Kosmic_K is an American Armored Warfare YouTuber and Streamer in the English speaking community and we are delighted that he accepted our invitation for an interview!
Who’s Kosmic_K? Please introduce yourself!
Hello, I’m Kosmic_K! I’m an American Streamer and Youtuber. I primarily play on NA, but sometimes play on EU, and will often stream upcoming changes on RU PTS.
How and when did you start playing Armored Warfare?
I started back in closed beta but only really got invested when Global Operations came out back in Patch 0.18. Having been a longtime fan of Conquest Mode in Battlefield games, I enjoyed playing a team based objective mode with all players in modern armored vehicles. The intricacies of the game mode that made it easy to stage comebacks from certain defeats and loss from the jaws victory made AW very exciting and compelling for me.
How has your experience been so far?
Armored Warfare has become my go-to online game. Whenever I can get a match, I far prefer playing Global Operations or PVP to anything else in my Steam library. The tactics, map awareness, team coordination, and speed of Armored Warfare hits all the right cords for me, and I find myself coming back to it over and over whenever I can. Furthermore, while Global Operations was the first game mode which made me fall for the game, PVP has grown on me as I’ve improved as a player and learned how to play the maps and tanks better.
What are your favorite vehicles and maps in Armored Warfare?
My favorite map in Armored Warfare has to be Desert Crossing. It was the only map available for Global Operations for a long time and yet I find it a lot like the Blood Gulch or de_dust2 of AW which you can play over and over and still have a unique experience each time, despite knowing every nook and cranny. My current favorite tank is the XM1A3 Abrams with the 120mm ready rack. The one-two punch of the two successive shots gives a lot of versatility in tracking opponents or punishing players for misplays. However, a close second is the Type 99A2. The new Chinese Tier 10’s speed and maneuverability make it a perfect for the extremely aggressive play that I enjoy. A wolf pack of coordinated Type 99A2’s have terrifying power, and it’s a treat to see just how quickly they can overwhelm flanks.
What's your most anticipated feature or improvement to Armored Warfare?
I’d like to see the end game of Armored Warfare. There isn't much for me to work towards as I have just about every tank in the game. One of my best experiences in AW has been playing together in a competitive tournament along with my other [APE] clan mates. Having a caller directing and coordinating an entire team against another team which is doing the same is extremely exciting. You see plays and moves which never happen in a regular PVP match. I’d like to see more high-level play where the very best players and tactics can square off against each other and push what is possible in AW.
How do you like the Armored Warfare community?
The Armored Warfare community has a special place in my heart. I started streaming AW because I wanted to find others to play with. I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of players I’ve met and the experiences I’ve shared since then. One aspect of the community that I enjoy is how easily bitter foes can become friends. My closest allies in AW are players who have utterly trashed me and I them in matches. Being able to flip and play together brings out the best in the community in my opinion and has taught me how to play better.
Is there something you would improve on Armored Warfare?
I wish that there were more skirmish maps available to play on PVP in small matches. Small PVP games have their own appeal with a different set of tactics, but the number of maps is just too few. I don’t think it would be too difficult to trim some of the many great PVP maps into smaller ones for smaller teams. I also would like for Armored Warfare to have server roaming. I have friends who are playing on EU and being an NA player means I had to start from scratch. It limits content I can make with other content creators and prevents me from experiencing matches with the best players on EU.
Where can players find your content?
You can find my content:
- On my YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/kosmic_k
- I also stream on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/kosmic_k
Finally, if you’d like to chat or find other players to platoon with you can check out my discord server here: https://discord.gg/gMkSbuf
Last but not least, is there anything you'd like to tell the Armored Warfare players?
It’s easy to get too emotionally invested in your matches and games. This applies to me as much as anyone else. But experience has taught me that being able to step back is also valuable. To quote the athlete-philosopher Ilya Bryzagalov, “It’s only game. Why you have to be mad?”
We hope you've enjoyed this interview and see you on the battlefield!