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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ashannar, level 10 Mancubus Warrant Officer Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 103082 turns and scored 87337 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 479 out of 502 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Light Travel!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Health 82/50   Experience 41030/10
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  SoB->EE->SoB->TH->Fin->Int->MCe->Int->SoB->HR->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d7)x8 [15/24] (F1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat shotgun (7d3) [6/6] (B1)

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

    [a] energy-shielded vest [1/1] (100%)
    [b] shotgun shell (x48)
    [c] small med-pack
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] phase device

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

    None

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

    76 former humans
    52 former sergeants
    15 former captains
    87 imps
    36 demons
    123 lost souls
    33 cacodemons
    9 hell knights
    9 barons of hell
    22 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    7 pain elementals
    1 revenant
    2 mancubi
    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.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical armor!
  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 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  Level 13 was a hard nut to crack!
  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!
  Entering level 17 he was almost dead...
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  Level 18 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 20 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 see : a Spider Mastermind (heavily wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits
 the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind.
 You start running!
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You stop running.
 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.
 The missile hits the arachnotron. The missile hits the arachnotron. The

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

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

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

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That was some run. My strategy was to obtain the nuclear plasma rifle from the spider's lair, thereby clearing up most of my inventory spots for non-ammunition.

The early game was a breeze. I built up slowly to a rapid fire build with the occasional nicety such as finesse. My approach here was to use both a chaingun and a shotgun, scavenging whatever ammo was available each level. This worked well, since a lot of times a level will be heavy on one ammo type or the other, allowing you to burn whichever has excess. My basic inventory setup was two slots for primary ammo, one for backup ammo, one med-pack, and one phase.

Things got a bit rough when I entered the spider's lair. I (fortunately!) ditched the phase for another med-pack before I went in. Got some bad luck getting double-teamed and had to burn through both of them early. Then I played really conservatively and somehow managed to pull out a victory with — get this — 2 shells and 2 bullets left. My reward was the nuclear plasma rifle!

A couple levels later, however, tragedy once again struck with the cyberdemon..

My strategy was going really well, keeping out of his range with my excellent speed and using cateye to get potshots off on him, but eventually, I had to 'turn around' so I could keep kiting him. I learned the hard way that there is no surefire way to do this; the pillars usually don't last long enough to do it with impunity. At this point, I had no med-packs and could only take 2 rockets to the face. A third one would kill me. Wouldn't you know, I did take those 2 rockets to the face. Fortunately, I took no more, and he went down while I had 8% hp.

Fortunately, there weren't any enemies in sight of where I spawned on the next level! And there was an invulnerability nearby! From this point on, I kept improving my build, and I found the mod that adds 2 extra shots to a rapid fire weapon. That was pretty cool.

With the 20% speed boost from AoLT, my tac boots/armor, scout class, and a point in hell runner, I had a ridiculous 0.46 movement speed. I could perpetually corner shoot the mastermind with impunity with no threat of retaliation, so that was rad. :)
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Re: [M|AoLT|95%|YAVP] My strategy could use a little tweaking
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 04:29 »

Lol, cybie is so easy.
Just keep strafing around him, this way you will easily dodge incoming rockets. Don't forget to keep away from pillars(splash damage) and keep distance, too. After he fires, blast him until he will reload. Then continue sidestrafing until he fires, blast him, and repeat until it's dead. If you don't mess up with the walls, easy win with no hp loss.
This is ecpesially effective since you don't have to reload.
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2nd Lieutenant Hell Baron, Body Count: 43879
Wins:[1|7|1|0|0] Deaths: [7|90|26|16|2] Badges:[18|10|4|0|0]
Highest Score: 214763
Currently Doing: AoB HNTR
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