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Monday, 6th January 2020, 10:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Darkgrey bug

Replies: 3

Views: 912

Re: Darkgrey bug

But can anyone do it? I thought only maintainers could.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 20:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Darkgrey bug

Replies: 3

Views: 912

Darkgrey bug

I'm not sure where to post this. The problem is simple: when something is presented in darkgrey, the html tag is shown. Found 18 gold pieces, the ring "Joteinas" {MR++ Stlth-}, an uncursed quarterstaff and a cursed ring of protection from cold.</darkgrey> You enter the shallow water. Movin...

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: First Monster!

Replies: 3

Views: 918

Re: First Monster!

FYI: it was a DDFi, so he was able to survive. I didn’t even realize that the goblin had a elec dagger until it was almost too late.
Time to change my config to alert me about early mobs wielding elec weapons.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD:OPTm Chei

Replies: 10

Views: 1624

Re: YASD:OPTm Chei

Rule #1 of crawl survival: “I’m almost dead but let me try one more swing” is the best way to get you killed.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 08:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiFi of Okawaru, M&F gone wild

Replies: 3

Views: 1430

Re: MiFi of Okawaru, M&F gone wild

I'd choose guardian spirit because it's really good. With Oka you use your abilities before fights so you should be ok.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 11:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 16516

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Speaking of shafts: I was just shafted on D:3 to D:6. No tele scrolls, most potions not identified, got a bunch of wights and assorted mobs that surrounded me. RIP Being shafted in D:3 is as fun as having a goblin in D:1 with a dagger of elec or finding centaurs in D:2. I think I even found Orc prie...

Friday, 29th November 2019, 17:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 16516

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Just got *two* marks while on Orc: 2. This is new. The number of marks by exploration is way off. It's true that most of the time it doesn't make any difference. For instance, in my case it didn't because the first one was 3 squares from the stairs and the other one was after killing everything. But...

Friday, 29th November 2019, 16:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: First Monster!

Replies: 3

Views: 918

Re: First Monster!

petercordia wrote:Should have gone Naga / Mummy :lol:

Nope, that wasn't my char :)

Friday, 29th November 2019, 16:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: First Monster!

Replies: 3

Views: 918

First Monster!

D:1, first monster: a goblin with a +1 dagger of poison.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 21:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 16516

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

In case of shafting, maybe reducing the amount of shafting, probably the number of times the number of levels is 3 would be enough. For instance, having something like {1: 0.75, 2: 0.25 * 0.75, 3: 0.25 * 0.25} would be better. Some safeguards like not dropping to V: 5 or Zot: 5 would probably help a...

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 19:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 16516

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

About -Tele items: personally, I don't go out of my way to find one. But it is true that now I hold on to them while in the old days I avoided them. If someone is advocating they should be removed because their existence entices people to perform boring play to get them then the fix is probably to r...

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 08:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

Replies: 122

Views: 16516

Re: Poll: What do you think about shaft effects?

I know that there are at least two kinds of players in crawl: seasoned players, who are capable of surviving almost anything and regular players. Seasoned players are the elite, they relish danger, enjoy it and think these modifications are welcome because the “game is too easy”. They state that, wi...

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 22:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Killed by utter stupidity

Replies: 2

Views: 655

Re: Killed by utter stupidity

IMO the confirmation for attacking an ally should be different if it causes penance. I think it does now, at least in some cases (I've seen warnings for TSO penance when harming allies). If this isn't already happening for Oka it should be added for that god too. I'm not sure if it was different. I...

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 22:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Killed by utter stupidity

Replies: 2

Views: 655

Killed by utter stupidity

240 zhorgal the Covert (level 6, -1/52 HPs) Began as a Naga Artificer on Nov 26, 2019. Was an Initiate of Okawaru (penitent). Slain by a warg (6 damage) ... led by the fury of Okawaru ... on level 2 of the Dungeon. The game lasted 00:21:15 (3901 turns). So, I found an Orc Wizard with another orc. I...

Monday, 25th November 2019, 19:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Yet another shaft death ended streak of Nebukadnezar

Replies: 6

Views: 1073

Re: Yet another shaft death ended streak of Nebukadnezar

As an aside, I do dislike how Zot:5 interacts. If you have -Tele or amazing magic you can survive or avoid a tele trap into lungs, if not you need a specialized setup because you aren't teleporting back out with purple draconians/QS dragons around. I find this a pretty distasteful way to end a seve...

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 21:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

Replies: 8

Views: 1210

Re: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

What I meant is that I don't know how Qaz is implemented. I don't know if the character makes the noise, or if the noise happens at the characters location. I'm not even sure that would make any difference, but this is crawl, so you never know... I'd bet it's not the character. But I doubt it makes...

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 23:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: GnEE^Ash (my first Gn and Ash)

Replies: 2

Views: 696

Re: YAVP: GnEE^Ash (my first Gn and Ash)

There is a common misconception: you are only powerful if you can cast lvl 9 spells. That is simply not true! The main strength of a gnoll is being able to cast spells from many different schools! And Ash is one of the best gods for that. Besides, you can use any one handed weapon and a nice shield ...

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 22:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

Replies: 8

Views: 1210

Re: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

I like Qaz. I think I've won with him thrice, 2 online and 1 offline. But all were sturdy chars like HO or gargoyle.
I don't think Qaz is good with caster types though. Or is it?
Qaz is good with very high invo and amulet of faith.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 23:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

Replies: 8

Views: 1210

Re: YAVP: TrCj^Qaz, Weather Warning.

I hate these people who entice me with the siren song of Qaz.
A troll of Qaz, hmmmmm.
Damn you! ;-)

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 23:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: TeFe Geryon in Hell down.

Replies: 22

Views: 2623

Re: YASD: TeFe Geryon in Hell down.

CB and DD help a lot. I don't do Hells without them. Most people say that Pan should be done first and it is true. I personally love CB. I also use PoG, apportation and, depending on the char, lesser beckoning (e.g. statue formed chei).

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 12:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: earth+fire or just earth?

Replies: 3

Views: 691

Re: CIP: earth+fire or just earth?

The weirdest thing about your character is that +0 swamp dragon scales. This is a gargoyle with innate poison immunity. It is very hard to believe that that's the best body armour option available. True. The reason at the time was the compromise between AC and spell failure. I haven't looked into i...

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 12:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I play so slooowly

Replies: 14

Views: 2902

Re: I play so slooowly

My opinion is that I take a long amount of time without having a good win percentage to show for it. For instance, I only won 3 games in the tournament. And had some high level splats. So I am clearly not using all that time for taking good decisions.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 07:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: TeFe Geryon in Hell down.

Replies: 22

Views: 2623

Re: YASD: TeFe Geryon in Hell down.

Remember to use x -> v to examine mobs you don't know or don't recall what they do. You should have fled the second it appeared. You had freezing cloud and scrolls of fog. Did you spam freezing clouds on top of it? I think it's susceptible to cold. I wonder if you didn't have a lack of escape option...

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 22:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: earth+fire or just earth?

Replies: 3

Views: 691

CIP: earth+fire or just earth?

This char can learn LCS and shatter and concentrate on training earth. It already has Iron shot and, as far as I know, that's good enough even to kill OoF. On the other hand, I can learn ignition and lord knows it trivializes many fights. So, do I concentrate on earth? Or spread myself thin between ...

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 17:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I play so slooowly

Replies: 14

Views: 2902

Re: I play so slooowly

Personally, a large amount of my time is spent on spellcasters. I never know what spell to use. Your advice of taking a deep breath is key here. Most of my stupid deaths have to do with this. I've often wondered if I should just play simple combinations like MiBe until I have high streaks and then f...

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 14:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I play so slooowly

Replies: 14

Views: 2902

Re: I play so slooowly

I think I'm probaby playing too conservatively because I'm afraid of dying. Ironically, I think it actually gets me killed sometimes. I have the same problem! I either take a long time agonizing about what decision to take or I get bored and stupidly rush through a series of bad decisions and commi...

Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 11:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Tourny MiMo Weapon Tips

Replies: 9

Views: 1334

Re: CIP: Tourny MiMo Weapon Tips

Be careful with elf 3 though. It can be quite deadly. Hubris is your enemy.
Be prepared to flee if trouble arises.

Sunday, 14th July 2019, 00:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

Replies: 15

Views: 1902

Re: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

I had one game where I was shafted on D:1 and more than one where I was shafted and, on my way up, was shafted again!
These were all recent games.

Saturday, 13th July 2019, 12:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Countering grasping roots

Replies: 5

Views: 1334

Countering grasping roots

Hi,
I just died to Jogrun after he cast grasping roots. I didn't have a potion of cancellation. Would a potion of flight counter it after casting? Or should I have drank one immediately after seeing him?
The irony is that he was confused when I died.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 08:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

Replies: 6

Views: 1190

Re: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

About the branding scrolls, I think {antimagic} and {holy} (and {speed}?) brands were disabled because of divine gifts. Also, antimagic is not as useful as it sounds - often, you would be better off stopping the target casting spells by killing it more quickly with a damage brand. I've been glad to...

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 08:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

Replies: 15

Views: 1902

Re: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

Good luck next time!
Are shafts more common now? They seem to be.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 05:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

Replies: 15

Views: 1902

Re: CIP: HUWN. Should I go for first extended?

Where are the potions of heal wounds and mutation?
Is controlled blink around?
Right now you only have one scroll of blinking.

Sunday, 7th July 2019, 08:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: What spells should I learn?

Replies: 6

Views: 955

Re: CIP: What spells should I learn?

35044 | Swamp:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp 35993 | Swamp:1 | Learned a level 2 spell: Sublimation of Blood 36019 | Swamp:1 | Learned a level 5 spell: Bolt of Draining 36151 | Swamp:1 | Reached XP level 16. HP: 125/150 MP: 30/30 36611 | Swamp:2 | Reached skill level 16 in Fighting 36703 | Swamp:...

Sunday, 7th July 2019, 08:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: What spells should I learn?

Replies: 6

Views: 955

Re: CIP: What spells should I learn? => YAVP

Finished this but I'm still a bad player. Never used infestation, hardly ever used mana vipers, had trouble fighting OoF. OoD works but is somewhat erratic and as the orbs are quite fast, it is often useless because it's damage is far less at close range. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-475...

Saturday, 6th July 2019, 08:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

Replies: 6

Views: 1190

Re: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

Is this really true? When was this? What a waste of scrolls!

Friday, 5th July 2019, 21:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

Replies: 6

Views: 1190

Re: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

And here's the rest: 53836 | Elf:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Elven Halls 53895 | Elf:1 | Found Gaxeac's Distillery. 53903 | Elf:1 | Bought a potion of invisibility for 128 gold pieces 53903 | Elf:1 | Bought a potion of curing for 48 gold pieces 53903 | Elf:1 | Bought a potion of curing for 48 gold pi...

Friday, 5th July 2019, 21:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

Replies: 6

Views: 1190

YAVP: Noob bragging about easy combo

I'm not one of those players who is capable of playing with their eyes closed, in a very short amount of time or seemingly impossible combos. So, this is one of the easiest combos. I did the gauntlet (kudos to the devs, it's so much better than the labyrinth!) and the minotaur had two objects I used...

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 12:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: What spells should I learn?

Replies: 6

Views: 955

Re: CIP: What spells should I learn?

Learn Simulacrum. You can learn whatever else you like. With 15 shields, I would wear the large shield if the spell failure rate is bearable. A regular shield is also probably better than a buckler. I was using this buckler because of the resistances. Now that I am using Wyrmlance, I can substitute...

Thursday, 4th July 2019, 11:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: What spells should I learn?

Replies: 6

Views: 955

CIP: What spells should I learn?

Hi guys, This character has been lucky but I fear I am going all over the place. I was training shields because I had a +2 large shield of protection. Then I found a +2 buckler of resistance and decided to use that instead. I have been using a falchion of pain until I found Wyrmbane and decided to u...

Saturday, 29th June 2019, 09:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Newby advice for Minotaur Fighter

Replies: 25

Views: 3324

Re: Newby advice for Minotaur Fighter

Welcome to this great game! I too made the transition from Adom and never went back. I would advise you to go MiBe until you learn the ropes: ⋅  Pick Minotaur Berserker ⋅  I like axes but I would advise you to go maces to learn how to play since with axes a bad player like me ten...

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 09:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Auto inscribing

Replies: 1

Views: 624

Auto inscribing

Hi, Sometimes, when I press a key, it gets pressed twice (or I twich innvoluntarily without knowing). Is it possible to inscribe god powers automatically? I have inadvertedly berserked with trog or worse used potion petition without meaning to). I can manually inscribe the powers but sometimes I for...

Saturday, 14th July 2018, 07:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Cip: HOWn^Qaz{4} Too much Slay, too many choices.

Replies: 4

Views: 988

Re: Cip: HOWn^Qaz{4} Too much Slay, too many choices.

Is it me or you only have rC+?
In that case you can face very high level elementals and Qaz can remove your rC.
In your case, I wouldn't ditch a shield. You have blink and can evade the elementals.
In short dumping Qaz should work. maybe do it in the low levels of hell?

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 14:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 31

Views: 5517

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

But faith is not that much of a nobrainer. In all my winning chars, only one was wearing faith: the Qazlal worshipper. With Qaz I agree, it is a nobrainer. With others the most common amulets were spirit, regeneration, magic regeneration or reflection. That doesn’t mean much because I’m not much of ...

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 08:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 31

Views: 5517

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

Somewhat tangential: Should amulets be balanced against each other? It's not clear to me. What's the problem if they're unbalanced? The player is allowed to choose between all amulets they have, so that choice shouldn't be a no-brainer. While I can understand the rationale, if I want to use maces a...

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 19:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 31

Views: 5517

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

bel wrote:Faith is very strong, but it's strong for almost all characters.

Well, it depends on the god. Faith is very strong with some gods (e.g. Qazlal) useful with others (e.g. Trog) and kind of meh with others who don't use piety for anything worthwhile.

Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 19:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First 15 Rune Win!

Replies: 8

Views: 1639

Re: First 15 Rune Win!

Congratulations!

Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 11:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 547932

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

a - the +10 triple crossbow of Quantum Leap (weapon) {penet, rPois rF+++ Int+4 Dex-3} (You took it off an orc on level 2 of the Vaults) On a crossbow kobold. It dropped in Vaults:2, but unfortunately, got lost among the clutter. I found it only after my fifth rune, when I had some brand weapon scro...

Saturday, 9th June 2018, 09:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: GrEn^Oka, killed by hubris

Replies: 1

Views: 592

Re: YASD: GrEn^Oka, killed by hubris

I shall not fall to hubris Hubris is the mind-killer. Hubris is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my hubris. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where hubris has gone there will be nothing. O...

Saturday, 9th June 2018, 09:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: FIRST WIN

Replies: 2

Views: 728

Re: FIRST WIN

Congratulations.
My first win was a 3 rune BaBe. Nice. Now you can try extsded.

Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Worst. Orb. Run. Ever!

Replies: 1

Views: 650

Worst. Orb. Run. Ever!

This was my worst orb run ever. More than once, I thought I was going to bite the bullet. It was brutal. Pan lords left and right and very nasty ones at that. It started in Zot with *both* lungs protected by zot traps. One had a zot trap followed by a permanent teleport one. I cleared the lungs, too...
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