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Saturday, 28th May 2016, 23:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: evocation of the spear...

Replies: 6

Views: 651

Re: evocation of the spear...

Ah. So the wand of heal wounds really doeesn't scale with skill at all.

Also whoops, I typed invo when I meant evo.

Saturday, 28th May 2016, 23:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: evocation of the spear...

Replies: 6

Views: 651

Re: evocation of the spear...

Wands of heal wounds and digging are also "evoked" despite not scaling with evocations skill.

(Well that's not absolutely true. Elyvilon worshipers can target enemies with /HW to pacify them and this effect scales with invo.)

Saturday, 28th May 2016, 23:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Gh auto-eating

Replies: 6

Views: 766

Re: Gh auto-eating

You can just add

: if you.race() == "Ghoul" then
auto_eat_chunks = false
: end

to your rc file.

Saturday, 28th May 2016, 23:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Unrand: Torpor Shell

Replies: 22

Views: 2465

Re: New Unrand: Torpor Shell

Akshully it's 0.2, so Haste or Finesse do improve it, but Finesse is not better than Haste at it. It's still a dumb restriction. Going straight from 0.2 to 0.1 with haste would be stupidly powerful of course but there shouldn't be anything stopping the game from just using div_rand_round to make it...

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 04:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Hepliaklqana and cats

Replies: 78

Views: 10244

Re: Hepliaklqana and cats

Hating light is definitely more thematic but hating fire is more straightforward and simple for players to understand. Everyone can see that corona or haloes would be bad but what about things like mutagenic glow or Olgreb's Toxic Radiance? How about "your rapier glows with a cold blue light?&q...

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 03:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: God proposal - random spell set

Replies: 42

Views: 6348

Re: God proposal - random spell set

I don't really like the idea of having extremely slow piety gain that's only used for determining spell level. I'd suggest using a combination of piety and invo skill to determine potential spell gifts, and then actually giving the player abilities to spend piety on. I'm not sure exactly what abilit...

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 00:42

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Change the behavior of pressing D

Replies: 12

Views: 1746

Re: Change the behavior of pressing D

le_nerd wrote:Short reminder, someone some time ago suggested that dropping stuff with D removes that stuff from autopickup. Would be awesome to patch in as well!

If this gets in it should definitely be a toggleable rc option, not default behavior.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 00:34

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

Replies: 36

Views: 5162

Re: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

how about making it evocable at an HP/MP cost and taking time, and making it dismiss only the next hit? E.g evoke it for 10hp cost. Takes 2 turns to "charge". The next monster to hit you after the charge teleports. And it makes a loud noise? This would stop it being an instant win GTFO a ...

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 00:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New Unrand: Torpor Shell

Replies: 22

Views: 2465

Re: New Unrand: Torpor Shell

For clarity the inscription would probably have to say something like {slowmonsters}.

Also throwing my vote in for removing the stat changes, they seem mostly unrelated.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 06:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Concept of Hepliaklqana needs to be merged with Beogh

Replies: 12

Views: 2440

Re: Concept of Hepliaklqana needs to be merged with Beogh

I feel they play very differently. H gives a single ally who increases in power with the player, B gives many who increase in power individually. There's space for both, just like there is space for Y and B right now. Also notably, Hep gives an expendable ally who will respawn later even if you lea...

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 15:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

Replies: 36

Views: 5162

Re: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

I guess that would be one of the versions between dismissal being created and warding no longer existing. But my point is that DCSS is a very random game as is, with damage rolls being 1-x damage, with very random and swingy combat. you really gotta play some ToME4 if you want to expierence swingy ...

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 07:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Allow Vehumet spell gifts to stack

Replies: 30

Views: 5034

Re: Allow Vehumet spell gifts to stack

Meh. Even if you got "30 free spell levels," I don't think it'd break the game, honestly; it's just a pile of conjurations, which you'd still have to train to use. No worse, really, than Trog or Oka gifts. You're unlikely to carry more than about 5 Trog or 10 Oka gifts around with you at ...

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 07:38

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Rework/Remove Labyrinths (or at least remove map rot)

Replies: 65

Views: 10305

Re: Rework/Remove Labyrinths (or at least remove map rot)

Labyrinth should just be a long, twisty corridor made of stone, probably with width 2 or 3 and no branching or dead ends. Full of monsters just like any other floor. The twist is that, just like now, the loot and the only exit are at the end, under the minotaur. No retreat, no escape, win or die. e...

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 07:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is it possible to drown in any of these ways?

Replies: 7

Views: 876

Re: Is it possible to drown in any of these ways?

- Being knocked into deep water by trampling monsters - Stumbling into water while confused (I'm thinking 'no' here since there is no warning, and there usually is when confusion might really hurt you) - Losing Flight status via a shambling mangrove's Roots attack - Any way other than Flight natura...

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 07:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: slow healing 1 and regeneration?

Replies: 2

Views: 539

Re: slow healing 1 and regeneration?

njvack wrote:I'm curious: how does the slow healing 1 mutation (yay Ru!) interact with sources of regen?


Looks like it'll halve everything except the regen from Trog's Hand (when a monster's around). Since you're not worshipping Trog that probably won't be relevant.

Saturday, 21st May 2016, 07:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Let Xom Chaos brand armour.

Replies: 3

Views: 706

Re: Let Xom Chaos brand armour.

Random armor brands sound a lot less interesting than the possible effects from a chaos weapon . Possibly paralysing, hasting, confusing, berserking, etc is interesting and significant. Suddenly getting an extra pip of resist or higher spellpower for a turn is not very interesting. Maybe it would be...

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 04:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Qazlal Tweaks

Replies: 34

Views: 5000

Re: Qazlal Tweaks

The "cblink into a cloud" ability seems to go from moderately good with just qaz clouds (which are mostly within 2 range of the player) to absurdly OP with access to some kind of cloud spell/rod.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 04:26

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove dig effect from wand of random effect

Replies: 39

Views: 3678

Re: Remove dig effect from wand of random effect

duvessa wrote:The chance of a random wand being either digging or disint is 66% higher than the chance of it being random effects.

But if a player has both /random and /dig it's optimal to empty out the /random at the wall first, since digging charges are more generally useful/valuable.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 04:19

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Dropping items should be a one turn action

Replies: 27

Views: 2229

Re: Dropping items should be a one turn action

Making pickup take 0 turns would make it easier to pillar dance/kite with arrows. Not sure that matters much but it's the only case I thought of. The biggest buff would probably be to throwing, since javelins or large rocks are in short supply (unless you meet the shoals or the cyclops end in orc, ...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 16:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

Replies: 16

Views: 1567

Re: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

Well, it can be argued that ID adds something to the game early on when you don't know if that stack of 3 potions is degeneration or haste, but later in the game when you have a stack of 9 ID scrolls and 12 remove curse and can instantly identify every randart or unrecognized consumable you see, I'd...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 16:11

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Revise Condensation Shield

Replies: 8

Views: 793

Re: Revise Condensation Shield

Aren't there already similar panic buttons in Necromancy? Additionally, getting to block 50 HP of damage whenever you have a couple mana is ridiculously OP, even if it decays very rapidly. There'd be no reason not to spam it every few turns in combat, which would be incredibly tedious. DDoor and Bo...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 16:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Dropping items should be a one turn action

Replies: 27

Views: 2229

Re: Dropping items should be a one turn action

To drop an item you first have to unequip it anyways. Unless you're trying to tactically drop a ring by sacrificing your hand to Ru or something. (Does that take a turn?)

Swapping between two weapons takes 0.5 turns, according to the time readout in-game.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 15:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Make runed doors translucent

Replies: 51

Views: 9046

Re: Make runed doors translucent

You could probably replace all runed doors with normal doors + plants in front of them, so the player doesn't autoexplore through them. That would cut out a relatively rare dungeon feature while still making the formerly-runed doors about equally irritating to enter. Imo it would definitely be more...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 05:59

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

Replies: 16

Views: 1567

Re: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

I was suggesting "remove ID at the point where the ID minigame has already ended because at that point it's mostly superflous". An argument can be made to remove ID earlier on but at that point you're arguing about removing (part of) the ID minigame, which is another debate. And there's a ...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 05:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Random Noob Questions

Replies: 10

Views: 1364

Re: Random Noob Questions

Floor 8 is the last level of the Lair of Beasts. You can go back up to the regular dungeon from Lair:1, and go on to explore the Dungeon, the Orcish Mines, and eventually the Vaults. When you're a little stronger you can come back to the lair and explore some of the branches that are connected to it...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 05:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

Replies: 16

Views: 1567

Re: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

duvessa wrote:orb of scrying

Cheap Plastic Replica of the Orb of Zot

Monday, 16th May 2016, 04:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silence!

Replies: 26

Views: 3535

Re: Silence!

ZoFy wrote:Mummies and other undead can't cast anything while silenced though.


Curse skulls can, though.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 04:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Rod of Inaccuracy = Ranged Stab on Sleeping

Replies: 4

Views: 715

Re: Rod of Inaccuracy = Ranged Stab on Sleeping

LearnDB has this tip: "Bcraden's Weird Tips: 6. Paralysis sets a monster's EV to 0. So Paralyzed things are always hit by Bolts of Inaccuracy." Is this accurate? And if so, does this also apply to sleeping monsters? Because it seems that a high stealth character could use the Rod as range...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 04:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

Replies: 16

Views: 1567

Re: Poll: Is Crawl's ID minigame tedious?

It barely exists for 90% of the game, it's hardly tedious. If there was passive autoID past a certain XL there would be almost nothing to complain about. Lair:8 currently has nothing in it (compared to e.g. rune branches, or the Orc shops). Maybe stick a "stone of lore" in there that pass...

Monday, 16th May 2016, 04:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove scythes

Replies: 22

Views: 2448

Re: Remove scythes

Clubs are a "starting weapon" for unarmed book starts who need to scrounge up a melee weapon off of the first goblin they kill.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 17:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: buff early regen, simplify regen mut

Replies: 6

Views: 714

Re: buff early regen, simplify regen mut

The formula is worse at both levels, actually. MHP/3 is lower when MHP < 60, and MHP/6 + 10 is lower when MHP > 60. Personally I don't see anything wrong with simplifying it to use MHP/3 regen at all levels though. I don't think that 300hp ogre is going to notice the extra .4 hp per turn when he goe...

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 03:58

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: FR playable yaktaur race

Replies: 12

Views: 1326

Re: FR playable yaktaur race

"Centaur but without movement speed" is boring in my opinion. It's like, let's take a human and give it 20% hp and make it worse at defenses in the early-mid game. Except this proposal has tough skin 3 to partially make up for having bad defenses. That's about it for special characteristi...

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 03:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pakellas + Guardian Spirit?

Replies: 12

Views: 1344

Re: Pakellas + Guardian Spirit?

Quick charge is a very good ability and the piety cost is low enough that you can pretty much afford to use it every time your mana gets full again. Or if you just leave your mana full he'll start counting up all the extra mana you earn and gift you mana potions for it, which you can basically use a...

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 03:30

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Remove identification

Replies: 50

Views: 6763

Re: Proposal: Remove identification

The worst part of item identification in Crawl is probably consumable identification. Keeping track of where each potion/scroll in your inventory generated, how many have generated, stacks, which ones were in monsters' inventories, etc. lets you improve your guesses as to which consumable is which....

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 03:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Merge shiny, glowing and runed items

Replies: 12

Views: 1075

Re: Merge shiny, glowing and runed items

Rast wrote:How about....

"magical"


You wield the magical executioner's axe {god gift}

F - A +5 antimagic executioner's axe.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 03:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: buff early regen, simplify regen mut

Replies: 6

Views: 714

Re: buff early regen, simplify regen mut

In the current formula (with no regen muts) it takes 300 turns to regenerate from 0 to full if you have anywhere from 0 to 60 maxhp, and it takes longer if you have more. With maxhp/6+10 a 300-hp character will take 500 turns to fully regenerate. Your graph looks at hp-per-turn instead of turns-for-...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 22:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What is generally the best weapon overall

Replies: 60

Views: 9912

Re: What is generally the best weapon overall

Some really good arguments ITT, I just want to point out that wizzzargh's post has already won the thread, because dual randart giant club wielding ettin skeleton is the best weapon overall. counterpoint: the ettin skeleton is not wielding the dark maul is it possible as an yred worshipper to let M...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 16:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How long does beastly appendage take to cast?

Replies: 5

Views: 973

Re: How long does beastly appendage take to cast?

AFAIK the only spell with a nonstandard cast time is Passwall. I think you're just getting unlucky with energy randomization.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 03:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Amulet of Harm and Elyvilon

Replies: 12

Views: 1065

Re: Amulet of Harm and Elyvilon

Even if it weren't Evil with a capital E, it would make sense for Ely to hate the thing, given that it's literally an Amulet of Harm and Ely is The Healer. By that logic Ely should hate weapons and most of the spells in the game. Yeah! She should hate them so much that she gives the player piety fo...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 03:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Question about armor penalty

Replies: 2

Views: 362

Re: Question about armor penalty

Specifically towards spell success. Is it feasible to make use of crystal plate armor without having an enormous spell success penalty? If so, what do I need to do. I was wanting to eventually switch from trog and eventually start doing zigs, any advice on this would be appreciated: http://crawl.ak...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 03:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: deformed body -> flimsy frame

Replies: 17

Views: 2371

Re: deformed body -> flimsy frame

Seems like a significant nerf to nagas of notchei. Centaurs too but they're already better-than-average.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 03:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poison magic need to be euthanased

Replies: 54

Views: 5617

Re: Poison magic need to be euthanased

ajon wrote:Out of curiosity, and slightly off topic, why was ignite poison changed to only burn poisoned enemies and not poisonous ones?


It affected enemies with poisonous corpses, and poisonous corpses were removed.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 03:09

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

Replies: 36

Views: 5162

Re: Amulets of Dismissal are more annoying than helpful

I guess that would be one of the versions between dismissal being created and warding no longer existing. But my point is that DCSS is a very random game as is, with damage rolls being 1-x damage, with very random and swingy combat, with lots of spells and attack effects having % chances to inflict...

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 20:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do you deal with Vault:5 ?

Replies: 36

Views: 3863

Re: How do you deal with Vault:5 ?

Sar wrote:Shatter isn't very good against slimes IIRC.

but on the other hand shatter lets you break into the endvault without actually fighting TRJ

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 18:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Passwall should work on stone walls

Replies: 6

Views: 594

Re: Passwall should work on stone walls

Having a chance to dig stone is super annoying and super spoilery (since stone walls are only created by vaults, so I have to go look up the vault to see if it is worth digging into and if so where it is worth doing). Stone should just be indestructible. Yeah either diggable or indestructible. Digg...

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 18:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Passwall should work on stone walls

Replies: 6

Views: 594

Passwall should work on stone walls

EE's can already blow up stone/metal/crystal with lrd/shatter so it's not like letting them use passwall is a huge change. Of course passwall is available for much lower investment. Maybe 'special' walls should count as 3 or 5 towards the range limit, so it's only available to highish-level mages wh...

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 18:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I want nausea back

Replies: 26

Views: 1561

Re: I want nausea back

I disagree heartily. *Fragile is basically the same to me as scrolls burning due to sticky flame or potions bursting due to freezing. It's a game mechanic that is annoying at best and makes items worse than useless. i'm gonna break CYC kayfabe here and ask, sincerely: can you explain yourself furth...

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 18:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I want Strength Weight back.

Replies: 27

Views: 2200

Re: I want Strength Weight back.

Why was it removed? To explain my rationale about weapon choice in the new system; a) high attack speed makes STR more important because more instances of damage (think slaying), b) High accuracy means that DEX scarcely helps user offensively, as you will already be hitting due to high accuracy. Si...

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 17:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: blowgunify venom brand?

Replies: 11

Views: 1137

Re: blowgunify venom brand?

Rast wrote:So why'd you do it to blowguns?


points in throwing are still useful for non-blowgun stuff like nets or eventually javelins of penet

points in shortblades on a mace character are almost entirely useless after you outgrow your dagger of venom

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 17:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Poison magic need to be euthanased

Replies: 54

Views: 5617

Re: Poison magic need to be euthanased

In my opinion, VM is one of the best book starts. Try to get over the fixation of "X has to be awesome throughout the game'. People say that VM is the strongest in the early game but it doesn't feel like it when you have no way to deal with spiny frogs or hydras. Unless your definition of earl...
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