Why the name ZDoom?

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Post by Doom »

Nash wrote:I can only guess that the "Z" came from anime/japanese videogame influences, because Randy is an anime fan.

Dragonball Z, Bahamut Zero, Super Secret Spaceship RX-XR etc.
:shock:
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Post by randi »

I got into anime after starting ZDoom, so try again.
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Post by cccp_leha »

randy wrote:Maybe I chose the "Z" just so that everybody can wonder how to pronounce it.
Would you ever consider telling us the real reason why it's "Z"?
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Post by randi »

Maybe there is no real reason.
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Post by cccp_leha »

Aha. But that "maybe" is still a bit of a throw-off. :)
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Post by Risen »

Maybe it's all a ploy to see what people come up with.

Heh, I would probably do that.
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Post by TheDarkArchon »

A new guess from me, dressed up as a dialouge. Why? For the hell of it.

Massmouth: What happen?
Teh Worm: Randy named ZDoom after Zero Wing
Massmouth: We get signal.
Worm: What?
Massmouth: Main screen turn on
TDA: How are you, gentlemen? All your quotes belong to me. You are on your way to being owned.
Worm: What you say?
TDA: You have no chance to be remembered, make your time. LOLOLZ
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I say, it's called Z because it's the end of all that's good and worthy about Doom, meaning not that it puts an actual end to it, but that it symbolises the absolute border to which Doom could aspire technologically and gameplay-wise.

That, not being the correct answer I suppose, is the best explanation to me, so there you have it :D
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Post by Mr. Tee »

cccp_leha wrote:Aha. But that "maybe" is still a bit of a throw-off. :)
Maybe randy enjoys seeing how much chaos a simple letter can produce. :wink:
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Maybe Z because it's the FINAL doom port, cause it's the best. As Z is the last letter of the alphabet (duh)
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Gosh, thanks for sodomizing my last post in a single line.
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Curunir wrote:Gosh, thanks for sodomizing my last post in a single line.
Ew. :sadno:
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Any time........
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Any time........
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Post by Darkon »

yay 2 people who obviously either totally overlooked my post or just ignored it :-p (page 3)

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