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NeonBuddha

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[M|99%|17|YASD] Out-sped in Unholy Cathedral
« on: December 18, 2017, 10:36 »

Really good run, was on track to do my first conquerer run on Medium, first run after re-installing. I'd had really good luck and got an invulnerability globe just before Spider's Lair, so I had absolutely no trouble there. I also had a good time in Arena thanks to someone reminding me to radar shoot more, and using Run really well. I held onto my med-kits too long this time, trying to be efficient since I was worried about my stock going in to face Angel of Death. But I didn't realize I was getting hit twice per round in melee. YASD.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Ilya Bely, level 10 Human Private Scout,
 was bitten by a demon on level 1 of Hell.
 He survived 85667 turns and scored 62386 points.
 He played for 2 hours, 29 minutes and 9 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 578 out of 583 hellspawn. (99%)
 He was a real killing machine...

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 8
  Levels completed : 7

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

  UAC Star (bronze cluster)
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Technician Bronze Badge
  Gatekeeper Bronze Badge
  Brick Bronze Badge
  Skull Bronze Badge
  Arena Bronze Badge
  Arachno Bronze Badge

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

  ###########################################################
  ###.................................................#######
  ...............===============================.............
  ....============================#######============........
  ==================.............##.....##===================
  =====.......######.#####.#####.#.......#.........==========
  =.########.###...###...###...###.......#..##..#######..====
  ..##.....###...................#.c.....########.....###..==
  .##..##...#..##...##...##...##.#c..........##........###.==
  ./......../....................+c..........+.........###..=
  .+........+...................Xc...........+A........#\#..=
  .##..##...#..##...##...##...##.#...........##........###..=
  ..##.....###...................#.......########.....###..==
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  ==================.............##.....##===================
  .....===========================#######============........
  ................=============================..............
  ####...............................................########
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 0/50   Experience 42812/10
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

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

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

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [2/4] (39%) (B)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chainsaw (4d7) (P)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   tactical boots [0/0] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   tactical shotgun (8d3) [5/5]

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

    [a] micro launcher (5d5) [1/1]
    [b] missile launcher (6d7) [3/4] (P1)
    [c] BFG 9000 (10d6) [100/100]
    [d] blue armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [e] shotgun shell (x70)
    [f] shotgun shell (x12)
    [g] power cell (x70)
    [h] small med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] homing phase device
    [n] envirosuit pack
    [o] fire skull
    [p] Arena Master's Staff
    [q] shell box (x100)
    [r] shell box (x100)
    [s] shell box (x100)
    [t] rocket box (x20)
    [u] power battery (x120)

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

    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 12%   feet 0%   

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

    109 former humans
    54 former sergeants
    16 former captains
    94 imps
    40 demons
    176 lost souls
    21 cacodemons
    21 hell knights
    9 barons of hell
    13 arachnotrons
    4 former commandos
    8 pain elementals
    5 elite former humans
    2 elite former sergeants
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 agony elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He purified his fellow comrades.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical shotgun!
  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 micro launcher!
  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 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he finally was bitten by a demon.

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

 You hit the demon. The demon hits you. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon.
 You hit the demon. The demon dies. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon. The demon hits you.
 You miss the demon. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon. The demon dies.
 You hit the demon. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon. The demon dies.
 You hit the demon. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon. The demon hits you.
 You hit the demon. The demon dies. The demon hits you. Your red armor is
 damaged!
 You hit the demon. The demon misses you.
 You miss the demon.
 You hit the demon. The demon hits you. The demon hits you. You die!... Press
 <Enter>...

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

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

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« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 10:39 by NeonBuddha »
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Re: [M|99%|17|YASD] Out-sped in Unholy Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 15:18 »

Hey there, NeonBuddha, I was just replying to your comment on Discord when I noticed this thread and decided I should probably post here instead.  :)

It looks like you were doing really well this game!  (And with Gunrunner!  Interesting choice!  How do you find it?  I find people have mixed opinions of it)  You had a really good collection of supplies and had done a good job of clearing every special level up to this point.  (Was this really your first game?  Or was this a re-install or something?)  ...But Unholy Cathedral is a totally different animal...  If you're trying to do a Conqueror run, you have to devote some unusual planning to deal with this particular level and, unfortunately, it looks like you were unprepared in this case.

You asked about this level on Discord, and I outlined possible strategies, so to recap:  You had no Berserker trait, (no Brute even!) no Hatred skulls, no Combat Knives, no Anti-gravity boots, no Ripper, none of the things that would allow you to defeat the Angel of Death, the major boss of this level.  I don't know if you've faced him before, but the AoD is tough, *really* tough.  Heavily armoured, deals high melee damage, and is fast!  You had no Ironman, no Tough as Nails, and your armour was shredded, so if you had tried to go toe-to-toe with him, those medpacks would be gone really fast and you would be lucky to "lightly wound" him.  (Having armour that conveys melee protection is a big help, like Ballistic vest/shield and/or the Ballistic armour assembly)

Beyond that, I think it's also worth pointing out that you didn't have to face those Demons directly; you were fast enough to outwalk them, so you could have led them into a lava bath outside the cathedral.  You don't even need to step in the lava; just walk around the pool while they're chasing you and they'll die in the lava as they try to cross it to get to you.  (Though if you're using the Hatred skull strategy, you'll still want to kill a few of them outside the lava so you have corpses to power it)

Hope this helps!  And I'm sure you'll do better next time; you clearly have some skill.  :)
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Re: [M|99%|17|YASD] Out-sped in Unholy Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 23:38 »

Thanks for the tips! Honestly this was really helpful. I tried again after this run with a piercing chainsaw, and died again, this time with a hilarious drop in Hell's Armory. I was running with a Triggerhappy build and Ammochain, when I happened across the Jackhammer in one of the rare slots. The run turned into a pretty hilarious cakewalk until I died again in Unholy Cathedral, this time not underestimating the speed, but getting run-down after I ran out of med-packs by the demons.

I'm going to try again tonight with Berserk and Shottyman. Phobos anomaly runs getting real clean now that I've get the rocket jump and radar shooting for the Bruisers down.
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