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Alfonzo

The DWIronman League dies to: The Plutonia Experiment

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Whoops, thanks. Ye olde copy-paste doing me in again.

 

1 minute ago, Ancalagon said:

this month is a speedrun contest

Kind of! In these sorts of situations I like to think it would become a question of how much pace you're willing to kill for that extra bit of staying power. True speedrunning doesn't care how often you fail before you get the exit, as long as you do get there eventually. But if the whole cadre of runners goes full throttle except for one guy who takes just five, ten minutes off the pace...? I'm sure he'll come out on top.

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This one went swimmingly until MAP04 when I got sniped over some stairs by a revenant.

Plutonia-Ironman-AC

I expected to at least make it to MAP05, since everyone and their grandmother has already beaten Plutonia and all the spiritual sequels.

Cat 2, obviously.

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14 minutes ago, Alfonzo said:

it would become a question of how much pace you're willing to kill for that extra bit of staying power.

 

The offenders here are the glides, they involve 0% risk and sometimes (map08, map21) skip the whole map. I guess vilejumps sacrifice some hp but there's plenty of that in plutonia and the only hard one is the map12 jump.

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Unfortunately, I may have to sit this one out this month. Not only do I not have a copy of The Plutonia Experiment (I never actually played it, strange but true!), I don't know that I'll have time this month. Oh well. I've been enjoying the Ironman Challenge. I guess there's always next month.

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12 minutes ago, Ancalagon said:

The offenders here are the glides, they involve 0% risk and sometimes (map08, map18) skip the whole map.

Ah, yeah, that's true. I had actually forgotten how many there are, here. The Casalis operating on the 32 grid means they're basically in every other level, and I remember watching @Dime clean bowl a lot of the set by bypassing stuff entirely at AGDQ.

 

I think most players who aren't of the speedrunning mindset are happy just to survive and getting anywhere near the top of a frankly compromised leaderboard in a month like this is more of a bonus. If the IWADs are going to be played—and they always were—this kind of has to be conceded.

 

And tough luck, @Pegleg! Or good timing, seeing as you don't have a copy—whichever way you look at it. See you next time :)

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1 hour ago, Aquila Chrysaetos said:

everyone and their grandmother has already beaten Plutonia and all the spiritual sequels.

 

Some of us have never played them at all.

 

(actually, I'm pretty sure I played some early versions of the Plutonia levels when they were released as pwads before they were actually a part of Plutonia, but I've never played plutonia.wad)

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I see it's complevel 4, does this mean a Choco recording would be out? (Probably a dumbass question but I want to clarify before running into this)

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Damn, this is unexpected, we have Plutonia this month.

 

I'll be back later after making my run :v .

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38 minutes ago, Doomkid said:

I see it's complevel 4, does this mean a Choco recording would be out?

Choccies are fine, Kiddo. Most demo-doers work with prboom for convenience which is why I lazily copy that line of code over from previous months; if it plays back and doesn't need me to download some backwards alien sourceport she's a-okay. 

 

I see now that this isn't actually reflected in the list of rules. I'll amend that. Thanks for asking.

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After sweeping the first two maps, I fell into a seemingly inescapable damaging pit right at the start of MAP03 thinking there'll be invisible stairs to guide me to the first areas.

 

It hurts.

 

Category 2 because I've played Congo a few times in the past and I've watched UglyStru's complete playthrough; mind you it's been quite some time since I've watched it, but I remember stuff from the maps I didn't get to because of... yeah.

 

plutonia_naza_ironaug18.zip

 

EDIT: Stru pointed it out in his video. Now I feel stupider.

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I'm back and... I am MASSIVELY disappointed by my performance (angry too, but then who even cares beside me). Like @Pegleg would so nicely put it, "another stellar entry". Also, I didn't play with sound this time.

 

Dead on MAP02 on the notorious bridge, that damned area gets me every time, I haven't managed to figure out an optimal strategy to pass that area as of yet (however, I haven't touched Plutonia since I'd beaten it months ago either).

 

Category 3 this time, I've finished Plutonia before but I only remember a few areas from various maps and some traps, not the layout, enemy placement, and so on. Pathetic run anyway, I expect to end at the very bottom of the list this time. I see this only serving as proof for something I stated recently, "I could play Doom exclusively, 24/7, and never get good." Well, it shows here.

 

@Aquila Chrysaetos Don't worry, I died on MAP02.

 

Spoiler

What? I did say I'm massively disappointed by my performance, didn't I? This is just how I look and sound when I'm disappointed by myself.

 

agent6 plutonia run.zip

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10 minutes ago, ZeroMaster010 said:

cat 2.99999999 I guess, played this for 100's of hours and I've been playing nightmare the last few days, but I guess it's not cat 3 since I didn't practice uv today? heh

 

Hah, yeah... the system is going to look silly when good folks like yourself are on the scene and WADs like this are selected, but truly blind and prepared runs are two distinct and clearly defined spaces that probably shouldn't have their boundaries muddied unless we want to step onto a slippery slope. No one has practiced to even one hundredth the extent that you have Plutonia any of the previous selections, at least! More boring prattle on this subject can be found in the Oscillation Ironman thread, when the scheme was introduced.

 

Also holy shit.

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Alright, this one Zeromaster HAS to participate in!

 

Well this is all but the last month I have to win to stand any chance of competing in this year's Britbowl. I can only hope an_mutt and dragonfly die early, as I'm going last for the month yet again. But sheesh, the mixed bag of difficulty that is Plutonia......this will be tough.

 

EDIT: I didn't realise Zeromaster had already participated in this. Well, it'll be interesting to see if that gets topped.

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I did NOT expect that for the ironman. I'll try it for sure in the weekend. I'm quite familiar with almost all of it.

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And now he will lose to some 90 minutes run due to skipping secret maps. :D

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21 minutes ago, Memfis said:

And now he will lose to some 90 minutes run due to skipping secret maps. :D

It's ok, I didn't need to make it nearly impossible for everyone to win within a few hours of the start anyways, so anyone can still beat this by just surviving :) I'll be happy with not making an idiot of myself and dying to something silly.

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@ZeroMaster010disqualified for being the fastest bastard in the game :D

just kidding...there's no way that I can do that faster, still I'll do my best to not fall into the inescapable pits and shit like that...

cue the "I will survive" song

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