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Thursday, 18th April 2019, 10:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1474

Views: 226843

Re: I love it when...

Phantom Mirror (x2) + Haunt + holy trishula (starting behind his balrug in corridor too) + high defense = Die, Cerebov! (although it took a while) (actually stole the mirrors from his side vaults in the big square layout) L27 Gnoll in gold dragon armor +2, holy trishula +9, all char attributes 22-25...

Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 16:04

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 'Tavern Drunks' casual tourney clan

Replies: 12

Views: 2726

Re: 'Tavern Drunks' casual tourney clan

Thanks for the clan. I've been having a rough time the last couple versions, but I also kept dying in the worst places (I feel like I'm getting shafted from D:11-12 constantly lately, although one did gimme Speed Demon easier). Anyway, it was kinda fun to be in a high ranked group even if I didn't d...

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 03:27

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Is CWZ down?

Replies: 2

Views: 467

Re: Is CWZ down?

I went back to CPO. At least so far, it isn't dropping me too often. It still freezes sometimes and often requires me to hit return with no notice to restart the game. But when that happens, CPO doesn't make me wait 10 seconds for stale scripts to go away -- which CWZ also always did. Too bad though...

Monday, 18th February 2019, 14:01

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Is CWZ down?

Replies: 2

Views: 467

Re: Is CWZ down?

It's finally back on now. That much is good!

It was inaccessible for at least a few hours earlier today, though.

Monday, 18th February 2019, 06:25

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Is CWZ down?

Replies: 2

Views: 467

Is CWZ down?

So I've been playing a few games on the Korean server, CWZ. I love the fanart screens but.... As it turns out, the connection on CWZ has been really horrible. It sometimes drops me in less than a minute over and over. It was not bad for a while but it has seemed to get worse the longer I played ther...

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 18:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

They insisted.

Was kind of training long blades, but as I hadn't found a special one yet this kind of changes things...

The +5 dagger "Jahuqa Hoij" {elec rElec rPois Str+4 Int+8 Dex-4}

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 08:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1009

Re: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Pff. Zied to a slippery drac/dragon pack with enchanted weapons coming in fast on Zot: 3. Open layouts are really the worst, stairs or no stairs. Haha.

Still a very fun run.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 08:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1009

Re: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

My, Immolation is fun sometimes. Came with rF+++. Destroyed fire giants first...

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Thursday, 25th October 2018, 07:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1009

Re: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

The layouts in this game, though. Zot 2 ahem. :evil:

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Thursday, 25th October 2018, 03:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Goratrix wrote:
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+10 arbalest of the Extremely Mad {penet, rF+ MR+}

Almost guaranteed to make you extremely mad about arbalests?

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 03:47

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Replies: 55

Views: 9230

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Fwiw, I'm still working on my Makhleb Barachi. Been enjoying it as I hardly seriously tried one before.

Yes, I'm pretty slow. In my defense, I got sick.

Should have known I'd hardly ever complete a game inside a week though. :lol:

Edit: And splat on Zot:3, but I enjoyed it!

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 03:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New message on death

Replies: 2

Views: 765

Re: New message on death

I saw this once recently when simply saving/logging out (Ctrl+S) on LLD.

Happily, it was harmless.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 03:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do you decide what to play next?

Replies: 9

Views: 1480

Re: How do you decide what to play next?

When I can't decide (or otherwise), I often just play something- Wanderer. Sometimes it ends up with unpromising stats, but sometimes you get amazing start skills or just coast on a +2 weapon or neat spellbooks. It makes otherwise slow starts a bit nicer, and may set up some new combos you wouldn't ...

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 03:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1009

Re: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Well, that worked out so far. I got sick and am taking too long to get more points for the challenge, but still working on this one. Elf was not bad with the crossbow sniping into the corridor coming out of the vault. Gave a choice of Rage amulets (an optional one with +3 slay which I'm using, or Bl...

Monday, 22nd October 2018, 20:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Replies: 5

Views: 1009

Nightmare Depths layout. Help?

Depths drill! Full disclosure: This is part of the Sudden Death challenge. First Barachi i've ever played, or at least seriously. What would you do with this open layout? (Had a tough time in Snake and don't have many consumables besides Immolation scrolls. There are some way overpriced Potions of H...

Saturday, 13th October 2018, 19:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1474

Views: 226843

Re: I love it when...

Found all of these on D:1-3 this game And didn't get killed by any of the brands either... +0 hand axe of venom (first, fortunately on the floor) +0 hand axe of freezing (from an orc) +1 hand axe of electrocution (another orc) +5 dagger (on the floor) Short sword of distortion (a kobold) +0 short sw...

Friday, 12th October 2018, 00:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

On a kobold, but what the heck is this centaur on D:6 hitting me with?!

Ohhhh.

The +10 great mace "Locead" {speed +Rage Int+3 Dex-3 Stlth+}

:o

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 05:17

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Replies: 55

Views: 9230

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Hmph. HuWn is a bad combo. Taken out by D2 jackals and then a D1 Goblin. I thought starting with 4 Fighting/+2 Mace was pretty lucky! It often is good, but at the very start? I'd rather have those skills the other way around. Errr... I mean I'd rather have lots of Maces skill, at any rate. +2 is gr...

Sunday, 7th October 2018, 05:15

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Replies: 55

Views: 9230

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

I love wanderers generally, although sometimes you get a lousy mix to start it's true.

I was finally doing mostly well because of book and gear drops. Until I was silly enough to take one last peek at Louise and got Abyss'd from D:15. :lol:

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 19:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TrBe - Skills?

Replies: 6

Views: 980

Re: TrBe - Skills?

Everything Siegurt said. I peeked at your morgues a little, and these are some things I noticed: 1. Some games were better than others, but generally should not land in Lair with lots of potions and scrolls still unidentified. Especially potions. You once died with 4 potions of Agility still unknown...

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 17:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 722

Views: 130257

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

... When half of the pantheon decides to live in a breakaway shrine on D:9 , rather than joining the Temple. (There are no more altars under me - I was just going for symmetry there.) Granted it's not much worse than those big triangular vaults where you get 2 or 3 at a time in little rooms spread o...

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 15:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1474

Views: 226843

Re: I love it when...

Searing Ray keeps going and going! I did not realize this before.

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Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 06:49

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Replies: 55

Views: 9230

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

Scratched. (Thursday, not Tuesday. Knock on wood.)

:o

Stop getting me excited about not yet operative possibilities up there, sheesh. (Faker indeed.)

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 14:20

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges [Signups Closed]

Replies: 55

Views: 9230

Re: 0.22 Crawl Sudden Death Challenges

This is a brief reminder that CSDC starts this week. The old threads became places where people discussed their runs, so I'll start a thread per week (though I can't guarantee I'll be on time, the official site will automatically update with the week's challenge). Added to the website: "Cool P...

Sunday, 30th September 2018, 14:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: how to open doors

Replies: 9

Views: 1424

Re: how to open doors

Is everyone just being sarcastic here...

Or are all the "Wouldn't it be easier to just" followed by an awfully long number of steps?

Just saying!

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 21:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YaVP: KoWn^Oka (5)

Replies: 1

Views: 392

Re: YaVP: KoWn^Oka (5)

Notes and Tables. Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | loopi the Kobold Wanderer began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | loopi set off with: a +0 hand crossbow, 20 bolts, a +0 ring | mail, a ration 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 14/14 M...

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 21:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YaVP: KoWn^Oka (5)

Replies: 1

Views: 392

YaVP: KoWn^Oka (5)

Probably could have gone a bit further... But it took me a game with half a dozen manuals and multiple white crossbows, pearl dragon armor, and slaying galore to finally get a win with a kobold. :lol: Still no regular Blink spell! :evil: Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.22.1-1-ga44c0e56f4 (webtile...

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 05:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Do you realize that triple crossbow is better than any melee weapon even at 0 skill? Oh for heaven's sake, I didn't mean to start a thread. But that is getting ridiculous. I realize you have a lot of experience with the game and sometimes you make very informative, technical, insider sort of posts ...

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 01:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Oka makes the weapon much better as you are basically guaranteed to have ammo. It also makes it pretty likely you'll get some other white weapon with a specialty brand like elec, some other stat bonus you might happen to completely lack like Int, a resist or something useful like Blink long before ...

Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 15:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Well, typically I want to unwield stuff a lot because some other item has another brand, resist or EV that I want more to get through some particular situation.

Perhaps could add that I'm playing with Oka here, as usual.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 17:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The +8 orange crystal plate armour {Archmagi, Int+3 Clar} No, there' s not any " " to the name with more... I doubt this is going to happen but... Just out of curiosity, what sort of stats or training would a kobold need to use this for level say, 6 spells? Okay so it's a fixedart ... Jud...

Monday, 24th September 2018, 17:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I hate it when !acq has a "sense of humor..."

The +8 triple crossbow "Ketores" {velocity *Drain Fragile rPois Str+9}

I mean, without the Drain maybe... And it could still be an okay endgame weapon with Portal Projectile etc., but I usually want to switch stuff.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 17:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 487

Views: 100918

Re: Trove reporting

Ohhhh. There was one white ring still from that same D:10 Trove which for some silly reason, I was cautiously holding off on identifying. Probably because I was satisfied with the EV+Slay combo from 2 white rings already... BUT... Sometimes new and bigger is better? The ring "Beudedwy" {rF...

Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 18:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 487

Views: 100918

Re: Trove reporting

Trove on D:10 Unguarded Entry ticket: Lose all piety Central hall contained 2 wands of Digging, total of 18 charges 20 items to the sides, each behind a translucent rock wall tile The items as given: dig vault.jpg Took and identified these: Amulet of faith +7 rapier “Newtslayer” {venom rElec rF+} +3...

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 04:06

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: CPO is strange (off?) today

Replies: 4

Views: 699

Re: CPO is strange (off?) today

And I thought "ttl" meant total.

You learn something every day. Ha. :lol:

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 04:04

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: CPO is strange (off?) today

Replies: 4

Views: 699

Re: CPO is strange (off?) today

Yay! It's back on for me now.

:D

Thank you's!

Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 15:02

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: CPO is strange (off?) today

Replies: 4

Views: 699

CPO is strange (off?) today

I was on CPO much earlier today... I fell asleep, but it closed the game with a message like, "The server is shutting off. Your game has been saved!" Now, several hours later I'm trying again and I cannot even connect to the site. I can get to CAO or LLD as normal. Is there some ongoing ma...

Monday, 17th September 2018, 06:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 487

Views: 100918

Re: Trove reporting

Siegurt wrote:The +12 chopping would do more damage against orbs of fire and elec golems in your zot run at least.

Yeah, I'm carrying it around just in case...

And just ran into a Pan lord that was immune to about every element imaginable and susceptible to none, so it's already getting a bit of use!

Sunday, 16th September 2018, 14:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 487

Views: 100918

Re: Trove reporting

Trove on D:15 Ticket: +5 fire dragon scales (killed Xtahua for a +3, but finding the last couple enchants took Abyss scumming) Interesting because this character is trained up to exec axe. Sort of "meh, okay" at level 27 because the brands and stats aren't as generally exciting as the +9 e...

Tuesday, 28th August 2018, 13:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gnolls are pretty fun.

Replies: 3

Views: 781

Re: Gnolls are pretty fun.

Gnolls are also pretty awesome with Okawaru. You get to use a lot of larger weapons by Lair-Orc and really kick your way through with whatever is available. They are a bit slower with spells and invocations early on, as they're distributing all the training around. But it's true they have enough ski...

Monday, 27th August 2018, 23:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: killed by...in tournament

Replies: 8

Views: 1130

Re: killed by...in tournament

I might bookmark this for the next time people ask why I rarely use polymorph.

:lol:

Monday, 27th August 2018, 21:09

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thanks to everyone contributing to DCSS + the 0.22 tourney

Replies: 5

Views: 963

Re: Thanks to everyone contributing to DCSS + the 0.22 tourn

Well, I am still not all that great after years. Despite having browsed posts about speedruns and ideal all sorts of things, it doesn't come naturally to me... I'm kinda happy I managed the typical two wins within two weeks. :lol: I'm not even that much of a fan of this particular version theme, hon...

Saturday, 25th August 2018, 20:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

+7 executioner's axe of Agnosticism {speed, rF+ rN++}

Actually a Trog gift, so not sure quite how agnostic that is. Except in the non-casting sense.

Lovely, lovely speed. :D

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 18:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The +11 broad axe of Exquisite Torment {venom +Inv MR+++ MP+9 Dex-5}

"Torture is such a clumsy method of dealing with draconians, but I shall not be swayed from my course!" Rawr. Or something.

Actually pretty awesome for dispatching draconians from invisibility.

:evil:

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 16:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Late-game brands

Replies: 9

Views: 2091

Re: Late-game brands

I quite like Freezing although it isn't as generally viable by late game. In Zot and on the final orb run, freezing is very useful for Orbs of Fire (OOFs) in Zot, which are otherwise rather a pain to hit (although Earth magic/heavy physical works too). Anti-magic can help disrupt them from mutating ...

YaSD: TrWn^TSO {4}: Just when I was feeling all righteous!

Hubris of course. +12 gold dragon armor made the game terribly smooth. Thought I'd clear out Zot before messing with possible extended. Blundered into a teleport trap on Zot:4 and landed smack in the middle of slime vault. Tried to hold them off with lots of Fear scrolls while looking for exit and a...

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 23:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The ring of the Six Tables {rF+++, MR+ Dex-2 Slay+5}

(from a deep elf demonologist on Elf 3)

Whatever tables they are, I'm still rolling on!

And this after a white shadow dragon armor with rF++, but that was only a +0. :D

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 16:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2846

Views: 421741

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The +12 gold dragon scales of Moral Flaws {rPois rF+ rC+ Str+3}

(found on Elf 3)

Not especially original as armor goes, but hey it's +12 !

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 05:17

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: 0.22 Release and Tournament Info

Replies: 2

Views: 1801

Re: 0.22 Release and Tournament Info

I'll be looking for some company. I'm in Asia if that helps some one timezone-wise (including Oz perhaps?). I usually play in the evening, and probably a bit in the afternoon if I can. Typically I've won 1-2 games each tourney and racked up several level 1-2 banners. Would be open to teaming with so...

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 05:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Make stabbers great again!

Replies: 15

Views: 1775

Re: Make stabbers great again!

Spell augmented stabbing is pretty good imo, at least in the short game. Ensorcelled Hibernation can work wonderfully in Depths, and somewhat in Zot. I dunno about extended. Mephitic Cloud and Confuse or Confusing Touch are also quite strong if you have the aptitude/books to learn them early enough....
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