The Ultimate DooMer's Doomworld Forums Blog

The Ultimate DooMer's Doomworld Forums Blog

omg birfday! March 23, 2005, 11:34 am
25th, in fact. Or a quarter of a century. Or a fortieth of a certain DooM project.

/me goes off to update his site that's lay un-updated for a quarter of a year :p

Changing bands August 6, 2004, 4:57 pm
Next week (Wednesday in fact), I'm changing from narrowband to broadband (hooray!). Soon I'll be able to do stuff 5x faster, go on the web whenever I want (no phones), and of course visit DW even more often than I do now (and that's often). Who knows, I might even venture into the world of deathmatch, watch this space.

In other news, I've finished map 19 of SSD (currently working on a cool part of map 20), grabbed a couple of great albums, I'll be visiting my 4th live robot combat event in 7 weeks (don't ask me how, it's just timing and placing) and looking forward to the new footie season, which kicks off tomorrow.

Anyway, that's it for now.

all your base are belong to us May 6, 2004, 6:11 pm

Pretty cool, I finally get to see the source of the saying. Is that the original dialogue or is it the movie-maker doing voice acting through one of those things that alters voices?

The Never-ending Quest for Victory (game question) April 30, 2004, 4:03 pm
What's the longest it's ever taken you to finally beat a game?

Mine is 9 years - that's how long it took me to beat Legend, an old but very addictive RPG:

Early 1994 - first got it with my 386, learned how to play it and was defeated on a puzzle early in the 3rd section out of 10. Spent a while just bouncing around in the outdoor areas (away from dungeons) then dropped it.

Late 1996 - worked out how to do the puzzle (after mainly letting it rest), so I decided to play it again. Went on what was arguably my most memorable period of gaming, but 3 weeks later was defeated on a puzzle later on in the 9th section out of 10. Tried everything to beat it after then but couldn't, so I dropped it.

Late 2001 - Worked out how to beat the puzzle in my head (it just came to me suddenly) but thought I no longer had the game.

Early 2002 - Proved myself wrong by finding it by chance in the attic with all the old shareware stuff (including DooM, heh) so it made a nice 22nd birthday present. Immediately got it running on my P200, and a couple of weeks later (my most memorable period of gaming again, as I'd completely forgotten most of the game) I finally finished it. The ending? One message scroll with a victory message on it...

And to commemorate the occasion, I recreated that infamous puzzle (albeit with a different, but equally creative solution) and the dungeon area immediately around it in E5M6 of Shadowcaster.

I also took 6 years to beat Lemmings 2 - after getting stuck on the last Sports level - (first got it in 1994, finished it in 2000 after coming up with a brainwave, commemorated it by adding the victory tune to my Lemmings 2 music cd) but this one was definitely the longest-running saga.

omg birfday! March 23, 2004, 4:50 am
24th, in fact.

A blog thread January 23, 2004, 12:51 pm
It's been a while since I did a blog thread, so here it is.

Nonsense words December 15, 2003, 8:21 pm
which is teh best?

Legendary toon poll December 10, 2003, 3:34 pm
Ok, the big one: which is better?

( if anyone's forgotten what they are)

blog thread December 5, 2003, 6:02 pm

Lucky 7 poll November 28, 2003, 4:18 pm
Yep, this is the 7th poll in a row in my blog, so I thought I'd give it a relevant theme.