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Thursday, 13th February 2014, 20:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lots of Questions From a Returning Player

Replies: 28

Views: 4172

Re: Lots of Questions From a Returning Player

That's a lot of questions. I'll probably miss some, but this should cover most of it. I've won one Fe, and it was a FeMo of Trog. You could just play FeBe instead, and start with Trog. Trog is seriously amazing for felids, and I'd recommend you try one, unless you're really opposed to being spell-l...

Monday, 10th February 2014, 17:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trunk: rate of change

Replies: 20

Views: 3766

Re: Trunk: rate of change

I've been away from DCSS for a bit. Reading up on the sheer number of changes in .14 has been overwhelming.

Tuesday, 31st December 2013, 04:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: how many G--D-- player ghosts am I supposed to kill?

Replies: 9

Views: 1985

Re: how many G--D-- player ghosts am I supposed to kill?

Also Stumblebum, if you ignore a ghost and you don't die on the level it spawned on, it never generates again and you have effectively "killed" it. So don't feel like you have to take them down or else you'll have to face them in a subsequent game. Basically they are uniques, except you c...

Friday, 20th December 2013, 01:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Distortion: Bardiche or Demon Trident?

Replies: 18

Views: 2329

Re: Distortion: Bardiche or Demon Trident?

Why do you think minmay is mean? He's not, he's just brusque.

Friday, 20th December 2013, 01:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: new evocable hats

Replies: 12

Views: 1810

Re: new evocable hats

Beer Hat: Gives you might status and adds 100 HP to your bar. It also adds +5 to all your skills on the m screen. Unfortunately these don't actually affect your real stats but it's an accurate depiction of reality.

Oh, right, Crawl doesn't care about reality.

Friday, 20th December 2013, 01:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Manual recommends new players not to manually train skills?

Replies: 22

Views: 3279

Re: Manual recommends new players not to manually train skil

Somewhere between completely and very if you use auto-skilling. Experienced players don't use auto-skilling because it does some suboptimal things but few of the decisions made by the auto-skill algorithm are terrible.

Tuesday, 17th December 2013, 18:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Item destruction sucks

Replies: 1

Views: 522

Item destruction sucks

2 mottled + 1 yellow drac attack later, almost no scrolls -3 AC. This is without dropping scrolls because I was lazy and forgot how bad mottled breath is. So my bad on that. But optimal play of see mottled drac, walk around corner, drop all scrolls is so tedious, annoying and worthless. Yellow dracs...

Tuesday, 17th December 2013, 18:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to 15-rune with a 5-digit turncount

Replies: 17

Views: 4063

Re: Trying to 15-rune with a 5-digit turncount

The most important thing when speedrunning is to avoid 'o' and '5'. One other thing that helps a lot is avoiding backtracking; do the Lair branches before you leave Lair, do Crypt/Tomb when you do Vaults, etc. Not running back to stashes is also key, you need to figure out how to make do with what ...

Monday, 16th December 2013, 17:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Color coded difficulty levels

Replies: 20

Views: 2813

Re: Proposal: Color coded difficulty levels

Sar wrote:SpNe is a Spriggan that starts with a ranged attack, how is it hard in any way?

And my point is proved in 1 post...

Monday, 16th December 2013, 17:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Color coded difficulty levels

Replies: 20

Views: 2813

Re: Proposal: Color coded difficulty levels

Who decides what's easy and what's not? Some players would make Sp everything green and some players would probably think that HaBe is red. Personally, I think the current system is good enough but if you want to go ahead and rank all the 400 whatever combos by how easy they are and put it up for di...

Sunday, 15th December 2013, 03:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP MfGl of Fedhas -- demon trident or bardiche

Replies: 6

Views: 1593

Re: CIP MfGl of Fedhas -- demon trident or bardiche

Obviously use the demon trident now + buckler. I'd probably switch to the bardiche long term unless you feel like plinking away at OoF but you can kill them with demon tridents.

Thursday, 12th December 2013, 19:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Nethack: 10 years after the last version.

Replies: 17

Views: 2911

Re: Nethack: 10 years after the last version.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, I started playing NH again. In truth I've never ascended since I generally get bored around the quest and being bored in NH (and crawl) leads to YASD often enough. One thing I will say is that the interface is just horrific after going back to it from Crawl. Even co...

Thursday, 12th December 2013, 19:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

Replies: 79

Views: 16321

Re: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

skyspire wrote:I would much rather have AC 12 EV 30 in elf 3 than AC 30, EV 12

And I think that about says it all.

Thursday, 12th December 2013, 18:59

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Title Screen: Roxanne

Replies: 15

Views: 4271

Re: Title Screen: Roxanne

XuaXua wrote:neil didn't turn on the red light.

Those days are over.

Friday, 6th December 2013, 18:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DS Ar of xom ... or other ?

Replies: 4

Views: 768

Re: DS Ar of xom ... or other ?

An Artificer start will teach you how good random effects is.

Friday, 6th December 2013, 14:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: What are manuals for?

Replies: 28

Views: 5173

Re: What are manuals for?

nvjack, I agree with you but I have run into situations where a late-ish game manual would cause me to train something that I might not have trained further. For example, if I find a manual of stealth, I'll probably dump some XP into stealth that I normally wouldn't have. Ditto goes for a character ...

Friday, 6th December 2013, 13:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

Replies: 79

Views: 16321

Re: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

Good thing elf is so safe and necessary... viewtopic.php?p=139326#p139326

Friday, 6th December 2013, 13:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it too late to switch things up?

Replies: 23

Views: 3582

Re: Is it too late to switch things up?

Also electric golems, some of the draconians... Forgot about electric golems. I thought about including draconians but since it's sometimes better to hit them with a cold branded weapon if you have one, I'm not sure which would be the "optimal" strategy. I guess the same could be said wit...

Thursday, 5th December 2013, 18:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it too late to switch things up?

Replies: 23

Views: 3582

Re: Is it too late to switch things up?

Antimagic is the best brand for Zot:5 since it helps significantly with the largest threats, OoF and ancient lichs.

Wednesday, 4th December 2013, 17:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Fire and Ice Brands

Replies: 10

Views: 2221

Re: Fire and Ice Brands

my tabbers often wear robes fyi Well, mine wear steam dragon armor so there :P But seriously, I would say that most of my tabbing oriented characters have either been ranged or dodging heavy and thus in lighter armours. I don't understand snow's problem that's leading to his proposal. In fact, look...

Wednesday, 4th December 2013, 01:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it too late to switch things up?

Replies: 23

Views: 3582

Re: Is it too late to switch things up?

cerealjynx, is your intention to win? I ask this seriously because sometimes people just like to goof around or try things out or whatever. If your intention is to win, do not abandon Trog. If not, then do whatever you want. Here is Trog's wrath: ABANDONMENT: 50 penance RETRIBUTION: 50% summoning ab...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 21:42

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

Replies: 96

Views: 21966

Re: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

Here's a vote for changing destructive effects to statuses, giving total protection in inventory / chance of destruction on use. "Your frozen fingers drop the potion. It shatters on the ground." "The flames enveloping you ignite the scroll. It disintegrates in your hands." This ...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 19:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FoFi of Jiyva.

Replies: 40

Views: 4277

Re: YAVP: FoFi of Jiyva.

I really can't believe I'm continuing to respond to your bad advice, but you are telling people to take a character that has no normal escape methods like blinking, hasting or teleporting and telling that character to go blindly into one of the most dangerous places in a 3 rune game of crawl . Or in...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 19:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FoFi of Jiyva.

Replies: 40

Views: 4277

Re: YAVP: FoFi of Jiyva.

I think Fo should use a shaft to enter Vaults 5, no matter where you land it cannot be worse than on the stairs. I am going to check how shafting works, it could be very useful if shafting from a corner of Vaults 4 lands you in a corner of Vaults 5. WUT? I mean, I've seen you give a lot of bad advi...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 19:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it too late to switch things up?

Replies: 23

Views: 3582

Re: Is it too late to switch things up?

Why are you wearing the +0 MR cloak when you have a +2 preservation cloak in your stash? For many characters this might be a choice but you already have on some +MR equipment and any time you run into a situation that requires more MR you can just ab. And you have 4 identify scrolls and an unindenti...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 16:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Item destruction reform

Replies: 8

Views: 1364

Re: Item destruction reform

you still can have several potions of curing for your MUCK, 1 cure mutation, 1 restore abilities etc. though eventually it is going to weigh 64. XOM LOVES THIS! Seriously, why would your MuCK even be carrying potions at all? And on topic 1) why wouldn't you just post this in the ongoing item desctr...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 15:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

Replies: 96

Views: 21966

Re: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

1) It is way too common (hello yaktaurs) 3) Many monsters that can cause it seem to be attacking my char's inventory instead of his HP (hello mid game orc wizards and ugly things). Just to highlight these two because it's most often felt long after then actual damage to the player from these enemie...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 15:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: CeHu

Replies: 13

Views: 1491

Re: CIP: CeHu

Klown wrote:More comments or where I should go from here, please. Thanks~

Vaults. For vaults:5 you could wait until you've cleared all of D, but in reality you're a centaur so you don't really have to. Quaff speed, go down the v:5 stairs, go around the corner from the 4 vaults entrance, pincushion everything.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 04:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: CK starting weapons.

Replies: 45

Views: 6832

Re: CK starting weapons.

One thing I've noticed using the Chaos-branded starting weapon is that Xom gets bored a *lot* less easily, all those weird effects are all interesting to him, so he's a lot more likely to be nice. Chaos is a very unreliable, but often powerful, brand. I find that I kill things faster on average wit...

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013, 04:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

Replies: 79

Views: 16321

Re: Should you do Elf:3 and Crypt:5?

Where is NOPE when you need him?

Monday, 2nd December 2013, 22:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Rune lock

Replies: 188

Views: 43036

Re: Rune lock

I have been a very vocal critic against the rune lock. Feel free to search my posts. With that said, I still haven't played a trunk game as I've been kind of busy, but I've done "rune-lock" behavior in my two recent .13 games and it's been more difficult and at the very least a little anno...

Monday, 2nd December 2013, 22:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to create Mottled Dragon?

Replies: 7

Views: 2296

Re: How to create Mottled Dragon?

That is a cool list but some of that stuff isn't natural or has high MR. Basically your best targets are probably going to be ice beast, goliath beetle, crocodile, brain worm, and big kobold, since those are all natural, fairly common, and have only 20 MR. Dwarf is just as good of a target but quit...

Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 20:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: what the hell was that?

Replies: 13

Views: 2125

Re: what the hell was that?

ololoev wrote:How much times should I kill Boris to completely get rid of him?

The correct answer is 0. Then put an exclusion on him. Or go to all the floors you're planning on seeing that Boris can spawn on, then go back and kill him and you'll never see him again.

Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 20:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I would totally play this background

Replies: 7

Views: 937

Re: I would totally play this background

I just realized, it should probably also come with an amulet of the gourmand because seriously, who better to get that. Brillat-Savarin would have to be added as a crawl god. And we'd finally need to have the devs add a cooking skill which I know is on the dev wiki.

Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 19:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I would totally play this background

Replies: 7

Views: 937

I would totally play this background

From this locked thread. Chef: Starting items: 3 pizzas, robe, +1 +1 dagger (kitchen knife) and spellbook "Cooking with Magic" (magic dart, searing ray, sublimation of blood, Alistair's intoxication, conjure flame, Ozocubu's refrigeration) Starting skills: Short blades 2, Dodging 3, Spellc...

Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 18:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Rod Acquirement (split from GDD)

Replies: 10

Views: 1945

Re: Rod Acquirement (split from GDD)

jsmith wrote:I always go for rods until I get deflect missiles. I probably don't use haste, etc enough, but I find there is a sizable portion of the dungeon where deflect missiles is needed before almost every fight.

This isn't even close to true.

Thursday, 21st November 2013, 18:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What happened?

Replies: 3

Views: 612

Re: What happened?

It looks like it's a bug interaction with auto-eat. You started resting and normally crawl would stop resting when an invis monster hit you. However here, the resting caused auto-eat to trigger and so you started eating and died from that.

Thursday, 21st November 2013, 17:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP GrFi Two spellbooks

Replies: 22

Views: 2758

Re: CIP GrFi Two spellbooks

Can you !learn del ledas_liquifaction[3] please? It is now probably a terrible spell for Che worshipers .

Thursday, 21st November 2013, 17:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Success With Warpers?

Replies: 9

Views: 1548

Re: Success With Warpers?

Troll Warper is good because trolls are good and the spells in the warper book don't really care about spell power. It's probably a little less good that it used to be only because throwing large rocks is better since they penetrate things but smite targeted large rocks are unbelievably strong.

Thursday, 21st November 2013, 16:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP GrFi Two spellbooks

Replies: 22

Views: 2758

Re: CIP GrFi Two spellbooks

Leda's is really good. I never knew how good until someone told me that you can use it under Che to outrun things: Moving on liquefied ground has a -3 player movement malus (slightly more than one item of ponderousness). Applies slow effect to monsters. Doesn't affect flying, clinging, insubstantial...

Thursday, 21st November 2013, 16:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MuCK

Replies: 29

Views: 4723

Re: MuCK

You do know that being on XOM's good side isn't really all that different from being on XOM's bad side, right? EDIT: Well the above is not strictly true because there is a difference. A better way of putting it is that XOM's interest may be greater if you goof around with a chaos weapon, but his att...

Wednesday, 20th November 2013, 21:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: DsFi of Ash

Replies: 19

Views: 2212

Re: CIP: DsFi of Ash

Yes, you should run from them for now. Once you find a good wand or other ranged attack, you can use that to kill them assuming you have room. They have pretty bad MR so your scroll of fear should work if you somehow end up next to one. And finally once you get to about 35ish AC, you can just kill t...

Wednesday, 20th November 2013, 14:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Poison effect

Replies: 118

Views: 21122

Re: Poison effect

I'd favor something like weakness that decreases some combination of spell power, ranged attacks, melee attacks, and evocations while in effect. You're just less effective while poisoned, so you might need to run and try again. Of course, we already have weakness. Lowering AC, EV, and MR while pois...

Wednesday, 20th November 2013, 14:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poisson Effect

Replies: 13

Views: 1846

Re: Poisson Effect

When I'm in Shoals, I listen to dubstep so I can drop the bass.

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 19:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lich Form...

Replies: 58

Views: 8885

Re: Lich Form...

Instead of training two useless skills, you could train armour or fighting to make your character not die when it does get hit. I do suboptimal stuff all the time, but I don't claim that it's optimal. I expected the answer. Every level in Armour increases AC of the character by 7/22, that's 3+ leve...

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 19:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lich Form...

Replies: 58

Views: 8885

Re: Lich Form...

However you prefer to have a wank in extended for thousands of turns is your business, but don't pretend it's actually being actively useful or helping you win in any way because by the point you don't care about anything other than sources of mutations in post-end your game has been already over f...

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 16:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poisson Effect

Replies: 13

Views: 1846

Poisson Effect

Why aren't there more fish in the shoals. I would expect a relatively even distribution independent of other encounters with fish. Instead it's angry turtles and some sort of weird half-fish men and women. Speaking of which, why are merfolk "m" and not "H"? All the other beast-me...

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 16:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: DsWr

Replies: 11

Views: 1178

Re: YASD: DsWr

Ugh, was going so well. I stepped out of the temple and in the next room was an orc priest, a ton of nasty zombies and other fun things. I pull back to fight at a corridor, then a cyclops comes in from the other side. I start a desperate teleport and try to blink away, but the cyclops hits me with ...

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 16:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Fast real time GrBe

Replies: 10

Views: 1658

Re: YAVP: Fast real time GrBe

Online can be slower because of lag. It's not "can", it will . Webtiles tends to leak performance extra fast if you visit a lot of areas in rapid succession - and especially so if it's another branch. and god be on your side if you get shoals Of course the leaks can be fixed up by refresh...

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 14:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lich Form...

Replies: 58

Views: 8885

Re: Lich Form...

My impression is that "oh shit" situation almost never happens with Necromutation so it is not a valid argument. Seriously, there is really low chance to lose 150+ hp in a single turn when you are a lich (never experienced it despite landing in the middle of hellion island) and every expe...
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