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Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 14:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - greatplayer status is mine! (NaAr^Oka 4 runes)

Replies: 7

Views: 666

Re: YAVP - greatplayer status is mine! (NaAr^Oka 4 runes)

Sagrath01 wrote:Congrats1 But what is greatplayer status?

Winning with all species

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 08:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - greatplayer status is mine! (NaAr^Oka 4 runes)

Replies: 7

Views: 666

YAVP - greatplayer status is mine! (NaAr^Oka 4 runes)

I've finally done it! A pretty uninspiring win , but it was for greatplayer status, so I don't care! Major thanks to all the devs, systems adminstrators, forum moderators and other players for this fantastic game and community. Not really much to say about the victory, other than that the artificer ...

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016, 08:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thank you!

Replies: 249

Views: 98143

Re: Thank you!

Major thanks to the devs, site administrators and forum moderators for this awesome game and great community. Never been bored on my way to greatplayer status!

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 10:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: coming clean

Replies: 9

Views: 1014

Re: coming clean

Let's see it. Nice to know that even the best crawlers screw up sometimes.

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 14:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Bloodless vampires

Replies: 3

Views: 598

Bloodless vampires

Hi I'm thinking of going for the extended endgame with my VpAs, and I have a couple of questions regarding vampires: 1) Are bloodless vampires completely torment immune? 2) If I melee / stab a demonspawn, I'm thinking I will go to nearly bloodless, thereby losing my torment immunity - is this correc...

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 09:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

If I already had a good 1H+shield setup, no, I would not dump all that XP in since the XP required to get an ex axe to mindelay is huge and could be better spent elsewhere. Of course, an arbalest doesn't need 26 skill, but if he wasn't training crossbows before(since he's Pak, I'd assume he's using...

Monday, 25th April 2016, 15:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

j - the +10 arbalest of Harmony {freeze, +Blink rElec Int+3 Dex+3} (You found it on level 11 of the Dungeon) It causes projectiles fired from it to freeze those they strike, causing extra injury to most foes and up to half again as much damage against particularly susceptible opponents. They can al...

Monday, 25th April 2016, 14:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

j - the +10 arbalest of Harmony {freeze, +Blink rElec Int+3 Dex+3} (You found it on level 11 of the Dungeon) It causes projectiles fired from it to freeze those they strike, causing extra injury to most foes and up to half again as much damage against particularly susceptible opponents. They can al...

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 10:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

The main disadvantage with melee is that it takes time to get into melee range from first seeing your opponent. In this time, the opponent can call summons, fire things at you, catch you in a net, spit poison at you, torment you, blast you with magic, hex you, cast haste on himself and his mates et...

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 09:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

The main disadvantage with melee is that it takes time to get into melee range from first seeing your opponent. In this time, the opponent can call summons, fire things at you, catch you in a net, spit poison at you, torment you, blast you with magic, hex you, cast haste on himself and his mates etc...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 15:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP KoAs advice

Replies: 8

Views: 859

Re: CIP KoAs advice

D'oh! :oops: - just realised we're talking about a Kobold here - I thought it was a Vampire, for some crazy reason! Probably 'cos I'm playing a VpAs at the moment. Disregard my earlier advice about long blades / medium armour. Definitely get some slings - Kobolds have a great aptitude and they work ...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 14:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2600

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

You do know that arbalests have the same base damage as an executioner's axe, right? And at 18 crossbows skill you get the same attack delay as you do for an executioner's axe with 20 axes skill? (1.0 aut - correct me if I'm wrong). But, I hear you say, 1.0 is the min attack delay for an arbalest - ...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 10:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

Replies: 16

Views: 1756

Re: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

amalloy wrote:Your rC+ mutation, like many bodily-shape mutations, is suppressed in most forms. A felid in dragon form with no jewelry equipped has rC-, just like any other species (not counting draconians, who have weird dragon forms).


Ah - yes - forgot that one of my bound artefact rings had rC+ - thanks!

Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 17:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

Replies: 16

Views: 1756

Re: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

I thought about taking Ash with a FeTm, can't remember for sure if it was my current char, but doesn't the lack of armour make a felid lose the dodging and stealth bonuses? If it does, it only leaves one with the spellcasting bonuses which still works for a conjurer, but would make it a bad choice ...

Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 13:12

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

Replies: 16

Views: 1756

Re: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

All true. I won with a FeCj of Ash recently that moved towards dragon form in late depths / vaults 5 because of lack of any conjurations capable of taking down Orbs of Fire. Hasted dragon form absolutely rocked for this (and for taking just about everything else in Zot as well) even though my base s...

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 10:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP KoAs advice

Replies: 8

Views: 859

Re: CIP KoAs advice

-1 to training hexes. The only hex spells you have are dazzling spray and fulimant prism. Not enough to build an enchanter build off of. Not for the moment, no, but it'll add some power to those spells, and by the time you've cleared orc / dungeon to 15 and lair, you'll have more than likely picked...

Monday, 18th April 2016, 08:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Returning to crawl and die before D3

Replies: 21

Views: 2853

Re: Returning to crawl and die before D3

Could you post some morgue files so we can give you a post-mortem?

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 08:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Returning to crawl and die before D3

Replies: 21

Views: 2853

Re: Returning to crawl and die before D3

Tips: 1) Don't go to monsters, let them come to you and lure them to well-explored places, near safety, where the sound won't carry, and then pick them off one at a time. 2) Read-Id all your scrolls after D1 and D2 cleared. Use your ID scrolls to ID potions - start with multiple stacks - you don't w...

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 17:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

Replies: 22

Views: 4007

Re: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

From learndb: hyperelliptic 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 Should probably have done depths before vaults 5 - it's much harder than the rest of the vaults. Can't speak for others, but my tec...

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 14:24

Forum: Bulletin Board

Topic: S-Z got the boot. Is there a way to restore my save?

Replies: 14

Views: 4010

Re: S-Z got the boot. Is there a way to restore my save?

For some reason, S-Z is the only server I can connect to where the webtiles socket works properly, so as well as my NaWz going (wasting about 8 hours of my time), I'm going to be stuffed!

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 14:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: ER, EV, Miscast% formulas

Replies: 10

Views: 1302

Re: ER, EV, Miscast% formulas

kuniqs wrote:
ZipZipskins wrote:beware mortal for you know not what you ask

I'm willing to give one eye to possess the Knowledge


Are you a Ru worshipper?

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 12:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP KoAs advice

Replies: 8

Views: 859

Re: CIP KoAs advice

1) It's decision time! You need to decide whether you're going for a melee approach or a stabber approach. Don't try and do both or you will end up as neither! Melee approach (which might be preferable as you're an Oka worshipper): Push strength and gradually switch to meleeing with long blades (you...

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 11:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why do I die mid/late game?

Replies: 68

Views: 9467

Re: Why do I die mid/late game?

I often find that the mid-game is where you're just starting to get strong in relation to the monsters around you, and it is all too tempting to go on a rampage as a kind of revenge for what the early game has chucked at you - I always have to tell myself to cool it and not go crazy when I see that ...

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 10:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Summoner Tactics

Replies: 25

Views: 5447

Re: Summoner Tactics

I've never understood what "wait" is useful for I tend to find wait works well with Recall. Say you want to try to take on a threat by yourself (so that you get all the xp), then realise that things aren't going your way, you can recall in your backup and let them do the dirty work while ...

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 09:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Questions

Replies: 6

Views: 959

Re: Questions

ZipZipskins wrote:wow man your snarky and sarcastic responses REALLY AREN'T APPRECIATED

Sorry, but I don't see what was "snarky and sarcastic" about duvessa's answers - he just answered the question straight to the point without beating around the bush - this is the kind of straight answer I like!

Sunday, 10th April 2016, 10:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeCj^Ash 3 runes

Replies: 1

Views: 264

YAVP: FeCj^Ash 3 runes

23rd victory, 1st Felid, 1st Conjurer Tough run, made tougher by deterioration 1 picked up from a neqoxec in orcish mines (summoned by a sorcerer). Had to wear a =SustAt until depths to stop a stat death, which limited my options. Shoutout to wa1l for being a useful dude. Although started off as a C...

Friday, 8th April 2016, 16:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How do you pronounce ...

Replies: 21

Views: 2312

Re: How do you pronounce ...

Ill-SOO-eew
Ex-TAH-wah
Neck-WOX-eck
Kee-koo-bah-KUD-gah
Ee-red-a-LEM-nul
Ee-NOX-inul

Friday, 8th April 2016, 14:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Caustic Shrikes

Replies: 134

Views: 14873

Re: Caustic Shrikes

Haste + !Resistance + ?Vulnerability + mass confusion = cute little birdie xp in the bag. Not tried discord, but that might be even more fun...

Saturday, 26th March 2016, 19:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473873

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

You start putting on your armour. You continue putting on your faintly glowing crystal plate armour. x5 You finish putting on the +23 crystal plate armour of Inaction {+Inv rF++ rC+}. :mrgreen: :o You're making that up, aren't you? One of the best early game weapons I have ever come across : a - th...

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 16:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Famous last words

Replies: 128

Views: 28321

Re: Famous last words

Taking on the slime pits, then the Royal Jelly was so easy with that lajatang of order, rCorr, clarity, rC++ and rN+++. Now I'll just quickly finish off the spawns surrounding me with a scroll of immolation. Oh dear, looks like I forgot to equip my rF++ amulet... 569784 Zargon the Stickfighter (leve...

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 22:05

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473873

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

  Code:
the +1 leather armour "Hintoez" (worn) {+Blink rElec MP+9 Str+10}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   


Should help my MfGl to an early hubris-related death!

Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 09:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP : DDEE, bragging about my greaterorbrunner

Replies: 9

Views: 1360

Re: YAVP : DDEE, bragging about my greaterorbrunner

I can't believe this post isn't attracting more attention! This guy got the remaining 12 runes and cleared a Zig on his orb run! That's got to be one of the most outstanding pieces of crawling ever, hasn't it?

Just looked at the vanquished creatures list - it includes 122 pandemonium lords!

Sunday, 14th February 2016, 07:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - First online 15-runer! Ghoul monks rock!

Replies: 0

Views: 427

YAVP - First online 15-runer! Ghoul monks rock!

Yes! My first on-line 15 runer! and a personal hiscore! Two tormentors, a brimstone fiend, a cacodemon, a hellion and a pan lord all at once? No problem, just use the tormentors as meat shields, haste, back up into a corridor, regen, wham bam pow, eat a few chunks, what's next!? This was the easiest...

Tuesday, 4th August 2015, 18:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: (YASD now) FeCj - awww, look at the cute little kit- AAGHH!

Replies: 5

Views: 404

Re: FeCj - awww, look at the cute little kit- AAGHH!

YASD now - died to a firkin caustic shrike (twice) and once to a forking jiangshi. Should have backed out of the depths much sooner - just had to try it on, didn't I!

Tuesday, 4th August 2015, 13:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: (YASD now) FeCj - awww, look at the cute little kit- AAGHH!

Replies: 5

Views: 404

(YASD now) FeCj - awww, look at the cute little kit- AAGHH!

Next up on my all-species quest is Felid. After splatting a few FeTm (seriously - I have no idea how to get these through the early game), I tried a FeCj, and now I appear to be doing pretty well (famous last words...), having cleared D, L, O, N, V to 4 and E to 2. Now doing a couple of levels of A ...

Friday, 24th July 2015, 08:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DsGl^Qazlal + Gong; 3Rune 1st Win!

Replies: 4

Views: 331

Re: YAVP: DsGl^Qazlal + Gong; 3Rune 1st Win!

Very well done! The first one's always the sweetest! Sometimes it's nice to take the completely un-subtle approach and go in with all guns blazing! With that 15 Int and IDA, did you invest in any backup spells? e.g. Spectral Weapon and Song of Slaying? I think your ownage would have been even more a...

Monday, 13th July 2015, 16:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Menkaure on orb run

Replies: 7

Views: 806

Re: Menkaure on orb run

Plenty of tormenters can show up on their own during the orb run, so one extra (that's incredibly easy to kill) hardly makes a difference. i know - I just wondered, if, for example, a Pan Lord or two were giving you some grief, and you nearly made it to the stairs with, say, 2/3 hp remaining, then ...

Monday, 13th July 2015, 15:13

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Menkaure on orb run

Replies: 7

Views: 806

Menkaure on orb run

Has anyone escaped Menkaure in the early game by diving down a level, then forgotten about him until the orb run, and get tormented by him as you go up, leading to YASD?

Not happened to me yet, but more by luck than anything else.

Sunday, 12th July 2015, 01:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - DsBe

Replies: 0

Views: 191

YAVP - DsBe

Here's the morgue file - enjoy! Just 3 runes, but interesting - my first with either a Ds or Be. Now nearly at the halfway point on my all species / backgrounds challenge. I got powered by death mutation, which had good synergy with berzerker background and amulet of gourmand : strategy was go bers...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 23:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Btw, I was surprised that you didn't have any invis gear. Blademasters and master archers can't see invis. I always keep some stuff handy for elf:3. Thanks. Well, I've got to say this has been a very educational thread. Like Capablanca said, "I learn more from 1 defeat than from 100 victories&...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 19:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Actually, it should be str 26 dex 17 compared with str 32 dex 12.

Nevertheless, very interesting to see how little AvfEffDam actually increases (13%) for a 23% increase in strength (and no change in accuracy, presumably due to the str weighting of the weapon)

Friday, 26th June 2015, 19:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Actually I don't think my EV was affected, since the strength increase offsetted the dex decrease. 26/20 is about a 30% increase in strength - I know this won't correspond to a 30% increase in damage, but would it really be as low as a 10% increase? When you have already high Str for a body armour ...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 18:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

It is not a problem of chain mail being a bad base type. It is a problem of this chain mail being bad. If artifact plate gave you only 40AC, it was bad, too. At this point of game you should have found at least several enchanted pieces of armor, artifacts or not. A +4 armour is an improvement over ...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 11:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

P.s. that armour is total garbage, any other plain\ego which could be enchanted would have been ***much*** better - and personally I am not fan of mail armour (unless being amazing artefact), I'd either use ring\dragon\plate armour. I might have to disagree with you on that one for the point in the...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 10:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Sar wrote:I don't think fear works on raging enemies.

Ah yes - I'd forgotten that...

OK - looks like I completely screwed this one up, and all my backup plans (other than just tele-ing / not taking these dudes on in the first place) would have also screwed me up. Never mind. As I say - you live, you learn...

Friday, 26th June 2015, 09:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

Re: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Bart wrote:When berserked, this guy can hit for 6*25*1.5=225 damage :)

:o

And yet, looking at my vanquished creatures log, I'd killed 2 unberzerked ones individually while only suffering minor injuries. Ah well, you live, you learn.

Friday, 26th June 2015, 09:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 29

Views: 2302

YASD - GhWn^Kiku

This was a really surprising one - it took me about 10 seconds of staring at the screen to actually believe that I'd just been killed... I was going along beautifully, having cleared depths and crypt (the ease of my crypt clearance due to my playing a Ghoul probably led me into a false sense of secu...

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015, 09:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: GhWn^Kiku

Replies: 2

Views: 523

CIP: GhWn^Kiku

Hi First time with a Ghoul - and wow what have I been missing! Immunity to torment, pain, mutation, rot, flaying and poison! Cold resistance! Unlike a mummy, no rF-, decent aptitudes and ability to drink potions! Free healing after most fights by eating chunks! (OK, the spellcasting isn't hungerless...

Monday, 22nd June 2015, 09:41

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473873

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

t - the +9 mace of Ryuly (weapon) {crush, rF+ MR+ Int+6 Stlth-} (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon) Coulnd't hope for a better early game weapon. Found by my axe-wielding GhWn^Kiku with melee tendencies - nicely filling out missing resistances, and I have M+F cross-training to be able to use i...
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