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[M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« on: April 25, 2012, 21:15 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 9 Mancubus Warrant Officer Marine,
 sacrificed himself to kill the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 6878 turns and scored 34706 points.
 He played for 6 minutes and 10 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 26 out of 375 hellspawn. (6%)
 My, was he a wimpy chump.
 He was an Angel of Pacifism!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 1
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Platinum Cross
  Pacifist Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 0/90   Experience 1198/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)

  HR->HR->DM->TaN->TaN->Iro->Iro->Iro->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   ballistic vest [1/1] (24%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nothing
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] blaster (2d4) [10/10]
    [b] phase device

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   

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

    2 former sergeants
    3 imps
    20 lost souls
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He left level 2 as soon as possible.
  He left level 7 as soon as possible.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  He left level 10 as soon as possible.
  He left level 12 as soon as possible.
  He left level 13 as soon as possible.
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 17 as soon as possible.
  He left level 20 as soon as possible.
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He nuked level 24!
  On level 24 he finally sacrificed himself to kill the Mastermind.

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

 You enter the damned city of Dis... You advance to level 9! Press <Enter>...
 Are you sure you want activate the thermonuclear bomb? [Y/n]
 You use a thermonuclear bomb. Warning! Explosion in 10 seconds! Warning!
 Explosion in 9 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 8 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 7 seconds!
 Run - direction...
 Warning! Explosion in 6 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 5 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 4 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 3 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 2 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 1 seconds!
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 You need to taste blood!

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

 114 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 107 of those were killed.

 7 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 1 killed the bitch and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I was craving some DoomRL but I don't have a lot of time to play right now, so I decided to try for Pacifist Gold.  It took a couple of attempts to get off the ground with some good early floors

This time I couldn't phase past the Anomaly, so I just had to run.  The Bruisers took care of the lost souls on my tail.  And my armor.  And a lot of my healing items...  In fact, a lot of the time there were lost souls on my tail.  I ran into a lot of tough enemies this time around as well: former captains (usually with a ton of sergeant buddies), some revenants, an archvile (who killed a lost soul that was following me), and even a mancubus, most of it without any armor.  In one level, I went all the way to the right side of the map and was getting my ass handed to me, with no stairs in sight.  I got really lucky and found an invulnerability globe before I died, and managed to find the stairs on the far left side of the map...

I grabbed that last level of finesse because I was fumbling around trying to quickly select Ironman before realizing that I was maxed out.
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Re: [M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 23:12 »

Nice :) Pacifist is stil on my to do list, though I'd only be aiming for the Silver for the moment. Think I'm going to go for the Scout instead of the Marine (mostly in order to prevent the problem of not being able to find the stairs), but I'm still in doubt as to what Skill progression to take. I'd take TAN to get BAD (as a Scout then), but you only took TAN instead - why not BAD, since I've read that at later dlevels, TAN gets pretty useless?

HR/DM/IRO make perfect sense. Maybe I'd take INT as well, at a later stage. Any tips?
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Re: [M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 08:24 »

Angel of Pacifism is one of a few challenges where the scout's ability to see the stairs is specifically blocked (which is silly in my opinion, as this means the challenge is less about skill and more about luck). I still choose scout for angel of pacifism for the extra move speed and I aim for Running Man.
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Re: [M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 08:34 »

In the previous version you could "outrun" the lost souls by entering a doorway diagonally so you get out of its sight and the closing it. Nowadays they are much more dangerous and deadly in situations when you can't/don't want to kill them.

I think Int1 is pretty useful, since it lets you know there are invulns in your path. It's been a while since I played a pacifist run (I once managed to beat it on HMP, but UV and above is a suicide).

I wonder if it would be viable to go with Malicious blades... though it's tough enough to get that master when you can kill stuff.
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Re: [M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 10:14 »

Yeah, the Scout's stairsense is blocked unfortunately.  A lot of my early AoPc attempts used Scout for the extra speed, but some time recently I saw thelaptop say that Marines were the class to choose because of their power-up bonuses.  The extra base health is also nice.

I don't know whether Tough as Nails or Ironman is the better option to take first, mathematically.
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Re: [M|AoPc|6%|YAVP] Pacifist Gold
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 09:02 »

(which is silly in my opinion, as this means the challenge is less about skill and more about luck)

How is knowing where the exit is and taking the path of least resistance every floor 'skill'?

Skill in games where stair sense is blocked is defined as stretching your luck as far as you can.
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