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    PlanetQuake | The PQ Poll | 06/28/00
   

The PQ Poll: June 28, 2000
Got poll questions you think we should use? Email them to [email protected]!



Do you invert your mouse? (submitted by Haplo Neksus)

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
Of course I do! How can you play with it not inverted?
391
27.9%
Of course not! How can you play with it inverted?
746
53.4%
I can play both ways. I'm just that...how you say..."l33t".
100
7.1%
I tried, but then the buttons are down by my palm and I can't hit them very well.
160
11.4%

Pappy-R: Nope, but my monitor is upside down.
Spyke: Inverted, of course! Everyone else is just looking at the world upside down, or something like that.
Mynxifornication: I invert my bellybutton.
Fargo: Only fools invert their mouses and meeses.
Hellchick: Inverted. And whenever I jump on someone else's machine and they don't invert their mouse, I immediately throw up all over their monitor. Did I mention no one at GameSpy will let me play on their system?
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: Baa.

Lee'Mon: Inverted. All those years of flight sims scarred me for life.
L33t'M0n: Inverted. All those years chained upside-down in the dungeon scarred me for life.


What 3D video card do you use?

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
a Voodoo 3
289
20.6%
a Voodoo 1 or 2 (I'll catch up someday, I swear)
197
14%
A TNT
132
9.4%
A TNT2
316
22.5%
a GeForce
213
15.2%
a GeForce 2
77
5.5%
a Banshee - yikes!
54
3.8%
what's a video card?
38
2.7%
I don't have 3D acceleration. Weep for me.
84
6%

Pappy-R: Ace of clubs. Great for poker but really lousey FPS.
Spyke: I have a TNT. Please send me money; I need a GeForce.
Mynxifornication: TNT2U. It should come with a tongue attachment.
Fargo: That's crazy, I gotta get me a better card. I'm still using a TNT 1, I think.
Hellchick: I have a TNT2 in my work system, but at home I have a...umm...don't laugh...a Voodoo 1. Oh yes, my friends...pray for me.
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: Baa.
Lee'Mon: I am unfortunately a card-carrying member of Banshee Owners Anonymous. My membership runs out in a few months, however, as I'll be the proud owner of a new system, complete with GeForce2. There'll be a party at my house; I expect you all there promptly at 8, dressed as your favorite biblical character.
L33t'M0n: Of course, when he DOES get the new system, the Banshee will be put in mine. As it is, I'm cutting polys out of felt and sticking them onto the monitor.


Have you ever run your own Quake LAN party?

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
I'm a LANning god, known for my LANs throughout the...uh, land.
330
23.9%
I ran one once, and I can't wait to do it again!
204
14.7%
I ran one once, and it was a terribly traumatic experience I hope to work through with a qualified therapist.
24
1.7%
I've never run one, but I've always wanted to.
418
30.2%
I've never run one and don't intend to - too much work.
334
24.2%
LAN party? Is that some sort of illicit drug?
70
5%

Pappy-R: Oh yesss! LAN = Life babeee.
Spyke: Nope; don't really want to, there's not enough room in my house, and I fear the responsibility of running one.
Mynxifornication: As I've said before, I boycott geek conventions.
Fargo: LAN parties are way too much work. Convince your friends that they should throw one instead. Tell 'em you'll bring the keg.
Hellchick: I've helped organize them using an existing set up. We got Quake 2 running on the Sparc stations in our astrophysics lab before I worked here. And the profs thought we were doing astrophyics, ha! Er, maybe that's why I'm not there anymore...
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: Baa?

Lee'Mon: I live on the Quake floor at college during the school year. My life is a Quake LAN party.
L33t'M0n: I've spent years locked in mortal combat with my goody-little-two-shoes clone-ee. My life IS a Quake LAN party.


What resolution do you run Quake in (whatever Quake you play the most)?

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
640 x 480
309
22.3%
800 x 600
588
42.4%
1024 x 768
345
24.9%
less than 640 x 480
39
2.8%
greater than 1024 x 768 (I like to see the pores in Sarge's face).
84
6%
resolution? Hell if I know.
20
1.4%

Pappy-R: Q1 is 800x600, Q2 is 800X600 and Q3A is 640 by 480. I blame the Ace of Clubs for that last one.
Spyke: 640 x 480 in Q3A, 1024 x 768 in Quake 2. And I still get 80 fps in Q2! Ph34r th3 pw33n4g3!
Mynxifornication: Whatever res mental has been tinkering with. I never know what I'll find.
Fargo: I run in good ol' 640. I'd run in 320 if I could. I don't mind pixels the size of my head if I get a good framerate.
Hellchick: I was running it in 640 x 480, but I changed it for screenshots, since I seem to do more of that than actually playing. But I'll probably change it back as I prefer my stuff scaled down to run better.
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: I find that on a properly functioning system, a resolution of 800 x 600 seems to be optimum for both aesthetical reasons as well as for playability.

Lee'Mon: 640x480 or not at all. (See previous reference to Banshee.)
L33t'Mon: Resolution?!? I am not hampered by the limitations of pixels! (See previous reference to felt.)


If there was a Quake movie, who would play the Shambler? (submitted by -c-gULL-)

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
Schwartzenegger! Stick with the classics.
334
24%
John Travolta. Ha ha, get it? Tra-VOLT-a? Lightning coming from the Shambler's hands? Er, nevermind.
102
7.3%
Carmack. It can be his cameo role!
139
10%
Pappy-R. He's big and fuzzy, isn't he?
162
11.6%
Janet Reno. If she doesn't scare them, no one will.
649
46.8%

Pappy-R: I find it odd that over 160 people think of me as big and fuzzy. Maybe a little scary too.
Spyke: Pappy! He's scary enough!
Mynxifornication: Hey, have I mentioned lately that Fargo wears red satin panties and insists we call him "Monique"?
Fargo: I could play the Shambler. I already did!
Hellchick: Hey Mynx...I think you're right, looks like satin panties under that Shambler costume.
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: Baa.

Lee'Mon: I distinctly remember Fargo playing the Shambler...
L33t'M0n: You want scary? Put Roseanne Barr in a string bikini.


Guest poll submission by Graeme Devine: What does BSP stand for?

Answer Votes
Percentage
 
Bit Scintillation Portal
65
4.7%
Binary Space Partition
496
36%
Boxed Subquantized Particles
87
6.3%
Big Sarge's Priced-to-go (tm)
110
8%
You mean Graeme doesn't know?!
617
44.8%

Pappy-R: Bitch Slap Palace....it is a Quake level isn't it?
Spyke: I hope everyone else at id Software is taking note of this. Graeme doesn't know, so he has to ask the PQ readers? This is a dark day in the gaming commmunity.
Mynxifornication: Graeme Devine!! He did 7th Guest!!! OMG!
Fargo: Something tells me the B stands for boobies.
Hellchick: DING - it's Binary Space Partition! Thanks for playing our game, you'll get fabulous parting gifts of nothing and like it.
Pearl the Inflatable Sheep: [chews on Spyke's pantleg]

Lee'Mon: Congrats to the vast majority of PQ readers for either guessing the correct answer or questioning Graeme's sanity (as we all have at one point.) Of course, the others don't quite sound right if you know what a BSP is (and you should...)
L33t'M0n: Boobies, Swearing, and Playin' Quake. It's what PQ is all about.

 


Who are these people anyway?

Hellchick is the PQ Site Director, or at least has convinced her friends that she is.
Pappy-R is PQ's News Jockey and Part-time Table Dancer.
Spyke does the PQ in Review, the PQ Mailbag, and your girlfriend.
Lee'Mon writes articles and editorials for PQ, which means he's really into finding things to complain about.
shaithis is a former PQ Site Director who now spends his days running GameSpy.com and sharpening the spikes on the top of his cubicle. You think we're kidding.
Fragmaster also used to run PQ, and now manages ClassicGaming.com and the console section of the GameSpy network. He also enjoys the occasional potted tuna.
Mynx is our resident advice expert, knowledgeable about all sorts of topics that the rest of us are just too scared to touch.
Tetsuo performs miracles that mere mortals cannot understand as part of the tech team at GameSpy. He also really likes bacon. Even more than Hellchick.
Fargo has been around since the beginning of PQ. He's been known to camp everything, including the poll.

 


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