I don't hate the song "Running from Evil" (D_RUNNIN) and I think it's an addicting song. The reason people hear the song so much is probably because most custom WADs have their map start on MAP01 and the song is not replaced with something else. But I still think it's a great song and one of the best songs in the Doom soundtrack.
I do do not dislike D_RUNNIN, but music would usually be the last thing on my mind to be finalized (if I ever finished a map), and as such I'm testing the map to D_RUNNIN all the time. Too much of a good thing can wear out its welcome.
Shadow Hog said: I do do not dislike D_RUNNIN, but music would usually be the last thing on my mind to be finalized (if I ever finished a map), and as such I'm testing the map to D_RUNNIN all the time. Too much of a good thing can wear out its welcome.
If I was testing my maps I'd have the music turned off for sure! Hearing any of the songs over and over would drive you bonkers. :P
Hmm I think I just had a "revelation": is it just me, or is it true that placing a map on a different slot or episode (e.g. E1M5, E2M1 etc.) due to the music alone was much more common in Doom and Ultimate Doom, rather than Doom II?
There seem to be far more Doom PWADs that DON'T start on E1M1 (starting on different episodes was obvious), than Doom II maps that DO start on MAP01. Now, maybe most map authors felt D_RUNNIN was OK or, most likely, that the rest of the tracks in Doom II were just not up to par to be worth a map relocation.
Maybe the episode selection forced players to read the damn text file so they'd know whether the map was in E1M1, E2M1, E3M1 or E4M1. And then they'd find out it's actually in E2M6. But with Doom II, there's only one "New game" possible.
Also maybe they've discovered they could include music tracks with the appropriate name?
I don`t Know, I plays Doom 2 long time ago the Ost never boring me. and this one of my favourites songs It is legendary, it feels like a beginig of a long journey...For me... for exemple d2inter is really repetitive too but I really love it... my fabourites are d_countd, d_dead2, d_in_cit. ALL THE OST OF DOOM 2 IS GREAT...
D_RUNNIN is a very nice, classic midi. Suitable for a map named "Entryway" imo. The thing that gets people, I think, is when somebody makes a one-map PWAD (usually for MAP01) and doesn't put other music in. Still, I don't ever get tired of hearing it.