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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0008735 [DCSS] Bug Report minor always 2014-06-24 00:17 2014-06-28 03:58
Reporter Roarke View Status public  
Assigned To sgrunt
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status resolved   Product Branch 0.15 ancient branch
Summary 0008735: Frenzied monsters don't attack other frenzied monsters
Description Mostly an issue with the Discord spell. Frenzy turns monsters neutral and makes them attack the closest monster. However, the behavior for neutral monsters makes them ignore other neutral monsters (unless they get in each other's way). This makes Discord dangerously unreliable, rather than slightly risky, esp. if it works on everything in sight (in which case they will all attack the player).

Discord is a level 8 spell but the current behavior for frenzy-neutral monsters makes it fall short of the investment required to get level 8 spells (alongside some of its other shortcomings, like MR-checking). If frenzied monsters would at least attack each other, that would go a long way towards making it worth the level 8 slot.
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Roarke (reporter)
2014-06-24 00:28

Flavor-wise it's kind of silly for a spell like Discord to throw monsters into a frenzy in which they will politely ignore each other.
sgrunt (administrator)
2014-06-28 03:58

Fixed by 0.15-a0-1768-geba43f1. Thanks for noticing this.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-06-24 00:17 Roarke New Issue
2014-06-24 00:28 Roarke Note Added: 0026630
2014-06-28 03:58 sgrunt Note Added: 0026648
2014-06-28 03:58 sgrunt Assigned To => sgrunt
2014-06-28 03:58 sgrunt Status new => resolved
2014-06-28 03:58 sgrunt Resolution open => done
2014-06-28 03:58 sgrunt Fixed in Branch => 0.15 development branch

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