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Cynical

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  1. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Not to mention imps! Look carefully at their corpse. The first bullet is always right on point; just click repeatedly and you can get it at almost the same firing speed but perfect accuracy.
  2. "Stab and Stomp!" would be a great name for a level, and "Black Heart" would be a great name for a custom monster IMO. Maybe "Glow Squid", too.
  3. I doubt Fava Beans will ever be picked, it wouldn't really be in the spirit of ironman if there was literally zero chance of anyone dying.
  4. Cynical

    What do you think about border sectors?

    I loooooooove me some border sectors. They create lines that show off shapes better than leaving things unbordered.
  5. Cynical

    My curiosity on the popularity of certain PWADs

    Of that list, only Resurgence plays as close to as well as HR, AV, or Scythe 1 and 2.
  6. Cynical

    DOOM wads that use custom made monsters

    Scythe 2, Deus Vult II, Lunatic, Valiant, Resurgence, Trooper's Playground, Survive In Hell, and Void all come to mind.
  7. Cynical

    Twice the demons?

    They still need an Afrit, at the very least.
  8. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Sounds like you should have kept it on HNTR instead of replacing it with a Manc!
  9. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    HR2 is so blatantly and entirely fucked up in just about every regard that anyone saying that it's more polished than a well-regarded classic is absolutely farcical on par with someone saying "dogs have six eyes!" I mean, we're talking about the wad that has a (on UV) mandatory blind SR-50 secret that you get exactly one shot at. HR2 seems like it was made by a pack of drooling idiots who had no understanding of HR other than "omg, lots of monsters!"
  10. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Not when someone walks up to me and says "the sky is yellow in the daytime!"
  11. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    ...Are you on drugs?
  12. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Eh, the Cybie 2-shot is a bit esoteric, but I figured out the left-right-left Mancubus dance on my own during my very first PWAD experience.
  13. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    I didn't even realize that those viles weren't a standard/mandatory part of the fight until I saw people talking about it in the forums. I blasted through that fight without a second thought, figured the delayed viles was just to give them some bodies to get some rez-action going, and was thoroughly confused by what the holograms were supposed to represent. Then I saw some posts about it in the forum and said "oh, that's what that was there for".
  14. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    It's not GZDoom specific, but there's a fairly common bug with Mancubus fireballs where they have a tendency to clip through relatively thin walls because of their speed and width.
  15. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    ...why on earth do you have to pillar-dance against a Mancubus in the open? Even if you insist on fighting it for some incomprehensible reason, why can't you just left-right-left through its volleys? I mean, given the Mancubus fireball clipping bug, abusing a pillar for the kill seems like the worst option possible there...
  16. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    How can you claim that it's not a form of difficulty, given that it makes doing a successful run of the map only 10% as likely as it would otherwise be?
  17. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    Heels, let's say I made a long map where, at the end, I had 10 switches; somewhere in unplayable space, I had an awake Lost Soul and some walkover-line voodoo-doll trickery so that, at random, one of the switches would finish the level and the other 9 would kill you instantly. Do you not think the term "artificial difficulty" would be appropriate in that scenario?
  18. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    At the same time, it doesn't do a lot of good to claim "AA's monster placement is great!" without any further explanation. There's certainly room to argue that a lot (although not all!) of its more "choreographed" encounters, especially in some of the maps that almost feel like "Ribbiks-lite", lack interesting dynamics beyond "here's a parcel of monsters and a lock-in, manage your space and get it infighting!". Even some of the ones with gimmicks have gimmicks that aren't expressed strongly enough; the guest map by AD79, for instance, has those barrels that cover up the spawn points of other monsters, but a whopping two arch-viles in a giant melee where I've got plasma and rockets and even a sphere IIRC is too scarcely felt to even register.
  19. Cynical

    The Doom Confessional Booth

    In fairness, I can think of situations I'd consider to be somewhat "artificial difficulty" -- usually involving Arch-Viles, such as one Vile, no cover, no spheres, SSG only, hope for flinches. Or 2 viles, one pillar, no plasma/bfg. That said, I only recall one such situation in AA (in the first Joshy map, not any of Skillsaw's stuff). As for whether the enemy placement in AA is good, I will say that I think some of the more "reveal placement/setpiece" driven maps don't really play to Skillsaw's strengths -- his layouts are really flow-y and fun to run around at a macro-scale, and that lends itself better to "pressuring incidental/sniper" driven placement.
  20. Cynical

    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    It is (at least in some churches, other denominations have accepted evolution and now teach that the Genesis creation story was metaphorical). Growing up in Baptist-dominant rural Texas and not being Christian myself (it was the talk of the entire small town when I rejected Confirmation at 14), random churchgoing idiots were always handing me the latest pamphlets from Kent Hovind and his ilk with these exact arguments.
  21. Cynical

    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    Well, yes, if you circularly define "major organ" like that, you can vacuously make your statement true. But the fact that you can live without one of your kidneys already pretty much destroys your argument. But the "irreducible complexity" argument also requires that a "simpler" version of the organ wouldn't work, which is quite patently false in basically every case. A single-node lung would work "well enough", so would a brain without a frontal lobe, a digestive system with a single intestine instead of two, etc.
  22. Cynical

    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    Da fuq? You can live on one kidney, with no gallbladder and no appendix and no eyes and massive damage to large parts of the brain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciation#Artificial_speciation Might want to research claims before you make them.
  23. Cynical

    Could a intelligent animals play doom

    Today I learned that kb1 has never seen a chicken. Or a turkey. Or a penguin.
  24. Cynical

    Perfected vs Overthinked

    Doom 3 is rather underrated TBH, provided you play the original and not the ruined BFG Edition. It's better than Doom 4, easily. Play it without mods first.
  25. Cynical

    Will there be a new Doom game announced at BE3?

    Where is the "No, I believe in Bethesda" option?
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