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Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 01:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Version Questions

Replies: 7

Views: 1186

Re: Version Questions

VeryAngryFelid wrote:Who cares about meta, it is a SP game where there are very hard and very easy combos.

he thinks meta means strategy

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 01:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Panlords Need Buffs

Replies: 7

Views: 1136

Re: Panlords Need Buffs

Needlessly punishing.

Tuesday, 26th December 2017, 18:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

Replies: 145

Views: 52225

Re: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

freeze was the ish when that bug in .15 (.16?) let you smite-target @ full range

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 21:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to hybridize well from the start??

Replies: 25

Views: 3802

Re: How to hybridize well from the start??

HEWz w/ light armor and Lbl

Monday, 4th April 2016, 19:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Luring (was: DCSS has a power creep problem)

Replies: 196

Views: 27458

Re: Luring (was: DCSS has a power creep problem)

Aethrus wrote:I want to add my two cents here and say that to me this conversation seems to be mixing up two very different concepts: luring and retreating.

Retreating is a fundamental tactic in Crawl and should not be punished in the same fashion as luring. y

this

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016, 18:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: zig advice for caster

Replies: 5

Views: 1057

Re: zig advice for caster

daggaz wrote:
kuniqs wrote:- no rElec. You have some !oCureMut - eat some mutagenic chunks 'till you get rElec.


I cant possibly see this as having any kind of desirable expectation value.

Monday, 1st February 2016, 21:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Luring (was: DCSS has a power creep problem)

Replies: 196

Views: 27458

Re: Luring (was: DCSS has a power creep problem)

"luring" seems like a really difficult mechanic to identify/define and control (I'm no designer so maybe this isn't true at all)

edit: missed a page in the discussion and want to reform my ideas

Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 14:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Gods suggested for a vampire enchanter

Replies: 12

Views: 1930

Re: Gods suggested for a vampire enchanter

dith gives dazzling spray a solid kick

not the optimal god though for reasons mentioned in posts prior

Friday, 22nd January 2016, 16:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How can I turn off ghosts?

Replies: 14

Views: 1924

Re: How can I turn off ghosts?

xentronium wrote:There's probably some way to automate deleting any files that appear in the bones folder.

Could make a batch script to delete the folder then open crawl

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 21:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Rods (split from GDD Pakellas thread)

Replies: 34

Views: 3256

Re: Pakellas: don't think this god is a great addition.

dynast wrote:I hope Pakellas raise up the question "why do rods need to be wielded to evoke?"

I assume to differentiate them from wands.

Not saying that's good design but it's the only reason I can fathom

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 19:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

Replies: 28

Views: 3438

Re: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

HE are also one of only 2 races who enjoy positive apts in both Fighting and Spellcasting (the other being Og), which is another reason they can train a little extra Fighting to compensate for the -1 HP.

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 17:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

Replies: 28

Views: 3438

Re: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

HE have pretty big HP malus and also a noticeable XP malus, which means their HP/depth ratio is not very good! I have never found their XP rate to be problematic, esp considering the very strong apts. I wouldn't call -1 HP a "pretty big" detriment, esp when considering comparably magic-af...

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 16:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there anyway to add simple sounds to this game.

Replies: 10

Views: 1159

Re: Is there anyway to add simple sounds to this game.

I usually pop on my favorite VG soundtracks and go from there

Thursday, 3rd December 2015, 20:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Right-clicking on skill screen

Replies: 3

Views: 438

Re: Right-clicking on skill screen

Moose wrote:wow, I had no idea people played this game with a mouse...

mouse support is 90% of why I play offline

Thursday, 3rd December 2015, 19:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Right-clicking on skill screen

Replies: 3

Views: 438

Right-clicking on skill screen

Right clicking on skill screen used to do the same thing as typing a capital letter (i.e. putting 100% into the clicked skill while turning off all other skills), but now it simply closes the screen (in offline tiles .17 stable).

Was this intentional? It's kind of annoying.

Friday, 27th November 2015, 21:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Extra spell levels for Sif Muna

Replies: 24

Views: 1996

Re: Proposal: Extra spell levels for Sif Muna

kuniqs wrote:And what happens when you renounce Sif Muna? You lose those spell levels, but what spells exactly you do lose?

let the player choose or

make it random (another lil punishment for leaving siffy)

Friday, 27th November 2015, 21:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

Replies: 28

Views: 3438

Re: Trying to transition from melee to magic ...

try HEWz

good apts for both magic and melee, plus decent hp

and the Wz starting book is fun

Saturday, 21st November 2015, 23:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Extra spell levels for Sif Muna

Replies: 24

Views: 1996

Re: Proposal: Extra spell levels for Sif Muna

remove on-tap amnesia
give player 2x spell levels

Saturday, 21st November 2015, 19:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Vorpal vs Flaming weapon brand in extended

Replies: 16

Views: 2011

Re: Vorpal vs Flaming weapon brand in extended

I was under the impression that Electric wouldn't be so hot in extended, due to it's "fixed" damage per hit/proc. Do you find that the relative rarity of Electricity resist (no Storm Hell, as it were) makes up for this, or am I underestimating just how much electric does per hit? additive...

Friday, 20th November 2015, 17:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Skills training mathematics?

Replies: 9

Views: 1399

Re: Skills training mathematics?

Third, I notice that skill improvements are only announced as a message when they hit an integer value. Does this mean a skill improvement does not take effect until the next integer value is reached? I mean, if I leave a skill at 3.9, does it mean I'm basically wasting 0.9 of it until I hit 4? Asi...

Friday, 20th November 2015, 16:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Incoming Jugg nerf!

Replies: 42

Views: 5374

Re: Incoming Jugg nerf!

I'm a little worried that this nerfs them too much, but there's also a concern about them being a relatively common one-shot-kill against squishier species. Scaling their damage over two dice makes that less likely, but at the cost of making AC way better against them. So are adders and ogres and c...

Friday, 20th November 2015, 16:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: how do monsters prioritize sound??

Replies: 5

Views: 842

Re: how do monsters prioritize sound??

if an orc shouts and nobody is around to hear it

did it make a sound?

Monday, 16th November 2015, 23:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: New Animate Skeleton/Dead Is No Fun

Replies: 7

Views: 1340

Re: New Animate Skeleton/Dead Is No Fun

play yred :D

Wednesday, 11th November 2015, 18:52

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: HD and polymorph

Replies: 57

Views: 8050

Re: HD and polymorph

yeah but sometimes you polymorph a hydra into a storm dragon and get yourself some cool armor

Monday, 9th November 2015, 21:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I wanna clear a Zig or two. How?

Replies: 31

Views: 4249

Re: I wanna clear a Zig or two. How?

ThreeInvisibleDucks wrote:
partial wrote:And also don't be a hater.

Not going to happen.

lmao

Saturday, 7th November 2015, 22:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I wanna clear a Zig or two. How?

Replies: 31

Views: 4249

Re: I wanna clear a Zig or two. How?

And also don't be a hater.

Saturday, 7th November 2015, 07:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Playing online or offline?

Replies: 22

Views: 3303

Re: Playing online or offline?

tc obv

Friday, 6th November 2015, 01:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Species Design Considerations

Replies: 22

Views: 2903

Re: Species Design Considerations

I see race choice as a difficulty slider for the class/play style you're looking to play.

Want an easy Wz or a hard Fi? Play a DE.
Want the opposite? Play an Mi.

It's part of crawl's meta more than the game itself.

Wednesday, 4th November 2015, 17:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Fighter Reasons?

Replies: 18

Views: 1621

Re: Fighter Reasons?

Longsword is also a pretty strong starting wep.

Monday, 2nd November 2015, 19:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Race Idea: Salamander

Replies: 9

Views: 1238

Re: New Race Idea: Salamander

Lava Orc never stuck either :P

Monday, 2nd November 2015, 19:44

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Iron Dwarf, the Scrollless Species (Now With Spellcasting)

Replies: 47

Views: 8201

Re: Iron Dwarf, the Spellless and Scrollless Species

Lets just make them immune to curses and unable to worship ash (a fair penalty for never having to deal w/ curses)

Monday, 2nd November 2015, 17:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Train your killdude? Are you sure?

Replies: 6

Views: 970

Re: Train your killdude? Are you sure?

melee fighters can afford to train defenses earlier, as there are fewer offensive skills for melee bashers to focus on as opposed to casters (fighting+wep skill vs. all the various spell schools)

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 15:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Gell's Gravitas

Replies: 19

Views: 3498

Re: Gell's Gravitas

GG is a crap version of Singularity (which I always thought was a v cool spell and should still be in the game)

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 15:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Which Are Good Benchmark Monsters for fsim?

Replies: 23

Views: 3034

Re: Which Are Good Benchmark Monsters for fsim?

I wouldn't want to use shadow dragon since you have to go to the extra effort of giving your character rN+++ to get useful results. That was fixed a while ago , at least assuming nothing has re-broken it since then. Players with draining brand are still a problem for fsim results, though; that comm...

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 15:01

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Amulet balancing

Replies: 47

Views: 7179

Re: Amulet balancing

Your example is bad, because removing the amulet will freeze your current spell gift for a while. Which is super useful; Veh gets a lot of mileage from removing amulets of Faith. True story I forgot about this quirk, but I still don't consider it good design. It's a little spoilery and is really a ...

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 14:51

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Amulet balancing

Replies: 47

Views: 7179

Re: Amulet balancing

Making more "unswappable" items is the wrong design direction imo. It's already frustrating to (p)ut on an unID amulet and get stuck with unwanted Faith (e.g. on a blastycasty^Vehumet, where Faith can make you miss spell gifts). Seems like a punishment for characters who are low on ID scro...

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 14:45

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove Shafts

Replies: 59

Views: 7596

Re: Remove Shafts

D:1 shafts are so rare that I doubt shafts have ever caused an unavoidable death. I've certainly never seen it or heard of it happening. If you just said "remove traps" then I'd agree, but instead you've made it sound like you not only don't understand why traps are bad design, but don't ...

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 14:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: FR: Shields of Reflection reflect Petrify

Replies: 10

Views: 1469

Re: FR: Shields of Reflection reflect Petrify

Sar wrote:FR: shields of reflection confuse/paralyze monsters on hit. Flavour text: "(monster) reflects on the meaning of life".

or it just makes the player-character depressed as he reflects upon the gravity of his situation

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 14:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

Replies: 19

Views: 2313

Re: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

bcadren wrote:Still think non-runed should always be +0 Uncursed. Runed being a chance of -2, cursed is one thing, but a plain spear should be a plain spear.

Yes I also agree with this.

I honestly thought this was already the case.

Thursday, 29th October 2015, 14:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there ever a good time to pick Sif Muna?

Replies: 43

Views: 7963

Re: Is there ever a good time to pick Sif Muna?

Hurkyl wrote:The trick to amnesia is to want more spells than you want in a normal game.

So every single game of mine :lol:

Wednesday, 28th October 2015, 19:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Maces&Flails and Shields

Replies: 19

Views: 1654

Re: Maces&Flails and Shields

90% of the time I go 2H

but don't think that an elec/pain dwhip or a holy scourge won't be more than enough to ascend

Wednesday, 28th October 2015, 18:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Radical consumables 1 by 1 changes

Replies: 64

Views: 9815

Re: Radical consumables 1 by 1 changes

Remove low level damage wands imo.

Or consolidate MD/fire/frost into one wand that randomly picks an element (poison/fire/cold/elec) and does equivalent minor damage.

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 13:42

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

Replies: 19

Views: 2313

Re: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

I stand corrected; thanks for looking into that!

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

Replies: 19

Views: 2313

Re: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

don't wield strange weapons unless you're feeling brave

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Nemelex and misc. acquirement

Replies: 2

Views: 435

Re: Nemelex and misc. acquirement

Nemelex seems to grant plenty of decks as it is, and this might be overkill.

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove amulet of warding, add amulet of mana regeneration

Replies: 18

Views: 2738

Re: Remove amulet of warding, add amulet of mana regeneratio

duvessa wrote:What about an amulet that reduces MP costs instead? Similar quality of life improvement, more useful in combat, and not useful to swap in for resting.

this would be dope

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:27

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Minor DS tweaks & New DS Muts

Replies: 22

Views: 1964

Re: Proposal: Minor DS tweaks & New DS Muts

I love Sturdy Frame

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: FR: Shields of Reflection reflect Petrify

Replies: 10

Views: 1469

Re: FR: Shields of Reflection reflect Petrify

Wahaha wrote:I never thought of shields of reflection as mirror shields. Not the same thing.

this

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

Replies: 19

Views: 2313

Re: Proposal: Remove Clearly Bad Floor Items

I'm pretty sure non-glowing/runed weapons are always completely mundane (+0 uncursed)

Sunday, 25th October 2015, 05:20

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove amulet of rMut

Replies: 45

Views: 7034

Re: Remove amulet of rMut

big fan of mutators causing contam instead

as long as it builds up quickly enough, it'll be a sufficient threat without being as heinously obnoxious as current malmutate
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