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CaptainSublime

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Been lurking here for a while now, thought it was time I posted something.

To wit:

First ever completed Nightmare run!

Not super amazing compared to the skills of some of you guys around here, but quite happy nonetheless, managing to snare the shottyman Diamond and Platinum badges.

P.S. I was lucky enough to find a Jackhammer on this run. And I gotta say, a Jackhammer with the Army of the Dead perk is a thing of devastating power. Gotta watch that ammo consumption though...

Cheers. :)

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 naralyssa, level 16 Cyberdemon Mjr General Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 195470 turns and scored 852971 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 21 minutes and 30 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1944 out of 2095 hellspawn. (92%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 7
  Levels completed : 2

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

  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Shottyman Platinum Badge
  Shottyman Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 195/110   Experience 138916/16
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Reloader         (Level 3)
    Brute            (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Army of the Dead (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->SM->Iro->Bad->MAD->Iro->Bad->Iro->TaN->Bru->Iro->Iro->TaN->TaN->Rel->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tower shield [12/12] (129%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [6/9]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x32)

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

    [a] assault shotgun (8d3) [6/6] (P1)
    [b] Lava Armor [4/4] (100%)
    [c] shotgun shell (x15)
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] phase device
    [n] phase device
    [o] envirosuit pack
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] power mod pack
    [r] fire skull
    [s] hatred skull
    [t] hatred skull
    [u] shell box (x100)

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

    None

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

    149 former humans
    173 former sergeants
    92 former captains
    246 imps
    95 demons
    734 lost souls
    97 cacodemons
    36 hell knights
    56 barons of hell
    17 arachnotrons
    30 former commandos
    70 pain elementals
    41 revenants
    29 mancubi
    20 arch-viles
    11 nightmare imps
    6 nightmare cacodemons
    16 nightmare demons
    7 elite former humans
    5 elite former sergeants
    7 elite former commandos
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena before it got too hot.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He left without a fuss.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He barely escaped the trap set for him.
  On level 14 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 20 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 22 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 22 he found the Lava Armor!
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  On level 23 he assembled a tower shield!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (severely wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider Mastermind flinched! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (severely wounded) | blood | [ m ]ore
 The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Your weapon is empty.
 You quickly reload the Jackhammer.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

 828 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 748 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 11 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 41 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 26 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 17 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: July 17, 2018, 11:54 by CaptainSublime »
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Re: [N!] AoSh 92% [YAVP] First Nightmare victory ever.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 12:27 »

Congratz on that! A Nightmare victory is a huge achievement in my dictionary and you should be proud of yourself in every possible way! That Jackhammer is a very very lucky find with AoSh. :D
Have you cleared the wall/containment area too? Good job!
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Re: [N!] AoSh 92% [YAVP] First Nightmare victory ever.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 18:44 »

I have been playing this game for years, even way back when it was pure ascii. but until I started lurking on these forums, I never seriously considered doing nightmare runs. Its funny how you adapt to the difficulty of it, and now, after a couple of months of playing nightmare consistently, I have adapted to the stress of not having the luxury of corpses staying dead. It really is a beautiful way to play.

To answer your question, no I haven't cleared the wall/containment area on N!. but I will, as my next goal is to complete a standard N! game, so hopefully on one of the runs I will have a rocket launcher and a bunch of ammo to clear those corpses and blow up the wall/barriers.

Thanks for the encouragement. Really appreciated. :)
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Re: [N!] AoSh 92% [YAVP] First Nightmare victory ever.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 23:37 »

Oh it is my bad, I guess I was too tired yesterday. Somehow I messed up the abyssal plains line with the wall-containment mortem message. :D
On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
He barely escaped the trap set for him.
Yeah, I know I should play more DoomRL. :D
The corpse management stuff was usually too tedious for me, I think thats why I sticked with UV. But doing that properly for 24 levels requires skill and patience, so that makes this effort worthy!
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Re: [N!] AoSh 92% [YAVP] First Nightmare victory ever.
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 16:34 »

Nice win!  :D  I just realized from your other post that you're going from your first N! win to trying to win N! ArchAoHu.  That's quite an ambitious leap; I hope you know what you're getting into!  :o

As for the run, the nice thing about Army of the Dead trait is it helps you save ammo, especially if you combine it with SoB, which makes it extra devastating, so that probably helped you save ammo a bit while using the Jackhammer.  That being said, it looks like it would have done you some good to hang around some sergeants and let them revive a few times to replenish your shells.  (Very impressive med pack collection, though)

And yeah, N! is a very different kind of game.  It makes UV feel relaxing in comparison.  :)
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Re: [N!] AoSh 92% [YAVP] First Nightmare victory ever.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 10:19 »

Oh it is my bad, I guess I was too tired yesterday. Somehow I messed up the abyssal plains line with the wall-containment mortem message. :D
On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
He barely escaped the trap set for him.
Yeah, I know I should play more DoomRL. :D
The corpse management stuff was usually too tedious for me, I think thats why I sticked with UV. But doing that properly for 24 levels requires skill and patience, so that makes this effort worthy!

All good. And yes of course you should play more DRL


Nice win!  :D  I just realized from your other post that you're going from your first N! win to trying to win N! ArchAoHu.  That's quite an ambitious leap; I hope you know what you're getting into!  :o

As for the run, the nice thing about Army of the Dead trait is it helps you save ammo, especially if you combine it with SoB, which makes it extra devastating, so that probably helped you save ammo a bit while using the Jackhammer.  That being said, it looks like it would have done you some good to hang around some sergeants and let them revive a few times to replenish your shells.  (Very impressive med pack collection, though)

And yeah, N! is a very different kind of game.  It makes UV feel relaxing in comparison.  :)

Thank you!

Yes I may be a little way off completing ArchAoHu, but I think with a little (or more likely all) luck on my side it is doable. I have found that all the berserks you get on the Chained Court are what has to carry you through the Hellgate. I can't get past the bruiser brothers without being berserk. Little things you can only learn by playing that challenge a lot. Cant get beyond halfway through the second episode, but persevering. And enjoying the process of playing, not just doing it for the sake of getting the medal.

Really appreciated watching your ArchAoHu run. I learned a lot. The biggest thing I learned was how consistently patiently you move. I am patient in combat, but then I think an area is clear, or I am safe to cross a room quickly, and a sergeant steps into a doorway, and I get my head blown off before I can react. Gotta be disciplined with every move, not just when I am in combat.

And yes UV used to feel hard to me. Now I almost can't believe how easy and relaxing it is.

After spending a week playing ArchAoHu, even regular nightmare seems easy. Well not easy, more... really hard as opposed to insanely hard.

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