The Quake Ironman League #3 - The Punishment Due

http://www.quaketastic.com/files/ironman3_pun.png

[h]What is the Quake Ironman League?[/h]In the spirit of the DWIronman League, the Quake Ironman League is a biweekly session that has participants play a provided map, episode or mod blind to see who can survive! Rules are at the bottom of the post.

This time you all will be dying to…

The Punishment Due, a Copper episode by Juzley, with a guest map from yours truly. Featuring large, challenging levels full of inventive encounters, overlapping routing and traps galore, this is the perfect kind of episode for ironman struggles. So prepare to die… (and to sustain psychic damage from all of the puns)

Maps
start.bsp - Start for Start’s Sake (juzley)
pun1.bsp - Azure Annoyance (juzley)
*pun2.bsp *- Let Them Eat Quake (fairweather/juzley)
pun3.bsp- Tour de Vores (juzley)
pun4.bsp - With Fiends Like These (juzley)
pun5.bsp - Ogre and Out (juzley)

Difficulty: Hard (Skill 2)
File(s): http://www.quaketastic.com/files/pun.zip
Mod: Copper (Included)
Note: This map requires an engine port with increased limits.
Commands: The command “game pun; skill 2” will switch you to the pun episode directory and select the Hard skill, and “record qil3_playername pun1” will begin your attempt.

[h]Rules[/h]
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]To compete, you must play the given map/mod/mapset once on the given difficulty setting and record a demo of your playthrough to submit to this thread./]
]Playthroughs must be (at least mostly) blind. You are not permitted to practice or otherwise study the map before attempts are made./]
]Demo files must be compatible with Quakespasm Spiked source port. (Protocol 15, 666, or FTE999)/]
]No cheat codes or other gameplay hacks may be used./]
]No mods or files other than those provided may be used./]
]If the recording of your run is interrupted due to technical difficulties, you are not permitted a second attempt. Any surviving recording may be submitted./]
]You do not have to play the secret levels in order to register a complete run. However, a player who finishes the run having completed more secret levels than their competitors will rank higher than them./]
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[h]Current Leaderboard[/h]
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]Koren - Finished! - 788 Total Kills/]
]Mazu - Finished! - 785 Total Kills/]
]Voidforce - Rocket jumped into the next life… - 4 Maps / 722 Total Kills/]
]Markie - So close! Ate an Enforcer’s salvo - 4 Maps / 709 Total Kills/]
]Zigi - Opened up the wrong damn door! - 3 Maps / 578 Total Kills/]
]Cube - Tried to dance a Shambler behind a 16u pole, so close… - 3 Maps / 410 Total Kills/]
]Danbo - Met their maker in the stinky water chamber - 1 Map / 176 Total Kills/]
]h4724 - Apparently just thought that the Shambler needed a hug - 1 Map / 143 Total Kills/]
]onepolishtart - Died to the fidget spinner room - 1 Map / 105 Total Kills/]
]Crob4r - Another fidget spinning victim, nipping at OTP’s heels - 1 Map / 104 Total Kills/]
]Zothique - Slow and steady eats the grenade - 1 Map / 101 Total Kills/]
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pe8eHfsYT_FfeQYVaIJDTBJQ4IOyUWUyNr6JNPgYz9w/edit?usp=sharing
https://www.quaddicted.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=860

https://drive.google.com/file/d/145IQjbWr9jr32IIDCGqLs_ON3f7HQCc-/view?usp=sharing

Completed but got very lost on map 4. Decided to solve the problem with some movement skills. Disclaimer about 5th map is that i tested early version of it before. This was a fun adventure regardless.

Good stuff Mazu! :slight_smile:

Also to note, I’m changing how the ranks work just for simplicity. Here’s what I look for in order.
Levels completed > Kills > Secrets > Time taken > How much I personally like the person’s avatar > Cell ammo they have when they’re done (Lower is better)

http://www.quaketastic.com/files/demos/qil3_pun_otp.zip

Map 1 lulled me into a false sense of complacency, map 2 suddenly went from 0 to 100 in a couple seconds and that was the end of me. :frowning:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KsEGxV9RnXbu14Fk8taE_aKWKe265ixz/view?usp=sharing

I was so happy with how well I was playing and then died to a shambler halfway through map 2 after making 3-ish stupid mistakes in a row.

Btw, nice new ranking criteria. I think I’m covered in case I get the same maps, kills, and secrets as someone else.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ps0kOskZXtjqK6uYu1K_6vubdiDFdwTb/view?usp=sharing

Amazing episode, had a really great time playing it. The slime/button pressy part in map2 was really fun.
The entire episode was great. Died in map 4! gw!

That was really, really fun! Survived but the last map was very scary in places. I had some navigation issues in map4 and had to do a bit of cheeky sequence breaking. I can see from the comments that mazu had a similar problem so i’m going to assume it was the same obstacle.

I’m really sorry I couldn’t stream it, but my only internet is 4g and i’ve been dropping a lot of packets this last week. That would be tolerable in itself, but it freaks out OBS and tends to cause my entire computer to lock up and stutter, which is not good for an ironman thing. I made a local recording and will put on youtube instead.

https://cyberdemon.co.uk/stuff/qil3_koren.dem

i’ve never tried playing ironman before (and don’t play a lot of quake) but a friend told me to. i didn’t survive very long, but i enjoyed myself!

the end (?) of the second map really made me panic and that is how i met a miserable end face down in the smelly water. the quad room made me sweat too!

https://stuff.danbo.vg/quake/qil3_danbo.dem

[quote=danbo]i’ve never tried playing ironman before (and don’t play a lot of quake) but a friend told me to. i didn’t survive very long, but i enjoyed myself!

the end (?) of the second map really made me panic and that is how i met a miserable end face down in the smelly water. the quad room made me sweat too! [/quote]
Haha, that one’s my doing… I’m so sorry! Caught out a lot of people, it’s either that or the finale map that rinses people, hope to see you for some more Ironman fun in the future :slight_smile:

[quote=zigi]Amazing episode, had a really great time playing it. The slime/button pressy part in map2 was really fun.
The entire episode was great. Died in map 4! gw![/quote]
Your playthrough was sick, so many great close calls… so sad you didn’t get to Ironman that finale though!

Thanks man! Looking forward to that playthrough vid, glad to see other people finish this one out in one shot… y’all are making me think I should have put this on Nightmare >:)

This is the Quake I love! Great episode… I feel bad for not finishing it! I will return for sure!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ynQcGosNYohZvy3eBxeehe0ch4Gww1mw/view?usp=sharing

First ironman I’ve ever done, that was mega fun!

Got my ass blasted by an enforcer, panicking on the platforms with the slime and the shamblers and all the other things happening on the 2nd map.

The encounters in these maps are so difficult, but damn do you feel awesome after you finish them hahaha.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PfJMfWsAnqF5D_Y7xqqyY8MB4Lhvx_Ht/view?usp=sharing

:slight_smile:

This is my first ironman AND my first day on the forums, too! I had a lot of fun with this one, even though I died like a tard to a shambler on map4. The encounters are all really well done and I liked the end of map3 especially because of it. Hope to do more of these in the future!

https://files.catbox.moe/owt2mp.dem

^demo link.

Welcome! Always great to see fresh faces, especially ones who hold their own on a pack like this. Enjoy your that score.

[quote=Crob4r]First ironman I’ve ever done, that was mega fun!

Got my ass blasted by an enforcer, panicking on the platforms with the slime and the shamblers and all the other things happening on the 2nd map.

The encounters in these maps are so difficult, but damn do you feel awesome after you finish them hahaha.[/quote]
I’ll have to watch this one back on stream later, I could see the… body(?) language in your view when you got close to death, I could just imagine the screaming >:D

Thanks for playing! Sorry for the fidget spinner room… that seems to be the end of a lot of people, big spike!

Nice to see so many new people this time around. Hope to see you guys more in future :slight_smile:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlF79qys-TaXiup0FcuqlCr7YkC54Q?e=NLDaq0

pun1
6:09
4/5
63/63

pun2
9:36
4/5
120/120

pun3
11:58
2/6
147/160

pun4
31:57
6/10
313/319

pun5
4:40
0/4
66/147
died to enforcer in void branch

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18qs2aq0yzoCFaYLk1FKONahv7K2iqg6Y/view?usp=sharing
Died at pun5 with quaded rocketboost