Over in the Pit there is a lengthy thread discussing the merits (or lack of merits) of Unreal Tournament vs. Quake III.
On the whole it seems as if Unreal Tournament came out as the winner among dopers when compared to Quake III. In the end it matters little because both games are fun.
That said some suggested that Dopers fragging each other online someday might be fun. It could even provide a place to escalate things if you’re not getting any satisfaction in the Pit (sort of an online high noon).
Anyway, this thread is here to see if any Dopers would be interested in some online gaming sometime. If enough respond we can work towards organizing such a thing.
Also, although Unreal Tournament/Quake III started this whole idea there is no reason we need to be limited to those games. Tribes 2 is coming out soon, people could adventure in Baldur’s Gate, Diablo II, play chess, etc. etc…
I’ll join in for a big ol’ Q3 match. My favorite format is straight out deathmatch, around 8 players. I’ll also do team deathmatch, but that’s about as cooperative as I get. And don’t expect me to follow orders.
I may even be able to provide a server, but syncing everything up will be tricky. I’m on a cable modem, so I’ve a little bit of bandwidth to spare.
I’d be up for it, but I think the lag I’d get from playing from Europe would put me at too much of a disadvantage to make it much fun. I read some of the UT/Q3 thread in the pit, if I had my way, I’d combine the best of both games. I’d take the Q3 levels and bot graphics, the UT bot AI and secondary fire features, the Q3 medals, and the UT stats. I nearly pissed myself with glee when I got my first MONSTER KILL!!!
I’m there for UT (and maybe Deus Ex multiplayer, too!) as soon as I get a fast connection. (Faster computer would help, and that G4 miiiight just be on the way soon… I hope… :crosses fingers, arms, legs, toes, eyes:)
Now, if you said you’d wax me with the jackhammer then I’d be impressed! You better have a mighty low ping if you expect to hit me with that sniper rifle.
It looks as if there is a fair amount of interest. Given that many people are waiting on their cable connections or new G4 how about setting a frag date for Saturday, April 7, at 3 p.m. central time (till whenever)?
Also, anyone check out Microsoft Gamevoice yet? It’s a worthwhile utility for multiplayer gaming. It’s also free unless you want the gamevoice controller, headset and mic sold by Microsoft (then it’s $50 or so). Anyway, those of you with the appropriate hardware should gove it a look. Doubleclick posted a link in the Pit thread that points to free software that avoids Microsofts 4 person limit on the free version.
Sounds tempting. I’m overdue on an OS format & reinstall, but I should have that done by then, so I’ll do my best to make it. Did we decide on UT or Q3 yet? Either way, I’m seriously rusty, so let me know SOON!
[sub]Oh, I’m so going to get owned…[/sub]
1.) UT (Duh!)
2.) UTPatch 436. (For those of you who have Sound Blaster Live card, goto (http://eax.creative.com) and get the Super-Duper EAX UT436 Patch.
3.) All Bonus Packs.
That’s about it. BUT!!
(There is always a but.)
It is obvious that we ALL can’t play on the same server. Some of use do not even have BroadBand FCOL! So we will need those you have the fastest PC’s and Cable/DSL to do some of the UT Server hosting for us. (Constact me if you don’t know how to do that. See below for my specs)
If some of you work in an IT department and can get a server at work to run over the weekend, so much the better. We could then set up a DEDICATED server. (Again, contact me if you need steps and sites on how to do this.)
BattleCom is the way to go for VoiceChat (http://www.shadowfactor.com) Just about anyone can host it. It is not a resource hog by anymeans. (Hey…I love GameVoice and own one myslef, but the Powers That Be at Microsoft screwed up again with their “shareware-version limitations”.)
PS: Dial Up players can play with us BB players with minimal slowdow. (So long as your UT and PC are tweaked up…goto: http://www.3dspotlight.com for tweak guides.)
See you all later…(In the scope of my sniper rifle no doubt. =)
My PC specs:
PII 233 (Oh Shut up…)
(This way, he can see who is better suited for hosting the UT servers.)