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  1. Epyo

    What is your favourite episode 2 level?

    I love episodes 1 and 3. Super love them. But I despise episode 2. Every single level. OK, I can admit that E2M2 is all right. And I do adore the dark area of E2M6, I find it legitimately super tense. So I picked E2M6. Although I don't like the rest of E2M6.
  2. That was a really fun read, thanks for pointing it out!
  3. OH I watched a streamer play and saw a similar issue (or maybe it was a different issue) (it was not brutal doom related). There's a required tripwire you must walk through while running on the walls around the cyberdemon, but it's very possible to miss the tripwire, and get confused about what you're missing.
  4. Oh I missed that in the readme! That sounds awesome!
  5. Super agree with this. On the other hand, ya just can't please everyone. Watching Icarus's reaction video to Sigil, it's really just nonstop complaining about how hard each room was for him. The thing he complained about most is how each exit room has a Baron in it, but in each case he deliberately makes sure to avoid taking the exit until he kills the Baron...for no apparent reason! He says he is not playing for 100% kills, 20 minutes into the video, as he talks about skipping a cyberdemon. Which goes to show that you can't really trust anyone in general about difficulty. It depends on even more than named modes like "pistol start" and "continuous play", it also depends on little aspects of the person's play that they don't even realize they're doing. --- Here's a weird thing that can happen in E5M8, not sure if it is intended:
  6. @Magicana @Beginner I'll be darned!! It is possible! Thank you.
  7. Question about E5M4:
  8. Another big change not mentioned in the patch notes in the pastebin above: E5M4 now has all 3 keys, so players won't be confused anymore about why they went through each path.
  9. In doom, assuming you "play to win", as a player you really shouldn't be killing every enemy you see. Every fight should be thought of as a strategic trade-off. I could defeat this enemy, and the next few areas of the level will be safer, but it's going to cost me ammo, and I'm risking taking damage if I stick around here longer. Barons are one of the best cases of this, they're a huge drain on ammo. In my opinion you usually should rarely fight barons in doom in general. They're slow and easy to run past anyway. When we think about making a video game "difficult" or "challenging", we usually think about the raw skill aspect--are you able to control your character well enough to accomplish something. But there's also the concept of "strategic" difficulty--are you able to adapt your playstyle according to the varying situations you're given... There's taste involved though: I think it's totally ok to dislike a wad because it has the type of difficulty you don't like. (But also, I don't think it makes sense to say that a wad is bad for it...) A thing I'm liking about Sigil, is that early on, it tries hard to signal you that you shouldn't kill every enemy in this wad. There are at least 3 moments in E5M2 where the game is practically begging you not to fight various enemies. The entirety of E5M3 has a lot of strategic decisions as well. --- (I know, I know: not everybody simply "plays to win", many players prefer to play for other goals, like 100% kills, or speed, or 100% everything, or pacifist... But in my opinion, maps should primarily be balanced for "playing to win"; and players should expect to get creative to do the other categories--e.g., you might have to trigger some infighting. The mapper should make sure it's theoretically possible to do, and that's all they need to do, I think. No idea if Sigil has done its due diligence here personally.)
  10. I was listening to Linguica+Dew's playthrough, and according to Dew, who playtested the wad for John, there turned out to be a surprising technical constraint that made the fast crushers a bad idea, and he had to switch back to slow crushers. I didn't quite understand the constraint though.
  11. Oh right I can finally read this longform article about Sigil I've had open in my browser for 2 months https://www.shacknews.com/article/110199/icon-of-sin-doom-and-the-making-of-john-romeros-sigil
  12. Y'all should consider trying just turning off the vertical part of mouselook! It feels awesome, and helps you not break levels! And, no crosshairs--you just line up the gun like real doom guy. (Once you get used to this style, and embrace the vertical autoaim, you can actually aim much quicker, and it raises your skill level quite a bit, IMO! And you're not staring at a dang crosshair all night.) (I'm just kidding, to each their own. That's just my favorite way)
  13. Here is a detailed explanation of how to find the secret exit to get to E5M9, 'cause I don't think anyone else has mentioned it in this thread yet: And here is a vague explanation on how to find the secret exit, if you just want a hint:
  14. Epyo: But apparently you don't need the keys or something. Or maybe I had a bug or something, 'cause I didn't end up needing the keys to hit the key-switches I noticed this too, am thinking the same as you, a bug. I noticed it after hitting the yellow switch, not realizing it was yellow coded until after I hit it so tried the red switch and same thing lol Ahhhh I thought about it, and I see what we're confused about now, it's not broken actually. Hiding my explanation with spoiler tag just out of politeness:
  15. Oof, yeah I disagree with every single note in that review. He's allowed to dislike it of course, but every point sounded like this "Sigil does 'this' and that sucks" but he just came in with a lot of preconceptions about what a doom level should and should not be, and it seems to be a ridiculously narrow, closed definition, that wouldn't even match up with very many other people at all. Although it's possible I've lost touch with the doom community, and maybe this opinions are the collective opinion. But I don't think so. Welll there are definitely the "detail fiends" who only really enjoy the ridiculously detailed beautiful maps (a valid point of view I think, detail rules), and of course they're not going to like this fairly vanilla style, but...that didn't even seem to be one of the points of the review! Also, this has nothing to do with the review, but I enjoyed this point "Your average joe isn't gonna go download sigil after spending a couple of hours playing overwatch" heh, actually...I was playing overwatch for 4 hours right before finding out Sigil was available and went straight to it, XD