This week we asked some players (and one of the creators of the game himself) one simple question:
What was your favorite year in Sauer, and why?
Haylo: 4 or 5 years back I enjoyed playing with halfwit, selinux, hero, mamba, skinnypup, nooba, carl, rizzle, unlix. there are not quite as many people that i know around any longer
Halfwit: 2008 fd appeared 26
Thomas: well, i guess 2010 where we still had a working and competitive league…
FrozenRain: 2010ish, because thats when I first started to actually play sauerbraten, and I found an american clan, which was pWn. long story short, made friends real quick, spent lots of nights staying up late just doing random shit. first time I ever did ictf vs 101 bots. lots of fun
Razgriz: That is a hard one to answer. I’ve been on sauerbraten for a lot of years and i don’t really favor one in particular. sometimes i was focused more on playing with others, sometimes i would coop-edit a lot, sometimes i just messed around with scripts. but the best times i’ve had were definitely when there was a little healthy competition to things and friendly gatherings. for example, there was a time when Chaos, who is probably still in sp4nk, got into scripting. it was very enjoyable trying to create a superior version of the same idea. sadly it didn’t last very long, but i’d like to think our little competition was for the better, considering what came of it.
my best times coop-edit wise would be in my very early years, and at some point during the middle of my time in this game. when i first got into this game, it was still in ctf edition. although i hadn’t explored any aspect of the actual gameplay for several months when i joined, the sessions of my coop-edit were definitely some of the most fun i’ve had with people for years to come. especially considering that back then, people wrecking maps and being jerks were few and inbetween, at least from my limited perspective. my only proof would be that i still have the first map i made with others, although i’ve long since only kept the last version of it.
besides that, there was also a point when i was pretty close to a lot of the members within the mX clan. i wouldn’t call it true friendship, considering i don’t actually know the real names of any of them but two, but they knew me and i knew them and fun was had. the instances i remember best was when we would play on their maps. it’s safe to say that many of them had amazing skill in editing and creating sweet environments way ahead of their time compared to other editing clans. specifically i remember one day when we went to this school map they had made and decided to roleplay together. i’ve hadn’t laughed that hard in years from our shenanigans. and as far as i’m aware it was sadly one of the last times the members of the clan got together like that. so i can’t really tell you what my best year was, sorry about that.
greenadiss: Since I seriously started to play sauer only in late 2009, the best year for me was 2010, the year when I just joined RB and was all enthusiastic about everything. The shit around was unknown for me, also it was not so colorful as later. 2010 was like my childhood in sauer, nice and amazing. People became bitter later, I believe, when new and amazing things just stopped happening, when people have reached their maximum levels and didn’t know what else to do. 2010 was all positive for me, I was naive :). Also 2010 was the year when I found myself to be ashamed of not knowing english, so I decided to learn it. Thank you all who helped and still helping me, I appreciate it very much. It’s not like the next years were bad, no. Every year gave me a lot of experience with people. I like the community. I like the things we do for the community. After all, you all are my sauer family and I like all of you, even the ones who are annoying as fk. Well, to who am I telling these lies? I dislike annoyance and people who annoy me but I understand that I can be one of them.
Thank you for such a nice and nostalgic question.
Honzik1: My most favourite year was 2014, because I found finally a clan where I am very happy to play teammodes with my teammates
eihrul: Hard to pick, but i would say the first few years of Cube 1. The community was smaller and friendlier, and there was a lot less angst. People just focused on making maps and playing them, and nobody was complaining every 5 minutes about this or that thing the game couldn’t do relative to <Quake, Crysis, Unreal, Half-Life, etc. etc.> There was overall just a greater sense of community.
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