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Favorite Doom Weapon

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:55 am
by Xaser
Ok... Just being the curious person that I am, what's your favorite DOOM weapon? Mine's the Railgun, simply because it can hit multiple baddies at once.

[FUTURE-EDIT] I haven't the heart to tell past-me that there was no railgun in Doom. That would probably break my heart -- both of them, past and present.

Time travel is weird.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:04 am
by Enjay
Shotgun. I know there are more destructrive weapons, but something about that appealing, hypnotic "chopping" action of the original shotty draws you in and captivates you. To me it characterises Doom as much as any of the monsters or levels.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:12 am
by Xaser
Yeah, the shotgun is an awesome weapon, even in the face of the BFG, but it's not very useful to me in deathmatch (always get blown away by the rocket launcher guy...).

[FUTURE-EDIT] This still happens almost every time. Damn single barrel...

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:16 am
by Hirogen2
Railgun for DM, Single Shotgun for SP.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:27 am
by Xaser
Railguns Rock, as they slice right through baddies.

Here's a time when the railgun would be very handy...

[FUTURE-EDIT] Oh no, I'm referring to THE FUTURE! Damnit, where'd I put all my depleted uranium?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:40 am
by bimshwel
I'd prefer a team of janitors in a situation like that.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:46 am
by Mighty Duck X-treme
The Super Shotgun; you can take out a bunch of zombies with one blast with this baby. The Plasma Rifle is a close second (best for deathmatch).

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:10 pm
by Ultraviolet
This seems more like a Doomworld sort of poll to me. Seriously, that's what it's there for. This isn't even ZDoom related, aside from the railgun part, but that's just a poor excuse to spam these pretty new forums.

Heh. We sacrificed on-topic posting for pretty, easy to use forums.

EDIT: Not only is it a "Doomworld sort of poll," but it's been done to death already.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:15 pm
by Xaser
Evil Mittens wrote:I'd prefer a team of janitors in a situation like that.


Nah, they'd ust get eaten alive. Might be funny to watch, though.

Ultraviolet wrote:This isn't even ZDoom related, aside from the railgun part


Good point. I promise not to post any junk like this again.

[FUTURE-EDIT] I might have lied on that last part.

Also, those janitors might have made a nice distraction at the very least. Survival of the quickest...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:14 am
by Malphas
I vote for the Railgun, but in particular the TRI-Railgun.bex add-on.

I just like the LONG-distance explodeys it can dish out. :twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:16 am
by Malphas
How come there's no listing for the Unmaker (the laser weapon from Doom64)? That was my 2nd fave.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:17 am
by SargeBaldy
uh, heh. how the hell is railgun winning a "best doom weapon" poll, when it's not even a doom weapon? anyway, i vote shotgun.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:15 am
by Enjay
SargeBaldy wrote:uh, heh. how the hell is railgun winning a "best doom weapon" poll


Maybe it should be a best Zdoom weapon poll, and include all the Heretic and Hexen weapons too? At least that would make it a Zdoom forum specific question.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 7:29 am
by Hirogen2
Heretic: Hellstaff. It's like Plasma Gun. Fast. Effective.
Hexen: not really, eh? Weapon 4.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:08 am
by Xaser
Enjay wrote:Maybe it should be a best Zdoom weapon poll, and include all the Heretic and Hexen weapons too? At least that would make it a Zdoom forum specific question.


Problem is, I only have shareware version of heretic, and haven't played Hexen at all, so I don't know what every single one of those weapons are.

[FUTURE-EDIT] Turns out I wasn't missing much.