Single Status Update
As a blog section for Doomworld, I feel it's only fitting I start one about what I'm playing or have scheduled. Especially since when I play amazing levels, due to my relative lack of Doomer friends, theres no point talking about them, lest I face a few bored yawns.
Currently I am working on Doom 64 (At map 9, the start of Hell), Hell to Pay (Map 23, the "trials of hell" and Perdition's Gate (Beginning of E2)
Aside from that, I have a few PSX TC Lost Levels to try out, a proper playthrough of Sverre's Cabal levels, and all of Jim Flynn's maps
I would also like to revisit the very first pwads I ever played: Vilecore for Doom 2, Herian 2 for ZDoom, and a 9 level replacement for Ultimate Doom that I have never seen a trace of on Doomworld, or on kmexii's blog. I dont remember the exact title, but it involved "Project", "5", started in your home, and had every level connect with the start of the next. It used custom textures and monster replacements, but was seemingly made for all kinds of users, as on Doom95, I could add a single addon wad. Even without the intended texture addon, it was perfectly textured in stock textures, and an INCREDIBLY atmospheric experience. It even had 3D models for JDoom! The secret level was a Pac-man level, and one level was an awesome Hangar remake. If anyone can help me find this wad again, I'd be really grateful.
Currently I'm dicking around in an RPG called Sacred, so it'll be a while before I start on all this, but I figured I'd start the blog now.
First post: Played maps that were made for my birthday following a very fishy discussion. I will jokingly title them "Ragged Stronghold" by cannonball and "Cacophonic Ragnarok" by Eris Falling. Both require the TNT IWAD, a reference to my favourite Doom IWAD and my rise from unknown newbie to mostly unknown TNT2 Devilution playtester
cannonball's map takes the Map 1 slot, and would be a great Map 1 in a TNT project. It was pretty brutal for me, but then again, I was used to Doom 64 EX's controls and tired from being dragged around a mall and made to watch a movie, so that might have messed me up a bit
Opening courtyard, the zombiemen totally gave me a false threat sense
Holy shit, I was not prepared for this. Shotgunners everywhere!
Well, that didn't go according to plan..
Lets try this again! Ah fuck.
The hell? THIRD TIME LUCKY. *gets gibbed by barrel* Thank god I wasn't recording my play :p
With chaingun in hand, surely I'll do better, right? (Spoiler: no)
Aha! Invisibility! THIS will even the odds
*HP plummets, dies another horrible death* I MUST RETHINK THIS GUNGHO ATTITUDE
Yes, this will do nicely..
Apparantly, pressing the screenshot button at the same time you pick up an item makes the screenshot come out like this. Huge ass imp horde came out of the walls after a switch, and, shock horror, I LIVED THROUGH IT. Barely.
Yep, I'm set now B)
I can only imagine cannonball wringing his hands, while cackling with glee and adjusting his monocle, when he designed this little trap.
Then after a large fight after the blue key...
Next attempt: Oh you gotta be kidding me!
I WONT GIVE YOU THE DIGNITY, SHOTGUN GUY!
Oh, how sneaky :p
Probably took half an hour or more with the 9001 deaths. Pretty great map for something built in such a small time with no warning, would play again.
Also, this screen had a changed intermission. I sat there listening to it for a while, it was pretty good. Found out its a tune made by Eris! With more refinement, I would vouch for it as the Devilution intermission track. Legion of the Lost is pretty hard to replace, the image of Doomguy resting between levels to that music is brilliant.
Now to warp to Map 21 for Eris' offering. But first:
Shooting an imp in the dick.
Oho! A Hell theme! My favourite!
I actually cautiously went about this. The custom music and the lack of enemies really set an atmosphere. I only wish it was a bit darker.
"Oh shit, this is where shit happens isnt it? Well, lets see what hes going to punish me with"
OH MY GOD, DEVILUTION DOES THIS TO ME ENOUGH, WHHHHYYYY?
Swat them balls out of the air. I love Doomguy's expression
Well crap, rocket launcher is my least favourite weapon...
Well, this is going to end well.
I realised something about rockets and cacos
I suck at combining the two
Aha! Surely I'll be safe in here
SUICIDE! I guess I wasnt safe at all..
IM WEARING THEM DOWN AT LAST!
Oh for fucks sake! He would be at the top of the bloody map out of reach!
Oh fuck you and all you stand for Eris :p
But I forgive you because of this