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[0.8.2|Tech|1|YASD] - I am not good at this game
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:06 »

After having beaten DoomRL several times both normally, secret ending and Ao100 I figured I was well equipped to give AliensRL a go and see how hard that was.

Let's just say it plays differently. I knew enough to know that wasting ammo on killing workers is pointless. What I did not expect was how sturdy the first hunter pack I ran into were. Three Juveniles completely ripped me to shreds. I even forgot I had medpacks. So when I just barely survived with like 2 or 3 HP I was ill prepared when the last wayward juvenile came out of the dark and put me in the coffin. *whoops*

-- AliensRL 0.8.2 Post Mortem ----------------------------------------

  Name     : Ripley
  Class    : Technician
  Rank     : Private
  Result   : killed in action
  Died on  : Civilian Tower, level 1
  Score    : 3

  Total experience  : 2015
  Experience left   : 215
  Game length       : 2339 turns

  Security keycards : 0
  Military keys     : 0

  Sidearm : M4A4 tactical pistol (7/9)
  Medpacks: 3

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

  ...####/####..Ü....#......#..#     
  ...#|a..°..#.......#a°..°.#..#     
  ...#%|.a..°#..Ü...°####-###..#     
  ...#°.Ü....#.......#.°..°.#..#     
  ..°#......°#.......#.....°#..#     
  .°.#a.°...a####-####a.°.°.#..#     
  --###/######.°.%°..####-###..#     
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  ...#......°#|.þ..þ.#°...../../...%.
  ...#..Ü....#%......#.°..../..aX..%.
  ..a#.......#..ÜÜÜ.þ####-###--######
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  ...#.þ.....#..°....####-###..#     
  ...#.......#°......#.°....#..#     
  ..°#......#......°#......#..#     

-- Skills ------------------------------------------------------------

  Sidearms      : untrained
  Light weapons : untrained
  Heavy weapons : untrained
  Technical     : expert
  Medicine      : untrained
  Fitness       : untrained
  Perception    : untrained

-- Ammunition --------------------------------------------------------

  9mm ammo      : 82/400
  5.56 ammo     : 0/400
  .44 ammo      : 0/150
  M309 ammo     : 0/500
  M250 ammo     : 0/500
  60mm gren.    : 0/40
  12g. shells   : 0/200
  napalm cartrid: 0/20
  frag grenade  : 2/3
  inc grenade   : 2/3
  krak grenade  : 2/3

-- Other items -------------------------------------------------------

  3 * medpack
  3 * multi-tool

-- Kills (3) ---------------------------------------------------------

  2 juveniles
  1 scavenger

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

 juvenile slashes you.
 You barely scratch the juvenile! The
 juvenile slashes you.
 Your weapon is empty!
 Your weapon is empty!
 You reload your weapon. The juvenile
 slashes you.
 You lightly hit the juvenile! The
 juvenile slashes you.
 You lightly hit the juvenile! The
 juvenile dies.
 Suicide? Too easy...
 Suicide? Too easy...
 The juvenile shreds you! You die.
 Press < Enter >...

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« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 05:13 by Moonshine Fox »
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 01:44 »

Speaking of which: Can you close doors again? That would be infinitely helpful.
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 02:38 »

Space :)
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 10:39 »

Space :)
Thanks! That's not mentioned in the manual though, is it? It says "action", I suppose that's something. I was trying the DoomRL variant of "C" :D
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2017, 15:45 »

Nice to see this game getting some attention; I'd love to see some more development of it; I think it has a lot of potential.

And yeah, it's really important to heal in between battles in this game, since medpacks have much reduced effectiveness if you try to use them while an alien is slashing you.  Maybe you could try playing as the medic next?  I haven't played this in a long time, but I remember that character being the easiest.

...And now that I've said that, maybe I'll give this game another try myself.  :)
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 00:32 »

I've been trying to get a HW Specialist going and I've actually made it (in my mind) pretty far, having cleared the first and second floors of Storage and Civilian, as well as first floor of Medical. I got my butt handed to me by a bunch of teal A's (highest rank scavengers I think) on the third floor of Engineering as I ran out of ammo due to the excess of aggressive aliens. I avoid workers as much as I can. Sometimes you can't avoid them as they stand right around a corner or whatnot, but I tend to play "ring around a rosie" and try to run away from them if I can. Doesn't always work.

So right now I'm more trying to figure out how to get anywhere as ammo seem to me to be the primary limiter. Health was never an issue as I was swimming in medpaks. I do note that I keep getting "You barely hit..." or "You lightly hit..." almost every single time. There are very few solid hits. How do I increase my hit quality to make the most use out of my ammo? Simply upgrade skills?

And I fully agree it has a lot of potential. It plays very differently from DoomRL and the atmosphere is suitably horrifying and scary. I like it a lot, even though it's just a shell of a game atm. Really, really nice shell that is! ^^
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 03:32 »

So right now I'm more trying to figure out how to get anywhere as ammo seem to me to be the primary limiter. Health was never an issue as I was swimming in medpaks. I do note that I keep getting "You barely hit..." or "You lightly hit..." almost every single time. There are very few solid hits. How do I increase my hit quality to make the most use out of my ammo? Simply upgrade skills?

Yeah, I find I can barely hit anything unless they're at point-blank range, even when I upgrade my weapon abilities.  That's why I suggested taking the medic, since letting everyone come to point-blank range means you take more damage.  :P  I don't even know what weapon upgrades do, quite frankly; do they increase damage?  Accuracy?  I can't tell the difference.  Considering that they're the most expensive upgrades, I think they need a bigger buff.

And yes, ammo is a big limiter in the game; I recommend spending a lot of time in the storage tower to stock up.
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Re: [0.8.2|YASD|Tech] - I am not good at this game
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 08:56 »

Yeah, I find I can barely hit anything unless they're at point-blank range, even when I upgrade my weapon abilities.  That's why I suggested taking the medic, since letting everyone come to point-blank range means you take more damage.  :P  I don't even know what weapon upgrades do, quite frankly; do they increase damage?  Accuracy?  I can't tell the difference.  Considering that they're the most expensive upgrades, I think they need a bigger buff.

And yes, ammo is a big limiter in the game; I recommend spending a lot of time in the storage tower to stock up.
In further runs, I've noticed this as well. Getting them to point blank and blowing them up is the best way to defeat them, or you'll spend way too much ammo killing them. I'm running the 0.8.4 beta now, and the evade ability is ludicrous. So yeah, medic seems to be the way.
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