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Discussion / Re: Quick questions thread!
« on: March 14, 2020, 22:30 »
on UV chained court+ is a breeze with a melee build. other builds you'll have to play a delicate game with the barons, shooting them in the doors, lava, or close enough to the walls where you can burn them with the rocket launcher. one tactic that works decently enough of the time is rocketing a hole in the upper left corner as to not destroy the berserk packs, and just charging the barons after you get the chainsaw. it sounds kind of counterintuitive but being berserk gives you good resistance against the barons attacks, and if you can bring them down without having to use all the packs, you can save the last pack for the arena master

Basically you're saying that the only way to consistently beat Chained Court is with a melee build?

Discussion / Re: Quick questions thread!
« on: March 11, 2020, 20:53 »
Regarding UAC Diamond, I made a video of myself achieving it once with a Blademaster build.  20 minutes is more time than you may realize, so you don't necessarily have to rush for the whole thing.  As for how many tries it took, I have 28 videos on my hard drive of attempts at it, though most of them are short and fail near the beginning.

As for easier high tier badges, Shottyman Angelic is easily the easiest Angelic badge.  Maybe try for that one next?

I had actually watched your video before my post :).  28 attempts is a lot less than I spent trying and failing to get it, so that suggests I'm just bad, and that's okay, if I die due to being dumb I deserve it.  What frustrates me is the feeling like I lost due to RNG, and 1/28 still isn't great for that---it sounds like you lost a lot of games early on.

Sounds like Shottyman Angelic, Diamond Speedrun, and Platinum Centurial are my best shots.

veteran angelic when done with angel of max carnage isn't luck based at all really. doing a scout auto build (the mortem i posted on here is masterless but i can't recall why i went that route exactly) will get you heavy powered chainguns early on which you can usually mod into a gatling gun, one shotting a great deal of early monsters. once you get the plasma gun you can turn it into the hyperblaster which melts through all the late game stuff with no problem. the trick of nightmare is corpse placement - you'll want to kill stuff in doorways, on liquids, or on top of other corpses to get rid of them, which does require a bit of patiences in getting the feel for exactly how many shots you need to kill something, and considering knockback if you're using shotguns. max carnage makes this easier because not only are your guns stronger, but takes out the dice roll guessing

Not wanting to waste time on corpse-stacking is a big part of the reason Nightmare doesn't hold much appeal for me.

Speaking of RNG, I'm sick of Phobos Base Entry.  It's so boring, and a good chunk of the configurations seem to be impossible to approach without taking a shotgun blast to the face.  I end up quitting here most of the time because it's so easy to go down to 50% health with both medkits used by the sergeants, and it's faster to just reroll it for better luck than to hope Phobos 2 gives enough health globes/medkits.  Is there some reliable way to do it so I don't have to waste so much time on it?

The other level that seems incredibly luck-based is Chained Court (after the Arena).  I have promising runs die there all the time.  Is there a reliable way to do it that doesn't take an hour?

Discussion / Re: Quick questions thread!
« on: March 07, 2020, 19:06 »
I personally find that spoilers enhance my enjoyment of a game, so I am thoroughly spoiled :).

The tedium of the Technician/Heroic/Armor badges are exactly what I want to avoid.  It kind of sounds like the badges it's possible to get with any reliability top out at gold then?

Discussion / Re: Quick questions thread!
« on: March 06, 2020, 19:38 »
Okay, I'm less of a total noob now though I still don't know if there's a way to scroll without using the mouse in graphics mode.

I  spent some time yesterday trying for the UAC Diamond (Nightmare speedrun).  I failed spectacularly, made it as far as the Cyberdemon but without enough medpacks to survive the fight.  For the people who've done this, how many attempts did it take?  Basically, how much luck do I need to succeed?

What are the least luck-based and tedious higher badges (Platinum, Diamond, and Angelic)?

Discussion / Re: Quick questions thread!
« on: February 22, 2020, 14:08 »
I'm a total noob.  Is there a way to scroll the screen in tiles without using the mouse?  I tried using look mode but once I get outside the view screen it doesn't show me where I am.

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