Lasombra Files Episode 3: Duck, Duck, Platinum
- Posted October 31st, 2012 at 09:04 EDT by Dane Smith
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(continued from previous page) ...schism in the PSNP database with ‘cheaters’ publically removed from the official ‘clean’ list? Sony does not have an official database with everyone’s PSN stats cataloged. Would you like to see Sony set it up in the future instead of relying on the work of fans?
Duck360: Well it's hard to say. I can barely trust anyone's judgment these days because to be honest...people these days don't know how to judge. So should it be a fan made leaderboard or Sony made? I'd take my chances with a Sony one. But it may never happen. I don't really care anymore about the clean and cheater filter thing.
Lasombra: You have your own Facebook group and are not shy in the public about your achievements in getting platinums and how you get them as a team. How does your team handle all the hate being thrown at you by people on a constant basis? Conversely, has anyone ever told you that you were an inspiration to them in their attempt at being a better trophy hunter?
Duck360: Where glory walks, jealousy is bound to follow. We've learned a lot from this. If you were following my page since I first made it you might see me differently back then. I tried to please everyone but I was a fool back then because only a fool thinks he can please everyone. Haters gonna hate but I try to make them hate me for the right reason instead of the wrong ones. And yes I get a huge amount of messages from fans saying all kind of good things. Thank you.
Lasombra: How is the platinum selling business? Do you get a lot of people who contact you purchasing your services?
Duck360: I don't do the selling nor do my brothers. It is Fawaz's ( Zero_Q8 ) work. I don't ask much about it but it seems like it is doing its job. Whatever he earns is enough to make him buy new games without using his own money.
Lasombra: It’s been over four years since the trophy patch was introduced. What has kept your team motivated to keep getting trophies at an elite skill level, rather than saying ‘100 platinums’ was enough and just playing solely for fun?
Duck360: Like I've said before it was all about the passion. We wanted to do it. We enjoyed doing it. But sadly that passion no longer exist in us. We are retiring.
Lasombra: Have you personally, or anyone on your team, gone through any burnout from getting trophies? If so, what did you do to recover from it?
Duck360: Sometimes yes, but it's nothing we can't handle. Just a week or so of rest is a cure.
Lasombra: What tips would you give someone trying to reach the next level and are going after a difficult platinum?
Duck360: If you have the passion for it then you can do it whether you like the game trophies or not. Nothing is impossible in this world. But of course you must learn your own limits. Everyone has limits. Are you 'good' enough to earn that Platinum? I know where my limits are, I'm not good with extremely boring grinding or dancing skills of music games but Fawaz is. Meaning don't go for something you know you can't do.
Lasombra: Regardless of the system, what pre-trophy game would you auto-buy if it was released on the PS3 with trophies?
Duck360: Any Metal Gear game.
Lasombra: Being from Kuwait, what is the gaming scene like in your country and region? Are there a lot of game stores and culture, or do you have to import everything?
Duck360: Gaming in Kuwait is child's play. It is considered a waste of time and effort and not much support exists here. We were one step away from the Guinness World Records but my country didn't support me. That's how bad gaming is here and I won't lie and say it's okay. It is tough to fit in here.
Lasombra: Arabic is the official language in your country, but you also are fluent in English. Do you know any other languages? Do games come translated into Arabic in Kuwait, or do you prefer them to be in English?
Duck360: I only speak English and Arabic. Arabic is my mother language but I personally prefer English over Arabic because Arabic doesn't fit as much as ... (continued on next page)
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