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[U|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« on: May 07, 2013, 07:22 »

My second victory overall, first UV victory and first conqueror victory.

Since my last succesful run was Ammochain I knew I wanted something different and eventually ended up with Shotgun Scout. Build was Ok, I feel that Intuition isn't really needed what with all the waiting and radarshooting you need to do anyway, albeit there was a few times in hell where open door -> Mancubus almost killed me. Mortuary kind of sucked, it was the first time I entered it so I "only" packed about four stacks of missiles. In the end, I used up all of my ammo, my meager healthkit stockpile and my fireproofed red armor. I did get a combat shotgun for the trouble though, to go along with several hundred shells dropped by former sergeants, which lasted the rest of the game. The Lava Pits -Really- sucked, since I only bothered to bring one envirosuit. After camping the spawn for several irl minutes to draw out the pain elementals I finally advanced, killed the first swarm of revenants and.. ran out. Cue island hopping, 4 or 5 small medpacks, lots of radarshooting and a nasty set of blisters. The lava elemental was a pushover though, my power modded combat shotty pushed him out of my LOS and I had found a Lasrifle to capitalize on juggler and my speed at that point. The last level was kind, with an early motion tracking map for leuisurely Nuclear BFG Sniping of the resident Barons. To top it off it dropped an invulnerability right by the entrance to dis. Nuke. Putting a point in Brawler only to settle on Jackhammer over Azrael's Scythe for the final battle anyway. Used everything but the kitchen sink. Flawless victory.

And now Imma take a break from this game until the next version comes along, 'twas fun whilst it lasted.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Igor Savin, level 16 Imp Sergeant Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 167001 turns and scored 401187 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 43 minutes and 10 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1486 out of 1486 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself once.

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Explorer Badge
  Conqueror Badge
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Armorer Silver Badge
  Heroic Bronze Badge
  UAC Gold Badge
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Veteran Silver Badge
  Veteran Gold Badge
  Veteran Platinum Badge
  Elite Platinum Badge
  Longinus Gold Badge

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

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

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

  Health 60/60   Experience 120623/16
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 1)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  HR->HR->Rel->Rel->Fin->Fin->SM->DM->Jug->MSh->WK->WK->HR->Fin->Iro->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [3/7] (45%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [3/9]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   BFG 9000 (10d6) [9/220] (B3T1)

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

    [a] assault shotgun (9d3) [6/6] (P2)
    [b] laser rifle (1d7)x5 [15/40] (T1)
    [c] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d6) [40/40]
    [d] duelist armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [e] Shielded Armor [2]
    [f] Azrael's Scythe (9d9)
    [g] shotgun shell (x20)
    [h] rocket (x3)
    [i] homing phase device
    [j] envirosuit pack

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   

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

    102 former humans
    122 former sergeants
    66 former captains
    171 imps
    111 demons
    481 lost souls
    70 cacodemons
    53 hell knights
    88 barons of hell
    37 arachnotrons
    20 former commandos
    45 pain elementals
    41 revenants
    29 mancubi
    28 arch-viles
    12 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony 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 tactical shotgun!
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 8 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he found the Mega Buster!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he found the Shielded Armor!
  On level 11 he arrived at the Containment Area.
  He emerged from the Containment Area victorious!
  On level 12 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he assembled a double chainsaw!
  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 stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  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 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Jackhammer!
  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!
  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 dodge! Boom!
 You dodge! Boom!
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 The baron of hell dies. The hell knight dies. The hell knight dies. The baron
 of hell dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul! The hell knight dies. The
 baron of hell dies. The baron of hell dies. You are hit!
 You dodge! Boom!
 You feel vulnerable again.
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 The revenant dies.
 You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 The revenant dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press
 <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 83 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 72 of those were killed.
 And 9 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 2 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 2 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 12:48 by Infinitum »
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Re: [UV|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 08:35 »

Wait...  what?  You cleared the Mortuary on your first try?  At Ultra-Violence?  :o  And how did you clear Unholy Cathedral without Berserker trait?  Sounds like you have some pretty impressive skills there!  :)

And now Imma take a break from this game until the next version comes along, 'twas fun whilst it lasted.

Well, if that's what you want to do, suit yourself, but the next version probably won't come out for a while, and I would've thought you'd like to try for a Diamond badge or two before then.  With this mortem as an example of your playing ability, I'm sure you could do it.  :)
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Re: [UV|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 08:36 »

Fantastic run, congratulations :-)
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Re: [UV|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 09:24 »

Wait...  what?  You cleared the Mortuary on your first try?  At Ultra-Violence?  :o  And how did you clear Unholy Cathedral without Berserker trait?  Sounds like you have some pretty impressive skills there!  :)

Thanks! Dunno about skills. I've played enough roguelikes to know to abuse whatever spoilers and funky AI behaviour I can get, and the RNG didn't pitch anything -too- horrible this run so the rest was basically the same routine throughout (get LOS, get corner, get things killed). I still wouldn't have the patience to do this thing damageless however..

The mortuary involved two blood skulls, grautitious amounts of rocket radarshooting and a bulkmodded BFG (which I in my inscrutable wisdom promptly used to wipe out the only cover on the map along with at least one supercharge - go me). I ran out of means to dispose of corpses about halfway through, but by then only one or two viles remained as well (the rest having fought and died valiantly outside of my line of sight).  After that I almost ran out of shells sweeping the remaining enemies toward the right wall using shotgun blasts until i wore down the remaining viles, picking up ammo as I went and having to return to the far left once when I ran out of health. Beginners luck?

The cathedral involved cheating - basically I'd found out beforehand that Finesse 2 and enough movement speed to outpace the angel means that you can put 2 squares between you and wait - if the angel takes a double step to close the distance (emptying its energy pool in the process) this leaves enough time to strike once and backpedal before it can retaliate. I was hurt once in the entire ordeal, but that was from accidentally stepping in lava. Someone ought to nerf that really.

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Well, if that's what you want to do, suit yourself, but the next version probably won't come out for a while, and I would've thought you'd like to try for a Diamond badge or two before then.  With this mortem as an example of your playing ability, I'm sure you could do it.  :)

I'm not really fond of chasing achivements, and whilst there's an impressive number of viable builds they all seem to play simularily, so there's not a lot of replay value for me atm. I'd be happy to take suggestions for other roguelikes should I feel the need to procrastinate my way to another re-exam though - I'll probably check out Berserk next.

@scotherns: Thanks!
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Re: [UV|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 14:47 »

I still wouldn't have the patience to do this thing damageless however..

You and me both.  :)

I ran out of means to dispose of corpses about halfway through

No you didn't;  the Nuclear BFG provides an unlimited ability to dispose of corpses.  (If you're patient enough)  :)

I'm not really fond of chasing achivements, and whilst there's an impressive number of viable builds they all seem to play simularily, so there's not a lot of replay value for me atm...

Interesting that you say that; I thought that replayability is one of DoomRL's strengths, what with all the different challenge modes, build types, and difficulty levels, especially now that there are Dual-Angel challenges.

I'd be happy to take suggestions for other roguelikes should I feel the need to procrastinate my way to another re-exam though - I'll probably check out Berserk next.

I haven't played BerserkRL yet, but I thought AliensRL was pretty cool.  (Also available on this site)
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Re: [U|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 17:24 »

Ouch !
1st wins as UV, conqueror, and first mortuary cleared (without using the nuclear BFG !?! ). Very impressive !
Call it experience if you prefer, but I confirm your run is a nice demonstration of skill.

Not all the builds play similarly, you have at least... well, 2 different builds ! (ranged and melee), and 2 diffrent difficulties (UV and N!. Respawning monsters change a lot of things)
Then, the challenges, of course, but if you're good enough to play damageless, you can own most of them (and since playing damegeless IS possible... :/). In other words, only a few are interesting.

For me, AoRA is. AoMs or AoP can be interesting once, just to check how the game plays without heal or powerups, but I don't like this kind of challenges, which basically just mean "don't get hit", while it's already what all the gameplay is about.
AoLt/AoMr/AoPc/AoOc can be fun to try, even if they are quite easy too.

I agree that the game is way too repetitive. Once you understood how cornershooting works, you don't want to play a difficulty lower than UV, except maybe for challenges, and once you stop getting hit, this doesn't change much anyway...

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Re: [U|YAAM|YAFV] a conqueror is I
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 01:36 »

@Tormuse
Do you still play on lower difficulties, except for 2devish challenges like your full pacifist ?

I'm finding myself playing on lower difficulties more often lately, like after a string of failed Angelic badge attempts, I'll plow through an HNTR game just for fun.  :)  (It adds to my JC kills too!)  ;)
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