That's right, after about one year of work, Quake History has finally reached the beta phase. I would like to take this opportunity to share some information with you about the some things I have been working on. The first thing I would like to mention is the Versus feature, which gives you the ability to compare players and teams (maps as well in the future). Secondly, I have updated the stream list (status refreshed every 3 minutes) where you can watch - mainly Quake - other people's streams. Thirdly, an IRC bot has been deployed by xynix - more information below. Last but not least, I have finally managed to add the biggest tournament so far: the last ZOTAC QL Duel Cup (#144).
The website is growing, slowly but maturely. Currently there are about 2400 matches, 140 tournaments, 1200 players, 100 streams present in the database, which still is a tiny little part of the Quake world (new content is being added almost every day). There are currently 52 users, who can write comments, change their account settings and add literally everything to the "favourites".
I am working on the overall and series rankings for players and teams where you will be able to see the standings for each player/team. The overall ranking will be showing each and every tournament gathered in the database, while the series ranking will be showing the list containing only a specific tournament's history - e.g. all the QuakeCon's.
I am focusing on new sections too: movies, interviews and articles.
The list of available streams is easily accessible at my IRC channel: #QuakeHistory. All you have to do is to type !live to see all live streams currently online. The IRC bot is provided by xynix - movie producer (his latest production: Supremacy).
If you want to add your own stream to the list feel free to let me know.
All bot commands:
!live - shows all live streams
!live qh - shows the shortened link to the streams
!live <id> - shows the status of the selected stream
!ql stats <nick> - shows the player statistics
!ql last <nick> - shows the last match played by the player
!ql news - shows the latest QL twitter news
!ql ranks duel|ca|tdm <nick> - shows the data from the QLRanks.com
Here is my Stream API, where anyone who wishes to can use the name, status, game and the viewers count for all the streams (http://www.quakehistory.com/en/api/streams/all) or just one specified stream (http://www.quakehistory.com/en/api/streams/<id>).
Quake History is a non-commercial free to use website (you will not see any advertisements nor pop-out windows harassing you). At the moment, the site is developed only by me. I do spend a lot of time at this project. It is my full time job now. I lost my real job 2 weeks ago because I was working there on Quake History. :D
As you might know, such website generates certain maintenance costs. This is why I decided to ask You for a little help. If there is anyone that would like to help me financially I would be most grateful. Even the smallest donation would help. You may find the account details which you can use for donations below.
pyton [at] quakehistory [dot] com
Since PayPal's commission for using the 'Donate' PayPal button is not the best for either party I have decided to only use direct donations to my e-mail address.
Each registered user on the website, who kindly decides to donate will get the red star near his username - at the moment that is all Quake History can afford. I will work hard to make sure more goodies will be up for grabs in the future. :)
Versus: rapha vs ZeRo4 - http://www.quakehistory.com/en/versus/players/0,519,5
Tournament: ZOTAC Quake Live Duel Cup #144 - http://www.quakehistory.com/en/tournaments/0,140
Tournament: CPM Fightclub Duel #1 - http://www.quakehistory.com/en/tournaments/0,112
Player: pavel (kook) - http://www.quakehistory.com/en/players/0,89
Stream: live streams - http://www.quakehistory.com/en/livestreams/
Once I finally get a 40/40 Mbit connection the Quake History TV will start streaming some goodies for you! :)
Links: Quake History // #QuakeHistory
Edited by PYTON at 13:50 BST, 12 September 2012 - 16325 Hits