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Friday, 9th January 2015, 13:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Replies: 11

Views: 1566

Re: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Thanks for your kind replies. Sure, i knew blowguns were very good and used them with any non-felid character. The LP one also did a lot of work with one. But a single needle bringing an orc warrior down to 35% from full HP just shifted my expectations. Maybe it's just the lack of recent practice, w...

Thursday, 8th January 2015, 15:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Replies: 11

Views: 1566

Re: Who'd expect this?

The biannual let's play is back once again, reaching the new levels of terribleness. This time around i'm bringing some gameplay from July 2014 and trying to announce the significant changes made into the game back then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGBnMPnk8PA The future of this project is unclea...

Thursday, 17th July 2014, 07:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Replies: 11

Views: 1566

Who'd expect this?

Believe it or not, this project is actually back! And, apparently, i'm announcing every single episode of it. The second one was recorded long time ago, but wasn't uploaded because... reasons and excuses. But now it's out, "please enjoy it if you can" ©: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb64...

Sunday, 15th December 2013, 03:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473242

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

treerex5 wrote:
  Code:
-9-9 ring of Painful Death {Dam-20, Int-5, Str-5, Dex-5}
:?:
The first one is awesome, the second one doesn't deserve mention/

The second one would've been worth mentioning as the worst ring ever if it could actually generate in the game. That poster was just exaggerating.

Tuesday, 19th November 2013, 02:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: greedy_visited_item_stack

Replies: 2

Views: 397

Re: greedy_visited_item_stack

battaile wrote:Description from the options guide:
"Stop when visiting a stack of items previously unknown to the player, even if the stack contains nothing eligible for auto pickup."

Sounds like default behavior of the autoexploration algorithm to me.

Saturday, 16th November 2013, 05:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473242

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Maverick535 wrote:Anyways, a waste of an identify scroll.

While that was a severely disappointing artifact, the identify scroll wasn't wasted at all. It has just saved you from putting this amulet on and likely getting mutated.

Thursday, 14th November 2013, 12:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Armed, spellcasting gecko: what causes this?

Replies: 4

Views: 982

Re: Armed, spellcasting gecko: what causes this?

Mislead is quite confusing on its own, but if you add your illusion spamming butterflies (like you never did) to the mix, you're guaranteed to see your worst nightmare. And, i believe, Misled status isn't healed by !curing in recent versions of Crawl unlike it used to be. So, it's a lot more annoyin...

Wednesday, 13th November 2013, 14:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

Replies: 38

Views: 3393

Re: YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

If this happens, press "." once (or do something else like drink a potion, make sure the enemy gets a turn) and try temporal distortion again. Sometimes they just don't want to move towards you, and giving them a turn to do exactly this usually makes them walk towards you after using temp...

Tuesday, 5th November 2013, 16:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

Replies: 38

Views: 3393

Re: YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

That's wrong ;) Chei is my favorite god but I don't play it often because it is OP . Ha! I had the same feeling after winning my first game with Chei. It was a Naga Transmuter in 0.10, so the most OP part of the build was probably constriction (which used to annihilate dudes and players these days,...

Tuesday, 5th November 2013, 14:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

Replies: 38

Views: 3393

YASD GrSk^Chei: SFT isn't instant, but it's all my fault

I generally don't like posting YASDs here because of the "yet another" part of them: almost all ways to die are already well-known, outside of the funniest ones like confused Psyche polymorphing Gastronok into a golden dragon . But this character was extremely promising, and i actually lea...

Friday, 25th October 2013, 09:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DCSS in a nutshell

Replies: 10

Views: 3483

Re: DCSS in a nutshell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FceKlVbL2wY
(this song needs Crawl-related lyrics badly)

Thursday, 24th October 2013, 12:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 469066

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Apparently, unlike Temporal Distortion, Step from Time is not an instant ability. Monsters might get lucky, end up being near you after you step from time and get off a killing blow on you. It took me a lot of games with Chei to discover that though.

Sunday, 13th October 2013, 00:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD. TrMo. Nessos.

Replies: 13

Views: 1027

Re: YASD. TrMo. Nessos.

That was a good attempt at itemless trolling, i wasn't able to get this far with it and quickly found having normal speed to be a huge limitation to survivability. In long-term perspective, TrMo doesn't look like a good starting combo for this challenge, i'd suggest either TrFi for a shield or even ...

Saturday, 12th October 2013, 18:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Replies: 11

Views: 1566

I started making terrible Crawl LPs

What is up Tavern, how is it crawling? I'm ZoFy aka YukkuriChei on YouTube, and welcome to my official thread! Earlier i was making videos with my most interesting crawling experiences being shown, but got to the conclusion that such videos are pretty difficult to produce. First of all, those intere...

Thursday, 3rd October 2013, 18:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to 15-rune with a 5-digit turncount

Replies: 17

Views: 3447

Re: Trying to 15-rune with a 5-digit turncount

You can just play a DD of Makhleb/Ely->TSO to throw the resting phase away from the game. Trog might work as well, since he gifts vampiric weapon relatively often, but that's not guaranteed, and both dealing with his wrath and doing extended with him isn't really optimal.

Monday, 30th September 2013, 15:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why isn't MuFE recommended?

Replies: 28

Views: 4396

Re: Why isn't MuFE recommended?

This thread inspired me to try MuIE of Sif out, and that's the first ice mage i'm enjoying. Being able to channel mana, stand in freezing clouds and cast refrigeration freely is a pretty unique experience, and i found having terrible aptitudes to be a fair price for it. Freezing Cloud is just too go...

Sunday, 29th September 2013, 10:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473242

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I don't know why i hadn't received any obligatory "oh, you're gonna die so soon" comments, but the owner of that fantastic ring YASD'd on pan lord Zig:22. I hope this makes somebody happy :D

Friday, 27th September 2013, 08:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473242

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

  Code:
x - the ring "Vaell" (right hand) {rElec rPois rF++ rC+ MR++ SInv}
   (You found it in a treasure trove)

Goodbye, ring swapping!

Monday, 16th September 2013, 02:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP->YAVP:DEFE#15141

Replies: 12

Views: 1116

Re: CIP->YAVP:DEFE#15141

delarado wrote:CIP->YAVP:DEFE#15141

Spoiler: show
Approximately nobody is gonna get this, but i think you miscounted the number in the topic name. It should be 15498.

Congratulations, by the way.

Tuesday, 6th August 2013, 12:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

Replies: 52

Views: 6275

Re: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

I played a pure crossbow KoHu of Oka (https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8078&p=109609#p109609) and I found it very powerful even without any slaying bonuses. OoF died to 3-4 silver bolts, draconians were fun with Finesse and penetrating bolts. But sometimes it can be bori...

Monday, 5th August 2013, 21:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tackling Extended Endgame: TIWPWHTM

Replies: 11

Views: 1541

Re: Tackling Extended Endgame: TIWPWHTM

You get 3+trowing+blowgun enchantment to beat the mosters HD(or something like that). Blowguns shoot needles. For needles other than poison and curare: You have a flat 2% chance of affecting monsters with HD14 or less. In all other cases, or if this 2% chance fails, you will only affect a monster i...

Monday, 5th August 2013, 15:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DS mutation : guardian

Replies: 8

Views: 948

Re: DS mutation : guardian

Sounds dumb, pun intended. Shouldn't you be more able to explain to smart allies that you messed up, it won't happen again? Apparently, in Crawl you need to be god-intelligent to get such a thought. And not even all gods can forgive a worshiper breaking their conducts on an accident. Animals, on th...

Sunday, 4th August 2013, 15:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

Replies: 52

Views: 6275

Re: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

Well sure attacking faster is better. But the difference between .87 attack delay and .7 attack delay is about 25%. You can get a lot of str (at the cost of spellpower or EV--but remember dex does help xbow speed some) and get 25% more damage. But you're not looking at this in context. For bows goi...

Friday, 2nd August 2013, 11:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

Replies: 52

Views: 6275

Re: Are crossbows much worse than longbows?

I remember that you need 1 str for 3 points of enchantment on bows or something like that, but what str do you need for crossbows? 0 well you probably want >0 str for other reasons str helps improve their speed but it's not really a big deal, it doesn't affect xbow damage at all. This is why it's a...

Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 06:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

Replies: 34

Views: 3063

Re: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

  Code:
# New vorpalise is terrifying.
autoinscribe += scroll of vorpalise weapon:!r

Monday, 29th July 2013, 21:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

Replies: 34

Views: 3063

Re: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

I wonder how much time it would take for some player to worsen his end-game weapon brand by reading an unIDed scroll of vorpalise (or an IDed one by accident).

Monday, 29th July 2013, 15:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

Replies: 34

Views: 3063

Re: blowgun&vorpalize, acquirement&quickblade

I analyzed the weapon acquirement code of version 0.12.1 and found several discrepancies between it and the explanation provided by Siegurt. So, let me make some corrections and recalculate the result. 1. The choice between weapon skills is described correctly, but there's a side note: throwing ...

Thursday, 25th July 2013, 14:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASVD: Itemless VpEn got 3 runes and died to a bunch of orcs

Replies: 23

Views: 2288

Re: YASVD: Itemless VpEn got 3 runes and died to a bunch of

Only options I can see are to try to enslave some draconians to fight for you (ideally you'll enslave summoning ones) or to try to clear out the chamber right at the entrance then either bat form and suicide to the orb or make some noise, bat form, lure occupants out, then suicide to the orb. If yo...

Thursday, 25th July 2013, 12:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

Replies: 14

Views: 1416

Re: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

Edit. Just checked source code. No, shield does not affect stealth. Wiki is 100% correct (except it does not list stealth factors for fungus (30)/tree(27)/jelly(21)/wisp(21)/porcupine(12)/bat(17 for non-vampire) Wow. Just wow. This made so little sense to me that i downloaded the 0.12 source and ch...

Thursday, 25th July 2013, 09:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

Replies: 14

Views: 1416

Re: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

Well, it's possible to play a stabber in ring mail, -2 EVP is not a big deal in 0.12 (-24 stealth, that's slightly above 1 skill level of Stealth for bloodless Vp who has the best possible stealth factor 21). He also has an artefact with Stlth++ and uses Oka's heroism for melee - he used a sabre/sh...

Thursday, 25th July 2013, 08:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

Replies: 14

Views: 1416

Re: CIP: Blood Stiletto - a VpAs of Okawaru

I just don't get how do you manage to play a stabber wearing ring mail and a shield, lacking hexes and having only 2.2 short blades skill at XL:14... Of course, you do have javelins, needles and evocables, the ability to fly away from most of enemies and probably lots of patience to help you out, bu...

Wednesday, 24th July 2013, 17:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASVD: Itemless VpEn got 3 runes and died to a bunch of orcs

Replies: 23

Views: 2288

YASVD: Itemless VpEn got 3 runes and died to a bunch of orcs

So, i've got this idea of this challenge from Ahmad (aka BountyHunterSAx) who, in turn, read it somewhere on the Tavern. And the idea is to do as well as possible with a character who doesn't pick up items. I tried playing SpEn under such conditions multiple times before, and while the early game wa...

Sunday, 14th July 2013, 03:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is A Trove Worth 2 Acq Scrolls?

Replies: 24

Views: 2724

Re: Is A Trove Worth 2 Acq Scrolls?

Can scrolls of acquirement be renamed to scrolls of disappointment via init.txt/.rc file?

Wednesday, 10th July 2013, 17:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lair: Ending?

Replies: 16

Views: 2106

Re: Lair: Ending?

Leave shields on the ground Aren't trolls are the best shield users in the game (barring maybe naga mages)? Their claws stills hurt with a shield equipped, their size makes it easier to negate the penalties and their other defences are bad for the big part of the game. and don't bother with armour ...

Saturday, 6th July 2013, 18:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ziggurat Specific Situation

Replies: 4

Views: 1069

Re: Ziggurat Specific Situation

Oops. Late night and my inability to understand the language made me think you had survived some other situation before and got into more severe trouble at the moment of posting. I'm glad about you making it through (wish i could see that) and my plan being at least somewhat appropriate... cause it ...

Friday, 5th July 2013, 23:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ziggurat Specific Situation

Replies: 4

Views: 1069

Re: Ziggurat Specific Situation

Your description is still not exhaustive. You'd better post a char dump in order to get better advice. Anyways, i'm not an expert player and i would never even try to dive so deep into a Zig as a pure stabber, so you're probably far better at playing this char anyways... But in your situatio...

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013, 20:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Abyssal Knight??

Replies: 4

Views: 1263

Re: Abyssal Knight??

Lugonu's pretty good in all-rune games. Her Corruption can help you with getting most of the runes by either killing everyone inside the rune vault, or functioning as a strong version of Shatter (you'd better be spoiled and know where the rune is though). She doesn't give you holy brand, and Enter t...

Monday, 1st July 2013, 22:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Skald spells feedback

Replies: 12

Views: 2144

Re: Skald spells feedback

Song of slaying- Only one suggestion. Make it last about twice as long or keep the accrued slaying bonuses when renewed. It should at least be able to last a mid to long duration battle- losing the bonus during a fight where it would otherwise fill it's niche effectively is lame and would not be un...

Friday, 28th June 2013, 13:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pain weapon question

Replies: 6

Views: 670

Re: Pain weapon question

I'd personally choose the demon whip cause it has the same min.delay as short sword, does a lot more damage, allows wearing a shield; and i can't stand summoners.

Wednesday, 26th June 2013, 02:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 469066

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

One meat ration might be just enough permafood for a kobold to carry around throughout the most of a 3-rune game, but not for a desperate teleroulette in Zot:5 and an orb run with a couple self-banishments. Don't be an idiot and starve on the ascension.

Thursday, 20th June 2013, 22:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Three most boring things in Crawl?

Replies: 108

Views: 16346

Three most boring things in Crawl?

Just name three aspects of Crawl you find the most boring.The term "boring" is highly overused in the Tavern and also pretty subjective, so it'd probably be interesting to gather opinions, whine about stuff and in the end make THE ULTIMATE CHART OF BOREDOM AND DISCOURAGEMENT. (inb4 "n...

Thursday, 6th June 2013, 23:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Okawaru gifted Distortion...

Replies: 26

Views: 2223

Re: Okawaru gifted Distortion...

By training a useless weapon skill you're also reducing the probability of Okawaru gifting you a good weapon.

Thursday, 6th June 2013, 21:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Assassin: Viable Late Game?

Replies: 14

Views: 2573

Re: Assassin: Viable Late Game?

If you're gonna train yout Throwing skill for needles, consider using throwing nets as well. Yes, their accuracy is reduced for small races, but catching troublesome mid-lategame uniques in them is quite possible, and you can help yourself with Portal Projectile. Keep in mind that not every dude is ...

Sunday, 2nd June 2013, 15:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473242

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

I was going to gather 15 runes with a boring djinni worpshiping Oka->TSO and wearing GDA, but on the final floor of Crypt the mighty God of Taking It Easy told me what he thought about my armour choice and gifted me a PDA of dieselness. 125689 | Crypt:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Crypt 125898 | Crypt:...

Friday, 31st May 2013, 20:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

rchandra wrote:if you're going to use bardiche over lava, why not do it where you can't be attacked from instead of where you can?

Autofight script thought that stepping into 1-tile range of anacondas is a nice idea, and i never got a chance to move afterwards.

Friday, 31st May 2013, 15:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Are you really really sure it was the 'tab' command you repeated? Yeeeap, i was clearly looking at my keyboard when doing that. Guess you told him. No, my adviser wasn't Magipi, and i don't want anyone to blame that person anyways, cause he just wanted me to press ~ (which is, as i heard, not too s...

Friday, 31st May 2013, 14:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Well, this is certainly wierd. Another idea: is it possible you were already below the "low hp" limit at the beginning of the repeat attack? And perhaps autofight only stops when you cross it? That'd have been too insane. I started the tab chain at rather high health (essence), at least 8...

Friday, 31st May 2013, 14:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Then we have the answer, no? Black mambas and anacondas can attack multiple times in 1,5 turns, plus the anacondas were also constricting, which ignores AC. Also you were being constricted. Constriction damage builds up over time, it can quite suddenly become very serious. Yes, fast constricting mo...

Friday, 31st May 2013, 13:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

I noticed an interesting thing in the morgue: @: constricted, very slow, extremely resistant to hostile enchantments, extremely unstealthy Why were you "very slow"? Hovering slows djinn down: it takes 1.5 turns for them to move over shallow water /deep water/lava, their attack gets slowed...

Friday, 31st May 2013, 13:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

Replies: 24

Views: 1424

Re: Why 0 + tab chain didn't stop?

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