Monday, October 3, 2011

New format; same Herculine...

Those few of you who have visited here before have doubtless noticed a change. The new look and direction of the blog is the result of protracted deliberation on what exactly I should do with it.

The two maps I created for Doom 2 have been ridiculed to the point that nobody will DL them to even give them a look.

Similarly, my Doom monster and item randomizer is getting beaten into the dirt by the critics and I doubt that it will be long before nobody will try it for themselves either.

My custom soundtrack for Doom has been banned because apparently I've totally misunderstood the definition of "royalty free".

As a result of all of the above, my reviews of the works of others are discredited before I've even typed them.

Finding myself with not much else to do where modding Doom is concerned, I needed to decide what to do with a blog that, at least for the time being, I'm not motivated to contribute to.

After much consideration, I decided to take the blog in something of a new direction... unlike my last Doom blog, which I deleted in full after my megaWAD project was shot down in flames after just two maps, this time around I've instead retained all the content to date and simply broadened the subject scope of the blog.

Rather than focus upon a single video game, the blog will now be a receptacle for my random musings regarding all the games I play. What this means in short is that you never know what you might find here. Since my gaming moods fluctuate like the weather, it could be Classic Doom one day and Dragon Age 2 the next, for example. Since I don't have a lot of people in RL to share my interests with, this will be where I'll express my thoughts on whatever I'm currently playing.

I think, at least for me, in the long-term this will be much better. Please bear with me and we'll see how it goes...


  1. Congratulations on the change Herculine! I am, of course, sorry to see the Doom blog go, but I look forward to seeing your posts regarding the other games that occupy your time :)

    In regards to the new layout, I find the green text much easier to read than the red of the Doom version, but, like the Doom version, I find the domination of the one colour a bit much. I think I understand why it is all in green, but maybe you could make the titles a different colour or shade? Just a suggestion.

    Now, I have to admit that, after reading this post, I am starting to feel like a bit of an odd-ball in regards to my online friends. You are not the first person I know to say that they have few to no "real life" friends that they can discuss gaming with. A large number of my "RL" friends are my gaming buddies. It tends to be a common denominator between myself and the people that I get to know.

  2. Yah... the color scheme needs a bit of tweaking, 'tis true.

    Don't worry, though; Doom is still one of my faves and surely will make an appearance from time to time...

  3. GAH! My eyes!

    ...Oh, it's a new color scheme. I thought I was having an acid flashback of 1977.

    ...What? So? Who cares that I've never done acid and wasn't even alive in '77. Stop confusing the issue with the facts!

    On a more serious note: I'm hardly surprised. Seemed to me the DOOM "community" was doing its damnedest to drive you off, for some reason.

    A more diverse blog will mean more chances to see you post -- and more chance for me to actually have something half-assedly meaningful to contribute in the way of comments, since I never did manage to get back into DOOM. Just too big a step back across the board for me.

  4. Seems the DOOM community were practicing their ego polishing alas :(

    You're not the only one whos focus fluctuates, I tend to obsess over a game for a while, then drop it to focus on another (except the times I switch to reading books).

    Right now I just switched from TF2 to finding source ports for my gog games. Wonder if I'll actually play any...

    It'll be nice to see what you have to say about other games though :)