Shafts changes


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Shoals Surfer

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Post Friday, 22nd May 2020, 20:59

Shafts changes

A couple of questions on shafts.

1. Are they hugely more common than they used to be? I feel like I now expect several each game, which doesn't tally with my memories of a year ago.
2. Is there any way to avoid shafts or other traps - any skill that helps, or anything like that?

(This question is prompted by an Ogre who got shafted *twice* from L3 to L5, which seems excessive)
http://crawl.akrasiac.org/scoring/players/odds

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Zot Zealot

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Post Friday, 22nd May 2020, 21:20

Yes, there have been some discussions here in the forum, e.g. in Shafts - Too common now?

bt

Lair Larrikin

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Post Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 15:40

Re: Shafts changes

Odds wrote:2. Is there any way to avoid shafts or other traps - any skill that helps, or anything like that?


God Ashenzari protects you from getting shafted (in all senses) by exploration traps.

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Spider Stomper

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Post Sunday, 24th May 2020, 16:58

Re: Shafts changes

There was a change from a few years back that changed most traps from hidden floor features to a random chance on exploration. If you have played for a while that may explain a qualitative change, although it appears the difference is quite modest. The thread Turukano linked has some numbers.

Here is the PR for the original change:
https://github.com/crawl/crawl/pull/872

Shoals Surfer

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Post Sunday, 24th May 2020, 22:25

Re: Shafts changes

Thanks! It looks like in my 6 wins since I started playing again, I was shafted 22 times. That thread says the average (in a slightly older version) is 2.5, so it's a combination of a bit of bad luck and a bit of an increase since I last played.
http://crawl.akrasiac.org/scoring/players/odds

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Won my last background (Arcane Marksman) on 06/09/2016.

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