Most of you already know the sub-site stats.quakeworld.nu - system that monitors QuakeWorld servers and gathers match results, builds statistics, and so on.
After our team has finished this project and there wasn't much else to do with it, except small fixes from time to time, we decided to do another big favour for the community.
We noticed there are quite many people who are concerned about so-called "fakenicking", that is, a situation when a certain player uses new made-up nickname in the game. Lots of players don't like that their opponent hides his identity in this way and would like to know who they are actually facing.
Therefore we have extended the functionality of our scanner so that now it not only gathers the scores, but also IP addresses and client info for each nick. This allows us to connect certain nick together by grouping nicks by IP address and certain user info data provided by the clients.
For two months we have been building a large database of associated nicknames and we are ready to release it very soon.
This means that soon you will be able to see which div1 players tend to use which fakenicks. But we had come even further!
Combining stats features together with this new system, you will soon be able to check the most epic loses of div0/1 players against average or even below-average players according to the site ranking! When we first saw the entries, we couldn't believe how some commonly recognized top-players lose terribly on certain maps basically to every random player they meet on the server!
Another great discovery was all the star-matches that you don't get to see otherwise. Many times it happened that two div0/1 players used a newbie-looking fakenick and played each other, not knowing who the opponent actually was. And you would be surprised which players got literally raped on maps where they most probably expected just another easy win.
Because we know where this games were played we are now finishing a compilation of demos of the most tragic games ever seen. Stay tuned!