Very bad to bump really old threads.
Aways ensure you are maintaining a high FPS rate in QL. Otherwise you can be at a big disadvantage. To find out your current fps rate, use the command: "set cg_drawfps "1"".
you don't laugh a lot do ya?
in fact its good to shake some people awake to get to their senses about the mistakes they once made or views they used to represent.
so what exactly is bad about that?
I'd give id some money if they change QL's business model - make all maps and gametypes free to play for everyone. Subscriptions would be only for hosting, more convenience (stats graphs etc.) and cosmetic stuff (hats!).
it stands to reason that if you play the game, enjoy the game, keep coming back to play it regularly, then yes, you should pay for it.
Unfortunately, 'I CAN PLAY THIS SHI*T FOR FREE, SO WHY PAY?' gets in the way of reason.