For those of us who have Pro accounts, you are now able to launch any gametype and host it for standard players as well. This should allow some gametypes to get more traction and along with that more players. If you ever wanted to try some of the non-standard gametypes, look for spawned servers by pro subscribers. Read More
The standalone game has been released and besides people experiencing some problems with the .Net launcher, the major change of the standalone game is that Mac and Linux support are dropped. For those users Quake Live became Quake Dead. If you want to continue with the game, you will have to purchase a Windows licence. But it’s not all bad news. Read More
Holysh1t, time is flying and there’s been some interesting news lately. One of the most interesting bits of news is the announcement that Quake Live will be turned into a standalone game. A lot of people see it going back to the roots of Quake 3 but there’s more to it than just a Quake 3 re-release. 1 of the most discussed items is the discontinued support for Linux and Mac.
The QLPP19 has been released a few weeks ago and everybody has been able to give it a taste. The gist of it are the 3 new CTF maps, all coming from Dan Scancode Gold. We’ll get into those maps in a bit. Important for the freebies is that Domination and Attack&Defend now have “public premium” servers running, which should result in more players for these modes.
A sneak peek on the upcoming Premium Pak 19 has been released by Id Software, and I apologize for being a tad late with it. When the news was posted on the QL website, I was, and still am, at the hospital with my wife. To cut a long story short, I’m the proud father Read More
Let’s have a quick look at what this month’s Standard Rotation has in store for us. CTF is going in for an amazing month with community favourite Space CTF. Just kidding though, Ironworks, Japanese Castles and Courtyard will be the maps to play.
For TDM, we’re going to be looking at Dreadful Place and Hidden Fortress mostly. I’m not TDM-literate enough to judge on Arcane Citadel, which was introduced in Premium Pak 17 and has been reviewed by me and Lashknife.
Finally, if we look at Duel we can pretty much predict that you’ll be seeing a lot of Blood Run and Lost World. For those looking to practice their aim, definitely try out Eye to Eye, and last but not least, in any gamemode that’s available to you, play a few rounds on Quake 2 classic The Edge! Read More
Quake Live is expanding into new territory. Thanks to Orcon there are now servers in Auckland, New Zealand. To make things a bit more clear on the website they have renamed the location “Australia” to “Oceania”. If someone from that region can test the connection with the new servers and let us know, that’d be Read More
Update: Apparantly this news item was posted by accident by the Quake Live devs and it’s content is “invalid”. The servers will not be going down! Attention to our few Australian followers: The Sydney #1 server will go down for maintenance. The server will be switched off on thursday from 12:00 (UTC), but rest assured, Read More
I know it’s a bit late but I didn’t want to keep it from you: this month’s standard mappool. TDM seems to be rolling with 3 viable maps, which are Intervention, Purgatory and Terminatria. Of course if you really want to you can play others.
As for CTF, expect the most played maps to be Fallout Bunker, Skyward and Bloodlust on the pubs, but if you’re looking for more diversity you might want to give Shining Forces and Spider Crossings a go as they are quality maps.
Cure and Toxicity will be the maps to practice for duel this month and nesting itself between CA and Duel we can find Thunderstruck in the maplist. In terms of Clan Arena, I think you’ll find yourself stuck in an endless loop of people voting for Overkill whenever it’s a choice. Read More
We briefly spoke about the QLPP18 before, but now the real deal has been released for everyone. The major addition to Quake Live is the Race gametype, where players don’t have to shoot anything but the walls to boost themselves towards the finish. The QLPP also has 4 new maps that will remain premium for the first months, and some existing maps have received updates. A new Invite Monitor and a few game changes conclude this update.