Darkman 4's Doomworld Forums Blog

Darkman 4's Doomworld Forums Blog

Playing Doom again December 30, 2009, 3:50 am
I got the iD Superpack for about $24 during this year's Steam Holiday Sale. I've been wanting the Doom games and RTCW on my Steam account (I got the classic Wolf 3D and Quake games a while ago) so I grabbed the deal. At first I was going to just keep the Doom games installed for whenever I needed them, but I decided to boot the games up and see if they worked. I was thinking about grabbing the latest version of GLZDoom, but the original .exes (via Steam) are just fine for playing the IWADs. Playing with Doom's funky auto-aim and infinite actor height makes things a bit more challenging than playing Doom games in GLZDoom, but I'm getting used to it. At this point, using things like mouse look would feel out of place to me in a Doom game.

I've been playing Plutonia in UV because I want a nice warm-up. I know Plutonia's the hardest official IWAD out there, but I think its difficulty is just right for someone that wants to get back into Doom after playing hard PWADs back in the day. I'm a save whore, but I have fun, so that's all that matters to me. I'm a bit more cautious than I used to be; I'm making a lot more use of Shotgun sniping than before. I still rush enemies with the SSG, but I usually do it with a small crowd of enemies, like a few Revenants or two Mancubuses.

Its pretty funny seeing that I remember a lot of stuff, like how to avoid Arch-Vile attacks and how many SSG shots it takes to down certain enemies, even though I haven't played a classic Doom game for about 3 or so years. Meanwhile, I can't remember the shit I learned last semester in college.

It amazes me how Doom manages to still be fun, even 16 years after it first came out. I think part of it is Doom's simplicity; there's no overdramatic and "epic" plot, "badass" characters that are actually pretty lame (I'm looking at you, MW2) or overly complex gameplay; it's just "get to the exit". Shit like that wouldn't fly in today's gaming world, but after playing modern games, classic games like Doom are a fresh breath of air.

I can't think of a non cheesy-sounding ending for this blog.

hay guyz today's my birthday. September 12, 2005, 5:43 pm
Turned 16. Got Kirby: Canvas Curse, a Something Awful account with Platinum and archives access and the HL1 bundle pack. yay.

This is why I don't like living in the South. January 30, 2005, 10:49 am
[B]Glory, not gridiron, at Jesus march[/B]


I've been here for one year now. December 25, 2004, 12:05 am
Thanks to this place, I've learned the wonders of Heh and Impse. In addition, I've also met 'tards like Doomaddict, had a good laugh or two at the "political discussions" at EE and learned a shitmore about Doom in general that anybody should really ever know about an 11 year old game. Recently, I've been more and more addicted to demos (thanks to Compet-N and the demos fourm) and I'm (eventually) going to watch the Vile Flesh Demo pack. :P I've also had a large interest in Doom 2 DM, mainly because of how friendly the community is compared to the Halo 2, CS or UT 2004 ones.


My Doom history: I was an avid Doomer at the wee age of four. Occasionally I played games like Duke 3D, Heretic or ROTT, but I was a still a Doomer at heart. Once Quake came, I was one of the may who migrated and didn't look back. I became addicted to Quake (and eventaully Quake 2) DM and was very good for a kid my age (I was offered about 3 or so times to join clans, though they were probably garbage), even though I played SP in God mode. Once Half Life came out, I dropped out of the FPS community completly. Around September 2003, I became interested in Doom becasue of Doom 3 and began to reasearch it. Eventually, I purchased Doom 2 at CompUSA for $10 and registered here. Yay?

FUN FAKT: I've actually been lurking since October 2003 or so, but didn't decide to register until Christmas Day, 2003.

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