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Klear

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This post made me play Ao100 again. I don't really want to get started with Ao666, but I though hey, maybe I'll get lucky. Well, DS didn't show up, but at least it was a pretty pleasant game.

I wanted to have an "Ash Williams" build based on Army of the Dead, but since that blocks finesse (and thus juggler) and an always ready chainsaw in the off-hand is a must, I went with Vampyre/shottyman. I realized too late that in Ao100 there's no guaranteed chainsaw, but in the end I found two.

In the first half, the focused double shotty boomstick really rocked, and I didn't have to worry about running out of shells, later the (now double) chainsaw clearly outperformed, but the shotgun was still useful for knocking enemies around (and into lava) and wasting weaker monsters I didn't care to be bothered with.

I was lucky with armour - when playing Vampyre, it's all about finding/making an indestructible armour. I got an onyx armour early, and then the Necroarmour, my favourite on this build. At first I was switching them, but Necroarmour seemed to perform much better so I tossed the other one.

As for boots, I made carberus boots, and then almost never used them, since I was zerking and healing from monsters all the time and gleefully charged mancubus/vile packs through lava without protection and got away with it.

So since I got my build online the run was a piece of cake. There were a few close shaves, but not because it was difficult, rather because I was paying just enough attention to survive. At one point, as I was running directly towards some mancubi, I decided to look at my health and noticed I'm down to just 2%. Oops! My inventory was always filled with large medkits, I just forgot to pop one in time. I barely averted this and a few more similar YASDs and successfully brought the YAAM home.

Edit: Oh, I took the levels of SoG because it was either that or Iro, and I didn't want to mess my zerk.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ash Williams, level 24 Hell Baron Mjr General Marine,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 770834 turns and scored 2321030 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 12 minutes and 13 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 3641 out of 3641 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of 100!

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

  Levels generated : 0
  Levels visited   : 0
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Platinum Badge

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

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

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

  Health 120/60   Experience 813827/24
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +10  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +15

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

  Class : Marine

    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Son of a gun     (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 3)
    Brute            (Level 5)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Fin->Bad->MVm->Jug->Fin->WK->WK->Rel->Rel->SM->TaN->TaN->TaN->Bad->Fin->Bru->Bru->Bru->Rel->SoG->SoG->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   focused double shotgun (9d4)x2 [2/2] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   double chainsaw (9d6) (B)

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

    [a] missile launcher (6d6) [3/4]
    [b] phaseshift armor [4/4] (100%) (AP)
    [c] chainsaw (4d6)
    [d] shotgun shell (x48)
    [e] small med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] phase device
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] agility mod pack
    [p] hatred skull
    [q] Hell Staff
    [r] cerberus plasteel boots [0/0] (100%) (A)

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

    None

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

    227 former humans
    317 former sergeants
    386 former captains
    139 imps
    88 demons
    256 lost souls
    128 cacodemons
    103 hell knights
    499 barons of hell
    163 arachnotrons
    24 former commandos
    20 pain elementals
    220 revenants
    274 mancubi
    344 arch-viles
    45 nightmare imps
    64 nightmare cacodemons
    200 nightmare demons
    49 nightmare arachnotrons
    5 nightmare arch-viles
    5 elite former humans
    3 elite former sergeants
    8 elite former captains
    4 elite former commandos
    46 bruiser brothers
    13 shamblers
    1 lava elemental
    5 agony elementals
    5 Cyberdemons

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

  On level 8 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 16 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 17 he assembled a tactical boots!
  Level 18 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 20 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 20 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 21 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 22 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 27 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 30 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 32 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 33!
  Level 36 was a hard nut to crack!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 39!
  On level 41 he ran for his life from lava!
  He nuked level 41!
  On level 45 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 48 he assembled a double chainsaw!
  On level 60 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 61 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He sounded the alarm on level 61!
  On level 63 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 66 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 68 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  On level 72 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 79 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 80 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 81 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 86 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 89 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 90!
  Level 92 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 93 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 94 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 94 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 97, hell froze over!
  On level 98 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 99!
  He left level 99 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 100!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : barrel of napalm
 The barrel explodes! You are hit! The missile hits the bruiser brother. You
 dodge! The missile hits the bruiser brother. The missile hits the bruiser
 brother. You dodge! The missile hits the bruiser brother. The missile hits
 the bruiser brother. The missile hits the bruiser brother. Argh!!! Lava!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Are you sure you want activate the thermonuclear bomb? [Y/n]
 You use a thermonuclear bomb. Somehow, in an instant, you feel like an
 idiot... You feel relatively safe now.
 Argh!!! Lava!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...

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

 373 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 310 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 23 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 17 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 21 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 12 killed the bitch and survived.
 7 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 11:16 by Klear »
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You can borrow my Ripper (S) from my AAo666 game ;)

Is that juggler melee offhand as essential as I inferred from your comment about it? I've never actually tried that - I didn't actually even bother to take juggler in that game, despite reaching max level. Maybe it's more essential at a higher difficulty level?

With respect to the DS theory, all five that I've found were below floor 100, so perhaps the chances go up as the depth does? It's also worth noting that, across my two runs, I played 971 floors, with 5 DS - which equates to almost 200 floors per DS, meaning an Ao100 run may not be enough without some pretty good luck.
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Juggler isn't essential, but it's convenient. Note that I'm not even using the quickkey tricks, I just like to be able to attack with a melee weapon without switching.

As for finding DS, I've calculated (not sure if correctly) that it should show up in every 6 games or so. Not the best odds, but I really don't want to start a game of Ao666.
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100 floors in 3 hours? Also that clvl 24 :/

As for finding DS, I've calculated (not sure if correctly) that it should show up in every 6 games or so. Not the best odds, but I really don't want to start a game of Ao666.

"should show up in every 6 games or so"
100 x 6 = 600
Might as well play ArchAo666. :P Or were you referring to every 6 standard runs?

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Ao100 is the most I can handle, really.
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Eh, just do a scout dive. My last 50 levels after I messed up the nuke went very quickly, and I was a Marine.

Play the first 30 levels or so the way you would for Ao100 to set yourself up with a good kit, then dive past everything but the "really valuable" level feelings.

Shouldn't take too terribly long - I'd do it myself, but if I went for AAo666 again, I'd be trying to get that Medal of Prejudice this time.
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm not the type to grind stuff. I'll go on doing stuff that gets be other badges (centurial platinum in this case) and it will turn up one day...

BTW, the ending is pretty funny:

Are you sure you want activate the thermonuclear bomb? [Y/n]
 You use a thermonuclear bomb. Somehow, in an instant, you feel like an
 idiot... You feel relatively safe now.
 Argh!!! Lava!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion!
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I like the idea of a crazed Ash Williams activating a thermonuclear bomb.

Take that, Deadites!
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