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Quake Live doesn’t sound like Quake anymore

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Quake Live holds a special place in my heart. It’s the only online game I’ve ever been banned from to this day, for apparently cheating. I really tried to understand how my a kill/death ratio lower than the temperature in Antarctica meant I was cheating, but I lost that case. Doesn’t seem like it matters either, because Quake Live has changed.
Quake Live is getting a Steam launch very soon, and id Software are changing some of the fundamentals to make the game more approachable to a wider audience. What this really translates to is Quake being made into a modern FPS, rather than sticking to its arena shooter roots.

You’ll now be able to select a load out consisting of primary and secondary weapons, which you can switch between at anytime. Ammo is also not racist anymore, with there being no more specific types for different weapons. You can also channel your inner rabbit now,with a new bunny hop movement ability being added.

All of these changes are being made to make Quake feel more like a shooter from this day an age, which is apparently what fans want. That’s according to Adam Pyle, producer at id Software.

“We feel that these elements overall help bring Quake one step closer to being a modern shooter, while still holding true to our roots of remaining an incredibly fast paced old school shooter,” he wrote. “We’ve had a lot of fun with these new additions, and hope that you learn to appreciate them.”

He’s right; this isn’t Quake anymore. This is a modern shooter disguised as Quake, which is probably the worst thing fans could possible hear ahead of the Steam launch.

If id Software is so dead set on changing a popular arena shooter into a modern FPS, what are they busy doing with Doom? Makes you think, doesn’t it.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

23 Comments

  1. Rinceable

    August 28, 2014 at 11:08

    Oh well. Poor PC peeps.

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    • Sith JJ

      August 28, 2014 at 11:13

      I didn’t know this existed thb.

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      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        August 28, 2014 at 11:26

        *tbh

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        • Rock789

          August 28, 2014 at 11:29

          thb could be ye’ ol’ English? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            August 28, 2014 at 11:31

            To Honestly Be, or not To Honestly Be, that is the question

          • Rock789

            August 28, 2014 at 11:34

            Precisely! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Sith JJ

            August 28, 2014 at 11:50

            Aye

      • Rags

        August 28, 2014 at 11:51

        • Sith JJ

          August 28, 2014 at 11:51

          This works at work.
          This is dangerous

          Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      August 28, 2014 at 11:41

      Awaits MOBA edition…

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  2. WarframedSquirrel

    August 28, 2014 at 11:11

    Oh yay, it’ll be Loadout in FPS form with a Quake skin on it and micro transactions!

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    • Rinceable

      August 28, 2014 at 11:12

      Only if you’re lucky!

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    • Sith JJ

      August 28, 2014 at 11:14

      Sounds like every gamer’s dream.

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    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      August 28, 2014 at 12:28

      At least we have Unreal Tournament coming? Is that at least a reprieve from all this?

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  3. Dutch Matrix

    August 28, 2014 at 11:13

    Can you say Call of Quake?
    Battlefield Quake?

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  4. Rags

    August 28, 2014 at 11:45

    I played it yesterday. And its still almost exactly the same game, while making some stuff easier for new players while still keeping the game intact for us veterans. The loadouts does not effect Clan Arena, or Duel, where its still the classic hardcore Quake game.

    I guess this will help new players a bit. Strafe jumping can be tricky for a newcomer so yeah.

    Only major change is easy bunnyhopping for noobs, a new weapon, and item timers on the items for some of the game modes.

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  5. Schalk Engelbrecht

    August 28, 2014 at 11:51

    “..which is probably the worst thing fans could possible here ahead of a Steam launch.”
    Fix it, delete my comment.

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  6. DrKiller

    August 28, 2014 at 12:01

    And here I’m still waiting on 75% discount to get the Quake pack ๐Ÿ™

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  7. Ryanza

    August 28, 2014 at 12:09

    see what happens when you DRM a game.

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    • Weanerdog

      August 28, 2014 at 13:19

      You do know it is a free online shooter?

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  8. Kensei Seraph

    August 28, 2014 at 12:48

    ABOMINATION!!!

    Reply

  9. Guest

    August 28, 2014 at 14:38

    Nope!

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  10. Kristus

    August 29, 2014 at 17:19

    The loadout thing only means you will SPAWN with those weapons. It won’t restrict you to two weapons. You can still gather more just like before. But you no longer will have to spawn naked.

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