Quakecast #29: M3ssia of USQC

Sick of booting up your client only to see that no one is online in the whole continent? Hoping for a QuakeWorld renaissance in North America? Didn’t know there was one? Need a new podcast to listen to on that long drive to work? Well… Your Savior has arrived!

M3ssia aka The Messiah of QuakeWorld was recently a featured guest on The Quakecast. Why do you care? Because M3ssia is one of the most intelligent and proactive people in the Quake community and he is bringing QuakeWorld to a server near you!

For those who don’t know his work, M3ssia is the Quake server admin at the U.S. Quake Community. He has one mission:

MAKE QUAKE GREAT AGAIN!

His efforts to keep dedicated QuakeWorld servers up and running, along with consistent weekly events have not gone unnoticed and he discusses this at length with dumptruck_ds and ArrCee in their latest episode: https://quakecast.podbean.com/e/quakecast-29-m3ssia-quake-mapper/

USQC has partnered with the Keep to bring his message to the masses. Therefore, you should show the guys at Quakecast and M3ssia some love by giving this show a listen.

You can also check out M3ssia’s previous interview on In The Keep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0Ad2sJJj4&list=PLkWrttFf2ofd1UvKbGKZIGS5yN9eR7dem&index=10&t=2s

In The Keep Podcast – #09 Albert Adeikalam (Master Arena Developer)

Albert Adeikalam is the character/weapons modeler for the upcoming AFPS game Master Arena. He speaks passionately about the tribulations of the indie developer in the modern world, the importance and struggle of learning multiple languages, the difficulties of working with a remote team on a long-term project, his passion for drum & bass music, his journey into the game development industry and much more.

Master Arena

Website – http://masterarena.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MasterArena

Facebook – https://facebook.com/MasterArena

Reddit – https://www.reddit.com/r/MasterArena

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/MasterArena/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCThs…

Discord – https://discord.gg/b7zvQ33

QA w/ Lead Developer Jeremy Cope – https://quakefans.net/category/arena-…

Master Arena OST by La Grande Table: http://grandetableproductions.com/

More from ITK Podcast

Podcast website: http://inthekeep.com/

Quakecast #26: TheMotherload



For those who haven’t checked it out already, I was recently a guest on The Quakecast.

It was my esteemed pleasure to chat with dumptruck_ds (Quake Mapping Community) and Arrrcee (The Quake Grave) about my experience in Quake/AFPS, the message of the Drowned God Cthalha, the origins of In The Keep podcast and a little bit about me personally.

Their podcast is excellent. I highly recommend you hit that subscribe button and explore their catalog for more of their conversations with awesome people from all around the Quake Community.

“High tide raises all ships.”

Show them some love, and tell ’em Quake Fans sent ya!

The interview: https://quakecast.podbean.com/e/quakecast-26-themotherload-podcast-host/

dumptruck_ds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF502yOYr_olPaw6xgnYmaQ
Arrrcee: https://www.youtube.com/user/lameatthegame

Quake Mapping Community: https://discord.gg/aPZGTc6



No Quake at QuakeCon 2019?

Quakecon 2019 everyone was looking forward to the latest Quake News. The latest Bethesda E3 2019 Conference showed otherwise. Quake the unloved child of iD software was nowhere to be seen.

What we got was a Commander Keen mobile game…

No one is happy about this.

The Year of Doom

While I know this years QuakeCon is gonna be more about Doom Eternal which is fine. There could at least been some kind of announcement for Quake.

Bethesda is even having its own “DoomCon” now inside QuakeCon.

It’s all a bit confusing, frustrating and really ALL of the above anyone can think. While I love Doom (2016) and all older doom games.

You would think that would at least take one segment of the whole conference to say something about the latest Quake game. Quake Champions…

The official website is saying that 2020 is the year of Quake. Well… The 25th year of QuakeCon. They can’t possibly skip out on Quake that year right?

So maybe we will hear something then. But, Quake Champions is a Game As a Service. It doesn’t offer offline play what so ever…

They aren’t producing any new content for the game that has been announced to my knowledge and the community isn’t allowed like in older games.

Yet they wonder why the game is in limbo of dying.

Quakecon 2019… I mean DoomCon

Many Arena FPS fans such as myself are still looking forward to the latest Doom multiplayer iteration. They did announce a new multiplayer mode which allows you to play as Demons vs the Doom Slayer.

But, there really hasn’t been any mention of multiplayer arena action either. Which disappointments me even further.

Doom 2016 didn’t have the greatest MP experience but it had TONS of content at least and modes. Modes that are lacking in Quake Champions.

No Mention In Full Stream

Go ahead. Watch it for yourself.

There is no game play footage. No one speaks of it.

There’s nothing…

Is this totally on purpose now. That are doing little to zero marketing for the game at all.

I realize they want to push newer games which is fine. But, not even to much of a rail or rocket launcher is anywhere in the video.

You’ve really got to ask yourself is this on purpose? Do they want the game to die.

Previous E3 Quake Champions Mentions

To put in perspective of how little Bethesda cares about Quake Champions now here is a handy list.

  • 2016 E3: Quake Champions announced & reveal trailer
  • 2017 E3: New trailer & $1,000,000 tourney
  • 2018 E3: New trailer & free to play event
  • 2019 E3: No mention of Quake.

It’s not looking good for us Quake fans for Quakecon 2019. No one seems to care about Quake anymore but us.

It might be time as bad as I want to admit…

To look into upcoming Arena First Person Shooters to be obsessed about.

Follow me on Twitter @realkynerd and let me know what you think.