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Donald Jonker
December 22, 2008, 21:07
To you *band winners out there: How long did it take you to win?

A sort of corollary to the "how long have you been playing without winning" thread. I feel like I need to light a fire under my posterior to step up my game, and getting a feel for other folks' gestation periods might do the trick.

I'm also curious as to what people consider to be a solid win. I think I could live with myself after beating ToME with a RohanKnight Zombie Swordmaster (which is a current project), perhaps less so a Steamband mecha, a Hengband spectre berserker, or the current vanilla comp, but I'd like to hear dissenting opinions.

HallucinationMushroom
December 23, 2008, 00:37
Once I found out that loading dead characters was cheating, it took me 6 months of fairly regular play to win. That's not really fair though, because I had several illegit wins over the course of 5 years of occasional play. So, I guess close to 6 years.

As far as what is a solid win, I think that is up to you. Over the course of several years of playing roguelikes I have had many different playstyles/viewpoints on what it is to be an @. I'd like to think that there is an ultimate level of understanding, a mountaintop, so to speak, that I am striving toward, and there are already players up there looking down at me saying... haha, look at HM down there, maybe one day he'll get it.

Dragonboneman
December 23, 2008, 02:20
Thanks to the collective fount of wisdom that is the oook, I won in about a year of off-and-on play. Otherwise, I doubt I ever would have managed it.

Nick
December 23, 2008, 03:04
I think my first winner (HE mage) took a year or so, then my next (Dwarf warrior) about 6 months. Then another couple of years before my only non-V winner, a Steamband Scandinavian adventurer.

The two V race/class combos were definitely on the easy side. I've made up for that since by trying to win O with a Shadow Fairy necromancer :rolleyes: