I'll explain the signifigance of the title at the end. Anyways, we've got a ton of news for you this week, what with all that's going on at QuakeCon, where Hellchick is making her rounds, cornering the bigwigs, and getting the scoop! Of course, we've got all the usual here, so let's get to recapping!
Of course, the biggest news this week was QuakeCon, and we're all over it (well, not literally, though I can't speak for Fargo), with our QuakeCon2K coverage! That's right, updates every day, and reports on the big workshops, including those from Paul Jaquays and John Carmack of id Software! This week saw the beginning of one contest, and also its end, and the end of another one, if that makes sense. We presented the winners of our Quake Haiku contest, and also held a contest to win tickets to the Artemis Software / GameSpy toga party at QuakeCon! Yes, twenty lucky people won tickets so they could see Hellchick in a toga. And I'm sure many more people wanted to. Hellchick also kicked up her preview of QuakeCon, getting Fargo and shaithis to reminisce about earlier QuakeCons and the hilarity that ensued back then, and also giving the unwashed masses that don't get to go (hey, I don't get to go either) a scoop on what's going down. Wednesday saw the ubiquitous PQ Poll, asking questions about how good you are at Quake, and, yes, (gasp) QuakeCon! As if you hadn't heard the word QuakeCon enough in this edition of PQ in Review, Mynx slapped together the special Dear Mynx QuakeCon Edition, featuring only questions regarding that large convention where people play Quake. To save you readers from the deluge of QuakeCon-related material, Love2Play and myself presented our Mailbags this week, with the PQ Mailbag being full of Leftover Gibs, which answers the questions of the readers, and the TechMailbag answering all the technical questions. Neither feature contains a word about QuakeCon.
Coming up during the next week, we've got the rest of the QuakeCon2K coverage, including a final wrap-up. There'll also be a new From the Hardcore Side courtesy of Pappy R, and another chapter in Lee'Mon's Generations story. A little birdie told me that there may be another id vs. PQ challenge, but that remains to be seen, as I'm sure Hellchick is still in her toga, drunk and knocking over tourney computers down in Texas.
Question of the Damned
Seeing as how QuakeCon is going on right now, and people are accomplishing things, I just have to ask of myself and my subordina.. I mean colleagues: "What's your greatest accomplishment in Quake thus far?"
Winning my division in the Female Frag Fest 99 finals last year, and going on to New York City to compete in the finals in a national tournament. It was fun, it was exciting, and it was well-organized. Course, I totally lost it in the finals, but hey, I won my division, dammit!
I think my best work is helping or facilitating the work of others that have grown and contributed to the community. My best stuff is in the background.
I prefer to think my greatest Quake accomplisments are ahead of me. Well, aside from actually fragging Cornelia once in a 7-frag, 5-minute match (anyone who's played her knows what I mean), my most cherished moment was when a certain hellish chick emailed me and said, "We'd love to have you aboard." ;^)
Hey, you out there in reader-land. Remember when you jumped of that ledge, spun around, and fired a perfect rail shot at the guy that you just noticed? Well, I've never done that, but I was the guy that accused you of being a bot for two hours.
My greatest accomplishment is getting a clean frag on this guy that played on my local server, Mr. Dubias. He was a total badass; nobody could beat him. I never did, but I got him really good with a rocket coming around the corner!
Well, seriously, my greatest accomplishment is having stayed here at PlanetQuake for over a year now (it was a year on Friday). Wh00t!
Remember, if you want to submit a Question of the Damned, just e-mail me!
Spyke's Profound Thought
Yup, that's right! I've been at PQ for over a year; I've seen a lot of things change, while some stayed the same, but I'm definitely proud of how PQ is now. We've got a great staff, a great relationship with you, the readers, and with the development community; I know for a fact Graeme Devine and Robert Duffy are in Hellchick's pocket. And if it sounds like I'm quitting, I'm not. :) I'm going to stay with PQ as long as I can, hell, maybe another year, and we're going to kick even more ass. There are changes coming soon, and it'll be interesting how we handle them. But in any event, I can say one thing: Yaay for PQ!