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Saturday, 18th June 2016, 14:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer phenomenon

Replies: 17

Views: 2344

Re: Artificer phenomenon

Sequell does. 43918/5791034 games for *: 1/3x SaIE [33.33%], 2/13x GrDK [15.38%], 1/9x ImMo [11.11%], 1/10x GnPr [10.00%], 1/10x OMAs [10.00%], 1/14x LOSt [7.14%], 1/14x GECK [7.14%], 49/707x MiAs [6.93%], 1/15x GEBe [6.67%], 3/47x LOVM [6.38%], 21/366x DDVM [5.74%], 1/18x ImHu [5.56%], 23/422x DDF...

Saturday, 18th June 2016, 00:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer phenomenon

Replies: 17

Views: 2344

Artificer phenomenon

I have a question which has been bothering me for a while. There were a few posts here at the Tavern saying that Artificer background has the highest online win rate in recent versions or something like that. Yet you almost never see people recommending that background alongside what's considered be...

Saturday, 18th June 2016, 00:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most difficult Branch Ends

Replies: 20

Views: 1406

Re: Most difficult Branch Ends

For Lair:$, demon ending is the one i always skip (just the wizard and demons, not the forest). The relatively new one with a sun(spider?)-shaped construction containing guardian serpents and nasties is the one i should probably start skipping too. For Swamp:$, anything with the Lernaean hydra is pr...

Friday, 17th June 2016, 20:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YAVP : FoGl^Qaz... I didn't get crazy

Replies: 12

Views: 717

Re: Now YAVP : FoGl^Qaz... I didn't get crazy

Sorry, i kinda forgot shadow dragon armour was a thing. You could do a part of the Crypt with TSO for the holy brand and extended with Zin afterwards. Derp.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 12:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Shoe Advertisments?

Replies: 5

Views: 570

Re: Shoe Advertisments?

That's Okawaru recruiting new worshippers by advertising his silly gifts.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 12:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Now YAVP : FoGl^Qaz... I didn't get crazy

Replies: 12

Views: 717

Re: CiP : FoGl^Qaz... Should I get crazy ?

stab my way through extended in GDA A formicid with 27 armour, 27 stealth, your stats, GDA, boots of the Assassin and cloak of the Thief is only very stealthy so that's not gonna work. With robe of the Night you'd be uncannily stealthy and could stab some dudes but you're just a formicid with no ha...

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 23:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Share stories from when you were new and bad at Crawl

Replies: 76

Views: 11093

Re: Share stories from when you were new and bad at Crawl

When i finally reached the Orcish Mines with a MiBe, i decided to check that place out and predictably died at the last floor of that branch. "I should not visit other locations until i finish the main dungeon" — I thought, and eventually went from D:1 to D:27 with another MiBe. That chara...

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 16:43

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: The Conjurer Challenge

Replies: 10

Views: 2690

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

http://crawl.develz.org/learndb/index.html#conjuration_challenge wrote:1. Win a pure conjurer: magic dart, searing ray, IMB, IOOD, no other spells, and no damaging or affecting any monsters with anything else.
2. Won by: jle (3 runes, SpWz, 0.9)

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 15:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

Replies: 113

Views: 18267

Re: Road to greatfelid (3/20), i'm not good with Kiku

That's a dense wall of text! Anyway, why do you think Oka is better than Kiku for a Fe? This doesn't seem intuitive to me. Heroism is OK for tough fights, but it doesn't give HP and Fe doesn't get AC. Finesse comes kinda late and Oka can't gift anything useful. The Kiku books give most magically ap...

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 14:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

Replies: 113

Views: 18267

Re: Road to greatfelid (3/20), i'm not good with Kiku

So, i'd assume nobody has tried a felid of Pakellas yet because this is literally a combination of the most hated race and god at the Tavern. I wanted to be the first person to tell the tale but there was no Pak at the early D:4 Temple and i was running out of wand charges already so i picked Kiku t...

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 14:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl math problem

Replies: 47

Views: 9321

Re: Crawl math problem

Ok, in my original post you partition the set of books into k subsets, we use r_1,...,r_k to denote the size of the subsets. We assume that the r values are in ascending order of size. ... Since r_1+...+r_k = N this simplifies to N + r_k + k + 1, and this will be minimized when r_k + k is minimal. ...

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 11:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Crawl math problem

Replies: 47

Views: 9321

Re: Crawl math problem

My money is on N + ceil(2 * sqrt(N)) + 1.

Tuesday, 14th June 2016, 01:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: POLL: Who should be the next President of the United States?

Replies: 11

Views: 1176

Re: POLL: Who should be the next President of the United Sta

Tiktacy wrote:My vote is for Khufu, because he is the only one who can build the wall.

A wall of oklobs is fine too.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 16:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silly question: Slow + Carrying the Orb

Replies: 11

Views: 1427

Re: Silly question: Slow + Carrying the Orb

"Slowed" is the Slow status effect, "very slow" is your current movement speed.

Monday, 13th June 2016, 16:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silly question: Slow + Carrying the Orb

Replies: 11

Views: 1427

Re: Silly question: Slow + Carrying the Orb

Reading the scroll is slowed down (takes 1.5 turns instead of 1) but the teleportation delay is just as long as usual with the Orb. That's 6 + 1d3 + 1d5 turns (11 on average) if you believe the learndb entry (which still mentions cTele).

Monday, 13th June 2016, 14:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: No amulet of CLARITY??!! No amulet of resist mutation??!!

Replies: 27

Views: 4373

Re: No amulet of CLARITY??!! No amulet of resist mutation??!

I can't believe somebody is actually raging and quitting Crawl after splatting a character on Zig:18, of all places. A player has to experience a whole lot of YASD's to reach that point of the game, all the ragequitters should've left at that stage. I think TPV is just momentarily upset and will ret...

Monday, 13th June 2016, 13:18

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Ogre/Troll Transmuter

Replies: 17

Views: 2934

Re: Ogre/Troll Transmuter

The thing about ogres/trolls in Dragon Form being good in extended is that you could've just played a draconian, have reasonable aptitutdes for the strategy, not suffer for most of the game and still have enough HP/dps to kill the toughest of dudes. While ogres/trolls are good without any transmutat...

Monday, 13th June 2016, 13:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

Replies: 113

Views: 18267

Re: Road to greaterfelid (2/20)

I actually got a question this time. Gotta make a separate post for it because who cares about my diary. I'm about to play a FeAr, would Pakellas be an alright god choice? I'd imagine getting wand(s) of paralysis/confusion/disintegration and killing everything up to elephants/death yaks with that, a...

Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

Replies: 113

Views: 18267

Re: Road to greaterfelid (2/20), got a question

Thanks for your comments. The only felid I've played was FeVM, which is a fairly good felid start I think. My win took a huge number of turns though because I didn't have a great strategy and compensated with extreme caution. I will be interested to see how you get on with this. What do you think th...

Sunday, 12th June 2016, 23:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

Replies: 113

Views: 18267

Road to greatfelid (20/20): a 3 months late announcement.

So, i decided to win all felids online in their starting screen order and see how many i could streak. As we all know, the great thing about Crawl isn't beating the game but showing everyone online that you did. And i still can't stand inventory management on webtiles so gotta play the race which ha...

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 17:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DEFE of Hepliaklqana - Orbs of Fire? No problem.

Replies: 6

Views: 1018

Re: DEFE of Hepliaklqana - What do I do against Orbs of Fire

I'd try to loot at least Slime Pits. With haste, brilliance and your spell enhancers TRJ should go down just fine as long as you keep the distance. Immolation would help killing TRJ's spawns and Passage of Golubria (which you might have avaiable) could be good for saving blink scrolls as you're stay...

Thursday, 9th June 2016, 14:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Why i die after two or three runes. Illustrated pre death

Replies: 7

Views: 747

Re: Why i die after two or three runes. Illustrated pre deat

If you think the mid game is boring now, you haven't played 0.13 or whatever the last version with a 27 floors deep dungeon was. I used to constantly have 5—6 characters (offline) i didn't want to finish playing back in the day, now i can actually sit through the whole game. Personally i wouldn't pl...

Monday, 6th June 2016, 22:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chaos Knights

Replies: 15

Views: 2088

Re: Chaos Knights

Sar wrote:You don't actually need to do that, but some people find it fun.

Besides being a scummy strategy, isn't that actually the optimal play if you want to win? And if it is, should it be allowed (i'd vote for yes because mummies are bad enough already)?

Monday, 6th June 2016, 22:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Chaos Knights

Replies: 15

Views: 2088

Re: Chaos Knights

I've been told that you win MuCK by sitting in the temple (at the exit) for 100K turns and scumming Xom's gifts. You can get artifacts, high-tier wands and whatnot.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 13:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP]DgWn

Replies: 4

Views: 466

Re: [YAVP]DgWn

Congrats on winning all the races. Your Crawl experience reminds me very strongly of my own: i play slowly, play offline and win about half of my games in recent versions too. I'd still recommend using autoexplore though. I know why you wouldn't want to use it but in reality it only kills you in the...

Sunday, 5th June 2016, 21:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Remove wands of flame

Replies: 21

Views: 1363

Re: Remove wands of flame

IIRC high-tier damage wands were removed not because of being unwanted/useless but because they were too similar to each other and existing conjuration spells. RIP.

Saturday, 4th June 2016, 02:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: FeBe - Where to go next?

Replies: 1

Views: 224

Re: FeBe - Where to go next?

My recent FeBe had to run away from Shoals:1 and do Vaults:1—4 instead. Abyssal rune should be the easiest third one for you because you don't actually have to fight tons of dudes there plus you have stealth. Remember to run from dudes while you can and teleport if you can't (and the dudes aren't po...

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 22:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: SpEn skills?

Replies: 28

Views: 3882

Re: SpEn skills?

I got the message for a volcano portal in orc:2. Should I use a scroll of magic mapping to try to find it and enter it? I have a ring of fire protection, but some of those monsters in the volcano seem really nasty. I'd read a mapping scroll on Orc:2 even without a volcano. The usual "don't go ...

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 21:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Buggy Pikel Dialog?

Replies: 7

Views: 897

Re: Buggy Pikel Dialog?

tedric wrote:also also, he/it is a big kobold (unless you polymorphed him into a human?)

He must have polymorphed Pikel, the game doesn't display races for uniques by default.
(Unless it's Blork the orc, you can actually turn him into Blork the jelly!)

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 16:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: mutations

Replies: 34

Views: 6188

Re: mutations

They are pretty annoying indeed but the cure mutation spawn rate has been increased to compensate so there's usually enough of them. You've either got quite unlucky or played around mutators poorly. If you're not using a setting like this (you could add orbs of fire there, i just do Zot at a snail's...

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 14:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Damage and AC

Replies: 22

Views: 1814

Re: Damage and AC

Also, gastronok can hit for up to 70ish damage by casting Airstrike, so if the 35 from a melee hit scares you you probably shouldn't be anywhere near him. His max Airstrike damage is "just" 50 and while he pretty much never rolls that high (and he has four less lethal spells in his arsena...

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 14:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mummy Monk challenge

Replies: 26

Views: 5102

Re: Mummy Monk challenge

Your last question is answered at the very bottom of the picture, i'd assume.

Saturday, 28th May 2016, 12:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: evocation of the spear...

Replies: 6

Views: 604

Re: evocation of the spear...

The only thing reaching ability of polearms has in common with evokables is the use of 'v' key.

Saturday, 28th May 2016, 10:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Full acquirement spoiler

Replies: 35

Views: 7327

Re: Full acquirement spoiler

That's a top quality post right there.
Judging by the flowchart, most of the acquirements should be used on wands and weapons. What happened to the old "always acquire armour" mantra? Was it never true to begin with?

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 15:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Felid repair thread

Replies: 23

Views: 2329

Re: Felid repair thread

I guess i'm the only person who thinks felids are in the best spot they've ever been and don't need adjusting at all. Before the buffs felids had their appealing (yes, this is very subjective) gimmicks ruined by the race being annoyingly weak, now they are just fine.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 21:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: DsGl^Kiku in need of direction

Replies: 7

Views: 651

Re: DsGl^Kiku in need of direction

Getting Invocations to 15 on this character is a waste (and impossible) because Kiku doesn't use that skill. I don't have experience with this type of character but if i were trying to cast level 7—8 spells while wearing FDA in a 3 rune game (not sure if that's possible and "optimal" given...

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 16:08

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 22 - TrAM

Replies: 16

Views: 3533

Re: Casual League Week 22 - TrAM

I was planning to play a troll of Ru anyway so might as well join the league. Sorry for playing offline, inventory management is annoying enough already. I was pleasantly surprised by how good a large shield with an amulet of reflection and Ru's passives were at substituting for armour. My only real...

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 23:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I'm thinking of doing a let's play, combo suggestions?

Replies: 7

Views: 885

Re: I'm thinking of doing a let's play, combo suggestions?

See I always think of people as either interested in seeing deaths for learning, or wins for learning but also a more laid back fun sort of play, but maybe I'm just imagining things. In any case, I did some Vine stalkers today as well :) Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sANaYfKnFNM Part 2: h...

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 21:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: OpTm game in progress

Replies: 25

Views: 2061

Re: OpTm game in progress

Oh, and identify Ice Blast if you can. That shit's nice regardless of what class or race you are (except Felid). Hey, felids can zap wands too! On most characters of mine i'd train evocations to at least 5 just to deal with hydrae. As a side effect, this makes MR-wands (the OpTm in question has a p...

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 15:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I'm thinking of doing a let's play, combo suggestions?

Replies: 7

Views: 885

Re: I'm thinking of doing a let's play, combo suggestions?

I've never seen a turncount speedrun on YouTube so gotta vote for that (count it for whatever VS build you can get the highest score with). It'd be nice to watch a melee felid too since i'll never get to record a playthrough of one anyway.

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 11:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: OpTm Questions

Replies: 47

Views: 6064

Re: OpTm Questions

Okawaru will only gift you crap you can wear but it's all about that Heroism button rather than gifts or even Finesse (even though doubling your dps is insane). Speaking of insane dps, i find Blade Hands damage too good to pass up. Ice Form should be better for a lot of Lair encounters because of ex...

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 10:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: OpTm Questions

Replies: 47

Views: 6064

Re: OpTm Questions

OpTm has a great late game (if you get Statue Form) but is quite squishy before reaching that point. Likewise, Chei provides you with sick stat boosts and invocations but until you can at least Slouch reliably, you're just moving slowly for almost no benefit and are quite susceptible to death. The r...

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 13:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: accidentally banished the Royal Jelly

Replies: 6

Views: 952

Re: accidentally banished the Royal Jelly

Just Corrupt his vault, that would break walls.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 22:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silence!

Replies: 26

Views: 3398

Re: Silence!

The upside of Silence is huge and since cancellation (as well as other potions and rare wands) exists, the downside doesn't kill you with proper play.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 15:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: 1st world problems

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

Re: 1st world problems

Can you test it with might? I think it can make the axe better vs OoF. Ah, sure. +Might | stone giant | curse toe | orb of fire +8 broad axe (speed, Str+2) | 30,5 | 20,5 | 13,8 +12 double sword (slice) | 28,9 | 21,2 | 13,9 +10 slaying | stone giant | curse toe | orb of fire +8 broad axe (speed, Str...

Friday, 20th May 2016, 10:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: 1st world problems

Replies: 14

Views: 1925

Re: 1st world problems

For the lack of actual character's morgue, i ran a few fsims of a level 21 DgIE with 11 str, 16 dex (only Int trained), 15 Fighting, 18 Axes and 16 Long Blades (min delay points): | stone giant | curse toe | orb of fire +8 broad axe (speed, Str+2) | 17,3 | 10,4 | 7,1 +12 double sword (slice) | 18,9 ...

Friday, 20th May 2016, 10:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silence!

Replies: 26

Views: 3398

Re: Silence!

Whatever you do, please don't remove the Silence spell. Even before Mass Confusion got cut out, Hexes school had been considered unviable late game.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 19:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeNe^Sif, ROAR!

Replies: 22

Views: 2069

Re: YAVP: FeNe^Sif, ROAR!

Sif is usually recommended for mummy casters because of hungerless channeling, and since felids have innate gourmand (not sure if there's a difference between that and carnivore 3 anymore*), it's basically hungerless for them too. This character couldn't fully enjoy the benefits of Sif because it wa...

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 21:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The new pro strategy: eat mutagenic meat in pan!

Replies: 29

Views: 4479

Re: The new pro strategy: eat mutagenic meat in pan!

it was removed just because to annoy players who played mutation roulette Probably just to annoy every player who tries to go for more than 3 runes. And slightly annoy everyone who can make it to Zot:5 too. Yes, the game spawns enough cure mutation potions but the annoyance of having to respect an ...

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 11:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 726

Views: 146035

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

I don't love it when i spend time and resources to access isolated dungeon areas and find nothing inside.
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