posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by gabby2011
Now give me a break. Read the post. 'Violations of terms of service'. That indicates more than simple trash talk.
And read it again. Says nothing about 'screwing with kids". It says we played a different server, and when we left, we canned the players that
joined from THAT server. If they moved back home with us they stayed members. I didn't have to say that part to tell the story, but if some insist on
inserting their own bias against being nailed to the wall (my guess there are some 13 year olds here)...then I guess I must explain more. Or
If they didn't like that our team left the server, that's life. Free choice. No 'screwing' with anyone except owning the server before leaving it.
If they decided to take it to a much higher level and make our message board unusable thru foul postings and spamming using anonymous handles, instead
of asking if they could join us on our home server, then they CROSSED THE LINE. Especially if they were punk kids playing an adult game.
We were a group of adults, all had jobs, all were friends IRL too, traveled across the country to meet several times. We were not what you think we
were, only the offended (or the 13-year olds) would jump to that conclusion. FYI in those days only adults could afford to play the games, since the
upkeep on hardware to be able to own people was constant. No Xbox, dual Voodoo2 cards cost hundreds, new CPU every 3 months more hundreds, and getting
broadband took an arm and leg for a single IP. Not to even mention that if you were not a computer configuration whiz you had no chance in getting
OpenGL to run and still be able to play the game. We didn't see mas many 13-year olds as we do now. Mommy wouldn't spend that kind of money,
babysitters were cheaper.
Some people....wise up, don't jump to conclusions.
Or... take the evidence and prosecute. BTW...Quake is over 13 years old, and the event is well beyond any statute of limitations, So knock yourself