Week of December 14th, 1998
Now that the "final" version of Quake II (3.20) has been released, are you happy with it?
|I didn't know it was out|
|I don't play Quake II|
Chris: I guess I would be if I played Q2, seeing as the majority seem to have accepted it without too many moans and groans.
Gestalt: To be honest I haven't really noticed any changes since v3.14 apart from the air code changes around v3.15...
Bastard: I'm still on 3.19.
BreadTooth: awww yeah!!
crt: w000! Source code too!
Joost: I guess i wasn't hard core enough to notice there was something wrong with Q2 half a year ago.
China: Final version? Haven't we been here before?
Regardless of how you pronounce it, which FPS Game has the nastiest gibs?
|Doom - splat|
|ROTT - ludicrous gibs|
|Quake - big meaty chunks|
|Quake II - little kibbles 'n' bits|
|Unreal - Nali burgers|
|Half-Life - crowbar to the cranium|
|Shogo - do mechas gib?|
|Blood II - bloody by name, bloody by nature|
Chris: Blood2 for sure! The gibs in Blood2 are definitely the nastiest! Damnit, limb-loss should be better though!
Gestalt: Since it's nostalgia time, I'll say Doom. The corpses in Doom make a lovely mess. Tasteful.
Bastard: The half-life gibs are ridiculous. Bones and skulls? ROCK!
BreadTooth: heh - you said gib
crt: ROTT -- Watch out for the eyeball!
Joost: Where's Heretic II in this list? Someone's obviously note used the powered up flamin' blade!
China: The best thing about SP Quake was every monster had a severed head when you gibbed it.
Have you ever tried Speed Running?
|What da hell is 'Speed Running?'|
|Only when I'm really late for work|
|I've tried it, but it was boring!|
|I do the occasional run when I'm bored|
|I love Speed Running, it's my whole life!|
|I was born and raised to be a kyote!|
Chris: Speed running rules! Haven't tried it? Don't know what it is? Head over to Speed Demos Archive and find out now, baby!
Gestalt: Nope, I'm no roadrunner.
Bastard: It can be fun at lan parties. At the beatdown a few months ago we did cooperative speed running in quake1. When you died, you went into observer mode. Much thanks to Mungo for writing the mod!
BreadTooth: only to D's ( a PQ tradition)
crt: Yea.. it was kinda fun.. but vey frustrating
Joost: Is this a trick question?
What's your favourite rocket launcher?
|Doom - the original, and still the best|
|Quake - master of all it surveys|
|Quake II - reload damnit!|
|Shogo - big mecha, big mecha bullgut|
|Half-Life - fly by wire|
Chris: Quake definitely, quadded, awesome!
Gestalt: The Shogo weapons are awesome, especially in mecha mode. They have that over-the-top anime feel to them, gotta love it.
Bastard: The Shogo BullGut r0xors but I the Quake 1 RL is my first love.
BreadTooth: Quake for sure - I love Rocket Jumping off of Tetsuo's head
crt: Quake is da biz
Joost: Gotta be Shogo: use the rockets to confuse the enemy and hide in the smoke trails.
What kind of mouse pad do you use?
|3m precise mousing surface|
|the "edge" (no, not the dm level)|
|standard shiny plastic one|
|big ugly cloth quake logo|
|none, I use my desktop|
|none, I don't use a mouse|
Chris: It's called an "allsop." It's washable too, so when I spill beer/coffee on it I just chuck it in hot water!
Gestalt: Um .. just the one that came free with some memory I bought a couple of years ago.
Bastard: 3m fer sure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one with the gamespy logo on it.
BreadTooth: mouse man +, yo
crt: 3M, They shouldn't even call the other things mouse pads
Joost: The Edge pad that I won at The Frag 2.
China: All's I'm saying is: fleshy/silicon wrist-rest.
Do you care whether the server you connect to keeps stats?
|Yes - I won't play on a server that keeps stats|
|Yes - I try and play on servers that keep stats|
|No - I couldn't care less|
|I didn't know you could keep stats|
Gestalt: Looks like a big turn out for the "don't know, don't care" brigade there. I'm not too bothered either way myself to be honest, but I'd like to see more servers doing it so I could finally see just how lame I really am. ;-)
Bastard: Stats. Bitch, Please. I just want to have fun.
BreadTooth: I don't care about stats, just want to kill
crt: Don't really like stats.. they are usually very misleading
Joost: Nah, probably better that way.
China: I like stats; a low key way to see how I'm ranked against other players.