"These days from all around me, I hear of 'windows' and a 'mouse', of brand names, some are 'Apple', wish I knew what it's about. I hear they've some connection, with strange things they call computers, which will give you all the answers, but to me they're just confusers. I've seen folk press some buttons, words appear and sometimes numbers, they seem to spring from nowhere — it surely makes me wonder. Sometimes I've asked a question, they just turn to this machine, press a button here, a button there, they find the answer there, it seems. It's really quite amazing, they don't even have to think, they tell me what I want to know, I don't have time to even blink. One day I'll look right through the window, perhaps I'll see before my eyes, this mouse they always talk about, for he must be very wise." —Hilda B. York, of Millers Point, fascinated by what she reads in Icon, was moved to write this poem, 1998
"A3 - Armegeddon 3 - Brissi Convention Center. Here are some photo's so you can put some faces to the people who have been slaughtering you over the past year. My GF's camera was FUBARED, and my photo's of [HF] & [BW] stuffed up :( A 36 roll and I end up half a dozen photos.... Heres what we salvaged..... Bro, came 1st and Trog 2nd. Seven and blade missed they're finals hopes by a single frag... doh! Zhakrin[B2] (yes I can spell it) came in the Top 16. And I, well...... took alot of photos :). Why hold it at such an expensive location and make us poor quakers shell out for it, instead of a couple big sponsors (or cheaper location) is beyond me. First prize was 3dfx Monster Card, and Sidewinder joystick but we're in it for the fun and the glory not for the prize-money...."
The community is still strong in Australia. There are still some great servers around the country, including our own (126.96.36.199:27951), that have regular groups of players who hang out and have a frag or two.
Instagib seems to be the mod of the moment, a server side mod (no download needed, you just connect and play) with our own server, Alphalink (188.8.131.52:27911), Wireplay (184.108.40.206:27999) and EISA (220.127.116.11:27930) being the pick of the pack.
GX is still going strong, something about the skill and discipline of the game keeps people keen, and Alphalink (18.104.22.168:27950) is without doubt the bees knees for game-play.
Quake II LIVES!!