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Author Topic: [N!|AoMr|72%|YAVP] Who needs guns? Guns are for wusses! (Marksman Diamond)  (Read 6251 times)

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So, Angel of Marksmanship lets you use two weapons, pistols and your fists...  Since the Marksman Diamond denies you the opportunity to upgrade your pistol ability, I decided to work on the fists.  :)  (And considering I got Demonic Diamond recently, this was actually easier!)

My strategy was the same that I used for Demonic Diamond, (except that I was free to occasionally shoot people if I felt like it)  :)  get to the Chained Court as soon as possible and make those berserks last as long as possible and then farm Pain Elementals for health once I got Vampyre trait.

One story from this game I have to relate:

The most tense moment was at the end of level 11, because my berserk ran out and I was out of med-packs and armour and I hadn't gotten Vampyre yet.  (Level 5 with 99% of the way to level 6!)  :|  I found myself caught between an Arch-Vile in one direction and a Commando in the other.  Given that choice, I ran toward the Commando, side-stepping repeatedly to dodge as much of his fire as I could, and then just as I spotted the stairs, a freakin' Arachnotron came into view and I was getting plasma barrages from two different directions!  When I was 1 square away from the stairs, I was at 5% health and I stared at the screen for a long moment and said to myself, "There's no way I'm going to survive that last step..." but I must have been channeling Jules from Pulp Fiction because I took that last step and two barrages of plasma fire missed me completely!  :o

I went downstairs to level 12 and my hopes died again because I started surrounded by sergeants, imps, a couple of Hell Knights, and a commando.  So, I did the only thing I could do:  Punch out an imp to bring myself up to level 6 and get Vampyre trait and quickly run around the corner into an alcove out of their view which was luckily empty except for a former human who I punched out too.  The commando followed me, so I corner-shot him almost to death and finished him off with my fist.  I then stood there for quite some time between the commando, former human, and imp, knocking them down any time one of them got up and slowly got my health back.  Things briefly got tense again when another imp came around the corner and destroyed the former human and commando bodies, but I was able to lure the imp over, along with one of his buddies, and soon I had 3 imp bodies safely tucked away out of anyone's view and I could punch them out to my heart's content any time any of them got up.  Once I had enough health to make me confident enough and I was zerking again, I charged out, found the stairs, and the rest is history.  :)

So, that's it!  God Hand skill rank!  WOO!  :D  I can still remember when I first discovered this game almost a year ago and Diamond Badges seemed impossible.  (Win Nightmare difficulty with only your fists?  How ridiculous!  No one could do that!)  :P  I'm hoping I can be an inspiration to people to show that it really is possible!  Once you realize you have the ability, you might as well aim high.  :)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 11 Arch-Vile Blade Marine,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 51868 turns and scored 442436 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 32 minutes and 22 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1397 out of 1936 hellspawn. (72%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 1

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Marksman Platinum Badge
  Marksman Gold Badge
  Marksman Silver Badge
  Marksman Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 116/90   Experience 58302/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->Bad->MVm->TaN->TaN->Iro->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   gothic armor [6/6] (165%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [5/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified steel boots [1/1] (96%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   pistol (2d4) [6/6]

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

    [a]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [b]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c]   blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [d]   modified red armor [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [e]   modified red armor [3/6] (46%) (P)
    [f]   bullet-proof vest [1/1] (100%)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [h]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [i]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [j]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [k]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [l]   small med-pack
    [m]   small med-pack
    [n]   small med-pack
    [o]   large med-pack
    [p]   phase device
    [q]   envirosuit pack
    [r]   envirosuit pack
    [s]   power mod pack
    [t]   bulk mod pack
    [u]   shockwave pack
    [v]   shockwave pack

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    60 former humans
    69 former sergeants
    39 former captains
    114 imps
    70 demons
    892 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    25 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    15 hell knights
    12 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    11 pain elementals
    9 arch-viles
    16 mancubi
    9 revenants
    18 nightmare imps
    2 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  Entering level 4 he was almost dead...
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He left level 6 as soon as possible.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  Entering level 12 he was almost dead...
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You're going berserk! 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! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You're going berserk! 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! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher. You
 need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated
 the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 484 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 412 of those were killed.
 27 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 17 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 28 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 6 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 22 killed the bastard and survived.

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And yes, that's right, I punched out the Angel of Death with my bare hands.  Just call me Tormuse, Diamond Fist.  ;)
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...And here we are, watching how the very history of the DoomRL is written...
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Tormuse

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Erm...  Has anyone ever achieved God Hand rank before?
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Erm...  Has anyone ever achieved God Hand rank before?
That is besides the point.

Marksmanship Diamond was never successful before because people said it involved an impossible strategy.

You, sir, have done the impossible.

Multiple times.

'nuff said.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2011, 18:13 by thelaptop »
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Ah, thanks!  :)  Well, in that case, I guess I should outline my strategy a bit more...

Getting Vampyre trait is the key to victory; once you get that, the rest becomes fairly easy...ish...  ;)  For the first few levels, I just headed straight for the stairs and left most of my enemies alive.  Chained Court is a huge boon for all the berserk packs; it's the best way to accumulate enough experience to get Vampyre, and/or go down enough stairs until Invulnerability globes start spawning.

Once I had Vampyre, any level that had at least one Pain Elemental got cleared out.  I would use the lost souls to regenerate my health and charge up my berserk power, then I would go on a berserk rampage, punching out as much as I could until either my berserk ran out, or my health got too low and then I would return to the Pain Elemental and repeat.  Corpses could be removed by standing over them and letting enemies with splash damage hit me.  When I was ready to leave the level, I would lure the Pain Elemental over to the stairs, kill it, and get myself zerked up for the next level.

Another tactic I used a few times was to corner-shoot at enemies to attract their attention and lure them into an isolated and vulnerable position.  I got imps, Barons, Knights, and at one point, a Mancubus, this way without even being berserk.  (It was something I couldn't do during my Demonic Diamond game, so it made this run easier)
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I'm seeing a lot of these types of reports.  It makes me think that vampyre is a little overpowered.

Edit: I'm still VERY impressed with the God Hand rank.  You have 15 more diamonds than I do, and that's just crazy :D
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Nooooo!  Don't take my Vampyre away!  :P  (Thanks for the praise, though)  :)

Also, I'd just like to say that I would never have discovered DoomRL if not for a link from Curly's World of Freeware.  (Someone suggested I plug the site and it's non-profit, so I think it's okay)  Some of the links there seem to be broken lately, but there are a lot of great games freely available there for anyone who has some time to kill.  :)
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Okay, that's it. I'm convinced.

TORMUSE = SATAN

Edit: I wonder will you try getting ALL the badges now? :P
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I don't suppose you'd be willing to record one of your games for us newbies to watch and learn, eh?
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I don't suppose you'd be willing to record one of your games for us newbies to watch and learn, eh?

I'd be willing if I could figure out a way to do it reliably.  Roguelike Studio is giving me trouble, but I'll see what I can do.
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