Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures

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The Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures (or ER/iWA for short) are a bi-weekly reviews feature on Doomworld forums started and initially hosted by Endless. Later, the hosting responsibilities were taken by ICID from the ninth edition onward.[1] The feature aims to play different WAD files from the idgames archive arbitrarily selected by the "Random File" option from the database frontend.

At every new challenge, five random files are chosen by the host and encouraged to be played by the participants. Every file played and reviewed enters a voting system of five points per file and a points ranking is involved, with a top ten best reviewers updated every time.

Rules of the challenge[edit]

  • The participants have to play a random file from /idgames (in early versions of the challenge, 5) and then review it.
  • The participants must always provide the name of the file, its author and a link.
  • Players are free to play as they see fit, on any skill level, and with any source port, as long as they play the WAD as intended/in working shape.
  • Participants must be respectful. Making fun of a map is acceptable, making fun of the mapper is not.

Recommendations for reviews[edit]

  • Screenshots or videos are recommended.
  • Technical commentary is not required, but provides helpful context for reviews.
  • Players are encouraged to stick to no more than one WAD per day to avoid burnout.
  • Reviews of all formats are valid.

Regular reviewers[edit]

A total of 51 different players have participated. The following are the most active:

Editions[edit]

Entry Date Notes
#1 March 16, 2021
#2 March 22, 2021
#3 March 29, 2021
#4 April 5, 2021
#5 April 19, 2021
#6 May 3, 2021
#7 May 17, 2021
#8 May 31, 2021
#9 June 14, 2021 ICID takes the reins
#10 June 28, 2021
#11 July 12, 2021
#12 July 26, 2021
#13 August 9, 2021
#14 August 23, 2021
#15 September 6, 2021
#16 September 20, 2021
#17 October 4, 2021
#18 October 18, 2021
#19 November 1, 2021
#20 November 15, 2021
#21 November 29, 2021
#22 December 13, 2021
#23 December 27, 2021
#24 January 10, 2022
#25 January 24, 2022
#26 February 7, 2022 Roofi reaches 3,000 points
#27 February 21, 2022
#28 March 7, 2022
#29 March 21, 2022
#30 April 4, 2022
#31 April 19, 2022
#32 May 2, 2022
#33 May 16, 2022
#34 May 30, 2022
#35 June 13, 2022
#36 June 27, 2022
#37 July 11, 2022
#38 July 25, 2022
#39 August 8, 2022
#40 August 22, 2022
#41 September 5, 2022 A total of 50 participants reached
#42 September 19, 2022
#43 October 3, 2022
#44 October 17, 2022
#45 October 31, 2022
#46 November 14, 2022 Roofi reaches over 1,000 played random WADs
#47 November 28, 2022

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ICID (14 June 2021). Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures #009. Doomworld forums. Retrieved 5 September 2022.