View Full Version : My Angband Horror Story

April 11, 2008, 20:35

I've been playing Angband forever and have an old story I never got to tell and I'm looking for whom I can blame for it. It starts back when I a complete newbie, and all my characters kept dying at very low levels. I had finally gained enough skill to get a character to a respectable level, and was finally able to dive very deep. Unfortunately, my inexperience caught up with me again and I found myself in one of those most horrible of prediciments. It was so long ago that I don't recall the exact circumstances, but I'm sure that I wall ill prepared to take on whatever I had decided I must kill. I was out of wands, and I was out of potions, and scrolls, and food, and I was low on Hit Points, Stats, and I was grazed, cut, hallucinating, poisoined, and probably on fire. I do remember that my only option at the time was to read that last Word of Recall scroll and run like hell and hope for the best.

My plan almost worked, because a half a heart attack later I found myself on the town level. But I was still dying and my hit points were slowing wasting away due to poison or something similar. I made my way to the closest shop and I remember that I literally died at the door stop of the shop I was trying to make it to.

Anyways, this isn't what my story was about. This story is about the character after that one, and the one after that. You know, all my newly created characters that were getting RAPED in the town by a super HIGH LEVEL player ghost spawning on the town level.

So, I really do miss that player ghost experience and I hope someday it will be brought back... however... not on the town level. I'm STILL upset that nobody ever took it into consideration that I WOULD manage to kill a high level character in town.

April 12, 2008, 01:12
Yes, player ghosts rocked. they were in V for a few version numbers but I don't know which ones.

I remember being pawned by player ghosts at town level, it certainly fixed the idea of scumming merchants to get enough gold to buy a WOR.

April 12, 2008, 01:50
Yes, player ghosts rocked. they were in V for a few version numbers but I don't know which ones.

Right up until 2.7.8. (See http://rephial.org/release/2.7.8)

April 14, 2008, 00:02
So can we expect player ghosts to make their long-awaited comeback anytime soon?

April 14, 2008, 03:11
Yes, yes! Bring back player ghosts! They were always so humbling. Just as I would begin to think how great my character was becoming, along came my former self to teach me a lesson!