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  1. If I hadn't gone and surgically replaced my face with a microphone you'd probably see me smiling, now.
  2. Welcome back and god damn you. I thought I'd left this debacle of an enterprise for dead! I am compelled to take part.
  3. I recommend that people more familiar with the scene—Doomworld regulars, especially—take the Cacowards as an opportunity to specifically try out things that they think they won't like. Challenge your outlook on Doom. Conflict is healthy.
  4. This can't be the area of most concern for you, this year, surely. You're better than that, Kuchitsu. Step it up! gaspe's name is capitalized in the LoH text file. I guess that was reason enough for me to avoid starting new sentences more awkwardly. We discussed this a fair bit. In general I think we agree that we're spinning our yarns a bit too long and that brevity is something we want to keep a handle on, moving forward. The Cacos are quite widely read by people outside the immediate community, and no doubt some of them are just looking for the blitz assessment in deciding what Doom WADs they should play for the first time in a long time. But the format isn't helping that much either when you consider the direction we're heading in. It's very well suited to articles roughly 350 to 400 words in length, or thereabouts. We'll be trying to find ways to both improve readability and provide in-depth reads. The 25th anniversary seems like a good opportunity to knock it on the head.
  5. Why wasn't The Alfonzone given at least all of the cacowards?
  6. Icon of Sin's attack rate is halved on skills 1 and 2.
  7. Keep in mind that survivors are ranked by number of secret levels completed before time elapsed! Good idea, will implement this into the rules for next year.
  8. If the saving/loading is supported then you're free to do so assuming you don't progress past the save point before loading, and provided you upload both of the files. My understanding is that only -complevel 9 supports this, though, which would mean that you are indeed SOL for this month.
  9. 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!).
  10. 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!
  11. The perfect setup for a perfect disappointment.
  12. December, 2017 > Download DTWiD > 2017 Season Standings Leaderboard - - - - - - - - - - What is the Doomworld Ironman League? The DWIronman League is a monthy competition in which participants aim to survive for as many levels as possible in the given map set, preferably in one sitting. Click the spoiler tag below for a detailed list of rules. Players of all levels of ability are welcome; it could change the way you play Doom! In December 2017 the DWIronman League dies to Doom The Way id Did, -complevel 3 (Doom (strict)). What, had you forgotten? DOOM is the original Christmas WAD! Take your H2H XMas and shove it! DTWiD is a full three-episode replacement for Doom that was made to mimic the level design of Romero, Petersen and Hall in an uncompromising way. As such, well... it plays like the original game, and comes replete with most of the trends and oddities that you've come to expect of our favorite Dallas cowboys; meaning that you're probably more likely to get crushed or pitted or blown apart by barrels than die to one of the WAD's many innocuous demons. Speed is the name of the game then, yes, but so too is evading some of the most cruel and controversial traps known to 1993 2011. The obituaries for [THOSE BARRELS] and [THAT CRUSHER] are waiting in a WAD that's otherwise the easiest yet. This is the first Ironman in which a single challenge/WAD comprises multiple episodes. Because there is an intended order to these episodes, you are required to begin with the first one and work your way through to the final. Results are not cumulative a la Vae Victus or Endgame/Point, meaning that death will prevent you from recording runs on episodes you weren't able to reach. Please zip the total number of recordings for convenience! If you're not interested in preserving your blindness for Cat 1 labeling but still want to stay in the running for a top finish, be sure to consult the wiki for information regarding secret level access. Merry Christmas! Potential Game-stoppers and Bugs None documented, yet prboom-plus -file DTWID.wad -deh DTWID.deh -complevel 3 -warp -skill 4 -record my_demo Previous Threads 2016 Jenesis (winner: Demon of the Well) Crusades (winner: Ribbiks) Nilla Doom (winner: Demon of the Well) Khorus' Speedy Shit (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Perdition's Gate (winner: Bloodite Krypto) UAC Ultra (winner: Bloodite Krypto) 2017 Jade Earth (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Legacy of Heroes (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Back to Saturn X E1 (winner: dew) Mapgame (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Vae Victus 1 & 2 (winner: Demon of the Well) Disturbia (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Insertion (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Unholy Realms (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Osiris (winner: Demon of the Well) End Game & End Point (winner: Bloodite Krypto) Oscillation (winner: Ancalagon)
  13. Playing without any HUD whatsoever is an experiment endorsed by @40oz. I tried it once a couple of years ago but found it too difficult to cut ties with my reliance on the damned thing. Perhaps a second go is in order. Ironmen look out.
  14. OP finally updated. It'll be interesting to perform a ctrl+f at the end of each month and see what the distributions are like between cats 1 and 3. You might expect to see more of the prepared runs bumping up against the ceiling of the leader board... but perhaps not. Some of the sorts of players who opt for prepared runs mightn't possess the sort of skill level that is necessarily covered for by learning the maps inside and out. Skilled blind or familiar players who have confidence in their abilities will still rank at the top of the table for most months, you would think — even in asserting a more even spread of category type runs. Still waiting on some of the head honchos. Will ancalagon hold onto his spot? I suspect he'll be nonplussed either way :)