MAP08: The Rats in the Well (MAYhem 2019)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP08. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP08.
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MAP08: The Rats in the Well is the eighth map of MAYhem 2019. It was designed by DMPhobos and uses the music track "The Occultist," originally composed by Tristan Clark for The Realm of Parthoris.


Map of The Rats in the Well
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Drop into the well and follow the blood splatters to the next room. They will lead to the north wall. Use this wall to find a secret place with the Necronomicon. (sector 241)
  2. Head west from the red key room to the next tiled hallway. Press on the wooden wall to get health bonuses and a backpack. (sector 558)
  3. After flipping the yellow switch, go to the middle steps and go northeast. The walls will lower leading to the red key as well as an area to the east, which is where you will go. Go east, then north to the ledge with health bonuses, and you will see either a megasphere (Hey, Not Too Rough or lower) or a flamethrower and ammo (Hurt Me Plenty or higher) on the far platform. If you used the hidden switch in Secret #4, you can easily jump to this platform. However, if you properly straferun, it is still possible to reach this platform without hitting the hidden switch. (sector 1174)
  4. In the rocket launcher room, go to the north end with two walls and use the left one to find a megaarmor, a computer area map, and a medikit. Press on the inside of the column on the north side for a hidden switch, which will raise the rocket launcher platform and make it easier to access Secret #3. (sector 1247)
  5. East of where the yellow key is, use the wall to the left of the bloody wall to find a berserk sphere, a box of shotgun shells, and a box of rockets. (sector 1281)
  6. Head south from the rocket launcher room and flip the switch here, which will raise steps to the southeast. Go to the wall that had cacodemons coming out and into the fire. Head north for a soul sphere. (sector 1458)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max 6:44.71 Dylan Gill (TheV1perK1ller) 2022-02-26
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 3, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 811
Vertices 5846*
Linedefs 6845
Sidedefs 11208
Sectors 1684
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5091.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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