Re: Definitive Vidmastery
Posted By: Joshua JansenDate: 8/26/01 9:00 a.m.

In Response To: vidmastery (Soapstone)

: I disagree. I think vidmastery is more about style ; a demonstration of
: ass-kicking and impressiveness under difficult circumstances.

End this discussion- Vidmastery is exactly what Jason Jones made it to be: a challenge.

According to the Vidmaster site, Jason wrote this in January of 1995 on alt.games.marathon:
"I challenge anyone who thinks they rule at Marathon to complete all of the game's levels on Total Carnage starting with only the pistol and x1 health (via Command-Option Begin Game). Upload your replays!"

And always remember your Oath:
"I pledge to punch all switches, to never shoot where I could use grenades, to admit the existence of no level except Total Carnage, to never use Caps Lock as my 'run' key, and to never, ever, leave a singe Bob alive."

Being a Vidmaster is not about knowing everything or seeing everything; it's about killing everything that moves with style (that is, not making it boring: if you yawn when watching a replay of yours, you aren't a Vidmaster), never using a shield regeneration unit, and only ever playing on Total Carnage. In short, you need only get secrets when there is a Bob to murder, a switch to punch, or, possibly, a terminal to read.

We have here a 'chicken and egg' problem, and I have the solution, I think- full understanding of a map is not necessary, yet it presents itself after attempting to Vid a map several hundred times. A Vidmaster need not know a map like the inside of his eyelids, but most of them do through experience, anyway. The point is, it's not whether you *have* to know a map or not to be a Vidmaster, because a Vidmaster will anyway.

Simply put: If you have to ask, you aren't trying hard enough. Get back into the game!

The Marathon Vidmaster Challenge

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