1998

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A summary of QuakeWorld for the year:
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


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Taken from MethosQuake

  • Dennis "Thresh" Fong of clan Deathrow loses an "official" Quake 1on1 match to Jim "Reptile" Dangcil from Clan Postal during the PGL tournament on Jan 31st, 1998. It will be the only official 1on1 Quake match that Thresh would lose
  • John Carmack announces Quake 3 on April 2nd, 1998
  • Rocket Arena 2 (for Quake 2) released on April 11th, 1998
  • Richard "Hoony" Sandlant opens the Australian Quake site called Challenge-AU on April 30th, 1998. It would grow to become part of the Challenge-World network that would boast 21 worldwide sites by 2001
  • Jim "Reptile" Dangcil, now of Clan Deathrow, announces on May 1st, 1998 that a summit clan match will be held between Deathrow from the USA and Clan 9 from Sweden
  • Quake 2 mission pack called The Reckoning released May15th, 1998
  • John Carmack announces on June 16th, 1998 that there will not be a Quake 3. Instead, id Software will release a multi-player only, online game called "Quake Arena". This announcement seems to shock the gaming world
  • Barrysworld gaming servers in England, beta test a mega-server and try to get 100 players on a Q2 map at the same time on June 20th, 1998. They can only get to 63 before the server crashes. When you think about how many are allowed on most servers (12-24), 63 is a fairly impressive total (thanks Ted)
  • Quake celebrates 2nd Birthday on June 22nd, 1998
  • Professional Gamers League (PGL) announces on July 25th, 1998 that their season 3 prizes will total $70,000. At the time, it is the highest prize offered for any gaming tournament
  • In a 10 game series, Clan Nine from Sweden defeats Deathrow from the USA by a total of 8 games to 2 on Aug 7th, 1998. The games were held at the 9 Studios in Sweden and quickly became one of the most talked about clan match-ups ever. Although players outside the USA knew how good Clan 9 was, most American players were shocked at the results
  • Dallas newspapers report that ION Storm owner John Romero was shot and killed in Dallas on Aug 27th, 1998. In Quake's version of "Who shot J.R.?", it turns out that it was a different John Romero who was killed
  • Quakeworld v2.3 released on Aug 28th, 1998. It would be the final "official" version
  • Britain's James "Billox" Page wins the Quakeadelica Q2 tourney in London on Oct 15th, 1998. His prize is the right to play 1 game against Dennis "Thresh" Fong from the USA. Thresh wins the one-sided game by a score of 56 to -1. It would solidify Thresh as possibly the best Q2 player in the world
  • Quake2 released on Nintendo64 on Nov 8th, 1998
  • Quake modified from a graphics game to a "text mode" version of Quake for Linux on November 12, 1998. This still raises the question,, "What the hell was this guy thinking?"
  • Final Quake 2 patch (v3.20) released on Dec 6th, 1998 almost 1 year to the day that Q3 was released
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