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Author Topic: [N!|AoMr|88%|5|YASD] Arena Gold and Platinum (with recording)  (Read 2239 times)

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Okay, so by request, I've been trying to get Marksman Diamond with a Sharpshooter build.  I haven't succeeded yet, mostly because I'm trying to challenge myself and conquer the Arena too.  (And maybe other special levels too?)  :)  This is the best attempt I've made so far, noteworthy because it was the first time I beat the Arena.  (Has anyone else ever gotten Arena Gold and Platinum in the same game?  Could this be a first?)  :)

Here's the video.

You can see me take on the Arena between about 20 minutes and 33 minutes into the video.

More later; I have to go to work now...

EDIT:  Okay, I'm on break at work, so let's make this quick.  :)

For several of my attempts at this challenge, I got Hellrunner for level 3, because I figured extra speed would help me in the Arena to stay ahead of Demons so I could lure them into corpse-stacking positions.  It would also help in keeping ahead of Cacodemons and Barons to help me corner-shoot them without them getting a chance to hit me back.  This time, I got SoaG first and then got HR for level 4 and that worked much better.  :)

Then, everything went wrong in Chained Court.  I successfully destroyed two of the Baron bodies, but the other two cornered me, cut me off from the berserk packs, and ultimately, destroyed both of them.  (This was accompanied by much cursing from me, so if you're offended by profanity, don't watch the last ten minutes or so of the video)  :P  This was around the time the Arena Master showed up and started immolating me, and at that point, I really had no chance.

Looking back, I realize that I should have picked up a second pistol, put the power mod on it and used that along with the ammo chain.  It would have given me occasional knockback and could have meant the difference between winning and losing.  To be honest, I just plain completely forgot I had it.  I suppose I should take stock of my equipment more often.  Live and learn, I guess...

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 6 Cacodemon Sergeant Major Technician,
 was bruised by a baron of hell on level 5 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 186446 turns and scored 75642 points.
 He played for 1 hour and 16 minutes.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 338 out of 380 hellspawn. (88%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 1

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Arena Gold Badge
  Arena Platinum Badge

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

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 13656/6
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->HR->EE->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (84%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [6/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (85%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   10mm ammo chain (x136)

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (89%)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (89%)
    [c] blue armor [1/2] (39%)
    [d] blue armor [1/2] (49%)
    [e] chainsaw (4d6)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x84)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [n] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] power mod pack

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

    Acid       - internal 25%   torso 25%   feet 25% 
    Fire       - internal 25%   torso 50%   feet 25% 

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

    138 former humans
    34 former sergeants
    12 former captains
    70 imps
    41 demons
    16 lost souls
    14 cacodemons
    5 hell knights
    6 barons of hell
    2 pain elementals

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 1 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  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 finally was bruised by a baron of hell.

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

 There is power cell (x20) lying here.
 There is power cell (x20) lying here.
 Argh!!! Lava!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 There is a pistol (2d4) [6/6] lying here.
 You dodge! Boom!
 But there is nothing here!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Arena Master (unhurt) | floor | [ m ]ore
 Targeting canceled.
 You use an envirosuit pack. You feel protected!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Arena Master (unhurt) | floor | [ m ]ore
 Targeting canceled.
 You wear/wield : a red armor [4/4] (100%) The Arena Master raises his arms!
 You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 15 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 13 of those were killed.

 2 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 1 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: October 02, 2014, 15:53 by Tormuse »
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Re: [N!|AoMr|88%|5|YASD] Arena Gold and Platinum (with recording)
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 23:09 »

Argh!  I just rewatched the end of the video and realized that the Baron that destroyed the second berserk pack was almost dead and I had already hit him earlier while he was almost dead, meaning that he had at most one or two hitpoints.  One more bullet would have killed him!  If I had shot at him instead of walking on to the berserk, he would be dead, and then I would be free to pick up the berserk and finish off the Arena Master at my leisure.  Even at that late stage, when everything else had gone wrong, I still could have won this.  :(

Also, I can see, in hindsight, the exact second when everything went wrong, 1:12:39;  I was luring a Captain into a doorway, with no trouble in sight, when one of the Barons got that weird one-in-a-million angle that lets him see me, but does not let me see him.  He destroyed my phase device and part of the structure and just as that was happening, another Baron came into the other door at the other end and destroyed the first Berserk Pack...  I had just spent the last five minutes painstakingly trying and failing to use corner-shooting to lure the Barons into the doorways so I could destroy their bodies and they didn't show up until the worst possible second when I had my guard down.  Even with all my blunders, this was still perfectly doable if not for that really shitty timing.  :|

Also, I'd just like to say, for the record, that I don't really swear that much in real life; this game just brings that out in me sometimes.  :P
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Re: [N!|AoMr|88%|5|YASD] Arena Gold and Platinum (with recording)
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 09:45 »

Not a big deal really, I'm still having trouble with challenges at HMP, I haven't really even broken into UV yet, let alone N!, and I've been playing for ages.
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