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0005010 [DCSS] Bug Report minor random 2011-12-05 15:58 2014-07-02 19:10
Reporter Ragdoll View Status public  
Assigned To wheals
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status resolved   Product Branch 0.10 ancient branch
Summary 0005010: Monsters with blink are randomly able to blink trough vetrified walls.
Description In sprint3 playing with Xom, I've ran into scenarios were Xom would vetrificate the walls, revealing the monsters outside the starting location. This may contain Jessica, a phantom, or a little south, the blink frogs.

Resting safely behind these walls, after (quite) a few attempts of those monsters blinking around, they somehow manage to blink trough a (unnaturally hard) wall.

The blink frogs at the bottom seem to be very good at this feat.
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evilmike (developer)
2011-12-05 22:36

I'm not sure this is a bug. At least, it's something I've always known about, but just assumed it was intended that monsters get to cheat with glass here.
ion_frigate (reporter)
2011-12-06 16:57

IMO it needs to be addressed. In particular:

* Standard spellcaster monsters shouldn't be able to blink through walls
* Monsters whose teleportation is something more innate (blink frogs, electric golems, imps) should be able to
* BUT, by the same token, Lugonu's Bend Space should have the same ability. Right now, it's just "Blink that hurts you" - why don't we give it a reason for existing?
minmay (reporter)
2011-12-07 01:42

I've seen blink frogs blinking through those vitrified walls...and I've also seen them *not* blinking through them for thousands of turns in a row. There's definitely a bug here one way or the other.
wheals (administrator)
2014-07-02 19:03

Monster blink has been changed to respect glass walls, it seems.
PleasingFungus (administrator)
2014-07-02 19:10

For the historical record: monsters had special case code to allow them to blink through walls in certain circumstances; either if the start/end-point of the blink was outside the player's LOS, or...

- // If the monster is on a visible square which is on the other
- // side of one or more translucent walls from the player, then it
- // can only blink through translucent walls if the end point
- // is either not visible to the player, or there are at least
- // as many translucent walls between the player and the end
- // point as between the player and the start point. However,
- // monsters can still blink through translucent walls to get
- // away from the player, since in the absence of translucent
- // walls monsters can blink to places which are not in either
- // the monster's nor the player's LOS.

This was removed in a5274fd6dc5.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-12-05 15:58 Ragdoll New Issue
2011-12-05 22:36 evilmike Note Added: 0016123
2011-12-06 16:57 ion_frigate Note Added: 0016128
2011-12-07 01:42 minmay Note Added: 0016133
2013-05-31 15:34 mumra Issue Monitored: mumra
2014-07-02 19:03 wheals Note Added: 0026668
2014-07-02 19:03 wheals Status new => resolved
2014-07-02 19:03 wheals Fixed in Branch => 0.15 development branch
2014-07-02 19:03 wheals Resolution open => done
2014-07-02 19:03 wheals Assigned To => wheals
2014-07-02 19:10 PleasingFungus Note Added: 0026670

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