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  1. I echo what joepallai says, but I also want to expand that not only is "when" a good thing to consider in looking for feedback, but also "where" and "who" - Wads & Mods is great if you're just looking for straight-forward feedback from anybody, although you never know who you're gonna get feedback from specifically. This can be a boon, as someone might open up ideas you'd never have considered before, but you're also showing your work to people whose feedback might do little to help you, or even - god forbid - provide feedback that is counterproductive or actively bad for your work. If you have one or two people who are happy to play your maps and give you more detailed feedback, then it's probably better to contact them privately for feedback. It's a great thing to have one or two specific people you can send maps to, all in the comfort of them wanting to help make your work the best it can possibly be. This narrows the scope of what kind of feedback you get, which obviously opens up the risk of your overall design becoming more narrowed as a result* though, so it's important to recognise what kind of people you're getting help from specifically. * cue joke about the secret BTSX cabal here
  2. Behold this idiot, who has aged an entire year over the previous ten days.

    1. esselfortium

      esselfortium

      I can't tell if this is a birthday post or a stress post so I'm just going to wish you a happy whenever your next birthday is and hope things are okay

    2. an_mutt

      an_mutt

      Haha, it's not a birthday, it's exam-related. I thought I was done with the whole "Pull multiple all-nighters" phase of my life, but apparently not. Thankfully, I only have one more exam left, and it's not for another 6 days!

    3. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      Make sure to get some sleep in that time, pal! ;-)

    4. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      I happen to wonder why it is that people pull these "all-nighters" as you call it, unless there's like a severe lack of time involved which makes them a necessary evil. I couldn't see myself being any efficient at learning/understanding something when I'm genuinely tired. I mean, I tried that in the past a few times, and usually it didn't work in the slightest, so I gave up on that. Seriously, how so you people do this?

    5. 42PercentHealth

      42PercentHealth

      I heard someone say that when you are in school, you may pick any two of the three: sleep, good grades, social life.

       

      By having virtually no social life, I managed to get good grades through school without needing to pull any all-nighters (or even becoming addicted to caffeine!). So yes, it is possible, but some students (most, where I live) choose to fill their sleep time with things other than sleep.

    6. an_mutt

      an_mutt

      @Nine Inch Heels it really is just a severe lack of time, yeah. Having to miss several weeks' worth of classes around March due to illness meant I had a ton of catching up to do, and I basically did all that catching up over the last couple weeks. I'm a guy who loves his sleep, so the idea of pulling all-nighters usually makes me want to curl up into a ball and cry. When you're staring at a pile of work to do under a screaming "You will literally fail this class if you don't do this tonight" klaxon siren though, fatigue and tiredness pretty much go out of the window to be replaced with that deadly mix of panic and delusional pragmatism.

    7. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

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      I heard someone say that when you are in school, you may pick any two of the three: sleep, good grades, social life.

      Let's not "derail" this too much. I just think that all nighters aren't a good idea unless they're necessary. Usually, they make you tired the next day, meaning when in school/university, you're already less good at processing information than you'd normally be. That in and off itself seems like a faustian bargain to me, not to mention that being tired usually lasts the rest of the day as well, which then impedes studying at home for that matter. That's why I have a hard time understanding how people are able to put all-nighters to good use to begin with.

    8. Fonze

      Fonze

      If you study tired, you should take the test tired! Simple psychology ;p

       

      In all seriousness I'm gald essel took a sec to ask how you're doing and I'm glad to hear that you're well. Good luck on your final exam!

  3. Maybe provide us with a repository where all of your stuff is accessible? :~>
  4. Nice of Marcaek to invite us over for a Mayhem project, eh Doomworld? Edit: Are you sure you mean 3840x3840 and not 4352x4352? The latter is 17 blocks of 256 map units, where-as the former is 15 blocks. Or are you specifically choosing 3840 because of a smaller map size?
  5. NaturalTvventy: yes. Angry Saint: checking Open Doors crashes my editor, which is a pointless thing for me to do any way as I don't put doors in my maps. B]
  6. Thrash is one of my favourite genres, especially for riffage - I went through a major kick between 2008-10~ listening to nothing but it and 70's Prog. I ended up settling on the late 80's era as my preferred period, with the likes of Forbidden and Coroner being my faves. These videos have intro riffs that are super distinct and totally get me pumped whenever I hear them. The entirety of Chalice of Blood is a masterclass in seguing one kick-ass riff into the next, and the entire thing owns. Greed is probably the one song more than any other that made me know I'm gonna love the shit out of a band upon first hearing any of their material. Acoustic/clean rhythm guitars in really heavy distorted riffs is my favourite thing in a metal track when done properly, and Toxik are one of the best in that business. Not 80's Thrash, but Draped in Cerecloth by Repugnant is also great. Also I just wanna bring up Casbah's Russian Roulette as one of the weirdest and coolest things I've come across. Mid-80s Japanese Thrash that takes about 2 minutes to get going, but once it does: holy shit. Excuse the atrocious EP cover though.
  7. Here are my demos! VV1 - Died Map 06 (made it to map 05 in 1:16:27) VV2 - Survived in 1:12:47 My VV1 death is pretty embarrassing, especially after my heroics of surviving Map 05. Those large cavernous maps are my absolute bane, and I hate them. Fortunately Map 07 of VV2 isn't as bad, but I definitely went into that - seeing the player start - and thinking fuck I'm gonna die like an idiot again. One other note, as there's a hiccup in both of my runs and anyone who watches them will no doubt think "what the fuck is this idiot doing!!!". In the mastermind area of VV1 Map 04, my monitor started acting up and I had to pause the game a few times. To go with that, the BFG room (and a little afterwards) in VV2 Map 06, my keyboard inputs started to lag, which would make me move much further than I had made inputs for. Fortunately nothing serious happened there, although I'd prefer it not to careen me right into the melee attack of a Baron. THANKS FOR THAT. edit: oh, and one final thing is that I tested maps 03 & 04 of VV1 just to make sure I was loading the fix correctly. I just IDDQD'd and BFG'd my way through it to make sure it was fine, so I didn't really pay attention too much to placement, layout and gameplay, but those two maps were not blind.
  8. I think the furthest I've played of any of the Vae Victus wads is the first few maps of VV2, so this should be pretty interesting. If 'fonz can make it through to the end of both wads, then I'm feeling pretty good on my chances of another strong showing. Expect my demos a little later today - I may also record them and post them to twitch/youtube if the likes of Suitepee would like to see them.
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    1. esselfortium

      esselfortium

      Mothra vs Gothbara

    2. Grain of Salt

      Grain of Salt

      Is it even possible to be both goth and bara

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    A scathing commentary on my mapping output.

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    2. esselfortium

      esselfortium

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      Me trying to make a map

    3. Eris Falling

      Eris Falling

      Me also trying to make a map

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    4. Tracer

      Tracer

      The history of chickens (Gallus domesticus) is a bit of a puzzle. They were first domesticated from a wild form called red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), a bird that still runs wild in most of southeast Asia, likely hybridized with the grey junglefowl (G. sonneratii). That occurred probably about 8,000 years ago. Recent research suggests there may have been multiple origins in distinct areas of South and Southeast Asia, southern (and perhaps northern) China, Thailand, Burma and India.

    5. Marcaek

      Marcaek

      We will collab again in the hopefully near future

    6. Ichor

      Ichor

      Me trying to make a map:

       

       

    7. Dragonfly

      Dragonfly

      Me when I consider mapping:

       

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  11. *Going to bed at midnight yesterday*

     

    "Oh boy, I'm gonna get up early tomorrow and get so much work done!"

     

    *Wake up at 1PM today*

     

    Oh, well, that works too.

    1. Pavera

      Pavera

      I slept in until 6:30 AM yesterday, missing my alarm by almost 45 minutes. I know that feel.

  12. It is a tricky scenario at this point: I'm hoping that the special circumstances of me having streamed exactly what caused the problem in the first place, and the fact that the demo was recorded immediately afterwards, can allow for it to be counted. I'd hope so, because it would literally mean me being third from top, as opposed to third from bottom.
  13. Hey folks, so I have a thing to ask. A number of folks joined me for my stream of this Ironman a couple hours ago, but unfortunately my computer was freezing up like crazy and I finally decided to call it quits part-way through E1M9. After that, I decided to record a demo: Complete in 1:01:21. So what's the dealie, can I write off the fuck up and submit this instead?
  14. https://www.twitch.tv/an_mutt Watch me die in this month's Ironman run! (It's Mapgame.)