I don't love it when...


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Post Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 17:57

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Shard1697 wrote:Yes, I am dead serious. Anyone who studies animal behavior will tell you that it is a joke of a theory-it's very old(late 40s!), debunked science based on extremely flawed methodology(heavily based on the behavior of captive packs consisting of unrelated individuals, an error reflecting the once prevailing view that wild pack formation occurred in winter among independent wolves).

To be clear, dominance hierarchy do exist, but they vary wildly from animal to animal and the "alpha male" model does not accurately model even a single species, much less all mammals(and especially not humans).


Maybe we are talking about different things. I mean something like

Ethology is a rapidly growing field. Since the dawn of the 21st century, many aspects of animal communication, emotions, culture, learning and sexuality that the scientific community long thought it understood have been re-examined, and new conclusions reached. New fields, such as neuroethology, have developed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethology

It is not related to those old studies at all.

Edit. I spent much time on reading different articles about ethology several years ago, it was quite interesting and I got conclusion that we are still governed by the same instincts as ancient people. Not much has changed.

Edit2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_(ethology)
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Does anyone have tips and tricks 4 picking up girls? Trying 2 be alpha but I don't have enough arm strength and I just end up dropping them on the ground and then they get mad (no 2nd date).

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Shard1697 wrote:Yes, I am dead serious. Anyone who studies animal behavior will tell you that it is a joke of a theory-it's very old(late 40s!), debunked science based on extremely flawed methodology(heavily based on the behavior of captive packs consisting of unrelated individuals, an error reflecting the once prevailing view that wild pack formation occurred in winter among independent wolves).

To be clear, dominance hierarchy do exist, but they vary wildly from animal to animal and the "alpha male" model does not accurately model even a single species, much less all mammals(and especially not humans).


Maybe we are talking about different things. I mean something like

Ethology is a rapidly growing field. Since the dawn of the 21st century, many aspects of animal communication, emotions, culture, learning and sexuality that the scientific community long thought it understood have been re-examined, and new conclusions reached. New fields, such as neuroethology, have developed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethology

It is not related to those old studies at all.
Why would you think I was talking about the entire field of Ethology when I was responding to BabyRage posting specifically "alpha male" psych stuff?

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Shard1697 wrote:Why would you think I was talking about the entire field of Ethology when I was responding to BabyRage posting specifically "alpha male" psych stuff?


Because https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_(ethology)

Also by the way the whole "pickup" stuff is based on that alpha male psych stuff, non-alpha males try to mimic alpha males and females believe it, it works.

Edit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_(ethology)#Canines describes exactly you told.
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Post Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 18:15

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I've read a book about alpha and beta male hierarchy, and I have admit this is true, cos I see proof every day as I communicate with people. Looks like I'm not alpha unfortunately. The book is in Russian though, idk if there is a translation, otherwise I would link it.
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The concept of an alpha existing is not the same as alpha male psychology, which is what I am taking issue with(the commonly held idea that males are inherently dominant in all mammals or even all animals). You will notice that your first link starts off with "Males, females, or both, can be alphas, depending on the species." It's much more complicated than "men big, men strong, men in charge!" shit that PUA stuff tries to sell.

Again, I am not debating the concept of dominance hierarchies.
VeryAngryFelid wrote:Also by the way the whole "pickup" stuff is based on that alpha male psych stuff, non-alpha males try to mimic alpha males and females believe it, it works.
It "works" in the sense that yes, you can get laid once in a while by exploiting desperate and insecure people, but you can do a whole lot better both in terms of how much you get laid and also being a decent human being by avoiding it.

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I guess we are talking about different things indeed.
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Hellmonk wrote:Does anyone have tips and tricks 4 picking up girls? Trying 2 be alpha but I don't have enough arm strength and I just end up dropping them on the ground and then they get mad (no 2nd date).


Expand and display your neck frill in order to gain attention and establish dominance. Then initiate the mating screech. Don't forget to urinate all over yourself, it releases pheromones that subconsciously cues the females on to your desire for their sex. Keep at it and you will score big time trust me on this.

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and into wrote:
Hellmonk wrote:Does anyone have tips and tricks 4 picking up girls? Trying 2 be alpha but I don't have enough arm strength and I just end up dropping them on the ground and then they get mad (no 2nd date).


Expand and display your neck frill in order to gain attention and establish dominance. Then initiate the mating screech. Don't forget to urinate all over yourself, it releases pheromones that subconsciously cues the females on to your desire for their sex. Keep at it and you will score big time trust me on this.

I thought about taking some creatine powder, what do you think.

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ain't letting a man like that nowhere near my cloaca

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VeryAngryFelid wrote:I guess we are talking about different things indeed.
You're actually just 100% wrong. But I appreciate that even on tavern I can whisper "man...spreading" under my breath to get all the redpillers to scurry out from under the rocks
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that doesn't make you any less of a cockwaffle for doing it when there's not enough room. just close your legs! it doesn't feel any different!

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Post Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 21:57

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Why would an elf use a bus anyway?

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Hellmonk wrote:Does anyone have tips and tricks 4 picking up girls? Trying 2 be alpha but I don't have enough arm strength and I just end up dropping them on the ground and then they get mad (no 2nd date).

Try picking up chicks, they're lighter.
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duvessa wrote:
VeryAngryFelid wrote:I guess we are talking about different things indeed.
You're actually just 100% wrong.


I was talking about "alpha" thing, while my opponent was more concerned with "man" vs "woman" kind of things. But maybe you are right and my English is so bad that I don't know what I am talking about or what others are writing to me.
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Hellmonk wrote:
and into wrote:
Hellmonk wrote:Does anyone have tips and tricks 4 picking up girls? Trying 2 be alpha but I don't have enough arm strength and I just end up dropping them on the ground and then they get mad (no 2nd date).


Expand and display your neck frill in order to gain attention and establish dominance. Then initiate the mating screech. Don't forget to urinate all over yourself, it releases pheromones that subconsciously cues the females on to your desire for their sex. Keep at it and you will score big time trust me on this.

I thought about taking some creatine powder, what do you think.


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I'd wish I was using that +10 battleaxe in my inventory instead of +4 great mace of venom...

A red film seems to cover your vision as you go berserk!
You feel yourself moving faster! You feel mighty!
...
You kill the spriggan berserker!
You kill the fire dragon!
You kill the fire giant!
...
A centaur comes into view.
...
A centaur and a centaur warrior come into view.
Damage: -0%(-1hp) hp: 22%(65hp)
...
You kill the fire dragon!
You kill the centaur!
...
A centaur comes into view.
A centaur and a flayed ghost come into view.
...
You kill the centaur!
You kill the centaur warrior!
You kill the centaur!
You destroy the flayed ghost!
You kill the centaur!
...
A juggernaut comes into view.
...
A satyr comes into view.
...
A great orb of eyes comes into view.
...
You kill the juggernaut!
...
You are no longer berserk.
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I don't love it that we don't have monster damage displayed in description. It is not fun to lose 68 HP to heavily wounded Snorg who is standing in conjured flame and has sticky flame applied :(

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Damage: -18%(-14hp)   hp: 82%(63hp)
Casting: Sticky Flame
Confirm with . or Enter, or press ? or * to list all spells.
Aiming: Sticky Flame
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - Snorg
Aim: Snorg (flame, heavily wounded, berserk, fast, unusually strong)
You feel a surge of power! The sticky flame hits Snorg.
Snorg is heavily wounded.
Snorg is covered in liquid flames!
* * * LOW MAGIC WARNING * * *
You are feeling hungry.
Snorg burns! Your flying skull barely misses Snorg.
Your flying skull hits Snorg. Snorg is engulfed in roaring flames.
Snorg bites you!!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Snorg claws you!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Snorg claws you!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Your flying skull hits Snorg. x2; Snorg is engulfed in roaring flames.
Snorg is struck by your spines. Snorg bites you!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Snorg claws you!
You die...

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59597 | Vaults:1 | Bought 3 scrolls of acquirement for 2964 gold pieces

this is what I got:

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this is how much I need them:

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these are unknown wands when I read those acquirements I.e. after getting 2 runes and clearing depths, elf, vault1-4:

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what can I say? thanks, crawl...
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whoops, those do that huh

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whoops, those do that huh

I kind of feel like retaliation strikes from beyond the grave are sort of a bug...
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Siegurt wrote:I kind of feel like retaliation strikes from beyond the grave are sort of a bug...

I don't know, you hit the serpent and release the electric charge in the air, then the air shocks you. Seems legit to me.
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  Code:
the +3 pair of gauntlets of War {Slay+5}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Vaults)   


I don't use it :( as I am an Enchanter with +9 quickblade and +11 lajatang and prefer rF++ and stealth bonus from
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the +3 pair of gloves of Temperance (worn) {rF++ rCorr Dex-3 Stlth+}
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  Code:
_O - a potion of beneficial mutation
 A pair of antennae grows on your head!
 The helmet of Apathy {*Drain rF+ Int+6} falls away!
_You feel drained. You feel fantastic!
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ZoFy wrote:
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_O - a potion of beneficial mutation
 A pair of antennae grows on your head!
 The helmet of Apathy {*Drain rF+ Int+6} falls away!
_You feel drained. You feel fantastic!

Lol.
I guess it is possible to lose *Contam item the same way and get frail/teleportitis/berserkitis from contam. Fantastic indeed.
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Siegurt wrote:I kind of feel like retaliation strikes from beyond the grave are sort of a bug...

I don't know, you hit the serpent and release the electric charge in the air, then the air shocks you. Seems legit to me.

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Your surroundings suddenly seem different.
A lava snake comes into view.
The lava snake hisses angrily.
A lava snake comes into view.
The lava snake spits lava at you.
The glob of lava hits you!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
The molten gargoyle hits you with a flail.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
You are engulfed in flames!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Found five items.
A molten gargoyle comes into view. It is wielding a flail.
Huge Dmg: -42%(-37hp) hp: 2%(1hp)


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... you spend all your gold on Kyria's Mail Coat {DeviceHeal*2 rC+}, and it turns out the key property of it doesn't affect your Deep Dwarf.

(This seems a totally surprising and wrong gotcha from a flavour perspective. Deep Dwarf "no regeneration" behaviour doesn't affect item healing at all.)
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Are you sure? It should give 2* healing to DD like any other race, I think you could open a mantis ticket on it.
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It's deliberate - item description says "Sadly, it cannot affect deep dwarves' healing".
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From the code:

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// then apply bonuses
    // Kryia's doubles device healing for non-deep dwarves, because deep dwarves
    // are abusive bastards.
    if (you.species != SP_DEEP_DWARF)
        factor *= player_equip_unrand(UNRAND_KRYIAS) ? 2 : 1;
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LOL what
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Yeah. Glad you agree.
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I think they were afraid of someone carrying it around and using it as an out of combat swap while using a different armour on DD.
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moved my char instead of moving the targeter
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Evoke which item? (* to show all) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
You have no means to grasp a wand firmly enough.
The six-headed hydra bites you but does no damage. x2
The six-headed hydra bites you (15)!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
The six-headed hydra bites you (2).
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
The six-headed hydra barely misses you. The six-headed hydra bites you (1).
You die...

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......# #.###  #....#
......###.#    #..<.#
..........#    #....#
.......####    #....#
.......#########....#
)..............D....#
.....#########.#@...#
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.#   #......#....####
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..).......##.....#
...>.............#
..)........##....#


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SpEn^Ash; no bucklers yet

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You see here the uncursed buckler "Apliz" {+Inv MP+9 Str+2}.

"Wow, I couldn't ask for much better!"

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You finish putting on the -4 buckler "Apliz" {+Inv MP+9 Str+2}.


edit: I already have invis spell castable

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_What kind of item would you like to acquire? (\ to view known items)
_Something appears at your feet!
_You see here the cursed -7 buckler of Keradwe {*Drain rCorr Int+7}.

All I wanted was a hat...

(I did have a normal buckler by this time)
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Re: I don't love it when...

At least you have MP+9 and Str+2, as well as a curse-slot? Also, it will give /some/ SH if you put in some Shield levels, and Ash helps with that.
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Post Friday, 11th November 2016, 04:32

Re: I don't love it when...

I'm having a bit of a dilemma with Crawl. I don't love it when I'm not a formicid now.

I played nothing but formicid for many months, aiming for a win with all backgrounds as them. Having finally managed this (in spite of everything; I only remotely know how to play brute force melee), I came to love a lot of things about the race. Digging makes many areas much less of a pain in the buttocks. Innate see invisible removes an annoying mechanic altogether and makes a couple of normally troublesome enemies into bags of XP. Their strong limb gimmick allows one to enjoy both shields and a two-handed damage output. More than anything, I *really* enjoy a teleportless, hasteless, slowless Crawl. It takes away perhaps the biggest get-out-of-jail-free cards in the game as well as nuisances like a couple of the most annoying mutations, teleport other spells, teleport traps on Zot:5, and *Tele artifacts that are otherwise fantastic.

It has unfortunately made it more difficult to properly enjoy other races. It depends partly on what areas are in the game and my general circumstances, but Spider and Elf especially make me really regret not being a formicid, and it lingers throughout most of the game otherwise. Formicid Crawl is, to my mind, very significantly more fun and more satisfying than non-Fo Crawl.

Speaking of which, I don't love it when Spider is in the game at all. It probably annoys me more than Shoals at this point. It's not particularly dangerous, so it's frankly boring and it rarely feels like much of an actual achievement to obtain the rune, yet at the same time it does its damnedest to make the process frustrating with enemies that practically beg you to make killpits or stairdance constantly, enemies that pose little danger on their own but do incredibly annoying things as long as they remain in your line of sight. It also throws an awful damned lot of generic spiders at you in addition to them. You're fighting popcorn constantly. It almost never seems any harder than Snake, but often feels like a lot more effort.

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Post Friday, 11th November 2016, 08:28

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Blomdor wrote:Speaking of which, I don't love it when Spider is in the game at all. [...]It almost never seems any harder than Snake, but often feels like a lot more effort.

Heh, I feel completely the opposite. Snake often feels like a struggle, while those squishy spiders die fast :)
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Post Sunday, 13th November 2016, 09:00

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To each their own! I think I've had a tendency to be a bit lacking in damage at that point in the game lately from a long-standing habit of hoarding enchantment scrolls for the "right" weapon...

I really do not love it when orc sorcerers and *especially* high priests decide to summon things. Sixfirhies and rust devils are on an entirely different level of annoying and dangerous. I just lost a promising DgGl when I went downstairs and found an orc high priest immediately next to me. It promptly summoned a rust devil. Of course, I'll just go upstairs!...and it summoned another one.

If they don't summon anything significantly stronger or more debilitating than they themselves are, they aren't nearly as dangerous generally. It seems to be more of a problem with high priests than sorcerers.

Corrosion in general is something that sort of bothers me. I wouldn't want it removed; it's an interesting debuff and it's certainly in a better state now than it was in the past. But monsters like rust devils and entropy weavers (ugh) that exist solely to liberally apply said debuff over and over again just rub me the wrong way.

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Post Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 15:46

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As I wrote in another thread, I switched to Age of Wonders 3 and the game made me sad, it has a "Show numbers" option turned on by default so I can plan my moves without dying. Why cannot DCSS have the same? :(
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Post Saturday, 19th November 2016, 09:33

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I dislike uniques that are completely harmless if you have *x*, but capable of completely screwing you over if you don't. For Sonja and Nessos, it's a disabling or polymorphing wand. Menkaure is a pointless bag of XP if you have a single potion of lignification. Kirke's just a moderately powerful summoner if you have MR. Those are the biggest examples I can think of, but I may be missing a couple.

Uniques are the closest things to bosses that Crawl has, and a boss that falls over because you happened to find the Random Object of *y* Slaying is lame. You get free XP if you do and you just avoid them if you don't. It's no fun, man.

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Post Saturday, 19th November 2016, 20:03

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Menkaure is a pointless bag of XP and Kirke's just a moderately powerful summoner either way

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Post Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 16:15

Re: I don't love it when...

Someone left a GrTm in a wizlab.

Max HP: 125
AC +++++ +++
EV +++++ ++
MR ++++

Only spell known is Vampiric Draining.

I put up a decent fight but stood no chance in the end, even with might quaffed. I couldn't run, because I could not leave the lab from where I entered and was a formicid. It was Wucad Mu's Monastery.

I do not understand why ghosts exist, except to enable trolls and make you feel guilty for playing draconian. Seriously, I don't.

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Post Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 17:49

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Crawl takes a turn to the right.

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Post Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 18:04

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Wrong direction.

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Post Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 21:02

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Blomdor wrote:Someone left a GrTm in a wizlab.

Max HP: 125
AC +++++ +++
EV +++++ ++
MR ++++

Only spell known is Vampiric Draining.

I put up a decent fight but stood no chance in the end, even with might quaffed. I couldn't run, because I could not leave the lab from where I entered and was a formicid. It was Wucad Mu's Monastery.

I do not understand why ghosts exist, except to enable trolls and make you feel guilty for playing draconian. Seriously, I don't.


Dispel Undead would have handle that in 3 shots easy.

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Post Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 21:13

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severen wrote:Dispel Undead would have handle that in 3 shots easy.


Are you suggesting to get the spell on all characters?
Tornado would work too :)
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