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[M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:52 »

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Dougal MacGuire,
 level 9 Cacodemon Corporal Marine,
 let the Spider Mastermind pwn him at the City of Dis.
 He survived 108284 turns and scored 57420 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 7 minutes and 59 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 385 out of 446 hellspawn. (86%)

 He saved himself 9 times.

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

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

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

  Scavenger Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/90   Experience 30756/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Survivalist      (Level 1)

  TaN->Bad->Iro->TaN->Iro->Iro->MSv->Rel->Rel->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   gatling gun (1d7)x6 [48/60]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   laser rifle (1d8)x5 [0/40] (P1)

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [b] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1)
    [c] red armor [1/4] (18%) (A)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x32)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] shotgun shell (x50)
    [l] shotgun shell (x50)
    [m] shotgun shell (x50)
    [n] rocket (x8)
    [o] rocket (x10)
    [p] bulk mod pack
    [q] 10mm ammo chain (x52)

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

    None

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

    106 former humans
    69 former sergeants
    29 former captains
    73 imps
    21 demons
    56 lost souls
    2 cacodemons
    2 hell knights
    8 barons of hell
    3 former commandos
    1 pain elemental
    2 revenants
    2 mancubi
    8 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Cyberdemon

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 15 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Entering level 18 he was almost dead...
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  He sounded the alarm on level 20!
  On level 23 he assembled a gatling gun!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally let the Spider Mastermind pwn him.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
 You reload the gatling gun. You stop running.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. You are hit! Boom! You are hit! You are hit! Boom! You are
 hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. Boom! Boom! Boom! You are hit! You die!... Press
 <Enter>...

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

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

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I was the closest I've ever been. Perhaps if I had dared to scavenge a little more for medkits, armor or a nuke, or deigned to use my rockets...whatever. Still a good run. I opened up with the laser rifle first (only one magazine), then followed with the gatling gun. I tried to lead her in a circle around a pillar. Seriously, if I had just a little more something I would have won.
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 11:05 »

Damn, that was close ;(

How did Survivalist work out? It's one of the traits I never bothered trying, thinking something more offernsive or swift might do better - in this case, only 1 level of SoB (which I realise was unavailable to MSv) would have probably made all the difference...
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 11:10 »

I never felt like the 'extra HP and toughness' traits were that useful running a shottie build, but they make perfect sense for a tank style build where you sometimes need to stand still and go chainfire

Might give it a try - unlucky though, a nuke and some invulnerability would have helped a lot :D
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 11:21 »

a nuke and some invulnerability would have helped a lot

Even just a nuke would have been enough, technically (partial victory, but victory nonetheless).

I don't think 'tank' builds work at all, and in this case I think that was proven right in an incredibly disappointing way.
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 11:25 »

Damn, that was close ;(

How did Survivalist work out? It's one of the traits I never bothered trying, thinking something more offernsive or swift might do better - in this case, only 1 level of SoB (which I realise was unavailable to MSv) would have probably made all the difference...
I know I should branch out, and I do occasionally, but Survivalist is my favorite Master trait for regular runs. It's versatile and it suits my playstyle. The other Master traits I go for are the ones appropriate to AoMr and AoSh runs (i haven't tried the former yet in 0.9.9.7; Army of the Dead is pretty cool). Survivalist lets you overheal with medkits and have a chance to completely shrug off otherwise damaging attacks, I believe.

I WOULD have scavenged some more but I was pretty close to death during most of my time in Hell; I was pretty skint for stuff except ammo (shells and 10mm that is).
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 11:28 »

I know I should branch out, and I do occasionally, but Survivalist is my favorite Master trait for regular runs. It's versatile and it suits my playstyle. The other Master traits I go for are the ones appropriate to AoMr and AoSh runs (i haven't tried the former yet in 0.9.9.7; Army of the Dead is pretty cool). Survivalist lets you overheal with medkits and have a chance to completely shrug off otherwise damaging attacks, I believe.

I WOULD have scavenged some more but I was pretty close to death during most of my time in Hell; I was pretty skint for stuff except ammo (shells and 10mm that is).
I've come to realize the value in speed(I know how to run, strafe and use Agility mods now), so I'm less of a tank than I used to be. Still satisfying to push forward and mow down everything in your path though.

Funnily enough I actually had a nuke in Dis on an AoMr run. I forgot to activate it. *facepalm* That's Newkirk down there in my signature. Might have the mortem up here on the forums, then again I might not (it's so embarrassing arrghghgh)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 11:31 by Trar »
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 11:31 »

The way I was raised by the other good people on this forum, it's avoiding damage that will further your play instead of being able to take it.

If you want a general build that prepares you for this, I'd like to suggest Cateye, starting with INT-INT - this has worked miracles for me. You'll see enemies coming before they can see you and get insight in movement / behaviour patterns while at the same time allowing you to take a tactical position for opening fire. Works with every type of weapon save melee.

Funnily enough I actually had a nuke in Dis on an AoMr run. I forgot to activate it. *facepalm* That's Newkirk down there in my signature. Might have the mortem up here on the forums, then again I might not (it's so embarrassing arrghghgh)

You won't believe the number of times I looked at my mortem and thought "Crap, I had [insert life-saver here] with me all the time". It's easy to lose track of these things in the fray.
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Re: [M|86%|24|YASD] so close and yet so far
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 12:10 »

I might try Cateye. Thanks for the advice.
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