Category Archives: Interviews

Follow Up Interview with Collin Barret (Member of Dart Tag 2011 13-17 Champion Team)

Photo by From left to right, From left to right, Jon-Marc Hatton, Gideon Schow, Colin Barrett and Jake Wood.

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that I interview Collin about a year ago. He ended up being on the winning team of the 2011 Dart Tag League Legit Northwest. I decided to do a small follow up interview with him a year later. We talk strategy, prize money, and memorable experiences among other things in this interview.

Basic Nerf: It’s been a little over a year since Legit Northwest’s victory last year. Looking back, whats the biggest and most vivid memory of the tournament?

Collin: For me the whole tournament was an experience I will never forget! If I had to recall one moment, it would have to be the final moments of the last game against the Furies. Just the thrill of knowing that we had won was the best feeling in the world.

The 2011 Nerf Dart Tag World Championship Recap Video

I’ve seen a press photo of your team all around the trophy holding Swarmfires, and the video Nerf uploaded also shows you guys using Swarmfires. How in the world did you guys all use Swarmfires to win it all? How did you and your team cover each other’s weaknesses with them?
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Basic Nerf Interview w/ Cal Poly Pamona Humans vs. Zombies Head Organizer (Video)

A two part interview that I did with Garrett Porter, head Humans vs. Zombies Organizer of Cal Poly Pamona. We walked about numerous things such as player culture, growing and cultivating the game, problems that arise, and much more! Quite an interesting talk I must say.

Basic Nerf interview with MVP of the Camarillo 2012 Summer HvZ game, Ferris McIntyre

While shooting a video with Click Click Bamf on the Hail-Fire, this small girl asks to use the Hail-Fire. And thats how I met Ferris, a pretty interesting 16 year old who took charge of the leadership roles amongst my group and eventually most of the human force. Ferris the first and only girl, as well as the youngest person in Camarillo game history to win the MVP award. I decided to interview her and try and get to know her more.

Basic Nerf: Why don’t you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?

Ferris: Ok well, my name is Ferris McIntyre and I am 16 years old. I go to Rio Mesa High School with my twin sister Natalie. I am pretty average girl with hobbies and am someone who likes to just have fun. In my experience HVZ is a great way to do that.

I’m sure you get a lot of “Ferris Bueller” nicknames? I know that was my first nickname for you haha. Ever see the movie?

Hahaha yes I have many times. And I plan on doing my own version of it for my senior year. Including the car.

Haha oh gosh, be sure to bring Phil and Natalie along for the ride.

Hahaha I will do.

So how does it feel to be the first, and so far only, girl to win the Camarillo HvZ MVP fan award? As far as I know, your the only girl to have won it.

It feels amazing. I have always looked up to the MVP in the game and now that it is me I am very excited to go to more games and get even better at it. To help teach myself and anyone else who would like some help in the game. Being the first girl was just the cherry on top.
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A Basic Nerf interview with Camarillo 2012 Summer HvZ Game Organizers (Write Up)

A photo of game organizers Christopher (left) and David (right) role playing for the game.

After I attended Day 3 of the Summer 2011 game, I was instantly hooked on HvZ. If you followed my preparation towards the game then I’m sure you’ve liked the content I posted so far. I’ve had the a great opportunity interview the game organizers for the Camarillo Summer 2012 HvZ game, David and Christopher.

Tell us a little bit about who your are.
David – My name is David. I have also lived in Camarillo my entire life. Chris has been one of my closest friends for as long as I could remember. I think that’s one of the things that makes us such a good team. I just got my Associates in Business and am currently working for a Bachelors at CSUCI. I’m a huge nerd and proud of it!
Christopher – My name is Christopher, I’ve lived In Camarillo my entire life and with the exception of five of those years I have been best friends with my Co-leader David Casas. I am a history major with an emphasis in Religion at CSUCI and I hope to get my Teaching credentials within the next two years. I love singing and playing video games.

Can you tell us a bit on how Camarillo HvZ was started?
– Our friends Mike and John started it in 2008. It was a small but crazy game that laid down the foundation to further games. We didn’t really have boundaries, and me and Chris were one of the last survivors 7 hours into the game. Ever since then, we have had someone from our group of friends host the game while the rest of the group would help mod. We started doing it annually, then went to biannually when people demanded more.
Christopher – HvZ was originally started in Camarillo by one of our good Friends Mike Groom and John Halter. That was back in the winter of 08 I believe and I am proud to say that David and I were able to survive right up until the end of the day….when the five remaining humans got stuck in a bathroom. I don’t think anyone realized back then just how big of an event this would become.

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A Basic Nerf interview with Canberra & Riverina Dart Tag (Write Up)

Hey everyone, I’m back with another interview. This time it’s with my two newest affiliates, Canberra & Riverina Dart Tag. Their the two biggest Nerf groups in Australia, and their creators Neil (of Canberra Dart Tag) and Andrew (of Riverina Dart Tag) took the time to answer some questions. We talked about a variety of topics such as HvZ, N-Strike Elite, Milsim, and the female audience.

Tell us a little bit about who your are and what you guys do personally for the Facebook pages.
Andrew – I’m Andrew Goldstraw (Goldie).
I am the Chief Aministrator and Creator Of the Facebook Page Riverina Dart Tag. I am responsible for the majority of posts on the page (Including Photo’s, Events, links and comments). Though I am not the only one who does this , I also have a team of talented and skilled admins that do a brilliant job.
Neil – Well I work for the Federal Government here in Canberra. Have lived in Canberra for about 5 years. Prior to that I’ve lived in England, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and a few other places. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to say I’m the driving force behind the page and the group. I’ve put a lot of work into both and I’m pretty happy with how it’s all turned out. But it’s not all me – I’ve got a very good group of Admins: Dave Beswick, Chris Wolfe, Brendon ‘Soul’ Smith, Glenn ‘Aloysius’ Fairbairn, Lachlan Horne, Joe Craddy and Carl Hendy. They all bring their own unique set of skills and ideas with them.

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Announcing my newest affiliate, HvZ Auburn!

I’m proud to announce my newest affilate, HvZ Auburn of youtube aka Michael. HvZAuburn is a very passionate individual who uses his GoPro camera to take Humans vs. Zombies videos. He also does blasters reviews and is very engaging with his subscribers and people who comment on his videos. Michael attends Auburn University in Alabama. I believe his passion, equipment, knowledge, and hopefully growing connections will allow him to be successful in not just his Nerf related goals, but his real life ones as well. Check out his channel here to get a little familiar with his works, and then check out this interview I did with him. His video count may seem small, but he has a lot of great video ideas and footage recorded already.

Part 1

Part 2

Basic Nerf interview with Mark Cruz (Dart Tag 2011 Draftee) (Video Preview)

This preview video is just some quick proof that I did actually interview him. We talked a decent about the tournament and Nerf in general. Look out for the full video coming in the next couple of days.

Check out his blog here in the meantime.