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  1. Well, you certainly could have tried to articulate your arguments in a way that isn't blatantly disrespectful to the projects, their respective authors AND the writers for this year's awards, but that's just too much bloody work for someone riding a high horse like you, ain't it? Also, did you even play lilith at all, or are you just being mighty unreasonable about its reasonable port requirements again instead of having anything of substance to criticise about it?
  2. Congratulations to all of the winners! I'm pleased to always have my expectations blown out of the water to check out the year's award-winning wads every year, most of them for the first time (since I'm not very in the loop with every good release that comes out), and this year was no different. Many thanks to those who continue to challenge the limits of what can be done in this 24-years old game, and of course, those who embrace those limits and standards and keep on building great content to keep the more traditional side of the Doom spirit alive as well.
  3. Signups are ending in just a few days. We've got 40+ participating players, but more are always welcome! We could most likely make another 8-team season happen if just a few more active players would sign up. c:
  4. The latest version of WDL2014 is wdl2014d.wad: The latest version of WDL2017 is wdl2017.wad:
  5. Today's the last day for sign-ups. We've got 11 players in so far, don't miss out...!
  6. This is still unbelievable... :( I remember my first times playing CTF with/against him back in 2012. He was already really good at the time, yet he continued to get even better, and quickly became one of the best duelers to ever grace this game, and a top-notch WDL captain to boot. He was also really friendly, passionate and funny to everyone outside of the game; it was a genuine pleasure to have him around, regardless of what we were up to. One of my fondest memories with DS and many others was when we played priv right after the second WDL draft, and then practised a lot throughout the season. Everyone was clearly enjoying the game so much, and I'm sure we were all happy to have him be an invaluable part of this competitive community for many of those years. Rest in peace, DemonSphere. You're an inspiration to me in and out of the game, and you will be painfully missed. Thanks for all of the games, friend...
  7. Sorry for your trouble, but much appreciated. In other news, we've got 25+ players currently signed up! Come join us, and let's make this season a crowded one.
  8. I honestly still find it difficult to fathom that DemonSphere is no longer with us. He was a legendary player and a good-hearted person and friend. Truly gone far, far too soon.


    May you find peace wherever you are now, my friend...

    1. Doomkid


      I still just don't even want to believe it, every time I spoke to him he was simply a swell guy and his skills were just insane.. He won't ever be forgotten by the entire mp doom community, he was truly a pillar, deserving of his reputation as an awesome dude.. Rest in Peace, DS.

    2. Zakken


      He was a beast at this game, no joke. I think he might've been a contender for the #1 duel player these days. He also came close to winning the WDL twice in a row over the past couple of seasons, and I was particularly excited about the idea of maybe playing for his team if he picked me. My heart's genuinely shattered to know that is never going to happen though...


      Fucking hell, why did this have to happen?

    3. Alfonzo


      DS was an inspiration for me when I first started taking an interest in duels a few years ago. He was such a class act, always willing to take the time to play with us less-skilled players and chill over voice chat (never mind that he wiped the floor with us!). A very kind and patient man.


      Doomworld may not be so familiar with what he meant to the competitive scene and the people in it, but it is not a tragedy that's unfamiliar to us. Doom has a very storied history, now, and the passing of people who mean so much to so many is, regrettably, something we may have to come to terms with as we move forward. May we find solidarity in such times.


      Thank you, DemonSphere. GGs.

    4. tokyopunchout


      I had just met him IRL this past QuakeCon, but played with him in countless MP games for the past year... Broke my heart today when I heard the news...


      My heart goes out to his friends & family. He will be missed.

  9. Are you kidding? Cringy raps are the pinnacle of salty contentions! This gem from the Smash Bros community doesn't have nearly a million views for nothing, y'know.
  10. Sign-ups have been extended until October 1st. It's a relatively low-commitment event, so don't be afraid to come by!
  11. Thanks for your support! I'm well aware that's it's bait, but it doesn't hurt to stand up for myself instead of leaving unanswered posts like those that could be misinterpreted. c:
  12. The signups for the 8th season of the World Doom League are now open! To those unfamiliar with it, the WDL is a 3vs3 Capture the Flag league hosted on Odamex. It boasts a rich history of seven successful seasons that provided no shortage of quality games and attendance from not just many established top players, but also many other newer players who rose to prominence thanks to the league's productive and helpful environment. We're coming in fresh off our first season to have 8 teams (as opposed to 6 beforehand), which ran successfully and has seen a most healthy amount of players gathering around to make it as good a season as it could get. Aside from having arguably the highest level of CTF competition currently, it doesn't carry its own weight without all of the work done by some of the best administration and companionship there is in Doom competition. For more details on the proceedings of the league, read this. To any of you interested in signing up, please post your signup information in this thread. Hope to see you there! Also, if you have any questions regarding the WDL, feel free to post here so that I (or other WDL regulars) can answer them!
  13. Fair enough. Although it definitely helped when server MOTDs encouraged the use of F1 back in the day, as to avoid threads like this one
  14. Seeing as Hatred isn't able to create an account here for some reason, I'm cross-posting the information regarding his tournament here, with his approval. Come check it out. "Greetings folks! This thread is created for the purpose of officially signing up for the Dwango5 Map01 Tournament I'm going to be hosting at the end of September. This will be posted on various forum boards but I will do my absolute best to keep the threads up to date and consistent as often as possible. I currently have quite a bit on my plate but I want this to happen, so please understand that it may take some time before I can get back with anyone. The means to officially declare yourself a participant in this tournament allow two avenues: signing up in an official sign-up thread by me or making direct contact with me. I can be reached on and under the name HateDaddy. I can also be reached on ZDIRC under the name [SIN]Hatred. I've also created a discord server specifically for this tournament, the invite address is provided here: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's go over the rules now! The map the tournament will be played on is Dwango5 Map01. ZDDL NS Settings excluding freelook and jump. The default port is ZDaemon. I am not opposed to people playing on different ports as long as they mutually agree upon it. However, if any disagreement arises then it is to be understood that ZDaemon will serve as the default port. Failure to play matches due to disagreement will be judged case by case. The tournament rules will be snigle series matches (in other words, best of 1s) in double elimination format. I will be doing a broad seeding system to organize matches. The purpose here is to prevent potential finals matches happening in early rounds. Understand that I will be consulting with several players to determine these seeds and that seedings are final - there will be no disputing your seed. I understand this seems harsh and this is the one rule I will apologize in advance for because I realize how frustrating it can be. However, there's a good chance I will end having these games live-casted so it's incredibly important to me to keep the potential "dream matches" saved for the end if possible. Speaking of live-casting.. Currently, Zdaemon does not have the ability to record demos. However, it is very likely that these matches will have live casting options so I urge everybody to post their match times on designated threads so we can coordinate our caster(s) accordingly. In a perfect world, I would love for every single match to be recorded so a Twitch VOD can be saved for each match. I will also be asking all server admins to run the optional wad modidoom, which allows the player to remove weapon textures. I understand this may seem unfair, but this was an option that was always available to players in the past and was recently removed. A few players have expressed to me that they'd really like for this wad to be made available. You won't be forced to play with it, I certainly hate the idea of using it because it'd mess with my game big-time personally. Lastly, I am not opposed to European (or other long-distance regions) players playing in this tournament. I must remind you that this is a North American tournament so the burden is on you to make yourself available to a schedule consistent with that of an NA player. That's not to say agreements can't be made that do work for you, I am simply making it be known now that you shouldn't expect it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sign-ups will officially close on October 1st at 11:59pm EST. If you do not sign up here or message me directly on one of the disclosed platforms above before this deadline, no exceptions will be made. I will be looking to post these on other doom community forum boards once I am given access. Until then, this will be the only official sign-up thread. I hope to hear from all of you soon. Good luck! Twisted Evil "only grass can jump me" -tupac shakiraaaa -HateDaddy"
  15. No offence to you, but I'm not familiar with your name at all. If you want to get good, your first order of business should be always to try to hang out with strong players and play stuff with them.