Of course it unbalances the game... but then again so does the lg, or most any weapon, in the hands of an expert player. The team at ID has decided that the grapple is a no go in quake live...
Me? Can't seem to do a whole lot without a grapple and miss beryllium mod and powerweapons from q3, and so do a lot of other folks.
Reconsider the grapple mods please. I've seen people ask for grapple in ctf etc. in these forums.
Never had so much fun in my life... good people and fun times. But not with plain vanilla q3 or quake live.
Why bring this up? Cause the people that don't like the grapple don't have to play on those mods.
What do I have to offer here? I am the current owner of powerweapons. Powerweapons v8 was the fastest grapple mod in q3. I've taken v9 as far as I can with my programming skill. Wanted to throw in the invulnerability powerup, but it seems beyond me.
Anyone who wants the grapple back, let the programmers at ID that we really need it badly. Beryllium or Powerweapons... it don't matter. Bery is open source and I'll happily turn over all the code for Powerweapons v9.
Don't play much these days compared to what I used to... ET Quake wars and Q3 are about dead and there's no games that interest me anymore. What say you?