What is Eon
It's a gathering of NOS Duel and FFA maps that has been in progress for a very long time. After many revisions and map cuts, I'm finally content with the current group of maps.
What do you mean by NOS?
I mean 'New Old School'. It's simply a name that describes the type of gamplay that these maps are designed for. It's more or less a middle ground of OS settings and typical 'NS' settings. Gameplay is focused around limited ammo, PWO, item respawn, freelook and powerups. It's important to note that awareness pays off a lot especially with half ammo.
Why not just call it NewSchool?
Because that term is quite vague. Everyone knows what settings make up an OS duel but when people throw around 'NS', people just shrug and assume it means Freelook and Jump. While it's partly true, there are no real guidelines or standards (that I'm aware off) when making a NewSchool map. As a result, I attempted to make a standard that borrows from both 'schools' and creates a familiar, yet refreshing game play experience. Perhaps I'll take a shot at SuperNS when people stop arguing over NoSwitch vs Autoswitch (never).
What about jump?
I contemplated adding in design elements for jumping but I decided against it because jumping varies enough between all ports to where it causes a headache and because back then in the beginning jumping was unheard of in dueling and nothing has changed since then. With that said, most maps function well under OS settings and in the instance that this style doesn't go over well, the tried and true is still applicable.
What settings are required?
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Spoiler (Open)Skill: Ultra-Violence, Freelook On, Autoswitch off, Item Respawn On, No Jump/Crouch, Old RNG, Silent Bfg, Plas Bump.
Not much more to cover. The purpose of this project isn't to win a caco-award (never will), but to introduce something new to Doom Dueling. I would like to see other mappers take a shot at making a map to this style (in the very least, it's an excuse to map). Hopefully there is something in the wad that catches people's fancy, if not, well I tried. Any bug reporting would be appreciated. Have An Ice Day.
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