-Questions from the Administrator -
1. Your top 3 most visited sites?
▶Fomos, Youngho Dong, YounghoGallery (T/N*: Youngho Dong is a fancafe and Youngho Gallery is a board at dcinside)
2. If you look at the Fomos Community board, which column do you frequent the most?
▶The mania column.
3. If you were to transfer to another team, which team would you want to transfer to?
▶Hwaseung, because Jaedong is there.
4. The most you’ve ever practiced without resting, and why.
▶ 12 hours straight, because I felt I was lacking practice.
5. Think of yourself as a coach and create a team (2 terrans, 2 zergs, 2 protoss – exclude yourself)
▶Fantasy, Leta, Jaedong, EffOrt, Bisu, Stork
6. If you weren’t a progamer, what would you be doing right now?
▶I’d be an ordinary student.
7. Have you tried Starcraft2? How do you feel about it? What’s your record?
▶ I haven’t tried it once yet…
8. I have gone crazy over _____ before (exclude gaming)
▶ Midnight snacks.
9. If you could turn back time to one year ago, what would you want to fix?
▶I’d want to do better in the individual leagues.
10. What is your ultimate dream?
▶ To become the best player in the history of broodwar.
-Fomos Member Questions-
1. Flash – when are the times you feel you’d rather be zerg or protoss? (윤아삐님)
▶ When maps aren’t good for terran.
2. Currently, what do you think is your weakness? (포ㅍ님)
▶ There’s so much… My skills are lacking as well as my practice time.
3. Flash – who do you think is the hardest player for you to face? (메롱님)
▶ Jaedong. This is because I feel like we are always 5-5 no matter when we play each other.
4. Soon Reach and YellOw are going to be discharged from the army and return to the team – how do you think you’ll feel once they return? (awmfks님)
▶ I’m going to be so happy. They’re hyungs I really respect and like so I want to try winning with them together.
5.Apparently whenever Jaedong loses, HiyA says "아놔 꼼딩쉐리" (roughly translated to Ah Flash Sekki~) - do you know the reasoning behind this? (ㅋㅋㅋㅋ님)
▶The reason… don't you think only HiyA hyung would know? I have no idea.
6. When did you have your first love? (꼼딩의이영호)
▶ I’m having it right now with you fans~
7. I’ve heard that you practice so hard the joints in your fingers almost tear. How much do you practice in a day and how much do you sleep? (oov님)
▶ I practice around 12 hours. I think I sleep around 6 hours.
8. Historically, in terms of races you’ve always done very well against Protoss since you’ve debuted – what’s your secret? (태연암내하악v님)
▶ Honestly… I lack so much but I think luck has been on my side a lot.
9. There are some people who criticize you for having boring play – have you ever changed your style or thought of different plays because of this? (쿤다라니님)
▶ I have. I’m doing that now as well. However, a progamer can’t just not do the play he’s best at.
Honestly, my current style has existed since around 2 years ago but as I keep winning, I think the criticism got worse. I think the only answer is for me to keep trying haha.
10. What was the reason from transferring from WeMade to KT? (12님)
▶They told me to transfer to another team. But I said I didn’t want to. Because this was a road I chose, I wanted to stay at the place I wanted to.
However, there were some internal problems going on that forced me to transfer, and the other Pantech hyungs also thought that would be best. The one thing I’m sorry about is that I wasn’t able to be with the other Pantech hyungs till the end.
11. Starting with me, I think one of the fans biggest worries is that once you win you get too confident and get into a slump. Even if you correct your mindset and start practicing like crazy again, we’re worried you won’t be able to get out of that slump one day. What do you think about this? Please let us know if we shouldn’t be worried about this. (핫산님)
▶I’ve gone to the finals twice in a row, and I’m going again 3 times in a row. My desire to win is really strong, so I don’t think you’ll have to worry about something like that.
12. Do you still like KARA’s Nicole, or is there another celebrity you’ve started to like? (asdf님)
▶I haven’t been able to watch any pop programs in the past 2~3 months so there isn’t T_T
13. Among players on different teams, are there specific players you want to get closer to?(찢재욱님)
▶(Flash's answer got cloaked. The general gist was that he wanted to become closer to all progamers.)
14. After the proleague, you’ve had individual leagues which will end soon as well so you can finally rest – what do you plan on doing then? KT says that they’re going to send you guys abroad for off-season training, but besides that how do you plan on spending your time? - (최종병기짱님)
▶ After I get back from off-season training, I have to go to LA so I probably won’t have any free time. I’m just going to spend my time busily~
15.After you made Cyworld, why don’t you use it? (셰리님)
▶I plan on going on it more often once the season is over.
16. Do you have any practice advice or know-hows for other terran users who want to be good like you? (부케놀이님)
▶If you work hard on every aspect, you can do well. This is the most important thing – if you’re the type of person to play around here and there you can never become a progamer.
17. If you had to send your daughter to marry a progamer, who would it be? Also, who do you most NOT want to send her to marry? (백곰포비님)
▶ZerO. I think he would be good to her. And… I’d say Violet hyung? This is because his eyes turn everytime a girl walks by.
18. How do you hotkey your units / buildings? (ex: Command center, army, rax/factory) (영호님)
▶I use 123 for my units, 4567890 for buildings.
19. In the past, your gaming style used to be so aggressive people called you "Speed Flash' but nowadays you just seem to sit in a corner and defend. Is there a reason for this change? (213123님)
▶ Honestly I don’t have an answer for a question like this.
I don't just map split, and you can't continue winning just by map-splitting over and over again.
My effort to keep changing is the sole reason for my results right now. I keep trying to continuously change.
2 years ago, map splitting was also the main strategy to use, but now that I'm winning I'm receiving a lot of criticism that it's boring. However, I believe I'm using plenty of other plays as well.
This is honestly one of the biggest issues that hurt me.
20. In the past during the OSL group selections you were the player that was most frequently chosen as the player whom people are closest with and while watching the group selections and the introductions, you seemed to be very close to other team players – is there any secret reason for this? (양대우승꼼딩님)
▶ Wouldn’t it be because I’m young and nice…?
<Bonus Questions-YES or NO>
1. There is a girl you currently like right now.
2. Do you have thoughts on joining fomos and proving you did it?
3. In girls, the body more important than the face.
4. In the past month you have watched porn.
5. Terran is imba.
Please include some last words for fomos!!
▶ There have been a lot of things I’ve been frustrated with, but I’m glad I had this opportunity today to reveal all of it. I hope there are more opportunities like this in the future. Fomos fighting!!!
***Also, I know a lot of people are commenting on the 'boring' nature of the interviews, but the truth is korean interviews are almost always like this (minus the more eccentric players who drew more attention like fbh). I know it can get repetitive but I personally appreciated this interview more than the usual post-game interviews because he revealed a bit more tidbits I never knew before about his past (in terms of transferring) or how he felt about the criticism he receives for his gameplay. You can say it's too politically correct and too manner and you'd be right in saying it - but that's just the culture of interviewing in general so there's not much that can be done about that but to appreciate the gems that sift out of some interviews.***
Huge props to Milkis for dealing with my incessant questions!
Feedback always welcome and appreciated