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[N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« on: September 29, 2011, 23:40 »

Wow!  I'm on a roll with the Diamond badges these days!  :D  (And again, all 5 badges, bronze to diamond, in one game!  Woot!)  :)

I was recently inspired to try a Shottyhead build in AoMs, since it's quite effective at keeping your enemies out of visual range and the Scout's ability to get Intuition as a basic trait means you can prevent a lot of damage to yourself.  (which in Angel of Masochism is essential!)  The beginning of this game was pretty tense, with a lot of close calls where I leveled up just in time before I would've died.  Once I got Shottyhead, it got easier, and after I got Int 2, I could relax a little bit, but of course, AoMs never lets you *truly* relax.  :)

I got Brute toward the end because I anticipated that the Lava Elemental and Cyberdemon would be too well armoured for my shotgun and I'm glad I did!  When I first encountered the Lava Elemental, I fired 3 shots in quick succession and then inspected him again and he was still unhurt!  :|  Either he heals incredibly quickly or I just wasn't doing any damage to him!  After that, I closed in with my chainsaw and it was a lucky thing that I had leveled up recently and still had some supercharge left, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the Lava Silver Badge.  :)

There was an invulnerability next to the stairs on the second-last level, so I just chainsawed Cybie to death and claimed his head easily.  :)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 14 Arch-Vile Major Scout,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 47388 turns and scored 579840 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 13 minutes and 22 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1096 out of 1466 hellspawn. (74%)
 He was an Angel of Masochism!

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 2

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

  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Cyberdemon's Head
  Masochist Silver Badge
  Lava Silver Badge
  Masochist Platinum Badge
  Masochist Diamond Badge
  Masochist Bronze Badge
  Masochist Gold Badge

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

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

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

  Health 33/50   Experience 87306/14
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 1)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  Fin->Jug->Rel->Rel->SM->HR->MSh->Int->Int->HR->DM->HR->Fin->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [2/2] (98%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]

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

    [a]   double shotgun (8d3)x3 [2/2]
    [b]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [2/6]
    [c]   modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1)
    [d]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [e]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [f]   modified red armor [3/6] (49%) (P)
    [g]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [i]   energy-shielded vest [1/1] (100%)
    [j]   shotgun shell (x5)
    [k]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [l]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [m]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [n]   rocket (x6)
    [o]   power cell (x20)
    [p]   phase device
    [q]   envirosuit pack
    [r]   Enviroboots [0]
    [s]   shell box (x100)
    [t]   shell box (x100)
    [u]   shell box (x100)

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 25% 

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

    156 former humans
    157 former sergeants
    65 former captains
    106 imps
    21 demons
    343 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    31 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    14 hell knights
    39 arachnotrons
    23 former commandos
    59 pain elementals
    18 arch-viles
    8 mancubi
    20 revenants
    4 nightmare imps
    2 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He cowardly fled the Arena.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  Level 11 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  He left level 16 as soon as possible.
  On level 17 he stumbled into complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 17 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 23 he found the Enviroboots!
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You hit the Cyberdemon.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit the Cyberdemon.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You are hit!
 You see : a Cyberdemon (severely wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 You hit the Cyberdemon.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You are hit!
 You hit the Cyberdemon.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher. You
 You see : a Cyberdemon (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 You see : a Cyberdemon (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 You hit the Cyberdemon.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated
 the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 206 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 163 of those were killed.
 25 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 13 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 11 killed the bastard and survived.

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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 00:58 »

your rank ought to shoot up once you finally reach 15 golds, probably Legend or Blade :)
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 07:47 »

Seriously?
Someone stop this guy!

Epic series of runs here lately. Is anyone else playing N!?
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 08:29 »

Is anyone else playing N!?
I would if I thought it would be anything interesting to watch in a video. Most of the time is spent rushing the first few levels over and over again, which is not only tedious for the viewer, but really frustrating for me (so the commentary isn't as good). Nightmare! speedrunning, on the other hand, is nothing BUT that, and although the viewer's mileage may vary, I think it's worth dedicating some videos to JUST that sort of thing.

Given the success Tormuse has had, I'm tempted to spend this weekend hunting a few of the less time-consuming Diamond badges, might as well get my old rank back. (I MIGHT attempt something like UV/N! A100 for the experience rank, as those still don't take much longer than about three games combined anyway.) Gonna avoid Intuition like the plague as usual, though!

This is all a digression from the main point, however, that this guy's now picked up a badge no one has ever gotten in the history of this game. So congrats on that.
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 10:56 »

your rank ought to shoot up once you finally reach 15 golds, probably Legend or Blade :)

We'll see.  :)  More likely, by then, another version of the game will be out and I'll have to start all over again.  ;)

I would if I thought it would be anything interesting to watch in a video. Most of the time is spent rushing the first few levels over and over again, which is not only tedious for the viewer, but really frustrating for me (so the commentary isn't as good). Nightmare! speedrunning, on the other hand, is nothing BUT that, and although the viewer's mileage may vary, I think it's worth dedicating some videos to JUST that sort of thing.

I tried making videos the other day using Roguelike Studio because I wanted to participate in the AoH speedrun contest, but I guess my computer sucks too much because the action lagged to the point that it was unplayable.  :P  Is there a way around that, short of getting a faster computer?  :)

This is all a digression from the main point, however, that this guy's now picked up a badge no one has ever gotten in the history of this game. So congrats on that.

Wait, what?  Seriously?!?  Did I just do something unprecedented?  :o  I didn't realize...  I mean I knew it was a difficult achievement, but I assumed someone must have done it in some version somewhere before...  Wow!  I feel like I should make an acceptance speech or something!  :P  Well, in that case, I'd like to thank Const for posting the mortem that inspired me to make this run.  :)

(Maybe I should try for Angel of Humanity Diamond next!)  :D
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 11:24 »

Wait, what?  Seriously?!?  Did I just do something unprecedented?  :o  I didn't realize...  I mean I knew it was a difficult achievement, but I assumed someone must have done it in some version somewhere before...
I don't want to downplay the achievement, but there are a fair number of Diamond badges that were considered impossible back in the day, and Masochism was included on that list. With the new masters and, perhaps more importantly, the easy-access advanced traits, a lot of these Diamonds are probably possible, if not quite doable (at least for experts like us). If you want to find a fairly complete listing of previous diamonds collected, go check out the Diamond Hunters sticky. I think everything listed there at least compiles all the unique collections, so anything never collected there is probably up for grabs. (Except for Technician/Armorer, I'm pretty sure people have gotten those without posting mortems for it.)

But yeah, Int(2) and shotty build sounds like the best way to play a game in order to avoid damage. I'd probably try it with Fireangel just because of Dodgemaster + no-splash (and, as I said before, Int(2) isn't my thing).
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 21:17 »

I don't want to downplay the achievement, but there are a fair number of Diamond badges that were considered impossible back in the day, and Masochism was included on that list. With the new masters and, perhaps more importantly, the easy-access advanced traits, a lot of these Diamonds are probably possible, if not quite doable...

True, it's possible that some things still need rebalancing for the next version.  (Someone said that Shottyhead might be too powerful)  Combining Shottyhead with Int 2, i.e. being able to push everyone out of visual range while still being able to see where they are, is quite powerful.  Perhaps Shottyhead should block Intuition?  (In which case, I should probably try for that Everyman Diamond badge fast before the next version comes out!)  :P

If you want to find a fairly complete listing of previous diamonds collected, go check out the Diamond Hunters sticky...

I did.  It's in need of updating.  ;)  (Heehee)  :D
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Re: [N!|AoMs|74%|YAVP] Masochist Diamond Badge!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 03:22 »

@rchandra, it turns out it only shot up to Lt. General.  :)

@Game Hunter, and now the Diamond Hunter thread is *really* in need of updating.  :D  EDIT:  Incidentally, let me know if you'd like help updating it; I'd be happy to help you search for the appropriate thread links to put in there.
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