i still play quake, every day if possible
tdm 4v4 2v2 3v3... a TON of 1v1
ah... you gotta love quake... none of that sissy camp and shoot people from yards away who dont know you are there
actual SKILLED opponents instead of 13 year olds on xbox live...
the meta-game is always getting deeper, not only do you need to improve movement to a point of near perfection, and aim to a point of near perfection... you have to out smart your opponents in every duel
timing items... different timings in each quake bugs me though... 20s armors in quakeworld and quake2, 25 in quake3 cpma quake4 and quakelive... 35 second megahealth in quake3 q4 and ql... 20s after its burnt mh in qw q2 and cpm... 15s weapons in q3 and q4
weapon stay in qw 1v1 or 30s in tdm, 30s in q2, and 5s weapons in quakelive... 3m ammo pack timing in q2, 1m adrenaline timing in q2, 60s quad, 90s invul in the later ones, think the invul is 5m in q2 lol
and thats just the timings!! the rest of the meta-game gets interesting
positioning, weapon choice, sound cues and sound fake outs, PREDICTION TIMING which most average players cant even wrap their mind around... tracking your opponents 100% of the time during a match no matter whats going on
knowing damage values and keeping track of what your opponent has with them or available to them all the time so you can keep track of how much damage youve dealt and when to push an advantage for a kill... i can tell you how fast the rockets travel in relation to run speed or average strafe jumping speed in every quake
while the game itself is simple... the players are the best of the best, and the skill cap in the quake series is unmatched... people have played quake for decades and can walk over newer players 40-0 in matches and still lost 0-40 to more skilled players, and those players will still lost 0-40 to even more skilled players, and so on so forth
even if you dont want to play the fast paced shooting side of it, defrag is huge and very difficult to perfect in each game while being entirely different in each one... as far as q2 goes (the one i like the most) the average player can do some CRAZY jumps, but will still never compare to the top defrag players... (if youve never seen quake trick jumping, watch this: http://www.quakeunity.com/file=3011
and then imagine its 100x harder than it looks, and 99% of quake players wouldnt even be able to finish most of that)
ah i love quake...
im glad there was a thread i could be elitist for a couple minutes typing something up
commence the bbq
im ready for teh flaming...
(but fyi before i get flamed, i really love games like UT and painkiller and think they are very similar and inspired by quake in many ways and are leagues ahead of new fps games as far as skill goes, but quake just plays better imo)
too much to say about quake in one post Edited by EntTheGod - 1/27/11 at 11:01pm