Please kill me now. We have an amazing dearth of feedback this week, with only 21 messages suitable for inclusion. I think I'm going to cry. Anyways, this lack of abundance means this week's PQ Mailbag will be a two-pager, instead of the usual three pages. It's also going to be completely composed of Leftover Gibs! Try to enjoy.
From: Steven Cowling
Excellent site for an excellent game.
Can you tell me if there any Quake 3 t-shirts? and if so where can I get one
from. I've looked on ID's site and for some reason they only have info and
merchandise up to Quake 2.
Could you mail me back even if there are no t-shirt available.
Subject: (no subject)
Not sure what email-adress to send this to. I'm looking for Quake II merchandise : especially T-shirts ! Would U guys 'n dolls know where to order any ?
From: Alexander, James
Subject: PQ T-shirt
Would it be possible to BUY a Planet Quake T-Shirt? A Beefy-T and a magic
marker just does not work all that well.
Wow, three t-shirt questions in one week. First, there are no PlanetQuake t-shirts. There used to be, like a year ago, but they sold out helluva fast. Quake 2 shirts are sold out, and I doubt they'll be making any more. However, Quake 3 Arena shirts are still available from the Activision Store, along with Q3A hats and mouse pads, if you're interested. No, I don't get commission. :)
From: Ken Coleman
Subject: About the Quake Haiku
Anyone else notice that the honourable mentions were about ten times better
than the winners?
From: Roger Bennett
Subject: haiku winners
I thought they sucked!
sorry to voice my high-pinging opinion.
They were good funny 5-7-5 poetry...
... but they dont even nearly match up to the japanese art from which they
take thier name.
haikus are much,much more than words strung together. only Scott
Cruikshank's third place even nearly made me think - I think his was the
best of the top three anyway!!
hurrah for the idea though. PQ is still cool.
[Employs Jedi mind trick] The haiku was all very good. Those who won, deserved to win. Your complaints are unfounded; they make you look foolish. These aren't the droids you're looking for.
From: Martin Thibault
Subject: Q3 engine
I would like to now the price of Q3 engine license and I can't see were
(other than ID itself) I could have the price. If you have any info about
that, I would really appreciate it.
L33t'M0n: The Q3 engine costs more money than you will ever have, foolish mortal!
Spyke: Um, we don't really know that, dude. For all we know, Martin Thibault could be a billionaire.
L33t'M0n: Billionaires get people to write their e-mail for them.
Spyke: Okay.. anyways, the Q3 engine costs a lot of money to license. That's why companies do it, as it would be insane for an individual to. It's not a set price anyways; you can negotiate prices upfront based on how many units you'd like to sell, and whether you want id to take a royalty fee.
L33t'M0n: He's still a foolish mortal, though.
From: (address deleted)
I'm a big Planet[variable] fan, but still haven't managed to decipher the meaning of l33t yet despite being bludgeoned with it repeatedly on every Gamespy page I blunder into. *wears Dunce cap* Whuzzit mean?
Section "Boy Look At All Those Pretty Fireballs" Eight
Ohgodnopleasedon'tmakemeexplainl33tagain. [pause] You're still there, aren't you? I thought so. I will make this VERY SIMPLE, and I will NOT EXPLAIN IT AGAIN.
l33t = leet = elite. That is all.
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