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Thread: Q3 is not Q3 anymore...WHERE IS THE BARE BONES OF WHAT WE LOVED?

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    Q3 is not Q3 anymore...WHERE IS THE BARE BONES OF WHAT WE LOVED?

    Why has this game turned into a nightmare?
    All I want to do is duel; the simplest thing in the world.

    Why are there so many different "ranks"
    Why do we care about "skill levels"
    Why do we care about "free" -> "pro" -> "premium"

    This is a marketing nightmare.
    The Quake Community was a BARE BONES COMMUNITY.

    Why is THIS SO POLITICAL?
    I wanted to support Quake 3/QL.
    I love(d) this game.

    But $48/yearly? Not even a one-time fee?
    For a game with a shinking community how can this even float?

    Please, just re-sell the game, give us control; diehard fans will pay a standard price of $40-$60....

    All I wanted to do was duel pro-q3dm6...this is insane...

    I am not trying to complain; this is a political statement! I love Quake, but this is like a kids-toy gone wrong!
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    Why has this game turned into a nightmare?
    It hasn't.
    All I want to do is duel; the simplest thing in the world.
    I don't have troubles here. At all.
    But $48/yearly? Not even a one-time fee?
    Surely, $4/month is expensive. Ability to spawn private servers worldwide should be free. Just as server maintenance.
    diehard fans will pay a standard price
    I believe there aren't many of them out there.
    Why do we care about "skill levels"
    Necessary evil needed to ease a little bit that clash between newbies and seasoned players. Quake is old.
    Why do we care about "free" -> "pro" -> "premium"
    Yep, I can't understand why people care about saving $4/month instead of paying if they like the game.
    This is a marketing nightmare.
    This is marketing. Vital for QL to exist.
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    QL doesn't need more tiers, it needs more players (С)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    This is marketing. Vital for QL to exist.
    Extremely vital for any business. ZeniMax Media Inc. is doing it wrong as wrong can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReNoize View Post
    Why are there so many different "ranks"
    Because people love statistics and ranks. And QLRanks are not affiliated with id Software, it's built and maintained by players.

    Remember - you don't need to care about it at all. You can just join a server and play.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReNoize View Post
    All I wanted to do was duel pro-q3dm6...
    It's called Campgrounds and it's free this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    I don't have troubles here. At all.
    You're also in the European scene while the OP is in NA. Huge difference.

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    You're also in the European scene while the OP is in NA.
    Oh, didnt's see that. Agreed, NA is different INDEED. One day I was playing FaceIt and I had to play a guy from US and he was suggesting to play on NA server. I wanted to ask him what on Earth was he doing on EU FaceIt, but then I looked up NA branch and felt sorry for him

    ZeniMax Media Inc. is doing it wrong as wrong can be.
    How can you know that doing it the other way would be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikaluva13 View Post
    You're also in the European scene while the OP is in NA. Huge difference.
    Playing in NA can be difficult on some modes but certainly not on duel.

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    Ive allready made points on your positions about QL in past Posts..But I will hit on one of them again...."Do you really want to go into a room where all are mixed ? From New to Really Good ? And hope you have a chance? Not me...I dont miss those days at all.. Leave it alone. It works despite what Players may say in QL....
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    Yeah right...there are all of 3 people on duel NA servers as of right now. I've waited upwards of 30 minutes on an empty duel server where nobody connected recently. That is pitiful. Duel used to be my mode of choice but I'm not going to wait for 30+ minutes on empty servers, and I'm certainly not even thinking about competitions at this point. I'm relegated to FFA because I hate CA and FFA is the only other mode that people actually play anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashSoul View Post
    Playing in NA can be difficult on some modes but certainly not on duel.
    *points down*
    Quote Originally Posted by Vicarious View Post
    Yeah right...there are all of 3 people on duel NA servers as of right now. I've waited upwards of 30 minutes on an empty duel server where nobody connected recently. That is pitiful. Duel used to be my mode of choice but I'm not going to wait for 30+ minutes on empty servers, and I'm certainly not even thinking about competitions at this point. I'm relegated to FFA because I hate CA and FFA is the only other mode that people actually play anymore.
    This. Additionally, you're probably never going to find a skillmatched game unless it's an event like Tastyspleen's KOTH (Mondays | Signup at 8:30, event starts at 9pm Eastern) where they'll put you in a decent ordering.

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