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Author Topic: [N!|AoMC|67%|13|YASD] When Arena Platinum gets out of hand  (Read 1777 times)

The DoomRLguy

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Arenafier, level 8 Arch-Vile Br. General Scout,
 rode a mancubus rocket on level 5 of the Deimos base.
 He survived 24556 turns and scored 165970 points.
 He played for 27 minutes and 10 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 365 out of 543 hellspawn. (67%)
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!

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

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

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

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

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

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  .%#####...#======#...====%......./.....#...........====....
  ..........########..====.........#..%%.#.....===....==.h...
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  ####################====###################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 27112/8
  ToHit Ranged +12  ToHit Melee +12  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  Int->Int->Fin->SoB->SoB->TH->MCe->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   onyx armor [4] (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   shotgun (8d3) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [5/40]

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

    [a] pistol (2d4) [4/6]
    [b] pistol (2d4) [6/6]
    [c] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [d] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [24/40]
    [e] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [f] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x24)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] shotgun shell (x44)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] rocket (x2)
    [l] rocket (x10)
    [m] power cell (x34)
    [n] small med-pack
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] phase device
    [r] homing phase device

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

    None

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

    44 former humans
    20 former sergeants
    7 former captains
    106 imps
    39 demons
    82 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    6 hell knights
    12 barons of hell
    12 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    5 pain elementals
    1 revenant
    5 mancubi
    2 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  He left the Deimos Lab without drawing too much attention.
  On level 13 he finally rode a mancubus rocket.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : pool of blood
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! The pain elemental dies. The lost soul
 dies. The lost soul dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul! The lost soul
 dies. The lost soul dies. There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 You reload the shotgun. There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : pool of blood
 The lost soul dies. There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 You reload the shotgun. There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : floor
 There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 Boom! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 2899 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 2680 of those were killed.
 14 of those were killed by something unknown.
 66 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 102 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 37 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 6 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 21 killed the bitch and survived.
 10 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Really, this was never built to last beyond the Arena. I just wanted my platinum. Which, as it turns out, is a lot easier than I expected.

My strategy for Arena Platinum, if anyone wants to know, was to find a fairly central pillar to take as my "pillar of death" and start corpsestacking around it. Not everything will approach the right way, of course, but every corpse crushed is an enemy permanently erased, and dropping a demon on a cacodemon corpse leaves you with just a demon. My biggest issue, actually, is that Arena enemies are reluctant to actually fight, and unlike most enemies prefer to hide at the edges of the map, requiring me to leave my corpse pile to radar shoot them, then realise that they don't care even at that point.

Of course, one important part of Nightmare corpse disposal is knowing when to stack, and when to just kill them and handle it later. Corpses you kill without stacking can be stacked the next time they respawn; your face, however, does not respawn. Demons especially are easily baited on their next respawn, erasing annoying Cacodemons. Wave 3 is probably the easiest, because you'll hopefully only have 1 or 2 corpses left, so I personally just radar shot the barons to my corpse pile and then chaingunned them both to death before anything could respawn.

I've been playing a lot more Nightmare recently, while not entirely failing. Actually, I should really have posted that game where I reached Hell 3 and got Gatekeeper Platinum, (and also made my previously Sereg'd Longinus Platinum legitimate) but I'll probably just post a better one when I manage a win. Now if only I could get myself a Diamond for my promotion... (Easiest I can see would be taking a Nightmare win to a full win, or going for vaults-by-luck on UV)
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Re: [N!|AoMC|67%|13|YASD] When Arena Platinum gets out of hand
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 11:19 »

UV vaults by luck is pretty easy, i think vampyre is the easiest build for non-nightmare runs. good luck!
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Re: [N!|AoMC|67%|13|YASD] When Arena Platinum gets out of hand
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 10:52 »

The challenge in vault-by-luck, really, is going to be the multiple runs through to get phases and a homing phase by vaults, times a few waiting to actually hit the middle vault. I quite often won't even see a phase device by then.
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Re: [N!|AoMC|67%|13|YASD] When Arena Platinum gets out of hand
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 16:16 »

Sereg style is the way to go - all you have to do is HMP AoOC for the scythe and make it to the vaults with enough tactics restoration to clear it.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 16:18 by Sereg »
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Re: [N!|AoMC|67%|13|YASD] When Arena Platinum gets out of hand
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 18:00 »

That's a pretty smart tactic, if only I hadn't already done it Seregless on UV (since UV also awards Diamond)
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