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Post Mortem / [1.4f|U|Sc|AoB|YAAM] Quad Ghost
« on: July 31, 2022, 15:05 »
For no particular reason, I felt like playing an Angel of Berserk game with a Ghost build.  :)

Leaning into the Scout's stealthing ability was a very shaky strategy in the early game, and for a time, I was living med kit to med kit, and very uncertain if I'd be able to win.  The Shadow Blade that I found mid-Europa was a big help, letting me do triple damage with my stealth strikes, (and quadruple damage once I got Executioner) and getting the Demonblood effect from the Dark Cathedral helped considerably, and that was when I knew I had the game in the bag.

That was also around the time I found the armour with the "silent" perk, which helped me get more out of my stealthing.  I was using the melee amp I found in Frozen Temple (that gave a damage and guard boost) up until the end of Dante Inferno, where I couldn't resist switching it up for a utility amp that also had "silent," so my two silent perks, combined with Skilled 2, meant that for the last two levels, I was getting four stealth strikes per stealth, (if there were enough enemies present) and since Ghost 3 made my stealth cost 12, and I was getting 3 energy back per kill thanks to Energy Leech 3, I was able to break even for each of my stealths.  :)

I got the Medusa's Fang toward the end, which instantly kills damaged biological enemies at the cost of permanently reducing your health, and I almost got rid of it, figuring I didn't want my health reduced, until I realized that it only triggers the health reduction if you deal non-fatal damage...  and my quad damage from the Shadow Blade was pretty good at one-shotting everything, and once Soulstealer was leveled up with smaller enemies, it was able to one-shot pretty much everything too, so I don't think I ever actually activated the Medusa's Fang ability at all.

In the end, Harbinger didn't even see me coming.  I ran up to him while stealthed, whacked him for four stealth strikes, then stealthed again, and whacked him for four more stealth strikes.  He spent his last moments firing off his mortars blindly, and was dead without ever seeing his attacker.  :)

Tormuse, level 18 Scout,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 18334 turns.
The run time was 5h 49m 2s.
World seed was 40288.
He scored 7761 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!
He was an Angel of Berserk!

CALLISTO L5 - Lockdown
CALLISTO L5 -> Military Barracks
Military Barracks - Cleared!
EUROPA L2 - Volatile Storage
Europa Concourse -> Europa Ruins L1
Europa Ruins L1 - found Twin Viper
Europa Ruins L2 - The Hunt
Europa Ruins L2 -> Frozen Temple
Frozen Temple - Cleared!
IO L2 -> Shadow Halls L1
Shadow Halls L1 - Low Power
Shadow Halls L3 -> Dark Cathedral
Dark Cathedral - Cleared!
Dark Cathedral - found Exosuit
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found Firecrown
Dante Station L3 - Exalted Summons

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (silver cluster) (+100)
   * 50+ kills without taking damage
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels

He killed 774 out of 774 enemies.

 46 former grunts           40 ice fiends
 6  corrupted grunts        8  toxic fiends
 1  former CRI grunt        20 CalSec sentries
 11 former grenadiers       8  security sentries
 5  corrupted grenadiers    2  military sentries
 2  former CRI  grenadiers  11 CalSec bots
 11 former soldiers         4  security bots
 18 corrupted soldiers      72 reavers
 5  hellish soldiers        39 cryoreavers
 3  former CRI soldiers     25 toxic reavers
 4  former sergeants        39 archreavers
 2  corrupted sergeants     5  cyberi
 1  hellish sergeant        9  cryoberi
 1  former CRI sergeant     6  toxiberi
 11 former guards           12 medusae
 6  corrupted guards        12 archmedusae
 5  former commandoes       35 ravagers
 6  corrupted commandoes    19 armored ravagers
 3  hellish commandoes      13 siege ravagers
 4  former CRI commandoes   17 plasma ravagers
 1  former heavy            25 CRI marines
 2  corrupted heavies       8  CRI bots
 1  hellish heavy           21 guardians
 5  security drones         12 sentinels
 7  combat drones           5  warlocks
 46 fiends                  12 archwarlocks
 17 fire fiends

Traits
  Skilled L3
  Hellrunner L3
  Executioner L3
  Hacker L1
  Dodgemaster L1
  Energy leech L3
  GHOST L3

Trait order
  Skl->EnL->Skl->EnL->EnL->Hak->MGH->Exe->
  Exe->Exe->Skl->MGH->MGH->Hr->Hr->Hr->
  Dm

Equipment
  Slot #1 : Soulstealer
  Slot #2 : shadow blade A
   * Guarded 15
   * Resilient
   * Shadow blade

  Body : AV3 combat armor PA
   * Swift
   * Meshed
   * Durable
   * Silent

  Head : Firecrown
  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Energetic
   * Silent

  Relic : medusa's fang
   * Kiss of Death


Permanents
  Demonblood

Inventory
  gas grenade (x3)
  krak grenade (x1)
  frag grenade (x3)
  smoke grenade (x3)
  CRI phase kit (x3)
  multitool (x3)
  combat pack (x3)
  military stimpack
  stimpack (x3)
  small medkit (x3)
  large medkit
  large medkit

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Post Mortem / [1.4f|U|Ma|YAAM] Ultimate survivor
« on: July 16, 2022, 16:13 »
A fun little run where I had Survivor, health Demonblood, and Ravager's Heart, so I was healing up to 25% health from Survivor, up to 50% from Demonblood, and up to 75% from Ravager's Heart.  :)  The neat thing is the health regen stacked, so I was getting healed at triple rate below 25%, and double rate below 50%.  (This meant I basically never got the Survivor-based critical bonuses;  oh well...)

The game started as sort of a test of the viability of the Warlock's Horn relic, which I found in Callisto Anomaly, to see if the game is still playable with the 20% experience reduction, and I was still able to get up to level 17 by the end, so I wasn't hampered too badly.  I didn't get to actually use the Warlock's Horn for its true purpose, to block the Archwarlock's gaze, since I had to switch it out for the Ravager's Heart, (which I didn't really want to, but I felt compelled to, to see how the health regen worked)  :)  but for a while, the Warlock's Horn's bleeding protection was helpful for occasions I wanted to use melee.

For early/midgame, I mostly used a nice AV1 7.62 rifle with 40% critical on it, and didn't really make the switch over to melee until Io when I was able to get a decent katana.  I never found any indestructible armour, so my armour got shredded pretty consistently, but I had some pretty nice powered armour for a while, which helped me zip around, cutting enemies more quickly, but it finally broke against Harbinger himself.  Oh well...

One other funny thing, since Demonblood and Ravager's Heart both reduce healing effects down to 25%, and they stack, small medkits would only heal me for 2hp, and small healing orbs and combat packs didn't heal me at all.  :)

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

He survived for 15632 turns.
The run time was 4h 49m 1s.
World seed was 79056.
He scored 7734 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!

CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Mines L1
Callisto Mines L1 - The Hunt
Callisto Mines L3 -> Callisto Anomaly
Callisto Anomaly - Cleared!
CALLISTO L6 - Lockdown
EUROPA L3 - Volatile Storage
Europa Concourse - found Thompson
Europa Concourse -> Europa Ruins L1
Europa Ruins L2 - Lockdown
Europa Ruins L2 -> Frozen Temple
Frozen Temple - Cleared!
IO L3 -> Shadow Halls L1
Shadow Halls L1 - Volatile Storage
Shadow Halls L2 -> Dark Cathedral
Dark Cathedral - Cleared!
Dark Cathedral - found BFT 10K
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found Avalanche
Dante Station L3 - The Hunt

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

He killed 806 out of 806 enemies.

 43 former grunts           10 ice fiends
 6  corrupted grunts        17 toxic fiends
 1  former CRI grunt        10 CalSec sentries
 11 former grenadiers       15 security sentries
 2  corrupted grenadiers    4  military sentries
 2  former CRI  grenadiers  7  CalSec bots
 21 former soldiers         8  security bots
 24 corrupted soldiers      70 reavers
 12 former CRI soldiers     41 cryoreavers
 2  CRI soldiers            29 toxic reavers
 10 former sergeants        57 archreavers
 3  corrupted sergeants     11 kerberi
 4  former CRI sergeants    7  cyberi
 1  CRI sergeant            19 cryoberi
 27 former guards           3  toxiberi
 6  corrupted guards        17 medusae
 2  former CRI guards       10 archmedusae
 3  former commandoes       25 ravagers
 9  corrupted commandoes    18 armored ravagers
 3  former CRI commandoes   9  siege ravagers
 1  former heavy            16 plasma ravagers
 2  corrupted heavies       20 CRI marines
 7  security drones         22 CRI bots
 2  combat drones           14 guardians
 2  military drones         9  warlocks
 62 fiends                  12 archwarlocks
 32 fire fiends

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

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


Equipment
  Slot #1 : Avalanche
  Slot #2 : BFT 10K
  Slot #3 : Soulstealer
  Body :  - NONE -
  Head :  - NONE -
  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Carrier
   * Adrenal

  Relic : ravager's heart
   * Ravager's Blood


Permanents
  Medusa's Curse
  Relic Corruption
  Demonblood

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x85)
  plasma grenade (x1)
  gas grenade (x2)
  krak grenade (x3)
  frag grenade (x1)
  smoke grenade (x1)
  large combat pack
  military stimpack
  stimpack (x1)
  large medkit
  large medkit

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Releases / Re: The Inferno Module
« on: May 08, 2022, 14:57 »
I guess this is a bug. I think they actually are theoretically destroyable, but their hp gets reset each time they move.

In my game, neither rockets nor plasma shotgun were able to destroy them.  If there was a way to destroy them, short of letting them get revived and killing them somewhere else, to destroy the corpse there, I didn't discover it.

I sort of forgot about the assemblies...

Okay, I'm glad I looked those up.  They're so hyper-specific, that even through trial and error, I would never have found them, not the least because mod packs simply don't drop frequently enough to allow that kind of experimentation.  I look forward to seeing if I can try some of them out.  :)

I don't think I intended this, but not sure if I want to fix it... Maybe I should. (Melee probably doesn't need the help I guess?)

I kind of like the effect;  the concept of doing stealth melee kills appeals to me.  It's up to you whether or not that deserves a change, but yeah, it's probably worth keeping in mind that currently, the game is hugely unbalanced in favour of melee.

If you'd like to give ranged builds a significant, but not unbalancing, buff, I would suggest allowing revived corpses in Acheron to drop ammo.  That level is a relative breeze for melee that doesn't have to care about ammo, but for a ranged build, going up against unlimited enemies with limited ammo is not fun.  If I could at least restock along the way, I'd have a fighting chance.  I mean it would still be a grisly war of attrition, where the only actual progress is made if you can manage to injure an Arch-Vile, but it would at least be feasible.

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Releases / Re: The Inferno Module
« on: May 07, 2022, 16:27 »
I made another attempt.  I made a concerted effort to push through Acheron this time, pressing forward faster than was wise, and burning through three med packs in the process, but the enemies were still reviving faster than I could kill them.  I had a plasmatic shotgun to help with corpse disposal, but it seems that the corpses that spawn in the river are undestroyable, so there's no way to stop the Arch-Viles from surrounding themselves with raised enemies, and I couldn't get close enough to them to even injure them, let alone kill them.

By the way, one thing I forgot to mention, but in the previous game, you may notice that I got 5 Shambler kills.  That's because (apparently) the switch that summons the Shambler can be activated as many times as you want.  I'm not sure if that's a particularly wise thing to do, but I thought I'd mention it in case it's a bug.  (Come to think of it, I didn't check if they each give you experience;  hmm...)

Spoiler: Mortem (click to show/hide)

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Releases / Re: The Inferno Module
« on: May 06, 2022, 08:24 »
Without looking at your two spoiler comments, I did notice that my vision radius was decreasing and increasing periodically on that level, so I assume that has something to do with their presence.  I honestly can't remember whether my vision was in a reduced state at the time I got munched, so I probably should have paid closer attention to that, especially since they don't make any sound, so there wasn't any other cue that they were present.

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Releases / Re: The Inferno Module
« on: May 04, 2022, 11:51 »
So I've been trying this mod out again lately, seeing if I can get a proper UV ranged build going, and this is one of my more successful games, playing with a masterless technician build.

Naturally, this meant I couldn't do Blood Temple, but I still made a quick visit there for Explorer purposes, and left without triggering the ambush.

I got overwhelmed at Acheron.  I haven't quite gotten a handle on how to take care of the Arch-Viles quickly enough before they ressurrect everything;  I'll have to reconsider my approach next time.  In any case, I burned through all my med packs on that level and I was forced to homing phase out.  I left 46 enemies behind on that level;  up 'til that point, I had a perfect 100% kill ratio.  Oh well...

In the end, I was done in by a pair of Nightmare Spectres that I didn't even see coming.  Somehow, both of them went from being invisible to biting me in the space of the one second I spent reloading my tactical shotgun.  How the heck fast are those guys?!?  I know their whole deal is that you can't see them until they're close, but I really was totally unaware they were there until I was dead.  They must've gotten a triple move on me, and/or they have some kind of variability in how far away they can be seen from or something.  I could have saved my life with my last large med pack, but I really didn't think I was in imminent danger of dying.

Spoiler: Mortem (click to show/hide)

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Thanks!  :D

I have always found the scrapgun pretty crap, so is there something I am missing that makes it great?

I don't know about "great," but it does relatively high damage for 9mm ammo, and has the benefit that Scavenger 1 gets you as much ammo as you want for it in late game.  There are certainly better weapons out there, but it served me well until I got my melee game off the ground.  :)

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Releases / Re: The Inferno Module
« on: April 12, 2022, 19:33 »
The current version of Inferno already works with version 0.9.9.7 of DRL.  (The current version of DRL)  I got it from this link that Tehtmi posted on page 8 of this thread.  I've been playing it on version 0.9.9.7 for years, (from time to time) and it's always worked fine.

EDIT:  Here are Tehtmi's instructions from 2017 for getting it working.

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Modding / Re: WolfRL
« on: April 11, 2022, 20:16 »
is there a link for this if so please post it

I haven't tried it, but someone posted this link not too long ago.  It looks like they just uploaded their entire copy of DRL along with the WolfRL mod for it.  Give it a try.

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After my Gunrunner game from the other day, I got the idea to do another Gunrunner build, this time focusing on melee, for a "Bladerunner" build.  :D

This was considerably easier than the game where I was relying on ranged weapons, since this time, I didn't have to improvise any ammo-saving strategies.  Also, one of the nice things about using melee with this build is that the act of attacking into a square (assuming you kill the target) counts as a move, so sometimes, I was able to chain together several melee attacks in a row, each one taking 0.25 seconds of time.  :)  (I pretty much knew this was going to be a fun run once I hit Gunrunner 2, and proceeded to use my katana to cut down three exalted ravagers in less than a second)  :D

Of course, for the early game, I had to rely on ranged weapons more, and I was helped along immensely by the Scrapgun unique, and to a lesser degree by an advanced hunter rifle with barbed 6.  By late game, I had a really nice advanced plasma shotgun with critical 50, which combined with SoG 3, gave me 100% critical chance with each shot, and also sustain, which took away ammo worries, but by then, I already had a really nice katana, and SoG combined with Executioner 1 gave me 100% crit chance with that, so I had pretty much switched exclusively to melee anyway.

Other things that helped the run included the duramesh armour, that I modded for bleeding protection, and...


Toward the end, I pumped all my levels into hellrunner, dodgemaster, and dash, to help me get out of (and sometimes into) danger faster, and to max out my dodge chance, so my enemies could barely touch me.  There were still a few close calls where I nearly died due to trying to bite off more than I could chew, but I had enough contingencies in place, such as stealthing, smoke grenades, phase kits, etc, that I was able to keep going, and I managed to take out Harbinger by simply charging up to him and whacking him repeatedly with Soulstealer, and he fell in a few seconds.  (Soulstealer was so charged up that the killing blow did no less than 766 damage!)  :D

Tormuse, level 18 Scout,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 17177 turns.
The run time was 5h 4m 13s.
World seed was 2508.
He scored 7798 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!

CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Mines L1
Callisto Mines L1 - Infestation
Callisto Mines L3 -> Callisto Anomaly
Callisto Anomaly - Cleared!
Callisto Anomaly - found Scrapgun
EUROPA L2 - Low Power
Europa Concourse -> Europa Ruins L1
Europa Ruins L2 - Exalted Summons
Europa Ruins L2 -> Frozen Temple
Frozen Temple - Cleared!
IO L3 -> Shadow Halls L1
Shadow Halls L1 - Exalted Summons
Shadow Halls L2 -> Dark Cathedral
Dark Cathedral - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found BFT 10K

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

He killed 849 out of 849 enemies.

 46 former grunts           7  security sentries
 6  corrupted grunts        9  CalSec bots
 1  former CRI grunt        4  security bots
 6  former grenadiers       55 reavers
 1  corrupted grenadier     43 cryoreavers
 2  former CRI  grenadiers  19 toxic reavers
 19 former soldiers         47 archreavers
 21 corrupted soldiers      8  kerberi
 9  former CRI soldiers     10 cyberi
 6  former sergeants        17 cryoberi
 4  corrupted sergeants     6  toxiberi
 4  former CRI sergeants    16 medusae
 25 former guards           8  archmedusae
 2  corrupted guards        29 ravagers
 3  former commandoes       21 armored ravagers
 14 corrupted commandoes    8  siege ravagers
 2  former CRI commandoes   21 plasma ravagers
 7  security drones         22 CRI marines
 12 combat drones           21 CRI bots
 115fiends                  15 guardians
 26 fire fiends             4  sentinels
 32 ice fiends              13 warlocks
 22 toxic fiends            5  archwarlocks
 11 CalSec sentries

Traits
  Dash L2
  Hellrunner L3
  Son of a Gun L3
  Executioner L1
  Hoarder L1
  Dodgemaster L3
  Scavenger L1
  GUNRUNNER L3

Trait order
  SoG->SoG->SoG->Das->Hor->MGU->Hr->Scv->
  MGU->Exe->Hr->Dm->MGU->Dm->Hr->Dm->
  Das

Equipment
  Slot #1 : Scrapgun +A
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Spin-up

  Slot #2 : AV3 plasma shotgun +A
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrating 6%
   * Critical 50
   * Sustain

  Slot #3 : Soulstealer
  Body : duramesh scout armor P
   * Meshed
   * Duramesh

  Head :  - NONE -
  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Camoboost
   * Silent

  Relic : cryoreaver's claw
   * Windchill


Permanents
  Medusa's Curse
  Demonblood

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  9mm ammo (x100)
  plasma grenade (x1)
  gas grenade (x3)
  EMP grenade (x1)
  krak grenade (x3)
  smoke grenade (x3)
  CRI phase kit (x2)
  large combat pack
  large combat pack
  combat pack (x2)
  stimpack (x1)

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Post Mortem / [1.3a|U|Sc|YAAM] Run 'n gun
« on: April 09, 2022, 11:07 »
For no particular reason, I decided to do a UV game with a Gunrunner build, and got conqueror.  Yay!  :D  (100% kills too!)  :)  I had serious doubts about my ability to win toward the end, since I was almost completely out of ammo, even with scavenger 3, but I just barely managed to pull it off.

I was very speedy!  Between HR 3, the Exosuit unique, and the metabolic boost from my amp, I was moving at 0.5 seconds per move, (0.3 seconds while dashing) which went well with my chaingun with barbed 3, and actually turned out to be crucial for saving ammo at the end, since I could hit enemies with a few rounds, and then move fast enough to keep away from them while they bled to death.  In some cases, I even just danced back and forth in front of them, while they had a lot of difficulty hitting me, due to my dodge chance.  (Although I seriously wonder how to hit chances work in this, since they were sometimes still able to hit me, despite, in some cases, supposedly having -290% accuracy from bleeding stacks)

Another thing that was a big help was that super shotgun with rush 10, (damage bonus after move) which synergized nicely with the build, which is based on constantly moving.  I was pretty pleased to be able to deliver the coup de grace to Harbinger with my last shot from that gun.  :)

I was disappointed to find that the sustain mod didn't seem to work with the rail rifle.  (Or didn't work consistently?)  I think there were some shots that returned ammo as expected, but mostly not, and I'm not sure why that is.  If the mod had worked properly, a lot of my ammo worries would have been alleviated, particularly in Dante Inferno, which was a huge ammo drain, with very little return.

At one point, in the interest of saving ammo, I picked up a katana from the ground to whack a couple of reavers, and I noticed that Gunrunner's reduced attack time applied to melee weapons too, so now, I really want to do a melee-focused Gunrunner build game.  (Bladerunner, anyone?)  :D

Tormuse, level 18 Scout,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 16286 turns.
The run time was 6h 25m 47s.
World seed was 8888.
He scored 7621 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!

CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Rift L1
Callisto Rift L2 - Infestation
Callisto Rift L3 -> The Rift
The Rift - Cleared!
Europa Concourse - Secure Vault
EUROPA L5 -> The Pit
The Pit - found Denial
The Pit - Cleared!
IO L5 - Lockdown
IO L5 -> Io Warehouse
Io Warehouse - found Exosuit
Io Warehouse - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found BFT 10K

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

He killed 831 out of 831 enemies.

 60 former grunts           14 toxic fiends
 6  corrupted grunts        11 CalSec sentries
 1  former CRI grunt        7  security sentries
 6  former grenadiers       2  military sentries
 5  corrupted grenadiers    8  CalSec bots
 6  former CRI  grenadiers  4  security bots
 2  CRI grenadiers          1  military bot
 7  former soldiers         28 reavers
 16 corrupted soldiers      29 cryoreavers
 7  former CRI soldiers     18 toxic reavers
 6  former sergeants        54 archreavers
 6  corrupted sergeants     12 kerberi
 3  former CRI sergeants    8  cyberi
 25 former guards           13 cryoberi
 4  corrupted guards        8  toxiberi
 4  former commandoes       11 medusae
 10 corrupted commandoes    4  archmedusae
 6  former CRI commandoes   31 ravagers
 2  CRI commandoes          14 armored ravagers
 1  former heavy            7  siege ravagers
 3  corrupted heavies       7  plasma ravagers
 5  security drones         34 CRI marines
 4  combat drones           9  CRI bots
 2  military drones         15 guardians
 77 fiends                  2  sentinels
 39 fire fiends             9  warlocks
 50 ice fiends              12 archwarlocks

Traits
  Dash L1
  Hellrunner L3
  Son of a Gun L3
  Hoarder L2
  Dodgemaster L2
  Scavenger L3
  GUNRUNNER L3

Trait order
  SoG->SoG->SoG->Das->MGU->Hr->Hr->Dm->
  MGU->Hor->Hor->Scv->MGU->Dm->Scv->Hr->
  Scv

Equipment
  Slot #1 : AV1 chaingun +BA
   * Swap Harness
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Barbed 3
   * Spin-up

  Slot #2 : AV2 rail rifle BS
   * Swap Harness
   * Sustain
   * Extended Mag 8
   * Hunter 8
   * Scope

  Slot #3 : 12ga super shotgun A
   * Calibrated 1
   * Rush 10
   * Rinse, Repeat

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

  Utility : AV2 utility AMP
   * Metabolic boost
   * Energetic

  Relic :  - NONE -

Permanents
  CRI backpack

Inventory
  energy cell (x21)
  7.62 ammo (x2)
  gas grenade (x2)
  smoke grenade (x2)
  CRI phase kit (x2)
  multitool (x1)
  large medkit

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Releases / Re: The Elevator of Dimensions (0.9.2)
« on: April 08, 2022, 10:30 »
I know this forum, and this game, and this whole site are dead as hell, but I'd really like to download this mod and the link doesn't work =(

Here.  I just threw my copy on my Google Drive.  Try this link.  :)

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Post Mortem / [1.2d|N!|Te|YASD] Explored a little too far
« on: March 11, 2022, 22:53 »
So I wanted to get the CRI and Jovisec Diamond badges for winning on Nightmare difficulty masterless as an explorer, and I decided to try playing as a technician, since I have the fewest victories with that class.  Ultimately, I failed, I'd say mostly due to trying to complete the Dante Inferno special level, even though (as I found out from Kornel after the fact) it wasn't actually necessary to do so.  (Oops!)

The run was carried by finding "Vengeance," a unique hunter rifle with a significant damage boost, plus incremental critical chance boosts from consecutive shots without reloading, which was later helped by armour with "loading feed," so I didn't have to manually reload it, so it permanently kept the critical bonus maxed out, consistently doing quadruple+ damage with each shot.  (I was slightly disappointed to discover that there's a cap on how high the critical bonus can go;  I half expected it to keep climbing into the thousands of percent, until I could one-shot anything;  oh well...)  :P

I recorded the whole run, which you can watch at the following links.

Part 1 - Callisto

Part 2 - Europa

Part 3 - Io

Part 4 - Dante

The recordings mostly speak for themselves, so I can't think what else to comment on.  The only other really notable decision I made along the way was getting rid of the Ravager's Heart relic at the end of Io.  I have no idea whether or not that was the right decision, but considering that I ran out of health items at the end, maybe it was a mistake?  Who knows?

Tormuse, level 16 Technician,
killed on Dante Inferno by a toxic reaver.

He survived for 11555 turns.
The run time was 5h 40m 50s.
World seed was 6449.
He scored 6626 points.
He opposed the NIGHTMARE!

Death log
 * your action, you're at 5 health
 * your action, you're at 5 health
 * toxic reaver deals 8 damage to you
 * health down to -3, you die

CALLISTO L2 - Volatile Storage
Callisto Hub -> Valhalla Terminal L1
Valhalla Terminal L2 - Low Power
Valhalla Terminal L2 -> Valhalla Command
Valhalla Command - found Vengeance
Valhalla Command - Cleared!
EUROPA L3 -> Europa Dig Zone L1
Europa Dig Zone L3 - Low Power
Europa Dig Zone L3 -> Tyre Outpost
IO L3 - Volatile Storage
Io Nexus -> Io Black Site L1
Io Black Site L1 - The Hunt
Io Black Site L2 -> Black Site Vaults
Dante Station L2 - The Hunt

Awards
  CRI Star (bronze cluster) (+50)
   * 25+ kills without taking damage
  Explorer Ribbon (+100)
   * Visited all encountered special levels

He killed 863 out of 1033 enemies.

 34 former grunts           3  toxic fiends
 1  former CRI grunt        14 CalSec sentries
 1  former grenadier        12 security sentries
 1  corrupted grenadier     2  military sentries
 6  former CRI  grenadiers  16 CalSec bots
 19 former soldiers         8  security bots
 24 corrupted soldiers      2  guardian bots
 15 hellish soldiers        16 reavers
 1  former CRI soldier      26 cryoreavers
 12 former sergeants        22 toxic reavers
 1  corrupted sergeant      24 archreavers
 1  hellish sergeant        9  cyberi
 2  former CRI sergeants    9  cryoberi
 18 former guards           9  toxiberi
 6  former commandoes       16 medusae
 17 corrupted commandoes    11 archmedusae
 16 hellish commandoes      19 ravagers
 7  former CRI commandoes   24 armored ravagers
 3  former heavies          4  siege ravagers
 2  corrupted heavies       17 plasma ravagers
 3  hellish heavies         22 CRI marines
 2  security drones         10 CRI bots
 2  combat drones           13 guardians
 52 fiends                  9  sentinels
 26 fire fiends             3  warlocks
 15 ice fiends              5  archwarlocks

Traits
  Whizkid L3
  Cover Master L3
  Son of a Gun L3
  Hoarder L2
  Headshot L2
  Scavenger L1
  Grenadier L1

Trait order
  SoG->SoG->SoG->Cov->Cov->Hor->Hsh->Whk->
  Whk->Whk->Gre->Scv->Hor->Cov->Hsh

Equipment
  Slot #1 : Vengeance
   * Scope

  Slot #2 : AV2 9mm SMG +B2
   * Barbed 1
   * Critical 40
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Speed-loader
   * Frenzy 3

  Slot #3 : AV2 12ga auto-shotgun +BA
   * Autoloader
   * Specialist
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrating 74%
   * Critical 40

  Slot #4 : CRI BFT9K B
   * Swap Harness
   * BFT

  Body : AV2 basic armor PB2
   * Loading feed
   * Durable
   * Carrier
   * Compartments
   * Padded

  Head : AV2 tactical visor PB
   * Crit Enhancer 25
   * Health Monitor
   * Durable
   * Aim assist

  Utility : AV2 utility AMP
   * Metabolic boost
   * Auto-med 10

  Relic :  - NONE -

Permanents
  Relic Corruption

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  energy cell (x57)
  12ga shell (x50)
  12ga shell (x16)
  .44 ammo (x50)
  .44 ammo (x50)
  .44 ammo (x2)
  9mm ammo (x16)
  gas grenade (x2)
  EMP grenade (x1)
  smoke grenade (x2)
  multitool (x2)

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Post Mortem / [U|YAAM/YAFW] Focused Shottyhead
« on: January 22, 2022, 18:18 »
I recently got inspired to see if I could make use of a focused double shotgun with a Shottyhead build.  It's something I got the idea for forever ago, but somehow, never actually put it into practice.  I played on ultraviolence, because I wasn't in the mood for anything too strenuous.

Fortunately, for this run, I got all the mods I needed fairly early on, but unfortunately, the first double shotgun spawned in Deimos Lab.  (Normally, I'd find probably three of them by that time;  oh well...)  I basically didn't use the combat shotgun after that;  I'm not even sure why I carried it with me to the end, quite frankly.  :P

I nearly died to the pair of shamblers, (brought me down to one med pack) since they don't seem to be very susceptible to shotguns, and the lack of eagle eye meant my other weapons were less effective, but after that, it was pretty smooth sailing, as long as I could keep my shotgun shell supply up, which I managed by occasionally luring arch-viles over to sergeant groups, so I could farm them for shells.

The Shottyhead build is ridiculously ammo-hungry, due to...
  a)  the simple fact that you just fire so damn fast...
  b)  it blocks SoB trait, so you can't increase your damage much, and...
  c)  the fact that firing so fast means you push all enemies to the edge of your weapon's range in the space of a second, so you're doing even less damage.

The focused double shotgun helps mitigate this, though in practice I don't think it made a huge difference.  I still had to rely on my other weapons, which I juggled between, including Azrael's Scythe in the late game, for which I took a detour to berserker.  I used up all my shells in the Mortuary, and I never really built the supply up after that, but I made sure to save some for the end, so I could use them to deliver the coup de grace to JC.  :)

--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 16 Apostle Chaos Lt. General Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 244955 turns and scored 422793 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 15 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1217 out of 1217 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself 3 times.

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Conqueror Badge
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 92/60   Experience 128564/16
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->Fin->HR->Jug->Fin->WK->WK->SM->MSh->Bru->Bru->Ber->Iro->HR->DM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4] (AO)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   focused double shotgun (9d4)x2 [0/2] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Azrael's Scythe (9d9)

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

    [a] combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T1)
    [b] tactical rocket launcher (6d6) [5/5] (T1)
    [c] gatling gun (1d7)x6 [60/60]
    [d] hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40]
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] shotgun shell (x33)
    [g] rocket (x13)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x70)
    [j] power cell (x70)
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] lava steel boots [1]
    [r] 10mm ammo chain (x204)
    [s] rocket box (x20)
    [t] power battery (x120)

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

    83 former humans
    67 former sergeants
    72 former captains
    130 imps
    108 demons
    322 lost souls
    80 cacodemons
    35 hell knights
    77 barons of hell
    48 arachnotrons
    17 former commandos
    26 pain elementals
    53 revenants
    25 mancubi
    44 arch-viles
    7 elite former humans
    5 elite former sergeants
    5 elite former captains
    2 elite former commandos
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    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 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!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He purified his fellow comrades.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  On level 9 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 9 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 12 he assembled a lava boots!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 15 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  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 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 21 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 21 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 22 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in Hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The lost soul dies. The revenant dies. The revenant dies. The lost soul dies.
 The revenant dies. The revenant dies. You need to taste blood!
 The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying
 here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You need to taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying here.
 You reload the focused double shotgun. The lost soul hits you. You need to
 taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying here. There is rocket (x3) lying
 here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press
 <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 1758 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1378 of those were killed.
 8 of those were killed by something unknown.
 189 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 60 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 123 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 6 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 85 killed the bitch and survived.
 32 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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15
Century Lounge / Re: [M|Ao100|3%|YAVP] Pacifistic tendencies
« on: December 30, 2021, 08:46 »
Hmm...  I wonder if I could do something similar in JH.  Hmm...  :P

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