Tuesday …. ehm…. i mean wednesday evening, sorry for being that late this week, time for the next part of our Q&A series. This week, we wanted to know from our interviewees what motivates them to hang/play around in Sauer nowadays.
Check out their answers below:
<Star> Sauerbraten has lost it’s charm. Suspicion, Supersticion and hate dominate this already rotten community. The very foundation of this game, which we all value, has become it’s own death. Kids with ion cannons execute criminal acts and justify it with a grudge they developed against those whose skill they can’t mimic. This all makes me sick. Sauerbraten is just a habit, other (closed source) games and their communities aren’t much better, so I’d rather enjoy playing a game I already know, than getting pissed on by yet another pretender hiding behind IP addresses, not able to control his anger issues.
I still have faith in the Sauerworld project, restoring at least the competitive aspects of Sauer.
<Luffy> Honestly nothing. I have hard times to figure out where one would find something to read about sauerbraten existence not to mention the fact that with all the new games that keeps coming out sauerbraten doesn’t stand a chance. I started to play it again last year, around this time, only because i found an old folder containing some scripts and the only thing that keeps me playing it are the good person i found in noVI :D
In my opinion the fact that the game is dead and keeps losing players derives from the fact that the only updatate, which occur every 4/5 years?, doesn’t bring innovative AND challenging modes. (we all agree that collect was and is a complete disaster). Another part obviously comes from some childs, and here i’m referring mostly to those who started the new trend of DDoSing servers and killed every hope of having a tournament without the fear that it may ends in every seconds; but this is only an aftermath of a dead project.
Clearly as for now, only a miracle will do the trick of bringing the game back to life, and i don’t believe in miracles.
<hamon> The selection of so many game modes is attractive. I play often tactics, ctf and even regen capture . The other reason is my own founded clan with full of great and nice people. I like to hanging on with them and others friendly players each day on mumble and playing a lot of funny games with them. For me is my clan more than a group of players and i am happy that we stay in contact with mates who stopped playing sauerbraten. It hurts to see that sauerbraten is going to die and that a lot of great people left this game. But that is an incentive for me to do something against this and thats why i try to help to organise the only active tournament and some Events(example hide&seek) and support projects, because I can see that helps to keep clans and the “community” active.
<bbk> I still love how sauer feels while playing – very fast and bouncy. I’m really glad to see other modes being played on public servers lately – ffa, teamplay, capture, hold.
As you can see, our respondents have mixed feelings. Now it’s time for your opinion – what do you find attractive in sauer that keeps you coding/playing/hanging around every day and why? Leave us your idea in the comments!