i was wondering, how long have you guys been playing rtcw & ET ? i've been addicted to the game since the release of the Rtcw beach demo for the people who remember this ... so very long :p i just got internet so this was the perfect timing. started playing the demo like a madman, then at the release of Rtcw i played that :p then came ET to take rtcw's place a lot of games have come & gone since then, but none of them tipped rtcw of his #1 position ;)
:agreed same here. i've played RtCW since the beginning, then ET when it was released. i still play both of them, but with the release of CoD and BF series, my play time for any one game has greatly reduced! :( right now, most of my play time is being spent in the WildWest, a mod developed for RtCW!
Ex-MøđęRāŧǿr ø₣ Geňęrāł Gāmíňĝ
31st January 2004
I've been playing ET since January this year, as soon as I got broadband. My mate introduced me to ET.
I've been playing et gor only like 4-5 months, but I'm very good at it :P I have a long experience in FPS games :] (kicked a**es a lot in hl)
1st post...woot I've been playing consistantly for 2 and a half years, and I still suck :)
lolz, after 2 and a half year it's time to face facts dude ;) nah just kidding, it's not about sucking or owning ... it's a game, it's about entertainement ;) (damn, am i in a fylosphical mood? i'd better get me a beer)
I found out about it originally from a sky one game show called gamezville, it has a free games bit init and came up with this. When i saw it on teh show i was liek no way, that cant be free, but at the time i didnt have a good enough PC to run it, so it was after i got this one that i went straight for it, 257mb @ 150kb/s took over 4 hours, but was well worth it. Iv since upgraded to 750kbps so getting maps etc doesnt take long, just as well to my ET folder got up to over a gig.
i been playing rtcw since the release of beach for rtcw along time ago. but i started playing fps games about the time unreal tournament came out and was still on 56k which sucked cause of all the downloads waiting for like ever it seemed for a mod that someone put on the server. but i really havnt played too much of rtcw as i did of ut. then et came out and imo i think that et is better but thats my opinion. i am not saying it sux i just prefer the game play of et over rtcw.
Hey all, I know I have not really posted in here but be certain that I am a fanatic of the ET gaming experience - Americas Army can be pretty cool too but there is something about the skin of the teeth reliance on WWII weaponry & scenarios.
I agree with Mr.Hankey. :nodding: For MP gaming I doubt anything (except perhaps Unreal2k4 - but then the setting is completely wrong & the feel completely diff. so I would argue that these two can exist concurrently without moving into each other's territory if you would pardon the pun..) ET is way too powerful - it is like crack.. MP gaming is what everyone was threating VR gaming (alot of you are prob. too young to remember all that hype back in the early 90's late 80's) but yes I would say this is the idea of being absorbed in another place with other people which is removed from 'reality'. ET just provides a compelling playground & scenario. I first loaded up 'just to see'. I had been playing the demo for MOHAA Spearhead prior to that & that was my first experience of MP fps. Only 2 maps but I was hooked on that for about 3 months. I got really fast with the rifle on that, new gamers would be certain I had auto-aim whatever, just as I believed some vets must have when I first joined & could not grasp the difference in ability between myself & some other players. Then I installed AA 1.2 or whatever it was but nothing bit as deep as ET. Downloaded every single custom map I could get my hands on & even discovered the quirk of the Q3 engine that is trick-jumping & tried to get my head round it. In all I was on ET servers almost solid for 3 months. (Did I say that ET was like crack? Or should that be a strategic co-op fps game built on the Quake 3 engine set in one of the most bitter modern war theaters of the last century is like crack in MP ... oh man.)
However real life pressures beckoned bills, work, house hunting, etc etc. - I have not been online since Aug last year now... gaming has changed alot in the last year. CoD more Battlefield expansions & mods. Doom3 engine & its soon to arrive its maps & mods.
Anyway pretty std. intro to the huge possibilities of MP gaming.
I think this is the way most ppl are drawn into it - they probably gamed when they were younger & this raises the bar to the point where anyone any age can find their level.
CGT-MMIVI found out about it originally from a Sky One game show called gamezville, it has a free games bit in it and came up with this. When i saw it on teh show i was liek no way, that cant be free, but at the time i didnt have a good enough PC to run it, so it was after i got this one that i went straight for it, 257mb @ 150kb/s took over 4 hours, but was well worth it. Iv since upgraded to 750kbps so getting maps etc doesnt take long, just as well to my ET folder got up to over a gig.
Heh. Good 'old' 'Gamezville' eh? A real attempt to recreate the old Dominic Diamond (remember him kids?) 'magic' but without as good a character in Patrick Moore as the ornery 'GamesMaster'. (How did they manage to convince him to come on in that role?) Yeah I managed to catch the review on Gamezville by accident. Don't really like the show but I did see them going on about ET. I was a full convert by then though. To be frank it made me jealous to see what it looked like when run under a more modern gfx card than I was using (@ that time still using the 1st gfx card to implement DDR memory the 'Geforce DDR PRO' - the very 1st Geforce card! Using that to run ET! on a PIII800EB on an Oc'd 440BX mobo. Don't get me wrong that is the best set up for such hardware - just it was a tiny bit long in the tooth by then ;) )
It is still baffling to think they just 'gave away' one of the best MP gaming experiences ever & yet insist on charging for some of the most dodgy worthless vacant BS known in the history of gaming... & they think they are making good business decisions? :confused:
Better for us!
Ex-MøđęRāŧǿr ø₣ Geňęrāł Gāmíňĝ
31st January 2004
I agree. There are games out there like the Battlefield series, Joint Operations and things like that, which everyone thinks are God's gift to online gaming, but I don't think they are as good as or better than Enemy Territory. ET is just so. . .so, right. It's a truly perfect game.