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Post Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 21:36

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

You shouldn't use reflection, as it can make the monster kill itself, preventing you from gaining HP from it with you vampiric weapon.

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Vote for Donald Trump because he's anti-establishment

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Post Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 23:06

Re: Give advice using the absolute worst reasoning possible

considering this is a thread for giving good advice with bad reasoning...

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Post Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 23:18

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"good" is subjective.
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Post Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 23:19

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Sar wrote:considering this is a thread for giving good advice with bad reasoning...


When I thanked minmay's post, the tavern threw up its old "Invalid Thank" error, which I suppose what's its own little passive agressive way of telling me that it's voting for $hillary
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Sar wrote:considering this is a thread for giving good advice with bad reasoning...
Where did you get the idea that the advice is supposed to be good? It's certainly not suggested by the topic title or the other posts.

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Post Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 23:58

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Sar wrote:considering this is a thread for giving good advice with bad reasoning...
Where did you get the idea that the advice is supposed to be good? It's certainly not suggested by the topic title or the other posts.


My second post is really the spirit of the thread I was aiming for (good advice with lunatic reasoning). I thought specifying "good" advice in the title would A) cut down really heavily on possible material and B) lead to idiot slap fights "this advice is good no it's not yes it is" so I'm pretty satisfied with what this thread's become.
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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 00:05

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Arrhythmia wrote:I'm pretty satisfied with what this thread's become

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 00:49

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Sar wrote:
Arrhythmia wrote:I'm pretty satisfied with what this thread's become

US presidential elections 2016?


Well, I did want a joke thread.
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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 07:37

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Banish is Lugonu's strongest power. It stashes monsters in the Abyss that can be killed later to quickly recover from skill or stat drain when needed. Lugonu even lets you banish yourself to get to your private XP-stash!

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Scrolls of blinking are good because you can use them to cross narrow expanses of deep water and lava without wasting your potions of flight.

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 14:10

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If you're having trouble with Spider or Snake, you should go down to Zot to get an rPois-branded cloak from one of the draconians. That should make it much easier.

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wheals wrote:If you're having trouble with Spider or Snake, you should go down to Zot to get an rPois-branded cloak from one of the draconians. That should make it much easier.


Well... where's the good advice there? You can't even actually do that even if you wanted to! Here, let me fix it for you:

Spider and snake are generally a bit easier with rpois, so it's a good idea to equip it if you have it. If you don't have it, you should get a different rune for your 3rd like abyss, or slime, so you can get into zot to kill draconions, so you can get an rpois cloak to more easily complete snake or spider.

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 15:26

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Always kill the ironbrand convokers last, since they do you the favor of bringing the monsters to you, saving you the pain of wasting turns hunting them down. Similarly, let the sentinels mark you for the same reason.

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Moose wrote:Always kill the ironbrand convokers last, since they do you the favor of bringing the monsters to you, saving you the pain of wasting turns hunting them down. Similarly, let the sentinels mark you for the same reason.

I sort of tried that strategy recently in vault5. It went about as well as you might expect... I didn't do that stuff on purpose, but I did choose to fight pretty much all of vault 5 from within a short corridor which had full LOS on the staircase area. I... really don't know what I was thinking...

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 15:39

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Moose wrote:Always kill the ironbrand convokers last, since they do you the favor of bringing the monsters to you, saving you the pain of wasting turns hunting them down. Similarly, let the sentinels mark you for the same reason.


This is my strategy when I have a vamp weapon, especially axe.

Edit: you probably already knew that.

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 19:44

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Save potions and scrolls up -- unused ones give a bonus to score at the end of the game. Yellow ones give triple bonus!

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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 19:59

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If you're playing on the CXC server, worship TSO — this would give you an edge over tstbtto's ghosts.
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Post Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 20:52

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It's usually a good idea to use enchant weapon/armour scrolls as soon as you find them. That way you can save two inventory slots for carrying more wands!

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4Hooves2Appendages wrote:It's usually a good idea to use enchant weapon/armour scrolls as soon as you find them. That way you can save two inventory slots for carrying more wands!


You mean carrying more varieties of food and runed daggers, right?

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Post Thursday, 14th July 2016, 10:56

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Sure, anything you find. My favorite is ammo for launchers I haven't seen yet!
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Post Thursday, 21st July 2016, 23:20

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You should play naga, because if you get Shoals and encounter merfolk avatar, you can constrict him so he won't run away and annoy you.

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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 01:46

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naga suck because slow

that's bad advice with good reasoning
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 02:07

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that's actually a good advice with good reasoning

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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 03:05

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i was joking

constriction to prevent blinking is actually a good thing
like, really good

fuck you, crimson imps and phantoms
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 08:11

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I don't think you can constrict phantoms though.

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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 13:27

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dammit
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 16:11

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If you worship Trog and find a book shop, make sure to buy all books and burn them — you will get a lot of piety!

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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:30

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...what? That's a waste of money. That's bad advice!

Now, a good one would be "you should burn books under trog to reduce the number of items in the game to speed it up by .000001 ms every time you enter a level."
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:32

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You should never burn spellbooks with Trog, because of THE HUNGER COST.

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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:35

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Ah, so you're saying that you shouldn't burn books, because Trog gives enough piety already, and spells could be good when you abandon him for TSO for extended?
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:38

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e: did not stick the landing
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Post Friday, 22nd July 2016, 22:56

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what?
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Don't burn spellbooks with Trog, because you need them to feed the jellies after you convert to Jiyva.
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Don't burn spellbooks with Trog, because he will think you're casting Conjure Flame and put you on penance.
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Post Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 13:03

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Don't sacrifice Evo under Ru, because then you won't be able to do zigs.
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jwoodward48ss wrote:Don't sacrifice Evo under Ru, because then you won't be able to do zigs.


http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Figurine_of_a_ziggurat

Figurine of a ziggurat can evoked even after sacrificing evocations to Ru.

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I KNOW

THAT WHY IT'S BAD REASONING
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Post Saturday, 23rd July 2016, 21:04

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Off-topic serious post: Don't sacrifice artifice under Ru if you want to do Slime! (unless you have lee's rapid deconstruction)

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You should worship Pakellas; his device surge lets rings of flight REALLY shine.
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Demigods are an amazing race since their high int means it is really easy to get spells foodless

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You should pick Ru since if you convert away from him, he will not penalize you in any way, so you can be flexible and retain the option of worshipping other gods in the late game without any additional risk.
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If you're playing on Webtiles, make sure to worship Gozag, so you could make more food shops for other players.
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Abyss is the best place to get your third rune because it has neqoxecs. You can dance with them to acquire lots of mutations, which decreases the chances that you'll get surprised by an unwanted mutation from an Orb of Fire when you get to Zot.

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You want to read-ID scrolls in the early game to free up crucial inventory space.
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Doesnt wrote:Abyss is the best place to get your third rune because it has neqoxecs. You can dance with them to acquire lots of mutations, which decreases the chances that you'll get surprised by an unwanted mutation from an Orb of Fire when you get to Zot.

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Don't rely on the wiki because it will make the game too easy.

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Do vaults as 3rd rune since it has more edible corpses than the other branches.

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Don't wear Orange crystal plate armor on melee dudes, cause what use to you is archmagi anyway?
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