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[H|AoH|32%|YAVP] Trying something different
« on: October 07, 2011, 23:22 »

GH: Tidying up tag.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Missileboater, level 4 Mancubus Major Scout,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 12 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 9674 turns and scored 34546 points.
 He played for 5 minutes and 53 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 87 out of 266 hellspawn. (32%)
 He was an Angel of Haste!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 1

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

  Speedrunner Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 23/50   Experience 4467/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Scout

    Brute            (Level 2)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Int->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Enviroboots [0]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shotgun (8d3) [1/1]

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

    [a]   pistol (2d4) [6/6]
    [b]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40]
    [c]   combat knife (2d5)
    [d]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [e]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [f]   10mm ammo (x17)
    [g]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [h]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [i]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [j]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [k]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [l]   shotgun shell (x21)
    [m]   small med-pack
    [n]   steel boots [1/1] (100%)
    [o]   steel boots [1/1] (96%)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    18 former humans
    13 former sergeants
    5 former captains
    17 imps
    13 demons
    18 lost souls
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 hell knight
    1 Angel of Death

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

  On level 2 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He left level 5 as soon as possible.
  On level 6 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 8 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 8 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  He left level 10 as soon as possible.
  He left level 11 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 12 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! That hurt! You' going berserk! You need to taste blood!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! Boom! You need to taste blood!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! That hurt! You' going berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher. You
 need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You are hit! That hurt! You' going berserk! You
 need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe
 now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

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

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

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I honestly wasn't expecting to get this one done since I was just looking at the Platinum/Diamond badges and just trying out each one to see how far I get. But, surprised at how far I got on my first death, I decided to just keep trying.

First death was due to a Cacodemon cave, second one was because of running into a commando/sergeant group with an empty shotgun.

(Not sure if mortems within mortems is legal, but I would like to show some of the failures. Remove it if necessary)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

First time I got to the Cyberdemon, I tried to build up on melee after seeing GH run through it a few times. I pretty much just ran straight for the stairs each time, picking up any Berserk and Invulnerability powerup I can. When I reached Phobos Arena, I really didn't stand a chance. My traits didn't help with any of my weapons that I was carrying. Best thing I got was the rocket launcher with the rocket box for rapid reloading. It wasn't enough, however, since I didn't have any accuracy bonus I missed a lot, thus doing virtually no damage, and didn't have any defensive traits to survive the attacks. I also realized in that fight that the Cyberdemon is immune to splash, never really tried in the past.

In the next attempt where I got to Phobos Arena again...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

...I was actually pretty confident this time around. Managed to get to the Cyberdemon with a chainsaw, bulk modded for extra damage, 2 points in Brute, and started out invincible. One very important thing I forgot, and that was invincible does not protect from knockback. Got a bit overconfident and tried to rush the Cyberdemon directly in the effort to preserve invincibility, but the Cyberdemon just kept knocking me back before I realized what happened. Turned on running when I saw my invulnerability turn grey, but by then it was too late because I was still about 4 squares away so I just didn't have enough time to get back into melee range and survive.

So, since I needed the damage to kill the Cyberdemon quickly, but also needed something counter the Cyberdemon's accuracy and knockback, there was only one thing I can really do.  I had to kill enough enemies in order to get Berserker, since it provides a massive increase in melee damage and all resistances, and especially since it can now active when just taking damage, Berserker was essential. Decided to just give up on Intuition and just go for Brute at the start since I was honestly just picking up powerups on the way to the stairs anyway so it wasn't all that useful.

Started out with only using the Chaingun for the first level since I couldn't find a sergeant before running into an imp horde blocking the rest of the level. Chained Court was where I really took a bit of time to get as much experience as possible without using a medpack. Started with the chaingun to clear out one side in order to pick up a shotgun and shells safely, then cleared out the sergeants at both stairs, and then finally pick up all the Berserk Packs and chainsaw for maximum berserk time. Berserk lasted me for a few levels, which I just spent the time to head for the stairs while killing anything that was on the way. After getting Berserker I really just went straight for the stairs as quickly as possible.

The major lifesaver in this game was the Enviroboots. In multiple levels, I started with a river running horizontally across the screen and walls blocking all my exits with the downstairs right across the river and bridge off to the other side of the map. This run probably wouldn't have made it if it weren't for the environmental immunity because in Unholy Cathedral I was at half health with 2 small med packs after the Angel of Death fight.

With the Longinus Spear in hand( great damage and knockback resistance), downstairs in the levels following Unholy Cathedral spawning close to the starting position, massive amount of berserk built up from Berserker activating when dealing and taking damage from the Angel of Death,  and an extra medpack just in case, I was able to squeeze in a win. I wasn't expecting to finish the run that quick, since this time I actually tried to gain enough levels to take down the Cyberdemon, but I guess the final few levels contributed to that.

P.S. I guess I should really try to record runs I plan to post in order to save people from walls of text.

Oh, and sometimes I do hate the RNG...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Edit: Damn, missed a '%' on the title.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2011, 08:15 by Game Hunter »
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