Casey 'Altima Mantoid' Alvis

1. General information

Your name:
Casey Alvis
You live in (city & country):
Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Your birthdate (or age):
August 1, 1985, and I'm currently 16. If I'm not mistaken, I'm the youngest Doomer on here for now...
Your occupation/job/studies:
I don't have an occupation yet other than being a student in high school, and studies include Mathematics, and a little bit of Architectural drafting. Once I get to college though, it'll be Computer Programming ^_^
Your hobbies:
Online RPG boards, Japanese animes, Trading Card Games (TCGs), Video gaming, and of course, playing Doom
Anything you want to add here (about yourself):
I got my start on playing doom when I was only 8 years old. It was on the old Sega 32X console system, and when I first played it, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I remember playing e1m1 for the first time, not knowing what to do with this fine game. I ran out of bullets, just shooting wherever I thought needed shooting, and I was killed in the second room. Then I got the hang of it all, and I slowly learned the tricks for that console. Then my uncle picked up the Super Nintendo version of it, and that showed me the Cyberdemon and the Spider Mastermind. After years of enjoyment with that game, I got Doom II for the PC, followed by Doom for the Playstation and Ultimate Doom and Final Doom for the PC. With all these levels to play, my skills quickly picked up to par and then discovering the COMPET-N helped teach me a few tricks here and there. Here I am ^-^'

2. DOOM-related information

Your DOOM config (key bindings, controllers):
I use the control setting that comes with Doom and Doom II, but I use z and x to strafe left and right instead
Size of DOOM directory on your HD:
345.8 Megabytes spanning 6 folders
First contact to COMPET-N (when, how etc.):
I first heard of it from the TeamTNT website when Plutonia was done on Max-Kill in under 2 hours. Then I decided to do some searching about this place and sure enough, I found the COMPET-N and watched demos until I decided to try to set one of my own
First COMPET-N demo:
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of):
I wouldn't know, I like most of what I do. It would probably be either my es31-241, pr21-217, or ev311029 though
Favourite COMPET-N demo(s) from others: many runs I like. Any Max-Kill movie for Ultimate Doom. Henning Skogsto's NM100S Doom II run in a little over an hour. Radek Pecka's Doom II UV Speedrun of 30-some minutes, most Max-Kill runs...there are so many runs I love to watch, I just don't think I could name them all in this spot, and it would require too much thought ^_^
Favourite DOOM or DOOM2 map:
Another tough one. For Ultimate Doom it's definately Limbo (e3m7) though, the music is by far my favorite on the game. For Doom II I'd have to say either Gotcha (Map20) or The Spirit World (Map28)
Favourite TC/megawad:
Hell Revealed. The demos that come from it anyway. It's just too hard for me to play through. I'm working on one of my own, but I doubt it'll ever get off of the paper I've sketched it out on -_-'
Do you like Quake?
Is this some kind of sick joke? Just kidding. I've never played Quake at all, except for Quake 3 Revolution for the Playstation 2, and I thought it was a little bit of fun, but Doom is still by far better than anything else
What do you think of DOOM now?
I still love it from the day I got hooked. Maybe even more so since discovering the COMPET-N than before
Anything you want to add here:
I know that I definately am not a Doom-God, heck, I still consider all of my demos luck. But hey, I've made it this far haven't I? Long live the COMPET-N!! Props to id for making the greatest game of all time. While I'm at it, is there anyone out there that could teach me how to make a Doom level? ^^'

Casey is a fairly new player who started out mostly in the -respawn category, but recently he started to produce stuff into -fast, Max and NM100S. He's done table-filling mostly so far, and he still has plenty of time to carve his name further into the Hall of Fame. We'll see how he succeeds :)

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