Greetings! I am Myroc, one of the new blog writers for the MM8BDM blog. Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair! My purpose here is to, from time to time, advertise certain mods and other seldom-used custom content to introduce a bit more variety into online MM8BDM games, so it’s not just dominated by just a select few modes. Anyway, as awesome as I may be, I’m not here just to inform you of my recent ascension to this position. Nay, I’m here to start off the above by promoting a mode that really should be played more than it currently is.
Introducing ?-Box mode (or Q-Box mode, Question-Box mode, etc.), made by SickSadWorld, which is a readjustment of his Energy Duel mode for DM, which replaces all items on the map with different types of ?-Boxes from Mega Man 3. Green boxes yield weapons, blue boxes provide health and weapon energy, so on and so forth. What it effectively does is scramble the entire weapon selection for a map, as well as the locations of various support items. Tired of playing with the same old items on the same old maps? Fear not! Now you can contently wield Sakugarne in places such as Gemini Man’s stage, or fling people with Wind Storm into the burning oil pits of Flame Man’s! (Assuming you get Flame Blast in that same instance, of course.) Since the mode also has its roots in Energy Duel, you also start out with a free Energy Balancer, and enemies also drop their support items upon dying, for your looting pleasure!
The mod can be downloaded here, in SickSadWorld’s topic for game modes. It can also be downloaded from wadhost by using wadseeker, so Doomseeker users should be able to just try to join a server using it and they should be able to download it automatically from there. Try it on for a little variety!