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Thursday, 18th February 2021, 19:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Another Trek through the Dungeon

Replies: 0

Views: 593

Another Trek through the Dungeon

Hello, hello, hello everyone. And welcome back to another trek through the dungeon! After an almost 5-year hiatus I'm slowly-but-surely starting to come back :)!. Of course with 5 years in between there's a really good chance you have no idea who I am. I'm BountyHunterSAx. I've got a 600+ video yout...

Friday, 29th January 2016, 13:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD. Was this REALLY MY fault!!

Replies: 23

Views: 2927

Re: YASD. Was this REALLY MY fault!!

Chain Lightning gains damage based on how close you are to your enemy. It bounes multiple times. If you are in melee it is truly the worst case scenario.

And I got one-shot by this when I didn't know better. Worse yet -- I'm pretty sure he was confused when he fired it :(.

-AHMAD

Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 17:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Sif Muna revamp

Replies: 150

Views: 32412

Re: Sif Muna revamp

Totally random thought: What if Sif gave you a **** star ability to attempt to memorize a spell from a book you're carrying *INSTANTLY*. This would effectively allow you to treat any spell in any spellbook you're carrying as memorized with three major caveats: 1.) You need to leave that many spell l...

Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 05:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Rewards for uniques

Replies: 61

Views: 15691

Re: Rewards for uniques

I tend to kill all the uniques I encounter, or avoid them (for safety!) until such time as I can go back and kill them later. I do this for three reasons: 1.) My character's kit is strong enough to do so. Why *NOT* kill Duvessa, Dowan, Yiuf, etc. etc. if you've got Mephitic Cloud or Berserk-Minotaur...

Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 04:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: fix ?vuln doing two completely opposite things

Replies: 8

Views: 1433

Re: Proposal: fix ?vuln doing two completely opposite things

I've always found Vulnerable a *very* interesting tactical choice - safety now for the risk of suffering later, or power now for the same. Primary uses for me are to remove red/yellow contamination (1), and to prep an enemy for a hex-based stab (2). In both cases, the trade-off is "am I comofor...

Thursday, 27th February 2014, 04:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Easy Mode...

Replies: 124

Views: 17252

Re: Easy Mode...

This game uses permadeath in such a way as to make permadeath dealable and interesting. It's integrated into the game well enough that removing it drastically changes gameplay in much the same way that "cheating for resources" changes the gameplay of Starcraft Brood War. Surprise surprise,...

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 19:21

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Ru, god of balance and sacrifice

Replies: 363

Views: 182760

Re: Proposal: Iashol, God of balance and sacrifice

I could not agree with Psiweapon more. Just *thinking* about it makes me feel incredibly excited to try out. You could even scrap the invocations-to-pay aspect. Here, let me explain: Let us assume that you're offered a pair of sacrifices at regular intervals - something timed to work out about as fr...

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 04:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Easy Mode...

Replies: 124

Views: 17252

Re: Easy Mode...

Man, daydreaming about all the fun stuff you could do with an 'easy mode' is a lot of fun too. Imagine, for example, if when an orc priest kills you, the message that popped up was something like: "You were killed by an orc priest smite from afar (or whatever). Orc priests can deal massive dama...

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 02:20

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Replies: 11

Views: 2067

Re: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Wizardry is useful in my mind for making my spells succeed, not for lessening the penalty i'd suffer if they'd die. If Sif Muna not only protected me from miscasts but also refunded my MP for miscasts, then I'd accept that this was truly quasi-wizardry. As it stands? No, if I'm at 40% fail, Sif does...

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 02:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Easy Mode...

Replies: 124

Views: 17252

Re: Easy Mode...

The funny thing about Crawl is stated rather clearly by the OP: There are many things in Crawl that casual/ordinary gamers would find to be very cool (races, gods, spells, etc), and thus Crawl is not far off from gaining more popularity by reaching for a wider audience, yet the devs intentionally o...

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 02:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Easy Mode...

Replies: 124

Views: 17252

Re: Easy Mode...

For those of you who are protesting that " it's *fun* for crawl to be hard, etc. I don't actually disagree. Clearly, part of what attracted us all to this sort of game was a desire for that level of challenge and a willingness to stomach defeat after defeat in pursuit of that victory. This isn'...

Monday, 24th February 2014, 22:48

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Ru, god of balance and sacrifice

Replies: 363

Views: 182760

Re: Proposal: Iashol, God of balance and sacrifice

I agree. The only reason I use invocations is it involves the least change to the current system outlined by the OP. That, and invocations is the closest thing we have to "god-training" skill.

Monday, 24th February 2014, 22:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Easy Mode...

Replies: 124

Views: 17252

Easy Mode...

I wish I had the time and inclination to learn enough about Crawl coding and fork-design to create an Easy-Mode fork that could bring the winrate for players who commit 10-20 hours up to a solid 50+% on average. I mean, at this point, I've spent countless hours playing and winning this game. I've ex...

Monday, 24th February 2014, 22:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 726

Views: 177604

Re: I don't love it when...

I once died on d1 in, like 22 turns with autoexplore.

Monday, 24th February 2014, 22:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Replies: 11

Views: 2067

Re: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

I'm aware of this, as well as with the stepdown function. It's why I specifically referenced the diceroling system.

Monday, 24th February 2014, 22:26

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Ru, god of balance and sacrifice

Replies: 363

Views: 182760

Re: Proposal: Iashol, God of balance and sacrifice

Seems to me that there will almost always be a good 20-40% of these conducts you can almost immediately know you don't care about for your 3-rune game. And since the rewards accrue immediately this would represent a *MASSIVE* power-spike the moment you hit the temple. Imagine, for arguments sake, pl...

Monday, 24th February 2014, 20:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Replies: 11

Views: 2067

Re: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Vehumet gives you mp back on kills, a bonus to range, a nice plethora of spells to use on a nice even ramp as you level up, and you're complaining that he doesn't givve you a 50% bonus to damage? Hell, I'd be okay with just straight up removing his wizardry-effect and giving nothing back in its plac...

Monday, 24th February 2014, 19:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Replies: 11

Views: 2067

Proposal: Sif/Veh ability alteration

Proposal: Remove Vehumet's wizardry-like effect for conj. Replace it with a passive that will "reroll 1's" in conjuration damage calculations. Or grant a passive 5% boost to spell power for conj. Or something akin to that. Proposal: Give Sif Muna the passive wizardry-like effect. BUT - ha...

Monday, 24th February 2014, 04:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Fedhas Madash and the Enchanted Forest

Replies: 15

Views: 2840

Re: Fedhas Madash and the Enchanted Forest

Anyone remember the days of 0.9 crawl where the game was "too easy"? And the average winrate of your above average "~20 hours of playtime" player was so low that it approximated zero?

Gah, I miss those good old days. When the game was easier.

-AHMAD

Monday, 24th February 2014, 04:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Poison or Draining?

Replies: 19

Views: 2324

Re: Poison or Draining?

I was about to answer your question with general advice on brand choice when I realized who you were and thus how much you already probably know. Let me take this moment to instead say that - on a fast speed weapon, just pick elec over draining. Loads and loads of zombies, mummies, and undead will b...

Sunday, 23rd February 2014, 14:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: No poison outside combat

Replies: 21

Views: 6859

Re: No poison outside combat

I am also against, which is unusual since I'm usually in favor of player-buffs ;). The reason being that poison is a specific kind of threat to many of my casters that is utterly negated by this patch change. That is: do i deem the threat of potential incoming monsters on this floor severe enough th...

Friday, 21st February 2014, 03:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Gladiator vs. fighter

Replies: 8

Views: 1914

Re: Gladiator vs. fighter

When starting a non-berserker melee start, I typically just automatically go fighter. SO congrats for pointing out the obvious and making a good case for gladiator for me. I inevitably want a few points in throwing on characters capable of training it easily just to boost my capabilities. Gladiator ...

Tuesday, 18th February 2014, 03:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Nutrition for kills as an alternative to chunks.

Replies: 34

Views: 6969

Re: Nutrition for kills as an alternative to chunks.

If this ever actually goes through, please increase the actual # of food units that you have at 'Hungry' significantly, to compensate for the time I might have spent carrying a chunk with me and not eating it. The way I see it, this is going to make eating similar to the activity of a vampire pre-&q...

Tuesday, 18th February 2014, 01:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: SpeedRunning

Replies: 20

Views: 3447

Re: SpeedRunning

It's not the fastest wins clock-time ever. Just on this server and several more have come since. I'm not the best runner or anything, but even I've managed a sub-two-hours speedrun. In case it helps - here's a link to the youtube playlist of my attempts at speedrunning. If you just want to see the s...

Tuesday, 18th February 2014, 01:48

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Sif Muna revamp

Replies: 150

Views: 32412

Re: Sif Muna revamp

As an avid sif-player (despite the fact that Vehumet is often the better choice) I gotta say flash-of-inspiration would be a VERY welcome addition to her spell list.

-AHMAD

Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 21:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Modify Djinn Description

Replies: 33

Views: 7544

Modify Djinn Description

So, when I initially read this description it rubbed me the wrong way. Later on I found it incredibly offensive. Finally I decided I'd sleep on it rather than making a knee-jerk post. I am convinced this has to change and will outline my reasons. My issue is simply this: Of the same stock as angels ...

Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 04:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Avoiding Banishment in Mid-game

Replies: 21

Views: 3128

Re: Avoiding Banishment in Mid-game

The difficulty you're citing is part of my problem with the new abyss changes and how they've made even Abyss:1 less survivable to a midgame character rather than moreso. Sometimes you really *can't* prevent being abyss'd especially post-lair. You can and should avoid Elf if you're terrified of the ...

Thursday, 16th January 2014, 00:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Vault Proposal! (Yes, correct forum)

Replies: 10

Views: 1438

Vault Proposal! (Yes, correct forum)

############### <_X____d##eDFs> #######c##f#### #######bmC#### ############### #=wall X= Zot Trap, guaranteed to give mutation: "Shoutitis 1/2/3" d=wild dog/jackal c=cat (...or use a manticore) b=bird (...or use Wyvern) m= grey rat C=cow f=Giant frog e=Elephant D=duck F=Goldfish s=seal

Monday, 13th January 2014, 03:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Easy introduction to spellcasting character ?

Replies: 23

Views: 3262

Re: Easy introduction to spellcasting character ?

Me? I'm spoiled, I love wizards. Wizards "front-load" their hand in that they are very well suited to the very early game, reasonably good for the early game, and okay for the Lair. In other words - you get the utility with blink, magic dart, mephitic cloud, and conjure flame to survive lo...

Monday, 13th January 2014, 03:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to deal with petrification?

Replies: 16

Views: 3486

Re: How to deal with petrification?

Free advice? Ogres are quite a hard race to win with when you're not familiar with the game. With more than 20 wins under my belt, including Felids, Octopodes, Spriggans, Minotaurs, etc.; I *still* found my first Ogre win to be quite an entertaining challenge run. I wouldn't insist on making it your...

Saturday, 11th January 2014, 15:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gnomoria vids

Replies: 2

Views: 710

Gnomoria vids

So...*TOTAL ASIDE* but then, this is Crazy Yiuf's Corner -- a good place for total asides. And since several people know about my channel from here thanks to my weekly crawl videos, I figured it was worth a mention. I've played a bit of Gnomoria, and I have to say already this game is growing on me....

Wednesday, 6th November 2013, 17:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: My Little Pony, Friendship is Masochistic

Replies: 1

Views: 599

YASD: My Little Pony, Friendship is Masochistic

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzpGavm3915KRCNs-_JA31gBJSs9wpOG So for those of you who don't know, I do a weekly video (occasionally missed, frequently more) of crawl for my youtube channel. My latest large project - though the subject of repeated interruptions for various *OTHER* progjects...

Friday, 13th September 2013, 06:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Shadowblade, the Spriggan Stabber->Conj

Replies: 0

Views: 537

[YAVP] Shadowblade, the Spriggan Stabber->Conj

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzpGavm3915TmY6ewQiimWrx4xlie8dg I've been running a Spriggan Stabber (rolled as Wz, because I prefer Wz to En for stabbing) for the last week or so, and recording my progress. As of today I got bored of doing the full extended endgame so I ascended with just 1...

Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 17:44

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Revise Negative Aptitudes

Replies: 9

Views: 1859

Re: Proposal: Revise Negative Aptitudes

I've got to disagree, respectfully, with the OP on this. At no point in playing the game did I ever *not* understand that bad aptitudes just meant it's harder to train this skill. It's entirely disjointed from whether said skill was good or important for my character.

-AHMAD

Friday, 5th July 2013, 17:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Let's Plays

Replies: 24

Views: 7544

Re: Let's Plays

I put out a crawl vid every weekend for my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BountyHunterSAx. . . and often more than that. At this point I'm up to 200+ vids including: 0.) SpWz: "Starting a Spriggan Wizard". My most popular (and a totally outdated!) video series. From before my 1st win:...

Monday, 1st July 2013, 14:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAhSD: Video Run of NomNomulous the DrMo

Replies: 0

Views: 610

YAhSD: Video Run of NomNomulous the DrMo

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzpGavm39154_lRhWhoW5bi7pcAGt4NI Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.11.0 (tiles) character file. 850881 NomNomulous the Middleweight Champion (level 27, -22/391 (408) HPs) Began as a Purple Draconian Monk on June 10, 2013. Was the Champion of the Shining One. S...

Sunday, 30th June 2013, 00:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: "OpPA Wizard Style" (Youtube Run)

Replies: 4

Views: 1577

Re: CIP: "OpPA Wizard Style" (Youtube Run)

And the run is done! OpPA wizard style - a 30-video youtube series detailing OctoWich, and his/her/its trek to get a full 15 rune completion + Ziggurat. In all humility, it's actually a decent run, and now I get to update my signature again so I'm happy. The video-playlist link above is fully update...

Friday, 17th May 2013, 21:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestions concerning Poison Magic

Replies: 169

Views: 29344

Re: Suggestions concerning Poison Magic

What's *wrong* with a hexes/poison spell whose goal is to increase a creatures' vulnerability to poison? I'm thinking a nice 3x3 cloud of some kind. At 7-8mp, it's still a pricey-as-hell (and probably suboptimal) approach. But then, lots of spells are and that's okay. And if it's high level like tha...

Wednesday, 15th May 2013, 13:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make rod of inaccuracy unrandart

Replies: 9

Views: 1823

Re: Make rod of inaccuracy unrandart

Isnt inaccuracy a bad thing? And accuracy a good thing?

</troll'd>

Friday, 10th May 2013, 04:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Okawaru sneaky-buff??

Replies: 6

Views: 1248

Re: Okawaru sneaky-buff??

I've known it, yes. But it wasn't till I looked it up that i realized that the gift timeout for ammo was like 5-10 turns; i'd always assumed it was closer to 40. Also, I really meant more the feel of it than anyting else. I'm getting a LOT more ammo in v0.13 than i did in v0.12; but then - feel is s...

Thursday, 9th May 2013, 20:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Okawaru sneaky-buff??

Replies: 6

Views: 1248

Okawaru sneaky-buff??

Not sure if it's my imagination (unlikely), a bug (quite possible), or an intended change (i hope) ; but I think Okawaru just got a MAJOR buff, and amulet of faith a "stealth-nerf". I was running a v0.12 centaur hunter of Oka. Getting my arrow-gifts, doing my thing, etc. Hit about lvl14 be...

Saturday, 4th May 2013, 20:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make food interesting

Replies: 27

Views: 4159

Re: Make food interesting

What I think could be interesting, in terms of making the food clock more dangerous, is having a generalist food god in the game who gives some attractive benefits for strict eating conducts/nutrition sacrifices. Not gonna lie to you, that could be fun for a while. You know, like the main dungeon w...

Saturday, 4th May 2013, 20:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: When does Inner Flame cause hostility in a (temp) ally?

Replies: 7

Views: 1136

Re: When does Inner Flame cause hostility in a (temp) ally?

Ghetto Edit: Ah, just realized you'd asked when, not why - my mistake. I don't use inner-flame and so i can't help you.

Saturday, 4th May 2013, 20:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: When does Inner Flame cause hostility in a (temp) ally?

Replies: 7

Views: 1136

Re: When does Inner Flame cause hostility in a (temp) ally?

Because attacking allies makes them hostile? It's not a charm, it's a hex. A hostile magical/psychological attack that requires the target to try to resist with their magical resistance before succumbing to the threat of immolation! In my experience, the only attack allies tend ot ignore are "b...

Monday, 29th April 2013, 04:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: TSO quibble

Replies: 23

Views: 3478

Re: TSO quibble

How OP/UP would a "Divine Challenge" ability be? :) I'm thinking akin to D&D where an enemy is now marked by you, and takes penalties toHit when attacking targets other than you (or worse, reprisal damage from your patron deity). Of course, if it includes you in the AoE/Blast attack th...

Sunday, 28th April 2013, 16:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: About the effect of Wand of Polymorph other

Replies: 9

Views: 1242

Re: About the effect of Wand of Polymorph other

I think we should get rid of this spell "Fullsome Distillation" and "Evaporate". Evaporate's really powerful for level 2 spell and quite tedious to use. And Fullsome Distillation isn't really useful outside of Evaporate. Oh, maybe we should change spellcasting's listed aptitude s...

Sunday, 28th April 2013, 14:53

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Teleport with Teleport Control

Replies: 3

Views: 743

Re: Teleport with Teleport Control

Are you familiar with the recent cTele ring nerfs? It no longer is permanently in effect, you have to activate it (at an evoke/food cost). So this would be a significant buff.

-AHMAD

Thursday, 25th April 2013, 18:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Player-Invis Rework

Replies: 21

Views: 3241

Re: Player-Invis Rework

Minus the drawing an outline to tell you where to shoot at (except, possibly, once every 5-6 turns or so) and the increased ev? IMO, the only reason invisibility on monsters is kinda 'meh' is that the monsters who use it tend to be pretty 'meh', especially at the point in the gmae you reach them. Pu...

Thursday, 25th April 2013, 17:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Player-Invis Rework

Replies: 21

Views: 3241

Re: Player-Invis Rework

Clearly, cerebov, you have never died to an unseen horror or ghost moth like I have.

-AHMAD
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