Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:15
I started to play it again online, after some 10 years pause. It is little better with modern Internet connection, but still laggy with many servers.
Still best gaming experience - newer versions look better, but gameplay is somehow worse. It is hard to say what is exact thing (are things) wich make(s) UT99 best for playing. For instance, I remember some announcements that newer versions will have very detailed face expressions of players. But instead it, we got opposite - smaller players and nothing from face details in fact. Sound is best too in UT99 - I don't get why, but it is most fun, and voices in later versions just sound worse and text is dumber. Maybe not relevant for many, but I like those (often taken from movies) old fashion taunts.
What is bad this days is online cheating: on few servers populated I see many cheaters, and worst is that they are often server admins self. There are installed some anti-cheats, but as I see, nothing detects X InstantHook - what costs more than org UT. Sad is that some make money from spoiling game.