Hello, I’m Reyas and welcome to my reports!
Rey’s Reports are back for the new AGLA season! This is an interview-esque article called “Teammates”. Basically Teammates is an interview which requires the interviewee to answer questions with the name of somebody they have ever been on a team with, and reasons as to why. Simple enough really, I hope it makes for good reading!
Under the spotlight today we have one of the greatest players in AGLA history, Crusader0102!
1. Who is the best Tank you’ve ever played with?
I never played on a team that was any better than average at tanking, so this is a difficult question. Actually, I have played with a lot of great tanks like Determined, Ace, and Snipedown on one-off teams for the NGA or whatever, but I’m not going to count any teammates that I didn’t consistently play with so I’d have to say RageMoreNerd in Halo 4. On OHW, we had him play as a defensive tank which let us set up for passes on offense and let Shadow S16 and I make carrier kills on defense. So I’ll go with Rage because he did that very well.
2. Who is the best Hybrid you’ve ever played with?
Sabasauros Rex. I wish I had gotten to play more with him, but in the couple seasons we did team up he proved to be a very formidable all-around player. After years of silently cursing at him as he would kill me over and over again every time I played against him, it was nice to have him on my team.
3. Who is the best Runner you’ve ever played with?
I have to look back to Halo Reach for this one, back when TrueFlyingCow was the runner on my teams. I learned my passive style from him, he was the original master at maintaining possession while trapped in our own corner. It was much harder back then with no passing! Also in dash his sprint running complemented my barrel roll shenanigans perfectly.
Also shout out to Lorde Rey (Reyas), when I played in the EUGBL he was always the runner for my teams. He did a great job carrying my laggy ass to international success.
4. Who is the best Playmaker you’ve ever played with?
Shadow S16 obviously. In my opinion the only reason “playmaker” can be considered a type of position is because of him. What else can you call someone who goes really negative, isn’t a runner, but still always wins? The choices are deadweight or playmaker, and Shadow certainly isn’t the former. Basically, he plays phenomenally well at either team’s goal line, which is the biggest part of winning. My job as a runner was literally to just hold the ball until Shadow created an opportunity to score, which was maybe a triple kill, maybe a pass, maybe a double wallhop shotgun flea flicker, who knows. All I do know is from day 1 of Halo 4 we had already had the chemistry. He’ll probably know what I’m referencing.
5. Who is the best Defender you’ve ever played with?
Guess I have to say Shadow S16 again. So be it. Defense was my strong suit too and between the two of us many a runner got stuffed inches short of the goal. What was surprising was how infrequently we betrayed each other in the process of goal line stops. We were always able to identify who needed to kill the enemy tank and who needed to target the runner in each situation.
6. Who is the best overall player you’ve ever played with?
I’m tempted to say Shadow again, but I’m going with TrueFlyingCow actually. He has done things I’ve never seen anybody else do: drop a -200 in a single game, and run completely behind the plant zone without scoring in Reach Vanilla for some examples. In all seriousness though, he was actually a very good player despite his stats, and we made each other better.
7. Who is the worst overall player you’ve ever played with?
8. Who is the biggest joker you’ve ever played with?
Everybody I played with was funny in their own way. Rage had the in your face humor, Cow was hilarious (to me at least) in a subtle way, and for some reason when Jedi Hunter and I would have late night gaming sessions literally everything would be hilarious for no reason.
9. Who is the most boring player you’ve ever played with?
Even when Cow and I would sit in silence for hours I was fine with it. Can’t think of anybody boring I played with, so that probably makes me the boring one. Oh well!
10. Who is the most intelligent player you’ve ever played with?
xo Piggies, she has a really high grifball IQ. Her first season was on Snipedown’s team which was pure tanking to victory, then her second season was on my team which had the exact opposite approach. She won the championship both seasons because despite being a complete rookie, she was able to drastically change the way she played in order to fit the style of her teammates. That demonstrates the intelligence to understand the situation and the creativity to adapt to it.
11. Who is the least intelligent player you’ve ever played with?
None. I screened potential teammates for intelligence before offering them a spot. If I never offered you a spot on 4G1B that’s why.
JK :P I can’t think of anybody truly unintelligent though. Rage was colorblind so I guess in a literal sense part of his brain didn’t work. I’ll pick him. Unless colorblindness comes from the eyes not the brain? I’m not sure…
12. Who has the worst taste in music you’ve ever played with?
Zinger1223/eTazedd. I don’t feel this even needs an explanation.
13. Who is the biggest connection abuser you’ve ever played with?
Can’t say, I would only know by playing against them and I never did because they were my teammates!
14. Who is the laggiest player you’ve ever played with?
FPS Rebel, he would always get dirty lunges on his dial up internet. They looked pretty sweet but honestly his internet probably held him back more than it helped.
15. Who is your best friend/most enjoyable who you’ve ever played with?
Jedi Hunter, L1ght5aber, and TrueFlyingCow. Can’t go with anything else. I barely knew any of them when I invited them to Four Guys One Ball: I messaged Jedi straight from a “Looking for Team” thread, and saber/cow I had played some customs with but that’s it. But over the next several years they became my best friends. Unfortunately we haven’t kept up as much as I’d like since we stopped playing together, but I still love them all. I talked with cow recently and he just got engaged and I’m so happy for him!
16. Who would you never want to play with again?
Maybe I was just lucky with my teams but I would be happy to play with any of my teammates again.
17. Who is the best all round gamer you’ve ever played with?
Jedi Hunter, we bonded by playing Dead Space and Dark Souls together. We would always 2v1 some poor invader in Anor Londo together and we usually won, so we must have been pretty good.
18. Who is the worst all round gamer you’ve ever played with?
19. Who has the weirdest voice you’ve ever played with and why?
Gotta look towards EU for this one. Tbh I’m struggling to remember what everybody sounded like, but I think I’ll go with MallardQuakson. Rey sounded normal but I never really knew what mallard was saying.
20. Who is the biggest rager you’ve ever played with and why?
Definitely L1ght5aber haha. A typical match on 4G1B was 2 hours of Cow and I not speaking, L1ght5aber slowly transforming from the nicest guy in the world into a feral beast, and Jedi occasionally telling him to chill out. Wouldn’t change anything though, everything was always fine once we got to the post-game match of Crash Up Derby.
Sorry that most all my answers were about people who don’t play anymore. This will probably be a pretty boring read to most of you since it has nothing relevant to the last two or so years of grifball. Also I wrote everything on my phone in an airport so please excuse any grammar and spelling mistakes. Regardless, thanks for reading!
And thus concludes this installment of Rey’s Report. If you’d like to have your own interview or even have any feedback/question suggestions then please message me on Xbox (Reyas) or on the forum (Reyas) and I’ll sort something out. Thank you to Crusader for kindly volunteering to answer the questions.
Cheers for reading, until next time this was Rey’s Reports ~ Teammates with Crusader0102, Make sure to check out my other articles (Which can all be found here).
I’ll see you next time!