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Wednesday, 15th August 2012, 19:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Shields

Replies: 10

Views: 2809

Re: Shields

Question: how exactly do shields compare to EV, defense-wise? Say I've got 10 AC, 15 EV, and 10 SH. Is that more or less optimal than 10 AC, 25 EV, O SH? I'm guessing the numbers aren't just interchangeable like that, but why exactly would a super high EV be preferred over mid-range EV and SH togeth...

Thursday, 24th May 2012, 03:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] DGIE - what to do against 27-headed hydra

Replies: 8

Views: 609

Re: [YASD] DGIE - what (not) to do against 27-headed hydra

I looked up the likelihood of fear working on the high MR of the hydra, and according to the wiki it would have been practically zilch chance.

So, I zapped my tele wand and proceeded to splat quite bloodily on the very next turn. Such is life in Swamp 5.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012, 23:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] DGIE - what to do against 27-headed hydra

Replies: 8

Views: 609

[CIP] DGIE - what to do against 27-headed hydra

Oh, what a fool I was! I totally forgot about the possibility of the Lernaean hydra in Swamp 5, so I went to blasting with my conjurator, believing nothing could stop me. Well, now we know know that turned out. So. What to do? I can survive maybe 2 turns. Realistically, what are my options? Dungeon ...

Sunday, 29th April 2012, 22:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Blood can't sublimate.

Replies: 25

Views: 1608

Blood can't sublimate.

Flagrant misuse of terminology is what this is. Quoting from Wikipedia, "Sublimation is the process of transition of a substance from the solid phase to the gas phase without passing through an intermediate liquid phase." The real question is, what is magic? Gas, liquid, solid, plasma, or ...

Thursday, 15th March 2012, 21:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why are Draconians considered hard?

Replies: 26

Views: 2492

Re: Why are Draconians considered hard?

I'm fond of playing humans precisely because they're so flexible. In a game where hybrids are a strong choice of play, humans are one of the ideal hybrid species. Where a troll monk or a deep elf conjurer narrowly restricts playstyle, a human can do anything, just slightly worse. But for me, doing 1...

Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 18:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Draining: a sensible solution

Replies: 18

Views: 1706

Re: Draining: a sensible solution

What if there was a "Drained" effect that did impact you like the other hex effects you mentioned? It could have a negative impact on skills, as has been proposed, kind of like an anti-heroism. I'm not a numbers guy, but maybe something like a maximum 1/3 reduction in skill levels at no n...

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 23:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: 0.9 OgHu/TSO; now YASD in Pan

Replies: 14

Views: 679

Re: CiP: 0.9 OgHu/TSO

Shoals should be a piece of cake as long as you're careful around merfolk javelineers/impalers, given your tiny EV. Then, wind up the Dungeon and see how Zot 1 looks (beware of mutation/corrosion). For now, unless you ditch that GDA, spellcasting is pretty much out of the question for the remainder ...

Friday, 17th February 2012, 23:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Replies: 14

Views: 676

Re: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Why didn't you drink the potion before you explored the mummy zig floor? I had a temporary but acute case of The Dumbs. How did you find the Abyss rune hunt with Chei? He's been buffed on that matter in 0.10 but still... The hunt was easy for me for two reasons: I had poison arrow/sublimation, and ...

Thursday, 16th February 2012, 02:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Replies: 14

Views: 676

Re: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

I tried Step from Time twice, succeeding on the second attempt. However, all that did was expire some of the summons; I still had all seven ancient liches around me afterward. So I blink, Borgnjor'd, and teleported until I was in position to escape (thankfully enemies don't travel between Zig floors...

Wednesday, 15th February 2012, 22:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Replies: 14

Views: 676

Re: [CIP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Not unexpectedly, I've gotten in over my head. In general, what's the best escape route in a Zig when there's uncontrolled tele? My anticipated famous last words? "Pay no mind to those seven ancient liches. I've got Deflect Missiles up!" Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.10-b1-77-g1574bd0...

Tuesday, 14th February 2012, 20:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Replies: 14

Views: 676

Re: [CIP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

I'm pretty careless with skill management in general; one of my big strategic flaws. But this character especially so with all that int has meant managing spell skill levels hardly matters (besides firestorm, as you mentioned). I'm playing lackadaisically at this point, and I haven't encountered a s...

Tuesday, 14th February 2012, 03:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Replies: 14

Views: 676

[YAVP] Ophans, cherubs and seraphs oh my!

Spoilers abound, read at your own risk! I've been running my first truly successful Naga wizard of Chei right now (which also happens to be my first game in .10). Having said that, it's been a reverse learning experience, seeing all those percentage failure chances in my skill screen rather than exc...

Monday, 15th August 2011, 19:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Mennas hits you with a glowing blessed scimitar X 3

Replies: 3

Views: 434

YASD: Mennas hits you with a glowing blessed scimitar X 3

The title/grainy screencap says it all. And I wasn't even treading water at the time! mennasscimitarX3.JPG Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.9.0 character file. 113088 Heet the Eclecticist (level 15, -8/85 HPs) Began as a High Elf Fire Elementalist on Aug 14, 2011. Was the Champion of Vehumet. Mang...

Monday, 9th May 2011, 05:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Reflected tornado!

Replies: 3

Views: 429

YASD - Reflected tornado!

My face was kinda like this when it happened. :| Deep dwarves being silly, as usual. "You could see 7 unborn deep dwarves, 7 deep dwarf death knights, an eidolon, 5 deep dwarf berserkers, 3 deep dwarf scions, 2 deep dwarf artificers, 6 deep dwarf necromancers, 2 wraiths, 2 deep dwarves, a shado...

Monday, 4th April 2011, 23:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How do you feel about death?

Replies: 27

Views: 3797

Re: How do you feel about death?

Raising this thread from the dead, for better or for worse. I could never get a Kiku worshipper off the ground. This is what I ended up with for the article. It's very fluffy and not really newsy news news, but that's reality for you. Thanks to everyone who participated: very insightful, and interes...

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 20:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Hell Help

Replies: 14

Views: 1316

Re: Hell Help

I find that Pan can be just as spontaneously generative as the hells sometimes. You don't necessarily get fiends dropped right on top of you, but the enemies seem to thicken far quicker than they would in a normal dungeon level. Also, my experience in Pan levels is that they come with two or three &...

Thursday, 17th March 2011, 21:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MDFi 15 runer of Ash

Replies: 6

Views: 597

Re: YAVP: MDFi 15 runer of Ash

Yeah, the necromancy was off a manual. I briefly considered scumming the Abyss for exp so I could get dispel undead castable in Tomb, but I decided "nah".

Thursday, 17th March 2011, 03:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hydras make me panic

Replies: 32

Views: 2321

Re: Hydras make me panic

I sometimes polymorph just to see what I'll get. Sure, it's a crapshoot and often doesn't work at all, but I could score and change it into a agate snail or something. Or a dragon, but hey, let's hope for an agate snail.

But seriously, wands wands wands. You'll find more wands later in the game.

Thursday, 17th March 2011, 03:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MDFi 15 runer of Ash

Replies: 6

Views: 597

YAVP: MDFi 15 runer of Ash

My first melee 15-runer. Proof that with absurdly good equipment, you can play an absurdly good game. My first acquirement scroll netted me Maxwell's Patent Armor; basically, nothing touched me in the entire dungeon besides a nest of shadow dragons. Add on top of that the boots of running, the fixed...

Wednesday, 16th March 2011, 01:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP- NaCr

Replies: 6

Views: 516

Re: CIP- NaCr

Just keep on keeping on through lair, and be very careful around spiny frogs, hydras and unexpected uniques. Maybe turn off your elemental skills and hexes for the time being so you can put more exp into spellcasting and charms? Also, robe of resistance *and* naga barding AND a buckler before you're...

Wednesday, 16th March 2011, 01:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: It's a boy!

Replies: 20

Views: 1697

Re: It's a boy!

Are you going to refer to him as Felix, Jacob, or or something else entirely?

Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 06:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Hunter In Progress

Replies: 14

Views: 788

Re: Hunter In Progress

given your equips thus far, I'd stick with Trog. For one, his god wrath is brutal unless you teleport (multiple berserked stone giants, generally). For two, you already have what I'd consider an endgame weapon setup (no need for TSO's god gift). For three, you're missing out on Trog's abilities whic...

Monday, 14th March 2011, 23:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Hunter In Progress

Replies: 14

Views: 788

Re: Hunter In Progress

I'd clear Swamp and then Snake. If you can't deal with hydras via crossbow, try invis-stabbing them. Your absurd buckler and ring should help quite a bit. Being a Trog worshipper, your playstyle is pretty limited from here. I wouldn't actively train crossbows; at 15 skill level, you're probably bett...

Monday, 14th March 2011, 01:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most dangerous uniques (minus Sigmund)

Replies: 63

Views: 7274

Re: Most dangerous uniques (minus Sigmund)

Nessos, Harold, Snorg, Gastronok, and Urug just spawned for me on a single level (which also contains the entrance to the lair). What the heck.

Friday, 11th March 2011, 08:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Shift + direction key travel, still there?

Replies: 4

Views: 458

Re: Shift + direction key travel, still there?

Works fine for me... maybe you accidentally rebinded the shift key or something? Alternatively, remember that your character stops for every little thing when you shift move, be it an item or a corner or an enemy sighting.

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 20:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MfIE 15-Runer

Replies: 3

Views: 509

Re: YAVP - MfIE 15-Runer

For me, Necromutation is one of the nicest spells you can have; it probably saved me thousands or tens of thousands of HP over the course of the postgame. Immunity to torment/immunity to negative energy trivializes the melee death trap that is Tombs, along with most of the Hells. Plus you get some e...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 04:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MfIE 15-Runer

Replies: 3

Views: 509

YAVP - MfIE 15-Runer

With a few pictures, aww yeah! This is my second conjurator, after my first Human one. Overall, I feel that merfolk are much less suited to postgame because of their less than impressive magical aptitudes. It took awhile to whip up my Necromutation to a level where I could cast reliably. Before that...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 03:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MiBe

Replies: 3

Views: 421

Re: YAVP - MiBe

What's with you people and your +11 crystal plate and Fencer's Gloves? I'm lucky if I can get one to drop every 100 games, much less both in the same game. Also, how did the vampiric work for you? Is it something that triggers on all enemies, or just "organic" ones? Were you ever seriously...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 03:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD.. I hate draconians

Replies: 3

Views: 479

Re: YASD.. I hate draconians

I feel ya on the draconian front. You play one and you think "awesome, I'm a dragon man!" and then you realize "half my equipment slots are restricted and I have subpar attributes." On the other hand, with resist poison you could've hit up the Snake Pit. With mephitic you could a...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 00:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chei follower in hell

Replies: 10

Views: 795

Re: Chei follower in hell

Sorry for the double post, but

I feel myself powerful enough

were the last words of every Crawler.

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 00:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chei follower in hell

Replies: 10

Views: 795

Re: Chei follower in hell

I'd go for slime or clear out the early levels of Zot. If I'm not mistaken, all your ponderous randart equipment should be immune to acid degradation in slime. If you do go into slime, though, I'd recommend memorizing Dig temporarily, simply because I hate acid walls.

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 00:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pls Help eval my char + trove q. + boris q.

Replies: 30

Views: 2403

Re: Pls Help eval my char + trove q. + boris q.

Good ol' Tomb - always good for a laugh

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 00:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Remington Jr. ponders which armour to choose

Replies: 5

Views: 666

Re: Remington Jr. ponders which armour to choose

It's either that or you wait for a gold dragon armor, IMO. I'd enchant your current plate just so you don't die *before* you get GDA.

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 06:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD- Awesome NaTM

Replies: 3

Views: 523

Re: YASD- Awesome NaTM

Maybe you should learn abjuration. Learn abjuration. Maybe learn abjuration. Consider learning abjuration.

Think of it as an investment. An abjurinvestment.

Also, higher spellcasting might help out. Did you have any problems with low mp throughout the game?

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 06:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD : Fedhas appreciates your contribution to the ecosystem

Replies: 2

Views: 488

Re: YASD : Fedhas appreciates your contribution to the ecosy

Surviving teleportitis for that long is a feat in and of itself.

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 06:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chei follower in hell

Replies: 10

Views: 795

Re: Chei follower in hell

Tell us how it turns out. I would pee my pants before taking any low-speed character in the hells because you can get a lot of junk thrown at you *fast*. If you get really unlucky, you could score something like a fiend, 6 skeleton warriors, and a bunch of demon popcorn within a hundred turns of eac...

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 06:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - there goes another Wiz

Replies: 7

Views: 507

Re: YASD - there goes another Wiz

But you couldn't blink? Didn't want to burn those scrolls? It all happened so suddenly you were like "whoa"?

Crawl's motto should be "coulda, woulda, shoulda". But yeah, anacondas are the worst snakes there are, even worse than greater nagas.

Monday, 7th March 2011, 21:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pls Help eval my char + trove q. + boris q.

Replies: 30

Views: 2403

Re: Pls Help eval my char + trove q. + boris q.

I'd hit up the Crypt. As for carrying equipment, here are the things I'd get rid of: Wand of frost (you've got a bow) 1 arrow of flame +3 darts 8 healing potions. You don't need to be carrying 13; if you're using more than 5 pots (plus your heal wounds!) then 8 more isn't going to save you. Are you ...

Monday, 7th March 2011, 00:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Facepalm moment

Replies: 11

Views: 1317

Re: Facepalm moment

My first macro was to make magic dart one key instead of two. My pinky was killing me at the time.

Monday, 7th March 2011, 00:29

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is 0.8 harder?

Replies: 16

Views: 1848

Re: Is 0.8 harder?

I'd argue that casters got indirectly nerfed in this version. Fully implementing spell noise makes things like mephitic and the storm spells far less attractive (enjoy having half of zot running in your direction!) The noise of mephitic and firestorm hasn't changed. Casting noise has been fixed, bu...

Sunday, 6th March 2011, 23:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: on summoning miscasts

Replies: 3

Views: 360

Re: on summoning miscasts

Just bad luck, I think.

http://crawl.chaosforge.org/index.php?title=Miscast

"Failure to cast spells causes various generally nasty things to occur, becoming nastier with spell level and spell failure. Miscasts come in severity 0,1,2,3; 0 is always harmless."

Sunday, 6th March 2011, 23:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is 0.8 harder?

Replies: 16

Views: 1848

Re: Is 0.8 harder?

I'd argue that casters got indirectly nerfed in this version. Fully implementing spell noise makes things like mephitic and the storm spells far less attractive (enjoy having half of zot running in your direction!) And, maybe it's just me, but the spawn rate for monsters seems more harsh as a caster...

Thursday, 3rd March 2011, 06:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: We're in a tight spot!

Replies: 9

Views: 917

Re: We're in a tight spot!

Heal once with your wand, and then you have two choices: if all squares are occupied to your east, uncontrolled blink. If not all the squares are occupied, take a step northwest, then blink. I argue you should heal because you only have 3 enemies capable of attacking you at this point, unless I'm mi...

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 18:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Krakens & stone walls, curse you!

Replies: 3

Views: 493

Re: YASD - Krakens & stone walls, curse you!

I can't prove anything, but I suspect that as long as the head is in sight, the tentacles can get you.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 05:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD : Wrong key.

Replies: 9

Views: 750

Re: YASD : Wrong key.

I'm happy to hear that someone's having success with LRD. I've always been afraid to memorize it for fear that all those spell levels would go to waste. Just remember: Little Prick died so that others may live.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 05:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Krakens & stone walls, curse you!

Replies: 3

Views: 493

YASD - Krakens & stone walls, curse you!

My poor purple DrAE got mangled by a kraken. What makes this so frustrating is two things; first, "rabble rabble too hard" complaint that the kraken is basically an executioner with more HP; extending tentacles in the Shoals means that there's almost no way to escape beyond teleportation, ...

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 00:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: wielding anti-magic reduces mp

Replies: 2

Views: 389

wielding anti-magic reduces mp

Just thought y'all should know. So much for that using that +rpois, anti-magic randart on my caster. It seems to reduce my mp from 31 to 10, about 2/3.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011, 00:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

Replies: 20

Views: 1522

Re: note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

I got lucky and there was only an orc priest able to follow me up the stairs. One more turn and I would've had a troll, two ogres, and a hill giant making me into chunks and dragon hide.

I'll get my revenge, though. Just wait.

Tuesday, 1st March 2011, 23:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

Replies: 20

Views: 1522

note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

I mean, seriously? Advice is welcome. I'm probably going to burn my last blinking scroll in hopes that nobody is near the stairs, but I'm also thinking of digging my way into the south, then going around and back up the stairs. I'm wary of teleporting because Aizul is hanging around. http://img811.i...

Tuesday, 1st March 2011, 01:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What is the best way to find the timed vaults?

Replies: 10

Views: 1146

Re: What is the best way to find the timed vaults?

Their timer changes depending on how close you are, as well as how much time is left. For instance, you'll hear something like, "You hear the frantic ticking of an ancient clock, a long ways away." That means the timer is almost up and the gate is far away. Or, you might hear something lik...
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