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[H|AoMr+Ao100|93%|YAVP] Sharpshooter grind
« on: January 11, 2018, 15:47 »

My first HMP win. Ao100 feels somewhat easier, than standard game. Getting an early blaster and combat was very nice, but game was not too hard even with simple pistols modded. Being umodable Grammaton is not as strong, as I hoped. The very end was a boring grind, I started skipping levels and did not reach lvl 25. Inquisitor set is totally overpowered in lategame with so many fire based enemies and lava all over the place. Had onyx and nano pack unused...

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Jghtrej, level 22 Cacodemon Sergeant Major Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 195496 turns and scored 1158736 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 2498 out of 2667 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!
 He was also an Angel of 100!

 He saved himself 8 times.

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

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

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Silver Badge
  Centurial Gold Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  ###......X#^#.......#.......#.#.......#.......#.#..[|..|#..
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  ###......./.......[..|%.......#.......+....#.......#..../..
  ###########################################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 108/100   Experience 505542/22
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 5)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 3)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Sharpshooter     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->EE->EE->EE->MSs->WK->Iro->Iro->WK->SoG->Int->Int->Iro->HR->HR->Iro->Iro->Fin->Jug->SoG->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   combat pistol (3d6) [5/20] (B1P3S1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Nyarlaptotep's Boots [6/6] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (1d7)x6 [18/18]

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

    [a] demolition pistol (4d2) [1/6]
    [b] blaster (2d7) [14/17] (B2P3)
    [c] cerberus ballistic vest [0/0] (100%)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x20)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] homing phase device
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] power mod pack
    [o] power mod pack
    [p] technical mod pack
    [q] bulk mod pack
    [r] sniper weapon pack
    [s] nano pack
    [t] onyx armor pack
    [u] Hell Staff
    [v] phaseshift boots [4/4] (176%) (ABT)

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 30% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 100%  feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   

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

    163 former humans
    205 former sergeants
    227 former captains
    69 imps
    59 demons
    371 lost souls
    47 cacodemons
    106 hell knights
    352 barons of hell
    87 arachnotrons
    8 former commandos
    55 pain elementals
    177 revenants
    189 mancubi
    217 arch-viles
    19 nightmare imps
    54 nightmare cacodemons
    32 nightmare demons
    11 nightmare arachnotrons
    8 nightmare arch-viles
    6 elite former humans
    3 elite former sergeants
    1 elite former commando
    16 bruiser brothers
    6 shamblers
    3 lava elemental
    6 agony elementals
    1 Cyberdemon

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

  Level 10 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 18 he found the Necroarmor!
  Level 21 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 23 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 24 he found the Shielded Armor!
  He left level 31 as soon as possible.
  Level 34 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 38 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 45 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 46 he found the Malek's Armor!
  Level 48 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 49 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 50 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 54 he found the Hell Staff!
  He left level 57 as soon as possible.
  On level 58 he found the Mjollnir!
  On level 64 he found the Nyarlaptotep's Boots!
  On level 69 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 71 he was bombarded!
  He sounded the alarm on level 79!
  On level 80 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  On level 81 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 81 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 87 he was bombarded!
  On level 87 he found the Frag Shotgun!
  On level 87 he assembled a demolition ammo!
  He sounded the alarm on level 88!
  He sounded the alarm on level 89!
  On level 93 he was bombarded!
  Level 94 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 97 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 The missile hits the baron of hell. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 The missile hits the revenant.
 The missile hits the revenant.
 The missile hits the revenant. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 You feel better.
 You open the door.
 The barrel explodes! Boom!
 The missile hits the mancubus.
 The missile hits the mancubus. The mancubus dies. You feel relatively safe
 now.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...

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

 86 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 80 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 5 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 killed the bitch and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Re: [H|AoMr+Ao100|93%|YAVP] Sharpshooter grind
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 09:32 »

I think Ao100 is harder than the main game at equivalent dlevels, as without the special levels, you're weaker by about 1-3 levels and lack all the nice guaranteed loot from them, leaving you a lot less prepared when the elite enemies start showing up and making you especially vulnerable to bad RNG in the 6-20 dlevel range. So I do find it unusual you succeeded with your first HMP win on it not only with AoMr, a challenge that leaves you especially weaker in the early game, but also as a Sharpshooter, a build that has it notoriously hard in early levels before you get the master trait. Though finding good exotics compatible with your build early on helps a ton in getting you over the big hump that is the first 20 levels of Ao100.

Also even if you did kill everything, you wouldn't have reached level 25, you just don't get enough experience on HMP or even UV to reach it in 100 levels (unless maybe you're on UV and get many levels containing only boss monsters). You have to play Ao100 on Nightmare, play Ao666, or dual-angel Angel of Darkness with Ao100 to be able to reach level 25.
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Re: [H|AoMr+Ao100|93%|YAVP] Sharpshooter grind
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 17:35 »

I second Ao100 being harder then normal... anyway the one time I tried Ao100 MSs I ended up meleeing everything by like level 30 because pistols take too long to clear floors with, so props for doing it while restricted to AoMr, especially with a 90%+ kill rate.
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Re: [H|AoMr+Ao100|93%|YAVP] Sharpshooter grind
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 13:35 »

I wouldn't say one is particularly easier or harder than the other; it's more like you're trading one challenge for another.  Sure, you miss out on some nice loot, but some of those special levels can be quite tough, so not having to do them takes some pressure off.  Still, doing it with a Sharpshooter build must have been quite challenging and required a lot of patience, so kudos for that!  :)
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Re: [H|AoMr+Ao100|93%|YAVP] Sharpshooter grind
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 05:32 »

Yeah the special levels can be brutal compared to the equivalent depth normal levels, but they're always skippable, so you don't have to do them if it would be too hard/risky. On the other hand, there will certainly be at least a few of them that any run can complete easily or partially complete, so you should always be levelling faster and better prepared in a normal game at equivalent dlevels than you would in Ao100.
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