Hello, guys! Help me please to do a right choice.
I can buy:
Razer Abyssus (old) for 30.5 USD
Razer Abyssus 2014 for 48.5 USD
Razer DA 2013 (gayest Word of Tanks edition) for 88.5 USD
Razer DA Chroma (10K DPI OHMYGHOD MUSTBUY xD) for 104.5 USD
Logitech G100S for 23.5 USD
STEELSERIES KINZU v3 for 48.5 USD
STEELSERIES Kana v2 for 58 USD
STEELSERIES Rival 62271 (6500 dpi) for 72.5 USD
What would be the best? I play UT99/2K4/3/4; Q3A/QL; CSGO; HL1/OF/HL2DM.
Now I have some A4Tech X-718BK (Avago ADNS 3080) and the only thing I don't like in this mouse is prediction.
Posted by CAREEM @ 19:14 CDT, 12 October 2015 - iMsg
Guys im facing a problem. Im unable to fix it. I need your help!
Failed to load quake live site. Please ensure you are online, and your firewall is allowing the QUAKE LIVE client to connect. Error - 3
Im using Windows 7 - 64. Firweall is set to off. I have re-install ql... Tried to reboot.. I have turned off antivirus, after I uninstalled it.. I have tried in ipconfig with /flushdns.. Nothing worked for me.
Anyone have any idea what that could be?
I could format / reinstall windows in this matter, but I think there should be another way to fix it.
Did anyone face this problem?
Please help me fix this:
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Having a few days off and apparently the weather will be bad so no bikey-bikey on the twisties, figured I could fire up some old NES titles and show the world how incredibly bad I am at them.
Decided to go with Contra first, played a few runs yesterday - managed to get to the end with one continue, trying to improve it to ~1-2 deaths altogether in a single run, no save states (except starting point, for practice purposes), no turbo button, no trickery, plain simple uninterrupted run.
I think I can bump the quality up a bit without making it lag, so I'll probably tinker around with settings and do a few practice runs then it's serious time, yo.
What I'm planing to play next:
Metroid, no trickery again, no save states, pure run but probably split into two parts (or more, depending on time) - First stage, grabbing essential powerups, taking out Ridley in the first part.
Second part should be taking down Kraid and Motherbrain.
Megaman, maybe split it into two parts again, I'm really bad with the ending boss and I could use a savestate.
Then I'm probably going to search for some odd/unknown/stupid/forgotten games, will be great to hear some recommendations from NES experts since I'm completely unfamiliar with the console and its games.
I'll be playing NES games, hop in and insult me and my inadequacy. If not, oh well, it's still fun to dig through the dust.
That's pretty much it. Even as people write about how in their view QL should be changed to make it easier to get into (don't turn this into that thread though), they use the old code names for maps instead of the newer actual name names. I realize it probably happens instinctively, but I don't see any way in which you can defend using them in any context that potentially involves players who never played Q3 and never got used to them. That's everyone who came around since 8 years ago! There is no game that I can think of where the maps primarily go by names like "dm3, dm6, Tourney1" other than the Quake series.
If you can think of any argument for why new players should have to jump those legacy hoops, feel free to respond to this. You CAN say "it's shorter", but that doesn't really cut it. There IS such a thing as an abbreviation. "dm7" is not an abbreviation. "aero" IS an abbreviation. "aero" is good. "aero" is fine.
There's a huge difference between when you old-timers first got into the game and kept seeing the code names over and over and now. I'm sure when you select "dm3" from the map list a hundred times you're going to have no problem forever associating it with that map. New players don't have that.
While I'm at it I wanted to see what kinds of short forms I could come up with for various typical maps that people play. In fact it looks like if you systematically just take the first 4-5 characters from every map's name, you generally already distinguish them all (all the most important ones). Tell me you don't get what maps these are:
I'm sure there's a few more maps that ppl sometimes use code names for but that gives you the idea.
Posted by DePaS @ 04:56 CDT, 10 October 2015 - iMsg
House of Quake proudly announces the Quake Live Clan Arena 4v4 Fall 2015 season. The sign-ups are already open and will close at tuesday 20th October.
The league will start on Thursday 22nd October @21 CET, all divisions will play at same time and date, every Thursday until the end of the league matches, no play offs expected.
Check below for all needed informations and sign-up! If you already have player and clan account on House of Quake, feel free to sign-up right away. Otherwise make sure to register yourselves and your clan first.
There are few things new players should make sure to remember when applying for House of Quake:
1. All players should double check if their PlayerId/GUID is entered for Quake Live (which is your QL nick in-game).
2. Clan leaders, after creating clan, must create squad and add players from clan to that particular squad.
Failure to follow any of these instructions will result in your team not being able to join the league.
If further help is needed contact admin(s) on #HoQLeagues @ Quakenet.
If you are a CA player, but you don't have a team, just let me know i can find one for you.
When: 11 Oct 2015, 10:00 CDT MapPool: Sinister, Furious Heights, Blood Run(Intel), Cure, Elder, Battleforged, and Vertical Vengeance; Mapchoice - drop first. PrizePool: 1st place 80USD, 2nd place 20USD Rules: Double Elimination, Winner Bracket: BO1 till the semifinal, BO3 WB semi, WB final and Grandfinal (two BO3 if it will be needed); Low Bracket: BO1 all matches (including LB final).
I've been giving a little thought about different types of surfaces with mousepads, there are glass and aluminium pads available, plastic, and cloth.
But I'm thinking more of something like a sheet of glass, marble, etc and wondering how people feel about this. Are there any decent surfaces that make great mouse pads that aren't designed for the job?
Next Saturday, 13:00 CDT, 10 October 2015, is the final day of the Reikocon 2015 Pro (ELO>1800) South-American duel cup. A lot of exciting games await and organizers are currently looking for more streamers. Since matches will be streamed in Spanish, organizers are currently looking for more streamers from USA, EU and Russia. If you've got what it takes to help out, don't hesitate to contact diegochame at gmail.com or ammielpm at gmail.com.
The final day will take off from where the group stages ended, from quarter and semis all the way to the grand final. The cup is scheduled to start at 12:00 CDT
Paragon esports (community managed league organizers) pushed SM Elite once more to ESWC! They (paragon) announced they'd work out a deal with the ESWC organizers less than two weeks ago, so it seemed almost impossible to get a SM tournament going in 2015, but they somehow managed it (absolute madmen).
since it is really dificult to find someone, I thought to give it a try on the esr forums. I am not playing QL anymore but recorded a lot nice stuff. So I am wondering whether anyone is interested in creating a movie out of my demos. If you like creating videos/movies and earned already some experince you can let me know and ask for more information at "email@example.com". I have a lot beautiful stuff and it would be sad not to share them plus it would be a great memory for me.
Posted by CAREEM @ 14:05 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
After a huge break I am coming back to Quake Live.
I have bought me a new computer for gaming and hopefully good enough for twitch, unless if I need another computer for twitch (I have no experience there)
As always I had huge problems with mice and not stable connection. However, this dismotivated me to play more + I was really busy with work. As from now on I will finally start to work from home.
Im interested inmice and what gaming monitor to buy? Monitor has to be 27 inch + 1ms - could you please suggest me one? Not too expensive. Budget for a new monitor is 280 eur to max 400 eur.
I love razer aby! Its small it have claw grip and its very light. Could you also suggest me one mouse if not aby again without jittering problem? If possible suggest me something identical or very similar to aby (shape - claw grip and wight, but better).
Please do not suggest me WMO, I have bought two mice already on ebay and both were bad replica - both felt like 3$ worth mouse. It seems I cant get real WMO so please no wmo especially not a fake one.
I should just mention that I have never played RTCW online, but I have played W:ET for many years (12+) and I'd love to see either of these games come back, be updated with bugfixes and new cross-platform anti-cheat and so on.
So far there is etlegacy that seems to be aimed at keeping W:ET alive, and it looks like they're doing a decent job with the client/server fixes. They also have a mod that comes with it, but I feel their own 'legacy' mod is far from the mark in terms of wolfenstein games making a comeback. What I think people want from a mod is something competitive and really they'd do better by making their mod an etpro clone.
For the game staying alive or coming back, I think what's really needed is a sensible sequal with similar but not identical gameplay, much updated graphics and a leaner, smoother feeling to gameplay. I can imagine some community efforts fixing some of this, but an actual sequal seems far away right now.
So I'm the market for a new mouse and I'm currently using an FK1, but I'm almost sure I'll get en ec1-a for a better grip now that Zowie have updated their lines. My only concern really comes down to the tracking of the mouse after comfort and well performing sensor is taken into account.
What I mean is, can I do better than the ec1-a with the 3310 in terms of tracking? The other thing that I'll need is a good sensor implementation for whatever mouse I get, low jitter and no acceleration or angle snapping, 400dpi, etc.
Also I want to get a new mousepad that suits me well. My idea of a good mousepad is something that does well for in-game tracking, a quick start, ability to place accurate and well placed shots and some speed for slingshot aiming. I have in mind the artisan hayate otsu MID, as a lot of people recommend artisan pads and they seem to live up to some of their marketing.
Basically I'm wondering what the best cross-platform shooters are for competitive gameplay. I use linux so cross-platform is a must, I'm not bothered if it needs a loki installer or a cd, or steam but I prefer cd's with official installers.
So, I'm thinking about getting the following:
Earlier versions of CS (cd + loki installer)
Quake 4 (cd)
Doom 3 (cd), have a feeling it's not competitive.
UT2004 and the new UT when it has an official release
Also happy to pick up any quake or CS style games if they're still being played competitively.
I'm currently playing urbanterror casually and I'm wondering if anyone can comment on if it's still popular at a competitive level.
First of all, House of Quake has now gathered around 1,100 in donations (you can see the details below). And we decided to accept more of them until the start of the Quake Live TDM League, which is the 18th of October!
Also, this TDM League is now sponsored by ZOWIE, who are providing us with a few products:
- 300 from Memento_Mori
- 150 from huehuehuehue
- 100 from Anonymous
- 80 from drayan
- 51 from Blau
- 50 from Zulu4
- 50 from aar
- 50 from Premonitioner
- 50 from kodisha
- 50 from xou
- 44,6 from fearZZz
- 35 from Dloobiq
- 25 from doz3r
- 25 from rexob
- 25 from dance
- 20 from nyshak
- 20 from un4x
- 16,34 from Prophy
- 15 from Nico
- 15 from xgo
- 15 from Luminus
- 12 from Sqetchie
- 10.37 from FresARN
- 10 from damned1
- 10 from STiCKAN
- 7.5 from Bolus Major
- 5 from HOX
- 5 from Sinus
- 5 from fox
- 5 from ALF1TO
- 4,5 from P5E
Reflex supports serverside demos only, and probably will stay as that. Newborn said they gonna make a csgo-ish system where you can download your demo from the server, so no clientside demos...however the serverdemo has every players pov.
How to play demo: put replay file into the Steam\SteamApps\common\reflexfps\base\replays folder. use play command ingame. Change pov by typing re_set_player_attached_to PLAYERNAME
- techdemo hitsounds
- custom armorsounds
- smaller viewmodels (longer for the rocket, shorter for rail). an ex qw player said the short rocketlauncher looks like a megaman gun :D
- neat megasound ive found in a q2 pak file
- no teleport or any other ambient sounds, as well as chat beeps
- hud might change in the future, and not sure if im gonna keep the bloom. the legend says they gonna fix it
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Hi, I'm slowly getting more serious about improving my skills and in the process have been educating myself about hardware, and trying new hardware. But the topic of mice is a difficult one, it seems every mouse has it's problems. So I've ended up using the amazon 3 button mouse, since it's cheap and possibly no shittier than everything else. Does anyone have any experience with this mouse? It's very small, and feels more stable shapewise than some equally small and shit microsoft 3 button I tried in comparison.
Can anyone recommend something to try next? Abyssus? Perixx 201U? I only use m1 and m2, have bigger hands, claw grip I think. My aim is terrible and I don't have great sensory perception.
I'm using a perixx dx-5000xl mat and play standing. I don't overclock usb.
Edited by whte_rbt.obj at 13:20 CDT, 3 October 2015 - 1107 Hits
What the fuck is wrong with ql lately that it doesn't let me join any server, it never stopps to await connection and it's happening like 5th time just that month. Anyone knows if there's anything I can do about this or it's another well done from id and I just have to wait.
The game itself sucked balls but the frag movies from back in the day where pretty gangsta, since those websites are long since dead I am relying on you TFC playaz to post some of yo personal faves, underrated, overrated? whatever please just deliver the finest goods.
Shooter is half-black/mixed race.
Once this became public knowledge, cnn, msnbc, huffingtonpost, dailykos, and all liberal news organizations are sweeping under the rug his "race", and saying instead he was a deranged person.
if the shooter was white, don lemon on cnn, and others would be emphasizing the shooter is white. President also said that these once every 3 month "mass shootings" by whites are a national tragedy.
Isn't the real national tragedy, the 648 blacks killed by other blacks via gang violence within the last 6 months the real national tragedy.
Once the shooters race from oregon became main stream/mass awareness a few hours ago, the entire tone of CNN/MSNBC about the story was dropped down a LOT.
What benefit does CNN, MSNBC, liberal news as a whole, and the whitehouse gain by not reporting black on black crime statistics, and under reporting black on black crime, and over reporting crimes comitted by whites?
Is this part of saul alinksy philosophy?
Chicago, D.C. New York, Baltimore all these places have some of the strictest gun control law in the country and yet have the highest rate of shooting and murders.
Gun control laws are not the issue. It the mental health care system that has failed. We need to bring back mental institutions back and make it a hell of a lot easier to lock people like this up.. Possibly for a long time if need be.
Posted by flair @ 00:42 CDT, 2 October 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 to 18:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 Schedule: Passed
Reflex player and tournament host tehace recently announced that his European Duel Cup #2 event finally has a new date! Due to a scheduling conflict with the recent North American BOXR Reflex duel cup this event had to be postponed temporarily, but the wait is over! Reflex fans and players will want to clear their Saturday schedule. The event will take place 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 . Several players have already registered, so make sure you sign-up and support the event!
This will be a double elimination tournament. The Upper bracket starts off with a best of one in the first round, and then switches to a best of three format. The lower bracket games will be played out using a best of one format except the Lower Bracket Final which is a best of three. Upper bracket final and grand final are best of five.
Map selection begins with a coin toss and will use a pick pick format. The best of five matches use a "loser picks" format. Basically after each map the player who lost will choose the next arena.
thct2style Note about thct2style: thct2a on turbopixel servers is the old version updated to reflect the changes made on thct2style so they're basically both the same map so you're choosing if you want to play style version or not). Download link is available here http://thc333.com/reflex/thct2a.zip
Posted by Sporx @ 15:36 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
I'm really done buying razer mice at this point. I've had the diamondback, the copper head, 4 deathadders and an abyssus. They all broke exactly the same way.
Right now my right click is randomly releasing when i hold it down, and since i've been playing the unreal tournament alpha this has resulted in constant self damage with rockets while trying to charge them.
I am completely out of the loop on mice. I have a replacement Intellimouse steelseries mod but i am looking for something with really durable side buttons . I like to bind the side buttons for push to talk but because i claw grip i tend to brace my hand to avoid losing aim while talking - and that often times snaps the side buttons or breaks them after awhile.
The Abyssus was great for claw grip even if it broke, so while i don't want something the exact same shape as either deathadder or abyssus , if i could get a mouse that has the same size and weight as the abyssus or the deathadder/intellimouse but ALSO has really durable side buttons thatd be awesome.
What mice are currently like this ? Thanks in advance. I registered today because i figured you guys would be the most informed on this. I don't trust the mountain dew infused MLG children that are all over reddit and other sites.
Posted by atfab @ 05:39 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
b4 this thread gets sh*t on lemme explain:
- spectator friendly (in a 32 player server, you got one or two who are tearing sh*t up enjoyable to watch the specs doesn't even need to learn the map they're watching)
- accessible to all players ( what's good is that players from diff tiers get to play each other no stress maybe only the ones who wants to win badly, but even noobs will enjoy playing because more action as opposed to slow play in duel)
- potential huge increase of playerbase due to open FFA championships (invite literally everyone)
-definitely MORE SOCIAL than duel
-in cypher terms, FFA is the REAL AND HONOURABLE WAY TO play quake (jump pads, less exploits and non stop action [it's very hard to set up a play using and exploits with 31 players on your ass], QUAD RUNS, since you have no friends and allies on the server there is almost little to opportunity to camp)(YES WHEN CASUALS THINK QUAKE THEY THINK FFA)
-slap in the face for 1v1 and 4v4 players (but let's face it FFA is gazillion times enjoyable than duel or tdm, if we really want to increase to playerbase vs spectator ratio i think THIS IS THE ONLY WAY)(1v1 and TDM players are the most skilled in any afps game bar none)
- more money has to be spent by the organizers (we're all money hungry we just don't want to admit it)
-FFA tournaments might be prioritized more than duel and tdm in the future : (
I've been thinking about dropped counts in mouse movement that can be caused by having a too low of a dpi or a different windows pointer speed and wondered how it can actually be a benefit to aiming. Here is what i found out. For anyone having trouble understanding what counts are they are basically just pixels for your mouse movements. Less counts means bigger pixels but that doesn't mean you have bigger shots, it just means the mouse will be centered around the pixel and skip the empty areas of it.
1. Dropped counts can make aiming easier
Have you ever noticed high sensitivity users often have terrible long range lg (tracking aim)? Is it because they don't have enough counts (pixels) to aim at? No, at least not most of the time. The real issue comes from the fact that they aren't very good at controlling their mouse long range. This is why lower counts (to a reasonable amount) is a good idea because it makes it is easier to control our aim. I made an info graphic to explain this below -
Count 1 (low counts, same sensitivity) -
The distance from the left end of the model to the right is 4cm. Now imagine you slightly over aim to the left of the model. Does this make you miss? No, because you still haven't moved your mouse further enough to move onto the next count.
Count 2 (high counts, same sensitivity) -
The distance from the left end of the model to the right is also 4cm. Now imagine again you slightly over aim to the left of the model. Does this make you miss? Yes, because you have a higher amount of counts this will make you move onto the next count quicker.
Disadvantages and why this is a good idea
Humans aren't perfect. It makes sense to sacrifice a little bit of precision for better mouse control. This doesn't mean we want as little counts as possible otherwise the gaps in the counts will become so big we will literally be skipping over the enemy model causing a choppy like mouse effect. We want to find a fine line between the two so that we can get the best of both worlds.
Dropped counts in competitive gaming
To quote Lorfa - "This kind of thing was actually really common in the early days of q3, where players would have a 400 dpi ball mouse, but use driver settings to throw out every other count or so, rendering it effectively 200 DPI. This doesn't feel quite the same as if you had the DPI itself. Fatal1ty also did this with the razer boomslang 1000 dpi, which is one of the reasons why you see the sens and accel in his old configs how it was."
Another interesting tidbit is that one of the best railgun (sniper) player in Quake "K1llsen" continues to use this method. Because of it's aiming style of nature it is also the weapon the would most benefit from such a method as the railgun relies more on being consistent than it is to be precise compared to the other weapons.
The problem with past methods such as using the driver or windows pointer speed is that these methods rely on a higher form of latency for mouse movement over newer technology such as raw input which has a very low latency for mouse movement. This may be the reason why this practice is no longer common in the competitive gaming scene. But it doesn't have to be this way. If game companies started offering this option through their game client we would be able to get the best of both worlds of low input and better mouse control.
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The Quad Damage Project (September 2015 - December 2015). For next four months the viewers of my channel will get four short video montages that are sequels to my previous projects from year 2012. Nothing too fancy, just quick edits with WolfcamQL and Wolf Whisperer that I thought I must have in my personal YouTube collection. As for this time, it's a mini sequel to STUNNER 3.
When: 04 Oct 2015, 10:00 CDT MapPool: Sinister, Furious Heights, Blood Run(Intel), Cure, Elder, Battleforged, and Vertical Vengeance; Mapchoice - drop first. PrizePool: 1st place 80USD, 2nd place 20USD Rules: Double Elimination, Winner Bracket: BO1 till the semifinal, BO3 WB semi, WB final and Grandfinal (two BO3 if it will be needed); Low Bracket: BO1 all matches (including LB final).
Posted by J3ck @ 12:15 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg
Hey guys, just picked up that 24" asus 144hz monitor. I was able to get the 144hz working and played a few games of quack.
The main difference I'm noticing besides hitting rails easier is that all the simple items look like shit.. kinda fuzzy almost lol I don't know if the monitor is so good it makes quake look worse or if I have some kind of off setting. Anyone else experience this?
Posted by Thump4 @ 11:22 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg
Remember the epic QWCA Stronger Then All league? Sign up for the new one today. It's called the Stronger Than All - 21st Century. It features 2on2 Clan Arena matches on qwDM3 on Thursday nights at 21:00 CDT. The league can be found here: sta21.leag1.com.
Don't have Reflex? Head over to reflexfps.net and download it on steam today.
To register for the league, click on register team here. Games take place on thursday evenings at 9:00pm EST, beginning Thursday, October 1st. Games will be about 30-40 minutes in length.
* ( In your registration, the form asks for some personal information. You can either enter jibberish or leave it blank. Next, you will be asked to enter a Team name. Next, it will push you to a team page, where you can edit your team page. You must place your list of 2-3 players on your main team page. )
Teams, or clans, are limited to 2 to 3 players in size, and must have 2 players show up in #reflex on irc.quakenet.org at 9:00pm EST on Thursday at match time. Games must begin by 9:15pm EST, regardless of whether the team does not have 2 players present. Failure to have any players present results in a forfeit loss. Games will be played 2 vs 2. "callvote map qwdm3" and "callvote mode atdm" commands to set up the games. Then, using the latest version of reflex, matches will be played best of three. One warmup round is mandatory.
Anyone can recommend any gaming cms ? When I say gaming I mean, it needs to have clan functions like players, teams, played matches, calendar, upcoming matches, etc., besides standard options for cms like forums, news section and so on.
Also would be great if it's regularly updated and has a free license.
Edited by PerpetualWar at 06:19 CDT, 27 September 2015 - 273 Hits
I though i would post this before the last update release :
Game is lacking a very important feature, players with less than 100 games played should always be warned when they join unranked or T4 servers that they are gonna face very skilled opponents. That and a queue system so that if a server is team size 4 and it is actualy 3v3 you are in queue until 8th join and click Join a team. Otherwise the 7th join the game and usualy get kicked.
Game is incredibly unfriendly to new players.
e: I have to say I am a bit worried about the informations people gave here in this thread, especialy the abandon of tiers and master server to collect stats as this will be terrible for Team modes. You name it namely CA but also the other team modes ofc.
I think some people (a lot?) wanted a ladder, the abandon of master server collecting stats and so the abandon of shuffle is going the opposite wait I think.
Edited by imdaniel at 11:18 CDT, 4 October 2015 - 2854 Hits
Posted by sideql @ 05:48 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
My account blocked by ip, and blocked all other accounts that I created. I wrote a letter in support of apology and a promise that more will not use cheats. Support answered me as follows:
Name Tag: xyz
Account Action: Permanent Account Closure
Offense: Use of third party software to obtain an unfair advantage within the game
This account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for QUAKE LIVE by the In-Game Support staff. This decision was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole.
The QUAKE LIVE Abuse Support Team
There is no forgiveness for me? If you block it forever? What should I do?
Could you tell me if it's good enough for video games? I'm not a huge gamer. Basically I would play QuakeLive, UrbanTerror and CounterStrike on it, and Reflex maybe (I don't know if they optimized it since then).
I also do text publishing so I'll be using Office, LaTeX and Scribus. Those don't take much CPU. I do a bit of web development but not much.
So yeah I don't really know what to expect from this computer, I just want something that's not too powerful (because of my budget and because I'm not a l33t 24/7 gamer) but enough to run the games I like. I don't know the specs of these games.
Any advice? Thanks.
EDIT: Some of you might laugh at me because Quake is supposed to run on a potato PC. Well believe me or not I have a potato PC that doesn't even sync videos on youtube with sound in fullscreen and Quake couldn't run on it. I just want to be careful with where my money goes. I don't want to buy a new one in two / three years.
Edited by Brainie at 07:23 CDT, 25 September 2015 - 1900 Hits
During March of this year various Polish news outlets reported of a drug-related search, and subsequent arrest of the famous Quake dueler av3k. In response to this news a number of community members have decided to assist av3k by asking for donations, by posting on ESReality forum. Some of the posts in the thread disclose the available information regarding the case, however, many of the details are not public due to the ongoing trial. Despite the lack of information a prominent community member, Memento_Mori, has created a donation incentive to help av3k.
As you know Av3k is being prosecuted for drugs dealing in association with a gang. In the thread above you will find some details about what he had when he got busted etc. Regardless of the details, he admits he is not innocent, and has his share of guilt in dealing drugs, which the ongoing trial will judge. This is to say that if you have any moral doubts, you should ask yourself if you would rather donate for the many existing causes where innocents need help.
At the same time, many of you have known Av3k for years, played with him, met him at tournaments and call him a friend, and with the same spirit one may want to help a family member or a close friend who fucked up, one may want to help Av3k in this situation.
Since I handled donations from the community in the past, I've been asked to help here as well. I thought about it, and considered that, guilty or not, there's a number of expenses related to the trial one has to face. Having a proper law representation is right, even when one is guilty and ends up charged. According to Av3k's his lawyer is doing a massive job in trying to help him, and is also understanding wrt. to his financial situation.
In that light, I asked Av3k the cost related to his laywer until the end of the trial, and set a donation goal to cover those. This money should help him get through to whatever judgement awaits him.
The details about the court are not public (they are supposed to be at the end of the trial). You are welcome to contact him directly (pm twister or ins) for more details.
One relevant bit of information is that right after the arrest all his money and belongings were taken - even prizes coming from Quake, though they clearly were not connected to the drug dealing - and his family was also financially impacted, so he's been living these past seven months thanks to the help of friends and small jobs he could get. Any salary would be seized massively (75%), forcing him at times to work two jobs to put any money aside. At the moment he is completely broke, and every bit of money can help him, from simple things to paying the costs related to the trial.
- What if the money is not reached? Will the lawyer leave Av3k?
The lawyer has been very understanding so far - as he knows the situation perfectly. Av3k is completely broke at the moment, but might find help and eventually pay him.
- What about some 'shady' options mentioned in the thread above?
The situation is complicated, and if you want to know more contact him. This donation is intended for the lawyer costs, hence the target goal. Of course money is money, and once donated it can be used in any way. As in any other donation there's a component of trust; if you are not comfortable with this, do not donate.
- Is there more than just lawyer costs?
Besides having money for living, in the fortunate event of a probation sentence he would likely be charged a considerable fine. If people feel like they want to contribute to that, they can add to the donation.
Posted by kukkii @ 13:35 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
is there any way to be stable with high accel?
the definition of high accel in this thread = 0.5+ if you use 400dpi. mine is currently around 1.0
i know accel tends to make your aim unstable, but after a few months of using accel, i can aim consistently with low-mid accel ( 0.1-0.2 at 400dpi if sensi is between 3 and 4)
the thing about high accel is, you can do everything with your wrist only. everything can be done instantly, and precisely with the combination of low sensi + high accel.
it allows you to play super aggressively and still hit most of those shots.
weirdest angle flick rail / air rocket,
keep tracking with lg for more than 360 degree,
BUT for me, it requires a lot of hours to make me warmed up every day (to be fully warmed up, it takes around 3-4 hours every night lol, I dont think it is worth especially when i have fulltimejob.)
the followings are what I have tried so far, but none of them worked well.
1. played with the same settings for 2+ weeks. (didint work. every day it feels different. so every day it took me 3-4 hours to get warmed up)
2. highered accel value to the point that I can do everything including 720+ degree turn only with wrist. (my purpose here was, by allowing my wrist to do everything, I tried to limit how I move my mouse so It was gonna help me to be more stable. but nah)
3. every day when you start playing, make a small swing with your wrist only, and adjust the accel value to the point where that swing makes you consistently turn 180. (this was the most effective one i found so far
4. use heavier mouse (i thought heavier mouses could make it more stable than light ones. so far it has not worked.)
5. try to keep my wrist relaxed (if you move your mouse in the same way every day, that means your aim can be stable even with super high accel. i think this is the best solution for the topic. but it is hard.)
I know there is not many people that use 0.5+ or 1.0 accel.
but if you are the one,
do you have any solutions to make it stable except turning off/ lowering the accel?
or the way to hugely reduce the warm up time?
Edited by kukkii at 17:48 CDT, 24 September 2015 - 2064 Hits
Posted by hypno! @ 06:41 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
So I've been using the MX500 shape since 2003, having passed by MX510, MX518, G400 and currently I own a G400S. Since the G400S had some problems with the wire (the usual problems that disconnects and connects) I'm using atm an WMO 1.1a @ 500hz..
Problem here is, G400S dont get built anymore and the MX500 shape is somewhat dead, the more similiar there is, is the G402 which honestly doesn't look that.. appealing. I could keep using the WMO but I don't think it's a good idea because it's already a pain in the ass to put it @ 500hz in Windows 7, I've heard in the next windows it's even harder. So what I need here is a good replacement for the G400S.. I pretty much like the WMO 1.1a even tho it could be slightly heavier. I did some research and some ZOWIE models look like a good option. I could try the G402 aswell or maybe some Steelseries or Razer mouses? As I said ive been using this mouse for so long so I really havent tried any other options in the mean time.
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 24 September 2015 to 19:00 CDT, 24 September 2015 Schedule: Passed
With the BOXR Duel Cup around the corner, the BOXR community will be hosting a Reflex CTF show match tomorrow night in what will the be the first public demonstration of the game-mode. This event will feature a wide spectrum of players from those guys started played arena-fps games recently, to old farts that have been playing for ages.
This will be a pickup style tournament. The plan is that the players will be split into teams, and teams will play each other until someone drops dead. Remember this event is scheduled for Thursday September 24, 2015 with things kicking off at 17:00 CDT. Commentary and casting will be provided by Gilanguar of r/ArenaFPS, and KovaaK from QuakeWorld, through the BOXR platform. Try not to miss this!
Posted by fnx-za @ 17:08 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
Ok fuck... So I'm not really a hardware guy and in light of that other dude asking some questions about CPU and mobo, I need advice. I have saved some money towards a new pc at the end of the year. My max budget is £1500 (app. 2050, $2300).
What I will be using it for:
I am a software / web developer so that mostly... to be honest I don't need an uber PC for dev my current i5 3rd gen is still going ok. I use SQL Server, node processes, and multiple instances of VS so that is about where my processing power is going.
I will want something to play games on, al be it I only really play Kerbal Space Progame and Quake Live at the moment, but I would like to play some other games including upcoming titles like doom4 and shit.
I would also like to stream occasionally and I would like to be fairly future proof as I do not plan on buying another PC for like 3 or 4 years (maybe a small upgrade after like 2 years).
So I have some questions:
1. Is skylake worth it considering I dont want to upgrade again for like 3 or 4 years.
2. If so do I go for an i7 or i5?
3. Should I invest more in a top of the line gfx card.
4. My budget includes a 144hz monitor so keep that in mind!