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Monday, 9th November 2015, 17:44

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC: Week 6, Season 4 VpAE

Replies: 11

Views: 2629

Re: CSDC: Week 6, Season 4 VpAE

Still Trunk only? or 0.17 so we can double count for tourney?

Saturday, 7th November 2015, 00:31

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: clans for 0.17 tournament?

Replies: 22

Views: 3902

Re: clans for 0.17 tournament?

Likes: collecting a few runes then splatting trying to get one more thing.
Dislikes: playing carefully, etc.
Seeking: n-way clan of like minded individuals of any gender/species/role for exciting adventures.

HenryFlower

Saturday, 7th November 2015, 00:28

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC: Week 5, Season 4 SpSk

Replies: 21

Views: 3004

Re: CSDC: Week 5, Season 4 SpSk

Three runes. Then self spatted on V5 trying to get all the loot, particularly an un-id'd scroll that I was sure was acquirement.

http://crawl.berotato.org/crawl/morgue/ ... 041801.txt

Had fun playing melee-spriggan though.

Friday, 16th October 2015, 15:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Preferred order of branches easiest/hardest

Replies: 15

Views: 7234

Re: Preferred order of branches easiest/hardest

A good trick for the spider rune vault is to clear the rest of the level, then open the vault, then run away at full health. This makes everything wander so you can come back and take the rune. This. An alternative is to engage for a while to clear out the easy stuff, then teleport or run to stairs.

Friday, 9th October 2015, 05:13

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC: Week 1, Season 4 NaWz

Replies: 58

Views: 11649

Re: CSDC: Week 1, Season 4 NaWz

As I noted, a hard early game, with some trouble with swamp rats, etc, and good luck early mid-game, with an early altar of Veh, a dagger of electricity, and some potions of beneficial mutation (5 in all), that gave me breath poison gas, which combined nicely with Veh's early gift of ignite poison. ...

Monday, 5th October 2015, 16:04

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC: Week 1, Season 4 NaWz

Replies: 58

Views: 11649

Re: CSDC: Week 1, Season 4 NaWz

Strange string of luck. !bene-mut gave me breaths poison cloud, Veh gave me Ignite Poison. Well then. Then found a dagger of elec. This despite an epic swamprat +gnoll chase early on that an ogre joined in on.

Monday, 21st September 2015, 17:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl Semi-Sprint

Replies: 18

Views: 3658

Re: Crawl Semi-Sprint

Have splatted thrice as a MiGl of Oka in Lair, so amping up the difficulty is working. Besides the UX feedback already mentioned, not sure that draining is an effective menace to reduce the incentive to rest, etc. The experience boost means that it's cheap to acquire the levels of experience that mi...

Sunday, 20th September 2015, 21:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl Semi-Sprint

Replies: 18

Views: 3658

Re: Crawl Semi-Sprint

In OS X:

I had to add:
#include "math.h" in timed_effects.cc

to get a compile, then got crash post launch on:

./dat/des/portals/ossuary.des:670: Invalid depth for D in spec "D:6"

Friday, 20th June 2014, 14:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: What is the viability of a no-reading race?

Replies: 56

Views: 11748

Re: What is the viability of a no-reading race?

Another idea on the same line: a species with silence as a random ability with permanent silence for the player.Gives an interesting tactical tradeoff: No EW/EA, no ability to use many god powers. Couple with detect the cursed/uncursed status of items. Alternately: a god with a vow of silence and a ...

Tuesday, 10th June 2014, 16:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: More clarity in how optimally training magical skills works?

Replies: 10

Views: 2745

Re: More clarity in how optimally training magical skills wo

Unlike combat, all the key variables are laid out for you nicely in the UI: Optimize for: Success rate/miscast, spell power, spell points/spell levels, hunger (roughly in that order), all of which easy to inspect in the interface. The only difficulty is picking a good learning path, but that's a fun...

Sunday, 25th May 2014, 03:18

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC S2 Week 1 - VSSk - CLOSED

Replies: 93

Views: 13653

Re: CSDC S2 Week 1 - VSSk

This was a PITA. Wanted the Tier 2 bonus, but my dungeon didn't spawn with a Jiyva altar any place convenient. Tried to dive down to Slime 6 with predictable results. Just as well. VS are pretty much not my favorite species.

Tuesday, 20th May 2014, 18:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First Fo^Qaz win ever

Replies: 8

Views: 1029

Re: First Fo^Qaz win ever

So what's the advantage of starting that way? Clearly, works for you....

Saturday, 10th May 2014, 14:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

Replies: 8

Views: 1921

Re: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

Your fingers have an independent life too? I have mine on leashes... Yes, and even my fix isn't right. A better way to express this: Skill training: http://crawl.develz.org/info/index.php?q=skills; gloss: higher skill levels are orders of magnitude more expensive than lower skill levels. Therefore ...

Saturday, 10th May 2014, 03:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

Replies: 8

Views: 1921

Re: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

HenryFlower wrote:
Lyrick wrote:2) Min-delay


Min-delay is just a special (and wrong in the general case) example of "Spend skill points to maximize utility understanding that higher skill levels are orders of magnitude cheaper to acquire than lower skill levels"


More, god dammit, more.

Friday, 9th May 2014, 22:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

Replies: 8

Views: 1921

Re: Futile attempt at a short newbie guide

Lyrick wrote:2) Min-delay


Min-delay is just a special (and wrong in the general case) example of "Spend skill points to maximize utility understanding that higher skill levels are orders of magnitude cheaper to acquire than lower skill levels"

Friday, 9th May 2014, 00:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: One page worth of advice to give... What would it be?

Replies: 54

Views: 12278

Re: One page worth of advice to give... What would it be?

I wrote up a whole long document mostly for myself that contains most of what you've outlined. My conclusion from the process was that knowing and doing are two very different things. I personally found the illustrated MiBe guide by Psieye the best approach, because it focuses on practical tactical ...

Tuesday, 6th May 2014, 22:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: Use of polls

Replies: 10

Views: 1570

Re: Poll: Use of polls

"Fewer polls" not "less polls"

Monday, 5th May 2014, 02:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The ranged_combat branch has landed

Replies: 27

Views: 3801

Re: The ranged_combat branch has landed

Not sure what I'm missing. Ran a SpHu up to Throwing 14 and was still doing absolute crap for damage? Strength. You're missing strength. I've run other SpBe in 0.14 who did decent damage at relatively low levels of Str. Just reran a SpHu in 0.14 who was killing things nicely with tomahawks at 8 Str...

Monday, 5th May 2014, 01:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The ranged_combat branch has landed

Replies: 27

Views: 3801

Re: The ranged_combat branch has landed

Not sure what I'm missing. Ran a SpHu up to Throwing 14 and was still doing absolute crap for damage?

Tuesday, 29th April 2014, 14:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Consolidate Digging and Disintegration

Replies: 9

Views: 1415

Re: Consolidate Digging and Disintegration

Igxfl wrote:Orange Crystal Statue + Wand of Disintegrate is one of the Nethackiest interactions in the game.


This. What's the play value of a monster that you either avoid or instakill, and if you aren't spoiled, is a (slow, painful, frustrating) instadeath?

Monday, 28th April 2014, 14:06

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Thanks to all who helped set up these clans -- it added to the tourney for me in some weird way (given that I have no idea who my clan-mates really are). I'm a pretty mediocre player, but it was sure fun watching Pikel's Freed Slaves toy with the top 10-20 throughout. Looking forward to the 0.15 to...

Monday, 21st April 2014, 21:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A few questions about SpEn

Replies: 64

Views: 7141

Re: A few questions about SpEn

The major obstacle to a SpEn build is the obsessive need to kill everything. The true ninja is happiest teleporting into the middle of a pack of nagas on Snake:5, apporting the rune, and teleporting out. The true SpEn goes down to Vault:5, blinks down a corridor, and runs around the outer ring, then...

Saturday, 19th April 2014, 21:20

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Well, I did manage to put together one win with a new god for Pikel's Freed Slaves, though a monkey could probably have won with a minotaur who found such an early Crystal plate. Still, points are points, right, and it helps with embarrassment of having died to my own spellforged survivor earlier ....

Monday, 14th April 2014, 17:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do I learn patience?

Replies: 34

Views: 5988

Re: How do I learn patience?

Sandman25 wrote:I solved the problem by modifying my options file to automatically save the game after getting high damage.


You have a lua script you can post?

Monday, 14th April 2014, 17:02

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (1 slot left)

DracheReborn wrote:We've been busy crawling this weekend! Xen (DDBe, MiWz) and Zooty (NaVM, GhMo) with 2 wins apiece, including a 15 runer for Xen.


Yeah, I seem to have some ringers on my pickup team.

My only contribution to the team so far is bagging Arachne with a DgTm in revenge for getting a DEFE nailed by her.

Friday, 11th April 2014, 16:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 15 runes in 13k turns

Replies: 22

Views: 2798

Re: YAVP: 15 runes in 13k turns

I found the skill progression fascinating. Pretty much stealth only for a long while, then hexes, then a little bit of SB/fighting/dodging. Didn't get mindelay on dagger until bottom of spider! Supa ninja.

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 03:54

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

tasonir wrote:It's working as it is; double check that you have everyone though, I don't know who is supposed to be on your team :)


Yeah, not sure what's up. My rc file is set up like so:

  Code:
# TEAMNAME Pikel's Freed Slaves
# TEAMMEMBERS Xen Cedor Strat christhawk Zooty


Cedor & Zooty aren't showing up.

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 23:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Replies: 47

Views: 5153

Re: Interest check: easy skills comparison

What if it was more like the spell power/hunger screen? The m screen could show the relative amount of xp required for 1 level of skill instead of your aptitude like this: letter - skill - level - xp cost a - SB - 12 - ###... b - LB - 0 -- #..... and so on The problem here is that it's non-linear a...

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 17:57

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

Just to be super clear, team names have to be All_1-Word, with only [a-zA-Z0-9_-] allowed, correct?

So Pikel's Freed Slaves is Pikels_Freed_Slaves, yes?

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 16:35

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

I'm not really sure as to how one changes their rc files either, could someone tell me? This is my first tourny. Assuming you are using web tiles: On the lobby page of whatever web tiles server you are using, just to the right of the DCSS 0.14 link, there's an (edit rc) link. Click that link -- tha...

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 22:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Replies: 47

Views: 5153

Re: Interest check: easy skills comparison

A relative skill cost screen would be awesome. Would be nice to normalize to something most players understand (e.g., one Ogre's worth, or one Dragon's worth, or 100 Newts' worth).

Or relative cost of a full level gain.

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 01:11

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

WalkerBoh wrote:Teams are allowed to have 6 members so you still have one spot left.


I was going by reaver's OP, which lists 5 per team. More the merrier as far as I'm concerned!

Monday, 7th April 2014, 23:46

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

OK:

Here's current state for Pikel's Freed Slaves:

HenryFlower (Captain)
Xen
Cedor
Strat
christhawk

That's full up, correct?

Sunday, 6th April 2014, 17:37

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

Strat wrote:If you're still open, and really don're mind weak players (total of 7 wins under a couple of different usernames), then I'd like to join. I had great fun during the last tournament.


You are in for Pikel's Freed Slaves -- do you play under Strat?

Saturday, 5th April 2014, 16:13

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

K -- I've got it set up as Pikel's Freed Slaves for now but can be changed before Friday.

Friday, 4th April 2014, 23:08

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

Cool -- Just saw the documentation was updated to reflect this (or I missed it before -- either possible.

Now: need a team name, or we will be TeamFoo, TeamFooBar, or TeamCursePinkyToe

Friday, 4th April 2014, 22:35

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

reaver wrote: Ideally a captain would have at least meddled with their rc options a bit, since last year we had trouble with some misunderstandings of the clan declaration syntax.


If that's the only job description.
  Code:
# TEAMNAME TeamFoo
# TEAMMEMBERS Xen, Cedor, HenryFlower


da?

Friday, 4th April 2014, 15:57

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 21265

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

I'll jump in. Never done the tourney thing, but the weekly challenge has been fun.

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 21:23

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Don't let the Mino use lab loot

Replies: 39

Views: 6833

Re: Proposal: Don't let the Mino use lab loot

HenryFlower wrote:Minotaur with a rod has been a pretty nasty event the few times it's happened.


Sorry for the self quote here, but on re-reading, I realize that "Nasty minotaur with a rod" has interesting connotations.

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 17:05

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Don't let the Mino use lab loot

Replies: 39

Views: 6833

Re: Proposal: Don't let the Mino use lab loot

Minotaur with a rod has been a pretty nasty event the few times it's happened.

Friday, 28th March 2014, 14:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicid/Che synergy

Replies: 5

Views: 1761

Re: Formicid/Che synergy

Ants for communism. Viva la revolucion.

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Thursday, 27th March 2014, 23:51

Forum: Bulletin Board

Topic: New Moderator: and into

Replies: 12

Views: 2586

Re: New Moderator: and into

Since he's green and not blue, does that mean we don't need to respect his play advice?

Perhaps you should bitwise and the blue and green.

Monday, 24th March 2014, 16:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pooling advice for making a guide

Replies: 63

Views: 12328

Re: Pooling advice for making a guide

But there's a lot of room for guides, especially combo specific ones. Newish players are often confused about things like what skills to raise when, what to do about specific encounters you might experience early on (for example, what to do if you see an orc band, or a bunch of bees, or Sigmund). Y...

Monday, 24th March 2014, 14:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pooling advice for making a guide

Replies: 63

Views: 12328

Re: Pooling advice for making a guide

Sar wrote:I think he meant Lair 8.


Yes!

Monday, 24th March 2014, 03:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pooling advice for making a guide

Replies: 63

Views: 12328

Re: Pooling advice for making a guide

Just for fun, I spun up a GrBe* to see if there's anything worthy of a guide. About the only thing unique about Gr as a species is the easy mode built in resistances and AC; the only thing worth of a guide here is to warn the player that playing Gr may lead to surprises later on. I continue to maint...

Sunday, 23rd March 2014, 17:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pooling advice for making a guide

Replies: 63

Views: 12328

Re: Pooling advice for making a guide

What's unique to GrBe/GrFi of Oka that isn't covered an a generic "how to melee" guide? Or isn't covered in Psyeye's How to MiBe? https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7699 (which has some slight modifications needed for trunk, but otherwise golden). The real guide that'...

Thursday, 20th March 2014, 23:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: VOTE: targets of ID scrolls

Replies: 56

Views: 10065

Re: VOTE: targets of ID scrolls

I would generally use ID on a wand (particularly the big three and major attack wands) before a scroll. But perhaps I'm doing it wrong.

Thursday, 20th March 2014, 16:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: A succession of Gr melee - comments encouraged

Replies: 56

Views: 6167

Re: CiP: A succession of Gr melee - comments encouraged

Get enough invo to get finesse up and running as well.
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