Hello, I've tried to install Quake on 4 different computers (including my new gaming computer) and every time I have run into major bug after major bug that has wrecked my experience. I've tried finding solutions to all these bugs on the Forums but every time I think I've finally alleviated them all and can finally start playing, another problem happens and I spend another 3-4 hours trying to solve it. Some of these bugs also seem to occur over-night - when I go to play the game the next day, I find a nasty surprise, like suddenly having all my custom map keys and settings removed, not being able to bind keys to the mouse wheel or not being able to access practice sessions.
I'm really torn because this seems like a really nice community and at the rare times that I've been able to play Quake problem free I've really enjoyed it, but I'm coming to the end of my patience.
I'm 15, not overtly computer savvy and I have exams and other things going on and trying to fix the problems and learn how to prevent them is really eating into my time and soul. I'm not sure if Quake Live is really as buggy as it appears to be to me or if I've been REALLY unlucky. I am in no way trying to troll, make people angry or waste anyone's time, I'd just like some advice as to whether QL is worth the frustration that I'm experiencing.
Also, here are some glitches which I've consistently encountered and haven't found a way to combat:
*Can't do practice mode
*Can't bind Mouse Wheel
*Game deletes my custom key mapping
*Game deletes some of my settings
*Can't find some maps ANYWHERE in the drop-down menus (even Standard Maps i.e. Hektic)
*Quake Live sometimes crashes
*Can't get onto some servers (even non-Premium servers)
Thanks for your time and I will be grateful for any help.