Stronghold: On The Edge Of Chaos
Stronghold Fortified My Skills
So where do I begin? Back when I was a ‘young Doomer’ I looked up to and was inspired by various well known map authors such as Agent Spork, Tormentor667 and Dutch Devil to name a few; so when an opportunity to work alongside one of them (Tormentor667) on an invasion-styled project named “Stronghold” presented itself, I took it without hesitation. I pushed myself to do what I felt was my best Doom work to date.
However, at the time I still wasn’t up to the mark of making maps as visually stunning as the rest of the Stronghold team. Luckily Vader was kind enough to give both of my maps some love and attention! STR09 remains mostly unchanged, with just a touch of detail here and there added by both Vader & Remmirath, but the other map, STR22, had a major rework done solely by Vader. It became much better looking and in turn influenced the direction of some of my future mapping endeavours!
I am thankful for this particular chapter of my ‘Doom career’ as it definitely acted as a catalyst for improving my mapping skills – I’m still continuously improving even to this day; Doom mapping is an art you can never fully master. Stronghold helped me realise that!
August 14th, 2010
- STR09 – “Volcanic Installation”
- STR22 – “Locus of Pestilence”
- Doom Builder 1