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The battle of the 2 Johns

John Carmack Vs. John Romero  

55 members have voted

  1. 1. John Carmack Vs. John Romero

    • John Carmack
      34
    • John Romero
      21


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From the thread title I thought this was going to be about two guys fighting over a prostitute.

I'll have to think about this, Romero is a better idea man while Carmack is a better doing-things man. They both have their strengths, it's too bad they won't work together anymore.

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I can't decide between Carmack and Romero so I choose John Stalvern.

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It could be exaggerated and said that Romero made the game while Carmack made it available (by making it run on worse computers). With that stretch in mind, even without Carmack the game ought to be just as fun, we just wouldn't all be able to play it back in 1993.

Thus, Romero wins.

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I asked John Egbert for his opinion:


(Spoiler: John dies at the end.)

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I like Carmack's track record of engine development better than Romero's game design record, so although Romero is E1, Carmack wins. He's still a humungous nerd though :P

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damn you, thread! i accidentally clicked the UGO logo in the top right corner. the horror!

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I don't like deciding between the two but place a gun to my temple and I'll spew Carmack for a few core reasons but mainly because if he hadn't come up with that tech at that time who knows what we'd be playing. Also for coming up with the name Doom. But Romero did his fair share like teleports ground-breaking level design. The tools... Need I say more? They're both good equally. Like the Beatles singles before Yoko.

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CODOR said:

I can't decide between Carmack and Romero so I choose John Stalvern.

This is the correct answer.

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Stroggos said:

Romero did his fair share like teleports

No, that was Tom. In fact, the rest of the team was initially against teleporters.

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dew said:

where's the impse option?!

I'm abstaining until this is implemented.

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Sodaholic said:

No, that was Tom. In fact, the rest of the team was initially against teleporters.

Strange considering how the story was revolved around a hell portal/teleport.

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Lance MDR Rocket said:

I voted for Romero because the id games without his involvement aren't fun. Clearly he was doing something right.

Quake 3 was their best game to date IMO.

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