Is the idea still to make money off ads? (now on top of subscriptions) I really wouldn't mind having a game with ads if it's to make it free. Wouldn't be hard to get $3.99 per month per player with ads considering the amount we often play. Also comes hand-in-hand in the sense that the people who play the most = the people who use the server's the most = the people who would give a larger revenue.
[citation][nom]Thunderfox[/nom]If you're enough of a Q3A fan to be paying for it, you won't be playing it in a web browser window.[/citation]
I think the hardcore fans will still be paying, even if they won't be playing it in a browser, just to support one of the best game devs out there.
the browser version (quake live) has much better graphics, effects, etc. than the original cd-rom version from 10 years ago. the dev team has done a great job of updating the engine + optimizing it to run in a browser. the graphics are actually amazing for an engine over a decade old. it's not really even a typical "browser-based" game per se, the browser just gives you access to the quake live client. all that being said it's still the action + gameplay that makes it a great game, not the graphics. either way there is a very large community who still play quake. not sure how many are going to shell out 24 dollars a year to keep it going, though.
They were still in beta? I thought that ended a while ago. I must have not played in a year or two since the closed beta. If I want to play that bad, I'll play from the original disk and get all the MP maps for free and be able to play for free. Not to mention the mods.
as a Linux user its awesome; best part is full screens stretches across both my screens (mismatched screens on gf 9800). don't think ill pay for it. don't play enough and adds so far are flash based and thus blocked.
was great in beta now that they are out of beta it crashes ff a lot or loses sound.
Annual billing? Goodbye. Please dont insult my intelligence with your phony "$2/month" crap when you're really charging about as much for a full featured high end retail game. I think I bought TF2 for $19.99 3 years ago, and they are still making HUGE updates to that game.