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===The Rocket Jump===
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==Movement and Navigation==
Simply have a Rocket Launcher, armor is favored, aim down, jump, then fire a rocket under to propel yourself a bit more. It is used very often, even I (CheapAlert) use it even when I have 10 health (And I die) :P
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Quake is a 3D world, be sure to look up and down as you explore a level.  Underwater areas are sometimes the only way to proceed, so go swimming when you have an opportunity.
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==Weapons and Combat==
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The Axe, alongside the Shotgun, are your starter weapons in Quake. For basic weak enemies, the Shotgun is a reliable potent weapon with very good accuracy.
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However, the Axe should be a last-ditch weapon, reserved only for when you've run out of ammo, or when you want to humiliate enemies or other players!
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The Super Shotgun, however, will be your main workhorse to use. Boasting double the damage output of the Shotgun, coupled with plentiful of ammo, results in a reliable and useful weapon. However, the Super Shotgun has a slower rate of fire and higher spread compared to the Shotgun, so it should only be used for close quarters combat.
  
 
For tips on dealing with each of the monsters and bosses in Quake, see the [[Monsters]] page.
 
For tips on dealing with each of the monsters and bosses in Quake, see the [[Monsters]] page.
  
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==Resource Management==
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If you find yourself at 95 HP but find a health item, sometimes, the best course of action is to simply ignore the item for now and come back to it when you find yourself more wounded, as even the small heath item will only heal you 5 points instead of the ordinary 15 points if you were more badly injured.
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It is also very important to manage your ammo in Quake. As such, some weapons are better left for specific enemies. For example, the [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Shambler Shambler] has a 50% damage resistance against explosive weapons such as the [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Grenade_Launcher Grenade Launcher] or the [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Rocket_Launcher Rocket Launcher], so the next most effective weapon to use would be the [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Super_Nailgun Super Nailgun] or the [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Thunderbolt Thunderbolt].
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==Finding Secrets==
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Quake rewards creative and explorative players with secrets. If you see an odd texture on the wall, chances are you can shoot it to unlock a secret pathway to an item, such as in [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/e1m1 E1M1: The Slipgate Complex.]
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Not all secrets are found by blasting buttons, though.
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For example, another secret in the same level requires you to perform some jumping to get to a secret [https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Mega-Health Mega-Health.]
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|[[Image:e1m1secret1.png|200px|thumb|First E1M1 secret.]]
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|[[Image:e1m1secret2.png|200px|thumb|Fifth E1M1 secret.]]
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===The Grenade plus Rocket Jump===
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==Trick Jumps==
Ensure that you have the grenade launcher, rocket launcher, at least 2 rocketys and adequate armour and health before starting, the more of each the better. Select the grenade launcher and fire a grenade aiming to land on a particular spot (the launch position), one way to do this is to fire vertically in to the air as soon as you have fired the greande switch to the Rocket Launcher and at the point that the grenade lands for it's second bounce move the launch position and fire a rocket directly at the ground. If you time it right, i.e. so that the rocket hits the ground at the same point that grenade explodes you should find that you are able to jump significantly higher/lomger than with just the Rocket Jump. The disadvantage is that it requires more ammo/weapons, usually takes longer to perform, which can be problematic during battles, and does more damage to your player.
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{{Main|Trick Jumps}}
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Trick Jumps are maneuvers that allow you to achieve a speed, height, or distance beyond what is usually possible with the physics of Quake. In general these 'features' were not intended by the designers at [[id Software]], though there is some evidence that at least some of them were known to the designers during development. They are almost never necessary to progress through a level (with the exception of a few rare user-made levels), but can often be used to take a shortcut to another part of a level.
  
===See Also===
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==See Also==
 
* [http://www.quaketerminus.com/quakebible/index.htm Thresh's Quake Bible]
 
* [http://www.quaketerminus.com/quakebible/index.htm Thresh's Quake Bible]

Latest revision as of 00:00, 13 August 2020

Movement and Navigation[edit]

Quake is a 3D world, be sure to look up and down as you explore a level. Underwater areas are sometimes the only way to proceed, so go swimming when you have an opportunity.

Weapons and Combat[edit]

Unspecified user added a To-Do; Multiple sections below with unspecified work..

The Axe, alongside the Shotgun, are your starter weapons in Quake. For basic weak enemies, the Shotgun is a reliable potent weapon with very good accuracy. However, the Axe should be a last-ditch weapon, reserved only for when you've run out of ammo, or when you want to humiliate enemies or other players!

The Super Shotgun, however, will be your main workhorse to use. Boasting double the damage output of the Shotgun, coupled with plentiful of ammo, results in a reliable and useful weapon. However, the Super Shotgun has a slower rate of fire and higher spread compared to the Shotgun, so it should only be used for close quarters combat.

For tips on dealing with each of the monsters and bosses in Quake, see the Monsters page.

Resource Management[edit]

If you find yourself at 95 HP but find a health item, sometimes, the best course of action is to simply ignore the item for now and come back to it when you find yourself more wounded, as even the small heath item will only heal you 5 points instead of the ordinary 15 points if you were more badly injured.

It is also very important to manage your ammo in Quake. As such, some weapons are better left for specific enemies. For example, the Shambler has a 50% damage resistance against explosive weapons such as the Grenade Launcher or the Rocket Launcher, so the next most effective weapon to use would be the Super Nailgun or the Thunderbolt.

Finding Secrets[edit]

Quake rewards creative and explorative players with secrets. If you see an odd texture on the wall, chances are you can shoot it to unlock a secret pathway to an item, such as in E1M1: The Slipgate Complex.

Not all secrets are found by blasting buttons, though. For example, another secret in the same level requires you to perform some jumping to get to a secret Mega-Health.

First E1M1 secret.
Fifth E1M1 secret.

Trick Jumps[edit]

Main article: Trick Jumps

Trick Jumps are maneuvers that allow you to achieve a speed, height, or distance beyond what is usually possible with the physics of Quake. In general these 'features' were not intended by the designers at id Software, though there is some evidence that at least some of them were known to the designers during development. They are almost never necessary to progress through a level (with the exception of a few rare user-made levels), but can often be used to take a shortcut to another part of a level.

See Also[edit]