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Friday, 8th May 2020, 17:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Can a melee fighter defeat the Tomb?

Replies: 16

Views: 2546

Re: Can a melee fighter defeat the Tomb?

Out of my only two 15 rune wins, both have been melee characters. One was Deep Dwarf with Makhleb. Obviously, Makhlebs main thing is health gain on kills. It's super useful. The other was a Minotaur with TSO. Both gods give strong summoned allies. TSO has a nice AoE ability. Also, I never went full ...

Saturday, 18th April 2020, 14:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What's the strategy for extended spellcaster (MuFE of Gozag)

Replies: 14

Views: 2438

What's the strategy for extended spellcaster (MuFE of Gozag)

I've never went past 5 runes with a spellcaster, my only 15 rune wins/attempts have been with melee type characters. I've currently got a Mummy fire elementalist of Gozag going and I plan to go extended, but I'm totally unfamiliar with high level spells and how spellcasters deal with late-game threa...

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 15:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stat upgrades on hybrids

Replies: 24

Views: 3537

Re: Stat upgrades on hybrids

4Hooves2Appendages wrote:Better heuristics that don't require spreadsheets are of course welcome!

Game mechanics that aren't completely obscure are also welcome.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 12:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stat upgrades on hybrids

Replies: 24

Views: 3537

Re: Stat upgrades on hybrids

Magipi wrote:You will likely have all the Str you'll need

How do you determine how much of a stat is "all you'll need".

Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 07:25

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Items scattering

Replies: 20

Views: 2889

Re: Items scattering

Why not implement a loot filter like the ones you see in games such as Path of Exile? You choose which items (and categories of items) you want shown, others are hidden and accessible only with a separate command. That way, if you set up a loot filter properly, if you see an item on the ground, ther...

Friday, 18th October 2019, 16:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Food suggestion

Replies: 31

Views: 3415

Re: Food suggestion

Anything that alleviates inventory management is a step forward in my book.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 17:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: As a new player, dungeon feels too long

Replies: 42

Views: 6997

Re: As a new player, dungeon feels too long

I'm gonna argue that a good permadeath game NEEDS to be long. In a game like Spelunky, I don't care if I die because an entire run is 30-45 minutes long. If I die, I can restart and get back again to where I died very quickly. I don't mind taking risks because I don't have a lot to lose. But if I in...

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 17:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Some pointers to a new player

Replies: 8

Views: 1749

Re: Some pointers to a new player

1. Any kind of weapon can win you the game, especially 3-rune. Only reason to choose one over the other is if you find a really exceptional artefact weapon you want to use. 3. Only if you're close to the skill level required for removing the penalty. 4. Evocations are fantastic and many evocable ite...

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 12:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: engorged

Replies: 13

Views: 2235

Re: engorged

There are a few main reasons why food exists in the game. 1. To introduce a soft timer into the game. The clock is slowly ticking, and when you run out of food, you die. 2. To limit overuse of spells and abilities (like berserk) The food is not there because it's realistic for living beings to requi...

Friday, 29th March 2019, 16:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why can I select a skill to train at 27?

Replies: 3

Views: 1105

Why can I select a skill to train at 27?

My skill is at lvl 27, I can still select it to train it. What's going on here? I'm playing on trunk online.

https://imgur.com/a/DdZxsZD

Tuesday, 26th March 2019, 16:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for melee extended

Replies: 11

Views: 1984

Re: Advice for melee extended

I am not sure how to approach this as a pure melee char like this. You don't approach it as a pure melee char. Having a ranged option is super useful. I usually go for throwing, or if I find a good sling, I go for slings. Without ranged attacks, in the best case scenario you're just wasting turns w...

Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 16:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Factors in 3rd rune choice

Replies: 30

Views: 3745

Re: Factors in 3rd rune choice

So far, I've won with various melee builds, a couple of ranged builds and a Spriggan Enchanter (i.e. stabber), so no dedicated casters. In all cases, I've found Vaults to be the easiest 3rd rune to get. Vault has the most amount of "normal" monsters, i.e. ones that don't inflict special ef...

Sunday, 10th March 2019, 19:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Is this supposed to be fun?

Replies: 46

Views: 7471

Re: Is this supposed to be fun?

The issue here is that there are a ton of no damage hits and a ton of misses. Did any of you play Morrowind? That game is notorious for its combat system and this imp situation reminded me of exactly that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNXYrAkUntU Having your character do an action in a video game...

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 20:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Is this supposed to be fun?

Replies: 46

Views: 7471

Is this supposed to be fun?

I'm all up for skill checks and dice rolls, but this is utterly ridiculous: The crimson imp is too close now for your liking. A crimson imp is nearby! _The crimson imp hits you. You hit the crimson imp. The crimson imp is moderately wounded. The crimson imp hits you. _The crimson imp hits you but do...

Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 15:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Why isn't DD ability just a regeneration rate?

Replies: 33

Views: 4913

Re: Why isn't DD ability just a regeneration rate?

This game doesn't have a difficulty setting. You pick your difficulty by picking your race, in some sense.

It's fine if some races are more powerful than others. Nothing needs to be changed about Deep Dwarves IMO.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 06:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trog vs. Okawaru

Replies: 65

Views: 9308

Re: Trog vs. Okawaru

Why use Okawaru? He is simple to play with. Great god for someone's first 3-rune win. His abilities are simply boosts to your fighting potential, so even the most newbiest of players can understand and successfully utilize the powers. He can gift great weapons and armor. I've had games where I've go...

Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 16:45

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Replies: 99

Views: 13337

Re: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Exactly opposite is true. Instead of using rings of slaying/AC/EV/Str/Dex new players choose extra rF+ and rC+ because they see that their resistances are not maxed yet. As a casual player who occasionally plays on weekends and doesn't want to scrounge wiki articles in search for damage calculation...

Sunday, 3rd February 2019, 08:26

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Replies: 99

Views: 13337

Re: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

"Players don't know what a particular game mechanic does, so let's remove the game mechanic". Is this for real? Clarity is one of the most important aspects of game design, and often that means paring things down from where you started to communicate more efficiently. And how does going f...

Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 08:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Replies: 99

Views: 13337

Re: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

rF+++ and rC+++ gives only a minor advantage over rF++ and rC++ while new players use bad items trying to reach the 3rd pips. THAT'S your solution? What am I reading here? This must be the stupidest game design suggestion I've ever read on a video game forum. "Players don't know what a particu...

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 16:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How can I deal with this hydra?

Replies: 13

Views: 2184

Re: How can I deal with this hydra?

I've been enjoying my first game of DCSS (playing as a minotaur fighter), and with the help of Ultraviolent4's guide I've just entered the Lair. The Lair entrance was located on D:11, and I've cleared D:1 to D:11. Shortly after entering the lair, I've spotted an eight headed hydra. I've been using ...

Saturday, 3rd November 2018, 08:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestion: Make ID scrolls much rarer

Replies: 29

Views: 4407

Re: Suggestion: Make ID scrolls much rarer

Adding more luck based elements / dice rolls is never a step forward in game design.

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 06:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bug in Labyrinth? a stash with translucent stone walls

Replies: 20

Views: 4240

Re: Bug in Labyrinth? a stash with translucent stone walls

Aren't you all overthinking this too much?

Isn't this just one of those hand-crafted areas put there purely for a bit of flavor (like a teaser of some sort) and not meant as something you should actually be able to reach?

Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 14:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New Crawl players will never get to experience...

Replies: 57

Views: 10382

Re: New Crawl players will never get to experience...

Tedium of sacrificing corpses to a god.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 16:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: "Scoring" page and tournament games

Replies: 1

Views: 669

"Scoring" page and tournament games

Why doesn't the "Scoring" page show games played during the tournament? http://crawl.akrasiac.org/scoring/players/scuka.html My page shows 4 wins total, but I've won 3 games during the recent tournament in the 0.22 version, which makes it 7 in total, yet these games are not shown on my pag...

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 08:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Classify backgrounds into difficulty

Replies: 54

Views: 8623

Re: Classify backgrounds into difficulty

Does it really matter which background is stronger or weaker in the first 3-4 levels of the dungeon? If you die that early, who cares? You start a new game and in 3 minutes you're back where you died.

Saturday, 4th August 2018, 08:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: help

Replies: 9

Views: 1648

Re: help

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.21.1 (tiles) character file. zdzicho the Warrior (Minotaur Fighter) Turns: 17930, Time: 00:38:33 Health: 10/140 AC: 36 Str: 24 XL: 14 Next: 78% Magic: 10/21 EV: 13 Int: 9 God: the Shining One [*****.] Gold: 1504 SH: 18 Dex: 16 Spells: 13/13 levels left rFire + . ....

Saturday, 30th June 2018, 05:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hard mode idea

Replies: 3

Views: 1333

Re: Hard mode idea

Simply do not use stairs just as you described it. Your problem is solved.


IMO there's no need for different game modes. If you want harder difficulty, pick a harder race/god/class.

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 17:56

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Am I the only one who gets disorientated in Shoals?

Replies: 4

Views: 1212

Am I the only one who gets disorientated in Shoals?

I was wondering, are there any plans of redesigning the graphics in Shoals? There's something about the choice of colors and graphics that makes it very confusing and difficult to see what's going on on the screen. Often times it takes me several seconds just locate an enemy on the screen. What do y...

Saturday, 12th May 2018, 10:12

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Periodic freezing on my PC - Crawl Online

Replies: 1

Views: 651

Periodic freezing on my PC - Crawl Online

I have a problem with Dungon Crawl Online. On my laptop, the game runs fine. On my desktop PC the game runs smoothly for about 15 seconds or so, then it freezes for 5 seconds, then runs fine again for about 15 seconds, then freezes for 5 seconds, and so on. Both my laptop and my PC have the same Int...

Sunday, 3rd December 2017, 19:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Drop rates still need a some tweaking

Replies: 20

Views: 3016

Drop rates still need a some tweaking

So, I've just finished playing a Centaur Hunter a few minutes ago. Cleared the Dungeon down to D:11, went down to Lair:6 where I quit the game out of boredom and dissapontment in game design. By the time I reached Lair:6, there were total of 4 ranged weapons existing in my game. One was the bow I st...

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 16:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

Replies: 31

Views: 5863

Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

What's the point of this game mechanic where you can randomly fall through 3 floors? It mostly happens in the early game, where there's a huge spike in difficulty level between several floors. Also, that's the time when you still don't have the tools you would otherwise have to get out of an unexpec...

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 11:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Was stealth buffed?

Replies: 25

Views: 3614

Re: Was stealth buffed?

Stealth allows you to have a better control over which enemies are gonna agro.
You can separate groups of enemies into managable chunks more easily. They don't have to be asleep. It's enough that they're walking around with a question mark-

Monday, 6th March 2017, 17:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: {Beginner Question] Identifying Scrolls and Potions

Replies: 14

Views: 2482

Re: {Beginner Question] Identifying Scrolls and Potions

1) I wait until my stack of scrolls builds up so it becomes obvious which one's are PROBABLY Identify or Remove Curse scrolls. At that point I also start equipping unindentified equipment, so if some of them are cursed, my Remove Curse doesn't go to waste. 2) After i find my Identify scroll, I start...

Saturday, 10th December 2016, 16:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Weapon damage

Replies: 5

Views: 1183

Weapon damage

How do you calculate, or at least estimate the amount of damage per turn of your weapon for comparison purposes? For example, you've got a +2 mace of flaming, a +1 flail and a +0 morning star. How do you determine which is the best weapon to use? I'm always having trouble deciding whether it is bett...

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