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Today, 05:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Wand simplification happy dance

Replies: 7

Views: 165

Re: Wand simplification happy dance

Looks like some weak wands got removed, too. Overall, a very welcome change!

Today, 05:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Confusedly removedness

Replies: 3

Views: 130

Re: Confusedly removedness

Every wand that gets removed is a good wand.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 07:21

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Change to bucklers

Replies: 11

Views: 319

Re: Change to bucklers

duvessa wrote:shields penalize accuracy too

By the time you can confidently swing a 2H-weapon, no, they don't.

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 08:08

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Id: Think of the Gnolls!

Replies: 11

Views: 825

Re: Id: Think of the Gnolls!

Oops, I didn't read carefully enough. Where you said randarts/fixedarts, I read unrands/fixedarts. My bad. Randarts are not identified.

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 08:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP 15 rune Gargoyle

Replies: 4

Views: 161

Re: CIP 15 rune Gargoyle

I prefer Pan before Hell, but there are other opinions out there. And I haven't been to Pan since the bug was fixed that placed an exit to Abyss on every Pan level. Not your problem with 16.1.

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 07:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lair:5 instakill to some wall?? no warning?

Replies: 14

Views: 562

Re: Lair:5 instakill to some wall?? no warning?

From what I understand, butchering a corpse to whatever number of chunks was shortened to just 1 turn some versions ago. So the first wiki-entry is outdated, and the second has it right. This is apparently not the reason that has caused this death, in version 20.1.

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 07:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

Replies: 16

Views: 508

Re: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

On a related note, if 99% of the time, any given character who could wear robes should ditch folly, then folly needs to be reworked (two pips of negative MR is obviously far too much) or removed. Disagree. There is stuff that is bad 100% of the time, and no-one thinks about tweaking them. Just cons...

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 18:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Id: Think of the Gnolls!

Replies: 11

Views: 825

Re: Id: Think of the Gnolls!

But randarts/fixedarts are always idenitified. Do you want to change that, or do I misunderstand you?
My thanks go to everything else you say - sounds like a good solution!

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 18:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

Replies: 16

Views: 508

Re: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

One other consideration: Archmagi may serve as 50% INT only from the perspective of spellpower. But Folly leaves you with a net-loss of real INT, which translates into higher failure rates and more severe spell hunger. Maybe the spell hunger doesn't matter to you, because you have plenty of food bey...

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 18:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

Replies: 16

Views: 508

Re: Spriggan AE - fashion advice needed

Spriggans are notorious for having spellpower problems, but not your particular Spriggan, so you would not really need Folly. But I agree with all the others that your high base MR makes it very worthwile to use it in this case. Keep your small hands off Majin-Bo - you don't have enough HP to surviv...

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 18:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP 15 rune Gargoyle

Replies: 4

Views: 161

Re: CIP 15 rune Gargoyle

Still playing 16.1? Grow up, man!
You desperately need more INT. Your spellpower is lacking somewhat, and if you want to survive the other post-endgame places, you need to ramp that up. My rule of thumb is not to use any level-9 spells without at least 30 INT.

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 18:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Cerebov suicide

Replies: 2

Views: 233

Re: Cerebov suicide

He is know to have a strong death wish. He repeatedly killed himself in front of my protagonists by drowning himself in Lava, after expiration of a Tornado. I once left a note to that effect on the Wiki.

Monday, 13th November 2017, 13:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Show $ Somewhere in Main Screen

Replies: 5

Views: 323

Re: Show $ Somewhere in Main Screen

No. it is indeed gone, and I hate it that I have to click or type a few things in order to find out. The $ was replaced with the noise bar. Apparently there is only so much space on the screen.

Monday, 13th November 2017, 13:44

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Fortnightly Conduct Run #2 - Octopode^Uskayaw

Replies: 4

Views: 280

Re: Fortnightly Conduct Run #2 - Octopode^Uskayaw

Same for me - I tried a few octopodes, but none of them had very long legs, even when I dropped more and more of the bonus-points conditions. Nothing worth posting here.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 08:18

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Hypertext manual?

Replies: 6

Views: 238

Re: Hypertext manual?

I guess it's like indexing a book. It looks great when it is done, but nobody wants to do it.

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 06:22

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Arboriform breath attacks

Replies: 5

Views: 483

Re: Arboriform breath attacks

If you ever parked your car under a lime tree, you'd know that trees can spit poison...

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 06:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GrFi - Blasted in Dis AFTER killing Dispater

Replies: 2

Views: 143

Re: YASD - GrFi - Blasted in Dis AFTER killing Dispater

Dying after killing Dispater happened to me at least once. You tend to be low on HP when you are done with him, so anything can happen - and the exits to safety are far away. Don't feel bad about it.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 16:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Will this upset TSO?

Replies: 6

Views: 446

Re: Will this upset TSO?

IIRC, only what you are doing bothered/bothers TSO.

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 05:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YASD : NaTm^Cheibriados, the Cheimorpher

Replies: 10

Views: 347

Re: CIP : NaTm^Cheibriados, the Cheimorpher

I would either buy the randart book for passwall (nice escape for a slow guy) and dragon form, or save some more money for the UC manual. You can forget about the book of the warp for a 3-rune game, but if you want to go further, controlled blink will become very important for you. But by that time ...

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 07:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YASD : NaTm^Cheibriados, the Cheimorpher

Replies: 10

Views: 347

Re: CIP : NaTm^Cheibriados, the Cheimorpher

I had many Chei characters go down in Lair because of hybris. You feel invincible until, all of a sudden, a pack of death yaks surround you and chew through your mediocre AC in no time at all. My advice: ID that wand of digging, stay close to the walls in your initial exploration of a level, and dig...

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 07:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP/Extended Questions (GrEE)

Replies: 1

Views: 114

Re: YAVP/Extended Questions (GrEE)

If not for these malmutations, your character certainly looked strong - you had good stats, good spell power, and excellent gargoyle defenses. For your next run you might want to consider Vehumet instead of Kiku. Kiku provides less to a gargoyle than to other species, as you already have some rN and...

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 06:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Will this upset TSO?

Replies: 6

Views: 446

Re: Will this upset TSO?

Yes, in 16.1 he still hates poison.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 06:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

Replies: 19

Views: 701

Re: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

Do you have, like...an example of this happening? Anywhere? Try this: https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20431&view=next - That was mainly you. There is a lot more of it here: https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23753&start=0 - mostly by others. Rece...

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 10:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for my lvl 27 Hill Orc Heretic

Replies: 8

Views: 383

Re: Advice for my lvl 27 Hill Orc Heretic

Does Zin allow the use of draining weapons?

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 05:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

Replies: 19

Views: 701

Re: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

don't worry about summons stealing XP. That is not a problem This attitude is somewhat inconsistent with the almost anal condemnation of multiple-skill training by optimal players on this forum. How can you be so maniacally worried about missing a breakpoint by a few dozen turns when at the same ti...

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 05:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hepl & Conjure Flame

Replies: 3

Views: 264

Re: Hepl & Conjure Flame

That's what you get from playing with allies.

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 20:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why version 0.xx?

Replies: 4

Views: 355

Re: Why version 0.xx?

Naah, sorry, listing 55.000+ commits does not answer my question. Commits for what? Developers have been doing that for many years now - making steady progress, to be sure, but as it seems always directed at the next 0.xx release. Now, if you tell me that the developers indeed have not given up on t...

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 07:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why version 0.xx?

Replies: 4

Views: 355

Why version 0.xx?

Here's a question to the developers: Crawl is now at version 0.20, and we are all happily testing 0.21. Why do we still have the embarrassing '0.' defiling our version numbers? If I am not mistaken, '0.' implies in developer-speak that the current version is still not quite good enough to grace it w...

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 07:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Spell school enhancers missing

Replies: 6

Views: 341

Re: Spell school enhancers missing

duvessa wrote:There are no enhancer randart properties and there never have been.

I think I have seen randart rings with Fire or Ice spell enhancers, but I guess that then must have been their base property, and that's why they don't count here, right?

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 07:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] DsVM ^Veh - just wanted to show-off....

Replies: 11

Views: 367

Re: [CiP] DsVM ^Veh - just wanted to show-off....

torrenera wrote:Now I'm only expecting to horribly die from something stupid, like an Ogre.
^^

Yeah, that's what usually happens, at least to me. Let us know!

Thursday, 26th October 2017, 14:03

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Fortnightly Conduct Run - Troll Caster

Replies: 11

Views: 455

Re: Fortnightly Conduct Run - Troll Caster

The game recommends EE for trolls, but your above conduct does not mention it. Do you mean that you don't want us to run as EE?

Thursday, 26th October 2017, 13:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Non-flying scarabs

Replies: 15

Views: 548

Re: Non-flying scarabs

NhorianScum wrote:Shatter is pretty good in extended if you're not filled with the senseless urge to kill all the things.

Not senseless. Only what I kill gives me experience. Only experience makes me grow. I want to grow even in the extended game.

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 13:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Non-flying scarabs

Replies: 15

Views: 548

Re: Non-flying scarabs

It is also mirrored by the fact that Tornado is more effective against flying monsters. I don't think this is true. By the way Tornado mades things fly so it would be more effective against everything by itself. Looks like you are right about this. Don't know where I got this idea. Sorry. I still b...

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 11:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Non-flying scarabs

Replies: 15

Views: 548

Re: Non-flying scarabs

Flavourwise, imagine yourself in an earthquake with both feet on the ground, and then in a flying helicopter. In terms of game design, it is the balancing element analogous to fire resistance vs. Firestorm and cold resistance vs. Glaciate. It is also mirrored by the fact that Tornado is more effecti...

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 08:45

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Non-flying scarabs

Replies: 15

Views: 548

Re: Non-flying scarabs

I think Lavandula is particularly interested in the ally-version of scarabs. Flying would make them way cool. But, as NhorianScum pointed out, there are also enemy scarabs, mostly in the Tomb. A popular way to deal with the Tomb is Shattering the place to rubble, including its scarabs. Already now b...

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 06:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: 77 characters later YAVP: MuWn of Ru

Replies: 20

Views: 836

Re: CIP: MuWn of Ru

Reptisaurus wrote:Obviously winning two in a row was a fluke, but I kind of want to try a three-peat with Chei or Xom. Try it with actually bad Gods.

Then you shouldn't use Chei.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 12:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Refine Stairdancing Punishment

Replies: 8

Views: 674

Re: Refine Stairdancing Punishment

duvessa wrote:I'd just remove the special case and always multiply time taken by 3/2.

Doesn't that mean that you make the situation that OP complains about the standard, that is creating more opportunities for unavoidable death? That would not be very popular.

Monday, 23rd October 2017, 13:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Non-flying scarabs

Replies: 15

Views: 548

Re: Non-flying scarabs

There should be a flavour-related reason for them not to fly. Scarabs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarabaeus_sacer) are dung beetles, and if they are actually able to fly at some stage (I don't know), they rarely do.

Saturday, 21st October 2017, 21:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - VpEn - handling late game

Replies: 13

Views: 505

Re: CIP - VpEn - handling late game

On stabbing TRJ: It is possible (I did it recently), but even in its death-squiggle it releases a ton of minor jellies that can easily surround you. You need to be prepared to deal with them.

Friday, 20th October 2017, 07:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God: Geroth, God of Beasts

Replies: 4

Views: 294

Re: New God: Geroth, God of Beasts

If there is one thing this game doesn't need at all, it's another God forcing allies on you.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 07:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] GnWr, damn I love the Gnolls!

Replies: 3

Views: 228

Re: [CiP] GnWr, damn I love the Gnolls!

Now that you dropped the glaive, I would use a shield. Most of your other randart weapons are one-handed, so you would benefit from the extra protection.

Saturday, 14th October 2017, 06:56

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Replies: 198

Views: 11999

Re: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

svendre wrote:I don't see the point in putting points into INT now if it's not going to pay off in level 9's before the end of the game, or if that means I'd have to wear some weak armour to do it.

The obvious solution to that is, of course, Comrade Chei.

Friday, 13th October 2017, 06:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Replies: 198

Views: 11999

Re: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Just downloaded the most recent build, and it looks like the devs are still tweaking the species. Invocations is now +9, and all magic schools (except Spellcasting) are now +6. The rest is still at +8. I guess we had it coming.

Thursday, 12th October 2017, 20:05

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Replies: 198

Views: 11999

Re: Bultungin/Gnoll Feedback

Completed my first Gnoll 15-runer, with a Ziggurat. Just before finishing, I maxed out all 31 skills: Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.21-a0-316-g7453ecb (tiles) character file. 12546321 Majang the Conqueror (level 27, 238/238 HPs) Began as a Gnoll Fighter on Oct 5, 2017. Was the Champion of Cheib...

Thursday, 12th October 2017, 11:27

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: One weird trick to make pandemonium faster

Replies: 7

Views: 723

Re: One weird trick to make pandemonium faster

I mean, ok, the difficulty after that may drastically increase if the runes were stolen due the Lords' chasing, but I still don't get it, it wasn't better to keep the slog reduced also after you actually finished with that place? The way I understand it is you don't have to slog around too long. Ex...

Thursday, 12th October 2017, 05:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Kryia's mail coat

Replies: 9

Views: 674

Re: Kryia's mail coat

Maxwell's patent armour takes away some of your mobility with -Tele (and your spells, but the -Cast is a lot less interesting than the -Tele imo). I would generally agree with you here, but the arrival of Gnolls has made the -Cast ego more interesting. My Gnoll was badly mutated (couldn't find many...

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 20:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Rule of thumb- Hells or Pan?

Replies: 22

Views: 827

Re: Rule of thumb- Hells or Pan?

Arrrgh, I really shouldn't have told you...

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 18:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DEFE of Sif Muna - My first 15 rune victory!

Replies: 4

Views: 190

Re: YAVP: DEFE of Sif Muna - My first 15 rune victory!

But you did the right thing in Zig, using Death's Door. That's what it is for.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 18:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I had a few questions

Replies: 33

Views: 667

Re: I had a few questions

I agree. Having permanent see invisible and corona helps with melee characters, and there are enough undead and imps even in the early game to gain some benefit from HP/MP recovery, although that matters less.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 17:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Rule of thumb- Hells or Pan?

Replies: 22

Views: 827

Re: Rule of thumb- Hells or Pan?

It turns out I was wrong when I said that most levels of Pan have an exit through the Abyss. It's all of them. I chased my poor little gnoll through 15 levels so far, and every single one of them had an Abyss portal. If that has not been the case in the old days, it probably must have changed to tha...
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