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[0.8.4 BETA 1|SC|YAVP] Trusty sidearm
« on: July 26, 2021, 21:34 »

Someone randomly brought up AliensRL the other day, and it made me feel like playing this again.  :)  I haven't played the game at all since 2019, and apparently, I haven't played this version since 2015.  (I guess I really like the technician features of the previous version;  :P  seriously, if someone picks up development of this game, I hope they fix the things that broke during the last update)

Anyway, I decided to play as the Scout, for no particular reason, with the intention to lean into his strengths with the sidearm...  though in the long run, I ended up relying on my primary weapons anyway, and never fully upgraded my sidearm skill.  I didn't really notice a difference with my sidearm between "unskilled" and "expert."  I still think those weapon skills either need a buff, or need to be made less expensive;  there was no way I was going to grind all the way up to "master" skill level, when I was already ready to win the game by that point.

-- AliensRL 0.8.4 BETA 1 (r983) Post Mortem --------------------------

  Name     : Tormuse
  Class    : Scout
  Rank     : Experienced
  Result   : killed the queen and escaped
  Score    : 10970

  Total experience  : 7940
  Experience left   : 1400
  Game length       : 147082 turns

  Security keycards : 7
  Military keys     : 2

  Armor   : Power armor [4]
  Sidearm : .44 colt (6/6)
  Primary : M41A pulse rifle (99/99)
  Heavy   : HK MG4 machine gun (80/80)
  Medpacks: 2

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

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

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

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

  9mm ammo      : 400/400
  5.56 ammo     : 139/400
  .44 ammo      : 138/150
  M309 ammo     : 96/500
  M250 ammo     : 300/500
  60mm gren.    : 4/40
  12g. shells   : 195/200
  napalm cartrid: 20/20
  frag grenade  : 4/4
  inc grenade   : 3/4
  krak grenade  : 1/4

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

  2 * medpack
  5 * stimpack
  7 * security key
  5 * armor pack
  5 * painkiller pack
  8 * multi-tool
  1 * sentry turret kit
  2 * military key

-- Kills (467) -------------------------------------------------------

  42 juveniles
  54 warriors
  21 elites
  13 praetorians
  90 scavengers
  42 hunters
  9 stalkers
  114 drones
  76 workers
  5 overseers
  1 queen

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

 hit the praetorian! You barely hit
 the praetorian! You barely hit the
 praetorian! The praetorian shreds
 you!
 You barely hit the praetorian! You
 barely hit the praetorian! You barely
 hit the praetorian! You barely hit
 the praetorian! The praetorian
 slashes you! The praetorian slashes
 you! The praetorian impales you!
 You barely hit the praetorian! The
 praetorian dies.
 You reload your weapon.
 You enter the corridor. Entering
 Civilian Tower, level 1...

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Re: [0.8.4 BETA 1|SC|YAVP] Trusty sidearm
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 03:52 »

Congratulations! Are there any roguelikes that you are not supernaturally good at? How much real-time did this run take?  I tried AliensRL years ago and bounced off it, I suppose I was waiting for it to come out of BETA.
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Re: [0.8.4 BETA 1|SC|YAVP] Trusty sidearm
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 18:09 »

Congratulations!

Thanks!  :D

Are there any roguelikes that you are not supernaturally good at?

*Shrug,* I don't know about "supernaturally" good;  I just generally take my time and consider each move as I go along, while observing any patterns that may help me.  It seems to serve me well.  (Also, there were lots of deaths on the way to figuring out what strategies work best)  :P  So I dunno...  I'll play any roguelike that offers a challenge, really.

How much real-time did this run take?

Hmm...  I'm not sure.  A few sessions, I guess?  This is the kind of thing where I easily lose track of time.  :P

I tried AliensRL years ago and bounced off it, I suppose I was waiting for it to come out of BETA.

Yeah, version 0.8.4 has some nice additions, like the ability to carry primary weapons in the heavy slot, and the sentry bots in the Military Tower, but the fact that the tech abilities are broken is unfortunate.  I hope someone fixes it someday.
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