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!
The June 2013 Standard arena rotation is now online. On the first Monday of each month, we will be cycling the Standard arena pool. Rather than only having access to the same standard arenas day in and day out, each month we will now feature 25 arenas selected as playable for Standard-level matches.
Newly released arenas will remain exclusive for at least three months, but every other arena is eligible to be included in the cycle.
Standard Map Pool:
Start date: June 3, 2013
End date: July 1, 2013
Beyond Reality (CTF)
Inner Sanctums (CTF)
Realm of Steel Rats
Seams and Bolts
Space CTF (CTF)
Use and Abuse
The new Sampler matches are up running Attack & Defend on Fluorescent.
Attack & Defend is a mixture of Capture the Flag, and Clan Arena. Teams spawn with all weapons, ammo, and armor, and take turns attacking the flag, or defending the flag. By default, players start with 100 health, 100 armor, and suffer no self damage. Teams get 1 point for touching the flag, and 2 additional points if they manage to capture, or eliminate the full team. Be careful not to frag the defenders before getting a flag touch, the lost point may be the difference between winning and losing!
As always, the Sampler servers are available in limited capacity, so look for matches named “A&D Sampler” and enjoy!
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