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QuakeLive open beta now ope... dammit

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  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    tsplitter

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    msuitepyon

    I'll try to be on later for some CTF/TDM. If I can find a mouse to replace this damn trackpad...

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    and the queue is moving much faster, the wait is only about ~30-45 minutes during peak times

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Man, it took me like 5 minutes to download all that shit.

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    last night after i finally got in, the few times i had to log back in the queue was less than 100

    right now its 19,000 but its moving pretty fast

    ive moved up 2000 places in five or so minutes

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    FirmSkater wrote: »
    this seems vaguely illegal

    given that, y'know, they're making a rated M game available to anyone without proof of age

    I'm just sayin'

    There are no laws about whether or not someone can play a game because its rated M.

    dang

    I had always sort of assumed there was some sort of law regarding distribution of m-rated games

    I guess not?

    Nope, not for movies either. Anybody can go see a rated R movie or buy a rated M game legally, regardless of age. Stores just chose to ask people for their ID to make sure they are 18 because it makes them look responsible.

    ...this sounds like shenanigans
    can i tell the bitch at the window to fuck off next time she ids this 24 year-old

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    There are people out there who are actually stupid enough to think you can't legally sell an m rated game to a minor?

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  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That was more for rated R movies.
    (every time they card me they're suggesting I'm 16 and that makes me angery)

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    selling M rated games to minors is a store policy thing, not a legal thing

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Selling or making porn available to minors is illegal though in some states, right?

  • Darkness MundusDarkness Mundus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I did a quick googling. No real information in regards to any of that shit in the first few pages so I gave up.

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    yes but the definition of porn varies as well

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Man, there is no federal or state law preventing the sale of M-rated games to minors. It's just a company policy.

  • bentbent Registered User
    edited February 2009
    It's illegal in Britain!

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  • msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, in crazy Limey-land.

  • bentbent Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Technically we own you. Someone told me in a youtube comment.

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Germany, Australia I think, serveral countries have laws against selling mature games to minors. This isn't just a USA release.

    Anyway last night the queue was down under 100 and I got in very quickly, there were plenty of servers, in fact about half them them were empty...

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    290,000 people have registered since it went open beta

    8500 people are online now

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  • SpeedySwafSpeedySwaf Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Tag is SpeedySwaf

    Currently 4317th in line.

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    Nintendo set up a DS buffet and all the third parties went to the PSP Diner. The Diner came down with a case of botulism and everybody wonders why Nintendo is fat when they return.
  • RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Update

    Ripped shamelessly off of EvilAvatar.

    Those trying to play Quake Live may have had some serious issues with the whole playing aspect of things. Long, brutal queue times have been there since the open beta launched a week ago. Now however, word is that everyone should be able to actually get in there and play a game without waiting in line to do so. This news comes from a Tweet by Quake Live:

    Quote:
    Yesterday's changes have worked out really well, we have turned off the site queue.

  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Shit, awesome. I've gone to the site and sat queued for awhile but haven't gotten a chance to play this yet.

    That'll make class substantially more tolerable.

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I was wondering why they even had a queue when there was always like 50 empty servers.

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So now that it is in open beta are there new maps? Iplayed it a bunch in January but it got old after a while. Not too much variety.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    so how well does this work?

    should I try it?

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  • Fort1tudeFort1tude Registered User
    edited March 2009
    does anyone know if you can import quake 3 maps? Ive got a couple i made that kick ass

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fort1tude wrote: »
    does anyone know if you can import quake 3 maps? Ive got a couple i made that kick ass

    I doubt it. It seems to be all run on servers run by id.

    Also tdot. It is basically quake 3. If you liked quake three you should like this version. It will run pretty well on even old machines I should think.

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have never played any quake game, that's why I'm asking.

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have never played any quake game, that's why I'm asking.

    Ooohh. Well. It is a pretty awesome game to just pick up and play for a little bit. I heartily recommend it as the Quake series is fucking awesome.

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  • RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    There are currently only the original Quake3 maps plus a few made specifically for the release of QuakeLive. As far as I'm aware there is no way to play your personal Q3 maps since ID controls the servers. There was talk of including more community created maps at some point but I'm not sure how far along that initiative has gone.

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Ok the queue times were there so thousands of people wouldn't log in simultaneously and most of the queue was some half million people that downloaded the game the first week

    And as far as custom maps go you'll most likely have to rent a server to make your own maplist and rules

    I'd has said this on multiple occassions

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  • Publius Aelius HadrianusPublius Aelius Hadrianus Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I gotz da medalz yo

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  • Fort1tudeFort1tude Registered User
    edited March 2009
    so how would I go about doing that?

    couldnt i just host it on a seperate comp for me and friends to lan on?

    or do i have to rent from them?

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    No.. it is still a good gun. It just isn't completely unbalanced for multiplayer gameplay.

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Um, ahh...

    There's no more queue, the stats are even working now too.

    There is no server, just the client. You can't run your own server, they are all run by iD or whatever host they are using.

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    in the future you can run your own server for a fee

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  • sonzaisonzai Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Is there a PA clan or anything like that yet?

  • Mr. Henry BemisMr. Henry Bemis Registered User
    edited March 2009
    this seems vaguely illegal

    given that, y'know, they're making a rated M game available to anyone without proof of age

    I'm just sayin'
    you're fucking retarded

    game ratings are not a legal issue, they're a store policy issue

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  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Rated F for Randall_Fag

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  • jwalkjwalk frosty Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    this seems vaguely illegal

    given that, y'know, they're making a rated M game available to anyone without proof of age

    I'm just sayin'
    you're fucking retarded

    game ratings are not a legal issue, they're a store policy issue
    No, it's a legal issue in several countries.

  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    jwalk wrote: »
    this seems vaguely illegal

    given that, y'know, they're making a rated M game available to anyone without proof of age

    I'm just sayin'
    you're fucking retarded

    game ratings are not a legal issue, they're a store policy issue
    No, it's a legal issue in several countries.

    lots of things are on the internet and are free and are illegal in places and legal in others

    like porn: in oklahoma, where i live, hardcore porn is illegal by law, but can i still find it on the internet if it is free? of course. are the cops gonna bang on my door cause i like to see scat porn with a hint of bestiality and arrest me? probably not.

    i know we arent allowed to discuss it, but the guys at pirate bay (sort of) get away with what they do based on the same principle

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