Spotlight - Neroradec707
1. First and foremost, the question I always ask, How did you find PS3Trophies.com?
Just Kinda happened upon it when looking up something one day and noticed forums where people were asking for help. Figured, huh I could go and help, so registered to post and started helping. Then I bought Dragon Age and noticed tons of people having issues and I went for the platinum and obtained it so helped everyone I could. Then came Demon's Souls and well.. see where all the souls went from there. lol.
2 Coming back with a vengeance this month, and winning Member of the Month, how do you feel about that?
Feel very honored and proud of myself and what all I've done for the site . Though still feel this month others had done more and mostly recognized for one major thing but I was always doing subscriptions anyways. .
Still very happy about it. Just wished had of happened sooner honestly. Thanks to everyone who voted and thought I deserved it.
3. This month the people voted you in by the subs that you are throwing out to random members. What made you decide to give out subs and give back to the site?
Just always liked helping the site out and always here as my internet home so why not give back to the site? Just came up with an idea when I gave In2 the subscription for winning MotM, and figured, I bet if I asked in the forums for people who have also deserved it, probably could help out the site with my donating as usual AND help some deserving members.
Started giving out subs and pro-grades when site first implemented feature and began with my CB Questions and a fun thing to do when I wanted to donate. Just it's expanded into a new idea and then I turned that idea into a better one by getting rest of the community here involved and revive this site somewhat. So far working great and donations went up and Pro members and activity seem to be going strong.
4. Lord Nero, Reaper of Souls!!! Your love of Demons Souls and Dark Souls. What made you like the game so much to write one of the most epic guides I have seen, but help tons of other gamers regain there soul from the Nexus?
A drug addiction to Souls . Lol. I really don't know. Just started playing the game and at first, it was pretty good, but I beat it and let it sit for a while. Then picked it back up to platinum it and noticed how much it was to it. Ofcourse my first run for platinum I was a n00b and asked a member Debauchee(Spelling?) for help with it as couldn't get that DAMNED BLADESTONE to drop. He helped and cause of that, figured others deserved my help and loved playing online on the game.
BUT I ended earning the trophies legitimately anyways and finally had a few bladestones drop which was awesome and redeemed myself. Continued helping all through each different version I bought of the game, and while my RL friends think I'm silly for buying that many, I didn't spend that much money and wanted to play with my other friends online while still enjoying the game. US was free through my lady friend, Lady Dark Souls, Asian Version was less than 30 USD including the shipping, and then fully imported EU copy at discount so 60 USD including shipping. . EU platinum earned mostly fully offline as net was gone nearly and acting up.
Continued on and helped people as much as possible until my interwebznet decided to go down . Makes for a sad Nero...
5. NeroRadec707, where did the name come from?
Well Nero was a name I kinda made up when younger playing DMC from NeloAngelo . Just came to me and sounded good. Then learned of the Roman emperor, but didn't come from him... as most people think.
Radec used on forums after learning name from Killzone was thought it was awesome.
and 707 was numbers I started using back on PS2 on Monster Hunter on my name, Nero707 just for a number. It's funny cause I'm always saying LOL and then 707 is lol upside down and never noticed really.
6. With all of the craziness going on in the site, from the site going down last year to all of the changes; do you like whats going on and what have you not liked?
Well really hate losing all my old posts and helpful threads. As for new editions and updates for the site, really gotten used to it after the big site update that went on changing how everything works so quite happy with current place and the level that we've reobtained since losing everything.
I stay just cause I really love the community and writing trophy guides. . Always a joy to help other gamers and feel achievement from doing so .
7. With the vast amount of amazing games coming out this year, what are you most looking forward to?
Firstly, really lookign forward to Dragon's Dogma coming next month. Main thing this year looking forward to. Also the Game of Thrones game shortly before that. Aside from those two, I really dont' know what else is coming out aside from new Resident Evil game and iffy on that from where Capcom is going. Just any new RPGs really and Dark Souls new edition for PC
8. Everyone knows about the triple Demons Souls Plat and the Dark Souls Plat, but "what"(left this out assuming Paper you damn n00b lol) platinum trophy or trophies are you most pleased over?
Really proud of finally obtaining Dark Souls and completely offline with no help and proving I'm truly the God of Souls as claimed to be all this time. . Happy about my triple plat too mostly. Aside from that.. my next proudest platinum would probably Kingdoms of Amalur perhaps working towards it with no information and completly guide OR Dragon Age: Origins for being my first RPG platinum.
9. Is there anymore artwork coming in the Nero's Workshop of Horrors?
Actually yes . A few serious banner pieces since hard to find anyone willing to work on them nowadays with shops closing and people being really busy and a few extra humor ones that I have stored on computer just need to upload. Have a few based off games in mind too hehe Just have to wait to check them out. Thanks for mentioning it . Glad everyone is enjoying them.
10. Lastly, this is your time for any shout outs that you want to make.
Hope no limit on these.. as got a lot . Probably forget a few, but doesn't mean I don't value you. haha.
Lady Dark Souls who isn't a member anymore after site meltdown for sticking with me through my DS and DkS addictions and soul reaping
Hitman for being there to write Dark Souls trophy guide with me and always a great friend.
Paper, yourself, for being awesome and also a good friend. .
Helyx for DS dueling chats and MTG player as well.
D3C1MaTi0N for training me in the Soul Arts and becoming a soul sucking demon of death!
Naggles for the chats and awesome reviews.
Comp and Davey and all TGT friends of mine stuck with me and gave me tips and help on guide writing and allowing me chance to complete them. .
Any members that have co-oped or helped me write a Trophy Guide in the past such as Chris Valentine
The Admin of the site and all staff for that matter for their dedicated work and effort to make this an awesome place
Finally, All my old friends that moved on to other places, aka Manny, Burkles, Sema, and many other members.
Special - Ballz
By Comp and Helyx
1. You play many different fighting games. Which franchise is your favorite and why?
My favorite fighting franchise would have to be Mortal Kombat. The reason I like MK above the others is because I have been playing it since MK 1 and it was very unique at the time compared to other arcade games. Proly the best thing about the game would be the characters and the Fatalities. Favorite characters would have to be Sub-Zero and Kitana. It was also one of the 1st games to spark lots of controversy with the media due to its excessive violence.
2. 89 Platinums is very impressive. What is your goal for this year, and do you have any plans for a special 100th?Lol ive kept the same psn ID since 2009 so all the platinums have been stacking since then. My main goals for the year is to finish as many games that I have already started and try to get my completion rate above 90% and to reach psn lvl 30. As for a 100th platinum I havent decided on what it will be for sure but im leaning toward either Street Fighter 4 or Battlefield Bad Company 1.I just need 1 Ultimate Ninja trial and then i will go finish the campeign for platinum but this game is such a glitch fest its been driving me crazy. I do guarantee the platinum though whether it takes me another week or month i dont give up
3. 'BALLZ_ARE_SOAR' is quite a unique name. What's the story behind that?
Yea it is, you should hear some of the reactions from people when i join lobbies. The way I came up with that name is I was defending my Online heavy weight title in Fight Night Round 3 against MANY_WILL_FALL and what was a great turned out with him winning by Kneeing me in the BALLZ and i could not get up so he won the belt. When I asked for a rematch he said no so I created the psn BALLZ_ARE_SORE
as a joke and won my belt back a few days later. I then began going for trophies and when i was trying to platinum UFC 2009 something went wrong with an update they did that prevented anyone who previously played from playing online so since i only had 5 platinums I justmade BALLZ_ARE_SOAR since i wanted to keep something similar.
4. With all the games you play, have you ever considered writing a guide to help your fellow trophy hunters?
I have considered doing a guide a few times but most of the games I usually want to write the guide for get called plus my spelling is really bad as im sure you have seen many times before.
5. How'd you find PS3T.com, and what keeps bringing you back?
I joined a boosting team called Echo and NEO-Phyxius had mad a group on the site called Echo Base before the meltdown that we would use to chat and set up games to boost. So I signed up and then one day i accidently discovered the chat box and became cool with alot of other members so i drop by pretty much everyday while im at work for fun and to Torture Shelyx as much as I can.
6. Rumor has it that you're in a branch of the military. What branch do you serve in and what's your rank?
I have been in the New York Army National Guard since 2008, currently the rank of Specialist trying top move up to sargent
7. Pirates or Ninjas?
Ninja's of course lol
8. What's the deal with Ninja Gaiden 3? You've been playing it for weeks and still no platinum!
9. Which game releases are you looking forward to this year?
As of rite now im lookng for to Dead or Alive 5, It's a fighting game ive never played before but have heard many great thing about it. I also played the demo that came with NG3 and thought it was
10. Any shout outs you would like to give?
lets see there alot of people but if I miss you im sorry lol.
Shelyx the resident tranny (dj_helyx), MAC-MAR, compalicious, Broken, Connman88, Juzam666, DRAGON1NINJA, grimydawg, Hitman,Bodigard, Kid420427, Dare, Paperkut, TheGeneral09, Fox, Allenbird, Asuka, D1mech, Kevinnummer1, Enoobulosis, Tenza, NeroRadec707, Omnislash, Xero21, IN2, Jondeere, Chambers35.
The whole Echo Crew
Neo-Phyxius, Shelyx(please everyone refer to him as this), Quijabone, AJ1127, opiate-77, mcp712, Dave_Lister12, Kinnick1, Mehandle, PRANKSTER11, Zerheit, Burningfyre