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Friday, 27th April 2012, 13:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - DEWz - Fire or Ice storm?

Replies: 5

Views: 1252

Re: DEWz - Fire or Ice storm?

personally i like fire storm a lot better, mainly due to smite targeting and los-interruption by the vortexes.

Saturday, 14th April 2012, 14:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Legend of Grimrock now available for pre-order

Replies: 6

Views: 1174

Re: Legend of Grimrock now available for pre-order

just bought the game as well, 13,50$ is money well spent i guess, with all the effort the developers put into that.
Let's see how it plays!

Friday, 13th April 2012, 11:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! First win, 15 runes, DEFE

Replies: 3

Views: 872

Re: YAVP! First win, 15 runes, DEFE

congratulations, the first full win is always something special. and two full ziggurats are a feat event most 15-rune-wins don't have, astounding that you took that risk on your first character there AND lived to tell about it!

Friday, 13th April 2012, 09:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: my first all rune win (was CIP DEFE of Vehumet...)

Replies: 22

Views: 2799

Re: YAVP: my first all rune win (was CIP DEFE of Vehumet...)

I usually don't have problems to kill Gloorx if i have Fire Storm together with necromutation. Dispel Undead has a limited range and she usually dies quickly, usually melee-ing a fire vortex. But I have lost two melee characters to her, I won't underestimate her again - without cBlink it is difficul...

Friday, 13th April 2012, 07:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Holy Pan level

Replies: 38

Views: 6820

Re: YASD - MuWz killed by ridiculous holy Pan floor

well, if there is treasure in it i ain't complaining! too bad i skipped it!

Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 12:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Eldritch tentacle (MiFi, 10 runes, 1st time in Hell)

Replies: 21

Views: 3040

Re: YASD: Eldritch tentacle (MiFi, 10 runes, 1st time in Hel

eldritch tentacles come with a huge "get out there" sign, if you ignore it, too bad. if you did not know about their capabilities: lesson learned, i guess.

Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 12:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Holy Pan level

Replies: 38

Views: 6820

Re: YASD - MuWz killed by ridiculous holy Pan floor

Just survived one, but it was pretty close. Stupid me did not think about ending necromutation until the very end though, and also did not use mapping and cTele.
Still, kind of brutal if you are just scooting around in pan and have only a hellion island or a random pan lord room as dangers in mind.

Tuesday, 10th April 2012, 14:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Holy Pan level

Replies: 38

Views: 6820

Holy Pan level

wow, holy pan levels, that sounds really mean!
i guess the times of easy pan (at least in comparison to hells) are going to be over.

Thursday, 29th March 2012, 13:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First win!!!HoBe 15 runes+one and a half ziggurat!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1564

Re: First win!!!HoBe 15 runes+one and a half ziggurat!!

Berserker is an excellent starting background, but if you want to go for 15 runes it is much easier to leave trog at some time, to plan accordingly and take up spellcasting (for example not burning all spellbooks you encounter). Regarding tomb: Imo the myriad of zot traps there is one of the biggest...

Thursday, 29th March 2012, 07:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: [poll] Best permafood

Replies: 18

Views: 1817

Re: [poll] Best permafood

Porterhouse, medium rare, please.

Wednesday, 28th March 2012, 15:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAnotsureifSD: Abyss sucks

Replies: 18

Views: 2622

Re: YAnotsureifSD: Abyss sucks

abyss is very varying, sometimes you survive with a lvl 12 char, sometimes you get really nasty situations with a endgame char.
too bad that you did find so many enemies you could not run from, i found running much easier with the new abyss as even blocked exits sometimes open up after a few turns.

Wednesday, 28th March 2012, 14:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: A Game of Thrones

Replies: 37

Views: 5016

Re: A Game of Thrones

Now, if you want fantasy that reminds you (well, me anyway) of Crawl, then I have to recommend Steven Erikson. Most of my character names are based on his. :-) He has characters that can turn into dragons, high magic, and literally armies of undead, but still manages to make it grittily realistic. ...

Monday, 26th March 2012, 21:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - lvl14 DDHu - 46 AC, died from poison

Replies: 13

Views: 1732

Re: YASD - lvl14 DDHu - 46 AC, died from poison

wearing the armour also has some heavy penalties, as you need 3*EVP as a minimum strength, and are 5 points short of that. together with an executioner axe it is somehow suprprising that you hit enemies at all :) you'll learn the ropes pretty quickly i guess, too bad you will always remember that pl...

Monday, 26th March 2012, 11:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MuWz^Sif- All Rune Dragon Spam Fiesta

Replies: 8

Views: 1274

Re: YAVP: MuWz^Sif- All Rune Dragon Spam Fiesta

My MuSus always die to lazyness, i just cannot have fun AND the needed number of summons around me at all times :(

Wednesday, 21st March 2012, 14:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: POLL: How do YOU usually kill red Jellies?

Replies: 40

Views: 5321

Re: POLL: How do YOU usually kill red Jellies?

if it takes long to use an enhancer staff the jelly has plenty of time to corrode your armour instead...

Wednesday, 21st March 2012, 13:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Replies: 25

Views: 3796

Re: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Thanks for the well-written story, i enjoyed reading it (at work, craving to go home and play again...), good to see that at least a few tips might have been helpful. Strange that shadow creatures did not work out for you, i regularly got whole draconian bands from it, and they obliterated fire orbs...

Tuesday, 20th March 2012, 10:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Help with avoiding rot in lategame lichform blaster mage

Replies: 12

Views: 1993

Re: Help with avoiding rot in lategame lichform blaster mage

I agree on Sif, the early game is easier with Vehumet, you have spells guaranteed and get wizardry for conj/summ, but in lichform Sif channeling is really nice. If you have a staff of channeling you could use that instead of energy/wucad, at least when time is not critical. 10% fail chance is quite ...

Monday, 19th March 2012, 18:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Replies: 25

Views: 3796

Re: CIP: Redundent Dragonfire, and Hello again

Orbs can be done with OOD if you are not in a thin tunnel. firestorm is not the best choice, it damages them, but takes a lot of time. i think i used crystal spear on my last mage (if OOD was out of the question), with conjuration 20 it might be trainable without too much effort. slime is also doabl...

Sunday, 18th March 2012, 23:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Replies: 25

Views: 3796

Re: CIP: Redundent Dragonfire, and Hello again

casting firestorm on the vault8 guards kind of wakes up the whole level, it's a bit like the one time i tried the shield of the gong... it is nice to get the guards when you pulled them up the stairs though, did that today: phase shift, stairs down, stairs up, cBlink, firestorm. firestorm will have ...

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 15:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Replies: 25

Views: 3796

Re: CIP: Redundent Dragonfire, and Hello again

I like Isky, at least until you can get a Bolt of Cold online via high conjuration skill alone.
Bolt of Magma is a bit lackluster, i highly prefer Bolt of Fire.
Firestorm is still a bit away skill-wise, and miscasts are pretty ugly, especially if they cost 9MP.

Afaik haste is still golden.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 15:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: MuWz needs a final blow (image heavy thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 4969

Re: CIP: MuWz needs a final blow (image heavy thread)

oh yes, too bad with the wall, a step first would have been better (always a tad bit risky due to a possible double move i think).
i'd say hit that teleport trap and be lucky :)

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 13:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: MuWz needs a final blow (image heavy thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 4969

Re: CIP: MuWz needs a final blow

i would blink in direction of the stairs, take a shot at the ooze and kill it, and rest on the stairs, if something comes up take the stairs up.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 12:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: MuWz needs a final blow (image heavy thread)

Replies: 38

Views: 4969

Re: CIP: MuWz needs a final blow

rogochin wrote:brown ooze has some ranged attack.

nope

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 09:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New in trunk

Replies: 11

Views: 1408

Re: New in trunk

new challenges, looking forward to it!
if it is similar to the spider lairs you can find randomly (ghost moths, emperor scorpions) it will probably need quite some feedback and balancing.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012, 08:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Acidic Dragonfire Ascendant

Replies: 25

Views: 3796

Re: CIP: Redundent Dragonfire, and Hello again

best of luck, and welcome back. I also enjoy the new tactical depth of fire elementalists, i was never very successful with them in older versions (0.7), but have recently played one to 15 runes.

Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 16:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Intervention!

Replies: 16

Views: 2655

Re: Intervention!

sardonica wrote:Where's the poll options for "Mods, please delete this drunken bullcrap"?

Don't read Crazy Yiuf's Corner if you come unprepared...

Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 08:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: TASD: Stabbers in zot

Replies: 7

Views: 1020

Re: TASD: Stabbers in zot

As i already mentioned in your other thread, a dagger is not a good weapon to fight with. It is excellent for stabbing, but as soon as the enemy is awake/unconfused you need something with more oomph. Either train offensive spells or a bigger weapon, i usually go with long blades on former stabbers ...

Monday, 12th March 2012, 22:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: first ever ascension (and with 15 runes too)

Replies: 2

Views: 733

Re: YAVP: first ever ascension (and with 15 runes too)

wow, from 0 to 15, quite a feat!
did you watch online games? or figured out everything all by yourself?

Monday, 12th March 2012, 16:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: SpAs How do I do vault 8 with this Character?

Replies: 5

Views: 846

Re: CIP: SpAs How do I do vault 8 with this Character?

Hah, I woulda done elf by now but I can't find the entrance. Been all over orc, gonna head back with some scrolls of mapping and some digging wands and work it out count the stairs, each level must have 3 stairs up and 3 down. if you see only 2, you have missed one. go one up/down and check for sta...

Monday, 12th March 2012, 15:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: SpAs How do I do vault 8 with this Character?

Replies: 5

Views: 846

Re: CIP: SpAs How do I do vault 8 with this Character?

i would do elf first, and if you can become invisible blade is also a joke (animated weapons have no see invisible). shoals should also be easier than vault 8, only the last level and the occasional kraken are dangerous. with my last stabber i used mass confusion to great effect, but you should also...

Monday, 12th March 2012, 12:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP MiBe

Replies: 1

Views: 506

Re: YAVP MiBe

congratulations on the full win. really nice equip.

now you'll have 15 runes on a caster as your quest :)

Sunday, 11th March 2012, 18:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2859

Views: 619165

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Found that on D4, carried it 4 levels around until i found an identify scroll. I guess Sif Muna will be displeased when i remove my amulet of faith, but...

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Friday, 9th March 2012, 08:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1634

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Just as a handy tip: If you do one of the harder hells (ice, fire) scrolls of magic mapping come in very handy. I usually do hells last (just before tomb), and if i have some of them mapping scrolls i use them.
With my last SpEn i was able to avoid nearly all combats in hell

Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Replies: 8

Views: 1773

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

no id scrolls in any shops? if you want to go for 15 runes rMut will be very helpful, otherwise you "only" have to worry about orbs of fire. You have crystal spear which should take care of them, but even 1-2 mutations can kind of ruin your day. I would suggest not to carry around valuable...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 23:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MiMo - Makhleb - TSO - Zin My first 15 rune win!

Replies: 4

Views: 723

Re: YAVP - MiMo - Makhleb - TSO - Zin My first 15 rune win!

congratulations, you finally made it!
good to know that you can sleep again :)

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 21:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1634

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

necromutation is golden together with a staff of channeling, especially on a spriggan. if you don't find one regeneration+sublimation are helpful, but sublimation can also be hard to find. resting in hells is really not advisable, but becoming paralyzed and getting inbound and even summoned enemies:...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 15:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - Furthest Caster Ever for Me

Replies: 19

Views: 1992

Re: CIP - Furthest Caster Ever for Me

Yes, engaging Nikola without rElec is usually deadly. Now you know, won't happen next time. Btw, a potion of resistance helps a lot when encountering him. As long as you are not undead, confusion can be cured easily with a potion, but scrolls/potions will be lost forever, i would usually prefer cons...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 13:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Dead on V:8, I love this game

Replies: 3

Views: 708

Re: Dead on V:8, I love this game

Bad luck on the end, constriction is very dangerous for melee characters. Playing under penance is dangerous, some angels would have saved you most likely.
Still, you learned a lot (don't move when confused, for example) i guess, so your next char will be better.

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 09:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP MiFi my first win ever, and 15 runes!!!!

Replies: 6

Views: 1014

Re: YAVP MiFi my first win ever, and 15 runes!!!!

well played. first win and directly 15 runes, how many characters have you splashed with x runes in the process? :) and not a single spell cast in the process. Instead of training some less useful skills (like dodging in plate, or traps&doors above 12, or unarmed above 1) you could have invested...

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 13:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - NAIE - My (almost)first ziggurat raid + all rune run

Replies: 4

Views: 937

Re: YAVP - NAIE - My (almost)first ziggurat raid + all rune

congratulations on the full win!
(extra-full with a complete ziggurat as well)

I loved the double storms as well on my last DeFe :)

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 12:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Lost a promising DDFi to my own executioner

Replies: 2

Views: 508

Re: YASD - Lost a promising DDFi to my own executioner

works similar with Trog summons and electrocution-weapons while standing in water :)

Seems there is a reason that you are named "the Cleaver" and not "the Clever" ;)

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 11:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27OgAM The Spellbinder

Replies: 6

Views: 948

Re: YASD 27OgAM The Spellbinder

why did you fight an orb of fire with two rC rings and a melded rF++ armour? They are known to be among the deadliest enemies in all of crawl, even for lvl 27 chars, and moreso without rF+.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 11:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] XL19 SpEn

Replies: 4

Views: 665

Re: [YASD] XL19 SpEn

imo fighting should be trained on plain every race/class, but that's just me. 82 hp and negative AC is kind of asking for it.

you even had a scroll of blinking, but ignored several low hitpoint warnings. with haste you would have walked away/kited him.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 13:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

Replies: 7

Views: 975

Re: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

the first 5-10 zig levels should be doable, but control your urge to dive deeper and deeper. you have plenty of gold, even if you don't find much it is most likely worth it, currently your equip is more on the basic side.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 11:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD] Kobold Scorpion Factory.

Replies: 2

Views: 643

Re: [YASD] Kobold Scorpion Factory.

you should focus your skills more. invocations was too high, and you could have invested a bit more into fighting, 68 hp are not cutting it at this level. how could the bolt hit you? it was not penetrating. were you not surrounded by summons? ork is usually easier than vaults, especially on a summon...

Re: CiP - NAIE - My (almost)first ziggurat raid

I don't see much room for improvement on a character like that, you have all your spells mastered. Still, a ziggurat can kill you if you are not careful, especially if you get a Pan or Mummy level on the last ones. necromutation and mass abjuration would be useful to have, and cTele could maybe subs...

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 10:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1591

Re: YASD!!!!

I know how to deal with slime creatures. ... I had the slime down to a quarter of it's health before it was too late. You should think about the first part again. If a slime creature merges you should move away. "The monster will die in one more hit" is a risk, and if you take a lot of 99...

Monday, 5th March 2012, 12:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Unpleasant OOD Encounters

Replies: 57

Views: 9012

Re: Unpleasant OOD Encounters

a kind of vault on D10, contained (among others) 2 stone giants and a lich. My imp army annihilated them (I had to save me with a teleport) - MuSu is sometimes very strong.

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 16:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - DSFi late game advice needed

Replies: 3

Views: 622

Re: CIP - DSFi late game advice needed

in my opinion some utility spells help a lot. there are some low level ones like flight, swiftness, regeneration that may be helpful, or even a normal blink combined with cTele or something. phase shift & cBlink are very hard to get online in GDA, but cBlink can be a real lifesaver in many situa...
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