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Editorial Index

Recent Editorials:

I WANT my CD key!
12/13 - id's decision to use a CD key is justified

Report Card to the NIMF
12/1 - A response to the NIMF's report on violence in video games

Violence and Gaming
11/16 - Quake responsible for youth violence?

A Purist's Rules for FPS Multi-Player Design
11/5 - Keeping FPS' clutter-free

Rebuttal to Essobie's Editorial
10/15 - Grapple Controversy-Part Deux
The Woes of Being a Multi-Gamer
10/12 - Game Loyalty?
CTF != The Grappling Hook
10/7 - Q3 Arena sans grappling hook?
Jailbreak and Free Lunches
10/4 - Do mod makers "owe" people anything?
Pixels and Texels
9/13 - A look at the future of video cards
Yes, Camping is Evil!
9/2 - A response to "The Evils of Camping"!
Give Me Cable or Give Me Death!
8/31 - Will we all be LPBs one day?
Does Age Equal Maturity?
8/25 - A look at the age factor in gaming.
HeadHunting
8/23 - Mods and intellectual property
To Smack or Not to Smack
8/12 - Trash talking and the FFF!
The Evils of Camping
8/9 - We love to complain!
Trends in the Gaming Industry
7/13 - A look at the shift to multiplayer only games
32-bit Graphics Shows 3dfx's True Colors
7/12 - A continuation about the Voodoo3...
Is She 7 or 17?
6/30 - About the Voodoo3...
Doom 2000 and Q3A
5/26 - Fragmaster speaks his mind
The L33T D00D Multiplayer Tutorial
5/11 - Addressing their needs
Sue 'em All...
4/15 - The id Software Lawsuit
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Just For The Fun Of It
It's just a game!
  — by Anacrime

Once upon a time when I opened up the Quake II box for the first time, I had my first on-line frag. I was hooked. It was great, run around kill and be killed.

Then something happened. Everyone, including me, got real serious about becoming the top fragger. Striving to meet and play one of the top PGL players on a duel server or something.


Fame

But the sad thing is, that in that process to gain internet fame, we forget that this is a game, and our self worth cannot be measured by how many frags per hour we get. But to some it's everything - endless times I have been in a public server and got flamed because someone insists that I'm a bot, or that I'm the luckiest player in the world

But should it matter? This isn't anyone's livelihood, it's a pass time. But to some, being able to shoot someone with a fictitous rocket defines them as being a better person. Even the top players in the PGL have a complex that they are above and beyond the average person. Because they can control the mouse and keyboard better than most, they are all of a sudden a higher class.

It's crazy because I've met these people in real life, talked with them, and they're great people, sharing frag stories while having a drink at a lan party... Some of the best people to hang out with are fellow Quake players. But as soon as they get back online as the top Quake II player in the world, they ignore everything.


King For A Day...

It's getting bad out there. Everyone has their own little trip, it's like if someone out-rails you, all of a sudden they're the worst person in the world and you must do anything to humilate them.

I can't go on to a server these days without someone acting childish. It's really disheartening, because once this game was my favorite thing to do when I wasn't at school or work, well one of them anyways. But now it's more like one quick game and hope I don't run into any assholes. And to tell you the truth, I haven't got in that one quick, peaceful game in a long time.

Basically what I'm trying to say is, I wish people would realize that this is just a game. It's all about having fun, not to build an ego so you can walk around thinking you're a king.

-- Anacrime




The views in this editorial are not necessarily those of PlanetQuake, it's staff, cheerleaders or the Quake aristocracy.

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