Here's my quality story:
During the summer of 2011 an enthusiastic and diverse group of doom mappers decided to work together and create a megawad consisting entirely of slaughter maps. For six hard months they labored to complete the project. These brave level designers spent day after day working away, creating sector upon sector and placing monster upon monster, in what would become one of the most thoroughly crafted wads of all time. Their work paid off; by the end of the year they had constructed a masterpiece which would undoubtedly influence all Doom wads to come. The project, entitled with the magnificent name “Slaughterfest 2011”, stood above the usual heap of doom wads as work of art perfect in every conceivable way.
However, the megawad didn’t receive the reception that its crafters had hoped for. It received no prize at the 2011 Cacowards, a great disappointment because, like most mappers, the Slaughterfest 2011 designers made their wad mostly for the sake of getting one of the awards. Most of them then realized that the wad must have been spared an award because it was simply too good: Slaughterfest’s level of quality was so high that putting on the same platform as Cacoward winners would be an insult.
Before this issue could be resolved another dilemma emerged: once the wad was uploaded to the /idgames archive a group of jealous trolls began giving it negative reviews. One went as far as to call it a “very worthless ugly megawad”, a statement no sane person would make. Others gave it 1/5 ratings, tragically bringing the masterpiece’s score down to 3/5, heartbreaking to all the determined mappers who spent weeks on end making elaborate levels in order to get a 5/5 (as well as a Cacoward). On top of all this, the /newstuff review for it was one of the worst in the publication’s history. The reviewer not only refused to classify the wad as the magnum opus which it clearly is, but she went as far as to state that it “fails to impress” and that most of the maps are “ridiculously unfair”. While it was obvious that she was just a troll who probably couldn’t even beat E1 on ITYTD*, her review was a massive insult to the entire Slaughterfest 2011 team, because, just like all other mappers, the only reasons Slaughterfest 2011’s designers made the wad were to get a Cacoward, get a 5/5 on the /idgames page, and get a favorable /newstuff review.
Despite these setbacks, the Slaughterfest team regrouped in 2012 to begin work on another megawad with another highly original name: Slaughterfest 2012. They worked even harder on this one than they had on its predecessor, and they gave themselves double the amount of time. However, many of the mappers were reluctant to publicly release the project, based on the disappointing reception of the first one. They worried that the wad was be too perfect that it would be impossible for average lowly doomers to appreciate its quality. Intense debates occurred within the team over whether the new masterpiece should be kept private or not. Some argued that the public didn’t deserve to lay eyes upon the wad due to how they treated the first one. Others argued that not releasing the wad would prevent it from receiving enough praise to make the project worthwhile. After weeks of bickering a compromise was finally reached: the megawad would be released if somebody succeeded in slaughtering all the trolls who criticized the first project. But who would undertake such a crazy challenge?
Your mission is to go through 35 ball-bustlingly difficult maps, killing thousands of trolls who dared speak low of the first Slaughterfest. You’ll travel through a diverse selection of environments, including derelict hospitals, sprawling cities, imposing castles, and generic abstract zones. You’ll face off against hordes of angry trolls (who coincidently look just like doom monsters) within epic blood-splattered arenas. The chances of survival are low, but if you’re successful, the Slaughterfest team will be able to get all the praise, Cacowards, chicks, fame, cash, power, etc., that they deserve!!!
*(no offence to fullmetalvaran)