id Software about the new Quake3 Point Release
After id-Software changed the game physics in Quake3Arena with the new point release, 10 months after the publication of Quake3, the Quake scene is truly shaking. None of the major server operators such as Sonnet is or will switch to the new Point Release 1.25, just like every clan player.
In view of this development, id is now giving in and the physics will be in the next Point Release bring it back to the old state. Then everything will be the same again, except for the fact that splash damage, i.e. shooting through walls, will still be a thing of the past. Until then, however, you should stick to Point Release 1.17!