showed me a few games, MAG being one of them. I guess MAG kind of sounded unique to me when he explained it because only having enough money for one game, I chose MAG. When I got home I fell in love with it! :smileyvery-happy:

How do we stop team-killing?
Removing friendly fire? :smileytongue:
Just kidding! But seriously, I have killed many an idiot when they did something completely retarded (can I use this word?) or something incredibly selfish. Like the guy who attempts to capture a letter rather than rez half his team who lay there dying or the guy who team-kills because he wants to be the one to plant the bomb. I supposed it is b/c the maturity levels of players varies here but the result of removing the friendly fire option would be a mistake. Then people wouldn't need to have to check their fire and this game would become something like MW2.

Why MAG and not COD?

MAG focuses on teamwork and strategy. Unlike MAG, COD is mostly a game fueled by greed and the little kid's e-peen (if such a term is allowed!) On MAG, its not about dominating the scoreboard or what not. Its about teamwork and the sucess of your faction! This is why I cannot stand COD. You are given a gun and told to go shoot. Playing as a team is hard as hell when you cant rez your teams or heal them.

Also, I'm sick of them making Russia the "bad guy." Yeah, I know we play the part well with the sinister accents and evil lol's, but it is highly offensive having your culture and people called the bad guy over and over and over again! MAG makes no PMC the good guy or bad guy. Each one has its own agenda and the course of the PMC is ultimately up to the community.

What MAG player would you like to kill, just once?

Pilgrim, my clan leader! He is a great player and my goal is to one day beat him by score! :smileyvery-happy:

Why are you still an active MAG player?

Because I like to think I am an important part of my PMC i guess. I dont know if that is arrogance or pride, but I feel like if I am not there, it might hurt the PMC.

What's your worst MAG shame?

Every now and then I blow myself up with a noobtube! xD

Vote-to-Demote? Yay or Nay?

Yay and Nay. Yeah if it can be so, let the player remain in game if a more suitable player is deemed worthy to be the leader. However I sometimes find these people can be so insufferable, they should just be booted. Specifically the people who drop artillery strikes on half their squad with no warning or the people who artillery strike non-essential and just plain worthless targets.

Should map-balancing be a priority?

Indeed so! Overpowered or underpowered maps are a huge factor in the flow of the game. While teamwork and skill play a huge part, both of them are nothing when the map is against them or for them. Like, why should you be a team when the opposing team cannot make a dent in your defences? Or whats the point of attacking when we cannot make a dent in their defences?

Nuetral Maps, Yes or No?

Yes! I find neutral maps cut down on the "This map is OP, NERF IT!" complaints becuase it allows players to experience both sides of the fence and see Attacker pros/cons and defender pros/cons.

If you could have one dream "game type" what would it be?

King of the Hill!

People seem to be enamored with a Hostage/VIP/Escort game mode, what say you?

I would like to see this, but i think the community, new players especially would mess this mode up to such a degree it will be unplayable.

How would you resolve the lower player numbers?

Advertise more! I never see MAG commercials anymore!

What new MAG content would you like to see?

More modern weapons for SVER. Like the Ak-100 and AK-200 series. I hate seeing games that make us use Cold War soviet-era weapons in such modern of times.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve heard over Proximity?

"Oh damn, they got a Russian! Quick, someone get Bond out here on the double!" I lol everytime I remember hearing that ^.^

If there was one change you could make to MAG what would it be?

Changing shotguns back to prepatch 1.07.

In your opinion, what is MAG's greatest strength?

Teamwork on such a wide degree!

What weakness hurt MAG the most?

Lack of advertising and really rough low levels.

Does MAG have cheaters?

Alot of games have cheaters, who is to say MAG does not?

Ghillie suit for snipers, Yay or Nay?

Nay. I personally think sniping hampers teamwork that it does help.

What's your favorite game mode and why?

Domo, becuase who doesnt like a big battle with alot of EXP!?

Who were you looking forward to matching up with in Clan Wars?

Anyone really! I dont mind my opponent as long as it isn't full of complaining noobs :smileytongue:

Does it affect MAG’s integrity to let people quit out of games with no penalty?

I think so. However I am not one to judge becuase I do so when some games are so bad it hurts to stay. (Red lining?)

Funniest thread you’ve ever seen on the forums?

"Nerf this faction but keep mine the same!" threads. each one of them make me giggle.

What was the best post ever?

There are so many, it wouldnt seem right putting just one.

Why do MAG players have an inherent superiority complex when it comes to COD players?

Becuase COD players lack the teamwork us MAG players have! :smileyvery-happy:

Do Japanese players really have an advantage in MAG?

I cannot comment or speculate. If it is such a problem force them to play on our servers and see how they do. Personally, I killed alot of japanese players and been killed by them too. To me, they just another target :smileyvery-happy:

Describe BHD in a short sentence.

Better hide or die!!!


  1. It's not duct tape! GRIP! It's grip tape!

  2. Lol...yeah, duct tape for the "grip" hahahahaha!

  3. Yay, another fine interview here
    Quite an impressive collection of forum regulars in here XD