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Alfonzo

The DWIronman League dies to: Abcess

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October's gig is still running! You have until the end of this month — not the 10th of the next — to complete both this challenge and the previous one. Heaven knows I'll need the time to roll back and watch some demos (and make a recording of my own, for that matter). I might even write an obituary or two, just like old times.

 

Don't hold your breath or anything. Just play some Doom.

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Whoah! Never expected this. I've been planning to return to Ironman based on the previous selection. Now I feel somehow compelled to see how far I can get in my own maps. But keep in mind that I'm a masochist and design my maps to kill me, early and often. As a result, I typically die more in my own maps than I do in others, though large stretches of Abcess are fairly easy, and I know where all the secrets are. Nonetheless, I'll have hell's own time trying to beat 04, 05 and especially 06. So, uh, I reckon I'll give it a go, obviously on Cat 3. ;D I'll also have tons of fun watching the demos. Looks like I'll be starting with JudgeDeadd. And yes, these are some big maps once you hit 03.

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2 hours ago, Walter confetti said:

I have this wad lying around my hdd iirc.

Good reason for playing it blindly, I guess!

 

Make sure you have Version 1.1, as the first release has some flaws including a potential game-breaker on Map04.

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16 minutes ago, Steve D said:

 

Make sure you have Version 1.1, as the first release has some flaws including a potential game-breaker on Map04.

 

is the one that is uploaded on idgames?

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What in the hell is this wad?

Well, guess that another blind play will happen. Hopefully I survive this one.

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52 minutes ago, Walter confetti said:

 

is the one that is uploaded on idgames?

 

It's the one that's up there now, yes. It replaced the earlier version.

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You know I rarely start the post containing the run with a paragraph of text. Also, you surely know I rarely ever express my disdain with the monthly Ironman pick. Indeed, I only did so two or three times: with Hellfire: Dreams, Doom 64 for Doom II and I also threw a very sharp remark at TNT: Resistance. When it comes to Hellfire: Dreams, I revisited it quite recently and I don't think my comments were warranted - I rather liked the experience then, however excessive supplies drought in the earlier maps wasn't my thing. Doom 64 for Doom II was just really awkward at times and felt quite stale, while TNT: Resistance had some questionable maps, like MAP02, MAP05. However, all of these sets had such things at some places, not throughout the whole of my playthrough. Thus, this happened.

 

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RESULT: Dead on MAP03.

CATEGORY: Blind.
TIME TAKEN (to reach MAP03): 24:42.

SATISFIED? Both yes and no at the same time.

 

Yes, it's a set I haven't really enjoyed. I might have been wrong in pistoling 40 monsters on the start of MAP01, but I don't think it would have changed much. The design was okay, although there was some steep staircases and awkward-to-move-in places. The music isn't worth of my comments, as I toned it down to the minimum on MAP01 (even though I did enjoy MAP03's track).

 

The gameplay however? Take Coffee Break, another set I haven't thoroughly enjoyed, and Hellfire: Dreams. Mix them together. That's the feel I got for this set. Looks excellent but it's just so damn stingy. After reading Steve D created the set I started prejudicing the difficulty of the set by looking through the boards over the years (not nice of me, true, I apologize), I wasn't thinking of much challenge to be perfectly fair - and then MAP01 happened and immediately no health, ammo. I know it should be the premise of Ironman to go as far with real constraints, but... eh. It was really annoying on MAP01, got better on MAP02 but there were still really unfair ambushes, especially the soulsphere trap, and then on MAP03 where that crazy ambush tore me to shreds. I might have survived said trap had the angled wall not been so fixed while facing an insolent, immobile cacodemon and an angry hell noble behind my back. Eh, man. I rarely write this much, but... I don't know. I'm sorry if this is harsh, but I haven't enjoyed playing through these three maps at all.

 

dwironman_nov19_naza.zip

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Just now, Loud Silence said:

Category?

 

Oh, right.

 

Cat 1 of course.

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Category 1 Dead on Map 02 (yes, I died on the map called 'Death to you')

Completed Map 01 in 09:14

 

Knew I was going to die in map 02 very early on, was on the brink practically the whole way. In the end a hell knight trapped me which was lame. So stingy on health it's ridiculous. After surviving Back to Basics in IronEagle, this presents me with a reality check. I also find it harder to play in prBoom+ than GZDoom due to the poor mouse precision I get when I play that source port (I tried fiddling around with the mouse sensitivity settings and turning off enhance pointer precision but that doesn't really help much) and the vanilla-like grainy graphics.

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Edited by Horus

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Category 1, died on MAP02 by a caco fireball.

 

walt-ironman-abcess-1.zip

 

Also going out of ammo on MAP01, there's also a hanged corpse sets as blocking that locks you from getting a stimpack.

 

Overall, cool mapset so far. Is a like a walk in park and you shoots to a lot of people during your jogging or something like that.

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Lol now I find out the problem after the run. When I turned off 'Use extended format' in Options --> General, suddenly the prBoom+ mouse precision issue disappears. Damn that would have helped me on map 02. Oh well there's always the next ironman!

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1 hour ago, Beginner said:

Category 1 keyboard solo. Survived in 2:21:36.


Have you thought about a name change to Expert? ;-P

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Interesting, seems this month I'm competing for the last spot. I'm okay with that :p .

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