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39 minutes ago

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Whoever made the Abyss seems to have made it intentional to have a staircase not far from the starting point. So getting out without exploring a tad seems to be a big disadvantage to the Large piety loss from using Depart the Abyss. If this is an "unintentional feature", then someone shou...

Today, 08:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

I see. Probably FO is the best AK for this because other species can get teleported away from the exit.
I hope you know that Lugonu does not grant any piety for killing monsters in Abyss so don't stay for too long or you can lose ability to exit Abyss instantly and will have to find an usual exit.

Today, 05:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Abyss where AK starts is hard-coded to be a special kind of Abyss, it cannot give you items which you cannot find in d:3 or so while it can easily give you monsters which you cannot easily kill until level 15+. Also I still remember you saying many AKs die in Abyss before leaving so I can just repea...

Today, 05:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

Replies: 14

Views: 1120

Re: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

I got exactly the same, maybe it is not that random...
gishou wrote:Hey I am doing random Archaeologists and I got a robe of clouds out of a spellcasting crate so now I have 7.2 spellcasting and no use for it...

Yesterday, 07:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

Replies: 12

Views: 428

Re: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

I used Corrupt in O:2 for a Ghost vault after the rest of the level was cleared. I expected it to be an overkill tactic and it was! My goal was to experience Corrupt ...and I can now report that the "neutral" monsters don't disappear when leaving the level. Some of them even lingered for ...

Yesterday, 06:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiMo^Qazlal

Replies: 6

Views: 163

Re: MiMo^Qazlal

I would acquire armour, it is very likely to give you a hat because it is an empty slot.
Also I would probably avoid using spirit with Qazlal because it can lead to not enough MP for disaster area.

Friday, 13th July 2018, 07:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CIP - MfGl - Bad Mutation

Replies: 6

Views: 181

Re: CIP - MfGl - Bad Mutation

I am not an expert in abandoning gods but does it make sense to switch to Zin? The character has rCorr for oklobs and as far as I know Zin can give 6* piety if you sacrifice gold without requiring to kill anything (not sure if 2k is enough though).

Friday, 13th July 2018, 07:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: NVM YASD electrocuted to cinder by Nikola in V:3

Having only one potion of resistance... Next time, use the potion if it's required, and worry about the future when you get to it. You can't do anything about the future if you're dead. I liked previous version of your post more :) Nikola is indeed the best monster to use potion of resistance vs. I...

Friday, 13th July 2018, 06:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

You probably should read wiki page about Meph Cloud, it was very unlikely to affect Nicola (3/21, that's less than 15%). RIP.

Friday, 13th July 2018, 06:53

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: BVC needs further nerf(s) before the tournament

Replies: 15

Views: 900

Re: BVC needs further nerf(s) before the tournament

No, I'm saying that it's pretty good for a good player and that it's *even better* for a bad player. Also getting a top score requires taking risk, which a top player doesn't do when playing for win percentage, BVC is more useful the more risks you take (that's *why* I'm saying it's better for bad ...

Friday, 13th July 2018, 06:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 698

Views: 73762

Re: I don't love it when...

bel wrote:I usually use uppercase characters for spells/abilities which don't require a target, and lowercase characters for those that do. It makes typos a lot less common.


I hope you use spell_slot option for that, it is great when you have Blink assigned to B in every game, for example.

Friday, 13th July 2018, 06:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Well, you have 2 melee attacks (axes and polearms), ranged attack (slings), multiple spell attacks (meph + ignite, LRD, Conjure Flame) and now you are trying to train Necro just for Sublimation without any Necro spells in library. Why? Is there a book with Animate Dead in a shop?

Friday, 13th July 2018, 06:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 698

Views: 73762

Re: I don't love it when...

confirm_action += Corrupt The way it is implemented is way too annoying. Every time I press 'a' for the list of abilities, before letting me see the list it blocks at: "Really use Corrupt?" forcing me to press N ...when all I wanted to do was Dig another killhole. So I've resorted to my o...

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 10:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

If your goal is to get second 15-rune game, I'd suggest to use another species, Fo is arguably the hardest species in extended. I think that whip does more damage than the spear. I'd stop training Invo for a long time. You effectively are playing without defense (AC 10/EV 11), Fighting alone won't b...

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 07:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: BVC needs further nerf(s) before the tournament

Replies: 15

Views: 900

Re: BVC needs further nerf(s) before the tournament

BVC is less of a big deal for better players (not to say it's ever *bad* but just not as amazing as it is if you stumble your way into combat with lots of powerful things at a time, where BVC might let you survive a situation which would otherwise be untenable and would get you killed, and a better...

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 07:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 698

Views: 73762

Re: I don't love it when...

On a FoAK at ~50% HP with just a few more weaklings left after killing almost a dozen, I wanted to Conjure Flame using the keys: zc but instead pressed: ac that triggers Corruption in a 2-wide long hallway. Didn't even have time to shaft myself. RIP FoAK#93 Lesson learned: reassign Corruption to ke...

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 06:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

Replies: 21

Views: 380

Re: FoAK: some lessons learned, and some Qs

more than half of my attempts have ended very quickly while still in the Abyss looking for as many items as possible before even using the Lugonu ability: Depart the Abyss That's like start scumming IMHO. If you want to become a good player, always analyze deaths and learn from mistakes, for exampl...

Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 15:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: Vp of Kiku, weapon advice

Replies: 17

Views: 351

Re: CiP: Vp of Kiku, weapon advice

Actually 1dNecro is so powerful that base damage does not matter because low damage comes with high speed usually. If you ever used quickblade with high slaying, you know that. As far as I know pain brand works exactly like slaying (for eligible targets of course) and it is very hard to get slaying ...

Wednesday, 11th July 2018, 06:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

Replies: 12

Views: 428

Re: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

RIP. Have you considered using Corruption? It is a great way to deal with swarms. I've used it, just don't feel comfortable yet using it on a lower level. Sometimes, I get knocked around too much by it and I've resorted to shaft myself. Corruption should be used at high HP/MP (optimally at max) so ...

Tuesday, 10th July 2018, 13:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

Replies: 12

Views: 428

Re: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

RIP. Have you considered using Corruption? It is a great way to deal with swarms.

Tuesday, 10th July 2018, 06:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

Replies: 12

Views: 428

Re: CiP: FoAK with unused Obsidian Axe

Well, Venom Bolt with skeletons is fine too and there is Animate Dead in the library.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 21:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

Replies: 14

Views: 1120

Re: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

I really recommend people to try duskwalker. It is more versatile than even Gnoll. I got 2 runes as stabber in robe of night with invisibility spell, now I am in Depths stabbing monsters in crystal plate with ring of shadows and shield of gong.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 12:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Harpoon Shot should be range 8

Replies: 3

Views: 430

Re: Harpoon Shot should be range 8

I think it is good when player has a chance to read scroll of teleportation before it is adjacent to 3 monsters.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 07:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Re: Road to greatfelid (19/20): casual 49 EV.

Replies: 108

Views: 10274

Re: Re: Road to greatfelid (19/20): casual 49 EV.

I think your decision regarding Blork was perfect, EV is significantly decreased while using stairs.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 07:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

Replies: 14

Views: 1120

Re: [proclick] X-Crawl Fork (With Standalone server!)

Are there plans to create "Duskwalker Dwarf" i.e. species which keeps both stealth and ability to cast spells in heavy armour?

Friday, 6th July 2018, 18:29

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2653

Views: 222390

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

+11 falchion with speed, Str+4 and sInv. Found before Orc, the best falchion I've seen, yet useless because I am using +9 quickblade with +6 slaying and intrinsic draining brand from species

Friday, 6th July 2018, 06:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] SpEn^Kiku - Controlled blink?

Replies: 7

Views: 324

Re: [CiP] SpEn^Kiku - Controlled blink?

I found a +7 strength ring, not having a good understanding of the influence of strength on EC I can't say much. Could you maybe give some more info about that? The higher your Strength is the less EV penalty you get for wearing body armour with positive ER. The easiest way to see it is to just rem...

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 15:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] SpEn^Kiku - Controlled blink?

Replies: 7

Views: 324

Re: [CiP] SpEn^Kiku - Controlled blink?

With Str 5 I would use a robe, it would probably increase your AC+EV total and make your stealth great.
Discord is more fun than CBlink IMHO.
Going for CBlink is not a bad idea either, though it is less useful with Kiku who gives you a solid meat shield. CBlink is great in extended.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 08:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How does the amulet of the acrobat work in trunk?

Replies: 25

Views: 1451

Re: How does the amulet of the acrobat work in trunk?

Zhorgal wrote:While I can understand the rationale, if I want to use maces and find a club, a mace and a flail, choosing between these is a no-brainer. Do all choices need be agonizing?


Yes. Would DCSS be as great as it is if you always used the same weapon/spell/amulet/god in all games played for win?

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 08:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Vaults 5 or Elf 3?

Replies: 9

Views: 443

Re: Vaults 5 or Elf 3?

By the way EV is more powerful than AC in Slime, even with rCorr.

Monday, 2nd July 2018, 06:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Exploration-based piety is bad

Replies: 11

Views: 833

Re: Exploration-based piety is bad

My main complaint about piety decay is that it punishes using autoexpore instead of manual exploration and in that regard exploration piety is better than piety for kills. If exploring Abyss is a problem (I don't think Pan is easy to explore even as high level character), then there are several solu...

Friday, 29th June 2018, 09:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Got Sent to Abyss. Need Help.

Replies: 18

Views: 654

Re: Got Sent to Abyss. Need Help.

Try those body armours and see how bad your AC+EV become. I had characters who switched from plate to robe just for MR. Put remaining points into Dex IMHO even if you stay in heavy armour

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 07:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Fix Wild Magic card

Replies: 3

Views: 276

Re: Fix Wild Magic card

I always thought it is normal for Nemelex worshipers to be killed by own cards. It is god of gambling as far as I know, you draw cards, often you are lucky, sometimes they kill you. It is second worst god after Xom for me.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 06:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CiP: recommendations wanted for OpVM^Kiku with 4 runes

Replies: 2

Views: 169

Re: CiP: recommendations wanted for OpVM^Kiku with 4 runes

I'd remove both rings with *Corrode, you already have rC+ and both sInv and rPois are only situationally useful, you can switch to them when needed. Extra MP are not that useful when you have 78 MP already. If you want 15 runes, I'd stay with Kiku as it gives torment protection and improves Death's ...

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 04:45

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make animate skeleton animate a random target

Replies: 11

Views: 586

Re: Make animate skeleton animate a random target

Can we also change Animate Dead to affect a number of corpses (depending on spell power) instead of all of them?

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 07:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Inner Flame

Replies: 27

Views: 1044

Re: Inner Flame

I underestimated scroll of summoning until I spectated a top player using it. Landed in Pan in the middle of panlord vault? Immolate and kill them, teleport is too slow/dangerous and there is no room to blink to. Entered a new floor and found it has open layout and is full of dangerous monsters? Imm...

Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 14:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Inner Flame

Replies: 27

Views: 1044

Re: Inner Flame

I am not sure why the thread is in GDD but I found that Inner flame is very good vs orc packs as FE. The trick is to Inner Flame plain orcs and then even orc warriors die very fast. It is the most mana-efficient spell in such situations and is much safer than Sticky Flame.

Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 10:01

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

Replies: 65

Views: 2648

Re: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

Does anyone hold that the right way to deal with these monsters is to melee them with zero weapon skill and no summons? Yes. I have already described in this thread how I fight "dangerous" monsters in corridor while having summon(s) behind me to protect me if needed. I have never played a...

Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 04:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

Replies: 9

Views: 740

Re: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

Regeneration was cast almost 4 times less than BVC so I don't think it was that important. Also it does not work that great when you kill monsters with MP and don't have Sublimation of Blood yet.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 17:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: TSO, Kiku, And Luggy...and Brands

Replies: 4

Views: 342

Re: TSO, Kiku, And Luggy...and Brands

Dealing extra damage for piety would overlap with cleansing flame, corrupt and receive corpses.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 08:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

Replies: 9

Views: 740

Re: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

Yes. https://github.com/crawl/crawl/commit/55908e5af27d12ab8ce1c1b8f8e315bbeb1b0f02 Reduce the constriction damage from Borgnjor's Vile Clutch This is a level 5 spell that does high damage per cast with good spell power, is applicable to a large majority of monsters, and only checks half AC. Althoug...

Monday, 11th June 2018, 06:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

Replies: 9

Views: 740

Re: Congratulations to Sapher for the new all-time Hiscore

14657 | Depths:3 | Cast into level 5 of the Abyss (a distortion unwield) 14657 | Abyss:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Abyss 14706 | Abyss:5 | Gained mutation: You are clumsy. (Dex -2) [mutagenic glow] 14799 | Abyss:5 | Got an abyssal rune of Zot Interesting approach, 142 turns.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 05:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

Replies: 65

Views: 2648

Re: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

So I was reading this and thinking about why summoning has always been kind-of off in Crawl but works so well in Demon (an ally-based roguelike for those who don't know) and while the obvious answer - that Demon was built from the ground up to make this kind of play work - isn't going to help Crawl...

Sunday, 10th June 2018, 06:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: cat poll

Replies: 14

Views: 908

Re: cat poll

There was a branch where felids started with 9 lives. It was very boring IMHO

Friday, 8th June 2018, 06:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP> YaSD:OgFE^Veh (1)

Replies: 8

Views: 254

Re: CiP:OgFE^Veh : advice on a pesky ghost?

I'd still consider switching to dragon king armour. Str 20, slaying, no dodging, good weapons. I dunno. I've been trying to enjoy the spell casting. I can only cast up to level 3-4 with that armor on yet. Not that I've been training Armor. But I also don't have giant club capability skill. Barely g...

Friday, 8th June 2018, 04:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: cat poll

Replies: 14

Views: 908

Re: cat poll

Sprucery wrote:I voted for leave felid alone, but I really wanted to vote 'remove wands from felids again'.

Also make them revive on the same spot they died on and remove the XL loss upon death.
Then monster who has just killed felid and sees it again should immediately get status dazed IMHO :)

Friday, 8th June 2018, 04:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP> YaSD:OgFE^Veh (1)

Replies: 8

Views: 254

Re: CiP:OgFE^Veh : advice on a pesky ghost?

I'd still consider switching to dragon king armour. Str 20, slaying, no dodging, good weapons.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 14:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Making swapping positions with summons impossible

Replies: 4

Views: 266

Re: Making swapping positions with summons impossible

By the way Lightning Spire is a summon which cannot be swapped with. I guess then we would need to choose position for every summon which might potentially buff summons instead of nerfing them.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 07:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Making swapping positions with summons impossible

Replies: 4

Views: 266

Making swapping positions with summons impossible

What if you couldn't swap positions with summoned allies?
Suddenly you don't have a safe escape in corridors, suddenly summoning too many allies can backfire blocking your path to retreat. Summoners will spend more turns telling summons to attack something, retreat somewhere etc.

Thursday, 7th June 2018, 07:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

Replies: 65

Views: 2648

Re: Remove the xp penalty for summon damage

It does have a downside, it introduces the tedium vs. power tradeoff mentioned in the OP. I already explained (twice) why I think that there is no (or negligible) power tradeoff. Double explanation does not mean everyone (or even anyone) agrees with you. As far as I know monster XP is not displayed...
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