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Sunday, 26th August 2012, 06:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Retooling Okawaru

Replies: 31

Views: 2495

Re: Retooling Okawaru

I don't think anyone is talking about needing another god who is good for "melee characters", more about a potential god whose abilities are focused around a character being involved in melee. Yred's Pain Mirror is the only power of those gods that really has to do with being engages in me...

Sunday, 26th August 2012, 00:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Retooling Okawaru

Replies: 31

Views: 2495

Re: Retooling Okawaru

For the record, I am okay with this thread turning into a talk about a more complicated melee god. What drove me to make this post was that the fact that the simplest playstyle seems to have more simple gods.

Saturday, 25th August 2012, 23:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Retooling Okawaru

Replies: 31

Views: 2495

Re: Retooling Okawaru

For some reason I thought the general consensus was that Okawaru was too dull. If that's not the case, then that's fine. But I'm also surprised that the fact that Oka is fine as is the focus of the discussion--anyone have things to say about the ideas presented? I find it hard to believe that it's i...

Saturday, 25th August 2012, 07:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Retooling Okawaru

Replies: 31

Views: 2495

Retooling Okawaru

I feel that Okawaru is kind of boring, and for being the god of battle, I would like him to see him actively encouraging melee more. I imagine him as a sort of stalwart of bravery, and as such strongly disapproves of 'panic buttons' -- this includes teleportation, blinking, berserk, and to a lesser ...

Sunday, 12th August 2012, 01:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn seem so incredibly weak

Replies: 83

Views: 14399

Re: Demonspawn seem so incredibly weak

presumably either the mother or father was a human. and IMO the point of demonspawn is to embrace the RNG and learning to deal with whatever mutation you get

Wednesday, 8th August 2012, 04:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn seem so incredibly weak

Replies: 83

Views: 14399

Re: Demonspawn seem so incredibly weak

I play DSCK pretty much exclusively and I regularly get to XL 10 and often to 18+ (no wins though, of any combo). It's true that the first time I played Hill Orc Priest I got to Zot, but not every class should be the same. In general I like the direction the mutations have been going--I am not longe...

Monday, 6th August 2012, 06:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Don't generate randarts that could be normal items

Replies: 19

Views: 1513

Re: Don't generate randarts that could be normal items

well, these can still be useful, as items immune to corrosion. But I wouldn't mind if we didn't see these kinds of artifacts

Wednesday, 25th July 2012, 03:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Fighting reform

Replies: 127

Views: 17645

Re: Fighting reform

It's only good if the monster has any AC. It's very good if it has a lot of it. It's spoilery until we make the AC/EV properties of monsters more visible. I would love it if the EV/AC properties became more visible--I can start to see why this would be an appealing choice. I haven't said higher dam...

Tuesday, 24th July 2012, 07:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Fighting reform

Replies: 127

Views: 17645

Re: Fighting reform

My thoughts as someone who has been pretty much exclusively playing melee characters for a few years: Maces: Not sure how the AC bypass really is different from increased damage. Feels spoilery that that is the benefit. I don't even know how AC helps me, except that i know when I have more of it, I ...

Tuesday, 17th July 2012, 08:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Double & triple sword?

Replies: 69

Views: 9626

Re: Double & triple sword?

they should be replaced by the Bastard sword and the Whoreson Sword respectively

Thursday, 12th May 2011, 03:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New scroll: stash

Replies: 35

Views: 3036

Re: New scroll: stash

The only thing I find truly annoying about stashes is moving them. Picking up your stash is no big deal, but when it comes time to drop your stash, it's a pain to go through the entire list manually and think back on which items were in your stash and which you carried around, unless you drop just a...

Thursday, 14th April 2011, 16:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Xom specific spells

Replies: 5

Views: 490

Re: Xom specific spells

I interpreted the Chaos Shield to change with every time you step, not every turn--so that if you stood still you could guarantee the benefits of whatever resistance you have at the time. One thing I would like to see is a Chaos Brand spell. I know the overall feeling around here is that Chaos brand...

Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 21:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demonspawn Mutation Feedback

Replies: 9

Views: 1751

Re: Demonspawn Mutation Feedback

I think the only mutation you are missing is Mapping.

Saturday, 9th April 2011, 22:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Random ideas

Replies: 30

Views: 2622

Re: Random ideas

Do you know that both potions of heal wounds and wands of healing will restore a lot of rotted health? It's never been a problem for me because the end game these items aren't very useful, anyway (typically by then if you run into trouble you're better off teleporting or something)

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 02:03

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Prompt at level up

Replies: 11

Views: 1204

Re: Prompt at level up

I would love to see a -MORE- prompt when Xom switches your weapon with the enemy's.

Monday, 4th April 2011, 00:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Defeating invisible doom?

Replies: 20

Views: 1843

Re: Defeating invisible doom?

You might want to just skip on down to the next dungeon level until you're strong enough to beat it without seeing it or until you have an item of see invisibility.

Sunday, 3rd April 2011, 08:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD -- Demonspawn Chaos Knight

Replies: 0

Views: 302

YASD -- Demonspawn Chaos Knight

Oh, I'm infuriated. I had a good Demonspawn Chaosknight of Xom going when I ran into Saint Roka and his crew. He had an orc sorcerer who then summoned a tormentor and so I hightailed it out of there... when I was forced to teleport, and of course that brought me right back to Saint Roka :( Dungeon C...

Friday, 1st April 2011, 21:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Some general help for a sort-of-newbie.

Replies: 16

Views: 1658

Re: Some general help for a sort-of-newbie.

When you die the game automatically makes a morgue dump file named like "morgue-leattime20-23421351-2323234.txt"

on my computer (a mac) it's Application Support/Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup/morgue

Friday, 1st April 2011, 02:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Grinder and Sigmund

Replies: 14

Views: 1677

Re: Grinder and Sigmund

I don't fear Grinder because he's very easy to run away from (and IIRC his placement so early in the dungeon is fairly recent). Sigmund is pretty dangerous to melee characters when they run into him early.

Thursday, 31st March 2011, 06:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: M&F: more differentiation?

Replies: 3

Views: 624

Re: M&F: more differentiation?

Isn't this how it is for all weapon types? Just that it's a gradual increase rather than big jumps (though sometimes I do get confused about the differences between maces and flails). As for the electrocution whip vs flail of electrocution, that's just because of the speed and the fact that electroc...

Thursday, 31st March 2011, 06:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Oh no, it's a cursed ring of...sustenance?

Replies: 6

Views: 3123

Re: Oh no, it's a cursed ring of...sustenance?

I like it when this happens. It really smarts when I have a Remove Curse scroll but no identify scroll, so I take the ring off, and then when I die I see that ring was actually a +4, +5 ring of Slaying.

Thursday, 31st March 2011, 03:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Chei stat boost

Replies: 28

Views: 3386

Re: Chei stat boost

@Cybermg: I think the idea is to only extra ponderize items on armour-restricted races who are already ponderized as much as they normally can be. There would have to be steps taken so that a demonspawn with horns doesn't double ponderize his gloves, put on a new pair of gloves, double ponderize his...

Thursday, 31st March 2011, 02:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: SO... Have you cheated yet?

Replies: 103

Views: 15446

Re: SO... Have you cheated yet?

I scummed a few times when Xom killed me directly, but I still felt dirty.

Monday, 28th March 2011, 20:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Amazing god gifts

Replies: 14

Views: 1365

Re: Amazing god gifts

Alas! He also loves giving polearms of reaching to Merfolk crusaders. Reaching is worse than no brand most of the time. I was amazed at how crappy the gift was. I am very much looking forward to the tweaking of god gifts. Sometimes Oka acts a bit like Xom.... It's very useful for anyone with allies...

Monday, 28th March 2011, 05:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Amazing god gifts

Replies: 14

Views: 1365

Re: Amazing god gifts

Oh, my bad, I thought it was going in. Sorry for getting any hopes up

Monday, 28th March 2011, 01:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Amazing god gifts

Replies: 14

Views: 1365

Re: Amazing god gifts

it'll be nice once it's a secondary brand that all polearms get. You get in a free hit to approaching melee monsters, and if you're fast you can kite things. It's not always useful, but it sometimes is.

Thursday, 24th March 2011, 21:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bows

Replies: 20

Views: 2578

Re: Bows

I think frost and flaming bullets makes sense, but certainly poison ones don't.

Thursday, 24th March 2011, 04:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mutations -- awesome? Lame?

Replies: 22

Views: 2213

Re: Mutations -- awesome? Lame?

You don't have to cure it, but if you manage to get the Clarity mutation (which I tend to get pretty often paired with Berserkitis), you won't Berserk.

Thursday, 24th March 2011, 02:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: "Heaven"?

Replies: 7

Views: 644

Re: "Heaven"?

It's hard to imagine any Demonspawn or Undead lasting long when surrounded by Angels and Daevas with holy wrath weapons. I would be down with a "Sanctuary" portal, but I like the mystique Angels and Daevas have when you typically only see them wandering around the Abyss, slaughtering demon...

Thursday, 24th March 2011, 01:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Any Others?

Replies: 25

Views: 1971

Re: Any Others?

A while ago I was really into Incursion, though it tends to get bogged down at deeper levels. But the stealth options of that game are unparalleled in other roguelikes, as far as I know (and IIRC). I haven't played it. Can you describe (or link to) the stealth system? What makes it so good? It's be...

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 17:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Elemental race aptitude concept

Replies: 3

Views: 645

Re: Elemental race aptitude concept

Yeah, I see your point. I'm not incredibly familiar with all the spells in the game, and I didn't realize anti-training was really just there for flavor.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 06:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Elemental race aptitude concept

Replies: 3

Views: 645

Elemental race aptitude concept

This isn't a suggestion for a complete race, just a general playstyle. Since the devs had said they were only interested in new races that took advantage of unused and interesting aptitude sets, I was wondering if anyone thought this would make for an interesting game. This is just to get a very rou...

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 03:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Shops?

Replies: 10

Views: 777

Re: Shops?

I agree that they do seem out of place. But there is something to be said for aspects of the Crawl dungeon that don't explain themselves. Also, they're really not more out of place than five different levels of wide open seas stacked on top of each other. Or why the Elven Halls are always connected ...

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 03:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Any Others?

Replies: 25

Views: 1971

Re: Any Others?

Brogue is good, pretty, and simple. A while ago I was really into Incursion, though it tends to get bogged down at deeper levels. But the stealth options of that game are unparalleled in other roguelikes, as far as I know (and IIRC). When I first started playing Crawl I was incredibly disappointed, ...

Monday, 21st March 2011, 01:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Holy Wrath on a Quick blade?

Replies: 4

Views: 634

Re: Holy Wrath on a Quick blade?

I compared to a +9 eudemon blade, with the avg damage per turn 36 - 50.7 (+8,+11 qb). Skills are equal.

It must have been because I left it at Sigmund. Switching to Ancient Lich made the demon blade come out in favor, 17-5

Monday, 21st March 2011, 00:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Holy Wrath on a Quick blade?

Replies: 4

Views: 634

Holy Wrath on a Quick blade?

I got gifted a +3,+11 in this KoBe I'm playing. I vorpalised it, and I'm kicking butt with it, but I've been wondering: later, when I switch to TSO, should I go ahead and bless it for the endgame? Or should I make the switch to long blades and bless a demon blade? danr's sheet says overwhelming to g...

Sunday, 20th March 2011, 06:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Stat balance.

Replies: 5

Views: 707

Re: Stat balance.

I don't understand how the STR with heavy armors works--I couldn't find any way in game to find out how much STR i needed before I could wear certain armors without penalty

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 02:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: First impressions 0.8.*

Replies: 13

Views: 1069

Re: First impressions 0.8.*

People have addressed this already, but I feel the need to point out just how wrong this is. You'd be right to say that some winners are as you describe, but most (at least, most who know what they are doing) aren't that badly mutated, have plenty of food, and no stat rot. Resist mutation and conse...

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 02:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is killing things you can barely kill worth it?

Replies: 12

Views: 1074

Re: Is killing things you can barely kill worth it?

If I have a healthy amount of wands I won't hesitate to kill an OOD monster. Most wands become less useful in the mid-late game, and after certain point I usually have too many of them.

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 02:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A Dastardly Dilemma of Martial Specialization

Replies: 5

Views: 998

Re: A Dastardly Dilemma of Martial Specialization

I would slowly switch to long blades, but I like adapting to whatever the RNG throws me. Even if not for that sword, I'd do it just for the higher damage in general. IIRC long blades get the second highest stabbing bonus, but you can still carry around a short blade solely for stabbing things--it on...

Friday, 18th March 2011, 23:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hydra head cap

Replies: 15

Views: 1481

Re: Hydra head cap

I'm in favor of hydras dropping caps, maybe even a few randart ones.

Friday, 18th March 2011, 23:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: High powered apportation => disarm

Replies: 7

Views: 993

Re: High powered apportation => disarm

I believe danr was speaking figuratively.

Thursday, 17th March 2011, 08:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A more nuanced evil god proposal

Replies: 23

Views: 1613

Re: A more nuanced evil god proposal

The was a good god for the undead on the wiki that I thought was interesting.

Thursday, 17th March 2011, 00:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A more nuanced evil god proposal

Replies: 23

Views: 1613

Re: A more nuanced evil god proposal

dpeg wrote:I am married to the new Lugonu concept (the only reason I cannot rally for it is that lack of wrath overhaul. If you want to discuss it, do it on the wiki, please. Much more likely to leave a lasting effect. Thanks!


Okay, I elaborated upon my comment and added it to the wiki.

Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 23:20

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A more nuanced evil god proposal

Replies: 23

Views: 1613

Re: A more nuanced evil god proposal

Ashenzari's pretty blatantly a Prometheus figure, I think. I like the idea of a third, but 'good', outcast god, but I think simply making stats better is pretty boring. It really wouldn't make players play differently, it'd just be enhanced godless play. As for Lugonu, I'm glad there are plans to ad...

Saturday, 12th March 2011, 08:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A more nuanced evil god proposal

Replies: 23

Views: 1613

Re: A more nuanced evil god proposal

It's really hard to judge this based on what little you've given. However, I think it would be extremely interesting to have a god that acted as an adversary to another god, like how we traditionally think of Satan's role in Christianity. He would be a god of Sins. What constitutes a "sin"...

Saturday, 12th March 2011, 01:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do turns work?

Replies: 12

Views: 1243

Re: How do turns work?

You immediately start climbing the stairs, but as it takes more than one turn, the monsters can hit you while you're climbing. And even knock you off the stairs if they can trample you. The point is to make stair dancing harder and more dangerous. It's a bit like a delayed action if you like. There...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 02:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do turns work?

Replies: 12

Views: 1243

Re: How do turns work?

Marvin: I turned that on, but I don't see a difference? Anyway, I get that different actions take a different amounts of time (or, rather, different actions take different amounts of time to recover from them, e.g. swinging an executioners axe and a hand axe will both happen instantaneously, the onl...

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 23:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do turns work?

Replies: 12

Views: 1243

How do turns work?

I always thought that your character did an action immediately after you press the keystroke for it, but I just died to Nessos after I tried to go upstairs. How does this work? What types of actions can I expect to actually complete and which ones will leave me in danger while I try to do them?

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 17:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Abyss improvement

Replies: 27

Views: 2964

Re: Abyss improvement

KoboldLord wrote:there's just simply no way for that 8th-level character to cope with an executor, whether the skeletal warriors and dragon are there or not.


"The Executor hands you the deed to your grandfather's property! You can't afford the inheritance tax!"
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