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This was a fun one. Having recently played almost exclusively on UV and N! recently the jump back to Hurt Me Plenty was weird. For the first 8 levels I could basically play in my sleep, but things changed pretty drastically once the hell knights and barons showed up. There were a couple close calls, but for the worst, well, the following picture speaks a thousand words:



(In hindsight since that was a homing phase device I should have just gone downstairs instead, especially since I'd teleported next to him holding my RPG).

In all, I definitely made the last third of the game way more dangerous than it needed to be by going for 100% kills (I should have just stairdived whenever I got my 200% HP or found a berserk/invincibility pack). But by the time things got tough I had already come so far, you know?

One other highlight of the run was the Cyberdemon fight--the game spawned me berserk but in the very corner tile of the map with Cybie in sight, so there was no possibility of dodging anything. So I just ran up to his face (before he even fired thanks to berserk speed), switched to the Shielded Armor, and leisurely shot him to death while he chipped away at me for 1 damage each turn. I was planning to use a similar strategy on the final boss but I realized when I got there that corner shooting with intuition was safer.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Dave, level 11 Arch-Vile Mjr General Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 105052 turns and scored 163513 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds.
 He wasn't afraid to be hurt plenty.

 He killed 663 out of 663 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Masochism!

 He saved himself once.

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Untouchable Medal
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Masochist Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 58/70   Experience 59232/11
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Scout

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

  Int->Int->HR->SoB->SoB->TH->MCe->HR->EE->Iro->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (90%) (P)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [26/40] (T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   plasteel boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   power battery (x96)

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

    [a] double shotgun (9d3)x2 [2/2]
    [b] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [c] gatling gun (1d7)x6 [60/60]
    [d] plasmatic assault shotgun (7d3) [6/6]
    [e] missile launcher (6d6) [4/4] (T1)
    [f] fireproof red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [g] Shielded Armor [2]
    [h] shotgun shell (x62)
    [i] rocket (x14)
    [j] rocket (x14)
    [k] power cell (x33)
    [l] power cell (x70)
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] envirosuit pack
    [p] Enviroboots [0]
    [q] 10mm ammo chain (x210)
    [r] 10mm ammo chain (x250)
    [s] shell box (x100)
    [t] power battery (x120)

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

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

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

    60 former humans
    59 former sergeants
    36 former captains
    149 imps
    32 demons
    171 lost souls
    29 cacodemons
    16 hell knights
    37 barons of hell
    16 arachnotrons
    9 former commandos
    11 pain elementals
    10 revenants
    16 mancubi
    7 arch-viles
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

-- 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 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 9 he assembled a plasmatic shrapnel!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 14 he found the Shielded Armor!
  On level 14 he assembled a gatling gun!
  He sounded the alarm on level 15!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 18 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 21 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Spider Mastermind. The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider
 Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 Targeting canceled.
 You reload the plasma rifle.
 You wear/wield : a power battery (x96)
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | floor | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

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

 39 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 30 killed the bitch and survived.
 8 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Requests For Features / Challenge mode ideas
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:21 »
I know the game's not in active development, but I still think crafting theoretical additions to the game is fun. So here's two challenge modes I came up with:

Angel of Opportunism
"They say if you seek, nature shall provide. And what you seek is more guns! Every time you reload a weapon it becomes weaker. Oh, and don't bother with melee, infinite-ammo guns or the ammochain skill, unless you LIKE dealing 1 damage."

Reloading a shotgun, pistol or miscellaneous weapon would lower damage or sides by 1, whichever's higher (like an inverse power mod). Reloading any RPG or burst weapon does this twice (so rocket launcher becomes 5d5, then 4d4). Reloading a BFG does it 3 times since the numbers start so high. This continues until they become 1d1.

To avoid cheating: Weapons with regenerating ammo do this whenever the regen starts. Ammochain causes affected weapons to weaken once every time you shoot, as do infinite-ammo guns. Melee attacks all do 1 damage no matter what.

The idea is that you have to constantly replace your guns with new ones, mostly those dropped by enemies. It would still be an "easy" angel though. The higher tier badges could include 100% kills, conqueror, and combining it with angel of light travel. For balance purposes it should probably guarantee Mortuary and Halls of Carnage, since they include lots of human enemies while their counterparts have none.

Angel of Sloth
"For those who love to play cautiously. All player actions take 2.5 times as long. To compensate, you get +4 accuracy."
Archangel of Sloth
"2.5 times as slow isn't enough for you? How about four times as slow? Here's a protip: Don't miss."

"Very hard" and "blade" level challenges, or maybe even another tier up from that. Any mistake will be punished severely, dodging is useless, and you won't be able to reload fast enough to shotgun cornershoot. I'm not sure how you would even beat this except maybe racing for the Shottyhead trait. So obviously the highest tier badge will ask you to do it without finesse and/or as a Marine (also giving up the technician's quick item use).

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Another platinum down. Confidence/Overconfidence is extremely luck based, so I'm surprised it only took me two tries to get a ridiculously lucky first floor (and second floor).

First floor included a Gothic Armor, a vault with the Hell Staff and some mod packs, and most importantly a berserk skull. That skull was the only reason I was able to kill two shamblers in Deimos Lab, especially since my only weapons were a normal shotgun and the laser rifle. The reward was TWO nano packs and all the remaining materials to create both a nanoskin gothic armor and an antigrav boots. Once I hit whizkid 2 and crafted those, the only thing left that could kill me was stupidity.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Dave, level 14 Arch-Vile Mjr General Technician,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 86674 turns and scored 252686 points.
 He played for 4 hours, 1 minute and 49 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1050 out of 1050 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Confidence!

 He saved himself once.

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

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

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Daredevil Platinum Badge

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

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

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

  Health 89/80   Experience 81223/14
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Fireangel        (Level 1)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   nanoskin gothic armor [6/6] (187%) (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   napalm launcher (7d7) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   antigrav protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x88)

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

    [a] tactical shotgun (9d3) [5/5] (P1)
    [b] laser rifle (1d8)x5 [52/52] (A1B1P1)
    [c] missile launcher (6d8) [0/4] (P2T2)
    [d] BFG 9000 (10d6) [20/100]
    [e] shotgun shell (x70)
    [f] shotgun shell (x7)
    [g] rocket (x6)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x35)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] large med-pack
    [q] hatred skull
    [r] hatred skull
    [s] Hell Staff
    [t] shell box (x100)
    [u] rocket box (x16)

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

    Bullet     - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 0%   
    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 0%   
    Shrapnel   - internal 0%    torso 75%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 25% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Plasma     - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   

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

    60 former humans
    107 former sergeants
    36 former captains
    76 imps
    15 demons
    512 lost souls
    19 cacodemons
    11 hell knights
    55 barons of hell
    33 arachnotrons
    25 former commandos
    41 pain elementals
    17 revenants
    16 mancubi
    22 arch-viles
    2 shamblers
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  On level 1 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 1 he entered Deimos Lab.
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 3 he arrived at the Containment Area.
  On level 3 he assembled a antigrav boots!
  On level 3 he assembled a nanofiber skin armor!
  He emerged from the Containment Area victorious!
  On level 4 he found the City of Skulls.
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 6 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 8 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 16 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | lava | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. Boom!
 You dodge! You dodge! You dodge! Boom! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | lava | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind.
 Boom! You dodge! Boom! Boom! You dodge! Boom! You dodge! Boom! Boom!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | lava | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | lava | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

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

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

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Post Mortem / [U|100%|YAFW] Scavenger Diamond
« on: March 09, 2019, 16:08 »
I set out trying to get a conqueror win, but I forgot about the cathedral so I threw away my chainsaw. Sad. On the plus side, by the time I realized that I found the napalm launcher, so I decided to dedicate this run to the Scavenger Diamond badge instead.

Strategy was simple: I stocked up on rockets and painted every single tile of the Vaults with lava. I only actually found one non-homing phase device, but it didn't matter because I had a near-100% chance of success (the only non-lava tile outside the center vault was the stairs). It took something around 90 rockets to do so (fortunately the level spawns 48 plus whatever the revenants drop). I popped an envirosuit pack right after the teleport for safety (thank you technician bonus), and only lost ~30% health to the ambush inside. I kept the arena master's staff until then just in case though.

After that, I found a nano mod and tackled limbo just for the guaranteed asssault shotgun+power pack to finish a nano shotgun (finishing another platinum badge--only assembly left is the stupid BFG). In the end, I did every level except the cathedral.

The combination of cerebus boots, napalm launcher and a double-sniper chaingun (with intuition) is loads of fun. All three of those items were surprisingly useful even on their own, I was especially imrpessed by the boots (I probably wouldn't have risked my run on Limbo without them).

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Dave, level 16 Arch-Vile Br. General Technician,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 223816 turns and scored 410605 points.
 He played for 9 hours, 16 minutes and 31 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1335 out of 1335 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself 3 times.

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 10
  Levels completed : 10

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Technician Platinum Badge
  Scavenger Platinum Badge
  Scavenger Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 52/80   Experience 124579/16
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Technician

    Ironman          (Level 3)
    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Tough as nails   (Level 1)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Scavenger        (Level 1)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (69%) (AP)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   tactical rocket launcher (6d6) [2/5] (T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   protective boots [2/2] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] chaingun (1d7)x4 [40/40] (A1P1S2)
    [b] hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [13/40] (T1)
    [c] nano assault shotgun (5d3) (P1)
    [d] napalm launcher (7d7) [1/1] (S2)
    [e] BFG 9000 (10d6) [20/100] (T1)
    [f] Angelic Armor [7/7] (95%)
    [g] rocket (x8)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x70)
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] lava element
    [q] cerberus steel boots [0/0] (100%) (A)
    [r] rocket box (x9)

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

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

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

    97 former humans
    88 former sergeants
    48 former captains
    193 imps
    77 demons
    387 lost souls
    46 cacodemons
    68 hell knights
    89 barons of hell
    68 arachnotrons
    12 former commandos
    32 pain elementals
    28 revenants
    29 mancubi
    33 arch-viles
    3 nightmare imps
    11 nightmare cacodemons
    17 nightmare demons
    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 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 6 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 Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  On level 9 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he arrived at the Containment Area.
  He emerged from the Containment Area victorious!
  On level 12 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 12 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  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 19 he found the Mega Buster!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  On level 19 he found the Acid Spitter!
  He managed to clear the Vaults completely!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter Limbo!
  On level 20 he assembled a nano-shrapnel!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear Limbo from evil!
  On level 22 he arrived at Mt. Erebus.
  On level 22 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  He managed to raise Mt. Erebus completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in Hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. John Carmack reloads his rocket launcher.
 You use a hatred skull. You feel like a killing machine! You need to taste
 blood!
 Unknown command. Press "?" for help.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 Targeting canceled.
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! You need to taste blood!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits John Carmack. John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You
 defeated John Carmack! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

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

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

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5
I'm definitely not on the level of pursuing angelic badges yet, but I am curious about them. Are there any badges that nobody has claimed yet? And for that matter, what's the most that any one person has?

(The only one that stands out to me as being likely to be unclaimed is the speedrun badge, but I say that not having tried any).

6
Finished this run a few days ago, might as well make a forum thread now.

I fully admit that I used the wiki to tell me the assembly for nanomanufacture ammo, along with a bunch of other info. Without two infinite-ammo guns this run would have been a lot harder.

Most notable bit of good RNG was getting the Enviroboots on level 20. Total fluid immunity takes a lot of the sting out of Ao100, though I kept my modded plasteel boots for speed. None of the other uniques I found were even worth carrying. The most amusing RNG was when I found the Nuclear BFG on two levels in a row, long after it would be useful.

I was really frustrated when I did the math around level 80 and realized it was impossible to hit level 25 and get the medal for that; the most optimistic estimate put me midway through level 24 despite killing almost everything before that point. So I said screw it and just stairdived for the last 15 levels or so. I guess if I want that medal I have to either do it on nightmare or play 666, neither of which sound like a good use of time.

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 Dave, level 23 Hell Baron Colonel Scout,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 100 of Hell.
 He survived 306053 turns and scored 1883646 points.
 He played for 17 hours, 45 minutes and 38 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 3335 out of 3954 hellspawn. (84%)
 He was an Angel of 100!

 He saved himself 9 times.

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

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

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

  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Experience Medal
  Centurial Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 143/100   Experience 638392/23
  ToHit Ranged +4  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +2  ToDmg Melee +2

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Son of a bitch   (Level 2)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Triggerhappy     (Level 1)
    Cateye           (Level 1)

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [6/6] (68%) (AP)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   nanomachic rocket launcher (6d6) (T1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   Enviroboots [0]
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x100)

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

    [a] nanomachic plasma rifle (1d7)x6 (T1)
    [b] hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40] (T1)
    [c] missile launcher (6d8) [4/4] (P2T3)
    [d] nuclear BFG 9000 (10d6) [40/40] (P2)
    [e] nuclear BFG 9000 (8d6) [40/40]
    [f] Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [9/9]
    [g] cerberus phaseshift armor [2/2] (100%) (P)
    [h] energy shield [0/0] (100%)
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] homing phase device
    [o] shockwave pack
    [p] plasteel boots [4/4] (100%) (APT)
    [q] power battery (x120)

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

    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 100%

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

    233 former humans
    299 former sergeants
    357 former captains
    154 imps
    53 demons
    446 lost souls
    93 cacodemons
    112 hell knights
    331 barons of hell
    183 arachnotrons
    12 former commandos
    48 pain elementals
    249 revenants
    200 mancubi
    264 arch-viles
    41 nightmare imps
    84 nightmare cacodemons
    73 nightmare demons
    33 nightmare arachnotrons
    3 nightmare arch-viles
    6 elite former humans
    7 elite former sergeants
    4 elite former captains
    3 elite former commandos
    31 bruiser brothers
    5 shamblers
    3 lava elemental
    6 agony elementals
    2 Cyberdemons

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

  On level 9 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  On level 15 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  He left level 20 as soon as possible.
  On level 21 he found the Enviroboots!
  On level 24 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 24 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  He sounded the alarm on level 25!
  On level 27 he found the Butcher's Cleaver!
  On level 30 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 34 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 38 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 41 he assembled a nanomanufacture ammo!
  On level 41 he found the Trigun!
  On level 43 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 44 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 48 he found the Necroarmor!
  On level 49 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 50 he assembled a environmental boots!
  On level 52 he was targeted for extermination!
  On level 53 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 54 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  On level 56 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 59 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 61 he assembled a nanomanufacture ammo!
  On level 62 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 64 he assembled a assault rifle!
  On level 66 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 67 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 70 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  Level 72 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 80 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 84 he was targeted for extermination!
  He left level 84 as soon as possible.
  Level 85 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 86 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 87 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  He left level 90 as soon as possible.
  He left level 91 as soon as possible.
  Level 94 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 95 as soon as possible.
  He left level 97 as soon as possible.
  He left level 98 as soon as possible.
  On level 100 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear the scream of a freed soul! You
 hear the scream of a freed soul! There are stairs leading downward here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 The missile hits the hell knight. There are stairs leading downward here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 There are stairs leading downward here.
 You did it! You completed 100 levels of DoomRL! You're the champion! Press
 <Enter>...

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

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

 33 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 26 killed the bitch and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Just earned my first diamond badge. Amusingly, this was my very first time playing on nightmare, giving me a 100% win rate on nightmare so far. (Though hunter gold is pretty good practice for Nightmare). Even more amusingly, I wasn't even planning to win at first--I misread gatekeeper platinum and thought it was about level 1, so I started a AoSh run thinking that would be an easy badge. It wasn't until Hell's Armory I realized that A: I might win and B: I was easily maintaining >90% kills.

Overall everything after level 8 was a bit underwhelming. I was expecting to see nightmare enemies and elites everywhere, or at least to see something substantially nastier than what I saw on Hunter Gold. Strategy was basically to, whenever possible, corner shoot and then back up to finish enemies off in a doorway at an angle where recoil wouldn't move them. That plus some barrel pushing was enough for 90% kills even skipping the last level. I had ammo, skulls, medkits and kills to spare. I only even took whizkid to add the Fireshield assembly to my list (by then I had found Jackhammer, which makes the focused double shotgun obsolete).

Then again, maybe everything after Hell's Armory felt underwhelming because that's when I found Jackhammer, and that gun is gamebreaking in AoSh.

Now that I've proved to myself Nightmare isn't so scary, I'm sure I'll be knocking out more platinum and diamond badges in the future. (I already have 5 other platinums but I don't think I'll make forum threads for the older ones).

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 Dave, level 15 Arch-Vile Colonel Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 94689 turns and scored 661286 points.
 He played for 7 hours, 24 minutes and 54 seconds.
 He opposed the Nightmare!

 He killed 1191 out of 1320 hellspawn. (90%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Shotgunnery!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 4
  Levels completed : 2

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  Mastermind's Brain
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Shottyman Platinum Badge
  Shottyman Diamond Badge

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

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

  Health 91/70   Experience 103772/15
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 1)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  HR->Rel->Rel->SM->Fin->Jug->MSh->HR->Fin->WK->DM->Iro->Int->Int->Iro->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   fire shield [4/4] (200%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Jackhammer (8d3)x3 [0/9]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   shell box (x44)

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

    [a] focused double shotgun (8d4)x2 [2/2]
    [b] tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]
    [c] phaseshift armor [2/2] (100%)
    [d] shotgun shell (x50)
    [e] shotgun shell (x50)
    [f] shotgun shell (x50)
    [g] shotgun shell (x27)
    [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] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] phase device
    [q] phase device
    [r] homing phase device
    [s] bulk mod pack
    [t] blood skull
    [u] fire skull

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    126 former humans
    100 former sergeants
    82 former captains
    175 imps
    90 demons
    332 lost souls
    71 cacodemons
    28 hell knights
    57 barons of hell
    14 arachnotrons
    15 former commandos
    29 pain elementals
    12 revenants
    12 mancubi
    16 arch-viles
    8 nightmare imps
    4 nightmare cacodemons
    14 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He cowardly fled the Arena.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he found the Jackhammer!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 12 he found the City of Skulls.
  On level 12 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  He wiped out the City of Skulls.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  On level 22 he assembled a fire shield!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : pool of blood
 The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider
 Mastermind flinched! You need to taste blood!
 You quickly reload the Jackhammer. You need to taste blood!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : pool of blood
 The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider Mastermind flinched! The Spider
 Mastermind flinched! You need to taste blood!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 You need to taste blood!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : out of vision
 You hear the scream of a freed soul! Congratulations! You defeated the Spider
 Mastermind! Press <Enter>...

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

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

 34 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 27 killed the bitch and survived.
 6 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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