"Over 2000 people signed up and around 700 people brought their PCs to Mesquite, Texas this past week to celebrate what can best be described as 'an orgy of Quake.' QuakeCon: 2000 rolled into town and proved to be a huge success."
Quake II: Online Aftershocks by Dan Elektro As amateur programmers create their own modifications, Quake II is changing -- for the better.
Immortal Rulers of Quake [IROQ Clan] are not just an average Quake 2 clan. We are a group of close friends who have formed a very tight knit family, and Robin and I are very proud to say that we are part of such an excellent organization. IROQ originally began as a deathmatch only clan, but has since branched out into many other Quake 2 mods, including OSP Tourney Rail, Weapons Of Destruction, and recently into the Quake 3 world. The clan contains some very talented players, especially in the rail, WOD, and Quake 3 field, map and skin makers, as well as many members with a strong sense of computer knowledge.
This level isn't an architectural wonder. It's not meant to have you "ooh-ing and ahh-ing". It's about having fun. Took a chunk of my weekend to make it.
If you don't have a lot of fun playing in it... I'll have to send Eugene over. ;) Walter Costinak aka |2|
The arrival of Quake 2 signalled the end of just about everything else (other games, a social life, personal hygiene) for at least 6 months, as well as being another great leap forward to Upgrade Time for those with non-meaty PCs. Watching the phenomenon blossom is intriguing, though plotting its course is a no brainer. As expected, the online community swung into action from the outset. The existing 7.8 million or so Quake fan/news sites embraced the second coming with gusto, providing up-to-the-minute news and downloads... Quake 2’s long term value has been assured even only a few weeks after its release. There are enough hacks turned editor out there to sink the proverbial ship and the rate of people having a dabble is increasing every day. How long will Quake 2 last? Well let’s just say that if you played every single level, used every patch, made your own levels, played every TC you would be very old by the time you had finished. You would also die very happy.