Quake 3 roolz, and I mean roolz.
Quake 3 is first person shooter (FPS) which means all the action is seen as if you were looking through the eyes of the actual person/creature being controlled.
A basic Free-For-All (FFA) game of Quake 3 involves all players trying to kill all the other players as many times as possible without killing themselves or getting killed by someone else, each time you kill someone you get a point (a frag), when you die (squished, fall into space, etc) you loose a point, when you are killed by someone else you neither gain nor loose a point. The winner is the person with the most frags.
There are other game styles, like Capture the Flag (CTF) and Team Deathmatch (TDM).
In CTF there are two areas on the level (map) called bases, each base contains a single Flag which is the same color as the players on the team (Red or Blue). The objective is to grab the enemy’s flag and take it back to your base and touch your own flag with it. When this happens the team gets a capture (CAP). You can’t get a CAP if your teams flag has been stolen by the enemy, so this makes for some great strategy game play as you need someone to stop the flag being stolen and you need other people to go and attack and get the enemy’s flag.
In Team Deathmatch you have two teams (Red and Blue) and your teams must frag the members of the other team as many times as possible, the team with the highest number of frags is the winner. To win your team must work together, if you don’t work together and the enemy does then you can find yourself wandering around the map and to be suddenly confronted by 4 other players who will proceed to annihilate you.
Playing death-matches on the Internet or a LAN is fantastic, never before has a game been so addictive, frantic and adrenaline pumping as Quake 3.
Winning at Quake 3 requires lightning fast reflexes and a great deal of concentration, not to mention countless hours of on-line practice against other humans. You also need a really good PC that can provide you with at least 40 frames-per-second of the best graphics you’ve ever seen on a computer game.
If you want to kill me (virtually of course.:-) then contact me online using ICQ (UIN: 4826990), or IRC. (Hydra on Quakenet these days), I used to frequent the #xpd channel using a nick/handle/name of “Hydra” or “[XPd]Hydra” on QuakeNet server, or use Gamespy to find me, when I’m playing Quake 3 I’m my name was “[XPd]Hydra!” but now I’m “DIRTYFloor”.
I used to use Saitek PC dash controller, (programmable keyboard like device) for issuing in-game text messages (before the days of teamspeak/ventrilo)! These days I use an Erogdex DX1.
Visit www.planetquake.com for all the info on Quake 3, I used to visit this site at least twice every day just to see what was going on in the world, PlanetQuake also host loads of other web-sites all relating to Quake 3, so check it out!
My favourite Quake3 MODs are: T.E.C., ClassicCTF, POW, JailBreak and Rocket Arena 3. Download them now!
When you’re playing Quake 3 you can type messages to other players, Essential ingame-speak is as follows:
- gl – good luck, said just before a match commences, normally only in 1v1 or team games.
- gg – good game!, said at the end of a game.
- ffs – for fuck’s sake!, said if you keep getting killed or dying in an annoying fashion.
- wtf – what the fuck?!, said when some smart-ass Q3 player kills you seemingly from out of nowhere
- lol – laugh out loud, said when something funny happens.
- gs – good shot, said when someone kills someone in an excellent or difficult manner.
- n1 – nice one, similar to gg or gs.
- ppl – people.
There’s plenty of other things people say to each other, but those are the ones you’ll need to know when you start playing on-line!
Anyway, what are you waiting for, get fragging!