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debo March 17, 2015 02:23

Comp 171
 
Comp 171 is up -- it's Neoband 0.8.1, played as you like it!

We just did one of these for 0.7.1 recently, but Therem Harth has made a bunch of balance changes that would be good to experience, and I basically assume 90% of people are going to be playing the V 4.0 beta or the crawl tourney anyways. So, GLHF :)

http://angband.oook.cz/competition.php?showcompo=171

MattB March 17, 2015 23:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by debo (Post 99554)
I basically assume 90% of people are going to be playing the V 4.0 beta or the crawl tourney anyways.

Speaking of which, when's the amusingly unstable competition coming out?
I think we should do it before v4.0beta gets too polished and takes the random element of fun out of it.

mrrstark March 18, 2015 00:23

Zip file for windows seems corrupted?

Therem Harth March 18, 2015 00:35

No, it's a tar.gz file, not zip. Whoops. Sorry about that.

You can open it on Windows using 7zip: http://www.7-zip.org/

I've renamed the file so it will open correctly:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7E...ew?usp=sharing

debo March 18, 2015 00:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattB (Post 99579)
Speaking of which, when's the amusingly unstable competition coming out?
I think we should do it before v4.0beta gets too polished and takes the random element of fun out of it.

Devteam asked us to hold off on a comp until the most obvious bugs are *identified* and squelched.

MattB March 18, 2015 00:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by debo (Post 99588)
Devteam asked us to hold off on a comp until the most obvious bugs are *identified* and squelched.

Bah, where's the fun in that?
;)

Therem Harth March 18, 2015 03:18

Found a minor bug - Assassins learn Corrosion before Shadow Portal. Not huge, since Corrosion is too expensive to cast when first learned, but it makes the menu ugly. I'll fix that in the next version.

Edit: and a major bug: Assassins also learn Withering at the same level as Shadow Portal. Yeeouch! That is not balanced.

murphy March 18, 2015 14:41

could you post a quick overview of the classes? i couldnt find any reference about them :-)

Therem Harth March 18, 2015 16:14

Warrior -> a Vanilla warrior. Has stronger melee than anything else, but no magic.

Pyromancer -> Uses fire-based magic. Weak melee and low hitpoints.

Avatar -> Smug priests who rely on magical buffs for melee.

Sapper -> Use explosion-based magic. All offense, nothing else.

Reaper -> Creepy life-stealing warriors, who get HP and SP boosts for killing things.

Assassin -> Use magic that helps them sneak around and poison things. Okay melee.

Shieldmaiden -> Use Earth-magic. Melee almost as good as a warrior.

Sniper -> Sneaks around and shoots things, and has spells to aid in such. Bad at melee, amazing with ranged weapons.

Therem Harth March 18, 2015 18:15

Note to self: make No Selling the default in the next version.

Therem Harth March 18, 2015 22:01

Courtesy of @murphy - Sniper magic should not cost 1 SP per spell any more.

(Feel free to post other issues here as you find them...)

murphy March 25, 2015 18:41

setting the no_selling option at birth starts a character with no gold and empty inventory. that means no light source for the first trip down the stairs, which is pretty rough :-(

Therem Harth March 25, 2015 20:02

No gold?! My characters started with 600 GP when no-sell was enabled. What other options did you enable?

murphy March 25, 2015 23:33

I tried two more times and i did get 600 gold. Maybe i just imagined that happened?

AnonymousHero March 26, 2015 02:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by murphy (Post 99852)
I tried two more times and i did get 600 gold. Maybe i just imagined that happened?

Clearly, you're just mad. Or maybe... someone may have gaslighted you, so watch out! (But then again maybe I'm gaslighting you right now...

murphy March 28, 2015 15:42

you make a good point, that i gotta be more vigilant. fortunately you seem pretty trustworthy. at least, for someone with the word anonymous in their name :-)

debo March 28, 2015 16:07

Someone needs to play a sapper ASAP(per)!!!!

Therem Harth March 28, 2015 16:29

Note to self: add more weird monsters. Orc Mutants don't cut it.

murphy March 29, 2015 18:41

Yeah sapper was next on my list! But it looks unlikely RL will permit another attempt in the next week. Also i accidentally trashed Bobbles the Reaper savefile when testing the 600 gold thing. So Bobbles wont be making any further progress.

murphy April 2, 2015 17:45

so if you start from an empty savefile, and set the no selling birth option, when you go to the point based stat allocation page, it says you have 0 gold, although when the game starts you actually get 600. maybe thats where i got confused?

debo April 8, 2015 01:46

Congrats to murphy for taking this one, and to ranger jeff for the runner-up win!


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