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Post Mortem / [M|AoSh|YAAM/YAFW] Craziest game of my life
« on: October 14, 2013, 13:42 »
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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 12 Demon Sergeant Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 149008 turns and scored 126122 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 7 minutes and 4 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 689 out of 689 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 7
  Levels completed : 7

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  Aurora Medallion
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Shottyman Bronze Badge
  Shottyman Silver Badge
  Scavenger Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 35/60   Experience 60878/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Marine

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Lava Armor [0/4] (0%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasmatic double shotgun (9d3)x2 [2/2]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   lava protective boots [2]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat shotgun (8d3) [2/5] (P1)

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

    [a] red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [b] red armor [4/4] (148%) (B)
    [c] shotgun shell (x49)
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] envirosuit pack
    [h] envirosuit pack
    [i] envirosuit pack
    [j] fire skull
    [k] hatred skull
    [l] shell box (x100)
    [m] shell box (x100)
    [n] shell box (x100)
    [o] shell box (x100)

-- 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 85% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    81 former humans
    68 former sergeants
    18 former captains
    77 imps
    46 demons
    225 lost souls
    45 cacodemons
    27 hell knights
    24 barons of hell
    18 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    13 pain elementals
    18 revenants
    5 mancubi
    2 arch-viles
    5 elite former humans
    2 elite former sergeants
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    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.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical boots!
  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 entered Deimos Lab.
  On level 9 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 9 he assembled a lava boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 21 he assembled a plasmatic shrapnel!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 22 he found the Lava Armor!
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  On level 23 he encountered an armed nuke!
  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 are hit! Your Lava Armor is damaged! You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! You dodge! The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of hell
 dies. You are hit! You dodge! You need to taste blood!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (severely wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! Your Lava Armor is damaged! You need to taste blood!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! The missile hits the revenant. The missile hits the revenant. The
 revenant hits you. The missile hits the revenant. You dodge! The missile hits
 the revenant. The missile hits the revenant. The revenant dies. The revenant
 dies. The revenant dies. You dodge! The missile hits John Carmack. John
 Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 10 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 6 of those were killed.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 2 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 killed the bitch and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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This was an incredible game. There were several times that I thought I would die for sure, including every single special level. I got the worst possible spawns throughout the entire game, but fortunately the RNG provided enough powerups to keep me alive. I found both a bullet-proof vest and an energy-shielded vest early on, then stupidly managed to waste them on enemies they were useless against. I didn't get any reliable armor after that until well into Deimos, as I kept losing it to horrible situations. But after I managed to get a bunch of B-modded red armors, I was basically set.

I completely forgot I was immune to lava and kept wasting inventory space on envirosuits. I even left some medpacks behind because of that. I also found a lot of unique and exotic weapons, none of which I could use. Meanwhile, the weapon I did want (the plasmatic shrapnel double shotgun) kept eluding me until it was already way too late. By the time I got the sniper pack it was actually a downgrade, but I really wanted to get the assembly. The Lava Armor came a bit too late as well, but it did save my ass on level 23 where every single enemy spawned in a single room next to me and it served well against JC too.

I almost forgot to nuke the Mastermind too. I was all set to duke it out with her when I remembered I was going for a full win. That would have been embarrassing. JC was actually fairly easy and his summons did more damage to him than anything else. I barely saw any Viles throughout the game, the only two I encountered were right before Dis. That probably helped a lot.

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Yeah, so AoB is still overpowered as fuck. I only had to spare some lives on the second floor and inside the Vaults (I only had two phases). I decided against entering Hell's Arena because it spawned on the second floor and the Containment Area because there was nothing for me there. I also somehow managed to miss the Spider's Lair or the Halls of Carnage (don't know which one it was, I didn't even see the stairs), despite clearing out the entire floor leading to them. I got a ton of mods, but after a while I just honestly didn't know what to do with them so I started assembling random shit.

Actually, have armors and berserking been nerfed? It feels like armors lose durability much faster than in the previous version and berserking doesn't last nearly as long. I don't mind the zerking nerf if it even exists, but armors feel kinda useless now, since a Baron can get even a red armor down to <25% in just two or three shots from 100% even if i'm berserk.

Anyway, here's the mortem. The "2 brave souls ventured into Phobos" thing is just because I deleted and then redownloaded the game yesterday because I derped and thought it was still 0.9.9.6.
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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 12 Former Human Lance Corporal Marine,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 111126 turns and scored 119194 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 2 minutes and 23 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 627 out of 632 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 7

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

  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Armorer Bronze Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Skull Bronze Badge
  Berserker Bronze Badge
  Berserker Silver Badge
  Longinus Gold Badge
  Scavenger Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 122/70   Experience 65536/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +8  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +12

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 4)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bad->Bru->MVm->TaN->Bad->TaN->Fin->Iro->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [5/11] (27%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof acid-proof boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   piercing chainsaw (4d7)

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

    [a] red armor [3/6] (49%) (P)
    [b] nanofiber red armor [2]
    [c] Butcher's Cleaver (5d6)
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] phase device
    [o] homing phase device
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] power mod pack
    [s] power mod pack
    [t] lava element
    [u] shockwave pack
    [v] plasteel boots [2/2] (100%) (T)

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 90% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    95 former humans
    57 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    78 imps
    59 demons
    153 lost souls
    42 cacodemons
    27 hell knights
    21 barons of hell
    23 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    9 pain elementals
    9 revenants
    9 mancubi
    13 arch-viles
    6 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    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 sneaked into the Phobos Lab.
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 9 he assembled a piercing blade!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a chainsword!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  On level 14 he assembled a ballistic armor!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 16 as soon as possible.
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 19 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He managed to scavenge a part of the Vaults treasures.
  On level 20 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  On level 20 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear Limbo from evil!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  On level 23 he found the Acid Spitter!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 The Spider Mastermind hits you.
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You feel like
 a killing machine! You're going berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! Boom! 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 need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations!
 You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 2 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1 of those was killed.

 1 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 killed the bitch and survived.

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Actually, now that I see I only missed 1 dude on the second floor, I feel like I managed to cheat myself out of a Gargulec Medal. Damn it.

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0.9.9.6 / [M|AoB|99%|YAFW] melee is op nerf plz
« on: July 18, 2012, 10:12 »
So yeah. My first win in 0.9.9.6 and it's not only a full win, it's a full win in one of the harder challenge modes. I had to take it careful on the first few levels, but once I got Berserker and the chainsaw at the same time, I was basically set. I think AoB should be downgraded from Very Hard, it does not deserve to be in the same category as AoMs and AoPc.

I avoided the Arena because I have no idea how to do it with a melee character and so I missed out on completing the Court. I actually left the four cacos there alive, otherwise this would have been a YAAM as well. I managed to complete a piercing chainsaw after the Armoury and after that, I basically one-shotted everything except bosses. After I got the Longinus (easiest AoD kill of my life), I one-shotted bosses as well.

I avoided the City of Skulls, not realizing that Vampyre makes it a cakewalk. I didn't avoid the Mortuary and actually came out with more health than I went in. I did use up three phase devices and one homing phase there, but only to get closer to the Viles. I also had a blood skull from one of the earlier floors, which was a great help.

Does the true final boss not summon Barons anymore? I basically walked up to him and hit him four times and that was it.

By the way, weren't there more two-mod armor assemblies before? I know some of the assemblies have been changed around, but were any removed?

Anyway, here's the mortem itself:
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 10 Imp Lance Corporal Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind on level 9 of Hell.
 He survived 100054 turns and scored 110331 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 27 minutes and 35 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 636 out of 640 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 5

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

  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Armorer Bronze Badge
  Berserker Bronze Badge
  Berserker Silver Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Longinus Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 141/70   Experience 47060/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bad->TaN->MVm->TaN->Bad->Bru->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (98%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   piercing chainsaw (5d7)

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

    [a] nanofiber red armor [2]
    [b] red armor [6/6] (65%) (P)
    [c] Angelic Armor [3/7] (48%)
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] small med-pack
    [f] small med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [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] envirosuit pack
    [s] thermonuclear bomb
    [t] blood skull

-- 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 85% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    87 former humans
    82 former sergeants
    24 former captains
    88 imps
    72 demons
    115 lost souls
    44 cacodemons
    44 hell knights
    23 barons of hell
    31 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    1 revenant
    2 mancubi
    5 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 11 he assembled a piercing blade!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 18 he found the Railgun!
  On level 20 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  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!
  He sounded the alarm on level 22!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits 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 dodge!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You are hit! That hurt! You' going berserk! You feel like a killing machine!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher. You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now. You're going berserk!
 Boom! You dodge! Boom! You are hit! You dodge! Boom! You are hit!

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

 13 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 12 of those were killed.

 1 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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0.9.9.5 / [H|AoMr|99%|19|YASD] Worst. Luck. Ever.
« on: January 24, 2012, 14:05 »
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 Solarn, level 10 Imp Corporal Technician,
 couldn't evade a revenant's fireball on level 3 of Hell.
 He survived 86423 turns and scored 97571 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 12 minutes and 42 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 489 out of 491 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 4

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Marksman Bronze Badge

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

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  #..========..####......####..========..##..X.##...#########
  ..==========................==========...........##########
  ###########################################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 43644/10
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

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

  SoG->SoG->SoG->EE->EE->EE->MSs->WK->Fin->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   gothic armor [6/6] (136%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   speedloader pistol (2d4) [0/6]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   10mm ammo chain (x242)

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

    [a] pistol (2d4) [6/8] (B1T1)
    [b] red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [c] red armor [6/6] (159%) (BP)
    [d] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x80)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] phase device
    [l] phase device
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] homing phase device
    [o] thermonuclear bomb
    [p] sniper weapon pack
    [q] hatred skull
    [r] tactical boots [1/1] (100%)

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

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

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

    92 former humans
    82 former sergeants
    17 former captains
    91 imps
    42 demons
    53 lost souls
    25 cacodemons
    22 hell knights
    9 barons of hell
    17 arachnotrons
    10 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    8 revenants
    10 mancubi
    3 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 1 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  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 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 4 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 19 he finally couldn't evade a revenant's fireball.

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

 The missile hits the revenant.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (scratched) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (lightly wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (heavily wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (severely wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant. You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 10 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 9 of those were killed.
 And 1 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

--------------------------------------------------------------
This game started out quite well, with me being able to assemble a speedloader pistol right off the bat, without any startscumming. However, after that I didn't get any real weapon upgrades. I was aiming for a Storm Bolter as I usually do, but no firestorm pack spawned. Then I used up my two power mods on armor and found a sniper mod just sitting right next to my spawn on I believe Deimos level 7. I wanted to hit myself right there. I won't even mention the energy shield that kept me alive for the entirety of Deimos and got destroyed by my carelessness just before Cybie. After that, my speedloader proved pathetically underpowered, even with the insane firing speed I had thanks to my levels in Finesse and SoG and I finally got owned by a Revenant in the Vaults because I hoped to find a new weapon.

Highlights include:
- Beating the Arena without any armor. That was the first time I used up all my medpacks.
- Finding red armor on Phobos level 7, making the Anomaly kind of easy since I didn't have to conserve my armor.
- Picking up every single phase device I found and then forgetting I had them.
- Using up all my medpacks a second time for Cybie.
- Finding out that SoG3 with MSs lets me kill Viles before they can respond.

All in all, I really wish there were more pistol assemblies that didn't require exotic or unique mods.

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Discussion / AoMr way harder than it was?
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:07 »
I've been having trouble playing AoMr in the new version and today it hit me why: in 0.9.9.4 I usually got past the Hellgate with the help of the items and experience from Hell's Armory. In the new version, not only can the Armory not spawn before the Hellgate, but the Gate itself comes 6 dlevels earlier, which means about 2-3 character levels depending on luck. I usually play Technician and go for MSs, since in the previous version, that was a pretty solid build. In the new version, however, it makes me severely underleveled because I don't dare attempt the Arena with only one pistol and the Chained Court is worthless without the Arena completion, because the mods are inaccessible. The Wall was always flat-out impossible, but with the new level progression, having to leave it out hurts much more. I'm lucky if I'm level 5 when I reach the Bruiser Brothers, who are of course just as strong as they were.

Why did you make non-Dualgunner pistol-only builds impossible, dev team? And if you did, why did you make a pistol master trait that forbids it? This smacks of bad design. And regardless of all this the difficulty of AoMr indicated in the menu should really be bumped up to at least Medium.

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Bug Reports / [0.9.9.4] Shottyman doesn't reload from shell box
« on: September 22, 2011, 16:16 »
Just as the thread title says, moving while having Shottyman reloads from the inventory instead of a prepared shell box. This is something that I've noticed across many playthroughs and I'm not sure if it's intended behaviour (why?) or a bug.

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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoMr|98%|YAVP] First victory in 9.9.4
« on: September 21, 2011, 13:47 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 10 Cacodemon Corporal Technician,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 95934 turns and scored 92603 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 10 minutes and 8 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 480 out of 485 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 8
  Levels visited   : 4
  Levels completed : 4

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Marksman Silver Badge
  Marksman Bronze Badge

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

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

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

  Health 70/70   Experience 44538/10
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 3)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Sharpshooter     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->EE->EE->WK->EE->MSs->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [2/4] (27%) (AT)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   storm bolter pistol (1d9)x6 [18/30]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   enviromental protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a]   modified pistol (2d6) [0/6] (P2)
    [b]   10mm ammo (x25)
    [c]   large med-pack
    [d]   large med-pack
    [e]   large med-pack
    [f]   large med-pack
    [g]   large med-pack
    [h]   large med-pack
    [i]   large med-pack
    [j]   large med-pack
    [k]   large med-pack
    [l]   phase device
    [m]   homing phase device
    [n]   thermonuclear bomb
    [o]   technical mod pack
    [p]   bulk mod pack
    [q]   shockwave pack
    [r]   fire skull
    [s]   Arena Master's Staff

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 90% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 90% 

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

    83 former humans
    74 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    73 imps
    64 demons
    73 lost souls
    23 cacodemons
    11 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    8 hell knights
    16 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    5 pain elementals
    4 arch-viles
    13 mancubi
    5 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a storm bolter pistol!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  Level 11 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 19 he assembled a enviromental boots!
  On level 20, hell just froze!
  On level 20 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 21 he found the Berserker Armor!
  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.
 You dodge!
 You dodge! The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You dodge! Boom! The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | floor
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | floor
 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...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (mortally wounded) [m]ore | floor
 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 Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively
 safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 13 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 12 of those were killed.

 1 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------
So yeah, Storm Bolter is all kinds of awesome when coupled with MSs. It eats through ammo like nobody's business though. I should probably have taken a few more stacks of 10mm in place of all those medpacks. Playing after the Armory was basically walk-point-shoot-repeat. Anything that didn't fall after one burst got knocked so far back that I was out of its line of sight. Also, two new level events! The frozen one was a bit frightening when I accidentally shot thorugh the entire level, I didn't even notice the other one.

Also, running almost out of ammo on the penultimate level and having to leg it to the stairs sucks big time.

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0.9.9.4 / [M|98%|16|YASD] My first noteworthy mortem of 9.9.4
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:04 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 8 Imp Lance Corporal Technician,
 rode a mancubi rocket on level 16 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 88061 turns and scored 47423 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 404 out of 410 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 5

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Armorer Bronze Badge
  Gatekeeper Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  ###..=.=..==#.......#.........^.......#"...=.==.#.......#..
  ###...==.\#.#.......#.................#0..=.===.+.......#..
  ###+##=####+#######+#......^....0.....#..=.===.=#.......#..
  ###...=.\.0.........+.................++..=.====#.......+..
  #####=+####+####+#######+####.####+#######=====+####+######
  ###^......#.........+.................}[..==}.=...}#....+..
  ###R......#.........#........M........#|...#|.|..}|#....#..
  ###.......+...^.....#.................#}.../.}...|.+}...#..
  ###.......#.........#.................#|...#########....#..
  ###.......#...........................+....}.......+....+..
  ######+####+####+###.#../..##.####+#######}####+####.######
  ###.......#.#....+......X........#....+.......#.#.......+..
  ###^.....|#.#....\..#[...#.....0.#....#.......#.#.......#..
  ###.......#.#.......#....+0+.....+....#.......+.+.......#..
  ###+#######+#######......#########....#.......#+#########..
  ###......................+.......+....+..0....#.......>.+..
  ###################.#######################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 28180/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Technician

    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Entrenchment     (Level 1)

  WK->SoB->SoB->TH->TaN->TaN->Bad->MSh->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified onyx armor [2] (T)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   focused double shotgun (8d4)x3 [0/2]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   enviromental steel boots [1/1] (94%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x90)

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

    [a]   assault rifle (2d5)x2 [40/40]
    [b]   high power laser rifle (1d9)x5 [26/26]
    [c]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [d]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [e]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [f]   modified chainsaw (4d7) (P)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x119)
    [h]   rocket (x14)
    [i]   rocket (x14)
    [j]   power cell (x70)
    [k]   power cell (x70)
    [l]   power cell (x11)
    [m]   small med-pack
    [n]   large med-pack
    [o]   large med-pack
    [p]   large med-pack
    [q]   phase device
    [r]   homing phase device
    [s]   thermonuclear bomb
    [t]   technical mod pack
    [u]   fire skull
    [v]   Arena Master's Staff

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 90% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 90% 

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

    86 former humans
    63 former sergeants
    19 former captains
    75 imps
    53 demons
    53 lost souls
    21 cacodemons
    7 barons of hell
    13 hell knights
    4 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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 5 he assembled a assault rifle!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a enviromental boots!
  On level 9 he assembled a high power weapon!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 14 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he finally rode a mancubi rocket.

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

 You close the door.
 There is a plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40] lying here.
 You close the door.
 You close the door.
 You open the door.
 You close the door.
 You open the door.
 You close the door.
 You open the door.
 You close the door.
 You open the door.
 Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a mancubus (scratched) [m]ore | blood
 The barrel explodes!
 Boom! The barrel explodes! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 8 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 8 of those were killed.

--------------------------------------------------------------
After a bit of fumbling around with Scouts and Technicians, I finally managed a decent run (all of my previous characters were killed within the first 6 levels) just to be killed by a ninja Manc. That felt really bad. Highlights include: Hell Champion Medal (fuck yeah), laser rifle on level 5 in a vault, onyx armor on level 7 in another vault, almost no shotgun use after the Arena (very uncharacteristic for me) until I assembled the focused double shotty, about ten technical mod packs (balance the mod packs a bit please, technicals spawn way too often, taking spots from everything else), constant ammo shortage due to prioritizing weapons and consumables (why I needed one of each kind of weapon, I may never know) and being a dumbass and using up all my healing at The Wall because I wanted a good shot.

I've learned that the Technician is an amazing tank, but like all tanks, suffers from lack of mobility. After I assembled the assault rifle, there were levels where I could just stand in place and shoot at everything that came into sight, only stopping when I realized they broke my armor. That's why the onyx armor was such a blessing. Hell, even the Shambler was basically "point and shoot" and that guy killed more of my characters in the previous version than all other enemies combined.

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0.9.9.3 / [M|AoB|92%|YASD/YAVP] Holy shit I'm good!
« on: May 09, 2011, 12:13 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.3) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Solarn, level 11 Cacodemon Corporal, nuked the Cyberdemon.
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 89693 turns and scored 95654 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 32 minutes and 26 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 587 out of 621 hellspawn. (94%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Berserk!


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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 7
  Levels completed : 6

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

  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Berserker Bronze Badge
  Berserker Silver Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Longinus Gold Badge
  Arachno Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
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  ...................................BBB....................#
  ................................B.BBB.B...................#
  ...................................XB.....................#
  ................................B.XB.B....................#
  ....................................B.....................#
  ..................................B.......................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ..........................................................#
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 56272/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->TaN->TaN->Bad->MVm->Fin->Fin->WK->WK->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [0/11] (0%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/4] (48%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   double chainsaw (8d6)

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

    [a] modified red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [b] medical armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] chainsword (4d6)
    [d] small med-pack
    [e] small med-pack
    [f] small med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [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] large med-pack
    [q] bulk mod pack
    [r] bulk mod pack

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

    89 former humans
    53 former sergeants
    12 former captains
    63 imps
    53 demons
    194 lost souls
    20 cacodemons
    12 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    18 hell knights
    22 arachnotrons
    6 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    12 pain elementals
    12 arch-viles
    5 mancubi
    11 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 lava elemental

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 16 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 20 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 22 he assembled a double chainsaw!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  Level 23 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 You dodge!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 John Carmack hits you.
 You hit John Carmack. Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn! John
 Carmack hits you. Your Angelic Armor is damaged!
 You use a large med-pack. Nothing happens. Carmack raises his hands and
 summons hellspawn! John Carmack hits you.
 You hit the baron of hell. John Carmack hits you. Your Angelic Armor is
 damaged!
 You hit the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies.
 You hit the baron of hell. John Carmack hits you.
 You hit the baron of hell. John Carmack hits you. Your Angelic Armor is
 damaged!
 You hit the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies. John Carmack hits you.
 The baron of hell fires! You are hit! The baron of hell fires! The
 missile hits the baron of hell. You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 27 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 25 of those were killed.


 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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This was the VERY FIRST TIME, EVER that I got beyond level 3 on AoB. JC killed me, but it still registered as a nuke-win, so I dunno whether to tag this YASD or YAVP. The monsters left alive were either on early levels where I often had to run to the stairs, or on special levels that I didn't visit (Arena and Vaults, because neither offered anything I needed and had a good chance of me dying stupidly). I also missed the Shambler because I didn't have a homing phase device to teleport to him and didn't want to chase him down while he whittled away at my health.

I found the DS on one of the hell levels, but since I couldn't lift it and didn't have any idea at all what to do to get it working, I just left it there in disgust.

A strange thing was that I almost never managed to keep a zerk going between levels, so my first kill was always very tense, especially deeper down where it was often a baron or vile or what have you. In comparison, the Mortuary was laughably easy because a Vile spawned right next to me and was gracious enough to reward me with a zerk on the first hit. After that, the only real enemy was boredom.

I could have taken JC too if I was a little smarter and left room in my backpack for the nuke in the Mortuary or if I just stood back and let him build up an army of Barons to zerk up on, but I just had to phase next to him and let his barons surround me.

Well, whatever. Still a good showing for my first ever AoB beyond level 3, and my first AoB since 0.9.8.9.

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0.9.9.3 / [M|99%|16|YASD] Failed Conqueror run
« on: May 06, 2011, 03:04 »
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 Solarn, level 9 Imp Corporal, ripped apart by the Angel of Death
 on level 16 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 76328 turns and scored 49363 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 19 minutes and 16 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 426 out of 427 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...


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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 5

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge

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

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  =========================#######============.............##
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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 31110/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +5

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

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)

  SoB->SoB->TH->TH->Rel->Rel->MAc->Fin->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (40%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified missile launcher (6d6) [4/4] (T1)

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

    [a] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (S1)
    [b] modified assault shotgun (7d3) [6/6] (T1)
    [c] BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/100]
    [d] Trigun (3d6) [6/6]
    [e] tactical armor [1/1] (45%)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [g] shotgun shell (x39)
    [h] rocket (x14)
    [i] rocket (x14)
    [j] rocket (x14)
    [k] homing phase device
    [l] homing phase device
    [m] envirosuit pack
    [n] technical mod pack
    [o] agility mod pack
    [p] agility mod pack
    [q] fire skull
    [r] Arena Master's Staff

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

    100 former humans
    53 former sergeants
    20 former captains
    71 imps
    67 demons
    57 lost souls
    26 cacodemons
    9 barons of hell
    12 hell knights
    2 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    1 pain elemental
    1 revenant
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 9 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 10 he found the Trigun!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  Entering level 11 he was almost dead...
  On level 11 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 16 he finally was killed by a Angel of Death.

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

 You use a hatred skull. You feel like a killing machine! 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 open the door. You need to taste blood!
 The Angel of Death hits you. You feel more calm.
 You hit the Angel of Death. The Angel of Death hits you.
 You see : a Angel of Death (scratched) [m]ore | blood
 You miss the Angel of Death. The Angel of Death hits you. The Angel of
 Death hits you. Your red armor is damaged! You die!... Press
 <Enter>...

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

 Before him 22 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 20 of those were killed.


 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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I was aiming for Conqueror from the start and as if the game knew it, it conspired to screw me over at every turn. I went into the Arena without any armor at all, I didn't get anything better than a chaingun until level 12 or so (and let me tell you, killing a sergeant wearing Cybernetic Armor with an A1 modded chaingun is not fun), I had to kill the Shambler with the same chaingun (that's when I first used up all my medpacks) and for the crown jewel of it all, I had a brainfart and killed almost all the demons in UC in the doorway, where they wouldn't leave corpses, so the hatred skull was completely useless. Thanks to that, I died. It wasn't a bad run, all things considered, but I really wish I didn't have to do inventory management puzzles all the time. I actually had to leave medpacks behind because I needed a homing phase device or a particular weapon.

Lesson from all this: if you're aiming for Conqueror, plan the entire thing out beforehand and account for the RNG being a dick.

The sniper-modded plasma rifle was fun though.

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 Solarn, level 9 Human Private, committed a stupid suicide
 on level 17 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 79172 turns and scored 49643 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 21 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 403 out of 429 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 5

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Technician Bronze Badge
  Technician Silver Badge
  Brick Bronze Badge
  Gatekeeper Bronze Badge
  Arena Bronze Badge

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

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  ..#.#.......#.......+.........#.....==+.=.......#.....==#..
  ..#.#......O#########......^..#######==.=.......#......=+..
  ###+=######+#.......+.........#......=..........#+.....====
  ...=====....+.......#.........+.......#%.....^.}|......=#..
  ###/=#==+==#####+####+####+#######+####.###=+#######+####/#
  ....M====.|=+.......#....^....+......h.....==...+....===#..
  ###/#######.#.......#+#########..0........=.==..#...=====..
  .;........#.#.......+.+.......#...\........====.....=====..
  ..........#.#.......#.#.......#########/######==h/##==.==..
  .....0....#.+.......#;#.......+.....|}%..|....../......./..
  ###+####+#######+####/####h#######+####/####+#######/####+#
  ......|.....+....#...0...#|.===....#.......#..../.#........
  #==+#########....#.......======0...#.....%}#..>.#.#........
  ==...}......#....+.....\.=======...+............#.#........
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  ..^.0.......+....+}+....======X....+......./..../..........
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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 30346/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)

  Fin->Fin->WK->SoB->SoB->TH->TH->Rel->Rel->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (35%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   focused double shotgun (9d4)x3 [2/2]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (92%) (T)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified laser rifle (1d7)x5 [26/40] (A2)

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

    [a] modified combat shotgun (8d3) [5/5] (P1)
    [b] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (B2T1)
    [c] minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200]
    [d] modified missile launcher (6d6) [5/5] (B1)
    [e] BFG 9000 (10d8) [77/100]
    [f] tactical armor [1/1] (100%)
    [g] shotgun shell (x70)
    [h] shotgun shell (x70)
    [i] shotgun shell (x29)
    [j] rocket (x14)
    [k] rocket (x14)
    [l] rocket (x14)
    [m] rocket (x14)
    [n] rocket (x14)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] small med-pack
    [q] small med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] envirosuit pack
    [u] power mod pack
    [v] Arena Master's Staff

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

    79 former humans
    56 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    95 imps
    53 demons
    50 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    12 barons of hell
    13 hell knights
    2 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    2 pain elementals
    3 mancubi
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 8 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 10 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 12 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 17 he finally committed a stupid suicide.

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

 You fully unload the shotgun. There is a shotgun (8d3) [0/1] lying here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an imp (unhurt) [m]ore | open door
 The imp dies.
 You reload the focused double shotgun with shotgun shell.
 There is a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] lying here.
 You fully unload the shotgun. There is a shotgun (8d3) [0/1] lying here.
 You open the door.
 Close door -- Choose direction... You close the door.
 You close the door.
 You open the door.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a former sergeant (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! The barrel explodes!
 You reload the focused double shotgun with shotgun shell.
 Your red armor is damaged! Argh!!! Lava! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

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

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As you can probably guess, I went for Ammochain, except I didn't see that the requirements have been changed. That was a huge "Fuck you Kornel" moment right there, although of course I can see now why he did it. Right in the middle of the Halls of Carnage with ammo running out, not so much.

The focused double shotgun is epic awesome. It eats through armor like plasma, but uses up ammo real quick. After failing at MAc, I used it almost exclusively, only breaking out the big guns for special occasions.

As you can plainly see, I didn't shed my bad habit of collecting useless guns. I could have gotten rid of the minigun (useless piece of garbage), the rocket launcher (modded to be almost quicker than chainfire weapons, but obsoleted completely by the missile launcher) and the combat shotty (I wanted plasmatic shrapnel with ammo regen, hence the unused power mod - I was waiting to use the nano first if I ever found it), and then I may not have died at all. I left several phase devices along the way because I didn't have room for them.

Also, for the record, I did not commit suicide. A sergeant shot a napalm barrel I couldn't even see and the lava killed me.

EDIT: As an aside, the Armory was hilarious. I went in invul'd and just blasted my way to the Arachnotrons, the invul wearing off just as I got to them. No problem, already had my focused double shotty. I found the Laser Rifle in the weapon cache (praise RNG) so I had something that could actually make a dent in the Shambler. When I actually freed him, he just walked in a straight line while I blasted away at him from around a corner. No teleporting, nothing. I killed him without him ever even seeing me.

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0.9.9.2 / [M|98%|YAVP] My first victory since 0.9.8.5!
« on: April 10, 2011, 14:51 »
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 Solarn, level 12 Imp Corporal, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 135851 turns and scored 119751 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 32 minutes and 49 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 698 out of 709 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 7

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  UAC Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Scavenger Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Silver Badge
  Scavenger Gold Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  #..........................................................
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  #.........###........................#>#...................
  #.........###........................###...................
  #..........................................................
  #..........................................................
  #..........................................................
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 57/50   Experience 66260/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Ammochain        (Level 1)

  Fin->Fin->WK->SoB->SoB->TH->MAc->WK->TH->HR->HR->DM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified Cybernetic Armor [0/7] (0%) (AB)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (11d8) [20/220] (B3P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (84%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified double shotgun (10d3)x3 [2/2] (P2)

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

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (A1B2T2)
    [b] modified super shotgun (9d4)x3 [2/2] (B2)
    [c] modified laser rifle (1d7)x7 [52/52] (A2B1F1)
    [d] modified missile launcher (6d6) [5/5] (A2B1T2)
    [e] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d8) [40/40]
    [f] Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [9/9]
    [g] shotgun shell (x70)
    [h] shotgun shell (x70)
    [i] shotgun shell (x70)
    [j] rocket (x12)
    [k] rocket (x14)
    [l] rocket (x14)
    [m] rocket (x14)
    [n] rocket (x14)
    [o] power cell (x30)
    [p] small med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] large med-pack
    [u] large med-pack

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

    106 former humans
    94 former sergeants
    38 former captains
    87 imps
    78 demons
    103 lost souls
    47 cacodemons
    28 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    23 hell knights
    42 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    13 arch-viles
    15 mancubi
    11 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 6 he assembled a assault rifle!
  On level 8 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he found the Jackhammer!
  He destroyed the evil withing and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 18 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 20 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 20 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You see : a Cyberdemon (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (lightly wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit! Your
 Cybernetic Armor is damaged!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (mortally wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively
 safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 29 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 26 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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Yeah, so.

1) I kept lugging a bunch of useless shit around because I thought they'd might be useful. I wanted a plasma shrapnel double shotgun, but my second power mod pack came on hell level 6 or so and I never even found a nano pack. I only ever used my rocket and missile launchers for destroying walls, so the rockets in my inventory were basically a waste of space. The Jackhammer was also a piece of shit. It would have probably been great on an AoSh run, but as it stood, I never even used a shotgun after I found my laser rifle.

2)I'd like to say the victory was due to my badassery, but to be honest, I was spoiled. Every level had at least one medpack, I found six uniques, a shitload of exotics (once I found two missile launchers on the same level) and a pretty good amount of ammo. The Assault Rifle I assembled on level 6 was with me for 4 whole levels, until I got MAc and realized that my modded Laser Rifle was suddenly better in every way. I found altogether 12 bulk mods (one got used on a red armor that later got destroyed and I didn't even pick up the last one, I just left it there in disgust), so I stuck them on every weapon I could find.

3) This would have been a YAAM post if I wasn't a dumbass and didn't try to do UC with a strictly non-melee build. That one almost cost me the game and did cost me my Explorer medal, since I decided not to even try the Pits. I was aiming for a full win originally, but of course no Pits, no invul and I didn't feel like sacrificing myself for the heck of it (THEN WHY DID YOU HAUL THE NUCLEAR BFG AROUND, YOU DUMBASS)

4) As you can see, I went with an aggressive build, only taking Hellrunner in the end because I couldn't think of anything better and I must say, I never even needed it. After MAc, it was basically: point gun towards monsters, fire gun, get loot. Most enemies couldn't even get a shot in before they died. The only ones that could were Viles.

5) I picked up the Cybernetic Armor after my AB modded red armor got destroyed at the Hellgate and I had to go two levels of hell without any armor at all. Don't judge me! I suffered enough for it already, having to throw away the Angelic Armor.

6) The Arena Master was easy once I figured out all I had to do was 'zerk up using the two packs and the chainsaw, cut a path to him, cut him down, then never ever use the chainsaw again.

7)All things considered, I'm feeling good about myself right now. Yes, I had a lot of luck with items, but I got in a few tight pinches and I fought out of them. I almost died to the Arena, the Bruiser Brothers, some lost souls at UC (my own damn fault) and a bad combination of two Viles, four Mancubi and two Barons in one room two levels before Cybie. But I survived.

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0.9.9.2 / [H|93%|12|YASD] Not bad for my first try ever.
« on: March 19, 2011, 10:59 »
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 Timo Viitanen, level 6 Imp Lance Corporal, bruised by a baron of hell
 on level 12 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 59340 turns and scored 37458 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 12 minutes and 26 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 227 out of 243 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

  Levels generated : 8
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 0

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

  None

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 11449/6
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

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

  Fin->Fin->WK->SoB->SoB->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [33/40]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (74%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]

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

    [a] combat shotgun (7d3) [1/5]
    [b] modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (A1)
    [c] minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200]
    [d] 10mm ammo (x81)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] shotgun shell (x37)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] rocket (x7)
    [l] power cell (x8)
    [m] power cell (x50)
    [n] small med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] power mod pack
    [s] technical mod pack
    [t] bulk mod pack

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

    60 former humans
    29 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    47 imps
    34 demons
    19 lost souls
    9 cacodemons
    6 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    1 former commando
    2 pain elementals
    1 mancubus
    2 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 12 he witnessed the Wall.
  On level 12 he finally was killed by a baron of hell.

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

 Your weapon is empty.
 You reload the rocket launcher with rocket.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 Boom!
 You reload the rocket launcher with rocket.
 You swap your weapon.
 You reload the plasma rifle with power cell.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a baron of hell (almost unhurt) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile hits the baron of hell. The
 missile hits the baron of hell. The missile hits the baron of hell.
 The missile hits the baron of hell. The missile hits the baron of hell. The
 baron of hell fires! You are hit! Your blue armor is damaged! The
 baron of hell fires! You are hit! Your blue armor is completely
 destroyed! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 22 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 20 of those were killed.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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First ever try at HMP which I started up on a whim (note the stock marine name), played it safe. The first few levels were surprisingly easy, but the toll of not having done the Arena showed itself by level 8 or so, with still only my A1 modded chaingun as my best weapon and without a rocket launcher. I did manage 100% kills on every map except the specials, though. I entered the Wall wanting MAc before Hell, but screwed it up real bad, as shown above.

This was also the first time that I wasn't swimming in Agility mods. Right when I would have needed them, of course. I toyed with the idea of just throwing everything on my chaingun, but I wanted an Assault Rifle.

Also, I decided that I love Hellish Caves, with the caveat that Arachnotrons are still hateful bastard spawn of Satan itself. I got four cave levels in a row (between 6 and 9, if I remember correctly), two filled with demons and two filled with cacos, and they were the easiest of the whole run. They were also filled with goodies.

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 Solarn, level 9 Imp Lance Corporal, smitten by a cacodemon
 on level 23 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 67169 turns and scored 61018 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 56 minutes and 28 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 508 out of 551 hellspawn. (92%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!


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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 4

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Shottyman Bronze Badge
  Skull Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 35162/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Fireangel        (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->SM->HR->HR->DM->MFa->Fin->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [1/1] (83%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified double shotgun (9d3)x3 [2/2] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5]

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

    [a] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [b] shotgun shell (x38)
    [c] phase device
    [d] thermonuclear bomb
    [e] power mod pack
    [f] technical mod pack
    [g] technical mod pack
    [h] technical mod pack
    [i] bulk mod pack
    [j] bulk mod pack
    [k] bulk mod pack
    [l] Hellwave Pack
    [m] gothic boots [10/10] (200%)

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

    38 former humans
    47 former sergeants
    14 former captains
    63 imps
    76 demons
    201 lost souls
    27 cacodemons
    4 barons of hell
    13 hell knights
    4 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    10 pain elementals
    1 arch-vile
    4 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 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 11 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 12 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 17 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 21 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 23 he finally was killed by a cacodemon.

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

 missile hits the lost soul.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a cacodemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | lava
 The lost soul dies. The lost soul hits you. The lost soul hits you.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : lava
 The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies.
 The cacodemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a lost soul (lightly wounded) [m]ore | lava
 The lost soul dies. The hell knight fires! Boom!
 The cacodemon fires! Boom! There is a blue armor [2/2] (100%) lying here.
 The hell knight fires! You dodge! The missile hits the cacodemon. The hell
 knight fires! You are hit! The cacodemon fires! You are hit! The
 cacodemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 The cacodemon fires! You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 12 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 10 of those were killed.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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Yeah, kickin' ass and takin' names (although I wimped out on the Arena Master and the Shambler because of past bad experiences), until I found out that there are no shotguns in Hell. My ammo depleted way too quickly and I spent the last three or so levels hiding from monsters and running to the exit stairs as soon as I found them. I went for the Lava Element figuring that I'd try a full run if I got this far, but of course I tried to play it safe and didn't kill the monsters in the Pits, resulting in them ganging up on me.

Note for future tries: even Fireangel can't save you if you're literally under fire from every direction.

Also, WAY too few shotgun assemblies. In the end I slapped my double shotty with a Power mod just to make it a bit tougher. The Tactical armor set saved my life more times than I care to count though.

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Forum / Signature length
« on: June 18, 2008, 13:39 »
Those measly 200 characters aren't much good for anything. Is it possible to increase the signature character limit or is it a "feature" of the forum engine or do you have a reason for keeping it so low? I'm not asking for much, just that my new favourite quote ever could be put in my sig.

As for the "why's it on a military base?" reason, I think realism went out the window when the soldiers went crazy and demons showed up. :)
What, you're suggesting the demons brought the shotguns with them? I guess that makes some kind of sense, I mean with it being Hell and all. Using one of those when you could have something better is fairly effective torture, I suppose.

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