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Forum: Vanilla November 20, 2016, 13:47
Replies: 65
Views: 8,199
Posted By Bogatyr
The thing about random number generation is that...

The thing about random number generation is that some of the time, you will find lots of great loot. Some of the time, you find very little. Re-balancing the game from a game of "I found...
Forum: Vanilla November 17, 2016, 19:05
Replies: 65
Views: 8,199
Posted By Bogatyr
Playing mostly small hit-die mages, I find that...

Playing mostly small hit-die mages, I find that there are *plenty* of insta-kill spell monsters already. Wights as you mention in particular, but any of the cursing monsters can easily one-shot an...
Forum: Vanilla November 12, 2016, 21:03
Replies: 122
Views: 13,685
Posted By Bogatyr
Just saw it as another "hey let's screw mages!"...

Just saw it as another "hey let's screw mages!" idea :P.
Forum: Vanilla November 11, 2016, 16:05
Replies: 122
Views: 13,685
Posted By Bogatyr
Mage non-attack escapes are in fact part of their...

Mage non-attack escapes are in fact part of their "offense". If you do this, then you must make warriors swing 5 turns in advance, too, which would be pretty ridiculous.
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2016, 13:33
Replies: 122
Views: 13,685
Posted By Bogatyr
Yeah, mystics and rangers are incredibly...

Yeah, mystics and rangers are incredibly dangerous in 3.0 at hound depths, I never fight them in an open room. In fact I just avoid them for the most part unless I take take them out quickly.
Forum: Vanilla November 7, 2016, 19:48
Replies: 122
Views: 13,685
Posted By Bogatyr
Well after killing a very promising clev 30...

Well after killing a very promising clev 30 hobbit mage (The Shadow casts a nether bolt -- More -- You Die) who was just starting to gain stat gain momentum, I decided to try human mage. The trade...
Forum: Vanilla November 6, 2016, 03:36
Replies: 122
Views: 13,685
Posted By Bogatyr
I have to say, 3.0.9b is really kicking my ass. ...

I have to say, 3.0.9b is really kicking my ass. The monsters all seem harder, more deadlier, the good drops at least below dlev 25 are few and far between (as in, practically nowhere to be seen),...
Forum: Vanilla November 3, 2016, 15:01
Replies: 291
Views: 28,018
Posted By Bogatyr
I don't agree. Laying in wait, prepared, to...

I don't agree. Laying in wait, prepared, to attack something just coming around the corner, the one preparing the ambush has the definite upper hand, including typically getting in the first shot....
Forum: Vanilla November 3, 2016, 04:30
Replies: 291
Views: 28,018
Posted By Bogatyr
Hockey stick / knight's move, TO is absolutely...

Hockey stick / knight's move, TO is absolutely core. You can NOT power dive any low HP character/class combo without it. Progress would slow to a crawl and would make the game a painstaking and...
Forum: Vanilla November 1, 2016, 12:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
Well I gave up on the windows build for now. ...

Well I gave up on the windows build for now. built the src fine on my linux vm and the x11 interface works great including a working targeting cursor, so I'm happy.
Forum: Vanilla November 1, 2016, 10:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
on the flip side sleep monster seems to work much...

on the flip side sleep monster seems to work much more reliably against orcs in 3.0.9. I recall that I used this heavily years ago, but stopped in recent versions because the stat spells (sleep,...
Forum: Vanilla November 1, 2016, 10:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
compatibility settings didn't help: process runs,...

compatibility settings didn't help: process runs, but no window appears
Forum: Vanilla November 1, 2016, 10:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
p.s. I am running from the console. Running the...

p.s. I am running from the console. Running the windows exe (angband.exe), the prompt returns immediately with no error messages and the angband.exe process continues to run in the task manager,...
Forum: Vanilla November 1, 2016, 10:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
I found the 3.0.9b console image runs, but there...

I found the 3.0.9b console image runs, but there are problems with the cursor making targeting and "look"ing extremely hard since the cursor does not settle on the target. I'll try the compatibility...
Forum: Vanilla October 30, 2016, 10:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By Bogatyr
Running Angband 3.0.x on Windows 7?

With all the recent talk about how 3.0.x is the pinnacle of Angband I thought I'd revisit it to see if my skills developed on "nerfed Angband" translate to 3.0.x, and to see if 3.0.x was indeed "fun"...
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2016, 05:43
Replies: 44
Views: 6,817
Posted By Bogatyr
Fine, I withdraw the comment. "Undue risk"...

Fine, I withdraw the comment. "Undue risk" according to my play preferences.
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2016, 05:02
Replies: 44
Views: 6,817
Posted By Bogatyr
Not everyone plays for turns or "optimal"...

Not everyone plays for turns or "optimal" play.
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2016, 05:00
Replies: 44
Views: 6,817
Posted By Bogatyr
For you. That's the great thing about angband:...

For you. That's the great thing about angband: "there's more than one way to play." For me, investing time in a character only to lose in the finale because of not taking a simple precaution is...
Forum: Vanilla October 23, 2016, 21:27
Replies: 44
Views: 6,817
Posted By Bogatyr
Where did I ever complain of that? I don't...

Where did I ever complain of that? I don't recall it. I spend very little time grinding. But I don't ever stand in LoS of Morgoth at less than 30 speed if at all possible. If you love...
Forum: Vanilla October 22, 2016, 06:44
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By Bogatyr
pStun & pConfuse (and minor, rSound). pStun is...

pStun & pConfuse (and minor, rSound). pStun is super rare. With pStun and 100% save you can rely on 0% fail prayer escapes.
Forum: Vanilla October 21, 2016, 15:59
Replies: 30
Views: 3,988
Posted By Bogatyr
My priests just don't like progressing past clev...

My priests just don't like progressing past clev 40. Inevitably they die because I think I'm pretty tough, but forget that there are baddies that can hit for > 500 (e.g., mana storm). Swapped...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2016, 18:43
Replies: 55
Views: 9,114
Posted By Bogatyr
Yes I usually leave Beorn alone until I have...

Yes I usually leave Beorn alone until I have either substantial speed or fairly serious damage output.
Forum: Vanilla October 18, 2016, 21:55
Replies: 291
Views: 28,018
Posted By Bogatyr
Yeah but you pay for it by being a wimp not...

Yeah but you pay for it by being a wimp not really good at anything for a considerable chunk of the game. I still haven't figured out how to survive as a ranger. Now that I've won a bunch as...
Forum: Vanilla October 18, 2016, 18:17
Replies: 122
Views: 10,419
Posted By Bogatyr
And Osse....and Osse....and Osse.... :(

And Osse....and Osse....and Osse.... :(
Forum: Vanilla October 18, 2016, 12:04
Replies: 220
Views: 29,178
Posted By Bogatyr
The "unbarring of the ways" priest prayer does...

The "unbarring of the ways" priest prayer does not protect against traps from chests. That's either a bug in the code or a bug in the UI describing the effects of the spell. "Safe from traps" is...
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