Over on BesMella.Quake I have posted an interview I did recently with accomplished mapper Zaka, responsible for maps such as Skull, CMT1, Schloss, Dam2, Legolin, Yber... The list goes on. Here's is a snippet of what he had to say:
VB: When & how did you get into Quake?
Zaka: Hmmmmm... I remember drooling for Quake before it was published. I had read some hype about it and how cool the single player campaign would be. It turned out to be quite different but I still liked it.
VB: What do you think makes a great Quake map?
Zaka: The hard one:) My opinions about the issue change and develope all the time as I feel I am learning a little more about QW bit by bit. Main thing is that different kind of maps can be good in different ways.
Check it out HERE.