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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoMr|93%|21|YASD] Boom! Boom! Boom! You die!...
« on: October 17, 2011, 22:00 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 8 Demon Warrant Officer Technician,
 rode a mancubi rocket on level 21 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 99053 turns and scored 49654 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 31 minutes and 54 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 381 out of 408 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 2

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

  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 26212/8
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Son of a gun     (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 3)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)

  SoG->EE->SoG->EE->SoG->WK->WK->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified duelist armor [2/2] (128%) (AB)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified pistol (2d6) [10/10] (B2P2)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [2/2] (100%) (AT)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (2d6) [18/18]

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

    [a]   tactical armor [1/1] (100%)
    [b]   modified blue armor [2/2] (86%) (A)
    [c]   blue armor [2/2] (65%)
    [d]   modified blue armor [2/2] (87%) (A)
    [e]   modified red armor [6/6] (95%) (AP)
    [f]   plasma shield [0/0] (60%)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x24)
    [h]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [i]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [j]   small med-pack
    [k]   small med-pack
    [l]   large med-pack
    [m]   large med-pack
    [n]   large med-pack
    [o]   large med-pack
    [p]   large med-pack
    [q]   homing phase device
    [r]   thermonuclear bomb
    [s]   fire skull
    [t]   hatred skull
    [u]   Arena Master's Staff
    [v]   10mm ammo chain (x250)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 25% 

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

    69 former humans
    47 former sergeants
    7 former captains
    98 imps
    37 demons
    70 lost souls
    14 cacodemons
    8 barons of hell
    9 hell knights
    7 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    2 arch-viles
    4 mancubi
    2 revenants
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 1 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he assembled a ballistic armor!
  On level 8 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 19 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  He sounded the alarm on level 21!
  On level 21 he finally rode a mancubi rocket.

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

 There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.
 You swap your weapon. There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.
 You wear/wield : a modified pistol (2d6) [10/10] (B2P2) There is 10mm ammo
 (x24) lying here.
 There is a 10mm ammo chain (x185) lying here.
 There is 10mm ammo (x24) lying here.
 You found 24 of 10mm ammo.
 There is a 10mm ammo chain (x185) lying here.
 You open the door. There is a 10mm ammo chain (x185) lying here.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 You open the door.
 Boom! Boom! Boom! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

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

 7 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 7 killed the bastard and survived.

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Oh man, I was doing so well.  I probably should have just started hurrying towards the end game, but I was having such a fun time killing stuff.  In the previous level, I cleared out a warehouse with two mancubi and two archviles (though I almost died in the process).  Then there's this level.  That powerup you see near the right side of the map?  Invulnerability.  I was saving in case I heard or saw any of the big three, which I didn't.  So with around 76% health left, I opened a door in an area I hadn't been around too much, and then I looked at my mortem to see what the hell just happened.  A lone mancubus, exactly the sort of thing I was saving my invulnerability for.

By the way, getting a speed loader pistol on the third turn is just great.  It was obsoleted by my heavily modded pistol eventually (which is why I detoured to Whizkid) and I simply dumped it once I found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta, but it was great for the early game.

467
0.9.9.4 / [M|AoH|YAAM] My first AoH attempt.
« on: October 17, 2011, 19:38 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 7 Demon Sergeant Major Scout,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 12 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 72209 turns and scored 43255 points.
 He played for 55 minutes and 20 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 201 out of 201 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Haste!

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  Runner Silver Badge
  Runner Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 39/50   Experience 20342/7
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)

  Int->Int->EE->TaN->TaN->Bad->HR->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [2/2] (57%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma shotgun (7d3) [9/30]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Enviroboots [0]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified shotgun (9d3) [1/1] (P1)

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

    [a]   modified rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] (T1)
    [b]   modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (A1)
    [c]   plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [0/40]
    [d]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/100]
    [e]   modified blue armor [1/2] (42%) (B)
    [f]   modified blue armor [2/2] (125%) (B)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [h]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [i]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [j]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [k]   rocket (x10)
    [l]   rocket (x7)
    [m]   power cell (x29)
    [n]   homing phase device
    [o]   bulk mod pack

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 20%   feet 100%

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

    21 former humans
    34 former sergeants
    5 former captains
    32 imps
    24 demons
    41 lost souls
    11 cacodemons
    2 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    5 hell knights
    4 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    4 arch-viles
    5 mancubi
    8 revenants

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

  On level 5 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 6 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 8 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 11 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 12 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (mortally wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (mortally 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
 You dodge!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (almost dead) [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 ---------------------------------------------------

 34 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 24 of those were killed.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 7 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 7 killed the bastard and survived.

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Not much interesting to say about this one I guess.  Early game was fairly straight forward with one exception: in the future, I will not pull enemy spawning levers just for fun.  The only special level I visited was the Halls of Carnage for the BFG9000.  It was level 9 or 10 when I spawned in an arena where I had two archviles and a Mancubus at the same time; cue BFG and rocket launcher.  On level 11 I had the pleasure of spawning directly adjacent to a pack of Archviles and Revenants; cue BFG and battery.  I got banged up a bit, but those were the only enemies on that level and I was able to heal up before the Cyberdemon fight.  And that cyberdemon fight was by far the toughest I've had so far, because despite my running, he seemed to blow the crap out of me; I had to use all 4 of my large medpacks to survive(and each time I used one, I forgot to go back to running, resulting in me getting blown up a bit more).  I opened up with a couple of BFG shots, then switched over to my plasma shotgun for the armor tearing action, which didn't work as well as I'd hoped.  On the note of the plasma shotgun, I learned it is not wise to corner shoot with it, because it tears up corners.

I think I'll go for Angel of Marksmanship next.

468
0.9.9.4 / [E|YAAM/YAFW] first successful (partly) melee build
« on: October 11, 2011, 01:50 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 10 Demon Sergeant Major Marine,
 nuked the Cyberdemon. on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 126502 turns and scored 52812 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 53 minutes and 52 seconds.
 He was too young to die!

 He killed 416 out of 416 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

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

  Levels generated : 6
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 5

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 120/60   Experience 42888/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Marine

    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Vampyre          (Level 1)

  Bad->Fin->Bru->Bru->Jug->Fin->WK->Ber->MVm->TaN->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [4/4] (180%) (AB)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   double chainsaw (8d6)

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

    [a]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [6/6]
    [b]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]
    [c]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d6)x6 [24/24]
    [d]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [130/130] (B1)
    [e]   modified phaseshift armor [4/4] (95%) (AP)
    [f]   shotgun shell (x69)
    [g]   rocket (x14)
    [h]   power cell (x70)
    [i]   power cell (x70)
    [j]   power cell (x70)
    [k]   large med-pack
    [l]   large med-pack
    [m]   large med-pack
    [n]   large med-pack
    [o]   large med-pack
    [p]   power mod pack
    [q]   Hell Staff
    [r]   Arena Master's Staff
    [s]   shell box (x100)
    [t]   power battery (x120)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 85% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    49 former humans
    50 former sergeants
    13 former captains
    37 imps
    48 demons
    122 lost souls
    22 cacodemons
    8 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    20 hell knights
    15 arachnotrons
    1 John Carmack
    6 former commandos
    7 pain elementals
    3 arch-viles
    10 mancubi
    1 revenant
    2 bruiser brothers
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 9 he assembled a grappling boots!
  On level 13 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 14 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he assembled a double chainsaw!
  On level 19 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 23 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 23 he found the Hell Staff!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 
 This is it. This is the lair of all evil! What will you meet here?
 Run - direction...
 You dodge!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You are hit!
 John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit John Carmack. You are hit!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You hit John Carmack.
 You hit John Carmack. You feel like a killing machine! You're going
 berserk! You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. You need to taste blood!
 You hit John Carmack. John Carmack dies. You feel relatively safe now.
 Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>...

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

 33 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 24 of those were killed.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 6 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 6 killed the bastard and survived.

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After losing a HNTR melee build to my recklessness, I decided to to simply move back to ITYTD to see how things went.  It went well.  I didn't even start with the melee stuff until I got my chainsaw, and then I got Juggler and was able to freely kill stuff left and right.  I had enough goodies to back me up from a range, but I always enjoyed running into combat against mancubi and archviles (the only revenant I saw was one that spawned with an archvile and two mancubi when I pulled a lever; I don't think any of them even got to act).  Since I had good ranged weapons for backup, I was able to maintain 100% kills (not much to brag about on ITYTD, but I think it's cool).  I found some invulnerability on level 24, so I took it, used a homing phase device, descended, activated my nuke, ran to the stairs, ran straight towards JC and commenced with slaughtering him.  I don't know if it's a ITYTD thing or just the speed at which I killed him, but he didn't summon anything, not that it would have helped him against my immortal berserk rage.  I like how the entire final level text fits in the mortem :)

Since I wasn't going for pure melee, Badass and Finesse were the logical early traits; I decided on Badass first because double health is great. Juggler wasn't too much of a detour from Vampyre, but I wasn't sure about the two trait side trip to get Whizkid.  I had a good amount of mods sitting in my inventory though, so I went for it.  Now I've experienced the power of melee builds, and I'm very pleased.  The only tricky part is getting into melee range.

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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoSh|96%|YAVP] My first AoSh attempt
« on: October 10, 2011, 21:14 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 10 Imp Sergeant Major Marine,
 defeated the Cyberdemon on level 25 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 136365 turns and scored 93988 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 422 out of 439 hellspawn. (96%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 5

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Technician Silver Badge
  Shottyman Silver Badge
  Armorer Gold Badge
  Shottyman Bronze Badge
  Arachno Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 66/80   Experience 45692/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 1)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Army of the Dead (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->TaN->Bad->SM->MAD->TaN->Iro->SoB->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [4] (O)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   super shotgun (8d4)x3 [0/2]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof protective boots [2/2] (92%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x100)

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

    [a]   elephant gun (12d3) [1/1]
    [b]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/6]
    [c]   nuclear plasma rifle (1d6)x6 [24/24]
    [d]   modified red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [e]   shotgun shell (x38)
    [f]   large med-pack
    [g]   large med-pack
    [h]   large med-pack
    [i]   large med-pack
    [j]   large med-pack
    [k]   large med-pack
    [l]   large med-pack
    [m]   homing phase device
    [n]   thermonuclear bomb
    [o]   bulk mod pack
    [p]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [q]   shell box (x100)
    [r]   shell box (x57)
    [s]   shell box (x100)
    [t]   shell box (x100)
    [u]   shell box (x100)

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 25% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 30% 

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

    68 former humans
    37 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    72 imps
    51 demons
    57 lost souls
    43 cacodemons
    14 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    5 hell knights
    38 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    4 arch-viles
    1 mancubus
    2 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 17, hell just froze!
  On level 17 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 18 he found the Onyx Armor Pack!
  On level 19 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 20 he found the Berserker Armor!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 21 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 22 he stumbled into complex full of hell knights!
  He left level 22 as soon as possible.
  On level 24 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  Then at last he found Phobos Arena!
  On level 25 he finally defeated the Cyberdemon.

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

 You are hit!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. The Cyberdemon reloads his
 rocket launcher.
 You dodge! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (heavily wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Cyberdemon (severely wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The Cyberdemon reloads his rocket launcher.
 You are hit!
 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 ---------------------------------------------------

 31 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 23 of those were killed.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 5 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 5 killed the bastard and survived.

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

Not a whole lot to say about this one.  I tried a few AoMr runs that ended really early, so I decided to try a AoSh run.  A little bit before the Hellgate, I had several Cacodemon caves pretty much in a row, which I thought was going to end my game, because they really tore me up.  However, I prevailed, and still kept my 100% kill rate.  Most everything except those caves went fairly well (oh, and the Chained Court once again, though I tried sticking with my shotgun instead of the chainsaw), with the big exception of Hell's Armory.  If I recall, I got MAD in the Armory itself, just as I had hoped. That is why I decided to face the Shambler, though it was still a very tough fight.  The Shambler had a bad habit of teleporting right as he got into good double shotgun range, though I got a few good blasts in.  My power modded shotgun did most of the work though.  I had 2 large and 2 small medpacks, and they were all gone by the time I killed him, and I was at around 50% health.  I had a bit of a panic in the hellgate as I got surrounded by demons, but some arena staff and healing and more arena staff fixed that.  The cacodemons did tear me up slightly, though.  I released the Bruiser Bros and retreated to the door, thinking I was so smart, but shortly into the fight the door and surrounding walls were blown up, so I had to fight 2 on 1.  My elephant gun tore them up really fast though.  At this point, I had several partly torn up armors, red and blue, some modded.

Curiously, I was a little ways into hell before I even found a combat shotgun.  It didn't matter a whole lot since I had my elephant gun after the Armory, but it's pretty odd luck for my first Angel of Shotgunnery.  Not much interesting until I found my Onyx Armor pack, which solved my armor troubles, though I still held on to my power modded red armor just in case.  The Spider's Lair and Vaults went pretty well, using up a few large medkits, but at that point I had plenty and was leaving them on the ground (the only reason I went to the Spider's Lair was to prove that I could beat it after I stupidly got massacred there in an earlier game.  I ended up finding a super shotgun in the vaults, which was cool but unnecessary).  A bit later, I just sort of got bored, so I started using my homing phase devices to just skip the last couple of levels, ruining my perfect kill rate. I probably had enough resources to do YAAM pretty easily (I at least had enough to escape any trouble if I continued the attempt, as I had 3 homing phase devices), but for reasons unknown even to me I just decided that I didn't want to bother.  Maybe I should try a higher difficulty or something...  Anyways, I instantly skipped 22, searched a bit on 23 after warping to the stairs in case I found some invulnerability, and scoured level 24 for any invulnerability, which I didn't find, so I had to settle for a standard win (I probably skipped over the stairs to the lava pits, but I never once saw an envirosuit pack the entire game so it was out of the question).  Thus, I just had to beat the Cyberdemon the old fashioned way, with super shotgun blasts to the face.

I tried dodging from a couple of squares away from the Cyberdemon, but more missiles hit me than missed (I think I forgot to run, which I actually remembered to do for other parts of this game).  I equipped one of my many shell boxes for the fight, but it never got used since I was dancing around and shottyman took care of the reloading.  He fell quickly.

Miscellaneous thoughts: I hate Cacodemons so much.

Next up: I'll probably try a melee build in a standard game.

470
0.9.9.4 / Re: [M|YAAM/YAFW] Lots of firsts.
« on: October 03, 2011, 21:33 »
Very very nice win!  I like your style of prevailing even though you made a few tactical errors; that trip through the lava pits was entertaining though.

Now see if you can beat this game under those special challenges, or better yet, on a higher difficulty.  ;-)

I try to stick with my games until I die a horrible death, for the learning experience.  The one exception I can remember was when I was trying to do a 100% kill rate on ITYTD, but I put down my rocket launcher to grab and use a mod, forgot to pick it back up, and entered the Wall.  I ragequit pretty hard there.

My third best HNTR to date is actually an Angel of Marksmanship run (my only AoMr run, actually) on HNTR where I almost got to the Phobos Hellgate; that was actually a long time ago, before I had even won on ITYTD I think, and it was pretty fun.  Other than that, I've tried and failed miserably at AoB a few times.  I actually considered trying AoSh to attempt my first HNTR win, but I decided to stick with the standard game.  Now I guess I'll try out all those challenge modes.  I'll stick with HNTR for a while though >_>

471
0.9.9.4 / [M|YAAM/YAFW] Lots of firsts.
« on: October 03, 2011, 20:33 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
--------------------------------------------------------------

 Matt, level 13 Imp Sergeant Scout,
 nuked the Cyberdemon. on level 26 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 188036 turns and scored 141361 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 30 minutes and 5 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 1082 out of 1082 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself once.

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 8

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Medal of Prejudice
  Hell Champion Medal
  Reaper Gold Badge
  Reaper Silver Badge
  Veteran Bronze Badge
  Lava Bronze Badge
  Reaper Bronze Badge
  Scavenger Gold Badge
  Scavenger Silver Badge

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

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  ###########################################################

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

  Health 50/50   Experience 71574/13
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Scout

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified red armor [6/6] (166%) (BP)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified nuclear BFG 9000 (8d9) [3/52] (B1P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [3/6]

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

    [a]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [30/40]
    [b]   modified plasma rifle (1d9)x6 [0/52] (B1P2T1)
    [c]   modified red armor [4/4] (200%) (AB)
    [d]   Angelic Armor [1/7] (22%)
    [e]   shotgun shell (x63)
    [f]   large med-pack
    [g]   large med-pack
    [h]   homing phase device
    [i]   homing phase device
    [j]   envirosuit pack
    [k]   protective boots [2/2] (100%)
    [l]   phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%)

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

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

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

    105 former humans
    61 former sergeants
    25 former captains
    99 imps
    77 demons
    531 lost souls
    41 cacodemons
    33 barons of hell
    1 Cyberdemon
    28 hell knights
    24 arachnotrons
    1 John Carmack
    5 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    12 arch-viles
    15 mancubi
    13 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    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 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 6 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 10 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  Level 14 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  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 --------------------------------------------------

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : pool of blood
 The lost soul dies. Carmack raises his hands and summons hellspawn!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a lost soul (unhurt) [m]ore | pool of blood
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! The lost soul dies. The lost soul
 dies. The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. The
 lost soul dies. The lost soul dies.
 You swap your weapon.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. The
 lost soul dies. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John
 Carmack! Press <Enter>... The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. The lost
 soul dies. The lost soul dies. The lost soul dies. You hear the
 scream of a freed soul!

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

 28 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 21 of those were killed.
 And 3 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 4 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 4 killed the bastard and survived.

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

This was pretty much an entirely new experience for me.  This was my first:
  • win on HNTR
  • full win
  • Asskickin' Marine
  • visit to the Mortuary (and cleared it!)
  • visit to the Lava Pits (and cleared it!)
  • gold badge

Besides the Chained Court which I've been having trouble with since I upgraded from 0.9.9.2 to 0.9.9.4, the early game went pretty smoothly.  I found a room with two combat shotguns in a vault before I entered Hell's Arena.  The Wall was a bit sloppy, as usual for me, but it wasn't too bad.  My first big mistake was after I cleared Hell's Armory and I was applying an agility mod to make an assault rifle: I suddenly had the thought that I should wait until Whizkid 2 if I could so that I could add a mod to it, so I said no to building the assembly, not realizing that it would still use the mod.  I was mad enough that I almost quit, but I decided to carry on.  There were some minor tactical blunders occasionally, but it went pretty smoothly until the Hellgate.

At the Hellgate, I decided to copy what I'd first seen in one of Game Hunter's videos, blasting holes in the walls to kill the enemies instead of just unleashing them all at once (though I forgot the part where he unleashed one Bruiser Brother and took it out alone, which caused a little bit of pain).  In early Hell, my plasma rifle was still unmodded, and I didn't have any Eagle Eye yet, so I still primarily used my A3 chaingun and tactical shotgun.  I started slowly running out of ammo for my chaingun, but I was building up my plasma rifle slowly, so it started seeing more use as I went on and faced more armored enemies.  I accidentally skipped over the City of Skulls when I forgot there was a special staircase on that level, but I wasn't as angry about that because I knew I'd be skipping the Unholy Cathedral anyways, so I wasn't going to visit all the special levels anyways.  Then a bit later I found the Mortuary staircase...

Mortuary was actually really easy for me.  Of course, it really helped that I had a PB red armor (or it would have if I had taken any real damage), and a hatred skull that I used right after entering which gave me enough berserk to kill everything, plus a B3 BFG9000 with a lot of spare cells, though not as many as I'd thought, and I also had my missile launcher and some missiles as backup.  I took like 6% damage and my armor barely got a scratch, but I finished with around a stack of cells plus some change, and I was out of missiles.  I grabbed the nuclear BFG and power modded it (later I added a bulk mod because I had a bulk mod in my inventory), and I ditched the regular one due to insufficient cells.  Next came the Lava Pits.

I went into the Lava Pits with only a single envirosuit, which turned out to not last nearly long enough.  I had plenty of homing phase devices, so I could have escaped, but I wanted to keep my 100% kill rate.  No problem, I had about 9 large health packs to walk on lava with (and I ended up using three or four of them).  I never bothered to equip the Phaseshift boots (EDIT: I forgot they aren't uniques so it doesn't say in the mortem, but I found them in the Lava Pits), for no real reason except I didn't feel like it.  I cleared out the enemies with lots of shotgun blasts, then gave the lava elemental a little bit of plasma.  I used an envirosuit to get to the lava element, and since I'm stupid, rather than use one of my 3 homing phase devices, I decided that it would last long enough for me to walk to the stairs and I held down the direction key.  I got fairly singed, but luckily I didn't die.  I still had a few squares of lava left, so I had to use my homing phase device anyways (or I could've used the other envirosuit pack I got in that level, but I figured that might come in handy, which it did for simply navigating some lava near the end of the game, but I found another suit before then anyways as you can see in my inventory).

What with all the heavily armored enemies which my shotgun was worthless against, I ended up at the Phobos Arena with maybe 8 cells in my plasma rifle, and my new chaingun that I grabbed on level 24 since I had already ditched my A3 chaingun a little while back (shouldn't have even bothered; I tried blind firing at JC before I realized I was being stupid).  Nuke plus lava element equals full victory attempt!  I don't know if it's intentional, but JC never moved an inch the whole fight (but he was good at hitting me with missiles when he was outside my Cateye visual range, hell, even outside my intuition range, but his missiles were also easy to sidestep), plus he shot his own lost souls with rockets a whole hell of a lot, though the wiki says that he can't hurt himself (he still probably should be a bit smarter).  I guess he has a finite amount of ammo, because eventually he just stopped shooting rockets, so I was left blasting lost souls with my tactical shotgun until my Nuclear BFG charged enough to actually damage JC, and then it became easy.  Heck, it was actually pretty easy once I realized he would own me if I didn't sidestep his rockets, because after that I just had to sidestep until he fired, then shoot some lost souls, rinse/repeat.  It took me a while to realize that though, again because I'm dumb.  My angelic armor got torn up pretty bad because of all his missiles, but I had my two modded reds as spares, plus I still had about 5 large medkits and a couple of small ones going in.  I can definitely say though, if it were Barons (probably anything but lost souls) that JC summoned, I would not have stood a chance with my inventory.

---

I still had quite a few tactical blunders, but I think I'm a lot better than I used to be.  One of my flaws is still that I rarely use running, mainly because I forget that it exists.  Cateye was nice, as was Intuition 2, but I definitely wasn't good enough to use them to their full potential.  Intuition 2 was probably more useful, partly because I had it for so much longer, but also because knowing that there's a horde of enemies on the other side of a wall is a lot more useful that a little sight advantage in my opinion.  There's just too many walls for Cateye to be that useful by comparison, the way I see it.  If I had the choice between Intuition 2 and Cateye without having to worry about prerequisites and blocking, I would take Intuition 2.

My missile launcher actually got quite a bit of use(the first bulk mod I added was because I confused the rocket launcher and missile launcher and wanted to make a tactical rocket launcher; I just decided to continue with the bulk modding since I didn't carry many missiles), unlike most of my other games.  Intuition 2 meant I could blow hordes of enemies up while I was out of their sight, plus it was nice for keeping Mancubi and the like out of my sight while I killed them.  It did sort of hurt my ammo problem when I was blowing up Arachnotrons and the like, but hey, it was awesome to blow stuff up like that.

472
I've given some more thought to this.  Here's some things that make shotgun blast cones different from most of the other stuff:
1. Guaranteed to hit
2. Damage dropoff with distance
3. Shots aren't obstructed by enemies

100% accuracy is interesting, because it is nice to use, but it's also really different from everything else.  If shotguns fire a cloud of shrapnel, 100% accuracy would make sense, and hey, that's fine, I don't see why DoomRL shotguns can't be different from real life.  If shotguns were subject to accuracy, I don't see why a dodge bonus for the pellets would be unreasonable, at least any more so than dodging bullets. An accuracy bonus might make sense for things directly in the line of fire, but that would probably be pretty awkward.  So the 50% accuracy would be pretty terrible, unless there were a ton of pellets.  The thing that bugs me the most about guaranteed hits is that it makes Eagle Eye and agility mods worthless, and it removes the penalty for running.

Damage dropoff makes sense, but it's also pretty strange compared to the way all the other normal weapons work.  The most awkward thing is how the damage dropoff occurs even at point blank range from what I've read.  Why?  If a weapon says 8d3 then there should be a chance for it to do 24 damage.
I don't really think damage dropoff should be removed without the other changes going along with it, but if a pellet-based system were to supercede it, I think it would be a good thing.

Shooting through enemies is what really makes shotguns awesome.  But then we have to believe that shotgun pellets are not very good at penetrating armor, while also being good at hitting things behind the armored opponent.  This one could be changed separately from the rest of the parts; I for one would be willing to give the enemy piercing in exchange for another damage die or two.  However, the pellet system would of course take care of this.

---

I really like the shotgun, so I'd hate to see it simply be replaced by the combat shotgun, but it can't really be buffed without making the former sergeants more of a pain.  One thing I was thinking about regarding the slower reload time, who says the enemies have to reload as fast as our marine?  Maybe the bloodlust of the former soldiers makes them clumsy and slow with things like reloading (applied to all former foos, but it would come up more with sergeants since they have to reload more often).  Of course, it doesn't solve the problem of the combat shotgun dominating the regular shotgun, but it keeps the shotgun reload buff from being turned against us so painfully.

Since I mentioned agility mods, I think they should have some effect on shotguns (I was thinking they did in a previous version, but my memory's kind of bad).  Perhaps decreased damage dropoff, or increased knockback.  I don't know why something that increases the accuracy of guns would do something like that, but I don't know why they would make you move faster in your boots either :)

473
Shotguns always did seem weird to me.  I assume this plan would kill the damage percent dropoff since the pellets would already be spread out at larger distances?  I can't really speak intelligently about armor changes because I'm not familiar enough with the balance involved in that, but the larger dice seems like a nicer solution.  I think the shotguns would need a few more pellets though, considering that at anything but point blank, some pellets won't even have a chance to hit a single target because of spread (but I guess that'd make them even more devastating at close range).

I've been ditching regular shotguns for combat shotguns for a long time now.  I agree that shotguns are pretty squarely outclassed by combat shotguns (and the faster reload time was a real pain when I tried an AoB run and that sergeant was just sitting on the staircase).  However, eliminating it just doesn't feel right.  I think with the first change, there may be room to work with, perhaps giving the regular shotgun a d8 for hit dice and only d6 for the combat shotgun.

474
I definitely support 2 and/or 5.  3 would be pretty nice as well, which usually comes up for me in the Chained Court as every former human shoots at the same time, sometimes killing each other and adding more messages.  Perhaps one could press escape to skip all the text?

I agree that wait time should be based off move speed.

475
Bug Reports / [0.9.9.4] Harmless error after exiting DoomRL
« on: September 05, 2011, 17:20 »
Code: [Select]
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Timestamp   : 9/5/2011 17:57:13
Error level : FATAL EXCEPTION
Message     : Fatal exception encountered

An unhandled exception occurred at $779AB7DF :
EAccessViolation : Access violation
  $779AB7DF

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No idea what actually triggers it, but I had just lost an AoB game, then I selected "exit" on the main menu.  Everything saved okay, so it's apparently harmless.  In case it's important, my OS is 32 bit Windows Vista.

476
0.9.9.4 / Re: [M|93%|16|YASD] Barrels and low health don't mix
« on: September 05, 2011, 14:23 »
Ah yes, the Shambler is a tough bastard.  The fact that he can teleport away and heal himself makes him irritating to fight at the best of times; he's big trouble if you're not prepared for him, and the shotgun is tough to use against him effectively.

And yes, I've had many games where I was doing well and thought I had enough health to get by only to lose because of a barrel I didn't see.  I feel your pain.  :|

Looks like it was a pretty good run up to that point, though.  Keep at it; you're bound to win soon!  :)
Yeah, it was progressing nicely overall.  I actually have 2 victories on ITYTD, if those count for anything. ;)

Usually. Thanks to the class system, you can get MAD by the Armory now (I did it earlier on HNTR), but that or an unusually-early Plasma Shotgun are the only reasonable ways to do it with shotguns.
I was originally thinking of doing a shotgun build, but I decided to try out some of the new master traits instead.  I just love the knockback and guaranteed hits of shotguns.

477
0.9.9.4 / [M|93%|16|YASD] Barrels and low health don't mix
« on: September 04, 2011, 01:18 »
--------------------------------------------------------------
 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 8 Imp Corporal Marine,
 committed a stupid suicide on level 16 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 141334 turns and scored 46038 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 59 minutes and 17 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 386 out of 411 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 4

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Armorer Bronze Badge
  Technician Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/90   Experience 26862/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Survivalist      (Level 1)

  Bad->TaN->TaN->Iro->Iro->Iro->MSv->Fin->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified onyx armor [2] (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   modified plasteel boots [2/2] (79%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   modified plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [52/52] (B1)

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

    [a]   modified double shotgun (8d3)x3 [2/2] (B1)
    [b]   modified chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40] (A1)
    [c]   modified blaster (2d4) [20/20] (T1)
    [d]   modified missile launcher (6d6) [5/5] (B1)
    [e]   modified BFG 9000 (11d8) [0/100] (P1)
    [f]   10mm ammo (x140)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x140)
    [h]   shotgun shell (x70)
    [i]   rocket (x14)
    [j]   rocket (x14)
    [k]   power cell (x22)
    [l]   large med-pack
    [m]   large med-pack
    [n]   large med-pack
    [o]   phase device
    [p]   thermonuclear bomb
    [q]   thermonuclear bomb
    [r]   bulk mod pack
    [s]   Arena Master's Staff
    [t]   10mm ammo chain (x250)
    [u]   shell box (x100)
    [v]   rocket box (x20)

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

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

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

    115 former humans
    56 former sergeants
    15 former captains
    35 imps
    63 demons
    54 lost souls
    20 cacodemons
    6 barons of hell
    10 hell knights
    2 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    1 pain elemental
    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 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 8 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 12 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 13 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 16 he finally committed a stupid suicide.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a lost soul (almost dead) [m]ore | a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] |
 You see : a lost soul (almost dead) [m]ore | a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] |
 floor
 The lost soul dies. There is shotgun shell (x18) lying here.
 You pump a shell into the combat shotgun chamber. There is shotgun shell
 (x18) lying here. There is shotgun shell (x18) lying here.
 You load a shell into the combat shotgun. There is shotgun shell (x18)
 lying here. There is shotgun shell (x18) lying here.
 You load a shell into the combat shotgun. There is shotgun shell (x18)
 lying here. There is shotgun shell (x18) lying here.
 There is a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] lying here.
 There is shotgun shell (x18) lying here.
 You found 2 of shotgun shell. There is shotgun shell (x16) lying here.
 There is a shotgun (8d3) [1/1] lying here.
 The barrel explodes! Argh!!! Lava! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 19 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 15 of those were killed.
 And 2 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 2 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 2 killed the bastard and survived.

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Hello, fellow DoomRL players.  This right here is the furthest that I have made it on HNTR so far.

Hell's Arena went fairly smoothly, with three shotguns and lots of hiding.  My first moment of panic happened in the Chained Court, when my berserk somehow wore out before I killed the Arena Master and with about half a dozen former humans around me still.  A bit of shotgunning got me out of that mess.  My next roadblock was at the Wall, where I always seem to get several Barons and Knights attacking me at once; I guess I don't have the patience to play it carefully enough.  Anyways, my trusty shotguns and some rockets got me out of that mess as well, but not without using a few of my health packs.  After this though, my missile launcher and spare rockets just kind of sat around taking up three inventory spaces for the most part - I'm just too afraid of hitting myself with splash damage or destroying walls nowadays to bother usually.

And my next moment of panic was at Hell's Armory (the special levels are hard).  Clearing out the enemies was easy enough, but then I wondered what that fancy lever did and I pulled it.  I heard a roar, and realized I had released something from the building on the far left.  After a bit of moving, I saw the Shambler and blasted it a bit with my trusty combat shotgun a bit before it warped away.  So as the Shambler warped around, I figured I'd just wait for it in one of the doorways and blast it with my double barreled shotgun whenever it got close, and then blast it a bit with my combat shotgun.  Yeah, I'd never encountered a Shambler before.  After a lot of shooting and a couple of health packs, I decided to check the wiki to see just how much health this thing had.  And that's how I discovered that it was healing over time.  Given the choice between retreat and chasing the Shambler, I chose to chase it.  After a lot of time, a lot of shotgun shells, and a lot of health packs, it was dead.  I went in with something like 3 large health packs and 5 small health packs, and I believe I was down to 1 large and 2 small by the time I left the Armory, all because of that Shambler.

After clearing level 11 of enemies, I finally noticed there was acid slowly flooding the place.  Then there was a nuke on level 12 which freaked me out, but I finished the level with plenty of time.  Then came the Halls of Carnage.  The lava slowly flooding the place freaked me out, but this actually went pretty well.  I finally had a plasma rifle at this point, so the Cacodemons and Hell Knights got mowed down without much issue.

I really dropped the ball at the Hellgate.  I decided that I'd use my missile launcher to try to quickly take out the Cacodemons, but it turned out my line of fire was blocked by the lost souls.  So I decided to hit the Cacodemon with splash damage by shooting the wall near it.  It didn't really work out well.  I switched to my shotguns and plasma rifle to take them on, and used the staff when I ended up getting surrounded.  My red armor didn't even last me to the Bruiser Brothers.  If I was thinking more, I would have used my bulk mod on it.  I triggered the Bruiser Brothers, and then went back to the previous choke point.  I unloaded my plasma rifle on one of the bros, but it wasn't enough to kill it, and my chokepoint didn't work so well when their plasma destroyed the walls around me.  I switched to my double shotgun to kill the injured one, but that wasn't enough either.  In a panic, I turned to my BFG.  I got into hell, but I was just about out of plasma and I was at less than 40% health.  I probably could have been fine for a while still, because I still had three large health packs.  But I thought I'd save them and hope for some health globes.  So on the first floor of hell, I killed a few enemies without much issue, and then I saw two former sergeants on the other side of a wall, so I thought I'd go around them from above the wall.  However, there was a napalm barrel above the wall, and I was kind of expecting a horizontal wall to keep me out of the line of fire of those sergeants.  I was wrong, so I died.

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