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Author Topic: [N!|43%|YAVP] Furiously smashing my keyboard for UAC Diamond  (Read 2626 times)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.3) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Bobby Prince, level 10 Arch-Vile Legend, sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 16871 turns and scored 359332 points.
 He played for 12 minutes and 27 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 385 out of 894 hellspawn. (43%)


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

  Levels generated : 8
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 1

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Gold Cross
  UAC Diamond Badge
  Speedrunner Silver Badge
  Speedrunner Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 0/80   Experience 43650/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Blademaster      (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->HR->HR->MBm->Iro->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   green armor [1/1] (30%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [60/100]

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

    [a] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [34/40]
    [b] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c] green armor [1/1] (11%)
    [d] blue armor [1/2] (24%)
    [e] modified chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [f] shotgun shell (x39)
    [g] small med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] phase device
    [k] phase device
    [l] phase device
    [m] phase device
    [n] power mod pack
    [o] power mod pack
    [p] bulk mod pack
    [q] steel boots [1/1] (100%)

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

    37 former humans
    44 former sergeants
    18 former captains
    62 imps
    61 demons
    70 lost souls
    16 cacodemons
    21 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    14 hell knights
    10 arachnotrons
    6 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    6 pain elementals
    7 arch-viles
    4 mancubi
    7 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 11 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He left level 13 as soon as possible.
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  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!
  He left level 19 as soon as possible.
  On level 19 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He fled the Lair, knowing how to fear Arachnotrons!
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  He left level 24 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  On level 25 he finally sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon.

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

 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 You need to taste blood! There is shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 Warning! Explosion in 5 seconds! You need to taste blood! There is
 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 Warning! Explosion in 4 seconds! You need to taste blood! There is
 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 You need to taste blood! There is shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 Warning! Explosion in 3 seconds! You need to taste blood! There is
 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 Warning! Explosion in 2 seconds! You need to taste blood! There is
 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 You need to taste blood! There is shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 Warning! Explosion in 1 seconds! You need to taste blood! There is
 shotgun shell (x50) lying here.
 You hear an explosion! Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press
 <Enter>...

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

 Before him 909 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 789 of those were killed.
 14 of those were killed by something unknown.
 53 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 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? 37 souls claim to have killed him...
 7 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 30 killed the bastard and survived.

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Wow, what the hell just happened there. Since the quartermaster diamond is still making me very angry I decided to get a more reasonable diamond instead, UAC. Ever since the Speedrunner diamond I started to reconsider whether this one was possible. Well a few days ago when I died on level 12 after 5 minutes of playing, it actually gave me hope for this one. So off and on I made attempts at it and it finally paid off.

From what I was able to make out from the flashing ascii in front of me, I accidentally stepped into the Halls of Carnage. I didn't mind though because I was berserking and a BFG would have helped for Cybie, but I ended up using it to move a pack of mobs out of my way one of the few times I lost berserk. I think I had the chainsaw at that point and I found a lucky invulnerability globe in the next level (maze of rooms?). I phased through the Hellgate and got close to dying on the next level. I was out of berserk, but I could see the stairs to the UC, which I had to get to. I actually spent probably 30 seconds taking 10 steps and during a speed run that feels like an eternity. Few levels later I use a homing phase when I run out of berserk. I think the next level put me in a tight area letting me berserk 'safely'. I accidentally stepped into the Spider Caves (invulnerable), which I thought was the end of my run. It gets worse when I step into a teleporter and end up on the side of the level. Scrambling I make it out of there. Now at some point while running through Hell I saw a '%' that was darker than normal, which turned out to be a nuke. So a lucky stair find on level 8 and a homing phase on level 9 got me where I needed to be. I was actually berserking and had med packs so I could have killed Cybie, but I thought I was out of time and still wanted at least the speedrunner gold.

Unfortunately I can only give two useful pieces of advice for anyone trying to get this one. First, make custom keybindings. I think with being able to script medpack, phase and nuke usage (I wish armor worked) saves enough time during the run to actually make UAC possible. I posted mine here http://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php/topic,4396.0.html. The second piece is try to get to the CC kinda quickly, but ~2-4 minutes still isn't bad. After you get to the CC (maybe clear a side or two first), the exact moment you grab those berserk packs, you lose your right to think. If you are thinking, you are losing. I had to stop to think twice after the CC, once when I needed to use the BFG, the the other when I had to get to the UC. Other than those two times, it was just killing, grabbing mods/packs (doesn't matter what they are, takes too long to tell) along the way and finding the stairs.

Side notes: Thinkpads are awesome. After playing this and many speed challenges, the laptop still works perfectly. I've definitely hit it out of aggravation and accidentally burned it with plenty of cigarettes, not to mention the general key mashing during speed runs.

We should start taking bets as to how long it'll take Thomas to get this one and whether he'll beat my time :). It's the same play speed as the Speedrunner diamond for what that's worth.
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Holy shnikes, dude, I wasn't actually expecting this one to happen ever. Guess it just goes to show how much we need to reconsider zerking (and with it nerfing this badge, heh) but MAAAAAAN. Not to mention you reached freaking clvl10 on the way there. Mega-props to you.

I picked up the Speedrunner Diamond one day (a little over 8 minutes so nothing special) but I don't really plan on doing this one. I actually like to think, thank you very much.
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I always thought this badge was bugged in every version there ever is, this proves it was finally fixed.

Probs for you! 
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The best part is that he got speedrunner gold at the same time. Really, 15 minutes on NIghtmare! is almost as hard as 20 minutes on UV.
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The. Hell.

AStranger is redefining the Hall of Fame for all-time DoomRL legends.

Hot damn...  >.<
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...Not to mention you reached freaking clvl10 on the way there...
I was more likely to take an extra step or two to kill a mob if it was worth decent xp since they usually hurt more and I needed to try to stay berserked. Even so I still lost it a bit more then I'm used to.

The. Hell.
Pretty much my thoughts too. Even though I suspected it was possible I was still very shocked to pull it off.
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