Behind the Plan Cruniac

Behind the Plan: Cruniac

An unusual one here. Unfortunately GKG didn’t want to talk so instead I chatted with Cruniac one of the most important players on TMNT3 about his teammates and their expectations.


Dantski

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While you’re not captain of the team, what came into consideration when this team was constructed?


Cruniac

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The only discussion ever really has been about the 6th player on the roster, since ew isn’t able to play, the team was fairly easily put together since were all friends and have played together many times.


Dantski

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So do you think you have enough players? (8 if including their backups)


Cruniac

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Well salary cap wise we are only able to have 6 players max I believe. Although I think asmo posted that himself and someone else were like .2 higher than they should’ve been. And if thats the case we could possibly add a 7th player whos rated about 2.5. Besides that GKG Me Asmo Dac and Oly are the main 5. the 6th spot is in question.


Dantski

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In the past GKG and EW have been the main trowers, in EW’s absence are you filling that role?


Cruniac

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I would say it’ll probably be half and half depending on maps, GKG did the trow on map 5 and I took both FGs in map 1.


Dantski

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If its just one person taking the giant units, what factors determine who gets the role?


Cruniac

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That’s basically just up to whatever gkg decides during UT, I’m always fine with anything except the 1-2 roles/unit sets I’m not a fan of that he never gives me.


Dantski

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So you don’t know until planning time?


Cruniac

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Maybe if its the finals of the tournament and we make it that far we’d put more planning into it, but that seems like a decent amount of time for now.


Dantski

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As you said previously, this team has had plenty of experience playing together, is anything different this year?


Cruniac

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Only thing of any difference is were using discord voice this year. Never used any voice communication previously just ingame chat. That and Olympus coming back after being gone for like 10 years so he’s new to the team in a way.


Dantski

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Does he fit in well?


Cruniac

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Yeah I’d say he fits in fine, easy going.

As much as most outside people may view the players on our team, we’re all fairly laid back and just want to compete while having fun.


Dantski

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Going back to your point on discord voice, can you quantify how much of a difference voice chats makes?


Cruniac

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Not to ‘be-little’ any teams, but it’s hard to base anything really off our first week match up.
Voice or not the outcome was probably going to be the exact same.


Dantski

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Has the team got a lot of improvement to come then since this was the first game with voice?


Cruniac

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I’d say we will probably perform as expected the one thing that could give us the biggest boost is someone like dac or oly having a big few weeks. They are very good in their roles, but if they filled their role like say a gekko does. That could put us over perceived expectations. As seen by dac playing very well in the finals of a year or two ago when me and gkg just had an average match. Him doing well made victory fairly smooth still.


Dantski

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This team has been incredibly successful (some say unbeatable) what does an opponent need to do to seriously challenge TMNT3?


Cruniac

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People not having that mindset would be the biggest thing I’d say. A lot of myth players have always had that mindset in games as im sure you’ve seen in many large 2t rabble games. When one side has a ‘seen’ player advantage and people will drop or barely try.


Dantski

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Interesting, would you say if the names were blank, the other teams would perform better vs yours?


Cruniac

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I think so, but that’s human nature if you saw me running at you with 2 trow and 9 myrks, or Sasper running at you with the same unit set. You’re going to react differentely.


Dantski

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Indeed


Is the only target for this team to win MWC?


Cruniac

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Winning is always the goal I would say, overall we have the mindset if your spending the 2 hours to log in to play might as well spend that time winning.


Dantski

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So it wouldn’t be a disaster if you were to place 2nd?


Cruniac

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Nah as long as we show up and try, you can live with whatever result.


Dantski

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With that said, do I need to ask who you think WILL win MWC?


Cruniac

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I think I’ll always win any game i’m in, if I’m giving it my full effort.


Dantski

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Hehe ok, is there anything else you’d like to say about your team?


Cruniac

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

I wish they were more creative with team names!