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Century Lounge / [U|Ao100|99%|YAVP] Cyberdemons the TERROR
« on: April 17, 2013, 15:27 »
The torture of 100 levels in UV is finally over. I can hardly believe it. Never again will I touch such an endless challenge...
The only true reason behind this was to get as many assemblies as possible plus some badges & xp medals. Most goals were done, so I won't complain (much, haha). :)

Also got some decent luck on some of the drops/scavenges including an onyx, some nanos, an early phaseshift set (I even got the gothic set later but it was ofc useless) and some pretty exotics/uniques to count.
I even loled in the final level when a BFG10k appeared, I didn't even have time to use it, damn it...

I have to admit though, the technician/scavenger is an UBER fail class at the first 5-10 levels no matter what you do due to low early dps and no other class traits such as the marine's HP/powerups or the Scout's speed and senses.
I died 4-5 times just on the first 5 dungeon levels mind you, before getting a decent game rolling. Demon vaults in particular were too scary in early game.

But the one responsible was actually my ego and stubbornness that made me wanna kill everything before descending to next level... At some point I must get rid of that bad habbit..

Anyway:

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Cyberdemon, level 25 Hell Knight Major Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 366066 turns and scored 2558974 points.
 He played for 20 hours, 40 minutes and 19 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 3957 out of 3958 hellspawn. (99%)
 A natural born killer!
 He was an Angel of 100!

 He saved himself 10 times.

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

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

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

  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Experience Cross
  Centurial Bronze Badge
  Centurial Silver Badge
  Centurial Gold Badge
  Centurial Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 105/70   Experience 908292/25
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +4  ToDmg Melee +4

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 4)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 1)
    Scavenger        (Level 1)

  EE->EE->Int->Int->HR->WK->WK->MSc->SoB->SoB->HR->DM->TaN->Fin->Iro->SoB->Jug->Fin->HR->SoB->TaN->Fin->TaN->Iro->Bad->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   cybernano phaseshift armor [8] (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nano super shotgun (6d4)x2 (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   antigrav phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nanomachic plasma rifle (1d7)x6 (S1)

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

    [a] plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [88/88] (B3)
    [b] missile launcher (6d9) [5/5] (B1P3)
    [c] napalm launcher (7d10) [1/1] (B1P3)
    [d] biggest fucking gun (20d12) [220/325] (B1)
    [e] Revenant's Launcher (7d6) [1/1]
    [f] BFG 10K (6d4)x5 [50/50]
    [g] Railgun (8d8) [40/40] (T1)
    [h] Subtle Knife (3d5)
    [i] rocket (x10)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] technical mod pack
    [o] agility mod pack
    [p] bulk mod pack
    [q] sniper weapon pack
    [r] sniper weapon pack
    [s] Hellwave Pack
    [t] gothic boots [10/10] (200%) (T)
    [u] rocket box (x20)
    [v] power battery (x120)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 30%   feet 0%   

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

    214 former humans
    331 former sergeants
    410 former captains
    175 imps
    80 demons
    333 lost souls
    113 cacodemons
    103 hell knights
    436 barons of hell
    195 arachnotrons
    21 former commandos
    40 pain elementals
    302 revenants
    440 mancubi
    372 arch-viles
    55 nightmare imps
    72 nightmare cacodemons
    89 nightmare demons
    40 nightmare arachnotrons
    11 nightmare arch-viles
    5 elite former humans
    3 elite former sergeants
    3 elite former captains
    6 elite former commandos
    58 bruiser brothers
    16 shamblers
    9 lava elemental
    8 agony elementals
    17 Cyberdemons

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

  On level 4 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 12 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 12 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 16 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 22 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 22 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  On level 24 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 26 he assembled a ripper!
  On level 28 he assembled a gatling gun!
  He nuked level 30!
  On level 33, hell froze over!
  On level 33 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 34 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  On level 34 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 35 he assembled a nanomanufacture ammo!
  On level 36 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 38 he assembled a micro launcher!
  On level 39 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 40 he assembled a micro launcher!
  On level 43 he assembled a micro launcher!
  On level 44 he found the Mega Buster!
  On level 45 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 47 he assembled a assault rifle!
  Level 48 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 48 he assembled a cybernano armor!
  He nuked level 49!
  He nuked level 50!
  Level 51 was a hard nut to crack!
  He sounded the alarm on level 52!
  On level 53 he assembled a micro launcher!
  On level 54 he assembled a antigrav boots!
  On level 55 he assembled a gatling gun!
  Level 57 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 58 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 61 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 62 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 62 he assembled a assault rifle!
  Level 67 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 69 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 69 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 69 he found the Railgun!
  On level 71 he stumbled into a complex full of Cyberdemons!
  He nuked level 74!
  He nuked level 75!
  On level 76 he was bombarded!
  He nuked level 76!
  On level 77 he assembled a micro launcher!
  He nuked level 80!
  On level 87 he ran for his life from acid!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 88!
  On level 89 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 90 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 94 he assembled a biggest fucking gun!
  On level 95 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  On level 96, hell froze over!
  On level 96 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 96 he assembled a nano-shrapnel!
  Level 98 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 98 he found the Subtle Knife!
  On level 99 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  On level 100 he found the BFG 10K!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You feel more calm.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...

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

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

 10 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 7 killed the bitch and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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

Well this was a hell of a run with too much early difficulties mainly.

I relied on hyperblaster for too many levels unfortunately, until something better came up since I had no decent weapon drops at all in early game levels.

Had some huge ammunition problems with the hyperblaster naturally, until luckily I got a nano mod at last and managed to make the much-needed overpowered nanomachic plasma rifle. It's a beast I actually finished the whole game with just that. The other weapons were just accessories rarely used if not at all.

I have to admit though, the Phaseshift set was a huge help, I'm pretty sure things would be far harder without the Cybernano Phaseshift armor and the latter insane antigravity phaseshift boots of +60% movement both of which were made around the 50s-60s if I recall correctly.

0.17sec speed seemed almost like cheating.

I did however have just once in the late levels, a terrifying encounter... The CYBERDEMON complex level...

I swear nothing could have prepared me well enough for this.
8-9 cyberdemons are just no joke at all, on the contrary they made me feel like a low lvl newbie...

The nanomachic plasma rifle is a great weapon ofc, but somehow it felt it needed loads and loads of volleys to manage to kill even one of them... Those Demons were true BEASTS in hit points! I wish I had any kind of BFG at that point to finish them quickly, but I didn't. Sadly there was no berserk or invuln on the level either... There were many kinds of barrels and small healing globes though..

I did get a computer map thankfully and also lost an onyx armor in the entrance due to one of their rockets but who cares... Life was more important...

2-3 of them attacked me early on and I didn't have time to finish them either, cause while running around 2-3 more also joined into the fray.

I had to run the whole level sidestepping through doorways and small rooms (DM helped), exploiting my huge sniper range with the nanomachic rifle and any barrel I could find to dmg them even more. Every bit of dmg helped.
Couldn't think anything better. Still I got shot quite a bit. Their AI semed pretty good as well as their range, I also think it's impossible to do knockback to them which I'm not sure if this was the case in earliest versions.

They burned through my supplies completely, and left me without a single medpack.
Luckily even while panicked and stack by the cyberdemons in some small barrel rooms without exit near the right-end, I had meanwhile abused many rockets when they got close with each other to do extra dmg...
In the end they somehow died almost together... At least the last 4-5 of them...

I believe this was the first time I got so much xp on just one single level. :P

This felt somehow as an irony reminder, since I had named the doomguy Cyberdemon...
Oh well... I guess I underestimated them, and they had to punish/scare me... They got quite close to ending my run...

Rest of the game was generally a breeze due to combination of speed and endless plasma supply.
Good thing is I also got Hell Baron and Lt. Colonel ranks after this run. :)

It somehow felt strange in the 2nd half the game though, how often the levels were filled with huge packs of Archviles/Mancubi/Barons/Revenants etc. At late game the Arch-Viles in particular seemed truly like endless hordes...

I think I'll do a break for a week or so after this...
This was too tiresome and already took too much of my free time...

FUN FACT:
Most of the uniques found such as the Railgun, the Revenant's Launcher and the BFG 10k (also the subtle knife), was actually a reason I cursed the game at that point, cause I realized through the wiki that none of them can actually get scavenged to get an onyx. And I only wanted onyx, and they gave 00 chance to get it. So in the end I just kept them for the lolz, found no reason to break them...

PS1: Ofc no dragonslayer was ever encountered. :( Damn..
PS2: At almost the whole game I was carrying a BT red armor and a T gothic boots, just in case I got an onyx mod to stick it on them  for the assemblies. I actually got frustrated when I realized the Cybernano armor cannot be worn off, preventing further armor crafting and making all other armors completely useless. From that point onwards I ditched every single armor found, for obvious reason, waste of inventory. Never got an onyx since for those crafts though... In another game perhaps..

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Ok two minor DISPLAY bugs from my last Ao100:

1. I had the phaseshift set and the boots were modded with [A]. The items still appeared as "Phaseshift Suit 1/2" in inventory screen instead of 2/2.

The set bonus thank god DID work though so I could step on lava harmless. (First Screenshot)

2. Onyx mod pack found from Scavenger skill is plain white color in inventory. Surely this is not correct ??
(2nd screenshot.)   EDITED: ---- Ok so this is not a bug after all, ignore it. ----

PS : I also found another probable bug but couldn't reproduce it. I once disassembled a Mega Buster without empty space in inventory and I got a huge explosion instead of a mod-pack that produced a huge lava river. LOL?

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Bug Reports / [0.9.9.7G] Deimos Lab - Duplicate Exotic drop
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:02 »
I'm not sure if it's a bug or not. You tell me if it is.

In one of my games in Deimos Lab, in the weapon rewards room, I found two laser rifles. (exotic)

Is that natural , both of them to spawn in same room same place ? I suppose one exotic/special is guaranteed in there,but 2 of the same? I don't know. It felt weird that's all.

I can also provide a screenshot if needed.

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Yesterday I learned the "hard way", that I should have never tried to play nightmare.

No I'm not talking about the difficulty which yes it is absurd, but I'm talking about the fact that you can't even save your game and come back to it later. What's up with that? How come?

You do realize you block players completely with this... Some of us enjoy this game playing at our own leisure and we also have work in the mornings/noons and can rarely play consecutively for more than 1 or 2 hours. It's pretty obvious a nightmare run is impossible in such a short time length.

My experience in this game is mainly from HMP and UV games. Some of you here have seen few mortems I've posted recently, I take my time in my games, that's how I enjoy doomrl, so I usually do 5 to 10 hours for each normal run, entering as many special levels as I can and playing carefully, it's just my style I can't play faster really, it's a tactical game after all.

But I made the mistake of thinking that I could give a try to nightmare too. With all that corpse resurrection and gibbing and thinking you must do just to "survive" and not die, how the hell am I to finish any run (I know I can't with my current skills, but even if I could) if I can never even save my game? ... I just cannot understand the logic behind it...

It's probably the only real complaint I have, for an otherwise great and free community game.

PS: For the record I had to quit the game before the arena due to a RL reason...

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First full run with 0.9.9.7G , got my first diamond too, so many of the special levels were truly a surprise and a great new experience too.
Thank God they were not enough to destroy the run, got scared many times, but made it in the end with a bit of luck! :P

Tried the random name too for first time, can't say I loved the result but oh well. :P

It got dangerous in some of the normal but also special levels, but late game was truly a breeze with loads of nukes and inv. globes.
Loads of drops, medpacks, exotics and uniques too, with the Beretta medal being the tip of the iceberg I guess. ^^

Anyway here goes:

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Rahul Chandra,
 level 16 Hell Knight 1st Lieutenant Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 214851 turns and scored 377362 points.
 He played for 9 hours, 50 minutes and 8 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1110 out of 1110 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself 5 times.

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

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

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

  Grammaton Cleric Cross
  Cyberdemon's Head
  Mastermind's Brain
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Arena Key
  Gatekeeper Silver Badge
  Gatekeeper Diamond Badge
  UAC Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 73/60   Experience 122070/16
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +3  ToDmg Melee +3

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

  Class : Scout

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Angelic Armor [7/7] (78%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   BFG 9000 (11d6) [140/220] (B3P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   antigrav steel boots [1/1] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Grammaton Cleric Beretta (1d7)x6 [0/18]

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [b] hyperblaster (2d4)x5 [0/40] (F1)
    [c] minigun (1d6)x8 [200/200] (A1)
    [d] missile launcher (6d7) [5/5] (A1B1P1)
    [e] red armor [6/6] (98%) (P)
    [f] red armor [6/6] (100%) (P)
    [g] 10mm ammo (x83)
    [h] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [i] shotgun shell (x70)
    [j] rocket (x8)
    [k] rocket (x14)
    [l] rocket (x14)
    [m] power cell (x70)
    [n] power cell (x70)
    [o] power cell (x70)
    [p] power cell (x28)
    [q] large med-pack
    [r] large med-pack
    [s] phase device
    [t] lava element
    [u] cerberus protective boots [0/0] (100%)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 0%   

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

    101 former humans
    95 former sergeants
    44 former captains
    129 imps
    85 demons
    293 lost souls
    54 cacodemons
    35 hell knights
    66 barons of hell
    19 arachnotrons
    20 former commandos
    25 pain elementals
    44 revenants
    25 mancubi
    42 arch-viles
    8 nightmare imps
    1 nightmare cacodemon
    16 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    1 lava 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 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 7 he sneaked into the Phobos Lab.
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 13 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 13 he assembled a antigrav boots!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 15 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  On level 19 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  He nuked level 20!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear Limbo from evil!
  On level 21 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  On level 21 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 22!
  On level 22 he arrived at Mt. Erebus.
  He managed to raise Mt. Erebus completely!
  On level 23 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You see : a Spider Mastermind (severely wounded) | blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 You already have the hyperblaster (2d4)x5 [0/40] (F1) in your hands.
 You prepare the BFG 9000 instantly!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : floor
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

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

 7 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 5 killed the bitch and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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

(yeah i Know it's almost 10 hours... I become real careful on such runs lol...)

I had tried to get Anomaly damageless with the cateye build a few times, but always something unexpected happened and I got hit, or the phase just failed to get me where I wanted it to.
This time I got lucky though, mainly with the Phase Device in the Anomaly and the fast kill of the two bruiser brothers with a tactical shotty. Got teleported next to the hellgate got a bit up with running and hid behind the pillar. One bruiser brother approached from the top. Easy corner-shooting and reloading with the tactical shotty. At some point while shooting him, the 2nd one seemed to be going the other side around. The pattern was unpredictable the way he was moving. Thankfully he changed his mind and went left again approaching from the same top where the other was. This was their biggest mistake. I just kept knockbacking both together with the same shrapnels over and over and over with cover obviously. After a while they just died. :)

After that (wall of text)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Tbh with the above exceptions after the hyperblaster with Firestorm mod and finally getting enough ammunition which was 100% filled in the easy mode-Vaults, the rest of the game was very very easy, a walk in the park actually. Especially when I got juggler too. I love this trait. I find it great for rapid-fire builds. :P

Limbo was nuked with INV while I got the nuclear BFG with a phase (!!), Mount Erebus was too easy by now with the Cyberdemon boots I had made, everything died with 1 or 2 hyperblaster shots. Found much stuff on late levels including a Medical Power Armor, a Blaster, gothic boots and even a Minigun, but honestly I needed nothing of those.

And even at Spider Mastermind I got an invulnerability from last level and walked up to him like a gentleman, emptied the beretta in 2 shots with TH on full automatic mode, emptied the hyperblaster and finally killed it with two BFG shots.

Beretta is srsly a BEAST, wish I had found it on my AoMr runs...

I did forget to keep a nuke for mastermind though, so it couldn't be a full win facing JC. Who cares though? :P

SORRY for the HUGE post I got carried away....DAMN...

PS : And to think this run was just for the UAC Gold in the beginning. I'm pretty sure this is by far the easiest Diamond btw. Others will require much better skills which I currently don't have.

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Duke Nukem, level 15 Mancubus 2nd Lieutenant Marine,
 nuked the Mastermind on level 9 of Hell.
 He survived 213630 turns and scored 381242 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 59 minutes and 55 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1494 out of 1494 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

 He saved himself 4 times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Health 52/80   Experience 112953/15
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +5  ToDmg Melee +5

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

  Class : Marine

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 5)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Army of the Dead (Level 1)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   powered red armor [5/5] (65%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   elephant gun (12d3) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x97)

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [b] plasmatic combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5]
    [c] assault shotgun (8d3) [6/6] (P1)
    [d] tactical armor [0/0] (100%)
    [e] red armor [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [f] red armor [4/4] (162%) (B)
    [g] fireproof red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h] Angelic Armor [7/7] (100%)
    [i] shotgun shell (x21)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] envirosuit pack
    [m] thermonuclear bomb
    [n] agility mod pack
    [o] Enviroboots [0]
    [p] shell box (x75)
    [q] shell box (x100)

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

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

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

    121 former humans
    118 former sergeants
    62 former captains
    112 imps
    58 demons
    549 lost souls
    45 cacodemons
    43 hell knights
    86 barons of hell
    29 arachnotrons
    48 former commandos
    55 pain elementals
    96 revenants
    26 mancubi
    37 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 3 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 4 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 4 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 6 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 10 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 10 he assembled a plasmatic shrapnel!
  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 tactical armor!
  On level 13 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 14 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  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 18 he assembled a elephant gun!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he assembled a power armor!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 22!
  On level 22 he found the Enviroboots!
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He overloaded a nuclear plasma rifle on level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 are hit!
 You start running!
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | rocket (x3) | revenant corpse | [ m ]ore
 You are hit!
 You see : a revenant (unhurt) | floor | [ m ]ore
 You see : rocket (x3) | revenant corpse
 You are hit!
 You see : a revenant (heavily wounded) | rocket (x3) | revenant corpse | [ m
 You see : a revenant (lightly wounded) | rocket (x3) | revenant corpse | [ m
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! You are hit!
 You see : a revenant (severely wounded) | rocket (x3) | revenant corpse | [ m
 You see : a revenant (severely wounded) | rocket (x3) | revenant corpse | [ m
 The revenant dies. You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You
 defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

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

 6 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 4 killed the bitch and survived.
 2 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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Ok now that was one damn lucky ride.
Hardest parts were by far the mortuary and JC, I don't even know why I risked going there. I'll think about it twice before doing that again in the future on UV...

The real reason that made me enter mortuary was the fact that I had a nano pack, and wanted to get a power mod asap to make a powered red armor for survivability purposes. The RNG luckily had given me 3 hatred skulls in City of skulls (only kept 2 though) and 2 shockwave packs (an overkill but whatever) though nothing else in terms of a good shotgun or armor. I managed to use all of those in mortuary. Elephant gun and tactical shotgun were good enough with 3 shell packs I had saved till then. Careful use and planning of both elephant gun and plasmatic shrapnel for gibbing also helped a bit, as well as the extra skill levels in TAN and Ironman. While berserked I was practically invincible. However once the zerk ended, I'd only finished half the level, I really thought I'd try to get some stuff and leave the cursed place, but before knowing it I was pressing the right side after finishing the left, with loads of shotgun shells and not caring much either. The remaining archviles had gotten on my nerves as it seems...It was more stubbornness than logic. Used most of my large medpacks in there, as well as WAY too much ammo. I don't think I'll do that again. I did get good xp, but I don't think it was really worth the ammo and consumables spent nor the risk... I swear I got at least 2-3 times near 20% life. And the damned baron of hells and commandos seemed to get all the medpacks and armors in the level before me... pff. Mancubi in Mortuary are not a nice addition either, though they did help a bit with the gibbing I can't deny it.

After nuking lava pits and getting enviro boots, I thought of trying for a full win, since the char seemed powerful enough with the army of the dead build and the powered red armor. I also had a phase device and 3 large medpacks.
Little did I know of JC's new summons in UV. He started with lost souls, hell knights and summoned at least twice barons of hell and another 2-3 times minimum dozens of revenants!! At some point I got completely surrounded by the damn homing missile critters!! I was missing my damn BFG. Armor almost destroyed along with my hopes, life too little to survive another turn and weapon ofc unloaded. Last resort, I phase. Thank GOD I got on the left side of the map... Spent some turns there and voila, the armor was back to 100%. Seriously these nanomod armors some times feel almost like cheating. :P

Anyway for some stupid reason JC had still tagged me from miles away, and I occasionally saw a dodge or two. At least I couldn't get hit due to distance as it seemed. Or not? The place was overrun with revenants though, so you can imagine how happy I was that at least plenty of those seemed to die from JC's rockets. xD

Continued pressing to the right killing revenants with the elephant gun at max range with sidesteps. Had not the faintest idea of where JC was. I don't really know what happened but I never really saw JC. It seems I killed him off-screen at some point in this shootout and the end credits rolled before knowing it, just by shooting at revenants (you can see the rockets dropped in the pic in the mortem)... Now what I'll probably never ever understand is how the hell I got that lucky and got 100% kills on this trip too. Wasn't even trying for it. The common and logical thing would be to forget some revenants alive or barons of hell at least in this last level. No idea why they all died... I guess this was a present of sorts, from JC... ??

Got a platinum badge, an xp AND a rank promotion so I guess all is good. :)

As it seems Duke Nukem was too "tough" to die. xD

Oh well, on to my next challenge. After winning with Aob/AoMr on HMP, AoMC on UV and now AoSh, I'm thinking of trying some of the other challenges. Some of them seem absurdly hard.

Funny thing is that I had also tried once or twice AoSh in HNTR in some of my first games in doomrl and I never even reached Cybie on those tries. Was a rooky at that time. Since then though, I've learned a ton of things in the game and playing those few full runs in HMP/UV in AoMr/Aob and AoMc really helped in improving playstyle.

Was also wondering if it's worth it to try latest release of doomrl to see the new special levels too, but to tell the truth I'm afraid of potential crash/gamebreaking bugs and was thinking of waiting for an initial patch or something first.

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