Originally the name of ID software's first FPS hit that was playable over the internet, now it means 'current version of Quake I'm playing'. Hence oftenly confused with the latest available game in the Quake quadrupology: Quake III : Arena.
With no actual single player, this game is totally focused on (Internet) multiplayer.
Extremely fast-paced, mind-sharpening gameplay, with countless mods available today, making it not only brainless scorewhoring, but some real teamplay mods like CTF and urban terror
With this game, everybody hates noobs, yet everybody is a noob
, since you can be called after it for anything that someone else really didn't expect you to do so.
It's an addictive game, people play it for hours straight, all though the night, and after some sleep they will be back online the next morning.
The more people play, the more things they expect from the others, usually resulting in saying stfu noob
to them. Many quakers think they're the best, hence everybody who frags them has to be called cheater, lamer, noob, or gets remarks like 'pffffffffffffffffffffffffff' and 'yeah right'. Those appear mostly on the mods which require (hence feature) the most skill, such as Clan Arena and OSP CTF.
People mostly don't say a word when playing the Excessive mod.
Some abbreviation is featured in the Quake3 slang, such as gl
, et cetera.
This slang is often echoed back to you by (mostly) people who haven't been around very long. They produce very colourful messages (since it's possible to produce colour text with ^1 ^2 - ^e ^f) and with these messages they try to tell you what they though about their latest frag.
---===== WhAT Da FuCk 000--==---
::::::: Oh My GoD! :::::::
<<<<<<<<< I ON DEFENSE >>>>>>>>>>
btw: These people tend to have very colourful names, too.