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[M|AoMr|86%|Hell 4|YASD] - Why I hate the Mortuary
« on: February 10, 2012, 02:08 »

I see a bunch of hate for Bullet Dance...more so among my friends, however I have proved here that it does work, at least to a point.

I might have actually won my first game of DoomRL (on AoMr at that!) if it wasn't for being stupid enough to enter the Mortuary.

Funny story though, I actually said directly to my friends, "Am I crazy?" and when the answer came back as "Yes", I delved in.

It was really only a lack of attention/abundance of stupidity which led to my death. Why ever the hell I didn't just use a medpack or two...or fell back to the Supercharge globes is beyond me. However, those viles just kept giving me barons, and that, even with my Lava Armour, led to my death.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.5) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Pricklyman, level 9 Imp Lance Corporal Marine,
 let an arachnotron get him on level 4 of Hell.
 He survived 115867 turns and scored 60178 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 44 minutes and 14 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 430 out of 500 hellspawn. (86%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

 He saved himself once.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 4

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  Marksman Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Bronze Badge
  Arachno Bronze Badge

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

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

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

  Health 0/60   Experience 37438/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Marine

    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Bullet Dance     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->SoB->SoB->TH->MBD->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Lava Armor [0/4] (0%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [6/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof plasteel boots [1/2] (15%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [6/6]

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

    [a] blue armor [2/2] (56%)
    [b] 10mm ammo (x69)
    [c] small med-pack
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] small med-pack
    [f] small med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] phase device
    [k] homing phase device
    [l] power mod pack
    [m] agility mod pack
    [n] agility mod pack
    [o] bulk mod pack
    [p] bulk mod pack
    [q] bulk mod pack
    [r] fireproof protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [s] phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%)

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 55% 
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   

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

    70 former humans
    40 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    96 imps
    25 demons
    111 lost souls
    16 cacodemons
    14 hell knights
    9 barons of hell
    14 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    2 revenants
    2 mancubi
    4 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a high power weapon!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 10 he found the Jackhammer!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he found the Lava Armor!
  On level 13 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 18 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he finally let an arachnotron get him.

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

 You see : a baron of hell (scratched) [m]ore | blood
 The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile hits the baron of hell. The
 missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a baron of hell (severely wounded) [m]ore | blood
 The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile hits the baron of hell.
 You dualreload your guns! You are hit! Your Lava Armor is damaged!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a baron of hell (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the baron of hell. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a demon (severely wounded) [m]ore | imp corpse
 The missile hits the demon. The demon dies.
 You dualreload your guns! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are
 hit! You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 48 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 47 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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When it comes down to it, I was pretty lucky. Except for the fact that every mod pack I seemed to find after the Armoury was a bulk pack, my modding was very successful in the beginning. I was at first experimenting with High Power Pistols, but once I realised that Bullet Dance actually fired extra shots, I easily then made an extra Speedloader.

I did actually find a combat pistol in the Armoury, and if I found a second I might have used them, but I didn't, so I stuck with the Speedloaders.

Near the end (although I had an inkling I wouldn't make it) I was trying to get Whizkid to put P mods on my speedloaders, but alas, the Mortuary got me first!

All in all, a decent run, I'm more than happy with it, I'm still kicking myself for being stupid enough to actually go into the Mortuary in the first place though...
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Re: [M|AoMr|86%|Hell 4|YASD] - Why I hate the Mortuary
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 14:17 »

The combat pistol would have made a great second gun with its large clip size (more so if you had bulked it). The main complaint with bullet dance is its absurd ammo usage, by the looks of it you were about to fall victim to this. As far as the mortuary goes you had an escape in your bag in the form of the homing phase device. It would have dropped you in the upper right next to the nuclear BFG (ensuring at least a partial win) allowing you to run away.
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Re: [M|AoMr|86%|Hell 4|YASD] - Why I hate the Mortuary
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 17:31 »

True the combat pistol would have made a good second gun - but from where I was standing (cause I did try it out) the reload time in comparison to the speedloader was stupidly...stupid. Also, considering that I was firing three bullets at a time (per pistol) after two volleys, I was going to end up with only one pistol!

But yeah...that homing phase...I was kicking myself eight ways from Sunday about how stupid I was. I had medpacks, homing phase...the works!

In regards to ammo, I was very much living off Captains and Ammo Chains, which I did seem to find a lot of. To be fair, I did offload a ton of bullets before I died inside the Mortuary. Also, since I had to skip The Wall (no phases no rocket launcher (AoMr) I couldn't stockpile as much ammo for when I knew that I would not be getting as much.

EDIT: Something I didn't mention (which I am also kicking myself for) was that I did actually have a fire skull at one point...it would have been perfect for Mortuary!) However I dropped for the reason of, "I'll probably never need this..."
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 17:35 by Pricklyman »
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Re: [M|AoMr|86%|Hell 4|YASD] - Why I hate the Mortuary
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 18:24 »

Dual reloading can take a lot of time when in a fight.  The combat pistol as your second with a speed loader as main drops the time you spend reloading in the average fight as you only need to reload your second gun every 5th volley (assuming triggerhappy 2). But it's down to player preference.

Another option is to not take triggerhappy 2 but to take finesse because bullet dance further increases firing time, this has the side effect of helping ammo useage.

Also to conserve ammo you can still use the aimed shot 'F' to only fire a single shot from each gun. Two bullets should should be enough kill formers by time you have bullet dance.
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Re: [M|AoMr|86%|Hell 4|YASD] - Why I hate the Mortuary
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 02:12 »

Thanks for the tip about Aimed shots, didn't know about that one.

Just used that on a run finished about 3 minutes ago...blew it on good old Cybie!

On my run here in OP, I had Lava Armour and was Zerked when I went in...so I just tanked him. This time I had Tac Armour and two medpacks - 1 small one large.

I got him to wounded, but then Dualreloaded...son of a bitch that hit hard...

I'll try again though, I'm determined to make it work!
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