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Author Topic: [M|AoP|60%|24|YASD] Angel of Extreme Carefulness, Cornershooting and Luck  (Read 1212 times)

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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.4) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 John Romero, level 8 Demon Sergeant Major Scout,
 couldn't evade a revenant's fireball on level 24 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 86009 turns and scored 51325 points.
 He played for 56 minutes and 35 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 304 out of 500 hellspawn. (60%)
 He was an Angel of Purity!

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

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 2

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

  Hell Champion Medal
  Inquisitor Bronze Badge

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

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 24162/8
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Finesse          (Level 1)
    Hellrunner       (Level 1)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)

  Int->Int->Rel->Rel->SM->HR->Fin->Jug->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   modified onyx armor [2] (A)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   rocket launcher (6d6) [0/1]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   steel boots [1/1] (44%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   rocket box (x5)

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

    [a]   double shotgun (8d3)x3 [0/2]
    [b]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [13/40]
    [c]   modified assault shotgun (7d3) [8/8] (B1)
    [d]   modified BFG 9000 (10d8) [10/130] (B1)
    [e]   green armor [1/1] (100%)
    [f]   blue armor [2/2] (100%)
    [g]   red armor [4/4] (100%)
    [h]   red armor [1/4] (14%)
    [i]   rocket (x10)
    [j]   rocket (x10)
    [k]   technical mod pack
    [l]   10mm ammo chain (x238)

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

    None

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

    45 former humans
    48 former sergeants
    9 former captains
    64 imps
    40 demons
    47 lost souls
    26 cacodemons
    4 barons of hell
    8 hell knights
    4 arachnotrons
    1 pain elemental
    1 mancubus
    5 revenants
    2 bruiser brothers

-- 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 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.
  On level 17 he found the City of Skulls.
  He fled the City in terror!
  On level 19 he stumbled into complex full of revenants!
  On level 20 he entered the Vaults.
  He came, he saw, but he left.
  He left level 23 as soon as possible.
  On level 23 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He decided it was too hot there.
  On level 24 he finally couldn't evade a revenant's fireball.

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

 You quickly reload the rocket launcher with rocket box.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an arachnotron (almost dead) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arachnotron. You hear the scream of a freed soul!
 You quickly reload the rocket launcher with rocket box.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a revenant (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the revenant. You are engulfed in flames!
 Your weapon is empty.
 You quickly reload the rocket launcher with rocket box.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an arch-vile (scratched) [m]ore | blood
 You quickly reload the rocket launcher with rocket box.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an arch-vile (scratched) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the arch-vile. You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

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

 104 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 96 of those were killed.
 And 4 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 4 souls destroyed the Cyberdemon...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 2 killed the bastard and survived.

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As I'd been doing a bit too many ITYTD speedruns, I decided to try my hand at something a little more difficult.
Namely, Angel of Purity.
My main trait built was to be: Int > Int >Rel > Rel > SM > HR > Fin > Jug > MSh, and then Iro/TaN.
This specific trait build (i.e. a Shottyhead) was to reduce my massive reliance on powerups by keeping enemies out of my vision range.
First few levels went perfectly - got a combat shotgun on Base 7 and then an assault shotgun on Base 8, immediately bulk modding it. This would probably save my arse numerous times, with Shottyman's ability to fully reload the assault shotgun allowing me to cornershoot without any hitches. The very next level would present me with Onyx Armour, which would reduce my reliance on armour shards, and indeed, the luck required to find an armour lever (of which I found FOUR). Hellgate was spent carving a passage to the demons with my rocket launcher, the Bruisers did a lot of damage, forcing me to use my three large medpacks.
It was Hell 1 that I realised I'd done the worst possible thing to do - played Angel of Purity ran out of shells. I then relied on the glorious RNG itself to stop me from spawning next to Arch-Viles and Revenants.
Amusingly, it did. Hell 2 was a room full of what sounded like Revs and Viles - undoubtedly the WORST combination you could possibly ask for - in the corner. I took my chance, and searched around, finding two large medpacks and shockwave pack and a phase device.
Hell 3 was possibly the luckiest thing EVER and the worst thing ever when you have no ammo - an arena level. Intuition showed me that there were three enemies next to a lava barrel in the bottom left corner, so I used my rocket launcher to show them what for and escape.
Hell 4 was a rev complex (arse!). Spawned next to two revenants and a shell box. Had I had just ten more cells, I'd have been able to probably kill the two revenants with my BFG and claim the shell box for my own.
Hell 5 put an Arachnotron between me and the Vaults - with no ammo except for rockets and bullets I decided to punch it to death. Spiders evidently can't punch because he hit me a grand total of three times. A unique spawned in the vaults but there was less than zero chance I was getting it with no shells
Hell 6 - stairs were just out of my vision, escaped rather fast.
Hell 7 had me running over acid dodging Mancubus blasts to get to the stairs.
Hell 9 was pretty funny - just look at the map - there was no way in hell I was surviving that. I'm quite glad I died to a revenant rather than an arch-vile because revenants are infinitely cooler.

Overall:
AoP is quite fun, will be trying it more when I can, see if I can win and not forget to pick up every shell I see.
The thing I missed most wasn't berserks or invulnerabilities (but invulns would have helped a load), it was armor shards - I must have tore through six red armours getting through Hell, and more green armours in the base itself.
This game seems to like killing me on the level before Cybie, doesn't it.
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Oh shells... every shotgunner's nightmare/dream.  That's the problem with shotguns -- they work really well in sounding out enemies out of vision, but the damage drop-off also means that you have to waste more shells just to kill the sucker outside of your vision.  Stockpiling shells is extremely important for a shotgunner.  I noticed that you had Int x2; maybe you could have considered the tactic of sneaking up on them so that your shells do more damage, thus conserving your overall shell use.  I think that's something that the higher players do once the going gets tough -- correct me if I'm wrong.

The RNG can be cruel this way... heheh...
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