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I just wanted a nice little game, I think.

Shottyman Angelic, what's the odds that I can get that anyways, I think. You get almost no shotgun shells in Hell even if you get a good run, so you have to get very lucky.

Well. I didn't get very lucky. So clearly I was wrong.

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 E, level 8 Arch-Vile Br. General Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 9640 turns and scored 163462 points.
 He played for 11 minutes and 34 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 238 out of 420 hellspawn. (56%)
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!
 He was also an Angel of Overconfidence!

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

  Levels generated : 4
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 0

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Shottyman Platinum Badge
  Shottyman Angelic Badge

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

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

  Health 7/60   Experience 23526/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Marine

    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Army of the Dead (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->SM->Bad->TaN->MAD->TaN->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   assault shotgun (7d3) [4/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x11)

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

    [a] double shotgun (9d3)x2 [2/2]
    [b] shotgun shell (x10)

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    None

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

    4 former humans
    19 former sergeants
    11 former captains
    13 imps
    3 demons
    141 lost souls
    2 hell knights
    7 barons of hell
    4 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    8 pain elementals
    2 revenants
    12 mancubi
    10 arch-viles
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  On level 3 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 6 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 8 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 Your assault shotgun is already loaded.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 You quickly reload the assault shotgun.
 Boom! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! Boom! You are hit!
 The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

 348 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 288 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 5 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 22 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 31 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 25 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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My nerves were utterly shot at the end of that Mastermind fight. Sure, I had an invul going in, but it lasted less than half his life. The rest was done with my two large medkits, my blue armor(both of which are missing) and a lot of attempted corner shots.

The final two shots were taken at 25% life. (17% after the first.) Thank you, TaN.

I did get three invulns at good spots(Edit: Or was it two? Eleven minutes can move really fast, and I forget for sure; I seem to recall getting that last Invulnerability on Hell:6...ah well.), and a lot of trigger happy Mancubi cleared out a surprising amount of that kill amount for me, but I wouldn't say it was ever easy.

I need to do something relaxing. That was...something. Just look at that beautiful inventory. So pretty.

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 E, level 4 Arch-Vile Br. General Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 1668 turns and scored 72325 points.
 He played for 2 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 38 out of 339 hellspawn. (11%)
 Who gave him the ticket to Hell, anyway?
 He was an Angel of Berserk!
 He was also an Angel of Overconfidence!

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

  Levels generated : 4
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Mastermind's Brain

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

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

  Health 60/60   Experience 4146/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 2)

  HR->Bru->Bru->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] combat knife (2d5)
    [b] large med-pack
    [c] large med-pack
    [d] large med-pack

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    3 former humans
    1 former sergeant
    4 former captains
    8 imps
    1 demon
    8 lost souls
    3 barons of hell
    1 arachnotron
    1 mancubus
    2 arch-viles
    3 nightmare imps
    1 nightmare cacodemon
    1 nightmare arachnotron
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  On level 1 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  He left level 3 as soon as possible.
  On level 4 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  He managed to escape from Limbo!
  He left level 5 as soon as possible.
  He left level 6 as soon as possible.
  On level 6 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 8 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations!
 You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

 335 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 284 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 4 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 22 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 24 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 18 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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This is basically me messing around with one of the fastest win tricks in the game.

Simply get enough invinco(disclaimer: This is a lot of invinco. This run got three Hell:1 Invincos and rode on it for literally the entire game. I forget if I found a fourth...), learn how to pacifist your way through massive volleys of juggling rockets, and use the Chainsaw to carve up the Mastermind. Simple! Not very likely to happen. But simple! It was something fun to muck with, since it's such a hilarious thing to be able to do.

The thing is, this massively high RNG strategy, executed pretty fast, took two and a half minutes. Is Speedrunner Angelic, which has to run triple the area, including several forced long walks(Entrance, Phobos Anomaly, gotta get up to Mastermind...let's assume Cyberdemon starts within melee distance, oh and since it's a normal run you need to visit Chained Court to pick up a Chainsaw or else it takes way longer. Or massively blast your odds downward, by requiring a rare melee weapon to spawn on the way. Or requiring two nuclear devices/a Trigun.), actually possible? Even with literally chained stairs within LoS(With a handy Invinco as needed before Cyberdemon/Mastermind) as you come down them?

Oh, sure, you can get Phases in the right spots to cut the walks, too. But it's still going to take a bit to get through the entrance. And as bad as the odds already are, how likely is that set of lucky Phases? Or maybe they'll be Homings, let's lower the odds even more.

I admit, my computer's not cutting edge, and some small amount of lag may be taking place, and having to cut through Limbo probably added thirty seconds here(Limbo's not that long of a walk, when you're invinco...but I did get shot at a lot.). But I'm legitimately wondering if Speedrunner Angelic is actually doable.

RNGs usually have limitations that prevent one in a billion shots from actually occuring, and it certainly feels like it's in that area(this took four or five hundred runs. Don't let my total deaths fool you, I just reset everything that obviously had no chance. Still only took a few hours though.).

As such, I'm curious to see if anyone can get this down to a minute(optimally, under would be best for proof of concept). If that's possible, then Speedrunner Angelic probably is. Good luck with that, though. This is still funny in its own right. :)

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 E, level 4 Arch-Vile Lt. Colonel Marine,
 was bruised by a baron of hell on level 4 of Hell.
 He survived 5558 turns and scored 42397 points.
 He played for 7 minutes and 26 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 56 out of 174 hellspawn. (32%)
 He was an Angel of Berserk!
 He was also an Angel of Overconfidence!

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

  Levels generated : 4
  Levels visited   : 1
  Levels completed : 1

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

  Longinus Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 0/60   Experience 6140/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 1)

  Fin->Fin->HR->TaN->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Dragonslayer (9d9)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] Longinus Spear (8d8)

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    6 imps
    22 demons
    22 lost souls
    2 arachnotrons
    1 pain elemental
    2 mancubi
    1 Angel of Death

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

  Level 1 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 1 he found the Dragonslayer!
  On level 1 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 1 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  He left level 2 as soon as possible.
  On level 3 he was targeted for extermination!
  Entering level 4 he was almost dead...
  On level 4 he finally was bruised by a baron of hell.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood! There is power cell (x40) lying here.
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! Boom! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 263 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 224 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 4 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 14 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 20 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 14 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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I suppose this is a death, it wasn't very stupid since not just one goal, but a second one I considered unbelievably long term, were accomplished.

The idea was simple; "Hey, how close can AoB/AoOC with an invinco come to getting Longinus Diamond?". Get an invinco close to the stairs, and use the Chainsaw drop berserk trick, and go go go. Level Finesse/Hellrunner so you get more turns invinco. Simple idea, and while it takes an amazing amount of tries(You do not get this combination of factors fast), it seems worth trying. I got Longinus Platinum without knowing about the Chainsaw trick...how hard can it be?

The logic here being that, since I know the general tactic for getting this normally involves doing laps around the lava pool for 30 minutes or so, that even a huge amount of restarts can be done in a short enough span of time so that it's not actually that much slower.

The answer is that it can actually do it. I had a heartbreaking run where I actually downed the Angel, but was out of Medkits and died to the last few Demons filing in on top of his corpse. No big deal; The only good luck I'd gotten that run was getting the invinco in the right place, and a well placed Bulk pack, a Berserk pack on the way in, almost anything would have worked. (Probably doing the Chainsaw drop earlier than reaching the Demon horde would have too, in retrospect.)

So, play a little more for good RNG.

That's not...quite how I got it, though. I happened to see, not an Invinco on one run, but Dragonslayer.

So, I tried some suggestions from a friend (Well, specifically he mentioned what he was going to try if he saw it.), and I tried a few things and wait I picked it up?

...

I picked it up. Well then. Let's go see about a Diamond.

Sadly, I died a bit later-had to use up all my Medkits in the Cathedral, and the game gave me no healing in the two floors I dashed through, so I fell a bit short even with the amazing power of Dragonslayer.

And I'm still not entirely sure what I did that picked it up! Though I have a reasonably good idea.

But hey, I'm now extremely happy with this run. Worth ramming into the game for an hour before bed for. :)

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 E, level 24 Hell Baron Lt. Colonel Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 607192 turns and scored 2323246 points.
 He played for 9 hours, 11 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 4397 out of 4400 hellspawn. (99%)
 A natural born killer!
 He was an Angel of 100!

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

  Levels generated : 0
  Levels visited   : 0
  Levels completed : 0

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 84/90   Experience 817384/24
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +10  ToDmg Ranged +5  ToDmg Melee +20

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 4)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 5)
    Brute            (Level 5)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Malicious Blades (Level 1)

  HR->HR->DM->Fin->Bru->Bru->MMB->WK->WK->Fin->SoB->Bru->Fin->Iro->HR->SoB->SoB->SoB->SoB->Iro->Bru->Bru->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6] (OP)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (A1B2T2)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (56%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chainsword (8d3) (P)

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

    [a] hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40] (S1)
    [b] assault shotgun (10d3) [6/6] (P3T2)
    [c] missile launcher (6d7) [4/4] (P1)
    [d] nuclear VBFG9000 (8d9) [60/60] (P1)
    [e] phaseshift armor [4] (AOP)
    [f] Berserker Armor [0]
    [g] chainsword (8d3) (P)
    [h] shotgun shell (x32)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] rocket (x10)
    [l] power cell (x7)
    [m] power cell (x50)
    [n] power cell (x50)
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] thermonuclear bomb
    [s] Hell Staff

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 50% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 75% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 50% 
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 25% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 50% 

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

    139 former humans
    244 former sergeants
    351 former captains
    135 imps
    65 demons
    1053 lost souls
    91 cacodemons
    138 hell knights
    502 barons of hell
    180 arachnotrons
    14 former commandos
    103 pain elementals
    256 revenants
    382 mancubi
    327 arch-viles
    47 nightmare imps
    92 nightmare cacodemons
    103 nightmare demons
    38 nightmare arachnotrons
    6 nightmare arch-viles
    8 elite former humans
    7 elite former sergeants
    5 elite former captains
    6 elite former commandos
    52 bruiser brothers
    13 shamblers
    21 lava elemental
    16 agony elementals
    3 Cyberdemons

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

  On level 3 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 14 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 15 he assembled a micro launcher!
  On level 18 he assembled a chainsword!
  Level 23 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 23 he found the Berserker Armor!
  On level 26 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 27 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 28 he was bombarded!
  Level 29 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 32 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 36, hell froze over!
  On level 37 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 39 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 39 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 49 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 51 he found the Hell Staff!
  Level 52 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 52 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 53, hell froze over!
  Level 58 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 59 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 61 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  Level 62 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 63 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 66, hell froze over!
  On level 66 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  On level 67 he ran for his life from lava!
  Level 69 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 72 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 77, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 81!
  Level 87 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 88 he assembled a VBFG9000!
  On level 91 he stumbled into a agony elemental cave!
  On level 96 he stumbled into a lava elemental cave!
  On level 98, hell froze over!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 [2/2] (56%) (A) lying here.
 You picked up a protective boots [2/2] (56%) (A).
 Argh!!! Lava!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 Argh!!! Lava!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You wear/wield : a protective boots [2/2] (56%) (A) There are stairs leading
 downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...

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

 237 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 201 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 12 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 20 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 14 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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This took way too long.

The idea I had was, after looking over and deciding that Scavenger made for an iffy all-rounder build, to find out what I considered would.

Oddly enough, Malicious Blades does. You have to take two levels of Brute, but the other reqs are pretty balanced out, and the benefits are both good in melee and not. It actually encourages closing with an enemy as often as running, too, which was really, really good once I got used to it.

The earlygame was a mass of Combat Shotgun work, then when MMB got rolling, I started dualwielding Chainblades. Got Whizkid 2 rolling so they'd make nice 8d3 weapons, then started pumping general skills like SoB. Used the Hyperblaster with a Sniper on it for my ranged combat, along with a Tac Shotgun, for quite a while.

I never really got much in the way of uniques(You can see my hopeful carrying of Berserker Armor, but no dice.), but the exotic haul was pretty crazy-the last 15 floors or so were bombarded with Nuclear BFG spam and the Nuclear Plasma Rifle was really useful. P3/T2 Assault Shotgun is scarily good, too, generally dealing Elephant Gun level damage at long range due to the more focused cone, and far faster to chainfire. Could have gotten more armor luck, two Onyx and no Nano was a bit sad, and it took so long to get the first one that I made a Nanofiber Red (P) because of how much armor trouble I was having.

I had some Phaseshift (A) Boots, but I was taking so much lava damage from that Lava Elemental cave that they melted through repeated 1/2 damage ticks-I could have swapped on Phaseshift Armor, but I wanted the higher Protection/Fire protection that the OP Red would give, and thought I had enough time(there was a Megasphere I had seen in the cave). Was wrong. That was an amazingly scary cave. Agony Elemental cave wasn't much easier.

Sadly was a bit short of the second Experience medal. :(

100 levels of torture is moderately accurate. That took way too long, even counting the hidden breaks where I just left the game on. I can't imagine doing that on N!.

Seriously, though, where did those three enemies go? I realized I wasn't at 100% some time in the 80s, but I thought every floor was blue. Oh well, I decided to keep killing in hopes of hitting 25, but no go.

Oh, and the person that came up with the idea of how Elite Commandos work is a cruel person. It was scary enough when I thought they all had Napalm Launchers, but when one of them hit me with some kind of spread plasma weapon(Either a BFG10k or a Tristar, I was too floored by him not firing napalm to be sure which), I nearly had a heart attack.

Edit: Oh, darn it, sorry, I forgot about the Century Lounge when I made this. I'd delete it and repost there, but it doesn't seem to be letting me. If someone would move that, that would be great. :) Again, sorry!

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Post Mortem / [U|AoMr|100%|YAAM] This was a blast.
« on: April 12, 2013, 19:18 »
Sadly, not a nuclear blast. Never saw any nukes on the run, or I would have had my UV Full, but oh well.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 E, level 14 Hell Baron Lt. Colonel Technician,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 132070 turns and scored 298138 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 32 minutes and 47 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1001 out of 1001 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 4
  Levels completed : 4

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Marksman Gold Badge
  Marksman Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 50/50   Experience 91323/14
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 5)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 3)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Sharpshooter     (Level 1)

  SoG->EE->SoG->SoG->WK->EE->EE->MSs->WK->HR->HR->SoG->SoG->DM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nanoskin red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   storm pistol (1d8)x2 [3/9]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   10mm ammo chain (x250)

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

    [a] phaseshift armor [2/2] (100%)
    [b] Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [c] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x64)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] homing phase device
    [r] power mod pack
    [s] technical mod pack
    [t] agility mod pack
    [u] 10mm ammo chain (x250)

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   

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

    95 former humans
    83 former sergeants
    76 former captains
    147 imps
    65 demons
    157 lost souls
    63 cacodemons
    36 hell knights
    50 barons of hell
    28 arachnotrons
    44 former commandos
    23 pain elementals
    30 revenants
    47 mancubi
    33 arch-viles
    7 elite former humans
    5 elite former sergeants
    5 elite former captains
    2 elite former commandos
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he assembled a storm bolter pistol!
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He purified his fellow comrades.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a nanofiber skin armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 21 he found the Necroarmor!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 You reload the storm pistol.
 You wear/wield : a 10mm ammo chain (x250)
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 230 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 196 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 12 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 18 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 12 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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This run is pretty clean cut, and was a ton of fun. AoMr builds (Like Dualgunner/Bullet Dance) I generally find so-so, but Sharpshooter specifically I really enjoy. Storm Bolter is a nice baseline pistol for it(never got anything better, but that was okay), and getting it early helped a ton.

Then I got that Nano from Hell's Armory. Suddenly, for the first time, I was staring down the option of Whizkid 2 Nanoskin Armor, something I'd been wanting to try for ages. The results were pretty awesome; A build that was generally defensively anemic suddenly was quite capable of tanking basically all fire attacks and heavily reducing everything else.

It kinda got to be a blur of maniacal laughter, a massive ton of corner shooting, cracking up when SoG4 started triggering knockback on all my Storm Bolter shots, and then me randomly trying Mortuary out of hubris. (I knew I couldn't use the rewards.)

I didn't actually come that close to dying in there, but I could easily have, and it took way, way too long. Wouldn't reproduce that without more reason to do it, like a Conquest attempt. At least I somehow didn't come out far behind on ammo, despite going from 700~ and three ammo chains to two ammo chains and 150 shots when I finally dropped the last enemy.

I actually went into the Mastermind fight both Berserk and Invulnerable. This was just insult to injury.

I really need to try AoMr N! for my Diamond attempt. Granted, I already have tried it and it...didn't work out well yet, but hey, it has to some time. Hopefully.

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Nightmare! / [N!|64%|YAVP] Not bad for a couple of weeks.
« on: April 05, 2013, 15:39 »
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 E, level 14 Hell Knight Captain Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 64044 turns and scored 542452 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 5 minutes and 49 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 731 out of 1142 hellspawn. (64%)

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 4
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  UAC Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 81/110   Experience 80134/14
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Army of the Dead (Level 1)

  TaN->TaN->Rel->Rel->SM->Bad->MAD->Iro->Iro->Iro->SoB->TaN->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   elephant gun (12d3) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1] (T1)
    [b] red armor [1/4] (6%)
    [c] shotgun shell (x50)
    [d] shotgun shell (x50)
    [e] shotgun shell (x50)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x21)
    [h] phase device
    [i] power mod pack
    [j] agility mod pack

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    None

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

    128 former humans
    97 former sergeants
    68 former captains
    122 imps
    55 demons
    67 lost souls
    20 cacodemons
    18 hell knights
    21 barons of hell
    18 arachnotrons
    14 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    46 revenants
    12 mancubi
    16 arch-viles
    7 elite former humans
    5 elite former sergeants
    7 elite former commandos
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He left without a fuss.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  He left the Deimos Lab without drawing too much attention.
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  Not knowing what to do, he left.
  On level 13 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 14 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Level 23 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You stop running.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 Boom! You are hit! Your red armor is completely destroyed! You are hit! Boom!
 You dodge!
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You reload the elephant gun.
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

 115 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 91 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 7 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 13 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 8 killed the bitch and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Well, the first Mortem I ever made was on the 26th of last month, so a bit less than two weeks. Pretty fun game.

I'm not terribly fond of N!, I have to say-respawn, especially as fast as it happens(way too many cases of killing a group of enemies/having one instantly pop up again and require multiple turns extra to put down) isn't very fun to me, so me getting a high kills run probably won't happen. Challenges on lower difficulties are more fun for me. :)

Also, I cannot beat Hell's Arena on N! for the life of me. I've gotten pretty close, since I kinda want that Platinum, but I'm utterly lost as to how to do it consistently enough to get through. Shame, though it didn't surprise me much.

Still, low kills, it's reasonably fun. I hit on a strategy I liked during UV; Take TaN1, go straight for MAD after, take TaN2, get good armor, and pretend my Marine is some kind of moderate maneuverability armored vehicle that sprays a very strange shrapnel tank cannon. Found that the Elephant Gun worked really well for this strategy, so I generally shot for it. This got me through 100% UV and AoS UV(Sadly, not the same run. Because I thought my 80 cells worth of Plasma Shotgun would get through The Wall, and they didn't. :( ), but I recognized pretty quick that tanking is not really that optimal for N!.

On the other hand, I didn't have a better idea of which new strategy to learn, and I figured the build would work decently(Modified it a bit for TaN2 early, though.).

Got lucky on Power Mods, which was good, as I didn't get lucky on Double Shotguns(I think I finally found one in Hell. I didn't bother with it.), got a lucky Phase Device for Phobos Anomaly(Is this even possible to live through without either a Phase, Hellrunner 2 or rocket jumping?) and a nice Shell Box that, combined, got me through with very reasonable 20%~ damage, and since this was my first run that had gotten past Anomaly at all, I figured I was pretty dead somewhere along the line.

Nope. I managed to get my Elephant Gun on F9, which helped massively, got fairly good luck on Medkits(which is to say, I got some), and even managed to get a lucky Invinco on F...14. Fortunately F15 was a cave, so it was time to run as fast as I could. The invinco lasted about five turns after Cyberdemon, so I definitely cut that close.

Hell had multiple close calls(including one situation where I had to Homing off the entire floor nearly instantly and pray that the other end wasn't too guarded. It wasn't.) and my armor was pretty shredded towards the end-I got lucky and picked up a Red and a Ballistic Vest somewhere in there, for the final.

Unfortunately, I still don't really entirely get Spider Mastermind's kiting AI, but I got two lucky breaks. First, I happened to remember to try rocket AoE shooting him, which broke off about 30% of his remaining 50%~ life after I ran out of Medkits.

Secondly, that broken pillar that I made during that confused the poor thing greatly. I wasn't sure what it was going to do, but I was never sure what it was going to do, so I figured confusing the AI by ducking through it would make for a good strategy. I'm not sure if it did or not, but I got enough out of LoS shots to win, so I figure it was a good plan.

Phew, too close though. I would have had a nuke for it, but a jerk Hell Baron blew it up while I was standing on it. :(

Still, pretty happy, considering how little I've been playing. :)

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