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Saturday, 23rd July 2022, 18:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD Robin with Quicksilver Wand

Replies: 1

Views: 207

Re: YASD Robin with Quicksilver Wand

And now Natasha killed me on D2 with a brandnew Wand of Roots. The recent trunk update makes it sound as if bad wands in young hands are a thing of the past. But now it seems as if any low-level unique may be one shot away from killing you.

Thursday, 14th July 2022, 02:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD Robin with Quicksilver Wand

Replies: 1

Views: 207

YASD Robin with Quicksilver Wand

Robin just killed me on D2 with a quicksilver wand - how am I supposed to prevent against that? Reminds me of Ijyb with his/her nasty Wand of Acid...

Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 06:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD? Probably

Replies: 3

Views: 184

Re: YASD? Probably

zdzichorowerzysta wrote:Can't invoke - am silenced

Right, that was silly advice. Sorry for the end of that run - it's always frustrating when it happens so close to the Orb. Good luck next time!

Tuesday, 5th July 2022, 22:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD? Probably

Replies: 3

Views: 184

Re: YASD? Probably

If you get out of this, I definitely will want to know how you did. I don't see what you can still do to prevent your death in the next move. What I would try (without any hope) is to kill the dragon with Major Destruction, which would give you some HP from Makhleb, and then try to get to the Telepo...

Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 12:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter

Replies: 6

Views: 768

Re: Spriggan Enchanter

You can use steam dragon armour without any armour skill. If you can fully enchant it, you'll have considerable protection.

Friday, 6th May 2022, 10:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Reworking Sandblast

Replies: 4

Views: 734

Re: Reworking Sandblast

And as far as I know, there's no other spell that does different damage based on the distance to target, so it's unique too! Chain lightning, at least, also scales its damage with distance to target, but this spell is on the other end of the spectrum from sandblast on so many levels, that this one ...

Saturday, 16th April 2022, 10:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Not fond of the Trunk launcher changes.

Replies: 4

Views: 910

Re: Not fond of the Trunk launcher changes.

"I prefer" and "zero attraction" do not exactly move a discussion forward. At least they don't help your opinion being heard. Can you add a little bit more substance to it, so that we can engage with your contribution?

Monday, 14th March 2022, 08:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Replies: 6

Views: 1246

Re: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Yes, Nebbu's experience is exactly what happened to me here. And it really sucks. I guess I still could have saved myself by reading a scroll of teleportation before grabbing the Orb, because I survived surprisingly long afterwards, given the opposition. But then who knows where this teleport would ...

Thursday, 10th February 2022, 07:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Replies: 6

Views: 1246

Re: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

On the plus side - being able to grab the Orb so quickly gave me the third-level "Graceful" banner of the tournament - something I would have always thought to be out of reach with my playstyle.

Wednesday, 9th February 2022, 12:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Trove reporting

Replies: 508

Views: 212864

Re: Trove reporting

mopl wrote:Guess what ? I'm playing Op !!

That find turns you into an extremely powerful glass cannon - I guess you would have hoped for a few more pips of AC in the stash.

Tuesday, 8th February 2022, 15:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Replies: 6

Views: 1246

YASD: Teleport trap on entry stair of Z5

Just lost a very promising MiBe (converted to TSO), because my first step down into Z5 brought me two tiles away from the Orb of Zot - is it right to have a teleport trap right on the arriving stairs? Well, I thought I grab the Orb and teleport away, but I only got as far as grabbing the Orb. Then I...

Monday, 7th February 2022, 09:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: stealth checks megapost

Replies: 3

Views: 1948

Re: stealth checks megapost

Thanks for this information, which is extremely helpful. It somewhat confirms that accumulating masses of Stealth pips is quite a trap that makes the cloak-and-dagger stabber so untenable as a strategy in dcss. You can have a bloodless Vampire with full Dith piety and insane Dexterity and Stealth ma...

Friday, 4th February 2022, 16:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: In case you still think Fulm Prism sucks...

Replies: 51

Views: 37472

Re: In case you still think Fulm Prism sucks...

I like that it has a fixed range - you know exactly what tile gets hit and what doesn't - which is very different from many other area-of-effect spells.

Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 20:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2873

Views: 1611604

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

n - the ring of Seriskef (left hand) {rF+ rN+ Int+6 Slay+5} (You found it on level 3 of the Dungeon) [ring of intelligence] Int: It affects your intelligence (+6). Slay: It affects your accuracy & damage with ranged weapons and melee (+5). rF: It protects you from fire. rN: It protects you from...

Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 08:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Help, I'm running out of stones

Replies: 2

Views: 1309

Re: Help, I'm running out of stones

Do stones really qualify as throwing ammunition? They are badly needed for the Sandblast spell, and have been rare enough already in the early game. In any case, so far I can't confirm that abundance of stones has gone down in my games.

Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 08:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are nagas still good with shields?

Replies: 10

Views: 1746

Re: Are nagas still good with shields?

Now what does all this mean for shields and magic? Do I also have to go up to 27 to remove all interference with the success rate?

Monday, 24th January 2022, 08:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are nagas still good with shields?

Replies: 10

Views: 1746

Re: Are nagas still good with shields?

Not that I have an answer. In fact, I'm still struggling to understand what the shield change really does. Can someone elucidate here, not just wrt Nagas?

Friday, 14th January 2022, 13:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (21/21.5?): movie-length Delver special!

Replies: 121

Views: 36882

Re: Road to greatfelid (21/21.5?): movie-length Delver speci

sanka wrote:Tavern wisdom is that level 9 spells are sometimes useful with Vehumet (in a 3 rune game), but Vehumet is a weak god, so overall they are considered to be on the weak side.

Everything you just said is wrong. (Star-Wars Wisdom)

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 12:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Djinni vs MP recovery

Replies: 6

Views: 1607

Re: Djinni vs MP recovery

For them, MP doesn't exist, they spend HP instead of MP, and therefore no game mechanic that involves MP is relevant for them. This is self-evidently false. They do interact with mechanics that involve MP, including but not limited to spellcasting, invocations, Portal Projectile, and gloves of infu...

Thursday, 6th January 2022, 08:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Djinni vs MP recovery

Replies: 6

Views: 1607

Re: Djinni vs MP recovery

You are missing the point of Dj as a species: For them, MP doesn't exist, they spend HP instead of MP, and therefore no game mechanic that involves MP is relevant for them. That is how they are designed and defined. Your suggestion would certainly make playing a Dj easier, but it would completely ov...

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 16:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Dj Spell Rework

Replies: 9

Views: 1883

Re: Dj Spell Rework

What's wrong with hailstorm? It is actually quite powerful, particularly if you have it together with IMB, which you will when you start out as a conjurer.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 12:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Running out of projectile ammo irritates me. Infinite ammo?

Replies: 9

Views: 2054

Re: Running out of projectile ammo irritates me. Infinite a

blueeyedlion wrote:It's not realistic

That in itself wouldn't be a valid argument in a game that features flying pigs, among other things.

Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 11:21

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Poor sticky flame

Replies: 4

Views: 1566

Re: Poor sticky flame

You are comparing apples with oranges. Sticky flame applies damage over time, whereas airstrike applies all damage in one not-so-fell swoop, depending on the dungeon layout. There is no way to come up with a formula for all level-four spells that uniformly applies the same damage, because these spel...

Monday, 3rd January 2022, 10:56

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Dj Spell Rework

Replies: 9

Views: 1883

Re: Dj Spell Rework

There is no connection whatsoever between optimal play and re-start. By re-starting each game that doesn't go as you expect, you lose. You pile a big load of manure over your win-rate. That says it all.

Monday, 3rd January 2022, 07:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Poor sticky flame

Replies: 4

Views: 1566

Re: Poor sticky flame

Now what, precisely, is your point?

Thursday, 23rd December 2021, 10:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Draining in Hells

Replies: 5

Views: 1390

Re: Draining in Hells

I understand that it is frustrating to get a character up to the end game to then find out that it is not suitable for clearing out the new hells - particularly if it was a character that was able to do so before. And it even pains me to hear that Cheibriados no longer seems to be a god that makes i...

Sunday, 19th December 2021, 13:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 13120

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Definitely learn Passwall. It is currently at 14%, just based on your SC skill, and it will get you through a single layer of wall, which may be just enough to get you out of trouble. If you train earth and transmutations for just one or two levels each, it will be totally reliable and even more pot...

Friday, 17th December 2021, 19:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 13120

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Capacitive Coupling doesn't take longer than two or three turns, which makes it excellent against single fast-moving opponents. But it is entirely useless against summoners, as you are more likely to hit that little demon next to you instead of the dread lich that called it.

Monday, 13th December 2021, 18:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 13120

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

To be more precise, Spellcasting affects failure rate 1/4 as much as the average of the spell schools; so for a single school spell, train Spellcasting if it costs 1/4 as much as the school; a double-school spell, 1/2 as much. (If your only priority is to get that spell online, that is.) Right. But...

Monday, 13th December 2021, 08:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

Replies: 33

Views: 13120

Re: A Veteran's Retraining Character #2

I think you can increase your success rate for CL quickly by adding a few levels of Spellcasting, where you are still very low, and where adding levels is currently much cheaper than adding the spell schools.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 13:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Had no idea what a doom hound is doing

Replies: 2

Views: 1321

YASD: Had no idea what a doom hound is doing

I had this terribly strong Ghoul Fighter of Okawaru, who was steamrolling the game so far (after stabilizing during the first few levels). I made it to U1 and felt strong enough to enter the Vestibule of Hell. No problem there - I had a potion of attraction, and that kept Geryon in the range of my a...

Thursday, 4th November 2021, 10:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: pain spell blocked by NPCs

Replies: 5

Views: 1603

Re: pain spell blocked by NPCs

There are a few exceptions to this, for example the demonic-guardian mutation.

Thursday, 4th November 2021, 10:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: pain spell blocked by NPCs

Replies: 5

Views: 1603

Re: pain spell blocked by NPCs

Almost all damage spells are inhibited by summons and other allies. A damage-caster therefore has very little use for allies, as they tend to be in the way of things.

Thursday, 28th October 2021, 09:08

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

Replies: 11

Views: 3048

Re: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

Bozobub wrote:Hats and amulets make *two* exceptions, actually.

Last time I checked, amulets qualified as jewellery.

Tuesday, 26th October 2021, 05:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

Replies: 11

Views: 3048

Re: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

Scarves are absorbent and would fatally dry out an octopode through their semi porous skin. Hats, with less material and leather bands don’t share this flaw. So in other words, you admit there's no *real* reason not to allow this. Gotcha. That's a misrepresentation of what Ebering said. The "r...

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 04:44

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

Replies: 11

Views: 3048

Re: Octopodes should be able to use scarves

I knew there would be a good reason.

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 20:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Show item ability details

Replies: 3

Views: 1520

Re: Show item ability details

Press 'a'. That only works when the ring is on a finger.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 11:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: branding oddity

Replies: 8

Views: 2236

Re: branding oddity

Clear case: Siegurt's experience is unquestionably coincidence, whereas OP's and Sprucery's is caused by dark and sinister forces trying to take control of the game in the name of Eternal Frost.

Saturday, 9th October 2021, 12:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Shout to attract monsters

Replies: 5

Views: 1796

Re: Shout to attract monsters

If you don't want to face them all at once it is usually better to throw stones at them.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 06:25

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Drain

Replies: 7

Views: 2255

Re: Drain

Aren't you all whitewashing the glorious past here? A pack of wights encountered in a tight corner could drain your skills in no time at all, and quite early in the game at that. For a spellcaster that would mean to not be able to cast any spells, or only level 1 spells without power. Usually, that ...

Tuesday, 28th September 2021, 16:34

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: Zin wiki (punishments)

Replies: 1

Views: 5338

Re: Zin wiki (punishments)

done.

Sunday, 26th September 2021, 11:44

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Replies: 25

Views: 6329

Re: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

I don't understand you. Nebukadnezar did not beat the Hells in one go with his Ignis gargoyle, and he complained about a lot of tedium. So the new system is punishing him/her for doing something that shouldn't be done: enter the hells with a character that doesn't belong there. The very fact that th...

Sunday, 26th September 2021, 09:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Replies: 25

Views: 6329

Re: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Fair enough - I wouldn't be against your proposed changes. Nebbu would still try to go in there with Fedhas or Ignis and beat everything to death with an unenchanted club, because he can. This is the problem you don't see: people like Nebbu are so good at the game that they can try the most outrageo...

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 22:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Drain

Replies: 7

Views: 2255

Re: Drain

I agree. Before the change, drain was for me one of the most-feared effects, one that could kill me because I ended up without the ability to win a non-trivial fight. I'm glad that we went away from that. But with the new drain, I don't even wear rN+ equipment any more, except as a preparation again...

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 22:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Replies: 25

Views: 6329

Re: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

@Sanka: I don't doubt that Nebbu knows what s/he is doing. But whoever enters the Hells with a weak character and then finds that the place can only be beaten by grindy behaviour gets what they deserve. I think the point of the hells is that it is a place that you don't need or want to enter with ju...

Saturday, 25th September 2021, 20:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Replies: 25

Views: 6329

Re: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

You enter the Hells with Ignis as your god and complain that it was a bad experience? What exactly is your point?

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021, 14:06

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

Replies: 25

Views: 6329

Re: Hell Reform (Experimental Playable)

It took me until now to get my first character into the new hells, a Draconian Conjurer of Vehumet. Either it's this background, or some tweaks made to the reformed hells in between, but I can't confirm the bad experiences of those writing before me. https://underhound.eu/crawl/morgue/Majang/morgue-...

Saturday, 21st August 2021, 11:35

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Flavor --- change "Sacrifice Love"

Replies: 3

Views: 1397

Re: Flavor --- change "Sacrifice Love"

How about "Sacrifice Loyalty" or "Sacrifice Leadership", with "No being of any kind will fight for you" as the description? Not quite enough. Not only will they not fight for you, they will fight against you. I'd suggest "Sacrifice Allies" with "all bein...

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 10:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chei and Speed

Replies: 2

Views: 1444

Re: Chei and Speed

Thanks! Just as well that I was killed before I could buy this.

Monday, 16th August 2021, 12:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chei and Speed

Replies: 2

Views: 1444

Chei and Speed

I'm just running, sorry, walking a Gnoll under Comrade Chei in version 0.28-a0-167-g7eff39e849. In Orc 1 I found a shop with this beauty on offer: ms%20of%20speed.jpg Nice weapon, indeed. But it doesn't come in red colour, and the description does not have a warning that Cheibriados would not approv...
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