Most dangerous foe


If it doesn't fit anywhere else, it belongs here. Also, come here if you just need to get hammered.

What is the most dangerous foe in Crawl?

Poll ended at Wednesday, 21st September 2011, 22:58

Overconfidence
14
52%
Inattention
12
44%
Teh Stupid
1
4%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 27

Shoals Surfer

Posts: 312

Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Wednesday, 31st August 2011, 22:58

Most dangerous foe

My personal vote is for overconfidence, though often all three are hanging out on a level (usually Elf or Vault).

"Other" is if you can think of any particular monster or unique more dangerous than these (hydra, Mennas, Rupert).
User avatar

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 5832

Joined: Thursday, 10th February 2011, 18:30

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 06:01

Re: Most dangerous foe

Hubris is a better term.
"Be aware that a lot of people on this forum, such as mageykun and XuaXua, have a habit of making things up." - minmay a.k.a. duvessa
Did I make a lame complaint? Check for Bingo!
Totally gracious CSDC Season 2 Division 4 Champeen!

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 09:25

Re: Most dangerous foe

The Abyss seems to have been left off the list.

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 2995

Joined: Tuesday, 28th June 2011, 20:41

Location: Berlin

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 11:41

Re: Most dangerous foe

Inattention by far. I know how to play Crawl, I know which levels I should enter at what level and with which character, but for the life of me I can't take my fingers of the Tab key fast enough.

Swamp Slogger

Posts: 131

Joined: Monday, 29th August 2011, 22:55

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 11:51

Re: Most dangerous foe

Before temple - mostly bad luck and inattention. After that - overconfidence and inattention.

Abyss Ambulator

Posts: 1196

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 13:59

Location: Maryland, USA

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 13:41

Re: Most dangerous foe

Inattention by far. It spawns overconfidence and Teh Stoopid in its path like a giant spore drops ballistos, and it's just as likely to blow up in your face.

Even 27-head hydras and Mennas tangoing with Rupert can be defeated if inattention isn't hampering you. With inattention, a slowed, confused rat can pierce your jugular.

The Abyss is dangerous because inattention spawns in packs there.
You fall off the wall. You have a feeling of ineptitude.

Dungeon Master

Posts: 1531

Joined: Saturday, 5th March 2011, 06:29

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 13:48

Re: Most dangerous foe

I find the other way around; it's Overconfidence that spams Inattention like there's no tomorrow ...
User avatar

Vestibule Violator

Posts: 1593

Joined: Thursday, 19th May 2011, 16:38

Location: Penza, Russia

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 16:53

Re: Most dangerous foe

Actually the most dangerous one is the one who exploits your long- and short-term weaknesses.
If your characters are weak in melee, it's Rupert or Snorg. If your characters are weak in dispelling clones, your deadly foes are ancient liches, rakshasa and Mara. If your characters have a player who is inattentive, overconfident and stupid, it's the player who is their most dangerous foe -- or, if said precisely, most dangerous ally and commander.
If you find any mistakes or typos in my post, feel free to PM me about it. Thanks in advance!

The Verse flows throughout Aquaria...
Through each ripple and wave...
Through every living being...
The Verse binds us all as one.
User avatar

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 5832

Joined: Thursday, 10th February 2011, 18:30

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 18:29

Re: Most dangerous foe

Someone should make a murderous hubris level for Pan with -CTELE and lock-down/pre-map all the exits and the entrance.
"Be aware that a lot of people on this forum, such as mageykun and XuaXua, have a habit of making things up." - minmay a.k.a. duvessa
Did I make a lame complaint? Check for Bingo!
Totally gracious CSDC Season 2 Division 4 Champeen!

Shoals Surfer

Posts: 312

Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 20:25

Re: Most dangerous foe

XuaXua wrote:Someone should make a murderous hubris level for Pan with -CTELE and lock-down/pre-map all the exits and the entrance.



even better if they spell out "Artifacts Here" with floor trash when you port in.

Vaults Vanquisher

Posts: 461

Joined: Monday, 13th June 2011, 00:21

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 20:37

Re: Most dangerous foe

XuaXua wrote:Someone should make a murderous hubris level for Pan with -CTELE and lock-down/pre-map all the exits and the entrance.


But I thought the levels with the unique Pan lords were already like that. Sure, maybe the exits aren't actually locked down, but people see the arrival message and think "Uh oh! I'll lose a rune if I leave NOW..."
User avatar

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 5832

Joined: Thursday, 10th February 2011, 18:30

Post Thursday, 1st September 2011, 21:09

Re: Most dangerous foe

Happy Corner wrote:
XuaXua wrote:Someone should make a murderous hubris level for Pan with -CTELE and lock-down/pre-map all the exits and the entrance.


But I thought the levels with the unique Pan lords were already like that. Sure, maybe the exits aren't actually locked down, but people see the arrival message and think "Uh oh! I'll lose a rune if I leave NOW..."


You can still leave those levels easily.
"Be aware that a lot of people on this forum, such as mageykun and XuaXua, have a habit of making things up." - minmay a.k.a. duvessa
Did I make a lame complaint? Check for Bingo!
Totally gracious CSDC Season 2 Division 4 Champeen!

Snake Sneak

Posts: 95

Joined: Thursday, 28th July 2011, 15:57

Post Saturday, 3rd September 2011, 17:48

Re: Most dangerous foe

I couldn't leave. (Well, if I would ever get to Pan anyway)
I have to get every single portal/rune/unique if somehow possible - that's why my most dangerous foe is the shaft trap...

Also overconfidence for sure! Playing careful (retreating, stair dancing, leaving dangerous enemies alone, ...) one can tackle most areas even with weak characters. But sometimes it feels lame to stairdance the vault guards on v8 and more awesome just blasting them with mephitic cloud and darting down some unknown corridor for retreat while dragons scorch your ass.
User avatar

Lair Larrikin

Posts: 19

Joined: Thursday, 23rd June 2011, 17:46

Post Wednesday, 28th September 2011, 23:41

Re: Most dangerous foe

TAB key...

I lost my best 2 runer KoBe fighing with TAB key some alone skeletal warrior when a "something of fire" (did not remember what was) had 3 free turns to throw flames at me, then inevitable death!! :(

I was using TAB since the skeletal warrior was unable to hurt me much, and its HP were slowling descending...

Lair Larrikin

Posts: 17

Joined: Sunday, 13th March 2011, 00:06

Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 14:11

Re: Most dangerous foe

The most dangerous foe is that blasted Orb. It's at fault for all these heros throwing themselves at this carnivorous dungeon in the first place. Just think of all the scientific and cultural advancements that could have been had if the entrance to "The Dungeon" were just sealed forever and people didn't rely on the promise of an incredible, infinite-wish-granting Deus ex Machina to solve all their problems.

For this message the author midknight129 has received thanks:
pratamawirya

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 18:12

Re: Most dangerous foe

You stand before the entrance to the Dungeon of Zot.
The entrance is permanently sealed.
You turn back to town.
You take up a career as a patent clerk.

For this message the author Grimm has received thanks: 2
Roderic, TehDruid
User avatar

Swamp Slogger

Posts: 153

Joined: Sunday, 23rd January 2011, 20:04

Post Friday, 30th September 2011, 21:51

Re: Most dangerous foe

That XL:20 Kobozerker Ghost who died on DL:7 after abandoning Trog in the temple, then ran from summons up the stairs and got Mauled there.

For this message the author omndra has received thanks:
pratamawirya
User avatar

Sewers Scotsman

Posts: 3192

Joined: Friday, 13th May 2011, 08:47

Location: Ultima Thule

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 15:21

Re: Most dangerous foe

Grimm wrote:You take up a career as a patent clerk.

You are assigned to sort out some old, unused files.
You find an ancient patent filed by a Mr Zot relating to an orb he has invented.
You start to wonder...

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 15:39

Re: Most dangerous foe

I can sense you beginning to plot DCSS: The Movie.

For this message the author Grimm has received thanks:
pratamawirya
User avatar

Sewers Scotsman

Posts: 3192

Joined: Friday, 13th May 2011, 08:47

Location: Ultima Thule

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 15:50

Re: Most dangerous foe

Grimm wrote:I can sense you beginning to plot DCSS: The Movie.

In terms of tone I'm going to go for something between The Goonies and Animal House.

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 15:58

Re: Most dangerous foe

With Samuel Jackson as Sigmund.
User avatar

Tartarus Sorceror

Posts: 1850

Joined: Monday, 20th December 2010, 04:22

Location: Surabaya, Indonesia

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 16:16

Re: Most dangerous foe

Grimm wrote:With Samuel Jackson as Sigmund.

You think Mr. Jackson is badass enough to play a bully? Yeah, I think he really is.

Shoals Surfer

Posts: 312

Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 16:17

Re: Most dangerous foe

Grimm wrote:I can sense you beginning to plot DCSS: The Movie.



It would have to be like a Tarenino film. It tells the story of multiple characters over course of many disjointed scenes, each one of which ends with a violent death.

For this message the author Yet Another Stupid Noob has received thanks:
pratamawirya
User avatar

Tartarus Sorceror

Posts: 1850

Joined: Monday, 20th December 2010, 04:22

Location: Surabaya, Indonesia

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 16:20

Re: Most dangerous foe

Yet Another Stupid Noob wrote:
Grimm wrote:I can sense you beginning to plot DCSS: The Movie.



It would have to be like a Tarenino film. It tells the story of multiple characters over course of many disjointed scenes, each one of which ends with a violent death.

Made me go LMAO right away :lol:

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 16:23

Re: Most dangerous foe

"Which scythe is yours?"
"The one that's inscribed 'Bad Motherfucker'!"

For this message the author Grimm has received thanks: 3
pratamawirya, TehDruid, zrn
User avatar

Sewers Scotsman

Posts: 3192

Joined: Friday, 13th May 2011, 08:47

Location: Ultima Thule

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 17:59

Re: Most dangerous foe

I think you're going the wrong way with this. DCSS:TM isn't going to be an action-packed blockbuster. It's going to be Groundhog Day with the RNG making sure every day is a different death.

Ziggurat Zagger

Posts: 6393

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:17

Post Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 18:06

Re: Most dangerous foe

DCSS: The Search for Curly's Gold

Abyss Ambulator

Posts: 1196

Joined: Friday, 17th December 2010, 13:59

Location: Maryland, USA

Post Tuesday, 11th October 2011, 15:23

Re: Most dangerous foe

Grimm wrote:"Which scythe is yours?"
"The one that's inscribed 'Bad Motherfucker'!"

And let's not forget, "I am sick and tired of these motherf***in' snakes in this motherf***in' pit!"
You fall off the wall. You have a feeling of ineptitude.

For this message the author Stormfox has received thanks: 5
AtT, Confidence Interval, Grimm, invisiblesandwich, zrn

Return to Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 16 guests

cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.