Every few months I find a reason to play Quake Live. I used to mainline Quake III for all waking hours as a younger man, and I still enjoy my time with a railgun. The problem with Quake Live, of course, is the general inflexibility. No premium account means certain maps are off limits. However, that’s now changing, with the premium accounts simply giving you access to all the maps, all the time. The Quake Live team explains: “As announced in our recent QUAKE LIVE Premium Pak 13 news, we will be now be cycling the Standard arena pool on the first Monday of each month. Rather than only having access to the same standard arenas day in and day out, each month we will now feature 21 arenas selected as playable for Standard-level matches.” That means that my favourite Quake III map, Spider Crossings, is available to all this month.
If you want me, I’ll be on the Capture The Flag servers.