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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby The Tapir on Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:43 am

Spleen wrote:Did VT Berserker, managed to get Horatio to 3 hits left on VT Crusader with the same build, came down to a failed JJ desecrate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX30JcNl6OQ


Very nice! I've been thinking of trying for a Purist Berserker win, and would like to see if you have any suggestions from your VT run that could help in making it a reality.

Any other runs planned for the Olympics?
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Spleen on Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:31 pm

Very nice! I've been thinking of trying for a Purist Berserker win, and would like to see if you have any suggestions from your VT run that could help in making it a reality.

Any other runs planned for the Olympics?


Really don't know on the berserker front. Probably better to scum for Taurog rather than PM. Berserker's weakness will invariably be the expensive fireballs; goo blobs'll bring the pain without that really big sword.

I did beat VT Crusader in the end with a rather convincing victory. In one mind, I'd like to do chemist VT, but there's the slight hitch whereby I suck at playing chemist. Will probably go for wizard VT also, and fill out more undead king duels. Also wanted to do sanguine-free bloodmage. Haven't done VGT hoarder so i'll probably do one of those.
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby The Tapir on Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Spleen wrote:
Very nice! I've been thinking of trying for a Purist Berserker win, and would like to see if you have any suggestions from your VT run that could help in making it a reality.

Any other runs planned for the Olympics?


Really don't know on the berserker front. Probably better to scum for Taurog rather than PM. Berserker's weakness will invariably be the expensive fireballs; goo blobs'll bring the pain without that really big sword.

I did beat VT Crusader in the end with a rather convincing victory. In one mind, I'd like to do chemist VT, but there's the slight hitch whereby I suck at playing chemist. Will probably go for wizard VT also, and fill out more undead king duels. Also wanted to do sanguine-free bloodmage. Haven't done VGT hoarder so i'll probably do one of those.


The only problem with going for taurog is that he makes fighting goos even harder. My best run liberally used GG cleansing to kill goos but suffered from a slow resistances building rate. It should be possible with some good RNG (more magic enemies, fewer goos, getindare, tower shield, early first strike floor, etc.), but getting that scenario will likely take a while.

Also, for future VT runs, what about thief? Pretty much all of its perks look like they'd be well suited for a vicious token run - more refills, more health, more damage, more shops.
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby dislekcia on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:29 am

Spleen wrote:Did VT Berserker, managed to get Horatio to 3 hits left on VT Crusader with the same build, came down to a failed JJ desecrate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX30JcNl6OQ


You realise you forgot your Whupaz, right?
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Tinker on Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 pm

Added runs up until this point. Some of these were extra cool (Sorcerer of Tikki Tooki? Bloodmage VT? Also I dig the Purist runs...)

Spleen wrote:I did beat VT Crusader in the end with a rather convincing victory.
Did I miss this one? :o

dislekcia wrote:You realise you forgot your Whupaz, right?
:?

By the way, anyone up for a Purist + VT one? Or some Rats? :twisted:
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Spleen on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:53 pm

Forgot to ever actually post that VT Crusader run, so here it is:
https://youtu.be/Lc3uxF1p-zc

It's a doozy of a run, and all y'all who cringe at my constant forgetting of whupaz will find it a real treat.
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Tinker on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:27 am

Spleen wrote:Forgot to ever actually post that VT Crusader run, so here it is:
https://youtu.be/Lc3uxF1p-zc

It's a doozy of a run, and all y'all who cringe at my constant forgetting of whupaz will find it a real treat.

edit: oh also i did VT berserker i don't think i ever put that here either
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX30JcNl6OQ

I added these. It's a pity the Berserker video doesn't show the prep and vic screens, those are quite interesting...
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby The Tapir on Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:49 am

Don't know if this counts as a challenge considering how easy it was, but a submission for Non-Paladin no altar conversion: Dwarf Rogue of Dracul (+PM).

http://imgur.com/a/oia2w

Avoided prepping Dracul to prevent bloodless horatio screwing me over, so I scummed for his altar only. Prepped draining blade and nabbed vampiric blade and one shot of Blood Hunger from Dracul for maximum lifesteal abuse, and fortunately Patches provided enough resistances early on to compensate for the incredibly late Pactmaker find. Stomped Horatio flat without any resist piercing options (forgot about the long rant too until he had >1000 health), and had well over half of my total bloodpools and blackspace remaining, so with a lucky tower shield or platemail find alongside something like bysseps (maybe even halpmeh since I was drowning in piety) Dracul-only rogue is entirely doable.

As for more intensive challenges, I have a few different ideas that I was considering if anyone wants to provide input on what to do/how to do it:
Purist Berserker - Currently my top contender for the next class to win purist VGT, held back only by an inexplicable abundance of goos on all of my runs. Gotten to tower 8-9 pretty consistently with the right start and Horatio to 3000 once.
Purist Bloodmage - Theoretically very powerful, but the complete lack of resistances at the start make it very RNG dependent, especially since taking Taurog gear on top of a max mana penalty puts serious stress on your ability for fireballs for goos and the like. Have had middling success with various taurog or gg/jj+pm starts.
Purist Transmuter - Above-average damage with Human and situational power spikes for tough targets. Honestly, I feel like if Tinker can do purist VGT then pretty much every normal class should be able to do the same, and Transmuter feels better suited than average for what purist runs require.
Purist Gorgon - I've done this more as a joke than anything else, but free 25% phys resist alongside poison strike and deathgaze doesn't look all that bad. Shame about the damage though.
Hoarder Thief - Extra boosters and stabber should make up for the loss of damage from being a human, and more potions/shops are always nice.
Hoarder Assassin - Damage boost from poisoning, free pseudo-first strike that doesn't take up inventory.

It's funny to think that these challenges once considered impossible outside of very strict class choices have now been conquered by a wide variety of classes and builds, and even more so that we still likely haven't tried all the permutations possible.
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Phyre on Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:06 pm

dislekcia wrote:
Spleen wrote:Did VT Berserker, managed to get Horatio to 3 hits left on VT Crusader with the same build, came down to a failed JJ desecrate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX30JcNl6OQ


You realise you forgot your Whupaz, right?


I always forget a Whupaz. I always have so little room, the only class I would generally use one on is a Wizard. Maybe I'm dumb that way, should mess around more and see.
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Re: VGT Olympics

Postby Phyre on Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:30 am

I had been playing to see what I could do in VGT with the VT. I got videos for all them, but want to add little introduction voice over and add preps as well since I don't have that in videos since some take dozens of attempts.

I've done the following with the VT

Orc Thief
Orc Wizard
Orc Tinker
Orc Sorcerer
Orc Monk
Human Fighter
Orc Assassin

Also I did another Orc Rogue to get full video of it.

Here's the Orc Thief, I wasn't recording this one until very end, was messing around and then realized I was actually going to win, oops, haha.

Phyre - Orc Thief of Dracul->PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRJWwy_icQ0
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