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Everything posted by Darch

  1. Not yet ETPC, I'm still testing the balance of new attacks and had no ideas yet for alternative attacks for Arch-Vile and Mastermind.
  2. I know most players will rather play maps that keep to a single theme before changing to another, otherwise maps feel "disconnected". Is disconnection that bad? Or are there other things that I'm missing? Because, personally, I rather play disconnected maps than repetitive ones. Sometimes I feel authors take this "theme" thing too seriously, keeping even same textures, colors and etc. Is this just in the name of tradition? Because if you pick Doom2 first three maps as an example, they are all in the "techbase" theme, but with different colors and textures. Not that I dislike mapsets that keep to a single theme, I just slightly rather play mixed themed ones. What I'm trying to understand is why there are few mixed themed wads out there against so many single (or triple) themed ones. It feels like I'm missing some basic doom concept that everybody knows but me :)
  3. Darch

    Map themes - disconnection x repetition

    Ok, I think I got it: Keeping themes: - usually the choice of experienced mappers, so these mapsets have higher quality in general; - More sense of progression; - Maps are more connected to each other; - Generally more consistency and uniformity. Switching themes: - More often done by inexperienced mappers, so generally lower quality on these ones; - more diversity; - maps can feel disconnected. From the arguments in this thread, there are more good points on maps that keep themes, that explains what I was curious about. Both styles can be good if done properly, I would mention Deus Vault 2 and Sunder as consistent mixed themed wads and BTSX and Stardate 20x6 as solid single themed wads.
  4. That sounded very much like a joke to me.
  5. My kind of girl. Lack of beer is unacceptable.
  6. For a moment, I though this was your monster, and it would slice the codes of the game, breaking game behavior randomly and occasionally crashing it, if not killed quickly.
  7. I even spawn trails of bonuses in front of the player, if there's an important place I think can be missed.
  8. Darch

    What was your first M rated game?

    I remember you could cut a troll in a half, was pretty gory for that time, indeed.
  9. Thank you guys, I really appreciate the feedback. About new content, I think plums is right, it might get too long. As I couldn't get my hands out of it yet, next releases will be optional content, like secret maps. I am currently working on a skill 5 replacement, where monsters will have some new behaviors instead of being faster. Imps throwing dynamite, demons jumping, Hellknights dashing, stuff like that.
  10. Classic. I like how they are more vivid and colorful, Doom 3 monsters look all a bit too gray for me. Also, pixels.
  11. Darch

    Dark Cavern Grut

    Sweet screenies. Do want.
  12. Darch

    What was your first M rated game?

    This. I don't know if it was rated, but should be, anyway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY2AqKCpGkk
  13. Since the project is for Zdoom, you could add some time counter on the screen, as the goal seems to be finishing the levels under the par times.
  14. Darch

    Things about Doom you just found out

    Pink demons grow veins on their necks when they bite. This can only be seen on their side sprites.
  15. Darch

    Do You Fight or Infight in Doom?

    I have a theory they created infighting because otherwise monsters attack sprite rotations would never be seen by the player. But maybe is the opposite, they had to make the sprites after infighting was introduced.
  16. 1) Have you tried to make a one-man 32-map megaWAD? Yes. My first project. 2) Did you finish it? No... 3) How far did you get? 9 maps 4) Did you release what you finished? Yes, as 2 mini episodes (4 or 5 maps) and one single map. 5) Why did you stop? Those were my first maps ever, and I realized only 2 or 3 of them were good... and not much. Also, those were ZDoom maps, and I wanted to use 3d floors which weren't supported by Zdoom at that time, so I switched to GZDoom and started another project (not a megawad) - 6) What did you learn from this? That 32 is too much for me. I map slowly and I don't even play many megawads past map 20 or so. 7) Would you recommend anything to others in their attempts, or just tell them to reign in the ambition? If you're the kind of mapper that can spawn a map in 3 or 4 days, why not? If your maps take more than a week, there's a chance you'll loose interest before your megawad sees the light of day.
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    So exactly how does the Pinky fit in?

    That's the first thing I thought, but still falls in the "blocking the player's view and line of fire" department, I think.
  18. Darch

    So exactly how does the Pinky fit in?

    The problem is that they are slow and have limited movement, contrary to the other melee monster in game, lost soul, that can be a pain. As Gez said, I think they work better in groups. I always thought of map where you have to run from a huge group of demons, solving little puzzles to open doors, raise bridges and stuff like that, before they reach you. Maybe some day.
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    Do You Fight or Infight in Doom?

    I love infighting and I never interrupt one, I always wait to kill the winner. Even if I die, I don't restart the game if there's any infighting going on. I love infighting to the point I don't interrupt it even if I'm just hearing it at the other side of a door. I run to the center of nuts.wad and die in the middle of it just to see the infighting. I spawn friendly cyberdemons in it to see they fight. Heh I think I've answered the question already :P
  20. There's a lot of doom streamers on twitch. Here are some channels: http://www.twitch.tv/kingdime http://www.twitch.tv/johnsuitepee http://www.twitch.tv/cubeface21 http://www.twitch.tv/vortale http://www.twitch.tv/kraflab http://www.twitch.tv/tarnsmandw http://www.twitch.tv/officer_d82 http://www.twitch.tv/krispavera
  21. Darch

    40oz's Post-Wedding CTF Party!

    Aren't there any tuxedo player skins for this kind of event? :D Congrats and best wishes on your marriage, 40oz!
  22. Darch

    Unreasonably difficult map

    Ok, so I started this on UV. I had only a pistol and many hell knights came, so I tried pacifist mode on my first run. Could grab the red card but never run out with it. Switched to skill 1, so at least I would have ammo. Shooting those hell knights with pistol was quite boring, then chaingunners appear to give their chainguns and also kill me. 3rd run, with pirate doom, that doubles bullet damage and has stronger melee as these were my only attack options. Save-spammed a bit but still couldn't get out alive with red card. Then I ran it with Russian Overkill and blasted the hell out of it. Final verdict: too easy ;) PS: Thanks for replacing D_RUNNIN with custom music.
  23. I wanna steal your brown skies, may I? Where are they from? Downloading, btw. edit: played first two maps. Well, your shit is made of gold. Good that Alfonso didn't let you constipate this ;)
  24. Darch

    This song sounds like Into Sandy's City

    Wiki says into sandy's city might be inspired by this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhu-OyHqZM