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Wednesday, 11th February 2015, 16:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: God of Traps and Doors?

Replies: 12

Views: 1880

Re: God of Traps and Doors?

Also an evokable passage of golubria would be a nice ability.

Wednesday, 11th February 2015, 16:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: So why is Trog not considered evil again?

Replies: 9

Views: 1351

Re: So why is Trog not considered evil again?

As already noted destruction is not inherently evil. Every DCSS player character is inherently a genocidal maniac anyway. Heck, most RPG protagonists are, going by modern standards.

Tuesday, 10th February 2015, 09:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is the wiki reliable?

Replies: 22

Views: 2342

Re: Is the wiki reliable?

I find it a good source if you read between the lines and form your own opinions; since the knowledge bot tends to either be too damn cynical or provides no objective opinion and analysis. Whilst the guides might not help you win and are indeed stupid in many instances, one does have to remember tha...

Tuesday, 10th February 2015, 08:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Default Gender?

Replies: 5

Views: 1075

Re: Default Gender?

Of course, you can render this moot by immediately going in and changing the paperdoll. Apparently Crawl does not really encourage you doing RPG things like character customisation, but I'm always more likely to try and preserve and take fewer stupid risks with a character I spent ten minutes custom...

Saturday, 7th February 2015, 21:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: So is there a particular reason why divine retribution holds

Replies: 2

Views: 709

Re: So is there a particular reason why divine retribution h

In theory, Trog's got eternity to try, he's a god and you're mortal, after all. He'll eventually win by sheer fluke, right?

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 23:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Scroll of Brand Accessory

Replies: 18

Views: 2558

Re: Scroll of Brand Accessory

Boots of kicking would actually be awesome for unarmed characters. Anyway, since we're cyc'ing here: The Iron Boots: -5 EV & Ponderous, but +2 AC, Immune to trample and removes penalties for standing/fighting in shallow water. (fixedart thats obviously a Zelda reference) The +27 Hat of Zot: Surr...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 21:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Replies: 14

Views: 1656

Re: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

I don't think the idea of having to grind a certain species, particularly an early-spawning species, to get a summoning book is a good idea -- it incentivizes hanging around on levels until OODs start spawning just to get enough vermin corpses. However, even if this were a great way to get summonin...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 18:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Permanent allies and traps

Replies: 4

Views: 620

Re: Permanent allies and traps

crate wrote:The question is why do they step into tele or alarm traps.

They're saying "Look how much fun it would be to have teleportitis and shoutitus, master!"

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 18:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there init adjustment for moving slowly?

Replies: 5

Views: 1024

Re: Is there init adjustment for moving slowly?

So ... I was wandering around in the Abyss as a DS magicker of Chei wearing the Hat of Pondering and in two moves an Ancient Lich and some equivalent nasty blew me up. Yes, it was dumb (I could have totally Stepped from Time in the second turn), and I'm not bothered that the game killed another mor...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 18:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Replies: 14

Views: 1656

Re: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

This god is narrow in focus in a way that almost no other gods are -- Kiku, Trog and Veh are the only ones that come close, though Kiku and Veh at least will help induct people into their specialties , and Trog supports all sorts of magic-free characters. On top of that, I feel quite strongly that ...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 11:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Help jiyva help trolls/ogres throw rocks

Replies: 29

Views: 5461

Re: Help jiyva help trolls/ogres throw rocks

I think the stat shuffling, if kept, should be more like the 'wobbly jelly' it's trying to imply; as in, it only shifts 1 point around, but does so rather rapidly and randomly (every 500 turns or so). And it shouldn't be weighted to anything in this case. So it might be possible to be horribly STR n...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 11:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: When gifting, does Okawaru consider Heroism enhancement?

Replies: 10

Views: 1901

Re: When gifting, does Okawaru consider Heroism enhancement?

His gifts are great IMHO. Sure, you get some stinkers (I recall getting the '-1 Shield of Fun and Games {rPois, -2 INT}' directly after the Shield of the Gong fixedart once), but that's part of the fun. Getting bonus arrows and javelins makes being a hunter nice.

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 11:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Replies: 8

Views: 1110

Re: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Armour only affects unarmed and throwing delay btw. It never affects attack delay with a weapon, melee or ranged. Only shields do that. I could've sworn I recall being slowed down by armour in the past but I may be misremembering that. But I certainly remember things along the lines 'your scale mai...

Thursday, 5th February 2015, 10:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Replies: 14

Views: 1656

Re: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

I dislike his dislike of charms, hasting allies is fun This is true, so do I, but you've gotta have some things as balance if you're going to have more summons. If he's a god associated with swarms and summoning, he really needs to have at least one of his abilities provide allies. Just as Vehumet ...

Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 23:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Replies: 14

Views: 1656

Re: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

I like that idea for the 2*, actually, probably more thematic as well. On the other hand, the 0* is the core thing (the whole point was a return to the old versions of Spamammals and Savage it with dogs which made summoners so fun in the older versions), so I'm reluctant to let that go completely. P...

Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 20:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Replies: 14

Views: 1656

New God Concept: Vathoros~ Emperor of the Swarm

Vathoros: Emperor of the Swarm Gains piety for: Discovering new monster species, offering corpses- 1 in 4 chance of getting 1 piety, (none for killing). Gets angry over: You using Charms school spells [loss of piety], Abandoning him [Penance]. 0*= ‘One of the Many’ Summoning Support: Whenever you c...

Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 18:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Drac with two flavours

Replies: 4

Views: 867

Re: Drac with two flavours

Sprucery wrote:Yeah, it's too bad they're on the same breath timer. I remember having a naga with spit poison and breathe flames once. Somehow I just thought frost would have cancelled the flames.

Its clearly cold-fire from that point onwards. :P

Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 18:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Finding and posting dumps

Replies: 9

Views: 1209

Re: Finding and posting dumps

I think the installer might set your morgue directory somewhere in your appdata folder (which is a hidden folder, thanks Microsoft), but I'm not going to try it myself to check. If that is the case, go into My Computer and type %appdata% into the address bar. Gets you there in a jiffy. Obviously, y...

Wednesday, 4th February 2015, 16:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Finding and posting dumps

Replies: 9

Views: 1209

Re: Finding and posting dumps

Presumably, if you used the installer, it would likely have placed Crawl in your C:\Program Files (x86)\ directory (with no x86 if you're on an older non 64bit system). Though I wouldn't know as I use the zips myself.

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 23:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Replies: 8

Views: 1110

Re: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Ah, sorry, I wasn't clear about shields: I have that +4 Shield of Protection that I equip with the +9 Quick Blade when I'm up for spots of melee (you'll see in the action chart at the bottom I do that from time to time). Typically this is when it looks like I might be dangerously surrounded. An exam...

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 23:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: DgTm Suggestions on what to do next?

Replies: 17

Views: 1714

Re: CiP: DgTm Suggestions on what to do next?

Ah fair enough. Does abjuration even work in hell? Since they're not summoned demons, they're just the 'locals', so to speak. Can't say I've tried, my only trip to hell was with TSO's help on a Fighter. A Zig is likely your best bet in that case I think (EDIT: Ninja'ed by sandman). STR is a good bet...

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 23:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: DgTm Suggestions on what to do next?

Replies: 17

Views: 1714

Re: CiP: DgTm Suggestions on what to do next?

If you've not found any of 1-4 AND those are the quality of your RandArts, you really do seem to cursed by the RNG. Did Vaults/Elf have nothing much of use? Nothing in your stash you can use? And what of the shops? Hells can be a problem without god backup and without a stack of the correct resists....

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 22:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Replies: 8

Views: 1110

Re: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Also: picture of the current stash etc. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/simjimm/Hollyn_zps38077ceb.jpg Other discoveries of note ⋅ Since ranged attacks cause no hunger, you end up eating less than you might expect as a Hunter. ⋅ Armour does fuck all to ranged attack speed,...

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 22:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

Replies: 8

Views: 1110

CIP- CeHu~ Hollyn the Mobile Howitzer: Zot or not?

First time I've played a Centaur, and I have to say, with the right equips they are just as deadly and horrifying as your early encounters with them in most D floors! Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.15.2 (tiles) character file. Hollyn the Crack Shot (Centaur Hunter) Turns: 74268, Time: 09:59:43 H...

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 10:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Why are in-game descriptions of spells so lacking?

Replies: 8

Views: 1176

Re: Why are in-game descriptions of spells so lacking?

^ agreed ^

If you're the kind of person that has urges to read a wiki every time you see something new and there is no clear data on it (I know, I'm one of them- alt-tab is my greatest friend), having at least that basic information straight on the interface would prevent that!

Monday, 2nd February 2015, 09:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Draconian Colors Idea

Replies: 14

Views: 1935

Re: Draconian Colors Idea

Red - +3 Fire; -2 Ice. rF+ Breath unchanged. Mottled - +2 Fire; +1 Spellcasting; -2 Ice. rSticky Breath unchanged. Purple - +3 Spellcasting; -2 Fighting. MR+. Breath unchanged. White - +3 Ice; -2 Fire. rC+ Breath changed to freezing/slowing effect like Glaciate. Damage uneffected. Silver - +3 Earth...

Monday, 2nd February 2015, 08:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2855

Views: 520178

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Hand weapons D - the +11 trident of Odghisk (weapon) {flame, rElec rF+} (You acquired it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts) It emits flame when wielded, causing extra injury to most foes and up to double damage against particularly susceptible opponents. It protects you from fire. It insulates you f...

Monday, 2nd February 2015, 08:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: KoAs - Crossbowman of Dithmenos, Third 15 rune win!

Replies: 20

Views: 2382

Re: YAVP: KoAs - Crossbowman of Dithmenos, Third 15 rune win

An enjoyable read if you ignore the argument about xbow stats. :P Omega Good job, sir.

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 18:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 726

Views: 159570

Re: I don't love it when...

There's a far stretch between summons being a joke skill compared to .12 summons and it being an actual joke skill. And yes, permanent summons are problematic. Twisted res in particular was ridiculously good in the days where you could, for a minimal investment (say 10 necromancy), have dozens of l...

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 15:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I don't love it when...

Replies: 726

Views: 159570

Re: I don't love it when...

I don't love it when I find that Summonings is now a joke skill compared to its days in 0.12 when I last played (where are my spamammals!?) and I also find that Twisted Resurrection is going away soon... do the devs hate permanent minions now or something? :shock:

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 14:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: We are the human race!

Replies: 48

Views: 5787

Re: We are the human race!

"Mundane and average"? Is that how we represent ourselves in a game? How about "a race of strong, intelligent, dexterous, industrious, hard-working, adaptable, ingenious, resourceful, multi-talented and flexible?" Srsly, I rarely see anyone play humans (except one person, you kn...

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 00:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Afk for 2 years.What are the major changes?

Replies: 11

Views: 1804

Re: Afk for 2 years.What are the major changes?

^ Thanks. Figured as much. Happens every time though at the moment; so I wonder what causes it? Never had that on my old machine in 0.12; and my new one is vastly more capable (not that it really matters for Crawl). Since the screen flickers a little bit when it terminates full screen I'm wondering ...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 12:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Afk for 2 years.What are the major changes?

Replies: 11

Views: 1804

Re: Afk for 2 years.What are the major changes?

Just leaping in this topic to save creating a new one (I also haven't played since 0.12, but have just picked up 0.15.2). For starters, thanks for the various init files; some useful stuff I've liberally grabbed and copypasta'ed from everyone's files since my old init was on my old machine and never...

Sunday, 5th May 2013, 09:06

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Syntax for tile_layout_priority?

Replies: 2

Views: 644

Re: Syntax for tile_layout_priority?

Ah, ok, thankyou, got it now.

Saturday, 4th May 2013, 13:20

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Syntax for tile_layout_priority?

Replies: 2

Views: 644

Syntax for tile_layout_priority?

Hi, I've just come back to Crawl for .12 (last played in .10), and it seems things like save & exit are no longer on the command menu, and are now always relagated to the system options tab. Anyway, probably just my OCD showing, but I hate the system tab being down there, and I'd like to force t...

Sunday, 24th June 2012, 19:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Stash Culture

Replies: 40

Views: 6314

Re: Stash Culture

I'm curious what screen capture programs any of you use. I have some nice stashes which I would like to take a picture of, but I'm having a very hard time finding any programs that I can use to take pictures of crawl. I use Hyperionics Hypersnap. http://www.hyperionics.com/hsdx/ Mainly as its the o...

Sunday, 13th May 2012, 19:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Xom's items

Replies: 13

Views: 956

Re: Xom's items

XuaXua wrote:I would totally use the chaos brand more often if it didn't randomly literally shaft you.

Huh... I didn't even realise it did this. Never seen it, and I've used Yiufs staff quite alot.

Monday, 7th May 2012, 10:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Weapons and racial bonuses

Replies: 8

Views: 919

Re: Weapons and racial bonuses

What about the Elvish Cloak bonus to Stealth? (always wondered how good that was~ is like Stealth++?)

Sunday, 6th May 2012, 08:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Does this happen to anyone else?

Replies: 5

Views: 655

Re: Does this happen to anyone else?

Yeah, it happens. I've not booted up Crawl in nearly a fortnight in order to take a break from it since I've also had the same thing (with 5 characters between 11 and 27). Sometimes you just need to take a step back for it to become fun again.

Sunday, 6th May 2012, 08:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Cheibriados (split from the wiki thread)

Replies: 56

Views: 6932

Re: Cheibriados (split from the wiki thread)

Don't think I've ever claimed to be good or even offer good advice. Nor have I ever said streaking discussion is m00t. So its all good, right?

Saturday, 5th May 2012, 19:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Cheibriados (split from the wiki thread)

Replies: 56

Views: 6932

Re: Cheibriados (split from the wiki thread)

What I mean to say is, it's a game. It's supposed to be fun. It's not really important to everyone to end up streaking awesome chains of combos. It isn't to me. Maybe I'm crazy, I don't know. I like what some people do and how driven they are about this game but please remember us casuals. High Fiv...

Tuesday, 1st May 2012, 20:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Diary of a Crawler

Replies: 108

Views: 9433

Re: Diary of a Crawler

June 27,
Dear Diary,
Today, somebody mocked the uselessness of the wiki. Crawl marches on.

Tuesday, 24th April 2012, 10:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: A Game of Thrones

Replies: 37

Views: 3819

Re: A Game of Thrones

I think most Minds would be insulted at being called mere AI ;) Haha, yes indeed. The books / official backstory do specifically mention Earth and that it's not a Culture planet, at least not at the time of the books; it's hinted at as a young civilisation that the Culture are actively investigatin...

Saturday, 21st April 2012, 09:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: A Game of Thrones

Replies: 37

Views: 3819

Re: A Game of Thrones

Yes, Consider Phlebas is a bad way into the Culture. Fortunately, I read Player of Games first, which is a magnificent book; and it's possibly one of my all time favourite Sci-Fi's. I have Phlebas on my shelf only for completionist purposes. Frankly, I love the idea that humanity becomes a bunch of ...

Friday, 20th April 2012, 13:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I have a question to Minecraft players if there are any here

Replies: 16

Views: 2284

Re: I have a question to Minecraft players if there are any

TehDruid wrote:
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This took me a while... Each tile is 7x7. Laying all of them was boring enough, lol.

Now you just need the airship mod, so you can move each piece individually by riding it into battle! :lol:

Friday, 20th April 2012, 10:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Yet Another Stupid Meme - IMAGE HEAVY THREAD!

Replies: 75

Views: 13256

Re: Yet Another Stupid Meme - IMAGE HEAVY THREAD!

Image
:twisted:

If you want the Sigmund version of "the most interesting gentleman in the world", get it here: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/ ... igmund.jpg

Friday, 20th April 2012, 10:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I have a question to Minecraft players if there are any here

Replies: 16

Views: 2284

Re: I have a question to Minecraft players if there are any

Besides, saying "Yeah, that's right, I live in that and it's all mine." is pretty cool. ^^THIS^^ Making an entire homestead, complete with all the Better Than Wolves stuff is quite enthralling. The other part of note is exploring and seeing the hilarious crap the world generator spews out...

Monday, 16th April 2012, 08:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Disable ghosts locally

Replies: 22

Views: 4540

Re: Disable ghosts locally

That would be a very nice option for the game to support. Although most of the time I'd like them off, I think I'd also find ghosts more interesting from time to time if downloaded.

Tuesday, 10th April 2012, 14:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most Pathetic Deaths

Replies: 23

Views: 1949

Re: Most Pathetic Deaths

You see a Goblin. The Goblin Shouts!
The goblin hits you.
You miscast Shock.
The air crackles with electricity.
The goblin hits you.
The shock misses the goblin. The shock misses the goblin. The shock hits you.
The goblin hits you.
You die.

D1, 186 turns, RIP.
:cry:

Tuesday, 10th April 2012, 14:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: should I wear this on my merfolk skald ?

Replies: 4

Views: 958

Re: should I wear this on my merfolk skald ?

Well, if you think there is effectively just a net gain of +0 with the robe. However, your +2 Robes are effectively +4 AC when compared to this one. Still, extra slaying bonuses are nice. If you want to shape yourself into more of a glass cannon, go ahead, just hope you find Phase Shift or something...
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