Yeah, essentially having to kill all the enemies at the start is max-style. I must have been exhausted when writing that post up :P.
Kristian Ronge said:
Uh, well, things like killing all the monsters in the start, stopping to kill a Hell Knight, or hanging around the exit area shooting Revenants is "max style", in my book, but opinions may differ. ;-)
Nice run, though. :-) Did you try a red key grab? (I believe Grazza hinted at that previously) It's definitely possible from the blood room, just as you've grabbed the rocket launcher, which could save a second or two since you wouldn't have to maneuver around the HKs/Baron as much to get to it. Don't know if it's possible without triggering the sector it's in to lower, though.
As for the RK grab, that's certainly a possibility, but if you get hung up by a caco in the process of getting out of there after snagging the key up, you may lose the time saved just slipping past the baron and HK to get the key that way. Then again, you aren't exactly SOL if you get hung up by a caco. Trapped by a baron and a HK? SOL'd unless you get really lucky :P.
Now then, I didn't read your post before doing this improvement to map17 UV-Speed a couple days ago. Visually, it's on the ugly side with getting hung up on several things, RK room being the worst offender here.
Yet I somehow managed to get a nice improvement to the time. Cut off 10 seconds to make the new time 1:30. In all honesty, given the hang ups I had during the attempt, my response to the time: "...Did I really get 1:30? No, no...that could not have just happened :D!". Honest truth there.
Still could be improved no doubt, but this map is painful for a quick UV-Speed with all that has to go right and the fact I'm a little more than agitated with attempts at it now :P.
Will be attaching demo now.
This has been downloaded 23 time(s).