One of our Alpha players, Decoy11 has stuck out to us as an especially awesome member of our early Fortnite community. He's constantly impressing us with his helpful and detailed feedback and strategies for other players. We caught up with him to chat about his thoughts on the game, the community and base-building theory. Check out the interview below:
What is your favorite play style in Fortnite? Are you more into defense, building, combat, etc.?
My favorite play style in Fortnite is to play safely, quickly and to earn as much experience as possible. With newer players this usually means I will take the lead on building the fort but when I'm with my friends I have more freedom to go explore and search the map. I also love using my claymore to chop down all the Husks.
What class is your favorite and why?
My favorite class is the Ninja because he is awesome. First of all he is the fastest class currently in the game and can also reach places other classes might have a hard time getting to with his double jump. When you are searching and scavenging for materials he might just be equal to the Outlander in my eyes with his movement speed. In combat he specializes with bladed weapons and while others might think a gun is better than the sword you must understand that a sword won't run out of bullets. If all that isn't enough then I just need to say 5 words: Dim Mak and Dragon Slash. Those maybe the best 2 skills in the game right now.
What is your go-to strategy for building your base?
My go-to strategy is a pyramid with lots and lots of jump traps and gas traps. Why jump traps and gas traps? Because I'm a master of finding nuts and bolts which is the key component for both. I probably place down, depending on how difficult the map, maybe around 10-50 jump traps and a few gas traps at key locations. I'm also working on a special trap combo but that is a secret for now.
How many hours do you think you’ve put into the game so far?
Over 100 hours I think so far. I try to play as much as I can and there is a sort of to see who can get the highest level before the OT ends competition among my friends.
What kinds of games do you like to play?
I like to play PC games or games I can play on a PC. My current staple of games I play right now are CS:GO, Dota2, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, HexTCG, Osu!, Path of Exile, StarCitizen, Starcraft 2, Street Fighter 4, Unreal Tournament 2015, and Uplink. I also have a huge backlog of single player games that I don't think I will ever finish due to Steam and GOG sales.
Have you made any new friends in the Alpha yet? What do you look for in a good teammate?
I've met a lot of awesome players in Fortnite. My friend list is mostly 90% players I met in Fortnite. I would also like to give a shoutout to msgtfox, Kazenge, lizard455 and BlessedHeretic for being great teammates and friends. What I look out for in a good teammate would be players that are willing to speak up and work together in the game. A simple "Hi" or "what is the plan?" to start the conversation going is a sign to me that I can work with this player.
Thanks for all the awesome tips and info Decoy! We really appreciate you spending so much time in the game and helping us improve on it. Want to come play Fortnite with Decoy? He'll be giving away a few Alpha codes to people here on the Fortnite sub-Reddit. Let him know why you want to play Fortnite!