Favorite level name?

Dbase - reminds me of a Borland program I used to use. :-)

Destruction! The aftermath of God's Disapproval!
My first level it's a long and difficult one.
The Smelly Part of Hell
The nerdy archeologist & the Temple of Doom
Mark & Dave are sad lonly individuals

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Sever The Wicked. Although all of the levels in Thy Flesh Consumed had cool names, seeing as how they were taken from the bible and all. Old Testament God could kick New Testament God's ass.

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I'll stick to official levels here...

* "Hangar" - short, simple, classic!
* "Dark Citadel" - One of my favorite 64 levels, and one that really lives up to its name.
* "Bad Dream" - It is, unless you know what to do. :-)
* "Slough Of Despair" - What the hell's a 'slough', anyway?
* "Hectic" - Honestly, what other Doom level title (except maybe "Tower Of Babel") immediately brings back bad memories for every fan that hears it??

But of course, my favorite first-person level title goes to Quake - "Ziggurat Vertigo"! God, I love the N64 version of that level so much. :-)

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TheLazenby said:

What the hell's a 'slough', anyway?


1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region.
2. a hole full of mire, as in a road.
3. Also, slew, slue. Northern U.S. and Canadian. a marshy or reedy pool, pond, inlet, backwater, or the like.
4. a condition of degradation, despair, or helplessness.

Jello said:

Sever The Wicked. Although all of the levels in Thy Flesh Consumed had cool names, seeing as how they were taken from the bible and all. Old Testament God could kick New Testament God's ass.


So God is like Edward Norton's character from "Fight Club." That's a scary thought.

On topic, "Death is just the beginning" I thought was a cool name for a wad. (Replacement for E4M1-9)

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I think I'd have to second "Sever the Wicked" as far as the stock Doom levels go. It's got a vague yet gruesome sound to it.
"Against thee Wickedly" is a pretty cool title too. Outside of TFC I'd probably go with "Pandemonium" or "Warrens".

Doom 2... probably "The Inmost Dens", "The Spirit World" or "The Living End".

Some of my favorites are probably the ones from Heretic and Hexen though. "Halls of the Apostate" and "Ramparts of Perdition" (Heretic) and "Bright Crucible"/"Dark Crucible" (Hexen) come to mind...

PWAD-wise, I think "Natas Ot Etubirt" (from Requiem) deserves a mention because when I first saw it I wondered "hmmm... what language is that in?" and it took me rather longer than it should have for me to 'get' it.

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Here's more names I liked:

"Misri Halek," AV Map 20
"Minus Morgul," DVII map 12, or something, the fourth map without the skips.
"Run From It," Scythe MAP 28 was a neat name. I wondered what I was running from until 30 seconds into the map.
On a similar note, "Blessed are the Quick," Icarus Map 19 was a cool name.

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Oh, and Tenements. Something about equating a demon infested hell hole with a seedy New York apartment complex is very satisfying. Also the Spawning Vats, Slough of Despair, Unto the Cruel, and Phobos Anomaly are classics. I never realized how good the level names in Doom are.

Doom II however, seems lacking in that department. They're basically just describing an aspect of the level. The pit, the crusher, the courtyard, bloodfalls, the waste tunnels, etc... Too many "the's".

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Here's a new one: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobopolis.

Meaning: "place of fear of long words".

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Antidisestablishmentarianeumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisupercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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Jimmy91 said:

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobopolis[/B]

StupidBunny said:
[B]Antidisestablishmentarianeumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisupercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Sorry - I can't accept those without links to the idgames database. :P

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Fortress of Mystery
Ooooooh... mystery.

Warrens
Like a rabbit in a maze.

Dead Simple / Even Simpler
It really is!

The Living End
Emphasis on the "living."

Shipping/Respawning
What's the postage for a demon?

Last Call
It's closing time.

Anti-Christ
Deny everything.

Burnt Offerings
Burn baby burn!

The Absolution
What are your sins?

Bad Dream
... and you'll never wake up.

And like several people have said, all the titles E4 kick-eth ass-eth.

But where's the Doom 3 love? No one was moved by such level names as "Central Processing (Processing Distribution Center)"?

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Icon of Sin :D

As far as Pwads go, most names from Mock 2 and the 32in24 series are epic.

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Hobbs End Horror-Hellcore 2.0
Parasite Dawn-""
Vestibule of Plauge-""
The Chapel-Talosian Incident
The Canyon-Requiem

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myk said:

It's the name of a hellish city in Date's Inferno.


"Dante" ;)


Anyway:-

Mt. Erebus
Unholy Cathedral
Paradox
Hell Keep
Toxin Refinery
Phobos Anomaly
Tower of Babel
The Citadel
Slough Of Despair

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DoomUK said:

Anyway (and since we're not allowed Doom64 level names, presumably):-


Doom64 level names are stictly forbidden and will result in a ban.

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Of Demons and Men, and OMG Slopes!

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House of pain.

and from Plutonia
Congo. Not sure why. But it always stuck with me as really cool.

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"Citadel at the Edge of Eternity" From CChest1 wins in terms of epicness

Under all other categories it would be pretty much any 32in24 map name.

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TheMionicDonut said:

Under all other categories it would be pretty much any 32in24 map name.

Rectum? Darn Near Killed 'Em!

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Perfect Hatred is definitely the coolest original-doom level name; for episode names, I still think Thy Flesh Consumed is awesome!

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