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 on: March 18, 2023, 19:48 
Started by CrashGordon94 - Last post by CrashGordon94
I had been struggling with this challenge for a bit, some near-misses but finally did it now! I got Marksman Gold! :D
Had some nasty close calls but I got lucky enough to make it through. ^_^;
And of course got lots of great gear!

Early on I definitely focused hard on JoviSec gear, particularly the JS Revolver, every bit as awesome for this build as people said it was. I actually did purposely leave open a slot for it to take an exotic mod if I found one... And I did! E mod might not have made the biggest difference but I was happy to have it.
My JS Helmet served me until the end... Though it's not here because the Harbinger and friends annihilated it. :( I think it was a Marine Helmet, but can't be sure now. I did pass up higher-end headgear to keep that juicy JS bonus and all my mods, but that wasn't a great sacrifice.
I figured my JS Basic Armor wouldn't last me until the end anyway so I had an eye on replacing it with something special.

On Europa I saw Refueling Base was on the menu so I beelined into Toxicologist so I could safely open all the valves and claim the ENV armor... Except the Cybersuit generated there and after some agonising I went through with it, figuring that all that raw protection plus all those mod slots would go awesome with a static, Whizkiddy build like Sharpshooter.... I think that paid off well as a decision, even if I passed up some good stuff because of it (ENV and CRI suits).

Io I was drowning with Red Keycards so I went to CRI Labs to raid the vault. Obviously the suit was out of the question was I had some nice little stuff there, like rerolling perks (my AMP used to have +max range as the basic perk until I changed it).

I had some more close calls, I was running low on .44 ammo sometimes but thankfully I was able to keep stocking up so it wasn't a problem. I kept and modded backup guns just in case but they saw very little action.
I entered but immediately left Inferno, didn't want the risk.
Nearly killed myself blowing up an Energy Core on Dante L2! O.o;; Now THAT would've been pure misery if I had died...
Harbinger really rocked me hard sometimes too, but I managed to cling on to life and keep blasting!

Crash Gordon, level 17 Technician,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 11989 turns.
The run time was 2h 1m 15s.
World seed was 50970.
He scored 6068 points.
He liked it HARD!
He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Rift L1
Callisto Rift L3 - Lockdown
Callisto Rift L3 -> The Rift
The Rift - Cleared!
EUROPA L2 - Low Power
EUROPA L5 -> Refueling Base
Refueling Base - found Cybersuit
Refueling Base - Cleared!
IO L3 -> CRI Laboratory L1
CRI Laboratory L2 - Secure Vault
CRI Laboratory L2 -> CRI Armory
CRI Armory - Cleared!
Dante Station L3 - Exalted Summons

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (bronze cluster) (+50)
   * 25+ kills without taking damage
  Explorer Ribbon (+100)
   * Visited all encountered special levels
  Blind Luck Star (+50)
   * Won despite getting down to 1hp at some point
  Marksman Gold Badge
   * Complete AoMr on Hard

He killed 755 out of 755 enemies.

 48 former grunts           5  toxic fiends
 9  corrupted grunts        11 CalSec sentries
 1  former CRI grunt        6  security sentries
 4  former grenadiers       6  CalSec bots
 2  corrupted grenadiers    9  security bots
 4  CRI grenadiers          1  military bot
 17 former soldiers         1  guardian bot
 6  corrupted soldiers      14 reavers
 3  former CRI soldiers     45 cryoreavers
 14 CRI soldiers            34 toxic reavers
 8  former sergeants        37 archreavers
 5  corrupted sergeants     1  kerberos
 2  former CRI sergeants    4  cyberi
 8  CRI sergeants           12 cryoberi
 13 former guards           5  medusae
 6  corrupted guards        4  archmedusae
 10 CRI guards              16 ravagers
 4  former commandoes       8  armored ravagers
 7  corrupted commandoes    3  siege ravagers
 2  former CRI commandoes   3  plasma ravagers
 10 CRI commandoes          49 CRI marines
 9  corrupted heavies       35 CRI bots
 2  CRI heavies             5  guardians
 2  fanatics                10 warlocks
 10 security drones         1  archwarlock
 8  combat drones           3  watchers
 72 fiends                  2  cryowatchers
 37 fire fiends             2  pyrowatchers
 26 ice fiends

Traits
  Whizkid L3
  Powerjack L1
  Son of a Gun L3
  Toxicologist L3
  Headshot L3
  SHARPSHOOTER L3

Trait order
  SoG->SoG->Hsh->Whk->MSS->Whk->Pow->Tox->
  MSS->Whk->Tox->Hsh->MSS->SoG->Tox->Hsh->


Equipment
  Slot #1 : JS .44 revolver +BA2E
   * Disruptive 3
   * Extended Mag 4
   * Critical 25
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrated
   * JoviSec

  Slot #2 : AV3 7.62 sidearm P
   * Longshot 3
   * Frenzy 4
   * Triggerhappy

  Slot #3 : AV3 plasma pistol A2
   * Exalted bane
   * Critical 25
   * Efficient
   * Demonbane

  Body : Cybersuit P3B3A3
   * Meshed
   * Padded
   * Fire-resistant
   * Carrier
   * Plated
   * Durable
   * Metabolic boost
   * Swift
   * Critical 10

  Head :  - NONE -
  Utility : AV3 pistol AMP
   * Pistol capacitor
   * Pistol booster

  Relic : reaver's tendon
   * Reaver's speed


Permanents
  CRI backpack

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  7.62 ammo (x100)
  .44 ammo (x50)
  .44 ammo (x50)
  .44 ammo (x49)
  gas grenade (x1)
  multitool (x2)
  small medkit (x3)
  small medkit (x3)
  small medkit (x1)

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 on: March 12, 2023, 05:39 
Started by Vigilante - Last post by Vigilante
I was wrong, it's random. Seed 29965 Ultra-Violence, standard game, 1.6 version, Callisto Mines L2 has "emergency brake", when script is executed gas is released and a stimpack is dropped, not a gasmask.

 3 
 on: March 11, 2023, 06:36 
Started by Vigilante - Last post by Vigilante
A crash happened on Jupiter Hell version 1.6, when exiting level 119 of Endless to get to level 120.
Seed 19044 (Ultra-Violence).
Bug report attached.
The game does preserve the save of last successfully entered level (119), so at least I was able to clear that level two more times: first attempt confirmed that bug would reoccur on trying to enter level 120, the second time I chose to abandon the game to get my Platinum badge.

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 on: March 10, 2023, 10:01 
Started by CrashGordon94 - Last post by CrashGordon94
Finished the Haste Trial on Hard on roughly the second attempt, good ol' Blademaster!
Equipment was a persistent concern for me. Quickblade's gimmick was never relevent but Pierce damage on Blademaster solves a lot of problems anyway. Was still a concern for me that I never got Katanas or the better Exotic Blades, definitely worried when I faced the Summoner with Quickblade and a Machete, but I guess it worked out still.
I had the Analytic Visor at one point, but it eventually got broken (which is why I have a dubiousz Helmet on).
I started speccing into Toxicologist so I could safely grab the ENV suit in Refueling Base... This was before I saw there was a Sealed Combat Helmet in there. Still don't fully regret it since puffing poison helped a lot. Ignored the Helmet to keep my bonus EXP instead, which is more dubious considering what happened to my Visor in the end.
Visited Infernal Lock but got screwed out of the special Mod.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Visited Shattered Abyss per usual but Soulstealer is typically underwhelming with Blademaster so didn't use it much if at all.

Crash Gordon, level 18 Technician,
defeated The Summoner against all odds.

He survived for 6123 turns.
The run time was 1h 41m 36s.
World seed was 64944.
He scored 4112 points.
He liked it HARD!
He was in a damn hurry!

CALLISTO L3 - Secure Vault
CALLISTO L3 -> Military Barracks
Military Barracks - Cleared!
EUROPA L2 - Volatile Storage
EUROPA L3 -> Refueling Base
Refueling Base - found Hate
Refueling Base - Cleared!
IO L2 - Exalted Summons
IO L3 -> Infernal Lock
Infernal Lock - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer

Awards
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels
  Blind Luck Star (+50)
   * Won despite getting down to 1hp at some point
  Hasty Bronze Badge
   * Reach Io in the Haste Trial
  Hasty Silver Badge
   * Complete the Haste Trial
  Hasty Gold Badge
   * Complete the Haste Trial on Hard

He killed 340 out of 343 enemies.

 26 former grunts           14 ice fiends
 3  corrupted grunts        1  CalSec sentry
 1  former CRI grunt        3  security sentries
 5  former grenadiers       4  military sentries
 1  corrupted grenadier     5  CalSec bots
 10 former soldiers         1  security bot
 11 corrupted soldiers      5  military bots
 11 hellish soldiers        1  guardian bot
 1  former CRI soldier      15 reavers
 4  former sergeants        23 cryoreavers
 5  corrupted sergeants     7  toxic reavers
 1  hellish sergeant        20 archreavers
 3  former CRI sergeants    5  cryoberi
 10 former guards           6  toxiberi
 6  corrupted guards        3  medusae
 2  former commandoes       7  archmedusae
 6  corrupted commandoes    15 ravagers
 1  hellish commando        1  armored ravager
 2  former CRI commandoes   4  plasma ravagers
 1  corrupted heavy         7  CRI marines
 2  fanatics                9  CRI bots
 11 security drones         1  warlock
 2  combat drones           1  watcher
 14 fiends                  2  cryowatchers
 8  fire fiends

Traits
  Skilled L1
  Whizkid L3
  Powerjack L1
  Juggernaut L3
  Toxicologist L3
  Bladedancer L3
  BLADEMASTER L3

Trait order
  Jgn->Bda->Bda->Bda->MBM->Whk->Whk->Whk->
  MBM->Pow->Tox->Jgn->MBM->Jgn->Tox->Tox->
  Skl

Equipment
  Slot #1 : quickblade B2
   * Guard shield
   * Guarded 10
   * Alpha strike

  Slot #2 : AV1 machete P2A2
   * Ripper 5
   * Mechabane
   * Critical 25
   * Hunter 5
   * Exalted bane

  Slot #3 : Soulstealer
  Body : ENV armor PBA
   * Swift
   * Plated
   * Durable
   * Filtered
   * Fireproof
   * Heated

  Head : marine helmet P2B
   * Plated
   * Danger Monitor
   * Health Monitor

  Utility : AV3 melee AMP
   * Melee retaliation
   * Melee booster

  Relic :  - NONE -

Permanents
  CRI backpack

Inventory
  bulk mod pack
  bulk mod pack
  gas grenade (x3)
  gas grenade (x3)
  gas grenade (x2)
  EMP grenade (x1)
  krak grenade (x3)
  multitool (x5)
  combat pack (x2)
  military stimpack
  stimpack (x1)
  small medkit (x2)
  large medkit

 5 
 on: March 08, 2023, 16:51 
Started by CrashGordon94 - Last post by CrashGordon94
It's been a long time, I had taken a big break from the game roughly when the full release came and it'd been multiple updates and a new computer since I had last played. I was slamming my head against Hard ones and only dying at various points... However I have pulled one off! And after all this time I still love Blademaster!

Warlock's Horn was a tricky decision with the EXP malus but i think it worked out in the end!
Equipment drops weren't quite ideal but I still managed to clutch it out in the end. Turns out the plasma swords really help Blademaster handle the endgame too!

Not sure why I'm credited with Prejudice and Conqueror, I entered Inferno by accident but then left immediately, I would have guessed that would disqualify me from both.

Crash Gordon, level 17 Technician,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 7970 turns.
The run time was 1h 56m 51s.
World seed was 81019.
He scored 6163 points.
He liked it HARD!
He was an Angel of Berserk!

CALLISTO L2 - Lockdown
CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Mines L1
Callisto Mines L1 - Infestation
Callisto Mines L3 - Secure Vault
Callisto Mines L3 -> Callisto Anomaly
Callisto Anomaly - Cleared!
EUROPA L3 -> Europa Dig Zone L1
Europa Dig Zone L1 - The Hunt
Europa Dig Zone L3 -> Tyre Outpost
Tyre Outpost - found Bloodletter
Tyre Outpost - Cleared!
IO L2 - Volatile Storage
IO L3 -> Io Black Site L1
Io Black Site L2 -> Black Site Vaults
Black Site Vaults - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (bronze cluster) (+50)
   * 25+ kills without taking damage
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels
  Berserker Gold Badge
   * Complete AoB on Hard

He killed 681 out of 681 enemies.

 33 former grunts           14 toxic fiends
 18 corrupted grunts        11 CalSec sentries
 1  former CRI grunt        5  security sentries
 6  former grenadiers       4  military sentries
 2  corrupted grenadiers    7  CalSec bots
 3  hellish grenadiers      1  security bot
 6  former soldiers         17 reavers
 18 corrupted soldiers      27 cryoreavers
 2  hellish soldiers        12 toxic reavers
 7  former CRI soldiers     37 archreavers
 6  former sergeants        6  kerberi
 4  hellish sergeants       4  cyberi
 4  former CRI sergeants    11 cryoberi
 1  CRI sergeant            2  toxiberi
 23 former guards           8  medusae
 2  corrupted guards        6  archmedusae
 4  former commandoes       10 ravagers
 7  corrupted commandoes    6  armored ravagers
 19 hellish commandoes      6  siege ravagers
 6  former CRI commandoes   17 plasma ravagers
 4  corrupted heavies       34 CRI marines
 2  hellish heavies         26 CRI bots
 3  fanatics                7  guardians
 17 security drones         4  sentinels
 2  combat drones           3  warlocks
 6  military drones         2  archwarlocks
 43 fiends                  3  watchers
 12 fire fiends             3  pyrowatchers
 22 ice fiends

Traits
  Whizkid L3
  Powerjack L1
  Juggernaut L3
  Toxicologist L3
  Bladedancer L3
  BLADEMASTER L3

Trait order
  Jgn->Bda->Bda->Bda->MBM->Whk->Whk->Whk->
  MBM->Jgn->Jgn->Pow->MBM->Tox->Tox->Tox->


Equipment
  Slot #1 : CRI sword B2
   * Guard shield
   * Guarded 10
   * CRI
   * Momentum
   * Plasma blade

  Slot #2 : plasma katana
   * Poisoned 10
   * Electro-plasma blade

  Slot #3 : Soulstealer
  Body : AV2 marine armor PBA
   * Plated
   * Swift
   * Durable
   * Fire-resistant
   * Auto-med 10

  Head : ERI combat helmet PB2A
   * Heatvision 3
   * Durable
   * Health Monitor
   * Danger Monitor
   * Europan Recon Initiative

  Utility : AV3 melee AMP
   * Melee guard
   * Melee crit system

  Relic : warlocks's horn
   * Unholy Resistance


Permanents
  Medusa's Curse
  Crystal skin

Inventory
  gas grenade (x3)
  gas grenade (x3)
  EMP grenade (x3)
  EMP grenade (x1)
  krak grenade (x1)
  frag grenade (x1)
  large combat pack
  stimpack (x3)
  small medkit (x3)
  small medkit (x1)
  large medkit

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 on: February 17, 2023, 06:12 
Started by Vigilante - Last post by Vigilante
Doesn't seem to be documented on wiki when events that spawn gas drop gasmask rather than other items. I don't know if this is fixed or randomized, but so far got gasmask drops from executing scripts which had these keywords written in letter informing about them:
1. "emergency brake". Also talks about keeping some guy (with randomly generated name) away from terminal until the author figures how to blacklist them.
2. "purge procedure"
If, on the other hand, tells to bring gasmask on your own or that it will be a quick run for the elevator, then it won't give gasmask (will give stimpack instead).

This is but a theory though, maybe it's random but at least first I encountered enough to notice it always gave me gasmask, and the second is proof that it can be completely different keyword and still gas spawned + gasmask drop.

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 on: February 17, 2023, 05:59 
Started by Vigilante - Last post by Vigilante
Seed 84756 (Purity UV) - Callisto L1 two unreachable drones
Seed 71694 (AoC UV) - Callisto L2 more than three enemies unreachable, accessible level area is smaller than usual (looks like entire area has no door connection to the part of level player can reach from the start)

If more than just seed number is needed to reproduce, here are mortems:
1st:
Vigilant, level 1 Scout,
gave up and quit.

He survived for 257 turns.
The run time was 0m 18s.
World seed was 84756.
He scored 18 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!
He was a paragon of Purity.


He killed 12 out of 14 enemies.

 4  former grunts           3  former guards
 2  former soldiers         1  fiend
 1  former sergeant         1  fire fiend

Traits

Trait order


Equipment
  Slot #1 : .44 revolver
  Slot #2 : 9mm auto rifle
  Body :  - NONE -
  Head :  - NONE -
  Utility :  - NONE -
  Relic :  - NONE -

Inventory
  12ga shell (x32)
  .44 ammo (x33)
  9mm ammo (x100)
  9mm ammo (x51)
  small medkit (x1)
2nd:
Vigilant, level 2 Marine,
gave up and quit.

He survived for 615 turns.
The run time was 4m 46s.
World seed was 71694.
He scored 184 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!
He was an Angel of Carnage!


He killed 23 out of 29 enemies.

 10 former grunts           2  security drones
 2  former soldiers         1  fiend
 2  former sergeants        1  fire fiend
 4  former guards

Traits
  Reloader L1

Trait order
  Rel

Equipment
  Slot #1 : rocket launcher
  Slot #2- NONE -
  Slot #3- NONE -
  Body : basic armor
  Head : basic helmet
  Utility :  - NONE -
  Relic :  - NONE -

Inventory
  rocket (x10)
  rocket (x10)
  rocket (x10)
  rocket (x6)
  small medkit (x3)

 8 
 on: February 17, 2023, 05:41 
Started by Vigilante - Last post by Vigilante
I was looking to beat the Angel of Carnage for the first time (had many unsuccessful attempts, mostly problems with ammo attrition or running away when sighted by medusa), and decided to go with YOLO strategy: don't take Reloader as a Marine at all, instead invest early in Army Surplus and Whizkid L1 (for Autoloader), go through Callisto Rift to get poison immunity, and then build like a Survivor with Angry Motherfucker. Going this way (without Reloader), you have a low success rate early on due to exalted soldiers, but spare a lot of points for other things should you succeed.

Run began quite well, with Rift netting me a JS duramesh scout armor and JS marine helmet and allowing me to fully mod my rocket launcher (including setting up autocalibration at that guaranteed tech station), an AMP with "Carrier, Furious" - basically set for most of the game. (the armor was only ditched for necrotic at Dante L2, right before Inferno, and an AMP was swapped by the one that popped on Dante Inferno).

Interesting things happened on Europa, though. Because the terminal message at L2 tipped me about "micro launcher" on L6, and branch to Conamara spawned on L2, I had to pick that route. It's not exactly bad, but you miss cold immunity, and I often struggle with Cryomancer, so Padded perk goes in the sole duramesh's armor slot. I was praying to get Fire Essence and my prayers were answered, in fact the ammo pool allowed me to dare for one more immunity (I wanted to keep my helmet throughout the game, so Acid was good enough). Then, on the special level "Containment Area", two uber-items dropped: Calamity unique and Medusa's fang relic.

And those two defined the run from there on.

As you might guess, the challenge-defining aspect was broken: ammo management was not required that much, all tough enemies except bots die in one hit (and Survivor helps survives duel with bots), Calamity is also safe to use in close quarters (no splash).

I admit - I didn't use Angry Motherfucker most effectively, and instead abused medusa's fang effect to deal with tough enemies and level up Calamity to MAX as soon as possible (to deal with those robots). So with Ironman L3 and two health increases, I ended the run with 83 max hp. On Dante Inferno I think I wasn't hit even once (although memory can be faulty).

Possible BUG I encountered: Ancient died in one hit from Calamity, and I was missing only 1/3 of my health. I think medusa's fang erroneously failed to recognise him as a boss, treating him as a regular biological it instakills.

Vigilant, level 17 Marine,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 16061 turns.
The run time was 2h 5m 8s.
World seed was 32597.
He scored 7539 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!
He was an Angel of Carnage!

CALLISTO L3 - Volatile Storage
Callisto Hub -> Callisto Rift L1
Callisto Rift L1 - The Hunt
Callisto Rift L2 -> The Rift
The Rift - Cleared!
EUROPA L2 -> Conamara Chaos Biolabs L1
Conamara Chaos Biolabs L3 - The Hunt
Conamara Chaos Biolabs L3 -> Containment Area
Containment Area - Cleared!
Containment Area - found Calamity
IO L2 - Low Power
Io Nexus -> Mephitic Mines L1
Mephitic Mines L1 - Lockdown
Mephitic Mines L2 - The Hunt
Mephitic Mines L2 -> Noxious Hollow
Noxious Hollow - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found Apocalypse
Dante Inferno - found Wavedancer
Dante Station L3 - The Hunt

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (silver cluster) (+100)
   * 50+ kills without taking damage
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels
  Rocket Silver Badge
   * Complete Angel of Carnage (AoC)
  Rocket Gold Badge
   * Complete AoC on Hard

He killed 726 out of 726 enemies.

 28 former grunts           4  military sentries
 4  former CRI grunts       8  CalSec bots
 8  former grenadiers       13 security bots
 2  corrupted grenadiers    1  military bot
 20 former soldiers         24 reavers
 20 corrupted soldiers      17 cryoreavers
 3  former CRI soldiers     43 toxic reavers
 3  former sergeants        35 archreavers
 6  corrupted sergeants     2  kerberi
 7  former CRI sergeants    9  cyberi
 1  CRI sergeant            10 cryoberi
 16 former guards           7  toxiberi
 2  CRI guards              19 medusae
 1  former commando         14 archmedusae
 5  corrupted commandoes    23 ravagers
 2  former CRI commandoes   19 armored ravagers
 2  former heavies          8  siege ravagers
 2  corrupted heavies       19 plasma ravagers
 5  fanatics                20 CRI marines
 10 security drones         18 CRI bots
 58 fiends                  10 guardians
 36 fire fiends             2  sentinels
 35 ice fiends              6  warlocks
 8  toxic fiends            7  archwarlocks
 4  CalSec sentries         4  watchers
 18 security sentries       5  cryowatchers

Traits
  Ironman L3
  Furious L1
  Hellrunner L1
  Tough as Nails L2
  Army Surplus L2
  Whizkid L1
  Angry Motherfucker L3
  Running L1
  SURVIVOR L2

Trait order
  Arm->Arm->Whk->Hr->TaN->MSV->AMf->AMf->
  Fur->Run->Iro->Iro->Iro->MSV->AMf->TaN->


Equipment
  Slot #1 : rocket launcher +P2B
   * Hunter 8
   * Focused
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Autoloader

  Slot #2 : micro launcher B
   * Autoloader
   * Swap Harness
   * Rocket rack

  Slot #3 : Calamity
  Body : necrotic armor
   * Painkiller
   * Necrotic

  Head : JS marine helmet PB2A
   * Health Monitor
   * Critical 10
   * Plated
   * Durable
   * JoviSec

  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Metabolic boost
   * Improved adrenaline

  Relic : medusa's fang
   * Kiss of Death


Permanents
  Mephitic Taint
  Relic Corruption
  Acid Essence Attunement
  Fire Essence Attunement

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x30)
  rocket (x10)
  rocket (x10)
  multitool (x4)
  military stimpack
  stimpack (x3)
  large medkit

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 on: January 18, 2023, 21:33 
Started by Tormuse - Last post by Tormuse
I've been making a lot of attempts at the Royal Trial challenge lately at Inferno difficulty, and I finally won with a Survivor build, nabbing the Royal Diamond badge in the process.  Yay!  :D  I can't take all the credit, though, since Rexio kind of stole the show partway through.  :P

It wasn't the first time I tried to put Rexio to use in this challenge, but it was the first time I was able to level him up enough to properly take on the late game opposition.  I think what was different this time was a combination of me being extra careful with early Rexio, due to losing him early in previous attempts, and the fact that this time, he had the "toxin" modifier, so he had a ranged attack, so he pulled aggro of the enemies really easily, which helped me move into positions to control the battlefield more easily.  (Though the beginning was still a bit touch and go, because on his first level-up, he lost his 100% poison resistance, so he took damage from his own attacks, and it took time for him to level up enough to get it back again)

One thing that did complicate matters a bit was that I encountered a bug where walking into Rexio while holding a melee weapon displayed the message "ouch" on the screen and permanently disabled my ability to bring up the menu for trading places with him and so on for the rest of the game.  After that, any time I walked into him, I melee attacked him instead of bringing up the usual menu.  I'm reliably informed that the "ouch" message is supposed to be displayed if your very first move into Rexio is with a melee weapon, and it isn't supposed to display this after he's been tamed, but apparently, if you do it after taming, he remains tamed, but you're unable to interact with him any more.  This meant I had to generally be very careful about any movement when he was around, and it made navigating single-file paths quite tedious, because I frequently had to just wait on the spot for him to decide to randomly move in the correct direction for every step I wanted to take.

The only other really notable thing was that this was my first time seeing the Summoner as the final boss again since JH was released to the public.  (He's so shiny now!)  :D  He's had some super mean design revisions, including doing a simultaneous summon of two archwarlocks on either side of me at point-blank range when he entered his last stage, one of which had the "deadly" modifier.  If I hadn't had a phase kit, I probably would've been in trouble there.  Also, he was notably uninterested in Rexio and kept making a beeline toward me.  I was thankful for my autoloader barbed double shotgun, which let me keep pounding on him while running away, while Rexio handled most of the other mobs that got summoned in.  It allowed me to deliver the coup de grace, myself.  :)

Tormuse, level 16 Marine,
defeated The Summoner against all odds.

He survived for 21144 turns.
The run time was 5h 35m 48s.
World seed was 10615.
He scored 20196 points.
He challenged the INFERNO!
He took the royal way!

CALLISTO L1 -> MDF Central
MDF Central - Cleared!
MDF Central -> Callisto Docking Bay
Callisto Docking Bay - Cleared!
Callisto Docking Bay -> The Rift
The Rift - Cleared!
The Rift -> Valhalla Command
Valhalla Command - Cleared!
Valhalla Command -> Callisto Anomaly
Callisto Anomaly - Cleared!
Callisto Anomaly -> Military Barracks
Military Barracks - Cleared!
Military Barracks -> Valhalla Spaceport
EUROPA L1 -> The Pit
The Pit - Cleared!
The Pit -> Containment Area
Containment Area - Cleared!
Containment Area -> Tyre Outpost
Tyre Outpost - Cleared!
Tyre Outpost -> Frozen Temple
Frozen Temple - Cleared!
Frozen Temple -> Asterius Breach
Asterius Breach - Cleared!
Asterius Breach -> Refueling Base
Refueling Base - Cleared!
Refueling Base -> Europa Central Dig
IO L1 -> Infernal Lock
Infernal Lock - Cleared!
Infernal Lock - found Exosuit
Infernal Lock -> Dark Cathedral
Dark Cathedral - Cleared!
Dark Cathedral -> Noxious Hollow
Noxious Hollow - Cleared!
Noxious Hollow -> CRI Armory
CRI Armory - Cleared!
CRI Armory -> Black Site Vaults
Black Site Vaults - Cleared!
Black Site Vaults -> Io Warehouse
Io Warehouse - Cleared!
Io Warehouse -> Gateway
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer
Limbo - Cleared!
Limbo -> Precipice of Defeat

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (bronze cluster) (+50)
   * 25+ kills without taking damage
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels
  Blind Luck Star (+50)
   * Won despite getting down to 1hp at some point
  Royal Silver Badge
   * Complete the Royal Trial
  Royal Gold Badge
   * Fully complete (all levels) the Royal Trial
  Royal Platinum Badge
   * Fully complete the Royal Trial on Hard+
  Royal Diamond Badge
   * Complete Royal Trial on Nightmare!

He killed 632 out of 632 enemies.

 7  former grunts           4  military sentries
 1  former CRI grunt        14 CalSec bots
 4  former soldiers         8  security bots
 13 hellish soldiers        5  military bots
 3  former CRI soldiers     5  guardian bots
 11 CRI soldiers            38 reavers
 1  former sergeant         44 cryoreavers
 3  hellish sergeants       36 toxic reavers
 1  former CRI sergeant     86 archreavers
 13 former guards           7  kerberi
 4  CRI guards              3  cyberi
 6  former commandoes       26 cryoberi
 8  hellish commandoes      7  toxiberi
 2  former CRI commandoes   2  medusae
 8  CRI commandoes          1  archmedusa
 2  former heavies          16 ravagers
 5  hellish heavies         5  armored ravagers
 1  CRI heavy               4  siege ravagers
 5  fanatics                1  plasma ravager
 2  security drones         6  CRI marines
 6  combat drones           14 CRI bots
 60 fiends                  7  warlocks
 20 fire fiends             4  archwarlocks
 42 ice fiends              4  cryowatchers
 11 toxic fiends            2  pyrowatchers
 2  CalSec sentries         4  AsterTech sentries
 5  security sentries

Traits
  Ironman L3
  Furious L2
  Hellrunner L1
  Tough as Nails L3
  Rip and tear L1
  Angry Motherfucker L3
  SURVIVOR L2

Trait order
  Hr->AMf->AMf->TaN->MSV->AMf->TaN->TaN->
  MSV->Iro->Fur->Fur->Iro->RaT->Iro

Equipment
  Slot #1 : AV3 7.62 assault rifle +B
   * Speed-loader
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Calibrated 2
   * Freezing 2

  Slot #2 : CCB katana BAC
   * Retaliate
   * Freezing 2
   * Guarded 10
   * CC BioLabs

  Slot #3 : AV2 12ga dual shotgun BA
   * Stabilized 1
   * Swap Harness
   * Barbed 10
   * Autoloader

  Body : AV2 marine armor PB
   * Acid shield
   * Durable
   * Meshed
   * Compartments

  Head : analytic visor B
   * Durable
   * Aim assist
   * Tactical computer

  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Metabolic boost
   * Improved adrenaline

  Relic : reaver's tendon
   * Reaver's speed


Permanents
  Demonblood
  CRI backpack
  Crystal skin
  CRI backpack

Inventory
  12ga shell (x50)
  12ga shell (x2)
  7.62 ammo (x100)
  7.62 ammo (x100)
  7.62 ammo (x55)
  plasma grenade (x3)
  gas grenade (x3)
  krak grenade (x3)
  smoke grenade (x2)
  multitool (x4)
  military stimpack
  military stimpack
  stimpack (x2)
  large medkit
  large medkit
  large medkit
  large medkit

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 on: November 28, 2022, 01:19 
Started by Icy - Last post by ZicherCZ
Damn, Icy. Must have been a hell of a ride.
If memory serves me right, you are only the third person ever to achieve this victory (and report it here), and the first one in nearly a decade.
Congratulations!

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