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Author Topic: [N|28%|YAVP] Speedrunner Diamond - Nightmare in 13 minutes  (Read 2021 times)

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Thomas, level 8 Arch-Vile General Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 13584 turns and scored 261568 points.
 He played for 13 minutes and 14 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 261 out of 901 hellspawn. (28%)
 Who gave him the ticket to Hell, anyway?

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Gold Cross
  UAC Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 86/50   Experience 23954/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)

  HR->Bru->Rel->Rel->Bru->Ber->Bru->HR->

Note: Whoops got an early level of brute accidentally

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shotgun (8d3) [1/1]

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

    [a] shotgun shell (x12)
    [b] shotgun shell (x50)
    [c] shotgun shell (x50)
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] thermonuclear bomb
    [f] technical mod pack
    [g] bulk mod pack
    [h] shockwave pack

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

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

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

    42 former humans
    15 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    50 imps
    22 demons
    69 lost souls
    2 cacodemons
    8 hell knights
    5 barons of hell
    2 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    7 pain elementals
    2 revenants
    6 mancubi
    1 arch-vile
    4 nightmare imps
    2 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  Entering level 5 he was almost dead...
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 17 as soon as possible.
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  He left level 20 as soon as possible.
  On level 22 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 23 he ran for his life from lava!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You're going
 berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations!
 You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You're going berserk!

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

 1208 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1036 of those were killed.
 12 of those were killed by something unknown.
 59 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 38 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 64 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 7 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 51 killed the bitch and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Most of the time when I get diamonds I have to either do something sneaky (Bring Azrael's Scythe to the vaults on UV AoOC to get Scavenger Diamond) or attempt it a billion times, but this one wasn't too bad actually.

My first decent attempt at Speedrunner Diamond was a shottyhead run that died on the cyberdemon because the weapons you can scrounge up in less than 20 minutes tend to suck. I figured I'd need to use shotguns as an early game crutch for a melee victory instead, which worked on the first try. I found a lot of phase devices but only the homing ones ever dumped me anywhere useful, so I still had to fight my way through a lot of Nightmare!.

As an aside, I thought the only way to get through Phobos Anomaly on Nightmare! was with a lucky phase device, but if you stair-sense your way from Chained Court to Phobos Anomaly as a scout, you get there while still berserk rather consistantly, which makes it super easy. I'm still not entirely sure how you'd get through as a Marine or Technician without a fair bit of luck.
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Re: [N|28%|YAVP] Speedrunner Diamond - Nightmare in 13 minutes
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 22:37 »

Thomas, you never fail to impress. Did you turn into Blade while I was gone?

That's awesome. I can't even do standard N!, let alone in under 13 minutes.

I take it that you used console?

Also this:

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Most of the time when I get diamonds I have to either do something sneaky (Bring Azrael's Scythe to the vaults on UV AoOC to get Scavenger Diamond)

Is a great idea. I know what i'm doing for a Diamond now.

How did you beat Cybie anyway? Berserk pack next to stairs or activating it by taking a rocket to the face without armor?
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Re: [N|28%|YAVP] Speedrunner Diamond - Nightmare in 13 minutes
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 22:42 »

I take it that you used console?
Nah, tiles. They both have advantages for speedrunning, but I've been playing tiles for so long that I can tell everything apart at a quick glance now. Very handy when I spend half the time berserk and use envirosuits/invulns whenever I see them.

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Also this is a great idea. I know what i'm doing for a Diamond now.

Actually you probably won't have enough health packs if you do AoOC, but if you can do UV 100% with three dead-weight traits (you need berserker for UC obviously) then you should be able to get to the vaults with Azrael's Scythe and a bunch of medpacks.

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How did you beat Cybie anyway? Berserk pack next to stairs or activating it by taking a rocket to the face without armor?

Berserker also triggers whenever he hits you in melee, so there's no way you'll ever not be berserk for that fight.
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Re: [N|28%|YAVP] Speedrunner Diamond - Nightmare in 13 minutes
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 23:35 »

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Actually you probably won't have enough health packs if you do AoOC, but if you can do UV 100% with three dead-weight traits (you need berserker for UC obviously) then you should be able to get to the vaults with Azrael's Scythe and a bunch of medpacks.

Good point. The scythe does 20 damage for 5 hp apparently, so you should only need 2 points in Ironman and 3 medipacks to clear it - or am I missing something?

Once again, congratz on the run.
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