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[M|AoMr|94%|16|YASD] Let's Learn from Our Mistakes
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:04 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Stupid SoG, level 7 Cacodemon Corporal, killed by a mancubus
 on level 16 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 83310 turns and scored 37173 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 9 minutes and 45 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 342 out of 361 hellspawn. (94%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Marksman Bronze Badge

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

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  #########==/#.#[....#........./.i.....#...===.........^.###
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -5/50   Experience 19146/7
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 2)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [1/2] (32%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [6/6] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (1d7)x6 [18/18]

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

    [a] modified blue armor [1/2] (32%) (B)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x13)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] bulk mod pack

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

    77 former humans
    36 former sergeants
    12 former captains
    58 imps
    38 demons
    93 lost souls
    11 cacodemons
    3 barons of hell
    5 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    1 former commando
    6 pain elementals
    1 revenant

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he found the Assault Shotgun!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 15 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he finally was killed by a mancubus.

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

 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The
 missile hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. You dualreload your
 guns! There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 You open the door. There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 There are stairs leading to Unholy Cathedral here.
 You open the door.
 You swap your weapon.
 You switch to full auto mode.
 You swap your weapon.
 You open the door.
 Boom! The barrel explodes! Your blue armor is damaged! Boom! You

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

 Before him 66 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 60 of those were killed.
 And 5 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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This is a death from awhile ago. I named him "Stupid SoG"--at the time I was using "____ SoG" names for all my marksman characters. "Lucky SoG," "Crazy SoG," etc. In spite of the name, I actually didn't make that many stupid mistakes with this one.

I got demolished on level 16. I had about 66% health. I walked into a room with... 3 barrels, I think. Took 1 or 2 steps in, and a Mancubus fired as soon as I stepped into its line of vision. 1 Mancubus + 3 barrels + 1 enclosed area = 1 extremely dead space marine. It happened so fast, I didn't even know what hit me until I looked at the mortem.

A lot of players would probably write this off as unavoidable. But I try to treat each death as a learning experience, and ask myself: what could I have done to prevent this?

Well, I could have picked up those Small Health Globes. At least one of them. There's really no reason to leave Small Health Globes behind if they won't put you over 100%. Even if they will put you over 100%, it's debatable.

Of course, even with 100% health I might not have survived. My mistake was going into that room. I noticed the barrels, and the potential danger. But I was more concerned about destroying items than protecting myself Quite frankly I was getting cocky. I had the Beretta, and Gun Kata, which I had been using to rip through everything.

At that point in the game, there really weren't too many items that I needed, though. The chances of finding something really helpful in that one room were pretty low. On the other hand, the chances of running into an enemy that can blow up all those barrels and instakill me are fairly high. If it wasn't a Mancubus, it could have been a Revenant, or a Baron, or an Arch-Vile. Hell, even a shotgun sergeant could have messed me up pretty bad in that situation. So it probably would have been smarter to just blow up the barrels, then enter the room. I would have been fighting a severely weakened Mancubus, and dodging its shots enough to at least reduce the damage.

Another option would have been to go around and enter from a different doorway. The Mancubus might have hurt me, but probably not enough to kill.

So basically, it was bad luck that killed me, but with more caution I probably could have survived it. You have to prepare for the possibility that things will go wrong.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2010, 08:06 by action52 »
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Re: [M|AoMr|94%|16|YASD] Let's Learn from Our Mistakes
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 08:17 »



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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Jack, level 9 Cacodemon Corporal, killed by a baron of hell
 on level 21 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 125735 turns and scored 59073 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 34 minutes and 54 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 529 out of 535 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


 He saved himself 3 times.

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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  ###########################################################

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

  Health -2/50   Experience 35298/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->SoG->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (80%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (A1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (67%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (A1)

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

    [a] modified red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [b] Baron Armor [6/6] (100%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x29)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] small med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] envirosuit pack
    [t] envirosuit pack

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

    82 former humans
    84 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    76 imps
    51 demons
    155 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    11 barons of hell
    6 hell knights
    8 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    12 pain elementals
    1 arch-vile
    1 mancubus
    3 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Nuclear Plasma Rifle!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 17 he found the Baron Armor!
  On level 21 he finally was killed by a baron of hell.

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

 guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. Boom! You dualreload
 your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!

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

 Before him 92 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 84 of those were killed.
 And 7 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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Now, this guy would have deserved the name "stupid SoG." one is just really stupid. As soon as it was over I felt like a complete moron. This death was SO preventable. Notice how this character had NINE Medpacks? Basically I was fighting a Baron, dodging back and forth then shooting him with Gun Kata. If I remember correctly, I got nailed with the splash damage from the Baron's shot hitting a wall.

The thing is, I was down to about 10% health already. Jesus H. Christ, I was at 10% health but I didn't use one of my NINE Med-Packs. I had both Necroarmor AND Baron Armor. This should have been an easy victory, but I ruined by getting too cocky with Gun Kata. Basically I was holding out for the Large Health Globe beneath the Baron, and hoping to save my Med-Packs. For what?! I only had four levels left, for Christ's sake. I probably could have made it to the end with half of that.

The more I think about it, the more I feel like a complete idiot.

Well, probably the most important lesson to take away from this: DON'T BE A PACK RAT! USE YOUR FREAKING MEDPACKS!
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