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Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 23:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: DeBe, Staves or Elec Dblades?

Replies: 12

Views: 556

Re: CIP: DeBe, Staves or Elec Dblades?

I guess it depends whether you'd like your attack to (a) add a bunch of elec damage, or (b) berserk your enemies.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 01:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Beogh secret tech

Replies: 11

Views: 1177

Re: Beogh secret tech

Shard1697 wrote:[...a bunch of images...]


They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but these five pictures were worth about four words to me. What am I supposed to be figuring out from all this?

Friday, 8th July 2016, 00:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Starting DCSS

Replies: 42

Views: 1990

Re: Starting DCSS

I still have not figured out how to use ?fog :/ I read ?fog when there's something dangerous with a ranged attack several steps away and I don't want to be hit by that ranged attack. Most often I then run away and/or read ?tele. This, particularly if they can smite you. I also use ?fog when I'm bei...

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 00:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: now crossbows are garbage

Replies: 28

Views: 1787

Re: now crossbows are garbage

PleasingFungus wrote:Piercer.


Please keep your comments in this thread topical. I don't see what Piercer has to do with time travel.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 07:16

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Eat which item?

Replies: 21

Views: 1309

Re: Eat which item?

Floor Items (',' to select) But why? Edit: the commit ( link ) references "easy_floor_use" option, I set it to true but it doesn't seem to work? Unless the effect is to make me eat immediately after pressing ','. https://crawl.develz.org/mantis/view.php?id=10464 [The previous interface] h...

Friday, 1st July 2016, 21:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Disable autoexplore while slowed / exhausted?

Replies: 21

Views: 1484

Re: Disable autoexplore while slowed / exhausted?

njvack wrote:
genericpseudonym wrote:can bind your o key to it.

Would rebinding 'o' potentially have Bad Effects?


Depends what you bind it to. If you bind it to ^qyes that probably will reduce your winrate, but in general it's not dangerous to rebind o if you've got a better idea.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 21:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Harder enemies earlier now?

Replies: 65

Views: 7471

Re: Harder enemies earlier now?

For curiosity, where are the normal (not OOD) monster generation rules defined? I know that monsters get a range of something like d:7 to d:13, and there's different ways it can be distrubuted (peak at the start, middle, or end?) but I've never actually seen the rules for it. What's a tengu warrior...

Saturday, 25th June 2016, 01:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Read a manual when standing on top of it

Replies: 6

Views: 281

Read a manual when standing on top of it

Rast wrote:FR all spellbooks and manuals preidentified at start of game.


Sorry, you can't judge a book by its cover.

Saturday, 25th June 2016, 00:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice on skill training

Replies: 29

Views: 2736

Re: Advice on skill training

At the moment I believe the best win rates among players who play a variety of characters (sometimes chosen at random) is around 70%. Optimal play isn't going to get you much more than that because sometimes the early dungeon just kills you. <amalloy> !streak zxc <Sequell> zxc has 33 consecutive wi...

Friday, 24th June 2016, 07:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Help me learn from my mistakes, dead DEWI

Replies: 35

Views: 1278

Re: Help me learn from my mistakes, dead DEWI

The thing in this morgue that screams out to me is that you have iron shot at 1% fail and a reasonable spellpower at XL14, and you're still pouring more than half of your experience into magical offenses. Iron shot is a spell powerful enough to win the game with; if you have it castable this early, ...

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 02:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Blurry Vison.

Replies: 10

Views: 540

Re: Blurry Vison.

7 potions of cure mutation is a great overabundance. Don't even consider "saving" them all. You should feel totally free to use one if you get a mutation you don't like. And as you say, blurry vision is pretty bad, making this choice even more clear. But I'd cure out of Int-2 too, with 7 c...

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 01:11

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 26 - DgWn

Replies: 14

Views: 2837

Re: Casual League Week 26 - DgWn

ydeve wrote:
koboldina wrote:神々の末裔 放浪者

Is this a reference to a show or something?


It's ??dgwn[2], and Google translate suggests "Gods of descendant wanderer", so I assume it is just Japanese for DgWn.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 00:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD : OpCj^Veh, 15 runes, Zig, crawl sucks

Replies: 8

Views: 496

Re: YASD : OpCj^Veh, 15 runes, Zig, crawl sucks

Just wait, the "There are no unavoidable deaths after you reach Lair" camp will soon arrive, and they'll explain everything. There were actually several chances to avoid this death. The first opportunity would be not choosing to killdudes Zot:5. Since the nastiest monsters in the game are...

Monday, 20th June 2016, 07:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Videos of GreatPlayers

Replies: 17

Views: 1739

Re: Videos of GreatPlayers

Also amalloy, who doesn't always play perfectly but is a greaterplayer and usually does pretty well.

Saturday, 18th June 2016, 21:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

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

Replies: 76

Views: 8903

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

Shard1697 wrote:I've always wanted a RL that was that short, to be honest.


I've been playing a fair bit of 868-HACK recently (you can watch me play if you want). It's quite short, with even a slow/careful player like me typically getting through a game, while narrating, in 30-45 minutes.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 23:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: My great big wand reform

Replies: 4

Views: 689

Re: My great big wand reform

Maybe to compensate, we could add, say, a 1 in 121 chance to wrest one last charge out of an otherwise-depleted wand that you're no longer eligible to recharge.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 19:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pakellas

Replies: 61

Views: 4083

Re: Pakellas

Pakellas gave me a lightning rod in my one game, and I didn't supercharge it because the first blast costs 2 MP and the next three 5 MP, so 18 vs 17 didn't do me any good. It would have given me an extra 1 MP blast I could spend the aut better some other way. Lightinig Rod also doesn't play well wi...

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 18:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there any way to avoid shafts?

Replies: 7

Views: 674

Re: Is there any way to avoid shafts?

ydeve wrote:
amalloy wrote:Robin's probly just mad you can't even tell she's a fancy lady.

Robin's a lady? I always thought it was a guy.


Fight her sometime and pay attention to the pronouns used, or to her xv description.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 18:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there any reason to use anything other than axes/spears?

Replies: 30

Views: 2779

Re: Is there any reason to use anything other than axes/spea

Yes, a whole bunch of reasons. Long swords are often branded and favor dexterity. Good for low strength races. Pole arms can one hit a lot of weak things. Top pole arms favor high strength. Axes are simply ideal for high strength. And a lot of brands work very well with cleave. Strength weighting d...

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 00:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there any way to avoid shafts?

Replies: 7

Views: 674

Re: Is there any way to avoid shafts?

Robin's probly just mad you can't even tell she's a fancy lady.

Friday, 27th May 2016, 05:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Gh auto-eating

Replies: 6

Views: 500

Re: Gh auto-eating

If you're in an area so dangerous you need to save every last chunk for possible healing, it's probably a good idea to not be using autoexplore anyway. In abyss I never autoexplore, in hell rarely, and I guess sometimes in pan.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 01:20

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Other kinds of hide armors

Replies: 7

Views: 493

Re: Other kinds of hide armors

PleasingFungus wrote:local tiles has a doll editor


FR let console players set their glyph to anything, not just their current species's glyph, so I can finally live my dream of cosplaying as Gastronok.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 08:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Random Noob Questions

Replies: 10

Views: 923

Re: Random Noob Questions

Also note that there is an in-game tutorial that could answer most (all?) of these questions, as well as a hints-mode gameplay, that's like an ordinary game of crawl but with extra guidance for new players, which might address some of the questions also. There's nothing wrong with just diving in and...

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 06:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What can warlocks mirror block?

Replies: 1

Views: 333

Re: What can warlocks mirror block?

Any beam-targeted spell that does not cause an explosion when it hits. So yes to dispel undead, but no to stuff like smiting, airstrike, or damnation.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 02:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The new pro strategy: eat mutagenic meat in pan!

Replies: 29

Views: 3817

Re: The new pro strategy: eat mutagenic meat in pan!

Honestly you should just not bother fighting mnoleg, it's not worthwhile. Is this a tactic, or a strategy? Seriously though, don't fight Mnoleg. I generally only fight one or two of the pan lords when I go for 15 runes (whichever ones make it too hard to sneak by them). Last time I was in Mnoleg's ...

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 19:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How long does beastly appendage take to cast?

Replies: 5

Views: 743

Re: How long does beastly appendage take to cast?

tasonir wrote:Am I the victim of repeatedly consistent energy randomization?


You are the victim of occasional energy random and probably confirmation bias, or the clustering illusion or something.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 19:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What is generally the best weapon overall

Replies: 60

Views: 7739

Re: What is generally the best weapon overall

+0 dagger (elec). A weapon so good it will get you through the hardest part of the game (early game), with a minimal xp investment, and common enough that you can actually find one fairly often. Second choice +0 hunting sling: at XL2 the ability to deal damage to, and often kill, monsters without be...

Sunday, 8th May 2016, 22:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Yara's — What is a "dispellable effect"?

Replies: 11

Views: 987

Re: Yara's — What is a "dispellable effect"?

ajon wrote:Hmm corona and yara's could be a decent tactic for enemies? Is the damage on it decent? Oh, is the explosion fire or would it cause anything to catch fire if one is using Dith?


This is a fireball that takes 2 turns to cast and can be resisted by MR. Not very exciting.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 03:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Name of the god?

Replies: 16

Views: 1052

Re: Name of the god?

all of this, but also we'd probably change the name If the dev team has the option of changing the names of proposed gods, how did we end up with a name like Hepliaklqana on an experimental branch? The only explanation I can think of for a name so hard to pronounce or spell is that the dev team lac...

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 02:30

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Scroll of Brand Armour

Replies: 22

Views: 2122

Re: Scroll of Brand Armour

ydeve wrote:Isn't this on the will not do list?


It is now. It's been proposed and rejected literally trillions of times, but apparently nobody had put it on the official list.

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 10:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Least Favorite Vaults

Replies: 16

Views: 1107

Re: Least Favorite Vaults

wizlabs (cloud mage would be ok if the air elementals didn't submerge and it didn't have water in the playable part) Actually they don't submerge anymore. I believe no monsters ever submerge anymore once they've moved, although a few monsters place submerged, like swamp worms? I dunno, it's a relat...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 01:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 16

Views: 1321

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

...Dragon form absolutely rocked for this [...] The EV malus was counteracted by Felid dodging, and the rC- was counteracted by Felids' natural rC+ 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 an...

Sunday, 17th April 2016, 05:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeNe^Sif, ROAR!

Replies: 22

Views: 1509

Re: CiP: FeNe^Sif, got shafted, literally.

Airwolf wrote:Does anybody ever decide to just take a death as a Felid to conserve consumables?

Not that I think you should have. Just curious.


Lives are the most precious consumable of all. But yeah, if it's going to cost me 6 heal wounds to maybe survive, I'd probably rather just die.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 19:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Djinn's Magical Cloud

Replies: 4

Views: 487

Re: Djinn's Magical Cloud

Any Djinn unrands would have to convert all your HP to MP and give you Spirit Shield.

Monday, 29th February 2016, 10:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Sarcastically thank devs for things you hate

Replies: 28

Views: 3015

Re: Sarcastically thank devs for things you hate

Thanks for introducing me to tavern, gammafunk. What a waste of time.

Monday, 29th February 2016, 10:00

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 13 - DDWr

Replies: 8

Views: 1121

Re: Casual League Week 13 - DDWr

Casual? This is the hardest challenge ever invented! How am I supposed to win if I'm not allowed to enter Zot?

Saturday, 27th February 2016, 05:59

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

!comborobinchar lists, for all combos that have not yet been won and are not in progress anywhere, how many recent wins of that combo there have been, globally. It's a reasonable approximator of difficulty; this mattered more when there were hundreds of combos left, but now you might as well just pi...

Saturday, 27th February 2016, 05:12

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

Personally I think it would be nice if people would check either !comborobinchar or !locateall comborobin on IRC, which is guaranteed up-to-date without fiddling with a spreadsheet, and knows about in-progress chars as well as won chars. My KoWz was started before this other guy's, not after.

Saturday, 27th February 2016, 04:19

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

Who ^qyes'd my KoWz on CAO trunk, only to start a GhFE and take 0 turns with it? I thought comborobin's policy was to not ^q a character anyone else has played, unless that combo has already been won by somebody else. Isn't an incident like this exactly what caused us to restrict access to the accou...

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 06:56

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

Whose is the HaFE on cao trunk? Normally I am happy to take over someone else's game, but this guy's skill training is so confusing I'm pretty sure I'd just kill him, and I don't want to do that to a game someone started with the intent to win. But it looks like HaFE has been won in the mean time, s...

Monday, 15th February 2016, 17:10

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

Greater Spriggan! Great Gladiator! Why did you start another SpGl when there was already a SpGl sitting around on CAO trunk with two runes? Anyway I 15-runed the SpGl so that game wouldn't be a total waste given the duplicate win. Edit: oh hey, got the SpGl high score, as well. comborobin's third h...

Saturday, 13th February 2016, 00:45

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Comborobin

Replies: 597

Views: 70432

Re: Comborobin

Greater Spriggan! Great Gladiator! Why did you start another SpGl when there was already a SpGl sitting around on CAO trunk with two runes? Anyway I 15-runed the SpGl so that game wouldn't be a total waste given the duplicate win. Edit: oh hey, got the SpGl high score, as well. comborobin's third hs.

Wednesday, 30th December 2015, 00:25

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: .17 Demigod

Replies: 23

Views: 1605

Re: .17 Demigod

I ran across the +10 mace of chiebriados (antimagic, STR+4, INT+2, DEX+4). Clearly an endgame or at least lategame weapon, so I immediately started training maces. I fight a generic orc warrior with a regular halberd in melee to test the thing out. My HP is more than his, my AC in that case was def...

Saturday, 19th December 2015, 03:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Beogh's Inappropriate Wrath in v.17

Replies: 15

Views: 2022

Re: Beogh's Inappropriate Wrath in v.17

duvessa wrote:
Hopeless wrote:I don't think it is a bug (how often do we find bugs once a version is stable?
Pretty often, actually.


Certainly more often than we discover that "put the player under penance for no reason" was an intentional change in a stable version.

Tuesday, 15th December 2015, 01:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1462

Views: 194290

Re: I love it when...

CeCK --> 291 | D:1 | XOM: god gift: runed naga barding {god gift} Xom actually does this on purpose. If Xom chooses to gift "boots", they are always (or maybe just often?) of a type that won't fit your character. Centaurs get naga bardings, nagas get centaur bardings, and everyone else ge...

Tuesday, 15th December 2015, 00:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: PSA: Elf:$ enemies no longer patrol the vault (for now?)

Replies: 2

Views: 380

Re: PSA: Elf:$ enemies no longer patrol the vault (for now?)

https://github.com/crawl/crawl/commit/e30ccbe4b1740cd89accc5b87c28816340782271 Revert "Mark the Elf:3 vault enemies as patrolling." Observation suggests this doesn't serve its intended purpose, and may in fact make it *easier* to killhole - you can lure off individual elves significantly ...

Thursday, 10th December 2015, 18:28

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Come here if you just need to get MACED

Replies: 9

Views: 541

Re: Come here if you just need to get MACED

Like I'm gonna believe the guy who can edit old CDO posts. You're trying to steal my joke like you steal twelve's game-design ideas.

Wednesday, 9th December 2015, 20:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Come here if you just need to get MACED

Replies: 9

Views: 541

Come here if you just need to get MACED

Now that hammers don't exist anymore, CYC's charter is sadly out of date: nobody can come here to get hammered. I demand that it be renamed appropriately, and we can start macing anyone who wanders in.

Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 05:07

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Crawl "Sudden Death" tournament Season 4, redneck edition

Replies: 98

Views: 14367

Re: Crawl "Sudden Death" tournament Season 4, redneck editio

wearedevo wrote:Is there no combo for this week?


CSDC is/was a 7-week tournament. All 7 weeks are over now.

Monday, 7th December 2015, 22:22

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 1.

Replies: 15

Views: 3044

Re: Casual League Week 1.

triorph wrote:no need to worry about accidentally one-shotting xtahua when trying not to kill uniques for example


Lasty spends all his time making the game harder for you guys, and your response is to make it easier for him?
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