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Journey

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[N!/AoMs/25/YASD] Why was the BFG changed in .9.9?
« on: October 22, 2009, 21:39 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Travels, level 13 Cacodemon Sergeant Major, killed by a Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 47348 turns and scored 424716 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 17 minutes and 51 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 815 out of 1257 hellspawn. (64%)
 He was an Angel of Masochism!


-- Awards ----------------------------------------------------

  UAC Star (gold cluster)

-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -8/50   Experience 78272/13
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  EE->SoB->EE->SoB->SoB->Int->Int->TH->MCe->Fin->Fin->HR->HR->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [4/4] (144%) (B)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [1/2] (44%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (T1)

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

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (T1)
    [b] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] (T1)
    [c] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [0/130] (B1)
    [d] modified blue armor [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [e] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] modified red armor [4/4] (186%) (B)
    [g] Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x26)
    [k] rocket (x3)
    [l] power cell (x50)
    [m] power cell (x50)
    [n] power cell (x12)
    [o] phase device

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

    103 former humans
    105 former sergeants
    64 former captains
    157 imps
    71 demons
    89 lost souls
    50 cacodemons
    35 barons of hell
    31 hell knights
    23 arachnotrons
    8 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    16 arch-viles
    24 mancubi
    31 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Malek's Armor!
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 21 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally was killed by a Cyberdemon.

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

 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Chain fire (full) -- Choose target or abort...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Chain fire (full) -- Choose target or abort...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon

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

 Before him 83 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 75 of those were killed.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 5 souls claim to have killed him...
 5 killed the bastard and survived.

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So I've struggled mightily and managed to make it to floor 25 with the BFG, ample cells, and intuition to boot.  With the old BFG behavior - guaranteed win.  Except to my horror, the BFG is just a bigger rocket launcher now...what the heck?  If I had known the BFG no longer hit where you aimed, I would have managed my experience points more carefully to come to cybie with 200% health, not 84%.

One of the unique useful features that set the BFG apart from other weapons - gone.  I probably wouldn't have risked the Halls of Carnage if I had known the BFG couldn't be aimed this way anymore.  On AoMs/AoP, unlike other modes, the Halls of Carnage are a risk without envirosuits.  This missing BFG ability also made it very useful against crowds, since you could aim anywhere, such as in the middle of a monster pack even if there was no monster there, rather than having to rely on a wall, or hoping to succeed on your accuracy roll while aiming at a creature which might not actually be in the ideal spot to begin with.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 21:43 by Journey »
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Gulthorpe

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Re: [N!/AoMs/25/YASD] Why was the BFG changed in .9.9?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 08:47 »

Very well done to get that far. Just bad luck not to finish it. If you could do it once you surely can do it again.

I usually try to fight Cybie with plasma rifle. With 2 levels of HR, like you had, you can basicly strafe most of his shots and fire your own gun when he's reloading. That way 84% of health should be more than enough.
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