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Thursday, 2nd June 2011, 15:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Anyone else get put off by people watching?

Replies: 17

Views: 2623

Re: Anyone else get put off by people watching?

I like people watching me. And I like a bit of informal banter while I show how much of a noob I am :)

I see webtiles watching is very popular. I'd love it if people could watch my games in tiles while I played in console, because I've tried tiles and I really can't get used to it.

Friday, 13th May 2011, 20:52

Forum: Bulletin Board

Topic: 0.8 Tournament is only 3 hours away!

Replies: 0

Views: 1118

0.8 Tournament is only 3 hours away!

The 0.8 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Tournament is only 3 hours away! Remember, rules are at http://crawl11.dyndns.org/ and the tournament will be held from 00:00 Saturday 14 May to 00:00 Monday 30 May. The tournament will be held on the CAO and CDO online servers http://crawl.akrasiac.org/ and http://c...

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, 10:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.8 Tournament!

Replies: 17

Views: 2632

Re: 0.8 Tournament!

Yes. The teams currently there are being used to test tournament scripts ahead of the tournament. Don't worry, it hasn't started yet :)

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, 00:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 0.8 Tournament!

Replies: 17

Views: 2632

0.8 Tournament!

The 0.8 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Tournament is almost upon us! Do you have what it takes? If you're a casual player, or trying to prove you're the best in the world, this is the tournament for you! Featuring competitions and pennants, team spirit and individual brilliance, this is the crawl event yo...

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011, 00:03

Forum: Bulletin Board

Topic: 0.8 Tournament!

Replies: 0

Views: 1142

0.8 Tournament!

The 0.8 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Tournament is almost upon us! Do you have what it takes? If you're a casual player, or trying to prove you're the best in the world, this is the tournament for you! Featuring competitions and pennants, team spirit and individual brilliance, this is the crawl event yo...

Sunday, 17th April 2011, 12:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Some feedback and suggestions (0.8)

Replies: 22

Views: 3336

Re: Some feedback and suggestions (0.8)

Slaying is a good ring, no doubt about it. There are some key balancing factors: Slaying doesn't help your character stay alive. I often don't wear slaying when I have it. I was in an interesting situation in a bazaar recently when I found a good randart amulet and a +4,+4 ring of slaying and could ...

Sunday, 17th April 2011, 12:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Armor enchantments - increase not AC but effectivity of AC

Replies: 2

Views: 561

Re: Armor enchantments - increase not AC but effectivity of

Seems a bit odd. There is already this system in place with GDR. If I'm wearing CPM and have 40 AC I have 40 AC and almost 50% GDR. If I am an octopode with 8 rings of +5 protection I have 40AC and no GDR. This means I am likely to get hit for more with the same AC. Your system adds stoneskin/ozocub...

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 22:51

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Ashenzari

Replies: 139

Views: 21256

Re: New Ashenzari

Maybe I'm weird, but I think they do. In particular, it means you may want to avoid cursing your cloak until you find body armour you want to leave on, and that you may want to avoid cursing your gloves until you have two rings you want to leave on. Yes, they add a little something to the curse min...

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 17:25

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Ashenzari

Replies: 139

Views: 21256

Re: New Ashenzari

I agree that cursed weapons blocking butchering add nothing to the gameplay except to annoy new / inexperienced players who want to butcher. This should be removed imo. Removing the others should be done for all characters if it is done for ash as well. No need for inconsistency.

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 15:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Ashenzari

Replies: 139

Views: 21256

Re: New Ashenzari

Abilities Ashenzari has should not overhaul current cursing systems. I am not sure which, if any, of these are still in however none of them should be: You can swap weapons if cursed / you can butcher using ash ability You can wear armour if your cloak is cursed and rings if your gloves are cursed K...

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 15:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Very disappointed about the changes I've heard about

Replies: 24

Views: 3335

Re: Very disappointed about the changes I've heard about

"I haven't played 0.8" Try it. In many key aspects it's a lot better than 0.7. Maybe gone a bit overboard but I'm sure anything too powerful will be nerfed again for the proper tournament in August. FE sticky flame is hardly a nerf, more a redirection of the spell. Other buffs - many, many...

Wednesday, 6th April 2011, 15:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: [Orc Priest Smiting] Beogh is a P-word

Replies: 16

Views: 2529

Re: [Orc Priest Smiting] Beogh is a P-word

You have lost all credibility to me by suggesting this is a good idea. 1) Orc priests are not the most dangerous monsters in the game. Many others are more dangerous. Orc wizards, for one. 2) The ability you are suggesting is ridiculously overpowered for such an early monster. This ability would mak...

Tuesday, 5th April 2011, 17:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DCSS Weapon Comparison spreadsheet

Replies: 115

Views: 72016

Re: DCSS Weapon Comparison spreadsheet

Thanks. IIRC the Cutlass is a sabre. Thanks. Apparently the +6,+7 Sabre of Speed with +3 Damage (Captain's Cutlass) gives 25.9 damage/turn. the +6, +5 Vorpal Quick Blade gives 27 damage/turn. Guess I gotta go with my Quick Blade unless fighting jellies. Also, I'm playing trunk with nerf'd Speed bra...

Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 21:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Oh no, it's a cursed ring of...sustenance?

Replies: 6

Views: 3346

Re: Oh no, it's a cursed ring of...sustenance?

If you want to justify it, then the wizard who made the ring was using Nethack logic. He assumed cursing a ring of sustenance would produce a ring of hunger. :p Doesn't do this in nethack... rings of slow digestion and hunger are separate there too. IMO don't wear-ID rings especially if you don't k...

Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 12:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - Lava Orc Berserker

Replies: 3

Views: 1348

Re: YAVP - Lava Orc Berserker

mageykun wrote:...is this some kind of joke?

Lava Orcs? Really? 0_0


Um... no joke?

Pretty strong species, probably OP. rF+++ is pretty strong. Expect them to be nerfed soon :)

Wednesday, 30th March 2011, 02:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - Lava Orc Berserker

Replies: 3

Views: 1348

YAVP - Lava Orc Berserker

[rant]So I was feeling pretty annoyed. Lost my 100% streak account megabat on the 14th char, DSWz. Streak on CDO if you want to look. Tried speedrunning a HOPr - died on zot 5. Tried some SpAr divers for fun, then lost a realtime speedrun with a bot/human hybrid with the bot half played by elliptic...

Sunday, 20th March 2011, 22:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Character overview and Resists

Replies: 17

Views: 1939

Re: Character overview and Resists

rPois isn't too strong because it isn't too useful. Many characters go through zot and most other areas of the game without rPois because it can be nullified by the huge stack of healing you've built up and it just makes sense using an extra rF+. Adding extra levels would make it almost never worth ...

Wednesday, 16th March 2011, 04:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Magic 27

Replies: 41

Views: 3835

Re: Magic 27

- Having just have one generic fighter package without options would close that one background off to a lot of species that don't have good aptitudes for the particular generic build that is chosen - shields vs no shields makes a big difference (Yes it does). If you pick a weapon that goes with a s...

Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 14:57

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spellcaster backgrounds

Replies: 84

Views: 15267

Re: Spellcaster backgrounds

Categorisation shouldn't be necessary, because each class should be far enough from another that you can't meaningfully lump them together.

I preferred the old screen too. But as I've been told already on this forum, maybe I'm just change-averse!

Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 14:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Chei stat boost

Replies: 28

Views: 4262

Re: Chei stat boost

The criticism is fair, but also cheap. I know this is not ideal. But I don't have a good replacement at hand. How about having chei slowness depend on piety, not on items? This way, you get the slowness, the piety, and don't have the ponderous mechanic which is one of the things about chei I would ...

Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 14:37

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spellcaster backgrounds

Replies: 84

Views: 15267

Re: Spellcaster backgrounds

galehar wrote:
OneTrueFelid wrote:It still looks ridiculous. Hey. Hey guys.


BATTLEMAGES.

Just one step short of Witches, I'd swear.

Care to enlighten us with a better proposal?


The term generally used for training magic skills and non-magic skills is "hybrid". Not sure it would fit that well, however.

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 17:54

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spellcaster backgrounds

Replies: 84

Views: 15267

Re: Spellcaster backgrounds

One slight observation about the new screen: It shouts at you quite a lot. Why the capital letters? I think it would look better if: Warrior: Zealot: Battlemage: Mage: a - Fighter h - Berserker n - Crusader t - Wizard b - Gladiator i - Abyssal Knight o - Enchanter u - Conjurer c - Monk j - Chaos Kni...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 17:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Replies: 31

Views: 5868

Re: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

I don't want to start quoting everything you say and giving counter points. Instead I'm going to condense it back down. 1) I'm not "messing with you" - I see little point for the use of meph outside its intended targets, and this coupled with the poor use lategame makes it underpowered for...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 12:53

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Replies: 31

Views: 5868

Re: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

No investment to speak of" = level 3, three schools. This means meph will be miscastable (not excellent) even when you reach lair, assuming you train one of the skills and then deliberately train the others (not the case - because you need to learn more than those 4 skills (poison magic, air m...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 05:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Radical Ogre Proposal

Replies: 91

Views: 15508

Re: Radical Ogre Proposal

Ogres have an awesome niche not shown by other roles. Get one to xl20 and you'll see what that is: it comes from extremely unbalanced magical aptitudes which while being a lot more challenging than humans is great fun in its own regard. Ogres are fine as they are. Go to crawl and there are two thing...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 05:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Replies: 31

Views: 5868

Re: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

I see you need clarification. "No investment to speak of" = level 3, three schools. This means meph will be miscastable (not excellent) even when you reach lair, assuming you train one of the skills and then deliberately train the others (not the case - because you need to learn more than ...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 04:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Replies: 31

Views: 5868

Re: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Mephitic cloud is not overpowered and I think it is in fact underpowered. But let's move on from that. Maybe it is too common. What on earth would qualify as overpowered, then? Yes, Mephitic Cloud uses utility in the mid- and late-game. Doesn't matter, because it outrageously outclasses everything ...

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 04:10

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Replies: 31

Views: 5868

Re: Mephitic Cloud Suggestions.

Mephitic cloud is not overpowered and I think it is in fact underpowered. But let's move on from that. Maybe it is too common. If you look at what characters really take meph if it isn't in your starting book it isn't very many. DDNe today, had the option of meph, haven't taken it; why - not very us...

Thursday, 10th March 2011, 23:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: JUST FOR FUN: Monster Ideas

Replies: 36

Views: 4977

Re: JUST FOR FUN: Monster Ideas

minmay wrote:Also, "koboldly" is the best pun on this forum.


Yes, when it comes to puns, worst == best ;)

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 16:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Too many axes?

Replies: 5

Views: 1218

Re: Too many axes?

a - the +8,+2 executioner's axe "Yciniam" {god gift, elec, rF+ Dex+1 Stlth++} b - a +0,+6 executioner's axe of electrocution {god gift} h - the +2,-2 battleaxe of Nunesai {god gift, flame, +Inv Str+4 SInv} m - a +0,+4 dwarven anti-magic battleaxe {god gift} p - the +5,+0 executioner's axe ...

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 16:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I simply had to say this :)

Replies: 3

Views: 989

Re: I simply had to say this :)

Wow, you're welcome.

Now I've got to remember why :/ Lol

Just to say: Poison arrow gatling gun forever! Go kiku!

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 16:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most dangerous uniques (minus Sigmund)

Replies: 63

Views: 10044

Re: Most dangerous uniques (minus Sigmund)

If you're unspoiled, the many ridiculously high OP uniques like Margery, Xtahua, Nikola. But with the right resistances they're easy. Most dangerous for me, Agnes. That thing is crazy, speed 18 O_o. Aizul too, really hard to escape and a ton of damage. Mennas is just annoying rather than dangerous. ...

Wednesday, 9th March 2011, 16:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: JUST FOR FUN: Monster Ideas

Replies: 36

Views: 4977

Re: JUST FOR FUN: Monster Ideas

varkarrus wrote:GIANT SPACE KOBOLD
To KOBODLY GO where no KOBOLD has GONE BEFORE.


Lol, this is the worst pun ever :D

Thursday, 10th February 2011, 12:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Streak chars

Replies: 11

Views: 1471

Re: Streak chars

Zicher wrote:Go SpVM ;).


Hehe. Sadly, already a spriggan in this streak! :)

Thursday, 10th February 2011, 10:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Deep Elf Crusaders...

Replies: 1

Views: 609

Re: Deep Elf Crusaders...

DECr are awesome!

Hard to start but if you get to temple it's only up from there, go kiku, and you have a beautiful easy game with high enough hp, great apts and a great god.

Thursday, 10th February 2011, 10:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 4

Views: 1095

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

Wolfechu wrote: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?


Yeah, that's right - dodging will train slowly, and give you virtually no EV. Just stick those skill points in armour!

Thursday, 10th February 2011, 10:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Streak chars

Replies: 11

Views: 1471

Streak chars

Which chars are the best to play on-streak? By that I mean, 100%able without major bad luck. The best char I've found for this is DDCK, or DDNe, but SpEn comes close :) I have a 3 streak at the moment, TrMo (okawaru), SpEn (nemelex), DDCK (makhleb) and am currently playing a MfIE of kikubaaqudgha. A...

Thursday, 20th January 2011, 08:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DE mages (DEVM) -- so fragile.

Replies: 43

Views: 8166

Re: DE mages (DEVM) -- so fragile.

My way of playing DE so they don't die. Step 1) Pick a good DE class. Any will do. DEFE before sticky nerf, or DEVM in your case should be fine for a while, although you'll have to get slightly lucky with books. DENe or DEIE would do fine too. Step 2) Go Ashenzari, curse what items you can. Step 3) ...

Wednesday, 12th January 2011, 14:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The Strongest Deep Elf in the World

Replies: 18

Views: 2816

Re: The Strongest Deep Elf in the World

DE of Ash is insanely awesome. Reskill 13-15 points into fighting & pick up a weapon, demon whip if you can, if not whatever weapon is best in your game (katana, double sword, demon trident etc) and reskill a few points into that weapon skill too so it hits base delay. With that ridiculous str y...

Sunday, 9th January 2011, 17:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Horrible Mismatches

Replies: 41

Views: 7122

Re: Horrible Mismatches

Strangely, there are still two unwon combos. They are SEMo and MuAs. From ##crawl: [10:17] <Zicher> !lg * won semo [10:17] <Sequell> 2. Nosferax the Grand Master (L27 SEMo), worshipper of Okawaru, escaped with the Orb and 3 runes on 2010-08-07, with 1398284 points after 108796 turns and 6:57:47. [1...

Sunday, 9th January 2011, 05:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: High Elf Reaver - Elyvilon?

Replies: 3

Views: 1158

Re: High Elf Reaver - Elyvilon?

In the 0.7 tournament, I played a few HERe. I prefer it over HECj for its nice melee, and I designed it to do 15 runes and beat Cerebov. If you play Okawaru -> TSO or Okawaru -> Makhleb (as I did, Makhleb is better than TSO in a few ways such as he allows necromancy), this is a pretty smooth run, ho...

Sunday, 9th January 2011, 05:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Draconian Paladins?

Replies: 7

Views: 2233

Re: Draconian Paladins?

You can start a DrPa. However, especially when compared to how strong TSO is lategame, he is incredibly weak early game, and provides little benefit at low piety. As said, it may be worth switching gods to Okawaru (for the might, armour and weapons) or Ashenzari (who can sort out your invocations be...

Sunday, 9th January 2011, 05:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: List your favourite builds

Replies: 212

Views: 69175

Re: List your favourite builds

Some stuff I've been messing around with :) **IE of kiku. Mf**/HE** of kiku (** is NOT Ne). DECr of kiku. The above are awesome at necrusading, DE for its amazing apts, Mf for its strong hybrid ability and IE for the same. Of course, MfIE of kiku is also amazing. DEFE/DEIE (after sticky nerf) of Ash...

Sunday, 9th January 2011, 05:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2855

Views: 533156

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Over on ##crawl, we've been collecting a good lot of them :) http://crawl.akrasiac.org/learndb.html#uber_randarts

I've found some ridiculously good ones. One of the best was a AC+7 EV+4 Dam+7 ring.

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 20:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Armor and Spellcasting

Replies: 9

Views: 2237

Re: Armor and Spellcasting

Casmith! <3 How the crap does hunger not matter as a spriggan? Granted, they have the slowest metabolisms in the entire game, but they also have to worry about running out of permafood. xl15 = done hive ergo, food doesn't matter. I did a kenku recently that waited 35000 turns without doing anything...

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 20:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Armor and Spellcasting

Replies: 9

Views: 2237

Re: Armor and Spellcasting

PS: turn enchantments off. It's too high - you can cast haste so you don't need it anymore. Is there a way I can bring the food cost of Haste and Invis down? Would raising Enchantments help at all? As szanth said, increasing spellcasting would do that, as would raising int. So would wielding a staf...

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 19:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Which weapon should I use?

Replies: 144

Views: 25190

Re: Which weapon should I use?

well if you're zerking, that's +1d10 slaying. So I'd use the dagger of speed :)

I love speed weapons plus slaying though :)

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 19:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Armor and Spellcasting

Replies: 9

Views: 2237

Re: Armor and Spellcasting

If this is 0.7 -- throw that robe of the archmagi in the bin. If this 0.8 -- use it :D Now that's out of the way none of the armours are very good. Out of those the troll leather is best (hunger doesn't matter) but that's not helpful anyway. As you want to cast it's going to have to be a robe. You w...

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 19:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What species do you never play?

Replies: 52

Views: 8114

Re: What species do you never play?

Last one! (for now) 0.7 wins: ordered by percentage :) 55/3567x Deep Dwarf [1.54%], 37/2852x Halfling [1.30%], 11/1154x Centaur [0.95%], 109/11794x Spriggan [0.92%], 68/8392x Merfolk [0.81%], 22/3367x Ghoul [0.65%], 33/5161x Sludge Elf [0.64%], 32/5624x Kobold [0.57%], 26/4847x Naga [0.54%], 14/3103...

Saturday, 8th January 2011, 19:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Merfolk Ice Elementalists...which gods work best?

Replies: 4

Views: 2653

Re: Merfolk Ice Elementalists...which gods work best?

Kiku.

I started a guide on this but never finished it :)

http://www.casmith789.comoj.com/ (but yeah, not finished)

Basically, get a polearm, use it a lot, use ice defensively and offensively, and necro the same way. Soon you'll have a fully fledged necrusader :)
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