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Thursday, 11th September 2014, 22:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Set options in-game (ie. options menu)

Replies: 6

Views: 1165

Re: Set options in-game (ie. options menu)

Wow! Never knew about '\'. I use view this screen often, but never noticed the change. Looks great. Other options I believe can be useful: autofight_* and automagic_* explore_stop Also, having an options menu can help regroup 1) Current options in rc presented better (easier to understand and see in...

Wednesday, 10th September 2014, 23:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Set options in-game (ie. options menu)

Replies: 6

Views: 1165

Set options in-game (ie. options menu)

If there is something that is truly irking me atm, it's the inability to set some options in-game. The most flagrant lacking option is to turn auto-pickup on/off for specific items or categories. Atm, we need to open the options file, change auto-pickup rules while remembering which character stands...

Tuesday, 12th August 2014, 16:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP : enchant mottled dragon hide vs +5 robe with +4 slaying

Replies: 11

Views: 1511

Re: CiP : enchant mottled dragon hide vs +5 robe with +4 sla

I found a ring of +4 slaying a few turns after posting and switched to +4 mace of holy wrath. I branded it into draining. I also picked up sticky flame, regen, and meph cloud. Spider mostly went very smoothly. I ended up getting caught between some sentinals, silence, and Mara upstairs in Vaults and...

Sunday, 10th August 2014, 17:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP : enchant mottled dragon hide vs +5 robe with +4 slaying

Replies: 11

Views: 1511

CiP : enchant mottled dragon hide vs +5 robe with +4 slaying

I currently have a character with a good potential of doing extended. I just put my greedy hands on mottled hide and I'm seriously debating if I should use my 4 scrolls of enchant armour on it, or continue using my +5 robe of +4 slaying (also helps a bit with stabbing sleeping mobs) and wait for bet...

Thursday, 10th July 2014, 22:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why is this unassuming spell so awesome?

Replies: 62

Views: 11408

Re: Why is this unassuming spell so awesome?

Enslavement and Control Undead
Dazzling spray
Poisonous Cloud + Ignite Poison combo
bouncing shock and lightning bolts off of walls
summon butterflies

Those I believe are less known good spells

Monday, 24th March 2014, 21:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pooling advice for making a guide

Replies: 63

Views: 11737

Re: Pooling advice for making a guide

Bad: Protection Venom I would rephrase that to "Worse than above but better than nothing", because "Bad" might cause a new player to think that it is a bad idea to use such weapons. A whip of Venom is excellent for the first 5 or 6 levels. Here, "Bad" can be rephrased ...

Wednesday, 19th March 2014, 02:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: God Proposal: God of change

Replies: 8

Views: 985

God Proposal: God of change

possible name: Vertumnus altar: none. After a random interval upon entering one of the levels between 6 and 9, you are directly asked if you wish to join. If you were already with another god, the wrath is halved upon switching (Best of luck!). abilities: only Renounce Religion God effects: every 5 ...

Wednesday, 19th March 2014, 00:23

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Improved Odds on Successful Enchant Weapon

Replies: 19

Views: 2976

Re: Improved Odds on Successful Enchant Weapon

Another proposal: 1) If there is a available hidden parameter on weapons, it could be used as a remainder. Enchantment per scroll = min(10 - current enchantment, 7) / 7 2) Make attacks against acid decrease (step or ln) as enchantment increases, maybe making it 1 in 4 at 0,0 up to 1 in 400 chance at...

Tuesday, 18th March 2014, 23:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Armour clarity

Replies: 70

Views: 10273

Re: Armour clarity

We could show a full grid of major threats per level and how much AC+GDR affects received damage on max hits. And also include a chart with everything that ignores GDR or... just pretend it doesn't exist and tell everyone to get good AC+EV and, more importantly, always play carefully. Except for Dra...

Sunday, 16th March 2014, 11:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tutorial video series

Replies: 24

Views: 5002

Re: Tutorial video series

I watched both yesterday and your videos are excellent for anyone who has learned the basics, but cannot get far. Although they are a bit longish, they were easy to watch while playing the game. You mentioned and showed the important strategies such as using the stairs, backing up, not taking on too...

Thursday, 13th March 2014, 00:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: hybrid help

Replies: 20

Views: 2298

Re: hybrid help

EE is also good for stabbing, although the loss of digging makes it less so

Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 22:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: "Nemelex’s deck gifts are now independent of sacrifice type"

Replies: 27

Views: 3410

Re: "Nemelex’s deck gifts are now independent of sacrifice t

Since we're on the subject of Nemelex...
Am I the only one who stock piles *everything* until I get to his alter if I'm planning on going with Nem?

Friday, 11th May 2012, 21:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Nice MiMo start

Replies: 20

Views: 1640

Re: Nice MiMo start

Does TSO let you cast silence? I think I will go TSO. I give up stabbing, but not worrying about stealth a) gives me more flexibility in what I equip, and b) I can use my slings at a distance in place of trying to sneak up. That's probably better for my health anyway - it keeps me from entering the...

Tuesday, 1st May 2012, 16:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: koar; 21st consecutive win

Replies: 7

Views: 1033

Re: YAVP: koar; 21st consecutive win

That's quite the feat. Very impressive. Grats!

PS: Anyone know how to distill Mikee into a borg?

Saturday, 28th April 2012, 15:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I'm annoyed by everyone calling the wiki outdated!

Replies: 103

Views: 19006

Re: I'm annoyed by everyone calling the wiki outdated!

oh diary of a crawler, you make my day again and again

The reason I wrote a diary was that I was under the impression it is like my own diary in my dresser. That is to say no one will ever read it. ever.

Saturday, 28th April 2012, 15:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Vampire Summoner - what god?

Replies: 14

Views: 2317

Re: Vampire Summoner - what god?

Sorry to ask you again but what about a Demonspawn FE? My apologies if this is getting annoying.

You should concentrate on same build for a few days until you truly understand the basics. Just switching around like that won't help you to go further.

Saturday, 28th April 2012, 14:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Non-caster advice

Replies: 38

Views: 3030

Re: Non-caster advice

Having 7 in bows still gifts more bows than no skills in it, on average. But the ammo gifts kicks in at 8 in any specific ranged skill, which then overpowers all other gifts (very biased).

Friday, 27th April 2012, 20:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: NaGl*Chei - speedrunning is harder than it looks

Replies: 15

Views: 1389

Re: YASD: NaGl*Chei - speedrunning is harder than it looks

There's something for everyone and there's someone on this board who is willing to help anyone who wishes to play nagas of Chei. I'm starting to find the criticism is bordering on harassment. Nagas aren't my cup of tea and more power to Tasonir for whatever he's doing if he enjoys it. Seriously, to ...

Wednesday, 25th April 2012, 16:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Macros and Humans: a lesson in anthropology

Replies: 23

Views: 2928

Re: Macros and Humans: a lesson in anthropology

I set F1 to F10 to spells ie. Za, Zb,...

When autoexplore came out, I found the Tab key more convenient and macro it to the Tab key.
Then when autofight came out, I macroed it to 'o'.

Monday, 23rd April 2012, 18:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: is there enough gold in the game to buy a 9900 gp item?

Replies: 8

Views: 1288

Re: is there enough gold in the game to buy a 9900 gp item?

Save all your money before pan and only 2 scrolls of acquirement should suffice... if you're lucky

Saturday, 21st April 2012, 18:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Leveling Transmuters

Replies: 5

Views: 878

Re: Leveling Transmuters

For my past few DrTm, I focused on both unarmed and transmutation and just left spellcasting on to keep hunger in check as I used higher and higher level spells. I leave it like this until I get both unarmed and transmutations to 10. Always works like a charm. Mixing up spider form, snakes and early...

Friday, 20th April 2012, 16:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Which Unique in Crawl would you be?

Replies: 40

Views: 5224

Re: Which Unique in Crawl would you be?

Sigmund for me. People would just leave me in a corner and continue down in the dungeon. Not worth the trouble.

Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 16:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll Transmuter

Replies: 33

Views: 7232

Re: Troll Transmuter

As others mentioned, statue is far better for trolls. Personally, I'd go Sif before Jiyva to get those all important spells: statue form, haste, stoneskin, blink and friends, swift, flight, deflect, dig, etc. I'd keep unarmed, spellcasting, and transmutations skills always on, and focus on transmuta...

Tuesday, 10th April 2012, 16:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most Pathetic Deaths

Replies: 23

Views: 1968

Re: Most Pathetic Deaths

Early miscasts win the trophy. Although dying to a rat as a gladiator once was rather embarrassing. Those numbers sure rolled in it's favor. And thinking my next hit against that worm will kill it when I only have 3 hp left. And... umm.. wait! I'll stop right here before people believe I'm material ...

Wednesday, 4th April 2012, 22:21

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Distortion

Replies: 75

Views: 5114

Re: Ogre and early flail of distortion

The lasts 3 times I accidentely wielded distortion, I immediately unwielded and ended up glowing. Those three times, I sure wish I was banished instead.

Tuesday, 20th March 2012, 22:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Replies: 40

Views: 5580

Re: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Although I threw a few comments in to spruce things up, I now prefer polearms. For only 14 skill levels, you get a weapon that is strong early game and can be used very tactically, something the other weapons (asides forms) offer. I believe a few added perks to other weapon types would add a bit mor...

Tuesday, 20th March 2012, 22:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nemelex Weighting Question

Replies: 18

Views: 1381

Re: Nemelex Weighting Question

I believe wrong deck cards shouldn't happen with Nemelex. I once died from 56 dmg wrath card in a summoning deck that was gifted. When using cards a lot, that 1% chance pops up far too often.

Tuesday, 20th March 2012, 21:58

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Translations

Replies: 262

Views: 136830

Re: Translations

[french]
Je peux vérifier la traduction française, mais je n'ai pas le temps pour faire la traduction comme telle. Ma blonde est traductrice, mais elle déteste Crawl :P

Monday, 19th March 2012, 21:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Replies: 40

Views: 5580

Re: Best Overall Weapon Poll

cerebovssquire wrote:which joker here picked short blades :P


An early dagger of pain or elec can certainly get someone to zot, especially if they're more magic oriented. And backstabs from sabres does high damage.

Saturday, 17th March 2012, 21:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Replies: 40

Views: 5580

Re: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Jabberwocky wrote:It really depends on the situation. I like polearms (Swords on sticks rule!) for automatic reaching and staves for lajatangs which I really like.

Lajatangs of speed are very powerful when found around Lair. And if you're an elementalist, you can then switch to staff of [your strong elemental skill].

Saturday, 17th March 2012, 21:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Replies: 40

Views: 5580

Re: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Polearms = best or at the very least second-best one-hander, best non-GSC-twohander misclicked though - in reality I hate non-GSC maces :( You can change your vote (I take "unarmed" to actually mean "unarmed" and not "blade hands") It's considered standard to use forms...

Saturday, 17th March 2012, 18:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Best Overall Weapon Poll

Replies: 40

Views: 5580

Best Overall Weapon Poll

The 0.10 brought some interesting changes, most notably: (1) aux attacks are now independant of unarmed skill (2) polearms always have reaching (3) slaying no longer affects base damage (4) how skills are now learned with partial amounts also counting. With all of these modifications, most people as...

Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 22:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Improving Nemelex

Replies: 60

Views: 8521

Re: Improving Nemelex

Am I the only one who first triple draw wonder decks, then stack five? Also, distilling mutagenic corpses is to take advantage of high evocations + legendary helix card. I do not know if it's possible with the new abyss, but in the past, you could enter abyss with a bunch of wonder cards and +-stat ...

Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 21:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Annoying things about Swamp (WAS: Rune locks)

Replies: 26

Views: 2380

Re: Annoying things about Swamp (WAS: Rune locks)

A chaotic mass of plants in swamp would sure make it better. With a great deal of tightly packed plants, we could just shoot a few wands of lightning and let the fire kill all of the monsters. It would certainly take away the boredom.

Friday, 9th March 2012, 17:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Is this the end? DeAE of Vehumet

Replies: 5

Views: 621

Re: Is this the end? DeAE of Vehumet

With tornado, I rip through Zot, Tomb, Slime and other areas. I find Air magic best for hybrid characters though.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 19:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spellcaster advice

Replies: 8

Views: 1540

Re: Spellcaster advice

It is best to focus on the magic skill(s) of your main nuke and to turn off all other skills, although leaving spellcasting at normal training is often good. When you can nuke reliably, you can spread out. These are the important spells for elementalists before spreading out: air: lightning earth: L...

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 19:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Where do you guys usually make stashes?

Replies: 13

Views: 1358

Re: Where do you guys usually make stashes?

If you can go into water and there's deep water in Vestibule, that is the very best place to stash.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 16:05

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Two more abyss/banishment proposals

Replies: 64

Views: 8187

Re: Two more abyss/banishment proposals

What if the chance of a exit appears increases inversely with XL level below XL12? ie. 100% increased chance at XL1 and as current at XL12
I usually survive abyss half the time at early levels.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 14:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Require killing Hell/Pan lords to get their runes

Replies: 49

Views: 5655

Re: Require killing Hell/Pan lords to get their runes

How do stealth based characters go about killing the Demon Lords?

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 20:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Mass Effect 3 or Dungeon Crawl

Replies: 2

Views: 507

Mass Effect 3 or Dungeon Crawl

Eeks! Mass Effect 3 just came in on my desk. But... I'm so enjoying DCSS tourney. Does anyone have any tips for playing Crawl with my hands while playing ME3 with my feet?

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 18:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Thoughts on early gameplay on Summoner and Artificier

Replies: 16

Views: 1711

Re: Thoughts on early gameplay on Summoner and Artificier

As for permanent, there are many permanent allies already. There was also some talk about making Call Canine Familiar permanent and increases in level. You might want to check out this page : [url]https://crawl.develz.org/wiki/doku.php?id=dcss:brainstorm:magic:spells:summoning_general&s[]=call&a...

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 17:23

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Thoughts on early gameplay on Summoner and Artificier

Replies: 16

Views: 1711

Re: Thoughts on early gameplay on Summoner and Artificier

Although summoners lose out on XP, their summons allow them to take out higher monsters with less difficulty. This means they can go deeper faster than most classes. Since you only need to increase summoning, and to a certain extent spellcasting, and high levels summons are over-powered (devs, pleas...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 22:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What exactly works with Nemelex? (as in skills/build wise)?

Replies: 10

Views: 1216

Re: What exactly works with Nemelex? (as in skills/build wis

I found Nemelex works better for melee/hybrid. For pure casters, training Evocs on top of magic skills with half of the decks overlapping your spells was almost useless. And I was lacking strength to carry all those decks that i was gaining. On a side note: With amulet of faith, you can use only evo...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 22:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: So Octopode transmuter is the best combo ever, right? ;)

Replies: 25

Views: 8514

Re: So Octopode transmuter is the best combo ever, right? ;

At 9ish+, try to use ice form against hard enemies, unless they are using fire. You can clear lair and swamp with ease using only that transmutation (be careful of fire drakes!). With poison resistance from ice form, food isn't an issue. You may need a wizardry ring/staff at first. Jellies: wands, s...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 22:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA"V"P! Speed Demon III after 110 attempts

Replies: 7

Views: 743

Re: YA"V"P! Speed Demon III after 110 attempts

Good job on getting that banner!

Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 17:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Sif Piety Gain and Minimum Delay

Replies: 21

Views: 2342

Re: Sif Piety Gain and Minimum Delay

Jabberwocky wrote:
minmay wrote:(why you went Sif on a character who wanted to avoid casting spells is another issue)

Maybe some people want channeling to restore mana for guardian spirit.


Ack! I want to try that! Brilliant idea! :o

Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 17:44

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Brainstorm: improving Yred, and permalichform

Replies: 47

Views: 4207

Re: Brainstorm: improving Yred, and permalichform

Yred is already pretty powerful in 3- 5 runes, I don't think he really needs buffs. I'm not a huge fan of the permanent necromute either, but I think it could be a workable idea if you could use piety to "revert" to living for a short period of time, like a reverse necromute. Exactly what...

Monday, 27th February 2012, 23:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Sif Piety Gain and Minimum Delay

Replies: 21

Views: 2342

Re: Sif Piety Gain and Minimum Delay

That mummy casting at a wall needed exp pool. It's based on exp put into spell schools. And piety gain was faster in early versions. If I remember right, long ago, you could also sac items on altar for piety. Good riddance to that.

Monday, 27th February 2012, 17:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: So Octopode transmuter is the best combo ever, right? ;)

Replies: 25

Views: 8514

Re: So Octopode transmuter is the best combo ever, right? ;

My cookie cutter for all races: Only UC until it's at level 5, then only transmutation until spider is at 5% failure. After, mix UC (focus), spellcasting and transmutation(focus) until level 12. Only exception: few levels in translocations if you find blink. After level 12, you can broaden out with ...
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