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Alfonzo

The DWIronman League dies to: Doom The Way id Did

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Well, I've played through this once before on livestream; I remember thinking it was kind of.....meh to play. I don't recall it being too difficult.

 

Anyways, an_mutt is 6-5 up in the Britbowl for this deciding month and goes first this time around, so I'll have to hope for some kind of choke job lest I be forced to contest on both maps cleared AND time....

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14 minutes ago, Alfonzo said:

The perfect setup for a perfect disappointment.

Yes upon reaching the third map I'll realise I was actually thinking of lost episodes :P

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This could be interesting. I'll try for a practice run of E1, won't have time for anything more. In the unlikely event that I survive E1 on my official attempt, the rest of the wad will be a blind run for as long as it lasts.

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Alfonzo, I think you meant - deh instead of - duh. ;)  I'll make the change when I paste it into my batch file.

 

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Nice. I'm going to risk it and speedrun these. Still deciding whether I should go full on blind or prepared, bc last month I was in the lower half for the last time since March. 

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Nobody should play this blind. If you don't know exactly what's going to happen, you just die. So either skip this month, or prepare yourself for all maps.

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18 minutes ago, Archi said:

Nobody should play this blind. If you don't know exactly what's going to happen, you just die. So either skip this month, or prepare yourself for all maps.

I'm sorry your run had to end this way, even though I partly anticipated it and could have told you exactly what was coming. Not having fun with the selection only to die to a poorly telegraphed hazard that is outside your control must be frustrating.

 

Selecting Ironman wads can be difficult because all kinds of people like to take part, each with different tastes, but at no point do I want people to think that their time has been wasted. If enough people find that a selection is too easy but they're still afraid to move faster because of some cruel trap around the next corner that requires foreknowledge... then frankly that's a bad Ironman pick, and I'd be tempted to change it to something else.

 

Assuming things stay the same this month, I hope you continue to take part next year!

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We are allowed to make a separate demo for each episode, right?

 

Oh and what's the command to start recording at episode 2? -warp e2m1 didn't seem to work.

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6 hours ago, guineu said:

We are allowed to make a separate demo for each episode, right?

 

Oh and what's the command to start recording at episode 2? -warp e2m1 didn't seem to work.

the command is -warp 2 1

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thankfully died in e2m2 to a secret crusher followed by secret damaging sectors, all maps blind except e1m8, looked in the wiki where the e1m3 secret exit was after running around 10 mins looking for it.

holyshitthiswadsucks.zip

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16 hours ago, Ancalagon said:

thankfully died in e2m2 to a secret crusher followed by secret damaging sectors, all maps blind except e1m8, looked in the wiki where the e1m3 secret exit was after running around 10 mins looking for it.

holyshitthiswadsucks.zip

Lol, I make that two of us

Definitely category 2, I played this years ago but I am pretty unfamiliar with episodes 2 and 3 and a few of the E1 maps too.

dtwidcb.zip

 

[THAT SECRET CRUSHER]

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Finished the first 3 maps of my practice run and feeling like a badass for once. ;D However, I definitely want to do separate recordings for each episode as I can't see having enough time to do more than 1 in a day. Would this be cool?

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10 hours ago, Alfonzo said:

at no point do I want people to think that their time has been wasted.

 

56 minutes ago, Ancalagon said:

thankfully died in e2m2

Wait, I'm confused.  My first impression was that this month's Ironman was gonna be a multi-episode format similar to the Vae Victus Ironman, where you can still rack points from the later episode after you die horrifically on the first.  After reading replies to this thread, I see that it is being treated it as an unsegmented run instead. 

 

I am extremely bias towards the multi-run thing, but the other way is closer to the "true ironman" experience i guess.  Can I get final clarification on this one?

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Got to e2m5, no secret levels and advancing slowly at my own pace. Cleared most of the level and then there's a 15 minute pause, sorry about that. Anyway when I come back I wander around the level for a while trying to remember where I have to go until I realize the only unexplored area has damaging floor and I already picked the rad suit earlier. I go into the nukage and the outcome is the expected, RIP.

 

DW Ironman December 2017

 

About the category: I played this but I barely remembered anything (something obvious watching the demos), still better to tag it as Category 2 as I knew there weren't huge threats/ambushes and that's an advantage over someone knowing nothing about the wad.

Edited by guineu : Added the category

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I interpreted it as one run in the fact that this is just one wad, that said I segmented the episode 1 and 2 demos because it felt simpler for me to do. I might be wrong and in that case I might need to do some heavy editing to my post above.

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My request is the same as what cannonball said. If I survive an episode, I stop the recording and then record the next episode on another day. If I die at any point, I stop playing. Thus, a death in E1 means I never even start E2. So it's really one run but faces the reality that I have to stop playing from time to time even if the run is successful.

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dtwid_iron_aqua.zip

Dead at E3M4. I spent the entire map being a sad idiot, despite having beaten it before, and eventually turned into a real Bloodite in one of my all-time best decisions.

 

Category is [2]. My foreknowledge was about to wear off, as I stopped midway through this episode.

 

It was fun barreling through the first two, at least. There are some tense moments in E2, but as long as I have my plasma I'm unstoppable. Well, mostly.

 

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13 hours ago, Archi said:

Nobody should play this blind. If you don't know exactly what's going to happen, you just die. So either skip this month, or prepare yourself for all maps.

 

Yeah fuck that "trap", that is the definition of bullshit map design. Anyone thinking about playing this blind, do check out the beginning of e3m4 at least or you're going to have a bad time

 

Each episode is in a separate demo. It's a category [1] attempt. In fact it's so category 1 that I didn't even remember which map has the secret exit in e2 and eventually miss it. And yeah, dead in e3m4. Sucks!

DWIronman_dtwid_e3_Veinen.zip

Edited by Veinen : fine

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These comments are misleading.

 

Since when can you record multiple episodes of Doom 1 in one demo file?

 

I just tested recording a demo for E1M8 from the original game and it fades to the end text but doesn't let you progress to E2, it won't let you select new game either.

 

Is their some secret trick I'm missing? D:

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4 hours ago, NoisyVelvet said:

I am extremely bias towards the multi-run thing, but the other way is closer to the "true ironman" experience i guess.  Can I get final clarification on this one?

Apologies, I should have clarified in the OP, though like Bloodite I was completely unaware that it was possible to record single-segment doom 1 runs.

 

Either way is fine, assuming they're both possible, since you're forced to pistol start each one. I've already recorded my run in three separate demos, one for each episode (will stream the run later this Australian evening!).

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Dead E3M6: noisy_DTWID_ironman.zip

Category 2: I played around late 2014ish I think.

prboom-plus.exe -file .\DTWID.wad -deh .\DTWID.deh -iwad doom.wad -complevel 3 -skill 4 -warp 3 1 -record noisy_DTWID_E3.lmp

I forgot about most of the traps, but used the slow-and-steady strat so nothing really got me, the trap in e3m6 was the closest call (edit: nm i remember falling into damaging blood in like e3m2 and it brought me down to 5%).

I died to an explosion... but not the one you think.  After calling for so long, the Doom Gods finally answered my prayers to make me Good-at-DoomTM, but not in the way I wanted; they made me too good, and my body couldn't handle the power so I just exploded instead.

 

@Bloodite Krypto I was a bit ambiguous in my earlier question with the word 'unsegmented', srry.

Edited by NoisyVelvet

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