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Poll: How do you most typically die when playing Doom?

How do you most typically die when playing Doom?  

150 members have voted

  1. 1. Thinking about all the various wads and mapsets you have played over the years, which of the following ways do you most typically die? You can select multiple answers.

    • Couldn't hide from an Arch-Vile's flame attack
      35
    • Ran out of Ammo and couldn't defend yourself
      6
    • Got clipped by a Cyberdemon's missile
      31
    • Got penned in by Demons or other melee monsters
      31
    • Got peppered by zombies' Hitscan attacks
      35
    • Couldn't dodge a Mancubus' attack pattern
      13
    • Fell into a damaging Pit and couldn't escape in time (aka Doom Platforming)
      16
    • Got slowly whittled down to nothing by "regular" attacks
      26
    • Couldn't out maneuver a Revenant's missile
      60
    • Got blown up by your on Rocket
      47
    • Other - let me know in the comments!
      16
    • None - I seem to die to all ways equally
      12
    • Extra answer: Hit in the back by an enemy I didn't see
      22


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1 hour ago, ax34 said:

Why isn't chaingunner in the poll?

 

I was thinking the fifth option, "Got peppered by zombies' Hitscan attacks", covers our favorite goatee-wearing angry-man.

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As an UV -fast player, I picked the Human hitscans. Definitely lost the most health to them over the years.

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My top death reasons are probably:

 

1) Zombies, including chaingunners, although I think I die a bit more to shotgunners when low on health due to their stronger hit.

2) Arch-vile attacks.

3) Melee attacks, mostly from spectres or nobles.

4) erzboesewicht killed his own dumb self, i.e. own rockets.

5) Lost souls/pain elementals (or ar they in the melee category?)

 

In the middle of the list: cyberdemon rockets, arachnotrons, mancubus attack, revenant missiles and noble attacks. Very minor death reasons are cacodemons, imps, running out of ammo, death pits, spiderdemons, and barrels.

 

Bonus: From custom monsters, I think I died mostly to the exploding zombie (in Valiant) and the Astral Cacodemon in Eviternity.

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Not looking where I'm going and strafing into shit... Also splash damage

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I'm a sucker for blowing my own face off with my rocket launcher. Wait......that didn't come out right.

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Barrels. After seeing them, I feel the urge to explode myself with them...

If that doesn't count, I'll say Cyberdemons. They always kill me on a lot of funny ways XD

 

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it's sometimes the level geometry. if you get stuck in the middle of something, then even some imp will tear you apart if you have bad luck. an i'd include failed berserk punches on cacodemons.

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Lost Soul charging when firing rockets, Shotgunner and Revenant.

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Whenever I get a berserk pack I feel like I have to just punch everything for the rest of the map. Giving in to this temptation almost always ends poorly for me.

 

Death by hubris.

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Hisymak was splattered by a Cyberdemon. The obituary I see the absolute MOST of times.

Then Revenants cause the most damage to me. Whenever I get hit by an Acrvile's attack, I almost always immediately reload the last saved game.

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It's definitely the Revenants for me, but not when fighting one or two of them, but hordes and bee swarms of their homing missiles.

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most often archviles. usually combined with the revenants they resurrect. either i'm distracted and get roasted, or i push too hard to kill the vile and blow myself up on the revs.

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