I’d like to invite you to play this game with me that has become my obsession over the latest months, I’d love to see some of you on the servers. It’s a completely libre game, i.e. not only is the engine free/open source, the whole game with all its assets is, and it’s one of the best libre games nowadays – I’d even go as far as saying it’s one of the best games of its genre ever made, even in the competition of such proprietary games as Quake Champions. If you’re only interested in the gameplay and nothing else, this means you get the game for free, for Windows and GNU/Linux, with complete freedom of configuration, without ads, microtransactions, lootboxes, Steam, surveillance and other things you may find wrong about today’s gaming. Just like the good old days.
It’s an arena shooter, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, but to a specific kind of people it becomes a real addiction. What I love is the community, which is rather niché and small (that’s usually for the better), and it consists of super cool people, just like the Pokitto community, mostly adult programmers and computer savvy people, so the chats are real fun. The game has its famous people, memes, injokes, everything. Don’t play it with your children though, there’s profanity, as you’d likely expect, and the game’s chat is pretty much completely uncensored.
This is basically what Quake III was (it’s built on top of its engine), but very much improved, with many new ideas, concepts, maps, weapons and graphics. For example most weapons have a secondary fire and added functionality – e.g. the rocket lanucher missiles can be guided and curved behind corners by holding the mouse button, and exploded in air with right mouse button, which allows to e.g. do double jumps by shooting a rocket behind yourself in the air and exploding it immediately. Also new game modes add a lot of fun, besides the classic DM, TDM, CTF and such there is e.g. freeze tag, key hunt, even a football or trouble in terrorist town. There are also online stats etc.
And if you find the game too complex, this has helped many:
I play on [WTWRP] servers, usually [WTWRP Votable], am named drummyfish.