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Nightmare! / [N!|AoLT|20|72%] So close...
« on: March 15, 2008, 04:38 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Nic, level 11 Cacodemon General, killed by a arch-vile
 on level 20 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 53278 turns and scored 318280 points.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 783 out of 1075 hellspawn. (72%)
 He was an Angel of Light Travel!

 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He became a champion of Hell's Arena!
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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  ###%.......&#.......+|........+.......+=================+..
  ###########################################################
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -15/80   Experience 57418/11
  ToHit +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)
    Whizkid        (Level 1)

  EE->SoB->SoB->SoB->Fin->Fin->EE->WK->Iro->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   advanced chaingun (1d7)x5 [65/65] (D1R2S1M1A1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/8] (8%) (P)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [60/100]

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

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (R1)
    [b] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] power cell (x50)
    [g] small med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] homing phase device
    [j] thermonuclear bomb

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

    108 former humans
    148 former sergeants
    36 former captains
    19 imps
    89 demons
    33 lost souls
    48 cacodemons
    20 barons of hell
    16 hell knights
    25 arachnotrons
    19 former commandos
    5 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    10 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he found the Minigun!
  On level 20 he finally was killed by a arch-vile.

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

 There is a weapon accuracy mod lying here.
 You dropped rocket (x10). You need to taste blood! There is a weapon
 accuracy mod lying here.
 You picked up a weapon accuracy mod. You need to taste blood!
 You use a weapon accuracy mod. You apply the mod to your weapon. You need
 to taste blood!
 You feel more calm. There is rocket (x10) lying here.
 You found 10 of rocket.
 You open the door.
 The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed in flames! Your blue
 armor is damaged! The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed in
 flames! You are hit! You are hit! Your blue armor is completely
 destroyed! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You
 are hit! You are hit! Boom! The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed
 in flames! You die!...

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

 Before him 300 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 279 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 2 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 8 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 5 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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So, I feel a little cheated. I walked into that doorway with full health and a reasonable amount of blue armour. There seems to have been no way I could realistically have expected to get attacked by 3 Arch Viles and a Commando in one move, and god knows what else was going to fire if I'd survived that. Meh.

I was trying to go for the Overlord rank, but I'm resigning myself to General now. It's really discouraging to die to bad luck as opposed to bad judgment.

Aside from that, it was a fun game. Got lucky finding my Advanced Chaingun on floor 11 or so. Obviously, I didn't use the minigun. Bad weapon.

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 Nic, level 7 Cacodemon Major, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 39353 turns and scored 55759 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 305 out of 519 hellspawn. (58%)
 He was an Angel of Masochism!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He witnessed the City of Skulls.
 He wandered into the Unholy Cathedral.
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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

  Health 1/70   Experience 16546/7
  ToHit +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman        (Level 2)
    Hellrunner     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)

  HR->HR->HR->Iro->EE->EE->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (92%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [16/40] (A1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [4/4] (122%) (D)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [36/130] (M1)

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

    [a] combat shotgun (6d3) [5/5]
    [b] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [c] modified chaingun (1d6)x5 [40/50] (A1)
    [d] Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]
    [e] Minigun (1d5)x10 [100/100]
    [f] modified red armor [2/4] (48%) (M)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] red armor [2/4] (49%)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] shotgun shell (x50)
    [l] shotgun shell (x50)
    [m] phase device
    [n] thermonuclear bomb
    [o] thermonuclear bomb
    [p] weapon damage mod
    [q] weapon speed mod

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

    85 former humans
    58 former sergeants
    9 former captains
    15 imps
    39 demons
    45 lost souls
    8 cacodemons
    2 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    2 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    6 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    1 arch-vile

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena before it got too hot.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 15 he he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 18 he found the Minigun!
  On level 20 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 24 he found the Necroarmor!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 fires! You are hit! You stop running.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 You swap your weapon.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You have no more ammo for the plasma rifle!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits
 the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated the
 Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>

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

 Before him 282 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 264 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 4 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 7 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 4 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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This was tough - admittedly, I did it on my first attempt (of the night - I have tried it before, and failed), but it felt hairy. The trick is knowing when to fight and when to run, I think. I also had a little bit of luck with stair placement toward the end.

Only just managed to kill Cybie, as the 1 HP remaining shows. Four BFG shots took him to Almost Dead, and then I ran away (thank you, Hell Runner 3) and hid behind a pillar, waiting for him to appear so I could pop him with my plasma rifle (which only just killed him, it seems). I almost missed him - I'd suggest changing the colour to bright green, like the uniques. Too many things are dull red. Just a thought.

Didn't find any of the uniques particularly useful - Necroarmor, I only had for the Final Fight (admittedly, that must have saved me, considering my HP - though conversely, it could have drained more than the 12 it saved... Hmm... So okay, that was perhaps useful). The weapons were a bit poor, though. Maybe if I'd found them earlier... The earliest I've ever found a unique was the assault shotgun on level 4, but generally it's at least 12+ that I see them.

And now I'm a General, or so it told me. Must have unknowingly finished those requirements before the Colonel ones. Though I feel a bit guilty - my UV/Nightmare win was just a single Nightmare win on Angel of Pacifism - fairly easy.

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Bug Reports / Sequence of monsters using items
« on: February 07, 2008, 06:27 »
I'm getting the impression that monsters can sometimes use items in the space between me taking my turn and them dying. E.g. I fire a shotgun at a monster, taking it to -1/5 HP, but before it dies, it uses a medpack, bringing it back up to 1HP, and it survives. (I pulled those numbers out of thin air).

No real evidence for this - it's just based on too many experiences of former humans on the opening level surviving shotgun blasts to the face, and then healing, whereas I very, very rarely (if ever) experience them surviving such shotgun blasts and then NOT immediately healing. If you get my meaning.

If I'm correct in my suspicions, I think this rather unfair. After all, I don't have a chance to use my stockpiled medkits in a post-death capacity :P

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Requests For Features / 'Skills' - Alternative to Traits
« on: February 02, 2008, 06:09 »
I think we need something to increase the importance of player tactics (I'm not referring to the 'tab' tactics thing). At the moment, the early game is a test of attrition rather than skill - you get lucky as to whether you open a door on a caco/Hell Knight/Former sarge, and there's little variance in tactics a player will typically take in subsequent games (e.g., unlike Nethack, Angband, etc, I can't say 'Okay, I died trying to simply attack the bad guy from a distance last time, this time I'll try disable it somehow before attacking'). It gets a little better later on, as the variety of weapons and the amount of traits allows for some level of tactics, but it's not enough, in my opinion. Too much of the game is luck-based rather than decision-based.

So I'm suggesting we add something in that goes alongside Traits, but works differently. Perhaps something akin to a 'magic' system - except it won't be 'magic' but rather things such as 'Aimed Shot' (Next shot has 99% accuracy), 'Increased Perception' (to temporarily increase sight range), 'War Cry' (brings monsters coming to your position).

To those who will say 'Oh no, it's outside the scope of Doom': I'm sorry, but the scope of Doom, as it is, doesn't translate all that well to Roguelikes. There's no (in any useful degree) ability to nimbly dodge an imp's fireballs by strafing, no ability to shoot furiously while backing away from an oncoming demon.

To those who say 'But it's a coffeebreak Roguelike!' : If you're going to use that as an excuse, what's the point in continuing to improve it at all past its original release? If you're going to do something, it's worth doing it well.

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Pre-0.9.9 / [M|AoP|91%] Doom meets Thief
« on: January 01, 2008, 22:16 »
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 DoomRL (v 0.9.8.8B) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Nic, level 8 Cacodemon Captain, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 100711 turns and scored 73211 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 399 out of 438 hellspawn. (91%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Purity!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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

  Health 79/80   Experience 29180/8
  ToHit +3  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Tough as nails (Level 1)
    Son of a bitch (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy   (Level 1)

  EE->Iro->Iro->Iro->SoB->TaN->SoB->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified plasma rifle (1d9)x8 [30/40] (D1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [8/8] (64%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified chaingun (1d7)x5 [50/50] (D1)

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

    [a] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [b] red armor [2/4] (46%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x86)
    [d] power cell (x20)
    [e] power cell (x50)
    [f] power cell (x50)
    [g] power cell (x50)
    [h] power cell (x50)
    [i] power cell (x50)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack

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

    84 former humans
    47 former sergeants
    9 former captains
    16 imps
    55 demons
    68 lost souls
    6 cacodemons
    6 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    10 hell knights
    8 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    4 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 You start running!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits
 the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 You use a phase device. You feel yanked in an non-existing direction!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You reload the plasma rifle with power cell.
 You start running!
 Run - direction...
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits
 the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>

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

 Before him 219 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 205 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 5 souls claim to have killed him...
 3 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

--------------------------------------------------------------

I wasn't a fan of AoP for the first couple of levels, but once it got going, I really got into it. It created a cool stealth element, where HP were precious. I was lucky enough to find many medkits.

Managed it on the second attempt - first time, I got to Cybie, but he killed me while he was at Severely Wounded, the sod. I'd forgotten how tough he was - after a recent death at the hands of JC, I felt almost affection at the sight of that big red C. Still, I've had my vengeance.

Now for Angel of Masochism...

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Requests For Features / Specific Difficulty Levels for Challenges
« on: December 30, 2007, 19:25 »
It seems a bit odd to me that someone can gain their rank of whatever by beating a challenge on Medium whilst someone else perservered and did it on a harder level.

And to be honest, some of the challenges are either too easy on the Medium setting (AoMr springs to mind) or too difficult to be feasible on certain harder ones (I'm still waiting for that AoB win on Nightmare, Blade ;)). Perhaps each one should have a specific difficulty setting - it'd make claims like 'I've beaten AoP' viable for evaluation without the need of qualifiers like 'On what setting? Did you get 100% killcount?' etc etc.

I also believe it'd make each challenge more unique - you'd look at it as an Ao? game, rather than 'A medium game with Ao? restrictions' or 'A UV game with Ao? restrictions'.

Just a thought.

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Pre-0.9.9 / [M|AoI|Full Win|96%]
« on: December 29, 2007, 11:03 »
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 Nic, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant, nuked the Cyberdemon.
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 139909 turns and scored 105348 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 475 out of 496 hellspawn. (96%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Impatience!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He killed the Cyberdemon, just to find a greater evil...
 He discovered true Hell!
 He defeated the FINAL EVIL!
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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

  Health 21/70   Experience 44734/10
  ToHit +3  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Ironman        (Level 2)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy   (Level 2)

  EE->Fin->Fin->SoB->SoB->SoB->TH->TH->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [1/4] (8%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [10/130] (M1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [4/4] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [4/52] (M1)

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

    [a] modified chaingun (1d6)x5 [65/65] (M1)
    [b] combat shotgun (6d3) [5/5]
    [c] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [d] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x54)
    [h] shotgun shell (x48)
    [i] power cell (x18)
    [j] power cell (x50)
    [k] power cell (x50)
    [l] power cell (x50)
    [m] weapon damage mod
    [n] weapon damage mod
    [o] weapon speed mod
    [p] weapon speed mod

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

    81 former humans
    65 former sergeants
    20 former captains
    21 imps
    69 demons
    47 lost souls
    39 cacodemons
    12 barons of hell
    3 hell knights
    25 arachnotrons
    1 *********
    4 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    7 arch-viles
    7 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena before it got too hot.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  He defeated the Cyberdemon and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 soul! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You
 hear an explosion! You hear the scream of a freed soul! The ********
 fires! You are hit! The baron of hell dies.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the ********. You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! The ******* dies. Congratulations! You
 defeated *******! Press <Enter> You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion!

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

 Before him 199 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 187 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 3 souls claim to have killed him...
 3 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Would have been 100%, if not for the final boss's bloody summoning.

Killing him was a bit hairy without medikits. Still, managed it in the end. Bit miffed about the Barons surviving though. Ah well.

Almost managed to nuke myself, by being unaware of the countdown. That was fun.

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Pre-0.9.9 / [M|AoB|100%|YAVP]
« on: December 28, 2007, 14:23 »
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 DoomRL (v 0.9.8.8B) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Nic, level 10 Demon Sergeant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 126184 turns and scored 87894 points.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 417 out of 417 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He invaded Spider's lair.
 He wandered into the Unholy Cathedral.
 He defeated the Angel of Death.
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

  ###########################################################
  ...........................................................
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 46/50   Experience 41345/10
  ToHit +3  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

    Hellrunner     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)
    Brute          (Level 3)
    Berserker      (Level 3)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Ber->Ber->EE->HR->Bru->HR->HR->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [1/4] (20%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chainsaw (4d6)

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c] small med-pack
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] small 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] phase device
    [p] thermonuclear bomb
    [q] thermonuclear bomb
    [r] protective boots [4/4] (100%)

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

    59 former humans
    47 former sergeants
    19 former captains
    22 imps
    63 demons
    42 lost souls
    21 cacodemons
    7 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    5 hell knights
    29 arachnotrons
    8 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    4 pain elementals
    8 arch-viles
    4 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 There is a advanced plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [40/40] lying here.
 You start running!
 You stop running.
 Boom! Your blue armor is damaged!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 Your blue armor is completely destroyed!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel like a killing machine! You feel fully
 healed. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You're going berserk! You need to taste blood! The
 Cyberdemon hits you.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. Congratulations! You defeated
 the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter> You need to taste blood!

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

 Before him 198 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 187 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 2 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------

This was mainly attempted as a response to somebody else's mortem (I've forgotten whose) who claimed that 100% kills in the early levels was impossible. In Hard, I'd tend to agree - or at least, difficult enough to be frustrating rather than challenging in a fun kind of way. But it's not that bad in Normal once you've beaten the first couple of levels, with judicious use of Running tactics.

It came close a couple of times - on the 23rd level, I stood a little close to two barrels, and an unlucky shot from a former foo blew them both up, taking me to 8% HP. Another time, I wasn't watching my health and a bash from a Lost Soul or something took me to 2%.

Still, rather easy, overall. I found an invulnerability globe on the 23rd level, and had enough turns to go down the final stairs and nuke Cybie, actually. But considering all the work I'd done to maintain the 100% killrate, I figured I'd save the 'full win' for another time.

Does anyone else think challenges should have a specific difficulty level? E.g, you can only do AoB on Hard, or AoMr on Ultra, or Lt on Normal, etc. It'd make it more of a specific challenge - rather than 'Well I unlocked ---- rank by beating xxx challenge, but I did it on the easiest setting possible', whereas some other kings among us mere mortals will be doing every challenge available on Nightmare :P

I had around three or four arena levels, don't know whether it's some kind of AoB bug, because I tend to see a lot of them in AoB and few if any in other games.

9
Bug Reports / Strange Barrel Crash
« on: December 27, 2007, 16:30 »
I ducked behind a barrel on level 2 of an AoB challenge, and some kind of cross-fire involving imps and sergeants and other barrels resulted in a crash and some weird garbled message about writing a line number down (I'd have followed it if it wasn't spread across half the screen and unreadable).

It seems to have saved my game, so I can continue from a 'new' level 2, but annoyingly, with only the hitpoints I had when it crashed. Better than nothing, of course.

10
Pre-0.9.9 / [H|100%|YAFVP] At last!
« on: December 27, 2007, 13:15 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v 0.9.8.8B) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Nic, level 13 Imp Corporal, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 239444 turns and scored 191262 points.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 741 out of 741 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He found the Phobos Arena.
 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
 He found the Hell's Armory.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He became a champion of Hell's Arena!
 He faced The Wall.
 And he cleared it completely!.
 He was caught in the Mortuary!
 And he managed to clear it!
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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

  Health 83/80   Experience 71720/13
  ToHit +6  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)
    Whizkid        (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy   (Level 2)

  EE->SoB->SoB->TH->TH->SoB->Fin->Fin->WK->Iro->Iro->Iro->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [6/6] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   advanced plasma rifle (1d11)x8 [20/68] (D3R1S2M2)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [4/4] (97%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   advanced BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/130] (R1S2M1)

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

    [a] modified chaingun (1d7)x5 [50/50] (D1S1)
    [b] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [c] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [d] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x66)
    [j] power cell (x54)
    [k] power cell (x70)
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] phase device

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

    117 former humans
    119 former sergeants
    44 former captains
    24 imps
    83 demons
    56 lost souls
    92 cacodemons
    36 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    25 hell knights
    54 arachnotrons
    16 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    13 arch-viles
    2 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads
 his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits
 the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits
 the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>

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

 Before him 129 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 125 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

--------------------------------------------------------------

If only there'd been a nuke at some point during that game, I feel fairly confident I could have taken out the secret boss (there'd been an invincibility globe just prior to the stairs to Cybie). Sadly, it was not to be. Not a single globe!

Still, that aside, I'm quite pleased. The biggest challenge was easily the Mortuary - is the placement of Viles there fixed? There seemed to be about 6 on one side, and just two on the other. Which was bad for me - once I'd taken out about four on the left, I decided 'The rest must be on the right' and spent ages wandering around trying to find them. While meanwhile they were having a party at the far left. I ran out of cells on the shot that killed the last one - leaving two hell-knights and a caco alive. Lucky I had my CG.

Pretty standard otherwise - found my first advanced weapon, the plasma rifle, around level 21, where it wasn't much help. Still, it let me stick all the mods I was hauling around somewhere. Cybie was easy. I think I've worked out the strategy to this game now - just avoid getting in those situations where there are around 10 monsters firing at you and you can't escape. If only it was as easily done as it is said ;)

11
Requests For Features / Remove Chained Court
« on: December 24, 2007, 15:31 »
Does anyone think it might be good to remove the Chained Court? I always wince when I get to it. It's always the same - the berserk packs make it impossible to lose. It's so routine!

Even if you're a complete spastic, you can't die to those human guards with a total of 5 berserks available (plus the large health globe in the corner). The cacos, well, maybe the first time, but anyone who's gotten that far even a handful of time will be able to do the entire level in their sleep.

To pre-empt the reply of 'Ah, but it makes a player go 'Wow, this is neat!' the first time' - perhaps. But not the 2nd, 3rd, and definitely not the 200th time.

12
Requests For Features / Improved auto-targetting
« on: December 22, 2007, 16:46 »
When you hit fire, it generally targets the nearest monster, right?

Only sometimes, the LOS it draws will land your bullet into a wall, even if there's an alternate one you could pick where it'd hit the monster. It'd be nice if we could make it always pick a 'valid' LOS (or tell us one doesn't exist) to speed up games, rather than having to laboriously check each time we fire at a monster near a wall.

13
Pre-0.9.9 / [H|22|97%] For a few plasma cells more
« on: December 20, 2007, 21:16 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Nic, level 11 Imp Corporal, killed by a hell knight
 on level 22 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 157874 turns and scored 121026 points.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 556 out of 572 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He became a champion of Hell's Arena!
 He faced The Wall.
 And he cleared it completely!.
 He was caught in the Mortuary!
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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  %......%...............B..%.%...X.....%...%.....%......%..#
  .......%.......}|+..h.......%%%.......%%..%%.%.......#.>..#
  .%%....%.%.....}}[......B%..%%.........%...%.......%..%^.%#
  .............%.||}...........%.........%........%..%...#..#
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  %.%%%%%%........Ah..i...%.%%B....%.}.........%............#
  ...%%.%%%....c.....h.....%.%%...%..%.%.%%..........%......#
  ..........%.A.....V............%%.%.....%....%............#
  ....%..%.............%.....%.......}.%.%.............%.%..#
  ....%%.%.......h.....}........%%...|}....|.%......%%...%..#
  ...%................}.|.........%..}...............%...%..#
  %%....%%........c....i}....%...%........%.%%......%...%.%##
  ...%....%..........c......%%%%.....%....%......%%......+.%#
  ....%..%..................%%............%......%....%..>[##
  .%.%%%%%................%.%..%.....%....%...............".#
  .................%..........%%...%%%....%%....%%......%..##
  ###########################################################

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

  Health -2/80   Experience 55882/11
  ToHit +3  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Tough as nails (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)
    Badass         (Level 3)

  EE->Iro->Iro->TaN->TaN->Bad->Bad->Bad->Fin->Fin->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   advanced rocket launcher (4d5) [0/1] (D1R1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [8/8] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   BFG 9000 (8d8) [0/100]

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

    [a] advanced chaingun (1d8)x5 [10/50] (D2S2)
    [b] advanced BFG 9000 (8d8) [20/100]
    [c] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x16)
    [g] rocket (x12)
    [h] rocket (x14)
    [i] weapon magazine mod

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

    50 former humans
    53 former sergeants
    39 former captains
    41 imps
    65 demons
    44 lost souls
    52 cacodemons
    39 barons of hell
    23 hell knights
    31 arachnotrons
    16 former commandos
    14 pain elementals
    11 arch-viles
    3 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he finally was killed by a hell knight.

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

 scream of a freed soul! The demon dies. The imp suddenly rises from
 the dead!
 You prepare the rocket launcher!
 You reload the rocket launcher with rocket. The imp fires! The missile hits
 the baron of hell. The imp dies.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the imp. You hear the scream of a
 freed soul! You hear the scream of a freed soul! The imp dies. The
 demon dies. The baron of hell fires! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit!
 The baron of hell fires! The hell knight fires! You are hit!
 The baron of hell fires! The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of
 hell fires!
 The baron of hell fires!
 The baron of hell fires! You are hit! The hell knight fires! You are hit!
 You die!...

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

 Before him 124 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 120 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and commited a stupid suicide.

--------------------------------------------------------------

So close, but yet so far.

I could have escaped - a phase put me right next to the 'exit' corner, with the advanced BFG. But that 100% kill rate was beckoning...

That's my last attempt on this game until the new beta comes out. If I can't do it when I have the immense luck of finding an advanced chaingun on level 3, then I can't do it at all.

14
Pre-0.9.9 / [H|96%|12] I hate Viles
« on: August 25, 2007, 18:03 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Nic, level 6 Imp Corporal, killed by a arch-vile
 on level 12 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 75065 turns and scored 43275 points.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 210 out of 219 hellspawn. (96%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

 He stormed the Chained Court.
 He fought on Hell's Arena.
 He became a champion of Hell's Arena!
-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

  ###########################################################
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  ....................}....=.===......................#.....#
  .......................==...=.=..............^....../.....#
  ########/######/########=#...===.........;..........#.....#
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  ../...............h...........+.#...................#.....#
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  ..#...........................#.#...................#.....#
  ..#..................0........#.+...................#.....#
  ..#.................^.........#.#...................#.....#
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 0/50   Experience 15203/6
  ToHit +3  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse        (Level 1)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Reloader       (Level 1)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 1)

  TaN->TaN->TaN->EE->Rel->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   rocket launcher (4d4) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [8/8] (93%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [8/40]

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

    [a] chaingun (1d6)x5 [50/50]
    [b] 10mm ammo (x30)
    [c] rocket (x6)
    [d] rocket (x10)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x10)
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] weapon damage mod
    [m] weapon reload mod

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

    33 former humans
    29 former sergeants
    21 former captains
    19 imps
    38 demons
    22 lost souls
    13 cacodemons
    2 barons of hell
    9 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    6 former commandos
    2 arch-viles
    3 mancubi

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 12 he finally was killed by a arch-vile.

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

 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the arch-vile. The arch-vile
 dies. The arachnotron hits you.
 You prepare the chaingun! The hell knight fires! You are hit! The
 arachnotron fires! The barrel explodes! The barrel explodes! Boom!
 Boom! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are bleeding! You are
 hit!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The bleeding stops. The
 arachnotron hits you.
 You prepare the rocket launcher! The arachnotron hits you. The hell knight
 hits you.
 You reload the rocket launcher with rocket. The arachnotron hits you. The
 hell knight hits you.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the arch-vile. The hell knight
 hits you. The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed in flames!
 You die!...

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

 Before him 120 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 116 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and commited a stupid suicide.

--------------------------------------------------------------


I entered that level with full blue armour and at least 8 large medkits. Starts off fine. Then I walk into a room into the sight of two V's, who immediately take me down to something like 40% health. I phase out of there, only to find another V. Managed to take him out, and one more who popped up, but a third got me with some insane damage amount. And there was still one left elsewhere on the level. Unbelievable.

I've seen it said elsewhere that Viles are scary because of their resurrection ability. True enough, in old Doom. But here, a 100% hit-chance attack with that high damage, coupled with speed unmatched by anything but Lost Souls? Hell, I welcome the times they spend their turns resurrecting other monsters. Less turns spent hellfiring me.

15
Requests For Features / Updated manual.txt
« on: August 22, 2007, 20:47 »
Pretty low down on the totem pole, obviously, but it'd be nice. There are a lot of unexplained things. Modding isn't touched upon at all, in there. I suspect the mod-limit would be useful information for new players (so they'd know to get Whizkid ;)).

A brief summary of items and monsters would also be good. It's rather needed for some items - the thermonuclear bomb springs to mind, to avoid poor newbie suicides. And to solve a few other issues with it (I admit, what drove me to make this post was having the option to nuke the level I'm on - while invincible, obviously - but not knowing if that'd obliterate all the items or leave them, or give me exp from the monsters, or anything like that. The manual didn't contain any of that information).

Other matters that could benefit from a little elucidation would be the fact that accuracy is affected by range, and by moving from side to side, and perhaps a few vague teaser descriptions of some special levels/weapons for flavour?

Most, if not all the above information can be found on the site, but as an ease of use thing, it'd be wonderful to have the manual as a handy compendium of DoomRL lore as opposed to having to scour the wiki and various forum posts to find the answer needed. My only concern is that perhaps the proposed information would be too spoilerish? I'm a poor judge of that myself - I read spoilers on every RL I play (the 'fun' of cockatrice, ghul, and drolem insta-deaths in Nethack, ADOM and Angband respectively made sure of that), so I've somewhat lost my appreciation for mystery :P

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