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[1.6a|I|Endless|Ma|YAAM] I guess there's an end after all. :) (Endless Diamond)


Someone told me that the "Endless" trial actually does have an end on level 666, so I decided to see for myself, and confirmed that to be true.  :)  (With 100% kills on Inferno difficulty!)  :D  Endless Diamond badge too!  WOO!  :D

I've been working on this particular run since...  Mid-March, I think?  It took just over four months from beginning to end, playing a few levels at a time each day.  I did it with a Survivor build, which wouldn't have been my first choice, but it's the first one that took off after a whole bunch of failed attempts with other classes and builds.  (Most of which didn't get further than level 2)

I was helped from the beginning by Inferno difficulty randomly giving me the "lethal" buff, which gave me a 50% damage bonus for the entire game.  (I haven't seen Kornel comment on that, but I suspect it might be unintended;  I sure took advantage of it, though)  :P

The other big help was the AV2 grenade launcher you see in slot 3 which kept me alive in the early game, since it has a "haze" modifier on it, which basically acted as unlimited smoke grenades, for keeping enemies from shooting at me, and was useful enough that I kept it around for the entire game.

My real workhorse weapon, though, was that "Git Gud" rifle (okay, the AWP long rifle, if you prefer)  :P  which I found on level 20 and gets a bonus for each kill, so in a game with as long a timeline as this one, it got up to almost 30,000% crit bonus, and I spent a majority of the game being able to one-shot anything, including charging archmedusae.

I also had a super shotgun with second chambre as backup, which was pretty nice.  Once I got all the damage bonuses from low health, (including a damage bonus from the Kerberos' Heart relic) very little could survive two shots from it, so it was good for getting enemies that were around corners or hiding in smoke or otherwise couldn't be hit reliably with the GG rifle.  :)

I also streamed myself live playing the last six levels, as you can see here.  :)

I've noted before that you have to get really good at killing medusae in this challenge, as evidenced by the fact that it was the number one most common enemy.  This frequently meant I had to tank at least one hit from each of them, so I could do a wait action to guarantee a hit from the GG rifle, but it was very doable.  Other things I noticed:  I found 8 Mk3 manufacturing stations in the whole game, 7 of which were before level 364, and the last being on level 660.  Also, I found 6 uniques in the whole run, all of which were after level 400.  (Gives some interesting insight into RNG distribution)

I'm sure there's plenty more to say about this run, but I can't think of it right now, so I'll just say...  yay!  I've finally finished this thing!  :D

Tormuse, level 122 Marine,
defeated The Summoner against all odds.

He survived for 184583 turns.
The run time was 50h 44m 45s.
World seed was 92869.
He scored 305250 points.
He challenged the INFERNO!
He challenged the Endless trial.

Endless L30 - Exalted Curse
Endless L31 - Infestation
Endless L36 - Secure Vault
Endless L38 - Secure Vault
Endless L50 - The Hunt
Endless L68 - Exalted Summons
Endless L72 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L83 - The Hunt
Endless L98 - Lockdown
Endless L100 - Exalted Summons
Endless L107 - Secure Vault
Endless L110 - The Hunt
Endless L119 - Exalted Summons
Endless L125 - Low Power
Endless L127 - The Hunt
Endless L131 - Exalted Curse
Endless L135 - Secure Vault
Endless L173 - Exalted Summons
Endless L178 - Low Power
Endless L182 - Lockdown
Endless L194 - The Hunt
Endless L200 - Exalted Curse
Endless L203 - The Hunt
Endless L209 - The Hunt
Endless L215 - The Hunt
Endless L222 - Exalted Summons
Endless L233 - Lockdown
Endless L237 - The Hunt
Endless L239 - The Hunt
Endless L266 - The Hunt
Endless L272 - Exalted Curse
Endless L283 - Exalted Curse
Endless L287 - Lockdown
Endless L295 - Secure Vault
Endless L305 - Exalted Summons
Endless L312 - Exalted Summons
Endless L313 - The Hunt
Endless L319 - Low Power
Endless L323 - Volatile Storage
Endless L327 - Exalted Summons
Endless L333 - Lockdown
Endless L340 - Lockdown
Endless L344 - Exalted Summons
Endless L354 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L355 - Secure Vault
Endless L359 - The Hunt
Endless L363 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L367 - The Hunt
Endless L375 - Secure Vault
Endless L392 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L400 - Secure Vault
Endless L400 - found BFT 10K
Endless L405 - Lockdown
Endless L407 - Secure Vault
Endless L417 - Lockdown
Endless L420 - The Hunt
Endless L444 - Secure Vault
Endless L447 - The Hunt
Endless L456 - Exalted Summons
Endless L463 - Exalted Summons
Endless L479 - The Hunt
Endless L484 - Exalted Curse
Endless L491 - Infestation
Endless L497 - Secure Vault
Endless L497 - found Shadowhunter
Endless L502 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L508 - Toxic Contamination
Endless L524 - Secure Vault
Endless L529 - found Void
Endless L530 - Infestation
Endless L532 - Exalted Summons
Endless L538 - Infestation
Endless L541 - found Wavedancer
Endless L551 - The Hunt
Endless L553 - Exalted Summons
Endless L560 - Exalted Curse
Endless L574 - Exalted Curse
Endless L584 - Low Power
Endless L588 - The Hunt
Endless L596 - Exalted Summons
Endless L609 - Secure Vault
Endless L620 - The Hunt
Endless L623 - Low Power
Endless L634 - found Death
Endless L636 - Exalted Curse
Endless L638 - Exalted Curse
Endless L643 - found Avalanche
Endless L648 - The Hunt
Endless L664 - The Hunt

  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (silver cluster) (+100)
   * 50+ kills without taking damage
  Blind Luck Star (+50)
   * Won despite getting down to 1hp at some point
  Endless Silver Badge
   * Reach L25 in the Endless Trial
  Endless Gold Badge
   * Reach L50 in the Endless Trial
  Endless Platinum Badge
   * Reach L30 in the Endless Trial on UV+
  Endless Diamond Badge
   * Reach L30 in the Endless Trial on Nightmare!

He killed 33900 out of 33900 enemies.

 189former grunts           160fire fiends
 64 former grenadiers       418ice fiends
 343corrupted grenadiers    195toxic fiends
 48 hellish grenadiers      129CalSec sentries
 80 former CRI  grenadiers  1290security sentries
 104CRI grenadiers          225military sentries
 94 former soldiers         59 CalSec bots
 1995corrupted soldiers      630security bots
 153hellish soldiers        127military bots
 150former CRI soldiers     22 guardian bots
 356CRI soldiers            715reavers
 43 former sergeants        1871cryoreavers
 426corrupted sergeants     865toxic reavers
 39 hellish sergeants       1816archreavers
 75 former CRI sergeants    510kerberi
 168CRI sergeants           360cyberi
 163former guards           842cryoberi
 172CRI guards              409toxiberi
 86 former commandoes       2846medusae
 1136corrupted commandoes    2092archmedusae
 99 hellish commandoes      1309ravagers
 172former CRI commandoes   1183armored ravagers
 318CRI commandoes          191siege ravagers
 19 former heavies          560plasma ravagers
 373corrupted heavies       1144CRI marines
 36 hellish heavies         510CRI bots
 34 former CRI heavies      487warlocks
 37 CRI heavies             4  archwarlocks
 35 fanatics                25 watchers
 15 security drones         202cryowatchers
 983fiends                  42 pyrowatchers

  Skilled L3
  Ironman L3
  Furious L3
  Hellrunner L3
  Son of a Gun L3
  Reloader L3
  Sustained fire L3
  Tough as Nails L3
  Rip and tear L3
  Army Surplus L3
  Cover Master L3
  Gunslinger L3
  Bloodhound L3
  Field Medic L3
  Whizkid L3
  Angry Motherfucker L3
  Running L3

Trait order

  Slot #1 : AT AWP 7.62 long rifle BA
   * Hunter 6
   * Balanced 1
   * Speed-loader
   * AsterTech
   * Git gud
   * Scope

  Slot #2 : MDF 12ga super shotgun +B
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Swap Harness
   * Mimir Defence Force
   * Second chamber
   * Rinse, Repeat

  Slot #3 : AV2 grenade launcher +AC
   * Calibrated 1
   * Freezing 2
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Haze
   * Barbed 6

  Body : MDF necrotic armor B2A
   * Compartments
   * Padded
   * Fire-resistant
   * Metabolic boost
   * Mimir Defence Force
   * Necrotic

  Head : AV3 combat helmet PAO
   * Target tracking
   * Crit Enhancer 25
   * Aim assist
   * Onyx
   * Filtered

  Utility : AV2 auto AMP
   * Automatic reloader
   * Auto gyro-stabilizer

  Relic : kerberos's heart
   * Kerberos's Rage

  12ga shell (x50)
  12ga shell (x48)
  7.62 ammo (x100)
  7.62 ammo (x100)
  7.62 ammo (x26)
  40mm grenade (x15)
  40mm grenade (x14)
  plasma grenade (x3)
  gas grenade (x3)
  CRI phase kit (x3)
  multitool (x3)
  stimpack (x3)
  small medkit (x3)
  small medkit (x3)

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