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.
Sponge has released an update for the Quake Live preview section. In this preview 4 maps are shown: 2 duel maps, 1 FFA map and 1 CTF map. But what’s really exciting about this preview is that a new gametype has been announced. For those who love to play DeFRaG will be happy to see the new Race gametype. In it’s current setup, racers will have to capture flags along checkpoints and get to the finish in the shortest time possible. The preview shows several screenshots of the gametype.
The standard mappool has been switched up again for July. As you know, every 1st monday of the month the free mappool consisting of 25 maps gets randomized and this month’s results are in. We see the return of Quake favorite Campgrounds and CTF favorite Troubled Waters. Hektik makes it way back for the standard duelers and I’m pretty sure that for some reason Longest Yard will be played a lot in general.
TDM is nicely summarized by Lam in the QL forums:
This month on public servers, Campgrounds will be played a lot. Deep Inside will be in its shadow, but will get games as well. We’ll see if public players give a chance to Limbus, a new QL map which is unlucky enough to compete with Campgrounds each time it’s in the standard pool.
You can find the rest of the maplist below. Read More
A GTV for Quake Live, that’s what FragTV is. mos-6581 has created a GUI that connects to someone running a FragTV server, relaying a demo while it’s being recorded, essentially creating a GTV-like experience. Holysh1t had a similar concept in development years ago that was web based but we couldn’t quite package it nicely.
It looks like mos-6581 has managed to do so and added some handy features on top. The FragTV client requires a WolfcamQL installation and will also connect to TwitchTV and show the stream (for audio mostly since you’re watching it in better quality in WolfcamQL) and chatbox from Twitch. Read More
A week ago the Electonic Sports Association has opened it’s doors and went into public beta. ESAGamer.com is what you can call a fundraiser website with a prize distribution promise for eSports tournaments, not just for pros, but for everyone. All you need to do is put in £5 to get everything going.
Of course when a new site like this has been launched people have a lot questions. We had the chance to sit together with the director of ESA over a Skype call and ask him some questions, so we dove straight in with questions about the prize distribution. Read More
All you want to do is upload that awesome frag to Youtube but you don’t know or want to go through all the hassle to convert your demo to a video file. If you think that the existing tools are too time consuming then look no further because Maverick Servers and Gaming has released an Read More
ESAGamer.com has officially been released into open beta, meaning anyone can register. ESAGamer is a tournament site that will work with free and paid tournaments, based on subscribers. People pay a fixed fee that will be converted into prizemoney for the tournaments. The concept is fairly simple and added up 1000 subscribers will result into £5000 prize money. The more the merrier and ESAGamer guarantees prize money tournaments for low tier players as well, given that they are subscribed, of course. Read More
When real life gets in the way, news is slightly delayed. I welcome applications to post Quake news so leave a comment if you are interested. Now on topic: the standard mappool has been switched up for June and we can expect little from CTF this month with Siberia and Space CTF in the pool (you know which you want to play and which will get played the most). Phrantic and Aerowalk, amongst others, are present for Duel. TDM has no interesting maps in the pool this month (thanks to Lam for confirming my thoughts). If there’s any time to get a 1 month token, now is it.
The latest sampler is Attack & Defend. Id Software describes it as a mix between CTF and CA, where each team takes turns attacking or defending the flag. Sounds like fun? Sampler servers are up and available for everyone!