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Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 03:13
Replies: 133
Views: 8,122
Posted By AceRimmer
Put me in the opposite camp. This is exactly the...

Put me in the opposite camp. This is exactly the type of thing to keep the game spicy. I miss the old days when an adventurer felt that the dungeon is actively trying to kill you. Unmappable,...
Forum: Vanilla February 24, 2021, 17:13
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By AceRimmer
The damage is not just from the short sword --...

The damage is not just from the short sword -- though the +2 attack speed plays a big part -- the real engine here is:

+6 Dam Band
+6 Dam Cloak
+8 Dam Helm
+10 Dam Caestus
-----------------...
Forum: Vanilla February 23, 2021, 18:51
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By AceRimmer
Amen! That'll preach!

Amen! That'll preach!
Forum: AAR February 20, 2021, 20:54
Replies: 529
Views: 100,863
Posted By AceRimmer
Daaaaaang. What kind of damage does that do? ...

Daaaaaang. What kind of damage does that do? Lochaber Axes are one of my favorite weapons in the game.
Forum: Vanilla February 17, 2021, 19:12
Replies: 88
Views: 5,335
Posted By AceRimmer
[/QUOTE] Had this happen with Morgoth just...

[/QUOTE]

Had this happen with Morgoth just yesterday.
Forum: AAR February 17, 2021, 14:25
Replies: 529
Views: 100,863
Posted By AceRimmer
I just finished a game with a waaaaay OP half-orc...

I just finished a game with a waaaaay OP half-orc warrior featuring a few items that struck me as extraordinary. To put things in context, I found my first ever PDSM (Dwarven! Yes, I was very bouncy...
Forum: Vanilla January 15, 2021, 17:43
Replies: 52
Views: 3,031
Posted By AceRimmer
I am struck that we appear to be having two...

I am struck that we appear to be having two conversations that don't meet.

As I understand it, Sky's argument is that there are very few cases when stealth is an active choice -- there are other...
Forum: Vanilla January 14, 2021, 18:50
Replies: 52
Views: 3,031
Posted By AceRimmer
I've got to agree with Adam. I find it's not...

I've got to agree with Adam. I find it's not unusual to take a level 20-something character below DL50 wielding a Defender and two Rings of the Mouse while leaving "better equipment" (e.g. a Holy...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2021, 22:52
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By AceRimmer
Speed up a weak monster (e.g. blue yeek) so that...

Speed up a weak monster (e.g. blue yeek) so that it reaches your corridor before the fast monster you are not equipped to handle yet (e.g. stegocentipede). Bonus points if you sleep the yeek.
...
Forum: AAR December 21, 2020, 17:35
Replies: 529
Views: 100,863
Posted By AceRimmer
This is perhaps more a case of the right artifact...

This is perhaps more a case of the right artifact being found by the right character at the right depth as opposed to a super-crazy overpowered weapon. My level 14 half-orc warrior won this drop...
Forum: Vanilla December 14, 2020, 23:47
Replies: 112
Views: 9,393
Posted By AceRimmer
[/QUOTE] There is a striking contrast...

[/QUOTE]

There is a striking contrast between Jay's and Adam's approaches. Myself, I like Jay's strategy. In fact, I do the same thing myself. I mean, I understand where Adam is coming from --...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 14:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,500
Posted By AceRimmer
Surprisingly lethal? The humble Priest. Causing...

Surprisingly lethal? The humble Priest. Causing serious wounds turns out to cause serious damage (I believe it's 8d8) to a young descending adventurer. Priests have killed a few of my kind. Most...
Forum: Vanilla November 9, 2009, 15:41
Replies: 181
Views: 55,294
Posted By AceRimmer
I've always thought that both Thengel (rConfu)...

I've always thought that both Thengel (rConfu) and Thranduil (ESP & rBlind) were too good at those depths/rarities. Holhenneth, too (rBlind, rConfu, activate for detection). The too-powerful...
Forum: Vanilla November 6, 2009, 03:08
Replies: 158
Views: 54,270
Posted By AceRimmer
Use your wand of teleport other to avoid...

Use your wand of teleport other to avoid insta-death. Remember! If the Tarrasque is beyond the range of your wand, then you are beyond the range of its breath.
Forum: Vanilla October 16, 2009, 21:39
Replies: 7
Views: 3,887
Posted By AceRimmer
Race/Class Stats

I just went moseying through the race class combos on the ladder (vanilla only). I came back with an inventory full of useless information.

The most lop-sided race is the gnome. 76% of all...
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2009, 20:58
Replies: 9
Views: 4,564
Posted By AceRimmer
Whereas an excellent feeling at 200' may just be...

Whereas an excellent feeling at 200' may just be a Jewel-Encrusted Crown [0,-5]. Nerts.
Forum: Vanilla July 31, 2009, 23:20
Replies: 10
Views: 5,990
Posted By AceRimmer
Slay Orc / Troll and Westernesse

General question: should Half-Orcs and Half-Trolls be allowed to wield weapons of Slay Orc/Troll and Westernesse? I know they *can* wield them... I just wonder whether it makes sense. I guess I...
Forum: Vanilla July 29, 2009, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 4,911
Posted By AceRimmer
Wands / Rods of xxx Bolt

In the past, I've played priests. Now I have a L32 warrior. And at no time have I really used a wand or rod of acid, lightning, fire, or frost bolts. It seems to me that by the time I find them, I...
Forum: Vanilla July 27, 2009, 23:56
Replies: 28
Views: 10,557
Posted By AceRimmer
I was pondering this in an idle moment today and...

I was pondering this in an idle moment today and remembered this thread...

Aragorn is definitely a Paladin in *band terms. Great warrior. Relies on his wisdom and charisma as a leader of men. ...
Forum: Vanilla February 17, 2009, 16:44
Replies: 73
Views: 19,114
Posted By AceRimmer
I agree that hounds can pile up experience. ...

I agree that hounds can pile up experience.

I get killed by light/dark hounds too often... not from direct attacks but because I am blind and haven't yet purchased a staff of teleportation (the...
Forum: Vanilla October 1, 2008, 17:00
Replies: 4
Views: 3,333
Posted By AceRimmer
I'm playing Vanilla 3.0.9b.

I'm playing Vanilla 3.0.9b.
Forum: Vanilla October 1, 2008, 16:27
Replies: 4
Views: 3,333
Posted By AceRimmer
Extra Damage Die

Just found a 2d9 Quarterstaff. Thought to myself (and I quote): "Woohoo! Artifact!"

Turned out not to be an artifact... just Slay Dragon (+5,+10).

I was just curious if this is a common...
Forum: Vanilla August 27, 2008, 19:46
Replies: 7
Views: 3,500
Posted By AceRimmer
Two items missing from your starting inventory --...

Two items missing from your starting inventory -- don't know if intentionally or not:
about 4-5 ! of CSW
Armor (any kind)

Do you start the game with a ! of Healing, or is this a different...
Forum: Vanilla March 2, 2008, 02:39
Replies: 10
Views: 7,896
Posted By AceRimmer
My experience of dying at your depths is that it...

My experience of dying at your depths is that it happens all at once due to lack of resistance -- most recently, it was Azriel and nether.

The guidelines on resistance and depths are nice, but you...
Forum: AAR February 9, 2008, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 4,495
Posted By AceRimmer
Just had a half-elf priest do the same last week....

Just had a half-elf priest do the same last week. Entered the dungeon, killed a white icky thing. Turned the corner and found myself wiping Fang's mushroom-smelling slobber off the front of my...
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