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0.9.9.6 / [H|97%|7|YASD] Dangerous levers are dangerous.
« on: March 11, 2012, 14:29 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 5 Human Private Technician,
 was splayed by a hell knight on level 7 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 67879 turns and scored 25510 points.
 He played for 45 minutes and 31 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 195 out of 201 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 2

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

  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 9027/5
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)

  EE->EE->HR->Int->WK->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   green armor [1/1] (70%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shotgun (8d3) [1/1]

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

    [a] chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40]
    [b] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40]
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [d] chainsaw (4d6)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x56)
    [h] shotgun shell (x50)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] rocket (x10)
    [l] rocket (x9)
    [m] rocket (x10)
    [n] power cell (x50)
    [o] power cell (x25)
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] large med-pack
    [u] technical mod pack
    [v] Arena Master's Staff

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

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

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

    42 former humans
    28 former sergeants
    7 former captains
    62 imps
    25 demons
    16 lost souls
    5 cacodemons
    9 hell knights
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he finally was splayed by a hell knight.

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

 Run - direction...
 You close the door.
 Run - direction...
 Run - direction...
 There is shotgun shell (x6) lying here.
 Run - direction...
 Run - direction...
 You wear/wield : a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
 You see : out of vision
 You reload the rocket launcher.
 There is a lever (dangerous) here.
 There is a lever (dangerous) here.
 You pull the lever... There is a lever (dangerous) here.
 You are hit!
 You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...
 You reload the shotgun. The demon hits you.

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

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

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Well, I cleared the Chained Court a lot easier this time, though the arena master and the formers still whopped me pretty good.  I camped out in the central area to kill all the hell knights and a lot of the formers, then I grabbed both berserk packs and the chainsaw for my main attack run.  The arena master blew up one of the agility mod packs...

Level 7 was just a very painful experience.  I saw a supercharge thanks to intuition, so I wanted to avoid using my large medpacks for healing.  Packs of demons in melee and a group of wandering hell knights (one of which grabbed a damaged blue armor that I dumped) made it so I had to use a couple of them.  There was this little room blocked by acid that I wanted to check out, so I blew a hole in the wall, and saw a dangerous lever.  For most people, this would be the time to move on, but I'm not most people.  Absolutely nothing good could have come of this; I was already almost dead, so lava and even acid might have killed me before I even left the little room.  It spawned a pack of enemies, and I retreated towards the supercharge that I still hadn't picked up (the powerup across the room), but I didn't even come close to making it.

I think I'll go back to my trusty Vampyre build...

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 4 Human Private Scout,
 was charred by the Arena Master on level 5 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 40325 turns and scored 16916 points.
 He played for 33 minutes and 57 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 125 out of 134 hellspawn. (93%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 1

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Arena Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
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  #############............h..........|......................
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-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 0/50   Experience 5566/4
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)

  Int->EE->Int->Bru->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   green armor [1/1] (25%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40]

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

    [a] shotgun (8d3) [1/1]
    [b] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [c] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [d] blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [e] bullet-proof vest [1/1] (100%)
    [f] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x80)
    [i] shotgun shell (x50)
    [j] shotgun shell (x50)
    [k] shotgun shell (x41)
    [l] rocket (x10)
    [m] rocket (x10)
    [n] power cell (x50)
    [o] small med-pack
    [p] small med-pack
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] large med-pack
    [t] large med-pack
    [u] technical mod pack

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 3%    feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 3%    feet 0%   

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

    35 former humans
    17 former sergeants
    9 former captains
    28 imps
    15 demons
    10 lost souls
    5 cacodemons
    6 hell knights

-- 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.
  On level 5 he finally was charred by the Arena Master.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 The Arena Master raises his arms! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You swap your weapons. You need to taste blood!
 You use a small med-pack. You feel healed. You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 The Arena Master raises his arms! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are engulfed in flames! You feel more calm.
 The Arena Master raises his arms! The former sergeant reloads his shotgun.
 You are engulfed in flames! You die!... Press <Enter>...
 You need to taste blood!

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

  He's the first brave soul to have ventured into Hell...

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I decided to start fresh, and I wanted to try something new.  I was going to try out Blademaster, but I wanted ranged weapons as backup rather than shotguns, so I started off with Eagle Eye.  Combined with snagging two levels of Intuition, this meant I wasn't yet a killing machine.

I ran out of berserk as the arena master was still several tiles away and for some reason I decided that I could take him. "Oh, I can survive one shot at about half health."  Not even close (not to mention I would get hit a lot more than once; this would have been a great time to actually use a rocket launcher, but I never think of it.).  I really don't like the shorter power-up time for non-Marines.  It always sneaks up on me and leaves me in bad situations.  And not starting the game off with Badass means shotguns were knocking me around, plus that and being a Scout left me with a lot less health than I'm used to.  I thought this would be a good run, too, because I lucked out with lots of early large med-packs and a decent amount of armors that weren't... worn-in.

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0.9.9.5 / [M|AoMr|YAAM/YASD] "You feel vulnerable again."
« on: January 04, 2012, 17:31 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.5) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 12 Mancubus 2nd Lieutenant Technician,
 sacrificed himself to kill the Mastermind on level 8 of Hell.
 He survived 102364 turns and scored 113654 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 716 out of 716 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 9
  Levels completed : 9

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

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

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

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 61476/12
  ToHit Ranged +6  ToHit Melee +6  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Son of a gun     (Level 4)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 3)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Sharpshooter     (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->WK->WK->EE->EE->EE->MSs->Int->Int->SoG->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   tactical armor [3/3] (100%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   pistol (2d6) [10/10] (B2P2T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   gravity steel boots [1/1] (100%) (T)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   10mm ammo chain (x141)

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

    [a] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d8) [40/40]
    [b] Anti-Freak Jackal (5d3) [6/6]
    [c] fireproof red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [d] red armor [6/6] (200%) (ABP)
    [e] bullet-proof vest [1/1] (100%)
    [f] Necroarmor [6/6] (100%)
    [g] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x78)
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] homing phase device
    [p] 10mm ammo chain (x250)

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

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

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

    83 former humans
    70 former sergeants
    31 former captains
    82 imps
    48 demons
    227 lost souls
    38 cacodemons
    28 hell knights
    29 barons of hell
    41 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    19 pain elementals
    1 mancubus
    7 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he found the Railgun!
  On level 10 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 10 he found the Nano Pack!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 13 he assembled a gravity boots!
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 21, hell froze over!
  On level 21 he found the Necroarmor!
  He nuked level 21!
  He nuked level 22!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 24!
  On level 24 he finally sacrificed himself to kill the Mastermind.

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

 overload the nuclear reactor... [Y/n] You overcharge the nuclear
 plasma rifle! Warning! Explosion in 10 seconds! Warning! Explosion in
 9 seconds!
 You wear/wield : a pistol (2d6) [10/10] (B2P2T1) Warning! Explosion in 8
 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 7 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 6 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 5 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 4 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 3 seconds!
 Warning! Explosion in 2 seconds!
 You use a lava element. You feel invincible!
 Warning! Explosion in 1 seconds!
 You feel vulnerable again.
 You feel relatively safe now. Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

 110 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 79 of those were killed.
 5 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 8 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 18 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 8 killed the bitch and survived.
 8 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Yes, victory and stupid death.  Well... I think you can see from my equipment and the message log what happened here.  Clearly I did not know how the lava element actually works.  Though I have my doubts that I would have been able to beat the improved JC, the real loss here was that I brought spidey down to mortally wounded without taking damage, just to show that I could.  A regular victory and a Mastermind's Brain was just bullets away.

Hell's Arena and, to a lesser extent, the Chained Court were unnecessary and painful, but if you think I'll just skip a special level you don't know me very well :) (exceptions for the Wall and Cathedral of course).  The trait detour to the two Whizkid levels was necessary to trick out my pistol (I pretty much just slapped any non-agility mod on them), though the lack of Eagle Eye early on actually made me miss enough to really frustrate me at times.  The spare armors in my inventory got used very rarely; I heard about the idea of power-modded tactical armor, and after trying it I fell in love with it.  I had all I needed to make the gravity boots as soon as I got the nano pack, but I waited a little while to see if I could find some plasteel boots which never showed up.  City of Skulls wouldn't have been possible without those boots, because I would have gotten swarmed I'll bet (I killed the initial swarm with my arena master's staff and small medpacks) - it took a whole lot of ammo though.

Gravity boots, Sharpshooter, and ammo chains meant I was an absolute speed demon, and the end game was extremely easy.  Thanks to all the ammo chains I ended up getting (4 total) I didn't have to worry about ammo, either.  The Anti-Freak Jackal was a decent find I guess.  In reality, I wanted to avoid destroying items and barrels close to items, shooting enemies that were against walls could knock them towards me sometimes, and I sometimes blew myself up when in melee range, so the explosions were sometimes annoying.  It also had to be reloaded almost twice as often and took longer to do so, and it didn't fire as quickly due to my regular pistol's technical mod.  I didn't bother calculating the DPS, so my regular modded pistol might have actually been superior.

I used my modded pistol against the Mastermind just because I'm hardcore.  I was so quick that pillar dancing against the Mastermind was trivial, but then came my little mishap.  After mortally wounding spidey, I overcharged the nuclear plasma rifle, waited a long time to use my lava element, took a head start towards where the stairs would be, and used up my 9 turns of invulnerability awfully quick.

This was actually completed in the release candidate version, identical to the actual release.

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I think my topic title is a good summary of what I'd like to discuss: any attempt at a conqueror run is pretty much forced to do a melee build, unless you're just hoping for some lucky drops or planning a knife throwing fight (which also forces Hellrunner most likely).  Now, I don't mind Vampyre builds and melee in general, but I like mixing things up rather than picking the same traits each game.  I also enjoy killing everything and doing all the special levels.  For a regular, non-challenge game, every other special level is doable by pretty much any build, though obviously some builds have an easier time with certain levels.  The Unholy Cathedral is the one level that forces a certain build, and the funny thing is, it's also one of the easier special levels if you do have an all-out melee build.  I mean, it says something that there's a diamond badge for doing the level without Brute.

So what would I suggest?  Well, I don't have a concrete idea, but I'm thinking maybe a new artifact that spawns in an earlier special level that does something (maybe allowing some ranged combat, or maybe doing something to temporarily boost your melee combat for the purposes of fighting with the angel so you can do it without Brute), like how the arena master staff allows one to clear the vaults without getting some lucky phases.  It's also sort of like how the arena gives you the rocket launcher and rockets that you need to clear the Wall.  I think a conqueror run should build upon itself, giving you what you need to clear the later special levels, even if it won't make it easy.  This is generally the case, with the exception of the Unholy Cathedral (but the guaranteed chainsaw certainly helps for the melee build).

What are your opinions on the matter?  Is it okay that not every build can clear the Unholy Cathedral?

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Discussion / I just had a "Eureka!" moment.
« on: December 11, 2011, 19:30 »
I remember when I would first do the Chained Court (with arena beaten) I would just grab the chainsaw and run out and kill some stuff.  I always figured that was a good way to do things, until I read one time about grabbing one of the berserk packs as well, to guarantee that my berserk would last long enough.  After that moment, I started having a lot more success in the Chained Court.  However, in attempt to move on to HMP, and even sometimes on HNTR in the slightly harder betas, I would kill the arena master but end up stranded outside with all the cacodemons or hell knights still alive and wandering around who knows where, and I would often be almost dead.  Since there's one remaining berserk pack just begging to heal me, I would save my medkits and usually die.

Then it clicked.  Why don't I kill those four bastards before I go after the arena master?  With this strategy I was able to kill the four hell knights, beat the arena master, and even clear out a lot of the formers on HMP before running out of berserk.  It took a couple of small medkits because I probably should have started off with green armor while all the formers were blasting me (I've never actually done the math on this), but now rather than having the four hell knights to worry about without any berserk, I just have to kill the straggling formers, which easily fall to my regular weapons.

I have to say, I felt rather proud about arriving at this strategy change on my own.  I feel like I'm understanding DoomRL more and more every day.  Do you guys have any similar moments you'd like to share for posterity?

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0.9.9.4 / [BETA] [M|AoB|95%|7|YASD] Brick Silver? I think not.
« on: November 23, 2011, 16:25 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.5 BETA 2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 5 Mancubus Warrant Officer Marine,
 bruised by a baron of hell on level 7 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 53301 turns and scored 16369 points.
 He played for 33 minutes and 13 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 147 out of 154 hellspawn. (95%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 2

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

  Hell Champion Medal

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

  ###########################################################
  ###########.########.##...#################################
  ##########..................#######........................
  ###..|.#...................########........................
  ##......#...................#######........................
  ##...|..#..................########........................
  ##.........................########........................
  ##...|..#....B.............########........................
  ##.|....#..B...............########........................
  ##^}.|.....................########........................
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  ##...|..#.........B........########........................
  ##......#..........B.%.....########........................
  ##...|../........B.........########........................
  ##.|....#..................########........................
  ##...|..#..................########........................
  ###....##...X..............########........................
  #########......B...........########........................
  ###########.B.#.#.#########################################
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/70   Experience 8402/5
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)

  Bru->Bru->Ber->Bad->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat knife (2d5)

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

    [a]   green armor [1/1] (80%)
    [b]   blue armor [2/2] (88%)
    [c]   blue armor [2/2] (81%)
    [d]   large med-pack
    [e]   large med-pack
    [f]   large med-pack
    [g]   phase device
    [h]   homing phase device
    [i]   homing phase device
    [j]   Arena Master's Staff

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

    None

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

    58 former humans
    21 former sergeants
    1 former captain
    30 imps
    13 demons
    8 lost souls
    10 cacodemons
    1 baron of hell
    4 hell knights
    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.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 7 he witnessed the Wall.
  On level 7 he finally bruised by a baron of hell.

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

 completely destroyed! You dodge! You dodge! Boom! You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You
 need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You feel more calm.
 You dodge! Boom! You are hit! You dodge! The missile hits the baron of hell.
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit! You dodge! The missile hits the baron of hell.
 You dodge! The baron of hell hits you. Boom! You dodge! The missile hits
 the baron of hell.
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! The missile hits the baron of
 hell. You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 79 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 60 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 6 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 10 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 10 killed the bitch and survived.

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

I was just going to go for a simple AoB win (while still trying for 100% kills because that's how I roll).  However, when I stumbled upon the stairs to the Wall, I had red armor, a couple of blue armors in decent shape, about 8 large med-packs and a couple of small ones, 4 or 5 phase devices, and 2 homing phase devices, plus I already had Berserker.  I thought it would be easy, because I'm dumb that way.  So I step into the Wall, and start using phase devices.  It took several, but eventually I get on the other side of the wall... right in the middle of the horde.  The good news was they were shooting each other up a bit.  The bad news was they were shooting me up a whole lot.  I thought about going into the side room, but they had already blown holes everywhere in there just a couple of turns in.  My red armor didn't last long, and it got to the point where I was using a large med-pack turn after turn in order to stay alive.  I'm not one to give up, so I just died in between med-packs, sitting there helplessly.

What I should have done, I think, was warp over, use my staff, use a small med-pack, and repeat.  That would have knocked around half of their health away, and if I wanted to I could have even dug into my large med-packs to continue exploding them until they died.  It probably would have been a lot more effective; trying to melee them was borderline impossible, because any of them that I got in melee range would be blown away by the splash damage of their allies.  Brick Silver seems awfully luck-dependent for a silver badge.

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0.9.9.4 / [H|98%|20|YASD] Why, phase device, why?
« on: November 13, 2011, 18:04 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 11 Mancubus Warrant Officer Marine,
 couldn't evade a revenant's fireball on level 20 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 166325 turns and scored 109798 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 28 minutes and 46 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 486 out of 493 hellspawn. (98%)
 He held his right to remain violent.

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

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

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

  Hell Armorer Badge
  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Hell Champion Medal
  Gatekeeper Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 0/90   Experience 50454/11
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +1  ToDmg Melee +1

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    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)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [20/100]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   missile launcher (6d6) [4/4]

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

    [a]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [3/6]
    [b]   super shotgun (8d4)x3 [2/2]
    [c]   Trigun (3d6) [6/6]
    [d]   tactical armor [1/1] (100%)
    [e]   fireproof red armor [4/4] (70%)
    [f]   red armor [1/4] (22%)
    [g]   shotgun shell (x49)
    [h]   rocket (x14)
    [i]   rocket (x3)
    [j]   power cell (x70)
    [k]   power cell (x70)
    [l]   power cell (x70)
    [m]   power cell (x70)
    [n]   power cell (x70)
    [o]   power cell (x70)
    [p]   large med-pack
    [q]   large med-pack
    [r]   large med-pack
    [s]   envirosuit pack
    [t]   shell box (x100)

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

    None

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

    64 former humans
    56 former sergeants
    18 former captains
    83 imps
    50 demons
    84 lost souls
    18 cacodemons
    19 barons of hell
    18 hell knights
    30 arachnotrons
    2 former commandos
    4 pain elementals
    6 arch-viles
    17 mancubi
    13 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!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 9 he assembled a ballistic armor!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 11 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 13 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 19 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Trigun!
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he finally couldn't evade a revenant's fireball.

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

 You see : an arch-vile (severely wounded) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the arch-vile. The arch-vile dies. You advance to level
 11! Press <Enter>... The mancubus dies. The arch-vile raises his
 arms! The mancubus suddenly rises from the dead! You are engulfed in
 flames! Boom!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an arch-vile (wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arch-vile.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an arch-vile (heavily wounded) [m]ore | floor
 You don't have enough ammo to fire the BFG 9000! The missile hits the
 mancubus. You are hit!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 You use a phase device. You feel yanked in an non-existing direction! You
 die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 68 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 50 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

And I was on my best run yet (still had 100% kills, too).  I went ahead and snagged the Trigun from the Vaults in case I ever hit any invulnerability globes in the later levels (and in case I didn't get a nuke and wanted to try for a full win).  Very next level, I hit a horde of mancubi and arch-viles, which I kill fairly easily by hiding behind a door and shooting my super shotgun blindly.  Then on the right side of the same level I hit another horde of mancubi and arch-viles, but they blow up the doors and walls, forcing me into a straight up fight.  Good thing I snagged about 5 stacks of cells in the Vaults.  I pull out my BFG and open fire.  The horde is almost eliminated, but I'm pretty banged up myself; then I fire with insufficient cells and get hammered some more, leaving me almost dead.  I decided to phase out of there instead of healing.  But I died instantly due to a lone revenant on the left side of the map (though looking at the mortem, he might have hit a napalm barrel; still sucks).  I also had a pretty good armor supply until this level; those mancubi and arch-viles tore through my red armor like it was paper.

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Discussion / Hell's Armory: those darn arachnotrons
« on: November 13, 2011, 13:41 »
In Hell's Armory, the biggest problem I have is killing those arachnotrons in the small rooms without getting torn to shreds.  I just lost a HMP run to the room with the arachnotron and the cacodemon.  So I wonder if you guys have a good strategy for taking them out.

Something I was thinking, instead of opening the door, shoot the door open from the side of the building, hide around the corner, and corner shoot them to death once the arachnotrons get in the hallway.  Would that work well?

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Discussion / Hurt Me Plenty is hard
« on: November 10, 2011, 09:48 »
So last night I decided that HNTR was getting to be a little bit boring for me, and I played a couple of HMP games.  Quite simply, I got my ass kicked.  Even on Phobos Base Entry, the former humans were filling me with bullets.  Then on level 2 there were tons of enemies, including former captains.  I managed to get to Hell's Arena only one time, where I only managed to get to the second round before I got ambushed by cacodemons and died.

Does anyone have some advice for me on how to transition up to HMP?

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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoMC|90%|22|YASD] Mortuary failure
« on: November 06, 2011, 18:43 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 9 Mancubus Warrant Officer Technician,
 let an arachnotron get him on level 22 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 125475 turns and scored 61846 points.
 He played for 1 hour, 43 minutes and 14 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 421 out of 465 hellspawn. (90%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Max Carnage!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 2

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Destroyer Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 36288/9
  ToHit Ranged +12  ToHit Melee +12  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Technician

    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 2)
    Entrenchment     (Level 1)

  TaN->TaN->Bad->SoB->SoB->TH->MSh->WK->TH->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [1/4] (1%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   gatling gun (1d7)x6 [38/52]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (99%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40]

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

    [a]   modified missile launcher (6d6) [1/5] (B1T2)
    [b]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [130/130] (B1T2)
    [c]   nanofiber red armor [3]
    [d]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [e]   10mm ammo (x101)
    [f]   10mm ammo (x140)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x140)
    [h]   10mm ammo (x140)
    [i]   rocket (x11)
    [j]   rocket (x14)
    [k]   power cell (x46)
    [l]   power cell (x70)
    [m]   large med-pack
    [n]   large med-pack
    [o]   large med-pack
    [p]   large med-pack
    [q]   large med-pack
    [r]   homing phase device
    [s]   envirosuit pack
    [t]   thermonuclear bomb
    [u]   Hellwave Pack

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 30% 
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 30% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 30% 
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 80% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 55%   feet 55% 
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 30% 

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

    66 former humans
    60 former sergeants
    23 former captains
    66 imps
    55 demons
    74 lost souls
    16 cacodemons
    17 barons of hell
    14 hell knights
    5 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    6 pain elementals
    8 arch-viles
    2 mancubi
    3 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 13 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  He nuked level 13!
  On level 14 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 20 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 22 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 22 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he finally let an arachnotron get him.

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

 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 Chain fire (initial) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : an arch-vile (wounded) [m]ore | blood
 The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile
 hits the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The missile hits
 the arch-vile. The missile hits the arch-vile. The arch-vile dies. You are
 hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! Your red armor is
 damaged! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You are hit! The hell knight fires! You dodge! The missile hits the
 baron of hell. You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 Chain fire (warming) -- Choose target or abort...
 You see : a hell knight (almost dead) [m]ore | pool of blood
 The missile hits the hell knight. The hell knight dies. You are hit! You
 are hit! Your red armor is damaged! You are hit! You are hit! You
 are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit!
 You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 62 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 44 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

The good news is, I got my 26th bronze badge.  The bad news is, I was so close to winning!

I can't remember if I had 100% kills up until now, but doing a rough count of the amount of enemies remaining in the mortuary, I'd say the answer is no.  I started off the mortuary with a quick kill on one of the archviles.  So far so good.  I move further left, and start killing some things.  I then come up with the idea to use my missile launcher, to really wreck some stuff.  But wait! I don't get my entrenchment benefits!  And so I started slowly getting torn up, including my armor.  I should have just stuck with the nanofiber armor, since I wouldn't be moving much and that one less protection point is probably worth not having to deal with armor replacement.  I'm pretty sure I could have cleared the mortuary out if I had just been thinking a little harder - I had a decent amount of healing items, and the supercharges would help me out a lot.  Unfortunately that's not how it turned out.

The gatling gun was probably not the best thing to assemble for AoMC; against a long line of enemies it's great, but against a single foe it just bleeds ammo.  It also needs pretty rapid reloading with the speed it burns through those 52 rounds.  However, I didn't really have much choice, because I don't think I ever saw an agility mod until level 22 when I completed my hyperblaster (though I guess I could have just modded the chaingun instead of assembling).  Entrenchment is nice, but it's not very ammo efficient.  There was a point where I was down to about half a stack of 10mm ammo and two plasma stacks, but thankfully I met a squad of former captains that refilled my inventory.

So... I guess I have to move on to silver badges now.  Or I could play a HMP game.  Hmm.

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For example, the elephant gun is listed as 2P, with the number before the mod, whereas on weapons it would read P2.  I just had a bit of a freakout when I double checked the hyperblaster recipe after adding the second technical mod and saw A2T, before I realized what the deal was.  It's not really a big deal, but consistency would prevent confusion.

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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoP|84%|12|YASD] Inquisitor Bronze
« on: November 06, 2011, 16:09 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 4 Mancubus Warrant Officer Marine,
 ripped open by a baron of hell on level 12 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 36321 turns and scored 19984 points.
 He played for 24 minutes and 35 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 160 out of 185 hellspawn. (86%)
 He was an Angel of Purity!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 0
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Inquisitor Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/60   Experience 6708/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)

  Bad->Rel->Rel->SM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   green armor [1/1] (49%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified combat shotgun (8d3) [4/5] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (70%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   gatling gun (1d7)x6 [52/52]

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

    [a]   rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [b]   green armor [1/1] (20%)
    [c]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [d]   blue armor [2/2] (81%)
    [e]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [f]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [g]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [h]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [i]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [j]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [k]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [l]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [m]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [n]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [o]   shotgun shell (x45)
    [p]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [q]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [r]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [s]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [t]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [u]   rocket (x9)

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

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

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

    57 former humans
    21 former sergeants
    6 former captains
    56 imps
    13 demons
    3 lost souls
    1 cacodemon
    3 hell knights

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 10 he assembled a gatling gun!
  Entering level 11 he was almost dead...
  He left level 11 as soon as possible.
  Entering level 12 he was almost dead...
  On level 12 he finally ripped open by a baron of hell.

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

 You see : a baron of hell (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 You pump a shell into the shotgun chamber.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a former sergeant (unhurt) [m]ore | 10mm ammo (x24) | open door
 The former sergeant dies.
 You pump a shell into the shotgun chamber.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a baron of hell (scratched) [m]ore | a pistol (2d4) [6/6] |
 You see : a baron of hell (scratched) [m]ore | a pistol (2d4) [6/6] |
 floor
 You pump a shell into the combat shotgun chamber.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a baron of hell (lightly wounded) [m]ore | open door
 The baron of hell hits you.
 You pump a shell into the shotgun chamber. The baron of hell fires! You are
 hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 61 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 43 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

This challenge was a lot harder than I imagined it would be, but that may be because I fell back into my "kill everything" mood for a bit.  Only about 6 of floors in, and my reckless playstyle left me with no medkits.  Though my first mistake was taking Badass, as if I completely forgot what I was doing.  I managed to find a few more medkits as I went, but I had to play cautiously.  Entering level 10, I was about dead already, and there were also hell knights and cacodemons and a whole lot of imps to deal with.  I managed to overcome the level with 8% health remaining, though I had a homing phase device which I used to skip over floor 11, a demon cave which I might have been able to overcome.  Wasn't going to risk it though.

One bronze badge left to go, Destroyer Bronze.

43
0.9.9.4 / [M|AoD|42%|23|YASD] Hunter Bronze
« on: November 05, 2011, 20:39 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 8 Mancubus Warrant Officer Marine,
 incinerated by an arch-vile on level 23 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 24370 turns and scored 50214 points.
 He played for 21 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 228 out of 532 hellspawn. (42%)
 He was an Angel of Darkness!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 5
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Hunter Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/60   Experience 24264/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Marine

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Badass           (Level 1)

  TaN->Bad->HR->HR->DM->Fin->Rel->TaN->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   elephant gun (12d3) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [32/40]

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

    [a]   BFG 9000 (10d8) [100/100]
    [b]   green armor [1/1] (58%)
    [c]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [d]   Lava Armor [1/4] (15%)
    [e]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [f]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [g]   shotgun shell (x49)
    [h]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [i]   large med-pack
    [j]   large med-pack
    [k]   large med-pack
    [l]   large med-pack
    [m]   large med-pack
    [n]   thermonuclear bomb
    [o]   technical mod pack
    [p]   10mm ammo chain (x250)
    [q]   shell box (x100)

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

    None

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

    37 former humans
    29 former sergeants
    4 former captains
    41 imps
    39 demons
    62 lost souls
    3 cacodemons
    1 baron of hell
    3 hell knights
    1 arachnotron
    1 former commando
    5 pain elementals
    2 mancubi

-- 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 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He left level 6 as soon as possible.
  He left level 9 as soon as possible.
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  He left the Armory without drawing too much attention.
  On level 11 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 13 he found the Lava Armor!
  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!
  He fled the Unholy Cathedral seeing no chance to win.
  He left level 17 as soon as possible.
  On level 23 he finally incinerated by an arch-vile.

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

 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. You are engulfed in
 flames! Your red armor is completely destroyed! Boom! Boom! You
 are hit! You are engulfed in flames!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 You start running! Boom! Boom! Boom!
 You dodge!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a mancubus (mortally wounded) [m]ore | floor
 You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 You reload the elephant gun with shotgun shell.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a mancubus (unhurt) [m]ore | rocket (x3) | pool of blood
 There is a large med-pack lying here.
 You picked up a large med-pack.
 You dodge!
 You dodge! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 60 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 42 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

It sort of feels like I'm spamming with all my bronze badge mortems here so suddenly...

I was almost positive I'd be able to win with this one.  Except I started right next to two arch-viles and a mancubus on floor 23.  I had used my last phase device on the last floor to escape, so I was left with just my wits and some boxes to attempt my getaway.  I had but two floors left, and I had a nuke with the cyberdemon's name on it.  I had all those large health packs sitting in my inventory, but I can't really sit around and heal when there's plasma and fire killing me. Drats, the vile got me...  2 bronzes to go; this was definitely the one I was most afraid of.  I hate reviving enemies.

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0.9.9.4 / [M|AoRA|51%|22|YASD] Quartermaster Bronze
« on: November 05, 2011, 20:06 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 5 Mancubus Warrant Officer Technician,
 nuked himself. on level 22 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 23502 turns and scored 58518 points.
 He played for 20 minutes and 26 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 226 out of 443 hellspawn. (51%)
 He was an Angel of Red Alert!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 3
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Quartermaster Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 9822/5
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)

  HR->Rel->HR->DM->Rel->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   elephant gun (12d3) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   grappling steel boots [2/2] (80%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/6]

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

    [a]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [40/40]
    [b]   super shotgun (8d4)x3 [2/2]
    [c]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [d]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [e]   blue armor [2/2] (76%)
    [f]   blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [g]   modified red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [h]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [i]   ballistic vest [1/1] (88%)
    [j]   Shielded Armor [2]
    [k]   chainsaw (4d6)
    [l]   10mm ammo (x100)
    [m]   10mm ammo (x40)
    [n]   shotgun shell (x50)
    [o]   shotgun shell (x7)
    [p]   small med-pack
    [q]   small med-pack
    [r]   large med-pack
    [s]   large med-pack
    [t]   shell box (x52)

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

    None

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

    67 former humans
    21 former sergeants
    12 former captains
    46 imps
    33 demons
    28 lost souls
    4 cacodemons
    6 barons of hell
    1 hell knight
    2 arachnotrons
    1 pain elemental
    5 arch-viles

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 6 he assembled a grappling boots!
  On level 11 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 14 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  He left level 16 as soon as possible.
  He left level 19 as soon as possible.
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  On level 21 he found the Shielded Armor!
  On level 22 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 22 he finally nuked himself..

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

 You dodge!
 You dodge!
 You dodge! Your red armor is completely destroyed!
 You dodge! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You dodge!
 Boom! You dodge! Boom!
 You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge!
 You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! You dodge!
 You dodge!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed.
 Boom! You are hit! You are hit! Boom! You are hit! You are hit! The
 arch-vile raises his arms! The demon suddenly rises from the dead!
 You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : blood
 You are hit! Boom! Boom! Boom! You are hit! You are hit! You are hit! You
 are hit! Boom! You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 59 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 41 of those were killed.
 3 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

As I entered level 22, an arch-vile and the stairs to the Mortuary were in sight almost right away.  I guess I shouldn't have jumped at the chance to leave the level right away.  I thought I'd just heal and hug the wall to one of the staircases, but it didn't work at all.  Oh well, another bronze bites the dust.

45
0.9.9.4 / [M|AoB|38%|15|YASD] Berserker Bronze
« on: November 05, 2011, 19:39 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Matt, level 4 Mancubus Warrant Officer Scout,
 got too close to a cacodemon on level 15 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 10907 turns and scored 22763 points.
 He played for 8 minutes and 37 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 121 out of 312 hellspawn. (38%)
 He was an Angel of Berserk!

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

  Levels generated : 9
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 0

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

  Berserker Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 5886/4
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Scout

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

  Bru->HR->Bru->Ber->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   modified chainsaw (4d7) (P)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat knife (2d5)

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

    [a]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [b]   blue armor [1/2] (48%)
    [c]   bullet-proof vest [1/1] (100%)
    [d]   large med-pack
    [e]   large med-pack

-- 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 60% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    44 former humans
    9 former sergeants
    4 former captains
    27 imps
    7 demons
    20 lost souls
    4 cacodemons
    3 hell knights
    2 pain elementals
    1 revenant

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 6 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  Entering level 11 he was almost dead...
  Not knowing what to do, he left.
  On level 15 he encountered the Phobos Hellgate.
  On level 15 he finally got too close to a cacodemon.

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

 The cacodemon hits you. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the cacodemon. The cacodemon dies. You're going berserk! 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 demon hits you. You dodge! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the demon. The demon dies. You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 The cacodemon hits you. Your green armor is completely destroyed! You
 die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 58 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 41 of those were killed.
 2 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 5 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

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

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

Ever since a glitch robbed me of my Berserker Gold Badge after a lucky Butcher's Cleaver on level 2, I haven't been able to do a good AoB run.  So I decided I would just run through to get my Berserker Bronze.

If I had healed rather than approaching the cacodemon with low health, I could have easily beaten the Hellgate, running past the Bruiser Brothers if necessary, and gotten Berserker Silver.  But there will be a day for that.  4 bronzes remain (Inquisitor, Quartermaster, Hunter, Destroyer).

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