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    PQ | Features | Mailbag | October 17, 1998
   

From : Charles Featherer
Subject : Happy B-Day!

Oh, and for a very special PQ team...check out what's been happening with your Funky Drunken Monkeys over at Space Ghost's news desk. Its too trippy for words!

Pass it along to all the other PQ's in the offices there. You know that those funky drunken monkeys must be lose again if this invasion is happening so close to PQ's b-day!

Gah! The monkeys are loose again! I must've lost a few in the VIP lounge at Quakeadelica...


Quakeadelica

Our "live" Quakeadelica coverage brought in a lot of mail this week... Here's a selection.


From : Kevin Small
Subject : 'Live' Match Reports ???

C'mon, where are the 'live match reports from the first 8-player dm thru to the 1on1 final versus Thresh' as you promised ?

Its almost half past eleven and it was supposed to start at 9pm !

Unfortunately the games started late (it was due to start at 9.30pm actually), and then there just wasn't enough time between matches to upload the reports as we went along (the longest break was half an hour)...


From : Mark
Subject : Demos?

Where the hell are the demos for Quakeadelics.

You said in the Game 5 page between Thresh and Billox to go download the demo for some great quake 2 action.

The only action I've had is with my hand.

By the time we'd finished uploading the coverage it was 3.30am, and everyone else was long gone. Security was threatening to throw us out if we didn't finish off. ;-) Sorry about that, we got the demos up as soon as possible the next morning, but then...


From : BJ Vicks
Subject : thresh demo

wtf? that demo was cammed backwords....who wants to look out of thresh's ass?

Didn't you know - that's where the sun shines from!

Seriously though, there seems to be a problem with the GX Tournament mod [created by Thresh's gang to make sure he won ;-)] that was used throughout the tournament, resulting in a lot of the demo footage coming out with messed up view angles.

The actual demo data was fine though, it was just the view that was fucked up, and we're beginning to see recamed demos appearing - a fixed Thresh vs Billox demo is already up.

In the mean time, you'll have to make do with Thresh's butt cam.


From : Ewan Macdonald
Subject : Quakeadelica...

I have been reading the article and have come across a number of errors and inaccuracies. Being the anorak that I am, I'll go through them all..

1) A who's who of UK Quake

No, Quake2. And since it's predominatley a WirePlay event, very few of the best players have a chance of taking part. The LanParty league [nicely plugged - Gestalt] features players such as Tasan, MarXmaN, Rude, Zombeh and ?eniGma? who are extremley talented. They didn't take part. I think a few of them would have qualified.




From : Ben Bayliss
Subject : Quakeadelica Coverage

I quote from your page "we chat with 8 of the UK's finest quakers"

a) It is a Quake 2 tourny, not Quake. There is a HUGE difference.

b) None of the finalists are recognised amongst the Quake & Quake II scenes as being the best atall. Infact, none of us have ever heard of them.

This competition is a publicity stunt, organised by Wireplay and Thresh's agents to generate lots of sponsorship, new membership for wireplay - and gives the true gamers nothing in return [except free beer for the VIPs .. wooga! - Gestalt].




From : Keith Duncan
Subject : quakeadelica.

i had a feeling it was going to be an event organised by people who knew nothing about quake. after all, only 71 entries of all the thousands of q2 players in the uk seems a bit strange. and 5 of the final 8 being tipped off by a mate of mine to the events existence anyway (including billox).

wireplay is far from the be-all and end-all of q2 playing in the uk. none of the best players ever play on the overpriced system. and i heard there were problems setting up the first server. and that thresh had a superior machine and a larger monitor. i understand billox took his own usb mouse down there since thresh made such a fuss about not playing without one, yet his machine wouldn't support it.

Actually anyone could take part - there were qualifiers at Cyberia net cafes. Unfortunately for whatever reason very few people knew about them, and according to one rumour only four people turned up for the Scotland qualifier in Edinburgh...

At the end of the day, this ended up as more of a Wireplay championship than a UK championship, and although Billox is a good player I'm sure he wouldn't claim to be the best in the country.

Having said that, Quakeadelica was a great night out, and helped raise the profile of British Quaking, with journalists from papers, websites and magazines in attendance.

Kudos to Wireplay for a great night, and for their hospitality [beeeeeer!] and help...


From : J Capuano
Subject : er....

Your language is silly.

What the hell is "had the cheek to say..."

Dammit, over here we say "had the BALLS to say...."

now go fix your dictionary....there thats it. now maybe it'll make more sense!!!

Damn Americans. What language is it you're speaking? Huh? Huh? ENGLISH. E N G L I S H. So if anyone knows how to speak it it's us, the English. Right?

Well .. unless you're a cockney of course. ;-)


From : Marty Stone
Subject : Thresh!!!!

Just one question short and simple who is thresh?

"Who-are-ya, who-are-ya, who-are-ya..."

Um .. sorry. Yeah, Thresh. Thresh won the PGL Quake championship in the USA.


From : student
Subject : Thresh

Thresh is a chump!

And on that note...


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