The QUAKE LIVE team has just completed a web service update to address a few minor outstanding issues as well as introduce a new feature to Pro users' 'Start-a-Match' functionality.
Since the initial launch in August we have heard numerous requests to allow Pro users to launch 'standard servers' so that they may easily play with any given number of non-subscribers friends. As of tonight, all Pro users can do just that. To further improve accessibility, all public servers launched via Start-a-Match (unpassworded servers with match visibility set to 'all players') will now appear in the default public match browser. Only servers launched with a password or friend/invite requirements will be filtered to the private match browser. We hope this makes it easier for everyone to get a game underway, and we hope you enjoy the changes.
- Start a Match configuration option added – ‘Membership Level’. You may now alter the required membership level, allowing you to launch ‘Standard Servers’ that non-subscribers may join.
- Start a Match launched public servers will now appear in the default 'public' match browser..
- Fix: The missing time-remaining timer on the match browser server hovers has been restored.
- Fix: Improved error handling on account registration page.