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The Rice FFActor



By Gravano (sdcorwin2@hotmail.com)

Sixty-nine wins and thirteen losses – average. It's been done many times before, even with the new matching system.

But this isn't solo or teams, it's FFA, where Invincible_Rice dominates the ranks in incomparable fashion.
Free for Alls have always shared an ambigious spot in between the noble mode of Solo and the less heralded Random Team matchup. It's all about luck. At least, that's what you might hear as you rampage through Player 3's base with an army of Frost Wyrms. I won't deny that luck, as it is, plays a role in deciding its fair share of games, but by the end of this interview I suspect you'll think it has much less impact on who holds rank one.

Account: Invincible_Rice (aka Inferno_Rice)
Race: Orc
Favorite Map: Monsoon

Real Name: Homan Leung
Location: Seattle, Washington
Birthday: July 16th, 1983

Played Since: Three months since WC3 debuted
Claim to Fame: Arguably the best and most consistent WC3 FFA player in the world.


LUCK OR SKILL?

Q: How much of FFA is luck versus skill?

"Skill will always prevail over luck, even if you are trapped in the corner of oasis, with skill you can win, and I dont mean skill just by micro but by decision making and timing. Decision-making is one thing that most players lack in FFA, even great solo players have very poor decision-making in FFA".

I will go into depth about the strategy that Rice uses to great effect, but often it is what you can't see that shapes the outcome of a game. While watching a top rated replay I sometimes fool myself into thinking I could pull the same outrageous stunts and micro off, but we all know the saying about Monday quarterbacks. Even the pros make mistakes. The difference is that they make fewer – they anticipate, scout ahead, and read their opponents like a book. In FFA, you have to read two or three at once.


MARK YOUR TERRITORY

Q: How do you stay aggressive, creep, and keep your base safe from unseen possibilities?

"Always try to see what is going on and always try to think ahead and think of the worst possible scenario so nothing can be a 'shock'".

The first and most valuable move Rice makes is to scout his immediate surrounding positions; usually this is done with Spirit Wolves to keep with his usual Far Seer/Tauren Chieftan/Shadow Hunter entourage. Being in the middle of your other opponents can be a bitch, but knowing your situation at this point determines how you creep, expand, and attack.

By mid-game, depending on the map, Rice controls up to four expansions and has a fairly good idea what his opponents are making. Dotting the extremes of each of these spots is an invisible border of Sentry Wards that is maintained constantly. This allows him to strike opponents with impunity until he sees a threat coming. They will come, too – the first instinct of a player in trouble is to shout out base and expansion spots to save their own ass.




AN ARMY OF ONE

Q: Orc is your favorite race. What makes them so effective?

"Fighting Orc with a pure ground army is very difficult. Their greatest weakness, even since the beginning of Reign Of Chaos, is of course, mass air".

So what's the secret to becoming invincible? The main strategy employed by Rice is fairly predictable but effective. In the early game he focuses on creeping without confronting his opponents – a Far Seer's Wolves and up to six Grunts build the bridge to mid-game.

By the time his hero is level 3 he has begun an expansion and has almost completed his Stronghold. At this point he will start the gradual switch to Headhunters, Witch Doctors, Shamans, and occasionally a couple of Demolishers. Once Taurens are ready to be trained, Grunts find little sympathy.

The Tauren Chieftain's War Stomp and well placed Stasis Traps give Rice a major edge against his helpless enemies. In addition to Healing Wards, the Shadow Hunter keeps up the rear with Healing Wave and Spirit Walkers add on Spirit Link to foil focus fire to double the efficiency of healing. By late game, the 100/100 food count rarely drops with the aid of tauren reincarnation.


This incredible mix of units stands up against even Chimaera and Wyrm massers, but I'll admit to holding my breath more than once.



KNOW YOUR RICE

With patch 1.15 came the name-hiding feature that was intended to prevent gamers from teaming against the highest ranked player – but, its not foolproof. This section will enlighten you on the pressures of being an alpha Orc.

Q: Whats it like to be the top player?

"Even with the anonymous names right now, people figure out who I am right away. If not 5-10 minutes into the game (by playing style), then by keeping tabs on me with /whereis and /friendlist." Imagine, for a second, that this is Final Fantasy 7 and everyone has limit breaks (a special move activated from taking damage). Each player has their bar at zero to start, but every time you attack them they get a little bit more pissed off. For some, their limit break takes very little provocation, but the rational player will take a lot more beating before he changes his sole purpose into seeing you die.

Q: Whats the balance you keep between angering enemies and keeping a low profile?

"I am well known for my aggressive style. The only time I am passive is in the beginning when I am creeping, and I try to avoid conflicts - because creeps drop items, money, and they are easy to fight."

Without a map hack, it's impossible to know exactly what you should build for, and if fate places you next to an air crackhead, then your strategy will have to change. Even with a hack to show you everything, there is no perfect army that will win all battles, so playing off your nearest opponent, crippling them, and setting up multiple mines to keep your army mix mobile will be key.

Sidebar: INVENTORY INVESTMENT

One of the rare instances that Rice switches to a Blademaster as his first hero is on the map Silverpine Forest. With four or more mines and a massive army ready for action, what else can you do to tip favor your way? The answer, if a Marketplace is handy, is hero arena warfare.


Tired of pesky enemy heroes messing up your day? Here's your chance for payback.
There are some things you just can't silence. Within 30 minutes or less, your three powerhouses can easily defy the laws of fairness.


You can find the replay of this game here: Hero Arena



DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES?

If you've ever logged onto the Battle.net forums for a moment of insight or useful advice, you have seen a thread decrying teaming in FFA; and true to its name, players will fight tooth and armpit to stay alive and win.
That is why manipulation, psychologically controlling your opponents, can make all the difference. Is it ethical to plot against one person, or to suicide cripple the guy who took you out? As long as it's possible, some will choose to take that road, while others choose the high road to success – or failure.

Q: Is there any rule that you follow that might keep you from gaining an advantage?

"If all you are going to try to do is to win, then of course using every advantage is good. Manipulating others, teaming from the get go, etc., but I'd rather lose than rely on lame tactics. It probably makes me a worse FFA player, but that is just how I am.

Q: So you'd prefer no teaming?

"No teaming would be boring though, it would just be like a solo match and it spices things up. When I am teamed against and win at the end, it is much more satisfying. The most teaming I ever do is probably just hitting someone after they have been hit."

And team they will.


So, it can be ethical from his viewpoint to know who's vulnerable, and to make an advantage out of that. Heroes are incredibly important, and any opportunity to overpower someone for free experience should not be overlooked. Out of the twelve games I observed, Rice only fell lower than his enemies in cumulative hero level once, and this cost him the game. The circumstances worked against him, but even skill can't always decide the outcome – and that brings me to my next point.


BEATING RICE

Q: What do you fear? What kind of unit combination can end your game?

"There are two that are absolutely fearsome, but keep in mind both of these require good micro."

Night Elf Recipe for Disaster
-1 Bear
-Mass Chims
-1 or 2 Dryads
-1 or 2 Faerie Dragons
-Anti-Magic Shell + Starfall & Meta + Item-stacked DH
- (Optional)Drunken Haze + Breath of Fire


Undead's Death Squad
-The UD Nuke Trio: DK/LICH/DL, CL or Pit Lord
-Add anything, stir well

"High level UD heroes alone can wipe out armies, and if they are all over level six, it is next to impossible to win unless you have a huge resource advantage. Basically, with Frost Wyrms, Destroyers, and Necro/Meatwagon you have seconds to live."

Just don't let them get to that point. Sometimes, as you've seen illustrated already, you must go into one versus one mentality against anyone who poses a significant late-game threat. That goes double if you're on a map without a Goblin Merchant, because "Orc has lots of trouble without healing scrolls and health boosting items".


IN CONCLUSION

Keep in mind that Warcraft is a game of both skill and mentality. They are interrelated concepts because skill can increase confidence just as a stubborn mindset can limit your options. Try to keep your limit break unreachable by staying rational and not rash. Play aggressively, but do so with a back-up plan always in tow. Don't simply run blind into a base and then cry foul when another player hits your base because you lose half your army to conquer your neighbour. Above all, stick with it, take responsibility for your actions, and don't lose hope. Free-for-all players don't begin or even end with impressive win percentages, so expect a long and hard road ahead.





EXTRA

Screenshots

Morte's Death Star

Homeland Security

Quake

Spiderman

Tower Offense

Random Comments

Bats

Tauren Chieftain

Retro-rice

Third Person Observation

3rd Person Cont.

Drinking and Dying

Mind Games

Against All Odds

Replays

Test of Endurance

Survival of the Fittest

Suicide Machines

Mobility is Key

This is Why he is #1

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  1. omg nice interview style ^_^ gJ

  2. About time for another interview thnx wcreplays.com Very nice work

  3. holy cow that was simply gosuness. If we could have more of these interviews it would be much appreciated. Great Work!!

  4. lol, very fun.

  5. now... get him to do an audio

  6. big pimpin over here

  7. loved your interview style with all of the extras, very nice work!

  8. Wow, really interesting and thorough interview. My favourite part was his 3 pimpin heroes, that was just too good.

  9. yeah, cool interview, methinks

  10. Thanx for the interview it was great especialy the pics and comments.

  11. niceee... wcreplays should post some FFA replays too..plus that blademaster's 600 critical strike was awesome..

  12. wow what a great interview, one of the best :)

  13. wow, this is a pretty sweet package, where can i find more rice replays?

  14. I like ur interviews. ffa is teh pwnz all

  15. Awesome interview... Agreed, we should get more gosu ffa replays going!

  16. THAT WAS AWESOME He was my old inspiration when i used to play orc I always wondered what happened to him I should ask him if there's any good places to lan in WA he lives kind of by me

  17. yea i loved this interview and the style and the topic good work keep it up mann

  18. i've played rice, didnt get to fight him though, some cunt suicided me and then rice owned him -_-

  19. wow watch the replay "this is why he is #!" holy shit that guy is sick it was 2v1 most of the game and he still owned them damn....him vrs testingsleeping would b a godlike ffa :P testingsleeping ownz

  20. nice. hes a good player

  21. ok this is probably a stupid question..... but is that maphack I notice on the minimap?

  22. maphack? When you watch a replay you have the option of turning Fog of War on or off... those screenshots had fog of war off so that you can see everything on the map :)

  23. If you guys want replays I put all of mine at www.homanx.com/extra/ffa and www.slackpages.com - slackpages I post the best ones but if you want to see all of them my site has all of them. Also I want to thank Gravano for doing such a great job, I have never seen such a nicely put together interview

  24. yea that was prolly one of the best interviews i've ever seen :O

  25. good interview, rice is hawt!!!

  26. Gravano my hat is absolutely off to you sir. I didn't give a shit about FFA before this but you made me care. The style is excellent with plenty of extras. I eagerly await your next anything.

  27. extremely well done interview and content! stuff like this is what makes this site so good. thanks!

  28. Holy nuts, if u look at the ladder hardly anyone's close to his record. geeze ouch.

  29. Good, but the captions under screen shots was kinda... lame, imo.

  30. wow nice interview, he has a unique playing style, thought he got DR a lot though =/

  31. LoL, those 2 screenshots where rice got those guys to talk about him was funny. :P

  32. Didn't like it, but then thats possibly because I have no interest in FFA.

  33. lol @ interview style .. it was pretty funny to read :)

  34. Very interesting. I was gonna come in here and read a couple things and skim through it, but your style made me read the whole thing, nice!

  35. Enjoyed this interview quite a bit ^_^

  36. One day all interviews will be like this....Excellent Interview.

  37. Cool screen shots really brought it to life

  38. this interview RULED. best on the site. i loved it. very cool.

  39. simply big []D [] []/[] []D [] [][] ' Loved it

  40. YAAA Thank you so much. FINALLY a new interview and strategies and top-notch FFA replays by my favourite greenskin, wich is saying a lot because I get beat by orcs in most of my FFA games. This is really too good to be true, so thank you very much. The style of the article is really nice, more like Sports Illustrated :D. Very well done overall so heaps of praise from me and keep up the good work.

  41. Rice is why my friend and I started playing ffa the last few days. We found out where his replays were watched some and came up with our own style of play with night elf. He's really good. Nice Interview.

  42. Nice interview and I liked the screenshots.

  43. Gravano are you the Gravano who made Sou?^^

  44. Pictures are good for your health

  45. Wow, awesome style article. 10/10

  46. Wow very nice. Wonder how long it took to put together. All future interviews in this style plz ^^

  47. You should be able to view the remainder of a game, once you lose in FFA i recon... Great article.

  48. Nice article :D WAY TO GO RICE XD

  49. this guy is very well mannered and inspiring even though he gets teamed constantly by other high lvls like him. _ i noticed he's also in KidArctica's clan. Very nice article indeed.

  50. Wow way to make a first impression Gravano, fantastic article. I really like how you tried to stray away from a conventional vanilla article and added lots of spice to it. A really pro article, seriously, its great that your doing this for FREE for WCR because skills like this is easily worthy of a wage.

  51. nice to read (:

  52. yo real cool to see gravano here for those who play some rpg maps you'll prolly know him for a great great map (phoenix one) at least i know him from there... otherwise rice playing style is real cool love to watch his replays keep posting em as you do on slack and co :) hf

  53. wow very nice and the last replay is great thanks

  54. i don't think hes maphacking... set his auto camera on ull see if he was looking at others base nice interview thoug i wonder if he can do it at solo :p

    hey i really think this interview can tell that FFA games are really fun [ not 4 loozers ]

  55. 600 damage critical. Got milk?

  56. I was thinking yesterday about the fact that it has been a really long time since an interview :) Great interview, well written and your layout looks great!

  57. GREAT intervieuw!! good screenshots/questions/..

  58. The interview is good. But FFA blows.

  59. This got me havin a wank much more than 4K.Grubbies waypoint spam ever could. Even when i have orgies for the way ANGRY_KOREA_MAN plays. What is the tier 3 of sexual pleasure??? Well whatever it is this got me going.

  60. Very nice format for interview... very good content... interesting to read... keep 'em comming man...

  61. this is truly great very good gravano

  62. good interview... great replays thanx

  63. pimpstyle at wcr.. :D

  64. My god, that was nice ;D Now im going to kick ass at an upcoming lan FFA-style ;)

  65. Inferno_Rice was lvl 33 1.13 or 1.12 forget

  66. One of the best or the best interview ive ever seen! GeeGee :)

  67. OMG WHAT GOSUNESS. EXCELLENT INTERVIEW!

  68. very very good interview i can´t wait to watch replays now

  69. Haha, nice images and coverage~

  70. Cool interview, and rice has the best FFA style ever.

  71. thats one good interview

  72. nice job. used interview interspaced w/ comments very well.

  73. DAMN! JUST BRILLIANT! OUTSTANDING JOB GRAVANO!

  74. Its been forever since we had an interview. I'm glad we got one and this one was really good too.

  75. aww... no replays... awesome interview though. We need his replays! 1.16 Rice replays plz

  76. nevermidn I see all the replays now. I though that clicking on the "replays' thing will be replays, but I see all the names under it are replays. Ama watch em all now. Love FFA replays

  77. This interview just oozes with style~

  78. I really liked the style, great job Gravano.

  79. damn nice interview rice is the man ^_^

  80. Watch "Test of Endurance" he gets teamed the entire game by 3 other people. He manages pretty well for a long time.

  81. OMG, THE GAME " THIS IS WHY HE IS #1 " IS AWESOME! Rice had three lvl 8s with a 100/100 army of fully 3/3 teched Bersekers, tauren, Master Shaman, Master Docs, with a kodo, and with spiriti link. That was probably the strongest orc army every created. PROPS!!

  82. wow... why are Asians/Europeans so good and Americans of the lacking... no one better say its cause we're chubby!

  83. wahey! great article! better than the lets pull out the thesaurus/dictionary to understand ;)

  84. Very nice interview, cool layout. Very professional gj

  85. niiiiicely styled dude!!! but is it so that being of asian ethency your chances to being gosu american in war3 get's bigger?

  86. Nice new format, Gravano. It's great to see something a little different to spice things up. Very nice write up of Mr FFA Gosu. Now if only he could find games in under an hour. :/

  87. Hopefully more people will try out FFA after this interview. Rice is a great player, but you don't have to be amazing like him to have fun in FFA. (And the search times would be less...)

  88. YEA POST MORE FFA REPLAYS ON THIS SITE PLZ

  89. more interviews plz! possibly a human player..?

  90. lc-moo they already did a guide/interview with a human player a while back... you would have to use WC-zwei to revert back to 1.14 but you could watch them too. That guy was gosu.

  91. Lotsa pictures , kinda distracts from the actual interveiw tho

  92. very very nice interview.. well done~

  93. Does rice play on europa or asia?

  94. awesome interview... hahahaha 3rd person convo

  95. wow great interview, loved the addition of the pics w/ comments. MORE INTERVIEWS FROM GRAVANO THANKS

  96. Finally a new interview.. better one too! haha

  97. that was a completely fantastic interview and article. the pictures added every paragraph or so complemented the story and were very refreshing from the blandness of most articles. GG!!

  98. gee gee. everyone has to watch the last replay. has to.

  99. ffa is skill not luck... i didnt read the article, as you can tell, but anyways people who are 60-13 have skill, there is no way to get lucky like that

  100. This is the best interwiew ive seen in a long time, very very good. Keep it up, there is a lack of interwiews here...

  101. you should get testingsleeping no offense to rice but i think he is better ffa player

  102. Nice...i have heard of him but i never seen him thx for the reps.

  103. VERY GREAT INTERVIEW, man that rox how long u been working on it? u rox man! very nice style :)) i enjoyed this one the most of all inter's ^^

  104. Gravano this is perfect!!!!! Outstanding job, this is the best warcraft interview I have ever read, I can literally not wait for your next one!

  105. this is a very impressive interview, its fully detailed interests, replays, everything. its greatly appreciated. gravno rocks

  106. This is pure ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. hahaha, i like the names of the replays listed, it's hilarious.

  108. WOW. great interview Gravano let's see more of these ^^

  109. Very nice interview. liked it a lot.

  110. SOEM ONE GIVE THE WRIGHTER OF THIS ARTICLE A RAZE!!!! bet i have seen this do is a pro?

  111. It's cool that he made of this interview some tips on ffa style, it's almost a guide-interview !! more more more plz :)

  112. He comes from WA state, that makes him the best player in the world. GG no re!

  113. Honestly, if this article is trying to hint at Inferno Jewb being good... forget about it. FFA is unquestionably newb, so what if some fat head knows how to beat some other newbies in a ffa? I'd like to see the finals of WCG be a FFA LMAO gfg no re plz k thx. P.S. Look at his picuture ^^ he does have a fat ass head doesen't he?

  114. Very nice work... impressive replays From a specator point of view this is definetly the best article ever posted on this site! Hell, I'd say this article is one of the best gaming related articles I've seen. More of this!

  115. Very nice artice, i really like ur style of writing especially the fact that it's got so many great pics and examples. It's like an interview and a strat article in one ^^

  116. LOL@ HOMELAND SECURITY, AND QUAKE SCREENSHOTS!!!

  117. nice nice nice nice nice ass interview!!!

  118. nice article, i loved the shot of the 600 damage critical strike =P

  119. In all of Rice's Screenshots the entire map is visible, This is a clue to him hacking, or is this a result of Screenshots?

  120. whooo gosu interview. especially the pictures

  121. Very well done interview ! I like the style of it... Nice job :)

  122. pls make more articles this one was great its profesional

  123. nice interview :) luv it wen he beats the 2 dudes who gang up on him and my fav part : "COME, COME GET UR MANNERS, MANNERS R WAITING....hehe badass comment. and no he doesnt hack those r rep scrshots and if u look closesly ull c fog of war has been disabled, thats all. Gee gees!

  124. I've played rice a few times. Once when he was still into TC / DR / PL, and a couple times as of a couple weeks ago when he was owning it up on west. At first, l wasn't sure if it was him cause of no DR and Pitlord, but he told me anyway. Needless to say, he owned me in every game l played with him.

  125. Rice looks so pimpin

  126. Best interview I've ever seen....

  127. That pic is 2-3 years old rice ^_~

  128. AWESOME interview. Great discussion. Enjoyed reading the whole thing. Rice is very funny.

  129. !!! He is gosu in ffa but i would like to know IF HE BEAT TESTINGSLEEPING 32WINS-2LOSTS OR MORE WINS!!!

  130. Awesome interview, Grav! I expected as much when you said you were going to start interviewing here, tho. =) MORE!

  131. i really enjoyed the replays :)

  132. TESTINGSLEEPING is a better player than rice....Theirs also this really mysterious guy whos really gosu in ffa

  133. great job

  134. Rice you RULE man

  135. wow man. that musta taken some time. totally apreciate it. great work im lovin it. MORE!!

  136. About time rice gosu man gets some recognition :D

  137. wow strat article implemented into interview with cool screenshots! right on dude!

  138. His replay prooves that even the best of the best make very nooby mistakes ^^; Gee Rice, forgot to revive your Taurens with Sw's?

  139. i think testingsleeping@azeroth is probably the best ffa player

  140. omg omg, its rice : D

  141. Damn all I saw in thoses replays are ppl teaming up against rice . I'll never ffa :O

  142. For more Rice replays go to www.slackpages.com/ffareplays ^^

  143. are all these asian wc3 players dog ugly?!??!

  144. about reviving spiritwalkers, I seldom find that I have enough mana to do so as I use spirit link so frequently.

  145. wow, Rice is really good and he is a nice guy. I agree that in these replays you can only see people who team against him. its not fair but he is really too good. respect!

  146. nice ITW, nice replays, nice screenshots, nice guy :) 10/10 !!!

  147. As you can see in these comments, there are obviously lots of interest conserning FFA. Keep making more of these GREAT interviews and strategy-guides. I especially enjoyed this one. Big thank too Gravano for making this truly great article. Actually best one I've ever read at WCreplays.com. CU @ LAN ... !

  148. hi homan

  149. wow he is really good, those reps kept me entertained 100%, Was very impressed with his style, and the interview is set out in audhc a fantastic layout and completely readable, vgj

  150. very nice :D

  151. I just finished the last replay (this is why he is #1)... awesome ! He beat a 200 ud army of destro and lv 5 heros (6) .... anyway, that's awesome!

  152. when i had started reading i couldn't stop. with this interview / guide / hintbook you can easily apply for best online article ever. /me goes out for 600 dmg crit bm rulage

  153. Thanks for the interesting feedback. To answer those who asked, yes I'm the same guy who made SoU. I enjoy both aspects of WC3 - mapping and melee. =)

  154. nice, testingsleeping is 38-2 ffa tho:

  155. very intersting topic and great interview, gj

  156. Great interview, awesome reps since there are no good ones from FFA since the new patch. GREAT!

  157. best interview ever :D

  158. woo hoot nice interview

  159. Wow rice has a crazy record for FFA. Props to rice!

  160. Testingsleeping played all but 1 of those games before Blizzard tightened matching. That made a big impact on peoples records. I believe Rice had something like 6 losses at the time they did this.

  161. nice format. yes rice is gosu of ffa!

  162. rice your gosu, i just swithced back to orc again :)

  163. most interesting interview ive ever read, most informative too MORE FFA REPLAYS WOULD BE COOL

  164. wow, I definitely admire how well he carries himself despite the frequency of times people team up on him. Much props to him.

  165. Sweet article, makes me want to play FFA. Holding your own against 200 food of UD makes me cringe, though.

  166. Ask him about testing sleeping and his gosu FFA REC 32-2 !!!!!!!!! thats insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  167. GREAT interview too by the way....... i want to see a ffa replay with testingsleeping and RICE and who ever else...... but so ya inerview qazzi or testingsleeping or gosu acccount newb.bot and or newbie or who else do i like......... demongod!!!!!!!

  168. I will do the audio sometime this week. I stop using DR/PL because this combo is more effiicient. Yes tempest I am fat and bald now TT. Testing is good but its not like he is unbeatable, sometimes there is only so much you can do no matter how good you are you WILL lose, take my account on west for example 40-4 - two of those losses were what I call impossible wins where no matter how good you are, you simply can't win because there is just too much stuff to fight off.

  169. yes please do an audio, and why inferno rice not invincible?! i agree with the impossible wins. Testingsleeping is pretty lucky to get 39-2, or has major psychological skills ;D. There is so little you could do to mass fiends/wyrms though.. web batriders and wyrms pound on your remaining units while 3 heros rape your whole army. tt. Chims are at least decent in killing.. just need 12 batriders keke~

  170. eh.. i just saw your aka, don't flame me plz

  171. Rice is hands down a much better FFA (and solo) player than nomomercy (testingsleeping). Being #1 on a ladder means a hell of a lot more than being #24 with a good record.

  172. lol haha the last guy that said being number is best.............. testing was number 1 with that same rec................ he just hasnt play FFA at all latey and I hang out in GGL and I always look at the good players stats n stuff so yes It a fact to say that he was number 1 and has fallen to number 24 due to lack of not playing lol check out his tourny rec.... just cuz hes's 24 doesnt mean he couldn't easily be number 1... my question is why doesn't he solo? but enough with him cuz this article is about rice and well hes damn good and so he gets mad props cuz hes damn FFA with ORC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. i wish u could edit comment cuz sometimes i tihnk too fast when i type so i have mad typos but ya lol rice and sleeping are about equal in skillz so dont say that rice is ALOT better cuz hes really not =) they are both good as hell so lets leave it at that

  174. Excellent Interview, like the style of writing/extras.

  175. Rice gets teamed up so much ... especially the "Mobility Is THe Key" Replay... omfg if i was him, i've already left cuz of the Teaming-Up, it was obvious and... that just ruins the FFA. becmes a 3v1 game. And... Blizz tries to fiX the teaming up by using "player1 , player2 , etc?" hmm.. u guys think that really helped? honestly.. =

  176. awesome! cant wait to read ur next one

  177. nice style very orignal

  178. Iced Penguin: TestingSLeeping does do solo. He actually achieved top 5 (i think) in TFT beta solo. He's all around good player (even though an AT whore).

  179. hehe, rice isnt number 1 anymore. i guess thats how it goes, once you get reognition, someone surpasses you.

  180. Wow, great interview, it inspired me to go play FFA currently 3-1 on Lordearon on a]x[FFA Mwahaha

  181. I know he did but he hasn't this patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. very good article

  183. I have been watching Rice ever since the ladder reset and he is by far the greatest FFA player. The most amazing thing for me to watch is how he handles mass air, most of the time without bats. GREAT ARTICLE!!

  184. nice commentary really instperational

  185. darq_t is better ! ;p

  186. some guys want replays from ffa 2...kid artica)??

  187. WOW rice player is GOOD, that 2v1 UD was pretty wild, mass team of destroyers.... and he still won. awesome.

  188. OMG I LOVE THIS SINCE IT CAME WITH PICTURES! I hope the newer interviews are like this I love it man!!!

  189. Meister_Glanz Nice Icon :D:D:D:D

  190. Marn owns you Rice

  191. Marn owns you Rice
    Where's marn? *Looks both ways*? Huh? No marn? that's right!!! :P

  192. After I read this I've won several ffa games, thank you rice :D

  193. Great interview. Rice is a good guy, hes mannered, no caps, and he gives back to the community.

  194. nice interview and cool extra stuff! :O

  195. omfg nice that interview was gosu ^^;;

  196. wow very nice interview =) reading this inspiried me to play ffa.. im 1-1 YAY

  197. lol i Cant wait for teh Next InterView :)

  198. Rice is GOSU !!! nice decisions making and timing i like ur style keep up the good work o_O

  199. Unusual, yet very entertaining interview.

  200. I played an FFA with Rice, I kinda knew his weakness was heavy air, but still he owned me so terribly, he had 8 xpos with mass tower and only 3 high lvl heros for a while. Then 1 by 1 he would own us. Of course I do have the replay, but I dont think expect him we played great. He always plays on Lordaeron server with a 45-5 something record.

  201. God rice gets so much !#$@ in ffa. I just saw his game vs PencilWarrior and PENIS_HEAD (hacker). ; triple teamed.

  202. wowa + 81 dmg for the bl thats nasty = p wow nutzzzzz

  203. That was just awesome, excellent read !

  204. nice interview

  205. nice interview lots of Fun~~

  206. Does anyone know if testingsleeping is zA-Phate-? As it says in his profile that he is the first ww archi, but the first ww archie was phate. So i was just wondering if its the same person.

  207. lol, never read such a funny interview. Please do more interviews like that! :D:D

  208. this interview inspired me to play FFA....using rice's style of course

  209. awesome interview

  210. Nice one.

  211. what a great read. well done.

  212. Great article! Homan is as cool in person as he is online! Great work dude! You should be Jet Li's sidekick in one of his blockbuster movies! You could be brothers! You both have that same intense look about you.

  213. How dare you mock me bunny.

  214. Kinda good, i love those picture ;D nice interview also :P

  215. Rice is probably the best orc ffa player.

  216. theres actually a rep of rice loosing :0

  217. elite dont say stupid shit like that.....seriously i bet ur some fatass who just eats all day...

  218. gg no re

  219. wow a good player who doesnt look like a nerd O_o

  220. Marn still rapes you MARN IS FFA KING even though hes retired

  221. !! OMFGZORZZZ !! THIS GUY IS SUCH A BADASS .!! "COME GET YOUR MANNERS..MANNERS ARE WAITING" . OMFG!1 HE'S LIKE SOME KIND OF SUPER HERO...rice owns teamers.

  222. Great interview! Now I will watch his replays.

  223. To the guy that asked why TestingSleeping doesn't play solo - He does, just tournies. He's won a shitload of tournaments and probably has the most tourney games on East.

  224. If only Rice played NE...what items go to which heroes, rice?

  225. very great!

  226. almost too great

  227. nice informative, funny and well written interview! keep up the good work.

  228. Too bad Rice just lost an FFA tourny full of newbs.

  229. Hmm Rice has got me thinking that i should take try at FFA. Very nice interview/Orc FFA guide

  230. this was a good interview

  231. Very entertaining :)

  232. rice is the best orc player ever.

  233. OMG, how did he win in the last replay? dealin with mass destroyers with orc is already tough but fighting against two destroyer armies and beatin them is just crazy. nice interview btw, i like the style and the pictures

  234. Best interview I've seen on this site so far.

  235. This is Why he is #1 = ==== = == = wow! nice replay . Undeads are my bane in FFA if i'm orc haha

  236. forgot about mass tower rice? without tower i doubt u could win 50% of ur game ffa is mostly about position luck

  237. best interview ever! :D:D

  238. RIce is my new hero, i want to ply FFA now

  239. this is very nice.

  240. bluebamboom-you can find mroe rice replays at www.slackspages.com/ffareplays

  241. I WANT TO SEE ANOTHER INTERVIEW JUST LIKE THIS! ps hwo do i get rid of my acolite icon i want a new one :P

  242. :-)... awesome interview.... my first positive impressiono of FFA-games ... I'm really in the mood to play some FFAs now ^^... greettz

  243. nice. more interviews like this plz.

  244. This is a great interview! Nice work wcreplays!

  245. And I juz luvvvv orc~!!

  246. I have recently been using your Orc strats, not as good as you yet.

  247. One of best articles i seen in a while

  248. Very nice interview. It's was interesting seeing a ffa player and what he has to say and what he does to win.

  249. great article ^^

  250. Next do a replay on pencilwarrior, hes a ffa gosu too

  251. Rice is just an amazing FFA player his stategies are unmatched

  252. You rock dewd, i wish i could pwnz0r like you in ffa.

  253. This article has so many positive comments (a huge number of them) I hardly know what to add... :)

    Thx for the great stuff, and plz keep doing that gosu stuff that you do, Mr.Rice.

  254. gg real nl :P

  255. great job!

  256. Just another great job. Good work should get praize :)

  257. Nicely done ! Oh and cool replays and all. This guy really knows how to win FFA games. Are there any replays of him in solo ?

  258. Thats what I call FFA.

  259. nice read as ever

  260. Very nice article

  261. Great interview and replays. Was curious if you go chain lighting lvl 3 before wolves lvl 3 when your farseer hits lvl 5? Cause that is what it looked like to me.

  262. great job

  263. hmm i hated FFA til this interwiev, so thx now i have some idol to beat ^^

  264. Nice article & replays! Good job!

  265. rice did not create this orc strategy rice has such a great record because at the beginning of 1.15, the FFA AMM and ELL was f***ed up, therefore he was able to play nothing but noobs while the old school ffa gosus were only playing each other, usually having to wait for 2 hours before finding a game

  266. rice also has a 90% ffa account now

  267. i cant download the replays for some reason. i have loged in and everything. anyone know whats wrong??

  268. please help me

  269. i found a way to get them ps. i love this site :))))

  270. Look how meny comments and crap there are for this artical. U have to do anotherone Gravano . 1.17 Part 2 plz!

  271. loved it damn that was sweet, except none of the replay links work

  272. lvl 50, congrats

  273. cool screen shots

  274. Great article :) Loved it!

  275. great article

  276. I love this article. Release more of your replays, please.

  277. nice rice! T_T t.t

  278. nice interview,learned a lot

  279. lol one hit kill on DRanger.. 600 CRIT... O_o

  280. D-D-D-DAMN

  281. too bad he retired :(((

  282. Wow best interview ever im not f*&king joking. It was funny, entertaining, and helpful

  283. secksyest innterview ever

  284. gud interview but hes a ***git ass ***git tat needs to get laid

  285. nice really nice

  286. i like the cool pictures

  287. Hello world.

  288. Nice interview.

  289. gats ;)

  290. wow what a interview

  291. really enjoyed it

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