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Rholleplayer?

By unityofsaints



Name: Rho Loving
Age: 17
Location: Hillerød, Denmark
Battle.net account:
Rholle.teh-m00
Favourite Food: Chicked dürum
Favourite Singer: Britney Spears
Favourite Car: Chevrolet Corvette
Favourite Hero: Pitlord
Favourite Player: 4K.Grubby

unityofsaints: Hi, Thanks again for coming!

fnatic.Rholle: My pleasure.

unityofsaints: Please introduce yourself to our loyal WCReplays.com readers.

fnatic.Rholle: I'm Rho "Rholle" Loving, I'm 17 years old, I come from Denmark and I play Orc.

unityofsaints: What was the first PC game you played?

fnatic.Rholle: "Bubble Bobble Nostalgie" when I was in kindergarden.

unityofsaints: A pity that isn't at WCG... Have you ever played StarCraft?

fnatic.Rholle: Yeah, I played StarCraft when I was younger, but none of my friends were as "strategy-minded" as me, so I didn't have a lot of opposition and Battle.net was off-limits to me back then due to high internet prices.

unityofsaints: Do you follow the StarCraft scene now or are you completely focused on Warcraft III?

fnatic.Rholle: I don't follow it. I played five games of StarCraft yesterday though - a funny game.

unityofsaints: How were you introduced to Warcraft III and at what stage did you decide to take it seriously?

fnatic.Rholle: I played Diablo II in a clan and when Warcraft III came out, I just bought it for fun. I accidentally met some Swedes in the clan channel of BoA (what my Danish Diablo II clan was called) and we started hanging out, playing a lot of 3v3 arranged team. I think I started to take it seriously when I beat 4K.Junior at a LAN around three years ago.

unityofsaints: Your first Warcraft III clan was "Team Boomtown Copenhagen". Where else did you play before you joined fnatic?

fnatic.Rholle: Before fnatic I played for plan-B, before that I played for a-L.MSI and before that I played for Boomtown Copenhagen.

unityofsaints: How and when did recruitment to team fnatic come about?

fnatic.Rholle: It was at the end of the qualification stages to WC3L season 8 that triMble got hold of me and I think it was ElakeDuck who recommended me when he decided to leave Team64.AMD.

unityofsaints: You played versus your clanmate Bjarke in the Danish WCG preliminaries and narrowly lost 2:1 after leading 1:0. Subsequently you lost an Orc mirror versus Ciara. Were you disappointed in yourself afterwards?

fnatic.Rholle: When I lost to Bjarke 2:1 I was out of the running of winning the tournament, so Ciara and I played Orc versus Night Elf and Night Elf versus Orc in the 3rd/4th place fight, which was quite funny but not serious. I was disappointed after losing to Bjarke because I really, really had game two in my grasp - I went in idle mode when I thought I had won, and lost to mass Peasants and two heroes...

unityofsaints: What kind of intra-clan relationship do you have with Bjarke, especially since he's from the same country as you - is he a rival or is he more of a mentor/training partner who helps you improve your game?

fnatic.Rholle: As Bjarke and I play different races, we are not competitors to getting lineup spots. I see Bjarke as a great training partner where we test tactics on each other a lot (remember Bjarke's Firelord fake tower rush with expo? That was me!) I like Bjarke a lot and we are only competitors at national tournaments.


Groupings:

1: Melee/Hero/Casters
2: Raiders/Kodos/Wind Riders/Headhunters
3: Bats/Demolishers/Buildings
4: Buildings (late game)

At the Danish WCG '05 preliminaries


unityofsaints: Unfortunately you havn't made it into fnatic's W3CL lineup too often in the past, but you are playing quite successfully on Battle.net - what is your relationship to laddering? Time filler, training, or ambition in regards to competing in the season finals?

fnatic.Rholle: Well, I want to compete in the finals and with this new AMM it's also great training because you meet a lot better players than before. But still, it is only ladder and therefore also a means to try out things on random people to see their reactions to certain tactics.

unityofsaints: What are your hardest and easiest matchups and why?

fnatic.Rholle: After being completely pwned by T.MH]Lucifer I realized that playing versus Undead is not as easy as it is when playing "lesser" players, just as it is in the other matchups when you play a lot better players than usually. But yet I will have to go with Human for the hardest matchup. Orc against Night Elf, Undead and Orc is easier. My scouting sucks, so Humans are quite nasty with their fast expansions.

unityofsaints: You don't mention Orc versus Night Elf as your hardest matchup like a lot of other Orc players have done. How do you interpret the outcome of the 4K.Grubby versus Spirit.Moon showmatch, and do you think it accurately reflected their skill levels or did lag, racial imbalance or the fact that it was "only a showmatch" influence the outcome?

fnatic.Rholle: 3-2 is quite close in my opinion, and I still think that Night Elf is stronger than Orc. I don't know about the lag, since it was played on GG Client, but I still think Grubby is a better player than Moon, even though Moon is a wonderful player to watch with all his new styles that people copy all over the world. The fact that it was a showmatch probably only pumped both players up, since there's been so much talk about who is the better of the two.

unityofsaints: Your team fnatic played a strong clanwar versus SK in the the WC3L playoff, taking one match and two maps in the other solo matchups. Were you disappointed with this outcome, or proud that your team was able to hold off the more highly-rated SK squad so well?

fnatic.Rholle: I can't say that I'm not disappointed. In the two 1v1s we lost 1:2, both third maps were regames because fnatic.Creo disconnected in a game with great advantage and fnatic.triMble crashed the game between fnatic.SaSe and SK.ElakeDuck, where SaSe had an advantage. We then lost the regames and that just blows - sh*t happens. We reached our goal in WC3L for this season which was to reach the playoffs. Next year we will go all the way!

unityofsaints: What do you think, with respect to the W3CL matchup system is your clan's weak spot and what do you think will have to be done to significantly improve it?

fnatic.Rholle: fnatic has a great combo of players race wise, so we have no problems in our 1v1s. We lost our 2vs2 team when Caravaggio was kicked and we have been experimenting with alternatives. For now I can't say what we are thinking about for the next season, sorry.

unityofsaints: When did you decide to play Orc and have you ever experimented with other races?

fnatic.Rholle: I decided to play Orc back when I played 3vs3 arranged team with my Swedish friends; one played Human and another Undead so we needed an Orc. I havn't seriously experimented with other races, except Night Elf a long time ago in my first Danish clan. It went quite well but I couldn't live with the fact that I was playing an imbalanced race, so I changed back to Orc.

unityofsaints: Do you still think that Night Elf is imbalanced?

fnatic.Rholle: Yeah, I still think their unit costs are too low compared to their quality.

unityofsaints: Talking about imbalances, what is your opinion on the latest patches from an Orc perspective, and do you think they served to balance the game as a whole?

fnatic.Rholle: I think they were good patches, I especially like the new Spirit Walkers. The Batrider hit-point reduction is a bit lol though - one Death Knight shot with Orb of Corruption and a Coil and it is down. Then again, I'm not the biggest Batrider user, so I don't really care. Good patches overall, but a Dryad nerf is needed.



After 10 hours of LAN
The Hardware:

Machine: 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4, 512 DDR RAM, Geforce 4800-TI
Mouse: Logitech Mx-510
Mousemat: Everglide Titan
Headphones: Plantronics Audio 90


unityofsaints: You are also part of Denmark's WC3 squad which took part in this year's ESL European Nation's Cup and took 4th place. Unlike other sports such as soccer, competitions in which players represent their home nation aren't met with as much interest amongst the community as clan-based tournaments. Firstly, how important do you think is it to represent your country in Warcraft III? Secondly, were you happy with your performance in ENC?

fnatic.Rholle: I think it's an honour to get to represent your country in the big world and I was happy with my play at ENC, my games versuss se.ElakeDuck were amazing. I didn't play that well versus de.Spell, but I regained my honour when I beat de.Take and de.Kookian with Ciara in 2vs2 - the look on their faces when our mass Spirit Walkers pwned them was enough to save the entire weekend. We clearly lacked some admin power on our team to make the right choices on maps and so on, but overall it was a great tournament where Bjarke and I got to meet some fnatic people like SaSe and triMble.

unityofsaints: In the past you have played 2vs2 in various competitions such as W3CL and the ENC. Do you like 2vs2 arranged team or is it really just an entertaining "break" from the "proper Warcraft III" i.e. 1vs1?

fnatic.Rholle: I don't like 2vs2 specifically, it's fun once in a while but that's all. In ENC I just knew an Orc/Orc tactic that owned versus Orc/Human, and it worked. We tried again versu 4K in WC3L, but RotterDaM and I are just not meant for 2vs2 together.

unityofsaints: Talking of RotterDaM, he's your rival for your team's Orc W3CL spot - unfortunately he frequently gets picked over you because of the successes he's had in tournaments and the publicity he got from them. Can it be frustrating sometimes to be a "reserve" when you know deep down that there isn't that much of a difference in terms of skill?

fnatic.Rholle: Nah, not frustrating, I knew this when I joined fnatic and I am quite satisfied with having been picked the number of times I have in WC3L. Neither of us have been playing extremely well in WC3L - I learn a lot from RotterDaM and for that I am grateful, but I still own him in Blademaster versus Blademaster and that keeps me up and going.

unityofsaints: What is your opinion of the future development of Warcraft III as a professional sport, i.e. do you think it will be as long-lived as StarCraft has been? If Warcraft III pro-gaming were to decline, would you be ready to take up some other game such as StarCraft 2 seriously or would that put an end to your career?

fnatic.Rholle: I don't think Warcraft III pro-gaming will decline - on the contrary we see things like "club fnatic" and "Meet Your Makers Lounge" and stuff like that rising which only increases the professionalism of the game. I know they don't just focus on Warcraft, but overall, esports is gaining strenght. I don't see StarCraft 2 coming anytime soon and I don't know how good I would be, so can't really say if I would play it. Warcraft is my game now, and I will focus on that.

unityofsaints: Now something a bit different. The next few questions will be quickfire one word answers: FarSeer or Blademaster?

fnatic.Rholle: FarSeer

unityofsaints: Reign of Chaos or The Frozen Throne?

fnatic.Rholle: The Frozen Throne.

unityofsaints: French Fries or Salad?

fnatic.Rholle: Salad with dressing...

unityofsaints: World eSport Games or World Cyber Games?

fnatic.Rholle: WCG.

unityofsaints: Endurance Aura or Unholy Aura?

fnatic.Rholle: Unholy Aura.

unityofsaints: Wards or Healing Wave?

fnatic.Rholle: Healing Wave.

unityofsaints: Micro or Macro?

fnatic.Rholle: Micro.

unityofsaints: Audioslave or Katie Melua?

fnatic.Rholle: Britney!

unityofsaints: Hehe... VODs or Replays?

fnatic.Rholle: Replays.

unityofsaints: Stomp or Shockwave?

fnatic.Rholle: Stomp.

unityofsaints: Destroyers or Wind Riders?

fnatic.Rholle: Wind Riders.

unityofsaints: Jamaica or Sweden?

fnatic.Rholle: Jamaica.

unityofsaints: I knew your answer to that one .... finally, time for the shoutouts!

fnatic.Rholle: Thanks for doing this, I play for the guys commenting me on Battle.net - you encourage me to play more and for that I love you (joke!) Thanks to our sponsors: nVidia, Sennheiser, Intel Desktopboards and Everglide - you make it all happen!

unityofsaints: Thank you for the interview and good luck in the future with Warcraft!


Replays

This includes all of fnatic.Rholle's WC3L Season 8 games as well as all of his Europeans Nation's Cup '05 appearances and most recent Incup games. Some recent ladder games are also included. There are 49 replays in total, those requiring Ever-Craft are in a seperate archive - enjoy!


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  1. Nice interview and thx for the 49 reps =) ^^

  2. nice,a replay pack :D

  3. whats the second replay pack for? what i confused

  4. Too bad my Ever-Craft isn't working as it should. But I'll survive with the "Core" replay pack.

  5. m00 FTW!

  6. Heh to be perfectly honest, I didn't know this guy was warcraft 3 pro-gaming let alone on the fnatic roster. I only saw him levelling up on ladder. He's a pretty good fellow, I should pay close attention to him from now on, he seems pretty good.

  7. I also believe that my Orc vs Human is the hardest MU considering at my level of play the ne isn't as quite as imbalanced.

  8. rholle is pimpin

  9. so he thinks human is the hardest, night elf is imbalanced, and orc doesn't own undead. does he at least think orc vs orc is balanced?

  10. rhoe loeving! :D ftw

  11. 17 and britney eh... that aside seems like a pretty decent fellow :D pretty good player, ive noticed him on ladder before

  12. newbelves stay newbelves, i agree i rather play 2 ne's than 1 hu on LT t_T

  13. Wow, nice player, he has strange grouping....never seen that kinda grouping before, but if it wrks for him thats all that matters GL to you man...

  14. Thx for the replays :D and gl to rholle to future gaming

  15. Favourite Singer: Britney Spears------ LOL

  16. Britney was a joke....(i hope so)

  17. gogogogo rholle and gj to saints for a good first showing

  18. Why THE HELL do ppl from denmark/europe like BRITNEY SPEARS!!! SHE HAS BOOB IMPLANTS AND SHE ISNT A GOOD SINGER!

  19. He chose Britney over Audioslave, i still can't believe it. Great interview though unity keep up the good work!

  20. nj, good reps ^_^

  21. he sure is a fnatic about Britney Spears... guess he likes the way she Rholles

  22. @ Gamma.Ray: I think she had a lot of tours there. But it's hard to tell whether rholle is joking or not. On a different note, can someone fix the problem with the apostrophe's and the slashes. For example: it's there's hadn't shouldn't

  23. People from Europe are still stuck in the 80s (ever seen Eurovision?) and aren't "too cool" for anything. Hence they can admire artists like Britney without feeling ashamed. What does everyone else listen to anyway? If you're gonna diss Britney, have the guts to say what you listen to. I'm guessing it's probably some sort of "real" music like Coldplay or Korn :(

  24. moon should have beat grubby 4-1. Great interview

  25. whats the second replay pack for? what i confused-- evercraft is a program that was made to make it easier for wc players to install old patches/then be able to watch old reps therefore the second replay pack are old reps

  26. Damn other than the britney thing he seeems like a nice guy...For me anyone who listens to backstreetboys,eminem,britney spears and is 18 and older is gay :P

  27. Good interview, I liked it. Never knew Rholle was on fnatic :O

  28. cool, i really like watching rholle play even though it's not too often till now. his micro is very top notch

  29. wow really really sweet replay pack. this was one of the best interviews organization wise

  30. Nice interview. and thx for the replay packs :)

  31. lol i always thought he was asian

  32. i think some of you are stupid... the britney thing was a joke... anybody can see that oh but you

  33. My hardest matchup is human as well :) . if i win , its mainly if my opponent has no mana tower in beg and i can harass :P

  34. aaand i must confess, that my lonelineesss is kiillling meeee or was it chainwave? :/

  35. no, sadly, i think he was serious about britney.... those mtv plastic "artists" (aka music's equivalent of mcdonalds) are popular in euro countries for some reason, maybe because britney and co are foreign to them so they dont discern crap as well ... or else just bad taste :( funny because i see grubby as the britney of warcraft in that fan boys seem to assume he is the best player in the world when the "audioslave" / hendrix / miles davis of warcraft is less well recognized (spirit moon).

  36. Im european and I can ensure you most sane people here in holland also think britney sucks ass, its not like there are no britney fans in the us or something

  37. Go Rholle a.k.a dannebrogen eller nåt ^^ GG GL HF!

  38. DENMARK LOVES BRITNEY.... tbh i wudn't say no... infact i'd beg

  39. lol, is loving a standard surname for danes? or a joke? Max Power FTW much 2 for mr loving

  40. ghoul rusher, moon might be the miles davis of wc3 or whatever, but what if i dont like jazz? and im guessing ne is 'pop' rather than 'jazz'

  41. Nice interview! Go Denmark!

  42. Favorite artist britney spears? good lord i do hope he wasnt serious.

  43. OK, i´m from Denmark myself, and I can assure you all, that Britney Spears isn´t a very popular in Denmark. Perhaps among 12 year old girls, but not beyond that. I think its a joke when Rholle says that he likes her. Rho Loving is not a danish name, he must be a foreigner of some kind... Nice interview, and GL to Rholle in the future!!!

  44. Nice guy :) Maybe he can convince Rotterdam that the Firelord isn't a pariah :D

  45. the title of this interview should have been 'O Rholle?'

  46. many orc players like britney spears...rotterdam for instance and i think most of these orc gosus like elakeduck are gay xP... but grubby and especially zacard seem to be cool

  47. Ill be for ever Rho LOving Jah Jamaica sweden ^_^ nice interview nice replays

  48. I'm Loving it (the Interview)

  49. ""ne imbalanced, cry more kid

  50. I Love Mc DOnalds!!!!

  51. what does '' macro '' mean?

  52. very nice iview... tho grubby : moon - 1:3 and it would be 1:4.. if they continued on playing soccer and didn't change to hockey last game -.^';;

  53. No, Rholle was not joking - He does love britney. I'll remember to include a britney cd in my fan letter, next time i send him one.

  54. nice interview and nice britny :)

  55. Birtney?................................... -.-

  56. Sad how every1 whines about dryads ... stupid noob orcs.

  57. when i read about beating kook/take with mass SW my nose started bleeding! ^_^ nice interview, very much reps °_°

  58. Thanks all for comments! Somehow I knew the Britney issue would kick up a big discussion :D

  59. RAP 4EVER!!!!

  60. good job. there is always time for replays so i would suggest keeping him in the staff ^^

  61. Played him in tourney once.. when he wasn't known yet. I lost though I think I could've won that one :)

  62. It's funny, that some of you _KNOW_ the Britney Spear thing is a joke - since it isn't. Don't talk about things, when you are ignorants^^

  63. See, everbody loves britney.. but admitting you do is suicide!

  64. Britney...blah at you rholle, blah at you.

  65. omg.. he is really serious about liking britney what a kid.

  66. Britney's music sucks, her boobs are fake and she's not that hot(not saying i WOULDN'T f*** the shit out of her but other celebrities way hotter, jennifer aniston, etc.); considering his age you'd think he would be horny for Hillary Duff or Lindsay Lohan......those bitches are tasty!

  67. rofl.. :) cool intervieuw rholletehm00000^^

  68. Favourite Singer: Britney Spears OMG! Geek-Warning!!!!

  69. AIHUIUHIAUI GL MAN

  70. favorite singer ''britney spears'' kk i give you 0 credibility xD

  71. nice interview

  72. love it ! kill em All

  73. Ok, I know like one Britney song, but the way you act about it is just as bad as someone who only listens to MTV and thinks everything else sucks :[ Let people enjoy whatever music they like - I listen to everything from drunken tiger (korean hiphop) to DJ Doboy (Trance) to Pink Floyd (psychadelic rock I think it's called, or just rock ;O) to Ebba Gron (punk) to Eminem (rap) to Cocoa Tea (reggae).. People have different tastes in music and that's just how it is -_ -

  74. GooD interview, keep going 8]

  75. Omg, 3Pan2Seung you're the only one with any sense. Everyone's so determined to distance themselves from Britney and criticise anyone who likes her - it's sooo sad. If you see her on magazine covers these days it's usually some horrible papparazi shot that's been edited to make her look fat and ugly. Everyone hates her already - there's no point making comments like "SHE HAS BOOB IMPLANTS AND SHE ISNT A GOOD SINGER!". Btw, she is a good singer. Record companies don't pick up artists on the basis of looks alone - modelling agencies do that. And I'm sure she's a lot hotter than most of the dog-driving-a-truck girlfriends you nerds in this forum have. All you Britney haters can seriously pull me.

  76. That is one cool last name...Loving....hmmm...

  77. Nice replays xD

  78. cool replay pack :D

  79. nice interview, YAY BRITNEY SPEARS....??!! no..

  80. Britney...blah at you rholle, blah at you.
    whoa, dude, watch the profanity. You're asking for a ban

  81. ''Favourite Singer: Britney Spears'' omg ***got!

  82. wooot! replay pakz!

  83. britney spears was cool like when i was 9 and i didnt know there was a such thing as lip syncing and boob jobs

  84. holy **** at the britney thing OMFG WTF

  85. Nice interview, but who's his favorite singer?

  86. @ above post, his favourite singer is britney spears dumbass.

  87. Britney Spears LOL / OMFG

  88. Wow, I haven't seen more immature people. You are all so cool... (sarcasm)

  89. what a ***

  90. Why would he pick unholy aura over endurance aura? does he love the hp regen more than the bonus attack speed? lawl.

  91. Nice Interview, good luck in ur future gaming , a replay pack , nice :D Dling now :D TY again

  92. Brtiney Spears, lol... Taste differs. xD

  93. He's a *** just because he likes britney spears? Albeit her music isn't good but she still serves for good eye candy, so therefore if you don't like the fact he likes her, get bent.

  94. i love this guy now he has some great replays

  95. Dunno but imo rholle is lame, come on u like britney ffs u must be gay or something ;) anyway keep up the good work and don`t play orc only it is lame to play only 1 race :P

  96. rholle no offence but u are f**king ugly ffs don`t show your face in public anymore :)

  97. he can like britney if he wants to it's non of your buisseness

  98. why do i see noble avenger make such dick comments on everything?

  99. if his favorite singer is britney spears, i give him a lot of respect for being honest...i know most of us would have lied in fear of rejection :D

  100. Great interview, thx for the pics, and awsome replay pack, yes!

  101. nice replay pack

  102. Pfffhh grubby wannabe : P

  103. his game vs elakeduck on the rep pack is godly, too bad he loses

  104. mass replays :D

  105. rofl in europe we use irony a lot... Britney spear was a joke

  106. ohh nice interwiew with sweet gay

  107. I completely agree with subversus, whining about imbalance against every race..grow up

  108. nice interview

  109. good job

  110. Hey man nothing who cares if he likes britney spears? Toxic that song kicks ass

  111. what ever happened to this guy?

  112. hes stilling play @Northerend on Rholle.teh-m00

  113. still playing* lol

  114. Another gosu orc besides grubby and zacard finally

  115. He's right, night elf is f***ing imbalanced, its amazing though how retarted blizzard is and how obvious it is that they could give a shit; they're only soiling themselves with WoW from all the sad-poor geeks with no life but to play in an ONLINE world, unfortunately people will never learn!

  116. Whine.Rholle

  117. lol lol lol britney lol lol lol : )

  118. GOOD ONE

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