Archive for March, 2009
Toribash came, saw, and conquered.
steveirwin here with your Toribash news.
On the 25th, Toricon was held, people who attended got a chance to play Toribash Wii in a hotel fitness lounge, and meet the one and only hampa. Read about it here.
hampa also spoke on a panel about Toribash during the GDC.
More news coming soon.
Recently, two very impressive records have been made. These two records happen to be the fastest total dismemberment and fastest flawless total dismemberment, both at Engage Distance 75. To clarify a little, a total dismemberment is a replay in which every single joint in Ukes body is broken. Usually, this takes a fairly high amount of frames, but Beznick managed to pull one off in as few as 125 frames! Considering that the previous official record, set by Kageton, was around 350 frames, this is quite an improvement, and an incredible record now. The other record, the fastest flawless total dismemberment, has been set twice by the same person, War_Hero. His first record landed at 1764 frames, which, while slow for a normal total dismemberment, is very impressive nontheless, considering that he took zero points of damage during the entire replay. However, just recently, War_Hero has beaten this record. The new time? 190 frames. No, i did not make any typos there, he made a flawless total dismemberment in 190 frames, which means that he broke all of Ukes joints in 190 frames and took zero damage while doing so. If that isn’t impressive, i don’t know what is!
You can see Beznick’s 125 frame total dismemberment here.
And War_Hero’s 190 frame flawless total dismemberment here.
Great job, guys!
Well, I’m here ready to interview Moop, one of Toribash’s greatest players, video editors, and one of the most active Promo Team members. Moop has several notable videos, like Smooth Criminal, TaekKyon me, Fisting… among others. They can all be seen among the “Best Videos” page on ToriTube.
He’s currently a leader of the clan [Parrot], which was involved in a lot of controversy in the last year. Seems he’s just entered the room. I’ll go and have a chat with him.
[RedDevil] Hello, Moop, and welcome to my interviewing lounge. You’ll find it comfortable here.
[Moop] Why, thank you!
[RedDevil] Well, first question is: Who is the Moop most people don’t know?
[Moop] Well, I’m really a 15 year old boy called Ollie. I go to a grammar school in England, getting pretty good grades. I spend pretty much my whole life with my girlfriend Katie. And the rest seems to be spent playing toribash or, occasionally, working.
[RedDevil] Working at what, might we know?
[Moop] Why, yes, you may! I got my GCSEs coming up in May/June, which are the most important exams I have ever taken, and will decide which universities I can go to. I’m also working towards getting into my school for my A-levels next year.
[RedDevil] Hmm, yes, yes. Well, in Toribash, you’re one of the most active Promo Team members. Why did you want to be a Promo Team member?
[Moop] I wanted to be in the Promo Team ’cause I thought holding tourneys would be really fun, and I wanted to be able to have Nabi’s funding for events. Also, I just wanted to move on in my Toribash ‘career’…
[RedDevil] Well, you’ve joined in January 2008, and I’ve witnessed your “rising” personally, and you’ve become quite a respected fighter, video editor, and user. What did you go through?
[Moop] Haha, what didn’t I go through? Well, I think the Parrot story sums most of it up quite well. You can read it over here: http://forum.toribash.com/showthread.php?t=84765
But basically, I remember being a beginner, and I only really played it to chat to people. Like A MSN sort of thing. I never actually expected to be as addicted to it as I am. But I think the first thing I saw when I first posted on the forums was CheZDa’s video. And [Urban]‘s first clan video. And I thought both of them were completely awesome. I guess thats why I’m into making toribash videos now, because I’ve been watching videos since I was a white belt. But of course, the main thing that I ‘went through’ is my clan, Parrot. You can read the story up there. So yeah, click that link.
[RedDevil] Who was the first person you remember playing online?
[Moop] I remember the first person I played online was Nirs, we used to be very good ToriFriends when we were white belts.
[RedDevil] Do you have any ToriIdol? Most people idolize CheZDa, Patrick, noweb. What is yours?
[Moop] Rutzor or Ern. Ern vs. Uke and Rutzor’s videos have inspired me. Well, I would’ve said CheZ, but that’s too cliche… But yeah, mainly Rutzor. And I dig his german accent .
[RedDevil] What would be your ambitions, for the upcoming rest of the year 2009? As in, what do you expect of it.
[Moop] Well, I’m hoping by the end of the year to have become a Super Moderator, like yourself.
[RedDevil] Why, thank you.
[Moop] But I’ll just see what happens. Oh, be right back. My turn in a tourney.
[RedDevil] Well, I see Moop is addicted to Toribash, and is now going to melt faces on the dojo. We will be resuming the interview after a break.
[Moop] *theme music plays*
Ok, back. Anyways, I’ve never spent more than 6 hours making a video. So in 2009, I plan to spend a few days or even a week during the summer (after those GCSEs), making an amazing video. Which I will actually take my time on!
[RedDevil] Well, your videos are already amazing with 6 hours of work.
[RedDevil] We’ll see what happens when you put weeks in it.
[Moop] So, by the end of 2009 I WILL have the top spot on ToriTube for good .
[RedDevil] Ok, Moop, I guess that’s enough. Thank you for your time.
[Moop] Well, no problem, thanks for interviewing me…
[RedDevil] Any final words for your admirers out there?
[Moop] If it’s funny, do it. That’s my attitude towards everything, videos, personal life, Toribash.
[RedDevil] That’s it on Moop, be ready for a new interview next week, fellow bloggers.
So it’s been asked often enough if we’re going to extend past fighting in Toribash. And we have been in terms of modding. so.. is Toriskate 2009 in the works?
You decide after watching this. Rutz v Vigilante… (Watch in HD)
We have reached over 1 million posts.
Congratulations spammers and people who beg for TC’s!
Now I’ve wondered before about what the millionth poster would get… apparently.
Although the foot massage option is still up for debate
The newest, greatest version of Toribash is now out of beta, and publicly available for download on the Toribash home page.
What does this mean, you ask?
If you’re using the Mac or Linux client, don’t worry, Nabi Studios is working hard to roll out stable builds of the other platforms as soon as they can.
If you’re already Toribashing, and are interested in getting your own set of flames, check out the new Toribash Promos for great deals on fire and texture sets.
The 12th episode in the series was released on March 3rd. Episode 12 “Ch-ch-ch-changes” informed viewers of an upcoming change, but was very vague on what exactly would change. This was done on purpose, to create suspense and tension. The story-line it’self is growing bigger and bigger, and the further it goes, the more interesting it gets. I hope for the series to continue further, and hopefully go into animation soon. I’ve currently been practicing creating tileable environmental textures, so hopefully this experience will help to make Baby Tori Tests an even more epic series.
Many people have asked me how they can get in on the series, but I’d like to make a point that there are no spots open. I ask for your understanding with this issue, because adding one character creates a lot more work for me as a writer. Since I’ve decided to stick with main characters, every person in the series has to have an exact purpose to be there. Weither it’s spying on the rebels, or creating hanzb0ts, every person in the series has a purpose that fits in with the story line.