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Forum: Vanilla Today, 03:01
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Pete Mack
Not too shabby--two wands of TO, if you're...

Not too shabby--two wands of TO, if you're running short.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:24
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Pete Mack
@grotug-- The OP did not mention infravision.

@grotug--
The OP did not mention infravision.
Forum: Vanilla October 21, 2021, 19:12
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Pete Mack
Possibly a midlevel Q? Edit: If you enabled...

Possibly a midlevel Q?
Edit: If you enabled verbose messages, it would "squlch" and "quiver in pain", and you'd know for sure. The other possibility is will'o'wisp, but you are unlikely to just...
Forum: Idle chatter October 19, 2021, 16:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pete Mack
Eddie Grove was the original proselytizer, when...

Eddie Grove was the original proselytizer, when he live blogged a powerdiving Rogue in V3.0.x

Edit: not actually live blogged, but here is the thread...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2021, 16:23
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Pete Mack
FAAngband had that, IIRC.

FAAngband had that, IIRC.
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2021, 03:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Pete Mack
Ironman does not allow drawn out fights, except...

Ironman does not allow drawn out fights, except in the rarest cases. It especially doesn't allow it in a class so horribly dependent on ?phase door as a ranger. Make sure to kill every non-unique...
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 17:21
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick-- You and others have done a good enough...

Nick--
You and others have done a good enough job that you chose to rewrite FAAngband on a different codebase. That is a big deal.
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 07:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Pete Mack
You can always talk about maintaining and...

You can always talk about maintaining and refactoring an ancient codebase. It is a well known issue, and fixing it is always worthy of respect.
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 06:33
Replies: 69
Views: 15,158
Posted By Pete Mack
I cant call it 'favorite recent music', but I...

I cant call it 'favorite recent music', but I need a trick-or-treat mixtape
* Bela Legosi's Dead, Bahaus
* Night on Bald Mtn, Mugorski (aka Disney Fantasia)
* Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
*...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 02:46
Replies: 94
Views: 6,404
Posted By Pete Mack
Rod of healing is useless when you have 5% fail...

Rod of healing is useless when you have 5% fail on heal spell, ?phase, and !rMana. At that level paladin is essentially unkillable unless overwhelmed by summons.
I actually disagree that HA SoS is...
Forum: AAR October 15, 2021, 14:20
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Pete Mack
Ouch indeed! 9-4 feeling means: leave the...

Ouch indeed!

9-4 feeling means: leave the level immediately. There is something very dangerous but no loot to match.
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 17:05
Replies: 71
Views: 5,119
Posted By Pete Mack
What Selkie said: the first druid dungeon book is...

What Selkie said: the first druid dungeon book is native to DL30, so will be rare earlier. lib/gamedata/class.txt has book info for all classes:...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 17:02
Replies: 71
Views: 5,119
Posted By Pete Mack
As Selkie said, the first Druid dungeon book is...

As Selkie said, the first Druid dungeon book is found on DL 30, so it will be rare at lower levels.
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 02:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By Pete Mack
It occurs to me that the easiest way to make...

It occurs to me that the easiest way to make Ironman playable early is to set the depth of _Teleport from 20 to ~10. For nin-ironman, an early escape isn't a big deal: recall is always an answer to...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2021, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Pete Mack
If you are finding that maintaining main.xxx.c...

If you are finding that maintaining main.xxx.c files is tedious,you might want to borrow them from Vanilla. Those are quite solid:
* 64-bit compliant
* many platforms
* OSX build up to date
* use...
Forum: Variants October 11, 2021, 01:11
Replies: 323
Views: 51,102
Posted By Pete Mack
In angband, force stuns and throws you backwards....

In angband, force stuns and throws you backwards. If you're already against the wall, I believe you take extra damage.
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:37
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Pete Mack
I think Huorns et all should take extra dice...

I think Huorns et all should take extra dice damage from axes, with fire branded axes doing really big damage
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:29
Replies: 94
Views: 6,404
Posted By Pete Mack
The big spike in difficulty is DL ~ 85, where...

The big spike in difficulty is DL ~ 85, where Greater Balrogs become native.
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:27
Replies: 48
Views: 2,673
Posted By Pete Mack
HJKL came from the vi editor (1976), which was...

HJKL came from the vi editor (1976), which was created and widely used at Berkeley when Rogue(1980) was invented. Anyone who was familiar with either one, or any later variant of rogue, has HJKL in...
Forum: Vanilla October 5, 2021, 22:12
Replies: 71
Views: 5,119
Posted By Pete Mack
@Kooltone-- Originally all objects needed ?Id...

@Kooltone--
Originally all objects needed ?Id (or the spell, or the staff, or the rod.) Certain objects requires *Id* to determine "hidden powers"--basically everything except FA, SI, rBase, rPois....
Forum: AAR October 5, 2021, 16:10
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Pete Mack
@Grotug-- Yeah, you should have picked up the...

@Grotug--
Yeah, you should have picked up the shots on the floor in the Hobbit Ranger video. Or you could pick up a small stash of !oil for emergencies. It does amazing damage, way more than thrown...
Forum: Vanilla September 25, 2021, 20:20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pete Mack
Wand of wonder is very dangerous for warriors of...

Wand of wonder is very dangerous for warriors of most races The effect you get is determined by a 1d(device skill) roll. Bad effects are assigned the lowest rolls.
Forum: AAR September 21, 2021, 06:15
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Pete Mack
Will-- Race and height do not matter. Only STR...

Will--
Race and height do not matter. Only STR and DEX. And It isnt easy to get STR 210 with a hobbit ranger.
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 06:12
Replies: 124
Views: 11,010
Posted By Pete Mack
It is possible, but it is astoundingly lucky to...

It is possible, but it is astoundingly lucky to find all three by DL 22.
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2021, 01:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pete Mack
It is standard Catholic 'lore' that demons and...

It is standard Catholic 'lore' that demons and fallen angels cannot be saved; only humans. (Why fallen angels, with no true free will, were created in the first place is left as a mystery.)
So yes,...
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