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Today, 06:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - FeTm^Chei

Replies: 2

Views: 65

Re: YAVP - FeTm^Chei

ended up taking a d3 chei at the suggestion of one of my spectators. It's hard to guess whether the spectator was joking or trolling or talking seriously. Felids have one big advantage (speed), but who needs that, let's go Chei instead! Bizarre. With spectators like that, who needs enemies? Congrat...

Yesterday, 13:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: advice for DgWz^Air

Replies: 17

Views: 412

Re: CIP: advice for DgWz. Now Regarding: Acquirement

petercordia wrote:I just bought the scroll of acquirement, and acquired a buckler of resistance :? . Ah well....

In your latest dump, you have rC-, no rF, and only an unbranded shield. A buckler of resistance seems to be one of the best results.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 08:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Species Proposal: Yokkaso

Replies: 37

Views: 1159

Re: Species Proposal: Yokkaso

I've heard multiple people clamor for a caster combo as strong and straightforward as MiBe (yes, that specific combo), and that already exists, it's DDEE of Makhleb. Insanely powerful combo that my cat could play. But no-one wants to play it, including my cat, because strength isn't the issue. I'd ...

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 06:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ancient lich on Vaults:4 - advice?

Replies: 60

Views: 1809

Re: Ancient lich on Vaults:4 - advice?

Not sure if rElec is ever worth EV-5, SH-1? Only if you are currently fighting a monster with strong electric attacks. Swap to the ring when you need it, leave the good rings on when you don't. I only want to add that swapping rings takes only 1 turn. (0.5 turn to take one off, another 0.5 to put t...

Friday, 7th September 2018, 06:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Hybridization-encouraging monsters

Replies: 16

Views: 605

Re: Hybridization-encouraging monsters

It seems that this stuff is not about hybridization, it's about nerfing summoners. I am a bit confused.

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 09:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire for Op?

Replies: 27

Views: 911

Re: What to acquire for Op?

rPois is definitely not better than +2 AC in Lair. I am sure you know how poisonous damage from Spiny Frogs and Black Mambas works and how high normal damage they deal so I am really surprised you are saying it. A fun game: let's try to predict the answer of Minmay / Duvessa! I'll start: obviously ...

Saturday, 1st September 2018, 21:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2677

Views: 239922

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

An improved version of the Scales of the Dragon King:

  Code:
+10 gold dragon scales of Supple Strength {rPois rF+ rC+ rN+ MR+ Int+4 Dex+7}

Friday, 31st August 2018, 17:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Tournament rules can cause health problems

Replies: 67

Views: 3681

Re: Tournament rules can cause health problems

how about only counting the first game played for each species/background? I can't believe that you guys are actually seriously discussing this idea. The bar is pretty high for the "worst idea ever" title, but this certainly qualifies as a candidate. An average player probably loses 20-so...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 16:31

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Akrasiac and 0.22 scores

Replies: 8

Views: 432

Re: Akrasiac and 0.22 scores

As far as I know, those scoring pages were pretty much abandoned by the dev team in favor of the new ones: https://scoreboard.crawl.develz.org

The only slight disadvantage of the new scoreboard is that is's not working at all :D

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 16:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: More depth to classes?

Replies: 3

Views: 467

Re: More depth to classes?

Are you sure that you wanted to post it here? Not on some DnD forum or something? :D

Crawl has no classes of the sort you are speaking of. Only backgrounds (which are sort of a starting package).

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 13:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP : TrTm^Oka, endgame equipment

Replies: 7

Views: 280

Re: CiP : TrTm^Oka, endgame equipment

"Young Dog"? Sounds good :D

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 13:14

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: My 0.22 Tournament report

Replies: 3

Views: 248

Re: My 0.22 Tournament report

Day 11-14: Chilling, spectating, splatting some DEHu In the first half of the second week I played remarkably less. My main project was to try and win DEHu, Nemelex's choice, but did not succeed. It's not a bad combo. My only win from these days was a GnFi : wanted something good & straightforw...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 07:26

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: My 0.22 Tournament report

Replies: 3

Views: 248

Re: My 0.22 Tournament report

Day 7-10: Gelatinous prophet Let's try a minotaur again. This time I stated with a MiAK (of Lugonu). This is a straightforward game plan, I banish monsters I don't want to fight, and if I cannot (too high MR) I corrupt the level and go away. Again, things went smoothly until I decided to go to the ...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 06:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Memes

Replies: 50

Views: 1340

Re: Memes

I disagree about gnolls. Gnolls are exremely strong in the early game due to really high starting skills. Then this advantage starts to shrink fast, and in the middle-game (when you go for the first runes) gnolls are really weak. They become okay-ish in the late game but to become very strong you sh...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 06:13

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: My 0.22 Tournament report

Replies: 3

Views: 248

Re: My 0.22 Tournament report

Day 4-6: All the runes I splatted a few gargoyles then I got one going. Picked up TSO on D:3 (!). I met Nessos in Lair, took his longbow, and that became my main weapon (eventually blessed by TSO just before I went to extended). The run was pretty smooth, without many problems. I left the Tomb for ...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 05:57

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: My 0.22 Tournament report

Replies: 3

Views: 248

My 0.22 Tournament report

My pre-tournament goal was to win 5 games (with different species / backgrounds), completing the Gelatinous Body III banner. Also, win a 15-runer if possible. I went into the tournament with a 7-game streak going on (my personal best so far, all with gnolls), so I felt good. Day 1-3: The streak goes...

Tuesday, 28th August 2018, 16:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: No Potion Petition for mummies

Replies: 25

Views: 1084

Re: No Potion Petition for mummies

Oh yes. What the game needs most right now is a mummy nerf. Great idea.

Saturday, 25th August 2018, 18:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: the problem with necromancy

Replies: 19

Views: 679

Re: CIP: the problem with necromancy

Also, this is a spriggan in robe who found no hat yet, thus has only 7 AC. A human would have like +10 AC at this point, not to mention +30% HP. It is a bit unfair to blame the necromancer background.

Tuesday, 21st August 2018, 10:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1433

Views: 130139

Re: I love it when...

  Code:
You spit the orb of fire like a pig!!!!!
 You destroy the orb of fire!


Btw, I guess spit is meant to be split.

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 13:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Twin rings

Replies: 0

Views: 190

Twin rings

From my recent game:
  Code:
the ring "Isuwuice" {rPois MR+ Int+4}
the ring of Pear Pew {rPois MR+ Int+3}

I wonder, is it possible to generate the exact same artefact twice in a game? Has this ever happened to anyone?

Saturday, 11th August 2018, 18:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mummy is nerfed again ?

Replies: 19

Views: 1090

Re: Mummy is nerfed again ?

svendre wrote:Try a mummy berserker, don't cast any spells, it's easier.

I guess this is a joke (MuBe sucks), but it is still better advice than Berder's.

Saturday, 11th August 2018, 17:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mummy is nerfed again ?

Replies: 19

Views: 1090

Re: Mummy is nerfed again ?

double, sorry

Saturday, 11th August 2018, 17:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mummy is nerfed again ?

Replies: 19

Views: 1090

Re: Mummy is nerfed again ?

There are two kinds of characters that are not weak: melee brutes, and blaster mages (conjurations mages with earth, ice, or fire). I disagree with almost everything you said. The above sentence is the most painful. You are pigeonholing Crawl characters into weird categories, and those categories m...

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 19:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is tomb too difficult?

Replies: 25

Views: 1298

Re: Is tomb too difficult?

As a melee brute, why can't you just learn cblink or necromut or whatever? We are talking about a 15 rune character (I guess), you can do whatever you want.

Edit: Nevermind, next time I wil read the whole opening post :D

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 04:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Annoyed

Replies: 36

Views: 1086

Re: Annoyed

One other thing, disarm was, at least for a short time a mechanic which could affect the player. It wasn't just the captain's cutlass. I can't recall the details exactly off the top of my head but I'm sure it's in logs somewhere. I believe it was a monster which would cause you to either un wield o...

Friday, 27th July 2018, 20:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most Difficult Species?

Replies: 25

Views: 1758

Re: Most Difficult Species?

It's actually Spriggans for me. Not because they're hard to win with, but because their main gimmick is "tiny, fragile and fast," I think you are overstating the fragility of spriggans. They have a chance to have a lot of AC and EV because they CAN wear armour, unlike felids and octopodes...

Sunday, 22nd July 2018, 09:45

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Another great Okawaru gift

Replies: 3

Views: 461

Another great Okawaru gift

  Code:
C - a +0 animal skin.
Okawaru gifted it to you on level 3 of the Depths.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 06:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: New to late game

Replies: 5

Views: 482

Re: New to late game

A berserker in a robe? Wow, I learn something new every day. So you were in Zot:5? Did you clear it? Hellmonk is right, don't do any more branches, try to win now. Advice for the orb run: don't fight at all (if possible). Every turn you spend just gives additional chance for Pan lords and fiends to ...

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 21:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP> YaSD:OgFE^Veh (1)

Replies: 8

Views: 312

Re: CiP:OgFE^Veh : advice on a pesky ghost?

This was the ghost while he lived: https://crawl.project357.org/morgue/Bigdawg/morgue-Bigdawg-20180607-084115.txt Amusingly, the ghost has the worst skilling I've ever seen (and that is saying something). Trained 11 skills simultaneously, including: stealth (in crystal plate), unarmed (with an axe u...

Monday, 4th June 2018, 15:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] TrMo of Ru

Replies: 4

Views: 404

Re: [CiP] TrMo of Ru

I don't know anything about Pubby wild magic experiment fork, so maybe your build makes sense there. A troll with short blades? Really weird.

Monday, 28th May 2018, 18:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 699

Views: 78316

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

I quaffed a mutation potion (trying to get rid of blurry vision):

  Code:
Your vision sharpens. You regain control of your magic.
Your vision blurs. You feel less in control of your magic.


What the f.

Sunday, 27th May 2018, 21:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiEn of Makhleb (12 runes)

Replies: 3

Views: 219

Re: YAVP: MiEn of Makhleb (12 runes)

I am confused. So this was a challenge game, this is clear, but what was the challenge? Being able to stab in crystal plate... or win a game despite spending a huge amount of XP for a skill that does nothing? Or are these the same thing? As I said, I am confused.

Thursday, 10th May 2018, 07:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 417

Views: 48246

Re: Trove reporting

Vaults 3, +4 Ice dragon scales a - (") the amulet "Zano" {Gourm rPois MR- Int+4} b - (") the amulet of Wazok {RegenMP rPois Str-2 Dex+4} c - (") an amulet of faith d - (() 13 arrows e - (:) a book of Conjurations f - ([) a runed helmet g - ()) a runed longbow h - (!) a potio...

Saturday, 5th May 2018, 19:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Did Orc get harder?

Replies: 7

Views: 789

Re: Did Orc get harder?

I have recently seen stone giants in Orc. I believe that it did not happen in older versions.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 19:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: DsMo^Wu: Zig? -> YAVP:5zigs

Replies: 5

Views: 449

Re: DsMo^Wu: Zig?

This dude has 12 AC? I'd be scared to go for the Lair runes with that, and you have collected all 15. Wow.

Saturday, 28th April 2018, 19:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: skills

Replies: 5

Views: 594

Re: skills

In short, auto mode is really only useful if you don't know what skills are important, or what they do, or what you are actually using I find it hard to say anything to that. A very likely scenario. If you're just starting out, using auto mode and ignoring the skills screen while you figure out how...

Friday, 20th April 2018, 19:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

Replies: 17

Views: 1132

Re: Why Do Crossbows Exist?

They also have a much higher base damage for piercing AC and a higher skill cap for going super late game. In the late game, longbows are simply better. They are faster then the big crossbows, and 7 vs 10 aut delay means +30% damage. A higher base damage does not compensate for that. It is the earl...

Monday, 16th April 2018, 05:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2677

Views: 239922

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Sometimes banishment is good for you:

  Code:
 f - the ring "Huori" (left hand) {rF++ rN+ Slay+6}
   (You found it on level 3 of the Abyss)   

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 08:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The best crawl guide ever written

Replies: 8

Views: 816

Re: The best crawl guide ever written

Is Linley's Crawl still available somewhere? If yes, then playing a grey elf can be done. Playing a gray elf is a tougher challenge, but perhaps there is a way.

Saturday, 7th April 2018, 16:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The best crawl guide ever written

Replies: 8

Views: 816

Re: The best crawl guide ever written

Any idea what version that might be? Is it Stone Soup already?

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 09:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] - FeEE: life as a cat /2

Replies: 9

Views: 524

Re: [CiP] - FeEE: life as a cat

Let's finish Orc first. The dream is to find a bookshop with statue form (or dragon form).

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 21:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: No Abyss Portal in Depths

Replies: 25

Views: 1601

Re: No Abyss Portal in Depths

Vaults and Royal Jelly require your character to have a fairly high power level to do safely. Abyss can almost always be done with careful play, even if your power level is low, because the average number of tele scrolls you'll have to burn is about half as much as the number that generate in Abyss...

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 20:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I thought I'd miss yellow wands

Replies: 6

Views: 616

Re: I thought I'd miss yellow wands

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.

Thursday, 29th March 2018, 21:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How does one win with a felid?

Replies: 43

Views: 2611

Re: How does one win with a felid?

tasonir wrote:FeBe is the simpliest felid combo, and is very powerful through the early and mid game.

FeBe is bad even in the early and mid game. Much-much-much worse than any normal berserker.

Tuesday, 27th March 2018, 10:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How does one win with a felid?

Replies: 43

Views: 2611

Re: How does one win with a felid?

When you are a top player, it is easy to think like Implojin does above: Crawl is super easy, therefore it is almost impossible to lose with any character. The only problem is that this is not helpful in any way. A better way to approach felids is this: felids are really bad. You have to play very c...

Monday, 26th March 2018, 19:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: VerminCrawl: Pungent Potage

Replies: 9

Views: 469

Re: VerminCrawl: Pungent Potage

If it is competitive, wouldn't it be good for the options to be close in power level? As it is, DDBe is great and HuMo is terrible.

Monday, 26th March 2018, 14:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Pleasant D:3 entry vault

Replies: 21

Views: 899

Re: Pleasant D:3 entry vault

How exactly did you die, by the way? Were you smited or hacked to death? I see various orc priests there. If it's the former, the placement of the monsters directly adjacent to you doesn't matter much. What on earth are you talking about, man? If the priests were not adjacent, he can just go back u...

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 08:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How does one win with a felid?

Replies: 43

Views: 2611

Re: How does one win with a felid?

damerell wrote:It took me 72 kitties to get this and Yred was the only way I found of getting a win at all.

You probably should have read this before you lost with those 71 felids:

Implojin wrote:The thing about Fe is that they're practically impossible to lose with

Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 08:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why Start With These Backgrounds?

Replies: 31

Views: 1290

Re: Why Start With These Backgrounds?

I agree Wz is really weird. "Train what you want" in reality means you will train weapon, fighting and dodging before Temple unless you join Vehumet, Sif Muna or Kiku. Yes, you have many spells and high int but your most damaging spell is magic dart and mephitic cloud is almost useless if...

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 19:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First Win! Stereotypical MiFi of Trog

Replies: 3

Views: 274

Re: First Win! Stereotypical MiFi of Trog

Also, he found the Temple on D:4, then went back to D:3 to a Trog altar. Wow.
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