Gold aura for Gozag?


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Post Thursday, 8th May 2014, 02:33

Gold aura for Gozag?

What does aura around gold do for Gozag worshipers?
I tried reading https://crawl.develz.org/wiki/doku.php? ... opose:gold which suggests to increase skills by N for N gold piles (even above 27) but skills are not increased (tested in wizmode). Also I don't see anything special in Ctrl+x, %, ^ screens.
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Post Thursday, 8th May 2014, 05:21

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

The skill boost is no more; it was replaced by a chance to distract nearby creatures on their actions.

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Post Thursday, 8th May 2014, 06:39

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Well the skill boost felt really broken

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Post Thursday, 8th May 2014, 19:24

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

I think anything that let you get skills over 27 would be pretty broken. I'd love it, because I love building overpowered characters that are stronger than they need to be to win, but I doubt it'd be good from a balance perspective.
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Post Thursday, 8th May 2014, 22:18

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Even when it was around in game, it still capped at 27 skill.
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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 20:59

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Since this is the closest I can see to a Gozag thread:

Has anyone else tried playing Gozag with a fast-metabolism race? I tried an OgHu of Gozag and it looked like I was going to have trouble playing a race that is usually dependent on chunks (since you don't get any). I died quickly because this seemed so discouraging that I lost interest.

Can better players play fast-metabolism characters and using permafood only or is Gozag de facto out of bounds for the affected races?
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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 21:03

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

afaik you can buy porridge and potions of blood (helps ghoules etc too), i dunno how expensive it is
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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 21:16

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Confidence Interval wrote:Since this is the closest I can see to a Gozag thread:

Has anyone else tried playing Gozag with a fast-metabolism race? I tried an OgHu of Gozag and it looked like I was going to have trouble playing a race that is usually dependent on chunks (since you don't get any). I died quickly because this seemed so discouraging that I lost interest.

Can better players play fast-metabolism characters and using permafood only or is Gozag de facto out of bounds for the affected races?

How about Sp of Gozag? Since they don't eat chunks anyway this seems a good fit, no?

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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 21:22

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

The fourth option for Potion Petition is always porridge for non-carnivores (~6k nutrition), or 4 potions of blood (~4k nutrition) for vampires and full carnivores, costing 100 gold and increasing in price gradually as you buy more potions. It should be pretty affordable on top of regular permafood finds, although certainly slow/no metabolism races get a little more out of him.

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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 21:29

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

"i desperately need money for food"
"(kobold gozag is pretty awful imo)"

Quote from a very good player whose KoEn of Gozag was spectated by me yesterday

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Post Saturday, 10th May 2014, 21:32

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Kobolds got 4 times less nutrition from Gozag yesterday compared to today, so hopefully they're more playable now. Still does end up being a bit less nutrition than porridge though.

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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 08:10

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

I grabbed Gozag because of some really awesome early shops, and am running into the hunger issue as I get to Lair 2 as a LO. There are literally zero chunks. Not all enemies turn into gold, but none turn into chunks. Is buying potions really the workaround for this? I just realized I was wearing a ring of regeneration, that's considerably impacting my current dilemma, no doubt.

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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 08:52

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Um, yes, you're supposed to buy potions. Since you get so much gold it's not really much of a cost.

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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 09:33

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Does amulet of faith affect gozag in some way?
screw it I hate this character I'm gonna go melee Gastronok
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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 11:57

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Buying potions or shops from Gozag costs two thirds the price with faith.

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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 12:21

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

I see. And is there a penalty for removing it? (like other gods' piety loss) Do you have increased cost for some time or what?
screw it I hate this character I'm gonna go melee Gastronok
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Post Sunday, 11th May 2014, 14:25

Re: Gold aura for Gozag?

Your prices are treated as though you've bought two shops and two sets of potions.

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