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    PlanetQuake | The PQ Poll | This Week's Poll
   

The PQ Poll: January 18, 2001
Got poll questions you think we should use? Check out the Guide to Poll Questions and use the snazzy new form to submit one!



How do you pronounce the "id" in idsoftware? [submitted by Cyco Dude]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
eye-dee. duh.
492
36.9%
id, ryhmes with hide.
9
0.6%
id, ryhmes with hid.
541
40.6%
damned if i know.
16
1.2%
does it really matter? they kick arse!
64
4.8%
boobies.
210
15.7%

Fargo: id, ego, superego. Pronouced so it rhymes with hid. Also, tomato, with a long A, you bastards!
shaithis: id, rhymes with hid, is correct. Like Fargo said, it's the id from "id, ego, superego".
Hellchick: What shaithis said. And if I hear another person pronounce it "Eye Dee" I'll pull out a railgun.
Mynx: Yeah yeah. Rhymes with hid. My father still says "eye dee". *cringe*
Ash: I used to call it eye-dee back when I was playing Wolf 3D, but I'm better now.
bigpete: id, rhymes with hid, ever since '96, '97 when quake 2 was named action game of the year. heard it pronounced properly on pcgamer, streaming media.
Pappy-R: id, rhymes with hid. I love hearing people at LAN's pronounce it I-D. That cracks me up!

How High is Your Sensitivity? [submitted by w.i.p.e.o.u.t]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
1... "If only i can turn around to vote..."-
28
2%
Under 10... "I don't know how to make it higher."
177
13.2%
10-20... "Enemies out run my turning."
261
19.5%
20-30... "Anything below is for CS and UT players."
464
34.7%
Above 30... *Runs around 10-20*
156
11.6%
Maxed... "at 10 sensitivty i can turn and stop on a pixel..."
249
18.6%

Fargo: You know, I don't even know. I just tweak it in the controls until it "feels" right. It's a bitch when I try to play on someone else's computer because I gotta play for a while to figure out where it's good. I like it sensitive enough that a flick of the mouse will spin you around, but not so sensitive that your hand gets all crampy.
shaithis: 14-18 in quake games, usually. I used to run at around 24-28, but I don't play as much, so I'm not as used to the high twich level that provides.
Hellchick: I think it's around 15, but I can't remember for sure.
Mynx: I am incredibly sensitive! *sniff*
Ash: The key: Low sensitivity + mouse acceleration.
bigpete: Highest setting, need to turn so I can see who just fragged me
Pappy-R: Actually I'm running lower and lower. Gonna need a mouse pad the size of my desk soon. 6.5 right now.

What continent do you quake from? [submitted by Michael]

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
North America
753
57.3%
South America
15
1.1%
Antartica
6
0.4%
Europe
228
17.3%
Asia
11
0.8%
Africa
4
0.3%
Austraila
82
6.2%
Continents??? I quake from orbit.
63
4.8%
Navy Submarines have broadband now...
30
2.2%
Whoo hooo! Ten answer POLL question!
120
9.1%

Fargo: Sweet, lotsa European Quakers at PQ.
shaithis: I'm very seriously thinking about moving to Australia for a year or two, at some point in the next five or ten years. Aussie gamers, Feel free to let me know if it's cool there.
Hellchick: Antarctica. I once considered applying for a physicist job at McMurdo station down there.
Mynx: Hey, Mental lived in .au for 4 years. He loved it... but there's no grape jelly or ranch dressing!! :D
Ash: Okay, we have 6 people from Antarctica, and 29 people Navy Submarines... I want names and proof! You'd think these questions were just for fun or something.
bigpete: North America, Canada, where its cold all the time, I don't even need a cpu fan!
Pappy-R: North, and I do mean North America.

What is the most influential aspect to make a kick ass LAN party?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Technology - The network needs to be slick. No excess collisions, IP conflicts, bad hubs, power outages.
215
16.3%
Connection - An internet connection is a necessity, broadband expected.
50
3.8%
Good People - The only thing that really matters is some great guys and girls to frag with.
802
60.9%
Food - Feed me Seymore! I need snacks and beverages provided.
111
8.4%
Dedicated Servers - I need boxes ready to play on for all my favorite network games.
26
1.9%
Free Stuff - I want sponsors to fill my closet with goodies.
111
8.4%

Fargo: Hmmm, I'd have to say the people are the most important (if the connection sucks, then I can always stop playing and drink), followed by dedicated servers. C'mon, SOMEONE's got to have an old P-133 sitting around.
shaithis: Good People. Any regular Beatdown attendee can tell you that hanging out on the porch is as fun as playing games.
Hellchick: I'm anti-social. I hate you all.
Mynx: I hate you more than Hellchick hates you.
Ash: Good people, Dedicated Servers, Technology, Connection, Food, Free Stuff, respectively. If the network is bad, I don't mind fixing it, but everything else needs to be provided by the host(s).
bigpete: A great LAN party must have all those things, otherwise its just a LAN party
Pappy-R: Kool people and good games. Beer is good too.

How far would you travel for a LAN party?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Nada. I'm not moving my computer from it's cushy little home right here.
248
18.7%
Same Town/City. I don't mind hauling my stuff across town for some good LANdanadage.
444
33.5%
County Wide. Anything within a thirty minute drive or so is ripe for the pickin'.
301
22.7%
State Wide. I don't care if it takes me three hours to get there, if the LAN is hawt, I will come.
156
11.8%
Regional. If it's in my, or any of the nearby states, I'm there.
64
4.8%
Nation Wide. I would travel from the tip of Maine to a Beatdown if I could find a way.
36
2.7%
It's a small world, baby, and if there's a Quake hot spot on it, I want to be there.
73
5.5%

Fargo: I'd probably drive half an hour for a good party -- I did once, in fact. I'd drive a couple hours if girls were involved.
shaithis: For a Beatdown, I'd do some travelling (though the computer would stay at home). For a run-of-the-mill LAN party? It had better be within 10-15 minutes from here.
Hellchick: Same as shai -- Beatdown's I'll travel for. Otherwise, I really hate disassembling my computer several times.
Mynx: uu.
Ash: I have every intention of flying out to the Beatdown, but on a regular basis, just about anything in Kansas is fair game.
bigpete: 10-15 minutes tops, way to lazy to go further away from home
Pappy-R: I hate limitations.

 


Who are these people anyway?

Pappy-R is the PlanetQuake Site Director and ensures that all the coolness on PQ that happens, happens.
Hellchick is GameSpy's Action Genre Producer, or at least has convinced her friends that she is.
Ash is PQ's Content Manager and doesn't realize that there are other games in the world besides Quake.
Fargo has been around since the beginning of PQ. He's been known to camp everything, including the poll.
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.
Mynx is our resident advice expert, knowledgeable about all sorts of topics that the rest of us are just too scared to touch.
bigpete is a devout PlanetQuake reader trying to match wits with the staff, and he's also the winner of last week's mystery poll commentator contest.


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