@Mark: I'm not sure I understand the significance of the sound effects but that may be just me
As this is a NetQuake website I'm not sure how many people will use the QW servers if they can't connect to them using their usual engine. It's true that it doesn't take much to download and install Spike's impressive FTE, but many people get set in their ways and sometimes become a bit... well... lazy with regard to putting effort in to setting up and trying new things. I'm not saying it's right or wrong as it's merely an observation. Personally my experience on QW servers has not been that great. It seems to be an overly competitive rather than fun experience, but again that's more down to my preference than any shortcomings of QW or the fantastic work that Spike and co have put in to the product.
@MG: Just trying to do my bit, no matter how small
That reminds me I better go upload the a couple of mods for port 26010 on the NYC server so I can bring them on line tonight.