Age :34
Group: Administrator
Location: Sweden
ke Vader is a Swedish QuakeWorld player with a history that dates back almost all the way to 1996. While he may not be the most competitive player anymore, he can be spotted on the xs4all free for all server and in the odd 4on4 mix game.

Contributions to the QuakeWorld scene has mainly been through the European Quake League site once upon a time, the now put to rest Refragged news site and countless posts in the QuakeWorld.nu forum. His occupation is within quality assurance engineering and in his free time he tries to stay fit and enjoy all that life has to offer!
Tournaments  /  13 Mar 2008, 18:42
"Is it NQR!?"
Lately there have been a surge of games in the Nations Quake Rank Gold Cup and it makes the game feel a bit fresh again. It's not always that easy to be up to date when the games are on however...
With the Nations Quake Rank tournament running we see quite a few active top notch clans in the Gold Cup and also a few ones that compete with most of them and can snatch a map or two from even the (semi) best teams. It seems that any clan can cause an upset on a map this season. I won't discuss why it's like that at the moment - if it depends on certain clans being out of shape or if the underdogs have really improved their biceps measures.

What annoys me though, with all these exciting games going on, is that many of them goes by unnoticed. This even goes for people in the Quake channels on IRC. You kind of have to scan the QTV page every once in a while to see if there's any action on, join the QTV and ask the question "Is this NQR?" - which it often is and you're surprised that noone has announced the game with the two top notch teams that are about to clash.

My wish would be that clans either use the QWDrama schedule or do a .qw on IRC some time prior to the game, stating who they're facing in NQR at what time. It's not that hard and don't you want people to spectate your game? Isn't that, in combination with the good opponents, what makes it so fun to play in the highest tier?
Comments
2008-03-13, 19:31
would be better if qw.nu/qwdrama actually write some about upcoming games, contact the clans and make a preview of the top games, like tvs vs sr, and the best game of the season, SR vs cMF!

Would love to see some interviews before games like this of the players to increase the drama

Come on qwdrama and qw.nu, lets get it on!
2008-03-13, 19:47
I only do that when i feel inspired (it happens) and have the time (most often) and energy (not that often). I have other stuff in the pipe that i'm working on too, so editorial stuff isn't top priority at the moment.

But, even if someone wanted to do that it's still a problem - you don't know if there are any upcoming hot games. I just think the clans could advertise their games a bit more. (Before anyone ask: No, i haven't joined any channels and asked all the clan leaders for their next games etc. Have you?)

Edited by Ake Vader on 13 Mar 08 @ 20:48CET
2008-03-13, 20:44
I used to do that but Im not inspired anymore

Come on ppl, we need some that can get the news up for upcoming big games!!
2008-03-13, 22:03
I've submitted a feature request long time ago to KTX that would partially help "announce" (to some point) official games. I don't know how much interest it created though...
Yes, cMF - =sa= game was completely unnoticed and that's a bg
2008-03-14, 10:58
this is up to the clans themselves, but as you know games are usually on the spur of the moment when a team has all players online, i think .qw is the way to go on this so at least you can catch the game. nqr this year has been much better for input, updates and interviews keep it up!
2008-03-14, 12:32
16/03 | 21:00 - Slackers vs KOFF

hopefully some1 can write news about this now?
2008-03-14, 12:36
I'll give u some links of good pregame-reports made by (ofcuz) me

NQR5 finals
NQR5 semifinals
Ownage finals
2008-03-14, 13:03
http://www.skavibe.com/upload/eql5_final_banner.jpg <- $$
2008-03-14, 15:28
I want Xerial & QTV and sexy chicks.
2008-03-14, 16:24
i once new a sexy chick her name was pamela.jpeg
2008-03-14, 20:11
i want a qizmo cam and sassa on the mic
2008-03-14, 20:16
Players might throw in a /nospecs at that point :\ :/
2008-03-14, 22:53
i hope that doesn't become a general rule. no more fin flood cam would be a real loss for qw culture :/
2008-03-16, 11:31
We need commentaries for the big games! I love that stuff. It gives a rookie(like myself) some extra insight about the current situation ingame also.
2008-03-16, 16:32
3½ hours away from KOFF vs Slackers and still no news on any sites about the game

I really thought atleast one of the sites would have written something about this game men ack sa nisse

well well, lets hope that some1 will take care of this kind of top games and write some news and fix a commentary team for the events.

This game will rock my Sunday, directly after Almeria vs FC Barcelona.
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