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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [U|94%|YAVP] with DEMO!
« on: June 30, 2009, 20:00 »
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The arena is too hard to tackle that early in UV, at least for me, so that greatly reduces the chance of getting a rocket launcher...so I had to skip the wall.  I really love the backpack though...
UV Arena is beatable with a Combat shotgun and around 3 medkits, if you don't mind using hit and run tactics on the Cacos. And probably you don't know but UV The Wall is *NOT* a fun place.
Tell me more about these hit and run tactics...I'm really poor at using the shotgun.  All I do is zig-zag forwards and shoot.  Or drop items around a corner and hope enemies conveniently wander up to me point blank.

And I just checked the wiki - you're right, it's probably better to skip the wall on UV.  The 2 archviles will probably make things rather tough at ~dlvl 7.

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [U|94%|YAVP] with DEMO!
« on: June 29, 2009, 21:51 »
Ah crud I just realized if I kept the Nuclear Plasma Rifle - I would have had a nuke!  Sigh.

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Nightmare! / [N!|73%|YAVP] with DEMO!
« on: June 29, 2009, 20:41 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.10) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Zynx, level 14 Cacodemon General, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 65494 turns and scored 616404 points.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 829 out of 1122 hellspawn. (73%)


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

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

  Health 111/80   Experience 93132/14
  ToHit +4  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch (Level 1)
    Son of a gun   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)
    Dualgunner     (Level 1)
    Badass         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->SoB->TaN->TaN->TaN->Bad->Iro->Iro->Iro->EE->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [2/2] (53%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [50/130] (M1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified steel boots [1/1] (100%) (M)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Blaster (2d5) [20/20]

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

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (R1)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c] blue armor [1/2] (30%)
    [d] blue armor [1/2] (46%)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x3)
    [g] power cell (x30)
    [h] power cell (x50)
    [i] power cell (x50)
    [j] power cell (x50)
    [k] power cell (x50)
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] phase device
    [r] envirosuit pack
    [s] armor mobility mod

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

    86 former humans
    77 former sergeants
    27 former captains
    113 imps
    72 demons
    47 lost souls
    26 cacodemons
    21 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    24 hell knights
    68 arachnotrons
    11 former commandos
    10 pain elementals
    17 arch-viles
    20 mancubi
    17 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he found the Blaster!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 18 he found the Phaseshift Boots!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You enter a big arena. There's blood everywhere. You hear heavy mechanical
 footsteps...
 You start running!
 You swap your weapon.
 You stop running.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon

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

 Before him 192 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 164 of those were killed.
 4 of those were killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 17 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 6 souls claim to have killed him...
 6 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------
I was really surprised to come upon the Blaster so quickly after finding it in a previous run - but I'm not complaining.  It really meshes with my playstyle, and allows me to be a lot more reckless - even standing out in the open shooting (lone) enemies.  It also frees up loads of inventory slots that ordinarily would go to ammo.

Once again I collected a small stack of mods and ended up ditching them one by one for other things.  Advanced weapons are so much more mod-friendly than ordinary ones; but it's rare you get an advanced weapon that matches your already-determined build.
Maybe regular weapons should be allowed 2 mods + 2 more for each level of whizkid?

Useless planeshift boots - I already had some boots that gave me +10% speed (and -10% knockback), using the planeshift boots would have given me 5% more speed but a knockback penalty.  I love the boots mobility mod.

Badass worked really well with nightmare - since all the powerups healed double as much, there was a much higher tendency to go >100% health, so slower erosion really allowed you to take advantage of that extra health.

Once again 3 Tan + 3 Iron really rocked, especially when my armor kept getting destroyed very quickly.

A close call on Phobos Hell 7:  was a little too greedy for experience and was faced with a mass of archviles, mancubi, barons of hell, cacodemons, and revenants.  Even after pasting them with 5 BFG shots and consuming 3 large medpacks - I had to retreat with a homing phase device.

Again I didn't use pistols against Cyberdemon...I probably could have, but whatever, I killed him just the same.

I took a lot fewer turns than my UV win; I'm getting more comfortable playing at high difficulty levels now.  Of course part of the reason for the high number of turns in the UV win was because I kept running back and forth in the spider's lair waiting for the Arachnotrons to one by one randomly teleport in front of me at the side of the level.

Oh - and respawning Anarchnotrons supplied a ton of Power Cells.

Replay: http://willhostforfood.com/?Action=download&fileid=72438.  Once again use http://dosrecorder.sourceforge.net/ to play.

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Wow - that fully rigged advanced pistol - so jealous!

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: M|YASD|94% - a much better run, but...
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:25 »
I'm just saying this but, why do you need two BFGs for? One is good enough.

Besides the extra cells, you can overload one if you want. Good way to kill a vault.
Won't that also destroy all the goodies that were inside?

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [H|92%|YAVP] First win on hard
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:25 »
Wow, pulled it off even with a poor RNG - no BFG, no uniques!

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [M|98%|24|YASD] Almost did it, arrgh....
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:06 »
Seeing all those medpacks in your inventory - you're a lot like me, saving them up and dying with them rather than using them wisely.

But I've started to force myself to use them much more liberally, especially if I have more than 5, and my survival rates have gone up immensely.

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [M|96%|AoB|YAGV] - FREEDOOOOOM
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:03 »
Wouldn't the planeshift boots be tremendously useful for a melee game, due to the movespeed boost?  How'd you lose them?

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Nightmare! / Re: [N!|AoMs|53%|YAVP] Now with demo!!
« on: June 29, 2009, 00:51 »
I never even finished DoomRL without cheating on ITYTD ;)

If that's the case, how do you balance everything so that players can survive?

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Pre-0.9.9 / [U|94%|YAVP] with DEMO!
« on: June 29, 2009, 00:39 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.10) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Zynx, level 14 Cacodemon General, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 179237 turns and scored 306540 points.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 899 out of 956 hellspawn. (94%)
 He held his right to remain violent.


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

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

  Health 80/80   Experience 92765/14
  ToHit +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman        (Level 3)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Son of a gun   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 2)
    Cateye         (Level 2)
    Dualgunner     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->TaN->TaN->TaN->DG->Iro->Iro->Iro->EE->EE->Cat->Cat->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [5/5] (71%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified BFG 9000 (11d8) [60/100] (D1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (100%) (M)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Blaster (2d5) [20/20]

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

    [a] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (S1)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (57%)
    [c] green armor [1/1] (84%)
    [d] rocket (x10)
    [e] rocket (x10)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x10)
    [h] rocket (x7)
    [i] power cell (x10)
    [j] small med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] phase device
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] boots mobility mod

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

    86 former humans
    103 former sergeants
    39 former captains
    122 imps
    73 demons
    78 lost souls
    26 cacodemons
    44 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    33 hell knights
    42 arachnotrons
    10 former commandos
    17 pain elementals
    26 arch-viles
    28 mancubi
    18 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he found the Blaster!
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 18 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 22 he found the Nuclear Plasma Rifle!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 
 You enter a big arena. There's blood everywhere. You hear heavy mechanical
 footsteps...
 You start running!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit!
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon

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

 Before him 190 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 163 of those were killed.
 4 of those were killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 17 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 5 souls claim to have killed him...
 5 killed the bastard and survived.

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

The Blaster is hands-down my favorite Unique - wish I could have it every time!  Dual-gunning with the Beretta actually turned out LESS useful than expected - using the Blaster alone was better than pairing it with the Beretta in single-shot mode, and on any of the multiple-shot modes, it went through ammo way too quickly and wasn't accurate enough - I eventually abandoned the thing after running out of ammo, despite having over 800 rounds at one point.  I used 3 phase devices in the vaults and still didn't get to enter the middle...and there was a Unique there.  There was a Unique in the lava pits too, but my envirosuit ran out before I even got halfway across and I had to abandon my pursuit with a homing phase device.  The Nuclear Plasma Rifle is pretty useless for my playstyle - and it recharges so slowly.

The arena is too hard to tackle that early in UV, at least for me, so that greatly reduces the chance of getting a rocket launcher...so I had to skip the wall.  I really love the backpack though...

I'm still curious as to whether or not son of a gun bonuses come into play when the Beretta is in multishot mode?  I'm guessing it does, but even then the Blaster was better alone.  I could've taken a level of Badass instead, which would have been nice to reduce the knockback from all the explosions that hit me.

3 TaN and 3 Ironman are fabulous - you can take so much more damage; a lot of situations are far less dangerous, and even if you don't have enough armor, you can still survive.

First time I seriously used Cateye (rather than Intuition).  Since I went for durability first, I couldn't wait 3 levels to get the benefit of 'telepathy'.  And it turns out I wouldn't gain 3 further levels in any case.

Also - I almost never run into thermonuclear bombs - and never with an invulnerability on floor 24 (although I did get the latter alone this time - first time that happened to me, made Cyberdemon a snap).  Wish I could take a crack at JC.

Next up - U/Ao100!  I'm going to start tackling that again.  Most of the other challenge modes don't particularly interest me.

Use http://dosrecorder.sourceforge.net/ to play the demo.

Edit:  Uploaded!  Get the demo here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zufo2mqi4qn

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I figure the experienced players knew this already, but I thought I'd throw this out to those who are still frustrated by this.  Use run (comma key) to try to run into the item.  Run won't let you step into hazardous terrain, so if you cannot run to the spot where the item is, there's lava or acid underneath.

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Pre-0.9.9 / Re: [H|98%|YAVP] First win on hard for me - pistols!
« on: February 14, 2009, 00:58 »
Son of a Gun's firing speed boost does not multiply like mods do, but add, which makes it even better.  So 3x SoG means you only spend 40% of the usual time to fire a shot.  With Dual gunner, you require 48% of the usual time to fire TWO shots.

Look at this post: http://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php?topic=1814.msg14396#msg14396

I also don't prefer speed mods, but I had nothing else to choose from for the longest time.  If you've got 3 damage mods already on the pistol though (happens to me once in a blue moon), throwing a few speed mods doesn't hurt.

Damage mods are rather nice, to counter enemy armor, especially.  The magazine mod has turned out to be surprisingly useful, getting 8 shots off before needing to reload actually allows you to finish off enemies without needing to reload more often, which pays off a lot.  It also decreases the impact of reload time as you don't need to reload as often.

Accuracy is underrated.  If you're using the pistol from long range (or with intuition, especially), the chance to miss actually is nontrivial.  But here taking the trait is better, as one trait level gives +2 acc, while 1 mod gives +1 acc.

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Century Lounge / Re: [M|Ao100|96%|19|YAVP] - it's loooong
« on: February 14, 2009, 00:51 »
Nice work.  After hitting xp level 19 though, there's no need to kill enemies unless they're in your way - that'll save you lots of ammo.  Your pistols must have hit really hard - 3 SoB AND 2 SoG?  10 damage minimum with the Anti-Freak Jackal (before enemy armor)!  Not to mention your 1 Fin and 2 Rel.  If you had the ammo, though, the Grammaton on full-auto (with SoG) is really something to behold.  Not only do you shoot the same amount of shots as a chaingun with each pull of the trigger, you do a bit more damage, AND it takes much less time per shot.

That Necroarmor looks like it served you well.  It's so much better than Baron/Gothic, as those slow you down so much.

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Century Lounge / [U|Ao100|72%|90|YASD] (Damnit...)
« on: February 14, 2009, 00:39 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.8.10) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Z, level 19 Cacodemon General, killed by a arch-vile
 on level 90 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 359461 turns and scored 1008858 points.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 2641 out of 3619 hellspawn. (72%)
 He was an Angel of 100!


 He saved himself 4 times.

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

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

  Health -4/70   Experience 404712/19
  ToHit +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman        (Level 2)
    Finesse        (Level 2)
    Tough as nails (Level 3)
    Son of a gun   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye      (Level 3)
    Juggler        (Level 1)
    Dualgunner     (Level 1)
    Intuition      (Level 3)
    Whizkid        (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->EE->EE->Int->Int->Int->Fin->EE->Jug->TaN->TaN->TaN->Fin->WK->DG->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Blaster (2d5) [20/20]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (94%) (M)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Nuclear BFG 9000 (8d8) [9/40]

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

    [a] Trigun (3d6) [6/6]
    [b] Missile Launcher (7d6) [4/4]
    [c] Gothic Armor [7/7] (200%)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [i] rocket (x10)
    [j] rocket (x10)
    [k] rocket (x10)
    [l] rocket (x10)
    [m] rocket (x10)
    [n] rocket (x10)
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] thermonuclear bomb
    [t] Hell Staff
    [u] modified plasteel boots [8/8] (74%) (P)

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

    149 former humans
    253 former sergeants
    189 former captains
    93 imps
    63 demons
    76 lost souls
    108 cacodemons
    283 barons of hell
    52 hell knights
    217 arachnotrons
    17 former commandos
    15 pain elementals
    182 arch-viles
    101 mancubi
    98 revenants

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

  On level 3 he found the Blaster!
  On level 18 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 21 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 27 he found the Baron Armor!
  On level 28 he found the Gothic Armor!
  On level 31 he found the Trigun!
  On level 36 he found the Missile Launcher!
  On level 51 he found the Railgun!
  On level 68 he found the Nuclear Plasma Rifle!
  On level 89 he found the Nuclear BFG 9000!
  On level 90 he finally was killed by a arch-vile.

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

 You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell. You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! The baron of hell hits you. The baron of hell
 hits you. The baron of hell hits you.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell.
 Fire -- Choose target... The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of
 hell dies.
 The baron of hell fires! The missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of
 hell dies. The baron of hell hits you. The baron of hell fires! The
 missile hits the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies. The baron of hell
 fires! Boom! The arch-vile dies. The baron of hell dies. The
 arch-vile raises his arms! The baron of hell suddenly rises from the dead!

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

 Before him 150 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 126 of those were killed.
 4 of those were killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 14 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 5 souls claim to have killed him...
 5 killed the bastard and survived.

--------------------------------------------------------------
!@#$^$%^#@#$#$%^&... If only I had done things differently (i.e. medpack -> hellstaff), or at the very least, put on that gothic armor I had been saving!

I had an amazing run.  The blaster early on helped me out a lot. (I always choose pistols regardless, so it was a huge boost.)  For those of you who don't think much about the blaster compared to other uniques, look at its firing speed!  You have the firing rate of two pistols in one weapon (and no dualgunner 20% penalty at that).  And you never need to stop to reload (unless berserk), can save perhaps up to 6 inventory slots for ammo, and +1 accuracy to boot.  With the blaster I could forgo dualgunner and get intuition one level earlier.

Hell staff - I didn't use it that often at first, but once I got below floor 50, it became a staple.  Once I teleported into the midst of 5 mancubi though, that was almost an early death (floor 70 or so?).  I tended to avoid using the unique slow armors - if I moved around in them, I'd get pegged by lots of shots.  Any other armor evaporated very quickly - tough as nails was really helpful.

Whizkid - I regret taking it.  But I suppose I had no idea I would come upon the missile launcher - before picking it up, I had a S3R3D1 advanced rocket launcher.  Actually that made me hesitate to take the missile launcher but the accuracy (for firing with intution and hoping for a hit) and 4-clip magazine convinced me, even though my firing rate would be slower overall, and my damage and splash lower.  Juggler is much better than I initially thought; it turns it it's very useful to switch between your bread and butter weapon and a rocket launcher without giving the enemy a turn.

Any time a crowd of enemies had a few arch-viles around, it was really painful.  I would fire a dozen rockets into the crowd and hope that I took out the arch-vile before attempting pistol kills.  There were more than enough rockets to go around though, with revenants and mancubi aplenty.

I hit xp level 19 on floor 41 - lots more floors to just slog through without any incentive to kill unless it was in my way.  Nonetheless, very often enemies WERE in my way, so I had to kill most of them anyways.  Ended up taking dualgunner really late as I found the Trigun.  After this run I'm not that enamoured of it, actually - the 2 second reload time is a lot.

Tough as nails is very nice for survival, and paired with ironman, can really stretch your health out a long way, when medpacks or powerups are scarce.

Arena levels became very very scary, especially after floor 80.  As you can see, I was killed in one (one step away from the stairs...).

Trait-wise, though, I'm mostly happy about what I picked.  In hindsight I'd probably forgo 1 finesse and the whizkid, in favor of one more ironman and one reloader.  Reloader mainly for rocket launcher use, but in this case it would have been useful for the trigun as well.

I don't particularly like the Nuclear weapons - especially the plasma rifle.  They recharge so slowly!  At least the BFG you can use it in a pinch for a big punch.  I didn't find the Railgun particularly useful - rockets (or missiles) could hit multiple enemies in far more situations than the railgun could, and even when there was a line of enemies down a narrow hallway, I would need 3 railgun shots to kill a bunch of them (out of sight, using intuition).  The first two levels of intuition are still useless though, but I still prefer 3 trait cost for intuition over 2 trait cost for cat's eye...

Finally, thanks to Xael for sharing your player.dat - I probably wouldn't have unlocked this even now on my own.

I actually got up to 19/2% experience - too bad all those kills after level 19 didn't contribute anything.

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Requests For Features / Backpack for Ao100?
« on: February 09, 2009, 22:44 »
If there's any mode where the player could use more ammo storage, Ao100 would be it.  Could we start with the backpack or somehow be able to obtain one?

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