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Bug Reports / Rocket silver badge mislabeled in mortem
« on: August 05, 2019, 16:33 »
I finished Angel of Carnage, but the abbreviation from the Rocket Silver Badge was mislabeled as AoSh instead of AoC in the mortem file:

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  Rocket Silver Badge
   * Complete Angel of Carnage (AoSh)


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Bug Reports / Level generation bug report
« on: August 02, 2019, 20:53 »
BEYOND level 2, seed 1859

A chest spawned in the middle of a lava pit with no walkable tiles adjacent to it. I assume this is a bug and there's not a secret switch somewhere to get it?

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Discussion / Strongman Gold badge missing?
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:46 »
I was reviewing my badges prior to another run and noticed that I've already earned Strongman Platinum but not Strongman Gold.  Seems odd to me, since the requirements for gold are a subset of the requirements for Platinum?

Strongman Gold: Hard difficulty, only knives and fists
Strongman Platinum: Hard difficulty, only fists

Does anyone know how that might have happened?

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Nightmare! / [N!|97%|YAFW] Promotion!
« on: April 22, 2014, 08:58 »
The noteworthiness of this run was mostly personal; it earned my 7th Diamond badge and thus promotion to Marshall!  That'd been a goal of mine for a while, so I was rather excited to finally achieve it.

I was so stinking close to a 100% Nightmare! run until approximately level 4 of Hell.  Frankly I'm not sure when I screwed it up; I noticed the problem in Limbo when I checked my kill count to see if I'd gotten them all.  I assume that some corpses resurrected on an earlier level right before I descended the stairs.  I was trying to be careful but I probably mistook a "real" corpse for a vile corpse.  There were a lot of those on level 4 :)

Speaking of Limbo, it was the most challenging level by far due to ammo shortages.  I cleared the left side pretty quickly but then starting running out of ammo.  As I pushed right I was almost completely unarmed - I was forced to isolate some Nightmare Arachnotrons and farm them for power cells.  Definitely would have preferred regular Arachnotrons, but no appropriate corpses were available - whoopsie, killed them too quickly!  After 10 farming cycles I felt confident enough to finish clearing the right side of the level.

It turned out to be a good thing than I missed 100% earlier in Hell.  I was going for a full win, and if had stayed committed to 100% then I would have had no choice but to attempt the Lava Pits.  I had found zero environment suits the entire game.  I had similarly poor luck with mod packs; after investing in Whizkid I was afforded few opportunities to make use of it.

I had good luck with level spawns, though.  That's usually the way my Nightmare! runs end... spawn on a level and immediately curse, "Oh crap I'm dead."

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 RogerN, level 16 Arch-Vile General Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 220823 turns and scored 834692 points.
 He played for 5 hours, 4 minutes and 45 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1175 out of 1209 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

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

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Veteran Diamond Badge
  Reaper Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 42/60   Experience 128476/16
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

  SoB->EE->SoB->Fin->Jug->EE->Int->Int->SoB->HR->Fin->WK->TH->MCe->HR->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   powered red armor [5/5] (90%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d6) [60/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1]
    [b] plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [3/40] (P1T1)
    [c] assault shotgun (8d3) [6/6] (P1T1)
    [d] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [e] fireproof red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [f] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [g] shotgun shell (x70)
    [h] shotgun shell (x37)
    [i] rocket (x14)
    [j] power cell (x70)
    [k] power cell (x70)
    [l] power cell (x70)
    [m] power cell (x70)
    [n] power cell (x47)
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] fire skull

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

    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 55% 

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

    90 former humans
    113 former sergeants
    48 former captains
    179 imps
    75 demons
    157 lost souls
    84 cacodemons
    43 hell knights
    89 barons of hell
    55 arachnotrons
    27 former commandos
    12 pain elementals
    31 revenants
    36 mancubi
    40 arch-viles
    9 nightmare imps
    9 nightmare cacodemons
    26 nightmare demons
    45 nightmare arachnotrons
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack

-- 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 7 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  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 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 15 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Level 18 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 18 he assembled a power armor!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  On level 20 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear Limbo from evil!
  Level 22 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 The baron of hell dies. The baron of hell dies. The baron of hell dies.
 You don't have enough ammo to fire the BFG 9000!
 You prepare the plasma rifle instantly!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 Boom! The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The
 missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack. The missile hits
 John Carmack. The missile hits John Carmack.
 You already have the plasma rifle (1d8)x6 [3/40] (P1T1) in your hands.
 You prepare the BFG 9000 instantly!
 You reload the BFG 9000. Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the revenant. You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear
 the scream of a freed soul! John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated
 John Carmack! Press <Enter>...

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

 760 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 658 of those were killed.
 4 of those were killed by something unknown.
 12 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 19 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 67 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 56 killed the bitch and survived.
 8 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Post Mortem / [M|YAVP] Finally, Compet-n Platinum!
« on: October 24, 2013, 19:55 »
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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 RogerN, level 6 Arch-Vile Lt. General Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 9092 turns and scored 51877 points.
 He played for 7 minutes and 52 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 115 out of 431 hellspawn. (26%)
 Who gave him the ticket to Hell, anyway?

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Platinum Cross
  Untouchable Badge

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

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

  Health 76/50   Experience 13156/6
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

  Class : Scout

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

  HR->Bru->Bru->Ber->HR->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (56%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (93%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] pistol (2d4) [0/6]
    [b] shotgun (8d3) [1/1]
    [c] combat knife (2d5)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x18)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x17)
    [h] small med-pack
    [i] large 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 85%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    30 former humans
    10 former sergeants
    1 former captain
    18 imps
    16 demons
    22 lost souls
    4 cacodemons
    3 barons of hell
    4 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    1 pain elemental
    1 mancubus
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  He left level 5 as soon as possible.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  He left level 9 as soon as possible.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  He left level 11 as soon as possible.
  On level 12 he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 14 he ran for his life from acid!
  Level 15 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  He left level 19 as soon as possible.
  Level 20 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 22 as soon as possible.
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You're going
 berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! You need to
 taste blood!
 You hit the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies. Congratulations!
 You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 615 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 533 of those were killed.
 3 of those were killed by something unknown.
 10 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 12 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 57 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 3 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 48 killed the bitch and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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The Compet-n Platinum Badge has been eluding me forever!  I much prefer a slower, deliberate pace.  I've come close before, though, which both drove me nuts but also convinced me that I had a good shot of eventually making it.  My previous best time for a standard game was 10:02; the game must have been literally mocking me at that point, and it's a wonder I didn't need to buy a new keyboard after that :)

But here it is, and with more than 2 minutes to spare!  Also, my hands hurt.

The toughest part (other than making really stupid mistakes and double-tapping keys) is making snap decisions regarding what's absolutely necessary for your survival vs. what you ought to just run straight past.  In the end I decided that there's not much that's necessary :) 

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Discussion / [0.9.9.3] Enjoying
« on: May 13, 2011, 10:10 »
Just wanted to say that I'm loving the new version.  Congratulations on an excellent update!  So far I like every change that I've noticed, and that's a rare treat.  I especially like the MAc change - requiring Reloader make more sense, and going for Ammochain is no longer a no-brainer.  In fact, I just got my Elite Platinum and decided to forgo Ammochain in favor of a Juggler/Whizkid/Berzerker combo.  I can still see myself taking Ammochain occasionally, though, especially for Ao100.

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0.9.9.2 / [U|AoMC|83%|YAVP] Gatekeeper Diamond
« on: March 31, 2011, 14:26 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 RogerN, level 12 Mancubus Colonel, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 81168 turns and scored 248920 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 42 minutes and 49 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 790 out of 942 hellspawn. (83%)
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!


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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 6

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Skull Silver Badge
  Gatekeeper Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 94/50   Experience 69305/12
  ToHit Ranged +16  ToHit Melee +16  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified blue armor [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified plasma rifle (1d8)x8 [2/40] (F1P1T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]

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

    [a] modified combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T2)
    [b] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (T1)
    [c] modified minigun (1d6)x8 [152/200] (T1)
    [d] modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [130/130] (B1)
    [e] modified blue armor [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x14)
    [i] shotgun shell (x3)
    [j] shotgun shell (x70)
    [k] rocket (x6)
    [l] power cell (x70)
    [m] power cell (x70)
    [n] power cell (x70)
    [o] power cell (x70)
    [p] power cell (x70)
    [q] power cell (x70)
    [r] power cell (x38)
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] large med-pack

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

    84 former humans
    46 former sergeants
    30 former captains
    150 imps
    65 demons
    197 lost souls
    34 cacodemons
    49 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    24 hell knights
    52 arachnotrons
    12 former commandos
    25 pain elementals
    9 arch-viles
    7 revenants
    1 nightmare imp
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 8 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  He destroyed the evil withing and reaped the rewards!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 17 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Chain fire (full) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the
 Cyberdemon.
 Chain fire (full) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (mortally wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The
 missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon
 dies. You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the
 Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 159 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 141 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 13 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 9 killed the bastard and survived.
 3 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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The entire purpose of this run was to get the Gatekeeper Diamond badge.  I was half tempted to just suicide after I'd achieved the objective, but I guess you can't have too many Cyberdemon heads mounted on the wall.

Of all the Diamond badges this is the only one that I feel is consistently achievable, at least for me.  No powerups or extreme luck are required, just gotta be careful and take the right traits.

... but HOLY COW was the RNG ever trying to kill me!  I got *six* stinking Arachnotron caves.  If this hadn't been an AoMC run then I probably would have died; being able to consistently one-shot Arachnotrons is one of the benefits of that challenge mode.

An early minigun was a nice find, but wasn't really necessary since I had gobs of power cells from Arachnotron caves.  Got the Firestorm pack from the armory - really wished I had an extra bulk mod to slap on my plasma rifle, 'cuz running out of ammo after just 5 shots sucks!

If you're wondering why I kept the rocket launcher after getting the missile launcher, it's because I love my Juggler trait and (7) happens to be a favorite weapon key.  With the backpack for storing big ammo piles I figured I could afford the space.


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0.9.9.2 / [M|AoB|31%|YAVP] Speed run, berserker-style
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:55 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 RogerN, level 6 Mancubus 1st Lieutenant, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 19922 turns and scored 54373 points.
 He played for 15 minutes and 8 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 158 out of 495 hellspawn. (31%)
 He was an Angel of Berserk!


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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 1

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

  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Gold Cross
  Berserker Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 65/50   Experience 13830/6
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +9

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

    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 3)
    Berserker        (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->TaN->TaN->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [6/6] (78%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Longinus Spear (8d8)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (96%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [b] blue armor [1/2] (5%)
    [c] blue armor [1/2] (33%)
    [d] blue armor [1/2] (10%)
    [e] red armor [1/4] (22%)
    [f] red armor [1/4] (23%)
    [g] combat knife (2d5)
    [h] combat knife (2d5)
    [i] modified chainsaw (5d6) (B)
    [j] phase device
    [k] envirosuit pack

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

    31 former humans
    17 former sergeants
    6 former captains
    32 imps
    19 demons
    28 lost souls
    7 cacodemons
    6 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    2 hell knights
    4 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    1 Angel of Death
    1 mancubus
    1 revenant

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He cowardly fled the Arena.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 16 he found the Longinus Spear!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 21 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 The Cyberdemon hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe
 now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 72 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 60 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 7 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 5 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

I only had about 20 minutes to play DoomRL, so I started out just messing around - I was not expecting a win!  My goal was just to play as fast as possible.  I made plenty of near-fatal mistakes just by not thinking about my moves clearly.  At one point I was literally running around Phobos Hell with just 1 HP thinking I was a dead man.  And then I saw it... the most beautiful Large Health Globe that I'd ever laid eyes on.  It was sitting right next to two barrels of Napalm, but with only 1 HP I had very little to lose.

And so I finished the run in 15 minutes, 8 seconds.

Alas, AoB challenge is not eligible for the Speedrunner badges.  And I needed those, too :(

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0.9.9.2 / [M|AoHu|74%|YAVP] One small step for man...
« on: March 16, 2011, 10:03 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 RogerN, level 8 Mancubus Warrant Officer, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 97659 turns and scored 63239 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 6 minutes and 17 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 360 out of 486 hellspawn. (74%)
 He was an Angel of Humanity!


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

  Levels generated : 8
  Levels visited   : 4
  Levels completed : 1

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Untouchable Medal
  Everyman Gold Badge

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

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

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

  Health 14/14   Experience 22238/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)

  TaN->TaN->Bad->HR->HR->DM->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [3/6] (48%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d6)x6 [24/24]

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

    [a] modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40] (T1)
    [b] assault shotgun (7d3) [6/6]
    [c] modified missile launcher (6d6) [4/4] (T1)
    [d] modified red armor [6/6] (74%) (P)
    [e] shotgun shell (x25)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x50)
    [h] rocket (x3)
    [i] power cell (x30)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] phase device
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] thermonuclear bomb

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

    76 former humans
    68 former sergeants
    11 former captains
    70 imps
    37 demons
    60 lost souls
    9 cacodemons
    7 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    4 hell knights
    7 arachnotrons
    3 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    3 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (wounded) [m]ore | blood
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 You reload the BFG 9000 with power cell. The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket
 launcher. The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit! Your red armor is damaged!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (severely wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You
 defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>...

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

 Before him 54 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 44 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 3 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...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 3 killed the bastard and survived.
 1 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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

Woohoo!  I thought I was going to have much more trouble with this badge, but I guess luck was on my side.  This was my second attempt (first ended rather abruptly).

There were a couple of close calls (although I suppose with only 10 HP the whole game is a close call):
- I finished clearing a cave-like level at one point, only to find the stairs behind 3 tiles of lava.  No environment suit.  Fortunately there was a Invulnerability Globe on the level.  It was so far away that if I hadn't removed my armor before attempting the run then I might not have made it.
- For more than half of the game I was relying almost exclusively on a combat shotgun for scouting and killing stuff (chaingun too unreliable due to poor accuracy and no damage buffs).  At about level 13 I was down to my last 10 shells when the RNG was merciful and gifted me with 3 former sergeants.  Back in the game!
- Encountered two Arachnotron caves; had to use a homing phase for one of them, and the last one probably would have killed me if the stairs hadn't been within running distance.

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Discussion / [0.9.9.2] Why do my shotguns suck?
« on: March 15, 2011, 07:49 »
I already have Army of Darkness, so armor shouldn't be a problem.  I'm wielding a double shotgun that's been modded with a Firestorm mod pack.  The description *says* that it should be doing (8d3)x5 damage.  By my calculations that's an average of 72 damage at point-blank range (1 tile).

...and yet I still consistently fail to kill Cacodemons (40 hp according to the wiki) with one shot, even at point-blank range.

Here's my math:
8d3 damage = 16 average
x5 multiplier = 80
x 0.9 range falloff at 1 tile = 72
Army of Darkness = no armor adjustment

Am I doing something wrong?  Why do my shotguns suck?

EDIT: Oh, my trusty combat shotgun seems to perform just fine.  It's really only the double shotgun that seems to suck more than its description would imply.

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Bug Reports / [0.9.9.2] DoomRL crash entering level 6
« on: February 13, 2011, 18:51 »
DoomRL v0.9.9.2, running on Windows XP

I had just pressed ">" to exit the level and the game crashed with the following message:
Code: [Select]
An unhandled exception occurred at $004258A9 :
EInOutError : Disk Full
$004258A9  LOG,  line 123 of D:/Projects/fpcvalkyrie/src/vdebug.pas
$002354E1
$002358A2
$00235AC1
$0042A667
(more numbers follow)

My disk is definitely not full.  There are several gigabytes free.

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Nightmare! / [N!|72%|AoMC|YAFW] Finally Destroyer Diamond!
« on: September 24, 2010, 14:07 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 RogerN, level 12 Hell Baron Colonel, nuked the Cyberdemon.
 on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 61994 turns and scored 548820 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 31 minutes and 10 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 833 out of 1155 hellspawn. (72%)
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!


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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Veteran Platinum Badge
  Veteran Diamond Badge
  Destroyer Platinum Badge
  Destroyer Diamond Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  ...........................................................
  .............................................%%%...........
  .......................................%...................
  ...........................................................
  ............................................%...........%%%
  .................................................B.........
  ...................................................BBB.....
  .................................................B.........
  ........................................|...........B......
  ..............................X...................%..B.....
  .......................................|........%..........
  ...........................................................
  ...........................................................
  ................................................B..........
  ..........................................................%
  ...................................................%.....%.
  .......................................%.......B...........
  ...............................................%...........
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 50/50   Experience 69382/12
  ToHit Ranged +16  ToHit Melee +16  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)

  EE->EE->Int->Int->SoB->SoB->TH->Fin->Fin->Jug->SoB->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4/4] (92%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [60/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [1/2] (36%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [4/52] (B1)

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

    [a] modified combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T1)
    [b] modified rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1] (T1)
    [c] modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [0/40] (T1)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] shotgun shell (x15)
    [l] power cell (x9)
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] phase device

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

    81 former humans
    92 former sergeants
    53 former captains
    127 imps
    47 demons
    144 lost souls
    43 cacodemons
    106 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    19 hell knights
    43 arachnotrons
    1 John Carmack
    17 former commandos
    26 pain elementals
    6 arch-viles
    2 mancubi
    5 revenants
    5 nightmare imps
    4 nightmare cacodemons
    9 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 10 he found Hell's Armory.
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  Not knowing what to do, he left.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  He defeated the Cyberdemon and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 baron of hell dies.
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 Fire -- Choose target...   You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 You swap your weapons instantly!
 Fire -- Choose target...   You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear
 the scream of a freed soul! You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>... You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion!
 You hear an explosion! You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear an
 explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You
 hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You hear the
 scream of a freed soul! You hear an explosion! You hear the scream of a

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

 Before him 444 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 403 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 11 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 10 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 18 souls claim to have killed him...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 17 killed the bastard and survived.

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

Wow, I'm still sweating after this run!

I must have died 50 times going for this badge.  Frankly if it weren't for Intuition 2 I don't think I could have pulled it off.  If you don't know where the enemies are grouped then WHAM - you're dead in one turn.

I had to move... so.... slowly... to keep myself from double-tapping keys (which usually results in death) and from accidentally not noticing enemies respawning behind me.  I had so many close calls that I can't possibly remember them all.  The most drawn-out, though, was Phobos Hell Level 8.  It was a cave of Pain Elementals, and I was nearly out of ammunition.  No shells, a few rockets, and dwindling supplies of bullets and power cells.  I was forced to whip out the BFG twice to keep from being overrun.  Thankfully some Arachnotrons donated their precious cells to my cause on level 9.

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Nightmare! / [N!|12%|AoPc|YAVP] Pacifism Platinum
« on: August 17, 2010, 07:33 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 RogerN, level 11 Hell Knight Major, sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 12121 turns and scored 196460 points.
 He played for 26 minutes and 24 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 112 out of 907 hellspawn. (12%)
 Who gave him the ticket to hell, anyway?
 He was an Angel of Pacifism!


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

  Major Icarus Cross
  Compet-n Silver Cross
  Pacifism Gold Badge
  Pacifism Platinum Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  #..........................>...............................
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  #..........................................................
  #..........................................................
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health -5902/80   Experience 11084/11
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)

  HR->HR->DM->Iro->Iro->Iro->TaN->TaN->Bad->TaN->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (82%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [b] green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [c] blue armor [1/2] (47%)
    [d] phase device
    [e] technical mod pack

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

    18 former humans
    16 former sergeants
    10 former captains
    37 imps
    12 demons
    2 lost souls
    1 cacodemon
    4 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    2 hell knights
    1 former commando
    2 arch-viles
    6 revenants

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

  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He cowardly fled the Arena.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 17 he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  He nuked level 25!
  On level 25 he finally sacrificed himself to kill the Cyberdemon.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 Warning! Explosion in 6 seconds! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 The Cyberdemon fires! You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 Warning! Explosion in 5 seconds! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You feel more calm.
 Warning! Explosion in 4 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 3 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 2 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 1 seconds!
 You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You
 hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You hear an explosion! You
 hear an explosion! Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press

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

 Before him 232 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 201 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 8 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 8 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 14 souls claim to have killed him...
 14 killed the bastard and survived.

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

I've never managed to win any Nightmare! game until now, despite a few dozen attempts.  Given my previous lack of success, I don't know why I attempted Pacifism... but somehow I survived all the way to level 25.  In fact, this actually felt easier than other Nightmare! games.  You don't have to worry much about monsters coming back to life, as you don't kill many in the first place :)

If not for a few timely invulnerability globes (and the increased effectiveness of said globes in Nightmare!) I would have died many times over.  On at least two occasions I had to run through arena-style levels packed with Viles in all directions, and no phase devices to help.

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0.9.9.1 / [U|73%|AoMr|YAVP] Close call at the end
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:06 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 RogerN, level 9 Mancubus Major, defeated the Cyberdemon
 on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 75522 turns and scored 170246 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 28 minutes and 7 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 470 out of 643 hellspawn. (73%)
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!


 He saved himself 2 times.

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Marksman Gold Badge

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

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

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

  Health 22/60   Experience 39690/9
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

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

  SoG->SoG->DG->SoG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (41%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (79%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified pistol (2d4) [6/6] (T1)

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

    [a] blue armor [1/2] (13%)
    [b] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [c] modified red armor [2/4] (37%) (B)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x16)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] bulk mod pack

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

    71 former humans
    51 former sergeants
    21 former captains
    126 imps
    41 demons
    33 lost souls
    37 cacodemons
    17 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    21 hell knights
    20 arachnotrons
    7 former commandos
    3 pain elementals
    5 arch-viles
    4 mancubi
    12 revenants

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 12 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encoutered the Phobos Hellgate.
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon.
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 The Cyberdemon fires! You dodge! Boom!
 You dualreload your guns! The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 Fire -- Choose target... 
 Fire -- Choose target...   The missile hits the Cyberdemon. The missile
 hits the Cyberdemon. The Cyberdemon dies. You feel relatively safe
 now. Congratulations! You defeated the Cyberdemon! Press <Enter>... You

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

 Before him 208 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 180 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 8 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 7 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 12 souls claim to have killed him...
 12 killed the bastard and survived.

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This victory was all the more satisfying because I've been going after the gold marksmanship badge for a while now, and because the final moments were very tense.

I thought I was in pretty good shape after the first couple levels of Phobos Hell.  Two Arachnotron caves later, things weren't looking so great.  I entered one of the caves with an Invincibility powerup and decided to just run for the exit; this turned out to be a mistake, as I picked the wrong direction.  Ended up having to fight my way back through the cave in the opposite direction.

With dwindling ammunition and health supplies, I eventually made my way to Phobos Hell Level 9.  I spawned in a dead-end room with only one exit.  Opening the door, I immediately see the exit staircase... and a vile pack right next to it.  Ouch.

I tried in vain to kill enough Revenants so that I could hit the Arch-viles behind them without exposing myself to the entire pack at once.  But the pistols just weren't doing enough damage; the viles were resurrecting them faster than I could kill them.  I would probably run out of ammunition before I got lucky enough to kill the viles.

I had no choice but to run for the exit.  And run I did... I had to use two of my precious large medkits on the way, and even then it was more dumb luck than skill that kept me alive.

And so I entered Phobos Arena with just 1 large medkit.

I danced around the Cyberdemon for a while, dodging rockets while pecking away at his health.  Unfortunately my dancing took me too close to a wall, and the resulting splash damage forced me to use the medkit.

After several more rounds of combat the Cyberdemon was nearly dead, but I was at just 37% health and my guns were empty.  I needed to reload, but Cybie was almost on top of me!  I sidestepped, and to my great relief a rocket flew past.  I dual-reloaded while Cybie loaded another rocket and stepped closer.

Now that he's adjacent to me I'm sure that 1 melee hit will kill me.  I'm already tired, so I can't run away.  I just fire, hoping my weapon speed will kill him off before he gets another move...  Kaboom!  A very satisfying kaboom.





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Century Lounge / [M|Ao100|55%|YAVP] Running on fumes!
« on: April 06, 2010, 08:26 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.1) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Adam Ring, level 18 Cacodemon Warrant Officer, completed 100 levels of torture
 on level 100 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 160883 turns and scored 377592 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 8 minutes and 6 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 938 out of 1684 hellspawn. (55%)
 He was an Angel of 100!


 He saved himself 5 times.

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Centurial Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 80/80   Experience 190062/18
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Fireangel        (Level 1)

  Fin->Jug->Fin->Rel->Rel->WK->WK->SM->HR->HR->DM->MFa->Iro->Iro->Iro->TaN->TaN->Bad->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [6/6] (181%) (ABP)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified super shotgun (11d4)x3 [2/2] (P2T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nuclear BFG 9000 (8d8) [40/40]

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

    [a] modified missile launcher (6d6) [5/5] (B1F1T3)
    [b] combat translocator (0d0) [60/60]
    [c] Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [d] shotgun shell (x44)
    [e] shotgun shell (x50)
    [f] rocket (x9)
    [g] rocket (x10)
    [h] power cell (x50)
    [i] power cell (x10)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] envirosuit pack

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

    100 former humans
    129 former sergeants
    105 former captains
    72 imps
    57 demons
    36 lost souls
    33 cacodemons
    81 barons of hell
    33 hell knights
    65 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    2 pain elementals
    59 arch-viles
    57 mancubi
    69 revenants
    11 nightmare imps
    10 nightmare cacodemons
    10 nightmare demons
    4 bruiser brothers

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

  On level 19 he found the Malek's Armor!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 The baron of hell fires! You are hit! The mancubus fires! The missile hits
 the baron of hell. You hear the scream of a freed soul! The missile
 hits the baron of hell. The baron of hell dies.
 Fire -- Choose target...   You hear the scream of a freed soul! The former
 sergeant dies. The mancubus fires! Boom! You hear the scream of a
 freed soul! Boom! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...   The former captain dies. The mancubus fires!
 Boom! The barrel explodes! Boom! You are hit! The barrel explodes!
 The baron of hell dies.
 The former captain fires! You dodge! Boom! Boom! Boom! You are hit! Argh!!!
 Lava!
 The former captain fires! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! Boom! You
 dodge! Boom! Argh!!! Lava!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press

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

 Before him 43 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 37 of those were killed.
 And 1 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.

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This was my first successful Ao100 run.  My goal was to get Fireangel and use rockets as my primary offense, killing things indiscriminately from short range.  But plans change...

Around level 50 I was running scared with only 2 shotguns shells and no rockets.  I was running past packs of monsters, soaking up damage, while just hoping to find some more ammo before I died.  As luck would have it, I came across a nuclear BFG!

My ammo problems continued for the next 30 levels or so, during which I had to use the nuclear BFG liberally with frequent stops for recharging.  It was so painful, too, watching the BFG vaporize precious stacks of ammo - but I frequently had no other choice.

I got my Fireangel, but most of my kills came from the Super Shotgun.  It's funny, because I wouldn't have even considered getting Shottyman unless it had been a requirement for Fireangel, but Shottyman is probably what saved me in the end (along with the nuclear BFG).

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