By the end of the 2000's, two larger-scale projects have been in the pipeline: On the one hand there was Stronghold - On the Edge of Chaos, a mod introducing a completely new game-mode with a huge set of maps and assets and on the other hand The Shores of ZDoom, the successor to Knee-Deep in ZDoom. Both projects had high ambitions and a great vision with a talented team behind them. There were also differences. One of the projects was under a high pressure with big expectations of the community, the other one - well - had not. Was that the sole reason for one's success and the other's disappearance in the history of vaporware?mods for th very first time: Blade of Agony.