Could be Quake World, Quake 2, Quake 3, CPM, Quake 4 or Quake Live!

What moment made you say to yourself, 'Damn, I am so happy and proud of <achievement>!

For me, it was just a little bit ago. I have played CA off and on for not quite two years, somewhat consistantly. I have always been afraid to try duel very much, even though I have watched countless frag movies, defrag movies, VODs, LevelUp, Zotacs, Facey and 125fps.

Yesterday, I finally tried out Premium Membership. A friend of mine decided to duel and I came along to watch. I played her opponent, after watching their match. I got my ass handed to me really bad. But, I got a few frags and now I'm hooked.

I tried a couple of more, today, against much better opponents that I'd never met. Got beat down pretty hard, but, no one ever gets better by giving up! I didn't finish with negative score, so that was better than nothing.

Then, I did it. I beat a random person on ztn and I couldn't be happier. While I am sure there is much more fun just around the corner, my single victory is my happiest, so far!

So, that got me to thinking: There are so many accomplished people here and pretty much all of them are better than I am, so, surely they must have some cool stories to share.

What is your proudest moment that you have achieved while playing Quake? Did you win an online cup? A LAN? A TDM or CTF tournament?

With DHW just around the bend, I thought it might be fun to hear your successes and what it's like for you and what keeps you coming back.