On Krichevo Town
3,248 days ago
: The frame rate the human eye can perceive, depending on sex, is about 14-16 frames per second depending on a number of variables that aren't particularly relevant here. That is why most movies are recorded and delivered at about 30 frames per second. This assists in compensating for a non-synchronizing to refresh rate. Also, this is the reason why a viewer can not accurately determine the frame rate of a live picture if its higher than a rate of around 35 fps. Additionally, there is a difference in the amount of frames per second that the eye can analyze ant the number of frames per second that the eye would recognize. A good monitor has approximately a 100 fps refresh rate, while watching a show on television allows for about only one fourth of that.
I suppose the real point of all of this is a question that can't be answered easily and agreed to by almost all involved in a debate on the topic:
Are mappers trying to see how far they can push the limits of Quake 3 knowing that the majority of players will not be able to appreciate their efforts or, would they rather create maps that most players can use and enjoy?