Some out of my bookmarks:
High Speed Graffiti: lvlworld.com/review/id:2253
Tech Edge: lvlworld.com/review/id:2075
As others have mentioned, You'll Shoot Your Eye Out (lvlworld.com/review/id:2238) is particularly impressive.
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Understandable. My ping was just too high to be playable, maybe someone else will have better luck some day.
Most (if not all) of the current online servers that I tried are filled with bots, usually made out to look like real players as far as I can tell.
I gave it a shot as well, unfortunately my ping was in the 200s :(
I've been thinking that it would be great if there was a Q3 server just for hosting some select maps from the website for people to play together on (as an alternative to bots). It's no question that Quake 3 is well past its glory days, it seems that hardly any people play it anymore. However, I'm sure a small community server just for LvL could be fun for a few of us, and also some maps could be experienced as they were meant to be.
Yeah, the community is pretty small these days. I'd like to think there a fair number of lurkers though...
The new bookmarks seem good to me! Now I have to go through and sort mine...
A notes option would be kind of nice, but I see how that could be tricky to implement, plus I'm sure there would only be a few people who would use it these days.
Glad you were able to find some maps to work with. I see why Blender would be tougher to use since you want to preserve lightmaps. I definitely agree with your taste in Quake 3's style - even though it's old, I still think some maps can look heaps better than more modern engines. Some maps have an atmosphere that just can't be beat by any other game in my opinion.