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[E|68%|YAVP] Medal Hunting: Surprised Iron Fist
« on: May 13, 2012, 14:20 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 LuckyDee, level 8 Hell Baron 1st Lieutenant Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 50159 turns and scored 33320 points.
 He played for 41 minutes and 24 seconds.
 He was too young to die!

 He killed 195 out of 285 hellspawn. (68%)

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

  Levels generated : 7
  Levels visited   : 1
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Sunrise Iron Fist

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

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

  Health 120/60   Experience 23872/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Marine

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->Bad->MVm->Bad->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nothing
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (88%)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [d] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [e] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] small med-pack
    [g] small med-pack
    [h] small med-pack
    [i] small med-pack
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] small med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] phase device
    [r] fire skull
    [s] steel boots [1/1] (99%)

-- 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 85% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 80%   feet 60% 

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

    34 former humans
    22 former sergeants
    10 former captains
    57 imps
    25 demons
    16 lost souls
    4 cacodemons
    7 hell knights
    5 barons of hell
    2 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    1 pain elemental
    4 mancubi
    2 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 20 he stumbled into complex full of former humans!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 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 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 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. You're going berserk!
 You stop running.

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

 58 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 42 of those were killed.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

 15 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 12 killed the bitch and survived.

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Alright, so I recently went from HNTR to HMP, and those games are generally going pretty well - well enough to get me UAC and Veteran Silver at least. I'm 1 Gold short of becoming captain, so I spent the last few games trying to clear a path to several of these (Strongman, Berserker, Lightfoot, Destroyer) but with mainly dissapointing results.

I decided to change course, mainly because I wanted a more casual game than the ones I've been playing on HMP, and set my aim on Heroic Gold, for which I was 3 medals short. I decided to go for Sunrise Iron Fist on ITYTD, figuring it would take a couple of tries (and frustrating deaths) to get the vibe, but deciding to try not to be bothered by this. Boy was I in for a ride.

When I started playing less than 2 months ago, I got the shit kicked (and shot and blasted and bitten) out of me before I was halfway through Phobos on ITYTD. On this fist-only run, I was breezing through about every level. The only times I got anywhere near trouble were at the Anomaly (zerk wouldn't kick-start, didn't think of crunching the numbers on the Bruiser Brothers beforehand) and the Tower (well.. have you ever tried punching a hole in a metal knee with only your bare hands?) but as you can see I had more medpacks than I could sensibly use. Oh and I spent 7½ out of 8 levels of Hell on Invulnerability.

And the best thing: the timer for this run shows a little of 40 minutes, a good 10 to 15 of which I was afk since my daughter woke up, saw it was light outside and thus assumed the night to be over - try explaining that to a two-year old.
I went for SIF because I thought Compet-n Platinum would be even harder, but this run has really gotten my hopes up. As such, with 2 more medals to go, next up:
  • Compet-n Platinum Cross (best speedrun so far around 14 minutes, I'm really curious how some of you manage to do it in 3)
  • Untouchable Medal/Cross (Cateye starting with INT2 on HNTR I guess, then I just need to find a way to deal with Spidey)
  • Gargulec Medal (sic)
  • Gambler's Shield (though I've been trying to get this in about every game I've played, I thought UAC Gold would be way harder to get)

And maybe the Grim Reaper's Badge, although I'm still hesitant at trying the Mortuary.

Additionally: doesn't the Grim Reaper's Badge have the exact same requirements as the Reaper Gold Badge?
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Re: [E|68%|YAVP] Medal Hunting: Surprised Iron Fist
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 10:46 »

Yup. Think of it as a counter of how many times you've done it.

The Mortuary is easy, especially if you're breezing through HNTR. Ammochain doesn't have much trouble with it, and it can also be rather easy with a few special level rewards - skulls and missile launcher come right to mind, though you have to save up your rockets for Mortuary - I can easily go through 60+ on a bad spawn where I have to crawl towards the side of the level I didn't clear first and bounce crowds that pop into LOS.

Compet-n Platinum Cross isn't hard if you're good at HNTR, either, it just might take a few tries. A lot of ~3 minute runs, as far as I know, are berserker marines that are lucky with stairs and kill little more than bruisers and Cybie before the final level.
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Re: [E|68%|YAVP] Medal Hunting: Surprised Iron Fist
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 12:08 »

The general speedrun strategy is: grab the chainsaw and all berserk packs in Chained Court, run to Anomaly, kill Bruiser Brothers, get Berserker.  I haven't gotten any of those insane times, but I have gotten less than 6 minutes.  I actually used the same strategy for Sunrise Iron Fist, just with unequipping the chainsaw.  No idea if that's the standard gameplan, but it worked for me.
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