Yah, you're right. Have you read Raven's board for Quake 4? They are making it, and are looking for ideas like yours:
Click on Quake 4 forum.
I checked it out and it looks like some people have already input my ideas and there are others saying no to vehicles. Like I said previously they can't please everyone...
Games with extra features - even large terrain as you mention (or at least some maps with large terrain and vehicles - or modes that have it) yet with the perfect physics and weapons of Quake 3. I can always dream.
Yeah, I can dream to... but until something like that happens I will probably play Halo and Tribes:Vengeance.
That's not to say I won't play Quake4 or Doom, I will. But I am not going to expect the multiplayer aspects of the games to appeal to me like they did years ago.
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