Experience / Encounter Guarantee


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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Thursday, 15th March 2012, 15:58

Experience / Encounter Guarantee

I just explored D4 in my game. The entire level.

ITEMS FOUND
leather armour
12 steel darts
1 potion of levitation
7 sling bullets
1 pile of 13 gold
1 choko
1 bread ration
1 potion of poison
1 scroll of identify
1 potion of curing
1 scroll (unidentified)
11 arrows

FEATURES FOUND
1 altar of Fedhas (small fedhas vault)
1 altar of Zin

MONSTERS ENCOUNTERED
2 rats (separate encounters)
3 bats (separate encounters)
1 worm
1 adder
1 iguana skeleton
1 quokka
1 orc (unarmed)
1 goblin (club)
1 hobgoblin (unarmed)
1 hound

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I've had tougher D1s. And yes, it's 100% explored; all 3 up and down staircases are visible and it's that floorplan where everything is a single room separated by doors. Certainly there can be a secret room, but it's likely small because there's no room on the map for it.

While I understand there is randomization involved, does the game compensate future levels for the lack of experience?
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Snake Sneak

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Post Friday, 16th March 2012, 21:11

Re: Experience / Encounter Guarantee

Crawl guarantees you nothing !

... well maybe thats not entirely true starting classes / races / aptitudes /gods / gear are all guaraneed...

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Post Monday, 19th March 2012, 16:29

Re: Experience / Encounter Guarantee

Oh, there are plenty of guarantees. Serious ones aside (certain branches, stone stairs, placement of a lot of the runes), you are absolutely guaranteed to end the game by going up on D:1. Either you win, you escape, or something kills you during the staircase delay (is there a stair delay for that?).
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Post Monday, 19th March 2012, 21:45

Re: Experience / Encounter Guarantee

I thought the thread would just wither and die, but it seems it is still attracting useless posts. I'm locking it. If you want to discuss it, go see Yiuf.
If you want to discuss item or monster generation, either study the formulae or run a lua script to gather statistical data. The anecdotal evidence of the OP is useless.
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