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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby harfatum on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:11 am

I think it makes more sense to just unlock it when you've beaten everything once, and always go through all the dungeons in difficulty order.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Bloggorus on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:20 am

I only JUST realised that Gaan-Telet sounds the same as Gauntlet. I've just never said it out loud. OMG!

Also, for those looking for an extra challenge, just do runs of the PQI or random run. Can be harder than you think.

All you would need is a way of tracking consecutive wins. I've never hit more than three.

In the mean time, set the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE yourself:

1. Choose a character, stick with that combo of race and class.

2. Choose a set prep list, or a certain gold limit for preps, or better yet, go purist.

3. Start with the first dungeons and complete them in oder of difficulty ( from normal to hard to vicious).

4. Take screenies/ provide an annotated playthrough.

5. Annoy the devs enough that they implement it in some way :)

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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Darvin on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:34 am

I only JUST realised that Gaan-Telet sounds the same as Gauntlet. I've just never said it out loud. OMG!

Technically "Gaan" would be pronounced like "Gain", but most people are not aware of the actual phonics of repeated a's.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Sidestepper on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:46 am

This thread has made me realize that I really would like to see so kind of fun bonus for 100 percenting a dungeon. Not a bland gold bonus, but something quirky and strange that acknowledges that you have mastered that dungeon and it is now your playground. I kind of like the world tour idea, but there are other, probably easier to code, ways to let us horse around.

One way would be to give you insane preps and just let you rolfstomp the dungeon if that's your pleasure. Or, for something completely different, enable a VICIOUS mode for that dungeon and let you truly test your mastery.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby The Avatar on Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:26 am

What about for 100% Vicious. A SUPER VICIOUS mode? With the original boss stats from the first, hardest incarnations?

Personally, I would like it if it let you make the dungeon a playground. Sort of like Wizard Mode in crawl. It spawns all altars and glyphs (with only 4 and BURNDAYRAZ having CP), all of the shops, and a ton of gold. Of course, the run would not count, but it would be AWESOME.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Darvin on Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:14 am

A SUPER VICIOUS mode?

I think the better term would be "masochistic" mode...
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby The Avatar on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:08 am

As if Vicious isn't masochistic enough already...
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Sidestepper on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:15 am

Hmmm, how about giving the player an option to control the random elements of a defeated dungeon (where 'defeated' here means 100% completion)? During prep, you get to choose which altars appear, which glyphs appear, and what is in the shop pool. This would serve two purposes:

1) Enabling a fun Tourist mode for players who have demonstrated total mastery of the game.

2) More practically, allow players to experiment with specific combos in a controlled environment without having to scum.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Wargasm on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:45 am

Speaking of 100% completion, are there certain dungeons where certain badges/classes simply can't get a victory? Unless I'm missing something, Warmonger can't happen in Magma Mines that I can think of, with the 100% physical resist boss (except with the Half-Dragon, but then they run into issues with the 100% magic resist boss...), and Crusader probably has difficulty with the mechanic in Cursed Oasis, I'd think. Monks and Gorgons who rely on having resists probably don't do too well there, either.
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Re: Gauntlet Mode

Postby Darvin on Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:22 am

I'm missing something, Warmonger can't happen in Magma Mines that I can think of, with the 100% physical resist boss (except with the Half-Dragon, but then they run into issues with the 100% magic resist boss...)

There are several ways to approach this. We had a little "in-forum" competition over this very situation a while back, and even took it one step further: kill the bosses in opposite order, effectively taking down the 100% resist both boss at full strength.

The most obvious approach is to use Mystera, Binlor, or Jehora Jeheyu to lower the resistances of the bosses. Because the second "bodyguard" is reduced to 1 HP when you knock out the first, you only need to deal 1 point of damage to finish him. Any damage that gets through his resistances will do. Unless it's been fixed, corrosion damage ignores resistances so you can kill the physical resist boss if you equip the martyr wraps. The really big sword also works here, as does BYSSEPS. The piercing wand is the only resist-down effect that doesn't work; since fireballs cannot even target 100% resist enemies, you can't get your foot in the door with this implement. As a result, you'll need to use a deity if you want to get a magical specialist victory here.

The half-dragon actually runs into a tricky problem when nabbing specialist badges. His standard attack has both a magical and physical component (the main attack is magical, but the knockback attack is physical), so you cannot use your knockback effect if you want your specialist badge.
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