The IM Game at the End of the Universe - Cyrene
Here are a few snapshots of the trip I took this weekend.
What a way to start a level. Monty Hall would love this one. Will that be door Number 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, mam?
This is what I call a magic slot in caves. The offsetting outcrops will force the monsters to walk exactly up the games diagonal one at a time. You will never miss a single shot on a monster that is exactly on one of the two game diagonals from you. Dont ask me why, just try it and see.
Here are three more examples of how to abuse the floor in caves. If you squint hard enough in all three of these, you will note that there is a protrusion from an outcropping that extends ever so slightly into the line of tiles I am standing on between me and the witch in all three cases. The game will block their incoming fire on this wall (pic 1 & 2), or the witch will not even fire at all, thinking you are out of sight (pic 3). You have all day to leisurely pick out which bow you want to use, and shoot them in the head (pic 3). The game will not stop fire from your side. Look ma, one-way glass!
Here is a wonderful place to spend some time. You have a 1-tile wide run in front of the stairs. A 1-tile wide bridge over lava. A nice little corner that limits monsters to 2 on 1 behind you. And a nice little wall with one-way glass to arrow witches from. AND, the rock with the stairs is an island, so you have a loop to run around. Life is good, and monsters are dead.
Ah the barrel trap. A lost art Poor Viperflame spent too much time putting on her rad purple outfit, and forgot to bring a map. One of those almost invisible outshoots is blocking the direct route, and her ai has melted down. I put her out of her misery.
This is an interesting place to put a cauldron.
I know! Ill throw a party! A corner-cauldron party! You just have to love those spots that cuts it down to 2-on-1 on an all-melee level. I brought half the level here to party
OUCH! I knew I should have worn those asbestos socks. Note that the game mocks me with the Total Kills : 0 Look, Blizz, Ive been playing this same damn ironman game for 3 days straightI KNOW I havent killed a Diablo yet
Whew. 3 whole pots left. Not even close ;).
retired from d1 solo
ironman until the next millenium
Posted April 29, 2000.