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QLRanks suggestion (46 comments)
Posted by flake^ @ 06:30 CDT, 4 July 2012 - iMsg
Wrong place I know.. but anyway;

Do not list players with less than 20games in the rankings & country rankings.

Do not list players inactive for more than 60 days.

Players who are one or both of the above are still on the website and can be searched but do not appear in the rankings.
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Quake Live Newbie Retention (33 comments)
Posted by flake^ @ 07:51 CDT, 17 June 2012 - iMsg
Newbs to QL probably play FFA/CA or CTF for an hour or so and get beaten easily, spawn/die etc and this presumably makes them think its rubbish. They might even get booted from a server for unbalancing the teams!! Not good!

So if I were incharge I would make Freeze Tag & Insta Freeze a free mode and try to push the newbs into playing that. The 'veterans' would likely stay away from FT as they would prefer playing their usual modes but more importantly in freeze tag you don't actually die, you just freeze until thawed out. Players can unfreeze their team mates for points to make up for poor skills (which will get better!) and you are in a team by default & helping out teamm8s. I think this will get newbs hooked onto the game better than spawn/die/spawn/die/quit - Ideally the newb servers are 16 players so the poor newbie can go about his business without unbalancing the teams.

So, relaunch QL and push Freeze Tag as the default mode or starting mode for newbs. I see no benefit to QL whatsoever by keeping FT a premium only gametype. There is even a community of FT players stuck on Q3 that I am sure would move over to QL if FT is free. Its the newbie gametype ql needs. Sort it out fs.
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