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4shockblast

Notable 2020 demos

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Surely 2020 was one of the best years for demos, both for quantity and quality. I like to add a mention to this demos:

Ultimate Doom E2M2 NoMonsters in 0:13 by @depr4vity
Doom II Map 22 NM-100S in 0:32 by @Gurlugon

Plutonia Map 32 UV-Max/Reality in 12:46 by @tchkb

TNT Map 02 NM-100S in 3:59 by @David Asaad
TNT Map 05 Pacifist in 17:34 by @NightTerror 
TNT Map 09 UV-Speed/Reality in 6:43 by @Coincident

And for a personal pick, since @SAV88 already mentioned my favourite demo ever yet (Thanks btw!), I would say my Ultimate Doom Episode 3 Pacifist was the 2nd best I made, finally doing an episode in pacifist after many tries was very rewarding. 

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All the way back in July of 2020 I posted my very first run. Seeing all of the crazy things people were putting out was really inspiring to me, so I feel that now is the perfect time to show them some love:

 

Individual-Level demos

Sunlust Map 15 pacifist by @4shockblast - video

FCFF Map 07 UV-Max by @Daerik - video

Valiant Map 15 pacifist by @NightTerror - demo

Sunlust Map 29 UV-Max by @SKYWARDS - video

Hell Revealed Map 24 UV-Max by @Vile - video

Scythe Map 23 UV-Max/Reality by @GarrettChan - demo 

TNT: Evilution Map 09 NM100s by @David Asaad - video

Sunlust Map 32 UV-Max by @4shockblast - demo

 

Movie demos

Doom Episode 3 pacifist by @Pleymo - video

Doom II UV-Max by @NightTerror - video

The Plutonia Experiment NM100s by @JCD - video

The Plutonia Experiment NM-Speed by @ZeroMaster010 - video

Sunlust UV-Max by @Daerik - video

Doom Episode 2 UV-Max by @Coincident - video

 

Personal picks: Sunlust Map 27 NoMo - I put a lot of work into this demo, taking a few solid days of grinding to push the time as far down as I could manage. Sunlust Map 24 NM-Speed - another demo that took a lot of hard work. The zero-press at the end isn't 100% consistent for me, so I was worried to death that it would end up really slow... the entire thing felt like a lottery. Scythe Map 04 UV Max - yeah, it's only PB but revisiting the first map that I ever ran and crushing my old time felt so satisfying.

 

Ok, let's hope I didn't screw those links up. 2020 was such a tough year, but playing Doom again, improving my skill, learning new things, and conquering challenges that seemed insurmountable when I started was a great way to cope with everything. Amazing demos everyone. 

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Thank @SAV88 for noting my rv08 demo :)

 

I did fewer demos in 2020 than in 2019 but there are still some personal picks from my demo pack. All of them are individual level max demos.

 

Akeldama Map15 in 7:49-video

Hellbound Map21 in 3:38-video

JPCP Map28 in 17:15-video

1000 Lines CP 2 Map29 in 7:06-video

Reverie Map22 in 7:48-video (yes more reverie)

 

Edited by lirui1001

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There has been so many amazing demos this year that I properly forgot to list some.

 

@depr4vity Doom 2 Map 01 (entryway) NoMo in 4 seconds - video

@Daerik Sunlust D2ALL UV-Max - video

@Looper Doom 2 Map 23 (Barrels 'o' Fun) Uv-Max in 1:38 - video

@NightTerror Doom 2 (D2ALL) Uv-Max - demo

@David Asaad TNT Map 09 NM100s - video

@Starduster Sunlust D2ALL NoMo - I'm planning to do that category myself. - video

@ZeroMaster010 Doom 2 (D2ALL) Uv-Speed in 17:54 - video

@JCD Plutonia D2ALL NM100s - video

@Coincident Ultimate Doom Episode 1 Uv-Max in 19:19 - video

@Vile Plutonia D2ALL Uv-Max - video

@4shockblast H2H Xmas D2ALL Uv-Max - video

@eLim Plutonia Uv-Speed in 19:28 - video

@Bdubzzz 32of64-lr Map 01 Uv-Max in 0:57 - demo 

@Kyle McAwesome (i don't know his dw name sorry :p) Scythe Map 01 Uv-Max in 0:24 - demo

@Percy T Ultimate Doom E1M1 NoMo in 0:08 - video

@TheLoneliness flotsam Map 32 Uv-Max in 1:58 - demo

@Pleymo Plutonia Map 30 Pacifist - video

@Hurricaine Jr. Nuts NM-Speed in 0:36 - video

 

2020 sucked but the doom speedruns of 2020 were the best (so far) in my opinion. I've been following doom speedruns since I was 8 years old and I officially started August 1st 2020 aged 16 getting Ultimate Doom 0:25 E1M8 NoMo after seeing ZM amazing discovery. This community is full of surprises and talent and I'm grateful to be part of it :D Seeing these amazing demos makes me excited of what 2021 holds up. 

 

 

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Oh hey, thanks for the mention!

@Coincident TEETH Uv Fast in 7:32 - Lots of great Uv Fast master levels runs but if I had to pick one, this one for sure - video

@4shockblast 32of64-v Map 28 Pacifist in 0:08 - demo
@Zddastan Plutonia Map 30 Uv Speed in 0:20 - video

@NightTerror TNT Map 05 Pacifist - demo

 

There's a ton more that I have to check the dates on, since the beginning of 2020 felt like 2 or 3 years ago.

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4 hours ago, TomatoTom said:

@Kyle McAwesome (i don't know his dw name sorry :p) Scythe Map 01 Uv-Max in 0:24 - demo

 

His DW name is @kmc, and I would also mention his Dark Covenant UV Speed in 37:18. It's not simply a movie run, it's a fast, brave speedrun through an action-packed 12-level wad.

 

As for a personal pick, maybe it would be my demo from December 31, Akeldama MAP16 max. Well, I hate uploading times like 7:03 (might continue trying for sub-7 in the future), but this is probably my best-looking skill 4 demo ever (for now). Initially I only wanted about 7:45 (didn't think I can beat NumberJuan77's 10:06 by over 30%).

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On 1/1/2021 at 8:30 PM, SAV88 said:

2020 was truly filled to the brim with state-of-the-art records. Some of the really memorable demos:

 

Plutonia II MAP23 UV Max in 8:05 by @blob1024.

oh! I'm really honored (and of a great personal motivation) to be named in such a thread! 

 

I thought map32 would be more relevant, but can't say.

I'll try to keep track of the most appealing demos in this year as well.

 

I found amazing Looper's maxes in original doom2, and coincident's doom, but forgot which one was the most exciting

 

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Oh hey! Thanks for the shoutout @SAV88! Two notable demos for 2020 that come to mind are @Killer5's Entropy MAP01 UV-Max since it's a personal favorite of mine and @blob1024's Akeldama MAP30 UV-Max for inspiring me to play Akeldama. 

 

As a personal pick, I'm very proud of my Bloodstain MAP28 UV-Max!

 

 

 

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I'm biased towards runs that were streamed. There were a lot of great stories to follow;

@Killer5's Entropy Map01, Stardate 20x6 Map07, and Swim with the Whales Map03 UV-Maxes.

@David Asaad's TNT Map09 NM100s.

@JCD's Plutonia D2All NM100s.

@Vile's Plutonia D2All UV-Max.

@4shockblast and the Sunlust pacifist table-filling. Map26 in particular was a favorite of mine, with a lot of collaboration from people in the community to help with the routing.

@Looper's Doom 2 D2All UV-Speed

 

I'm looking forward to see what exciting runs get streamed in 2021. I think it's been a huge boon to the community to have so many people stream things.

 

Underrated;

@Lucky_Edie's Frog and Toad Map09 UV-Speed shaving 2 minutes off the previous demo to bring it down to 20~ seconds.

 

Personally;

Obviously the Sunlust D2All.

My second choice would be: Finely Crafted Fetish Film Map07 UV-Max. It's an absurdly difficult map, and I found a crazy pacifist strategy to cheese one of the fights.

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Thank you all for the mentions. I've been thinking for a while about what to write here, but it's really difficulty to remember everything.

My memory is shit (as usual), and I have a tendency to remember better the runs that happened at the end of 2020, than those that happened at the beginning of the year. Therefore, disclaimer: this list might be a bit unfair. But anyway, here are the runs that struck my memory the most in the end:

 

These are "repeat mentions", but I believe they still deserve an extra mention:
@Pleymo's Plutonia Map 30 Pacifist: demo, video (the most innovative, out-of-the-box, unusual-strategic-thinking run I saw all year)
@Daerik's Sunlust UV Max D2All: demo, video (in contrast, the most *BALLS OF STEEL* run I saw all year :D )
@NightTerror's Doom II UV Max D2All: demo, video
@JCD's Plutonia NM 100S D2All: demo, video
@Vile's Plutonia UV Max D2All: demo

New mentions that did not appear above (I think):
@GarrettChan's TNT Map 09 UV Max+Reality: demo, video
@tatsurd-cacocaco's E3M2 UV Max: demo && Plutonia 2 Map 25 UV Max: demo, video
And last but not least, @ZeroMaster010 discovery on E1M8 that allowed Doom 1 E1 to be completed in NoMo for the first time in doom history: demo, video

My runs have been mentioned enough; but there's the most *fun* speedrun I did the whole year: Bloody Rust D2All UV Max Co-op with @TheLoneliness: demo, video.

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Thanks for everyone who mentioned my demo(s) as they are... really subpar compared to others. It's kind of funny that the one @Stardustermentioned is probably one the worst in "how much effort did I put" department :P

 

Extra mentions:

@Arbys550's Scythe 2 UV Max D2All: demovideo (One of the many greats ones for D2All year, of course)

@Starduster's Valiant UV Pacifist Map19: demo (It's a beginning to some table filling of NM Speed and UV Pacifist of Valiant)

 

Personally:

Of course it's Plutonia UV Max Map03 as that's my first IWAD record, but the performance is... not very good as I fell down in the invisible bridge... Also my Plutonia UV Max Map01 although it's not even close to the record, but it's the one with my most effort.

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Guess I'll nominate my own world record, because I see that all the other wads got theirs nominated :)

 

TNT d2all UV-Max in 3:27:06

 

It's not the best demo but thinking about it a bit, it took me a long long time to finally complete that and I put a lot of effort into attempts.

So I guess I'll toot my own trumpet :D

 

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