Oooh, I've actually documented this in one of my Discord servers. This was one of the most risky, intentionally-suicidal plans I've ever executed in CDDA. It was captured 7 months ago but I was able to bring it back up via the new Discord search function. Keep in mind I'm explaining what's going on to people who never played CDDA, let alone an ASCII game, so my notes on the screenshots are (at this point in time) quite redundant. Apologies in advance for the terrible handwriting.
As a freshly spawned character, I was trying to clear an area out so I could start looting the nearest, 4-houses-large town, and not starve to death. I ended up running into a Mi-go and also
getting surrounded by hostile mobs, and with no means to fend off such an attack reliably and nowhere to turn to I assumed the best course of action would be to make a clean getaway by distracting the mobs in making them fight each other. This is the screenshot taken from our chat.
What I failed to realize is how strong and capable of battle Mi-go's actually are, and so the situation quickly turned to me facing off an uninjured Mi-go with nothing but a basic melee weapon and the default clothing my survivor spawned with.
I had no choice but to continue into uncharted territory, which meant going up north to the nearest shelter, an abandoned power plant. As I struggle to keep the Mi-go at bay, kiting him into bushes and trees, I notice a couple of turrets guarding a roadblock right in front of the facility. The plant itself was surrounded by a chain-link fence, which I could jump no problem, but the Mi-go could have no problem tearing down - at which point (had I approached the fence from the south) I would be stuck between two turrets and an angry, flesh-craving mutant. A crazy idea sparked into mind - I can't hurt the Mi-go, but the turrets can
. The turrets can also hurt me, but if I go down the Mi-go will go down as well (which is a win anyway because RNG screwed me over with the mapgen and playing the save was borderline pointless).
A new plan was born: instead of jumping the fence and attempting to bail out, I was to go around the plant, right up to its entrance, and let the turrets take a few potshots at the Mi-go hopefully killing it or injuring it enough for me to finish it off behind the fence. I was fairly sure the spot I intended to go through was in their range, and so that's what I did; I ran up to the turrets, then jumped the fence in front of them. The outcome was far better than I expected it to be: not only did I not die
(I managed to dodge all but one of the 5-6 SMG bursts coming my way), but the Mi-go got hit as well, aggravating it and turning it on the more dangerous target which happened to not be me
. While I hopped the fence to safety, the turrets filled the Mi-go with lead, killing it.
I believe I ended up surviving the next couple of weeks holed inside various makeshift shelters healing my wounds, but the point is - I survived the situation, and that's what the thread is all about. The injuries I sustained were quite severe but I managed to get away. Thought you might enjoy practical demonstrations of the situation and so I shared my only experience so far walking into turret fire and getting to see another day.