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0.9.9.2 / [M|99%|18|YASD] Good to be back!
« on: April 03, 2011, 15:07 »
Right ... I've been away for several months (My appartment burned down, with my computer in it), and things have gone amazingly well in getting back on my feet.  Most importantly, this meant that I missed the update, and I'm just now getting around to kill demons as before.

I kicked off the new update by attempting an MGK build, and was shocked at how amazing the assemblies are for making the game more interesting.

I'd spoiled myself on the assemblies, breezed through the arena ... the chained court caught me completely by surprise ... I almost did not survive the arena master. I was able to find the Beretta afterward, and from there things were pretty much a cakewalk.  Well ... I was foolish in thinking that those barrels were not behind me, and thus safe for a door check ... the end result was something out of a Micheal Bay film.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 C4Cypher, level 8 Human Private, bruised by a baron of hell
 on level 18 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 67031 turns and scored 48260 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 42 minutes and 19 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 427 out of 429 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...


 He saved himself once.

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

  Levels generated : 7
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 3

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Gatekeeper Bronze Badge
  Arena Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  ###........|........+........=#.......+....0............+..
  ###.#######+#######.#.........=.......#.............^...#..
  ###.#.......|.....#.#........=+.......#....===..........#..
  ###.#.............#.#.........#.......#....====.........###
  ###.#.............#.+.........#..0..../...=====..%....../..
  ######+####+#=##===#####=####/####/#######====#/####/######
  ###....#....=B.======...=#.......#....+....===#.#.=.....+..
  ###...+#.....=.======..=.#.......#....#######.#.#.=.....#..
  ###....+;..0...=======0../..%.}[......#...%.#./%/.......#..
  ###....#########.=====%..#.......#....#...=.#.#+#########..
  ###....+......./..==/....#.......#..../...==+.#.........+..
  ######+####/####X#######+####/####/#######/####+####+######
  ###.........#;+...../.%.......#...%.../|.../....%../.......
  ###########/#.#.....#.........+.......#....#########....#..
  ###^0....0+./.#.....#..+......#########..../..%..../....#..
  ###......>#.#.#######......>..+.......#....#.......#....###
  ###...0...#.#......./.........#............#.0...0.#..../..
  ###########################################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 28018/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->SoG->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [1/1] (68%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [6/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]

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

    [a] modified pistol (2d4) [6/8] (B1)
    [b] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1)
    [c] minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200]
    [d] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [130/130] (B1)
    [e] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] 10mm ammo (x18)
    [n] rocket (x8)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] homing phase device
    [r] Arena Master's Staff

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

    135 former humans
    44 former sergeants
    7 former captains
    109 imps
    38 demons
    36 lost souls
    28 cacodemons
    7 barons of hell
    11 hell knights
    5 arachnotrons
    1 pain elemental
    2 mancubi
    1 revenant
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Arena Master

-- 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 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 8 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 9 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 9 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 9 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 18 he finally was killed by a baron of hell.

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

 dualreload your guns!
 There is a green armor [1/1] (100%) lying here.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 There is a Large Health Globe lying here.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 Close Door -- Choose direction... You close the door.
 You open the door.
 There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.
 You found 24 of 10mm ammo.
 You open the door.
 You open the door. You are hit! The barrel explodes! The barrel explodes!
 You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

  He's the first brave soul to have ventured into Hell...

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Are the mods dropping more frequently?

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This is an amazing page, http://anydice.com/

It's a web based interpreter made for scripting dice probabilities, the output is processed by plotting the chance that each result will occur, and then graphing the results.

I used it to make a simple damage calculator for pistols per shot, factoring in damage, power mods and accuracy.

Paste this into the script field at the top, or come up with something of your own.

Code: [Select]
\-- Pistol/rapid fire weapons ToHit+Damage calculator --\
\ Calculates percentages on shots fired, coupling the damage rolls with the chance to hit at a certain range \


function: damage die D sides S bonus B { result: DdS + B }

function: pistol sog G sob B ee E pow P agil A range R
{
result: [damage die 2 sides (4+P) bonus G + B] * (10 + A + E*2 + 4 - (R / 3) > 3d6)
}

function: chaingun bullet sob B ee E pow P agil A range R
{
result: [damage die 1 sides (6+P) bonus B] * (10 + A + E*2 + 2 - (R / 3) > 3d6)
}

function: chaingun sob B ee E th T pow P agil A range R
{
X: [chaingun bullet sob B ee E pow P agil A range R]
result: X + X + X + X + X * ( T > 0 ) + X * ( T > 1 )
}

function: plasma bullet sob B ee E pow P agil A range R
{
result: [damage die 1 sides (7+P) bonus B] * (10 + A + E*2 + 2 - (R / 3) > 3d6)
}

function: plasma rifle sob B ee E th T pow P agil A range R
{
X: [plasma bullet sob B ee E pow P agil A range R]
result: X + X + X + X + X + X + X * ( T > 0 ) + X * ( T > 1 )
}


output [pistol sog 0 sob 0 ee 0 pow 0 agil 0 range 5] named "Pistol"
output [chaingun sob 0 ee 0 th 0 pow 0 agil 0 range 5] named "Chaingun"
output [plasma rifle sob 0 ee 0 th 0 pow 0 agil 0 range 5] named "Plasma Rifle"

PISTOL: [pistol sog 2 sob 0 ee 0 pow 0 agil 0 range 5]

output PISTOL + PISTOL named "Dualgunner"
output [chaingun sob 2 ee 0 th 1 pow 0 agil 0 range 5] named "Triggerhappy"

PISTOL: [pistol sog 3 sob 3 ee 1 pow 1 agil 0 range 5]

output PISTOL + PISTOL named "Damage Build Pistol"
output [plasma rifle sob 3 ee 0 th 2 pow 1 agil 1 range 5] named "Ammochain Plasma"


I'm finding it a fun toy to play with, and perhaps a valuable tool when determining my builds. I'm sure people can make scripts to work with the stats for other weapons.

The Minor page is very useful in this regard.

I've separated out the damage roll as a separate function, simply so make it easier to do the same calculations for other pistol type weapons.

EDIT: I've done a few tweaks, added number crunching for Chaingun and Plasma (virtually identical weapons as far as how they work) ... note that these calculations are made 'per trigger pull' ... weapon speed is not taken into account here.

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I'm on level 43, I'm in a maze that is Khe, he, he ... barrels everywhere. I've got Intx2 ... so I know they are out there, I've run into  a
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
already, so I decide to use my homing phase rather than wading through barrels.

On the next level I end up in another maze, just with less barrels.  I'm creeping through, keeping an eye on the red dots. I'm confident that they don't have line of sight to me as I turn a corner.  Boy was I wrong ... turns out I stepped right next to a barrel, and mister Vile managed, somehow to see me ... and lit me up, next to a barrel.  Look at the mortem, that was utter bullshit.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 C4Cypher, level 14 Cacodemon Warrant Officer, committed a stupid suicide
 on level 44 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 151320 turns and scored 139200 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 18 minutes and 8 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 592 out of 700 hellspawn. (84%)
 He was an Angel of 100!


 He saved himself once.

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)

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

  ###########################################################
  ..===........................#..=====.....................#
  .=#==........................#..=X===........=............#
  .=====.....#######...h.......#..#==#####...====###=######.#
  .=====.....#.....0...V.h.......;#........=.===.====.......#
  ..==.#...ii#....hhh.hhhhhhV.h...#.0......=====..=.........#
  ..#..#..####..#..#######################=====#=#######..#.#
  =.#...0....#..#.....}.......0......0...==0...=.......#..#.#
  ..#....==..#..#h...............}..|....=........0....#..#.#
  ==#..##===##..#############.\######==#=####.0........#..#.#
  =.....===..#.......|...............===R..............#..#.#
  .......==..#........................=.=.M............#..#.#
  ######==#=.#######..#.###########..#>....#..###############
  .....A.==AA#.....#..#..............#.....#^...............#
  ...^..A.#A.#.....#..#..|...........#.....#................#
  ###..####..#..####..####..#..#######.....#.....############
  ........#..#........#.....#...}....#.....#.^..............#
  .........0..........#.....#........#.....#.........0......#
  ###########################################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health -1/50   Experience 90752/14
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->DG->Fin->Fin->WK->EE->Jug->EE->Int->Int->WK->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (67%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (92%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified super shotgun (10d4)x3 [2/2] (B2P1T1)

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

    [a] modified pistol (2d5) [10/10] (B2P1T1)
    [b] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [52/52] (B1T2)
    [c] Anti-Freak Jackal (5d3) [6/6]
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [e] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x83)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] shotgun shell (x45)
    [n] power cell (x50)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] small med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] Hell Staff

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

    81 former humans
    89 former sergeants
    45 former captains
    100 imps
    34 demons
    26 lost souls
    22 cacodemons
    40 barons of hell
    21 hell knights
    48 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    26 arch-viles
    21 mancubi
    25 revenants
    4 nightmare imps
    1 nightmare demon

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

  On level 12 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 17 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 21 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 44 he finally committed a stupid suicide.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...   Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 You reload the Anti-Freak Jackal with 10mm ammo.
 You wear/wield : a Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]
 There is a small med-pack lying here.
 You don't have enough place in your backpack. There is a small med-pack
 lying here.
 You use a homing phase device. You feel yanked in an non-existing
 direction! There are stairs leading downward here.
 
 You enter Phobos Hell, level 44. Where the hell is the way out of here!?!
 You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.
 You dodge! The barrel explodes! You dodge! Argh!!! Lava! You die!...

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

 Before him 128 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 93 of those were killed.
 And 13 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 22 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 18 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Edit:  I just noticed that at 139200, that run placed at the top of my Hall of Fame.

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Off Topic / A priority queue heap in lua
« on: November 26, 2010, 13:00 »
Just getting my toe in the water ...

Code: [Select]
-- heap.lua -- implementation of min binary heap for use as a priority queue


function HeapAdd( heap , newKey, newValue ) -- adds or creates a new heap

if heap == nil then -- if the heap is empty create a new one
heap = { key = newKey, value = newValue } -- add this node as root
return heap -- return the new heap
else
if newKey < heap.key then -- if less, recursively add to left node
return HeapAdd( heap.left , newKey, newValue )
else -- otherwise, add to right node
return HeapAdd( heap.right, newKey, newValue )
end
end
end

function HeapMin( heap , key) -- returns the node with the smallest key
if heap == nil then -- if the heap is empty, return nil
return nil
else if heap.left ~= nil then -- recursively traverse down the left
return HeapPeek( heap.left, key )
else -- if no left branch is found, the node will be the smallest value
return heap
end
end

function HeapPeek( heap , key ) -- returns the next value without removing it
local min = HeapMin ( heap , key )
return min.value
end

function HeapNext( heap , key )-- returns the next value after removing it from the heap

local min = HeapMin ( heap , key )

local minValue = min.value

if min.right == nil -- check to see if the minimum node has children
min = nil -- if so, remove the node
else -- otherwise, replace the minimum node with the node in it's right branch
min = min.right
end

return minValue -- return the minimum value
end

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I stuck with Finesse and Juggler anyway ...

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 C4Cypher, level 9 Cacodemon Sergeant Major, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 94474 turns and scored 77090 points.
 He played for 5 hours, 49 minutes and 52 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 342 out of 342 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


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

  Medal of Prejudice
  Hell Champion Medal

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

  ###########################################################
  ...........................................................
  ...........................................................
  .........................................................##
  ...................................###...................#>
  ....................###............###...................##
  .........###........###............###.....................
  .........###........###........}...........................
  .........###...................|...........................
  ..............................||##............###..###.....
  ..............................X###............###..###.....
  ................................##............###..###.....
  ...............###.........................................
  ..###.....##...###....................###..................
  ..###.....###..###..........###.......###..................
  ..###.....###...............###.......###..................
  ............................###............................
  ...........................................................
  ...........................................................
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 31/50   Experience 33264/9
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)

  Fin->SoG->SoG->Jug->SoG->Fin->WK->EE->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [1/2] (5%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [2/8] (A1B1P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (100%) (AT)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d5) [0/8] (B1P1T1)

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

    [a] 10mm ammo (x68)
    [b] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] phase device
    [m] phase device
    [n] homing phase device
    [o] technical mod pack
    [p] gothic boots [10/10] (180%)

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

    42 former humans
    41 former sergeants
    27 former captains
    57 imps
    31 demons
    61 lost souls
    37 cacodemons
    11 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    2 hell knights
    20 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    2 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    3 mancubi
    2 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  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.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 You start running!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 dies. You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated

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

 Before him 103 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 72 of those were killed.
 And 11 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 20 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 16 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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And EE2?  Yeah, I wanted Int ...  I'm surprised, I'm not sure if it was my avoidance of special levels, or the unusually light sprinkling of viles, I somehow cleared everything but only ended up at level 9 when I got to Cybie.

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I'm a bit in awe ... I have yet to die in Hurt me plenty.  I don't know what to say but...
In this run, I found the Butcher's Cleaver and the Jackhammer ... in addition to everything else you'll see in the mortem.  I'd have to say that the highlight of this run was getting my Brick Silver Badge, with the Jackal.


Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of   
 hell dies. Peace comes back to this evil place.                               
                          ############                                         
                     ######..........####################### ################# 
                    ......%....@.............................................# 
                    .....%...................................................# 
                    ...........#####.........................................# 
                     .........##   #.........................................# 
                     .........#    #.........................................# 
                      .......##    #.........................................# 
                      ....%..      #.........................................# 
                       .....#      #.........................................# 
                        ....       #.........................................   
                          ..       #........................................   
                                   #.......................................     
                                   #......................................     
                                   #...............................>......     
                                   #.....................................       
                                   #.....................................       
                                    ....................................       
                                      ##################################       
                                                                               
 C4Cypher                   Armor : blue armor [1/2] (13%)                     
 Health: 76%  Exp:  7/63%   Weapon: Anti-Freak Jackal (5d3) [4/6]               
 running                                                     The Wall           


I can't say that skill got me this run. I'm still trying to sort out my own head. Near the end I just started burning homing phases just to skip past the last few levels to get to Phobos arena. I can't explain this.

I'm afraid.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 C4Cypher, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant Major, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 98041 turns and scored 138904 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 29 minutes and 30 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 576 out of 709 hellspawn. (81%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


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

  Grammaton Cleric Cross
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Hell Champion Medal
  Brick Silver Badge

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

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  #.....###..###......###................................###.
  #.....###..###.........................................#>#.
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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 32/50   Experience 45233/10
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

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

  SoG->SoG->SoG->DG->EE->Fin->Fin->WK->WK->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [4] (AOT)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Anti-Freak Jackal (5d3) [3/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (100%) (AT)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (1d7)x6 [0/18]

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

    [a] modified pistol (2d6) [13/13] (B3P2)
    [b] modified pistol (2d6) [9/10] (B2P2)
    [c] Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x90)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [m] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] Hell Staff

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

    77 former humans
    76 former sergeants
    37 former captains
    129 imps
    37 demons
    99 lost souls
    21 cacodemons
    25 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    17 hell knights
    30 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    4 arch-viles
    3 mancubi
    7 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 11 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 13 he found the Onyx Armor Pack!
  On level 14 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  He managed to escape from the Mortuary!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 hits the Cyberdemon.
 You use a homing phase device. You feel yanked in an non-existing direction!
 You dualreload your guns!
 You swap your weapon.
 You switch to full auto mode.
 You swap your weapon.
 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.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe

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

 Before him 99 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 70 of those were killed.
 And 11 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 18 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 14 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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


7
Okay ... I'd been cutting my teeth on Ao100 runs on M ... and it was getting to be brutally difficult, vile packs almost every level, not to mention the 'hidden fun stuff' ... which wasn't nearly as bad as the viles ...

I figured, if Ao100 is this insane on M, why not try to try a standard H game?

I figured I would die a lot as I learned to transition from M to H.  I didn't.  Not only that, I did it with my favorite build ... a build that I was still testing, and had no idea whether or not it would be effective at higher difficulties, or if I were just cheesing it on easy games.

Well, I present to you all, humbly, my first attempt at a standard run on Hurt Me Plenty.

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 C4Cypher, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant Major, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 102019 turns and scored 132672 points.
 He played for 11 hours, 52 minutes and 51 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 502 out of 546 hellspawn. (91%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


 He saved himself 2 times.

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

  UAC Silver Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 33/50   Experience 42190/10
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)

  Fin->Jug->SoB->SoB->SoB->SoG->EE->SoG->SoG->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [2/6] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat translocator (0d0) [60/60]

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

    [a] modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)
    [b] modified double shotgun (8d3)x3 [2/2] (B1)
    [c] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1)
    [d] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1)
    [e] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [10/130] (B1)
    [f] Revenant's Launcher (7d6) [1/1]
    [g] 10mm ammo (x80)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] rocket (x10)
    [k] power cell (x50)
    [l] power cell (x45)
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] phase device
    [o] phase device

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

    57 former humans
    62 former sergeants
    32 former captains
    104 imps
    58 demons
    69 lost souls
    41 cacodemons
    18 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    18 hell knights
    10 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    5 arch-viles
    5 mancubi
    10 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 19 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You wear/wield : a combat translocator (0d0) [60/60] The Cyberdemon fires!
 You are hit!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You reload the pistol with 10mm ammo.
 You dodge! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 dies. You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated

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

 Before him 98 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 70 of those were killed.
 And 11 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 17 souls claim to have killed him...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 13 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Yeah, yeah ...  I know ... I wasn't sure what I was thinking with the combat translocator, especially when I had phase devices to spare.

I know I'm not pulling insane stuff like going for Plat and Diamond badges, it just felt really, really good to complete H on my first try.  And have the screenshot to prove it.

Of note, I found two assault shotguns early on, which did the vast majority of my heavy lifting through the run ... I dropped one pretty late in, and the other on level 24, knowing that it wouldn't be much use in a fight with the Cyberdemon ... not that the combat translocator was helpful ...

8
0.9.9.1 / [M|AoLT|95%|22|YASD] I hate my life.
« on: October 31, 2010, 18:45 »
I want my third silver badge so I can rank up and try Ao100 ... cool, I try AoLT ... cool.  Ammochain build, get lucky and find a ton of mods I have to lug around until wizkid. Early plasma rifle, sweet! Two agility and a power mod. I get my BFG, plop two bulk mods on it. I'm set to go, one level until Ammochain ... I'm at 86% experience even, bit of a rough scrap with a baron left me without armor ... I go down a set of stairs and ...


You enter Phobos Base, level 14. You hear the trumpets of Jericho echoing     
 in the distance...                                                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
  ss.                                                                           
 #OsO.                                                                         
 #ss..  .                                                                       
 #....  O.                                                                     
  ...  ....                                                                     
  .O. .....                                                                     
  .......                                                                       
 ##.#..#.O##                                                                   
 #...........                                                                   
 #.@.........                                                                   
 #c..........                                                                   
 #.....c....                                                                   
 #..........                                                                   
 #..c......                                                                     
 #.........                                                                     
 #...c....                                                                     
 ########                                                                       
 C4Cypher                   Armor : none                                       
 Health: 100% Exp:  6/89%   Weapon: modified combat shotgun (7d3) [6/6] (B1T2) 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Base  Lev14


... shit.

Time to give my new BFG a workout ... and pray.

I was wrong ... I was 86% towards Triggerhappy. I survived the fight ... with barely any cells left.  I managed to kill an arachnotron hiding in the same level with my plasma rifle before he could get a shot off ...

Next level was hell's gate ... with enough cells for one BFG shot ... after the fight in the first room, I had 15 cells for my souped up plasma rifle.  I decided to run past the bruisers.  I made it past them, but the red armor I found along the way got destroyed, and the run cost me two med-packs.

I got into hell with trembling fingers, little cells left, and praying I could earn enough XP to get Ammochain. It gets better from there.

I had just gotten ammochain, yet was hurting for cells for my BFG ... and I ran into this.


here.                                                                         
 You dropped shotgun shell (x50). There is shotgun shell (x50) lying here.     
 ##############################################################################
 #                    >         #..|..............#               #           #
 #######+##+#####################..............0..#          >    #    ;      #
 #......................... #   #..............0..+               #0          #
 #............|............ # [ #..............0..#               # 0 |       #
 #..................0.......#   #.................#               #         ; #
 #....@............^........#   #.................#               #           #
 #....".....................#   #.................#   0           +           #
 #........=......|..........#   #.................#      0        # +         #
 #........=...............;.+   #.................#               #    0 }    #
 ########=#########/#####+###+#######==######/################  ###           #
 #      ........................#...=.............#.%......       #           #
 #     .........................#........}........#.........      #           #
 #   0  .......................}/...........0...../.....|...      #     +     #
 ############+###########/#######.............=...#.....\...      #           #
 #              .............%}}#.}..........=....#........       #           #
 #              ..............}|#+####+####+#=#+###################           #
 #               .............|.#.......... |..                   #           #
 #         0     ...............#...............                  #^          #
 ##############################################################################
 C4Cypher                   Armor : green armor [1/1] (86%)                     
 Health: 106% Exp:  7/89%   Weapon: modified combat shotgun (7d3) [6/6] (B1T2) 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Hell  Lev2 


Cheerful, with a regenerating supply of cells (Juggler is so nice, instantly swap to any weapon in my inventory if I have a problem). I was still having a hard time finding decent armor, finally stumbling into a set of blue armor after an eternity in green.

All the while, the RNG was inisitent on making my life miserable.


You enter Phobos Hell, level 3. Twisted passages carry the smell of           
 death... You sense a passage to a place beyond...                             
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                   ===                                         
                                 ...===                                         
                                ....==                                         
                                 ...==                                         
                                 ...==                                         
                                  ===#                                       
                                  #==##==                                       
                                   ===.=                                       
                                   #==#                                         
                                   #@.#                                         
                                   ####                                         
 C4Cypher                   Armor : green armor [1/1] (97%)                     
 Health: 186% Exp:  7/98%   Weapon: modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [153/169] (B2N1)   
 cautious                                                    Phobos Hell  Lev3 


Not long after, I stumble into a Vile/mancubi pack.  The vile's speed made running a loosing proposition, so I unloaded three BFG shots, had to have killed at least two viles (three! I swear) and find that a vile was still standing ... I hate my life.

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 C4Cypher, level 9 Cacodemon Sergeant, killed by a arch-vile
 on level 22 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 109019 turns and scored 60184 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 18 minutes and 34 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 422 out of 444 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Light Travel!


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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Lightfoot Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  ...^.............................==................^.......
  #########......############......=.........................
  .....0..#0.....#..........#......=......................###
  ......}.#......#..........#.......=|=..#####............#..
  ..}.....#......#..................====.#...#............#..
  ####+####......#.................=..===#=..#+...........#..
  ...;...........#####.%........X.==...===...#..########..#..
  .....|.........................=#.####.#...#..#......#..#..
  ...............................=/....#.#...#..#......#..#..
  #######..............M...............#.#...#..#......#..#..
  ......#......#####...................#.#...#..#......#..#0.
  ......#......#......%...V.......#....#.#...#..#......#..+..
  ......#......#..................#..>.#.#...#..#......#..###
  ......#......#..........M.......#....#.##/##..#.....=#.....
  ....0}#......#####......#.......######........#....=.+.....
  ......#.......................................######===....
  #######............................................===.....
  ..................................................=.=.+....
  ###########################################################

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

  Health -8/50   Experience 35568/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)

  Fin->Jug->SoB->Fin->WK->SoB->TH->MAc->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/169] (B2N1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [4/4] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [40/40] (A2P1)

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

    [a] double shotgun (8d3)x3 [2/2]
    [b] modified combat shotgun (7d3) [6/6] (B1T2)
    [c] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1B1)
    [d] shotgun shell (x50)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] thermonuclear bomb

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

    57 former humans
    61 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    105 imps
    37 demons
    73 lost souls
    20 cacodemons
    9 barons of hell
    9 hell knights
    26 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    2 mancubi
    1 revenant

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 9 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 17 he found the Nano Pack!
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 21 he entered the Vaults.
  He managed to scavenge a part of the Vaults treasures.
  On level 22 he finally was killed by a arch-vile.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the arch-vile. You hear the
 scream of a freed soul!
 Fire -- Choose target...   You don't have enough ammo to fire the BFG 9000!
 The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed in flames!
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The arch-vile raises his
 arms! You are engulfed in flames! The mancubus fires! Boom!
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The arch-vile raises his
 arms! You are engulfed in flames!
 You start running!
 The arch-vile raises his arms! You are engulfed in flames! Your blue
 armor is completely destroyed!
 The arch-vile raises his arms! You dodge! The mancubus fires! Boom!

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

 Before him 92 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 66 of those were killed.
 And 10 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 16 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 13 killed the bastard and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

I just want to try Ao100 ...

9
Not really gripes so much as convenience factors.

It would be nice if the drop menu 'd' had something in the header inventory menu 'i' to equip or used had something to distinguish itself, so that you don't accidentally use the Translocator that you really meant to drop.

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

----------------------- Drop --------------------------

It is VERY convenient to view the trait menu, 'T' ... yet you can't get out of the menu if a 'grayed' trait is selected'

And finally, Is it possible to implement toggling music ')', screenshotting 'F10' and bbcode screenshotting 'F9' in any view other than the actual game view? It would be nice to screen shot or toggle music while first starting the game, or in the inventory menu, traits menu, or something else to that effect.  I realize that the engine/codebase may not be easily extensible in that manner, or simply more effort than it is worth to change just for a simple convenience factor, but I figured I'd throw it out there.

Thanks for the invite to provide input on the next version.

10
Requests For Features / Master Trait: Gunslinger
« on: October 23, 2010, 18:22 »


- Gunslinger ---------------------------------------

"I do not kill with my gun. He who kills with
his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart."


For you, a pistol is not a tool, a simple weapon,
it is an extension of your body. Your pistols deal an
additional point of damage for each pistol shot landed
to a maximum of twelve. Missing, reloading, taking damage
or firing any weapon other than a pistol will reset the bonus.



Requires  : Son of a gun (3), Juggler (1), Eagle Eye (1)
Blocks    : Hellrunner, Brute, Son of a Bitch






Note: I've modified this idea significantly, I'm including the old concept for completeness.

Old Gunslinger:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I wanted an alternative pistol master trait ... leaning towards power pistol builds as it seems to be a popular alternative to MGK builds. I had also wanted to present a master trait that may provide an incentive to do a Non-dualgunner pistol build, although such would be tricky, I think that this might provide a minor incentive to attempt that, but I'm not really experienced enough to know the full incentives this would have on possible builds that would result from this.

Naturally, this might need to be balanced ... I especially had difficulty picking which traits to block.  I wanted to follow the convention of a master trait requiring six traits, either two advanced traits + prerequisites, or some other combination (see the requirements for Blademaster).

I really hated the idea of blocking a second level trait, so I settled on blocking SoB, to block Cateye, upping the Master trait's damage bonus to compensate.


I would greatly enjoy having a master trait like this, providing versatility to the pistol game, and perhaps leaning towards a broader game allowing more weapon focus. (MGS/Shottyman, MGS/Intuition, MGS/Whizkid). Another reason I like this is that it incorporates the well loved juggler in an understandable manner, especially for single pistol builds.

I feel that blocking SoB is a bit more balanced and keeps to the 'block only basic traits' rule, SoB  + Gunslinger bonus might be a tad overpowered. Why a max bonus of 12?  If you're holding two unmodded pistols, you can unload one, swap, and unload the other without having to reload.  Understandably, this would make bulk mods and the Beretta immensely powerful, as it would allow additional rounds fired with the maximum damage bonus ... yet dual-gunner would be hampered by this, as if the first round kills, the second will miss, resetting the bonus. It would make this master trait usable with Dualgunner, but favor a pistol build without it.

I really like this, as it gives a completely different flavor of pistol game from the 'john woo' style of pistol shooting that most pistol builds depend on, leaning more to the trick shot style of marksman that can depend on alternative weapons in a pinch, a desperado slinging out a shotgun or rocket launcher quickly if his pistols fail him.

Also, with this seccond version of the Gunslinger concept, here might be an alternative requirement:

Requires  : Son of a gun (1), Juggler (1), Intuition (1)

Any thoughts?


11
Requests For Features / Keycards
« on: October 23, 2010, 16:35 »
One of the major mechanics in the Doom level design were the red, yellow and blue key cards with corresponding doors.  Seeing this in DoomRL would add to the feel of having this.

Implementing this might be a pain, as you'd might have to ensure that the keys are not spawned beyond doors, or the doors do not block access to the exit.  Alternatively, keys might carry over to other levels, and while having all three keys would negate the challenge provided by the doors, they would take up precious inventory space, and may not be an option in melee, pacifist or marksman runs.  To keep from just shooting or shotgunning the doors open, they might be armored like walls, requiring rockets or other high powered weaponry (with precious ammunition expenditure) to bypass without keys.

Perhaps such doors would be associated with vaults and the like, set templates rather than being placed at random doors, blocking off access to items, or even special level exits.

12
0.9.9.1 / [M|AoMr|89%|YAVP] So Close ...
« on: October 23, 2010, 12:40 »
I am proud to announce my first completion of any challenge, much less one involving my favorite weapon, the pistol.  At last I am an Angel of Marksmanship.

My biggest challenge when starting my runs was getting through the arena. Yes, not a requirement, but I really, really wanted to get that power mod early.  Some games would put me in bad spawns at the end of a round, grouping cacodemons and demons around me while I'm trying to reload, other times it was just YASD.

This run got off to a good start, hoarding ammunition early, getting a lot of good mods (a LOT of bulk mods), I had little trouble early. I entered one map, saw that 'there is something really valuable here!' and started praying for a green pistol.   What I got was a Baron who just ... would not die ... I pumped endless pistol rounds until he dropped.   And I found that I had worn the Cybernetic armor he was wearing down to 32%, I wish I had screenshotted it. Another frustrating thing was getting a firestorm pack ... only to find that coveted second power pack to complete my kata pistols.

The Hellgate wasn't as much of a problem as I expected.  Run back to the door, and let the souls and demons funnel through one at a time, and close the door whenever you can to reload.  I had dodgemaster by the time I fought the bruiser brothers, wasn't that bad.

Once I got Gun Kata ... it was pretty smooth sailing, so long as I was careful to pop around corners, and never give anything too long of a time to get a shot off at me.

My main concern in Hell was the fact that I wasn't getting much in the way of new pistol rounds, and I was worried about vile packs.   My first vile pack wasn't so bad. In fact, it solved my ammunition problem in an amazing way:


Screenshot created. There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.                       
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help. There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                .....                                                           
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      #########################                                                 
 C4Cypher                   Armor : modified red armor [1/4] (14%) (B)         
 Health: 84%  Exp:  9/15%   Weapon: modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)           
 cautious                                                    Phobos Hell  Lev6 


Finding the Hellstaff was a lucky break, and it pulled me out of a couple pinches, I also grabbed a nuke I found, simply because I wanted the option to take down the Cyberdemon if the fight went south.  I wasn't anticipating finding an invuln on level 24, but I took advantage of it anyway ...


BB Screenshot created.                                                         
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 C4Cypher                   Armor : modified blue armor [2/2] (100%) (A)       
 Health: 100% Exp: 10/36%   Weapon: modified pistol (2d5) [6/6] (P1)           
 cautious                                                    Phobos Arena       


What resulted was an excellent fight ... and I killed a LOT of barons, but I just didn't have enough armor and health to ignore the swarm and focus on the EVIL, I was running low, tried to hellstaff back for a safe reload and ... welll ...

--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 C4Cypher, level 10 Cacodemon Sergeant, nuked the Cyberdemon.
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 100322 turns and scored 82634 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 53 minutes and 28 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 506 out of 566 hellspawn. (89%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


 He saved himself once.

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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  ###########################################################

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

  Health -12/60   Experience 43672/10
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->EE->HR->HR->DM->MGK->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [5/6] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d5) [5/6] (P1)

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

    [a] modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)
    [b] modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)
    [c] modified blue armor [2/2] (164%) (B)
    [d] modified red armor [4/4] (124%) (B)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x38)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] Hell Staff

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

    99 former humans
    61 former sergeants
    29 former captains
    97 imps
    70 demons
    52 lost souls
    22 cacodemons
    27 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    11 hell knights
    2 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    8 arch-viles
    5 mancubi
    14 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 20 he found the Hell Staff!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  He defeated the Cyberdemon and found the TRUE EVIL!
  On level 26 he finally nuked the Cyberdemon.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile
 hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile
 hits the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile
 hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile
 hits the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of
 hell fires! You are hit!
 You use a Hell Staff. You feel yanked in an non-existing direction! You
 dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You hear an explosion! Your blue armor
 is completely destroyed! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You die!...

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

 Before him 78 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 56 of those were killed.
 And 9 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 13 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 11 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

Thanks for the read, and I hope that someone found this entertaining. I love pistol builds, and it's an honor to walk into the hallowed doors reserved for the fraternity of marksmen.

I hope to do a power build next time.



13
0.9.9.1 / [M|100%|YAAM] Pistols Kick Ass!
« on: October 16, 2010, 06:56 »
I guess I'm reaching a point where I'm no longer a newbie. I've been struggling to graduate from ITYTD to HNTR for the past few weeks. I love pistol builds, they're fast, can deal a lot of damage, but they have definite survivability and ammunition problems, having to balance survivability with damage output in your build, and you really need to ration your pistol rounds, making every one count.  I've been improving with them, learning about different pistol builds including and excluding MGK.  I even managed to get to L22 on an AoMr run. But to no avail, I could not break the M barrier with pistols.

I finally managed to complete HNTR with an Ammochain build, but I couldn't feel like I deserved to post the mortem.  Agility mods + tech + infinite ammo + plasma rifles = a powerful combination. I was shocked to actually find the run almost easy.  And aside from the first HNTR, there was nothing special about the run. I felt almost dissapointed.

Fast forward to yesterday ... I start over, never having tried a damage pistol build, stacking SoB early before going for Dualgunner, simply to give my early game shotgun some punch. The RNG was kind to me, showering me with mods ... including five tech mods before the hellgate, enough for me to get Whizkid, despite the fact that I hadn't planned it. 

I had an amusing moment in the Halls of Carnage where shotty spam had blown open the door to the BFG room.  I waltz in to find a Hellknight hoovering up the rockets and generally sitting on my BFG ... Why do Barons and Knights run around picking up ammo? It's not like they use it.


Fire -- Choose target...   The hell knight fires! You are hit!                 
 You pump a shell into the combat shotgun chamber.                             
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 ############################################################                   
 C4Cypher                   Armor : blue armor [2/2] (55%)                     
 Health: 138% Exp:  6/82%   Weapon: modified combat shotgun (7d3) [1/5] (T1)   
 cautious                                                    Halls of Carnage   


That BFG, coupled with a bulk mod would make the Hellgate survivable, and saved my ass countless times with the late game Vile Packs.  I think it was getting the Beretta that really made this run so beautiful, and if I'd found another power mod, I'd have ended up with two pistols doing 2d6 damage per shot.  The past few levels were hair raising, and more than once I found myself trading BFG shots with immense amounts of incoming fire from Vile Packs ... even getting pinned against the wall ... having to carefully pick whether to fire, change armor, pop health kit or Run on level 23.

The fight with the Cyberdemon was a little less comfortable than with a MGK build, simply because without Dodgemaster sidesteping those rockets was no longer a sure thing, and actually made it a close fight.

With sweaty palms and bloodshot eyes I finally watched the bastard explode, and I was blown away in awe at the Mortem.  I'll stop chattering you and show what you're all to see. I humbly admit my first YAAM, accomplished with a damage pistol build, on Hey, Not Too Rough:

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 C4Cypher, level 10 Imp Sergeant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 119851 turns and scored 91495 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 28 minutes and 31 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 434 out of 434 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!


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

  Grammaton Cleric Cross
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Veteran Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 32/50   Experience 44428/10
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

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

  SoB->SoB->SoG->SoG->DG->Fin->EE->Fin->WK->SoG->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (39%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [4/8] (B1P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [7/18]

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

    [a] modified combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T3)
    [b] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [c] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [130/130] (B1T2)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [e] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [f] blue armor [2/2] (62%)
    [g] red armor [2/4] (35%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x64)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [m] shotgun shell (x70)
    [n] rocket (x13)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] homing phase device

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

    73 former humans
    48 former sergeants
    6 former captains
    68 imps
    46 demons
    70 lost souls
    50 cacodemons
    14 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    14 hell knights
    16 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    5 arch-viles
    2 mancubi
    12 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 10 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 14 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 You dodge! Boom! Your red armor is damaged!
 You use a small med-pack. You feel healed. The Cyberdemon reloads his
 rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe

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

 Before him 64 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 46 of those were killed.
 And 8 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 10 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 8 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I can't really credit this one completely to skill, not by a long shot ... much of what I used was learned from pouring through these boards and the Wiki ... and I received much RNG love, but I'm still happy as hell that I pulled it off.

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0.9.9.1 / [E|97%|26|YAFW] First Time for everything. *spoilers*
« on: October 13, 2010, 00:12 »
It's funny, I was recently involved in a debate in the discussion forum on the subject of 'what are you willing to risk it all for not destroying something' I ran into a special case. 


Today on a ITYTD (I know, no big deal, I'm a newbie) run with Ammochain, I was beautifully geared up, had Onyx armor in my pack, was wearing Malek's armor, had two bulk mods on my BFG, accuracy and two tech mods on my plasma rifle, and was ready to take on anything I walked into.  I was also carrying a nuke.  I get to level 24 and low and behold, I find an invulnerability ... with a vile reverant pack sitting on top of it. I should have just BFG'ed it all to hell, but I took my time, sniping the viles from afar, and never getting close enough so that reverant missle splash would destroy the invulnerability orb.   I did manage to clear it all out, carefully ... and with the use of a homing teleport, this is what I ended up with:


You swap your weapons instantly!                                               
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 C4Cypher                   Armor : Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)                 
 Health: 100% Exp: 11/12%   Weapon: modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1T2)
 cautious                                                    Hell Fortress     


And yeah, I killed the SOB

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 C4Cypher, level 11 Imp Sergeant, nuked the Cyberdemon.
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 122413 turns and scored 57384 points.
 He played for 9 hours, 35 minutes and 34 seconds.
 He was too young to die!

 He killed 353 out of 367 hellspawn. (96%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 60/60   Experience 51229/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)

  SoB->Fin->Jug->Fin->WK->SoB->TH->MAc->SoB->TH->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Malek's Armor [3/3] (65%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [99/169] (B2T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [4/4] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1T2)

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

    [a] modified combat shotgun (8d3) [6/6] (B1P1T1)
    [b] modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (A2T1)
    [c] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [d] onyx armor [2]
    [e] shotgun shell (x70)
    [f] rocket (x14)
    [g] rocket (x14)
    [h] rocket (x14)
    [i] rocket (x14)
    [j] rocket (x4)
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] phase device
    [p] homing phase device

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

    61 former humans
    31 former sergeants
    10 former captains
    54 imps
    39 demons
    50 lost souls
    15 cacodemons
    21 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    16 hell knights
    16 arachnotrons
    1 John Carmack
    2 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    9 arch-viles
    9 mancubi
    14 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He managed to scavenge a part of the Vaults treasures.
  On level 21 he found the Malek's Armor!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 Fire -- Choose target... 
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Chain fire (initial) -- Choose target or abort...   The missile hits
 John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John
 Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 Chain fire (warming) -- Choose target or abort...   The missile hits
 John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John
 Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. John
 Carmack fires! You are hit!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. Carmack raises his hands
 and summons hellspawn!
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the baron of hell. You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack!
 Press <Enter>... You hear an explosion! You hear the scream of a freed

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

 Before him 59 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 43 of those were killed.
 And 8 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.
 7 killed the bastard and survived.

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Considering the difficulty level, yes, not that much of an accomplishment, but it was still exciting to see for the first time.  I'm slowly working to transition to HNTR, I'm getting out to early twenties before the Mancubi get me, but I'll get there.

In retrospect, I probably should have saved that power mod for my chaingun or plasma rifle, but that combat shotty was my mainstay until I got Ammochain.

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You have to think carefully about choosing mods.  If I go whizkid, I try to get both power and bulk on my pistols (not so much agility because I LOVE my eagle eye). I feel that bulk mods are better for dual-gunner pistols if you're not going for a kata build, if you're going Gun-Kata, yeah, power mods because magazine capacity is a moot point.  However, without Kata ... dual-gunner fires fast, and you'll be getting an extra 2d4*2 damage before each reload (add 2 or 3 points for SOG), rather than the 2d5 averaged over the twelve shots, statistics and probabilities isn't my strong point, and I'm sure someone could prove statistically that power mods work out better in the long run ... *shrug*.

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