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Zeb

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[M|AoI|97%|YAVP] My first challenge win, ever.
« on: January 23, 2008, 18:03 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Fsh, level 9 Imp Lieutenant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 142861 turns and scored 81522 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 495 out of 507 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Impatience!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
 He found the Hell's Armory.
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 77/70   Experience 35466/9
  ToHit +2  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Ironman        (Level 2)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)

  TaN->SoB->SoB->SoB->EE->TaN->TaN->Iro->Iro->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Gothic Armor [7/7] (86%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (11d8) [2/100] (D1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [8/8] (76%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chaingun (1d6)x5 [25/50]

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1)
    [b] modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [0/52] (M1)
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [e] modified blue armor [2/2] (68%) (D)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x80)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] rocket (x10)
    [j] rocket (x10)
    [k] rocket (x10)
    [l] rocket (x3)
    [m] weapon damage mod
    [n] armor mobility mod

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    104 former humans
    75 former sergeants
    24 former captains
    23 imps
    52 demons
    62 lost souls
    23 cacodemons
    13 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    14 hell knights
    5 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    6 arch-viles
    2 mancubi

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he found the Gothic Armor!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 You need a full magazine to overcharge the BFG 9000.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket
 launcher. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 You need a full magazine to overcharge the BFG 9000.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket
 launcher. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated
 the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 16 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 12 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

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I've never really bothered with challenge games before. I tried AoB and AoMr a few times back in 0.9.8.5, but that's about it. The new challenges look like fun though, so I thought I'd see if I can't unlock some of them.

This was my second attempt at AoI. My first one failed on Level 15, because I stupidly tried taking on the City of Skulls. This round, I didn't do any challenges that were harder than normal levels, and it payed off by giving me exactly zero challenge throughout the game. I also used the chain weapon line instead of the shotgun line, since the chain weapon series is much better no matter how much I love the style of the SGs.

I never dipped below 40% health in the entire game, excepting for a level 15, in which I ran into a seemingly invincible Baron of Hell- Normally, they die in 2 or 3 bursts of a chaingun with SoaB3 (As opposed to 5 or 6 shots at close range from a Double Shotgun with Shottyman. >_>) But this one kept soaking up damage like nothing. I emptied an entire chaingun- 10 bursts- into the fucker, and he just kept on firing plasma balls at me as if I was throwing rice. After I reloaded the chaingun and desperately fired another 3 or 4 bursts, he finally keeled over with myself having gone from 100% health to 22%. Examining his dropped objects revealed the cause of the phenomenon: "Gothic Armor [7/7] (139%)". Bitch used up 61% of my armor! >:-[

After that, I grabbed a large medpack that was 5 spaces away from where we were fighting, and put the gothic armor in my backpack before continuing on my way. After that I had absolutely no problems, and was able to patch up the armor by taking it out whenever I saw an armor shard. By level 19, I had it back on 200% and put it on. That thing is just unfair- I got in a fight with an Arch-Vile, and his fire attack was doing no more than ~5% damage at a time- and I had 60HP. The Cyberdemon was really easy as always, I took it out in 4 shots of the BFG9000.

The sheer lack of difficulty surprise me in this challenge, as I expected having noon-demand medpacks would make this really difficult and intense. Definitely not the case however. IMO, even without the Gothic Armor, AoI on Medium in this version is significantly easier than non-challange Easy difficulty in 0.9.8.5 (Which is the only other version I'm willing to play, since 0.9.8.7 was unbearably glitchy and .8 was ridiculously unbalanced.) Kornel might want to look into that.

At any rate, I'm probably try for AoB or AoMr before doing AoLt for the level-up. (Angel of Darkness? What Angel of Darkness?)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 21:18 by Zeb »
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Re: [M|AoI|97%|YAVP] My first challenge win, ever.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 04:27 »

That BoH was probably wearing red armor.  AoD basically does not 'remember' where you previously have been on the map *aka previously explored areas do not stay visible*.
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Re: [M|AoI|97%|YAVP] My first challenge win, ever.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 06:00 »

I never dipped below 40% health in the entire game
Naah, what excitement you get if there's no risk in the game at all? Listen to this:

"I stupidly tried taking on the City of Skulls" because the BFG9k in my pack was giving me a false feeling of invincibility. I expected to fry them all in few blasts. It didn't happen that way.

So here I am, with empty combat shotgun in my hand and BFG9k with only 11 cells in another. I have 22% health and my armor looks like swiss cheese. There are two pain elementals with about a dozen of skulls around them - next to me!

I've pressed TAB to start running and switched from shotgun to BFG. The lost soul hits you! The lost soul hits you! I have like 15% health. I'm unloading full plasma rifle from my backpack. The lost soul hits you! The lost soul hits you! I'm reloading my BFG. The lost soul hits you! The lost soul hits you! I'm almost dead. I'm squeezing BFG's trigger with a wicked smile. Most of the baddies died!

But I've left the level with ... 1% health.
...and the game has funny message to indicate this.

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  Entering level 16 he was almost dead...
  On level 19 he finally was killed by a baron of hell.
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Re: [M|AoI|97%|YAVP] My first challenge win, ever.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 07:46 »

That BoH was probably wearing red armor.  AoD basically does not 'remember' where you previously have been on the map *aka previously explored areas do not stay visible*.
He was wearing Gothic armor.
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Re: [M|AoI|97%|YAVP] My first challenge win, ever.
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 08:06 »

He was wearing Gothic armor.
Apparently I forgot how to read :S
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