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New special level: The Eclipse
« on: October 24, 2009, 05:38 »

Because finding Dragonslayer is such a pain. Would be cool if there was a level where you got it as a reward.

The level is all dark, like you played with the now obsolete Angel of Darkness. Demons spawn endlessly from the edges of your vision range. Beat them up and slaughter your way through to the end of the level, where your reward and the stairs down await.

(Of course, you'll still have to figure out how to wield the bloody thing. Also you'll get the Mark, but it's not like the demons didn't want you dead in the first place.)
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 06:29 »

I disagree. Finding it is half the fun :>

Of course, since the Dragonslayer is from Berserk, you'd need to have a Berserk themed level, if this was to be implimented....:>
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 06:40 »

I disagree. Finding it is half the fun :>
The operative word being "finding".
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 07:18 »

There is a very, VERY, slight breaker in this: a YAAM needs to be achievable (however insane - yes Dervis, Blade, I'm looking at you :P). An endless spawn makes this impossible. Perhaps a set limit, that's still really high? After all, an endless monster spawn makes anyone  (but especially Berserkers with Chainsaws - or the LS depending on the floor it spawns on) able to max out their traits.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 09:34 »

The main problem is - aside from the "pickup trigger" - the fact that DS is pretty much "I win" button, at least by Dervis' opinion. Right now it's balanced by it's rarenes and the fact that few know how to wield it - if it were to become a level reward it would need to be toned down, and don't know about you, but I'd rather not see that heppening :P
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 09:45 »

Maybe the level itself could spawn very rarely?

Also Femto as the end boss. (He will rape you. Literally.)
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 09:53 »

The level itself is an idea I can get behind, but no guaranteed Dragonslayer.

Maybe a random unique every time, but not the Dragonslayer.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 10:59 »

I'd be against this because of principle. Manga-reference uniques as easter eggs is fine IMO but I wouldn't like DoomRL to turn into MangaRL with special levels. But maybe that's because I don't read mangas.

Tried watching the berserk anime though, but it was slow, boring and had weak combat scenes so I only made it through a couple of episodes.

Agree with raekuul in that a special level with a single random unique as reward might be fun.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 11:23 »

Jarkko read the manga of berserk instead of the anime because the anime dont cover all the history
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 11:28 »

Manga is infinitely more awesome, and it's not really all that mangaish anyway.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 11:44 »

Indeed, Berserk kicks ass... and I'm only just past the Misty Valley part :D

If anyone who HASN'T read it (god forbid :P) and wants to, you can find it all here -- including the prototype!
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2009, 12:31 »

My favourite manga is still Love Hina (^^,)

On topic again now: Honestly I think there are enough special levels now. Actually it's a bit crowdy already (imo).
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009, 16:34 »

Agreed with everything everyone's said so far about it.

Oh, and it still wouldn't help, as you need to KNOW HOW TO PICK UP THE THING! :D

IIRC Dervis, Blade, Thomas, Malek, Me, and a few more know how to pick it up.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2009, 02:25 »

I know too. And I've only gotten like one opportunity to use it since I learned, and that was a whole year ago.

And I didn't get to wield it either. Sucks.

I play Ao100 often, and always with a melee build, in the off-chance I might run into it.
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Re: New special level: The Eclipse
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2009, 02:04 »

Woah, that's insane. I've gotta try Ao100 Melee, it sounds like FUUUUUUUUUUUN :D
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