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Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 15:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I had the following dilema: Playing offline as a Merfolk Ice Elementalist, hybridized to a fairly heavy polearm user. Beyond that, no especially decent weapons, armour or artifact jewelery. So, this was a tough choice from my first acquisition scroll: a - the +5 bardiche "Golic" {vorpal, r...

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 01:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

On a Demonspawn Fire Elementalist, playing as a hybrid. Already using evocations as I had found a few useful wands and a cloak of invisibility. I thought these were quite good for before my first rune: F - the ring "Hauntouj" (right hand) {*Slow +Inv rN+ Str+6 Slay+4}. You found it on leve...

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 14:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Best store ever? At the end of Orc: Welcome to Mery's Jewellery Emporium! What would you like to do? a - 618 gold the amulet of the Air {Inacc +Fly rElec EV+5 RMsl} b - 273 gold a +3 ring of protection (unknown) c - 390 gold an uncursed amulet of guardian spirit (unknown) d - 990 gold the ring "...

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 23:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

  Code:
 W - the +6 long sword "Best" (weapon) {slice, *Noise Str+8 Int+10 Dex-4}

Possibly the Best weapon so far for my long-blade-wielding spell-caster...
(Found on Elf 3, before entering depths.)

Wednesday, 7th June 2017, 01:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

Replies: 152

Views: 32907

Re: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

...What did you do in those circumstances under the previous potion set? I mean the current incarnation is actually much more forgiving of being accidentally mutated early than the old one was (as mutation is a much more common potion), i don't see how encountering an early mutatation source change...

Tuesday, 6th June 2017, 11:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

Replies: 152

Views: 32907

Re: 0.20 is so hard that crawl is no fun any longer

I think the developers definitely did a good job of flattening the difficulty curve a bit. I find it easier to die post-XL3 than before and realize I don't have a good escape option more frequently. These are mostly nice changes. However, I'm not loving the new mutation system yet. I really liked th...

Monday, 1st May 2017, 23:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I think that Factorialite just won this thread...

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 12:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove or rework demonspawn monstrous mutations

Replies: 15

Views: 2326

Re: Remove or rework demonspawn monstrous mutations

I do quit whenever I get monstrous, but that's because I (a) am a bad/lazy player, (b) like items more than winning, and (c) irrationally hate unarmed. A monstrous Ds berserker or transmuter does just fine. Yup, this is pretty much my view! The thing I really don't understand is: Why do monstrous D...

Sunday, 18th December 2016, 13:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The loot from an ice cave on Lair 2 was guarded by a couple of dragons, one of which was kind enough to leave scales. Both dragons got me to within 1 turn of dying, but this was probably worth it, as I'm sure I'll have many tender moments: E - the amulet of Tender Moments (around neck) {+Blink +Fly ...

Monday, 3rd October 2016, 00:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Hmmm, let's see, a glittering golden ring looks pretty: M - the ring of Hunaes (right hand) {rF+ rC+ MP+9 Int+5} I guess it will impress the Hunaes... This is on a caster, but at the end of the vaults, with glaciate already online. Although there was an interesting find much earlier: L - the +6 dagg...

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 22:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 493

Views: 118504

Re: Trove reporting

MfIE (offline, XL22) Cost was a wand of healing (9/9), which cost about 520 gold for (5/9) and I had the necessary single scroll of recharging. As I hadn't realized that there even was such a wand for sale, until I searched, I figured the cost was fair. Visible Items/Features (select to target/trave...

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 01:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Not really the best/worst, but it seems my current (offline) game wants to beat that Dex-8 hat: the +10 flail of the Wilderness {flame, +Blink rF+ Int+3 Dex-3} the +8 ring mail of Noon (worn) {rF+++ Str+6 Dex-3} the ring "Ofom" (right hand) {+Inv rPois rF+ rC+ Dex-3} Although I don't think...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 01:27

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output sucks

Replies: 16

Views: 1550

Re: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output suck

I would still like a toggle for including carried items in ^F results at all, since typically if there are no matching items I'm not already carrying, I'd rather see the one-line "No results" message than a useless screen I have to dismiss. That makes sense to me too! Anyway, as I'm using...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 01:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output sucks

Replies: 16

Views: 1550

Re: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output suck

... as suggested in OP. so you get 'a' for closest and can see what's in your inventory also. Great! Oh, I didn't see the second part of the OP. And the amusing thing about that is that I wanted to quote/adapt the first part precisely, so I must have scrolled past that at least 3 times to read, the...

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 11:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output sucks

Replies: 16

Views: 1550

Re: UI: List items in player inventory in Ctrl-F output suck

I can see the advantage of having this listed: Has anyone else ever searched half the dungeon trying to find an object that they are already carrying? :oops: My suggestion is to list the items that are carried or worn/wielded without letters and just assign letters to items on the floor. If they nee...

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 17:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

t - the +15 plate armour "Woph" (worn) {-Cast rElec MR++ Str+2} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts) For a heavy-armor using axe-wielding orc... The best armor otherwise was a plain +0 plate. I guess Okawaru wanted to make up for gifting me needles for most of the re...

Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: site:crawl.develz.org/tavern "why not"

Replies: 10

Views: 906

Re: site:crawl.develz.org/tavern "why not"

Nice idea! :D
From Google, "vos es captus hoc serio".
But I suspect that someone with language skills could improve it.
For example "captus hoc serio es" rolls off the tongue well, but I've no idea about grammatical validity.

Monday, 23rd November 2015, 02:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I was going to start a separate thread for this, but figured it would fit here. Is this a good artefact or not? the +7 gold dragon armour of Qomazyng {*Contam rElec rPois rF+ rC+ Int+11} (2211 gold) I wasn't thinking of going for an armor heavier than Fire Dragon, but the +Int makes it look tempting...

Wednesday, 4th September 2013, 03:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Killed by an Angel on L5

Replies: 1

Views: 514

Re: Killed by an Angel on L5

That's pretty nasty!
But, unless I missed something in your morgue, it looks like you had a shot at escaping...
Some combination of these items would probably have helped:
  Code:
 B - a scroll of teleportation
 q - a potion of speed
 z - 2 potions of heal wounds

Tuesday, 25th June 2013, 01:41

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: the Counsellors thread

Replies: 164

Views: 31210

Re: the Counsellors thread

The posts that I've read from nago were very good! Anyway, there were a few things I wanted to add to this discussion: Firstly, I'm not really sure that nominating people for counsellors or their withdrawal should really be a public thing - I think there's too much potential for hurt feelings. Maybe...

Friday, 7th June 2013, 11:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is wild magic considered to be good or bad?

Replies: 6

Views: 1634

Re: Is wild magic considered to be good or bad?

Yup, the first time I got this I was surprised: A beneficial mutation just made all my spells harder to cast, wtf? But it seems to me that the big increase in spell power outweighed the smaller cost. Anyway it's pretty hard to get fire/ice storms to max power, even late game (especially if, like mos...

Monday, 20th May 2013, 01:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is my character capable of killing an Ice Fiend?

Replies: 4

Views: 924

Re: Is my character capable of killing an Ice Fiend?

Yup, I'd vote for the cowards route too. Unless I'm missing something I don't see how you can cause enough damage to the ice fiend in time. But your escape options look reasonable. If your luck is like mine, the fight would go "Torment, Torment, oh crap, I've got less than 30 HP, Bolt, Die"...

Friday, 17th May 2013, 01:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Buff unrandarts

Replies: 71

Views: 7671

Re: Buff unrandarts

This is another thread where I suspect the responses depend on what role you think unrandarts should play. Are they for interest only? Only useful in specific situations? Or should they be the best in class? Personally, I think "all of the above" - some items should fall into each category...

Friday, 17th May 2013, 01:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestions concerning Poison Magic

Replies: 169

Views: 24111

Re: Suggestions concerning Poison Magic

I think the answer to this topic does depend on whether you think all spell schools should be useful at all points in the game. IMO poison is a little overpowered early and so the fall off for the post-game makes it nicely balanced. If one did add something high level to this school, I'd say that it...

Friday, 17th May 2013, 01:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Suggested branch order?

Replies: 6

Views: 2079

Re: Suggested branch order?

Sounds like my problem was that I was doing the poison/water branches way too early. Thanks for the help guys! That's a common problem! The things I'd add to this are: There are probably older threads with more details on this topic. In case it's not clear, branch ends can be much harder than the r...

Saturday, 11th May 2013, 00:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: You're a DEFE, what do you hope for?

Replies: 25

Views: 2405

Re: You're a DEFE, what do you hope for?

minmay wrote:who would when in a fight irl a wand of hasting or a amulet of gourmand

Batman.

Friday, 10th May 2013, 02:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: You're a DEFE, what do you hope for?

Replies: 25

Views: 2405

Re: You're a DEFE, what do you hope for?

Well, I hope to find most of those eventually, but not necessarily on level 1. For example, I get most use out of gourmand when trying to get high-level spells online, not at the start. Similarly, I'd probably spend so much effort to avoid wasting the wand of haste that I'd die. :-) Possibly the sta...

Friday, 10th May 2013, 01:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Okawaru sneaky-buff??

Replies: 6

Views: 985

Re: Okawaru sneaky-buff??

Um, I assume you do know that there are different gift timeouts for different kinds of items...
The ammo timeout is much lower.

(There are some amusing posts I made where I didn't know that. :lol: )

Thursday, 25th April 2013, 01:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD. Maybe my most SD ever.

Replies: 20

Views: 1952

Re: YASD. Maybe my most SD ever.

I guess that shafts can be generated in Zot. (?) If that's the case, then that suggests it's probably a good idea to have a bit larger stock of emergency consumables on Zot 3 and 4 than I usually do. I believe that shafts will not take you to branch ends. I like the extra debug info in your char du...

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013, 12:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD. Maybe my most SD ever.

Replies: 20

Views: 1952

Re: YASD. Maybe my most SD ever.

:D I had a comparable YASD in one of the hells: I was diving to the final level as quickly as possible but somehow forgot that I was on the penultimate level. I took a hatch and emerged on the final level in the thick of things, quickly got tormented to about 10% HP and resorted to random teleport s...

Thursday, 18th April 2013, 02:45

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Uses for a Scroll of Vorpalization

Replies: 31

Views: 4086

Re: Uses for a Scroll of Vorpalization

I wanted to add my thoughts (partly based on XuaXua's excellent linked post). Some of this summarizes a few things people have already said. It seems to me that there are 5 (or possibly even 6) scrolls for boosting weapons/armor: ⋅ EW1 ⋅ EW2 ⋅ EW3 ⋅ Vorpal &sd...

Wednesday, 17th April 2013, 02:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD DsCj-Mennas 0:1

Replies: 10

Views: 1356

Re: YASD DsCj-Mennas 0:1

Yes, Mennas can pretty much be a death sentence for a DsCj without a way to escape. It can be horrifying to watch him block a succession of orbs of destruction then silence your puny attempts to blink away. :-) Although you could have survived with this: o - a wand of teleportation (4) Run away! The...

Wednesday, 17th April 2013, 02:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A question on permadeath

Replies: 40

Views: 6760

Re: A question on permadeath

Thanks for the ZX Spectrum comment. - Me too! :-) I suspect the real answer is that some people play high-stakes poker not for the thrill of winning but for the buzz of just avoiding a catastrophic loss. To me, it's the investment in the character that makes the excitement: I am always very busy, so...

Wednesday, 17th April 2013, 01:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Armor choice

Replies: 9

Views: 1067

Re: Armor choice

Well, I'll post a "don't know" vote. :-) In my current game, (DsFE) I was going the light armor route, but dropped it for Archmagi. Then I found the revised Robe of Folly (Archmagi, Int+5, -MR) and traded again. Combined with the wild magic mutation, I'm having a lot of fun switching betwe...

Saturday, 13th April 2013, 22:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: FR: scroll of amnesia menu

Replies: 6

Views: 943

Re: FR: scroll of amnesia menu

I was just thinking that this was a good idea. Typically the spells I want to forget are the ones that I am not using much any more and so they are nearly always the very ones that I cannot remember the key assignments for...

Wednesday, 10th April 2013, 00:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice on DsCj?

Replies: 23

Views: 1909

Re: Advice on DsCj?

Try these keys: GT
Note that most levels will have several stairs down. Some will be different and often lead to different branches of the game.
The temple is also a good place to drop some items, although leaving them on the floor and using search is a better habit.

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 10:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice on DsCj?

Replies: 23

Views: 1909

Re: Advice on DsCj?

Ok, if you're dying at that point, it seems to me like you need to manage your skills better. Look for other threads on that (or listen to the posters with blue names). A quick suggestion is to look at the spells you want and train the skills you need for those. Maybe a bit of dodging and stealth, b...

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 02:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Beogh item enchantments

Replies: 36

Views: 3741

Re: Beogh item enchantments

There were some threads with ideas about this some time ago - it's probably worth searching for those. The other idea I remember was letting Beogh grant resistances too. Anyway, I like both your ideas. The downside of (1) is that when you lose a bunch of your toughest followers, it can already be a ...

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 01:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stealth Help

Replies: 10

Views: 1235

Re: Stealth Help

minmay wrote:5 minutes is close enough to a year I guess

Depends which side of the toilet door you are on...

Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 01:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HoPr: RoR or Orc Plate?

Replies: 9

Views: 1200

Re: CIP: HoPr: RoR or Orc Plate?

Well, if people are into mistreating orcs, the other fun way to abuse your orcish followers is to polymorph them. IIRC it's not a good idea to do it yourself, but it's hardly your fault if they happen to stand between you and a Neqoxec... A tough orc can easily end up as a hydra or dragon. And yes t...

Monday, 8th April 2013, 02:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HoPr: RoR or Orc Plate?

Replies: 9

Views: 1200

Re: CIP: HoPr: RoR or Orc Plate?

Well, I'm not sure I can help, but I'll be interested to see how you do. I once had a stealthy-stabbing-dodging orc priest who could have won, and that combination worked surprisingly well. - If the stab fails then recall followers (or at least that used to work)... Definitely the main targets for h...

Monday, 8th April 2013, 01:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 485952

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Ok, this I like a lot: a - [D:18] the cursed +3 robe of Folly {Archmagi, MR- Int+5 Curse} I guess that's an unrandart? But I think it's new. I want to wear it, but the name has definitely worried me. If the MR- does lead to YASD, I'll post that... :evil: Edit: Ok, it is the robe of folly. It's been ...

Sunday, 7th April 2013, 20:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The drunk man's crusade.

Replies: 32

Views: 1870

Re: The drunk man's crusade.

Legitimizing your tiles would destroy the institution of consoles.

Sunday, 7th April 2013, 13:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Marduk the fiery Demonspawn [CiP->YAVP]

Replies: 135

Views: 10766

Re: Marduk the fiery Demonspawn [CiP]

http://crawl.chaosforge.org/index.php?title=Spell_noise Edit: It looks like the noise page is also useful to determine what you are comparing with: http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Noise#Melee_combat - You gave me the idea to look this up for a char who has not found (or been gifted) the L9 spells I want...

Sunday, 7th April 2013, 12:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The drunk man's crusade.

Replies: 32

Views: 1870

Re: The drunk man's crusade.

As if that's any consolation...

Sunday, 7th April 2013, 10:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: No Ziggurats in the game?

Replies: 10

Views: 900

Re: No Ziggurats in the game?

Ok, that does sound unlucky! I don't understand the Ash comment - my guess is that Galefury is implying there are likely to be unconnected zig portals. :?: I'd be interested to know. I don't really know the layout of Pan well enough to be sure, but several version ago (before the removal of secret d...

Sunday, 7th April 2013, 01:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - I will win.

Replies: 10

Views: 1244

Re: CIP - I will win.

There should be a thread for "I'm playing Crawl while drunk"... :mrgreen:
That explains some of my YASDs.
Isaiadrenaline wrote:I got 5 runes. Do I want six?

Edit: Nope.

You know you do. You don't just want to beat your rival, but to set a mark that will leave him feeling crushed. :-)

Saturday, 6th April 2013, 16:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: No Ziggurats in the game?

Replies: 10

Views: 900

Re: No Ziggurats in the game?

Yup, in one of my earliest zig clearings, I think I didn't find any until after all of the pan runes...

Saturday, 6th April 2013, 12:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: rSticky

Replies: 29

Views: 3623

Re: rSticky

Um, does this thread remind anyone else of the caterpillar-dragon from dragon hunters? Never did understand the hate that lighter dragon armor gets. The big suits all have very useful resistances (albeit with a pip of countering weakness), while the medium or lighter suits are, with the exception pe...

Friday, 5th April 2013, 23:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Fuck the world.

Replies: 23

Views: 2203

Re: YASD: Fuck the world.

As Galefury said, the intent was not to be insulting, but to talk about what went wrong. I think I tried the same thing before too, but I can't remember exactly where the idea came from. If you got this idea from a guide, then don't follow that guide. Another point is that you were placing your char...
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