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  1. geekmarine

    What is your most hated demon in Doom?

    Okay, so I've been finally giving Plutonia a real shot. Before, I would've said Archviles. However, Plutonia has shown me the most insidious monster placement known to man - chaingunners on a ledge with hidden Archviles able to infinitely revive them. Jesus that was a nasty bit of work.
  2. geekmarine

    Favorite episode and difficulty

    I've been on a Doom kick, going through and playing them all straight through on UV. When I played Ultimate Doom, it was really the first time I actually made an effort to play E4 straight through, and I gotta say, I enjoyed most of it, but FUCK E4M1! I mean, there's nothing even really wrong with the map or the gameplay, except that it's a frickin' ammo desert. What the hell? I mean, at a certain point I just gave up even trying to 100% that level because there is no way in hell I'm gonna stand around punching Barons to death or whatever.
  3. I don't think either heaven or hell were meant to be literal in the Doom games, old or new. I think the new games simply clarify that, rather than rewriting the lore. We see no evidence of heaven or God until Doom Eternal, and then it becomes clear that the angels are simply a technologically advanced civilization, as stated before, so advanced that their technology looks like magic. Likewise, I never considered Hell to be literal either, because um, demons are corporeal and can be killed. And it's clearly a physical realm, that seems to have an internal working logic, indicating that they, too, operate under technology so advanced that it seems like magic. After all, it's not like bad souls go their when they die; rather, living beings are dragged off to Hell and tortured until their soul energy is able to be removed from their bodies - after which those bodies become possessed and mutated by demons for their own purposes. If it were the Christian hell, that wouldn't make sense, but it makes perfect sense as aliens that probably inspired myths about Biblical demons. And we know that both civilizations have interacted with Earth in the past - for instance, the cultist base in the arctic. I don't see any of this as contradicting the first games.
  4. geekmarine

    Were UAC cultists in the classic Doom story?

    Well to be fair, we are talking about two different alternate universes. The Doom Slayer of 2016 and Eternal is the same marine that fought through the original series, and the Earth of that reality is a different Earth from the original series. Basically, Phobos incident happens, Doom Slayer fights on Mars, then Hell, then Earth, then eventually back to Hell again, before running into the Sentinels and Maykr, then getting trapped in Hell, then being rescued by Dr. Haydn of an alternate reality Earth that hadn't been invaded yet. The humans of Doom 2016 already knew about Hell, the Demons, etc., probably precisely because of Dr. Samuel Haydn, and so a cult had a chance to develop before the initial Hell wave event of that universe. In the original, the UAC had no idea what they were messing with before shit went down. Of course, considering that test subjects turned into gibbering idiots, it's possible that some cult worship could've started to take hold, but not to the extent that it does in Doom 2016 wherein everyone at the UAC knew they were messing with Hell from the very beginning.
  5. geekmarine

    How much harder is doom eternal compared to doom 2016?

    Eh, there's definitely a much steeper learning curve. Getting the hang of constantly using your equipment while flailing about the arena like a deranged acrobat while trying to line up your shots at the same time is a lot to take in. Once you've played a while, though, it becomes second nature.
  6. geekmarine

    Do you think Doomguy eats the demons

    I mean, in Doom Eternal the Betrayer had a nice little Hell camp set up, complete with campfire, which I imagine he used to roast demon meat on. Honestly, the only question is whether or not Doomguy would even bother cooking his demon meat before eating it.
  7. geekmarine

    Doom Eternal End Credits

    You know, this is a super, super, SUPER minor thing, but I just finished Doom Eternal, and I have to say, I actually really enjoyed how the end credits had all sorts of pictures of the staff from the office. I dunno, I just think it's super neat for the people who worked on it to get recognized like that. Normally I don't even pay attention to end credits, but it was just so fun to see all those "behind the scenes" photos. Also really made me appreciate how much work went into it. I'd just never seen that before, and I really liked it.
  8. geekmarine

    In secret levels, what style of level do you like better?

    Exotic and in-joke/Easter egg secret levels are what I prefer. Either way, it makes it feel special, like a reward for finding the secret level. Doom II and Doom 2016 both made excellent use of the concept, in my opinion. Especially in Doom 2016, I'm not usually a completionist, but damn the secret levels were fun enough that it really encouraged me to go through and try to find them all.
  9. geekmarine

    How to practice for Battlemode?

    Personally, I just throw myself into trial by fire. Still get my ass kicked on a routine basis, but I'm getting the hang of it. Might seem obvious, but the most important things I've learned is to NEVER stay still, and never rely on one weapon. You gotta be hitting that boost button like you're trying to break it. You gotta jump constantly, and make constant use of jump pads and monkey bars. Also pick a player and stick on him like glue; yeah, it makes it more difficult to get that second kill if the other player isn't very damaged, but one kill is better than none, and often you can throw players off balance by suddenly hammering them with everything you've got. Disclaimer: I'm not very good at Battlemode myself, but I'm definitely walking away from more fights having done some real damage to the other team.
  10. geekmarine

    How will DOOM 6 work?

    Doom Eternal X-TREME - just a re-release of Doom Eternal, but with the levels replaced with about 5,000 hideous, unbalanced maps that all look like they were made in 1994.
  11. geekmarine

    I'm a bit confused by the lore tbh

    I was under the impression that the Argent D'Nur themselves had created a Hell portal, one that brought them to the outer plains of Hell. Doomguy just happened to be in the area and was the first one they encountered before actually coming across any demons. Maybe not, but that seems to be the most plausible explanation, to me anyway. They were fucking around with portal technology, he found them, and that would also contribute to his seeming insane ravings about the demons coming to kill them all - it wasn't just a vague, "They're out there and they'll come here," it was a, "You fuckers, you basically set out a welcome mat for them!" At the very least, the Maykr must've had teleporter technology to even reach Argent D'Nur, and that's really all you need.
  12. geekmarine

    I'm a bit confused by the lore tbh

    I guess with identity theft it's not really an issue, but I'm kind of interested in how the Seraphim managed to create an entire life for Dr. Samuel Haydn. I mean, I can assume he transferred his consciousness into a cybernetic body to both conceal his true identity (since people would freak the fuck out if they saw the Seraphim for what he truly was), and to purge himself of the corruption which has plagued his people. But playing Doom 2016 again, and going through the codex, it's clear that Dr. Samuel Haydn had a life of his own before the Seraphim showed up. I'm also curious as to why he stole the essence of the Father in the first place, given that it's the reason that the Maykr made a pact with Hell in the first place.
  13. geekmarine

    Can anyone explain the timeline here?

    Like here's a good example of something that seems to get kinda confused with the timeline. The arctic base was apparently built thousands (or was it millions) of years ago, seemingly powered by Maykr and Sentinel technology. However, the Maykr didn't know about the demons until the Slayer told them. I guess the base could have originally simply been built by the demons themselves, and only later conquered by the Maykr and the Sentinels, but yeah, there's the kind of stuff I get mixed up with.
  14. Okay, so I am loving Doom Eternal, and as part of that, I'm really loving all the lore. However, I have to admit I am incredibly confused about the timeline here. So... First few Doom games happen, then Doom Slayer finds himself in Hell. Then he meets and joins the sentinels. And they fight demons, and meet the maykr, the maykr discover demon energy, and secretly send the sentinels to help conquer planets so that the souls of the dead can be harvested . I guess what confused me is that the Doom Slayer seems mortal but then it seems like her was predicted long ago
  15. geekmarine

    Is anybody else seriously IN LOVE with Eternal?

    My God... It's been a while, but I have been summoned back here by some truly dark magic. I just... It is fucking Dooming perfection. It is brutally, relentlessly difficult, and it just demands so much of you, and my God you're juggling your weapons, abilities, everything just to fucking stay alive. It's... Almost like being exposed to Doom for the first time all over again, with just the challenge of this whole new way of playing combined with incredible satisfaction when you get it right. Also, so far I am absolutely loving the story, and how it actually does start to kinda tie everything together - and just wow, I know you might say it's too story heavy for a Doom game, but it's exactly the right kind of story for a Doom game, it's just so epic and over the top and I can't get over how it actually ties the previous games together. In keeping tradition with the older games, I also love how well it balances action with exploration. I actually enjoy having to solve some puzzle or have to do some crazy stunt to get to a secret area. Oh man, I just... Only downside right now, I'm stuck on the Gladiator fight, it is just impossible, and I refuse to che a t