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5 badge challenge!

Postby Kingdom of One on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:46 pm

The challenge:
Complete venture cave getting at least the following 5 badges:
Purist
Hoarder
Miser
Warmonger
Faithless

You'll get specialist for free and I managed to get cheeky as well (which isn't as trivial as it sounds).

Proof: Right hand side cropped because finding the right class was half the fun.

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I'd be impressed if someone can get Feeling Parched as well (I tried but had to use potions on the boss).
I'd be very impressed if someone can get Ding max! and Unstoppable as well (that was my original plan but it was too hard for me).
I'd be only marginally surprised if it turns out that The Avatar has already done this including vicious token...
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Dreamdancer on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:06 pm

At the end of last year we had a little forum game: 'Dungeon of the Day'
You can find the threads under that name (or page 11 and higher).
We randomly choose a dungeon and classes, and you would need to get as many badges as possible for points. Probably there are similar runs.

Searched only short and found this:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2416&start=40
Avatar at Rock Garden with every badge apart from Purist. And this in under 5min.
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Kingdom of One on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:22 pm

Thanks for the link - I assumed people must have tried something similar before but couldn't find this specific challenge. I doesn't look like anyone did those 5 badges simultaneously before (though I may have missed something). It's the combination of those 5 that makes it really tough. If you drop just one of them then you should be able to get a 9 badge run really easily (on venture cave).

Anyway, I still hope some other people give it a go.
I think you might be surprised at just how pathetic a no-prep, no-shops, no-glyph, no-converting, no-gods character ends up. I know I was.
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Dreamdancer on Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:56 pm

I might give it a try. But it's probably out of my reach. Still struggle with some of the vicious dungeons and the vicious token in normal dungeons gives me also headaches.

Would think the 5 badge run depends heavily on the boss. With the Goat, Goo Blob (if you aren't a Halfdragon) and probably the Mage and Wraith are not possible.

What amazes me most of the time, is the really short time you all spend in the dungeons. With such a challenge, i would need to think all the time which monsters i could attack and so on... Think even if i could beat the challenge, i would take much more than 30min for an attempt.

I think you might be surprised at just how pathetic a no-prep, no-shops, no-glyph, no-converting, no-gods character ends up. I know I was.

I an imagine that. I mean i one would reach level 10, one would have 65 damage (with a non-damage boost class). This means around 5 hits to kill the boss... Apart from the fact the one needs to fight the boss earlier for the level-ups for healing...
So congratulations :D
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Kingdom of One on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:04 pm

You're right about the bosses - in fact my strategy was even more scummy than just the boss.

The 7:29 doesn't tell the whole story!
You don't want to know how many attempts it took....
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Darvin on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:27 pm

Doesn't sound too hard, just annoying; use a Bloodmage and scum for a weaker boss, then just spike him with potions and blood pools. Some bosses, like Medusa or Tomithy, are pretty pathetic in Venture Cave.


EDIT: could have gotten parched as well if I hadn't chugged all my mana potions ahead of the boss fight. Still had about 12 blood pools and all my health potions left

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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Kingdom of One on Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:14 pm

Oh, nice!
You could clearly get cheeky too if you wanted (using potions).
It's probably not too hard to get both cheeky and parched (though lvl2's can be tough) given what you said about the run.

I didn't think of trying bloodmage - maybe that would have saved me some time! :lol:

There's always another way to solve a puzzle in this game...
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Re: 5 badge challenge!

Postby Kingdom of One on Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:53 pm

In case anyone is interested my solution was a tinker.
You get a free secret subdungeon with either:
4-base items - good
free lvl 6 - better
monster zoo - restart

and you can translocate 1 shop item without breaking miser
both the large sword and health pendant seem to be good enough.
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