the History of... rocket launcher
-----written in Quake era-----
Rocket launcher: go to quake. push 7. if a big gun pops up you have a rocket launcher. the rocket launcher (RL) is considered by many to be the best overall weapon due to its splash damage (damage taken by players near to the impact point), and direct damage. see also rocket jumping

Quake II's rocket launcher is not as powerful, as Quake I's weapon balance was simply horrible. Because quakers complained of slow rocket speed and firing rate (which was in fact equal to QI's rate), id sped up the rocket in one patch, but later returned the rocket's velocity to its original speed.

-historian kolinahr, updated 98 mar 9