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Most overused words in Doom wad titles?

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I say two most overused words in titles would be "Hell" and "Space".

 

I know, Doom is mainly composed of these two words, main elements and all. But that doesn't justify it, really. It would be like naming a romantic comedy "Funny Heartwarming" or to name a action movie "Good Guys Kickpunching Bad Guys With Guns And Cars", its just too obvious that it is set in Hell/Space/Hell Space/Space Hell.

 

Whaddya got?

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15 minutes ago, Gez said:

[4th most used word] Base: 218

I was in the middle of typing a post in which I said "Base" when this was posted. It's the goto word for titles of techbase maps and therefore also techbase wads with only a single map, and there seems to be a lot of wads that are techbase themed, as well as there seems to be a lot of wads with only a single map.

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What do you mean @Battle_Kirby about Space and Hell being overused? 

I named my first wad Space Inferno, which is a very unique title!

*cough cogh*

 

 

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8 hours ago, Battle_Kirby said:

It would be like naming a romantic comedy "Funny Heartwarming" or to name a action movie "Good Guys Kickpunching Bad Guys With Guns And Cars", its just too obvious that it is set in Hell/Space/Hell Space/Space Hell.

The Doom equivalent of that would be more like:

 

"Ragequit and Hurl Personal Insults on Idgames"

"Hunt Switches, Ignore Barons"

"20 Minutes of Tedium, Die at Sudden Crusher Trap"

"Oh Look a Custom Prop Forest, RIP Framerate"

"Spawn in a Voodoo Doll Tunnel"

"Vanilla Map: ZDoom in Hexen Format"

 

Those genres of movies have their cliched titles too, ones that aren't on-the-nose descriptions like that.

 

As far as Doom levels go, you can find common words in silly (Elmer's Glue Base) and not-as-silly creative map names (Blood and Rockets). 'Knee Pain', borrowing two words from Gez's list above, is an appealing title, mundane yet ridiculous. 

 

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If I make a map, I'll name it Death Hellbase: Imp Blood.

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19 minutes ago, ShotgunDemolition said:

What do you mean @Battle_Kirby about Space and Hell being overused? 

I named my first wad Space Inferno, which is a very unique title!

*cough cogh*

It IS unique, look at the list above! No Inferno in sight, therefore = quite original :P

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Few more:

 

Level: 329
Pit: 114
Star: 113
Dead: 90
UAC: 78
Zone: 63
Phobos: 54
Deimos: 32

 

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4 hours ago, Battle_Kirby said:

No Inferno in sight, therefore = quite original :P

Sure, but it also has <<Space>> in the title!     :(

I guess it is 50% original.

 

Fun fact:

Spoiler

I was basically going to name it something like Infernal Dreams or Infernal Void, but there were two problems:

1) The level was not hellish enough.

2) The names were already taken by some kind of death metal bands and I had a hard time in using the word <<Inferno>>. (IT HAD TO BE USED THOUGH!!!)

 

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11 hours ago, Jaws In Space said:

A rather specific map name that I've seen pop up a few times is Hanger 18.

I'd thought one rope would do, or do my non-englishness betray me? I mean - I imidently understood that map03 gantlet wasn't a misspelling.

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9 hours ago, 40oz said:

surprised "tech" or "techbase" wasn't in there.

Maybe it ignores non-dictionary words.

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15 hours ago, Gez said:

Using the idgames database interface search function, searching in titles:

Dark: 63

Gun: 60

Fear: 25

Wicked: 12

 

Surprisingly, not a single wad name includes the word "goober". [Although, one enterprising individual did name his/her wad "Boogers (All the good names were taken)".]

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Someone should release a megawad called Space Death Base: Hell Castle of the Blood Imps.

 

The first map will be called Night City of the Kill Demons. And so on.

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