greedyness took over, they were probably looking at the $$$ they would make if they screwed all the free players over without realizing they were really hurting themselves. They should look at Valve's business model, they give away full games for free such as TF2, the community grows and everyone is happy. Even Bohemia interactive, they basically gave ArmA 2 away which brought in thousands of players and awesome mods such as DayZ, I bet their next title ArmA 3 will sell plenty.
http://www.arma2.com/free, quakelive should learn from their success rather than trying to milk $$$ by getting people hooked on a free service and then removing features perfectly knowlingly you'll get attached so you'll buy their premium. Its a form of bait and switch, and that's why threads like these exists and have 50 pages of complaints.
I agree - I'm thinking of quitting quake live because I can not find games on good maps or change to them. every time I log on I think of loggin off again because there is nothing decent. I play one or two game and realise that I'm in a cycle of bad maps and log off.
At first I really liked this new voting system because it gives pub servers the chance to play other Quake maps you never normally get to play. It gets a little irritating when you play DM6 8/10 games that you play. This update also made 95% of the playerbase rage which is something I always like to witness. But I just came to consciousness and realized that I haven't played Longest Yard in over a month and had a chance to kill my teammates. I want this voting system reverted to the original one as soon as possible.
I'm the reason we don't have good games.
i agree with lot of posts on here when next year comes round and i have to renew my pro account i dont think i will i like 8v8 games and theres not a chance in hell i can get 8v8 in prem servers i have tried believe me max we get is 4v4 very boring i didnt pay for this option when i signed up so how can they change it mid subscription also half the faces who use to come on have left because of map pool i say to the tight ass holes in my server get your money out but even if you actually go prem pro you still aint going to be able to fill a server as in it dont look very inviting for someone to part with their cash for a product that wont fulfill your needs should do mad sunday where all the full map pool is open to everyone and then people can get a taste of what there missing out on for 6 days of the week.