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Wednesday, 14th January 2015, 16:29

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The line between fighter and mage

Replies: 73

Views: 6543

Re: The line between fighter and mage

So far, I've played Wz exclusively, so I'd consider my characters caster or mage or what-have-you, and in this person's view using a weapon is ideally a tactical decision that has more to do with positioning than battle preference. For instance, if I have a group of enemies held in a choke point, an...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 23:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Why do I always seem to see so little jewelery in dumps? Do people not bother carrying them to swap to? Or did you cut it from the dump? Only cut the chaff from the kill lists. Jewelry has been nothing wonderful, except that ring I just bought. All the randarts in that department have been downrigh...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 23:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

The first part is correct. Antimagic would still be useful to you as a swap - first of all, the brand is so good that it makes many enemies (primarily the low melee damage, strong conjurations type) completely helpless, and as a swap when you run out of MP (and since you would often switch to melee...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 22:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Fwiw an antimagic demon trident is one of the best weapons in the game and would absolutely be better than a +7 trident of piercing. Or in fact most other weapons. Not on a wizard, I suspect, unless this has changed: Unfortunately, wielding this weapon reduces your max MP by 2/3, making it nearly u...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 15:56

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

I'm sorry to rain (?) on your parade, but this character's equipment doesn't look all that great to me. The weapon is mediocre, AC/EV/SH are pretty bad, the resistances are OK except for MR but the resistances are not the most important thing. Maybe it's not the amazing loot that made this characte...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 15:14

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

With casino slot machines, you almost always walk away unsatisfied, especially if you play it for a long time. Sometimes, though, you may hit a jackpot, and that's what keeps you addicted to them. Like this one, for instance. Started out getting books like crazy. Still haven't found all the spells I...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 13:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tabbing to death

Replies: 4

Views: 602

Re: Tabbing to death

Most probably a bug? Last time I thought that, and reported that other issue accordingly, it turned out to be normal intended behavior, so I just decided rather than to waste devs' time reporting false bugs with my non-encyclopedic understanding of the game, I'd ask first. This is in trunk, in case...

Monday, 12th January 2015, 13:26

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tabbing to death

Replies: 4

Views: 602

Tabbing to death

Not happened this time, but what is with the behavior of tab that it blithely walks into acid walls? It doesn't let you walk into clouds or exclusions, so why burning acid walls?

Thursday, 8th January 2015, 03:09

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: 9 shops on orc:4

Replies: 5

Views: 957

Re: 9 shops on orc:4

tasonir wrote:
  Code:
J - [Orc:4] a steaming robe (136 gold)

I'd buy this just to see what it is. And if this is 0.15, Warp FTW. Tempests is very nice too.

Thursday, 8th January 2015, 02:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Elite Test

Replies: 9

Views: 1211

Elite Test

(Note: suboptimal is not required to vote for himself.)

Thursday, 8th January 2015, 01:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

The problem with this suggestion as is, is that it then becomes optimal to dive rapidly to generate a bunch of "red" monsters, then go back up and level until they are easy to kill, then clean up with lots of regular monsters with extra loot. Wait, what? No, this treasure only generates u...

Thursday, 8th January 2015, 00:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Now we're getting somewhere. To recapitulate; I suggested the following: Look, this is not a game design issue I'm talking about here so much as a simple balance one. Something places a monster. So that something could also place treasure accordingly. If the placed monster is red-text, then maybe t...

Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 23:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Battle Kitty.

Replies: 12

Views: 1976

Re: Battle Kitty.

I was watching you at one point, XL27 in Pan. Awesome stuff. Statue Form, for sure for sure. You shoulda gone with Veh and did you some zigs!

Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 13:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Umm, what, exactly, is wrong with this idea that everyone is ignoring so well? I see some talk about game difficulty since my considered reply to dpeg, but difficulty was never a complaint in the instant case (true story), and I see others enjoying their own asshattery, and some others also enjoyin...

Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 13:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

The thing you sarcastically love most about this game is a voluntary online community related to it? Being myself a voluntary part of that online community, I say, yes, the behavior of that community is something I care about, thanks. If toxicity is the desired mode of interaction for the community...

Monday, 5th January 2015, 22:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Lasty wrote:No one is obligated to respond to any one proposal, so it's not particularly reasonable to get salty when you don't get the feedback you want.

Excuse me, but I got salty with those who got salty, period. And the bandwagon took off from there, playing its looney tune.

Saturday, 3rd January 2015, 02:40

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Something places a monster. So that something could also place treasure accordingly. If the placed monster is red-text, then maybe that could increase the chance of better loot. Yes, they sometimes carry loot, and so say if it's gray-text, then that's all it has, but white gets a shot at something ...

Friday, 2nd January 2015, 03:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

The idea of roguelikes, in a nutshell, is replayability from permadeath + randomness. While design could intentionally prevent bad luck ("random nothingness"), that'd clamp one side of variance and cause several bad effects: (a) loss of randomness, (b) loss of replayability (more bad play...

Friday, 2nd January 2015, 01:27

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

With your current setup, Lair should be pretty straightforward; you've got Mephitic Cloud for blink frogs/yaks and you've got Lightning Bolt, which can sometimes double-zap kill hydras with a single well-placed cast. Thank you, but I think the kill list above shows my facility with the spells in th...

Friday, 2nd January 2015, 00:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Lightning Bolt is really good if you crank up the spellpower on it. Low power LB feels like the worst thing ever, yeah, but it's true for a lot of spells (especially the ones with miss chance). Vehumet actually makes it worse, sort of, since he gives you wizardry so you can cast LBolt with really c...

Thursday, 1st January 2015, 23:57

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Well either my eyes deceive me or you do have a couple of bolt spells memorized. Just got the fire from Veh, but unusable immediately, and lightning bolt was a desperation move because it's pretty useless for the most part, draining an entire MP pool for one kill, basically. I was also offered many...

Thursday, 1st January 2015, 23:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Here's another one. Been playing formicids since my last win, and they are some buff beasts. They should be abbreviated MoFo, really. There's no reason I shouldn't have won with the first one, and died quite stupidly. Since then almost every death was preventable (fucking bats), and almost every one...

Wednesday, 31st December 2014, 18:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Remove big kobolds

Replies: 45

Views: 7919

Re: Remove big kobolds

Sprucery wrote:
PleasingFungus wrote:crawl trivia: in linley's dungeon crawl, the monsters that later became "big kobolds" were named "kobold lord"

...and that was because Nethack has kobold lords, of course...

I support removing KoboldLords from Crawl.

Saturday, 27th December 2014, 22:02

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is this normal?

Replies: 21

Views: 2589

Re: Is this normal?

Does it have any good loot though? In the mentioned case of a vagina vault, I assume that just penetrating the vault would be considered its own reward. Loot would be counterproductive. One could slip in slowly, or pound it like a battering ram, but either way the climax is supposed to feel like be...

Saturday, 27th December 2014, 06:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Level 9 transmutation spell

Replies: 50

Views: 8593

Re: Level 9 transmutation spell

If I were designing a level 9 transmutation spell, I would want it to cover an area that transmutations doesn't presently cover: Wisp Form Level 9 Transmutations In wisp form you are immune to all damage, from all sources, you also cannot attack in any way, your movement rate gets a large boost and...

Saturday, 27th December 2014, 04:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is this normal?

Replies: 21

Views: 2589

Re: Is this normal?

nicolae wrote:Hard vaults are their own reward.

Truly? Then win a game "naked," without using any loot at all, tough guy. By your standard, you should have so much fun you'll wet yourself.

Friday, 26th December 2014, 19:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is this normal?

Replies: 21

Views: 2589

Re: Is this normal?

That's the one. I checked the morgue, and all those books were ided on d:12, which was indeed the evilmike_library_of_no_secrets.

Effin awesome stuff. Those especially hairy vaults should be required to have good loot like that. Not necessarily that much, but certainly something of a high quality.

Friday, 26th December 2014, 02:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is this normal?

Replies: 21

Views: 2589

Re: Is this normal?

I just started having vaults logged in my morgues, so I won't know for sure until the end, but it sounds about right. It's like a long fortress surrounded by a moat and having a wide doorway. So that lemuel is a real motherfucker, eh? Found an insane vault that was like the library of Alexandria in ...

Thursday, 25th December 2014, 14:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Is this normal?

Replies: 21

Views: 2589

Is this normal?

I've posted about this vault in another thread, jokingly, but seriously, now. What is with this gnoll vault on D:3? I've encountered it at least 3 times in the past 20 games. An orc warrior, 3 orc priests, 2 gnoll shamans, a gnoll sergeant, and 35 gnolls all roaming about D:3 without anyone opening ...

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, 19:52

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: CYC, GDD Intermediary

Replies: 18

Views: 3242

Re: CYC, GDD Intermediary

Re: OP This new forum could be named in the Tavern convention, "Open Mic Stage". Yes, there will always be hecklers, but this would at least assert that amateurs can have ideas, too. In that regard, too, outright heckling should be considered beneath "counsellorship" and "ba...

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, 19:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Replies: 26

Views: 2784

Re: If I were asked to redisign felids...

daggaz wrote:Perfect level mapping including all monsters AND they are superpious? You forgot to add that they instantly know all spells and can will things to drop dead so that they dont have to be bothered to actually cast those spells.

You're right.

Scratch the piety boost. (No pun intended.)

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, 03:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Replies: 26

Views: 2784

Re: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Comparison to real life cats makes as much sense as comparison of Crawl octopodes to real life octopodes. They were idealized mythologies thought to have coherence. They are not intended to be biblical. The ideas in sum would balance the weakness with more choices, and eliminate the gimmicky extra ...

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, 03:35

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: CYC, GDD Intermediary

Replies: 18

Views: 3242

Re: CYC, GDD Intermediary

I don't believe you, because if you'd thought it a joke you'd have thanked it. :P Anyway, this shouldn't derail this thread, but I don't know what could be considered un-serious about it, given the also-recent post about my Fe experiences in characters subforum. Plus, there have been other threads o...

Tuesday, 23rd December 2014, 00:16

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: CYC, GDD Intermediary

Replies: 18

Views: 3242

Re: CYC, GDD Intermediary

It seems to me that a lot of players have ideas that they would like to present in a semi-serious (albeit casual) tone, but don't necessarily want all the inherent craziness CYC has to offer. If there was an intermediary between CYC and GDD this would solve (at the very least) some hurt feelings un...

Saturday, 20th December 2014, 02:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Replies: 26

Views: 2784

Re: If I were asked to redisign felids...

"Felids lack opposable thumbs and are incapable of any form of advanced item manipulation." And yet they can open doors, unlike every other handless non telekinetic creature in the dungeon. Unless... they're actually telekinetic? Though it is technically true they lack opposable thumbs, t...

Saturday, 20th December 2014, 01:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Replies: 26

Views: 2784

Re: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Of course I've heard it. It's an expression referring to that which is erroneously thought of as good luck, but it actually a result of their hyperawareness. :) But they don't actually have nine lives. They pretty much stay dead if they're killed, unless you live in Bangor, Maine. Edit: I've also he...

Saturday, 20th December 2014, 01:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: If I were asked to redisign felids...

Replies: 26

Views: 2784

If I were asked to redisign felids...

Here is what I would propose. ⋅  Cats die. They get no extra lives, which is a mere gimmick that doesn't even make fantasy sense. Cats suffer and die just like everything else. They have one life to live, as all do. ⋅  Cats are hyperaware. They are granted an unprecedented power ...

Friday, 19th December 2014, 12:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP DEWz of Chei

Replies: 32

Views: 2688

Re: CiP DEWz of Chei

IMO, lose bolt of magma, stoneskin and cure poison. The first is almost redundant, and the latter two are presumably unnecessary at this point. In all the Wz I've played, I've never needed cure poison, and stoneskin's benefit is a paltry addendum to your existing defenses. An effective LCS will obvi...

Friday, 19th December 2014, 03:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeWz

Replies: 13

Views: 1008

Re: YAVP: FeWz

I feel like Fe is not. FTFY :D It goes without saying that my opinions here are as they pertain to my thoughts and ideas. I have never pretended otherwise. I am not now and will never be a "good player," "optimal player," "great player," or any other such title, nor do...

Thursday, 18th December 2014, 12:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeWz

Replies: 13

Views: 1008

Re: YAVP: FeWz

mopl wrote:What about Op, Mu ?

Op was fun to play. Fe is not.

The old adage of "all work and no play" applies to Crawl as equally as to Jack. Something to bear in mind as the game develops.

Thursday, 18th December 2014, 11:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeWz

Replies: 13

Views: 1008

YAVP: FeWz

Well, my slow and plodding work on filling in the Wz column is taking shape. I now have my third species win. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.15.2 (webtiles) character file. 1592881 Aule the Sorcerer (level 25, 121/121 HPs) Began as a Felid Wizard on Dec 16, 2014. Was the Champion of Vehumet. Esc...

Tuesday, 16th December 2014, 05:15

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Amulet of Inhibit Mutation

Replies: 9

Views: 1318

Re: Proposal: Amulet of Inhibit Mutation

I take issue with the whole notion that any desire to manage mutations is somehow "scummy." It's no different than a desire to manage resistances and abilities using weapons or armor or jewelry, which is a principal part of the game in any analysis, and for the several species who have lim...

Tuesday, 16th December 2014, 00:22

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Sprucery wrote:Where did that mage come from?

Somewhere on D:4. I never saw the vault.

Monday, 15th December 2014, 17:36

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

  Code:
  4397 | D:3      | Killed from afar by a deep elf mage
  4398 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: -9/19 MP: 0/14
  4398 | D:3      | Quit the game

Sunday, 14th December 2014, 15:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

xentronium wrote:If I lost a life early on with a Fe, I'd probably just lose interest and suicide.

I've done that a number of times. Live, Die, Repeat.

The hobgoblin's tourmaline ring was MR.

Sunday, 14th December 2014, 03:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

This is D:1 -

"Here: a hobgoblin, wielding a club, wearing a plate armour and wearing a tourmaline ring"

The indestructible hobgoblin. Totally ridiculous.

Saturday, 13th December 2014, 22:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Replies: 963

Views: 139165

Re: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

I've never seen anything like this before.
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Cool vault.

Saturday, 13th December 2014, 18:44

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gods, I love this game

Replies: 73

Views: 6562

Re: Gods, I love this game

Okay, I think this definitely qualifies, also, even though my character is still alive after it. This is the dump after completing D:4. XL8 after completion. And he died, once, so really XL9. Some kind of gnoll fortress on D:4 whose denizens just let themselves out. Gotta love it. Dungeon Crawl Ston...

Saturday, 13th December 2014, 16:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFD DEWz of Chei

Replies: 17

Views: 1339

Re: YAFD DEWz of Chei

Extended and Chei are generally two things that don't mix well, especially with a turretmode caster. In this case, it is even more interesting. ;) And I love Chei. ) Chei is wonderful, but Vehumet would have given you MP back with every kill. Not as efficient as a CBoE, but it still helps. Also wou...

Saturday, 13th December 2014, 00:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

Replies: 28

Views: 2396

Re: WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

It doesn't appear that English is his (or her) primary language, so all this "grading" of tone is fruitless and possibly rude. On topic, the character was able to kill the Lernaean hydra, so it's a legitimate question from a clearly frustrating experience. I don't know what spells you had ...
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