Rocketalces' Newest Release posted
that the site is back online (I'll forego expounding on that
topic; gives me a headache) I suppose we can get back on track
with our updates.
people may not know the name ‘Rocketalces’
(okay so he's a moose - so what lol), and maybe that has
something to do with the fact that he only has five tracks to
his credit, one of which was an overhaull of TRI’s Voodoo
Island. His first outing came in December of 2002 with a
little number he called, LaPaLu. It wasn’t a bad track
by any means, however, it suffered from many of the ailments you
typically find in debut tracks – misaligned textures, floating
models, sections that could have been thought out a little
better…things of that sort. After a four month
break, and in April of 2003 he puts the final touches on LaPaMa,
which incidentally comes in two flavors; Elk
Fun and Moose Challenge.
LaPaMa marked a significant jump in terms of quality over his
first effort, and the number of downloads serve as testimony to
that statement. His crowning achievement came during the
Expo of 2003 when he garnered first place honors with an
outstanding track he dubbed LaPaWoP.
early December of last year, he approached me about the
possibility of Team SLO beta testing a track he was working
on. We happily accepted, and after nearly two months of
refining, he sealed the deal with what in my opinion is his best
work to date. Castle
Nugget (which is actually a track pack) is a very
challenging, compact circuit set in a city. It's a unique
piece of work consisting of three tracks: Race of the Champs
Castle Nugget, Counterclockwise Castle Nugget, and Parking
Practice. I won't elaborate on the Parking Practice track,
but I highly recommend making use of it lol.
thanks a heap for allowing us to work with you on such a great
track. Personally, I'm still amazed at how you're able to
produce the kind of work you do with so little experience.
By all means keep cranking 'em out! You'll never hear any
complaints from us.
the past few months we've added three new faces to our
(the 301 is either her old apartment number or her shoe size;
we're not sure), SLO_CLC,
Not a one of them is worth learning more about really, but if
you have absolutely nothing better to do with your time, peruse
our Team Profiles page for a
closer look lol.
we've added yet another name to our roster. He hails from
Singapore, which I think is really cool because I'm kinda tired
of hearing, "Oh I'm from Indiana" or "I
live in Oregon". I think the absolute worst is
"I'm in California". Got a couple of weirdoes
from Canada on the team, too. Boooooooooooooring lol.
Anyway, without further ado, allow me to introduce the man of
& GT3K, he's a
one-time pure rumbler who morphed into a racer-rumbler, and I'm
here to tell ya, the kid is none too shabby! Course, he's no
COPE, but hey - who is??
going to try something different. You won't be reading
conjured up tall tales about his recent excursion in the Mojave
Desert dressed in leotards and a stylish chapeau. There will
be no wild and crazy stories about how when he was four years old,
he fought off three grizzly bears armed with only a Tonka Toy and
a soiled Huggies diaper. Nope, there will be none of that
stuff today. This time I'm sticking to the facts. The
following are shocking and sometimes revealing excerpts taken from
a conversation FuZeD had with
the one & only RAZ
back in October of last year. You see, people come into my
room thinking I'm not around, and they engage in these wacky
conversations never realizing I'm saving it all lol. Here we go:
that great material or what? I kid you not, I was crying
tears reading that stuff, and again, I didn't touch it - didn't
add one word lol.
to the team, bud. Hopefully it was worth the wait. Oh,
and let me tell ya, it's been quite a while since I've seen that
many "Yes" votes pour in (3) for one individual, so be
sure to thank RAZ (who voted
twice) and BRO_USA
for getting you here lol. Once again, and on behalf of the
entire team, we are very glad to have you aboard!!
is a repeat post from last summer, but when I was doing backups
recently, I came across a file I thought deserved more
exposure. What I'm referring to is a set of alternate
helicopters made by ZOtm_BigDOGGe
(who also was kind enough to make SLO_Smiley'struck) that can
be applied to this game. No, they won't bail you
out of trouble any faster, but they're sure nice to look
at! If you're running short on space with respect to the
99 pods the game allows for, try merging them with with
Fixmore3a using Podmate. Both utilities can be found right
here on our site.
we're friends & teammates, the words "biased
opinion" may come to mind to some when I say that HotShoe
is one of the most innovative track makers this game has ever
seen. Mind you, those same words also apply to guys like
Valvejob, mike204, ONaN, Oops, Enocell, Alpine, Malibu350,
World, Phineus, and of course, ZooN, Yeastman, Guitar Bill, and
a host of others. My point is simply this: Shoe
(that's what he likes to be called--he says it impresses the
girls lol) has definitely carved out his place in MTM 2 as one
of the all-time greats. Sure, it's accurate to say that's
merely one man's opinion, but if you look at what he's done, my
assessment is right on the mark.
recently dedicated two tracks to members of our team: JDAK
Jaunt) and Muddd
Slide), and both are nothing short of
superb. This time around he put one together for SLO_Jumper,
who joined this team during its infancy back on April 25,
2000--exactly 45 days after we were established. He's
undeniably one of the fastest guys to ever play this game (proof
positive), but more importantly he's a vital member of
this team. In short there's no refuting the fact that SLO
wouldn't be what it is today without him; that's how big of an
impact he's made to this organization.
tribute to Jump is
appropriately entitled "Mountainous
Jump", and believe me, it's...well, let me put it
this way; Shoe's name is on
it, so that's like money in the bank, baby lol. It's a SLO
product, hence it'll be added to our SLO
Tracks List in the near future (tomorrow lol), so if you
have this list, all you'll need to do is download the track and
updated .ini file, and you'll be good to go.
closing, on behalf of the entire team I'd just like to say,
friend, this one's for you, bud...for all you've done and
continue to do in support of Team SLO."
one time did I refer to you as Chump-face in this post lol.