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    PQ | Features| PQ Poll | September 14, 1998
   

Week of September 14th, 1998

Have you ever lied to the PlanetQuake poll?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Of course not! I never lie
1237
43.9%
My answers are always LEGALLY correct....
1042
37%
I always lie - even now (?)
170
6%
I answer the questions randomly
51
1.8%
I always pick the dumb answer
118
4.1%
What poll?
196
6.9%

Gestalt: "The truth? You can't handle the truth."
Bastard: LIARS!
Joost: (insert clinton joke here)
Fargo: Thank you, Kenneth Starr.

What's your favourite weapon in Quake II?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
BFG
116
4.1%
I never live long enough to use a weapon...
78
2.7%
I don't play Quake II
165
5.8%
Blaster
37
1.3%
Shotgun
12
0.4%
Super-Shotgun
447
15.8%
Machinegun
93
3.2%
Chaingun
172
6%
Grenade Launcher
143
5%
Rocket Launcher
621
21.9%
Hyperblaster
209
7.3%
Railgun
735
25.9%

Gestalt: The super-shotgun, has to be. Though when I'm not too badly lagged the railgun has that added punch... And for base defence in CTF, I'm a BFG baby.
Bastard: My fave is the M4 assault rifle in Action Quake. BRUTAL. Once I got a good handle on the upwards pull of the gun... man oh man!
Joost: pinapples man. i love to see them bounce of walls. didn't we already have this question?
Fargo: Yeeahh! Representin' with the Railgun, uh-hunh!

What would you most like to see done with the Quake II engine?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
More of the same
980
34.9%
RPG / Adventure
696
24.7%
Strategy
220
7.8%
Sports
90
3.2%
Simulation
87
3%
Classic arcade game remakes
120
4.2%
Pr0nQuake
615
21.9%

Gestalt: Mmm... "Wumpus 2000" anyone? "I smell a wumpus"
Bastard: One of the beatdown attendees is working on BANG quake. I'll leave the details to your fertile imagination.
Joost: 'more of the same' is already being done ;) time for a persistent world game using the quake engine. wouldn't it be cool if someone is already working on that only they're not telling?
Fargo: Quess II: Rail the Queen!

If you see someone frozen by lag, what do you do?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Shoot him - it's the only way I'll score!
86
3%
Shoot him and put him out of his misery
1080
38.2%
Taunt him and then blaster him to death
378
13.3%
Wave at him and run on - I want a live target!
388
13.7%
Wait for him to move, then kill him
311
11%
I'm the one who is frozen by lag usually...
583
20.6%

Gestalt: "That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight, losing my connection..."
Bastard: How many times are we going to have this question? Dammit Gestalt, lay off the pints at the pub.
Joost: like the average quake playe would not shoot me in the same situation? am i supposed to stare at every player for a few seconds to make sure he's not frozen?
Fargo: Often, they're in my way. If not, I position myself so that they're in my way, then I get the shotgun...

What do you listen to whilst Quaking?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Whatever I forgot to list...
166
5.8%
Just the Quake / Quake II cd
145
5.1%
Just the screams of my victims
1340
47.5%
Hanson / Spice Girls
71
2.5%
Industrial
231
8.1%
Heavy Metal
326
11.5%
Alternative
170
6%
Rock / Indie
86
3%
House / Dance
39
1.3%
Drum 'n' Bass / Big Beat
36
1.2%
Hip Hop / Rap
63
2.2%
Ambient / Trance
67
2.3%
Classical
80
2.8%

Gestalt: "If music be the food of love, give me a big mac and fries"
Bastard: All of the above.
Fargo: Recently I've taken to playing Action Quake while blasting the theme from Die Hard.

Would you like your local servers to run different maps?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Hell no - The Edge is my home from home
307
10.9%
Why? - aren't the id maps enough for you?
330
11.7%
Why not? - variety is the spice of life
1089
38.9%
Hell yes - I'm sick of q2dm*
875
31.2%
You mean you don't have to play id's maps?
198
7%

Gestalt: Server ops - the people have spoken! Get some new maps!!!
Bastard: Just auto-download the suckers to me.
Fargo: Sounds like we need to make a Level of the Week Map pack.

Have you ever been scared by a computer game?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Scared? By sprites and polygons? Hell no!
925
32.8%
Not very often, but sometimes...
1654
58.6%
All the time! I have to play from behind the sofa
238
8.4%

Gestalt: Hah! Enough of that false bravado. I know your kind. I bet you were too busy whimpering behind the sofa to play QTest.
Bastard: DOOM owned me.
Fargo: There was that one corner in Castle Wofenstein that had a hidden nook with an SS guy in it -- I lept at least two feet in the air. "HALT!!"

What did you do when you heard John Romero was dead?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Committed suicide
150
5.3%
Burst into tears
56
1.9%
Played Doom in memoriam
276
9.8%
Deathmatched the night away
285
10.1%
Put $500 on IonStorm going under
146
5.2%
Celebrated!
93
3.3%
I couldn't give a damn
763
27.2%
You mean he's dead?
1035
36.9%

Gestalt: .oO "I wonder if he donated his hair for scientific research?"
Joost: immy told me. yeah, it's insane, isn't it? he buzzed me on icq when it happened. i'll forever remember him now. i went onto irc and icq'ed a few people to see what they knew.
Fargo: PlanetQuake had a Pic of the Day loaded and ready to go while we doublechecked the story...

What did you do when you heard John Romero wasn't dead?

AnswerVotes
Percentage
 
Committed suicide
153
5.4%
Burst into tears
75
2.6%
Played Doom again anyway
191
6.7%
Deathmatched the night away
307
10.9%
Put $500 on IonStorm going under
147
5.2%
Celebrated!
161
5.7%
I couldn't give a damn
726
25.8%
Hang on, you just said he was dead?
1049
37.3%

Gestalt: At last - proof of life after death. Over 100 people managed to fill out this poll from beyond the grave...
Joost: said 'what a fucking embaressment for avault'
Fargo: I spent an hour trying to calm down everyone on ICQ so I could get back to deathmatching. :P


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