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I reckon there are some master traits that get very little love from our community. For example, I haven't seen any mortems that have the scout master Running Man (MRM) and marine master Survivalist (MSv). I think Entrenchment doesn't get any love too? Anyway, let's talk about master traits that feel underpowered and what can be done to make them more pickable.

I think MRM's bonuses are not too bad: running is a great effect, and this doubles the run time plus negates all the negative effects of running. The pre-reqs are pretty nice too: 2 Fin gives you access to WK, and Dodgemaster is always useful. Maybe it just doesn't sound not sexy enough. Running Man sounds like training for a half marathon? Possibly all that is needed is a rename.

MSv: The ultimate passive defence build - every pre req is geared to boost your HP or lessen loss of life. It does seem great on paper for ensuring survival. But lacking teeth isn't really an option in Doom RL - the best way to stay alive is to neutralise the enemy. I'd be interested to know the reasoning behind this trait, and especially why large medpacks only heal you to a max of 150%.

MEn: Maybe chainfiring players don't want to get shot and hide behind corners mostly, and the resistances don't matter that much? I mean, every tome that I've read about chainfiring says to hide in a nook or a corner and fire away, instead of walking into a crowd. How about something like Triggerhappy Plus, where you fire 2 extra free shots for every rapid fire weapon?

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Requests For Features / Quicker graphics animation
« on: March 13, 2012, 17:16 »
I just know that I've seen this idea recently, but I can't find the thread now and really wanted to see this as an option. Is there any way to reduce the animation speed to be comparable to the console version. Right now the only thing that prevents me from playing the graphics version on a long term basis is the slowness of the animation. I can't get used to it and keep hitting keys too fast = YASD.

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Century Lounge / [M|Ao100|YAVP] Angel of 10,000 shotguns!
« on: March 12, 2012, 19:30 »
Whew that was a good run. My 3rd Ao100 and the only successful one so far. In my previous runs I decided to go Scavenger and rapid fire, but they didn't work out because of my lack of knowledge on how to play a rapid fire build. So this time I reverted to my favourite shotguns and all was well... I alternated between a focussed double shotgun and plasma shotty, with a tactical RL for gibbing and wall destruction.


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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Jameson, level 21 Demon Warrant Officer Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 517340 turns and scored 698084 points.
 He played for 11 hours, 19 minutes and 7 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 1853 out of 1866 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...
 He was an Angel of 100!

 He saved himself 2 times.

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

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

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Silver Badge
  Centurial Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 200/100   Experience 440184/21
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Scavenger        (Level 1)

  Rel->EE->EE->Int->Int->WK->WK->MSc->Rel->SM->HR->Iro->Iro->Iro->Iro->Iro->HR->TaN->TaN->Bad->Bad->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   cerberus phaseshift armor [0] (O)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   energy pistol (2d5) [5/6] (S1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   cerberus plasteel boots [0/0] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   tactical rocket launcher (6d6) [6/6] (B1)

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

    [a] fire shield [4/4] (200%)
    [b] shotgun shell (x2)
    [c] shotgun shell (x50)
    [d] rocket (x10)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x10)
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] homing phase device
    [m] agility mod pack
    [n] bulk mod pack
    [o] bulk mod pack
    [p] blood skull
    [q] shell box (x100)
    [r] rocket box (x20)
    [s] rocket box (x20)
    [t] rocket box (x20)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 70%   feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 70%   feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   

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

    121 former humans
    141 former sergeants
    206 former captains
    74 imps
    72 demons
    211 lost souls
    36 cacodemons
    77 hell knights
    274 barons of hell
    113 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    18 pain elementals
    96 revenants
    101 mancubi
    143 arch-viles
    27 nightmare imps
    41 nightmare cacodemons
    34 nightmare demons
    30 nightmare arachnotrons
    2 nightmare arch-viles
    17 bruiser brothers
    7 shamblers
    2 lava elemental
    2 agony elementals
    1 Cyberdemon

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

  On level 13 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 17 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 20 he stumbled into complex full of revenants!
  Level 24 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 31 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 32 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 36 he stumbled into complex full of former humans!
  On level 39 he stumbled into complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 40 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 40 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  On level 44 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 45, hell froze over!
  On level 49 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  He sounded the alarm on level 52!
  On level 53 he found the BFG 10K!
  Level 54 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 54 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 55, hell froze over!
  On level 56 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 57 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 59 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 60 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 62 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 63 he stumbled into complex full of revenants!
  On level 65 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 65 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 67 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 69 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 71 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  On level 76 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 77 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 78 he ran for his life from acid!
  Level 80 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 81 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 82 he assembled a fire shield!
  On level 84 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 86 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 87 he assembled a burst cannon!
  On level 87 he assembled a demolition ammo!
  On level 88 he assembled a enviromental boots!
  On level 98 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 98 he assembled a storm bolter pistol!
  On level 100 he assembled a energy pistol!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You swap your weapons.
 You use a sniper weapon pack. You upgrade your weapon!
 You reload the energy pistol.
 You see : floor
 Boom!
 You see : floor
 Boom!
 You see : floor
 Boom!
 You reload the energy pistol.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...
 You see : a nightmare cacodemon (mortally wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore

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

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

 6 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 5 killed the bitch and survived.

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Discussion / Help me understand guns that are not shotguns
« on: March 11, 2012, 05:42 »
I have played shotgun based builds ever since I first found DoomRL and recently, have been tempted to learn the art of rapid firing. But I am horrible at it and keep dying. How does it work?

Eg, let's say I open the door to a wide open space, and fire the shotgun to scout for bad guys. I hear some bad guys. What do I do? I can't possibly wait around for them to advance and engage them one on one and I can't shoot them in the darkness because I don't know their location. I've tried Int based builds and it seems to alleviate the problem somewhat, but how do people do Ammochain builds and all that stuff?

Edit: Also, what guns are recommended early/mid/late game? If I am planning on Whizkid, what should I aim to build around or save mods for? I like the guaranteed Chaingun from HA, and I can put together an assault chaingun using CC and the Armory mods, but what else do I do? I understand that plasma builds are great in the endgame when bullets bounce off enemies, but what do you aim for when building?

Also, ammo balance. I can't figure out how much of each to carry. My last few runs packed 1 RL/1 rockets, 1 shotgun/2 shells, and about 5 bullets, 5 cells. It does seem like an awful lot of stuff...

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Discussion / Let's take on the Mortuary!
« on: March 09, 2012, 09:34 »
Right, here we go. Doom RL's most feared level. What are your tips for clearing the Mortuary? Which challenges do you attempt it on?

I just finished my first ever Mortuary clear on HNTR, so I do feel pretty pumped. I had a gameplan, which was to save every single power cell and spend them all there. I had about 7 stacks of 70x cell and 2 bulk modded BFGs, and took 2 skulls from the City of Skulls, and was playing a intuition shottyhead build. Once I spawned, I hit the ground running and shot great balls of plasma at every pink asterisk, particularly if it sounded like a Vile. So I got lucky and managed to wipe out all 4 Viles at the beginning, and the rest was clearing up.

It's a shame that the BFG destroys pretty much all the rewards, though. I was left with 2 armor shards and 2 supercharges, and a nuclear BFG. The rest was all collateral damage.

So, anybody have any stories to share?

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Jameson, level 11 Demon Corporal Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 102676 turns and scored 103681 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 38 minutes and 27 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 618 out of 618 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

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

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Shottyman Bronze Badge
  Shottyman Silver Badge
  Scavenger Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Silver Badge
  Scavenger Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 84/50   Experience 54068/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->SM->HR->Fin->Jug->MSh->Int->Int->HR->DM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [0/9]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   elephant gun (12d3) [1/1]

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

    [a] super shotgun (8d4)x2 [2/2]
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (84%) (B)
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (200%) (B)
    [d] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e] fireproof red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x20)
    [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] phase device
    [p] phase device
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] shell box (x100)
    [s] shell box (x100)
    [t] shell box (x100)

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

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

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

    70 former humans
    50 former sergeants
    15 former captains
    139 imps
    26 demons
    213 lost souls
    17 cacodemons
    10 hell knights
    25 barons of hell
    18 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    16 pain elementals
    4 revenants
    2 mancubi
    4 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Jackhammer!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 21 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 23 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 23 he assembled a piercing blade!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You swap your weapons instantly!
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (lightly wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You see : out of vision
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (heavily wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (heavily wounded) | blood | [ m ]ore
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 You hear the scream of a freed soul!

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

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

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

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Finally! I like shotguns, so naturally I like AoSg. The game has never seen fit to bless me with a Jackhammer while doing so. But!! today, the RNG likes me a awful lot... I had my favorite Elephant Gun, with a Jackhammer, and game decides to bless me with a Super Shotty and a Necroarmor too. And a GCB too.

If I were a gambling man I would have entered the Mortuary. But life was going too well to attempt a suicide mission. Maybe next time...

Oh, and Intuition is bah-roken. I didn't take much damage after getting Int 2. The scout has officially replaced marine as my class of choice. I used to go for MAD, but Int 2 just makes things too fun. Instead of blowing them away with 1 shell, why not hide behind corners and out of sight and snipe them with a shotgun? Too fun...

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Discussion / The new Spider Mastermind...
« on: February 29, 2012, 06:32 »
Is a real work of art... Died a couple of times on ITYTD to it. Uggh... Am I just too lousy a player?

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Discussion / Good squarish terminal font for Doom RL?
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:31 »
I just had a pretty embarrassing YASD because I thought the sergeant was further than he really was because of the font - he was above me by a couple of spaces and I decided to just wing it. Unfortunately he was nearer than I thought and my lack of health caught up with me. It's rather hard to judge distances because of the font. I'm wondering if anybody uses a squarish terminal font to alleviate this problem? Something like this from X@COM:


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