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Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 09:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Shop stole my Necronomicon

Replies: 10

Views: 1358

Re: Shop stole my Necronomicon

Or, how about: press Ctrl+F and type Necronomicon. If you don't find the book there that way, you left it behind a timed portal.

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 11:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Desolation of Salt

Replies: 23

Views: 4252

Re: Desolation of Salt

One thing I must say: this seems like a lot of effort and a lot of unique mechanics for just another optional timed portal with more loot and no other impact on the game. Is this supposed to be an experimental status for the Desolation that would eventually become a rune branch, perhaps replacing an...

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 10:10

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Solving a missunderstanding

Replies: 8

Views: 968

Re: Solving a missunderstanding

nicu wrote:Until we solving this missunderstanding my DgWz is on hold,hell I'll stop playing DCSS.I think getting along with people is more important than a game.


You're overreacting. TBH I don't know if he's gonna read this, your best bet would be tracking him down in another game he might spectate.

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 00:28

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Vehumet reform

Replies: 33

Views: 5344

Re: Vehumet reform

I'm glad you enjoy Vehumet, though I don't quite know what you mean by "from the outside" To put it another way - Vehumet is cooler than s/he looks (based on the description and all that). I was trying to make the point that "even if Veh sounds boring when described, they somehow sti...

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 00:20

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Formicids and Berserk(and Trog)

Replies: 36

Views: 5143

Re: Formicids and Berserk(and Trog)

I think we can agree that, if the logic for the Oka change is "it's lame to lock Fo out of using this god's most powerful/iconic ability", it's pretty lame to not let Formicid berserkers berserk... which essentially just means "never play a Fo berserker". Just a note about the p...

Monday, 5th September 2016, 20:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Vehumet reform

Replies: 33

Views: 5344

Re: Vehumet reform

Vehumet is not weak and to me, not boring either. Veh does seem boring from outside, perhaps, but I find that despite the simplistic mechanics Vehumet is quite a lot of fun to play (in moderation). I just kind of like the system of getting spells one by one and wondering "what will I get next, ...

Monday, 5th September 2016, 19:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Can Okawaru gift hats?

Replies: 3

Views: 408

Re: Can Okawaru gift hats?

Yes. In fact, I seem to remember getting +0 hats from him more than once.

Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 20:17

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Gozag sucks

Replies: 19

Views: 1759

Re: Gozag sucks

Have you been duped into following the meme that "Op of Gozag is great, you just need to buy a lot of jewellery shops to get awesome rings and then you'll be all set"? Because if so, then yes - Gozag will certainly be a disappointment. Instead of that, I find it better to focus on Gozag's ...

Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 10:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP HeCj^Ash: some questions (YAVP now)

Replies: 13

Views: 981

Re: CiP HeCj^Ash: some questions

"I never even cast any level 9 spell before. Is Tornado good to clear the welcoming party on V:5?" Sure it is. Just be aware that the actually threatening enemies will show up only after all the vault guards are dead. "Do I use it as an emergency button in Zot or just to make things e...

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 15:41

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

Replies: 25

Views: 3727

Re: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

"You hammer the orb of fire like a gong!!!!" Tier 3... Overall, a pretty standard GSC/Throwing-based ogre. I went into Pan for my third rune, but decided not to do any more extended because of how little cMut I had. Did end up clearing out the rogue TSO outpost. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup ve...

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 13:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Apparently I play very slowly and this means I suck

Replies: 17

Views: 2427

Re: Apparently I play very slowly and this means I suck

I tend to play quite fast because sometimes, no matter how carefully I play, I just get into situations I cannot survive (or where I forget about the option that would save me and no reasonable amount of thinking would help me remember) - I might as well just play fast and accept that I'll occasiona...

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 11:12

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

Replies: 25

Views: 3727

Re: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

Tier 2 reached. This is just one of those characters where things are going right. I've already done a 15-runer with TSO where I only worshipped him, so I kind of knew what to expect from TSO during the game - he is not the strongest god pre-extended, but he is far from useless, and the only reason ...

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 22:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP->YASD DrTm^Okawaru

Replies: 9

Views: 782

Re: CIP DrTm^Okawaru

Oka is pretty much always a good choice if you are just looking to win. Sometimes there are better options, but Oka is never really bad if you are going to spend a lot of your time fighting in melee. For now, learn Blade Hands, train Transmutations if you can't cast it reliably yet, and chop everyth...

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 13:03

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

Replies: 25

Views: 3727

Re: Casual League Week 36 - Og^TSO

I decided to add a personal challenge that I'd never unwield the Harambe GSC, just to make the second and third tiers somewhat more meaningful. It took quite a bit of effort to find a GSC though, I had to go down Orc:2 for it (which I even managed to clear by that point). I had a brand weapon scroll...

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DDAr^Ru, 3 runes

Replies: 4

Views: 610

YAVP: DDAr^Ru, 3 runes

I wanted to win a Deep Dwarf (my last attempt died at 10 runes) and I also wanted to use a god that isn't Makhleb because Deep Dwarf of Makhleb is so cliché, really. The obvious next choice seemed to be Elyvilon, whom I tried once, but then I died, and besides, Elyvilon is just annoying to play IMO....

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 21:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: OpWn of Gozag, Gozag is not fun

Replies: 18

Views: 1492

Re: YASD: OpWn of Gozag, Gozag is not fun

I really like Op of Gozag, but (A) you do have to buy a couple-three food shops in a three-runer, and (B) it is really frustrating if the game never ever gives you a frickin' jewelry shop. But when the RNG is in your favor Gozagtopode can be crazy powerful. In my experience, that is in a minority o...

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 15:07

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 35 - Fe^Xom

Replies: 6

Views: 1852

Re: Casual League Week 35 - Fe^Xom

Tier 1. As I'm going to be gone for the rest of the week, this is my best and only attempt. It was a very fun game with all the sophisticated strats I tried to employ (such as Sticks to Snakes+Inner Flame), but unfortunately, when you're using fun strats like that to kill stuff instead of tabtabtab ...

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 23:51

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: what are some good games

Replies: 117

Views: 18738

Re: what are some good games

IVAN. It's a roguelike. It also suffers from a lot of the typical roguelike problems that Crawl tried to get rid of: spoilery mechanics, some grindiness and such. But it's hilarious, kind of campy, and actually challenging. And you can just do/have done to you insane stuff in it that will make it a ...

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 21:42

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: A new Zot:5 strategy

Replies: 11

Views: 1118

Re: A new Zot:5 strategy

This shadow step strategy might get you into the orb chamber, if you are lucky enough to have an uninterrupted chain of sleeping enemies. It's not guaranteed you can do this in every game though. Once you were in the orb chamber, your strategy wasn't really anything new - it was just "try to te...

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 17:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2825

Views: 381915

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

It looks like everyone missed that we are talking about Fire Elementalist... You do realize that Fire Elementalists are allowed to become melee fighters, or Fighters are allowed to become blaster casters, if one thinks this is a good idea in a given set of circumstances? Edit. It looks like I shoul...

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 16:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2825

Views: 381915

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The thing with *Rage is that it can actually be a good thing since sometimes berserking just helps. You simply need to identify the situations where *Rage can kill you and be more careful in these situations (basically: "fighting several monsters at very low HP"). Further, if berserking tr...

Saturday, 20th August 2016, 23:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove swiftness spell

Replies: 44

Views: 3233

Re: Remove swiftness spell

new players aren't getting their first wins with swiftness anyhow, they're winning by going heavy armor trog/oka and tabbing their way through the game without bothering with spells. I got my first win with a really sloppy SpAK game where I used a bit of everything: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdat...

Saturday, 20th August 2016, 23:43

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Mummy self-repair for 1 permanent MP should be taken out

Replies: 5

Views: 924

Re: Mummy self-repair for 1 permanent MP should be taken out

Am I missing some joke that involves asking for something to be implemented just after it is implemented?

Edit: Oh nvm, actually read the post.

Saturday, 20th August 2016, 20:09

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 34 - Te^Sif

Replies: 5

Views: 1073

Re: Casual League Week 34 - Te^Sif

Here's the Tier 3: Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.19-a0-1098-g36ee1bc (tiles) character file. 1404505 Marenglen the Ruinous (level 27, 177/177 HPs) Began as a Tengu Wizard on Aug 20, 2016. Was an Elder of Sif Muna. Escaped with the Orb ... and 3 runes! The game lasted 05:40:03 (114111 turns). Ma...

Sunday, 14th August 2016, 19:32

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Get some god damned better smilies

Replies: 19

Views: 1594

Re: Get some god damned better smilies

chequers wrote:Forget better smileys, support emoji damnit


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Friday, 12th August 2016, 14:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Replies: 221

Views: 31629

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

Assassin is a strong background because it allows you to kill enemies in a stealthy manner early on.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 10:46

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Remove curses

Replies: 41

Views: 4124

Re: Remove curses

What is so bad about it? I personally don't mind curses, and think decreased item generation would be worse than having cursed items.The only issue, really, is that curses generally tend to be irrelevant for everyone but Ashenzari as most characters find a lot of remove curse scrolls, with just a fe...

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 21:21

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Replies: 16

Views: 3076

Re: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Well, after my latest failure I promised I'd try one more time before stopping for this week. As it happens, I found the winning recipe though! Here is a Tier 3 win. It was a stabber, and one with very good loot at that. I got a very sweet set of troll leather armor early on, two very good amulets I...

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 17:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP OgWz - advice required

Replies: 9

Views: 505

Re: CIP OgWz - advice required

You should be able to find a swamp dragon armor in the Swamp, no problem. Your defenses are indeed pretty weak, so it definitely pays to be careful. Switch to the giant spiked club soon. It should be quite a bit more powerful than the dire flail at this point - I'd try to split training between M&am...

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 23:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD VSBe, this axe killed me

Replies: 10

Views: 746

Re: CIP VSBe, Is this axe going to kill me

If you die, it's probably not going to be because your axe swings too slow - there are going to be other reasons. I'm not sure what your swinging speed is, but at 17 skill (mindelay at 26, right?) it shouldn't be terrible - and unless you've got a high-enchant battleaxe that doesn't have garbage mod...

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 22:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1472

Views: 207214

Re: I love it when...

I meet Terence in the early game and decide to take him on from the edge of the screen with various ranged attacks, but he survives with some HP before closing in. As he arrives right next to me, he quaffs a potion and goes berserk. However, this also identifies a berserk potion in my inventory that...

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 13:11

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Replies: 16

Views: 3076

Re: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Well, if there is one thing that this challenge has taught me, it's that stairdancing is so integral to good Crawl play that it's virtually impossible to play without it. You just can't get anywhere when you can't stay in Orc:2 because of a major staircase ambush, you can't go below Lair:4 because S...

Monday, 8th August 2016, 23:50

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Replies: 16

Views: 3076

Re: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

"You fall through a shaft for 3 floors!"

What do I do now, if I did not bypass any critical branch entrances?

What do I do now, if I did bypass critical branch entrances?

Monday, 8th August 2016, 00:34

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Oh no a ghost!

Replies: 2

Views: 393

Re: Oh no a ghost!

Yo dawg, I heard you like ghosts...

Re: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

TonberryJam wrote:Did you calculate the rage bonus?


I kind of didn't consider Rage because I figured berserking might be too risky in most situations in Pan. I did end up berserking once or twice, and in those situations, the potions I had were quite sufficient.

Monday, 8th August 2016, 00:02

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Replies: 16

Views: 3076

Re: Casual League Week 33 - HE^Yred

Damn, these casual challenges are getting more and more hardcore. First a Chei playthrough with Sacrifice Artifice, now this? Well, this should be interesting. Probably requires extreme inventory management magic. Just a question: what is the policy on picking up items while passing through already ...

Sunday, 7th August 2016, 23:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What do I do with arcane markman spells?

Replies: 65

Views: 5762

Re: What do I do with arcane markman spells?

Arcane Marksman is a pretty weak background, but you're selling Inner Flame short. It's a pretty poor spell on FE when it has all the other awesome spells as competition, but it's good for an Arcane Marksman who can use it in various creative ways. Slow the first monster coming after you in the corr...

Sunday, 7th August 2016, 22:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What is the difference betweel Hell, Pan, and Abyss?

Replies: 16

Views: 2536

Re: What is the difference betweel Hell, Pan, and Abyss?

My personal theories are: Pandemonium is Makhleb's personal domain. Makhleb seems to be the lord of the demons, as evidenced by the fact that you can summon them, and thus it makes sense that Makhleb is the overlord/overlady of Pandemonium as well. Makhleb does not actually care much to rule or defe...

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 20:15

Forum: The Dart Board

Topic: Casual League Week 32 - Hu^Chei

Replies: 5

Views: 1228

Re: Casual League Week 32 - Hu^Chei

Tier 2. Never playing Chei again. Kudos to the game for finding such a precisely calculated way to kill me. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.19-a0-994-g3c636f0 (tiles) character file. 639010 Marenglen the Human Arbalest (level 27, 0/222 HPs) Began as a Human Warper on Aug 6, 2016. Was a High Pries...

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 17:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Replies: 9

Views: 493

Re: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | Marenglen the Merfolk Summoner began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 13/13 MP: 3/3 494 | D:1 | Reached XP level 2. HP: 14/20 MP: 3/5 595 | D:1 | Learned a level 2 spell: Call ...

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 17:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Replies: 9

Views: 493

Re: CIP: MfSu Polearm choice

This is now a victory! Just wanted to report it so that I can modify it from CIP to YAVP. It wasn't the hardest game ever, but it did have some decent challenges. Extended was pretty stress-free though. Also notable is that I never gained any mutation against my will despite going through all of ext...

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 12:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Replies: 9

Views: 493

Re: CIP: MfSu Polearm choice

Thanks. Well, that's pretty conclusive.

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 10:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Replies: 9

Views: 493

Re: CIP: MfSu Polearm choice

radinms wrote:obviously Bardiche, you can use it already at min delay.
forget the Glaive. Choosing Glaive for extra AC and not using Bardiche is nonsense.


It's also Elec instead of Flaming, which is why I really considered it. I'm probably overvaluing Elec at this point, but still.

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 09:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Replies: 9

Views: 493

YAVP: MfSu no longer has to worry about polearm choices

Just a quick question. +7 bardiche of flaming or +8 glaive of the Guard {elec, +Rage AC+5 SInv} for a Merfolk summoner/battlemage going into Pan and Hell? (Yeah, I use the weapon quite extensively for fighting, it isn't just a defensive tool.) SInv is useless as I'm with Ashenzari. In general, I'm j...

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 09:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Most frustrating death

Replies: 24

Views: 2832

Re: Most frustrating death

The most frustrating deaths are the ones where afterwards, I reminisce about it and think, "WTF was I even doing? Literally anything other than what I actually did would have saved me.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 11:11

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2825

Views: 381915

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

  Code:
the -12 large shield "Keskeupn" {*Corrode rPois rN+}


Clarification: I didn't find this, I was watching Demise AU's videos and saw him find this gem. Here's a shield that can nuke your SH and, if you fight long enough, your AC as well!

Friday, 5th August 2016, 00:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Anyone else gotten worse over time?

Replies: 9

Views: 870

Re: Anyone else gotten worse over time?

Cheers for all the replies. I did actually play Crawl a lot recently, perhaps even overplayed it - but on the other hand, I did also just recently take a break before my latest string of characters. So I don't know.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 21:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Anyone else gotten worse over time?

Replies: 9

Views: 870

Anyone else gotten worse over time?

I don't know - I feel like this, or maybe it's just that I had a lucky streak, but I currently have 14 wins - 1 online and 13 offline. My first 8 or so wins came pretty quickly after one another. It took me quite a while to get my first win, but it didn't take much time at all after that to get my s...

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 20:53

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New Race: Walking Snail

Replies: 23

Views: 1661

Re: New Race: Walking Snail

The -55% HP modifier, together with the other disadvantages, would make this easily the worst race in Crawl - far, far behind Felid or Octopode. +8 SH (and less below level 24) is not even close to compensating for it. (Look at how much AC Draconians and Gargoyles get. And they actually don't have m...

Saturday, 30th July 2016, 22:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Slime Knights

Replies: 47

Views: 5103

Re: Slime Knights

What is wrong with a guaranteed altar next to the entrance? Why would anyone oppose that? Honestly, I see that as a good solution by itself. If I think "I wanna play Jiyva today", then at least I can make the choice of handicapping myself and staying atheist in the part of the game where o...
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