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[M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:10 »

Alright, just this one and I promise I'll stop pestering you for a while:

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 John Romero, level 12 Imp Sergeant Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 148658 turns and scored 128892 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 768 out of 768 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself 4 times.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 9
  Levels completed : 9

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Heroic Bronze Badge
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Longinus Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 120/60   Experience 62216/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +8  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +12

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

  Class : Marine

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [11/11] (90%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   lava steel boots [1]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nuclear BFG 9000 (8d6) [19/40]

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

    [a] assault shotgun (7d3) [6/6]
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (70%)
    [c] red armor [4/4] (52%)
    [d] medical armor [2/2] (50%)
    [e] Medical Powerarmor [0/4] (0%)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x50)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] shotgun shell (x50)
    [l] shotgun shell (x50)
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] small med-pack
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] shell box (x100)

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    121 former humans
    80 former sergeants
    24 former captains
    117 imps
    77 demons
    172 lost souls
    54 cacodemons
    33 hell knights
    35 barons of hell
    21 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    7 pain elementals
    2 revenants
    3 mancubi
    8 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    1 lava elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he sneaked into the Phobos Lab.
  On level 7 he assembled a piercing blade!
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 8 he assembled a grappling boots!
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  On level 9 he assembled a lava boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  Level 15 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  Level 22 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 22 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  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 need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the lost soul. The lost soul dies. You're going berserk! The lost
 soul misses you. The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood!
 The lost soul hits you. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher. The lost
 soul hits you. The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood!
 The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood!
 The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood!
 Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. The lost soul hits you. The lost soul hits you. You
 need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! The lost soul hits you. You need
 to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 6 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 2 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 3 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 1 killed the bitch and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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I set out with 2 simple goals:
1) enough melee kills to improve my rank to Demon
2) 100% kill-rate

Since I'd already played MVm before, I thought I'd stick with that, using a shotgun for backup. Relying mainly on the shotgun, all went pretty well until I lost my RL to a fast food franchise in Deimos Lab. The elusive Shambler and its mate were no match for a piercing chainsaw this time around, so that kinda makes up for the nasty surprise I suffered on the first AoSh run of this version.

I had to skip the Wall for lack of firepower, and decided not to risk CoS - I forgot to pack a double shotgun. The difference on HoC is very big, and I would have been in deep shit if it weren't for my lava boots. Since I skipped CoS I decided to leave the BFG be as well; I had no intention of doing the Mortuary, which I'd only done once or twice in the previous version, with mixed results.

Things went wobbly after the Cyberdemon. I lost armour after armour, took a lot of hits, but the lava boots were a freaking lifesaver. At the Vaults, I kinda lost track of things and by the time I was done, I had no armour left - a red on 14% and some other piece of crap. I found another badly damaged armour on the next level, was kinda lost in thought when I left that.... and found myself having descended into the Mortuary.

That turned out to be an amazing rollercoaster: nearly every time I was about to be toast, I stepped on a Supercharge, and with the 2 Reds found at the entrance plus the Nuclear BFG I landed on when I used a homing phase to get out of the only extremely threatening situation, I actually drilled through everything a lot quicker than I expected.

With the Angelic Armour and the subsequent find of an assault shotgun, the rest became a cakewalk, so much so that I decided to go for double or nothing and aim for my first confrontation with JC. Needless to say this proved little difficulty with the Spear and Angelic Armour combined, coupled with MVm.
Result: a bucket load of Badges I never expected to land so soon. Good times, good times....
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 08:44 by LuckyDee »
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 14:02 »

In my opinion, the new lost soul AI makes City of Skulls almost bearable for a melee run.  Until the Agony elemental at least...
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 14:13 »

Yeah, getting swarmed does seem less likely. Still....
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 14:16 »

In my opinion, the new lost soul AI makes City of Skulls almost bearable for a melee run.  Until the Agony elemental at least...
"Almost bearable"?
The City of Skulls is an absolute godsend for a Vampyre run. The initial charge is not that tough to get through,and afterwards you just watch your HP rise and rise and rise, up to the point when you leave CoS with 200% health and fully charged berserk.
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 14:17 »

CoS has been a complete cakewalk for the two Vampyre builds I've taken through it.

I also agree that Halls of Carnage seem harder than it used to be, but it could be my imagination. Congrats on your first full win, btw! I had my first full win yesterday.
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 14:21 »

I'll keep that in mind. Last time I tried it in 0996, it didn't end well.
After AoMr (now halfway through Hell, saving the end for tomorrow - hoping for 1 more B-Mod so I have a storm bolter combat pistol instead :S), it'll be either AoB or A100.

In the former case, I'll definitely be doing a MVm again.
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 14:28 »

"Almost bearable"?
The City of Skulls is an absolute godsend for a Vampyre run. The initial charge is not that tough to get through,and afterwards you just watch your HP rise and rise and rise, up to the point when you leave CoS with 200% health and fully charged berserk.
In the past, I don't recall ever getting out with my armor in tact, though.  I find that to be a bigger deal.
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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 21:40 »

Maybe we should nerf MVm to only grant HP for things that could potentially leave a corpse.

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Re: [M|100%|YAFW] More Than I Bargained For
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 05:47 »

I thought the HP gain from lost souls has already been nerfed? From what I remember of beta, I usually broke even in CoS with Vampyre when doing it naked or with necroarmour.

Not sure if it changed, but during the beta I died regularly in HoC, in the end avoiding it like a plague. On the other hand, I'm not afraid of the unChained Court anymore, so I guess that's a fair trade.
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