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The FRHD News issue #14

Discussion in 'Old News papers' started by FREEZ, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    BREAKING NEWS! New Action Campaign!
    On November 13, Eric announced on This thread that the Mountain and Fantasy campaign has finally been added. He said: "As you may have noticed 2 new campaigns have been added Mountaings and Fantasy! Up next maybe Spooky or City (if we have enough tracks). Otherwise we are open to themed suggestions for future ones."

    He also stated: "We will be announcing Winter Themed that we hope to have enough submissions to get out before Xmas so get working on your Santa Tracks!!"

    Go to the campagins page to try out some more awesome campaign tracks
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    Also: These campaigns are a lot better than the disappointing Action campaign.

    This has been FREEZ , FRHD News team content-editor/Journalist


    Official Author Collab!
    On September 8th, 2014, JacobCahoon posted this privately to the Official Authors: "What if all of us classic authors made a GIANT track. We would have one person start, then pass it on, then he/she would pass it on, etc... When I say pass it on I mean the code. Anyone up for this?". Almost immediately people replied with these responses like this:
    Many other Authors piched in, And only 2 months later, this masterpiece emerged: Official Collab ! The authors who contributed are "@FREEZ JacobCahoon FOIL Sono WheelieMaker Mr_Snoogley FERTER LucJohnson goofyinc and Coffee "

    Go try out this very fun track!

    This has been FREEZ , FRHD News team content-editor/Journalist


    FRHD News awards:

    Track Maker of the day:
    LucJohnson for his Dusty Hills track . This is a very fun track that adds a twist to the common mountain theme!

    Top 5 trending tracks:
    Today we bring you the top 5 trending tracks!

    Best Tracks of the Week:

    This is the section where we, the FRHD News team, bring you some of the best new tracks.

    Best ghosts award:

    This has been FREEZ FRHD News team content-editor/Journalist

    speedy__XD interview will be posted below!

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    Main journalist/Interviewer: JacobCahoon . Content Editor/Award Finder/occasional journalist: FREEZ . Grammar editor: Sono

    FRHD News Partner spotlight: http://community.freeriderhd.com/threads/author-of-the-day-8.1062/

    Want to read past issues? Then go here http://community.freeriderhd.com/threads/all-frhd-news-issues.869/

    PS: We Have removed the poll due to it being spammed by the community. If you really liked it, respond.

    PPS: we are opening back up for journalist auditions. JacobCahoon and FREEZ Have become busy with real life lately, and
    another journalist would be appreciated.
    Those who only get on like 2x a week need not apply.
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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
  2. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    speedy__XD Interview!
    Today our main interviewer JacobCahoon interviews speedy__XD : the first author to host a successful racing contest in FRHD!

    JacobCahoon : Why did you pick the username speedy__XD?

    speedy__XD :Well coming into FRHD, I was looking for a fresh start. I had a different user name on CR but I just made tracks for myself and 2 friends to try an ghost. I never got to into the community or detailing. So now coming into the new FRHD community I wanted to start trying my hand at detailing and getting into the forum community. Also I like to stand out and not do the normal thing. SO I chose speedy__XD because it was different, had some meaning to me and would give me a fresh start.

    J: How long have you been playing FRHD style games?

    S:Well my best friend showed me FR2 in 2009 I believe. Being a BMX racer, I was instantly sucked in. I would draw tracks and send them to him along with my "quickest time" and we would go back and fourth until I made another track. Then I found canvas rider. As I said above, I mostly made tracks for me and my two (BMX) friends to race each other on. But I had a ton of fun doing it. Then I stopped playing a little after the CR track editor was shut down until I found FRHD. So I guess if you include the year or so I didn't play so much, about 5 years.

    J:How does it feel to be the first person to hold a successful series on FRHD?

    S: That feels pretty cool actually. I have always been into doing this kind of thing. So once I saw the community building up the way it was, it just made sense to me to make the series. I was surprised nobody had ever tried anything like it before. I had a lot of fun doing it and I hope that everyone else enjoyed doing it! I would say one thing though, don't start a series unless you have it well structured first and you can be sure that you will be able to check back on the deadlines. Also have your next round of a track ready to upload before the deadline. At least mostly. It is a lot easier then you would think to lose motivation halfway through and nobody wants to do half a series :p

    J: What inspires you to make your tracks?

    S:Well that is a good question. I really wanted to be an official author when the FRHD team first announced it. I applied with my previous CR accounts and described my track creating experience along with my intentions of improving my detailing. Well I did get to be an official author (obviously) and when I did, I found out about the first campaign contest. There was only about a week or so left. So I got really motivated to make the best track I possibly could for the campaign. I had never really tried to detail before. I looked around at other top tracks for inspiration, then went at it. The result was campaign track #8 crusin'. This track took me a ridiculous amount of time to make but it was kind of what forced me into learning detailing. Since then I have been drawing inspiration mostly from my imagination as far as actual track ideas but I have got some inspiration for objects like a rock for example, from others. I was playing Sono's "Rocky Road" and decided to try and draw a rock like that in one of my up and coming tracks. For the most part though, my inspiration comes from my imagination. Probably why a lot of my tracks look the same.

    J:Are you coming out with any tracks soon?

    S:Well sadly no. I am working full time right now as well as pursuing a BMX racing career. So couple that with my series going on now, I have no motivation or time for any new tracks.

    J:What is your most favorite track that you didn't make?

    S: Hm, well there was this track that I played once that said "beat in 5:00 for track code" at the start of the map. It looked stolen but whoever originally made it did a very good job and I enjoyed playing it and trying to beat it in under 5 minutes. (Just for fun though) Other then that, I would say 100 jumps or Mr. Snoogley's 50 jumps. I like tracks that are long where you can get an advantage from not crashing and nailing the jumps perfectly. That is why I made my track "Test of endurance"

    J:What is your most favorite track that you did make?

    S:This is a tough one. I like good detail but I also like I said, I like long tracks. What is most important to me is the flow of the jumps. I would say my four favorite tracks would be 4x racing, adrenaline rush, forbidden cave and test of endurance. 4x racing because it has some of my old CR style with a feeble attempt to detail. I used to make tracks like that with two different jumping lines. One being easier then the other but the easier one being slower. This is still one of my favorite things to do to a track and I have to resist from doing it all the time. Actually in the next track in my series, there will be one jump like this. Adrenaline rush and Forbidden cave just because of their detail. Then test of endurance because of the reasons I gave above.

    J:On average, how long does it take you to make a track?

    S:Well that depends, I will use adrenaline rush as an example. I had the track drawn in about an hour. But then it took me probably 4 hours just to do the foreground detail. I also lost inspiration in the middle. So by the time I was done going back and fourth with everything. The track took me about 3 months. I have had a ton of practice at drawing just the track. So usually it only takes me 10 minutes or so to draw a simple track like my series tracks or something like that. Now that I am better at detailing I can have tracks like that done in an hour or so. As for tracks that I actually try to detail, I am getting better. It only took me about 4 days to do my remix contest entry with probably an average of four hours a day.


    J:Who is your favorite author?

    S:Well I don't really search out tracks much. I just kind of play random, trending or challenges. I can't say I have found anyone who I really like a lot of their tracks but if I was to pick a favorite author it would have to be 3r4d0n.

    ==========================================================================================
    Main journalist/Interviewer: JacobCahoon . Content Editor/Award Finder/occasional journalist: FREEZ . Grammar editor: Sono

    FRHD News Partner spotlight: http://community.freeriderhd.com/threads/author-of-the-day-8.1062/

    Want to read past issues? Then go here http://community.freeriderhd.com/threads/all-frhd-news-issues.869/

    PS: We Have removed the poll due to it being spammed by the community. If you really liked it, respond.

    PPS: we are opening back up for journalist auditions. JacobCahoon and FREEZ Have become busy with real life lately, and
    another journalist would be appreciated.
    Those who only get on like 2x a week need not apply.
    ==========================================================================================
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
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  4. Pancakes345

    Pancakes345 Well-Known Member Official Author

    i want to be in a news issue :(
     
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  5. Elibloodthirst

    Elibloodthirst Well-Known Member Official Author

  6. pssst

    pssst Well-Known Member Official Author

    gj
     
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  7. LucJohnson

    LucJohnson Well-Known Member Official Author

    No poll??? WHAT IS THIS... lol
    Cool Issue bros, can't wait for the next one :p
     
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  8. LukeSpecogna

    LukeSpecogna Well-Known Member Official Author

  9. LukeSpecogna

    LukeSpecogna Well-Known Member Official Author

    You need another journalist?
     
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  10. crane

    crane Well-Known Member Official Author

    Kill yourself and you'll get a eulogy in the news issue
    It's just idea - not a suggestion
     
  11. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    Just PM me. I will tell you the requirenemts then
     
  12. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    read that last part that is italicized
     
  13. Maple

    Maple Well-Known Member Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    I like and want the polls
     
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  14. crane

    crane Well-Known Member Official Author

    People spammed the polls by....voting? Hm
     
  15. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    People voted EVERY THING down. One person even tried to get out of it by saying it was his "friend".
     
  16. crane

    crane Well-Known Member Official Author

    I mustn't have read that..... Lol
     
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  17. FREEZ

    FREEZ Well-Known Member Official Author

    The point is multiple people spammed it. This would not be so much of a problem, say, if the FRHD news had hundreds of readers. But instead we have around 25. And only around 13 people use the poll. And of those around 3 people are always spamming it. So it is pretty usless. Just comment here if u like the news every body :) !
    Thanks for your input!
     
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  18. Skeeny

    Skeeny Well-Known Member Official Author

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  19. Skeeny

    Skeeny Well-Known Member Official Author

    the news things are cool!!
     
  20. FOIL

    FOIL Well-Known Member Official Author

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