Week of August 31st, 1998
How long have you been playing FPS games?
|Since Wolf 3D|
|Since Duke 3D|
|Since Quake II|
|I don't play any of those - I was looking for Planet Of The Apes and ended up here instead...|
Void: Wolf3D, keyboard style!
Joost: When i was young we didn't have FPS games on the computer, laddy! We had to go out and shoot small furry animals in the forest! Ach, my back hurts!
Fargo: Overwhelmingly Old Skool. Wow.
Gestalt: Since Wolf3D, though my first real memory is playing Doom shareware over my school network...
Have you upgraded to Quake II v3.18 yet?
|Yes - I live life on the bleeding edge|
|Yes - I'm a mug|
|No - It's a beta, remember?|
|No - Didn't know about it|
|I don't play Quake II|
Void: Nope... might have some cool stuff, but wouldn't be able to play on most 'net servers.
Joost: Uhm. Last time i upgraded to a beta version, hardly any servers ran it.
Fargo: A beta of a patch to a point release... Whee!
Gestalt: Nope - I wouldn't touch it with a 20 foot poll, especially as none of the servers I play on here in the UK have upgraded to it yet... We've been getting mails all week asking how to downgrade back to v3.17. ;-)
Have you ever used a cheat (proxy, bot etc) in deathmatch?
|Hell yes! - It's the only way I can win|
|Yes - I'm a llama|
|Yes - But only against LPBs / BFG babies / campers / whatever|
|No - I wouldn't know how to cheat|
|No - I'm too afraid of being caught|
|Hell no! - I would never cheat|
Joost: I'm quite good myself.
Fargo: My heart goes out to the people who desperately want to cheat, but can't figure out how. Even lame people probably think that's lame!
Gestalt: Almost 4% of you admit to cheating? That's scary...
How did you get your copy of Quake II?
|Bought it with my own money|
|Bought it with someone else's money|
|Got it as a present|
|Got it from a friend|
|H4x0r3d W4r3z dude!|
|I still haven't got it|
Joost: Swiped it from the PQ offices after my first copy got scratched.
Gestalt: Bought it the day it came out in the UK. Then spent the next two days trying to get it to work right. :-)
If you could have one of the following Quake abilities in real life, which would you choose?
|Run around at 30mph all the time without tiring|
|Carry tonnes of equipment without slowing down|
|Respawning after a violent death|
|Quad damage - including the blue glow and klaxon|
|Rocket jumping without dying|
|You mean Quake isn't real life?|
Void: "So *that* is what it feels like to fall off a cliff! Neat!" -- that would rule.
Joost: Running around. Too much time is spent getting from point A to B.
Fargo: C'mon. Wouldn't it be nice to go into a job interview with quad?
Gestalt: Damn, and I thought this was all there was to life... You mean she didn't respawn after I pushed her under the lorry? Shit...
What's your favourite position in CTF?
|Defender - watch that flag son|
|Rover - should I frag 'em coming or going?|
|Attacker - gotta love the rush|
|Llama - I just yell "bastard!" every 5 seconds|
|Whiner - I just complain about the BFG every 5 seconds|
|Any or all of the above|
|I just wander round aimlessly shooting at stuff|
|I never play CTF|
Void: Haven't I heard this question before?
Joost: The guy blindly storming the base and getting killed 3 seconds after getting the flag with noone to defend me. I'm good at that.
Fargo: *blush* Oh, you mean in CTF?
Gestalt: Depends which map I'm playing... In McKinley Revival I set up a camp fire on one of the balconies and sit there toasting marshmellows with my railgun and BFG to hand in case some hapless fool makes a dash to grab my flag. But in Capture Showdown I got rhythm and go offense the whole time, usually scoring around half my team's captures... Depends what mood takes me.
Do you think games like Quake encourage violence?
|Hell yes! You lookin' at me? Huh?|
|Who cares - it's fun!|
|Why can't we all just be friends?|
|Hell no! It releases my violence|
Joost: They encourage playing violent computer games, yes.
Void: Other than the constant dreams of killing and violent deaths... no.
Fargo: If I had the quad from question 5, I might be a little more violent...
Gestalt: When I'm pissed off at something I'll usually just fire up GameSpy and drop in on a server for a few hours. By the end I'm usually feeling much less homicidal than I was when I started... Maybe I'm just being desensitized to the violence? Nah...
Hey - what the f*ck are you looking at? You want some? You want some? Come here and say that dammit!
If you had to choose between Quake and your woman / man, which would you keep?
|My partner of course! What could be more important?|
|Quake of course! Get your priorities right...|
|Both! I'd just persuade my partner to play Quake...|
|Both! My partner deathmatches with me all the time|
|I don't have a partner|
|I don't have Quake|
Void: My woman/man? I don't walk on that side of the street...
Joost: Hi mom!
Fargo: "Hey babe. What's your favorite CTF position?"
Gestalt: I'm single at the moment. Ladies, now is your chance!