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Author Topic: [U|98%|19|YASD] An experiment. Also: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF--  (Read 2045 times)

StarStorm

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Following my AoMr and AoB wins, I decided to either try Ao100 or regular UV. After a few Ao100 attempts (none of which got very deep) I decided to try UV.

The shift upward to UV has been a difficult one, but I've slowly gotten the hang of it, with the skills I gained from my Ao successes.

However, I had not won yet. I managed to get ONE marine into hell, although not very far (an Arachnotron killed me as I had not properly estimated if I could last one more round or not. Sad.)

I did notice that if I was VERY thorough (and if you've not paid attention to my previous mortems, I am extremely thorough) about my demonic extermination, I would have quite a lot of experience by the time I reached the Gate. Possibly enough to have Ammochain AND Berserker.

This intrigued me since once I get Ammochain, I generally do not feel l utilize the second slot, and Juggler allows you to make melee attacks with a weapon equipped in your secondary slot. Now, while melee attacks seem to have little interest to someone who can fire a modded plasma rifle endlessly, I liked the option of Berserk on (almost) command, and I was intrigued with the possibility of gaining the Longinus Spear as well as the Angelic Armor.

So I began an experiment: would it be possible to use Ammochain and Longinus effectively without harming myself? Once you get Ammochain, there's really not much to go from there. Another level of Triggerhappy or Son of a Bitch, sure, but generally you want to move on to defensive traits like Ironman and Hellrunner.

(note to self: possible to get MAc and MBm in a UV game? Worthwhile? Must try this.)

The experiment was more or less a success, I managed to get both Ammochain and Berserker, and managed to finish the Cathedral to claim the Spear. Neat. I kept my double chainsaw as a memento, I certainly didn't need it anymore, but when it helps you get one of the best weapons in the game (and you stick three mods in it that should have probably been used in your armor) you get a little attached.

Neat little thing. Honestly, I can say I liked how it turned out, running around berserk is always fun, and I still have the plasma rifle if I need something killed from far away.

Afterward came the Spider's Lair. I very rarely get to see that locale, so I had to visit it, at least once. It posed a little trouble for me (as I was starting to really, really dislike Arachnotrons. I had not previously feared them, but in UV they were posing more trouble than I liked.), although teleporting to the side and waiting while arachnotrons teleported to me amused me a bit and saved some trouble.  Not to mention spear-whacking those unfortunate enough to enter CLOSE to me.

Unfortunately, after all this, I became rather reckless again. I entered the Vaults, discovered there was a unique there, and went about finding it. The Viles posed a lot of trouble, but I managed to whittle down the ones on the left, while approching the center vault from an odd angle.

Then I stepped out into what I thought was an okay space and got ANOTHER Revenant Out Of Nowhere (tm).

Seriously. Where the fuck do I find these things?

This one didn't blast me through two walls. It just gibbed me. Sad. I probably should have used one of the large medkits.

Oh well. The sad thing? Well, besides getting plastered by a RooN(tm)? I never found out what that Unique was. At least I got the Arachno Silver Badge.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Alura, level 13 Hell Baron 1st Lieutenant, couldn't evade a revenant's fireball
 on level 19 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 105242 turns and scored 191270 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 50 minutes and 15 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 783 out of 796 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 7

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Arachno Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 73890/13
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +8

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)

  Fin->SoB->SoB->TH->Fin->WK->MAc->Bru->Bru->Ber->WK->Jug->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (57%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [52/52] (A2B1T2)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)

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

    [a] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [b] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [220/220] (B3)
    [c] tactical armor [1/1] (100%)
    [d] modified red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [e] modified red armor [6/6] (100%) (AP)
    [f] double chainsaw (8d6)
    [g] rocket (x14)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x70)
    [j] power cell (x70)
    [k] power cell (x70)
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] envirosuit pack
    [s] thermonuclear bomb

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

    87 former humans
    51 former sergeants
    52 former captains
    200 imps
    81 demons
    92 lost souls
    56 cacodemons
    47 barons of hell
    18 hell knights
    48 arachnotrons
    13 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    9 pain elementals
    12 arch-viles
    9 mancubi
    3 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Arena Master

-- 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.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a double chainsaw!
  He destroyed the evil withing and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 16 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he finally was killed by a revenant.

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

 You see : an arch-vile (lightly wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile.
 Chain fire (warming) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : an arch-vile (wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile
 hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits
 the arch-vile.
 Chain fire (full) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : an arch-vile (mortally wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile
 hits the arch-vile. The arch-vile dies.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : floor
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : floor
 You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 322 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 293 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 And 16 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 12 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 5 killed the bastard and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Notes:

1) The Bulk mod on the Plasma Rifle was a mistake, I meant to stick that on my 6-point red armor (the one with the agility mod) and hit the wrong key.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 09:38 by StarStorm »
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You can only have one master trait, having one auto blocks the rest
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Huh. Noted.
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