Baphomet's Entryway - A map designed for MetaDoom!

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DrPyspy
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Baphomet's Entryway - A map designed for MetaDoom!

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In this brief look into an alternative version of events, a survivor of the demonic outbreak of Mars has fought his way through the hordes and onto hell's doorstep. In his search for the mastermind of the invasion, he has encountered a hell priest known as Deag Ranak, who has been making his way to the capital city of hell. The marine is hoping that tracking down the priest will lead him to whoever... or whatever... is leading this hellish incursion.

Baphomet's Entryway is a level that makes use of MetaDoom's unique monsters and gameplay elements, as well as taking some inspiration from MetaDoom's core concepts. Elements from various Doom games are mashed together and molded into a hellish castle full of devious demons. Will you be able to conquer this cursed citadel? The answer is yes! (spoiler alert)

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Download Baphomet's Entryway from THIS VERY LINK! Whatever you do, do NOT download it from this link.

You WILL require MetaDoom v7.1 to enter this hellish fortress! Download it from the official webzone or receive a copy from your local pharmacy (prescription required.)

Baphomet's Entryway was tested and developed for GZDoom v4.8.1 (and above), so you should probably play it with that version (or above.)
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I got to play an early version of this, and it absolutely rules.
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Played this mapset and got some thoughts:
* The presentation is great, like the use of the voice lines.
* Looks beautiful, with the use of D64 textures.
* The design of the actual level is also great.
* Secrets weren't hard to find either.
* Love the use of the meathook points, even if i had some trouble with the one that would take you to the Chainsaw room; but i tried running a bit before meathooking, so i guess momento build can help.
* The enemies that were used were nice choises.
* I didn't mind having the GL over the RL but i did felt the absense of the Plasma Rifle if i have to be honest.
* Final Boss was nice, thought i did spent a while running around in a circle while using the flame belch.

Still, it's great and opens a path for any other potential MetaDoom based map, even if someone else could do it.
Maybe someday, i could try and make one instead of being an ideas guy at best lol.

also if anyone is having issue with loading the mapset: if you are using a loader, first put the mod then the map after/below.
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whatup876 wrote:Played this mapset and got some thoughts:
* The presentation is great, like the use of the voice lines.
* Looks beautiful, with the use of D64 textures.
* The design of the actual level is also great.
* Secrets weren't hard to find either.
* Love the use of the meathook points, even if i had some trouble with the one that would take you to the Chainsaw room; but i tried running a bit before meathooking, so i guess momento build can help.
* The enemies that were used were nice choises.
* I didn't mind having the GL over the RL but i did felt the absense of the Plasma Rifle if i have to be honest.
* Final Boss was nice, thought i did spent a while running around in a circle while using the flame belch.

Still, it's great and opens a path for any other potential MetaDoom based map, even if someone else could do it.
Maybe someday, i could try and make one instead of being an ideas guy at best lol.

also if anyone is having issue with loading the mapset: if you are using a loader, first put the mod then the map after/below.
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed! I experimented with giving the player weapons that weren't as commonly used, and ended up settling on the Grenade Launcher and the Gauss Cannon. (I was originally going to have the Lightning Gun in the map as well, but I ran into some softlock issues, unfortunately.) The encounters were designed around these weapon limitations, but I can definitely see what you mean about missing the Plasma Rifle, especially near the end. I'll keep this in mind for the future!
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Post by AlphaSoraKun »

This is a really good level. Gotta say, DrPyspy.

And based on how much I've played. I'm gonna give my own score of a 9/10.
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Thank you!
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An Excellent experience from the beginning till the end. 10/10.

I will dare to ask to DrPySpy if he can consider making this map compatible with other mods so that one can decide which mod to play with the map.

Many thanks-
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Post by Rudiarius »

This is fantastic, now release a whole episode and I will treat you to a funny orb :D

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