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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Red Alert 1, level 6 Mancubus Warrant Officer, sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 24835 turns and scored 82904 points.
 He played for 45 minutes and 48 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 179 out of 417 hellspawn. (42%)
 He was an Angel of Red Alert!


-- Special levels --------------------------------------------

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 1
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Minor Icarus Cross
  Quartermaster Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 13520/6
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 1)

  HR->HR->DM->EE->EE->Int->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [1/2] (36%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [28/40]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (29%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5]

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

    [a] rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1]
    [b] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40]
    [c] blue armor [1/2] (41%)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (83%)
    [e] red armor [2/4] (36%)
    [f] shotgun shell (x40)
    [g] shotgun shell (x50)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] phase device

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

    25 former humans
    27 former sergeants
    17 former captains
    33 imps
    22 demons
    34 lost souls
    2 cacodemons
    4 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    4 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    2 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    3 arch-viles
    1 mancubus
    1 revenant

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  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 sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon.

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

 Run - direction...
 Warning! Explosion in 30 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 20 seconds!
 Run - direction...
 Warning! Explosion in 10 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 9 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 8 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 7 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 6 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 5 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 4 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 3 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 2 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 1 seconds!
 You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the
 Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 55 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 40 of those were killed.
 2 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 10 souls claim to have killed him...
 5 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 3 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Woot, 2nd Lieutenant!

This run taught me that a HR->HR->DM build is very helpful (if not essential) for AoRA, but trying to get EE->EE->Int->Int was a mistake. I'm not sure what build would've been better though, perhaps Rel->Rel->SM->MFA makes more sense. On HNTR, a quick dive usually doesn't get me enough experience to get a master trait, but two levels of Rel make a big difference if you're reloading shotguns all the time.

I've done several quick dives lately. This seems to work out fine on HNTR if a partial win is all you need. I took pretty much every staircase as soon as it came into view, and didn't bother to hunt for experience if there was time left. I'm afraid I'm going to have to unlearn that for HMP and up.

With two levels of HR and DM, Hellgate becomes laughably easy if there's no need to clear it. You can just dart past everything and make a beeline for the exit. The cacodemons will take care of most flying skulls, and after that their missiles are mostly blocked by pink gorillas that are too slow to get you. The Beastie Boys seemed too drunk to aim straight.

After that I ran through two consecutive arachnotron caves relatively easy, with a little help from a berserk pack and a supercharge. I evaded most mancubi and revenants, and blindly killed one of each. Somewhere around level 22 I entered a level with huge rooms, which was crawling with arch-viles and mancubi. An extremely lucky phase sent me to the far end of the map, two tiles away from the staircase.

Once I made it to Phobos Arena, I was dangerously short on, well, everything, except shells. Some tattered rags for armor, an empty rocket launcher, a half loaded plasma rifle and a chain gun with no spare ammo. My 300 shotgun shells were useless, as I never seem to find a way to evade Cybie's rockets long enough to down him with buck shots. No BFG, no rockets, no hellwave pack, and above all, no nuke for a partial win.

So, after a short but tedious pillar-dance with Cybie, my futile attempt to take him down with my unimpressive arsenal was interrupted by a "Warning! Explosion in 4 minutes!" And only then did it hit me: the most basic and obvious principle of AoRA...
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Re: [M|AoRA|42%|YAVP] Quartermaster Silver, 2nd Lieutenant
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 15:57 »

If you're going to try for the gold medal next (AoRA 100% kills), I'd recommend going for Gun Kata over Fireangel. Combat shotguns reload fast enough if you're mostly shooting around corners, and it's harder to find enough rockets to take down all the tougher enemies in Phobos Hell when you have a time limit and kill requirement to finish special levels. Getting enough exp for decent pistol bonuses should still happen even on HNTR if you're killing everything.

P.S. Don't forget the nuke activates even after death, so you could have gone out in a blaze of glory against the cyberdemon and still had a partial win. :)
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Re: [M|AoRA|42%|YAVP] Quartermaster Silver, 2nd Lieutenant
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 08:21 »

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely try a Gun Kata build for Quartermaster Gold. Not in the least because I still need to take out 19 more hell knights with pistols to achieve Hell Knight rank.

I did consider that a nuke guarantees a partial win even after death. It's just that I don't like the idea of setting off a nuke, then killing Cybie, and spending the remaining countdown realising I ruined a standard win. ;)

EDIT: Christ, I'm dense. I just realised the game might end in a standard win if you set off a nuke, and kill Cybie before it goes off. Which means I've been voluntarily throwing standard wins out the window. Am I right?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 09:19 by Rabiat »
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