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Author Topic: [U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)  (Read 3613 times)

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[U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)
« on: December 03, 2012, 15:56 »

Somehow, the Gargulec Cross medal has always eluded me, but I finally did it today.  :)  I have to go out right now, but I'll post details later...

EDIT:  So, this run actually had a really bad start, since I lost both small med-packs and took a lot of damage on level 1, but level 2 had 2 berserk packs and a vault full of Demons that got me some nice experience and supplies, so it turned out okay.  :)  Naturally, I played with Vampyre Master trait.  :D

Some notes:

I skipped HA because I wasn't prepared enough, and wanted to play it safe, and I skipped The Wall and The Vaults because I didn't have the means to reliably clear them.

Assembling the Nanofibre Ballistic Armour offered me a 25% boost to melee protection and was a big help that served me for the whole game.

I got the level in Whizkid just so I could get the Double Chainsaw.  I didn't really need it, since I was about to get Azrael's Scythe, but I don't usually get one, so I thought I'd get it for fun.  :)

The Butcher's Cleaver turned out to be quite an asset, even though Azrael's Scythe does more damage.  (The power of Blademaster and Vampyre combined!  WOO!)  :D  It sure made it easier to farm Pain Elementals!  :)

One more thing:  It was surprisingly satisfying to nuke the Mortuary, considering that's where I died during my last attempt at this medal.  :)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 15 Hell Baron Lt. General Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind on level 9 of Hell.
 He survived 144770 turns and scored 373209 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1294 out of 1294 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

 He saved himself 2 times.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 8

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Gambler's Shield
  Gargulec Cross
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Berserker Platinum Badge

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

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

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

  Health 120/80   Experience 108498/15
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +8  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +12

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 4)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->Bad->MVm->TaN->Bad->Fin->Fin->WK->Iro->TaN->Bru->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nanofiber ballistic vest [1]
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Butcher's Cleaver (5d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Azrael's Scythe (9d9)

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

    [a] tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [b] blue armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [c] red armor [6/6] (100%) (PT)
    [d] gothic armor [6/6] (137%)
    [e] duelist armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] ballistic vest [1/1] (100%) (A)
    [g] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [h] combat knife (2d5)
    [i] small med-pack
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] homing phase device
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] thermonuclear bomb
    [r] bulk mod pack
    [s] bulk mod pack
    [t] protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)

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

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

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

    96 former humans
    99 former sergeants
    39 former captains
    108 imps
    93 demons
    577 lost souls
    28 cacodemons
    21 hell knights
    43 barons of hell
    37 arachnotrons
    22 former commandos
    33 pain elementals
    30 revenants
    20 mancubi
    33 arch-viles
    6 nightmare cacodemons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  Entering level 3 he was almost dead...
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  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 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 double chainsaw!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 16 as soon as possible.
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Azrael's Scythe!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 20 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 20!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He nuked level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 You hit the lost soul. The lost soul dies. Next!
 You see : John Carmack (unhurt) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You see : John Carmack (scratched) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You miss John Carmack. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher. You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! John Carmack reloads his rocket
 launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now. Next!
 Game loaded. Welcome to the Doom Roguelike... You enter Hell, level 6.

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

 132 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 113 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.

 18 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 8 killed the bitch and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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p.s.  The Platinum badge I earned here brought me to General rank!  Yay!  :D
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 22:47 by Tormuse »
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Re: [U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 07:06 »

This reminds me ... I wanted YAAM UV AoB some time ago ...

What were your tactics at low levels? The most of my problems areconnected with Knights and Barons - they are quite tanky and chew through armor quite fast ...
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Re: [U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 08:56 »

Yeah, I remember trying this a lot and failing miserably. I believe I only ever managed to get past the early knights if I found a berserk pack nearby...
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Re: [U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 09:30 »

*obligatory congratulations*
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Re: [U|AoB|YAAM/YAFW] I did it! :D (Gargulec Cross)
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 23:27 »

This reminds me ... I wanted YAAM UV AoB some time ago ...

What were your tactics at low levels? The most of my problems areconnected with Knights and Barons - they are quite tanky and chew through armor quite fast ...

Yeah, the level 3 Hell Knights are the biggest hurdle to this medal, since you only have a Combat Knife and maybe not even Berserker trait!  Many of my attempts failed in these first few levels for that reason, but in this case, I had a lucky game and there were very few HKs on levels 3 and 4, and for the ones that were there, there were Berserk packs available to help me take them down.

Otherwise, it's just a matter of using gift-dropping to lure them close to you so you get the first hit and then just hope your berserk kicks in before they kill you.  :P  Alternately, if you can determine which room the Hell Knight is in, you can fight the smaller monsters in an adjacent room, and then when your berserk activates, charge into the room with the Hell Knight and do as much damage as you can before the berserk wears off.  You can also activate the berserk by melee attacking a barrel, but I don't really do that unless I'm desperate.  Depending on the terrain, sometimes it's advisable to cornershoot the HKs or hit a barrel with a thrown Combat Knife, but that's rarely very effective.
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