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Friday, 6th January 2017, 02:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Unrandarts and stupid memes - Enemies of progress

Replies: 25

Views: 2475

Re: Unrandarts and stupid memes - Enemies of progress

Could you give an example of unrandarts being used to block features? I know what you mean with the redundancy argument, but I don't think I've ever seen it in regards to unrandarts.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 02:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP the new Ogre

Replies: 5

Views: 854

Re: CIP the new Ogre

I would strongly recommend not walking around with negative fire resistance, that ring of ice give you nice little boost to your spells, but it's not worth it if you get killed by someone with a flaming weapon or a fire dragon or some such.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 03:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A possibly workable change to poison magic.

Replies: 48

Views: 5991

Re: A possibly workable change to poison magic.

Two quotes and no thanks. I see how it is tavern...

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 03:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: feels like alot of indie games are now called roguelikes

Replies: 99

Views: 17706

Re: feels like alot of indie games are now called roguelikes

Lasty wrote:I think we can all agree that proper English includes exclusively all the words, definitions, and pronunciations that I grew up with, and that deviation from such reflects very poorly on those who deviate.


Why is anyone posting in this thread after Lasty obviously already won it 2 years ago?

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 00:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A possibly workable change to poison magic.

Replies: 48

Views: 5991

Re: A possibly workable change to poison magic.

Are you saying.... you're sick of the meme meme?

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 14:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: .19 Tournament musings and morgues

Replies: 7

Views: 1419

Re: .19 Tournament musings and morgues

t was x the whole time for me. I learned that despite all logic to the contrary, when at 30 hp and next to cerebov(outside his vault, mind you) while worshipping chei with an amulet of faith, your best move isn't necessarily to read a teleport scroll. I used slouch and bend time a few times, but I c...

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 13:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What Tactical advice revolutionised your playstyle?

Replies: 25

Views: 3867

Re: What Tactical advice revolutionised your playstyle?

To add to that, remember that walking away from a monster or monsters faster than you can still be a good idea, if you're leading them somewhere worthwhile. Even a chei character should do this sometimes. For example, lets say you're a chei worshipping normal speed race using a non-axe, with 6 stars...

Monday, 21st November 2016, 22:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How reliably can an experienced player win?

Replies: 38

Views: 4215

Re: How reliably can an experienced player win?

What is that software that everyone uses to run simulations to test out numbers/stats? I'm starting to think that any sort of conventional knowledge or rules of thumb that people go by are worthless (or just more inaccurate than people realize). These top players clearly have a deeper understanding...

Monday, 21st November 2016, 14:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: The monster looks as sick as possible!

Replies: 7

Views: 2055

Re: The monster looks as sick as possible!

Siegurt wrote:I just think venom weapon's poison amount should be reduced, and perhaps the poison applied per hit should be a percentage of the damage done.

Well that's a sensible idea. But I want my super easy early games when I find a dagger of venom! :P

Monday, 21st November 2016, 14:08

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trolls are redundant with ogres

Replies: 9

Views: 3014

Re: Trolls are redundant with ogres

A nice list of ways to utterly ruin both trolls and ogres. Ogres already suck, you seem to want to make them worse. I wouldn't mind seeing ogres get slightly more balanced apts, but -3 throwing and mace apts? Really? Trolls are large, a rather... large differentiation from vine stalkers. Not getting...

Friday, 18th November 2016, 14:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If you could have two gods...

Replies: 32

Views: 4439

Re: If you could have two gods...

Oka/Dith with an ogre

Throw large rocks at double speed with finesse, have dith duplicate them. You're a boulder throwing machine gun!

TSO+Mak for endgame
Double heals on kills, summon angels and demons. Fun times, although TSO might get a little mad about it...

Friday, 18th November 2016, 14:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.19 Bug: Gozag worshippers do not get Scales

Replies: 14

Views: 1728

Re: 0.19 Bug: Gozag worshippers do not get Scales

I think that's already in game. I've never had a monster hit me after I was dead.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 13:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: The monster looks as sick as possible!

Replies: 7

Views: 2055

Re: The monster looks as sick as possible!

It is unique in that aspect, but I don't think that's actually a very worthwhile distinction.

Weapons of venom might become absurdly good if poison stacked without limits though...

Friday, 18th November 2016, 13:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Barbs Ought to Cause Damage When Taking Stairs

Replies: 7

Views: 1947

Re: Barbs Ought to Cause Damage When Taking Stairs

Shoals already has a stairs denying monster though. Not that barbs would actually deny you taking the stairs, just hurt a bit...

Friday, 18th November 2016, 13:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.19 Bug: Gozag worshippers do not get Scales

Replies: 14

Views: 1728

Re: 0.19 Bug: Gozag worshippers do not get Scales

FR: New fixedart -
Gozag's Golden Dragon Scales(modified +12 ice dragon scales)
Same stats as ice dragon scales, but no rc+ or rf-. Instead you occasionally get the distract effect on kills.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 20:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why do Chei abilities cost MP?

Replies: 12

Views: 2794

Re: Why do Chei abilities cost MP?

Chei's abilities are overly expensive. 10MP? Not even the most powerful spells in the game cost that much. You already picked chei, haven't you paid enough already? If there's a balance concern (again, you picked chei, that ought to balance almost anything) I suppose you could stick exh on step from...

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 20:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Reward for staying with god

Replies: 21

Views: 3280

Re: Reward for staying with god

Many god wraths are dangerous at all times. Oka and trog for example are always dangerous to abandon.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 20:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: The monster looks as sick as possible!

Replies: 7

Views: 2055

Re: The monster looks as sick as possible!

Number 2 please. I don't understand why this isn't the case. It would make poison magic actually maybe not terrible too!

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 17:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Silly species idea: Skeleton.

Replies: 14

Views: 3128

Re: Silly species idea: Skeleton.

I mean, if we ignore the fact that a lot of coding has to go into each corpse type to determine what it can give to a skeleton, and then the equipment or mutation system also has to expand to allow it, that does sound fun. I just feel like it's one of those things the devs will not do. Any special i...

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 16:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Decent gods for mages besides Vehu and Sif

Replies: 14

Views: 1947

Re: Decent gods for mages besides Vehu and Sif

I'll second dith, as long as you aren't talking about a FE. Extra stealth, dodging bonus, and shadow attacks? Good stuff. Sif might give you more spells, and let you cast them more, and veh might give you some spells, and make them easier to use, but Dith will actually make your damage output go up.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 13:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Wundvrond - tloc style deity

Replies: 31

Views: 5735

Re: Wundvrond - tloc style deity

Wait... so twelwe is possibly getting something into the game, and it's completely unrelated to pizza?

My world makes no sense.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 13:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: YASD - Paralyzed on the orbrun

Replies: 5

Views: 941

Re: YASD - Paralyzed on the orbrun

Maybe you could have popped a tele scroll when the eye came into view? That's a tough one though.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 13:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

Replies: 66

Views: 6772

Re: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

This is like trying to solve a termite problem by lighting your house on fire. It got the job done didn't it? Jeez, you never stop complaining about that, I didn't even charge you full price! Nevermind him, Dowan's pest removal service has a 100% success rate, and the lowest prices in town! EDIT: F...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 22:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Decent gods for mages besides Vehu and Sif

Replies: 14

Views: 1947

Re: Decent gods for mages besides Vehu and Sif

This is gonna sound like a real wise-ass response, but Oka can be a good choice for book starts. If you insist on not using a weapon at all though, he's probably not a great pick.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 21:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A consistent way to clear Vaults 5?

Replies: 29

Views: 4232

Re: A consistent way to clear Vaults 5?

I have found very stealthy characters who are deficient in offense tend to do a lot better in abyss than vaults. It might be fair to say if the abyss rune is the safest option for your 3rd rune you've made a strategic mistake. Is picking a kobold assassin considered a strategic mistake? I don't thin...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 19:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Generate ghosts sleeping.

Replies: 9

Views: 2150

Re: Generate ghosts sleeping.

What if chei slowed down player ghosts? It would help with the OP's issue at least, and would kinda sorta be thematic...
Generating ghosts asleep also makes plenty of sense.

I mean, I'd rather see them removed, but that's not really what this thread is about.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 19:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Famous last words

Replies: 126

Views: 21026

Re: Famous last words

Come on, what are the odds a 75% banish will fail 3 times in a row? I don't want to abyss myself and waste all that piety. (The odds are 1.5625%, in case you were wondering. But when the first two have already failed, the odds of the last one also failing are 25%. I knew this, but didn't let it infl...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 15:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Strategic vs Tactical flight. Lava and deep water.

Replies: 3

Views: 1421

Re: Strategic vs Tactical flight. Lava and deep water.

I like having airstrike as a player do more damage to flying creatures, but agree it's bad for monster airstrike to punish a flying player, as you say it's mostly just a fiddly thing. However you could have monster airstrike do extra damage when you're over terrain where flight gives an advantage. F...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 15:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Silly species idea: Skeleton.

Replies: 14

Views: 3128

Re: Silly species idea: Skeleton.

While for some reason I really like the idea of a skeleton species, I don't think this is it. Eating corpses for HP is like a weird cross between deep dwarf and ghoul, and I don't like it. Getting mutations from corpses is even worse. (I mean from the design perspective of DCSS it doesn't fit, I'm s...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 13:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

Replies: 66

Views: 6772

Re: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

Well I hope you'll learn the obvious lesson from this situation and mark a safe path of stepped upon tiles from now on. FR: Player footsteps like what autoexplore shows are permanent, and manual exploration leaves them too. Automatic movement would obviously stay on those tiles. Autoexplore would al...

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 13:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A consistent way to clear Vaults 5?

Replies: 29

Views: 4232

Re: A consistent way to clear Vaults 5?

Yeah, read duvessa's write up, that's really good advice. I mentioned in that thread about stairdancing vaults 5. I don't really do that anymore, while it's simple enough, it can lead to some really bad situations where you're surrounded on the V5 stairs with a warden locking them and a million enem...

Monday, 14th November 2016, 21:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

Replies: 66

Views: 6772

Re: PSA: Some guy just spent 18 hours avoiding trap tiles

duvessa wrote:I just lost a potential streak to not marking stepped-on tiles. Discuss.

lol git gud scrublord :P

What were the actual circumstances? Was your death at least interesting?

Friday, 11th November 2016, 16:20

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Let Artificer choose starting weapon

Replies: 14

Views: 2381

Re: Let Artificer choose starting weapon

FR: Berserkers start unarmed, a necessary nerf to a strong background.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 20:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are spell all ignore AC ?

Replies: 21

Views: 2874

Re: Are spell all ignore AC ?

Wow, I knew GDR was silly, but I guess I didn't realize the extent of its silliness.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 16:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Moth of wrath problem

Replies: 3

Views: 624

Re: Moth of wrath problem

I complained about the same thing quite a while back. I'd cast shadow creatures in zot, get a bunch of moths of wrath, and then the foes I wanted help beating are now berserk.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 20:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: u feel urself speed up

Replies: 16

Views: 2181

Re: u feel urself speed up

Yeah, exactly. It's a bit misleading. Something like "You feel that you are about to become visible" might be better. That or just "Your invisibility is about to expire". Or: "You feel your absolute transparency inexorably retreating toward a state of mere translucence, remi...

Friday, 4th November 2016, 19:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: u feel urself speed up

Replies: 16

Views: 2181

Re: u feel urself speed up

Just FYI, flickering isn't really like vibrating. A flickering light is turning on and off extremely quickly, like when a big fluorescent light is first turned on. A flickering invisible person would be turning visible then invisible extremely quickly, which means it's kind of a bad message since it...

Friday, 4th November 2016, 12:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hexes do not become useless late game.

Replies: 113

Views: 13515

Re: Hexes do not become useless late game.

As an experiment I intend to try to treat hexes like I used to treat charms, something to try to train up on almost any character once I found a few worthwhile spells. I'll let you know if/when I get any characters going, because it'd be interesting to see how a non enchanter/AM does with backup hex...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 20:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Not exploring fully

Replies: 45

Views: 4316

Re: Not exploring fully

If you don't want to berserk on a turn then you can just not make a melee attack on that turn, since making a melee attack is literally the only way for berserkitis to trigger. Teleportitis isn't even detrimental if you're ninjaing the orb like you should, I suppose it's annoying if you're insisten...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 17:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: u feel urself speed up

Replies: 16

Views: 2181

Re: u feel urself speed up

But if you're hasted+slowed, then slow wears off, you don't really revert to your normal speed, you revert to hasted speed. Revert might not even be the right word, because you could have been hasted after being slowed. You only revert to normal speed after the haste wears off in that case. I think ...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 15:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What is this tournament thing

Replies: 16

Views: 1676

Re: What is this tournament thing

Cypher, do you have an account over on bay 12? (The dwarf fortress forums) They always field a few teams each tournament, including teams intended for less experienced players, even players who've never even gotten a rune. I play for them on their champions team, we tend to place fairly well, but th...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 15:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hexes do not become useless late game.

Replies: 113

Views: 13515

Re: Hexes do not become useless late game.

Wait... venom bolt is really good, where it works. It's situational, but so is bolt of draining, another great spell. Both are really good for shooting through undead minions. I'd take venom bolt over bolt of draining assuming equal-ish spellpower, based on how I've seen both spells perform in my ex...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 15:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove spell hunger

Replies: 8

Views: 1538

Re: Remove spell hunger

So, anyone here play hellcrawl and feel that the lack of food/hunger made the game noticeably worse? Anyone? Anyone? No, but I've been paralyzed with indecision since I read about damage numbers being added!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Removing spell hunger would be good, it does seem like an uninteresting limit...

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 15:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: u feel urself speed up

Replies: 16

Views: 2181

Re: u feel urself speed up

Wrong, that's not what you think.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 14:23

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Phase Shift

Replies: 7

Views: 1372

Re: Phase Shift

lethediver wrote:Did they hire you to do anything other than troll the community?

To be fair, they're paying him a terrible salary.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 14:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Issue: Wands can be thrown over blocking zot traps in Zot 5

Replies: 21

Views: 2575

Re: Issue: Wands can be thrown over blocking zot traps in Zo

You're right, but you're late to the party winged. Can of worms already spelled it out.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, 14:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hexes do not become useless late game.

Replies: 113

Views: 13515

Re: Hexes do not become useless late game.

Heh, I am interested, but I'll also be argumentative if people say things that don't seem to jive with reality. But I'm open to being convinced, I really do just want to get to the truth, not 'win' an internet argument. Perhaps you're right that it's tough to talk about this in general terms, so I'l...

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 20:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is hell crawl already better then stone soup?

Replies: 29

Views: 4189

Re: Is hell crawl already better then stone soup?

Ah, I see what you're saying. Fair enough, you can be informed without directly experiencing something. Although it's tough to say in this instance if one version or another is better without actually playing both versions.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 20:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is hell crawl already better then stone soup?

Replies: 29

Views: 4189

Re: Is hell crawl already better then stone soup?

Yeah, having some idea of what you're talking about is wildly overrated. Uninformed opinions are the truest ones.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 20:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Not exploring fully

Replies: 45

Views: 4316

Re: Not exploring fully

You don't think getting teleported into a full zot lung matters? Or berserking around dangerous enemies? Well, ok. If you're like duvessa and none of those things matters to you... somehow... then it's true that it doesn't matter how much you get mutated by orbs of fire. Personally I pretty much agr...
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