You’ve been a part of TSA for a couple of years, now. How did you come across the site, and why did you decide to sign up?
I came across TSA when looking for store updates. I’d type in store update and TSA was near the top every time. So I used to check back every thursday for the update. After a couple of months I decided to have a look around TSA and noticed their love for Killzone 2. It hadn’t been released yet but there was so much love for it. I decided to check the forums for what people were saying about it.
Previous to this, I would mostly play CoD4 so didn’t really spare much time for TSA, but when I noticed the clan threads I decided to join up so I could get involved. I didn’t join the clan, but joined boots from time to time, and after I signed up I became hooked. The community were awesome and welcoming, and it wasn’t long before I’d deleted all the CoD4 randoms I never bothered with and started adding people who are still on my list today.
So it’s pretty safe to say the community is what keeps you coming back for more? What’s the TSA-er you reckon you’d most like to meet?
Yeah, definitely. The news is always on time and up to date, and the features are excellent, but for me it’s always the community that kept me coming back. Very few fanboys and fire starters and its great that staff are also heavily involved. With regards to TSA-ers I’d like to meet, that’s a tough one…
It would be cool to have a sit down with the guys who were in the F1 champ, like yourself, Spoof, Matty, Gazo and all the guys that took part. That was an awesome comp, and because most of us had microphones then, it made it even more fun.
Yeah, I had a great time in the F1 champ too. It was one of our first competitions we ran after the Community Team was formed. Would you say that’s your favourite competition TSA’s run, or has there been a better?
That’s the main one I’ve been involved with. The team do a great job with comps and challenges, my problem is finding time to give them a real go. With the F1 champ, it was more a case of be there on time. I did put a bit of practice into it, messing with car set ups and that but because it was only an hour or so a week, it wasn’t too time consuming. The champ was fantastic though. 10 races (was it?) filled with excitement, crashes, dodgy overtakes etc, couldn’t ask for more.
Yeah 10 races… Almost felt like a full season! Moving on from your favourite competition, what’s your favourite regular or semi-regular TSA feature? Any old features you miss?
I used to enjoy the Abridged Too Far series. Also the WeView feature that is just starting to build momentum, I like being able to give my opinion on a game after I’ve had a chance to fully experience it. Another favourite was the TSA Top 100 of 2011, such a lot of work put into that, it was great! I haven’t long started listening to the podcasts, so I’ve got quite a lot to catch up on but they are also enjoyable. I would also like to request that Tuffcub bring back his Smut Watch with father bear! DO IT!
Would also like to mention the stirling job that Skibadee does in the trophy forum, he gets little recognition for that. I also miss Zuler’s trophy round ups.
So, basically everything, then! You did fall into my cunningly laid trap by mentioning the podcast which brings me to a new twist on an age old question: Snog, Civil Partnership, Smother – Peter, Lewis, Kris.
Haha, yeah it’s all great!
Thats a tough one, Tef. Can I be polygamous with all three?
Haha, I’ll take that answer!
Well that’s all the questions I have for you. Any final words?
A few final words. Keep up the good work everyone involved with TSA. Dan, I will get round to finishing Enslaved some day and last but not least – this crack is really morish! (Had to get a Super Hans quote in there)
Thanks to SpikeyMikey23 for being our guinea pig for this feature, and also to SolidSteven for suggesting it.
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