Quake Live Dezember 2013 Standard Map Rotation
The standard map rotation for Quake Live for Dezember is online!
This month we have an excellent selections of maps for all game modes! This month is perhaps the last chance for Linux and MAC users to play Quake Live natively, because the Standalone Client is on its way and does not support Linux or MAC OS :/. And this map pool is a very good opportunity!
Duellers will have quite some fun on maps such as Campgrounds, Sinister, Silence and Fuse. Clan Arena also has a very good selection of maps with Theatre of Pain, Three Story and Trinity. Camper Crossings and Japanese Castles are awesome picks for CTF.
Standard Map Pool Dezember 2013:
Start date: December 2, 2013
End date: January 6, 2014
- Black Cathedral
- Brimstone Abbey
- Camper Crossings (CTF)
- Canned Heat
- Eye to Eye
- Foolish Legacy
- Hell’s Gate Redux
- Infinity (CTF)
- Inner Sanctums (CTF)
- Japanese Castles (CTF)
- Longest Yard
- Proving Grounds
- Space CTF (CTF)
- Stronghold (CTF)
- Terminal Heights
- Theatre of Pain
- Three Story
- Vortex Portal (CTF)
Source: Quakelive.com Announcement
Kevin “Strenx” Baeza – Retirement from E-Sports
The French Quake Live
player Kevin “Strenx
” Baeza announced his retirement from E-Sports. It was always entertaining watching his games. With his incredible aim, especially with the Lightning Gun, he could win so many games. And his wild play style gave us many hours of joy.
“Hello everyone, I wanted to announce my retirement from Esport as a player. Why that? It’s something that took a while in order to be sure and you know that I haven’t decided headlong. I just don’t want anymore, and I want to do other things in life! I have realised so many things these 2 last months and it’s time for me to move on. Thank you to everyone, people who loved me, who hated me, I will never forget it. But no worries, I might stream sometimes for fun, I will still be there somewhere.”
Strenx greatest achievements
Strenx was very successful in Quake Live and Quake 3 Arena in the years 2009-2011. He won the ESWC France 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the Games In Chelles in 2009 and 2010. He was second at DreamHack 2008 and third in the year 2009. He was also second at Quakecon 2011 and came in the top 5 in 2010.
Strenx switched to Shootmania in 2012 and he was very successful, too. He managed to win the ESWC Benelux and placed second at the ESWC World Cup among many other tournaments.
He came back to Quake Live in 2013 and won many Cups, including the Zotac Cup 52 times, the 125FPS June League and many more. His Quake Live training videos were also very entertaining and educational. These are a great help for newcomers.
I hope he will attend to DreamHack Winter 2013, but he hasn’t commented, yet.
It is very sad to see Strenx quitting E-Sports. Do not give up, Kevin! The dark days will pass and then everything will look completely different! Give yourself a little reflection period! The Quake Live community would lose a very good player with you.
Interviews and Frag Movies
Cooller vs Strenx interview by Carmac
Strenx Grilled interview
Strenx “My Rise In E-Sports”
Strenx Interview by Carn
Frag Movie – Strenx 2010
Frag Movie – Strenx 2011
Frag Movie – Strenx – Long way to Dallas
Source: ESReality | Facebook
Quake Live moves into a standalone game client
The developer of Quake Live, id Software, announced the move out of the web browser into a standalone game by the end of this year.
This step is needed, because the browsers Firefox and Chrome will drop support for NPAPI (Netscape Plug-in API) plugins. Firefox will stop the support in December 2013, and Chrome will start the first phase in early 2014.
Quake Live will remain accessible through the web page, but the server browser and game related things (chatting and stuff) will be embedded in the standalone game client. You can login on the web page as you normally would and then download the new Quake Live launcher. It will keep itself updated, so it’s ready to launch. But this will be the end for QLPrism, QLRanks, scripts and add ons. I hope they will include some scripts from QLPrism in the final release.
Subscribers can sign-up for testing the standalone client! Take a look at the official forum thread!
No Linux and Mac Support
If you own a Mac or use Linux, I have a bad message for you. There will be no native Mac or Linux game client! We will have to dual-boot to Windows or run Quake Live through emulation or virtualization software.
Even Quake 1 runs on Linux since 1999. It was available for Mac OS even earlier in the year 1997. I am very disappointed, because now it works beautifully on Linux and Mac. After Valve launched a Linux platform for Steam I thought that Linux is on the right track and more game developers jump on that train. I never thought id Software would drop the support for Mac and Linux, because they were among the first who supported both in games.
But I guess the management of id Software’s new “employer” Zenimax only cares about their money and not (or less) about their customers.
Source: Quakelive.com forums
DeFRaG Movie – Kiddy’s Limitos
The new Quake 3 DeFRaG Movie Kiddy’s Limitos of santile shows beautifully, that it looks easy, but it is very difficult to master. Each mouse movement, as well as the placement of the rockets must be perfectly executed to do those times.
All runs in this movie DeFRaG are made in CPM physics, except one. The standard physics mode VQ3 (Vanilla Quake 3) was chosen for the map q3wcp17. In CPM you can move in the air. I.e. you can jump around the corners.
Quote from santile:
I’m happy to present you my latest project that I’ve been working on for years. It features the swedish player Kiddy in some awesome DeFRaG runs. This movie had been planned for a few years, I’ve learnt many things about moviemaking during that time and this is the end result.
Most of the time, you see the action from the first person perspective and third person camera is only used on key moments with slow motion. This makes the movie very fast and very fun to watch. The runs are simply amazing!
The music fits perfectly and surely was hard work to synchronize so well.
I do not need to think much about the rating. 10 of 10 points! Super awesome! <3
If the video is blocked by the faqing GEMA, you can watch it with www.unblockyoutube.us anyway
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