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Sunday, 14th August 2011, 02:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Human weapon selection at chargen

Replies: 11

Views: 587

Human weapon selection at chargen

(This may also apply to other races, but it's most obvious here) I'm just curious as to what/if the rationale is for some choices of weaponry being greyed out. For example, with a HuCK, sword is greyed out. I can't see any real reason why a +2/+2 short sword would be a disadvantage to them compared ...

Monday, 8th August 2011, 08:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! Second win

Replies: 1

Views: 197

YAVP! Second win

I tend to go through a lot of chars, and I tend to vary around a lot, so my second win is another berserker. Not a kobold again this time, at least. http://pastebin.com/17SRRrsV Equipment throughout the run was either astonishingly good or incredibly crap. The dagger I'm wielding I used pretty much ...

Wednesday, 6th July 2011, 00:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Kinda surprised the thread I started has grown into this monster. ;) Anyhow, what I learned today: While daggers and quick blades won't cut a hydra's head off, a Felid's itty bitty kitty claws will. I realised this after a short burst of berkserker tab fu, and shortly before I was running away from ...

Friday, 3rd June 2011, 12:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFVP

Replies: 4

Views: 513

Re: YAFVP

Good lord, that blade is a beast! Yep, better than anything Trog gave me the whole game. Mind, I accidentally read a manual of slings with about a crazy amount of xp on the clock at some point, which put me straight to level 17 in slings. Got a lot of bullets from that point onwards, though I'd had...

Friday, 3rd June 2011, 12:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFVP

Replies: 4

Views: 513

Re: YAFVP

Yahoo! Congratulations - that's gotta taste sweet, and 4 hours is pretty darn quick. I play fairly slowly I know, but my current game has been going for over 10 and I only have one rune! Thanks! To be honest, that's actually pretty fast for me too; my previous best (2 runes and dead) was at six and...

Friday, 3rd June 2011, 09:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFVP

Replies: 4

Views: 513

YAFVP

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.8.0 character file. 1440920 Vark II the Conqueror (level 27, 236/236 (241) HPs) Began as a Kobold Berserker on June 2, 2011. Was a High Priest of Trog. Escaped with the Orb ... and 3 runes (of 3 types) on June 3, 2011! The game lasted 04:07:26 (85590 turns). http:...

Tuesday, 1st March 2011, 08:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Demographics of this Community

Replies: 73

Views: 5037

Re: Demographics of this Community

Age: 38 Sex: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Citizenship: English (though resident in the US) Languages spoken: English, laughable German. Latin, if that counts as a spoken language. Education: Degree-equivalent Occupation: Phone monkey/freelance writer Family status: Married, 3 cats, 2 rats Computer plat...

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, 09:51

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Makhleb CKs?

Replies: 11

Views: 538

Makhleb CKs?

So, looking at trunk, I see we have death knights, abyssal knights, and chaos knights for Xom. All fine and peachy, but are we losing Makhleb as a starting god choice?

(Yes, I know it's trunk, and they might just not have gone in yet. I'm just curious what the plan is there...)

Wednesday, 9th February 2011, 00:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tips on dying

Replies: 11

Views: 1161

Re: Tips on dying

Put off reading that scroll of teleport for 'just one more turn'.

Tuesday, 8th February 2011, 03:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

"The necrophage eats the human corpse of Josephine." Necrophages are carnivorous... apparently. I'm disturbed. o_o quick etymology lesson- necro = death, phage = eat(usually used to describe WHAT something eats) so literally, it means "death eater". in this specific scenario i w...

Tuesday, 8th February 2011, 03:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Sickness from contaminated chunks

Replies: 2

Views: 428

Sickness from contaminated chunks

Am I imagining things, or does this seem to have less of a chance to be inflicted on your character as they gain levels? Is there a stat or intrinsic the game checks against to see if you become sick? From experience, it seems like low-level chars get this pretty often, whereas when you get somewher...

Tuesday, 8th February 2011, 00:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Cranium Rats: A Dlvl-1 Unique

Replies: 6

Views: 1030

Re: Cranium Rats: A Dlvl-1 Unique

So... Is that like a Rat King kind of thing? A lot of stories with those in (I'm thinking of Alan Moore's stuff mostly) have them with a kind of collective intelligence.

I have played PS:T, it's just so long ago I don't remember much of it.

Sunday, 6th February 2011, 09:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: +3 EV or +5 AC for SprWiz?

Replies: 4

Views: 727

Re: +3 EV or +5 AC for SprWiz?

That's good to know. Kinda answers my other question too; guessing it's not worth keeping dodging turned on if you're going down the heavy armour route?

Sunday, 6th February 2011, 04:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: +3 EV or +5 AC for SprWiz?

Replies: 4

Views: 727

Re: +3 EV or +5 AC for SprWiz?

My intuition says go for the AC, because I imagine Spriggans would be hard pressed to get much AC at all in most slots. I've nothing to back that up though, wiser heads might say different. Quick question of my own. Have a low level DSBe right now, who perversely has found a +2 chain, +2 plate, +2 s...

Sunday, 6th February 2011, 02:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: All these classes?

Replies: 19

Views: 1970

Re: All these classes?

Previous comments are on the mark. One thing to add: When I first opened crawl and saw... what? 28 classes? And almost as many races? My first impression was bad. What kind of game needs to give so many options, when the good stuff should happen in gameplay? To throw my hat into the ring, I remembe...

Sunday, 30th January 2011, 23:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Un67 wrote:Bah, wrong thread. Sorry. Meant to post in the "immutable rules of the dungeon of Zot" thread.


I almost did the same the other day. I started both threads, you'd think I'd remember the difference ;)

Sunday, 30th January 2011, 05:32

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: How do I char dump?

Replies: 15

Views: 3623

Re: How do I char dump?

As an example, mine are in C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\crawl\morgue Saves should be in a neighbouring folder. Whereas the actual game is way over in c:\program files\crawl 0.8.0\ or somesuch. when I install, which is quite often as I tend to update trunk most days, I get the self-installing ...

Saturday, 29th January 2011, 02:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

Replies: 253

Views: 28317

Re: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

In a similar vein... "You see here a glowing demon whip." On DL9. I think I've only ever seen one of these before, and that was a plain one. Oh, what am I playing? Felid Beserker :P Curse these non-opposable thumbs... Also had two weapon shops, 3 armor shops. No jewelry shops, naturally.

Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 02:55

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Baggage you brought with you from other games

Replies: 5

Views: 594

Baggage you brought with you from other games

I know someone mentioned in the "That thing you do" thread about trying to only shoot in cardinal directions after being a Nethack player for a while, but I wondering if anyone else had brought over rules in their minds that were never a part of Crawl. Personally? I didn't realise flags li...

Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 02:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Megabats!!!!

Replies: 26

Views: 3388

Re: Megabats!!!!

I actually don't mind the original Giant Bats. Don't mind 'megabat' either, though 'Flying Fox' does have a nice ring to it. Giant-foo is cliched as hell in RPGs, true, but isn't crawl really the quintessential version of the old-school D&D dungeon crawl? At least we haven't reached the point ye...

Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 02:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the @

Replies: 3

Views: 652

Re: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the @

I have to say, I do see DCSS as the standard-bearer of the modern roguelike. I haven't played many others, and I did not play the original rogue until after trying several others. However, I did play "Hack" before it became "Nethack". I eventually gave up on Nethack because it j...

Tuesday, 25th January 2011, 18:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the @

Replies: 3

Views: 652

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the @

http://www.gearfuse.com/unevenly-distributed-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the/ Article by John Brownlee about how we're all barking mad and awesome. Links to DCSS at the end, calling it the "best, fairest, most polished and accessible of the modern-day rogue-likes." Also linked...

Monday, 24th January 2011, 19:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Megabats!!!!

Replies: 26

Views: 3388

Re: Megabats!!!!

Aww, I wasn't paying enough attention last night. When I saw one, I assumed it was a special, unique bat I'd discovered ;)

Friday, 21st January 2011, 04:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: "Giant" animals

Replies: 33

Views: 3198

Re: "Giant" animals

Grimm wrote:Death carp.


Dire Carp.

I just want to see <player>, killed by carp on the highscore table.

Friday, 21st January 2011, 03:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

Replies: 253

Views: 28317

Re: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

When you spend several dozen turns looking for edible creatures, the dungeon will be deserted until you hit near starving, cave in, and eat your only bread ration. Within 5 turns, something delicious will then come round the corner. This happens so often I half-expect 0.8 to includy pizza golems and...

Friday, 21st January 2011, 02:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Monk stat advice

Replies: 5

Views: 685

Monk stat advice

I've looked on the wiki and whatnot, and I'm not seeing anything obvious about this: Should a monk planning to fight unarmed put more stats into STR or DEX?

I figure this might be obvious with some races, like trolls, but what about the middle-of-the-road guys?

Friday, 21st January 2011, 02:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: That thing you do.

Replies: 63

Views: 2588

Re: That thing you do.

Also, when I play I usually name my characters after species/background combo, too. This. Name is the absolute last thing I do in chargen, and I try to make it sound as elfy/dwarfy/merfolky as possible. Spriggans are always named after plants/flowers. If they're venom mages/stalkers, they're named ...

Tuesday, 18th January 2011, 10:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thank you!

Replies: 243

Views: 74545

Re: Thank you!

Played Nethack to death over the last 1X years, ascended every class at least once. Got fed up with waiting 7 years for the next version, wasn't keen on the two major forks for various reasons, fell into playing Crawl seriously a month or two back. Best showing to date was a HEWi who actually got th...

Tuesday, 18th January 2011, 02:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

Replies: 5

Views: 660

Re: New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

As long as we don't get to the point of ToME's death mold: An immobile character that gets around by blinking/teleporting only. ;)

Tuesday, 18th January 2011, 02:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

Replies: 253

Views: 28317

Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

I'm not bitter. These things have all happened to me. With a frequency which suggests it has to be deliberate. 1. A monk will always find a suit of platemail on DL1, usually runed or glowing. There are no exceptions to this. 2. When hungry, the chances of a monster leaving an edible corpse drop by h...

Tuesday, 18th January 2011, 01:02

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

Replies: 5

Views: 660

Re: New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

Damn it, I didn't think to look in the good ideas sections. Thanks for the link ;)

Tuesday, 18th January 2011, 00:40

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

Replies: 5

Views: 660

New race suggestion: 'Parasite'

Not seeing this on the list of bad idea/never gonna happen list, but if something similar has been suggested before, my apologies. Also, this is very rough, I'm no expert on coding or how this'd be implemented. So, a parasite species. I'm picturing something looking like a facehugger from the Alien ...

Sunday, 16th January 2011, 04:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Baileys

Replies: 29

Views: 1363

Re: Baileys

danr wrote:Thanks.

Still wondering what the word means, so checking Wikipedia:

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motte-and-bailey:


Most famously (probably), the Old Bailey in London, where the central criminal court is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bailey

Sunday, 16th January 2011, 03:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Robe of Feasting

Replies: 2

Views: 746

Re: Robe of Feasting

Although there are a few unrands with similar names. Robe of clouds springs to mind as an awesome example that'll surprise you when you wear it.

Sunday, 16th January 2011, 03:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Adding Aizul to the list of 'what the hell just happened' uniques. My level 15 KoFE rounded a corner and was dead in two turns.

Saturday, 15th January 2011, 21:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Possible use for blank scrolls

Replies: 26

Views: 2187

Re: Possible use for blank scrolls

danr wrote:With the new spell forgetting mechanism that destroys the spellbook


I've only dabbled a little with trunk, so I have to ask, which mechanism is this? I've seen the scrolls of amnesia of course, but did someone say this is a Vehumet thing?

Wednesday, 12th January 2011, 02:57

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Alt-tabbing in Ubuntu

Replies: 2

Views: 429

Re: Alt-tabbing in Ubuntu

Same problem, I'm afraid: While it's fullscreen and not windowed, it basically ignores any regular shortcut commands like alt-tab or ctrl-alt-<dir> for the workspaces.

Thursday, 6th January 2011, 22:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Grimm wrote:Hitting the direction keys harder does not increase the damage your character does.


Hitting the wrong direction key can dramatically decrease the damage your steaming corpse does, however.

Tuesday, 4th January 2011, 05:23

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Is Ctrl-Q broken?

Replies: 3

Views: 423

Re: Is Ctrl-Q broken?

Hmm, well, you seem to have answered your own question. :)

I'm curious though, what does Dvorak layout do to VI keys? Does it assign a new set of keys in the same layout, or are they still HJKLYUBN, and just scattered about?

Tuesday, 4th January 2011, 03:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Underlying design ideas endgame.

Replies: 13

Views: 1698

Re: Underlying design ideas endgame.

While I know you're trying to keep this thread to the endgame, a quick question about the paladin going: Are they planning to replace it with anything? I always quite like the idea of a religious warrior type. We have chaos knights right now, and healers and priests start with a god, perhaps some ki...

Tuesday, 4th January 2011, 03:34

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Alt-tabbing in Ubuntu

Replies: 2

Views: 429

Alt-tabbing in Ubuntu

...seems to not available. In other words, when you're playing crawl, your choices are play the game, or save and exit if you want to do anything else; there's no way to tab over to your browser or anything. It's a bit shirty about if the computer goes into standby mode too, and I've got into the ha...

Sunday, 2nd January 2011, 01:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2853

Views: 380766

I think we learned an important lesson today.

Share your retroactive gems of wisdom here. Things that really ought to have been obvious at the time, but you thought you'd try it anyhow. With hilarous consequences. Mine? When they say Jiyva is a god best suited to late game players, they're not kidding. "Hey, stop dissolving all the crap on...

Tuesday, 28th December 2010, 02:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thank you!

Replies: 243

Views: 74545

Re:

me? deepest I got, was Dungeon lvl 21 I think, and only cleared Orc, Lair, Swamp, Snake, Elf and Vaults. Never even seen Hells and Crypts and such :oops: Uh oh, there must be some word for someone who's more noobish than a newbie, then. I've reached about DL15, only cleared Orc and Lair ;) It's nic...

Monday, 27th December 2010, 21:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Best score/YAAD to date: MDBe

Replies: 2

Views: 671

Re: Best score/YAAD to date: MDBe

Yeah, in retrospect I suspect I should have switched to that immediately in the abyss. Probably wouldn't have made a huge difference, that was a long-assed run of terror punctuated by teleports and as many trolls as I could summon, and not even a hint of the portal, but still. Prior to the abyss, I ...

Monday, 27th December 2010, 18:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Best score/YAAD to date: MDBe

Replies: 2

Views: 671

Best score/YAAD to date: MDBe

It was going so well, too... Was trawling for Poison resist of any kind, when suddenly *BLAM*, Zot trap. First one I've ever seen, and naturally, it dumps me in the abyss, where I survived a surprisingly long time. Was using the flame-falchion most of the time due to the amount of hydras in the Lair...

Friday, 24th December 2010, 03:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: ASCII vs. Tiles

Replies: 33

Views: 8238

Re: ASCII vs. Tiles

Fairly new to Crawl, and was a diehard ASCII fan with Nethack for years. Wouldn't have dreamt of using tiles.

Tiles in crawl, however, are actually more helpful than not having them, so I'm hooked. I'm not nearly good enough yet to faff around on online servers, so I'm fine with this.

Thursday, 23rd December 2010, 23:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What species do you play most?

Replies: 28

Views: 3728

Re: What species do you play most?

I most enjoy playing a random race. Likewise; I tend to let the game select the race, and then pick a job that sounds suitable. Or, depending what mood I'm in, sounds amusing. The 'amusing' aspect is probably why I don't get far with the game so far. I've never seen a rune, but I've been on the sam...

Thursday, 23rd December 2010, 20:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: General AC/EV advice

Replies: 3

Views: 649

General AC/EV advice

I've got a rule of thumb from ADOM stuck in my head; If the total EV/AC is higher by switching to a piece of armor, it's worth switching. So, say, if a light-armor wearer was at AC 3, EV 11 early game, a switch to bulkier armor which gave AC 6, EV 9 would be an upgrade. All other things being equal ...

Wednesday, 22nd December 2010, 21:56

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Compatibility between platforms?

Replies: 18

Views: 1968

Re: Compatibility between platforms?

Yep, you're absolutely right. The Linux savefiles are <charname>-1000, the windows ones have no such suffix.

Will try copying the savefolder just in case, danr, but I suspect this is where the problem is coming in.

Wednesday, 22nd December 2010, 09:22

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Compatibility between platforms?

Replies: 18

Views: 1968

Re: Compatibility between platforms?

The prebuilt windows binary of 0.7.1, and the straight tiles compile of the same version on Ubuntu. Only thing I copied over was the <playername> tarball, which windows didn't recognize initially and I unzipped out of experimentation in the saves folder, which seemed to at least pull the name up. Di...
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