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PH8DM1: The Hall Of Atrocities

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- 1 on 1, 2 on 2
- 4 DM starts, 2 NG, 2 SS, 1 SNG, 1 GL

"This place bears history... a history not worth repeating. It is an archaic exhibit of medieval horrors, preserved for human curiosity... preserved in hopes that the massacres would not happen again. The architects of this morbid memorial had not a thought of the future use of this place, where more personal massacres would take place in deathmatch events.

With it's foundation of human bones cast amid clay and soil, the hall's reverance grew as centuries passed on. Each tile was formed from a mix of bone dust and metals. Each tile, bearing a remnant of something... of someone. Thieves would laborously remove them - sometimes for personal decor, but mostly for money. Atrocities capitalized.

Who knows what new atrocities these halls may witness again? Perhaps somehow, it lives through others, a gloating evil staring down from every skull bordering the halls. Waiting evermore, and ready."

And thank you for trying/playing :D
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Go Phait 
Good first DM map phait. I really liked the messed up tile part, think you should've put more of those in there :) The coloring of the level reminded me of DM1&DM4 stuck together. After loading the map I noticed the title said created in Jan 2003.. 2004 should it be? :) Keep em coming! 
Thanks for checking it out guys. A few things:

- Layout: This was the 5th layout I'd drawn out. I actually deviated a bit (there was going to be a basement area)... but of course I had to get all happy-happy-joy-joy on it. I thought it was small, but as a "first" release I wanted to get it done, and focus on 1 on 1.
I was originally influenced by id DM1, I don't know how much it shows.

-Weapons: I didn't want the RL in there, next map I will. I kind of wanted the GL to be used with the layout, I had certain areas where you could use it better. As far as ammos and placement, I admit that was a rush job.

-Secret: Yeah weak, but kinda fun.

I was going to have it beta tested but I got so caught up in the anxiousness of releasing. I'm just glad I did get it done, and I didn't rush it too soon. Whether anyone likes the map, I'm not too concerned - did it primarily for me. However for those that do like some parts of it, awesome.

Thank you for all the constructive crits I will definitely keep this in mind for PH8DM2; and thanks Scampie for mirroring :) 
looks good but too oldskool, but I like runic style anyway. Hope your next one will be bigger and with more varying textures 
y'know when I was offering, demanding to help beta test... you shoulda took me up on that aswell as others... :D

you RUSHED IT whhhyyyy oh why... 

k. =[ 
I'm stoopeed! 
Take No Notice 
My first map (if I ever make one) is going to be a box with one gun and a monster, and I'm gonna be damn proud of it too :D 
Same Here! Great City Of Crates! 
We, the up coming generation of mappers scoff at such concerns as basic archetecture, good spelling, realistic design, supportive textures and variance from the almighty ninety degree angle. Yes, just as the Sex Pistols had to turn from the technical finese of the rock music that came before them and churn out half ass done rockabilly riffs in order to give birth to the revolution is sound synthesis that we now call the Clash, we have to turn away from the technical excelence of Vondur, CZG, Spog and Kell in order that a greater synthesis can be born. Yes, that is right, we, Phait, Megazoid, and I -- who I may add has not released a damn thing -- are the Sex Pistols. 
I Will Make Up For My Inactivity Soon 
This is my evile plan for April Fools Day; there is a utility for doom wads called slige that autogenerates megawads. I'll generate a batch, convert them into Quake levels. Next step, add the berzerker power up to the Progs.dat file, and take out all of the weapons, making it hand to hand only.
After that, make textures out of photos from leather fetish and gay night club oriented sites.
Release it on April Fools Day under the heading, 'The Brass Brawler, 32 Levels of Fist Pounding Action!'
Can you imagine family friendly PlanetQuake announcing, '32 levels of fist pounding action!' 
Cool Moves 
Good show getting your first map out there! I'll play it up tonight. Sounds like it's full of detail and stuff. DEFINITELY betatest. Make a crappy version, so crappy that it would take like five minutes to recreate an entire area. Use that, work it, get inertia to play qw with you on it, get the layout perfect and then hit it with all the detail you can. recipe for tastey maps! 
Good call on the windows upstairs. 
its all for the sake of art, man 
And what's wrong with dead ends? 
Dead Ends... 
dm4 had one, and that's why dm4 was so unpopular. 
when the map has dead end, gameplay ends up in cat & mouse fashion. i.e. dead ends destroys smooth gameflow.

ps, wtf with qurnel and the site? i'll erase teh account damnit ;) 
I Think 
Deadends can be both good and bad. Recall Q2DM1, where one of the RL is. Powerful weapon, but a risk getting it: dead end, and ambush from above.

I wasn't too sure how PH8DM1 would play, but it was for 1 on 1 so I didn't feel I had to go all out on flow. Opinions may differ. I'm going to do something better for PH8DM2, naturally. 
I Don't See 
any strategy there. only catching the moment when your opponent is away and thinks you're somewhere else but not in the dead end. you have to manage to get in/out of there during that rare occasion. and i prefer strategy in 'run and shoot' style of gameplay rather than camping deadends...

yes i suck and thx for the link 
There was a second exit from the RL in q2dm1 -- you could rocket jump up through that hole to the hallway with the window. But obviously, you take some damage to get there. 
y do you wot to now i do not now you so i am not telln you ok so glt lostr ok naw 
Yea Ok Naw 
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