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This site is maintained by Jester-LagGG
06/28/99 Lagitus disbands
This web site will remain as a monument to the great thing Lagitus was. The About page remains, which was written when the Clan was 1 year old back in 1997. The Membership page remains just as it was, although we really aren't taking apps anymore. (duh) The Philosphy page sticks around too, as a reminder what this clan was really about. And finally the Member List shows the Lags that made it to the end. Some of those guys have been with us since 1996. Their emails remain listed if you need to get in touch with any of them.
Lagitus once claimed the title of the world's largest clan with over 200 members, every one a modem player. The original requirements to get in the clan were simple. You had to play on a modem, and all you had to do was ask nicely and you were in the clan. Eventually our requirements shifted to maturity and good sportsmanship... some people got kicked out and some left before we had the chance to kick them. Then we had to actually have a membership app, designed to weed out the idiots. Heh, this app remains on display on the Membership page. It's a classic. At one point we were getting up to 10 apps a day, with most getting rejected. To this day we've had about 800 applications.
Eventually we got down to the last and final members, which are some of the coolest, most mature and most fun guys around. As the years went by, the interest level went down. No game ever matched the quality and playability of Quakeworld, not even close. Meanwhile the diversification of many new multiplayer games divided the clan further. Seems like everyone had their favorite. QW, QWRA, QWTF, Q2DM, Q2CTF, Q2RA, Sin, Half-life, Heretic 2, TFC, Tribes ... it goes on and on. That's just the 3D shooters. We had members getting involved in RPGs and other types of games. Even a huge clan can be drasticly divided by it's choice of games. Here's a word to the wise: Focus. A clan should play only one game or risk being divied into non-existence. We learned this the hard way.
I, Zaphoid, was a crappy leader. I admit that and I appologize to any members, current or former, that I may have pissed off over the years. In the early days I had to make a lot of decisions about the direction of Lagitus, some good and some bad. In the recent days, I did not do nearly enough to keep the clan around. The fact is, I never really wanted to be a leader, it just kind of happened. Near the end, with Real Life (got married, got promoted) getting in the way, and the low interest level among members, I knew it was time to disband.
When Q3A comes out, If it proves to have the same excitement and playability as Quakeworld, some of us may seek membership in another clan if we can find one mature and cool enough to suit us. Most of us could not bear to be in a clan full of teenagers with big skill egos and bad ass attitudes to match. Will some of us Lags get together again sometime? Who knows. I won't be a leader anymore, I've had my share of that. But something could happen, We'll wait and see.
When I'm 90 years old, I'll be telling my great grandchildren about the beginnings of online gaming, and the great friends I had online. We've had some great times. We'll remember being in Lagitus. It was something special.
John 'Zaphoid' Krutke
ps. I'll leave you with some interesting graphical bits of our history. This may take a while to load.
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Our quakeworld skin
The Largest clan match in the world
A few dudes
We had these "BFFFA" games - Big Fucking Free For All!
Our dead glow in the dark
Our first attempt at "Kicking LPB Ass" (TM)
Gang Green group photo
Spank the LPB!
How do you rank?
The member's page... hidden secrets?
Big Stack O' Lags
You gotta love it when this kind of thing happens on a server. Right before a BFFFFFA, (big free floating fucking free for all) on E1M8 Zigurat Vertigo, some of us got stacked. Since Lockness gets 40 frames per second at 1024x768 he had no problem sparing one of those frames for us. Click the image for a full size 1024x768 Riva TNT screenshot.
Clan Lagitus Rocks Your Ass!
Welcome to www.lagitus.com
We were once hosted by Stomped, although Stomped began to suck with their advertising requirements so we nabbed the Lagitus.com domain. This web site is now completely 100% advertisement free. w00p! And now, a word from our sponsor. Er wait, we don't have a sponsor! muahaha. Seriously, being hosted on Stomped is nice, but having 3 ads caked on a clan page is not. On some pages, advertisements fit in, but not clan pages. So here we are.
Our primary Q2 skin is done
The Lagitus Rocket Protector - From Gargoyle