Hi guys, im kind of nervous with all the recent changes, normally im a total fanboy who tries to keep playing no matter whatever happens, but some of the latest changes are making my fanboy side transform into a hater, and i dont want to hate.
Quake4 is a damn fine game and has much better gfx than QL which is a good point for possible newcomers. And we know that they wont be releasing crappy patches anytime soon.
Also its been like 6 years since QL started, one of the main reasons why id chose quake3 was that at that time it could run in most PCs, i would say that 6 years later Q4 could run in most PCs too.
id is clearly shitting on the hardcore fanbase with the recent forced changes, the VO being something that totally ruins my experience, instead of playing a hardcore game i feel im babysitting robots, fuck that.
So why not we, the hardcore fans, make something about it? I know it would be a lot of work and we would need to raise some money, the idea being creating a community portal similar to the QL one, were we could add friends, browse servers according to location, etc.
I think it would be worth the effort, mainly because we can be completely sure id wont be able to do shit about it. Q4max development could be resumed to accomodate possible bugfixes etc, new maps could be made without having to pass id software approval, we would have more freedom again!
I know it may sound crazy, but a 1000 miles journey starts with one step.