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Thresh Demos
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:36:12 PM »
Most people would say Thresh was the original king of Quake 2... mostly due to winning John Carmack's Ferrari. He's even in the Guinness Book of World's Records as the first pro gamer. We've all seen the demos of Thresh vs. Immortal, Billox, Ren, Angelstorm... but is that it? I've seen the same demos since I started playing Quake 2 in the 90s... I guess I'm asking.... does anyone else have any other Thresh demos? I never really found them that inspiring but maybe that's due to the fact they were done so early in Quake 2's lifespan and before some patches witch evolved the physics. Regardless I'd like to see some more from this legend.
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 12:09:15 AM »
Most people would say Thresh was the original king of Quake 2... mostly due to winning John Carmack's Ferrari

Original King of Quake 1, yes.

I seem to recall Thresh retiring about when Q2 was released, or at least prior to the finalization of what is now regarded as standard Q2 movement physics...

(The Ferrari was won at a Q1 tournament. The company I worked for had a booth at that E3 in Atlanta demoing one of our upcoming Playstation games that year. It was fun to watch that Quake tourney live when we could get away from our booth. It didn't take place on a stage as one would expect nowadays. It was just some computers set up around id's booth, and one could crowd up a few feet behind the players and watch their screens directly. I recall being stunned at how fast Thresh could execute a 180 snap turn, fire a rocket at a target, and face forward again... it was all a blur, hyper fast. I hadn't seen anything like that before.)

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 08:00:28 PM »
Holy crap quadz, you witnessed Thresh win that Ferrari? Geez I have been on TS all this time and I never would have thought :o
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 09:04:11 PM »
Yeah right after I posted this I remembered that was Quake 1 when he won the Farrari. His legend moved on to Quake 2 but I guess that career was too short... with that said Quake 2's career was too short, but it could never compete with the visually appealing Quake 3 which came out only two years later. I started playing Q2 a few months before Q3 and I remember how quickly the Q2 scene died after that (spent most of my time on heat.net at that time). I gave Q3 a try but if I remember correctly the demo of Q3 didn't even have strafe jumping. I was like WTF no ramp, double or strafe jumping... fuck this shit. hah.
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Re: Thresh Demos
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 04:36:24 AM »
Hi Terbo :D


Well I understand your comment and I have what you are loooking for... watch until the very end!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_MJn5y5f04


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BTW not sure if you should say Quake "1"... but I wouldn't be surprised it was the same with Q2.


Most people would say Thresh was the original king of Quake 2... mostly due to winning John Carmack's Ferrari. He's even in the Guinness Book of World's Records as the first pro gamer. We've all seen the demos of Thresh vs. Immortal, Billox, Ren, Angelstorm... but is that it? I've seen the same demos since I started playing Quake 2 in the 90s... I guess I'm asking.... does anyone else have any other Thresh demos? I never really found them that inspiring but maybe that's due to the fact they were done so early in Quake 2's lifespan and before some patches witch evolved the physics. Regardless I'd like to see some more from this legend.
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