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[M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:43 »

So, I recently got the (masochistic) urge to do a YAAM run of ArchAngel of 666.  I don't know what I was thinking, especially since I'd done it before, but I forgot...  I probably suppressed the memory because this challenge is so mind-numbingly boring!  :|

Nevertheless, I wanted to one-up Sereg by doing it all with knives (for which a Malicious Blades build was the obvious choice) and I succeeded and I also picked up Dragonslayer along the way and confirmed a theory that probably no one ever thought of that DS isn't considered a knife for purposes of the Malicious Knives Cross medal.  (Darn it!  I really wanted to do ArchAo666 with MKC!)  :|  I can say that for sure because I used nothing but Combat Knives for the entire game up until I got DS, and the occasions that I nuked levels by overloading Nuclear BFG/Plasma Rifles, I was careful to do it right at the beginnings of levels before anything had a chance to die and made sure I had my knife back in hand when the nuke countdown finished.

So, I spent nearly 500 levels with a red screen with nothing able to touch me.  Med packs were wholly unnecessary, because in all of the 500 levels, I never even went below 100% health, except for two occasions:  One in the 400's where I used the Whirlwind ability while in the presence of a group of Arachnotrons and they got a whole bunch of extra volleys on me, and once somewhere in the 500's when there was a shortage of Supercharges and Megaspheres for several levels for some reason.

Incidentally, I still want to know how much time it takes to use the Whirlwind ability; the wiki says it's the time to do 8 attacks minus 5 seconds, but if that's the case, then with Finesse 3, I should have been doing it in almost no time, but it seemed to take about two seconds.  (I tried doing it during a nuke countdown a few times and it consistently went down 2 seconds each time)  Interestingly, the Hell Staff took almost zero time, (tested during nuke countdown) I think because I was a Technician.  I've had other games as other classes where it noticeably took considerably more time.  (Which I once found out the very, very hard way)  :D

Anyway, towards the end, on level 660, I acted on information from Tavana and used a suggestion from ZicherCZ to run the Dragonslayer's berserk timer out and played the last 6 levels with DS, but not berserk!  :D  I just cranked up the run-wait limit, hit the run-wait buttons, and then switched to another window to watch Netflix while I waited for the DS berserk to run itself out.  It didn't take as long as I thought it would; it was only in the 83 millions of turns!  :)

Spoiler: Screenshot (click to show/hide)

So this means that I was able to confirm that, once that red junk is out of the way, the Apostle is indeed yellow in colour!  :D

Spoiler: Screenshot (click to show/hide)

It made the last level uniquely challenging, because I was still trying to get YAAM, but Nightmare Demons kept teleporting in thanks to the Berserker Armour effect, and the Apostle kept raising every enemy as I killed them!  :o  Fortunately, there was a tracking map on that level, which was a very good thing, because I don't think I would've been able to find everyone otherwise, because the Apostle kept teleporting around, so the enemies he was reviving were all over the place!  Removing corpses with a melee weapon was tricky; I was able to gib all the Formers that were there, but everything else had to be lured into doorways or lava and some of them got destroyed by the blasts of fire from the Apostle's attacks.  I probably would not have survived if not for the fire protection from the Malicious Blades trait, (at one point he reduced me to 12% health!) as it took almost all of my med packs to pull through.

Nothing much else to say except that I'm glad it's all over!  :)

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 25 Apostle Chaos Mjr General Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 666 of Hell.
 He survived 83103770 turns and scored 10375396 points.
 He played for 19 hours, 20 minutes and 32 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 21957 out of 21957 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Archangel of 666!

 He saved himself 57 times.

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

  Levels generated : 0
  Levels visited   : 0
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Experience Cross
  Apostle Insignia

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

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  .....%....=.....#===.===..\..................^.%.===......#
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  ==.......}|..====.....|..........%........................#
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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 97/100   Experience 7545108/25
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +10  ToDmg Ranged +5  ToDmg Melee +20

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 5)
    Brute            (Level 5)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Malicious Blades (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->HR->HR->Fin->DM->MMB->WK->WK->Iro->Fin->HR->Iro->Iro->Bru->Bru->Bru->Fin->Iro->Iro->SoB->SoB->SoB->SoB->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Berserker Armor [4]
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Dragonslayer (9d9)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   antigrav phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chainsword (8d3) (P)

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

    [a] powered red armor [5/5] (100%) (A)
    [b] phaseshift armor [4] (AOP)
    [c] Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] homing phase device
    [h] homing phase device
    [i] homing phase device
    [j] homing phase device
    [k] power mod pack
    [l] power mod pack
    [m] nano pack
    [n] onyx armor pack
    [o] Hell Staff
    [p] Nyarlaptotep's Boots [6/6] (86%)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 50% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 75% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 95%   feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 50% 

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

    720 former humans
    1588 former sergeants
    2218 former captains
    91 imps
    49 demons
    2099 lost souls
    172 cacodemons
    939 hell knights
    3271 barons of hell
    969 arachnotrons
    28 former commandos
    330 pain elementals
    1462 revenants
    2050 mancubi
    2573 arch-viles
    80 nightmare imps
    614 nightmare cacodemons
    996 nightmare demons
    454 nightmare arachnotrons
    199 nightmare arch-viles
    3 elite former humans
    3 elite former sergeants
    63 elite former captains
    50 elite former commandos
    447 bruiser brothers
    235 shamblers
    91 lava elemental
    99 agony elementals
    63 Cyberdemons
    1 Apostle

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

  On level 11 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 11 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 13 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 15 he found the Mega Buster!
  He nuked level 19!
  He left level 19 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 20!
  He left level 20 as soon as possible.
  On level 21 he stumbled into a complex full of hell knights!
  On level 21 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 21 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 21 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 21 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 22 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 31 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 31 he assembled a power armor!
  On level 35 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  Level 36 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 46!
  He left level 46 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 57!
  He left level 57 as soon as possible.
  Level 60 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 65 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 66 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He sounded the alarm on level 67!
  He nuked level 70!
  He left level 70 as soon as possible.
  He sounded the alarm on level 72!
  On level 73 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 74 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He nuked level 75!
  He left level 75 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 76!
  He left level 76 as soon as possible.
  On level 78 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 79 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 82 he was bombarded!
  On level 84 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 84 he found the Mjollnir!
  On level 85 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  He nuked level 90!
  Level 92 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 92 he found the Jackhammer!
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 96!
  He nuked level 97!
  On level 97 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  On level 98 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 99 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He sounded the alarm on level 107!
  He nuked level 109!
  On level 110 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 114 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 116 he was bombarded!
  On level 117 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 118, hell froze over!
  On level 118 he found the Railgun!
  On level 122 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 126 he found the Malek's Armor!
  He nuked level 128!
  He left level 128 as soon as possible.
  Level 129 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 131 he found the Nyarlaptotep's Boots!
  He nuked level 137!
  He left level 137 as soon as possible.
  On level 139 he found the Lava Armor!
  Level 142 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 143 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 144 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 150!
  Level 151 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 152, hell froze over!
  Level 158 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 172 he found the Dragonslayer!
  He nuked level 175!
  He left level 175 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 176!
  He left level 176 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 179!
  On level 184, hell froze over!
  On level 185 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 188 he stumbled into a agony elemental cave!
  He nuked level 192!
  He left level 192 as soon as possible.
  On level 195 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 196 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 196 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 197 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He sounded the alarm on level 199!
  He nuked level 199!
  He left level 199 as soon as possible.
  On level 206 he stumbled into a lava elemental cave!
  He nuked level 209!
  He left level 209 as soon as possible.
  Level 212 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 216 he found the Frag Shotgun!
  He sounded the alarm on level 218!
  On level 220 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 224 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 225 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He nuked level 230!
  He left level 230 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 231!
  On level 231 he found the Berserker Armor!
  Level 234 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 235!
  He left level 235 as soon as possible.
  On level 239 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  On level 243 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 246 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  Level 252 was a hard nut to crack!
  He sounded the alarm on level 255!
  On level 268 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 273 he assembled a antigrav boots!
  On level 274 he was bombarded!
  On level 278, hell froze over!
  On level 282 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He nuked level 283!
  He left level 283 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 284!
  He left level 284 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 285!
  He left level 285 as soon as possible.
  On level 286 he found the BFG 10K!
  He sounded the alarm on level 287!
  Level 291 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 298 he found the Shielded Armor!
  On level 299 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 300 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 306 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 312 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He nuked level 313!
  He left level 313 as soon as possible.
  Level 315 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 316!
  He left level 316 as soon as possible.
  On level 317 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 321 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He nuked level 341!
  He nuked level 343!
  He left level 343 as soon as possible.
  On level 357 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 360 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 365 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  He nuked level 367!
  Level 368 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 372 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He nuked level 373!
  He left level 373 as soon as possible.
  Level 376 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 384 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 385!
  He left level 385 as soon as possible.
  On level 389 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 393 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 394 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He sounded the alarm on level 395!
  On level 401 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 403 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He nuked level 406!
  He left level 406 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 412!
  He left level 412 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 413!
  He left level 413 as soon as possible.
  On level 414 he was bombarded!
  On level 418 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  Level 425 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 426, hell froze over!
  On level 428 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 433 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 438 he encountered an armed nuke!
  Level 440 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 450 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 451 he found the Acid Spitter!
  Level 452 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 453!
  He left level 453 as soon as possible.
  On level 454 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 458 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He nuked level 460!
  He left level 460 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 461!
  He left level 461 as soon as possible.
  On level 464 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 466 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 467 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 469!
  He left level 469 as soon as possible.
  Level 472 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 473 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 475!
  He left level 475 as soon as possible.
  On level 485 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 487 he was bombarded!
  He sounded the alarm on level 488!
  On level 494 he stumbled into a lava elemental cave!
  On level 498 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  Level 501 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He sounded the alarm on level 505!
  He flooded the entire level 505 with lava!
  He nuked level 508!
  He left level 508 as soon as possible.
  On level 510 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 516!
  He left level 516 as soon as possible.
  On level 523 he encountered an armed nuke!
  Level 525 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 527 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 530 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 532, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 536!
  He left level 536 as soon as possible.
  On level 537 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 541 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 543 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 548 he was bombarded!
  He nuked level 548!
  He left level 548 as soon as possible.
  On level 549, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 549!
  He left level 549 as soon as possible.
  On level 550 he was bombarded!
  He sounded the alarm on level 552!
  He nuked level 554!
  He left level 554 as soon as possible.
  On level 556 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 560 he was bombarded!
  On level 561 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 562 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He nuked level 564!
  He left level 564 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 568!
  He left level 568 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 575!
  He left level 575 as soon as possible.
  On level 576 he stumbled into a agony elemental cave!
  On level 580 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 581 he ran for his life from acid!
  Level 583 was a hard nut to crack!
  He flooded the entire level 591 with acid!
  On level 594 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 595 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 602, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 611!
  He left level 611 as soon as possible.
  Level 619 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 622, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 625!
  He left level 625 as soon as possible.
  He nuked level 626!
  He left level 626 as soon as possible.
  On level 630 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 635 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He nuked level 638!
  He left level 638 as soon as possible.
  On level 639 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  Level 645 was a hard nut to crack!
  He sounded the alarm on level 646!
  Level 647 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 652 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 654 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 656 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 659 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 664 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 666 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You hit the nightmare demon. You hit the nightmare demon. The nightmare demon
 dies.
 You hit the nightmare demon. The nightmare demon dies.
 You dodge!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You start running!
 The Apostle misses you.
 You see : a Apostle (scratched) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You see : a Apostle (wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You see : a Apostle (wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You see : a Apostle (severely wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You hit the Apostle. You hit the Apostle. The Apostle hits you.
 You see : a Apostle (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You hit the Apostle. The Apostle dies. Error: beings[apostle].OnDie -- Lua
 error : lua\\beings.lua:1541: attempt to read undeclared variable
 Error written to error.log, please report! You feel relatively safe now.

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

 1580 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1244 of those were killed.
 8 of those were killed by something unknown.
 164 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 55 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 109 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 74 killed the bitch and survived.
 30 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 01:49 by Tormuse »
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 02:02 »

Congratulations - especially on your patience! :)
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 02:05 »

Congratulations - especially on your patience! :)

You misspelled neurosis.  :P
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 03:27 »

Oh man. How crappy would it have been if you waited to see the Apostle's colour and then failed your YAAM because of it? I almost don't want to tell you how well you've done, because that might add fuel to the fire of insanity that you obviously have.

Well done.

EDIT: Decided to check out how long it takes to Whirlwind. Looks like it's exactly as the Wiki says...and not. It looks like it takes
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math.max( ( self.usetime * being.firetime * 8 - 5000 ), 8 * being.speed )which equates to either 8 times your normal swing time minus 5 seconds, OR 8 times your normal speed, whichever is higher.

Final addendum, here's a wonderful note Kornel left in the code in regards to the Dragonslayer:
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-- XXX Maybe we should allow Barons of Hell to wield it since they are not really human...
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 05:46 »

Congratulations on the extremely impressive win. You think I'm neurotic for YAAMing AAo666, then you go and hunt down every last Nightmare demon spawn, *while* the Apostle is chasing you and resurrecting everything, AND without the single greatest advantage of DS MMB, stacking Berserk with MMB resists - after YAAMing AAo666. You are nuts.

I guess we can chalk up another item on the list of absurd things Tormuse has somehow done, apparently because of me.

So, remind me again... exactly which Angelic badges are you still missing? XD

Final addendum, here's a wonderful note Kornel left in the code in regards to the Dragonslayer:
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-- XXX Maybe we should allow Barons of Hell to wield it since they are not really human...

I love reading code comments. I think my favorite is the one from the MAngband source where the developer writes the code for making the polymorph spell turn players into fruit bats ("Can't wait, doing fruit bat right now!"), but this is certainly an interesting glimpse into the mind of Kornel.

It also raises the question - what if DRL enemies could go Berserk? Maybe we can get VANDAM's N!+ difficulty level going after all, and see how he fares against a Berserking Angel of Death...

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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 09:28 »

So this means that I was able to confirm that, once that red junk is out of the way, the Apostle is indeed yellow in colour!  :D

I thought text mode didn't have color filters, so wouldn't you have seen a yellow @ even while berserk anyway?  I was kinda hoping to see him in graphics mode.
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 14:37 »

Oh man. How crappy would it have been if you waited to see the Apostle's colour and then failed your YAAM because of it?

That would have been quite annoying...  but I still wouldn't do it over again.  :P

which equates to either 8 times your normal swing time minus 5 seconds, OR 8 times your normal speed, whichever is higher.

"Whichever is higher" seems to be the operative phrase here...  but then I would expect it to be 3 seconds rather than 2 like in my game.  Maybe there's some rounding error or something.

Congratulations on the extremely impressive win. You think I'm neurotic for YAAMing AAo666, then you go and hunt down every last Nightmare demon spawn, *while* the Apostle is chasing you and resurrecting everything, AND without the single greatest advantage of DS MMB, stacking Berserk with MMB resists - after YAAMing AAo666. You are nuts.

Yeah, I feel like I should have recorded it; it was the single most interesting part of this entire run...  (Mind you, the entire run was boring, so the bar was set pretty low)  :P

So, remind me again... exactly which Angelic badges are you still missing? XD

Hmm...  Let's see...

UAC Angelic:  I've never even played a damageless game on ITYTD; I definitely don't expect to be able to do it at Nightmare!

Speedrunner Angelic:  4 minutes?  I've made a few attempts and not come remotely close.  Getting less than 15 minutes is tough; I don't know how I can shave 11 more minutes off.  :|

Demonic Angelic:  See UAC Angelic

Marksman Angelic:  This one should be doable; I haven't tried in a while, but I seem to remember making some pretty good attempts a while back.

Eagerness Angelic:  Also should be doable, I think, though quite tough and luck-dependent; I got Quartermaster Angelic, which calls for 80% kills.  90% kills isn't that much more and I have double the time limit.  Respawning enemies will be annoying, though.

Inquisitor Angelic:  Doable, in theory, but the lack of powerups is gonna really suck.  :P

Masochist Angelic:  Basically, I need to do it damageless, but it's a little more relaxed.  :)  Possibly doable, with enough time and patience, but I've never been the greatest at avoiding damage.  (And yeah, you say I must be patient to have just done the ArchAo666 YAAM, but I remind you that I did whine the whole way through)   :P

Pacifist Angelic:  Considering that I'm the inspiration for the existence of this badge, I probably seem like a natural candidate for it, but you have to understand that doing that was hard.  It was very, very hard.  And that was at ITYTD and with the benefit of the stair sense.  Trying to do it at HNTR, which means less powerup duration and less benefit from small med packs and more enemies is quite daunting, to say the least.  And then you factor in the fact that there's no stair sense in ArchAoPc, and I'm just fumbling around, blindly, hoping I find the stairs before someone gets killed and it just becomes really, really unlikely.  This challenge is extremely luck-dependent.  With enough attempts, I might, eventually, have a lucky enough game, but I don't see it happening any time soon.  EDIT:  Also, factor in no weapon usage which means no wall-busting shortcuts.

Everyman Angelic:  This one is still kicking my butt, but I still really want to get it.  I currently have 172 videos on my hard drive of me failing to get this badge, 2 of which where I successfully kill the Cyberdemon.  By the time I get it, probably Jupiter Hell will be out and everyone will forget about this game.  :P

It also raises the question - what if DRL enemies could go Berserk? Maybe we can get VANDAM's N!+ difficulty level going after all, and see how he fares against a Berserking Angel of Death...

ArchAngel of Berserk:  All enemies are permanently berserk!  :D

I thought text mode didn't have color filters, so wouldn't you have seen a yellow @ even while berserk anyway?  I was kinda hoping to see him in graphics mode.

Text mode (also known as console mode) has always had colour filters.  (There's abundant evidence of that in my videos)  When you're berserk, everything is red.  I believe Icy has a screenshot of the graphics version of the Apostle in this thread.  (The one under the phrase "met the Apostle")  Considering that it uses the graphics from the Arch-Vile and Arch-Viles are yellow anyway, I wouldn't expect it to be much different.
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|YAAM] I am never doing this again
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 20:38 »

I *knew* I wasn't going to like the answer to my question...

And... Berserker isn't on there? You did AoB + AoMs? Good lord.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 22:54 »

And... Berserker isn't on there? You did AoB + AoMs? Good lord.

Yup, here it is!  That was a tough one.  :)
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