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Offline Pepisolo

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2016, 10:54:10 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuseMcH1LPE

Episode 62: Ring of Fire

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As you can probably guess from the title the Incineration Module is taken....but then swapped out pretty quickly. Zeph didn't seem to like it, at least not for this build. Zeph hasn't received too many damage boosts on this run, so things are a bit more competitive, and not so steamrollery. It's going to be interesting to see how long Terminus lasts if Zeph isn't able to grab another Beast Mode, or other crazy damage boost. A mistake may have been made -- Zeph grabbed The Creator again. Gonna be an interesting last couple of floors.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2016, 08:35:11 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYN2pj8L3GI

Episode 63: Zero to Hero

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Congratulations to Zeph on a successful Creator run! Floor 6 of this run was one of the best I've seen in a while. Very exciting, also very well played. A real fight for survival this, although things do turn around on floor 7, surprisingly resulting in another Terminus obliteration. I thought the guy would survive a lot longer this time, but I guess not.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2016, 09:20:17 PM »
I think Terminus isn't going to do much surviving until that overhaul is ready to go.  Just aint in the cards right now, it seems...

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2016, 02:27:28 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuNHeezgys

Episode 64: Build Shifting

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This episode was a bit overshadowed by that R6025 crash rearing it's ugly head. Super frustrating bug that. It doesn't generate error messages and we aren't able to reproduce it. This crash happened on entering a Miniboss room, not a Sacrifice room, and the fix Chris put in for the next build is targeted more at the Sacrifice rooms, so I'm not sure if the fix is going to work, to be honest. Dagnabit!

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2016, 05:08:45 PM »
The fix has nothing to do with the type of room, it is a low level Unity change, so it should apply.
I am 'excited' about the non-special room break. I've never gotten data on that happening before. I hope WZ sent us stuff on it.
Note: This post contains content that is meant to be whimsical. Any belittlement or trivialization of complex issues is only intended to lighten the mood and does not reflect upon the merit of those positions.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2016, 06:17:00 PM »
The fix has nothing to do with the type of room, it is a low level Unity change, so it should apply.

Oh, cool, I thought the change was something to do with specifically the Sacrifice Room dark filters.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2016, 07:32:13 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_WFiUQ-dQ

Episode 65: Trod

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Zeph is running a pretty defensive build in this -- which was kind of needed since it is a pretty low DPS run so far.  Super fast fire rate + Fusion Drone + Interceptor Drone seems pretty strong. Fire rates in the next build won't be so easy to get up to insane levels, though. In the current build they're a bit too easy to raise to the cap (well, effective cap meaning so fast that the engine struggles to keep up).

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2016, 11:26:03 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_WFiUQ-dQ

Episode 65: Trod

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Zeph is running a pretty defensive build in this -- which was kind of needed since it is a pretty low DPS run so far.  Super fast fire rate + Fusion Drone + Interceptor Drone seems pretty strong. Fire rates in the next build won't be so easy to get up to insane levels, though. In the current build they're a bit too easy to raise to the cap (well, effective cap meaning so fast that the engine struggles to keep up).
He does get +75% base damage and then +20% base damage right at the end. I'd like to see how that affects his damage with his x50% multiplier. It should effectively be +47.5% with a high fire rate.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2016, 02:36:08 PM »
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Episode 66: Brakes

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He does get +75% base damage and then +20% base damage right at the end. I'd like to see how that affects his damage with his x50% multiplier. It should effectively be +47.5% with a high fire rate.

Yeah, those couple of damage boosts really seemed to push the build into steamroller territory -- although not quite as bad as in some runs, Terminus at least puts up a bit of a fight. Those 50% fire rate boosts are a thing of the past in the latest build. Along with damage, fire rates have been toned down a fair bit. A bit of a divergence, but one thing that's been bugging me lately is the audio engine, it really really seems to struggle in a game like this with so much stuff flying around. If Arcen ever get into a better place, I might ask Chris if it's possible to port the more sophisticated engine from Raptor into Starward Rogue. Raptor seemed to have a better sound engine with automatic attenuation of sounds and stuff, so it'd be nice if some of that work could live on in SR....I doubt it, but you never know.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #84 on: February 04, 2017, 05:03:44 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm6T9ABSTVY

Episode 67: Fall In

A surprise re-return of the Zeph to Starward Rogue. Flame Tank run featuring the Solar Flaregun, Skeleton Keycard, Big Homing Launcher, and Magnetic Offense (briefly!). A bit of a chill run that seems to be going well until... something happens, heh. This episode doesn't mean that the series is returning, though. This was a bit of a one-off. It was good to see Zeph play on the latest build, though. Thanks, Zeph! :)

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #85 on: February 04, 2017, 08:38:01 PM »
Lol, that Homing Missile-Infinite missile Combo at floor 3.

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Re: The Return of the Zeph!
« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2017, 11:56:15 PM »
It was good to see Zeph play on the latest build, though. Thanks, Zeph! :)
Indeed. It was a nice surprise and, as always, quite entertaining.