However, TNT was rough. And as my taste evolved, so did my understanding of what made a map good. (Though my affection for Habitat certainly explains why my mapping skill took awhile....)
Recently I discovered the Dean of Doom and his reviews, and while I don't agree with him on every single point, I found his thought process fair and his attitude refreshing among critics, and decided to take notes on his review of TNT. As an experiment, I decided to mess around with the base TNT levels and see if I could remix them to feel a little closer to the polish of Plutonia.
I wanted very much to keep this under wraps until I had finished it, but I realized that I needed feedback, and a full megawad requires a level of feedback that is far too much to ask someone to just run through for you. So I decided I'll release it here, early. I don't know how long it'll take to finish, but I have plans for a variety of things before I consider it done.
Screenshots are here: https://imgur.com/a/74wwp5y
More will be uploaded as I complete it, but I want to keep my favorite bits as spoilers, this is more of a sampling of some of the changes.
Some notes before the link:
Here's the link, try it out and let me know what you think: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eJ6A-L ... sp=sharing
Lastly, for people who really insist on Pistol Starting, here's the maps I changed, so you can skip to them. If you'd prefer a single segment, like myself, avoid this section!
Any maps not in this list I haven't had time. I've been prioritizing based on what maps need it the most, and what will take the most time to fix. (need most/easiest to fix = Done sooner)
Spoiler:Let me know, of course, what you think!