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#1 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:26 AM

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I am glad to finally play this fucking game but I was at first skeptical of how this would work in browser. Well my final opinion on it is: Fucking A. Its an amazing re-creation of the original Quake 3 Arena and any of you who used to play that should definitely play this. Something you should note is the LONG waiting time to get the plug-in installer(3 hour wait for me, was on a line with 30,000 other people :O). There are also many character skins to choose from including:
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Yeah, you can play as the Doom marine. It is also on par with it's 1999 counter part graphics wise, which is impressive for a browser game. It supports 5 modes with 40 maps, check this shit out!

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:45 AM

i shall give this a try right now.

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Ok dude already.......


Position in queue: 120

???? i have to wait fr them to let "some" people in. arghh  :fogetcry:

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:02 AM

ive been sitting at the load screen for 15 mins its not doing anything :(

#4 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:07 AM

i shall give this a try right now.

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Ok dude already.......


Position in queue: 120

???? i have to wait fr them to let "some" people in. arghh  :fogetcry:

just wait, its worth it. I warned you though, servers are packed so prepare too wait, once you install the patch you won't ever have too wait in line anymore.

#5 AdderallApocalypse

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:49 AM

I've been waiting for about an hour now, but I loved Quake III so i'm willing to wait it out.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:18 AM

Yeah, you can play as the Doom marine.


old q3a news

welcome back to 1999




Either way, I wanna try this out. I'm glad Q3A has become free and an eSports game.
I gotta admit though, I was sure this was a downloadable game, sorta like Trackmania Nations.

I'm surprised it's a browser game.

#7 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:07 PM

old q3a news

welcome back to 1999




Either way, I wanna try this out. I'm glad Q3A has become free and an eSports game.
I gotta admit though, I was sure this was a downloadable game, sorta like Trackmania Nations.

I'm surprised it's a browser game.

Your right, i kind of forgot. Been so long since I played the original you know?

But in any case, yes its a browser game and only needs an addon to be installed for your internet browser so you can play or patch the game. But other than that, it plays just like any other browser game really and its pretty impressive for one.
Edit: Oh and by the way, unfortunantly i found out you still do have to wait even when you get the addon just to log into the server. I am guessing it will lower in a couple of days, too many people logging into the server at once. I hope in the full version there are multiple servers to lower the tedium.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:01 PM

Yeah I tried to play the night it opened but holy shit the lines. I just played my "placement" match and haven't been back to it since, hoping the queues die down a bit soon.
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#9 FrostyPink

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:04 PM

I was in the closed beta and I agree, it's fucking awesome. I feel sorry for you guys with that shitty waiting, that kinda sucks, but it really is worth it, as it IS FREE.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:34 PM

Position in queue: 18990

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man this game is mighty popular, isnt it
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#11 The Dude

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

This is hip. I'll wait like a few days for it to die down a bit though. Can't wait to Gibb again!
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:08 PM

The lines are giant but they go down at a good rate, at least today. I should be in in an hour at best.

#13 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:07 PM

Quake Live should have multiple servers to prevent this from happening when the complete product comes out online, or at least increase the player count on the server. Even still, waiting an hour is not too bad as I find many things to do while waiting(for example, my 360 makes time pass by really fast, I reccomend playing games :D).

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

I got in, and I have this thing to say:

Don't bother with the queue just yet. The classification match does not work properly right now.

You fight this 10 minute trial match with Crash to decide on your skill level, where her AI dynamically changes to reflect your capabilities. This is actually made in a kinda good way, but Crash can get REALLY tough and REALLY smart on you. :(

The problem is, this match, right now, never registers. You can't play the game because it always tells you you didn't beat the classification match yet.

So...

#15 big ass skelly

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

Is this very different to playing quake 3 not in a browser?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:10 PM

Not particularily. The main difference is that this is free and some maps are different. And there's an added chaingun.

And there's much, much more players.

Otherwise, check the Fullscreen option in the Quake Live settings and you can't even tell it's a browser app.

#17 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

I got in, and I have this thing to say:

Don't bother with the queue just yet. The classification match does not work properly right now.

You fight this 10 minute trial match with Crash to decide on your skill level, where her AI dynamically changes to reflect your capabilities. This is actually made in a kinda good way, but Crash can get REALLY tough and REALLY smart on you. :(

The problem is, this match, right now, never registers. You can't play the game because it always tells you you didn't beat the classification match yet.

So...

yeah you have to beat her to continue, i did but it wasn't easy. Just use the rocket launcher or plasma gun. there is actually NOBODY on right now o.o

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:11 PM

yeah you have to beat her to continue, i did but it wasn't easy. Just use the rocket launcher or plasma gun. there is actually NOBODY on right now o.o


Yeah uh I did, and so did LT. I beat her TWICE, and both times i was told afterwards that I have to finish a qualifying match. You know, THE QUALIFYING MATCH THAT I JUST FINISHED!

So I'm not going back to this until I know for sure that its fixed because gat damn she can be hard to beat towards the end of the match.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:28 PM

What's the deal with this game? Last night I went to quakelive.com and I waited for about 5 hours, so I switched browsers until about 5 pm this evening EST. I still was not able to get past the initial "QUAKE LIVE is loading now..." screen. I clicked on a link that only redirected me to the official forums. Is anyone else have this much trouble accessing the game?

#20 Liquid Ocelot

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:41 AM

What's the deal with this game? Last night I went to quakelive.com and I waited for about 5 hours, so I switched browsers until about 5 pm this evening EST. I still was not able to get past the initial "QUAKE LIVE is loading now..." screen. I clicked on a link that only redirected me to the official forums. Is anyone else have this much trouble accessing the game?

try again now, less people are on right now surprisingly. I joined in just 2 minutes. Problem is that now there is a new issue: for some reason, it won't connect too games. Its a problem ID will most likely fix in time, and I fully understand why this is all happening. It is just a beta, the reasons why you guys are having these problems like not getting past the training or not connecting has yet too be fully polished. Also if you cannot connect, just play bot matches, the AI is actually pretty good.
Edit: What the fuck?! It crashed on me in the middle of a bot match! I wanted to report this on the forum, but tons of people already did(3 pages full of "I cannot connect either" and growing). If ID wants this too be successful, they NEED to fix these issues.
Edit2: Wow I think they already fixed the issue! Well actually, its kind of random now but at least it's fixed.




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