Top 5 Ridiculously Stupid Things you’re doing in Clan Arena

Hey Quakefans this is the dumbest things you are probably doing while you are playing Clan Arena.

Are you a culprit to any of these? Be sure to a comment on the video! These can apply to Quake Live, Quake Champions, Diabotical and other Arena FPS games that include CLAN Arena.

Never weapon switching

While you are playing Clan Arena and well for the most part any Quake Arena FPS game. There really are 3 weapons you need to focus on at first. That is the Railgun, Lightning Gun, and the Rocket Launcher.

The problem you are having is you never switch weapons at the correct time… or even at all! If you want to do well in Clan Arena you must know when the best times to switch are.

The other weapons are very subjective and require different scenarios on when you should use them. Knowing when to use them will come with experience.

You done little to no damage at all

Keep in mind while playing CA it is a very team focused mode. A good player can carry a game a little bit but the overall goal is to output damage.

Unlike other modes there are no pickups and you start with a full stack of armor, health, and all the weapons. You must be putting out damage. While in theory you could deny people megahealths and armors in other modes. That simply doesn’t exist in CA.

If you are not putting out damage you are going to be pretty useless to the team. A team would rather have someone who outputs damage than is just a meatshield.

You’re Positioning Sucks

How many times have you been caught in the wrong place? Do you even know where you are suppose to go?

A good rule of thumb is since Clan Arena is such a team focused game, its good to go where everyone else kind of is. Experience of the map will play a key part on knowing where you need to be.

Normally a really good player will call out where everyone needs to be and to hold that position. You probably don’t have a clue what they are talking about. Luckily for you, you can see your teammates names just go to them and do your best.

In a perfect world or a tournament setting everyone would be using voice communications. That really doesn’t happen in a PUG Public Server.

Chasing bad fights

This is even one I’ve had to break myself from multiple times in many game types and modes. Chasing bad fights.

I’d suggest using my rule of thumb, just because you put some damage on someone doesn’t mean you got to go directly after them!

Great you shot someone in the back, go back and help your teammates that are probably in trouble. You’ve already done a good job by making someone weaker than they previously was before.

Whenever you go full on bullrushing after someone cause you saw them. It’s not going to end well for you in CA.

Most likely you are going to be facing multiple enemies as soon as you hit the corner, or greeted with a rocket to the face.

You are trying to be the Hero

It’s easy to get greedy thinking you are the best on your team. In Quake Live CA, people have been playing for years and years. You most likely are not the MVP on your team.

Stop trying to rocket jump all over the map thinking you are better than the whole other team. Not only will you be greeted with 3 lightning guns spamming you to the ceiling. You will instantly die and be out the entire round.

Leaving your whole team to pick up your slack.

If you realize you aren’t the best on the team, it’s probably a wise decision to start protecting the MVP. Most great players at CA stick out in the first few rounds of the match if you don’t recognize a name. Wait till about round 3 and see who is leading in damage and try to protect them.

If it really is you! Great!

Still don’t try to be a hero, you are important and need to start alive until the match concludes.

Stupid Things you are doing in Clan Arena Conclusion

This is made for people who like me and still learning how to hang in Clan Arena.

I’ve made multiple mistakes in CA and hoping that this video and guide will help maybe some inexperienced players do a little better.

Clan arena is a fun gametype and it will help you do better in other modes as well. Helps you learn the maps in a pretty decent competitive fashion.

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Play on the Unheard of Official Quakefans Quake Live Server

Officially Launching the official Quake Live Server. This server is meant for fun and friendly for new Quake Live players to join.

The server is meant to be a Vampiric Clan Arena server. Vampiric means that whenever you use the LG to do damage it will heal you a small amount of health.

This server has no ELO checks and is meant for more skilled players to be able to carry a little bit. With the help of self healing.

QF Server plans are to run 24/7 if possible. With Gigabit internet hosting coming soon so there will be a very reliable connection.

Quake Live Dead in 2021?

Quake Live is far from dead and has seen a small resurgence as of late. Compared to Quake Champions the playerbase is a little smaller. But, QL with community servers will always have a server up somewhere.

I believe most hoped that Diabotical would pull a lot of the Quake Live players away. But, with Diabotical pretty much killing their eSports and tournament scene everyone has went back to Quake Live.

Quake Live will always be alive if someone is willing to host a server and it never gets removed from steam.

Quake Live YouTube

Most matches are streamed on the Quakefans YouTube channel. If YouTube isn’t your thing and you enjoy twitch more

Smango also likes to multi-stream to Twitch which you can also follow to see matches.

You may also find other Arenafps games streamed and videos on the game themselves.

Quake Live Gibs

Quake Live released without “gibs” trying to make it a more Teen Rated game. With the help of the workshop though we can all those glorious gibs back from Quake 3!

All you need to do is logon to steam, and subscribe to the workshop item GIBS!

Workshop item – Gibs!

The only problem with this if the server isn’t subscribe it won’t work. Luckily the server we are hosting is subscribed to Gibs!

Looking for a Quake Live Discord?

While Smango does not have the official Quake Live Discord. The Kingdom is a perfect place for you to come chat about Quake Live and other Arena FPS games.

Many people are joining and the Discord is growing slowly but surely. We would love to have you become part of the community here at Quakefans.

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The Ultimate Quake Computer for Quake I, II, and III.

Obviously the Quake Computer isn’t built for Modern Quake or Arena FPS Games. It’s built for the what got me started playing Quake, specifically Quake III Arena.

The purpose of this PC is to play Retro games and experience them in the way they where designed and developed to be played. Let’s be honest. Quake III Arena wasn’t meant to be played at a 4K resolution even though ioQuake does allow such a thing!

Other reasons is there might be a MOD or Map for Quake I, II, and III that just won’t work correctly on modern hardware.

Other games will also be feature over on my other YouTube Channel/Website FullTech. FullTech is a computer gaming blog and podcast featuring anything and everything about Computer Gaming.

Don’t worry though all FPS content will always be on this channel even if it is Retro or Indie. But, if retro computing is your thing you should check it out as I’ll be releasing some awesome retro related content there.

The Quake Computer Build

For all of you nerds out there wondering whats inside of this beast. Below I will tell you the specs and a little history over the PC.

I was given this PC years ago, I’d say around the year 2012. The Computer was a HP computer from 1999. Originally it looked like the owner had kept it updated and upgraded well into the Windows XP Era.

This awesome computer is really OVERKILL when it comes to the first 3 Quake games in the series. The greatest thing is that Windows 98 runs perfect on it. With Windows 98 built on top of MS-DOS it can run the original Quake natively without any source ports.


  • CPU – Intel Pentium III Slot clocked at 600mhz
  • RAM – 512 Megabytes
  • GPU – AGP ATi All-in-Wonder Card 128 MB
  • Harddrive – Maxtor 30 Gigabyte HDD
  • Monitor – Sony Triniton 19 Inch CRT

The Ultimate Quake computer might be able to run Quake 4 just not well. Quake IV was based on the Id Tech 4 engine and was a beast to try to run at first. There is however a Windows XP computer being built for that era of PC Gaming.

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World of Padman From Comic to Quake 3 Mod

World of Padman is an interesting topic.

The ENTE the creator of Padman was a Comic Book Writer for the PlayStation Games magazine.

This magazine of course focused on console games. Ente was already working on comics for the publication but he decided he wanted to work on something a bit more edgier.

Thus, Padman was born. From the English comics it appears that he is suppose to be the “meanest” gamer. I’m not sure what all that means most of the information is in German.

For some reason the creator of Padman got hooked on Designing Quake Map for Quake III Arena.

Quake 3 Arena Maps

The “Padmaps” were a hit back in the Quake III arena days.

Ente had created the Padcastle which was super popular and got tons of downloads and was shared throughout the Quake community.

Download LinkPadcastle for Q3A

The Padcastle has the comic book hero on the walls featuring some of the other characters of the World of Padman.

Ente took this as a hint on how popular his maps where and I guess decided to enter into a modding challenge for Q3A.

After Quake III source code was released, WOP has officially become a fully stand alone game. You no longer need Quake III Arena to play the mod.

World of Padman 1.5

You can download the fully standalone game for Windows Directly off of moddb.

Click to Download WOP 1.5

There is another Zip file on moddb which can take the game up to Version 1.6.

All you need to do is extract all the files to the installation folder.

WOP does work on modern systems and does not really need any extra setup from my experience with the game in 2020.

It worked pretty much right out of the box on Windows 10 without much tinkering around.

Interested in trying out all kinds of mods for Quake III Arena?

Check out this Article on how to setup Q3 for Windows 10


This Mod or Standalone game now has quite the amazing story.

I think the characters, graphics, and the game are a great moment in Quake 3 Arena history. Its amazing to think that a Comic hero got his own fully developed Arena FPS Game.

The game is completely Free so why not give it a shot?

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