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Descent videos

Post by kakhome1 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:38 pm

Not sure if this topic may exist in another forum, but just thought it would be nice to have a thread for anyone with Descent videos they'd like to share, as well as for related commentary.

I've been recording Descent myself lately for the first time with a cold start (might exempt Level 25 here though), casual, Hotshot, no saves playthrough of TEW in progress:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT ... Xe9fNVzhDq

All commentary is welcome (either here or on YT)! :)
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Post by AlexanderBorisov » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:23 pm

Anyone knows how to make youtube videos easier to find in Google or other search engines? Still have problem finding my own videos by keywords like "Descent", "Enemy Vignettes", "level 12", "Insane difficulty" etc.While I cannot find other's videos by similar keywords easily. I specified meaningful name for the video and good set of keywords for it. Here is the video.

I am going to start uploading my Inane difficulty walk-through of Enemy Vignettes and Lost Levels for D2 (along with some old cold-start videos for CS and TEW) as soon as I find a way to solve this problem
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Post by LightWolf » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm

The best way is to crack Google's relevance algorithm - however a video (rightly IMO) discouraged that practice. The only other way is to boost popularity for the videos.
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Re: Descent videos

Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:46 pm

People are doing insane runs of my levels? You people be CRAZY! :lol:
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Post by ShivanHunter » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Your levels are the best :D

As for videos, they're not mine but my recommendation would be for Calmarius (now CalmariusDescent)'s very high-skilled playthroughs - Insane, full rescue/no death/100+ HP at exit. He's done D1, D2, Vertigo, LOTW, Vignettes, and TEW and is currently working his way through everything on the DMDB. Currently in the midst of the Anniversary Edition Level Design Contest stuff - got some real 1996 architecture in there :P
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Post by AlexanderBorisov » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:34 am

Well I found that a) my channel is still not Verified b) There are less than 3 public videos. Maybe that's why it is not still searchable. Hope this will go be fixed after I'll do verification and upload more. Will start from Lost Levels however; then Enemy Vignettes (finished Insane full rescue no death no save runs for both).
I agree completely, DFW levels are among the best i've played, as are Sirius and Darkhorse's. Especially if you want some real challenge. About Calmarius, I'd like to see how he will manage LL and EV on cold start! Or AF. Well, even non-cold start! Also I'm looking at AE stuff he posts, unfortunately the level design is much inferior even to First Strike IMO (except maybe Grant's levels and Colossus).
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Post by ShivanHunter » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:04 am

Yeah those levels are from around 1995-1996 (as is the LOTW stuff). That was the era where you'd get CDs like D!Zone with "thousands of levels!" many of which crashed the game or had no exits or things stuck in walls or geometry that rendered the level unplayable. It's not hard to believe that the AE/LOTW stuff really is the best that was available around that time. Also I think the tools were much more primitive - I don't recall much about messing around in DMB except that there were many, many crashes.

Good luck with Youtube m8! I just searched "Descent enemy vignettes" (without quotes) and you were the first result so it looks like you're all good. :)
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Re: Descent videos

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:25 pm

Here is the playlist with my Lost Levels for D2 Insane no save no death full rescue runs (with weapon mods off starting from level 5).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... oWP4l_kDY3
Only 2 levels uploaded now, but I plan to upload a few every day (they are already recorded), and also add another playlist with similar Enemy Vignettes play-trough very soon. BTW I did not found any Insane of even Ace difficulty walk-thoughts of Lost levels and virtually nothing on Enemy Vignettes on youtube! So hope it will be interesting to watch.
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Re: Descent videos

Post by kakhome1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:43 pm

A lot of missions lack a high-difficulty walkthrough. I think the major ones Calmarius did like TEW and the original Vignettes for D1 set are actually more an exception than a rule. I can't think of any other major unofficial missions that have one off the top of my head, though I can't guarantee I'm not forgetting about one. It had actually led me to think that perhaps Insane (or maybe even Ace) is hardly ever even played in Descent (II).
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Re: Descent videos

Post by Alter-Fox » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:50 am

Well, considering by and large and everything, Descent II is hardly ever played.

But yeah. I don't think anyone here can really speak for anyone else. Because a lot of these people are pretty private folks who don't like to record videos of every little thing.
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Re: Descent videos

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:32 pm

Here is my new list for Enemy Vignettes Insane no death no save play-through.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... lymer=true
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Re: Descent videos

Post by AlexanderBorisov » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Two new playlists with videos started (all Insane difficulty no death no save full rescue as usual):
Plutonian Shores Demo
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... NCYsXPDkUn
D2 Counterstrike 100% cold-starts for diffucult levels
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... aCTbKXHstQ
LL uploaded up to L17 now (even managed to record two boss levels - 4 and 16 - on Insane without saves that I thought were nearly impossible to do), EV up to L13.
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