|shady sends word about a new pickup channel which gives a chance to test the vq3 gameplay under cpma. it seems to have caught on very well, as there are already over 100 users in the channel, #vq3pickup. at the moment, most of the players are german and dutch, but they're striving for a more international mix. |
theres a mention of the new channel on the qub website, here, mirrored on esreality.
accompanying the launch of the channel, they're running a 16 slot 1v1 cpma vq3 cup, all the usual maps - check out the qubism website for more details and coverage of the cup, as well as for information and faq on cpma vq3 in general.
|i was browsing through some forums on quakeworld.nu and came across a post about the most rememorable 1on1 demo and it reminded me of the 4on4 demo (heh) between ireland and uk from a few years ago. one of those games you got to see to believe|
download fuhquake and check this demo out!
|ign posted up the first et:qw trailer. deffo worth a look if your interested in where the future of quakeland is heading -|
check it out here.
|right to get straight to the point, the what must be 4th et nations cup is starting again soon, ireland has been given an extended sign up deadline of april 10th which is tommorrow(sunday). |
last years captains, nex and sol dont want to do the job, i've been thinking about applying for the position but wouldn't be the best prospective captain due to eccentric work hours. (fancy a 12hr night shift anyone?) however that might change if my current plan to get sacked goes ahead.
the other issue is player numbers: we just don't have enough decent and/or interested players for the squad, its 6v6 but at the very least you'd hope to have minimum 8 players, maximum 12 for the squad. i'm suprised at the lack of interest in the game from the q3 community here, especially as it is similar to q3 in ways (strafe jumping, physics, aim style).
basically this is an appeal to anyone who thinks they might like to try their hand at the game. i personally dont think it would take long to get up to scratch aimwise but the tactics and teamplay are more in-depth in comparison q3 with good comms a necessity, i guess a close q3ctf match might resemble et comms a bit. anyway if your interested try and stick your name down here by tommorrow evening
we'll try and get you up to scratch on how it was meant to be played by the time and maybe even during the cup itself.
p.s. mindphuck and melachi you still play et or want to play?
|it seems that the lovely guys and gals over at eircom have decided to take the upgrade into full account after all. whether this be a little gift to us customers or a tactical move against smart telecom, who knows? the latter would make more sense in fairness..|
so, whats the up's and downs of this upgrade? as far as i can see, there be only one and that is the download rate. no upload rate upgrade has been mentioned as far as i know.
so on with the jist.
your current bandwidth reading is:
which means you can download at 202.24 kb/sec. from our servers.
cool! 202kbs from blacknight.ie
wow you say? this is amazing, fast speeds !!!
yeah, until you realise your ping is fucked again. seems i've an extra 15ms added onto my connection outside of uk/ireland, so gg.
hopefully this will be fixed soon, so i can continue my eircom propaghanda against all other people on dif isp's with higher pings!
on another note, seems quetzal from galway has an uber leet connection (ping wise). 13ms to local servers, 26 to uk, 27 to netherlands, 38 to germany/denmark and 52 to sweden. this is with wifi, who'd of thought?
|i think we should enter the nations cup again, and i think we a bit more praccy compared to last time we can put in a decent performance|
if we get 6-7 ill sign us up
from all the staff here at quake.ie and all the people in the world who somehow mysteriously are suddenly irish, (it might be 'cos you drank a guiness or saw a leprechaun once)... heres to a happy paddys weekend!.
go drown that shamrock!
|any quakers going to the ds lan? (other than the few i see signed up)|
i have stuff on saturday night so if i was going twould be from friday night prolly thru the night til saturday sometime when i could get some sleep in. if a good few were goin on fri night we could play a bunch of ctf/dm/whatever, havent played q3 in a long time, could be a good laugh.
|welcome to quakeworld! this manual covers most aspects of what you need to know in order to play, to enjoy and to be successful with this game called quakeworld.|
this is a work in progress and is regularly updated."
qw for freshies is an extensive guide on quakeworld; containing everything you need to know about the game in order to get into the full swing of it. featuring detailed outlines of all the dm maps (including a sky view too!), explanations on the more common commands, a quick qizmo setup guide, hints & tips on jumping/bunny hopping.... this is definately one of the top guides to check out.
made by the main man himself, apollyon, he has recently made a few updates and there definately worth checking out.
|was playing off a friends connection yesterday, the ibb 1meg/1meg 8:1 line, and my god the ping was vicious. |
it was a nice steady 25 to jolt and felt perfectly smooth, (also while i was playing with this 25 ping, the 2 other lads were playing fps's aswell with not even the slightest glitch to the ping ) .
then on games5 it was 8-9dos ping and in game was about 11-14, which i thought felt like lan, and as such we didnt bother host a lan server, and just used games5.
anyone else got the same conn and know of any problems? otherwise i might considering switching for it :>
|for anyone whos interesting in heading west the weekend, the latest in the long running and now famous galway lan (12th lan) is kicking off on saturday morning.|
as usual, it will be an excellent lan and anyone who can make it, should. even tho all places are full, i'm sure you can head in and have a laugh with the lads there.
for more information, head over to room101.org and have a gander.
|for those of you who are fans of the game enemy territory, like me, you should rush over to these mirrors and slurp right away. (jolts fast). basicly, its enemy territory fortress mod and its pretty damn good. whats better.. its free! |
note, you need the orig et. can be obtained from here too.
|since clanbases previous announcement, they have decided that it will be quake 3 will be their 2 on 2 event with cash prizes - |
they also have signups for their opencup. more details can be found here.
|well, it seems that dr. betruger really wants to do bad things in this universe as he'll be back stronger than ever with new monsters to send after your poor little ass ...|
and, oh yeah, that's right: there will be a ctf mode for the multiplayer \o/\o/\o/. the threewave team has been hired to work on it which probably means that the maps will be great. and it also explains why there wasn't any comments/work on doom3 from them so far ...
now i really can't wait
|i noticed over on quadnation that biffy has posted up his, as usual, excellent review of the jolt ctf season. two areas that are of interest to irish clans are div3a and div3c. of course you can read the whole thing here.|
|clanbase seem to be the only movers and shakers at the moment with their opened the sign ups for their spring 2005 opencup. ctf signups->here, tdm->here and clan arena->here. get signed up and start the new year with a bang!|
|clanbase announced that they are going to hold the eurocup xi finals at a lan with 50,000 euro in cash prizes. while the 1v1 fps game hasn't been decided, were hoping that it will be q3. check it out here.|
|clanbase announced earlier today that they have merges with the global gaming league in an exciting partnership.|
the ggl's marketing crew will find sponsorship for both clanbase and ggl tournaments from now on. the ggl has awarded more than $100,000 in prize money in 2004 alone, and can now add the huge marketing potential of clanbase ..
you can read more here.
|from all they guys and girls here at quake.ie, have a happy christmas and may your new year bring you only good things.|
|well, the last of the semi finals are on tonight at 8pm gmt with the netherlands taking on swedan. (incidentially, did you ever see the netherlands list of players ? heh). anyway, it should be an excellent set of games and definately worth a look if your into cee tee efff. #cbnations.q3|
|for those of you who still like to see and play the beautiful game, you just have to check out these set of demos. the first game is from clan malfunction vs griffins tappra gossar on dm3. keeping in mind, the players are some of the worlds best players in qw, just keep the demo on fix's pov. the guy is just an absolute monster. check it out here.|
the set of games is from def vs caban in the duelmania qw competition. theres 4 maps in total, ztn dm6 dm2 aerowalk. fcuk me, these are some games! thats all i can say. go download now.
|map to lan|
reeee!! things are taking shape,
attending: me killy mp pyro dest benji spec weemcd vin gib carl weak-infant baz
pyro is bringing a 24port hub
bring power blocks and cat 5 cables if you have them (i have a pile here but better safe than sorry)
come at 8pm saturday and we'll take it from there.
baz asked me to say he will provide a escort service if needed!! (you must be over 18)
|a win over the austrians, rofl, on sunday match report|
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clan tt in the 1/4 final, sent fh into the final of the 3rd league
ctf opencup. we will be facing the senti-powered swedish/estonian clan vires.
|now that myself and mp's dsl orders are in, looking forward to being back online playing. looking at the jolt website, the results are in for the end of the ctf league, where we have some good results from the irish sides.|
fh come in a very strong second in div3a, (won: 10, drawn: 1, lost: 3, cap diff: 23, points: 21), earning themselves promotion to division 2.
joining them in division 2 are n8z, who despite player unavailability problems (me included), got themselves together after a shaky start and came in second in div3c by a point, (won: 9, drawn: 1, lost: 4, cap diff: 28, points: 19).
baz's ded team came in 3rd in div3c, (won: 7, drawn: 1, lost: 6, cap diff: 12, points: 15), narrowly missing promotion. all in all, a good show from us paddys, keep it up next season guys.
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has posted an excellent, 25-page, in-depth article titled
the final hours of half-life 2. the report covers:
yeah, i know it's not quake, but there isn't one person here who isn't going to be itching for this, especially after the lukewarm reception the single player game in doom received.
the choice by valve software
to develop their own game engine
the inclusion of realistic physics and articulate characters
why half-life 2
didn't appear at e3 2002
the real story behind the september 30, 2003 release date
the lawsuit between valve and vivendi universal games
how game levels are envisioned and created
how a 21-year-old german named axel g hacked into valve's network