I just re-installed Quake III Arena after not having played the game for what seems like an eternity. When I last played, I was pretty good and would consistently be tops on my team in a game of Capture the Flag or Team Deathmatch. These days, I walk forward about two steps and immediately die.
Everyone playing on the map seems to be able to make one-in-a-million shots at will. For instance, I’ll be sailing through the air on the space CTF map and someone will hit me dead on with a rocket from all the way across the map. This happens to me several times a game - enough to make me think that there is cheating involved. No one can be that good consistently, IMHO.
I installed something called Punkbuster that is supposed to negate the most common cheats in the game, but I’m still concerned that there are people taking unfair advantage, y’know?
Any clue as to how this is happening? Are folks cheating with something I haven’t seen yet? Or have my skills just deteriorated to a point where everyone is light years ahead of me?