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 Quakefans.net 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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In The Keep Podcast – #29 Kristus (Doombringer)

Kristian ‘Kristus’ Käll is the developer of the up-and-coming Arena FPS game Doombringer. With a unique blend of Quake 3-style movement and weapons that bring homage to the whole genre, Doombringer has quickly become one of the most interesting new games to grace the stage of AFPS. This DarkPlaces engine game features both PvP and single-player action and it is FREE in early access right here!

In The Maps of Madness

To preface this interview, I want to first thank Kristus for being so generous with his time. Not only did we record this interview but also two episodes of The Keep’s new show Maps of Madness where we play through games, levels and mods with their developers. We did one episode for Doombringer’s single-player experience and another for the multiplayer. Who better to explain the intricacies of a game than the person who made it? You can tune in and ask questions anytime you see us streaming Maps of Madness on The Keep’s Twitch channel.

Doombringer

Let’s go ahead and address the elephant before we start singing praises. If you checked out the video above where Kristus and I show off the PvP, you undoubtedly noticed that we experienced some crashes while playing on the Dallas server. Never fear! The latest build of the game has addressed the issue and I look forward to testing it out again soon with no crashes. That’s how quickly this independent developer has addressed the issue. What more can we ask for?

Regardless, Doombringer has been making waves in the AFPS community. Crazy Al (community organizer) has helped to put on events with Tastyspleen.tv’s Jehar providing commentary alongside Kristus. In these tournaments, you can see just how versatile a game Doombringer has become. While remaining unique, it successfully borrows bits and pieces from the legendary AFPS games we all know and love, implementing them into a clean, easy to use package. Game-play aside, I personally think a lot of people will enjoy the shear amount of control they have over the game’s aesthetics right out of the box. You can make Doombringer look as gorgeous and modern as in the above videos (better, actually) or as 1990-whatever as you like.

The Podcast

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In The Keep Podcast – #27 GNiK (Quake Champions Pro)

GNiK by Hawr1x

GNiK recently made his way into the Quake Pro League by qualifying through the Challenger’s League and competing at Lucca. Here we cover topics such as picking up Quake 3 as a 5-year-old, his controversial escapades as a teen in Quake Live and his journey into the QPL over the past year.

First and foremost, we need to say thank you to Smango for making this interview happen. It is because of his diligence in monitoring the Quake Pro League (something I do not always have time to do myself) that this interview came to be. I’ve been a fan of GNiK for a long time but in all honesty; I had no idea GNiK was doing so well in the Challengers League. Fast forward to the weekend before Lucca Comics & Games when I receive a message from GNiK:

“QuakeFans is doing some thing on me and one of the questions was about you doing a podcast with me.”

THANK YOU SMANGO!

You can read that article (which is a profile of GNiK’s gear and settings) here.

Suddenly I’m up to speed on the recent happenings and GNiK is on his way to Lucca for his first ever major LAN event and to pursue his dream of becoming a professional Quake player. AND HE DID IT! The weekend of Lucca I had just transitioned to night shift at work, freeing me up to be awake during the event where I watched GNiK defeat Br1ck in an epic best of 5 match-up. More importantly, this win meant that GNiK was now an official member of the QPL.

After the event we quickly scheduled some time to sit down and record this interview as a celebration of GNiK’s victory and a peek into his unique journey to get here.

GNiK w/ Br1ck by Hawr1x

GNiK’s Journey

GNiK is a 21-year-old from British Columbia who had never (until Lucca) been further from home than Alberta. His Quake journey began while he was a child playing with his father and brothers. As he grew into adolescence, he made a controversial name for himself in Quake Live (more on that in the interview). Fast forward to Quake Champions. After the infamous Christmas patch of 2018, the official competitive scene took a LONG lull. Luckily, people like S L I P & UNKiND of State of Quake and IamFortyLions kept the North American competitive scene alive through various community events.

Enter GNiK.

Throughout that season, GNiK fought his way to the top, winning a disproportionate amount of events and showing the world that he was a force to be reckoned with. When the QPL began at Quakecon 2019, who better to throw their hat into the Challenger’s League than GNiK? You know the rest.

GNiK w/ belt by Hawr1x

Talking about Quake Champions

Now I am perfectly aware of how critical I have been of Quake Champions over the past 6 months. I’ve been involved in several interviews where I have laid out my opinions on the game, most notably my appearance on Beyond Strafe Jumping with Shazzik. None of this is to say that I am any less enthusiastic about Quake Champions or the QPL. Quite the contrary. It is only to say that my relative lull in involvement with the game left me a little out of the loop over the past few months.

So… we brought in an expert. I asked Hawr1x of quake.cz to join us for this interview as there is no one I can think of more qualified (and easily accessible) to ask questions of about Quake Champions eSports than the man who dedicates himself to covering it. Furthermore, Hawr1x was AT Lucca to witness all the happening in person.

Links/Credits

Artwork by Haducant/Spaced.

Music by Immorpher:
https://immorpher.bandcamp.com/

GNiK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GNiKgg
Twitch: http://twitch.tv/gnikgg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/gnikgg

Hawr1x

Website: http://quakechampions.cz/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CzechQuake

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