Hi, Well i do know that people will probably start shouting that we can already create quake3 servers and play from it (To which i'd probably sing that i don't want to redownload q3, find all those maps again, get cpma install (too much of a hassle because i am lazy)).
It can be a pretty nice 'paid' service, and revenue generating for ql.
Why I find this as nice:
- I never get a latency lower than 119ms (normal is 154ms), i sure would love some proper gaming from time to time, sure 1xx latency doesn't bother me on everyday usage, but at times, you just want to have that q3 feeling again.
- Very often, am at work, behind a vpn, playing in my free time is impossible, even if i happen to know a few ql users in office. I wouldn't mind paying for a service that allows me to have a few ql matches at work.
- Since it is a lan thingy, you can get access to it only via invites. Makes sense.
- All the above might in turn contribute in more 'user contributed' servers. Brings down latency, brings in more users to the game, which in turn, brings in more conflict between people, which in turn brings in more money, since some times, some people wouldn't want to play in servers some rival users created
Just my 2 cents.