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Who are some people that every DOOM player should (eventually) know?

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On 4/16/2024 at 3:08 AM, DRON12261 said:

 

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AD_79 - great composer, his tracks are one of my favorites among all doom midi tracks.
A2Rob - great level designer, I like his approach to the implementation of gameplay and difficulty curve, as well as the way he realizes the visuals with competent texturing and work with lighting, without going into over-detailing, almost every wad of his guarantees a pleasant and memorable pastime.
Paul Corfiatis (pcorf) - a fairly old in the community mapper who has managed to do a lot in the doom community. I would like to single out his most outstanding work - 2022 A Doom Odyssey. For me, it's the best wad I've played so far for Ultimate Doom.
Somniac - a great mapper too, who knows how to build the right atmosphere and mood in his levels.


Alexander S. (Eternal) - who I consider to be the most successful and skillful mapper from our russian doom community.
ViolentBeetle is another talented mapper, but I personally remember him for successfully leading community projects with a fairly high level of quality on release.
 

 

 


 

Separately, I would like to take a moment to promote mappers from our local russian doom community. You can take a look at the recent projects that have come out of our pen:
Russian Random Speedmap Pack #1
Russian Random Speedmap Pack #2
Gift for DRON12261
ENDOOM Mapping Contest 2024
30 Years With Doom
 

We have quite a large number of mappers, both old and newer, who have just recently joined the community, and I recommend you to read their works in detail, because many of them have not shone much light in the whole Doom community, but are able to show amazing things sometimes.
These are Slavius (aka Shiroi Akuma), RastaManGames, Track Federal, Volter/Voltage, Doom Wads (aka dragzxnd), Nikolanchik, George Nash, Man With A Gun, StormCather.77, GranitMaster, Petyan, dashiefrickintyan, StorkGreen, CblBOPOTKA, InfernalSky, Chainie, Serious_MOod, Kisadillah, Demonologist, Shadowman, Lainos and a huge number of other talented people, the creativity of each of which can be considered separately.

I also plan to start Russian Random Speedmapping Sessions #3 in our community soon, where I want to attract more of our mappers.

 

 

This is also a fantastic response, thank you! Russian Doom is a source port, right? I'd love to get involved with some collaborative stuff here on Doomworld, so I'll check that out, and I'll keep my eyes out for your speedmapping sessions.

 

1 hour ago, june gloom said:

That's because it's mispelled, it's Tom Kachel. And he's (in)famous for Doom: Rampage Edition, a rather amateurish mod that had you playing as the Baron of Hell. By itself it was just a disappointment but Tom's reaction to criticism propelled him and his mod into the assosphere.

 

Apropos of nothing, Torm is still active? I thought he retired.

Oh, yeah, that makes sense that a misspelling wasn't returning results. Thank you for your quick response to my question. Also, I checked out your blog which I believe you mentioned earlier in the thread, and I gotta say, I love the formatting and especially the banner at the top of the page.

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Maybe Dwars and 4shockblast? After all Dwars made (and probably makes, I haven't checked their channel in a little bit) some good doom videos (especially the sourceport ones), and 4shockblast did some very impressive (and very notable) speedruns

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4 hours ago, june gloom said:

That's because it's mispelled, it's Tom Kachel. And he's (in)famous for Doom: Rampage Edition, a rather amateurish mod that had you playing as the Baron of Hell. By itself it was just a disappointment but Tom's reaction to criticism propelled him and his mod into the assosphere.

 

Apropos of nothing, Torm is still active? I thought he retired.

 

Hahaha I shoulda misspelled all of the villains. LOL. Anyhow, nice to see a fellow OGer on here who remembers the old days of DW.

 

36 minutes ago, MoreMending said:

Maybe Dwars and 4shockblast? After all Dwars made (and probably makes, I haven't checked their channel in a little bit) some good doom videos (especially the sourceport ones), and 4shockblast did some very impressive (and very notable) speedruns

 

4Shockblast added - i recognize him but forgot. Thought of these names in memory for the most part!

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Dwars has been inactive on YouTube for several months, not really sure what's going on with them... but they do still have this playlist, which varies from informative to entertaining. Dwars and decino Talk to Sandy Petersen About Doom is also great.
 

On 4/16/2024 at 5:14 PM, ALilGrayBoi said:

i have a feeling everyone will say this but, decino the pumpkin man


I love how popular decino is around here. I feel weirdly proud of him, even though a lot of people here probably followed him before I ever heard of him.

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7 hours ago, Trigsy said:

This is also a fantastic response, thank you! Russian Doom is a source port, right? I'd love to get involved with some collaborative stuff here on Doomworld, so I'll check that out, and I'll keep my eyes out for your speedmapping sessions.

 

Oh, yeah, that makes sense that a misspelling wasn't returning results. Thank you for your quick response to my question. Also, I checked out your blog which I believe you mentioned earlier in the thread, and I gotta say, I love the formatting and especially the banner at the top of the page.

In terms of source-ports, originally there was Russian Doom, which is now called International Doom (and also International Heretic, International Hexen, etc.). But today we have another other Russian Doom(a fork of the old International Doom), which is currently under active development, you can check it out here and contact the authors there (DeepL translator will help you). Unfortunately I can't tell you about it as I don't know much about it myself, but you can always try it yourself and contact the developers.

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2 hours ago, DRON12261 said:

In terms of source-ports, originally there was Russian Doom, which is now called International Doom (and also International Heretic, International Hexen, etc.). But today we have another other Russian Doom(a fork of the old International Doom), which is currently under active development, you can check it out here and contact the authors there (DeepL translator will help you). Unfortunately I can't tell you about it as I don't know much about it myself, but you can always try it yourself and contact the developers.

I wait Listernum, maybe this is a good source port

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On 4/17/2024 at 2:03 AM, Pure Hellspawn said:

Too many. I could seriously write a whole page worth of names. I've been around for a while so I'll do a good amount of OG names. If there's any notable names I missed anyone would like added, please let me know. I will not put the entirety of the Doom Wiki here which is 1200+ names.

 

Active

 

Andrew Stein (Linguica or Ling): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Andrew_Stine_(Linguica). Creator and Head of Doomworld.

Chris Oelckers (Graf Zahl): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Christoph_Oelckers_(Graf_Zahl). Without him, no GZDoom! Longtime member of DW.

Dean Joseph (deathz0r): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Dean_Joseph_(deathz0r). Newstuff, Odamex, Unidoom.  Mock2, DOTims, Poogers 

Andrea Gori (batandy): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Andrea_Gori_(Batandy). Golden Souls, 'nuff said.

Daniel Gimmer (Tormentor667): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Daniel_Gimmer_(Tormentor667). Custom Monsters and Weapons Resources. ZDCMP & KDIZD. Stronghold. 

Joshua O'Sullivan (Dragonfly): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Joshua_O'Sullivan_(Dragonfly). Skulldash. Evilternity.

Marcos Abenante (Sergeant_Mark_IV): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Marcos_Abenante_(Sergeant_Mark_IV). Brutal Doom. 

Xaser Acheron (Xaser): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Xaser. Too much to list. Zen Dynamics, BTSX, etc. Read the article. Also,  Xaser, when will you do Stomper map 20? Lol.

James Paddock (Jimmy): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/James_Paddock_(Jimmy). Also too much to list. The Adventures of Square is an example.

decino: The famous DOOM Youtuber.

Steve Browning (Scuba Steve): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Stephen_Browning_(Scuba_Steve). Action Doom.

Zero Master: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Zero-Master. Considered the greatest DOOM player. Speedrunning champion. Achieved significant accomplishments such as 100% E1M8, Map30 Pacifist, 100% Nuts Run. 100% Secrets Map 15.

TimeOfDeath: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/TimeOfDeath. Slaughtermap author/player. Slaughterfest.

Pascal vd Heiden (CodeImp): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Pascal_vd_Heiden_(CodeImp). Doom Builder.

Simon Howard (Fraggle): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Simon_Howard_(Fraggle). Chocolate Doom. FraggleScript.

Roofi and LadyMistDragon: If you make a map, they'll most likely give it a try. Endless Random Adventure champions. Especially LadyMistDragon who I always see her playing through before deciding whether to download it myself.

Santtu Pesonen (Mfg38): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Santtu_Pesonen_(MFG38). Prayers of Armageddon. Lead a significant number of community projects.

Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Aleksey_Kamenev_(4shockblast). Hangar in 8 seconds, Map01 in 4 seconds. E2M8 Pacifist.

 

Possibly Active

Bill Koch (Bloodshedder): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Bill_Koch_(Bloodshedder). Long time Doomworld Admin. I remember when he was a supermod!

Owen Lloyd (SargeBaldy): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Owen_Lloyd_(Sarge_Baldy). Speedrunning series. 

Paul Thrushell (Wow): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Wow. Known for one of the worst levels. Precursor to many puns, and jokes.

 

Inactive

 

Marisa (Randi) Heit: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Marisa_Heit_(Randi). ZDoom creator. Precursor to GZDoom. 

Yonatan Donner and Haggay Niv: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Hell_Revealed. Hell Revealed. Map24 said to be the first Slaughtermap.

Fredrick Johannson: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Fredrik_Johansson. If you remember Post Hell you'll remember him. Also, Vrack.

Huy Pham (Doom Marine): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Huy_Pham_(Doom_Marine). Deus Vult.

Chris Crosby (NoSkill) and Dylan McIntosh (Toke): Early DOOM Speedrunners. Chris died in 2001, Dylan in 2006.

Esa Repo (Espi): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Esa_Repo_(Espi). Suspended in Dusk. Back to Basics. Espi reward named after him. Died in 2009.

Ty Halderman: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Ty_Halderman. TeamTNT member. TNT Evilution, Icarus, and Daedulus.  Boom. IDGames maintainer. Died in 2015.

Jim Flynn: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Jim_Flynn. TeamTNT Member. Boom. Master Levels.

Raphael Quinet: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Raphaël_Quinet. DEU - first editor.

Brad Carney (Carnevil): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Brad_Carney_(Carnevil). Skulltag. Precursor to Zandronum.

Mike Watson (Cyb): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Mike_Watson_(Cyb). Massmouth series. Void.

Kim André Malde (Mutator): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Kim_André_Malde_(Mutator). Alien Vendetta - especially Misri Halek. Died in 2012.

Stephen Clark (The Ultimate Doomer): https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Stephen_Clark_(The_Ultimate_DooMer). Fragport, Super Sonic Doom.

Greg Lewis: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Greg_Lewis_(Tree) DEHACKED. First custom resources.

Simon Widlake: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Simon_Widlake. Compet-n. Doom Honorific Titles. Died in 2003.

 

The Villain Section

 

Yes, there are a few "villains" of Doomworld. They shall not get links but: Terry, Doomguy2000, Tom Kochal (DRE), and most notably Eric Harris. 

 

Very cool! I'll save these links for later, I already have a bunch of wads from the 90s that are must plays (especially Alien Vendetta, everyone's first recommendation for a new guy like me). Badass post :)

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Off the top of my head I think`coelckers, ` edward-san, `cmbruns, `Marisa Kirisame all deserve attention from their work on github stuff/

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Eventually you will get known some of those people, mentioned and not mentioned, if you hang out around these spaces, community is wide and huge. From those who departed from this earthly realm, I miss Megalyth's postings in this forum, even if I was just observer and lurker. It will be 2 years in July since he passed away. Time waits no one. 

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there is only one name that comes to mind

the legendary

MORBIDTWATT

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I nominate @Misty!  One of the best first maps I've ever played, now she's become a team leader in at least one project and has quite the body of work under her belt.

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On 4/16/2024 at 4:10 PM, june gloom said:

He's retired, but KMX E XII was a big influence on me and really helped me appreciate Doom modding in a way I'd never even considered before.

 

I still cross reference that blog when playing wads hes reviewed, and often end up playing stuff on it, since a lot of the time, his Doom tastes matched mine.

 

On 4/17/2024 at 12:03 PM, Pure Hellspawn said:

Jim Flynn: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Jim_Flynn. TeamTNT Member. Boom. Master Levels.

 

Unfortunately, Jim Flynn died in 2018. Kmx and I both were big fans of his work and overall style, its a large reason for the above.

 

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On 4/17/2024 at 3:03 AM, Pure Hellspawn said:

Lead a significant number of community projects.

 

Only 5 so far. :P Or a couple more if you count the ones I co-led, but it's still less than 10.

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@PRIMEVAL: I discovered John S. Weekley with his work on Ashes 2063. The main theme is unmistakably reminscent of John Carpenter early compositions. A composer with great talent. 

Ex: 2063 from Ashes 2063

 

@stewboy: Stuart Rynn was already mentioned but I feel compelled to insist. His music is out of the ordinary, more often than not it keeps on lingering on the back of my mind for who knows long.

Ex: Gold Rush from Ancient Aliens: this track is so energetic! When I discovered the wad I kept the track on repeat on my music player. 

 

@pagb (his channel): I mention Pedro Gómez for his quality longplays. And I’m not talking about doom wads only, he has streamed litterally a ton of longplays for worthy old shooters: Blood, Duke Nukem 3D, Disruptor (PlayStation 1, etc). If you’re stuck in a game or a doom wad then PAGB666 might save your beacon one day.

 

@Suitepee (his channel): John Suitepee is a tireless streamer who makes longplays on Twitch then post them later on Youtube for the sake of preservation. Suitepee has a quality I regard very highly:

 

He takes it slow. Not only will he play slowly but he will put the wad into perspective first; another thing I love about him. If you’re inexperienced with Doom, if you die a lot or are clueless then watch his streams. You might learn a lot. Like how to position yourself when facing enemies, how to use your shotguns efficiently or how not to die repeatedly while using the rocket launcher. You know, noob stuff that most of us experienced on their first time. When I watch his streams, I clearly see a doomer with decades of expertise under his belt, sharing his passion with the community. Underrated streamer? I feel so. 

 

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On 4/16/2024 at 8:39 PM, TF_Doomer said:

On the content/YouTube side of things watch decino watching him can really help you with understanding how DOOM works and how to make a map and NEVER listen to like anything Midnight says unless is like a full on proven fact. There are also many others you should watch which have been mentioned in here except for Doomkid really. Honestly most of the content for DOOM is some pretty great stuff and there’s Midnight but eh.

 

For gameplay wise uh how do I say this oh yeah to defeat the Cyberdemon shoot at is until it dies.

tbh I kind of like Midnight, but I think a big part of that was that I only learned about him from decino's April Fools parody of him, and then went into his content fully expecting constant, hyperbolic nonsense
I'm just really amused by the idea of some innocent kid nervously uploading their first map and finding that Midnight made a video about it, titled something to the effect of "Inside DOOM's Most DEPRAVED Map"

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11 hours ago, Devalaous said:

Unfortunately, Jim Flynn died in 2018. Kmx and I both were big fans of his work and overall style, its a large reason for the above.

 I recently played through his complete Titan series, in a custom Master Levels WAD I made. And I have to say, despite all the frustration I went through, despite all the 30 minute minimum completion time, in the end, I loved his abstract style, I loved surviving his way of puzzling the players, it was a very transformative experience in a way.

 

Solid 8/10, I recommend it to everyone.

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myolden is, at least in my opinion, up there in the greatest mappers of all time. skillsaw & noreason are other mapping legends.

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On 4/18/2024 at 9:36 AM, DΞLTΛ said:

decino and civvie, name a more iconic duo, i'll wait

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but you're not entirely off-base, because I've been pleasantly surprised by how popular decino is on Doomworld already, and I must have heard Civvie's name in fifty different places by now

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On 4/18/2024 at 3:31 AM, Misty said:

Eventually you will get known some of those people, mentioned and not mentioned, if you hang out around these spaces, community is wide and huge. From those who departed from this earthly realm, I miss Megalyth's postings in this forum, even if I was just observer and lurker. It will be 2 years in July since he passed away. Time waits no one. 

Watching this topic unfold his been somewhat bittersweet for precisely that reason. I'll never get to meet some of the people who brought something really outstanding to Doomworld, but it's fortunate that their work is still here to be experienced. I haven't really tallied up everything that I need to download and play through, but in several cases it'll be the first time I'm experiencing the work of someone who passed several years ago. Surreal.

Also, I imagine you saw this, but you were someone named in this thread! So I look forward to playing through some of your stuff, too.

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Thanks for the mention @CrocMagnum.

 

I'll list a few people that I guess regular Doomers should eventually check out at some point:

 

-@Bridgeburner56: The leader of Hellforge Studios, who are pretty much responsible for a good chunk of GZDoom-based indie games both past and present. Is also a devious slaughter mapper in his own right. (https://www.twitch.tv/bridgeburner56)

-@Dime: Kingdime was and still is a popular Doom speedrunner, and for me was a big inspiration for watching Doom content back in the 2010's. Has done Doom-related speedruns at AGDQ/SGDQ a couple of times also. (https://www.twitch.tv/kingdime)

-@Austinado: He created the extremely useful 'playtesting' thread (https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/118850-who-can-test-your-maps-list-of-active-playtesters/) and is also a good Doom streamer in his own right. (https://www.twitch.tv/austinado_)

-@Daerik: The man, the myth, the first ever person to D2All UV-Max Sunlust. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcXHg-Wu36A) A very chill and capable speedrunner that is also known as "Mr Sunlust". (https://www.twitch.tv/daerik)

-@Jimmy: The chances are if you've played a Doom mapset recently, you'll have heard at least one "Jimmy midi" in the collection. Masterful music composer and Doom mapper alike. Adventures of Square is really good too. (https://www.jamespaddockmusic.com/)

-@Vile: A long long long time Doom speedrunner, but also does a lot of Doom streaming these days. (https://www.twitch.tv/stxvile)

-@Pinchy: I consider Pinchy to be one of the best Doom mappers ever. The Alfonzone (https://doomwiki.org/wiki/The_Alfonzone) I consider to be one of the best GZDoom megawads ever made, and is definitely Pinchy's magnum opus. He has a prolific mapping rate and a desire to learn new game engines, and is currently doing a lot of work with Quake (among other things). A future New Blood/3DRealms mapper if I ever knew one. (https://www.twitch.tv/pinchyskree)

-@mouldy: Created Going Down, which I consider to be one of the best Doom megawads ever. (https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Going_Down) Also does music, and animations, and other Doom maps (Overboard recently, and also quite a few maps for community projects in the early 2010's), and well....his more well-known identity is not exactly a secret these days, but I'll let any newcomers discover it on their own. ;)

 

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who the hell is john romero? this is a thread for known people, not really obscure users that nobody knows about

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22 hours ago, roadworx said:

who the hell is john romero? this is a thread for known people, not really obscure users that nobody knows about

 

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Sergeant Mark IV best known for Brutal Doom, but also a talented mapper, his Extermination Day megawad is really awesome. (upd: now I've also played VietDoom and it's not great - gets interesting over time, but you'd die a lot to things you can't see and save-load abuse is a must)

Vostyok because Ashes series is incredible.

Darch, because Pirate Doom is amazing. (Preacher also won Cacowards, but I haven't played it)

 

YouTubers

Karl Jobst, the only one I'm aware of who makes speedrun history videos on Doom.

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Oh boy, if i had to choose who i would like to met and or do mapping with, i have to say Snaxolot (snax). Her doom 1 wad Stickney Installation gave me the inspiration (most of it by the way) to start mapping in Doom 1 and challenge myself to work with limitation of enemies, health, armour and weapons.

 

I would also like to get to met Doomkid, Mt. Pain 27, Decino (gotta give love to pumpkin man) and a few others i've seen around here.

 

I would also like to get to know some people from the community mega wad i was apart of as well (The mega wad is called Theme GAWAD by the way) like Magicsofa, Violate Beetle, DFF and Osifil. 

 

And finally i would like to get to know some Doom Tubers as well, way way WAY too many to count here but maybe one day it will happen.

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