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 on: Today at 06:52 
Started by defazer - Last post by Tormuse
This mortem is less to record an achievement and more to illustrate the tip I'd like to share: if you're struggling with getting a particular badge, consider pairing it with AoMC...

Heh, yeah, I think it's safe to say that AoMC has a long history of helping people achieve badges and medals.  In fact, I got my very first Diamond badge with the help of that challenge!  :D

Still, what you did is a pretty nice achievement.  :)  I don't think I even have Inquisitor Gold, (AoP scares me) so congrats!  :D

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 on: July 10, 2018, 13:01 
Started by defazer - Last post by defazer
I wanted to nab yet another badge for a while, and yesterday this Sunday my choice fell on the Inquisitor Gold Badge (to remind, that's to complete AoP on any difficulty). To ease the task, I've went for dual-angeling my favorite cheesy combo of AoMC+Int2+Shotguns, on HMP. I think it's obvious why I call it "cheesy", and while it does depend somewhat on the luck (getting surrounded by monsters on level generation will almost always be the end of a poor Scout, especially so on the early levels), this time I didn't have any particularly bad patches and managed to succeed on the first try.

Notables:
  • Found enough nukes to earn the Fallout Gold Cross while holding on to the nuclear BFG to the end.
  • At the very end, shot the FINAL EVIL with an overloaded high-power BFG. I hoped it would be more powerful, but oh well.
  • Assembled a plasmatic double shotgun, then slapped myself in the face (figuratively). >_>
  • Carried a Combat Translocator from the Armory through the entire game, but used it barely once or twice. I find it ralely comes in handy at all, but I still kept it in case of emergency.

This mortem is less to record an achievement and more to illustrate the tip I'd like to share: if you're struggling with getting a particular badge, consider pairing it with AoMC and play it as Scout+Int2. Not every challenge can be paired like this, of course, but some, especially the hardest ones... I got the Masochist Platinum this way, too (also Conqueror, I think).

Trying to do the same now, but on UV. Platinum, platinum~ :>

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Alt, level 14 Cyberdemon Lt. General Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 117607 turns and scored 241633 points.
 He played for 5 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 882 out of 882 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!
 He was also an Angel of Purity!

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Conqueror Badge
  Fallout Gold Cross
  Untouchable Badge
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Shambler's Head
  Hell Arena Key
  Inquisitor Gold Badge

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

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

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

  Health 66/70   Experience 86790/14
  ToHit Ranged +12  ToHit Melee +12  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Gunrunner        (Level 1)

  Int->Int->HR->HR->DM->Rel->Rel->SM->Fin->Jug->MGr->Iro->HR->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   powered red armor [5/5] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nothing
    [c] [ Boots      ]   phaseshift boots [4/4] (98%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Azrael's Scythe (9d9)

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

    [a] plasmatic double shotgun (9d3)x2 [2/2]
    [b] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [c] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4] (F1)
    [d] nuclear BFG 9000 (9d6) [40/40] (P1)
    [e] combat translocator (0d0) [60/60]
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] rocket (x10)
    [h] rocket (x7)
    [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] phase device
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] shell box (x100)
    [s] power battery (x120)
    [t] power battery (x120)

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

    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   

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

    106 former humans
    89 former sergeants
    30 former captains
    84 imps
    94 demons
    219 lost souls
    39 cacodemons
    27 hell knights
    48 barons of hell
    23 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    11 pain elementals
    38 revenants
    26 mancubi
    18 arch-viles
    8 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    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 assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 7 he sneaked into the Phobos Lab.
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a plasmatic shrapnel!
  On level 9 he assembled a power armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Azrael's Scythe!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he assembled a high power weapon!
  On level 19 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear Limbo from evil!
  He nuked level 22!
  On level 22 he arrived at Mt. Erebus.
  He managed to raise Mt. Erebus completely!
  He nuked level 23!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 You see : John Carmack (lightly wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You hit John Carmack.
 You hit John Carmack. You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 The lost soul dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear the scream
 of a freed soul! You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear the scream of
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You dodge!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 578 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 441 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 49 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 26 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 56 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 7 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 23 killed the bitch and survived.
 26 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Bonus: [U|AoP+AoMC|96%|19|YASD] Scout McFailed, Unsuccessful Platinum Inquisitor
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

What do you think?)

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 on: July 10, 2018, 12:33 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Tormuse
*Grumble, grumble...*

We'll see.  We'll see.  :)

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 on: July 09, 2018, 12:20 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by khiijol
i have hunter as well so those are two definitely doable. break into the 20s!

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 on: July 09, 2018, 11:41 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Sereg
Wait...
Does this mean that I have an  achievement the legendary Tormuse doesn't?

Should I say the magic words? "I'll be very impressed if anyone can manage this one without Sereg-ing..."

 6 
 on: July 09, 2018, 11:29 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Tormuse
You,  sir, are a badass,  and will remain a badass until the end of time.

I don't think I've ever been described as "badass" before, but I'll take it, I guess.  :P

Psst... wanna try speedrunning all the achievements from a fresh install and see how long it takes you to do that?  =P

Ehhh...  I'm sure I could get most of the lower ones and even some of the Diamond ones fairly quickly, but considering that it took me 4 years to get Everyman Angelic, I'm not doing a speedrun of *all* the achievements.  :P  Like I might do it anyway (or at least start it) if I thought there was public interest in it, but there's so little interest in this game these days, my heart wouldn't be in it.  (Not that I do this for the attention, but I have to admit that it's a bit disheartening that my biggest achievement, Everyman Angelic, has only 29 views on my Youtube channel, despite being stickied on the Post Mortem page and being one of my shorter and more entertaining videos)

...I'd be royally pissed off at Kornel if you don't appear in JH somehow as a legendary character of some sort.

That could be a fun little Easter Egg in there.  :D

...which of the diamonds are you still missing?

Demonic Diamond, (avoiding damage is not my specialty)  :P
Eagerness Diamond, (I would probably do it with a Malicious Blades build)
Inquisitor Diamond, (Doing without powerups is not fun,  :(  but maybe I would try Vampyre build?)
Quartermaster Diamond, (Done before in previous versions, but I never got around to it here; could be fun to do with Gunrunner build)
Hunter Diamond, (Cateye build all the way)  :)
Destroyer Diamond, (Considering that I was only able to get Untouchable Cross on easy mode, I doubt I could muster the patience to get this one; I did almost get it once or twice anyway, though)
Masochist Diamond, (Another damage-avoiding badge; *sigh*)  :P
Arena Diamond, (Achieved once in a previous version due to ridiculous luck; I would have to do some considerable grinding to get that to happen again)

 7 
 on: July 09, 2018, 08:22 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by khiijol
fantastic work as always, which of the diamonds are you still missing?

 8 
 on: July 09, 2018, 08:16 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by thelaptop
Psst... wanna try speedrunning all the achievements from a fresh install and see how long it takes you to do that?  =P

That said, you're phenomenal.  I'd be royally pissed off at Kornel if you don't appear in JH somehow as a legendary character of some sort.

 9 
 on: July 09, 2018, 06:26 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Sereg
You,  sir, are a badass,  and will remain a badass until the end of time.

 10 
 on: July 08, 2018, 22:46 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Tormuse
Well, it turned out to not be so spectacular, but I did what I set out to do.  :)  I survived just long enough to get the last medal for clearing Hell's Arena in AoMs at N! difficulty and died on the next level.  :P  It was good enough to get me Heroic Diamond!  :D

I recorded a video of myself playing through Hell's Arena here.

What I did was I stocked up on shells on level one, (taking advantage of N! spawning of Sergeants) and got myself Dodgemaster, so I could dodge the Cacodemon's shots and also outwalk the demons.  (I also entered HA while berserk which may have helped a little)  I still suck at avoiding damage, but I was still (just barely) able to do it.  :)  In the end, I died because I got cornered by multiple Cacodemons and there was no room to maneuver my Dodgemaster ability.  Oh well...

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 4 Apostle Chaos Lt. General Scout,
 got too close to a cacodemon on level 3 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 44741 turns and scored 36577 points.
 He played for 5 hours, 44 minutes and 30 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 163 out of 186 hellspawn. (87%)
 He was an Angel of Masochism!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 1
  Levels completed : 1

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Chessmaster's Token
  Chessmaster's Cross
  Hell Champion Medal
  Heroic Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 5928/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)

  HR->HR->DM->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (58%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   shotgun (8d3) [1/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [36/40]

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

    [a] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [b] green armor [1/1] (87%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] shotgun shell (x50)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x50)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] shotgun shell (x50)
    [l] shotgun shell (x50)
    [m] shotgun shell (x41)
    [n] shotgun shell (x50)
    [o] shotgun shell (x50)
    [p] shotgun shell (x50)
    [q] shotgun shell (x50)
    [r] rocket (x9)
    [s] small med-pack
    [t] small med-pack

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 25% 

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

    24 former humans
    38 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    33 imps
    27 demons
    4 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    2 hell knights
    2 barons of hell

-- 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 3 he finally got too close to a cacodemon.

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

 You see : a former human (unhurt) | a pistol (2d4) [6/6] | pool of blood | [ m
 The former human dies. You stop running.
 You reload the shotgun.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an imp (wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You dodge! Boom!
 You dodge! Boom!
 You dodge! Boom! You are hit!
 You dodge! Boom!
 You dodge!
 You see : a cacodemon (almost unhurt) | 10mm ammo (x24) | open door | [ m ]ore
 You reload the shotgun. You are hit!
 You are hit!
 You dodge! The missile hits the cacodemon.
 You dodge! Boom! You are hit!
 The cacodemon hits you. You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 1604 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1259 of those were killed.
 8 of those were killed by something unknown.
 167 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 56 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 114 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 79 killed the bitch and survived.
 30 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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