As the recent QLReddit 2v2 tournament we had was a great success, we are organising another duel tourney. The tourney is open to anyone. There are currently no prizes, although is may change. Anyone is welcome to stream the games (especially participants!), so long as the players don’t mind and you let an admin know.
Most hardcore Quakers are using a customized HUD and since a few months ago, a new element has been added that allows HUDs to be scaled properly for widescreen. A lot of people seem to be aware that there is such a thing, but most don’t know how it works, however, it’s usage is pretty simple. I’ll explain by using a few images so you can edit your custom HUD as well.
Update: Thanks to InFerNo from Holysh1t.net we now have two 1-month pro tokens to whichever team takes first place and another two 1-month tokens to a team selected at random*
*Teams must play at least one match to qualify.
Redditor crazyal_ is organising a 2v2 TDM tournament on October 26th, available to everyone worldwide, but note that matches will be played on EU servers. The tournament is open for people of all tiers. New players can signup and see how well they match up against other teams. People that are without teams can sign up and get teamed up with someone else. Read the rest of this post for all the necessary details.
We are delighted to announce the opening of #ffapickup, a Quake Live classic ruleset pickup channel on QuakeNet IRC Network. Currently for EU players, we will add other locations in the future if enough interest is shown.
Thanks to the generosity of SyncError and the Quake Live team, we are extremely pleased to announce that there will be at least a few Sunday tournaments with Pro tokens up as prizes. The duration of the tokens will be up to one year for the first tournament. In total we have a pool of several years worth of Pro subscriptions to give away to our various winners and participants selected at random. Our staff are not eligible for any token prize.
MajkiF has created a few simple short smooth HTML5 videos on Reddit that show off a few tips for new players. Check ‘m out below or go to http://www.reddit.com/r/Quakelive
Learn to dodge – it saves life!
InfinityFrags is putting tutorials and antics out on Youtube. Their first videos can already be viewed on their Youtube channel. These tutorials will cover the basics of Quake Live weapons. They are also looking for demos to create fun frag movies so check below for all the necessary info.
I’m happy to inform that users are able to register on www.holysh1t.net again, especially considering our traffic went up 1000% since the Steam release of Quake Live. You can use the account to leave messages on the articles to notify me of any errors or changes.
A week ago Quake Live was released to Steam and with it came a lot of new people, interested to find out what classic hardcore arena shooters are about. Or as I see it, mostly to have to some good old fun with crazy weapons and people hopping around as if their lives depended on it (and it does). Let’s take a look at what this particular release brought.
Here’s the first screen you’ll see when you launch the Steam client, which will be released very soon. You’ll only see this screen once and the choice is permanent. After making a choice the login process will be automatic and transparant to the user. Updates will happen through the Steam client and the QL Launcher is no longer of use. Once your account is linked you can only log in via Steam.
2 weeks after the big gameplay update that introduced new movement and loadouts to the game, Id Software has released another new update. I’m pretty sure this one will be less controversial as the last one, but still I foresee some uproar because the voice announcements we all come to love have been replaced. Besides this fairly minor change (let’s be honest), they have introduced Playlists and the end-map vote has now replaced a choice of maps with a choice of gametypes.