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Monday, 17th June 2019, 22:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Jiyva and Torment

Replies: 4

Views: 485

Re: Jiyva and Torment

Considering in many other cases outside of being undead a scroll of torment is nothing more than a particularly flashy form of suicide, I don't see why we can't let TRJ followers get a little added bonus from it.

Wednesday, 8th May 2019, 00:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: weird sewer vault

Replies: 5

Views: 495

Re: weird sewer vault

IIRC, there are enemies and loot in there if you have a source of significant digging (wand or Formicid) or get lucky with a teleport.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 06:32

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Cool, good, swamp rework

Replies: 19

Views: 1307

Re: Cool, good, swamp rework

Not that it's entirely relevant, but I come from a long line of swamp-dwellers - the water doesn't really flow. It mostly just sits and creates muck and waist-deep bogs of mud and grime. While the idea could be interesting, thematically it doesn't really fit. That is all.

Saturday, 6th April 2019, 14:52

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New launcher system

Replies: 69

Views: 3954

Re: New launcher system

Allow me to remind you how dangerous orc priests are in early D levels and then apply that template to every enemy Centaur as well. That is all.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 05:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What's the optimal way to use Animate Skeleton?

Replies: 6

Views: 543

What's the optimal way to use Animate Skeleton?

I continually hear that Animate Skeleton is one of the most powerful low-level spells in the whole game, and to an extent, I understand why this is. You kill something big, you raise its corpse, now you have a big ally. But... I don't really understand how you're supposed to use them so effectively....

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 01:48

Forum: Game Design Discussion

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

Replies: 33

Views: 1746

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

Sprucery wrote:Rename DD as something evil and give it a drain life ability (improves with XL). Then make it no healing or regenerating whatsoever, except for this intrinsic drain life.


We could call it a vampire!

Wait...

Thursday, 28th February 2019, 19:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How to Defeat Luring

Replies: 8

Views: 682

Re: How to Defeat Luring

This is, like you said, _very_ different from existing Crawl design. I think that many parts of the game would have to be tweaked or changed outright in order to support this. However, I love it - particularly with the inclusion of Engineers. An Engineer should always spawn with a pack of allies, wh...

Thursday, 28th February 2019, 19:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to see what killed you?

Replies: 12

Views: 581

Re: How to see what killed you?

We've been asking for a straightforward values display for ages, I wouldn't count on it. I'd use it if you made one though.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 01:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Arc Blade and Demonic Guardian mutation?

Replies: 4

Views: 391

Re: Arc Blade and Demonic Guardian mutation?

It can cause penance for Oka though can't it? Seems the prompt is there for a good reason, you usually don't want to hit allies if you can help it and occasionally you REALLY don't want to hit allies.

Thursday, 7th February 2019, 20:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Replies: 99

Views: 6087

Re: Remove 3rd pip of fire/cold resistance

Seriously, half the noob traps in the game can be removed entirely if we just get numbers. Resistance confusion? Give us %dam reduction numbers. Weapon types? Give us damage numbers in the combat log, let us swing a +4 mace vs a +1 flail and compare directly. We could even go so far as to put number...

Monday, 28th January 2019, 15:03

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: chardump update

Replies: 4

Views: 375

Re: chardump update

Dunno why it's not doing it when you ascend, but you can press "#" ingame to make a fresh charfile.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 22:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Am I stuck until I starve?

Replies: 7

Views: 948

Re: Am I stuck until I starve?

mattlistener wrote:Checked for other ways to get out? Unwield weapon of distortion to get banished? Learn Passwall or Lee's Rapid Deconstruction even with high fail? Translocation miscasts?


+1 to this. You should post your char dump, let us see what you've got.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 14:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: stabby FoEE, using Checkpoints, going to Pan

Replies: 6

Views: 498

Re: CIP: stabby FoEE, using Checkpoints, going to Pan

But training short blades further wouldn't give any benefit, right? Or is there something weird about crosstraining that I don't understand?

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 14:52

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demigod stat growth

Replies: 10

Views: 946

Re: Demigod stat growth

At the point that you can reliably complete megazigs, does it even matter if you continue to get buffed? Megazigs are fairly repetitive. Speaking as someone who is very familiar with them, the biggest draw to doing absurd numbers of zigs, at least for me, is the gradual numbers increase as your cha...

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 18:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Level effects

Replies: 19

Views: 1390

Re: Level effects

"No up stairs" can (and should) still spawn hatches.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 15:05

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Demigod stat growth

Replies: 10

Views: 946

Re: Demigod stat growth

At the point that you can reliably complete megazigs, does it even matter if you continue to get buffed?

Monday, 21st January 2019, 15:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thoughts on Fedhas

Replies: 4

Views: 532

Re: Thoughts on Fedhas

You wouldn't join a god to get free food, but when your useful god abilities require rations, being able to replenish them easily is something you should like. Right now, several of Fedhas' active abilities are effectively consumable, because you WILL run out of rations eventually if you use them of...

Friday, 18th January 2019, 16:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Level effects

Replies: 19

Views: 1390

Re: Level effects

This floor feels... spooky. All monsters spawn as derived undead. You hear scuttling within the walls.... Greatly increased chance of spider/insect spawns, replacing other normal spawns. CRASH! You hear a cave-in in the distance. Only one down stair on this level. This place seems to be on fire. Ran...

Friday, 18th January 2019, 14:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

Replies: 63

Views: 3145

Re: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

So what I'm gathering from this is that instead of playing DCSS, or anything remotely related to DCSS or its contemporaries or its gaming history, you want to play an FPS. Is that fair to say? Personally, my issue at hand with this discussion is that I can't picture what you want. Your examples cont...

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 20:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bazaar / Trove FFS moment.

Replies: 11

Views: 1207

Re: Bazaar / Trove FFS moment.

Honest to god that amulet is probably better than anything you can expect to find in the trove

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 15:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

Replies: 63

Views: 3145

Re: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

The funny thing about this argument is that the vast majority of video games do not have targeting like crawl has, yet in these games people manage to shoot things in ways that are based entirely on the player's position and it's no problem. Weird how crawl has to be exactly the way it is for anyon...

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 15:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

Replies: 63

Views: 3145

Re: Make trog and oka stop showering you with needles

Any game that lets me cast a fireball but doesn't let me aim it is one that I'd not like to play. While your suggestion may be practical, I think it strictly lowers player enjoyability with little return. You take a lot of player agency away in order to save a keystroke or make people care more abou...

Friday, 4th January 2019, 15:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Generate killer bees later

Replies: 49

Views: 2698

Re: Generate killer bees later

Stupid idea: why not just scale bee packs to the D:X floor? D:1 bees can only spawn one at a time if they spawn at all, D:5 you can get 5 in a pack, and so on. By the time you hit D:10-12 and the bee packs start getting huge you should be equipped to deal with them.

Wednesday, 26th December 2018, 16:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Hepliaklqana challenge completedd

Replies: 2

Views: 568

Re: Hepliaklqana challenge completedd

In my experience it really depends on what character you're playing, and that's really the whole point of Hep. Your ancestor can support whatever you are. If you, like most crawlers, are geared to deal damage, a Hexer can shut down whole crowds of enemies so you can carve through them. If you're squ...

Saturday, 22nd December 2018, 16:08

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Generate killer bees later

Replies: 49

Views: 2698

Re: Generate killer bees later

Nets can be used on Tiny creatures, they just have a really good chance of escaping early because of their small size and high EV. According to the wiki (which may or may not be at all even remotely accurate), you can net anything except a Giant-size creature, of which there are none naturally (only...

Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 16:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2810

Views: 354639

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 15:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: learning magic on characters with poor aptitudes

Replies: 16

Views: 1504

Re: learning magic on characters with poor aptitudes

I am pretty sure that ArmourEncumbrance+2 STR does not nullifies the penalties. http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Encumbrance_rating While you are technically correct, the formula is so complicated that it's reasonable to say "match your STR to your encumbrance + some, to get rid of penalites"....

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 19:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Getting over the hump.

Replies: 10

Views: 909

Re: Getting over the hump.

Finally you had potions of haste. If it was me, I probably would have read scroll of fear, if it worked, quaff curing, haste(if you were more than 6-7 squares from the staircase, although I'm not sure how/if haste even works after berserk), and head for the stairs. Haste+Slow is a status effect, I'...

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 19:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DMsl Vs EV

Replies: 11

Views: 963

Re: DMsl Vs EV

Blink or other "forced movement" should break constriction, I believe.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 15:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Some funny Crawl things that don't make sense

Replies: 73

Views: 10632

Re: Some funny Crawl things that don't make sense

tach3 wrote:The player is always hungry. But never thirsty.


Really attack while wielding your mug of ale?

Friday, 9th November 2018, 22:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Any artefact blowguns? Or is it an untapped market? :-)

Replies: 5

Views: 589

Re: Any artefact blowguns? Or is it an untapped market? :-

Rast wrote:FR remove blowguns, rename needles to darts, remove about half the dart brands.


Really though let's just roll all of Hellcrawl into mainline

Thursday, 8th November 2018, 20:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Skill titles thread

Replies: 6

Views: 709

Re: Skill titles thread

Personally, I'm a fan of "Lumberjack".

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 15:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Replies: 29

Views: 2064

Re: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Right now that's the plan after Armour reaches the next AC breakpoint. I tend to train Fighting, Armour, and Dodging pretty evenly on medium armour characters, because I'm not sure how to meaningfully compare the relative benefits of each defensive skill. But your comment (and those of others) sugg...

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 15:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Replies: 29

Views: 2064

Re: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

How this makes any sense at all? Crawl characters don't fight each other, they fight monsters. Even putting that aside, "a character that put all their available XP into armor and axes" will get his ass kicked for having low hp, low EV and no ranged ability. They do fight player ghosts, b...

Monday, 29th October 2018, 20:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Replies: 29

Views: 2064

Re: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Almost no character will want to spread their experience around that many spell schools, as well as Armor, Dodging, Shields, and Weapon. It's just too thin, you can feasibly max all of these in a 15-rune marathon game but you'll never survive long enough to get there unless you specialize early and ...

Friday, 21st September 2018, 18:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DsTm of Okawaru, 3rd rune advice

Replies: 16

Views: 1341

Re: DsTm of Okawaru, 3rd rune advice

Two of you so far recommended Fighting, but I've read several places not to waste any XP in fighting. Excuse me? What? Who told you this? What monster wants to see the world burn like that‽ If anything, you should skimp your weapon skill early in the game in favor of Fighting, since Fighting is one...

Friday, 21st September 2018, 14:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 57

Views: 6189

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

It's not necessary, but I like to stash everything useful near each other so that I can Ctrl-G to my waypoint and be able to actually peruse what I've collected instead of making 267 Ctrl-F queries.

Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 18:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Snakepit runed door level 1

Replies: 7

Views: 752

Re: Snakepit runed door level 1

It's probably a ghost vault, and if so you can safely ignore it.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 19:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Ozo's Armour change discussion

Replies: 22

Views: 2210

Re: Ozo's Armour change discussion

It could stay on until it absorbs X amount of damage, which doesn't have to be 100% of all incoming damage at once. Mobility problem solved, recast while moving problem solved. If someone wants to recast it over and over during a fight because 1 or 2 hits is removing it, they can but they are drain...

Monday, 17th September 2018, 14:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [proclick] new fork, hellcrawl

Replies: 889

Views: 135995

Re: [proclick] new fork, hellcrawl

I dig hellcrawl, but it does seem to crash a lot.... If there's some way to salvage this scenario, I'm interested. Those "unlinked item errors" look like the same (or similar) ones that I was having on my Yred run mentioned previously. I can't possibly fix this, but do you remember how yo...

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 17:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestions: Valhalla

Replies: 2

Views: 499

Re: Suggestions: Valhalla

I'd be interested in seeing an Yggdrasil branch appear as an alt Elf.

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 17:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: More depth to classes?

Replies: 3

Views: 821

Re: More depth to classes?

My dude, you should play Caves of Qud.

Tuesday, 28th August 2018, 02:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: killed by...in tournament

Replies: 8

Views: 824

Re: killed by...in tournament

tasonir wrote:how does a jackal get a ranged kill? I mean most of the rest of the non-ranged monsters could at least use wands, but I'm fairly sure a jackal can't do anything ranged...


Does self inflicted harm from e.g. Pain attribute the kill to who it was casted on? Or does it have its own thing?

Monday, 27th August 2018, 15:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Separate acquirement for spell books and manuals

Replies: 21

Views: 1443

Re: Separate acquirement for spell books and manuals

And that's pretty much true, but here's the thing: with current acquirement, the choice is already always a no-brainer if you're spoiled, and there's no realistic path to making it not a no-brainer. Is this true? As someone who's played a lot but hasn't looked up the acquirement rules or anything, ...

Friday, 17th August 2018, 15:39

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: magic sight for Deep Elves

Replies: 12

Views: 1084

Re: magic sight for Deep Elves

If you could just permanently and innately scry everything around you then there is nothing stopping you from carrying around a giant inventory full of every resistance and swapping them out prior to every fight. It adds another objectively best way to do things that requires massive investment of t...

Thursday, 16th August 2018, 16:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

Replies: 3

Views: 542

Re: [YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

I noticed that I can bribe the whole branch at a time, but the one time I ever used the skill was on V:5. Is it generally better to bribe at the end of the branch, to make sure you get powerful allies on the floor you really need them on, or am I losing out on making the rest of the branch way easie...

Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 17:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: separate inventory for worn items

Replies: 19

Views: 1242

Re: separate inventory for worn items

I believe Angband and the games built on it do something like that, and if you take off an item with a full inventory it lands on the floor? > fire giant comes into view > take off ring of Yiff {Ice rPois rElec rN+++ MR++ Slay+6 Dex+8} > You hear a sizzling splash. > Why would you want to do that?

Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 16:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

Replies: 3

Views: 542

Re: [YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

(I hit the character limit with my chardump, so here's my commentary:) This is actually the farthest I've ever gotten on any character ever, embarrassingly enough. The initial intent of this character was to play a heavy armor short blade fighter, making use of VS's varied melee benefits. Spirit shi...

Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 16:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

Replies: 3

Views: 542

[YASD] The Tin Can Full Of Spinach Build

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.22.0-6-g71bd7aa (webtiles) character file. 741364 PseudoLoneWolf the Slayer (level 27, -6/166 HPs) Began as a Vine Stalker Fighter on Aug 13, 2018. Was an Initiate of Gozag. Killed from afar by an orb of fire (24 damage) ... with a fireball ... on level 5 of the R...

Friday, 3rd August 2018, 16:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [proclick] new fork, hellcrawl

Replies: 889

Views: 135995

Re: [proclick] new fork, hellcrawl

New Yred causes wicked crazy log spam. I Enslaved Pikel, sent him promptly to his death against a pack of orcs and ogres, and while he's dead I get 4-5 "Unlinked Item held by dead monster" notifications in the log every turn, forcing --more-- for each one. In addition, if I hit Enter one t...
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