Your first game will be a test match against a computer while a few extra things download in the background. Supposedly this will place you at the appropriate level in the new matchmaking system. First you have to show off some of your 1337 fps skillz (jumping and rocket jumping, although I didn't know what to do for the third), then you'll do a 1 vs 1 against the computer. Everything ran peachy keen and silky smooth on my computer. After I finished up that match I had to restart due to an unrelated windows update, so that's all I've got so far.
This game brings back some old memories. And the "1337 fps skills" are pretty much just that. There are three challenges. First, you have to get across a depression with only a tower it the center. If you can't beat that "challenge", uninstall Quake Live and return every FPS you ever bought. It's that simple. The next one gives you a rocket launcher and a cliff above you that you have to get to. If you've played any old school FPS games this should not be that hard. Last, you have a rocket launcher and a long hall with sliding doors at the end. The doors are times however, and running will not get you there in time. Just like last time, you have to use the rocket launcher. This challenge can be really frustrating if you don't know exactly what you have to do. Upon completing the final challenge you are told, "You're pretty damned good.' Prepare to face an expert level bot in a 1v1 match.
From what little multiplayer I've played, I have to say that I'm quite impressed. iD seems to have put a lot of effort porting this game. The only problem is that everyone, their little brother/sister, mom/dad and grandma twice removed is trying to download it and the servers weren't prepared to take the hit.
Edited by Homestarune, 26 February 2009 - 02:02 PM.
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