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NaZa

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  1. Sure enough I didn't quite catch a breath these days but there is a start done for both of those - at least 26 should be done by the end of January!
  2. I would like to occupy slot 14. Memento Mori was always an inspiration, being one of the very first PWADs I had played.
  3. Hello, I noticed every run before tourniquet is missing from the board for some reason. Did we screw up the comp settings, maybe?
  4. DEAD: MAP06 (infinitely tall Baron) CATEGORY: 1 DEATH (scale of bullshit): 11/10 "It was only about time I get to be the dangerous enemy again." ~ Baron Le Sewer If you spend half an hour on a map, it's bound to get real if you rush things. This baron was below the ledge so I couldn't see him, but he could hit me very hard. With 40 HP after getting hit by that baron, I decided going down would be good. So I braced myself for the short fall, but I got scratched. I moved a bit to dodge the second scratch as I'd surely die, and I got scratched again and died to infinite tall BARON, out of all things. The map itself wasn't really difficult, but it was elongated way too much. The WAD in itself was one of the least enjoyable I had played. Sure, it's difficult, and looks pretty awesome and realistic, but the gameplay is just meh. 64 wide corridors and hell knights. Teleporting into crossfire of hitscan. I didn't mind the progression itself, it was mostly logical in the first five maps. Six was a bit obtuse but it was alright... I could have survived this map! Ah, could've. I should've, then! dwironman_jan19_naza.zip
  5. I think that's a general ruleset for any WAD - for this one, above the command line it clearly states Boom (strict). Oof. :c
  6. an_mutt's run being the final one of the year (barring any Alfonzo spectacular last-minute demo that would knock me out of the best 33%), I think it's best to look at the best runners of the year by the rankings. @Bloodite Krypto - Domination. 8/12 rounds won (which is the new record!). I think enough is said. December was pretty much the summary of Bloodite's year - the only person surviving, and with quite a large advantage besides an_mutt's late resurgence. Also, the only person to have been in Top 3 since they started competing. @WH-Wilou84 - Best of the rest. Finally racked up a victory this year, which was definitely deserved, as Wilou has been the only person to play every single Ironman up to date and finish in Top 10 for all of them. Besides the victory, it's worth to mention their performance of 50 Monsters, where they came within touching distance of Krypto again. @Beginner - Consistent. I still think the name is extremely ironic, as Beginner is most definitely not a beginner. Has arguably been one of the most consistent runners below the untouchables, as they were never really below the 65's in the rankings (barring a freak accident in 50 Monsters), and while they narrowly missed out on Top 5 last year, they made up for it this year. Possibly aided by RjY, Veinen and DotW's departure, as well as Roofi's slump at the start, but deserved nonetheless. @dt_ - Blind Specialist. If you want to find a runner who can go very far blind, look no further than dt_. Worth mentioning is their extreme survival of Double Impact BLIND, as well as a nice showing in Warlock's Hearth. Most of their Ironman runs are blind, which could explain the gap to Beginner, but their great results also make a person wonder - what would dt_ be like if they faced more familiar WADs? @an_mutt - Britbowl Winner. This sums up their season the best. Besides utterly dominating BritBowl (a bit subjective but true, let's face it), their spectacular runs of TNT-duoPacks and UDTWID managed to rocket them up from battling for the 10th place to a Top 5. Had some... fun runs (Community Chest!). Top 5 was maybe aided by Leo's December slump, or the departure of some more profound runners, but an_mutt solidified their position of the top streamer. @leodoom85 - What Might Have Been. Had Leodoom found their pace at the beginning of the year, one wonders if Leo would have gotten up to a Top 3 spot. Alas, they're only 6th, though they arguably deserved more. As with dt_, most of their blind runs have been phenomenal, and they managed to take a freak victory in September, outpacing Bloodite by 5 seconds. Had a 4 month survival streak, which was previously only managed by Krypto before. Their run of Plutonia and CC are the best ones in my opinion. @RjY - Prep Master. RjY was known for their preparation since they started participating, and they perfected it this year. Though legitimately dying in Plutonia, RjY managed to place second in Double Impact and racked up a nice streak of survivals or DNF's in good positions. Didn't participate after Plutonia, but a Top 5 or even Top 3 was definitely possible. @Anima Zero - Veteran. Arguably one of the most experienced runners, Anima Zero seems to have no problem with accomplishing their 3rd time appearing in Top 10, out of 3, only matched by Wilou (yes, Krypto wasn't Top 10 in 2016!). It was a rollercoaster year with lows like Double Impact and TNT's, but highs such as Walrock's Hearth and UDTWID helped them to strengthen the Top 10 position, for which they battled with most of the people below them for the whole year. @Malrionn - Debutant. For their first season of Ironman, Malrionn managed to do extremely well, maybe with only a single survival, but with a nice dose of solid upper-midtable consistency. Even while battling hard with the likes of Anima Zero, antares031, Dragonfly, Alfonzo and myself, they've came out in Top 10 because of a good streak during the middle of the year, emerging as 6th or 7th after September. Solid season, and a potential Top 5 candidate next time around? @antares031 - Too Little. Looking at the results, everyone sees Antares as 10th. But if one were to take a closer look, one sees Antares had only participated 9 times. That gives him an average that is as high as Beginner's. So, judging by that, if Antares were to participate for the whole year, they'd easily achieve Top 5. It's a shame to see them on the tail end of the Top 10 because they'd deserve more than this. Besides they never really Struggle with difficult WADs, as UDTWID, Combat Shock and Rush proved. In the end, there's some honorable mentions. Alfonzo - Had it not been for them, there wouldn't be this league. One of the highest placed runners not to survive anything this year, which might be a shame, as they came painfully close with Community Chest, the Darkenings and Double Impact. We might still be awaiting Alfonzo's run of UDTWID, though. Demon of the Well - Started the year very well, managing to win on Warlock's Hearth, however stopped participating after the Darkenings. Wasn't really on par with Krypto this year, however, but the battle with Wilou and Beginner would have been fun to watch. Veinen and ZeroMaster010 - Both have rocked up once and delivered mesmerizing runs. Veinen won the Darkenings with a sub-hour run of Darkening II (nobody else managed that), and ZeroMaster delivered a sub-half-hour run of Plutonia, without secret maps unfortunately. Both of these runs were considered the best ones. Veinen won in the end. ZeroMaster didn't due to missing secret maps, but he won in our hearts. Vince Vega - Their only 12 posts were Ironman submissions, if I am correct. It's nice to see the dedication for sure, especially for a debutant. Never failed to post a run this year. myself - Yes I know this is crazily egoistical of me, but I think I should mention myself for maintaining a reliable monthly, yearly and all-time table. I'm also the highest ranked runner not to survive anything this year (though I came really close with the Darkenings and Community Chest). Battled for the Top 10 but just barely missed out, 11th in the end. Maybe next year, as they say in Ferrari. This was a fun season, even with Bloodite's domination, it was nice to see Veinen and Wilou finally winning after a lot of second places. Here's to the next one, with as much good competitions as this one!
  7. It is valid, do not worry. Similar thing happened to me in March 2017. Your demo still counts because the death moment is (presumably) present and you've passed M1 so the time is there for the ranking.
  8. NaZa

    IronEagle Competition 3: Crumpets

    Beat Leo for the second time this month but it's a Pyrrhic victory as I come to a screeching halt only a map later. MAP03, blind, prBoom+. ironeagle-crump.zip
  9. NaZa

    Most creative DEHACKED custom monster?

    Aliens Doom deserves a mention because of simply how old it is. The DEHACKED usage is still great though.
  10. It's my birthday. To get the big elephant out of the room... yeah it's my 16th birthday. I was really debating whether I should say that, and I have been nervous about it, but I feel it's best said rather than kept secret... I hope I won't be looked at differently in the future because of my rather young age for Doom today! That'd make me 12 of age when I posted my first post. 14 when I held the first Eagle Speedmapping Session. Yeah... one can see why I'm not dependable :D... I do think it was quite logical I wasn't an adult, but yeah. Eagles have fulfilled their goal of bringing speedmapping back as a regular. Abyssal is back for good, and that was really a good achievement. Anyway, here's the promised released candidate. ESS 11: It Was A Good Run, Folks was never released and compiled even though it was held in May. Known bugs: the sky in Noisy's map doesn't display properly. I'll look into it. eagles11.zip <-- EAGLES 11, boom-compatible, 6 levels. The final Eagle Speedmapping Session deserves to live on... forever. Eagles took off for the final time for now. I do have plans for a secret release commemorating Eagles on the two-year anniversary.
  11. Thank you for playing the map! It was meant to be limit-removing indeed, because of that the very first descent is very monotonous - it's impossible to put more teleporter destinations of the same tag, as far as I'm aware, unfortunately. The storage area is a bit dull, but I didn't put any real opposition because the player could easily just go back in the donut and kill them off. The outdoor area was meant to be circlestrafed, actually - also if you leave them and go through the teleporter they'll come after you and it can become very tense. The first few areas actually were designed to speed through them. As for the final stretch, yeah - the tunnel with the former humans was filler, and the archvile elevator wasn't meant for freelook... At first it was a Cyberdemon trio, but I figured BFG and rockets are a bit uhh uhh there, so I thought better of it. Besides, I like Arch-finales :D There was a secret exit which I unfortunately forgot to tag, but you didn't miss much at all, it was only a tiny room with the exit. I know there are problems, it was made in 4 - 5 hours. I will fix them in July or August when I get back to this. Thank you!
  12. July and August work best for me, worst are May and February.
  13. MAP31_v0.3.wad MAP NAME: Nested Tech (anagram and pun on Hell Revealed's MAP31: The Descent) MAP SLOT: MAP31 MUSIC: none as of yet DIFFICULTY SETTINGS: functional, not fully balanced WHY DO I WANT IT PLAYED: I attempted to create a megawad in a month but I only managed to complete this map. I will definitely attempt that challenge again, but in July, and I want to see is this map a good foundation stone to build upon. It was meant to be a speedmap version of Hell Revealed, titled "Hell Reduced", where the gimmick is to re-imagine every HR map and complete it in one day, with maybe two additional ones for secret maps.
  14. Your demo desyncs on my end for some reason. All the other ones seem to work fine.
  15. Congratulations on the five year anniversary. Fitting session no 42. I will not be around, unfortunately, but here's to more ASSes!
  16. Atmospheric Pressure Freighthoppers Voyage Sunset over Babylon
  17. I think it means "I wouldn't highlight it normally as it's an intentional part of the gameplay, but we need test runs and it's December so have a warning maybe that way you discover other bugs later on."
  18. Just completed watching other runs and I found out my run was on such pace that it would have placed very well had I survived E4M3. That just shows how important the factor of mistake is, because you can have the best run ever and die to some stupid reason (like what happens to Ancalagon sometimes, how cruel RNG has been to him), while a person who isn't always a contender but somehow strings together a lucky run against all odds can place well.
  19. DEAD: E4M3 (damaging floor) CATEGORY: 1 My first Ironman as a 16-er was going so well, I cleared M1 and M2 with relative ease. Then M3 came around, and after setting up I was hit by a Baron and pushed into the nukage and my health quickly deteriorated to 23. Feeling unsafe I kill all of the Barons with guns. Then I entered the teleporter and my brain went like this: hears demon grunt; precautiously walks forward; identifies it as an ordinary demon grunt; turns around while going forward not scared anymore; looks at demon (and maybe shoots?); sees edge of platform briefly; becomes aware that turning happened too late; falls into lava; return 0; Too bad. It sums up my year of Ironmanning well - every run starts extremely well, then one minor things throws me completely off balance and hurts me more than it should, and I lose my brain. Still, I'm satisfied - at this point I'm 11th and it's looking fairly secure so far. By the numbers a step up from last year; by gameplay, eh, not too much. Though, I got a pyrrhic win over Leo to get BirdBowl to 7-4 in his favour. dwironman_dec18_naza.zip
  20. NaZa

    IronEagle Competition 2: Vanguard

    Yes! I won the "single-segmented run category", and I'm happy.
  21. Am I back to defend my survival of the first DTWID last December? No. Because I'll go in blind and probably get claimed by The Map which seems to be E4M4 this month.
  22. Thank you, all, for the kind wishes! It's really nice to see it. I have a plan to re-compile all the sessions, fix bugs (and whole maps in some cases) and release all the wads in a megapack .zip until the end of the year to have a complete archive of all the Eagle WADs, though I'll also re-upload every session (I had uploaded) to /idgames if I see it has to be.
  23. It would be stupid of me to take over it again but I'm sad to see it die again, so I, may start negotiations seeing it's p much dead.
  24. NaZa

    What are your least favorite Duke Nukem 3D levels?

    I dislike Derelict for some reason, it's just really weird to have such a map. Music is mehy too. Other than that, Warp Factor is really dull, though the secret is a nice touch. Lunar Reactor and Dark Side are forgettable but at least the music tracks are extreme.
  25. I'm sure it could be possible. As for piano, no. You can insert notes with either your PC keyboard (Q is middle C iirc) or the keyboard in the GUI of the software.
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