The long discussed gameplay changes have been released and with it come 3 rulesets. First of all there’s the classic ruleset, it’s Quake Live which we all came to love: unaltered gameplay that is by default enabled for all public Duel servers. Then there’s the new “default” ruleset. In this ruleset we see the addition of a loadout menu when you join a server where you can select 2 weapons of your choice to start with. Another bunch of newbie friendly changes have been introduced with it. Lastly there’s the Turbo ruleset, this is simply a renamed PQL. All 3 rulesets can be selected when you start a match, however public servers will mostly have the default ruleset enabled, with a minor deviation in CTF where the ruleset is applied without the loadouts.
I have joined gaming event organiser vzw Freaks At Work to work on the next edition of The Storm, a BYOC LAN hosted in Belgium, 10 to 12 October 2014. This time The Storm will offer a Quake Live TDM competition that is hosted outside of the BYOC tournaments. The competition in TUP formula, has
The new web interface has just been made available by Id Software. Some people might experience some issues, first restart the client completely and make sure that you disable the QL Hook manager (rename hook.js if the website goes into an endless loop trying to load). If you still see a glitch, try a /web_reload and see if that fixes any weirdness.
Id Software has announced that Quake Live will come to Steam this summer. This release will come with an updated design of the web interface, as well as a few surprises. Quake Live will see a change in gameplay for those who want to check out the game on steam, in short, changes will come for the newbies. Lastly, new payment options will be made available through Steam.
A small update has been released yesterday that follows up on the new subscription model. Some premium features are now permanently available to standard users and it is said that new features only for subscribers will be added in future updates. Nothing more is said about those features, but the transferred features are very welcome
The first monday of July has passed and a new standard mappool has been made available. Having a quick glance at the list, standard players will be able to enjoy Campgrounds Intel, City Crossings, Toxicity, Terminatria, Troubled Waters and Vertical Vengeance. Other greats maps are also available but these will definitely get their share of playtime. Enjoy!
Id Software has lowered the prices for a Pro subscription and removed the Premium option altogether. Good news for all the Pro users, but not so pleasant for the Premium users. Only 1 subscription option is left, which simplifies the model. A token for 1 month will now cost $/€4.99, 3 months will cost $/€11.99 and a years worth of premium content will set you back $/€35.99. It’s no longer possible to buy a 6 month token as they were not populair, says SyncError in the news report.
The exams are over and summer vacation has started. User snappas has created a thread on ESR to release his config cleaner, a nice little program that does just what it says. You can download the latest version here or via our mirror here.
A new month, a new pool. I’m a bit late with the “news” but better late than never. CTF doesn’t seem to have a really bad pool anymore lately. We have Ironworks and Japanese Castles to work with, as well as Infinity. Duel will revolve around Aerowalk, Cure, Delirium and Silence. A lot of fun
Having a good setup is very important to get the edge in Quake, and while a PC that can run Quake Live at a stable framerate is very important, so is the peripheral that is the mouse. A lot has been said about which mouse is the best, but even if you have the absolute