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.99f Release Party
What's your favorite kind of frag?
Standard frags using weapons.
 [tally] 136
Forced cratering.
 [tally] 11
 [tally] 48
One-shot room-clearing carnage (BFG + Quad, etc).
 [tally] 59
 [tally] 10
 [tally] 38
Kamikaze grenade rush.
 [tally] 12
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votes: 336   -   Polls

Server Back Online

One spare video card later and the server is operational again.  Doom - Thumbs Up!

Server Temporarily Down

My poor server's video card is not in good shape, so I had to take it offline for now.  I'll post when it's back up with working hardware again.  Slipgate - Sad

Is It Getting Hot In Here?

The Earth Soldiers are here to bring their special kind of pain.  First up is the Fireball Gun.  As if lighting enemies on fire wasn't effective enough, some sadistic mind found a way to do it from a distance.  It's not nicknamed the "Gib Toaster" without reason.

Located any place where Arena Gladiators would find a Chaingun.

The Mortar is a fine weapon, but how can it be made better?  Simple, just add fire.  Originally called the Firestorm, it quickly earned the title Hellstorm after being seen in action and the name stuck.  The shells from this cannon fly a little farther and it takes a little longer to recover from the brutal recoil, but the results speak for themselves.  If you've ever needed to reduce an enemy squad to ashes in a single shot this can do it.

Look where Arena Gladiators would find a Nailgun to get your hands on one of these.

Instead of lobbing smaller bombs everywhere, sometimes you just want one big bomb to take care of a big problem.  Earth Soldiers decided to bring some old-school Dynamite to the party.  Just set the timer, toss, and let the gibbing begin.

Found wherever the Arena Gladiators would get their Prox Launcher or Prox Mine ammo packs.

If the pictures aren't enough, here's a video of the new guns in action:

Work begins on the final weapon for the Strogg Troopers.

A New Catch

Up next in the Strogg Troopers arsenal is the Trap.  Proximity mines are well and good, and Tesla Mines deliver quite a shock, but Traps do one even better - they suck in your foes and gib them into juicy goodies that provide a 50 point health boost, even over your maximum.  It may sound a little ghoulish, but most marines have said it tastes like chicken.

Available anywhere proximity launchers or mines are sold.

Preview Video for the Doom TA Weapons

Video is here:

Video quality isn't the best on Youtube, but you'll get the idea.

Time to Rip things up.

Those Slipgate weapons left you hungry for more?  The Strogg Troopers are not ones to be left behind when it comes to exotic weaponry.  You like to hit things around corners, but don't want to kill yourself in the process?  You want the Ion Ripper.

This can be picked up anywhere the Arena Gladiators find a Chaingun.

Also added to the gallery, the new Doom Warriors weapons for Team Arena:

Ever wish your shotgun had a longer range?  Don't like Arena Gladiators turning you into a pin cushion with that Nailgun?  Give the Ion Gun a try.  It's basically a long-range energy shotgun.  It's tricky to master, but once you find the "sweet spot" you'll be the one doing the nailing.  Spawning at an Arena Gladiators' Nailgun location near you.

Proximity mines are fun, but the only problem is that they go away once they do their thing.  If you really need to deny access you want something that stays in place and keeps hurting.  You want Tesla Mines for that job.    One by itself isn't very dangerous, but several thrown in strategic places can wreak havoc.  It's the perfect tool for when the lone marine needs someone - or something - to have his or her back.  No need for a launcher, just toss it and it'll latch on to any surface.  Found wherever proximity launchers or mines are laying around.

Who doesn't love chainguns?  Who doesn't love shotguns?  What could be more awesome?  A chain-shotgun, that's what.  Introducing the Heavy Chaingun*. You've been on the other end of it when facing the Spider Mastermind, now you get to wield it yourself.  You spray, they pray.  Pick this up wherever the Arena Gladiators would find their chaingun.

So what's next?  As work continues on the Strogg Troopers' expanded arsenal, we'll be adding some more preview video for the Doom Warriors weapons in action, as well as showcasing the Earth Soldiers' new toys.  Stay tuned!

*Not to be confused with the .99f Heavy Chaingun.  That has been renamed just "chaingun" for consistency with Doom as well as differentiation with the new gun.

Preview Video for the Slipgate TA Weapons

A preview video is available on YouTube here:

Something Old, Something New

Hungry for something new to see?  Wirehead has been hard at work pushing 1.0 forward.  Most of the changes so far have been internal code modifications and those are hard to show, but we've finally got some new eye candy for you.  As promised, some more Team Arena goodness.  This time, for the Slipgaters.

First up, the Mjolnir.  This can be found anywhere an Arena Gladiator picks up a Nailgun.

Next is the Proximity Gun.  It's spawns wherever Arena Gladiators get their Prox Launcher, and works fairly similar, though Quake veterans will appreciate the differences.

Finally, we have the Laser Cannon.  Who needs a chaingun when you've got freakin' LASERS that bounce off walls?

More will be added to the gallery as we move forward, so stay tuned.

Remember to read the .plan section!

I've noticed people ask about the mod on Youtube and in the forums, but I think the .plan section is being completely overlooked.  Anyone that's not part of the internal beta test crew that's wanting to know what's going on in the development of Gen can do so by clicking on my .plan.  To get to it just go to the main website: then look at the .plan section on the left side of the page.  Click my name and you'll find a wealth of information on Gen's development progress.  If you have questions or concerns that Gen is not progressing or is somehow abandoned, please, read the .plan to see where we stand with things.

The Phoenix Nest

I have my Generations Arena server in the list on the site, but occasionally my IP address changes.  After some network hardware changes, this server is now visible on Qtracker, so anyone wishing to play .99f should be able to see it under the Internet Games section of Quake 3 Arena.  You'll want to play on The Phoenix Nest.  The Beta Test server is for internal beta testing only and is passworded to avoid connection issues.

In addition, I host the Clan MMA Quake 2 Rocket Arena 2 server.  The server is password protected to keep the games cheater free and friendly, and is also now visible on Qtracker.  The password is available on request to any forum members.  Just send me a PM if you're interested.