Bloodite Interview: Björn "Darkness" Wehrhan
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : August, 10th 1979
Location : Germany, Braunschweig that's the original "Brunswick", americans will know it ;)
Connection : Modem, the retailor said it's something with 56K but I think he's a rotten liar! (you thought right - Infern0)
Hardware : Processor, Ram, Graphics Card(s): Pentium II 350 Mhz,64MB Ram, Voodoo 2 Accelerator
In-Game Character and Color : Caleb, with "Undead-Caleb" skin in blood2, or Predator-Skin in all other Games, colour-> red
Control Method : Keyboard and mouse
Date and time interviewed : December the 12th, 11:20 am - 1:30 pm (2hrs) (wow! - Infern0)
01 What's your gaming nickname and is there any particular reason why you chose it?
My gaming nickname is "Darkness". They called me this name at school, because black is my favorite colour.I was known throughout school only as "Darkness", which was nice...02 Do you use a custom character config and, if so, how is it setup?
sorry, I don't play Blood2 deathmatch that often, I think I use the default setting ?? I do not have a custom config in Blood2 (pity)03 What weapons do you include in your arsenal?
01 : Flaregun04 Do you prefer bloodbath, standard teamplay or CTF?
Bloodbath, let the guts fly! I'll kill every damn person in the map without having to think about if it's a friend or teammate or whatsoever, just push your shotgun at him am let his brains meet the wall,hurhur!!05 What maps are you best on?
the Midgard,because it ruled in blood1 and it does as well in blood2. all you need is four guys to play this one.this is what I call massive bloodbathing "oh, I'm respawning, oh, I'm dead, nervermind..."06 Which weapon do you think induces the most lag?
hmmm, I think the Plasma Cannon, but only in alternative mode07 What is the funniest kill you've performed or received?
well,(snigger) there are two guys I'm playing with on tree-man lan-parties with beer and pizza very often, so there's always something funny about killing them stone-dead. but there are three things that made me crawl on the carpet. a: one of my friends has the ability to find even the smallest spot of lava in ANY map. So all I had to do was to wait at the lava for him.well, he came, missed me and stepped in it.. about six times...always screaming "aaaarrrgh! I stepped into the piss again!!!!" b: the other one was killed by me in GTA as I nicked his Car and ran him over with it.well THAT really made him angry, oh, and he has the habit to choose zanely vulgar and obscene Names, it's really amusing after two hours of gaming to read that "F**kdoor rode my boomstick" (cut this out, there could be children watching...gnah,what do I care?) c: classical scene: blood1 "THE TRAIN" two guys with rocketlaunchers on different sides of a door.08 What's your standard way of carrying out a humiliation death?
a nice shot between the eyes with the double-barrelled-shotgun...09 What games do you play online apart from Blood 2?
Half-Life (counterstrike,TFC,action-half-life),Quake1-3,Kingpin,but not often, Internet is very expensive here in Germany (just as bad in the UK - Infern0)10 What is your all-time favourite weapon from any game?
the double-barelled Shotgun, it was great in Doom2, Blood1-2, and almost any Quake (except 3). (my semi-favourite weapon is the chainsaw from Doom, well THAT was cool, I want that in Blood3, oh, and a "Braindead" lawnmower, THAT WOULD BE FUN!!!)11 What is your all-time favourite map from any game?
cradle to grave(blood1 multiplayer)12 What do you think the future holds for Blood 2?
IMHO, Blood2 is in a permanent state of development, the fans make their own Rez-Files and change what they don't like, or what was made wrong.So keep on rez-ing Bloodites!! Things can only get better!! I think this is really good, because Blood 2 without special modifications like fx-enhancer and stuff was just average and "buggy".If things go on like this, with fans rez-ing around, Blood2 will always be up-to-date.13 What tips do you have to share with your fellow bloodbathers?
a: stay away from lava14 How can people contact you so they may try and damage your bloodbathing prowess?
well, i'm not into Online-Gaming that much, but if you really want to contact me try my e-mail address email@example.com (note:I have nothing to do with this "Dark Caleb" guy, I had to use this E-Mail alias because some sucker already uses "Darkness". so I made this one up from "Darkness" and "Caleb", pretty obvious ).15 What do you think about PlanetBlood and is there anything else you would like to see on it? (this is also the place where you can plug your sites)
I absolutely love Planetblood, because the webmasters are as mad as I am, and they really do a great job. Planetblood has something like a cult-like status in Germany, because Blood1 is forbidden here(!!!).This is how a Fan-Site is supposed to look! Nice support,cool people, insane Bloodites, the Mailbag, files,patches, huuuu I'm in heaven. (you say the nicest things :) - Infern0) what I want to see: people dressed as the Chosen, a Caleb-look-alike-contest,16 When did you start creating comics for Blood?
In 1998 as I played Blood the first time, my room is full of self-made pics of Caleb mincing Zombies. The first one was "Caleb bombing a Zombie off the Phantom 666".(btw. I liked his outfit so much, that I bought a hat and a longcoat), It was a hard job at first, because you couldn't see Caleb's face in Blood1, so I had to invent one for him.And in my opinion he was supposed to have long hair and a wrinkled face (death obviously didn't become him...).From then on I was drawing Caleb all over my books in school...17 Do you make them for any other games?
yep, I made a pic for AVP (Predator ripping off a Marine's nose, because there's no more room for heads in his trophy-room), and some Quake stuff which wasn't published (just pics of me and my friends in Quake outfit hitting each other with axes...)18 Do any other artists inspire you to create new works?
yep. I looooove the MAD magazine, my favorite "MAD" artist are Mort Drucker,Sergio Aragones,Bob Clarke,Don Martin,Dave Berg and Duck Edwing. Other Inspirations are: Andre Franquin (R.I.P),H.R.Giger,Haderer(austrian god of caricatures),Uli Stein, Francisco Ibanez(Clever and Smart),Andreas Marschall(cover artist),Val Sameiks(LOBO), phew- long list that...
Closing Comment : Very nice interview there, Björn, it restores my faith in the community when I interview dedicated bloodites + you're the first one to submit a picture, woohoo!