I think we learned an important lesson today.


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Post Monday, 21st August 2017, 15:29

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Don't play while the cat is begging for food. It has a terrible effect on concentration.

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Post Thursday, 24th August 2017, 11:45

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

A +9 demon trident of chaos is fun until it hastes an orb of fire or berserks an orb guardian. I plead temporary derangement of the brain.

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Post Monday, 4th September 2017, 18:47

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Doing Abyss when you have the do not regenerate when monsters are in your LOS mutation is a bad idea. Lost a good TeAE in Abyss:3. The ease of Abyss 1 and 2 lulled me into complacency, and then I blew through 7k gold in potion petition and all the tele trying to find an exit out over a long period of time. Abyssal stairs kept appearing under my feet as if the game was mocking me.
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Post Saturday, 9th September 2017, 18:47

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Your summons can start fighting each other, if one hits the other. If the hit one wins the fight, it'll then attack you too.
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Post Monday, 11th September 2017, 22:10

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Nemelex can banish you to the Abyss. I was wondering why I had developed a habit of never using decks of escape...
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Post Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 08:50

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Mostly you should stack decks of escape. Blind drawing individual cards can be a life-saver in the early/mid-game, but it also comes with appreciable danger. In the later game, with plenty of piety, it's almost never a good idea.

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Post Friday, 15th September 2017, 09:39

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Apparently, slimes don't increase MR when they join together. So if you can't avoid them merging, you can easily paralyse a titanic slime creature and kill them all at the same time with a few hits.
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Post Sunday, 17th September 2017, 02:52

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

TRJ doesn't spawn jellies when killed by Grand Finale.

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Post Sunday, 1st October 2017, 13:57

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Nessos has a very bad save against paralysis (46% untrained).
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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 00:46

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Distraction + Tab + Lair + Hydra + Non-flaming axe = death :P

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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 05:06

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Shtopit wrote:Nessos has a very bad save against paralysis (46% untrained).
You reminded me a game where I failed to apply paralysis to him with 7 attempts in a row (50% chance each). I died if I remember properly
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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 07:24

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

VeryAngryFelid wrote:
Shtopit wrote:Nessos has a very bad save against paralysis (46% untrained).
You reminded me a game where I failed to apply paralysis to him with 7 attempts in a row (50% chance each). I died if I remember properly

Did Nessos have any MR+ gear? If not, that was a less than 0.8% probability...
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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 07:35

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Sprucery wrote:Did Nessos have any MR+ gear? If not, that was a less than 0.8% probability...


I don't remember. Probably it had but I was not going to read all those "easily" and "barely" resists.
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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 13:46

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

If you enter Lair:1 and are immediately greeted by Fannar and Harold... just read !Tele immedately. Not even the stairs can save you.

I made the error of going for the strairs right away; got Netted by Harold and died.

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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 14:44

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raikaria wrote:If you enter Lair:1 and are immediately greeted by Fannar and Harold... just read !Tele immedately. Not even the stairs can save you.

I made the error of going for the strairs right away; got Netted by Harold and died.


:D So Now Harold gets to retire (if im remembering my uniques properly)

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Post Monday, 2nd October 2017, 23:29

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Oh yeah, Crazy Yiuf's quarterstaff can banish you. I won't think of him as a free cloak anymore!
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Post Sunday, 22nd October 2017, 15:44

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Immolation is pretty good against starcursed starses.
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Post Monday, 23rd October 2017, 10:51

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You can take a trapdoor and be dropped into a cloud of fire representing a campfire in a kobold vault. A bad feature, if you ask me.
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Post Monday, 23rd October 2017, 18:10

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Shtopit wrote:You can take a trapdoor and be dropped into a cloud of fire representing a campfire in a kobold vault. A bad feature, if you ask me.


From the viewpoint of the kobolds, it's a great feature.
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Post Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 23:59

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

If you sacrificed artifice, don't wear boots of flying in depths.

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Post Saturday, 4th November 2017, 18:38

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

When you encounter the gnoll castle in the mid dungeon, it has orcs instead, including a warlord
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Post Saturday, 11th November 2017, 12:08

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You can use Immolation on Roka's Merry Band!
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Post Saturday, 11th November 2017, 17:43

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I used immolation on a orc warlord band in Orc:1 just yesterday! I even got hit by a couple explosions to no great harm. I'll be using that scroll more often now.
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Post Saturday, 11th November 2017, 18:33

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Immolation + torment + TRJ = <3
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Post Monday, 13th November 2017, 20:01

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Don't Enslave Soul Bai Suzhen's dragon form.
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Post Monday, 13th November 2017, 21:32

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What if you 'tw' her? Seems like she'd wander the level storming everyone...

She still doesn't sound like the best pet but this might be better than having her in LoS all the time...
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Post Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 01:07

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Immolation isn't that great, if used while surrounded on three sides :(
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Post Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 20:28

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njvack wrote:What if you 'tw' her? Seems like she'd wander the level storming everyone...

She still doesn't sound like the best pet but this might be better than having her in LoS all the time...

She was slowly killing off my gifted undead. Not that it mattered. Next level down in depths, two successive flocks of caustic shrikes killed everything. 5 vampire knights, 2 profane servitors, and a bone dragon and about 12 other gifted undead? Not a problem to caustic shrikes.
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