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Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 10:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Replies: 221

Views: 37234

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Don't burn spellbooks with Trog, because he will think you're casting Conjure Flame and put you on penance.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 17:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to win a DD

Replies: 76

Views: 7561

Re: Trying to win a DD

jwoodward48ss wrote:Died to Boris... How the hell do I kill him?

jwoodward48ss wrote:
  Code:
 T - a scroll of silence

Preferably lure him to a safe place before silencing though.
jwoodward48ss wrote:I'm rolling back

You're just tricking yourself by doing this.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 13:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (8/20), an easy octocat of Gozag

Are you talking just about felids or other races too? It might sound silly but i think felids are more streakable than humans because they can just run away from a stereotypical 10 speed tough melee dude.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 10:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (8/20), an easy octocat of Gozag

And the streak continues. Impressive. One question, how do you avoid dying occasionally in the very early game (before extra lives kick in)? This is the major thing that stops me stringing long streaks together. For felids in particular, i exclude hobgoblins/kobolds with weapons on D:1 until i'm le...

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 23:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Trying to win a DD

Replies: 76

Views: 7561

Re: Trying to win a DD

Lair for sure. Your rod of inaccuracy should do wonders on those elephants. You also have blinking, fear and haste in case things go south. And, as it was said before, don't train stealth on a plate mail-wearing dude. You don't need to train M&F either: hydrae can be shot down with inaccuracy, i...

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 23:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (8/20), an easy octocat of Gozag

I'm pretty much done with the children's card game for the month, so it's time to do some crawlin'. Today i won a FeSk, and in short, this game was the easiest one in this run, on par with the Makhleb one. I found an altar of Gozag on D:2 which was perfect because i haven't worshipped that god on a ...

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 14:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (7/20), Chaos Knight, never again

No worries, i'm just taking a break. Playing pretty much the same character over and over gets a bit boring after all. Plus i think i'm already done with the hardest challenge on the road. If there's anything actually damaging my mind right now, it's the children's card game i keep mentioning here. ...

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 00:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Help me understand how to play Formicids (Gods/Backgrounds)

Replies: 6

Views: 1441

Re: Help me understand how to play Formicids (Gods/Backgroun

From my limited experience, straight up bruiser with Fo is the way to go but instead of Okawaru you should lean towards a god like Lugonu or Zin because you'll need an escape mechanism. Chei wouldn't cut it because you're literally sacrificing all escape options available to you this way. With other...

Friday, 15th July 2016, 12:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lair Stash?

Replies: 25

Views: 3461

Re: Lair Stash?

My life has become so much easier once i stopped making stashes. That happened back in 0.11—0.13 and stashing was considered uncool even at that time, i'm pretty sure.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 19:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Replies: 221

Views: 37234

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

If you're playing on the CXC server, worship TSO — this would give you an edge over tstbtto's ghosts.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 10:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Rename Blessed Fire

Replies: 18

Views: 1693

Re: Rename Blessed Fire

Holy Smokes.

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 23:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Replies: 221

Views: 37234

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

You shouldn't use MR gear because it's not needed to win the game.

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 10:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: NaTm of Chei

Replies: 20

Views: 1901

Re: YASD: NaTm of Chei

It's false. Statue Form sets movement delay = 1.5 turns /1 walk whether or not you are Spriggan or Naga. So Statue + Chei sets movement delay = 3 turns / 1 walk. Ah, that's right. Learndb lied to me, someone should correct it. Also, the character in queation was wearing a hat of Pondering which add...

Sunday, 10th July 2016, 00:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: NaTm of Chei

Replies: 20

Views: 1901

Re: YASD: NaTm of Chei

Sprucery wrote:Does Str:31 qualify as 'extremely strong'?

Almost entirely strong, i'd say.

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 20:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: SpEn

Replies: 7

Views: 736

Re: SpEn

Spriggans are considered very good because they are very fast and have good aptitudes (so they can develop alternative ways of killing monsters besides stabbing). Enchanter happens to be the best starting background for them. Endgame doesn't matter much for determining combo's strength because it's ...

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 18:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: While I do think boots of running is extremely good...

Replies: 22

Views: 2445

Re: While I do think boots of running is extremely good...

I guess there are also tengu monsters who are 10 speed but have 9 move delay.

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 14:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Replies: 221

Views: 37234

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

You should worship Okawaru on fighters because his gifts are great.

Saturday, 9th July 2016, 11:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: While I do think boots of running is extremely good...

Replies: 22

Views: 2445

Re: While I do think boots of running is extremely good...

Sandman25 wrote:there are a few dangerous monsters with speed 11

Kind of nitpicking here but which ones are they? I could only recall a speed 12 one (spiny frog).

Friday, 8th July 2016, 21:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: NaTm of Chei

Replies: 20

Views: 1901

Re: YASD: NaTm of Chei

I believe the game gives you just enough time to teleport away before you drown but your movement delay as a statue naga of Chei is something like 42 (4.2 regular turns), so... yeah, gotta remember that next time.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 14:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (7/20), Chaos Knight, never again

Well, FeCK was not surprisingly easy for me. The start was almost alright as i'm used to playing early game as an unarmed cat with no extra tools. The main inconvenience was Xom teleporting me on one of the early floors, locking me out of the staircase and forcing me to search for a safe haven downs...

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 23:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Benemut is the new rMut

Replies: 6

Views: 948

Re: Benemut is the new rMut

You should try Xom. Not only he gave my recent felid a lot of mutations including the rMut one, but also teleninja'd the Orb for me so that i didn't even have to fight orbs of fire at all. 85132 | Zot:5 | XOM: 1-stop teleportation journey 85135 | Zot:5 | Got the Orb of Zot 85137 | Zot:5 | Noticed an...

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 12:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Melee vs Juggernaut?

Replies: 9

Views: 1268

Re: Melee vs Juggernaut?

Juggernauts are the monsters i empty my sacks of spiders and boxes of beasts on. If you're not a felid, you can even a spend a few curare needles to slow them down. Darn, ninja'd while i was testing that in wizmode.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 12:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Nonlivings & confusion question

Replies: 9

Views: 542

Re: Nonlivings & confusion question

With Xom, everything is legal. But, more importantly, the wiki is just wrong here. While many non-living monsters are magic-immune, you can confuse, for example, an ordinary gargoyle pretty easily. You'd better edit that out of the wiki. Oh wait...

Monday, 4th July 2016, 12:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Songs about DCSS characters

Replies: 19

Views: 3080

Re: Songs about DCSS characters

This is supposed to be a "Running in the 90's" cover, it's heavily inspired by Demise and isn't very epic. I almost died in a similar manner with a DE once. Got my two runes, playing overpowered mage. (I'm on fire!) Wait a second, this new enemy is strange. (Doesn't look dire....

Monday, 4th July 2016, 09:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I guess this is the reason...

Replies: 2

Views: 466

Re: I guess this the reason...

Mutation roulette used to be a dumb idea few versions ago but now you can't get mutated by random dudes with a wand of polymorph and the game often gives you more than enough curemuts too.

Sunday, 3rd July 2016, 13:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: OgMo of Gozaz aka hardest win

Replies: 4

Views: 501

Re: OgMo of Gozaz aka hardest win

I don't think Crawl games that last for just 2 hours can be considered hard.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 23:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mini guide to transmuters

Replies: 28

Views: 9115

Re: Mini guide to transmuters

Eyesburn wrote:often I noticed that blade hands have better % failure than the ice form [assuming you are training just transmutations for blade hands(but again check it for yourself assuming I may talk garbage because Im drunk :)

Happens to me every time i play transmuters and don't level Ice skill above 3.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 22:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (6/20), Lugonu's good but not amazing

Well, i think my strategy's gonna be going full zxc early on as usual, pray to RNGesus, then switch to Jiyva in Lair if possible. There's also a consideration for sitting in Temple and scumming Xom gifts because MuCK can allow to do it and FeCK has a slow metabolism. It's against the spirit of Crawl...

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 20:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 76

Views: 11087

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

This has to be some sort of an old meme, i vaguely remember a copypasta from the Tavern which stated that "dex is better than sex" (you can still find it).

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 19:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (6/20), Lugonu's good but not amazing

I believe Umbra is detrimental for both you and monsters so probably it is very good for Felid since it has low HP, huge EV (higher value of EV is more useful than higher value of AC) and speed advantage (Felid can reset fight easily if it misses and monster hits). Edit. Also thanks for idea about ...

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 00:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: MuAK, rF- challenge

Replies: 13

Views: 1061

Re: CiP: MuAK, rF- challenge

I feel responsible for this character because i'm absolutely not sure if taking a bow was good for it. Is the bow doing its job so far?
Corruption would absolutely destroy Mara and could thin out the rune vault but you don't have to take the rune now, of course.

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 22:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it safe to search for a portal out as an Abyssal Knight?

Replies: 8

Views: 923

Re: Is it safe to search for a portal out as an Abyssal Knig

My intention never was looting the Abyss but just saving some piety. My original question got answered and, even though i'd like to make it impossible for a level 1 AK to die in one turn, the game tells you to use the invocation to get out right at start of the game. So it's not like the player isn'...

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 15:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (6/20), Lugonu's good but not amazing

I'm definitely slowing down with these felids. The reasons for that are Hearthstone ladder climb and my cats being very similar to each other. I'm pretty good at performing the "survive until statue/dragon form, then abuse it" plan but not much else, and i'm afraid to experiment because i ...

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 23:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: 1 hour game with Qazlal!

Replies: 5

Views: 686

Re: 1 hour game with Qazlal!

Sprucery wrote:Possibly, provided that this
  Code:
30153 | Vaults:5 | Identified the ring "Dorru" {*Drain rC+++ MR+ Slay-6 SInv} (You found it on level 5 of the Vaults)
was identified with a scroll and not by putting it on :)

Something's telling me he'd not wear that against monsters with hexes.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 23:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: MuAK, rF- challenge

Replies: 13

Views: 1061

Re: CiP: MuAK - advice needed

I'm not qualified enough to give you advice but i think i'd go with the longbow. Launcher + Bend Space = cheese kills on melee enemies even with low skill. Plus, ranged is generally OP according to Tavern dwellers. You could cheese through Lair with stabbing too but enemies with SInv would make you ...

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 23:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: 1 hour game with Qazlal!

Replies: 5

Views: 686

Re: 1 hour game with Qazlal!

Well played. Is it obligatory for you to go with Qazlal? Cause if it's not, you can take a risky path of doing Abyss instead of V:5, that's how Demise's world record run (and other good attempts) gained a few minutes. More importantly, i don't see any invocations in your action table despite the res...

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 10:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: PSA: MR is not required to win the game

Replies: 56

Views: 8077

Re: PSA: MR is not required to win the game

I think knowing this would actually decrease average player's chances to win the game.

Monday, 27th June 2016, 12:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Demise Talks Crawl: Strats, Tips, Theories

Replies: 20

Views: 2081

Re: Demise Talks Crawl: Strats, Tips, Theories

Spoiler: show
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Demise is just like duvessa except one is a greatminotaur and the other is a greatmummy.

Sunday, 26th June 2016, 13:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it safe to search for a portal out as an Abyssal Knight?

Replies: 8

Views: 923

Is it safe to search for a portal out as an Abyssal Knight?

In my AK experience, i've never been punished for trying to look for a portal but i definitely had to escape from a starcursed mass with an invocation. Now i'm playing a FeAK which escaped the Abyss on turn 1 (didn't want to ruin my streak at all costs) and suffered from the lack of piety early on. ...

Sunday, 26th June 2016, 01:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Post Lair

Replies: 10

Views: 852

Re: Post Lair

S stands for Snake/Spider/Swamp/Shoals. So he'd sometimes clear three floors of the second Lair sub branch before getting a rune.

Saturday, 25th June 2016, 23:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Post Lair

Replies: 10

Views: 852

Re: Post Lair

Lair branches after D:13, why not Orcish Mines?
hyperelliptic wrote:Lair -> D:12 -> Orc -> D:15 -> S:3 -> maybe other S:3 -> get rune -> Vaults:4 -> maybe get second rune -> Depths:5 -> get three runes -> Zot

Friday, 24th June 2016, 11:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Extended?

Replies: 11

Views: 1294

Re: Extended?

Shatter (or passwall) gives you some kind of trick to skip some of it, but I don't know this trick. Passwall doesn't work in Tomb, you probably meant LRD. The trick is to skip the second half of Tomb:1 by breaking walls on Tomb:2. People without access to these Earth spells just use teleport for th...

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 15:14

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (5/20), FeBe's power curve is reverse

Just streaked FeBe successfully. Not too much to say about this one except for how difficult late game (Depths and Zot) turned out to be. I was a bit bored with the character, didn't play well and wasted a few recharging scrolls in Slime (i had eight) in attempts to access another staircase with dig...

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 11:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Bloodless Vampires

Replies: 10

Views: 1178

Re: Bloodless Vampires

Most people on the tavern would tell you that being bloodless is a bad idea because being alive gives you a huge boost to regen and its much more useful than the resists that bloodless gives you in the early game. Regen is surely better than having rN and can substitute for rPois but what about bat...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 21:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Re: Road to greatfelid (4/20), got 15 runes,rediscovered Mak

Sorry, as much as i like both felids and Chei, i don't think they go well together. Felid's speed is the main reason why the race is any good. Chei's better with a bulkier race and cats with statue form are easy enough without him. Plus, i'm trying to streak over here! With that being said, i'd like...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 12:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 113

Views: 18257

Road to greatfelid (4/20), got 15 runes, rediscovered Makhl

Next on the list is FeWn, and having to start this one made me nervous for obvious reasons. Upon entering the dungeon, random wanderer generator gave me: 1 fighting, 1.3 dodging, 1 spellcasting, 1.2 charms, 3.2 transmutations and 4.0 stealth for skills, Book of Battle, potions of curing and lignific...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 00:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Videos of GreatPlayers

Replies: 17

Views: 2338

Re: Videos of GreatPlayers

The thread title is quite misleading: being a greatplayer doesn't mean playing optimally.
zxc's channel is probably the closest to what you're looking for. Yes, it's that guy with a currently active 33 win streak.

Monday, 20th June 2016, 00:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: GhGl of Qazlal (15-rune)

Replies: 4

Views: 440

Re: YAVP: GhGl of Qazlal (15-rune)

You forgot to brag about a cleared Ziggurat. Not sure how hard it is with Qazlal but doing so with a melee character sounds impressive.

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 17:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Repel Missiles vs Deflect Missiles?

Replies: 6

Views: 1146

Re: Repel Missiles vs Deflect Missiles?

Getting DMsl to a positive success rate with just gear (reasonable gear, not triple wizardry) and no skill investment sounds impossible. And human players would not bother playing that optimally for such a tiny advantage.

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 15:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Repel Missiles vs Deflect Missiles?

Replies: 6

Views: 1146

Re: Repel Missiles vs Deflect Missiles?

A level 2 Charms/Air spell that helps you dodge enemy ranged attacks (by reducing their to-hit roll (for evasion purposes only) *TO* a random amount between: 50% and 100% for penetrating beams, 0% and 100% for single-target missiles). A level 6 Charms/Air spell that helps you dodge enemy ranged att...
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