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will_asher
December 18, 2007, 09:53
Question: How many variants (including vanilla) have you won?
and does winning a variant make you more inclined to try a new variant (since you've conquered that one)?







PS would anyone object to me asking a question about coding? I didn't want to ask people to help me with this, but this error is silly because: I made a chance, compiled, and it worked, and did that a few times. Then I made a chance, compiled, and it didn't work. So I undid that change, compiled and it still didn't work even though I undid the change that made it not work. I don't understand how that could happen.

Nick
December 18, 2007, 11:39
Question: How many variants (including vanilla) have you won?


2, V and Steam.

and does winning a variant make you more inclined to try a new variant (since you've conquered that one)?


Not really. I beat vanilla twice before trying any variants, and now I tend to switch variants after any decent length game, win or lose.


PS would anyone object to me asking a question about coding? I didn't want to ask people to help me with this, but this error is silly because: I made a chance, compiled, and it worked, and did that a few times. Then I made a chance, compiled, and it didn't work. So I undid that change, compiled and it still didn't work even though I undid the change that made it not work. I don't understand how that could happen.

It could be that you haven't quite undone the change properly, or (depending on how you're testing) that your savefile is messed up from playing with the bad change. This sort of thing is a normal experience for maintainers who aren't expert programmers :)

Psi
December 18, 2007, 11:45
Question: How many variants (including vanilla) have you won?
4: V, ToME, FA and O Had forgotten about ToME
and does winning a variant make you more inclined to try a new variant (since you've conquered that one)?
Not really. I tend to stick with what I like and then try and win with other classes and/or a lower turncount (O was an exception as it was the comp and I was used to the combat from FA).

Matthias
December 18, 2007, 13:16
seven.

A variant needs to offer something special for me to try it out. Not necessarily something big. For example when I read the changelog of Un, the existance of item bags was enough to make me try it. For O it was the artifact wands. My winner never found of those though :)

konijn_
December 18, 2007, 16:26
Question: How many variants (including vanilla) have you won?
and does winning a variant make you more inclined to try a new variant (since you've conquered that one)?

PS would anyone object to me asking a question about coding? I didn't want to ask people to help me with this, but this error is silly because: I made a chance, compiled, and it worked, and did that a few times. Then I made a chance, compiled, and it didn't work. So I undid that change, compiled and it still didn't work even though I undid the change that made it not work. I don't understand how that could happen.

I won Z, Vanilla, Ey, Pern and ToME. I havent beaten Hellband yet ...
For the compiling, just delete all the .obj and .o files to clean out your files.

T.

pav
December 18, 2007, 16:30
Ey.

Can't say if winning it made me to look into other variants, because I stopped playing (almost) completely after that. The motivation was gone, I suppose.

will_asher
December 18, 2007, 20:16
That's at least two variant maintaners who've won other variants but not their own. that's kinda funny.

Djabanete
December 19, 2007, 00:27
2: V and Pos.

Sadly, I played a Dunadan Ranger for my V win (very munchkin win, I didn't cheat outright but I did clone a lot of wyrms); and a Chaos Dragon for the Pos win (where balance issues made the game very very easy).

camlost
December 19, 2007, 00:47
4: Sangband, Steamband, Pernband (pre-TOME), and Quickband

Nick
December 19, 2007, 01:19
That's at least two variant maintaners who've won other variants but not their own. that's kinda funny.

But quite common. I know Jeff and Diego have both won NPP, but I don't actually know of any other maintainer who has won their own variant.

Slonk
December 19, 2007, 04:30
I've won a grand total of 0 times. I think I must be the worst *band player that has played as long as I have (12+ years between V, Ey, and now FA).

HallucinationMushroom
December 19, 2007, 04:35
Seven, if you count my uber-cheesy Tome victory.

Yeah, beating a variant made me want to jump on to the next one. A checklist, of sorts.

Djabanete
December 19, 2007, 16:15
I suppose Vanilla is already included in that count, but Ditchdigger counts as a win in my book.

darkdrone
December 21, 2007, 15:40
i've won none .... been playing only about a year , thanks to the outstanding Angband Comp ....

hey, its all about the journey and ALL of them are unique in one way or the other!

happy *Banding to everyone :)

Dragonboneman
December 22, 2007, 14:35
None, or one if you count Vanilla. I've been more focused on trying to win V with each class than playing variants, but haven't had a serious attempt since my promising Gnome Mage bought the farm a while ago. I also won an early version of the Doom RL, but that's not a *band.

Daven_26d1
January 7, 2008, 18:57
2, V and Steam.

Same here, but I came horrifyingly close to winning Sang over Christmas.

I tend to switch variants after any decent length game, win or lose.

Same here, also.

I think its the thought of starting all the way from the beginning. Beyond this, with replay characters, I have a tendency to try too hard to get to equivalent power/depth as quickly as possible, which often means death by BSV or something.

EricDerKonig
January 26, 2008, 22:05
I've only won Steamband, as a Steammecha Adventurer (kinda hard to lose with that combo). I also almost won again as a British Adventurer, but got slammed with several rockets, courtesy of those replicating rocket-shooting automata, on Fu Manchu's level.

I've been playing Angband and variants for over 10 years, and never gotten much past level 70 or so. Closest I had to a win was a Draconian Chaos Warrior in ZAngband, who got down to about level 80 before "dying" of a corrupted save file.
I've gotten close in ToME as well, but always do something stupid to get myself killed.
Currently I'm back to Angband, trying to win with a Priest. Its still early, but I'm playing cautious. I really want that win now!

Karzack
January 27, 2008, 04:13
I've won a grand total of 0 times. I think I must be the worst *band player that has played as long as I have (12+ years between V, Ey, and now FA).

I've been playing...off and on maybe 5 years..not sure. I too have yet to beat one. Usually I get an ego and then something shows me just how much of a bad arse I really am.

One time in Tome, during one of my best runs, I thought I would play with a Greater Kracken. I think thats what it was. Yeah, that went well...:(

This is what keeps me hooked on roguelikes, the difficulty and not really being able to play them carelessly, among other reasons.

Mr Mushroom
January 29, 2008, 15:46
Hehe, after 7 or 8 years of playing vanilla and O ive still failed to get even a decent looking character :rolleyes: