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AshleyBazSivorn
05-26-2010, 01:43 PM
This is due to the 'Lost Soul Limit (http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Lost_soul_limit)' :)

If a level has 21 or more Lost Souls then the Pain Elemental is rendered a floating target. I had 3-4 of them following me through the entire level ;)

Level 9: The Pit has 33 Lost Souls on UV/NM so feel free to hug this adorable pet he is no harm :p

mjc0961
05-26-2010, 03:04 PM
Sweet! I hate Pain Elementals, so it's nice to know that those jerks get neutered in at least one level. :D

Archvile78
05-26-2010, 05:03 PM
Pain Elemental can always be neutralized, whenever you see one if you stick in their face the lost soul they'll spit won't come out nor hurt you. They're just annoying when covered by many enemies.

Natetendo83
05-26-2010, 05:29 PM
haha awesome, I'll have to remember this

mjc0961
05-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Just reached The Pit... Got stuck on a small ledge with two of them, and "Oh shit!"'d to myself... Then the one died, and nothing. Then I remembered this. :)

I had one thing to say to the remaining PE...
http://aroundthesphere.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg

AshleyBazSivorn
05-27-2010, 01:31 AM
I also played this level again to try & get all 10 Pain Elementals to follow me :)

It didn't work because other enemies were killing the Lost Souls & while I was walking to the Pain Elemental it spewed out a Lost Soul proper shit me up LoL

mjc0961
05-27-2010, 09:02 AM
Yes, sadly progressing through The Pit wasn't as fun. You had to kill some Lost Souls in your way to progress, and eventually their total numbers go below 21... Not fun anymore. :(

A Satyr
05-27-2010, 04:55 PM
I swear lost souls are the only thing that make this game hard in anyway.

Itsbrown4606
05-27-2010, 10:53 PM
I liked source ports better since they can override that limit...

Archvile78
05-28-2010, 07:03 AM
I see it only as a glitch because Pain elemental in the PC version still spawn them. -shrugs-

mjc0961
05-28-2010, 08:43 AM
I see it only as a glitch because Pain elemental in the PC version still spawn them. -shrugs- Not in the original versions. If you use one of those fancy source ports though, most of them fix it so they can keep spawning regardless. But the original MS DOS and Doom 95 (when that still worked >_>) ways to play the game before the source ports had that same limitation.

Remember though, it only works on The Pit when you're playing Ultra Violence or Nightmare. If you're on anything lower, there are less Lost Souls from the start, meaning that the Pain Elemental can spawn them.

Archvile78
05-28-2010, 11:04 PM
Not in the original versions. If you use one of those fancy source ports though, most of them fix it so they can keep spawning regardless. But the original MS DOS and Doom 95 (when that still worked >_>) ways to play the game before the source ports had that same limitation.

Remember though, it only works on The Pit when you're playing Ultra Violence or Nightmare. If you're on anything lower, there are less Lost Souls from the start, meaning that the Pain Elemental can spawn them. Oh yes 've forgot that, too used to use ZDoom for my playing. @_@

catbhoy
05-29-2010, 11:23 PM
I also played this level again to try & get all 10 Pain Elementals to follow me :)

How can you replay a level I connot work out how to do this.

AshleyBazSivorn
05-30-2010, 10:16 AM
How can you replay a level I connot work out how to do this.
You can only replay a level from a previous save or on split-screen / online co-op