Like Phenex said, I don't really plan to delve into idiotic politics in this thread but I have to ask them an important question:
Seeing as how you've banned almost all of the top players in North America, will you ban all of Quakecon's ips when you see Ralphis versus jkist3 (two players you've banned for political reasons mind you) in the finals? With some minor Zandronum exceptions, ZDaemon is the only engine that does this sort of thing.
I cannot recommend Chocolate Doom only because its ease of use and lack of relevant features. Even if the QCon tournament were to use Odamex, Zandronum, or ZDaemon, all three of those will offer an experience to attendees and hosts that will make much more sense to them with their client/server structure. All three of those engines have basic c/s features that allow players to browse a server list to check who is playing, scoreboards, fraglimits, timelimits, spectate, etc. Chocolate Doom has none of these and some people unfamiliar with the game's deathmatch mode will become frustrated very quickly. Chocolate Doom is a great engine made by a great dude, but definitely not the right choice for this event.
And some extra disclosure - I am a project lead on Odamex. I, along with many ZDaemon players who started the project in 2005, work on the project because we believed in a different path.
However, when it comes to talking about the subject of tournaments and actually playing the game of Doom, the difference between my opinion and yours is that I'm one of the top players in the northern hemisphere over the past decade. I've also been involved in running the most successful Doom tournaments and leagues of all-time. There's a very real possibility that top players like myself, JKist, Devastation, and a number of other high level players (details pending) attend this event so I think that opinions from people like us are pretty valuable.
Non-Quakecon Related Edit. Don't read the following if you don't care about stupid things unrelated to Quakecon or playing the game:
Why don't you tell people the truth? that your beef with ZDaemon is purely political in that you tried to impose your will over the developers (it started with a ban that your pal Ralphis didn't like), and when this didn't work, you started this jihad of yours? wasn't that Odamex's only reason of existence?
Odamex's pre-GPL repo dates back to the Summer of 2005 when a collection of individuals (me, deathz0r, Toke, Russell, manc, Alexmax, and others) decided to do something different (have a GPL multiplayer engine) when you closed the source to your engine, ZDaemon, in July 2005. I was banned, by you, in the Spring of 2006 after contacting id about GetWad. Odamex was started to offer a major GPL source port in the multiplayer scene, not for a "jihad".
Last edited by Ralphis on 06-09-13 at 15:15