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Forum: Vanilla February 22, 2018, 04:55
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Derakon
Humans are less boring than you'd think, and are...

Humans are less boring than you'd think, and are probably one of the better "challenge races". The lack of any intrinsics makes the equipment puzzle harder, which is frankly a good thing for...
Forum: Development February 20, 2018, 02:15
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By Derakon
Speaking as someone who tried to rewrite Angband...

Speaking as someone who tried to rewrite Angband in Python, more or less: it is a ton of work. Especially if you want to do a clean rewrite, rather than just re-implement C code in a different...
Forum: Development February 17, 2018, 06:16
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By Derakon
Not having looked extensively at the Z codebase...

Not having looked extensively at the Z codebase in awhile, I'm still inclined to believe that you'll have better luck "re-implementing" Zangband in Vanilla than the reverse, for the following...
Forum: Development February 16, 2018, 16:34
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By Derakon
Basically, play Vanilla, notice the interface...

Basically, play Vanilla, notice the interface improvements, and compare that to playing ZAngband. There have been a lot of changes since ZAngband first branched off ~15 years ago.
Forum: Development February 16, 2018, 06:00
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Derakon
Oh yeah, come to think, Sangband used to be...

Oh yeah, come to think, Sangband used to be hilariously unbalanced, like, you could buy as many skills as you liked, crafted heavy crossbows always gave +6 to at least one stat, and there was a...
Forum: Development February 15, 2018, 21:24
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Derakon
That reminds me of my one reasonably successful...

That reminds me of my one reasonably successful NPP character, which was also a paladin. Pretty much every fight against a unique consisted of spamming heals while the unique spammed attack spells,...
Forum: Development February 15, 2018, 17:13
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Derakon
It's been a long time since I played SAngband,...

It's been a long time since I played SAngband, and I was never very good at it, but my impression was that it strongly encouraged you to focus in a relatively small set of skills. You get to choose...
Forum: AAR February 14, 2018, 23:41
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By Derakon
Sure; extra shots is really just speed bonus to a...

Sure; extra shots is really just speed bonus to a specific action. Which might actually be a good way to communicate what's going on -- I know people in the past have been confused when they see they...
Forum: ToME February 14, 2018, 22:33
Replies: 145
Views: 21,339
Posted By Derakon
Why isn't he named Noruas then? ;)

Why isn't he named Noruas then? ;)
Forum: Development February 14, 2018, 22:27
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By Derakon
The smarter you make AI, the harder it gets to...

The smarter you make AI, the harder it gets to support a highly-asymmetrical game design. There's no way the player can be facing down against a Great Wyrm of Balance if that wyrm is intelligently...
Forum: AAR February 14, 2018, 22:24
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By Derakon
Absolutely agreed -- a common complaint about...

Absolutely agreed -- a common complaint about Crawl is that this is what's happened to it. But that doesn't mean you should ignore balance altogether either, and I'd say that extra shots is probably...
Forum: AAR February 13, 2018, 02:13
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Derakon
I assume from your stats that you're playing as a...

I assume from your stats that you're playing as a warrior. :)
Forum: Vanilla February 12, 2018, 04:15
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By Derakon
Controlled teleport is one of the most powerful...

Controlled teleport is one of the most powerful abilities in any variant that has it. I've no doubt that would also be the case in Vanilla. Precise positioning is vital to effective combat, and right...
Forum: Vanilla February 9, 2018, 20:21
Replies: 351
Views: 11,761
Posted By Derakon
It's fine to disagree with what Nick is doing....

It's fine to disagree with what Nick is doing. This work is being done in a branch, which is effectively a mini-variant -- it won't be incorporated into Vanilla until and unless it can be accepted by...
Forum: AAR February 9, 2018, 18:15
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By Derakon
Sorry, you're right, I didn't get the joke. My...

Sorry, you're right, I didn't get the joke. My bad!

I still feel that +shots is a fundamentally flawed concept. It's roughly equivalent in power to an item that doubles the number of blows you get...
Forum: AAR February 8, 2018, 19:40
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By Derakon
Such a ranger would deal 1620 damage/round firing...

Such a ranger would deal 1620 damage/round firing little foam stress balls, so yes.
Forum: AAR February 8, 2018, 16:42
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By Derakon
With that gear, you're a ranger. I don't care...

With that gear, you're a ranger. I don't care what it says on your character sheet.
Forum: Variants February 8, 2018, 16:41
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Derakon
My personal take on status effects is that...

My personal take on status effects is that effects that remove all options from the player aren't very interesting unless they're heavily telegraphed and there are clear actions the player can take...
Forum: Variants February 7, 2018, 19:45
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By Derakon
Free Action is not 100% protection in...

Free Action is not 100% protection in PosChengband. You got unlucky.
Forum: Variants February 5, 2018, 19:34
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Derakon
Is that the charm spell? Use it on Warriors of...

Is that the charm spell? Use it on Warriors of the Dawn or whatever they're called (the ones that keep resurrecting when you kill them), and then dismiss them. Way easier than trying to kill or avoid...
Forum: Vanilla February 1, 2018, 16:58
Replies: 351
Views: 11,761
Posted By Derakon
As we've discussed in the past, you can use...

As we've discussed in the past, you can use non-spell-based offense, e.g. magic devices, missile weapons, or melee, to supplement your spells. If your mage is easy prey when they're out of mana, then...
Forum: Vanilla January 31, 2018, 17:34
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By Derakon
The stunning is because you got whacked with a...

The stunning is because you got whacked with a frozen rock. Ice is a different kind of damage from cold -- cold is like walking into a freezer, while ice is tripping and smacking your face on a...
Forum: Vanilla January 30, 2018, 17:00
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By Derakon
Flavor? *shrug*

Flavor? *shrug*
Forum: Vanilla January 29, 2018, 22:13
Replies: 102
Views: 4,142
Posted By Derakon
Boldness is temporary protection from fear. I...

Boldness is temporary protection from fear. I agree that it ought to cure extant fear statuses.
Forum: Oook! January 29, 2018, 20:25
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Derakon
I think they just didn't use alpha-based fading...

I think they just didn't use alpha-based fading at the borders, and instead assumed that you have a light-colored page background.

The new emoticons have a similar issue; I expect it holds for all...
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