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  1. I feel I should clarify, I don't think Hunted is objectively bad, especially within the context of Plutonia. In fact, it's a bit clever in its placement as a variation on the theme, like the authors were saying "So you think you've got it all figured out? Try this on for size." I just personally didn't derive any enjoyment beyond the initial shock of seeing so many arch-viles. In execution it was just hosing them down with plasma as they appeared one after another. I don't claim to know the perfect deployment of the arch-vile, but it can be used to much greater effect.
  2. BioWar is awesome, one of my all-time favorites and a huge inspiration for some of my latest maps... that nobody has played yet. Map14 and 15 in particular stand out for me. But yeah, don't steal maps.
  3. Earlier today I bought some DVDS for my son, and when the cashier scanned one of the Dino Dan DVDs, the cash register required my birth-date. I guess when they say "for ages 3 and up" they fucking mean it.

    1. Nine Inch Heels
    2. 42PercentHealth


      We can't have underage kids watching Dino Dan. Just think what kind of society that would produce... *shudders*

    3. 42PercentHealth


      I get a kick out of the warning label on this product:


    4. Megalyth


      Getting carded for Dino Dan takes the cake, but another one that struck me as odd was for a two-dollar sharpening stone from Walmart. Not a knife, not a canister of flammable liquid, not a potentially abused medicine, but an inert block of abrasive material.

  4. I've never liked Hunted. It's a Wolf3D map spamming a monster that poses no threat in a corridor setting. Yeah, it was a bit unsettling seeing so many of them at the start, but they were all reduced to doors with health.
  5. I can't check because of the aforementioned HDD issues, but I'm pretty sure I still have ripped MP3 files from the late 90s. I think I still have a Doom level I made in 96 or 97, but I stupidly deleted a bunch of my old maps thinking they weren't worth playing, and I can't confirm that either.
  6. The days drag on but the years fly by.
  7. I think my hard drive has fully kicked the bucket. Don't worry, all my work is backed up within a day or so of the failure. I'll continue to miss deadlines and disappoint my adoring fans for years to come.

    1. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Sorry to hear that. Hopefully setting things up anew isn't going to be too much work.

    2. Megalyth


      Hard drives are cheap enough, it's more of a pain in the butt than anything. I've seen it coming for a while now, ever since it started making god-awful scary sounds intermittently. I've been much more diligent about backing up irreplaceable files these days.


      I might actually need to be institutionalized if I lost my works-in-progress, my music collection, my pictures of my family, etc.

    3. Megalyth


      What really sucks is that I had this grand-ass plan to play Requiem again. I keep having fleeting reminiscings about it from time to time, and when I actually sit down to immerse myself... blammo.

  8. I've never taken LSD beyond a few hits, so I don't know what it can do in high doses. I imagine it can be a bad time. I've heard DMT referred to as "the business-man's trip", probably because it doesn't last more than a few minutes, and it tends to have a calming after-effect, like you've just peered into the deepest reaches of the universe and your life's little problems seem miniscule by comparison (in my experience anyway). But like anything, it shouldn't be abused. Having your vision explode into a fractal Kaleidoscope and leaving your body on a regular basis is probably not a good idea if you want to maintain your sanity.
  9. I caught this on Netflix a while ago. I knew Joe Rogan would be involved before I even started watching it, I remember a stand-up comic (I think it was Doug Stanhope) telling a story about smoking DMT with him and hearing about his advocacy. It's interesting and intense stuff, to say the least. I smoked it a few times some years ago and it was the most insane trip I've ever experienced other than extracted salvia. I don't think I'd do it again though, it's just a bit too much for my brain these days. I can't even handle weed anymore.
  10. rofl Leave It In
  11. That's a bad-ass character name.
  12. Despite its flaws, after experiencing the living world that was Hexen, the sequel was so bland and blocky. I'm not sure I even finished the first hub. I really wanted to like it.
  13. Sorry it's taking me so long, I've still been busy getting the new house together. I just got a new computer desk yesterday and I'm in the process of getting it set up. I still don't have internet (I've been posting from my phone), but I've been keen to do some mapping. My submission is so close to finished that I really only need a few more hours of work on it to get it to a playable state for testing.
  14. You've lost some Ironman points. Edit: On a non-idiotic note, I like the screenshots, this looks like fun.