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Nightmare! / [N!|AoMC|70%|YAVP] Untouchable Cross, Robbery
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:26 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Derek Yu, level 12 Arch-Vile Lt. Colonel Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 72386 turns and scored 482341 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 58 minutes and 52 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 813 out of 1157 hellspawn. (70%)
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 3

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  Mastermind's Brain
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Untouchable Badge
  Untouchable Medal
  Untouchable Cross
  Hell Arena Pwnage Medal
  Shambler's Head
  Heroic Gold Badge
  Destroyer Bronze Badge
  Destroyer Silver Badge
  Destroyer Gold Badge
  Destroyer Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 38/50   Experience 68886/12
  ToHit Ranged +12  ToHit Melee +12  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)

  Int->Int->HR->Fin->Jug->HR->DM->Fin->WK->WK->SoB->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   green armor [1/1] (89%) (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [34/40] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   antigrav protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]

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

    [a] shotgun (8d3) [1/1]
    [b] chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40]
    [c] red armor [4/4] (90%)
    [d] ripper (6d6)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x24)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [i] shotgun shell (x70)
    [j] shotgun shell (x70)
    [k] shotgun shell (x3)
    [l] rocket (x13)
    [m] power cell (x70)
    [n] power cell (x24)
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] thermonuclear bomb
    [q] Arena Master's Staff

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 15%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 15%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 25% 

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

    147 former humans
    100 former sergeants
    87 former captains
    160 imps
    37 demons
    94 lost souls
    35 cacodemons
    25 hell knights
    47 barons of hell
    17 arachnotrons
    14 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    3 revenants
    12 mancubi
    7 arch-viles
    4 nightmare imps
    2 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 10 he assembled a ripper!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he assembled a antigrav boots!
  He left level 12 as soon as possible.
  He left level 15 as soon as possible.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 17 as soon as possible.
  On level 18 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits
 the Spider Mastermind.
 You see : out of vision
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits
 the Spider Mastermind.
 You see : out of vision
 You see : out of vision
 You reload the plasma rifle.
 You see : out of vision
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You reload the chaingun.

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

 285 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 256 of those were killed.
 16 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

 13 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 8 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

Angel of Max Carnage, Nightmare, won with Untouchable Cross.  No Destroyer Diamond.  I am highly annoyed.

Sigh. Anyway, this game is unworthy on a couple levels.  I basically just ran through Deimos and Hell, and I got hit a few stupid times pre-Anomaly.  By my count, I took 49 damage this game.  Beating the Hell Arena on MC is a piece of cake, since your shotgun does highly predictable knockback which makes it easy to establish a graveyard square.  I figured out how to pass the Entryway without damage about 25% of the time -- if I took a hit I just started over.  My tactic was to wait to run until the last minute, then keep myself running with the initial medkits until I had a shotgun and control.  I learned if you can just gun down sergeants due to their speed and their medkits, but you have to either use trees or fire into the fog to kill the former humans. 

The chained court is easy if you don't do something stupid and eat 24 points of Baron-ball like I did.  The Arena Master just gets bounced around by your shotgun.  The Wall is an endless field of candy, plus it provides rockets to clear the Anomaly.  Wearing Red Armor means you take 10 points of damage rocket jumping out of the ambush -- acceptable, since I had to use my phase to escape certain damage earlier.  I had to run like hell several times from this point on as the game kept spawning me in mazes or in rooms absolutely filled with all sorts of guys.  I burned phases, I ducked and ran, I got lucky more than once.  I didn't have control once past the Anomaly, which is just kind of sad.

I built a ripper with the idea of going for Longinus Diamond, but Hell 1 was another pressure run-for-my-life level and I was forced to the other stairs.  I could have opened the Vaults, but at that point I had 49 damage and was kind of disgusted at all the concessions I had been forced into making so I decided not to risk it.  Ditto going after JC.  Just not worth it.

And in the end I didn't even get my Destroyer Diamond.  Looks like the game thought as little of this round as I did.

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Okay, at this point things have gotten out of hand.  Here's my morning game:  Angel of Max Carnage, Nightmare, won with Untouchable Cross:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Notice I did not receive the Destroyer Diamond -- the one I was specifically going for.  I am irate.

This marks the third time the badge system has screwed up for me.  To review, look at this mortem from a few games past:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Missing here is Strongman Platinum, whose requirements are "Win standard game fist-only HMP," yet I recieved Strongman Diamond, whos requirements are "Win Standard game using fist-only HMP/100%." 

Finally, we look at this game from a couple bug reports ago:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Which simply doesn't register in on the badge list.  A screenshot of said badge list:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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Discussion / Re: Let's talk about UV
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:51 »
Yes, the RNG can screw you.  It happens. 

In this case you actually don't want to kill the imps in the first room -- they will block each other's shots, splashing the entire group for free.  Those shots that do slip out are highly inaccurate, and you are running right?

After, in the second room... do it again.  Run straight through.  Those Knights have a real accuracy problem and you will be moving very, very fast.  Just make sure to try to keep a decent tangent line for them to miss.  Attempt to find an empty room to secure and begin corner shooting, or just for distance.   They'll stop chasing eventually.  The one enemy you absolutely have to stop and shoot are sergents.  Shotguns can rip you right the hell up as you try to blow past.

I'm not saying this situation is guaranteed-survivable, but a marine in your condition shouldn't be giving up quite yet.

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Nightmare! / [N!|27%|YAVP] UAC Diamond
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:55 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Timo Viitanen, level 8 Arch-Vile Lt. Colonel Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 13124 turns and scored 266554 points.
 He played for 13 minutes and 1 second.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 235 out of 849 hellspawn. (27%)
 Who gave him the ticket to hell, anyway?

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 1

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Minor Icarus Cross
  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Silver Cross
  Compet-n Gold Cross
  UAC Platinum Badge
  UAC Diamond Badge
  Speedrunner Bronze Badge
  Speedrunner Silver Badge
  Speedrunner Gold Badge

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

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  ##############...............####...............###########
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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 50/50   Experience 25302/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)

  Int->Int->Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->HR->HR->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [1/2] (14%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] shotgun (8d3) [0/1]
    [b] BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [c] chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x10)
    [e] shotgun shell (x50)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x27)
    [h] small med-pack
    [i] small med-pack
    [j] large med-pack

-- 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 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 65%   feet 60% 

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

    44 former humans
    28 former sergeants
    7 former captains
    33 imps
    32 demons
    43 lost souls
    5 cacodemons
    3 hell knights
    5 barons of hell
    7 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    2 pain elementals
    2 mancubi
    1 arch-vile
    5 nightmare imps
    4 nightmare cacodemons
    8 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  Not knowing what to do, he left.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  Level 14 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 17 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 18 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

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

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

 278 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 250 of those were killed.
 16 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

 12 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 7 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

Not much to say here... I just played as fast and dirty as I could, relying on the shotgun and intuition to get me to the chained court.  There I grabbed all four 'zerk packs and the chainsaw and the combo lasted me all the way through to Deimos.  I got very lucky at several key points:  I got invuln globes just before the Anomaly and the Mastermind, and a lucky phase on Hell 6.  I ducked into the Halls of Carnage by mistake which probably cost me a minute and a half.  In all it was a fun 15 minutes, and its good to take a break from the other, more serious badges and just blow through everything.

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Nightmare! / Re: [N!|22|92%|YASD] Just Longinus Diamond :(
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:09 »
All that way to die by a former human.  Ow.

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When someone questions our collective abilities to distinguish between strategy and tactics, this thread is over.

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For all you people saying that shift-R is useless, consider:  the Invulnerability Globe grants 50 *actions* worth of invuln.  You can either tap 'r' 5 times and spend 10% of your invulnerability time... or you can shift-R and reload the whole thing in 2%.

Just sayin'.

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DoomRL is just where it needs to be in terms of death issues, with one exception.  I would really appreciate a warning (like the Arena continue) for when you're about to step into harmful fluids when at very low health.  This is a stupid, avoidable mistake which has claimed more characters than I can count and is never even slightly fun.  Lava is just really hard to see sometimes, especially when its a single tile amidst a sea of blood.  It makes me sad.

As for other games, Nethack is completely idiotic for how many ways its come up with to kill characters without any warning or feedback.  The game is unreasonably frustrating and I have no idea how anyone plays it.  Malice is not a design feature.

On the other end of the spectrum Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is just about perfect.  It allows you to die -- but those deaths are all of your own making.  Are you too weak to fight that ogre?  You die.  Did you try to play cheap on the health potions?  You die.  Did you just try to walk into deep water without knowing how to swim?  You... don't die.  It won't let you.  Did you wander close to said deep water while confused so you can't fully control your movement?  You.. don't die.  It asks you if you really want to do that.  Answer:  you don't.

This is how the games should be:  they let you die through *expected* game mechanics, but don't blindside you with idiotic instakills and prompts you when you're about to do something spectacularly stupid, even if you don't know you're about to do it.  You're playing the game, not the game engine.

As for the specific debate going on overhead:  if you hold down the run key you deserve everything you get.  Do not do it.


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0.9.9.6 / Re: [U|AoRA|100%] Quartermaster Diamond
« on: March 31, 2012, 05:37 »
I didn't enter the lava pits because I tossed my envirosuit pack to make room for ammo at the beginning of Hell... I was carrying too many weapons and armors.  This is why I don't like playing rapid fire guys, in general -- without ammochain, it puts tremendous pressure on your inventory.  Anyway, I never found another and I wasn't fast enough to just run through the lava, so I skipped it. 

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0.9.9.6 / [U|AoRA|100%] Quartermaster Diamond
« on: March 30, 2012, 20:24 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Adam Ring, level 14 Arch-Vile 1st Lieutenant Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 64480 turns and scored 372928 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 51 minutes and 41 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1074 out of 1074 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Red Alert!

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

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

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

  Mastermind's Brain
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Quartermaster Bronze Badge
  Quartermaster Silver Badge
  Quartermaster Gold Badge
  Quartermaster Diamond Badge
  Skull Silver Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  #############................................##############
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  #######....####............................####....########
  #######............................................########
  ########..........####........X.....####..........#########
  #########.........####.....####.....####.........##########
  ##########........####.....####%....####........###########
  ###########.......####.....####.....####.......############
  ############...............####...............#############
  #############................................##############
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 87/50   Experience 91297/14
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +4  ToDmg Melee +4

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 4)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  HR->HR->SoB->EE->SoB->Int->Int->SoB->TH->DM->MCe->HR->Fin->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [0/40] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   10mm ammo chain (x250)

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [b] chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (T1)
    [c] super shotgun (8d4)x2 [2/2]
    [d] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [e] BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [f] tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [g] red armor [4/4] (86%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x60)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] rocket (x10)
    [l] power cell (x50)
    [m] power cell (x44)
    [n] power cell (x50)
    [o] power cell (x50)
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] homing phase device
    [t] thermonuclear bomb
    [u] shell box (x100)

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

    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   

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

    101 former humans
    92 former sergeants
    69 former captains
    88 imps
    83 demons
    378 lost souls
    38 cacodemons
    29 hell knights
    44 barons of hell
    31 arachnotrons
    18 former commandos
    30 pain elementals
    24 revenants
    18 mancubi
    24 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 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  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 tactical shotgun!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he assembled a tactical armor!
  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 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Trigun!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You see : out of vision
 You see : Adam Ring (boosted) | floor | [ m ]ore
 Targeting canceled.
 You see : out of vision
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. Boom! Boom! The missile hits the Spider Mastermind.
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider
 Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the
 Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider
 Mastermind dies. Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press
 <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 You reload the chaingun.

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

 266 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 239 of those were killed.
 16 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

 11 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 6 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I went through a bunch of builds trying to figure out what to go with.  Obviously the Scout is a no-brainer in a time pressure situation, and maxing out Hellrunner is vital as movement is what eats up most of your five minutes.  From there it was just a battle between me and finding the fastest, most powerful, most trait efficient build.  Traits were scarce as I got sick of just randomly dying to the 100% requirement on small room and maze levels, so I resigned myself to early-ish Int2.

A Gun Kata build is maximally time-efficient, but it takes so long to kick in.  I died around levels 6-8 a bunch of times trying to get the experience up.  Likewise Shottyhead builds are too slow, and you don't have time to really play a berserker build as patiently as you should.  So this game I did something I seldom do:  I played a chaingunner.  I don't know why, but I've really shied away from rapid-fire builds for the last... ever.  It just underdamages both Berserk and Dualgunner, but its trait-efficient and provided crucial power in the early game.  I ran some math and you just can't beat a chaingun for efficient enemy disposal pre-Anomaly. 

So I figured out how to beat the Arena in 5 minutes, then figured out the conditions under which the Chained Court was doable (either a combat shotty or a shell box).  I managed to not screw up long enough to get to the end, which is the story of just about every game.  Next up is Destroyer, I think.

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0.9.9.6 / [H|100%|YAFW] Strongman Diamond and a Bug
« on: March 27, 2012, 16:52 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ilya Bely, level 12 Arch-Vile 1st Lieutenant Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind on level 9 of Hell.
 He survived 105550 turns and scored 188724 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 24 minutes and 45 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 917 out of 917 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  Malicious Knives Cross
  Sunrise Iron Fist
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Strongman Bronze Badge
  Strongman Silver Badge
  Strongman Gold Badge
  Strongman Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 42/70   Experience 61683/12
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Marine

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (60%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nothing
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d8) [40/40]
    [b] red armor [1/6] (22%) (P)
    [c] ballistic vest [3/3] (89%) (P)
    [d] Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [e] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [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] phase device
    [o] homing phase device
    [p] thermonuclear bomb
    [q] technical mod pack
    [r] protective boots [2/2] (92%)

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

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

    102 former humans
    86 former sergeants
    30 former captains
    88 imps
    45 demons
    371 lost souls
    34 cacodemons
    21 hell knights
    30 barons of hell
    21 arachnotrons
    22 former commandos
    20 pain elementals
    4 revenants
    21 mancubi
    13 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony 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 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  He sounded the alarm on level 12!
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Azrael's Scythe!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 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!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  On level 22 he found the Necroarmor!
  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. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! The lost soul hits you. The lost
 soul hits you. The lost soul hits you. The lost soul hits you. The lost soul
 hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You are hit! The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies.
 The lost soul dies. That hurt! You' going berserk! The lost soul dies. The
 lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! The lost soul hits you. You need
 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You hit John Carmack. The lost soul hits you. John Carmack reloads his rocket
 launcher. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You're going berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.
 Warning! Explosion in 7 seconds!

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

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

 10 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I've been trying for this badge way too long, and making things way harder than they needed to be.  I had a bunch of runs where I exploited the wound-with-shotgun, kill-with-fist tactic to do fancy things like clear the Arena but every time I'd get to the end it would withhold Sunrise Iron Fist, and thus the Strongman Diamond.  Once, I'm sure the lava wave killed a former while I was shotgunning the door in the Halls of Carnage -- that was rage inducing.  For this run I decided to just screw it and dive for the end.  And you know what?  It was a lot easier.

The first and second levels make or break the game:  if I got a berserk pack on each, the game was made.  If I didn't, the game was lost.  Level 4 was the tipping point:  three ranks of Brute plus Berserker plus items spawning more frequently on lower levels just made the game a breeze from there on out.  I swore to myself I was just diving for the end (mainly because I lost a good character to cockiness) but when I saw two invulnerability globes right by the Mortuary stairs I knew I had to go for it.  Usually a fist-clear of the Mortuary takes a bunch of skulls + all my armor + most of my kits, but with such a long invuln I managed to tag all the Viles and one entire half before it ran out.  Fun times.

Anyway: the bug!  Look at the mortem... I get Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond... but where is Platinum?  The game states it is for winning a game on HMP using only fists, while the Diamond is for winning a game on HMP 100% using your fists.  Obviously if I qualified for the Diamond I qualify for the Platinum... yet take a look.  Its worthwhile to note that this is my second badge-related bug.  I lost my Marksman Diamond somehow.  Dunno what's going on.  Anyone else getting this?

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I slaughtered my way through Hell's Armory, downed the Shambler, and saw that the main reward was a Firestorm mod.  This made me very sad as I was on a melee run.  Could we please have an armor assembly which incorporates this mod?  Or perhaps make it useful on armor all by itself?  I'm thinking something like +10% all resistances.  okaythanksbye

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Discussion / Re: Shotgun Build discussion.
« on: March 22, 2012, 13:41 »
Meh, both Juggler and Reloader are at the weak end of the scale.  Reloader is obsoleted by the tactical shotgun, while Juggler only comes into play when you lose control of a situation.  It would be interesting to see a survey of mortems which have taken Reloader 3 to see how much the community likes the skill.  I suspect the results will be far, far behind Hellrunner, Finesse, and Nails.

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Nightmare! / [N!|AoD|95%|YaFW] Hunter Diamond, RNG Love
« on: March 21, 2012, 18:26 »
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 Derek Yu, level 20 Arch-Vile 1st Lieutenant Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind on level 9 of Hell.
 He survived 101162 turns and scored 1883972 points.
 He played for 11 hours, 33 minutes and 13 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1860 out of 1950 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Darkness!

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

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

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Explorer Badge
  Experience Medal
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hunter Diamond Badge
  Arachno Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 34/50   Experience 337611/20
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +4  ToDmg Melee +4

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 4)
    Son of a gun     (Level 5)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  Int->Int->SoB->SoB->TH->MCe->HR->SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->SoG->SoG->HR->DM->SoB->EE->SoB->HR->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Malek's Armor [3/3] (84%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   pistol (2d4) [3/8] (B1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   blaster (2d5) [3/10] (P1)

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

    [a] rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1]
    [b] minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200]
    [c] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d9) [3/40] (P1)
    [d] BFG 9000 (11d8) [0/100] (P1)
    [e] Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [9/9]
    [f] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x64)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [i] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [k] rocket (x11)
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] homing phase device

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   

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

    151 former humans
    153 former sergeants
    113 former captains
    193 imps
    140 demons
    540 lost souls
    76 cacodemons
    40 hell knights
    85 barons of hell
    105 arachnotrons
    38 former commandos
    42 pain elementals
    48 revenants
    76 mancubi
    47 arch-viles
    1 nightmare cacodemon
    2 nightmare demons
    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 found the Malek's Armor!
  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 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 4 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he assembled a ballistic armor!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Acid Spitter!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  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 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Jackhammer!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  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!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You reload the pistol. You are hit!
 You see : John Carmack (severely wounded) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. John Carmack
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. John Carmack
 dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 dies.

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

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

 8 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 killed the bitch and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I don't really want to talk about this game.  I'd much rather talk about the last one -- the one where I finally learned how to do the Arena without Hellrunner or Finesse, and how the game just snapped together after that.  But no, I had to miss the Spider's Lair somehow and now I have to talk about this game.  Sigh.  This game can be summed up in a single line:

I found Malek's Armor on level 2.

It was a vault which also had red armor and a full health pack, but who cares, right?  It had Malek's and after that the game was just simple.  The armor is grossly overpowered -- good stat, good resist, FANTASTIC speed, *and* it regens.  Its like an instant two ranks of Hellrunner, plus a bunch of extra inventory and entrenchment for every type of damage that counts.  Why would you wear anything else?  I used it to devastate the Arena, cleared out the Court, wiped the Wall and was into extended max before I hit the Anomaly.  I went into my usual dualgunner build and the RNG decided to drop a Blaster on me.  Well, hell.  Looks like I've got a girlfriend.

I built a bunch of anti-melee armor but couldn't deal with the Angel of Death as I wasn't gifted with a Hatred Skull.  I built a minefield of demon corpses and blew 'em up with a Fire Skull, but when the smoke cleared the big guy was 'barely scratched'.  That was my cue to leave.  The mortuary is just fun... I snagged the nuke BFG and walked through the level single-gunning it while BFG'ing every 10 seconds or so.  It wasn't really fair.  Carmack lasted through a clip and a half.

Oh, yeah, I suppose I should talk about the challenge now.  Angel of Darkness isn't hard at all, especially on Nightmare.  Double Experience is really too much... I had Int2 before I left the Entryway and Cateye in the Arena.  After that, its just a normal game.  I chose my dualgunner build as I already have two ranks of SoB and I'm not thrilled with any of the rapid-fire weapons.  And then I got a blaster... soooo... yeah.  Not much to say.

I see other people did runs which didn't involve powering to Int2 and Cateye.  I don't know why they did this thing.

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Requests For Features / Re: The Rocket Launcher.
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:13 »
The most annoying part of the missile launcher is that it doesn't count as "a rocket launcher" so I can't quick-swap it out using the 7 key.  With a full inventory this means I have to drop an item to wield it... which is just a ton more tedium than needs to exist, especially since I'm pulling out a rocket-thrower every two or three kills in order to gib corpses. 

A little complaint, I know, but its still enough for me to leave the missile launcher at the Wall.  The increased aggravation just isn't worth the improvement in a utility weapon.

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