History VideoGame / QuakeIIIArena

27th Mar '17 3:28:56 PM AM_NK
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* MidBoss: The single-player portion of ''III'' features one boss per tier, except Tier 6: Sarge, Hunter, Klesk, Anarki, Uriel and [[FinalBoss Xaero]].



* PopStarComposer: Front Line Assembly composed some tracks for the main game.
** Moreso Sonic Mayhem, which returns after doing soundtrack for Quake II.
* [[PaletteSwap Skin Swap]]: Multiple models have alternate skins, although they all have no more than two team textures. Bolded are the bots available in the vanilla campaign, the console-exclusive bots are in italic.

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* PopStarComposer: Front Line Assembly composed some tracks for the main game.
** Moreso Sonic Mayhem, which returns after doing soundtrack for Quake II.
* [[PaletteSwap Skin Swap]]:
PaletteSwap: Multiple models have alternate skins, although they all have no more than two team textures. Bolded are the bots available in the vanilla campaign, the console-exclusive bots are in italic.


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* PopStarComposer: Front Line Assembly composed some tracks for the main game.
** Moreso Sonic Mayhem, which returns after doing soundtrack for Quake II.
* {{Shareware}}: The demo version came with four levels (Arena Gate -q3dm1-, Temple of Retribution -q3dm7-, The Longest Yard -q3dm17- and The Proving Grounds -q3tourney2-) and five selectable characters (Daemia, Grunt, Visor, Major, Stripe and Sarge as a FinalBoss of sorts).
27th Dec '16 1:09:43 PM DustSnitch
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This time, several warriors from all the corners of the galaxy duked it out in order to entertain the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, and win the honor of being the most {{Badass}} warrior of all time. Characters from several of Id's games, such as VideoGame/{{Doom}} and the two previous ''Quake'' games, were present in it.

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This time, several warriors from all the corners of the galaxy duked it out in order to entertain the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, and win the honor of being the most {{Badass}} badass warrior of all time. Characters from several of Id's games, such as VideoGame/{{Doom}} and the two previous ''Quake'' games, were present in it.



* {{Badass}}: Take your pick.
17th Dec '16 2:19:37 PM TwistedGrimm
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** Other things such as references to drugs, alcohol and sex were removed as well. See {{Bowdlerization}} above.
27th Jul '16 8:28:56 AM AMNK
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* AscendedExtra: Grunt and Tank Jr. from ''II'', the former for being the default skin for multiplayer matches, and the latter for being a offspring between two {{mooks}}.



* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: There're some space platform levels and just a bunch of the characters aren't helmet-less, spacesuit-less humans.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: There're some space platform Some levels are set in space platforms and just a bunch of the characters aren't helmet-less, spacesuit-less humans.



** DeathIsNotPermanent



* DeathIsNotPermanent: If ''WebVideo/{{Arenas}}'' is any indication, characters are rebuilt between respawns. In the game proper, the bots even lampshade this.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Xaero is depicted barefoot - which is more or less appropriate, given he looks like a typical Buddhist, and not only that - he is a ''cybernized'' Buddhist.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In single player, curse at a bot. They'll comment on your potty mouth. Similarly, typing in racist slurs will have them ask if you're some sort of racist. Typing something religious will either get them on praising religion or throwing an insult at you. Really, there's a lot of topics it can handle, even though pretty loosely.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Xaero is depicted barefoot - which is more or less appropriate, given he looks like a typical Buddhist, and not only that - he is a ''cybernized'' Buddhist.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
DevelopersForesight: In single player, curse at a bot. They'll comment on your potty mouth. Similarly, typing in racist slurs will have them ask if you're some sort of racist. Typing something religious will either get them on praising religion or throwing an insult at you. Really, there's a lot of topics it can handle, even though pretty loosely.



* EasterEgg: EVERYWHERE among the secrets!
** TheCameo: The [[VideoGame/CommanderKeen DopeFish]] appears on a level. [[Webcomic/UserFriendly User Friendly's Dust Puppy]] appears on another, but you must fall off an edge to see it.

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* EasterEgg: EVERYWHERE among the secrets!
EasterEgg:
** TheCameo: The [[VideoGame/CommanderKeen DopeFish]] [[TheCameo appears on a level. level]].
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[[Webcomic/UserFriendly User Friendly's Dust Puppy]] appears on another, but you must fall off an edge to see it.



* FollowTheLeader: Alongside ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'', ''III'' started the multiplayer-focused craze.



* FollowTheLeader: Alongside ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'', ''III'' started the multiplayer-focused craze.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[VideoGame/{{QuakeI}} Ranger]], [[VideoGame/QuakeII Bitterman]], and the VideoGame/{{Doom}}guy stand above all.
* LastStand: Attempted in the intro by Sarge, from ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' against a horde of Strogg. He's warped out by the Arena masters before that happens.



** Bullfrog, the developers of Quake III Evolution, sure didn't leave the happy owners of this [=PS2=] port without a tasty treat - [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper The Reaper and The Mistress]] make guest appearances there!

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** GuestFighter: Bullfrog, the developers of Quake III Evolution, ''Quake III: Revolution'', sure didn't leave the happy owners of this [=PS2=] port without a tasty treat - [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper The Reaper and The Mistress]] make guest appearances there!



* {{Nerf}}: The Railgun in ''Team Arena'' and later revisions. It was overpowered in Arena, being hitscan and doing enough damage to reliably kill an opponent in one or two shots. In ''TA'', the weapon gets weaker with distance, making it useless at longer ranges.

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* {{Nerf}}: The Railgun in ''Team Arena'' and later revisions. It was overpowered in Arena, being hitscan and doing enough damage to reliably kill an opponent in one or two shots. In ''TA'', the weapon gets weaker with distance, making it useless at longer ranges. This was later carried over to vanilla ''III'' by the time of Point Release 1.32.



* RoboticReveal: Not at all in the singleplayer campaign, but the team skins for Keel and Xaero actually point out that they're indeed cyborgs, in case if you haven't figured already.



** '''Bones''' - '''X-Ray'''

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** '''Bones''' - '''X-Ray'''''X-Ray''



* ShellShockedVeteran: Many of the characters from previous Id games, especially from the Slipgate and Stroggos wars. Wrack, Grunt and Major are [[AllThereInTheManual said to be this]].



* YourMom: Might occur if you try to chat with a bot (any who can reply to your messages, anyway) and actually manage to piss him off, but Orbb has this sweet little gem as his actual insult:
--> '''Orbb:''' ''Your female parental unit!''

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* YourMom: Might occur if you try to chat with a bot (any who can reply to your messages, anyway) and actually manage to piss him off, but Orbb has this sweet little gem as his actual insult:
--> '''Orbb:''' ''Your female parental unit!''
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16th Jul '16 7:37:29 PM AMNK
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* ArtificialStupidity: The game uses an AI system based on brushes (firstly used on the Xaero bot mod for ''VideoGame/QuakeII'') instead of waypoint-based systems. This, however, doesn't mean that the bots will play like humans. They cannot jump, use platforms (there's a reason of why Q3 lacks platform-based maps, and uses jumppads instead) and they cannot navigate their way onto items which take some kind of risk to get. This is also a problem in its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/OpenArena''.
17th Jun '16 5:26:21 PM AM_NK
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Id also released a free web browser version of ''Quake III: Arena'' (that was later turned into a paid Steam-only game in October 2015) called '''[[http://www.quakelive.com Quake Live]]''', which also added many extra maps (especially third-party ones) and some extra game modes.

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Id also released a free web browser version of ''Quake III: Arena'' (that was later turned into a paid Steam-only game in October 2015) called '''[[http://www.quakelive.com Quake Live]]''', which also added many extra maps (especially third-party ones) and some extra game modes.
modes. This version was later released on Steam.


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Followed chronologically by ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. In 2016, it received a direct successor as ''VideoGame/QuakeChampions''.
4th Jun '16 9:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* ExcusePlot: The game's plot goes like this: SufficientlyAdvancedAliens kidnapped some of the greatest warriors and made them fight each other to death and redeath. You die? [[DeathIsNotPermanent They'll respawn you back]]. The best warrior will then challenge Xaero, the Arenas Eternal's champion. In the PS2 version, you get to fight against the tournament's host directly, though.

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* ExcusePlot: The game's plot goes like this: SufficientlyAdvancedAliens kidnapped some of the greatest warriors and made them fight each other to death and redeath. You die? [[DeathIsNotPermanent They'll respawn you back]]. The best warrior will then challenge Xaero, the Arenas Eternal's champion. In the PS2 [=PS2=] version, you get to fight against the tournament's host directly, though.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: A pretty painful issue of the PS2 port, in which loadings might span for just as long as two minutes.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: A pretty painful issue of the PS2 [=PS2=] port, in which loadings might span for just as long as two minutes.



** Bullfrog, the developers of Quake III Evolution, sure didn't leave the happy owners of this PS2 port without a tasty treat - [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper The Reaper and The Mistress]] make guest appearances there!

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** Bullfrog, the developers of Quake III Evolution, sure didn't leave the happy owners of this PS2 [=PS2=] port without a tasty treat - [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper The Reaper and The Mistress]] make guest appearances there!
25th May '16 7:27:16 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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** The final single-player level, "The Very End of You", is named after a line from "We're In This Together" by NineInchNails.

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** The final single-player level, "The Very End of You", is named after a line from "We're In This Together" by NineInchNails.Music/NineInchNails.
4th May '16 1:59:38 PM SuckerPerpetrator
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* CompetitiveBalance: In ''Team Arena'', you start as JackOfAllStats, as in any FPS, but in the maps with the Runes, depending on the rune you've taken, you may become:
** FragileSpeedster: Scout. (Negates your armor, and you're unable to pick up armor, but makes you faster)
** MightyGlacier or LightningBruiser: Guard. (You receive the max health and armor, and the health will regenerate to the maximum)
** GlassCannon: Doubler. (Increases your firerate and weapon damage)
** SpoonyBard: Ammo Regen. (Your ammunition regenerates... rather slowly)
25th Dec '15 11:36:14 PM Nettacki
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Id also released a free web browser version of ''Quake III: Arena'', called '''[[http://www.quakelive.com Quake Live]]''', which also added many extra maps (especially third-party ones) and some extra game modes.

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Id also released a free web browser version of ''Quake III: Arena'', Arena'' (that was later turned into a paid Steam-only game in October 2015) called '''[[http://www.quakelive.com Quake Live]]''', which also added many extra maps (especially third-party ones) and some extra game modes.
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