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Sunday, 13th April 2014, 17:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bots in 0.14 tournament

Replies: 6

Views: 1214

Re: Bots in 0.14 tournament

xw is N78291's bot, qw is elliptic's and rw is rwbarton's. xw and qw are both entirely written in Lua in their rcfiles. I believe that qw is optimised for GrBe which it has won once online and a few times offline, xw I don't think has gotten as far but does some fun things like worshipping Chei (it ...

Friday, 11th April 2014, 19:39

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Buff Mummies

Replies: 121

Views: 12500

Re: Buff Mummies

But then some other race (probably Formicids) will be The Worst Race Ever, should we buff them too? Mummies are weak and awful, but mummies are very much winnable; I'd say the only issue with them is probably the fun special interaction with confusion they have. Also, what Chei said. Yes, we should...

Friday, 11th April 2014, 01:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Two Portals on one floor

Replies: 9

Views: 1086

Re: Two Portals on one floor

200 turns isn't very many turns, you might be thinking of old versions where the difference was more like 2000 turns?

Friday, 11th April 2014, 00:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Two Portals on one floor

Replies: 9

Views: 1086

Re: Two Portals on one floor

Time continues to tick down, but except in the case of the Labyrinth the time involved is approximately one billion years so you should be able to completely clear out the first one and still have time to make it to the second one. Also note that this is not in fact actually true (unless you consid...

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 20:13

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Replies: 47

Views: 3790

Re: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Well, in that case, the problem switches to how specific you want that help page to be. It hasn't seen a revision in awhile, I think; the mention of axes skill leveling when casting spells not being a "bug" suggests it hasn't been substantially rewritten since the switch from the XP pool,...

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 19:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Replies: 47

Views: 3790

Re: Interest check: easy skills comparison

Can't we just put something saying that in the manual/tutorial then? Perhaps something in the menu saying: "xp required to level up a skill greatly increases as skill level increases". This seems like something that has a chance of being added, yes (to the skill help screen somewhere, per...

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 17:27

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Ru, god of balance and sacrifice

Replies: 363

Views: 167495

Re: Proposal: Iashol, God of balance and sacrifice

See viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11718 if you really want to go into detail on how hypothetical negative resistances that don't currently exist might work.

Sunday, 6th April 2014, 14:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: A goblin, 12 orcs and an ogre come into view

Replies: 5

Views: 1273

Re: A goblin, 12 orcs and an ogre come into view

This sounds like something that would be pushed if a patch existed for it.

Friday, 4th April 2014, 14:55

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4577

Re: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Vaults that use obvious mimics have been removed over the past couple of versions. I guess see what other currently-active vault devs think, but this sounds like a vault that I would remove if it existed currently at least.

Friday, 4th April 2014, 14:29

Forum: Contributions

Topic: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Replies: 13

Views: 4577

Re: Proposal: Lair vault with branch stairs and mimics

Ignoring the question of whether mimics generally are good, this would not be a good vault, because it would be immediately obvious that two of the staircases are mimics. Branch staircase mimics already fail at this quite a lot compared to other types of mimic, but this would be a particularly bad e...

Thursday, 3rd April 2014, 12:00

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Whitney -- Translocations God

Replies: 28

Views: 3254

Re: Tloc God

I always thought that cTele should come with a longer duration until teleport kicks in: you'd be trading greater safety in the destination with higher risk at your starting place. That's how cTele does work currently (but cTele generally is quite possibly still worth removing, obviously some hypoth...

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 00:03

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Cannot directly link to posts that quote

Replies: 4

Views: 303

Re: Cannot directly link to posts that quote

It happens to posts that have been thanked, but not if that post is the first in a thread by the look of it. I suggest the easy workaround of becoming a moderator so that you can just click on "post information" to get a link (but yeah it's very annoying, I don't know if there are any othe...

Monday, 31st March 2014, 21:56

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Recite and weird spoileryness

Replies: 13

Views: 2328

Re: Recite and weird spoileryness

Not sure about scaling duration on top of all the existing scaling, Recite could do with being less complicated generally. This is why just letting it recite to everything in LOS as appropriate would probably be good even if it increases the ability's power slightly.

Monday, 31st March 2014, 03:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Fruit Reform

Replies: 1

Views: 603

Re: Fruit Reform

https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10185 https://crawl.develz.org/tavern/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9336&p=128173 "Pieces of fruit" could be a single item type using the speech database for messages like pizza does. Presumably the flavour message for strawberries/grap...

Sunday, 30th March 2014, 22:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Book descriptions changes

Replies: 34

Views: 2668

Re: Book descriptions changes

Solved in the only way possible.

Eggplants predate Spelunky (and Stone Soup for that matter!), and describe invalid missiles. They were also hysterical raisins for a while, apparently.

Sunday, 30th March 2014, 00:04

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Recite and weird spoileryness

Replies: 13

Views: 2328

Re: Recite and weird spoileryness

Patch for affecting things based on whatever category they are the highest degree of sounds good to me. There is already some limited situational effectiveness (non-spellcasters can't be hit by antimagic, non-bleeding/rotting monsters can't be hit by bleeding/rotting, etc). This should probably rema...

Saturday, 29th March 2014, 17:53

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Make beogh playable by ogres, trolls, etc.

Replies: 28

Views: 1830

Re: Proposal: Make beogh playable by ogres, trolls, etc.

Closing this since there is already a parallel CYC thread.

Friday, 28th March 2014, 21:55

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Chei and timed portals

Replies: 11

Views: 2087

Re: Proposal: Chei and timed portals

This is just one of the downsides of being slow. The Abyss and orb run are currently exceptions there, but those are notably not optional parts of the game (in the case of banishment for the Abyss at least). Portal vaults being more difficult to reach in time seems not at all problematic here, espec...

Friday, 28th March 2014, 02:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicids

Replies: 32

Views: 4480

Re: Formicids

As a final attempt to help you understand: the question of whether or not Formicids need to abuse infinite digging is, as you say, completely unrelated to whether or not the existence of infinite digging is a problem! The GDD thread, however, was specifically about infinite digging being a problem, ...

Friday, 28th March 2014, 01:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicids

Replies: 32

Views: 4480

Re: Formicids

You are talking about the why of the infinite digging mechanic being abusable , and I am talking about the why of the infinite digging mechanic is even considered to be abused at all (which is rooted in Fo being a sucky race; as far as I know, in reality people don't even grind with Mu unless it's ...

Friday, 28th March 2014, 01:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicids

Replies: 32

Views: 4480

Re: Formicids

If you were to perhaps read some of the many responses to this thread and the original one, you would in fact notice a large number of explanations of things such as: "why this mechanic is problematic at all" (this one is explained extremely well in the very first post of the original thre...

Friday, 28th March 2014, 00:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicids

Replies: 32

Views: 4480

Re: Formicids

Thanks for informing me that you know what I think better than I do, that sure cleared things up.

Friday, 28th March 2014, 00:19

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: Too many pinned threads in advice forum

Replies: 5

Views: 1650

Re: Too many pinned threads in advice forum

The abbreviations list fits better in YAVP (where it is already pinned apparently), and the spell lab is out of date I think? So unpinning those two at least sounds like a good idea. No particular opinion on the other two I guess.

Thursday, 27th March 2014, 20:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Formicids

Replies: 32

Views: 4480

Re: Formicids

Kind of weird this got split from the original thread and landed on Dungeon Crawling Advice. But, eh.... @One-Eyed Jack: People play games because games are fun. If winning is fun, then okay, we'll try to win. If not, well... why bother? (Guys, please note that I'm not actually against the removal ...

Wednesday, 26th March 2014, 01:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Bailey vault with 3 poitions of experience

Replies: 16

Views: 1902

Re: Bailey vault with 3 poitions of experience

Sar wrote:Bailey nerf in 3, 2,1...

Well, since you asked!

Tuesday, 25th March 2014, 19:00

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: Forum title for server admins

Replies: 18

Views: 3624

Re: Forum title for server admins

TZer0 (CLN), neil (CSZO), Napkin (CDO), at least. Others who (I think?) don't have forum accounts are rax (CAO), johnstein (CBRO), sd1989 (CKR). neil and Napkin are already in the developer and forum admin groups respectively, I think it's possible to change your displayed group from the user contro...

Sunday, 23rd March 2014, 14:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nemelex abjuration

Replies: 4

Views: 480

Re: Nemelex abjuration

One monster failed to summon because there was no room to summon it (!lg Lasty tram 1 -tv).

Sunday, 23rd March 2014, 13:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Nemelex abjuration

Replies: 4

Views: 480

Re: Nemelex abjuration

???

Abjuration doesn't abjure friendlies (and has never done so).

Saturday, 22nd March 2014, 15:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

Replies: 37

Views: 3852

Re: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

That's a 0.14 change, though, so there's one example of a case where the page is in fact accurate for the version it claims to be accurate for. :P

Saturday, 22nd March 2014, 08:32

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

Replies: 37

Views: 3852

Re: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

I like the fact that there's no mention at all of the thing that Sanctuary actually does, personally. That's, uh, sort of a really big deal. Other completely untrue things at a glance: imprison reciting to monsters/requiring a reciteable target (true in 0.7!), lifesaving costing piety, sanctuary gra...

Friday, 21st March 2014, 08:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

Replies: 37

Views: 3852

Re: "BadWiki", or rather "BadLearnDB"

If you want to set up a wiki with open registration then maybe just do that! Not sure who these "people who need to take you seriously" are who you are expecting to do it. As far as I know the hosts of the existing wiki don't have time to upgrade the wiki software to fix the spam issues th...

Thursday, 20th March 2014, 15:49

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

Replies: 96

Views: 18747

Re: Purge the devil: Remove item destruction

This thread is way past the point of having any useful discussion. Item weight/destruction will probably end up being looked at in some way or another for 0.15.

Thursday, 20th March 2014, 15:03

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Felid (Enemies)

Replies: 19

Views: 2878

Re: Felid (Enemies)

Closing since this is way off-topic already and it's pretty unclear what these would add.

Tuesday, 18th March 2014, 20:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Nemelex Reform, part 2

Replies: 9

Views: 1417

Re: Nemelex Reform, part 2

The existing backfire mechanic (deck of Oddities cards) could just be more common (and its list of effects adjusted) if that is really necessary, rather than adding a whole new, complex, deck-specific backfire mechanic.

Sunday, 16th March 2014, 02:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dithmenos' Shadow Form

Replies: 3

Views: 1187

Re: Dithmenos' Shadow Form

Yes the last one, see _get_true_fail_rate().

Saturday, 15th March 2014, 23:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dithmenos' Shadow Form

Replies: 3

Views: 1187

Re: Dithmenos' Shadow Form

Piety and invocations, like a lot of god abilities: failure = 80 - (you.piety / 25) - you.skill(SK_INVOCATIONS, 4);
(Not actually a percentage, abilities succeed when random2avg(100,3) >= failure).

Friday, 14th March 2014, 16:24

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Replies: 75

Views: 11252

Re: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

This has been discussed pretty extensively and doesn't seem to be going anywhere new, all the reasons for the change have been pretty clearly explained.

Tuesday, 11th March 2014, 14:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: when will local trunk be updated?

Replies: 35

Views: 5319

Re: when will local trunk be updated?

Actually, 13 days is more than enough reason for concern. Usually a local version of trunk is offered up once and sometimes even twice a day, and it's almost always released at the same time it gets pushed to the online servers. Now, it's been 13 days, and the online servers are still getting the u...

Saturday, 8th March 2014, 12:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unable to proceed past the early game

Replies: 389

Views: 42146

Re: Unable to proceed past the early game

(I thought this was a character-in-progress thread and moved it to the relevant forum but I guess it's actually more generally about getting past the early game(?), moved it back again. General note though, try and make sure that threads about one specific character are in the YAVP/YASD/CIP forum, I...

Tuesday, 4th March 2014, 06:36

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Replace Ice Storm with Glaciate

Replies: 54

Views: 105306

Re: Proposal: Replace Ice Storm with Glaciate

Sounds like this.

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 18:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Replies: 75

Views: 11252

Re: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

does that really happen? Until I removed it, the wiki page on demonspawn rhapsodized about how awesomely strong a Ds is with demon weapons because of the racial bonus. So yes, apparently so. (By the way the tiny Ds bonus damage from demon weapons should probably be removed too.) That was part of th...

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 17:16

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Replies: 75

Views: 11252

Re: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Most racial equipment tiles were made by me. I regret and apologize for making them, because they have been brought up again and again, whenever removing racial equipment comes up. "Attractive tiles" should never get in the way of "clear and distinct" tiles. I certainly don't th...

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 12:25

Forum: Suggestions & Criticism

Topic: PUT BUG REPORTS ON MANTIS, NOT HERE

Replies: 1

Views: 1359

Re: PUT BUG REPORTS ON MANTIS, NOT HERE

Yes please. (Added a sticky to the technical support forum).

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 12:25

Forum: Technical Support

Topic: Do not post bug reports here!

Replies: 0

Views: 9102

Do not post bug reports here!

If you have a question about compiling or configuring Crawl, post here for help and answers from the community. If you have run across a bug in your game, post it on the Mantis bug tracker, including as much information about the issue as possible: platform, build version (shown at the top of the ?V...

Wednesday, 26th February 2014, 00:18

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Replies: 75

Views: 11252

Re: Trunk update on the 24th, no more racial weapons

Yes, I wouldn't place bets on racial armour sticking around for much longer.

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 14:48

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Are ego/artefact weapon art the same now?

Replies: 6

Views: 817

Re: Are ego/artefact weapon art the same now?

It's a bug that should be fixed now, yes. I learnt my lesson of meddling with such terrifying things that I don't understand and have left the matter of deciding which pictures are better than the other pictures to the experts instead!

Tuesday, 25th February 2014, 14:41

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestion for the Implementation of Zin's Book of Alliances

Replies: 6

Views: 912

Re: Suggestion for the Implementation of Zin's Book of Allia

Recite is already pretty heavily overloaded as an ability that does so many different things, even after being simplified a little recently. I'm not sure that adding even more to it would be a good idea.
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