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0.9.9 / Re: [M|AoMr|79%|YAVP] Hey guys, I found Vash!
« on: March 01, 2010, 21:49 »
Killing JC in berserker should be quite doable, I would think. If you have the Angelic Armor, and Longinus Spear, you could slice through the Barons in berserk mode, then go up and take down JC. AoMr would be much harder.

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Discussion / Re: The (un)official DoomRL strategy guide!
« on: March 01, 2010, 00:44 »
It's been awhile since I've been to GameFAQs, but isn't there a rule saying that a game has to be complete before Walkthroughs/FAQ's will be accepted for it?

I have seen a few "incomplete" games listed there, so I don't think that's an official rule. I know that the site DOES have a rule that they generally only post commercial games, though. An actual quote from the site:

"GameFAQs normally lists only commercially released games, with a few exceptions for very popular non-commercial titles. "

It seems like they can be pretty strict when it comes to what constitutes "very popular" or not. For example, Linley's Dungeon Crawl isn't listed. So I don't know if DoomRL's chances are very good.

Still, there's no harm in trying. Go here to submit game data:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/contribute/submit_data.php?edit=newprod

If a lot of people request DoomRL, maybe they'll put it up. Don't everybody go at once, though, or it'll look like spamming.

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0.9.9 / [M|AoMr|98%|25|YAVP] FINALLY a Marksman victory!
« on: March 01, 2010, 00:24 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Gay SoG, level 10 Cacodemon Corporal, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 142356 turns and scored 96204 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 27 minutes and 22 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 530 out of 538 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


 He saved himself 5 times.

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Marksman Silver Badge

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

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

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

  Health 34/50   Experience 48050/10
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->EE->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [6/6] (64%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Phaseshift Boots [4/4] (96%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d4) [8/8] (B1)

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

    [a] modified blue armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [b] modified blue armor [2/2] (142%) (B)
    [c] modified red armor [4/4] (162%) (B)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x76)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] phase device
    [j] envirosuit pack
    [k] thermonuclear bomb
    [l] Gothic Boots [10/10] (89%)

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

    114 former humans
    72 former sergeants
    25 former captains
    90 imps
    53 demons
    74 lost souls
    26 cacodemons
    11 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    15 hell knights
    16 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    5 pain elementals
    5 arch-viles
    7 mancubi
    9 revenants

-- 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.
  On level 10 he found the Phaseshift Boots!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 18 he found the Gothic Boots!
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! You hear an explosion!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel
 relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon!

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

 Before him 123 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 115 of those were killed.
 And 7 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------
After countless other marines named SoG were killed off--Smart SoG,
Dumb SoG, Crazy SoG, and too many others to mention--Gay Son of
a Gun finally succeeded where his heterosexual brethren had failed.
Gay SoG sips a strawberry martini as he sits at a bar outside the
marine base, surrounded by fellow marines. They're all begging to
hear, one more time, about how he toppled the fearsome
Cyberdemon using only a pair of pistols. "Oh, pleeease!" laughs Gay
SoG. "So now, all of a sudden the Marines' policy has changed to 'Do
ask, DO tell'? Ah ha ha ha ha!"

THE END
--------------------------------------------------------------

Hooray! Finally, a victory outside of ITYTD. I think I managed to get my first victory deceptively easily--even if you have a lot of bad habits, you can still squeak by with just a little bit of luck. But on HNTR or higher, if you don't play smart the RNG will kill you, every time.

I think one major turning point was around L18. Up until that point, one of my big bad habits was trying to get 100% kills all the time. But then I opened the door to a small room and saw a Baron of Hell, accompanied by TWO Arch-Viles. And me with just two pistols. At that point, I knew running away like a little girl was my only option. I used a phase device, grabbed some armor shards and a supercharge I'd spotted around the periphery, and high-tailed it for the stairs. After that, I'd already broken 100% in this game so there was less temptation to stick around and hunt for that one last mancubus prowling around a level.

The phaseshift boots were a lucky find. The speed boost is a HUGE help. Gothic boots... not so much. They work well for when you have to run over a small patch of lava.

I decided to clear the lava pits, figuring it would be easy with the gothic boots. I was wrong. Total pain in the ass. I think I wasted 2 medpacks on that level. Even the experience didn't help me, since I didn't gain any levels between the lava pits and the Cyberdemon.

The final fight was harder than my melee battle, but still not too difficult. Gun Kata makes the Cyberdemon pretty easy. But most of us probably knew that already.

About the name: I was just going through a run of Marksman attempts where I named all my characters "_____ SoG." On a lark, I decided to try calling this character "Gay SoG"... and he happened to be the one that made it to the end! I guess I must have had rainbow power protecting me or something.

Next step is to rack up more silver medals, and build up my skills. From here on I'll be playing mostly on HMP level, except maybe some of the harder challenges like Angel of Berserk or Purity.

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0.9.9 / Re: [M|AoMr|94%|16|YASD] Let's Learn from Our Mistakes
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:17 »


--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Jack, level 9 Cacodemon Corporal, killed by a baron of hell
 on level 21 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 125735 turns and scored 59073 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 34 minutes and 54 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 529 out of 535 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


 He saved himself 3 times.

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal

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

  ###########################################################
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -2/50   Experience 35298/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->SoG->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Necroarmor [6/6] (80%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (A1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (67%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (A1)

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

    [a] modified red armor [4/4] (200%) (B)
    [b] Baron Armor [6/6] (100%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x29)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] small 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] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] envirosuit pack
    [t] envirosuit pack

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

    82 former humans
    84 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    76 imps
    51 demons
    155 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    11 barons of hell
    6 hell knights
    8 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    12 pain elementals
    1 arch-vile
    1 mancubus
    3 revenants

-- 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 10 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Nuclear Plasma Rifle!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 17 he found the Baron Armor!
  On level 21 he finally was killed by a baron of hell.

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

 guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. Boom! You dualreload
 your guns!
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The lost
 soul dies. You dualreload your guns!

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

 Before him 92 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 84 of those were killed.
 And 7 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Now, this guy would have deserved the name "stupid SoG." one is just really stupid. As soon as it was over I felt like a complete moron. This death was SO preventable. Notice how this character had NINE Medpacks? Basically I was fighting a Baron, dodging back and forth then shooting him with Gun Kata. If I remember correctly, I got nailed with the splash damage from the Baron's shot hitting a wall.

The thing is, I was down to about 10% health already. Jesus H. Christ, I was at 10% health but I didn't use one of my NINE Med-Packs. I had both Necroarmor AND Baron Armor. This should have been an easy victory, but I ruined by getting too cocky with Gun Kata. Basically I was holding out for the Large Health Globe beneath the Baron, and hoping to save my Med-Packs. For what?! I only had four levels left, for Christ's sake. I probably could have made it to the end with half of that.

The more I think about it, the more I feel like a complete idiot.

Well, probably the most important lesson to take away from this: DON'T BE A PACK RAT! USE YOUR FREAKING MEDPACKS!

50
0.9.9 / [M|AoMr|94%|16|YASD] Let's Learn from Our Mistakes
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:04 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Stupid SoG, level 7 Cacodemon Corporal, killed by a mancubus
 on level 16 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 83310 turns and scored 37173 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 9 minutes and 45 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 342 out of 361 hellspawn. (94%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


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

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

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

  ###########################################################
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -5/50   Experience 19146/7
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 2)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [1/2] (32%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d5) [6/6] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (1d7)x6 [18/18]

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

    [a] modified blue armor [1/2] (32%) (B)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x13)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [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] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] bulk mod pack

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

    77 former humans
    36 former sergeants
    12 former captains
    58 imps
    38 demons
    93 lost souls
    11 cacodemons
    3 barons of hell
    5 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    1 former commando
    6 pain elementals
    1 revenant

-- 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 found the Assault Shotgun!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 15 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he finally was killed by a mancubus.

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

 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
   The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The
 missile hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. You dualreload your
 guns! There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 You open the door. There is a Small Health Globe lying here.
 There are stairs leading to Unholy Cathedral here.
 You open the door.
 You swap your weapon.
 You switch to full auto mode.
 You swap your weapon.
 You open the door.
 Boom! The barrel explodes! Your blue armor is damaged! Boom! You

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

 Before him 66 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 60 of those were killed.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 1 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------


This is a death from awhile ago. I named him "Stupid SoG"--at the time I was using "____ SoG" names for all my marksman characters. "Lucky SoG," "Crazy SoG," etc. In spite of the name, I actually didn't make that many stupid mistakes with this one.

I got demolished on level 16. I had about 66% health. I walked into a room with... 3 barrels, I think. Took 1 or 2 steps in, and a Mancubus fired as soon as I stepped into its line of vision. 1 Mancubus + 3 barrels + 1 enclosed area = 1 extremely dead space marine. It happened so fast, I didn't even know what hit me until I looked at the mortem.

A lot of players would probably write this off as unavoidable. But I try to treat each death as a learning experience, and ask myself: what could I have done to prevent this?

Well, I could have picked up those Small Health Globes. At least one of them. There's really no reason to leave Small Health Globes behind if they won't put you over 100%. Even if they will put you over 100%, it's debatable.

Of course, even with 100% health I might not have survived. My mistake was going into that room. I noticed the barrels, and the potential danger. But I was more concerned about destroying items than protecting myself Quite frankly I was getting cocky. I had the Beretta, and Gun Kata, which I had been using to rip through everything.

At that point in the game, there really weren't too many items that I needed, though. The chances of finding something really helpful in that one room were pretty low. On the other hand, the chances of running into an enemy that can blow up all those barrels and instakill me are fairly high. If it wasn't a Mancubus, it could have been a Revenant, or a Baron, or an Arch-Vile. Hell, even a shotgun sergeant could have messed me up pretty bad in that situation. So it probably would have been smarter to just blow up the barrels, then enter the room. I would have been fighting a severely weakened Mancubus, and dodging its shots enough to at least reduce the damage.

Another option would have been to go around and enter from a different doorway. The Mancubus might have hurt me, but probably not enough to kill.

So basically, it was bad luck that killed me, but with more caution I probably could have survived it. You have to prepare for the possibility that things will go wrong.

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Discussion / Re: The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 17, 2010, 07:59 »
What did it really do? Just curious :P (would be so funny if it was what you silently suggested it to be :D)

This is Private YASD! In other words, everything is exactly what you expect it to be. ;)

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Discussion / Re: The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 17, 2010, 07:57 »
4. Cacodemons! Wait a Mi--


You push the barrel.                                                           
 You push the barrel.                                                           
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        #.... #.....................>==./................=......#.............#
        #.... #.........................#.......................#.............#
        ##### #################################################################
 Pvt. YASD                  Armor : blue armor [2/2] (61%)                     
 Health: 36%  Exp:  5/72%   Weapon: double shotgun (8d3)x3 [2/2]                 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Base  Lev9


"Oh no! Cacodemons! Well, my double shotgun should make quick work of you."

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Discussion / Re: The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 09, 2010, 06:27 »
3. Forgetting Anything?


You see here a Berserk Pack.                                                 
 There are stairs leading to Hell's Arena here.                               
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 Pvt. YASD                  Armor : green armor [1/1] (53%)                     
 Health: 7%  Exp:  2/38%   Weapon: shotgun (7d3) [0/5]                 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Base  Lev2 


"Hell's Arena, here I come!"

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Discussion / Re: The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 09, 2010, 05:12 »
2. Lesson learned The Hard Way


You punch the Hell Knight! The Hell Knight hits you! Your armor is destroyed!
 You punch the Hell Knight! The Hell Knight hits you!
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 Pvt. YASD                  Armor : none                     
 Health: 12%  Exp:  5/38%   Weapon: combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5]                 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Base  Lev9 


"Mental note: never hold down the cursor key to move around AGAIN."

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Discussion / Re: The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 08, 2010, 23:32 »
1. Switches are fun!


BB Screenshot created.                                                         
 There is a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] lying here.                                     
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 Pvt. YASD                  Armor : green armor [1/1] (66%)                     
 Health: 42%  Exp:  3/3%    Weapon: combat shotgun (7d3) [2/5]                 
 cautious                                                    Phobos Base  Lev3 



"Hmmmm... I wonder what this switch does?"

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Discussion / The Adventures of Private YASD!
« on: February 08, 2010, 23:30 »
This is kind of a "spinoff" of the screenshots topic, but with a common theme. It features the adventures of a Space Marine called Private YASD who just can't seem to stop killing himself through bad luck and stupidity (mostly stupidity).

Hopefully we can read the stories of Private YASD, have a laugh, and remember some of our own stupid mistakes.

For those of you who are wondering, yes, I did alter the screenshots in order for some of the jokes to work. I'm not dedicated enough to this idea to give myself a real YASD just to post a joke.

I will put each one in its own post, complete with title. Hope you all enjoy!


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0.9.9 / Re: [M|AoB|85%|YAVP]first AoB win...
« on: February 07, 2010, 21:23 »
If you have the Longinus spear the Cyberdemon is pretty easy even without Berserk mode. 8d8 damage, PLUS level 3 brute? That's close to BFG-level attack power. Berserk is just overkill.

In general melee characters have an easier time taking out strong individual enemies. It's hordes of demons coming from all directions that will give you trouble.

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--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Wimpy, level 10 Cacodemon Corporal, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 156940 turns and scored 46163 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 56 minutes and 36 seconds.
 He was too young to die!

 He killed 470 out of 482 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


 He saved himself 3 times.

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Gambler's Shield
  Hell Champion Medal
  UAC Bronze Badge
  Strongman Bronze Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 69/70   Experience 44061/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified chainsaw (5d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (77%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat knife (2d5)

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

    [a] modified blue armor [2/4] (28%) (P)
    [b] large med-pack
    [c] large med-pack
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] phase device
    [g] homing phase device
    [h] envirosuit pack
    [i] technical mod pack
    [j] technical mod pack
    [k] Gothic Boots [10/10] (165%)

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

    61 former humans
    56 former sergeants
    19 former captains
    60 imps
    76 demons
    123 lost souls
    23 cacodemons
    18 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    4 hell knights
    8 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    2 mancubi
    6 revenants

-- 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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Minigun!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 23 he found the Gothic Boots!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit! Your red armor is damaged!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit! Your red armor is completely
 destroyed!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The Cyberdemon reloads his
 rocket launcher.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You feel like a killing machine! You're going
 berserk! The Cyberdemon hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The Cyberdemon hits you.
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe

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

 Before him 51 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 47 of those were killed.
 And 4 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Yeah, I know it's a victory on easy. I'm still a "n00b" at this game--I've only been playing a few weeks.

It took me 51 deaths to beat this game... I probably would have beaten the game a lot sooner if it weren't for my own stupidity.

One lesson learned the hard way: don't hold down the cursor keys to move, ESPECIALLY when there are enemies around. There's nothing like a marine with ammochain and a plasma rifle with sniper and power mods being killed by a Baron that he walked into and punched until the Baron ripped him to shreds.

I haven't been playing ITTYD because it seems too easy. I found myself getting bored after awhile and dying because I wasn't paying attention. I figured I could beat it on that level if I applied myself, but would rather do the game on HNTR which is a lot more fun.

But then decided to try an all melee ITYTD game. I figured the melee aspect would make it reasonably challenging, and anyway it would give me a chance to get a lot of badges in one sitting. Unfortunately I missed the 100% kills badge by quite a bit--I probably shouldn't have gone to the Vault, since there probably wouldn't have been much worthwhile stuff for me anyway.

It is nice to have something to show my own progress, but I think this is enough of ITYTD level for me. From now on, it's HNTR or better all the way. To be honest, I didn't get all that big a feeling of accomplishment. I just breezed through the last few levels, staying over 100% health almost the whole time. The Cyberdemon fight seemed to end almost before it started, with me never even coming close to running out of med-packs. Once I went berserk it was over. Maybe next I'll try the Marksman challenge. Wish me luck!


Quick question for future strongman games: Can I use the rocket launcher to open passageways? Will just firing the rocket launcher make me lose the Strongman badge, or do I have to actually kill a monster with it? Having access to those agility mods in the chained court would make a strongman win a lot easier.

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Requests For Features / Re: Extensions for the new player
« on: January 17, 2010, 21:09 »
Here's my idea: we could take a cue from another famous roguelike, Nethack, and have two different "neverending" modes: Explore Mode and Wizard Mode.

Features of Explore mode:

-Unlocked by dying on HMP or lower 10 times.
-When your health drops to 0% or lower, you are asked if you really want to die. If you say "n," your health is restored to 100%.
-Your score is not recorded in the rankings.
-Can be played in ITYTD or HNTR levels.
-No red stairs are generated.
-Items and enemies are generated as normal in levels 1-24.
-Level 25 has no Cyberdemon. Instead there is a weaker boss fight. Maybe an ArchVile and two Barons?
-You cannot do any challenges in explore mode.

Features of Wizard mode:
-Unlocked by defeating the game on HMP (maybe UV?) or better. In other words, you have to be good at the game but not UNGODLY good.
-When your health drops to 0% or lower, you are asked if you really want to die. If you say "n," your health is restored to 100% (same as Explore Mode).
-Your score is not recorded in the rankings (same as Explore Mode).
-Can be played at any difficulty level except Nightmare.
-Pressing "w" (or maybe a function key like F12 would be better) brings up the "wizard mode" menu. In that menu, you can give yourself any item, powerup, or trait. Including uniques. You can also warp to any level of the game, including special levels. You can also turn challenges on and off.
-Invincibility can be toggled on and off. Maybe by typing iddqd?
-You can create any enemy, in any quantity that you want.
-If you beat the Cyberdemon, it would be recorded but with a funny message like "1 soldier defeated the Cyberdemon using trickery."

So what do you think? Maybe it needs some tweaking on the details, but I think this would work very well.

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Discussion / Re: Display problems--HELP!!
« on: January 14, 2010, 16:08 »
I actually managed to fix it, using a different solution: I clicked on the window's properties, then changed the font. Now it works fine. The only thing is that the forward slash is still represented by a yen symbol, but the only thing I've encountered that uses this is the combat knife, which arguably looks closer to the real thing with a yen symbol.

Thanks for your suggestions though! I am really enjoying this game now. My third character has made it to Hell Arena, and as I get the hang of maneuvering and reloading it just gets more and more fun.

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