I've tried many a deathmatch level, and for the most part, I've been dissatisfied. Many of the levels I've seen seem too much like 'novelty' levels...
================================================================ Title : OPEN.WAD Author : Chris Carollo Misc Author Info : Been DOOMing since 12.10.93 Have yet to be beaten on this level. :} Email Address : <email removed> <email removed> Description : I've tried many a deathmatch level, and for the most part, I've been dissatisfied. Many of the levels I've seen seem too much like 'novelty' levels, not of the quality or style of id's original maps. When I set out to make this level, I tried to keep in mind the levels from id, especially E1M1 and E1M5, which are my favorites for deathmatch. I also tried to keep the level very small and open, while always leaving at least two ways out of any area. The frags should be quick, but not necessarily 'cheap', because you can normally get out of any situation in which you may find yourself. Some rather kick-ass frags to attempt: - Shoot a rocket up the open lift from the courtyard and hit your opponent. My personal favorite. :) - Set the lift into the off from the stone room, but don't fall in. Then drop down after the lift has fully lowered, and shoot your opponent. - Shoot your opponent in mid-air as he jumps off the hallway into the courtyard. ================================================================ * Play Information * Episode and Level # : E1M1 Single Player : Yes, just to walk through the level. Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes, just to walk through the level together. Deathmatch 2-4 Player : You betcha. Designed for 2-player. Difficulty Settings : Different damage taken at different levels. New Sounds : No New Graphics : No Demos Replaced : None * Construction * Base : New level from scratch Build Time : 10 hours, not including testing Editor(s) used : EdMap v1.22 for level creating and editing DEU 5.21gcc for texture aligning Known Bugs : None, and I've tested it extensively (25+ hrs of deathmatching). If you do find any errors, please mail me. * Copyright / Permissions * Authors may NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels. You MAY distribute this WAD, provided you include this file, with no modifications. You may distribute this file in any electronic format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include this file intact. * Where to get this WAD * FTP sites: ftp.cdrom.com