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Grunt
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PostPosted: 12-17-2014 05:48 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


One of my greatest fears of all time is Quake III being forgotten. What are your thoughts on Q3's "status" right now as far as popularity goes?



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PostPosted: 12-18-2014 10:14 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Cheats killed both :q3: and QL.

Want to play a game like Ultra Street Fighter IV, Gran Turismo 6, Soul Calibur V, where there are no cheats.




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PostPosted: 02-12-2015 10:50 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It is dead, it's a 15-year old game. The only thing they can do is make a new Quake, and not completely fail like they did with Quake Live. Here is what they need to do:
>>Single Player Campaign (have a good story too, but try to find a balance between story vs gameplay, and don't slow the player down to a snail's pace like Q4's campaign)
>>A quality skill matching system (lesser skilled players won't have an issue with the challenging gameplay as long as they're able to find an equal enough match, and once developed, it can be used for future games as well, and maybe even sold for extra profit. Maybe even have a matchmaking system like in console games.)
>>Better marketing and advertising (The main problem is that Quake is mostly unknown to today's generation of gamers, pretty much almost anyone under the age of 25. When's the last time you saw id Software make appearances at mainstream gaming conventions like E3 or PAX, and when's the last time you saw youtube or TV commercials entirely devoted to Quake?)
>>Have different weapons (Don't just copy and paste Quake 3's weapons like Quake 4 mostly did, with it's competitive mods being even worse at that. A lot of people play arena shooters for the creative, insane weapons.)
>>More varied game modes (Vanilla Quake 3 and Quake 4 only featured like 4 game modes I think, most of them being different variations of Deathmatch, kinda boring, people like variety these days)
>>Better Bots (With smarter AI and more varied skill levels so a person can practice even if they don't have friends to join them.)
>>Have a casual ruleset (For newbies and for those just looking to relax. But don't do what QL did and have it replace the game's core, that was horrible.)
>>Release games more often (Don't release games so sparsely, have one Quake game every 2-3 years or something like that, or whatever publicity you have will quickly begin to shift over to something else.)
>>Console release (To receive more publicity. Just have some aim assist and slightly slowed movement, but nothing TOO drastic, just make it playable with a controller at the very least.)
>>Hook up with a publisher (To get a higher budget.)
>>Go AAA (For obvious reasons.)




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 02-21-2015 08:18 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I miss Quake 3 :(
But do not fear: Gone but never forgotten =D
I can't believe Q3W is still around O_O




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 02-22-2015 09:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's hardly about Q3 anymore though.



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PostPosted: 02-25-2015 01:16 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


CyAne wrote:
I miss Quake 3 :(
But do not fear: Gone but never forgotten =D
I can't believe Q3W is still around O_O


It has been an incredibly long time ago since I saw your nickname. I think you were a Beginner's Discussion regular, but I can't really remember anymore.

I still lurk at Q3W at times :paranoid:




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PostPosted: 02-26-2015 08:49 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I haven't seen an active server in Quake 3 since 2008 :(. I use to play vanilla and CPMA all the time.




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PostPosted: 03-19-2015 02:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


saturn wrote:
CyAne wrote:
I miss Quake 3 :(
But do not fear: Gone but never forgotten =D
I can't believe Q3W is still around O_O


It has been an incredibly long time ago since I saw your nickname. I think you were a Beginner's Discussion regular, but I can't really remember anymore.

I still lurk at Q3W at times :paranoid:


Yes, my last visit here was years ago. I remember you :)




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PostPosted: 03-20-2015 02:45 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Dirge Inferno wrote:
I haven't seen an active server in Quake 3 since 2008 :(. I use to play vanilla and CPMA all the time.

Is your internet plugged in? Seriously I still play it daily mainly because I love gibs verses the stupid sparks of Quakelive and there are still some fun servers out there.




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PostPosted: 05-10-2015 07:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


There are plenty of servers up daily.

http://www.qtracker.com/




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PostPosted: 05-15-2015 10:12 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Loadouts killed Live more than anything, to be honest. Id is dead.




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Mew Legs!
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PostPosted: 07-08-2015 05:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Weirdly enough, there's still a fair amount of people still playing freezetag on v1.16n.




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PostPosted: 07-09-2015 10:21 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lieutenant Dan wrote:
Weirdly enough, there's still a fair amount of people still playing freezetag on v1.16n.


Was floor damage still a thing in 1.16n?




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The Afflicted
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PostPosted: 07-28-2015 04:36 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


even clanbase is gone :(




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PostPosted: 07-29-2015 10:27 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Lieutenant Dan wrote:
Weirdly enough, there's still a fair amount of people still playing freezetag on v1.16n.


Was floor damage still a thing in 1.16n?

Yeah they killed it with Team Arena (1.27)



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PostPosted: 08-18-2015 05:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Quake 3 players come and go, particularly in Australia.

They come into 'already' setup servers, say "I'm ganna get this game played again", go off and rent a VPS, run a poorly configured service for a week, and then disappear completely (possibly got DDoS'ed and lost interest).



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