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Tuesday, 28th April 2015, 19:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How would you sex the gods?

Replies: 51

Views: 8945

Re: How would you sex the gods?

Yes, your intolerance of stereotypes was rather clear when you helped spearhead an allergic reaction against imaginary fishmen that had a stereotypical gender-categorized social structure. It's good that you're on the devteam now, so that you can bear the torch against whatever remains of such disas...

Tuesday, 28th April 2015, 19:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How would you sex the gods?

Replies: 51

Views: 8945

Re: How would you sex the gods?

Lasty wrote:This thread does, however, serve as a pretty good map to which stereotypes are embraced by which posters.

maybe you should perform a political cleansing then ;)

Tuesday, 28th April 2015, 09:45

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Can't play Crawl: broken graphics, stutters, lags

Replies: 4

Views: 830

Re: Can't play Crawl: broken graphics, stutters, lags

It looks like opengl is having a seizure, are your GPU drivers OK?

Tuesday, 28th April 2015, 05:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: That was unexpected

Replies: 9

Views: 640

Re: YASD: That was unexpected

I really like how you guys are only now realizing that shoals is fucking ridiculous.

Monday, 27th April 2015, 09:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: M/F?

Replies: 21

Views: 2115

Re: M&F?

You misspelled Maces & Flails so I fixed it for you there.

My cold, bitter mace heart has a soft spot for flails though.

Monday, 27th April 2015, 09:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How would you sex the gods?

Replies: 51

Views: 8945

Re: How would you sex the gods?

Berder wrote:blah

TSO follows a strict knightly codex of honour, maybe even clad in shining armor.
yeah, the knight in shining armor? that's a classic female stereotype

Sunday, 26th April 2015, 20:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How would you sex the gods?

Replies: 51

Views: 8945

Re: How do you sex the gods?

>crawl
>genders
pick one

Sunday, 26th April 2015, 19:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Slaying: Two questions

Replies: 5

Views: 833

Re: Slaying: Two questions

barretdolph wrote:I have 21 slaying

But did finish two Zigs. (But I did finish two zigs.*)

I suspect these two things might be related, unless you got all your sweet gear outside of ziggurats.

Saturday, 25th April 2015, 18:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP OgBe > YASD Lerny

Replies: 7

Views: 711

Re: CiP OgBe

Snakebite is a fixed artifact that causes curare on hit instead of plain venom, and it's very good even past vaults.

Saturday, 25th April 2015, 11:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Har far to train UC

Replies: 35

Views: 4587

Re: Har far to train UC

So its common to train a weapon to min delay first thing then start branching out to other skills. It's actually best to keep fighting 2-3 levels behind the weapon skill even at that point, or even equal to weapon skill if the fighting apt is +2 or +3 and 3-5 levels behind if the apt is much lower ...

Thursday, 23rd April 2015, 09:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Races and classes by streakability

Replies: 53

Views: 6390

Re: Races and classes by streakability

If you're already a very good player then streaking can be summed up as a competition in patience, much like going for highscores. Except obviously streaking is about the patience for playing carefully instead of patience for splatting repeatedly with no end in sight. So of course the race with high...

Monday, 20th April 2015, 02:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP - TrMo of Chei

Replies: 5

Views: 556

Re: CiP - TrMo of Chei

GDA is perfectly fine for an unarmed character with high str, which a troll of Chei definitely has.
Additionally GDA happens to provide a lot of AC, which a troll has a lot of use for.

Saturday, 18th April 2015, 14:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Just a death: FoMo of Chei

Replies: 12

Views: 842

Re: CiP: FoMo of Chei - preparing for extended

Sandman25 wrote:got Wild Magic 1 from potion of beneficial mutation :(

Speaking from experience then that's actually a good thing with wizardry and 30 int. ;)
I mean sure, borg/ddoor will take longer to get online, but they'll certainly be a lot better than they otherwise would be.

Friday, 17th April 2015, 06:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Nerf melee brainstorming

Replies: 141

Views: 16941

Re: Nerf melee brainstorming

I'm talking about strength. Obviously melee is simpler when you have good gear because you just press one button and things happen. A very good melee build will be stronger than the best magic build unless you count level 9 dual-school spells (haha), and the best melee builds outclass any magic bui...

Friday, 17th April 2015, 06:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Replies: 19

Views: 2549

Re: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Well sure, but then you'll have to actually find a book with the spells in it - and those don't pop up often.

Thursday, 16th April 2015, 03:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Real time wins

Replies: 6

Views: 876

Re: Real time wins

I suppose it's done by tapping 'o' and tab really fast. That's the foundation of it, but you also have to be really fast at playing the game for the times when you can't just mash tab to kill everything, since it doesn't matter how fast you can mash o and tab if you lose three minutes every time su...

Wednesday, 15th April 2015, 07:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: My glorious return!

Replies: 27

Views: 3193

Re: My glorious return!

I'm banned from ##crawl and ##crawl-dev haha try and beat me.
Maybe they'll even manage to save the 0.17 tournament by banning the shit out of me! :^D

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 10:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make mottled dragon hide/armor and rSticky resist webs

Replies: 9

Views: 2193

Re: Make mottled dragon hide/armor and rSticky resist webs

PleasingFungus wrote:it's a good pun (?)

The short term for sticky flame is Napalm, so it's actually rNapalm and not rSticky so it's not actually a legitimate pun.
fun fun fun

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 09:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Replies: 19

Views: 2549

Re: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Now consider that Wyrmbane is an unrandart while Tm^Chei is always available. ;^)

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 07:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Replies: 19

Views: 2549

Re: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

That's an AvEffDam of like 60 against a green draconian, with my final stats and skills (22.4 fighting 15.4 polearms). https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11541&p=161695#p161695 :-) (and bear in mind that this is against every enemy, and not the one specific category of enem...

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 06:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Replies: 19

Views: 2549

Re: YAVP: +29 lance Wyrmbane

Berder wrote:That's right, it was +29: +18 wyrmbane with +11 slaying. It was the most ridiculous weapon I've ever wielded.

A +29 spear is the most ridiculous weapon I've ever wielded

Damn son, that's very far from the most ridiculous weapon. You've been missing out.

Tuesday, 14th April 2015, 05:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ash and Transmuters

Replies: 14

Views: 1729

Re: Ash and Transmuters

Merfolk/Minotaur transmuters of Chei are hilariously powerful. The same can't be said for transmuters of any other god. TrTm of Chei is the most hilariously powerful. TrTm isn't pretty hard with any other god too (because of their horrible Int and bad magic apts). There's a very good reason I list ...

Monday, 13th April 2015, 12:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unskilled launchers in early dungeon

Replies: 10

Views: 1484

Re: Unskilled launchers in early dungeon

AvEffDam is the average damage multiplied by the accuracy percentage multiplied by average attacks per round.

Monday, 13th April 2015, 12:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ash and Transmuters

Replies: 14

Views: 1729

Re: Ash and Transmuters

Merfolk/Minotaur transmuters of Chei are hilariously powerful.

The same can't be said for transmuters of any other god.

Monday, 13th April 2015, 09:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lets talk about defenses

Replies: 6

Views: 916

Re: Lets talk about defenses

The rule of thumb that you want to maximize AC + EV is right. The marginal value of AC is greater when your AC is low, like less than 15 or so. When both AC and EV are high, a point of EV is better than a point of AC . Exactly how this works seems to be pretty complicated and the details probably a...

Saturday, 11th April 2015, 21:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Abyss 5/Orb of Zot Megaboss

Replies: 12

Views: 1352

Re: Abyss 5/Orb of Zot Megaboss

Abyss:5 is just a whole bunch of abyss spawns, and yes - speedrunners do go down there.

Saturday, 11th April 2015, 14:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: To Dark Maul or not to Dark Maul?

Replies: 5

Views: 759

Re: CiP: To Dark Maul or not to Dark Maul?

I'm not talking about resistances, I'm talking about defenses;
http://crawl.xtahua.com/crawl/morgue/BL ... 185801.txt
This guy had far better defenses and yet it was still somewhat unpleasant to fight decently-sized groups of monsters.

Saturday, 11th April 2015, 00:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: To Dark Maul or not to Dark Maul?

Replies: 5

Views: 759

Re: CiP: To Dark Maul or not to Dark Maul?

If you want to play around then you can use the dark maul, but a large shield of resistance + a good weapon like yours would be much better for a character with no EV like yours.

Friday, 10th April 2015, 14:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Throwing Nets

Replies: 16

Views: 1692

Re: Throwing Nets

Situational. Sometimes it easier to just tab stuff, but if something is really tough netting it provides a little more protection for a couple turns. If it hits that is. I wouldn't call "effectively paralyses the monster" a "little more protection", and even though it doesn't pr...

Friday, 10th April 2015, 14:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: why don't shock serpent explosions harm their allies?

Replies: 16

Views: 1260

Re: why don't shock serpent expolsions harm their allies?

  Code:
shock serpent (S) | Spd: 15 | HD: 10 | HP: 41-67 | AC/EV: 2/15 | Dam: 20(elec:10-14)

If this thing can repeatedly bite you while you're walking around without you taking damage then you're not afraid of any monster in snake.

Thursday, 9th April 2015, 22:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Replies: 14

Views: 1504

Re: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

I'm not sure what the purpose of the current model is except to make it completely incomprehensible for all but the most determined while securing a large chance of failure even in completely ridiculous conditions. Why sure, you do all of <=27 damage 33% of the time in that demonstration. "well...

Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 20:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Tasonir's .16 tournament writeup

Replies: 7

Views: 737

Re: Tasonir's .16 tournament writeup

tasonir wrote:I was tempted to explicitly call my naga win fast in real time because I don't generally play terribly fast and consider a win in less than 5 hours to be fast, but then I thought of you, Bloax, and decided not to :P

Aw, don't be shy just because I'm the fastest webtiles player. ;)

Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 17:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Tasonir's .16 tournament writeup

Replies: 7

Views: 737

Re: Tasonir's .16 tournament writeup

Congratulations on the wins, and yeah - you need a bunch of quite dedicated players to beat the nerds that get clans into the top 5's.

oh wait that's me
fuck

Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 17:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Replies: 14

Views: 1504

Re: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Slaying is indeed a different roll in ((((1d((BASEDAM * 39 + ((1d(STR-11)-1) * 2)) / 39)) * (2500 + 1d(SKILL*100))) / 2500) * (3000 + 1d(FIGHTING*100))) / 3000 + (1dSLAYING - 1) And it is quite important for doing damage most of the time; you have a 51% chance to do 5 damage or less on a vault guard...

Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 16:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Replies: 14

Views: 1504

Re: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Slaying and enchantment are the bundled together, that is, enchantment IS slaying. The net effect in the damage calculation to add on average slaying/2 damage, this extra damage not being multiplied by the skill or fighting multipliers. This additive nature of slaying damage is why enchantment is l...

Wednesday, 8th April 2015, 07:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

Replies: 14

Views: 1504

Re: Choosing Between Strong Weapons

What is more important is that unlike base damage, the enchantment is a separate damage roll from the monstrosity that is the base/stat/skill damage roll. But yes, high base damage gets very good at high skill levels - but also if your stats are high (and especially good when both are high). I would...

Tuesday, 7th April 2015, 21:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: #0009613

Replies: 24

Views: 2055

Re: #0009613

fun fact: this is the only place where i am disliked

Tuesday, 7th April 2015, 21:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: #0009613

Replies: 24

Views: 2055

Re: #0009613

Hey look, the pleasing fungus man is having a power trip from his +O peen.
Maybe we should ban him too. ;-)

And don't worry, everyone has a massive hate-boner for people who are actually passionate about wanting to make this a better game.

Monday, 6th April 2015, 08:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: DsBe: should I use this axe

Replies: 7

Views: 897

Re: DsBe: should I use this axe

That axe is much better than unarmed unless you magic up something stupid like bladehands under Chei.

I'd look for a better armor though, that leather is pretty bad defensively.

Monday, 6th April 2015, 01:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: UC Trolls: Lignification for Hydras?

Replies: 22

Views: 2391

Re: UC Trolls: Lignification for Hydras?

<Sequell> 11/12. [2015-03-26 21:07:39] [ac=26;ev=36] BLOAX the Warrior (L18 MiHu of Cheibriados) killed the 26-headed Lernaean hydra on turn 33394. (Swamp:5) <Sequell> 10/12. [2015-03-20 22:05:20] [ac=27;ev=40] BLOAX the Black Belt (L15 TeMo of Cheibriados) killed the 27-headed Lernaean hydra on tu...

Sunday, 5th April 2015, 08:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

http://pastebin.com/p2jvME3H
witness the convincing counterarguments

Sunday, 5th April 2015, 01:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

Well honestly then that might as well be power 50 beastly appendage or something like that, it's not like the competition isn't insane (do you know how good transmutations are?) in the field anyhow.

Sunday, 5th April 2015, 01:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

Yes, although it would be more damage once the spellpower went up.
Nobody uses appendage once they have spider form though, and blade hands is much more worthwhile for increasing your damage output while keeping your gear unmelde than appendage - so it's a nonissue.

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 23:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

Claws:1 wouldn't actually help as much as three auxiliaries would, since at least three auxiliaries mean that maybe one of them will hit that god damn adder and finally kill it. While claws:1 would be pretty much like status-quo except you actually do more damage per punch every time, and I would mu...

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 23:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

How does the average damage of three tier 1 appendages compare to a single tier 3 one? AvHitDam | MaxDam | Accuracy | AvDam | AvTime | AvSpeed | AvEffDam Attacking: 2.6 | 8 | 41% | 1.1 | 94 | 1.06 | 1.1 Defending: 2.1 | 5 | 47% | 1.0 | 76 | 1.32 | 1.3 Here's a HuTm without appendage. AvHitDam | Max...

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 23:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

it doesn't stack with any of the other - much more useful - forms in the transmuter book so what exactly is your point

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 22:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Re: Beastly appendage

then give transmuter a spell that doesn't suck that isn't too powerful

oh and please explain how a spell that is equivalent to +1 slaying in melee is already too powerful
i'd like to know

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 22:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Beastly appendage

Replies: 18

Views: 1870

Beastly appendage

http://anydice.com/program/5943 Currently beastly appendage has a whopping 36.73% chance of actually doing SOMETHING when you attack on a HuTm. That's really nice considering that spider form has a 100% chance of actually doing something when you attack. And so does ice form. And blade hands. And hy...

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 14:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] 0:52:52, fastest webtiles win + #2 alltime

Replies: 13

Views: 1550

Re: [YAVP] 0:52:52, fastest webtiles win + #2 alltime

How fast do you press commands on keyboard? :) I can mash o about eight times a second if that says anything, and attacking goes at about twice that for enemies that take too long to just tab since you can both tab and mash the appropriate direction key (all while mashing enter) at the same time. O...

Saturday, 4th April 2015, 14:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: UC Trolls: Lignification for Hydras?

Replies: 22

Views: 2391

Re: UC Trolls: Lignification for Hydras?

Learnean is fairly easy to kill with a couple of slouches to soften him up and then 2-3 good punches, imho. You don't even have to melee it, just use wands on it (cold/draining work well) when it comes into view. Then when it gets adjacent (or 2 tiles from you in water, just to be safe) use tempora...
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