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Romero has been playing Doom?! Go Figure.

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: Romero has been playing Doom?! Go Figure. Reply with quote

http://rome.ro

The one of the creators of Doom himself has been playing ZDaemon and Skulltag! I remember a few days back Gollum saw Romero on ZRC, but I thought it was an alias and didn't think anything of it. But then, I see this on his website, and now, I beleve. Razz Not only that, he owns too. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup! Cool
(knew I shoulda saved a screenie!) Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a log floating around from a few years back (probably when zdaemon was relatively new?) of Romero coming to #zdaemon I assume. I wasn't around, but I remember the thread. :p

http://forums.zdaemon.org/viewtopic.php?t=3444
http://www.zone.ee/estdoom/download/romero.txt
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was on DC i think, way efore Zdaemon.
I remember being like... that the REAl John, and my mate Moti being like "yo dd, yea it is".
now i can bug him for advice on mappnig.
hehe joke.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:57 am    Post subject: Re: Romero has been playing Doom?! Go Figure. Reply with quote

killingblair wrote:
I remember a few days back Gollum saw Romero on ZRC, but I thought it was an alias and didn't think anything of it.
I saw him on ZRC a week or two ago and asked CheapAlert about it (since he has direct contact with Romero), but he was too much of a lazyass to look into it further. But hey, great to know that it really is Romero.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeh i couldn't believe it myself! it's a shame he left id before q2 tho..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw him playing Skulltag, tried to join, but the server was full, I WAS SO ANGRY!!! >Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, probably all asked for his autograph. Nice to know he's playing Zdaemon and Skulltag. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actuallly happened to be there when he was playing =].
It seems he really enyojed the games, judging from his comments, like gg!!!!! and awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one Doom creator guy who has been in to see us and even come to play the game with us for, god... the whole game's existence. And even today, there he is. He must actually like Doom huh? (and us). =)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/me bows down.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ROMERO RULEZ!!!
DA ORIGANAL DOOM GOD AND INVENTOR OF DEATHMATCH and the word FRAG!!!
i bow down 2 u..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhinoknight wrote:
...and the word FRAG!!!

No... I know that the word frag goes back minmally to the Vietnam era and probably long before that.
It's a derivative of the word "fragmentation" as in "fragmentation grenade" but later on, "frag" became known as the word used to describe the killing off of senior officers on the field of battle.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

switcher wrote:
It's a derivative of the word "fragmentation" as in "fragmentation grenade" but later on, "frag" became known as the word used to describe the killing off of senior officers on the field of battle.


Yeah, Rhinoknight has it reversed. John Romero invented the word Deathmatch as it first appears in Doom, and i think began the first use of the word "frag" in the deathmatch context. The concept of deathmatch goes way back, I recall playing a 1 on 1 battle using tanks on the ancient Atari.

haha...I checked Dictionary.com, and Frag in a multiplayer game is now listed as a real definition.

exerpt from dictionary.com wrote:
To wound or kill (a fellow soldier) by throwing a grenade or similar explosive at the victim: “He got fragged. Blown away” (Bobbie Ann Mason).

n.,v. [from Vietnam-era U.S. military slang via the games
Doom and Quake] 1. To kill another player's avatar in a multiuser
game. "I hold the office Quake record with 40 frags." 2. To
completely ruin something. "Forget that power supply, the lightning
strike fragged it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_BahdKo_ wrote:
switcher wrote:
It's a derivative of the word "fragmentation" as in "fragmentation grenade" but later on, "frag" became known as the word used to describe the killing off of senior officers on the field of battle.


Yeah, Rhinoknight has it reversed. John Romero invented the word Deathmatch as it first appears in Doom, and i think began the first use of the word "frag" in the deathmatch context.

haha...I checked Dictionary.com, and Frag in a multiplayer game is now listed as a real definition.

exerpt from dictionary.com wrote:
To wound or kill (a fellow soldier) by throwing a grenade or similar explosive at the victim: “He got fragged. Blown away” (Bobbie Ann Mason).

n.,v. [from Vietnam-era U.S. military slang via the games
Doom and Quake] 1. To kill another player's avatar in a multiuser
game. "I hold the office Quake record with 40 frags." 2. To
completely ruin something. "Forget that power supply, the lightning
strike fragged it.

hmm i knew what frag meant...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's not like he's a president.

i like how raider gets all queesy and treats him like a God.

i wonder if he's still a good programmer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen him yet but I doubt I will. Having problem with my connection again. But that's awesome that he's around on Zdaemon and Skulltag. =D
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

t8 wrote:
i wonder if he's still a good programmer.


from what i hear, Ion Storm went belly-up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred512 wrote:
t8 wrote:
i wonder if he's still a good programmer.


from what i hear, Ion Storm went belly-up.


HEY I OWN ION STORM!!!
actually i OWN Iron Storm!!!
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