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Sunday, 1st February 2015, 15:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 41

Views: 4762

Re: True Confessions

However I don't see why you are so obsessed with this topic. I can't think of any decent player who considers winrate as noteworthy. There is no obsession. I slept great last night without a single thought about any of this. Still, you won't find many who consider "optimal play" to be irr...

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 14:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

However, while I think Aule is really far off-base, I do not (necessarily) think he is acting obtuse with the intent to troll.... I got a report on this thread and yeah, it is a silly thread, but it is also in CYC, so, whatever, it can stay open. Given that some of my assertions, denied outright as...

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 04:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 41

Views: 4762

Re: True Confessions

Siegurt wrote:I would like a write-in vote option.
Sandman25 wrote:Only for CSDC games, there is no such option.

fixed both

Arrhythmia wrote:I voted yes, even though I don't.

I'm sure you'll make someone proud.

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 03:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 41

Views: 4762

True Confessions

Go ahead; no one is watching.

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 02:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

duvessa wrote:good thing youre both

Yeah, that's great. Lovin' the ad hominems. Poetry.

Sunday, 1st February 2015, 02:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Bullshit doublespeak saying I believe something I don't really believe, and yeah that would make me a liar. I'd rather be known as wrong than untruthful, thank you very much.

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 21:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Scene: A cafe. One table is occupied by a group of Vikings wearing horned helmets. Man: You sit here, dear. Wife: All right. Man: Morning! Waitress: Morning! Man: Well, what've you got? Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and scum; egg bacon and scum; egg bacon sausage...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 20:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

The concept of grinding/scumming is relevant in the way the quote from the philosophy section of the manual describes. It's a type of game-play we wish to avoid whenever playing crawl and where we have control over whether this game-play is possible. The online scoring system should prevent cheatin...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 20:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

. . . oh. Yes. So you are intentionally trolling the community and you knew this whole thing was total garbage. Great. Be warned though: trolls can get banned. That is so not true. This entire conversation began when I noted that winrates were not all that impressive to me, and began to elaborate o...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 19:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

All right. So here's the finish. You ready? The failure is in the term itself: scumming. It's a patently negative connotation that can be shown to be inconsistently determined and applied, and it is unnecessarily pejorative. The reason so much ire and angst has arisen as a result of my use in relati...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 19:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

You are playing CSDC game, ... I was. ... there is only 1 (one) attempt, there is no any "learning" possible ever. FoAM, tournament restriction: it cannot train skills higher than N before getting first rune. How would you play it? Try to switch to melee as soon as possible? To which weap...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 19:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Even if people actually do this (they don't) it would be called "practice" and not "grinding", what the fuck. At least one has already admitted he/she does, so you are incorrect that no one does this. The rest is interpretation, as Siegurt wisely noted. You may also call it sema...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 19:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

crate wrote:what
playing offline is grinding?

In terms of a valid, organic metric measuring actual online win rates, yes, precisely.

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 19:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

So I think a large part of this is interpretation indeed I believe (and it's matched my observations) that the anti-scumming philosophy applies to activites *in the game* when talking about game design I believe it's implied that you're talking about actions that take place *within the game* the ga...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 18:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

[You've asserted that manipulating winrates can be done, but you haven't given any support for an argument that it's meaningfully possible. This obviously has upset some people so I've laid back a bit. I've tried to be really good natured about something I don't really care all that much about in t...

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 05:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Please make me a moderator so I can view the trash forum

Replies: 14

Views: 1369

Re: Please make me a moderator so I can view the trash forum

duvessa wrote:The posts that are in the trash forum are there because moderators moved them there.

If anyone knows what happened to the original "minmay" account, they aren't willing to tell me.

said in his best Bill Belichick voice.

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 02:42

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Unwanted unarmed attack warning

Replies: 4

Views: 743

Re: Unwanted unarmed attack warning

If I ever make headway on that confirmations interface patch, or someone else picks it up, it could be a simple toggle for you to select.

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 02:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Please make me a moderator so I can view the trash forum

Replies: 14

Views: 1369

Re: Please make me a moderator so I can view the trash forum

What I'd like to know is why they're there in the first place, and the story of how minmay became duvessa.

Do tell.

Saturday, 31st January 2015, 02:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

xentronium wrote:
duvessa wrote:What the fuck, Tavern.


Tavernscumming

scumscumming ftw

Friday, 30th January 2015, 16:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Replies: 72

Views: 5006

Re: Streakscumming/Winratescumming

Okay, xentronium, thanks for starting a new thread. Maybe a mod can move the relevant stuff to the top of this one; I don't know. But since it's here, a little background might help better clarify my position and exactly what I mean by "winscumming." As I mentioned elsewhere, I was a Diabl...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 15:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

@Aule OK, well, then, I think you have the wrong idea. Sar made the point of not every game being a competition, but that's wrong; _no_ game is a competition unless you want it to be. If you want to afflict yourself by fsimming every weapon combination under the sun, it doesn't affect me. Similarly...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 14:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

wheals wrote:for a second there i really thought you were saying all that stuff above seriously. Poe's law'd again I guess.

I was, and I am. I looked up Poe's law, and no, I'm quite serious. It's really not all that difficult. If you have a specific question, I can answer it for you.

Friday, 30th January 2015, 14:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

By your "logic" an Olympic record runner is a fraud because he used to crawl when he was a child and he doesn't run to get his groceries at the top of his ability. Not even close, Sar. Shame on you. Crawl is not an evolution. Every game is counted. Artificially manipulating those counts i...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 14:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

Using multiple accounts, wizmode and offline playing solely to bolster an online winrate makes that winrate an invalid metric, again, plain and simple. It's not real. It's dishonest. I disagree. You mention very different things here. 1) Wizmode is a tool to make crawl more user-friendly. Examples:...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 13:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

Yesterday I got something like "Wow, 75% wins. Who are you?" in game chat. That was pleasant :) Yes, it's winscumming and does have a point. Oh, man, I so greatly admire and appreciate your honesty. Perhaps others will be as forthcoming and this charade will finally be revealed. @bloax: s...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 13:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

Re: bloaxcrawl or whatever

I don't see the point? Like yeah, maybe they didn't start being good at Crawl , but now they are... how is that scumming exactly? It's really simple, leading me to conclude that the gasps here probably reveal its practitioners. Using multiple accounts, wizmode and offline playing solely to bolster ...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 02:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Luckiest DE ever

Replies: 22

Views: 1458

Re: CIP: Luckiest DE ever

The last time I went for the Abyssal rune, it was nothing short of miraculous that my character survived. This was on 4, where the rune was, and I was greedily going for it too early because that rune was the trove fare. Sounds to me like you were on your way to finding the rune on 3, and maybe shou...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 01:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP->YAVP: DEWz^Veh - 15 runes

Replies: 17

Views: 1044

Re: CIP: DEWz^Veh - start of Extended

I usually prepare Necromutation for extended with DE casters but it's too late probably. Get CBlink, it's the best spell in extended (provided you have wand of hasting). Why haven't you learned Haste? After CBlink I would train Necromancy for Borg. Revivification and then Charms for Death's Door. I...

Friday, 30th January 2015, 00:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: winrates and "winscumming"

Replies: 38

Views: 5898

winrates and "winscumming"

{ MOD NOTE : Split from another topic .} It seems pretty clear to me that the existence of long streaks and high winrates disprove your "helpless" claims. Actually, it should be clear that the existence of streaks amongst such numbers of deaths more likely proves the influence of randomnes...

Saturday, 24th January 2015, 14:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Please make me a moderator so I can be a master debater

Replies: 32

Views: 3197

Re: Please make me a moderator so I can be a master debater

Everyone is an ex-spurt.

Friday, 23rd January 2015, 06:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: GREE, LCSx4

Replies: 7

Views: 609

Re: YASD: GREE, LCSx4

What I want to know is why you weren't using LCS with a 27 in earth magic! Them bliches wouldn't have had a chance. Did you not find it? That's the only reasonable explanation. If that's it, then I'm sorry for your loss. But if you had it and you just chose not to use it, then you got what you deser...

Friday, 23rd January 2015, 06:00

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Set text range of Portal distance to vault edge

Replies: 17

Views: 1816

Re: Proposal: Set text range of Portal distance to vault edg

I have to say that in my current game I missed two timed portals almost consecutively because the timers are not long enough to find them, and the only ?mapping I found was the single one read-ided very early. Scorched earth exploration down to D:12, and nothing. Lair:1 was the ice cave, and though ...

Thursday, 22nd January 2015, 02:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do you get your morgue dump for a Web Tiles Character?

Replies: 5

Views: 2211

Re: How do you get your morgue dump for a Web Tiles Characte

You can also access the morgues directly (along with ttyrecs, your last #, etc.):

http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Zazen/

Wednesday, 21st January 2015, 11:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why can't I see the map anymore?

Replies: 3

Views: 463

Re: Why can't I see the map anymore?

Must be the monitor, then. I can't see anything out of LoS except the grey blocks. Thanks for the info.

Wednesday, 21st January 2015, 03:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why can't I see the map anymore?

Replies: 3

Views: 463

Why can't I see the map anymore?

Out of LoS, almost nothing is visible. I already have tried adjusting my monitor's brightness and gamma. The pic below is not exactly what I see, color-wise (the yellow is really yellow), but the darkness of the unseen tiles (see the mini-map) is accurate. It's really hard to navigate, now. Did some...

Wednesday, 21st January 2015, 00:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Yasd: HOFE^Vehu

Replies: 5

Views: 531

Re: Yasd: HOFE^Vehu

Bummer, man. Sorry to hear it.

Wednesday, 21st January 2015, 00:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: +Twistr, How is it?

Replies: 6

Views: 964

Re: +Twistr, How is it?

The fact that you can suffer also from its effects makes it pretty much worthless, IMO. It was fun at first, thinking it was something ultra rare, but it spawned on a half a dozen things I found.

Monday, 19th January 2015, 21:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Yasd: HOFE^Vehu

Replies: 5

Views: 531

Re: CiP: HOFE^Vehu

As far as I have been able to tell, wearing Ice/Fire buffs together basically cancel each other out, leaving little or no gain from the wearing of both. I think the Mage ring would do you better than the fire ring, given it has wiz and int, plus you'll never have to worry about MR again. And while y...

Sunday, 18th January 2015, 15:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: DECj of Vehumet

Replies: 41

Views: 2992

Re: CIP: DECj of Vehumet

Magipi wrote:But first of all, you need to clear the Orb chamber now, and that is tough. Be careful.

Indeed, my most recent visit there contained between 6-8 ancient liches, I lost count. Be very careful, and don't judge its threat by the level above it.

Sunday, 18th January 2015, 14:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

Replies: 6

Views: 727

Re: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

There were three hair-raising moments you might enjoy watching. Long before his becoming nearly invincible, I was trying to grab the silver rune and my foray into Vaults:5 led to what I was sure would be his death, but I somehow managed to make him survive. Following that, I was after the Abyssal ru...

Sunday, 18th January 2015, 04:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MoFoWz of Veh

Replies: 4

Views: 617

Re: YAVP: MoFoWz of Veh

Great job man, congrats! I bet minmay couldn't do something like this :) :) w - the amulet "Qank" {Ward +Fly rN+ HP+9 Slay+6} c - the amulet "Truapt" (around neck) {Clar rElec rN+ MR++} you're damn right I wouldn't do something like this In my own defense, I pretty much have to ...

Saturday, 17th January 2015, 06:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

Replies: 6

Views: 727

Re: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

I have four species wins, total: De, Op, Fe, and now Fo, so it's a strange coincidence that the three you have left and hate so much are pretty much the only one's that I've played and won with.

Saturday, 17th January 2015, 05:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MoFoWz of Veh

Replies: 4

Views: 617

YAVP: MoFoWz of Veh

It's only my fifth, but what a fifth. No complaints about Fo. Not at all. I think I can attribute part of this success to playing it on trunk instead of 0.15, as I did for the first batch. Also a testament to Fo resilience: success on my 16th attempt. And count 'em; five level 9 spells running. :twi...

Friday, 16th January 2015, 20:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: My best run by far, ended by a death yak

Replies: 19

Views: 1962

Re: My best run by far, ended by a death yak

IMO, memorizing Glaciate that early was a waste, since it wouldn't be castable for a long time. Shadow creatures is a nice spell that I often use with my blasters, especially early, and I'm sure you could think of others to spend the points on. Death yaks are nasty buggers for a 15, and I'm wary of ...

Friday, 16th January 2015, 20:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiGl of Okawaru 5 runes

Replies: 3

Views: 497

Re: YAVP: MiGl of Okawaru 5 runes

Grats, Meriados! Haven't seen you online much @CAO so it's nice to see you're making the most of the time you do play. :)

Friday, 16th January 2015, 20:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

Replies: 6

Views: 727

Re: YAVP - MuNe of Ash

That really was a nice cloak. Grats on the win! What's next?

Friday, 16th January 2015, 14:59

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

Replies: 5

Views: 709

Re: Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

Also, if an expert would list the probable affected files for such an implementation, I would volunteer to write and submit a prototype for the proposal.

Edit: Yeah, this is probably a big deal that will affect about half of the source code. :(

Friday, 16th January 2015, 14:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

Replies: 5

Views: 709

Re: Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

Expanding on this, how about a selection screen like the autopickup selection screen, with different tiers and options for each, something like the following: Confirmation options Entering Clouds - ice - fire - poison + chaos + miasma Spell casting - Susceptibility + Self-targeting Misc. + etc. Edit...

Friday, 16th January 2015, 14:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

Replies: 5

Views: 709

Feature Request: Toggle Warnings

In the end-game of my wizard characters, I often walk through elemental clouds without worry, except that it's always triggering the confirmation. There should be a way to include selected clouded areas with normally traversable terrain if the player so chooses, in effect turning off the warning for...

Wednesday, 14th January 2015, 16:34

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: Moderators?

Replies: 19

Views: 3178

Re: Moderators?

It's funny, because: Lastly's Ha! Indeed, I had always read it as nvjack, and even until Greyr's post I had wondered what in the world "how does this happen" meant. It's like those paragraphs where all the words are misspelled but you can still read it easily. The mind does what it does, ...
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