Lasombra Files Episode 5: Silence is Golden
- Posted November 12th, 2012 at 03:54 EDT by Dane Smith
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Welcome to the Lasombra Files, PSU’s weekly hit program. Follow the story of Lasombra and V as they try to stay alive in Shadow City, unraveling its secrets, while at the same time shining the spotlight on trophy hunters around the world and in our community.
Rain drips into the cell from the storm brewing outside. The continuous dripping rhythm makes me wonder if I was sent back to ancient China and the cops wanted to perform Chinese water torture on me. V shadow boxes in the corner, not content to sit still after she snapped the knee of the drunk who wanted a feel. Let us just say no one is talking in Episode 5: Silence is Golden. The guard finally comes and tells us we were bailed out, staying out of hands reach of us. He tells me the Boss put up the money, as he locks the cell door behind us. “Can we go back inside?”
Disclaimer: This interview is reproduced as written by the interviewee with the exception of spelling and some grammar corrections. Pictures copyright of their artist/photographer/owner.
Name: Jay (xThAkIdJxYx)
Occupation: Zoots as a Racker
Lasombra: When did you start gaming?
Kuro: I'd say when I was about 5-6 years old. I remember getting a N64 one Christmas day with Super Mario 64.
Lasombra: How did you choose your PSN name?
Kuro: It was a nickname I had in middle school I added x's in the front and end because I forgot my password and email I used for the original name
Lasombra: What motivated you to become a trophy hunter? What was your initial spark?
Kuro: It initially started out as me just playing through the game and then I thought "Let us go for more".
Lasombra: Are you a trophy hunter, platinum hunter, or a specific hunter? (Example: All GoW game hunter)
Kuro: I'd say I am a trophy hunter but not that crazy of one haha.
Lasombra: How many hours do you dedicate to trophy hunting?
Kuro: Not as much as I liked maybe an hour or two.
Lasombra: What motivates you to go for that next trophy? How do you stay motivated after a long gaming session, particularly with grinding trophies?
Kuro: I just think positive thoughts and psyche myself into it, that I'll pull through. I'm almost there. Just a bit more!
Lasombra: Have you ever gone through any burnout from your sessions?
Kuro: No I haven't gotten to that point yet. But I think it will happen someday.
Lasombra: What is your proudest platinum? Why? Was it your hardest?
Kuro: Infamous 2. Why? Because it's my only Platinum I got so far. It wasn't that hard just involved a bit of grinding here and there.
Lasombra: Do you have a trophy goal for the year? If so, how far are you along in it?
Kuro: Try to at least Platinum one or two more games I'm little over half way through like Gravity Rush.
Lasombra: Do you believe gamers should be allowed to make trophy hunting teams? Why or why not?
Kuro: If they want go right ahead. Help each other out!
Lasombra: Do you think Sony should create a world database with every user’s PSN trophy info for all to see? Why or why not?
Kuro: I think that would be cool to see how many trophies other people have and applaud their efforts.
Lasombra: What tips do you have for someone trying to reach the next level and going after a difficult platinum?
Kuro: Take your time. If you rush things you’re only going to frustrate yourself even more.
Lasombra: Regardless of the system, what pre-trophy game would you auto-buy if it was released on the PS3 with trophy support?
Kuro: Hmm, Final Fantasy V, VII, VIII, Persona 3, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, Conflict Desert Storm, Conflict Desert Storm II:Back to Baghdad, Freedom Fighters.
Lasombra: Do you think the PS4 should continue having trophies or has trophies made gaming less enjoyable for people?
Kuro: I want them to continue to have trophies. It brings in more fun to the games.
Lasombra: PSN accounts have gone cross platform with the Vita. Do you think Sony should do the same with the PS4, or should it be a different system with a different ID to allow a fresh ... (continued on next page)
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