This it what it feels likeIf this is true, then clearly you'd be able to jump further in Q3A. Think about it - the higher you jump, the more air time you have to move forward.
Afaik strafing in itself is identical to in Q3. Jump velocity is 275 compared with Q3's 270 which means you jump slightly higher in QL. VQ3 rounds off player movement from floats into integers and the likes of QL, OpenArena and CPMA don't which means more accurate physics across any level of FPS at the expense of bandwidth. Increased step height from 18 to 22 units means you can jump across and reach platforms further away than in Q3 as well as scale taller barriers.
Maybe you have changed stuff like g_gravity? Ruleset changes (ql->pql->ql) don't affect that, I think. There are more g_ and pmove_ cvars you might have changed in the past and forgot about.
Have you tried resetting your config properly? Via the web page, not loading anything afterwards (and especially not leaving any autoexec in place). That might help.
Someone recommended I reset my cfg, didn't make much difference tbh. The closest thing I have found to an answer like I said previously was the answer I got from the XCM clan leader, before I could even tell him the problem I was having he told me ''its because ql doesnt have p_move, u cant jump as far''.
One thing I don't want to start doing is altering the physics in servers, I just want to get good at CJs and Strafing. It still just seems to be too much of a difference between these 2 physics despite everyone telling me different, only 3 other people have agreed with me when I gave them the map (XCM_tricks2) to try it out for themselves. Just very strange imo