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Rock Lobstah

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  1. Rock Lobstah

    Are you kidding me? ID is definitely no longer the same company

    Yeah, the soul cube, good point, forgot about that.
  2. Rock Lobstah

    Are you kidding me? ID is definitely no longer the same company

    I just don't understand why it's locked in the first place. Was ID afraid that some first-time kid might accidentally select nightmare mode and get their feelings hurt by an imp? Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out. Lol, probably going to screw up the achievements, but then again, those didn't seem to work properly either as I occasionally got in-game messages saying they were disabled due to the console or some-such. But, I can live without them. Starting to regret not buying the original DooM 3, especially after I've seen mods like wulfen and sikk.
  3. So I played all of DooM 3: BFG's content back in Novermeber and into early December. Pretty disappointed by the game. Too much health, ammo, and armor. I'm 28 years old, started playing DooM with the 1993 shareware version and I still play old DooM to this day. But, I totally understand their intentions for DooM 3, they wanted to make a more survival/horror shooter than pure run 'n gun. That's fine and I'm cool with that, so that's what I expected coming into DooM 3: BFG. Yeah, I'm late to the party, first time playing DooM 3 and I picked the BFG on sale. Damn was I wrong. The sheer abundance of health, armor, and ammo contradicts the survival/horror theme of DooM 3. My maiden voyage through all of DooM 3: BFG was on veteran and... holy fuck, who was this game designed for? Part of what makes games like this engaging, atmospheric, and effective are things like ammo conservation and health rationing. They add to the intended experience of the game. Instead, ID decided to chuck ammo, armor, and health at the player to the point where I stopped giving a shit about any damage taken or ammo reserves. Armor is pointless, by the way. If it blocks hardly anything, then why is there freakin' armor in every god damn room in the game? I swear my armor was 100+ at all times. Now my last and more important gripe... Shortly after completing DooM 3 I decided it was time for a fresh re-installation of Windows, been too long and system was acting sluggish. I wanted to get back to the game to play Nightmare mode so I could get a real gaming experience. But, I can't select nightmare mode now because my former campaigns were lost. I foolishly assumed Steam Cloud would back that data up. Thanks, ID, for the completely fucking stupid difficulty system. Why not just have nightmare mode unlocked to begin with? I guess now if I want to play nightmare mode I'll have to do a speedrun on recruit or something. Since I'm trying to play the game for atmosphere and gaming experience, where's the fun in that? Yeah, bit of an unorganized and impetuous rant, but holy fuck I'm both disappointed and mad, especially at what a formerly PC-first developer has become. How can a developer who prides themselves on being a cornerstone of PC gaming implement such a stupid design?
  4. Rock Lobstah

    What the hell is smart v-sync

    Yep, GTX 670. Handles the game flawlessly. I dunno, I'm still optimizing and fiddling with settings. It seems like it tears with smart vsync at one moment and the next it won't. I think I'm gonna just chalk it up to the game's engine. I've read DooM 3 is a pretty bad offender when it comes to tearing, some even people experience stuttering and tearing with vanilla vsync. Thanks.
  5. Rock Lobstah

    What the hell is smart v-sync

    So basically it's nVidia's adaptive v-sync. Why didn't they just call it that and save people the confusion? Strangely, though, I still see ample tearing at the bottom of my screen with smart v-sync enabled, even when I'm managing 120fps on my 120hz screen.
  6. Rock Lobstah

    What the hell is smart v-sync

    Just curious and this is for the BFG edition. Just started playing the game and it seems to tear with or without smart v-sync. I'm one of those screen tearing nazis who also hates mouse input lag. Looks like this game can't be played without good old fashion v-sync enabled, so go-go input lag! :(
  7. Rock Lobstah

    BFG or DooM 3?

    Hey guys, old school DooM player here who never played DooM 3. I know I'm posting in the wrong forum, but I want to get some responses ASAP and the last post in the DooM 3 forum was on the 24th. Steam currently has a sale for just DooM 3 + x-pack for under $8. Meanwhile, Newegg is selling the BFG edition for $18. I'm not sure what to get. I have a 24" 1920 x 1080 native screen and I read the original DooM 3 does not support HD and wide screen resolutions. I also read that the BFG edition actually has worse sound and visual quality. BFG does have some bonus content and better controls and lighting, though. The steam sale ends in less than 24 hours. The reviews at Newegg are interesting, as well. I'm just interested in what people's opinions are. Here are the links. http://store.steampowered.com/sub/425/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832136029
  8. Rock Lobstah

    Bin Laden Dead

    Completely agree, it shows a lack of civility. Also, a lot of the KIDS there chanting and celebrating like their school basketball team just won a tournament weren't even old enough to fully appreciate the gravity of 9-11 when it occurred. To me, that party-hardy crap just looks like another excuse for a bunch of American youths to get drunk and make fools of themselves. A man once said, "The difference between ourselves and the west is that they love life, but we love death". That man was Osama bin Laden, and I bet he would smile like the deluded villain he was if he saw young America's reaction.
  9. Rock Lobstah

    Post your Doom video! [but don't quote video]

    Hah, I was just playing through that WAD for the first time. Map 12 has one of the best tracks of the WAD. Not my video, btw.
  10. Rock Lobstah

    Post your Doom video! [but don't quote video]

    The playful chatter between you two got me wondering. Ever try co-oping with him? From all his teasing, I think a Lets Play with you two co-oping maybe another WAD would be interesting, seeing him die left and right haha. I'm not sure how that would work though. I guess one person records and the other person simply plays along? Also, wow, I forgot about Dark Dome. One of my least liked maps in all of AV. I'm not sure which is worse for first-time players of AV, Demonic Hordes or Dark Dome. Btw, next time you're cornered by a bunch of lost souls and pain elementals with 25% health, like in video 57: BFG! BFG! BFG! LOL, chaingun? What were you thinking?!
  11. Rock Lobstah

    Post your Doom video! [but don't quote video]

    Ohhhh, Demonic Hordes is next! I've been anticipating your play-through of that map. I get the feeling your next update might take a while though, for that map is pandemonium. Along with Misri Halek it's definitely among the most memorable of AV, at least for me. By the way, eargosedown, you left out parts 46-48 in this thread.
  12. Rock Lobstah

    Post your Doom video! [but don't quote video]

    Thread needs moAR eargosedown. I must be one of the 4 people who watches eargosedown's playthrough videos. Here's a neat little collection of Doom music: http://www.youtube.com/user/Suiton1#g/p. Even gives some history and info about some of the songs. Sonic Clang also re-made Knee Deep's music with actual guitar work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukQblT_5_fg
  13. Rock Lobstah

    Post your Doom picture! [post in Part 2 instead]

    For some reason that map reminds me a lot of Unreal Tournament.
  14. Rock Lobstah

    Recommended wads [level sets are too hard]

    Try some of the oldie but goldie WADs like Eternal Doom 4, TVR!, Dmonfear, and Requiem. They're not as difficult as the Hell Revealeds, Alien Vendetta, and Plutonia types, but they're still a challenge, have good pacing, and great level design. Eternal Doom 4: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?id=15193 TVR!: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=11848 Dmonfear: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=10639 Requiem: http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/index.php?id=8194 Just a note: Where as Eternal Doom can be quite lengthy because its levels are huge, Dmonfear is like the opposite and is short and sweet. All 4 are excellent WADs and rank among my favorites of all-time.
  15. Rock Lobstah

    Lets talk about Episode 3: Inferno

    I recently played all Doom 1 episodes a month ago when I got into another Doom craze and I haven't played Doom 1 in like 10 years, so it was interesting (so used to having the super shotgun). Surprisingly, I remembered this episode being harder, but I found ammo conservation to be problematic in a few areas. Other than that, I remembered how much I hated levels E3M5 and E3M7. E3 maps aren't very monster intensive, instead the maps themselves and their obstacles seem to be the focus of this episode. So, if you don't like a lot of running around in atmospheric levels you might not enjoy E3 as much.