Unfortunately it is lethal
I agree with Ling 100% on Arctic Wolf. I was COMPLETELY shocked with the crap review that Hyena gave of Arctic Wolf, as I`d played it a few years back and didn`t have the slightest problem whatsoever with it, and even if I had had problems, common sense would have told me to go to the website of the author to see if there were bug fixes to fix with whatever bug I`d been experiencing since its a fucken TC for gods sake, not a normal everyday wad, obviously your lacking the common sense to do something like that Hyena.
And not one mention was made as to the quality of the new graphics, sounds, enemies, weapons, and of the levels themselves.
Time to get a new reviewer Doomworld, cause that was a very fucked up review of easily the best TC so far released for doom2 to date. And when a reviewer spends his entire review of a wad, tc or whatever just complaining about dehacked patches, when he should be actually reviewing the LEVELS, its an easy way to see how bad a reviewer they are.
And trying to make out like batman doom was better is just laughable. Yeah its a bloody good TC, but next to Arctic Wolf, and the Wolfendoom TCs ingeneral its an ant next to an elephant.
Arctic Wolf was UNPLAYABLE! If it has a good flow and perfect difficulty and great sprites and architecture, it's all moot if you can't play the damn wad.
The knife deselect is a major bug that makes it next to impossible to enjoy the wad. Also, forcing the player to switch patches half-way through the wad is something that most doomers are not going to have the patience for.
Maybe you played a version a few years back that didn't have a crippling bug that works on every engine I test it on, but in any case it's not the player's responsibility to fix a bug in the author's wad. Common sense my ass. My job is to review what is uploaded to the archive.
And, you know what? Every week I consider quitting newstuff because there's always some prick who gives me a hard time for the work I spent all week on. What the hell is the point in doing the community a service if people are going to throw it in your face?
As for authors spending more time and effort on their wads than I do on my reviews:
1. The people who make wads like this do it for themselves and hopefully to get a few fans who enjoy it. They don't have any obligations to the community. If they decide they don't want to put any more effort in, they don't have to.
2. Authors do not have deadlines. One week to do all these reviews is always very constricting, and I always end up putting the finishing touches on at the last minute. This means putting careful thought into everything I write so I get exactly the meaning across that I'm trying to, even though some people get offended before they even read a whole sentence. It also means I have to play through twenty or so maps, take screenshots, sift through screenshots, pick ones worth keeping, go back and retake screenshots because there's an imp fireball in the way of the nice looking guard tower, and keep replaying them because I keep dying.
So frankly, let Doomworld get themselves a new reviewer. Maybe you can be the next reviewer. You try telling people that a wad isn't any good and see how they appreciate your honesty.
In the words of Linguica: Get off my internet.