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Century Lounge / [M|Ao100|96%|100|YAVP] First Ao100
« on: April 04, 2012, 13:57 »

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Enker, level 21 Cacodemon Sergeant Major Technician,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 274501 turns and scored 672877 points.
 He played for 7 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 1628 out of 1687 hellspawn. (96%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of 100!

 He saved himself 5 times.

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

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

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Gold Badge

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

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

  Health 79/50   Experience 425422/21
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Technician

    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Tough as nails   (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Badass           (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Scavenger        (Level 1)

  Fin->Fin->Rel->Rel->SM->WK->TaN->WK->TaN->Bad->Bad->Fin->EE->EE->Int->Int->MSc->Rel->TaN->SoB->SoB->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma shotgun (10d3) [30/30] (N1P3T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   gothic boots [10/10] (200%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x46)

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

    [a] plasma rifle (1d10)x6 [52/52] (B1N1P3)
    [b] assault shotgun (10d3) [8/8] (B1P3T1)
    [c] missile launcher (6d8) [4/4] (F2P2T1)
    [d] Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [9/9]
    [e] shotgun shell (x26)
    [f] rocket (x10)
    [g] rocket (x4)
    [h] large med-pack
    [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] phase device
    [p] phase device
    [q] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] homing phase device
    [t] homing phase device
    [u] thermonuclear bomb
    [v] plasteel boots [2/2] (200%) (AB)

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

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

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

    124 former humans
    152 former sergeants
    186 former captains
    50 imps
    46 demons
    117 lost souls
    42 cacodemons
    58 hell knights
    218 barons of hell
    66 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    9 pain elementals
    128 revenants
    136 mancubi
    153 arch-viles
    20 nightmare imps
    30 nightmare cacodemons
    24 nightmare demons
    32 nightmare arachnotrons
    3 nightmare arch-viles
    25 bruiser brothers
    4 shamblers

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

  On level 8 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 13 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 14 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 15 he found the Malek's Armor!
  On level 16 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 24 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 37 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 40 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 41, hell froze over!
  On level 43 he stumbled into complex full of arch-viles!
  He flooded the entire level 43 with lava!
  He left level 43 as soon as possible.
  On level 48 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  Level 52 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  He nuked level 56!
  On level 66 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 67 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 70 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 72 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 73 he found the Trigun!
  On level 74 he found the Berserker Armor!
  On level 76 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He nuked level 76!
  On level 77 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  On level 83 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  Level 84 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  Level 86 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 86!
  On level 90 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 92 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He nuked level 92!
  On level 95 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He sounded the alarm on level 98!
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You reload the missile launcher.
 You reload the missile launcher.
 You reload the missile launcher.
 Your missile launcher is already loaded.
 You wear/wield : a plasma shotgun (10d3) [1/30] (N1P3T1)
 You don't know how to get there!
 There is rocket (x3) lying here.
 You found 3 of rocket.
 There is rocket (x3) lying here.
 You found 3 of rocket.
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...
 You need to taste blood!

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

 86 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 82 of those were killed.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

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

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Comments:
My last Ao100 ended @ lvl74 by an exploding lava barrel. This was before I learned that hey, Fireangel DOESN'T WORK. I had been running around overconfident for like 50 levels and then that happend.
Anyway, I completed my first Ao100 today after over 7 hours of gameplay - damn this challenge is LONG. I initially aimed for a 100% kill rate I think that somewhere after lvl50 I started running into situations that just were to dangerous. And I didn't want to fail this challenge so I just killed some of the monsters (in search for items) and then left.
After lvl80 I ended up in some really insane level. There was like 2 shamblers, a fire elemental (is that their name) and tons of archviles just where I spawned. Now shamblers I can handle but fire elementals are damn scary coz they spawn those damn lava patches. My resistances sucked the entire game so all I did there was homing device > run away to the next floor with the tail behind my legs.

Nuked a few levels as well - mostly because I was lazy, had like 2-3 nukes in my inventory and yea... just wanted to complete this challenge faster.

I got some really sweet weapons early on. The assault shotgun probably saved me through the 20-35 levels and after a while I also found a plasma shotgun which I put a nano pack on. This turned out to be great for two reasons:
-I never ran out of shells as I used the plasma shottie instead of the assault shottie
-I saved lots of inventory space, never having to pick up plasma

Anyway, this challenge didn't feel that hard. Once I got the plasma shottie with a nano pack on I turned into a death machine (even further so once I got intuition). I could just blow up entire levels without the monsters ever even seeing me. And with 2 firestorm packs on my missile launcher the AOE was insane.
Now I feel that I'm ready to start playing on Hurt Me Plenty (H). It's going to be interesting.


(The name of my soldier, "Enker" is a tribute to the Megaman games) :)

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Century Lounge / [M|Ao100|97%|74|YASD]
« on: March 31, 2012, 14:03 »
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.6G) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Enker, level 19 Demon Sergeant Major Technician,
 rode a mancubi rocket on level 74 of Hell.
 He survived 214387 turns and scored 323777 points.
 He played for 5 hours, 38 minutes and 50 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 1023 out of 1053 hellspawn. (97%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of 100!

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

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

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

  Centurial Silver Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 242190/19
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nothing
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   assault shotgun (10d3) [8/8] (B1P3T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof protective boots [2/2] (84%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Railgun (8d8) [0/40] (T1)

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

    [a] nuclear plasma rifle (1d10)x6 [1/31] (A1B1P3)
    [b] napalm launcher (7d10) [1/1] (B2P3)
    [c] BFG 10K (6d7)x5 [35/40] (P1)
    [d] Malek's Armor [3/3] (100%)
    [e] shotgun shell (x43)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] rocket (x8)
    [h] small med-pack
    [i] small med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] phase device
    [n] phase device
    [o] phase device
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] thermonuclear bomb
    [r] sniper weapon pack
    [s] Hell Staff

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

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

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

    112 former humans
    109 former sergeants
    99 former captains
    89 imps
    28 demons
    52 lost souls
    16 cacodemons
    22 hell knights
    102 barons of hell
    73 arachnotrons
    1 former commando
    5 pain elementals
    52 revenants
    82 mancubi
    90 arch-viles
    9 nightmare imps
    31 nightmare cacodemons
    32 nightmare demons
    12 nightmare arachnotrons
    7 bruiser brothers

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

  On level 16 he assembled a nanofiber armor!
  On level 21 he stumbled into complex full of mancubi!
  On level 21 he found the Malek's Armor!
  He nuked level 26!
  He nuked level 29!
  On level 31 he found the Trigun!
  On level 33 he found the Railgun!
  He nuked level 34!
  On level 40, hell froze over!
  On level 45 he found the BFG 10K!
  Level 51 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 52 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 55 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 57, hell froze over!
  On level 59 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  Level 61 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 66 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 68, hell froze over!
  On level 70 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 71 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 72 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He nuked level 72!
  On level 72 he found the Hell Staff!
  Level 73 blasted him with unholy atmosphere!
  On level 74 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 74 he finally rode a mancubi rocket.

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

 You are engulfed in flames! Your gothic armor is damaged!
 You see : a blue armor [2/2] (100%) | floor
 You see : an arch-vile (mortally wounded) | a blue armor [2/2] (100%) | floor
 You see : pool of blood
 The arch-vile dies.
 You reload the assault shotgun.
 You see : floor
 Targeting canceled.
 You start running!
 Argh!!! Lava!
 You stop running.
 You open the door.
 The barrel explodes! Your gothic armor is damaged! Boom! You are hit! The
 barrel explodes! Your gothic armor is completely destroyed! You die!... Press
 <Enter>...
 You see : out of vision

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

 76 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 73 of those were killed.
 1 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.

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

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Comment:
I've been playing Doom RL for a few weeks now so I don't consider me that good at it yet.
My first "victory" was on E - but back then I didn't know about JC so it was only a partial victory I guess? After that I got a full victory (dead JC) on M, and also did the AoB challenge on E. But all these runs have been plagued by a lot of failed attemps - as you can see from this post mortem. Sure I've played some U games and challenges that obviously were too difficult but most of these losses were due to my lack of experience with the game.

Anyway, about Ao100:
I've been trying to do this challenge for some time now on M, and it took me a few attempts before I figured out how to pass the 25 to 30th floors. After this, I got to like floor 32 but ran out of ammo and died. I was so frustrated because I didn't understand how the FUCK you were supposed to get past that. But during this run I learned something new:

Sometimes you just get a bad streak of levels. You sometimes get lots of lava levels with shitloads of barrels and tons of mancubi, archvile and the other high-end monsters - those who don't drop you any ammo besides the occasional rocket.
This time, although I did get these bad luck streaks again, I managed to get by them somehow. I was also lucky about getting some proper weapons early on: I got an assault shotgun before I could assembly a tactical shotgun - so I went with that one because I could attach 5 mods to it (being a techie +2p whizkid). I also got Malek's armor early on - at lvl 21. I also got a napalm launcher at around lvl25 I believe and a railgun at lvl31 - all of this was invaluable.
I felt that I had finally "solved" this challenge after I had completed the lvl25-35 levels I struggled with previously. Things went on very smoothly actually - I was rarely close to dieing: almost always above 100% hp, except for like one time.

The death? It was a YET ANOTHER STUPID DEATH.
With no monsters near me I moved towards some lava barrels to get a berserker healthpack. I did not hear any monster growling in the direction (northwest) I was moving. Before I could even react, a Mancubus blew those two lava barrels just next to the box and I was ONE-SHOTTED with 100% armor and 100% HP. Very funny - NOT.
I know this game is supposed to be hard - I get that and it's something I enjoy. I played Doom as a kid and I remember that the game was merciless. But this? This is just broken game design imo. I don't even consider myself doing any mistake here. I moved to get a pickup in a position that I thought was 100% safe. I know barrels are dangerous but with Fireangel I felt pretty safe - I had survived barrel blasts prior to this. But this Mancubus instablowing two lava barrels close to me... there was NOTHING I could do there.

So yea... it really SUCKS to die at lvl74 when things were going so great. Lvl 40 to 74 felt like a breeze - with only minor obsticles here and there. This death was so unlucky and so random - like if the power to my PC had been cut or something. -_-

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