So recently,(late last night in America) Quake Live came out of Beta, and in with a large update. Some of the most notable updates included Premium and Pro memberships, Freeze Tag Mod, Custom Servers, More Maps, New Clan System. The prices for Premium and Pro memberships in my opinion are fair. However forcing you to pay annually, not so cool. ID Should at least allow quarterly. Also, you can only pay via credit card. Not everyone digs credit cards.
Another big debate is including new maps only in Prem/Pro memberships. Standard players are only allowed a stagnant pool of the same maps they've been playing for the last six months. What's worse is many of the "new" "Premium" maps are old Quake3 maps, some of which I understand are cusotm maps made buy us, the community. Some map maker out there is having to pay to play his own map! Outrageous!
The "clan thing" has a lot of people upset. You are no longer able to just slap any old clan tag on your name. As I understand it, the clan has to be created by a premium or pro member, and that member has to invite you to join. Now, anyone can join a clan, so you do not have to pay to be IN a clan, but you do to make one. I personally kinda like this. If you are a real gaming team you can scrape together 25 bux for one of you to have a membership and make a clan for the rest of the team to join. I admit it kinda hurt to have my 1MIND tag stripped from me with no warning but, their system will help reduce redundant 1 man clans.
I hadn't played QL in months, just played a few rounds when this post reminded me of that game. It was fun. I noticed little difference to the beta I gotta admit (only a flash thing that most likely was an ad, I got the flashblock plugin for firefox installed though...).
I guess the mappers who gave their maps to id for QL got something for it btw - and it would better be more than a free pro account.
Post by uzi9mmauto on Aug 14, 2013 21:10:36 GMT -5
There SHOULD be a "Grandfather" for members of Clans/Klans that were in force before Quake Live was around. Aside from that- I am in full protest of QL (In the Worst Way!). Admins should be REQUIRED to take a online course of something. A common sense one to weed out morons and Nazis. (Plus Canadians) After I knew 2 people who were FUÇKING BANNED for being a better and smarter player. (Trust Me, They Were NOT Cheating) Then one of them went very far to prove there was no cheating. So, the Quake Live Morons did a dam Yahoo! .. A Yahoo: To Deny a Person's Chance of a Fair Defense. Usually Done By Responding Sarcastically by Forwarding or Linking to Their "Rules". "TO Find Out How You Were Cheating Read Our xxxx Rules & Regulations." Blah! Blah! Blah! Will NOT Be Tolerated and Will Result In Termination/Suspension etc etc..