Hi, thought it would be time to start a thread on the forums about some issues I've been having with the game.
When I double-click the desktop shortcut and press the big red PLAY button, it loads for a couple of seconds, the screen goes black, and before I know it it's back to desktop, as if nothing happened and I never ran the shortcut. This seems to occur almost every first time I try to play the game, so when I try again it works. But then often when I try to join a server, another notorious bug steps in: endless awaiting authentication. When I close the game, wait 5 minutes, and try again, everything works like a charm. I am using the non-Steam version on Windows 7.
This has really been bothering me. It's these kind of things that are a total mood killer and prevent me from playing more Quake Live, while I really want to! But somehow I think I am one of the few who is experiencing these bugs, I would love to hear it if there is a true fix or if more people on these forums have to go through the same hassle to be able to play some Quake.