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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 18:03

Boredom

I'm feeling a bit bored with crawl on the grounds that I've played most of the really different kinds of characters it's possible to play. I've played heavily armored melee brutes, moderately armored melee brutes with basic support spells, all kinds of blaster casters, stabber enchanters, a summoner, a necromancer, a transmuter, ranged attackers. I've also played a few unusual combos like melee octopodes, melee felids, and magic-oriented non-stabbing enchanters. I've done megazigs. I've cast every level 9 spell with some character. So I'm looking for something new.

What are the most unusual combos you've played, that had a notably different play style from the usual?
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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 18:32

Re: Boredom

If you want a completely different play style, you could get into speed running and finally push Sapher off the throne.

On a somewhat related note:
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I think it is only natural to become bored when you invest over 1000 hours into a game over the course of 5 and a half months.

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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 19:09

Re: Boredom

My favorite style of Chei statueformers seems to be uncommon, although I can't fathom why. It's clearly superior to all other options. Don't know if you've done it much but if not, go for it. Works on nearly any race. No really, anything.

Occasionally you end up not needing the statue form, but take everything else:

http://dobrazupa.org/morgue/tasonir/mor ... 214218.txt (demonspawn with high +AC mutations and torment resistance already baked in, used pearl dragon armor)
http://dobrazupa.org/morgue/tasonir/mor ... 090018.txt (gargoyles don't need statue form, plus I managed to find the orange crystal plate armor)
http://dobrazupa.org/morgue/tasonir/mor ... 071821.txt (vine stalkers are just that good? Dunno, I stuck with blade hands anyways. Blade hands is good too)

Lately I've taken to occasionally starting them off as hunters with slings for an easy early game. Slingers are very easy to get to lair, and once you're in lair, you can go from there. It's always a bit of a gamble as to when you actually find statue form, after all. It's reasonably common as it's in more than one book, but there's always the chance you end up really unlucky.

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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 20:14

Re: Boredom

doomrl is fun for a while

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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 23:05

Re: Boredom

The most unusual combos I've played are Humans of many classes.
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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 23:26

Re: Boredom

crate wrote:doomrl is fun for a while

Damn, that's another game I'd definitely give a shot again, if Crawl didn't take up all my gaming time. I played DoomRL last in 2005... There are tiles now it seems.
...MiAK}TeAMDrIE{FoVMVSFi}{MuVMGhGlVpMo}HaWrSpWz{OgGlTrMo}{CeWnMfBeMiSk}DrEE{GrFiFoGl}
DgEnFeNe{OpGlHuSu}DDArHaCKSpAEGrTmDgFEDsCjGhMoHuVM{HaAMBaEn}{HuMoHOWn}DsWzDDHu
{DgWnGnBe}FeIE{MiEnMfCj}SpNeBaEEGrFE{HaAKTrCK}DsFESpHu{FoArNaBe}FeEE{HOIEMiAE}GrGlHuWr

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Post Wednesday, 7th January 2015, 23:46

Re: Boredom

Needlestabber?
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Post Thursday, 8th January 2015, 01:45

Re: Boredom

Play Sprint!
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Post Thursday, 8th January 2015, 20:56

Re: Boredom

There's always greatplayer, greaterplayer, and greatracing.
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Tartarus Sorceror

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Post Thursday, 8th January 2015, 22:04

Re: Boredom

I'm already a greaterplayer. I might try to greatrace octopode.
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Post Thursday, 8th January 2015, 23:50

Re: Boredom

Sprucery wrote:
crate wrote:doomrl is fun for a while

Damn, that's another game I'd definitely give a shot again, if Crawl didn't take up all my gaming time. I played DoomRL last in 2005... There are tiles now it seems.


The tiles are really top-notch. By far the best tiles experience out of any rogue-like I've ever played.
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Post Friday, 9th January 2015, 01:08

Re: Boredom

Also music is cool.
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Post Friday, 9th January 2015, 05:27

Re: Boredom

Best tiles was in Crawl untill 0.16 trunk.

Also - try something of Xom.
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Post Friday, 9th January 2015, 16:20

Re: Boredom

I've actually never found Xom to be that interesting. It's basically: a bunch of random stuff happens to you. Some good, some bad. It's often a little funny and/or amusing, but doesn't really add much to the gameplay for me. I dunno. Maybe I'm Xomming wrong.
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Post Friday, 9th January 2015, 21:41

Re: Boredom

Eyesburn wrote:Also music is cool.

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Post Saturday, 10th January 2015, 09:51

Re: Boredom

njvack wrote:It's basically: a bunch of random stuff happens to you. Some good, some bad. It's often a little funny and/or amusing, but doesn't really add much to the gameplay for me. I dunno.


But enough about real life; let's get back to Crawl.
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Post Sunday, 11th January 2015, 02:44

Re: Boredom

One of the most enjoyable runs I've ever had was a Mummy Arcane Marksman of Chei. Later on it just becomes a matter of enslaving everything but this combo extends the difficulty of the first few floors into the floors well after it which I found really fun.
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Post Sunday, 11th January 2015, 16:48

Re: Boredom

I like Zot Defense for something different. Once I tried doing ZD without any Zot powers as a challenge, and even that was fun. Got a lot further than you might think.
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Post Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 04:51

Re: Boredom

Win the game with no spells wielding a bread ration.
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Post Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 06:33

Re: Boredom

xentronium wrote:bread ration.

Can you use ?EW on it? Say - +9 bread ration! :lol:
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