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Monday, 8th June 2020, 13:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Have Xom Explicitly Gift Ammo

Replies: 10

Views: 1722

Have Xom Explicitly Gift Ammo

In 0.25, Okawaru is the only god remaining that gifts ammo. For bows, crossbows, and large rocks there is sufficient ammo on the floor to (eventually) adopt a hunter lifestyle at all ranges. This is not the case for sling bullets and javelins and darts, sometimes even if Shoals spawns, though there ...

Monday, 6th April 2020, 21:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

Replies: 3

Views: 1225

Re: Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

Here is my conclusion for the stabbing algorithm. ⋅ Abort (no stab) if: ⋅ Not a melee attack (reaching polearm okay) ⋅ Player is confused ⋅ Target cannot be seen ⋅ Target is a plant etc. (immobile, no XP) ⋅ Player Dex ≤ 0 ⋅ Player...

Monday, 6th April 2020, 14:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

Replies: 3

Views: 1225

Re: Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

Thank you so much for the extremely helpful response!

Sunday, 5th April 2020, 19:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

Replies: 3

Views: 1225

Up-to-Date Stabbing Mechanisms?

I want to know how stabbing works under the hood in 0.25. The wiki article is for 0.17 and refers to four stabbing tiers, but there have only been two stabbing tiers since 0.19. LearnDb is even more obsolete since it refers to long blades and one-handed polearms as having a distinct stab multiplier,...

Sunday, 9th December 2018, 04:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Revised^n Report on the god Nemelex

Replies: 52

Views: 10378

Re: Revised^n Report on the god Nemelex

One thing I've never understood about Nemelex, old and new, is whether piety gain was tied to card use. I heard many times, "Use your cards often" but I wasn't sure whether this was an actual piety mechanism that I never tracked down as actually existing, or simply a maxim reflecting the n...

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 00:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Let Ru ask Ds to sacrifice Ds mutations

Replies: 2

Views: 989

Let Ru ask Ds to sacrifice Ds mutations

No idea if this is a good idea or not, but it's an idea. "Sacrifice your attunement to the shadows. This is an incredible sacrifice."

Monday, 13th August 2018, 20:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Sharing Bones Files for Offline Players

Replies: 1

Views: 966

Sharing Bones Files for Offline Players

I play almost exclusively offline. In the past I've always emptied my bones folder to avoid spawning ghosts. Now in 0.22, I'd like to have bones files, since when I don't have them the ghost vaults make clones of my current character and that's boring. I think I've figured out a file sharing solutio...

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 21:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for Amulets

Replies: 8

Views: 2176

Re: Advice for Amulets

If you do have a lot of SH, though, reflection is very nice in Snake, Shoals, Vaults, Elf and Depths. Not worth the slot in Slime or Zot.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 13:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 556791

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

On a HOWn that had already found a vampiric demon blade (on the floor in L:5, no less!). Taken off Louise on D:15.

  Code:
+9 large shield {+Blink +Inv Str+2 Slay+3}

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 18:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for stabbers

Replies: 9

Views: 1637

Re: Advice for stabbers

I have a suspicion that SpEE is a better stabber than SpEn. Petrify stab lasts longer because it has a higher spellpower cap, and you start with Sandblast instead of Corona, and your starting book has the tools to deal with hex-resistant monsters.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 17:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

Replies: 17

Views: 3878

Re: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

No, but I've found yaktaurs to be more reliably plentiful. I know, I have enough arrows if I only use them in important fights. But I find that too tedious and tend to just Tab.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 16:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

Replies: 17

Views: 3878

Re: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

In 3-5 rune games at least, once you get to vaults you don't have to worry about ammo for crossbows, but arrows can get scarce if you don't have Snake.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 15:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mindelay with Ru

Replies: 6

Views: 1285

Re: Mindelay with Ru

Okay, thank you, I accept the consensus that losing mindelay for a short time is not a big deal.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 01:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mindelay with Ru

Replies: 6

Views: 1285

Re: Mindelay with Ru

Shard1697 wrote:I don't think it's actually that important to maintain mindelay at all times.

I have certainly learned not to rush to mindelay at the expense of defenses. However, this particular character is a minotaur of staves who sacrificed Armour skill, so extra weapon levels will be relatively cheap.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 20:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mindelay with Ru

Replies: 6

Views: 1285

Mindelay with Ru

How much ought I overtrain a weapon to retain mindelay when using Ru abilities, assuming that there is no draining also done by monsters?

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 19:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tips for Using Haunt?

Replies: 10

Views: 1999

Re: Tips for Using Haunt?

I'm using Infestation for the first time, too. Duvessa's comment on it in his "spell guide for cool people" was really helpful in understanding what to do with it: it lets you transform popcorn into allied death scarabs. I flat-out destroyed Desolation of Salt with it. And BVC is indeed ge...

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 16:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tips for Using Haunt?

Replies: 10

Views: 1999

Tips for Using Haunt?

I have a DENe in Vaults that has just learned Haunt, the first time I've ever used the spell. I am guessing I'm not using it right because thus far it seems underwhelming. I've used it when I have a lone tough monster, such as a ettin or stone giant, and all my derived undead from the previous fight...

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 14:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I thought I'd miss yellow wands

Replies: 6

Views: 1449

Re: I thought I'd miss yellow wands

Magipi wrote:
MainiacJoe wrote:But I don't*. Good job to devs on balancing that loss with great scroll/potion drops.

Isn't this only a myth? I mean, there might be slightly more of heal/haste pots, but to me it is not noticeable.

well, I don't miss the wands, so there's that. Anecdotal evidence, sure.

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018, 14:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there any reason to choose Long Blades?

Replies: 29

Views: 5578

Re: Is there any reason to choose Long Blades?

Irony: a recent HONe went long blades because it found a +6 long sword with useful artifact properties in early dungeon. Alas I died (stupidly) before I could afford the +10 double sword in a shop.

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 19:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I thought I'd miss yellow wands

Replies: 6

Views: 1449

I thought I'd miss yellow wands

But I don't*. Good job to devs on balancing that loss with great scroll/potion drops.

*I've not played Mu. Do Mu have no way to haste anymore?

Saturday, 31st March 2018, 14:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there any reason to choose Long Blades?

Replies: 29

Views: 5578

Is there any reason to choose Long Blades?

I've become persuaded that choosing Long Blades for the riposte is a trap. Ba is the only species that has LBl as its highest aptitude. Long blades do less damage than M&F and require more XP than Staves. So is there any reason for a background that chooses a starting weapon to choose Long Blades?

Friday, 30th March 2018, 02:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

Replies: 6

Views: 1227

Re: DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

Yes vamp draining is great and I've been using it a lot. I added "flash_screen_message += you feel better" to my rcfile to get a better feel for how frequently the whip and Makh are healing me. I have an amulet of faith in a shop that I'm about $150 away from plus a couple unID'd ones sinc...

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 20:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

Replies: 6

Views: 1227

Re: DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

Actually, I have no skill in M&F because I've been rushing Vile Clutch (0.21). Whether that's wise or not, that's almost done. No weapon bigger than a trident has spawned with an ego yet. I'll stick with the whip at zero-skill for a while longer, until I find an ego on something above Fi/Gl star...

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 19:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

Replies: 6

Views: 1227

DD and Poor-Base-Type Vampiric Weapons

I have a DDNe^Makh that took a +2 vampiric whip off a gnoll on D:3 and is now on D:6. This has gone very well so far, but even a vampiric whip will need to be upgraded sometime. I have little experience with DD; do I just stop using the whip when it stops healing me enough to stay ahead of fights? S...

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 14:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How to die to invisible melee enemy as 6* TSO worshipper

Replies: 7

Views: 1316

Re: How to die to invisible melee enemy as 6* TSO worshipper

Oughtn't TSO hate the Ring of Shadows because it makes umbra?

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 03:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why Start With These Backgrounds?

Replies: 31

Views: 3859

Re: Why Start With These Backgrounds?

cjo wrote:What do you think of Ignite Poison as a spell? I don't tend to get much mileage out of it, but then I haven't used it much.

IMO it works great with OTR or green draconian, but now that Poisonous Cloud is gone that's about it.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 12:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Can't leave quiver slot empty?

Replies: 5

Views: 1110

Re: Can't leave quiver slot empty?

If you inscribe all your throwables with '=f', then when you quiver '-' it will leave it empty.

Monday, 19th March 2018, 23:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Song of Slaying and Allies

Replies: 6

Views: 1325

Re: Song of Slaying and Allies

Thanks.

Well, that's ridiculous. There ought to be a percentage chance that the slaying bonus increases based on the percentage of damage that you dealt directly.

Monday, 19th March 2018, 19:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Song of Slaying and Allies

Replies: 6

Views: 1325

Re: Song of Slaying and Allies

So, an ally takes uot 90%, and then I finish it off: bonus to slaying?

Monday, 19th March 2018, 15:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Song of Slaying and Allies

Replies: 6

Views: 1325

Song of Slaying and Allies

With an in-progress MfSk^Yred I've noticed that often non-summoned enemies die during a Song of Slaying and the slaying bonus does not increase. I can think of a few reasons why this might be happening. Which of these are accurate? ⋅ Enemies killed entirely by allies do not advance the sla...

Thursday, 15th March 2018, 15:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: No Abyss Portal in Depths

Replies: 25

Views: 4302

Re: No Abyss Portal in Depths

I feel like a more important question is why on earth you would want to make Abyss your third rune? Vaults is really tough. Royal Jelly is tough. Abyss is actually quite easy albeit somewhat slow. Royal Jelly is the most straighforward of these, though. That's why it's almost always my third rune n...

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 18:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Jiyva altars

Replies: 11

Views: 2179

Re: Jiyva altars

Jiyva gives you rCorr for Fedhas' Summon Oklobs.

Saturday, 10th March 2018, 18:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

I've finished Spider and Shoals and Elf:1-2, just started Vaults. I did find that non-body-armor MR+. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.21.1 (tiles) character file. MainiacJoe the Champion of Chaos (HONe) Turns: 46670, Time: 06:27:59 Health: 160/160 AC: 23 Str: 15 XL: 19 Next: 54% Magic: 35/44 EV: ...

Friday, 9th March 2018, 02:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Ogre weapon suggestions not updated

Replies: 2

Views: 896

Re: Ogre weapon suggestions not updated

What I've wondered is, are Hu, Be, AM, Wz and FE still the only recommended backgrounds for Og, even after its spell aptitudes were all raised?

Thursday, 8th March 2018, 21:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why most people get 0-2 runes of Zot

Replies: 59

Views: 8190

Re: Why most people get 0-2 runes of Zot

Siegurt wrote:The three most important things for crawl are: understanding positioning; understanding noise; and having good (and early) threat assessment skills (both in terms of individual monsters, and in terms of the current situation).

Repeating this for emphasis. It's succinct and true.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 17:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

I sure could be using Agony more, that's for sure.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 13:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Is there a heavier body armour? Robe is not a good idea for character with Str 18 IMHO, all those spells will remain castable in ring mail and probably even chain mail (without training any Armour). HO is the best race for casting high level spells in heavy armour by the way, just train Armour. Not...

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 02:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Finished Orc and Dungeon. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.21.1 (tiles) character file. MainiacJoe the Champion of Chaos (HONe) Turns: 31273, Time: 04:00:28 HP: 134/134 (135) AC: 15 Str: 18 XL: 16 Next: 12% MP: 29/29 EV: 21 Int: 17 God: Makhleb [******] Gold: 360 SH: 6 Dex: 21 Spells: 4/34 levels ...

Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 10:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Indeed. Quick blade of pain is ridiculous. Btw, I don't know why Excruciating Wounds exists. All other branding spells are removed. Probably because the Necromancy school is so underpowered nowadays. In the near future, I'm most worried about skeletal monsters. I've had good success against tough n...

Monday, 5th March 2018, 21:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Here is the character thus far, having finished Lair. The quick blade has been plenty effective and I feel no need to replace it anytime soon. S branches are Spider and Shoals. ?BW is one of three remaining unID'd scrolls. I found the Book of Death in the L:6 vault so I feel strong at the moment. I'...

Monday, 5th March 2018, 20:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Thanks Airwolf. In the interim I had decided to train LBl slightly to get it from 5.4 to 6, and then use the scimitar while boosting my defenses and invocations more. Then when those are at a good place, train maces. That seems like a fine plan. Turns out via fsim that the quick blade was better ev...

Monday, 5th March 2018, 13:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Really?

Replies: 26

Views: 3479

Re: Really?

When I'm fighting an inv monster without SInv, I retreat to a corridor and then walk back and forth in that corridor.

Sunday, 4th March 2018, 21:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Thanks Airwolf. In the interim I had decided to train LBl slightly to get it from 5.4 to 6, and then use the scimitar while boosting my defenses and invocations more. Then when those are at a good place, train maces.

Sunday, 4th March 2018, 20:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: CeHu^Oka

Replies: 31

Views: 7221

Re: CIP: CeHu^Oka

You didn't need that faeries dragon armour since your barding gave you rElec. That STR-5 was a big deal for a character that kills with a weapon.

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 22:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2345

CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

This character took a short sword of venom off the very first D:1 monster it fought. I trained SBl to 4 to get a delay of 9, to be quicker than the typical monster. Then I got a scroll of acquirement early, and got a quick blade out of it. So I got Animate Dead online and then trained the quick blad...

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 21:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Zombie Hands vs. Freezing Cloud

Replies: 13

Views: 2287

Re: Zombie Hands vs. Freezing Cloud

YASD. This character died in Depths. I started this character, then set it aside and started a HuBe because I misplaced the thumb drive this character was on, then won that HuBe and found the thumb drive. Well five minutes in, that pack of four yaktaurs was nothing for that 50AC HuBe I'd just finish...

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 19:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Popular, but stupid notions

Replies: 47

Views: 6793

Re: Popular, but stupid notions

I have very little experience to add to this discussion, but it has made me reconsider my reluctance to use GSpirit on character who use MP for their primary killdudes, that is, which use MP to kill thought opponents. My fear is always, if I take more damage than I thought I would, then I'm very low...

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 15:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YAVP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

Replies: 13

Views: 1741

Re: Now YAVP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

VeryAngryFelid wrote:Gds is fine for many characters including this one.

Hmm. So when is GDS not appropriate? Why was it for this character? Clearly I'm not understanding your thinking on GDA, including why it's "overrated" in your signature.

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 13:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YAVP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

Replies: 13

Views: 1741

Re: Now YAVP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

VAF, I know you are not a fan of GDA. I did use this in Zot, because it gave me rF, RPois, AND rElec. But I'd left a Quickdragon scales and Tiamat's cloak outside Zot and intended to change clothes for the orb run, and then travelled to D:0 instead of Z:0 when I got the orb. I realized my mistake on...

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 02:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YAVP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

Replies: 13

Views: 1741

Re: CIP HuBe: Exec Axe too expensive?

YAVP! I finally won a Hu after about 170 tries, and I had to give in and run a Be. But I won! Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.21.1-1-g345015f (webtiles) character file. 2029247 MainiacJoe the Hawkeye (level 27, 207/207 HPs) Began as a Human Berserker on Feb 24, 2018. Was a High Priest of Trog. Es...
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