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Author Topic: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win (Now w/ AoMr, AoSh, & AoB)  (Read 2295 times)

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What an amazing gem of a game this is. I discovered it recently and I've had a lot of fun with it. I remember going from ITYTD to HNTR and thinking, "how is this even possible?" I died a lot to the lost souls just before Deimos or to the Cyberdemon or some special level.

This time I had a little better idea of what I should be doing. Some things that have really stepped up my play: putting mods on armor (I was not doing this at first because it seemed like a waste) and simply carrying backup armor. By the time I ended the game I had 5 red armors, a few bulk and one power modded. Near the end I wasn't sure about my ability to handle the harder special levels, so the spider lair was the last one I did.

And good thing, too, because I totally messed up my chaingun build. The nuclear plasma rifle came in very handy. I took a bunch of eagle eye, thinking that it wouldn't block ammochain. Lesson learned. Fortunately, trigger happy + SoB is quite powerful on its own. It's just a bit ammo-hungry, hence why the nuclear plasma rifle ended up being very nice. Near the end, I found a minigun, which was cool. I even ended up killing the mastermind with it.

This run was notable to me not only because it's my first HNTR win, but because it's my only run so far where I wasn't invincible or zerked for the boss fights. I ended up killing the cyberdemon only getting hit by one rocket.

As for the mastermind...

Man, she HURTS. I BFG'd her thrice before she got in melee range, and then I hellwave pack'd her. :) Then I phased out and started popping off minigun rounds into the distance and ended up killing her out of sight range. It was beautiful. :)

Next, I figure I'll go for a 100% HNTR win, or try one of the challenges.. or maybe try HMP. What do you guys think I should tackle next?

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Zirrus, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 126403 turns and scored 96755 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 21 minutes and 1 second.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 461 out of 475 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

 He saved himself 3 times.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 5

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  ##.......####.....####.....####.......#####################
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  ####................................#####################>#
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 60/60   Experience 49120/10
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Marine

    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)

  SoB->EE->SoB->TH->EE->TH->Rel->Rel->SoB->Int->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (166%) (B)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   minigun (1d6)x8 [180/200]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [24/24] (T1)

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

    [a] combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5]
    [b] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [c] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1)
    [d] BFG 9000 (10d8) [10/130] (B1)
    [e] tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [i] red armor [4/4] (67%)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x84)
    [l] shotgun shell (x50)
    [m] rocket (x8)
    [n] power cell (x6)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] homing phase device
    [r] thermonuclear bomb
    [s] power battery (x120)

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

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

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

    97 former humans
    54 former sergeants
    17 former captains
    101 imps
    25 demons
    63 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    17 hell knights
    20 barons of hell
    19 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    1 revenant
    10 mancubi
    6 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  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!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You see : floor
 You start running! The Spider Mastermind hits you.
 You use a Hellwave Pack. The Spider Mastermind hits you.
 You are hit! You dodge! Boom! You are hit! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom!
 You are hit! You dodge! Boom! Boom!
 You use a phase device. You feel yanked in an non-existing direction!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You wear/wield : a minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200]
 You see : floor
 You reload the minigun.
 You see : floor
 You see : floor
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 There are stairs leading downward here.

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

 19 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 16 of those were killed.

 3 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 killed the bitch and survived.

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« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 18:50 by Ashannar »
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:10 »

Hmm... Not very bad. I'm not so pro in this game, and my first HNTR was even worse. Some kind of 25 deathes on 1 win... Now you can try AoSh or AoMr (Angel of Shotgunnery and Angel of Markmanship). Just go on!
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 13:21 »

I agree that you should go for the weapon challenges - it's great to train with the respective weapons (and probably the reason I never learned to use the rocket weapons much)
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 14:35 »

I decided to try AoMr and I got it, first try!

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Zyv, level 9 Cacodemon Sergeant Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 82244 turns and scored 84566 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 44 minutes and 37 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 469 out of 493 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

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

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Armorer Silver Badge
  Marksman Bronze Badge
  Marksman Silver Badge

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

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

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

  Health 50/50   Experience 38572/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 2)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->Int->Int->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Anti-Freak Jackal (5d3) [5/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Trigun (3d6) [5/6]

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

    [a] pistol (2d4) [6/6] (T1)
    [b] red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [c] nanofiber red armor [2]
    [d] red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [e] red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x40)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] phase device
    [s] homing phase device
    [t] homing phase device
    [u] plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [v] 10mm ammo chain (x250)

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

    None

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

    78 former humans
    66 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    70 imps
    54 demons
    108 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    19 hell knights
    10 barons of hell
    2 arachnotrons
    9 former commandos
    7 pain elementals
    1 revenant
    3 mancubi
    1 arch-vile
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 4 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 10 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he found the Trigun!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 14 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Level 21 was a hard nut to crack!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You see : out of vision
 You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge!
 You see : blood
 You see : blood
 You see : floor
 You see : floor
 There is a lever (woah!) here.
 You dualreload your guns! There is a lever (woah!) here. There is a lever
 (woah!) here.
 You see : out of vision
 You dualreload your guns!
 You see : floor
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 There is a large med-pack lying here.

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

 20 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 16 of those were killed.

 4 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 killed the bitch and survived.

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It helps that I found both Trigun and Anti-Freak Jackal early. Dual-wielding those puppies made everything but the boss fights a breeze.

I did a Gun Kata build and used tactical armor and tactical boots for almost the whole game. I can't tell you how awesome it is to outspeed lost souls while running. Good stuff. Dodgemaster took care of the cyberdemon, and intuition 2 combined with the fact that I slightly outsped the mastermind allowed me to snipe it from out of range. It just took a very, very long time; even with the awesome pistols. It only managed to fire one shot on me, but I dodged all four (ha!) so I got the mastermind brain medal too.

I would have gone for a 100%, but I came across a level with a nuke, and I wasn't sure what was going on with that. I assumed I didn't have much time to get to the next level, so I took the stairs as soon as I found them.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2012, 14:38 by Ashannar »
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 18:44 »

Trust me when I say that you have plenty of time with a nuke...it's something like 500 turns before it goes off. (Or something like that.)

Personally, I just go through like normal, but when the level feelings tell me there's 2 minutes left, I start casually heading for the exit. (Oh so casually...)
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 02:39 »

First, grats on the win!

About the nuke: On HNTR you have 8 minutes of gametime before it goes off. Unless some monster wanders astray or phases, it's usually enough time to clear the whole level.
Note that it is _game time_, so having your speed boosted (by Hellrunner, faster fire/reload, berserk, tactical armor/boots, whatever) helps a lot.
Also note that the nuke timer is shorter (IIRC) by 1 minute per each level of higher difficulty.
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 06:07 »

*Applauds*
Even providing that this is HNTR, a winstreak is a definite achievement. Congrats!
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:23 »

First of all, congrats!

Second, what ZicherCZ wrote is right. I'd just add that in Angel of Red Alert you get a nuke on each level with only 5 minutes and as I recall, it didn't give me too much trouble when I was at your skill level (that is, amazed that I managed to finish a HNTR game. BTW, it's quite probable that you will win on this difficulty most of the times from now on). AoRA will teach you that you don't have to clean the levels completely, so it's a useful challenge to attempt soon. As an added bonus, once you manage to beat that, the 8 minute nukes will seem like a joke compared to it, trust me. You have all the time in the world in such a level.

I've only just now discovered that AoRA is MUCH easier with scout, hellrunner, tactical armour... anything that boosts your speed. I've completed it as a red armoured marine anyway, but I'm currently trying to beat it with 100% kills and I think gun kata build is the way to do it witout much difficulty. We'll see =)
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 16:00 »

Thanks for the tips on the nuke levels.

Aaaaand here's a 3-streak win 100% AoSh!

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ashannar, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 110082 turns and scored 94816 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 42 minutes and 49 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 504 out of 504 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Shottyman Bronze Badge
  Shottyman Silver Badge

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

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  #######...............####................#################
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  #####........####.....####.....####........################
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  #######...............####...............##################
  ########................................#.#################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 28/50   Experience 48378/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (184%) (B)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [4/5]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x93)

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

    [a] double shotgun (10d3)x2 [2/2] (P1)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (60%)
    [c] red armor [4/4] (185%) (B)
    [d] red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] phase device
    [g] phase device
    [h] thermonuclear bomb
    [i] agility mod pack
    [j] steel boots [1/1] (100%)
    [k] shell box (x100)
    [l] shell box (x100)

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

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

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

    88 former humans
    63 former sergeants
    21 former captains
    106 imps
    50 demons
    81 lost souls
    23 cacodemons
    13 hell knights
    13 barons of hell
    20 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    2 revenants
    7 mancubi
    5 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 21 he found the Acid Spitter!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Nothing to swap!
 You quickly reload the tactical shotgun.
 You quickly reload the tactical shotgun.
 You quickly reload the tactical shotgun.
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You quickly reload the tactical shotgun.
 You see : out of vision
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 You see : out of vision

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

 21 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 16 of those were killed.

 5 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 killed the bitch and survived.

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This one wasn't too bad until the end. My tactical armor got blown up by a bastard of a mancubus/vile combo (and I only found 2 agi mods all game). Bad luck caused me to burn all but one medipack by the time I reached the mastermind. What could I do? I grabbed my tactical shotgun, donned some red armor, and prepared to kiss my ass goodbye. That was without a doubt the most difficult fight I've ever had.

One wrong move, and I'd have been toast. In hindsight, it might have been easier if I had worn no armor, but I didn't dare risk that. Basically what I had to do is: shoot the thing when it was at the maximum possible distance to be shot at, and ONLY then. Then hightail it the hell behind the pillar, and mirror mastermind's moves for a long time until she gets bored and wanders off again. Rinse and repeat. It took about 175 shotgun shells to kill her. You can imagine how long that took.

Oh, and btw: if I hadn't had intuition 2, there is absolutely no way I would have been able to win. Not a chance. I'm in the camp of people who think that int 2 is broken, making the game far too easy. But against the mastermind, not only is it balanced, but I'd say you're still a little outclassed. Maybe MAD makes things a little more balanced, but I'm actually concerned about how one is expected to take out the mastermind conventionally using shotguns. It doesn't seem possible without a ton of movement speed bonus or int 2.

It might have been better if I hadn't done a shottyhead build. It's pretty weak for the bosses.
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 18:40 »

4-streak AoB.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ashannar, level 9 Cacodemon Sergeant Major Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 115519 turns and scored 80965 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 57 minutes and 15 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 378 out of 414 hellspawn. (91%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

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

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

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  Berserker Bronze Badge
  Berserker Silver Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  #>##################.##................................####
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  ######################...............####...............###
  #>#####################................................####
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 52/90   Experience 37032/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Marine

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4] (O)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat knife (2d5)

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (96%)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (100%) (N)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (59%)
    [e] small med-pack
    [f] homing phase device
    [g] thermonuclear bomb
    [h] power mod pack
    [i] power mod pack
    [j] agility mod pack
    [k] agility mod pack
    [l] bulk mod pack
    [m] bulk mod pack
    [n] nano pack
    [o] tactical boots [0/0] (100%)

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 95% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 85% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    72 former humans
    55 former sergeants
    14 former captains
    74 imps
    30 demons
    68 lost souls
    12 cacodemons
    12 hell knights
    10 barons of hell
    7 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    6 mancubi
    5 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 22, hell froze over!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind hits you. The Spider
 Mastermind hits you.
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. You feel like a killing machine! You're going
 berserk! The Spider Mastermind hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind hits you. You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind hits you. You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind hits you. You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. You're going berserk! The Spider Mastermind
 hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations!
 You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 There are stairs leading to The Lava Pits here.

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

 22 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 16 of those were killed.

 6 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 6 killed the bitch and survived.

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The run wasn't too notable, except I found an onyx armor pack and two nano packs. I just slapped the onyx on a red armor and it served me well. I also never found anything other than the chainsaw. *shrug* It worked well enough.
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win (Now w/ AoMr, AoSh, & AoB)
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 01:01 »

#5.. not a challenge game, but this time a focus on entering all the special levels. I entered all but lava pits (because I knew I wasn't prepared for it) and of those cleared all but the cathedral. It was quite a shock when I tried to blast those lost souls and couldn't. I had to retreat. I'm particularly proud of clearing the mortuary. For some reason, I had been stockpiling tons of plasma cells the whole game, so I just BFG'd everything in there. I also managed to use the acid spitter a few times. Pretty fun.

I at least have a better idea now of how to tackle the cathedral..

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 Ashannar, level 12 Mancubus Sergeant Major Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 121753 turns and scored 114208 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 22 minutes and 11 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 715 out of 748 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 10
  Levels completed : 9

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Heroic Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  #########........................=======.##################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 116/80   Experience 61470/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

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

  Rel->Rel->SM->Fin->HR->Jug->MSh->Int->Int->Iro->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nuclear BFG 9000 (8d9) [0/40] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Acid Spitter (10d10) [0/10] {a}

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [b] assault shotgun (7d3) [6/6]
    [c] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [d] nuclear plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [6/24]
    [e] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (107%) (B)
    [g] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [h] shotgun shell (x70)
    [i] shotgun shell (x65)
    [j] rocket (x7)
    [k] rocket (x14)
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] phase device
    [r] thermonuclear bomb
    [s] plasteel boots [2/2] (58%)
    [t] shell box (x100)
    [u] shell box (x100)

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

    None

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

    74 former humans
    55 former sergeants
    17 former captains
    101 imps
    56 demons
    248 lost souls
    32 cacodemons
    17 hell knights
    27 barons of hell
    38 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    19 pain elementals
    7 revenants
    4 mancubi
    10 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 15 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 18 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 18 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 18 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You see : out of vision
 You see : floor
 You see : out of vision
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (severely wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You wear/wield : a Acid Spitter (10d10) [10/10] {a}
 You start running!
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (severely wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind.
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You see : floor
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 You reload the assault shotgun.

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

 23 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 16 of those were killed.

 7 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 7 killed the bitch and survived.

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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win (Now w/ AoMr, AoSh, & AoB)
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 04:21 »

Yeah, the cathedral is melee only. I remember when I entered it the first time and managed to kill all the lost souls using only arena master's staff and medkits... needless to say, it was a total waste =)

If you want to go for the conqeror badge, you have to invest some points into brute, or maybe simply go for a melee build. I did it recently with vampyre, and the greatest challenge for me was not to miss the red stairs rather than finish the game =)

Also, I see that on your AoB run, you took three levels of Iron man after berserker - that's not good, since berserker triggers when you get hit for (I think) 1/3rd or your total HP, but still applies the zerk damage reduction to that hit. With Iro (and more HP) you will get zerked much less, which is not good.

Besides, vampyre (and other master traits as well) is awesome. Pain elementals become health dispensors, though the lost souls are now much better at swarming you, so blademaster is much better for city of skulls.
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Re: [M|97%|YAVP] My first HNTR win (Now w/ AoMr, AoSh, & AoB)
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 09:41 »

Ech.  Generally, one mortem per thread please!  You can link them up with URL referrers.
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