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vt

Friday, 20th March 2020, 06:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Vampire/dream sheep bug?

Replies: 6

Views: 769

Re: Vampire/dream sheep bug?

Grey draconians can be put to sleep by dream dust. Whether or not you can sleep appears to depend on your holiness, not whether or not you can breathe. I assume le_nerd was making a joke. You actually can see that you're immune to the sleep spell when you x-v over a monster with it while undead. I i...

vt

Friday, 13th March 2020, 20:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Replies: 27

Views: 1165

Re: Streak of 30 15-runes games

The hatches to different locations are distinguishable.

vt

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 19:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Replies: 27

Views: 1165

Re: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Oh sorry, you are right. It's not noted again in the turn log if you're already paralysed---it looks to me like it was a deliberate decision but as far as I can see the original author didn't record why they decided to do that.

vt

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 17:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Replies: 27

Views: 1165

Re: Streak of 30 15-runes games

After source diving for a minute, it looks like you are immune to getting paralysed while already paralysed and do get a (potentially very) short period of immunity to paralysis after your paralysis times out---but some sources of paralysis override that immunity. Including, unfortunately, Zot traps...

vt

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 16:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Replies: 27

Views: 1165

Re: Streak of 30 15-runes games

Like I said, I cleared W:2 ambush, did the W:1 corridors, then went back to W:2. Unless you have shatter, it is impossible to progress in Tomb without doing this. That's not true: you can teleport into the ring on Tomb 1 that leads to the part of Tomb 2 that is meant to be done second, and so total...

vt

Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 19:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: New Leech

Replies: 16

Views: 967

Re: New Leech

I'm assuming a weapon brand of some decent variety for the eveningstar of course. I used flaming, which I think of as a pretty "vanilla" standard brand. So as far as I know, people generally regard vampiric as a pretty good brand, assuming it's on a good base type (demon blade is a good b...

vt

Sunday, 8th March 2020, 23:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: New Leech

Replies: 16

Views: 967

Re: New Leech

Yeah agreed, Eos does good damage. (Some very quick and dirty fsimming makes me skeptical that you can be confident that "You will do better with +9 eveningstar." I'm sure it's true for some characters and some enemies though.) It seems to outdamage Leech by a solid margin at comparable sk...

vt

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 17:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 1981

Re: Troll

I don't know why you're calling me a troll though.


I thought you were commenting in bad faith. I apologize if I was wrong.

vt

Saturday, 29th February 2020, 02:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 1981

Re: Troll

Quick blades are actually pretty bad compared to similarly rare one-handed weapons (like demon weapons) Demon weapons have nothing to do with what I said. But it's true that with slaying they're better than short swords. Yes it is true, since it's also true that a quick blade is better than a short...

vt

Friday, 28th February 2020, 18:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: acrobat/wu

Replies: 7

Views: 394

Re: acrobat/wu

Oh, sorry. By 'tabbing' I meant attacking by using the autofight command bound to the tab key. If you're using a melee weapon it approaches an enemy and then bump-attacks them (or reaches if you're using a polearm) when they're in range. Really I guess I should have just said bump-attacking (and rea...

vt

Friday, 28th February 2020, 17:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 1981

Re: Troll

If you're just comparing base damage, a short sword looks better than a quickblade. If you omit enough details at some point it moves from "big-picture summary" to "deceptive."

vt

Friday, 28th February 2020, 17:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: acrobat/wu

Replies: 7

Views: 394

Re: acrobat/wu

Just an observation: if this happened, I think lots of folks playing melee Wu characters (surely that's the bulk of Wu characters?) who find acrobat amulets will think they ought to whirlwind basically all the time instead of tabbing. Off the cuff that seems to me like it would be a reasonable decis...

vt

Friday, 28th February 2020, 00:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 1981

Re: Troll

> At 10 UC, your punch has a base damage of 19, just one less than a +0 giant club - a pretty good weapon at that point in the game.

These numbers (19 and 20) are used in different ways, so it's a little deceptive to directly compare them against each other like this.

vt

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 14:14

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

Replies: 46

Views: 2424

Re: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

No, it was earnestly a conditional.

vt

Monday, 24th February 2020, 23:45

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

Replies: 46

Views: 2424

Re: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

"Nothing at all" is a perfectly fine alternative if the target really is people playing their first 5 to 10 games and getting no further than D:5. Nothing is needed to tide the player over until they discover the m menu. Just like we don't need an automatic weapon choosing system until the...

vt

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 16:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiSu^TSO

Replies: 4

Views: 297

Re: YAVP: MiSu^TSO

Flying quickly and evasively is a tengu thing that persists into forms, including dragon form, not a dragon form thing. I don't really see any special tengu-dragon form synergy.

vt

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 20:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiSu^TSO

Replies: 4

Views: 297

Re: YAVP: MiSu^TSO

The last tournament game too gave us a background we couldn't reasonably play. A substantial number of people who won trained transmutations or unarmed: !lg csdc tetm won / ((fifsk~~transm||fifsk~~unarm||sk~~transm||sk~~unarm)) Cerebot: 9/17 games for csdc (tetm won): N=9/17 (52.94%) I didn't look ...

vt

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 06:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

I understand what you mean, but given how little feedback there is now and how off the wall unspoiled player's choices can be, I have trouble believing it wouldn't help at all. I'm not talking about people taking records and trying to reconstruct distributions, but getting a rough sense for what typ...

vt

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 03:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

Sure, I wouldn't complain about more up-front info, and I doubt most of the people who would like exact damage indicated would. But I figure that's even more not-going-to-happen than the thing we're discussing now. Using damage numbers to compare weapons is at least continuous with the method we are...

vt

Friday, 7th February 2020, 14:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

Siegurt, you can see about what a monster's max hp is right now. (Well, I don't know why the display says "about.") So the game does expose the context you mention, and revealing how much damage you did does reveal (approximately) the percentage of monster hp you just took away. Am I missi...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 22:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

"Percentage of the creature's max possible HP" is a lot worse for getting a sense for how good your weapon does over time with normal play (ie, not constantly pulling up monster stats). that they do give data is just a side effect and an uninteresting one at that "How much damage do m...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 22:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

Replies: 46

Views: 2424

Re: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

Oh! Fair enough. I haven't used automatic training in years. I forgot it did more than, well, automatically selecting skills for you while otherwise using the same system. In that case it's probably worth noting for b0rsuk that the `default_manual_training = true` rc option means that you will start...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 14:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How to learn from other persons game

Replies: 6

Views: 754

Re: How to learn from other persons game

The best way is to ask a bot on IRC for milestones review !lm Engine [parameters] -tv [...] Sadly this does not work if the game was played on cwz. Follow the other suggestion. edit, in case you don't know, you can fetch links to the ttyrecs for a given game by using the !ttyrec command with Sequel...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 14:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CSDC week 1- ascetic rune?

Replies: 3

Views: 776

Re: CSDC week 1- ascetic rune?

The rules for bat form kill aren't very clear. For example could you raise 50 zombies, switch to bat form, and let them kill the hell lord? Yes that's fine. So are summons. In another context ebering said he checks the generated milestone's status field for 'bat-form'. So you can confirm you got th...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 13:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

Sprucery, with the explicit number we have *now*, whether it's represented as a series of exclamation marks or a numeral, you have to convert it to a range of damage values in terms of hit points (by using a table or knowing the rule) in order to compare damage usefully to monster max hp. Obviously ...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

The status quo *is* to show an explicit number: "You bludgeon the ogre!!!!!!" doesn't not show the number six because it uses slashes instead of Arabic numerals. AFAICT the primary difference between it and "You bludgeon the ogre (6)" is that you have to count the exclamation mar...

vt

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 10:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

Replies: 46

Views: 2424

Re: Opaque skill system is severely wounded

I can press a skill letter once to enable training it, second time to make a bigger portion of xp go to it. This is not a defense of the status quo. But you may like to know that you can turn this behaviour off with an rc option. skill_focus = true When set to true, skills cycle between disabled, e...

vt

Monday, 27th January 2020, 23:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 1981

Re: Troll

Seems the limit is 9damge/0.5delay, no proc, so sort of underwhelming. I don't understand how you came to this conclusion. You can definitely get to more than 9 dam per 5 aut with a troll using unarmed combat. Am I misunderstanding you? Edit: ah nevermind, I understand what you were thinking (and I...

vt

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 21:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Diversify thrown vs slings

Replies: 11

Views: 769

Re: Diversify thrown vs slings

Thinking about it a little bit more, another consequence is that every speed 10 character will want to get at least 3 or so throwing and carry stones everywhere, since throwing will be a faster way to make an escape than walking :).

vt

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 17:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Diversify thrown vs slings

Replies: 11

Views: 769

Re: Diversify thrown vs slings

Interesting. And, for what it's worth, it's in line with the idea of distinguishing attack styles through positioning. > Stationary throwing would either be not permitted or performed with 'F' (force throw at), and it would deal -20% damage. The first, I hope. Crawl already has plenty of finicky int...

vt

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 04:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Remove Vanilla Orcs Beyond D:9

Replies: 9

Views: 734

Re: Remove Vanilla Orcs Beyond D:9

Compensate by upping the rate of exploration alarm traps.

vt

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 20:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: DCSS is unrealistic

Replies: 19

Views: 1736

Re: DCSS is unrealistic

3. Executioners deal several light blows in quick succession. Yet one would expect them to deal one heavy blow that does considerable damage.

vt

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 22:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage finally

Replies: 28

Views: 1680

Re: So happy to see exclamation marks in my spell damage fin

oops nvm, edited to remove

vt

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 07:41

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Dungeon Crawl Secret Santa 2019

Replies: 10

Views: 1417

Re: Dungeon Crawl Secret Santa 2019

Well, here's mine! Another exercise in early elf-murdering: Santa gave you a present ! You love it so much that you want to thank his elves personally and show it to the whole dungeon ! But be careful not to get some animal droppings on it, ew !" Use wizmode to acquire Arga on turn one and neve...

vt

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 14:46

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Dungeon Crawl Secret Santa 2019

Replies: 10

Views: 1417

Re: Dungeon Crawl Secret Santa 2019

I'm glad you had fun sanka! I was a little worried it'd be too easy but it seems it worked out.

vt

Friday, 20th December 2019, 18:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP on 3rd attempt: Gozag or go home!

Replies: 24

Views: 1195

Re: YASD: MuFE^Gozag

Getting chain confused with no way out sucks. Gozag can petition curing pots, but that would get expensive quickly.


You cannot petition while confused, anyway.

vt

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 21:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MiFi of Okawaru, M&F gone wild

Replies: 3

Views: 950

Re: MiFi of Okawaru, M&F gone wild

Also worth noting that nothing really prevents you from wearing spirit most of the time and then putting on the amulet of rage when you want to berserk. (Of course you'd lose the benefit from wearing spirit as soon as you swap, but you also wouldn't have that benefit if you were wearing "rage i...

vt

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 00:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:15 Rune DEFE Mk957

Replies: 78

Views: 6870

Re: CIP: DEFE Mk957

Let us know when you decide when you're going to do it!

vt

Friday, 13th December 2019, 21:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Replies: 86

Views: 5154

Re: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Yeah I guess bcrawl's stair thing was also meant to be a change to the trap system, but that seems separable from the topic of stairdancing and like something we'd be better off setting aside for now. The penalization doesn't have to mimic the effect of a current or old trap.

vt

Friday, 13th December 2019, 20:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Replies: 86

Views: 5154

Re: Update stair logic (nerf stair dancing)

Another proposal: I don't think anyone has yet mentioned the bcrawl approach of (iiuc) having a small chance to penalize the player each time they take stairs. I guess you might do something like this if you don't mind some stairdancing and don't mind how exploration is currently centered around exp...

vt

Friday, 13th December 2019, 20:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 in trunk

Replies: 16

Views: 1021

Re: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 - bug or feature?

player melee attacks are frequently pretty competitive with [agony's] average expected damage especially if target is already hurt. For a 5 slot spell it's hard to justify running it. Agony was really good, and I imagine it to still be good for lots of characters. I feel like I'm belaboring the obv...

vt

Friday, 13th December 2019, 18:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 in trunk

Replies: 16

Views: 1021

Re: 'Agony' and 'dispel undead' range 1 - bug or feature?

So the spell range of 1 is very likely intended and no bug.


Yes it's definitely intended.

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