QuakeNet Achievements! Bossbots!
We've been busy adding some awesome new features to many of our network services. First to be released is brand spanking new QuakeNet achievements! You now get awards for various activities on QuakeNet, and you get points for each achievement! If you're familiar with achievements in modern games, you'll know what we're on about. The new QuakeNet achievements are controlled by our lovely channel service, Q. Without further blabber, we've prepared a simple Q&A; to clarify:
What new commands does Q have for the achievements?
A: There are a total of four new commands:
/msg Q ACHIEVEMENTS [nick/#authname]
Lists your achievements, or those of another user (use nickor #auth as usual to see another user).
/msg Q ACHCOMPARE [nick/#authname] [nick/#authane]
Compare achievements between users. If you enter one nick or #auth it will compare their achievements with your own. If you enter two they will be compared.
/msg Q ACHCHANNEL #channel
List total achievement scores for users in a channel. This displays a sorted list showing who is doing best in your channel!
/msg Q TITLE [#TITLE NUMBER]
If you have been fortunate enough to unlock any titles, you can use the TITLE command to access the list and select which one you would like to use (or to turn off the title feature). There is a limit on how frequently TITLE can be used though - so be careful.
Q: How can I turn off achievements and titles? They are spammy and annoying!
A: We don't feel there is any value in allowing this feature, we firmly believe almost all of our users will appreciate obtaining achievements and being notified when they get a new achievement. If necessary you can ignore Q to avoid seeing the notifications. At QuakeNet we value the opinions of our users and will of course reconsider our position if this is seen as a serious problem.
Q: How do I get achievement [X]?
A: Finding out how to get achievements is part of the fun! The names are often a clue, or other users might be able to give you some help.
Q: I got some lame title I didn't want, but when I use */MSG Q TITLE 0 to turn it off I end up with [authname].users.quakenet.org instead of my cool vhost. WTF?*
A: Due to a technical limitation, when you disable your title your host will be set to the +x "hidden host". Simply reconnect to QuakeNet to show your vhost once more.
Q: I like to connect two users on my account but when I change title it affects both users. Can I arrange to use different titles on each one?
A: No, sorry. Title choice is an account-wide setting.
Q: How do I tell who the leetest people on the network are?
A: Head over to #achievements, where the top 10 achievement scores will be listed in the topic. This is also a great place to discuss achievements with other users. As a bonus, any noteworthy achievements you gain will be announced in the channel!
As well as the new QuakeNet achievements one of our resident WoW-heads, splidge, has found some time to drag himself away from Azeroth for a few hours to code a lovely new toy, bossbot! Bossbot simulates a WoW raid (if you have no idea what I'm going on about here you can probably skip this paragraph). You can team up with other users and take on the evil bossbot in
blackrockmountain. Remember to bring your mana potions.
We hope you like our upgrades to the network, and you have fun with our new achievements system!