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 on: Yesterday at 01:51 
Started by Bonedaddy - Last post by Bonedaddy
So after a year away from the game, I decided to load up the guns and storm the gates of Hell once more, motivated just a smidgen by finally learning the secret of the Dragonslayer. I went for easy mode due to being just a tad bit rusty at this game, and I went with an Army of the Dead boomstick build. How did it go, you may ask? Read on...

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Damien, level 11 Cacodemon Sergeant Major Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 149437 turns and scored 59641 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 46 minutes and 40 seconds.
 He was too young to die!

 He killed 680 out of 680 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Conqueror Badge
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 39/60   Experience 56254/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Marine

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nanofiber red armor [2]
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d6) [20/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Nyarlaptotep's Boots [6/6] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   double shotgun (9d3)x2 [2/2]

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [0/5]
    [b] duelist armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] shotgun shell (x70)
    [d] shotgun shell (x70)
    [e] shotgun shell (x70)
    [f] shotgun shell (x70)
    [g] shotgun shell (x70)
    [h] shotgun shell (x64)
    [i] small med-pack
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] fire skull
    [o] fire skull
    [p] shell box (x100)
    [q] rocket box (x20)

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 30% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 13%   feet 30% 

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

    99 former humans
    79 former sergeants
    19 former captains
    65 imps
    48 demons
    236 lost souls
    37 cacodemons
    29 hell knights
    8 barons of hell
    2 arachnotrons
    6 former commandos
    18 pain elementals
    9 revenants
    10 mancubi
    7 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack
    1 Arena Master

-- 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 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  He purified his fellow comrades.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 11 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 11 he arrived at the Containment Area.
  He emerged from the Containment Area victorious!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 18 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 19, hell froze over!
  On level 20 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 22 he arrived at Mt. Erebus.
  On level 22 he found the Nyarlaptotep's Boots!
  He managed to raise Mt. Erebus completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He nuked level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in Hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 You reload the BFG 9000.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (severely wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The cacodemon dies. You are hit!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You don't have enough ammo to fire the BFG 9000!
 You reload the BFG 9000. Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the revenant. The revenant dies. The revenant dies. The
 revenant dies. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack!
 Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 141 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 124 of those were killed.
 And 6 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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It started out like a number of other runs. The shotgun was my workhorse through pretty much all of Phobos, and I built up a good stockpile of shells, armor (including a Duelist armor which I got off a particularly aggravating shotgun guy, and which I ultimately never used) and health, which I made room for by dropping my bullets and eventually my chaingun. I got my hands on Shottyman early during the assault on the Chained Court, the one that saw me fighting the Arena Master Archie. This combined with my second level of Badass (the first one being the first perk I picked up on start) got me through the rest of it with no muss, no fuss. The Military Base was the level that saw me assembling my Tac Shotgun (I've used that thing so many times, I could practically assemble it in my sleep), and after that was the Anomaly, where I did my corner-shooting thing against the Bruisers and came out almost unscathed.

Deimos saw me assembling two key pieces of armor -- the Nanofiber armor from the red armor I got at the Anomaly, and some Tactical Boots for speed. I also ended up power-modding another red suit, but stuck with the Nanofiber for most of my fights. I was reminded once again of why I love the Tac Shotgun -- there's nothing I love more than blowing zombies and Imps away in rapid succession with that thing, then unloading the whole mag into a Caco, a Hellknight or a Baron and putting its ass DOWN -- and when I got my hands on Army of the Dead, any armor the monsters were wearing wasn't much of a problem anymore. The main backpack area was the Containment Area, which saw me using the rocket launcher (with the built-in Shottyman bonus) to break through the wall before whipping out the boomstick and cleaning house on the Imps. Then I did a dumb thing and let myself get taken below 100 by a bunch of fucking assmunch demons before I could blast them all, necessitating a little pick-me-up with one of the two stimpaks that were near the entrance once I got rid of the demons and the imps before triggering the Hellknight ambush and grabbing the Backpack. I got the Firestorm Pack soon after getting my hands on the Backpack, which I used on my new Missile Launcher. Then came the Abyssal Plains, in which I very bitterly regretted not having a Double Shotgun to clear out those damned skulls with, as it ended up costing me a number of my health packs. The Halls of Carnage saw me very nearly leaving the BFG behind after getting to it, but I decided to grab it regardless, which would turn out to be a very good thing, before letting the lava take care of everything I missed. I used the missile launcher on the Cyberdemon for most of the main battle with it, just before using the boomstick to finish it.

Hell was where things really started to get aggravating. I had to pick my way through fucking lava, acid and lava barrels, not to mention having to fight asshole Hell Knights and Barons who weren't shy about exploding everything in sight, but the true aggravation wouldn't come until the Viles showed up. I hate Viles on a good day, but when you're also surrounded by other monsters that want to tear the living fuck out of you, it can make for a fucking nightmare. There were two levels in particular that saw me being fucking swarmed by Viles and Mancubi, who did their best to gangbang me with their fire and rockets before I was able to kill them all. Because of them, I lost my good power-modded armor and had to stick to the nanofiber for the rest of my run, and I was down to only a few of my health packs by the end. After Army of the Dead, my final perks went into Tough as Nails and Son of a Bitch, the former for some more armor, the latter for some more firepower.

I got the Butcher's Cleaver early on, but being as I was not a melee build, it was useless to me, and so I had to leave it behind. I dumped my chainsaw a bit later in order to make room for the Enviroboots, which I also had to leave behind at the end before Spidey. I wouldn't find the big bomb until one or two levels before Erebus, and I thankfully had an envirosuit on hand to make the trek through Ass Fry Central and blow away the skulls. I ended up using the BFG on the last Hellknight and the Lava Elemental, which destroyed everything except for Nyarlaptotep's Boots, which I equipped for the rest of the run. On the final level before Spidey, I dumped off most of what I didn't need, grabbing up all the health packs I could grab, then dumped some of my shotgun ammo (which I had a pretty sizable abundance of) in order to grab enough cell ammo to reload the BFG and have some spare on hand. After grabbing up the shotgun ammo again, it was on to Spidey.

Spidey, just like on my previous runs, got nuked straight to hell, and it was on to Carmack. My music this time around was Immediate's awesome "Tears of Blood". I opened up with the Tac Shotgun for a round of blowing through Carmack's summons and doing damage to him, but when he started summoning Hellknights, I busted out the BFG and cut loose. I needed about four big blasts with the thing to put Carmack down for good, and by the time I had to reload, Carmack was hauling out the Revenants, which meant he was on his last legs. One final BFG blast sent him into that big fucking Hellpit in the sky.

It's going to take me several more runs on both ITYTD and HNTR before I feel up for another big Berserker run. I will get the Dragonslayer one day. And when I do, my wrath against the creatures of Hell will be legendary.

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 on: July 19, 2017, 10:45 
Started by Shinji_Ikari_9th - Last post by Shinji_Ikari_9th
Sorry about not posting right away, but grandma had a second uti last month like I mentioned in my last post.  Hate to say it, but she's going to be having to stay in long term care this time.

Sorry about venting there, on to my latest render for this thread.

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 on: July 19, 2017, 10:27 
Started by LuckyDee - Last post by thelaptop
"Why, of course!"  Desmond said, ever the professional when it comes to being a private investigator.  He looks at James, then at Betty, before stealing a glance at Saul, who just shrugged his shoulders.

Desmond walks confidently through the hallway towards his office, unlocks the door, and flicks the light switch, his eyes darting quickly through the room -- it was a habit that he had found useful for the many years of operation he had.  Satisfied with what he [didn't] see, he strides back to Saul's office and, stood at the door frame itself, and addressed both Betty and James.


"Miss... Betty, would you kindly allow James to escort you to my office?"

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 on: July 18, 2017, 08:11 
Started by LuckyDee - Last post by dragonfly
James looks at Betty, Desmond and finally his gaze settles on Saul. He shifts his balance and gestures awkwardly to the hallway. "Saul, it looks like we have an early close to our little get together. I hope you don't mind... Desmond, would you mind opening up your office even though it is late. Betty you can stay the night at my place. That is, if you don't have anywhere else to stay?" 

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 on: July 17, 2017, 17:30 
Started by SPTX - Last post by Tormuse
Just beat this as a lost soul vampire build with 100% kills.

Ha!  You didn't specify difficulty level, so I did it in ITYTD.  :D

It's a heck of a lot easier when there are fewer enemies to pick up med packs; I could zip around the levels, picking them all up before anyone knew what was happening.  :)

Spoiler: Mortem (click to show/hide)

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 on: July 17, 2017, 01:52 
Started by flamewolf393 - Last post by ZicherCZ
Tormuse is just too fast :).

I checked the source code, and indeed the edges of the map are generated as permawalls.

 7 
 on: July 16, 2017, 22:13 
Started by flamewolf393 - Last post by Tormuse
...or better yet videos by Tormuse, who actually knows what he's doing unlike me.

Aww, *blush* you're too kind.  :)

DuMO, I've never tried that... I would assume you'd come up against permawall eventually,  but give it another try and let us know what you find?

I would expect this too, but I'll give it a try anyway.  :)

EDIT:  Yeah, you hit a vertical permawall a few squares from the left and right edges.  In other news, today I learned that you can break out of the starting room in Dis without hitting the switches.  :)

Spoiler: Mortem (click to show/hide)

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 on: July 16, 2017, 17:05 
Started by flamewolf393 - Last post by raekuul
The walls surrounding the stairs to the Post-Final Boss should be immune to anything that isn't Thermonuclear Device levels of damage - Remember, Cybie (who throws around Rockets like a Mancubus) used to be the Final Boss. It wouldn't do to have Cybie open the door to his boss.

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 on: July 16, 2017, 08:31 
Started by flamewolf393 - Last post by Sereg
Flame, I highly recommend starting to play HNTR immediately.  It'll suck at first but you will get used to it and your level of play will quickly increase as you learn to avoid doing the things that ITYTD lets you get away with but which will kill you everywhere else.  If it helps,  watch some of my videos, or better yet videos by Tormuse, who actually knows what he's doing unlike me.

DuMO, I've never tried that... I would assume you'd come up against permawall eventually,  but give it another try and let us know what you find?

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 on: July 16, 2017, 07:39 
Started by flamewolf393 - Last post by DuMOHsmol
But is a nuke really the only way? I was able to destroy walls (towards the stairway) with rocket launcher, but was killed before I finished.

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