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Yeah, it's dumb, but still. I did one. It's probably been done before, so if you could maybe not flame the hell outta me, that would be great. Stupid formatting probably will make you not read this.

(note: I wrote this one fateful night not so long ago. If you'd like to contribute any
additional questions, have any ideas, or want to steal this test, add more stuff, and
place it upon your website, do so. I would enjoy seeing how this could improve.
I would also be really interested in seeing serious Doomers' purity scores. Who
could score a perfect zero? I would really really want to know that.)

Doom Purity Test
by Slayne - additional test testing by Darck
no additional stuff whatsoever by the Severed Head Of John Romero On A Stick

Also included is an answer form so that you can remember where in the test
you were, or show to a friend. Enjoy (and I know you might).

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This is a yes-or-no test, so just make sure you have noticeably different
marks for yes and for no. Common ones are an X and an O, a check mark and a
smiley face, whatever. When you are finished, count up all of the "no" answers
and divide that number by 1.5. That is your "percentage purity." Or, if you
have less "yes" answers than "no," count THOSE up and subtract from 150. Then
divide THAT number by 1.5. OR, just to make thing even more confusing, if you
don't have an answer sheet (or don't want to use one), just make those little
hash marks for "yes" answers (the ones that you make four of them and then
cross a line through them for five... easy to count). Take the total,
subtract from 150, and divide by 1.5. Basic math stuff.

We would now like to bring to your attention that there is no passing nor
failing score. Therefore, one really shouldn't worry too much about getting a
high score...even if you do get giggled at for the rest of your life.


Note: To the average player, most questions will seem like obvious
"newbie stuff". It's meant to be that way, an all-encompassing survey
of just how experienced the average Doom player can be.

Section 1 : Playmanship
1. Have you ever played Doom? (obviously, you have)
2. Doom 2? (quite likely you have)
3. Either Final Doom title? (Plutonia Experiment, Evilution)
4. Both Final Doom titles? (/\ see above, that's both titles)
5. Doom for SNES? (*gurf*)
6. Doom for PlayStation? (one of the best console Doom ports ever)
7. Doom 64? (technically it's not a port, but oh well)
8. Doom for Dreamcast? (a true mark of the cool)
9. Doom for Dreamcast with any add-ons? (makes you even cooler)
10. Any console Doom port not listed here? (again, kind of a freebie point)
11. Doom 3? (no additional points for liking "Classic Doom" better)
12. Do you have/are you planning to buy Doom 3 for Xbox? (I know, it's not released at the time of writing)
13. Do you have/are you planning to buy any official Doom 3 expansions? (again, not yet released)

Section 2 : Doom Skills
14. Have you played any Doom title on UltraViolence? (obvious answer)
15. Have you BEATEN any Doom title on UltraViolence? (also obvious)
16. Have you used mouse control before? (or are you a keyboarder like me?)
17. Are you comfortable with mouse control? (i am not, sir)
18. Have you completed an "episode" with 100% kills and secrets all the way through? (not that hard to do)
19. Do you know just how many rockets it takes to kill at least half of the Doom 2 monsters? (former humans/imps don't count)
20. Have you ever recorded a LMP? (for newbies: a demo, showing you laying waste throughout the level)
21. A speedrun? (for newbies: a demo emphasizing completing a level as fast as possible)
22. A Tyson demo? (for newbies: a demo in which you use only the fist and pistol to complete a level)
23. A TAS demo? (for newbies: a demo using custom "tools" to enhance player abilities)
24. A pacifist demo? (for newbies: a demo in which you don't kill any monsters)
25. A movie? (for newbies: a full set of demos in one LMP, usually completion of the whole game)
26. Has any demo of yours been on COMPET-N? (if you don't know what this is, then the answer is no)
27. Have you watched more than 10 demos? (Any game, any addon, any demo type)
28. Do you actually know the basic Doom storyline? (no bonus points for the marine's dumb name)
29. Can you name at least 5 of the people at id involved with Doom? (easy)
30. Have you exploited more than 5 "tricks" found on COMPET-N? (jumping is cheating, you know)
31. Have you memorized ALL the Doom cheats for PC? (this is really easy)
32. Have you memorized the max password and Hectic demo password from Doom 64? (i dunno the max password)
33. Do YOU consider the use of advanced engine stuff like look up/down and jumping to be cheating? (well, do you?)

Section 3 : The Additional Experience
34. Have you played ANY add-on WAD for ANY Doom title? (come on, seriously)

Have you played any of the following add-ons?
35. Aliens-TC?
36. Army of Darkness TC?
37. Hell Revealed?
38. Memento Mori?
39. Scythe?
40. Hell Revealed 2?
41. Alien Vendetta?
42. Icarus?
43. Eternal Doom?
44. Super Sonic Doom?
45. Action Doom?
46. Daedalus?
47. The Master Levels?
48. The IC Series?
49. The Raven Series?
50. Any or all Dr. Sleep maps?
51. Immoral Conduct?
52. HACX?
53. Zombies-TC?

54. Do you play on a sourceport?
55. Is that port Legacy?
56. Have you ever made a Doom level?
57. 10 Doom levels?
58. An entire megawad by yourself?
59. An entire megawad as part of a team?
60. Have you ever been paid to create Doom levels?
61. Do you use a commercial level editor? (DeePsea, Wadauthor)
62. Which you actually PAID for? (not stole from the internet)
63. Have you ever made additional graphics?
64. Have you ever made a DeHacked patch?
65. Written a Doom utility?
66. Bug-tested a Doom utility?
67. Have you read the Doom FAQ?
68. Can you name its author?
69. Have you read the Doom Bible?
70. Have you a copy of any Doom Alpha?
71. Over 3 versions of said Doom Alpha?
72. Have you deathmatched over a direct connection?
73. Modem?
74. LAN?
75. With 4 players?
76. With 5-7 players?
77. With 8 players?
78. As part of a tournament?
79. Did you win?
80. Have you scored over 100 frags in a single deathmatch?
81. Against the same person?
82. Have you ever played co-op over a direct connection?
83. Modem?
84. LAN?
85. With 4 players?
86. Do you regularly visit Doomworld? (the last bastion of the true Doom community)
87. Are you a regular on the Doomworld forums?
88. Have you been banned from the Doomworld forums and re-registered with another e-mail? (naughty naughty)

Section 4 : Doom Dedication
89. Have you memorized the maps to an entire Doom title?
90. Drawn them out on graph paper?
91. Made a scale model of a level when bored?
92. Have you listened to any Doom soundtrack seperately?
93. Converted the MIDI's to MP3 and listened to them?
94. Burned said MP3's to a CD and listened to them?
95. Learned to play a Doom song on some kind of musical instrument?
96. Covered or remixed a Doom song?
97. Played it live?
98. Has a Doom song been stuck in your head for over 3 days at once?
99. Can you draw the Doom logo more or less accurately?
100. Have you written any Doom fan-fiction?
101. Have you drawn any Doom fan-art?
102. Do you have a Doom collection?
103. A Doom poster?
104. Signed?
105. Can you imitate the sounds of a Doom monster? (hard to do accurately)
106. Have you read "Masters of Doom"?
107. Have you composed music for a Doom add-on project?
108. Does Doom take up 100 MB of space on your computer?
109. 101-250 MB?
110. 251-500 MB?
111. 501-750 MB?
112. 751-999 MB?
113. 1-1.5 GB?
114. 1.51-2 GB?
115. OVER 2 GB?
116. Does Doom take up enough space that the computer runs slowly?
117. Do you show little or no dedication to Quake?
118. Did you buy the Doom collector's set even though you had Doom 1, 2, and Final Doom?
119. Have you played Doom with a PC controller?
120. Do you use IRC for Doom-related purposes?
121. Do you understand the story behind idspispopd?
122. Do you spend abnormal amounts of time on the /idgames ftp?
123. Do you spend abnormal amounts of time on the Doomworld /idgames mirror?
124. Have you played Doom for 4 hours at once?
125. 8 hours?
126. 12 hours?
127. 18 hours?
128. 24 hours?
129. Anywhere between 25 and 48 hours? (any higher is liable to fry your brain from the inside)
130. Have you ever played until you got motion sickness? (it is possible)
131. Did you press on and play even after the motion sickness? (dedication incarnate)
132. Do you have a Doom website?
133. Is it hosted on a server you pay for?
134. Do you have any interest at all in the forthcoming Doom movie?
135. Are you praying it won't star Vin Diesel?
136. Have you defended Doom against anti-violence types?
137. Have you disproven the satanic allegations in Doom? (it really is a bunch of crap)
138. Have you skipped a day of school/work for the express purpose of playing Doom?
139. An entire week? (i must finish this add-on)
140. Have you been fired/faced serious school trouble for skipping to play Doom?
141. Have you been banned from the school/work LAN for playing Doom over it?
142. Do you remember the "No DOOM" network rules from colleges around the release of Doom?
143. Are you a person of some import in the Doom community?
144. Do you consider Doom to be one of the best games ever? (i guess so, eh?)
145. Have you read the Doom novels?
146. Bought the Reaper Doom miniatures?
147. Have you ever closed your eyes and played Doom by sound and memory alone?
148. Has public opinion/treatment of you changed because you play Doom? (he's weird, he still plays *gasp* Doom)
149. Are you glad to be nearing the end of this dumb test?
150. Did half of the questions on this test seriously piss you off?


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Answer sheet for the Doom Purity Test Final Score__________

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Total "no" answers: __________________ / 1.5 = ______________ % Doom purity

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What a pile of crap. The whole bunch of console questions alone makes it worthless. I don't own any consoles and don't plan to do so.

And question 55 is just insulting. What makes Legacy users more 'pure' than the rest?

There are lots of questions that even die-hard Doom fans like me have to answer 'no' so the end result is worthless if all answers count the same.

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Ok, here's a wacky idea: instead of bashing the shit out of me for WRITING something, why don't one of the many people who are self-proclaimed "Doom Masters" take the questions off the test that DON'T suck and make something good? Is that just a bit too much of a mental exercise? Or are the rest of you just disinterested in the experience of the people you come into contact with?

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Slayne said:

Ok, here's a wacky idea: instead of bashing the shit out of me for WRITING something, why don't one of the many people who are self-proclaimed "Doom Masters" take the questions off the test that DON'T suck and make something good? Is that just a bit too much of a mental exercise? Or are the rest of you just disinterested in the experience of the people you come into contact with?

The thing is, this so called 'test' that you wrote excercised nothing but your linear and stereotyping views of what a 'pure Doomer' is. That and these questions don't pose much of a purpose other than discriminative, high-school style sort of select-all-of-those-sheep-who-fit-in-to-the-following-categories-and-demean-the-unconforming-remainder quips. This is just my input, but rather than highly selective discrimination over such a masterpiece, I think that this Doomer purity test should be over how nice, mature etc the Doomer is online, or any of such things that at least prove that the Doomer plays Doom with the right kind of dignity rather than what sort of Source Port they use or how long they play the game or if they piss their pants at night because they can't help but get the hell out of their bed just to play. That's like saying we should elect a president based on who has the cooler stereo. Same kind of selective, stereotyping and ignorant view of things, equally pointless.

This here is an insult to the Doom community, not only because it condones a linear, ignorant and discriminative perspective of what a 'pure Doomer' is, which by the way probably no Doomer in this universe (with the possible exception of yourself) has fulfilled, but also because it sort of gives away a message that you expect everyone here to be either a potential fan of your greatness or deeply ashamed of themselves if they haven't fulfilled your oh so finicky and excessive expectations of them that you include in this test of yours. This is pointless and stupid, and I don't see the reason to so much as take it.

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Green Gates said:


When I first posted I didn't bother to read until the end. Now that I did I have to agree with this assessment 100%.

This is not only pointless and retarded. It is a highly insulting and dismissive view of some not very bright individual. Most people here are far too intelligent to get a high grade on this idiotic test.

I sincerely hope this ends up in a brighter color scheme soon... :D

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Slayne said:


Man, what the Hell are you going on about? You openly say you wrote something stupid, then you flame others for pointing out the senselessness of it. I mean, what the hell were you trying to accomplish?

This is a forum, not some witches' coven.

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Amaster said:

Someone explain to me what "doom purity" means.

I suppose Slayne here has given definition to that phrase. Too bad its so segregationist and narrow-minded.

We should race him and see who can give input to wikipedia.com on the phrase 'Doom purity' first. Quick!

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I don't see how purity fits into this as well. But this is more like a survey, not a test.

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Denny said:

I don't see how purity fits into this as well. But this is more like a survey, not a test.

This wouldn't really be so bad if it were just a survey. Instead, it ended up being an insult to the community by a list of questions meant to enforce a closed-minded and linear perspective of what Slayne considers to be 'doom purity' that squashes diversity and rewards conformity, therefore using such a slipshod and pointless view to ignorantly divide Doomers into 'pure Doomers' and 'unpure Doomers', regardless of anything else outside of this test's purpose.

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I got 43%.

But yeah, the questions aren't great. At one point you get marked up for using a sourceport (like Legacy!), and at another you get marked up if you think mouselook is cheating...

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You answered "yes" to 51 of 70 questions, making you 27.1% Doomworld pure (72.9% Doomworld corrupt); that is, you are 27.1% pure in the Doomworld domain (your Doominess is 72.9%).
According to the scoring guide, your Doomworld experience level is: I'm an old schooler

By the way, instead of calculating a percentage you should assign a prime number to each question and return the product.

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You answered "yes" to 36 of 70 questions, making you 48.6% Doomworld pure (51.4% Doomworld corrupt); that is, you are 48.6% pure in the Doomworld domain (your Doominess is 51.4%).
According to the scoring guide, your Doomworld experience level is: I go there often, but it's not an obsession or anything

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You answered "yes" to 6 of 70 questions, making you 91.4% Doomworld pure (8.6% Doomworld corrupt); that is, you are 91.4% pure in the Doomworld domain (your Doominess is 8.6%). According to the scoring guide, your Doomworld experience level is: Doom what?

Well, a half-truth anyway, i know what doom is, i just haven't been on this site long enough, lol.

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Okay, I get the point. I'm a stupid asshole who stereotypes the community based on the few people I know who also play Doom with me. I realize now how fucking idiotic it was to write this shit and I totally apologize to anyone who read this. I seriously AM sorry. Am I forgiven or should I just leave this forum in shame? (absolutely no sarcasm here, just truth)

/me = owned

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I believe that you are forgiven, because while this test is pretty bad, it's not like you spammed the news email address begging for it to be posted, or sent threatening PM's to the admins about it.

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