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Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 19:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: In progress: OgBe of Trog - with an insanely awesome armour

Replies: 3

Views: 719

Re: In progress: OgBe of Trog - with an insanely awesome arm

Well, damn me. Died in Shoals, in a small part due to bad luck (ran into Polyphemos, and Ilsuiw joined the fray three turns later) and in a larger part due to overconfidence - I had quite a break from Crawl and forgot how dangerous each of those can be. Let alone both at once. And Trog's Hand only l...

Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 08:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: In progress: OgBe of Trog - with an insanely awesome armour

Replies: 3

Views: 719

In progress: OgBe of Trog - with an insanely awesome armour

I'm just playing an OgBe of Trog, and got already quite far (D:15 and Lair cleared), when I found this: k - +10 gold dragon scales of the Thirsty Songs {-Cast rPois rF+ rC+ rN+ Str+4} On a freaking ogre berserker. Just how terrifying death can I expect now? Full in-progress dump: Dungeon Crawl Stone...

Wednesday, 28th May 2014, 21:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do I planted TrEE?

Replies: 21

Views: 2648

Re: How do I planted TrEE?

Roderic wrote:If a TrEE falls in a dungeon and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Well, Henzell and other bots will report it in ##crawl, so the answer might as well be "yes".

Tuesday, 27th May 2014, 12:30

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: CSDC S2 Week 1 - VSSk - CLOSED

Replies: 93

Views: 9826

Re: CSDC S2 Week 1 - VSSk

Meh, that was really sudden. XL4 and XL4. No wonder I'm among awfulplayers ...

Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 21:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Make all rings randarts

Replies: 19

Views: 1257

Re: Make all rings randarts

There is one aspect not mentioned yet, and that is that you would have to identify _every single ring_ you find. I don't know what are current opinions and plans for the ID game, but the ID scroll cost just for rings throughout the game would be increased _heavily_, some four, five times IMHO. Jewe...

Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 19:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Make all rings randarts

Replies: 19

Views: 1257

Re: Make all rings randarts

There is one aspect not mentioned yet, and that is that you would have to identify _every single ring_ you find. I don't know what are current opinions and plans for the ID game, but the ID scroll cost just for rings throughout the game would be increased _heavily_, some four, five times IMHO.

Wednesday, 21st May 2014, 22:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Darken Red Player HP Bar

Replies: 9

Views: 1213

Re: Darken Red Player HP Bar

ToME solves this issue by applying a red-ish "tint" to the whole screen whenever under 50% HP, with the tint more intense the closer you are to die.
I do not know whether and how much this is applicable to Crawl (especially with Webtiles in mind), but it may help at least as an inspiration.

Wednesday, 21st May 2014, 20:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Tedium and the Illusion of Lethality

Replies: 149

Views: 18137

Re: Tedium and the Illusion of Lethality

Another point- Changing the fight difficulty is tricky due to the diverse playerbase. This. This and this yet again. I'm sorry if this post brings nothing new to the game, but please, be aware that if the game gets harder and harder to satisfy veteran players, it may as well have serious problems i...

Wednesday, 21st May 2014, 11:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Weightless experimental branch playable on CSZO

Replies: 68

Views: 9732

Re: Weightless experimental branch playable on CSZO

Interesting change, if a bit against logic. I kinda liked the fact that as a Spriggan I simply had to take care about what items I carried, but I guess I can get used to this change.

My question is, how is drowning and scrambling out handled now?

Tuesday, 13th May 2014, 06:04

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Crawl "Sudden Death" Challenges Season 2 - Completed

Replies: 125

Views: 22142

Re: Crawl "Sudden Death" Challenges Season 2 - SIGNUPS OPEN

Zicher joins the fray. Expect a few splats :)

Saturday, 12th April 2014, 19:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-delay

Replies: 30

Views: 3278

Re: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-dela

and ten max HP from the damn death oozes (how ARE you supposed to avoid that?) if you get status then heal it with potions of curing and recover your missing HP, 1 potion will cure 1 HP (guess potions of heal wounds works too, tho never tried those). Potions of heal wounds and wands of healing reco...

Friday, 11th April 2014, 06:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-delay

Replies: 30

Views: 3278

Re: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-dela

I always use manual. As nooby as I sound I've got maybe a year of accumulated experience in the game (knew about it for two maybe and took a long break in between). I'm just still really bad. I've had absolutely no intention of calling you a noob :). But then I wonder why are you not focusing LBl (...

Friday, 11th April 2014, 06:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-delay

Replies: 30

Views: 3278

Re: Just wondering about the relative importance of min-dela

Both fighting and long blades have been trained since turn 1. The difference between the two is exactly...1 skill level. Are you using automatic or manual training? Automatic distributes XP between skills based upon their use, and melee fighting puts way more XP into weapon skill than into Fighting...

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 21:32

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 15737

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Recruiting)

HenryFlower wrote:If you aren't using web tiles, I dunno.

Easy. After connecting to your server and logging in with your username/password you select your version (0.14 for this tourney) and then there you can select "o) Edit options" with the "o" key. This opens the rc editor.

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 20:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: limit the amount of times Boris comes back

Replies: 31

Views: 2886

Re: Proposal: limit the amount of times Boris comes back

OP:
khalil wrote:Currently, killing Boris is rather pointless because he's going to show up again.
Thoughts?

And that is exactly the thing why Boris is _unique_. Not only in Crawl, but pretty much in any RL I've seen before.

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 09:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Damage formula for BH/SF

Replies: 53

Views: 5293

Re: Damage formula for BH/SF

GlassGo wrote:What is "plaing normally"?

Without intentional Pan/Abyss scumming, at least once you have all the runes from those places.

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 05:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove HoB

Replies: 13

Views: 1739

Re: Proposal: Remove HoB

What if some of the weapons in the Hall of Blades spawned or could be made allies? Then the fact that it's full of overpowered enemies would be less souring since some of them would be on your side, you could use them to make positioning more important, etc Like... there's a unique low-MP/Skill inv...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 12:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What amount of buffs is enough?

Replies: 10

Views: 1452

Re: What amount of buffs is enough?

Finesse does not stack with either haste of zerk, and zerk already contains haste, so these two do not stack either.

Monday, 7th April 2014, 09:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 224016

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Confidence Interval wrote:How much nutrition does popcorn give?

1000 per chunk ;).

Monday, 7th April 2014, 08:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Unique: Elf Dragon

Replies: 15

Views: 1158

Re: Unique: Elf Dragon

That spell set looks like all four unique Hell lords combined. This would be _deadly_.

Sunday, 6th April 2014, 20:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Invisible monster throwing lightning bolts

Replies: 32

Views: 3974

Re: Invisible monster throwing lightning bolts

duvessa wrote:SpEn ghost from a webtiles player

I seriously do not understand the feeling of condescencion against Webtiles and/or newer and/or curious and/or not-knowing-and-just-asking players I feel from certain users here.

Saturday, 5th April 2014, 05:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Looking back at past YASDs/YAVPs

Replies: 8

Views: 803

Re: Looking back at past YASDs/YAVPs

Is it really almost five years since my first win? Man, all those changes, all those improvements both of the game and of me as a player, all the time spent on nearly two years hiatus ... /me is washed by waves of nostalgia ... The most interesting win of those eleven was a 23-rune MiFi of Oka->TSO ...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 23:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Removing Popcorn

Replies: 29

Views: 3748

Re: Removing Popcorn

A kobold in Vaults may seem out of place, sure - until it shouts and wakes up that nearby yaktaur pack you were sneaking towards for some quick stabkills. Popcorn can still be dangerous.

Friday, 4th April 2014, 22:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

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

Replies: 39

Views: 5541

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

0.02CZK: While the minotaur in Lab can become way more dangerous if he picks up some of the loot, this mostly happens when you already _see_ him picking up and equipping it. Seeing him pick up those items serves as a fair enough warning that the fight may quickly turn nasty. I found myself on the bu...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 22:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Barbs

Replies: 17

Views: 3221

Re: Barbs

Currently, only manticores do this. So I think it will not be that annoying comparing to lose the char for this It might be very annoying when you're one step away from the manticore and you want to move that one step for the kill. In general, however, +1 for your suggestion when you are at Low Hit...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 19:52

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4533

Re: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

I can see the danger of experienced players thinking: "Oh, a four-staircase vault. I'll cast [whatever damages mimics] and see which of the stairs are mimics and which are true." Mimics are the real things until they are next to you, so that part isn't a concern (for example, you can appo...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 15:15

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4533

Re: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

I can see the danger of experienced players thinking: "Oh, a four-staircase vault. I'll cast [whatever damages mimics] and see which of the stairs are mimics and which are true." Still, I believe it might be interesting for newer players and/or if this be a very rare encounter. Then again ...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 14:33

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4533

Re: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Zicher: I say it's alright. Back when I handled vault review duties, I would have accepted it. Since it's a bit gimmicky, just give it WEIGHT: 1. Good to hear that the idea is not totally out of place - thanks, Dpeg. Could you please point me to some vault-coding guidelines? Especially whether I ca...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 14:07

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4533

Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

An idea slipped through my mind while playing and seeing a staircase mimic in Lair. The idea: There is a vault in Lair:3-6 (where the Swamp/Snake/Spider/Shoals entrances normally appear). All of the four staircases are present in the vault. Two of them are actual staircases to the respective branche...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 13:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 437331

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

thromnambular wrote:Never blindly draw from a legendary deck of wonders. You might end up getting your 31 str shuffled with your 5 int.

In fact, that is a way to give your TrWz some real headstart.

Friday, 4th April 2014, 13:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dragons walk through lava?

Replies: 18

Views: 1817

Re: Dragons walk through lava?

I hear ice dragons breath on the water and create a frozen bridge ADoM has that. Then you can cross deep water over the ice bridge, provided you're not carrying too heavy a load. Then a fire-breathing dragon comes around while you're on the bridge... Or in a certain dungeon a certain monster confus...

Friday, 4th April 2014, 13:01

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14 (Closed)

Replies: 129

Views: 15737

Re: Tournament Clans for Crawl 0.14

Note that "TeamSplat" is already taken ;).

Monday, 31st March 2014, 13:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unable to proceed past the early game

Replies: 389

Views: 40808

Re: Unable to proceed past the early game

My 0.02CZK regarding SpBe: It is quite a challenging, yet very fun, combo to play. Very low HP, almost no AC at all and heavy reliance on permafood are the downsides. On the other hand, you get awesome EV (50+ in the endgame is nothing to sneeze at), awesome stabbing skills, and with all those corps...

Wednesday, 28th August 2013, 18:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.12 Arena: Battle of the Uniques

Replies: 22

Views: 2758

Re: 0.12 Arena: Battle of the Uniques

Grimm wrote:we should stage a Great Outdoor Fight of all Crawl monsters


"Welcome to the Rrrrrrroyal Rrrrrrrumble!"

Monday, 25th February 2013, 17:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Funny god messages

Replies: 30

Views: 2475

Re: Funny god messages

Beogh, after you convert an orc (high) priest:

"I said, DROWN THE UNBELIEVERS IN A SEA OF BLOOD!" *smite*

Monday, 25th February 2013, 16:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 224016

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Flame, frost etc are very good to soften an early dangerous foo... 'Foo' is not a synonym for 'monster'. It's a placeholder most commonly used to represent a set of things that all have part of their names in common. (e.g. potion of gain foo to represent potions of gain str, dex and int; or summon ...

Tuesday, 18th December 2012, 18:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Stealth. Using meph at all means you give up on stealth. If a priest gets 2 smites off on a Sp before you get out of LOS, you were very unlucky or were making noise. Granted I have a meph addiction too, but I can certainly see that it's not essential if stealth is used. I have to disagree again. By...

Tuesday, 18th December 2012, 08:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

That's what I generally do, even if it is not a good thing, find orcs, spam meph, spam magic bolt. Win. Sometimes die, more ofthen than not I don't. But meph is pretty awesome, so is iron shot :D The discussion was VM not Wz. VM have sting so there's no reason to meph orcs unless you can't get away...

Monday, 17th December 2012, 20:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Link wrote:That's what I generally do, even if it is not a good thing, find orcs, spam meph, spam magic bolt. Win. Sometimes die, more ofthen than not I don't.

Fair enough, if you know when to bail out and call it even :).

Monday, 17th December 2012, 08:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Good computer games?

Replies: 166

Views: 24666

Re: Good computer games?

Cardhalia Cardhalia is a grid-based dungeon game we created quite a long time ago now. As the game was very successful in those times in Czech Republic, we were asked to create an English version so it can be played by people who don’t know the Czech language. We decided to proceed this idea and ho...

Monday, 17th December 2012, 08:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

The problem with using meph against orcs as spvm is you actually have to get closer to use it than to use sting, so you're actually putting yourself in more danger by using it than by not using it. True in general, but it depends on the situation at hand. If you bump into them just around the corne...

Monday, 17th December 2012, 07:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Can't find a rune on Swamp:5

Replies: 2

Views: 637

Re: Can't find a rune on Swamp:5

njvack wrote:Bug, right? I'm not expected to read mapping and start torching trees or anything?

Read that mapping and post the results, this certainly sounds interesting.

Sunday, 16th December 2012, 17:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Venom mages specialize in poisoning enemies and then running away while the poison does its work. Spriggans have a very easy time doing that. This. Plus, spriggans have the advantage in their stealth, giving them good chances just to walk away before the unbeatable enemy you just noticed wakes up. ...

Sunday, 16th December 2012, 17:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1475

Views: 235630

Re: I love it when...

I love it even more when, after a few weeks, the same boss uses the internal communicator to get my help regarding the Swamp ending. What did you tell him? That the Lernaean hydra can easily be killed with a +0 hand axe? :-) I'd like to keep my job, thank you ;). For the record, it was the undead/m...

Sunday, 16th December 2012, 17:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1475

Views: 235630

Re: I love it when...

I love it when I'm bored at work, so I start Crawl yet again, and I don't notice my boss coming around and looking over my shoulder until he says: "You really shouldn't be doing this at work." I love it even more when, after a few weeks, the same boss uses the internal communicator to get ...

Sunday, 16th December 2012, 16:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Do you unconsciously roleplay your characters?

Replies: 4

Views: 540

Re: Do you unconsciously roleplay your characters?

TehDruid wrote:There should be an IQ test prior to picking your combo. You are eligible to play a species with starting INT <= IQ/10

No more Deep Elf Wizards and the like'

Sunday, 16th December 2012, 15:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

If I met three groups of orcs in a row with spvm I can tell you I almost certainly wouldn't be using meph on them. You have move delay 6, put it to use. Oh, that's what I do :). The help of meph simply grants me a much better chance of actually killing those dudes, instead of just running from them...

Friday, 14th December 2012, 08:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

crate wrote:You could also just put xp into useful places so you don't need to be using meph....

Again, it's my SpVM point of view. Meet three groups of orcs in a row, each with a priest, and you'll be really happy meph-spamming them, instead of getting several smites in the face.

Thursday, 13th December 2012, 13:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Spell hunger? Eat more permafood, eat more chunks. Spell hunger becomes more of a problem later in the game but while getting to that point, don't worry about spell hunger. ... unless you're a spriggan. IMHO, for them spell hunger is more of a problem in early game, when lack of permafood may be a ...

Thursday, 13th December 2012, 09:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Replies: 112

Views: 9414

Re: How to survive as a Deep Elf Conjuror?

Spell hunger? Eat more permafood, eat more chunks. Spell hunger becomes more of a problem later in the game but while getting to that point, don't worry about spell hunger. ... unless you're a spriggan. IMHO, for them spell hunger is more of a problem in early game, when lack of permafood may be a ...
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