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Author Topic: [H|AoLT|79%|24] I brought a giant scythe to a gun fight. Place your bets.  (Read 1549 times)

White Rider

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> looks at badges needed to next rank
> 12 Golds, 2 plats

"Hmm...What are some golds I could attempt?"

And then I decided to try for Lightfoot Gold with a Blademaster build with a side of shotgun because, I love shotguns. ;)

Skipped Arena because I wanted an easy access to Chainsaw. Even if it meant walking through lava lakes to kill some more enemies. Initially I wasn't concerned about getting 100% kill rate because the requirements for Lightfoot Gold is to simply clear Angel of Light Travel on HMP. It didn't require a minimum kill rate, it didn't require a full win, just...clear AoLT.

Skipped the Wall on purpose, passed up Hell's Armory and then regretted it a floor later, left Halls of Carnage alone for some reason, and skipped City of Skulls because I didn't have Blademaster yet. If I had Blademaster I definitely would have attempted it. Probably would have came out with a few more skulls that I didn't need, and a BFG I knew I wouldn't have the room to carry. I think I typically pass up BFG if I don't have a backpack to have extra copious amounts of ammo, since that thing eats up ammo reaaaally quickly.

Ignored Spider's Lair, and then Cyberdemon. Painless.
And then...Unholy Cathedral. It had occurred to me that I had 100% kill rate when I reached the floor with Unholy Cathedral, and I had a spare hatred skull so I figured, "why not? I can probably beat the Angel of Death and walk away with an Azrael's Scythe". And oh yes, I definitely won.

The following words echoed in my mind as I left Unholy Cathedral with the scythe.
"I don't need to go out of my way to kill everything. I just need to get to Spider Mastermind and kill that, and I'll have my 11th Gold."

So from Hell-2 to Hell-7, I made a mad dash for the stairs. Occasionally I took out my tactical shotgun and gunned some enemies down, but other than that, the stairs were the only priority. Everything was fine and dandy until Hell-7. Between me and the stairs were some viles and a mancubus. I narrowly escaped into Dis with 22%. I thought, "all right, I made it. I can do this. I'll have another Gold in my record in a few minutes.

But I need to heal."

> pressed U
> "No items."

...FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

...
As an aside, I think this is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've played a round of Angel of Light Travel and found a Minigun. trollololol.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 White Rider, level 9 Arch-Vile Major Scout,
 killed by a Spider Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 48895 turns and scored 90106 points.
 He played for 40 minutes and 12 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 408 out of 514 hellspawn. (79%)
 He was an Angel of Light Travel!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 2

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)

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

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

  Health 0/60   Experience 32398/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Blademaster      (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->HR->Fin->HR->MBm->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   ballistic vest [1/1] (17%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Azrael's Scythe (9d9)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Enviroboots [0]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (57%) (A)
    [b] shotgun shell (x50)
    [c] shotgun shell (x12)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 100%

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

    50 former humans
    48 former sergeants
    18 former captains
    65 imps
    70 demons
    95 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    9 hell knights
    5 barons of hell
    8 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    3 revenants
    1 mancubus
    7 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 14 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 15 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  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 20 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 20 as soon as possible.
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Level 23 was a hard nut to crack!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally killed by a Spider Mastermind.

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

 dodge! The missile hits the arch-vile. You dodge! The missile hits the
 arch-vile. You are hit! The missile hits the former captain. The former
 captain dies. Boom!
 You start running!
 You hit the arch-vile. The arch-vile dies. Next!
 Boom! Boom!
 Boom! Boom! Boom! There are stairs leading downward here.
 You enter the damned city of Dis...
 There is a lever here.
 You pull the lever... There is a lever here.
 You start running! Boom! Boom! Boom! You are hit!
 Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
 The Spider Mastermind hits you. You die!... Press <Enter>...
 There are stairs leading to The Lava Pits here. You need to taste blood!

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

 301 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 262 of those were killed.
 5 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

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

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0.9.9.6: 10d 15h Arch-Vile Major; 6/6/2012 - 3/15/2013
0.9.9.7: 12d 9h Cyberdemon Br. General; 3/19/2013 - ?
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Heh, my AoLT HMP win yesterday used a minigun for a long time - it holds so many bullets itself that I think it's worth the higher expenditure.  Of course, I was working towards Ammochain, which just made it silly - but before that there are many bullet chains (starting, arena, armory, maybe random, maybe base...).  Actually I regretted pitching the minigun, as by Hell 7 I was running low on cells - the assault plasma rifle taking 2 shots per volley starts to add up.  I actually picked up a random chaingun and made a few kills with that, until I found more cells and was sure I had enough.

I don't think a melee character will have trouble with the Arena Master on HMP - and you weren't AoB, so Arena itself wouldn't be too troublesome.  EDIT: the Arena Master is actually much easier as a Marine, I forgot about the increased duration of berserk packs helping me.

Having fought the AoD at level 3 a few times with a knife (trying AoOC), I'm sure going for him to upgrade your weapon is the right move.  You'll get the win soon.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2012, 10:07 by rchandra »
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Was your ballistic vest intended to protect you from bullets or melee damages ?

I lost one of my first AoMr to the mastermind, using an assembled ballistic ballistic vest.
After what the wiki explained me that the mastermind, with his chaingun, does... plasma damages.
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Was your ballistic vest intended to protect you from bullets or melee damages ?

I used it mostly for Unholy Cathedral to block out some of the melee damage.
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0.9.9.6: 10d 15h Arch-Vile Major; 6/6/2012 - 3/15/2013
0.9.9.7: 12d 9h Cyberdemon Br. General; 3/19/2013 - ?
V: 31 (5P 17S 9F) M: 32 I: 66 A: 40 | 26 24 19 8 1 0
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