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TravyB

Abaddon's Nightmare (Finished!)

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Was doing a very quick playthrough before work (So quick I even was using IDDQD) and managed to get stuck :(

 

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Jeez... thats one thing I didn't even think to test for... damn crates. I'll upload a fixed version soon.

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This looks really good, especially for your first time mapping! A couple of things I noticed:

 

- You have several monsters with the "countsecrets" boolean set to true. GZDoom shows that this map has 22 secrets, but when launched with the nomonsters parameter, it only has 2 (presumably the soul sphere and beserk secrets).

 

- I would personally suggest adding slightly more ammo. I've played through the map a few times, and there seems to be enough to finish the level, but not with 100% kills. I didn't use the berserk secret much; in my opinion, though, secrets should not be "required" for 100% kills. This is up to you, though -- I also didn't really bother trying to get the monsters to infight.

 

- I would also suggest moving the exit switch behind a door or wall, maybe locked with the blue skull key. Currently, the blue skull key itself doesn't really do anything -- also, if you know where the exit switch raises from the floor, you can press it whenever you want, which lets the player exit the level prematurely.

 

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- I'd mark the linedefs which make up these two windows as "block everything" rather than just "block players", as it was a little awkward to see dead imps fall outside through them.
 

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- This switch (?) revealed by opening a seemingly secret wall doesn't do anything. I wasn't sure if this was the unfinished part you mentioned so I figured I'd include it in here.

 

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I hope this helps!

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3 hours ago, maxmanium said:

This looks really good, especially for your first time mapping! A couple of things I noticed:

 

- You have several monsters with the "countsecrets" boolean set to true. GZDoom shows that this map has 22 secrets, but when launched with the nomonsters parameter, it only has 2 (presumably the soul sphere and beserk secrets).

 

- I would personally suggest adding slightly more ammo. I've played through the map a few times, and there seems to be enough to finish the level, but not with 100% kills. I didn't use the berserk secret much; in my opinion, though, secrets should not be "required" for 100% kills. This is up to you, though -- I also didn't really bother trying to get the monsters to infight.

 

- I would also suggest moving the exit switch behind a door or wall, maybe locked with the blue skull key. Currently, the blue skull key itself doesn't really do anything -- also, if you know where the exit switch raises from the floor, you can press it whenever you want, which lets the player exit the level prematurely.

 

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- I'd mark the linedefs which make up these two windows as "block everything" rather than just "block players", as it was a little awkward to see dead imps fall outside through them.
 

Screenshot_Doom_20190910_192712.png.1e04833e304fe9fa4545f46824f5f934.png

 

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- This switch (?) revealed by opening a seemingly secret wall doesn't do anything. I wasn't sure if this was the unfinished part you mentioned so I figured I'd include it in here.

 

Screenshot_Doom_20190910_192805.png.a89c22359d424449d29689f2ea21b7cb.png

 

I hope this helps!

I know exactly what I did, and that must have been when I marked the Berserk as a secret and then accidentally kept that box checked while adding other stuff. 

 

I actually spent a lot of time worrying about giving too much or too little ammo and simply wasn't sure about how to go about that beyond giving what I needed to beat it, but knowing exactly whats around the corner gives me a bit of an advantage. I did feel like I was being a bit stingy, but since I now know I was I've got the jist of it now lol 

 

The exit switch was placed there just as a means to end the level instead of sitting in limbo forever. Once the map is finished it will lead to another of the four sections, one which I'm hoping to make a bit more monolithic and hectic. 

 

and thanks :)

 

EDIT: Oh, and that secret wall will lead to something special once everything's done

 

Edited by TravyB

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3 minutes ago, Immorpher said:

This level looks foreboding! I like it!

That's what I was going for! I'm a big fan of the things made possible with sector lighting.

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2 hours ago, Pure Hellspawn said:

Is that the intended skybox or is it because it's Map01?

Because its map01. I've actually just figured out how to change the skybox so will be replacing it with something more hellish later on down the road. 

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I've not played through it all yet because i had to stop and say keep on mapping. I'm not a critic you should actually listen to in regards to your mapping but it looks good plays good and is cohesive. I barely know what I mean when I say that but I wanna see more please.

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14 hours ago, guydude said:

I've not played through it all yet because i had to stop and say keep on mapping. I'm not a critic you should actually listen to in regards to your mapping but it looks good plays good and is cohesive. I barely know what I mean when I say that but I wanna see more please.

Sometime soon, maybe, since I've now decided what I'm going to do with the third section, roughly. 

 

13 hours ago, Doomenator said:

 

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Nice find. I have no idea how that happened but I'll add it to the list of things to fix.

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Sometimes, people post a topic saying "Here's my first map" and I just have to ask "Are you sure?" :) This looks amazing so far, I love what you've done with the custom textures to make a progression through the two "levels" so far of the cave and the fortress - and the details you put into your sector work are great! I did find a bit of a difficulty spike in the fortress (where I started spamming resurrects a lot, sorry), with a lot of monsters combined with a bit of a starvation of ammunition. Here's a video that might help show my reactions as I explored for the first time.

 

This video was sponsored by the Send Lawyers to Hell appeal! Playing Doom WADs to raise money for RAICES.

http://bit.ly/sendlawyers
https://streamlabs.com/davidxn/v2

 

 

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12 hours ago, DavidN said:

Sometimes, people post a topic saying "Here's my first map" and I just have to ask "Are you sure?" :) This looks amazing so far, I love what you've done with the custom textures to make a progression through the two "levels" so far of the cave and the fortress - and the details you put into your sector work are great! I did find a bit of a difficulty spike in the fortress (where I started spamming resurrects a lot, sorry), with a lot of monsters combined with a bit of a starvation of ammunition. Here's a video that might help show my reactions as I explored for the first time.

 

This video was sponsored by the Send Lawyers to Hell appeal! Playing Doom WADs to raise money for RAICES.

http://bit.ly/sendlawyers
https://streamlabs.com/davidxn/v2

 

 

Thanks! :)

The lack of ammunition is unintentional, something I wasn't quite sure how to go about, and will thankfully be fixed once I release an updated version of the map, hopefully later today. I never thought that I put quite THAT little ammo in the map lol 

Oh, and the secrets will hopefully be fixed. You ran right by both of the intended ones :P

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2 hours ago, Suitepee said:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/484647580

 

I play this at 1:02:54 into this playtest livestream.

 

I enjoyed playing this map. Please make more.

That's awesome :)

I'm already working on my next one, which will have a nukage facility theme

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