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Forum: Vanilla July 19, 2021, 09:32
Replies: 67
Views: 11,080
Posted By jevansau
To be fair, a buckland can be better than that. ...

To be fair, a buckland can be better than that.

One thing I have noted is that in recent releases randart launchers are rarely that great as the main source of damage, although they often have...
Forum: Vanilla July 7, 2021, 04:04
Replies: 67
Views: 11,080
Posted By jevansau
Trying out a ranger on build 194, and seems...

Trying out a ranger on build 194, and seems pretty good.
My impressions may have been altered by finding 2 great launchers though.
A Buckland sling x4, +12 dam, +9 shots, +5 dex at DL13 (feeling 6)...
Forum: Vanilla April 23, 2021, 07:40
Replies: 121
Views: 16,582
Posted By jevansau
Hi Jay, the trick is to position to the item of...

Hi Jay, the trick is to position to the item of interest using arrow keys etc. Then g or l followed by <enter> work.
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2021, 22:11
Replies: 137
Views: 15,857
Posted By jevansau
My gripe with the gauntlet level is that they...

My gripe with the gauntlet level is that they don't seem that rare. And of course there is no corresponding reward to the risk.
Forum: Vanilla February 27, 2021, 23:26
Replies: 241
Views: 33,972
Posted By jevansau
Any chance of improving the max depth for...

Any chance of improving the max depth for randarts? Tends to be way too low for lights in particular.
Forum: Vanilla January 29, 2021, 22:37
Replies: 31
Views: 4,649
Posted By jevansau
Don't forget about Dimension Door. It is a very...

Don't forget about Dimension Door. It is a very safe repositioning tool.

As a mage, you should never be in melee with Morgoth (unless you are planning the fight as a weak warrior). If you are...
Forum: Vanilla January 22, 2021, 22:41
Replies: 31
Views: 4,649
Posted By jevansau
For any fight of significance, you should have...

For any fight of significance, you should have mana channeling on as it doubles your spell damage per round.
Tap magical energy lets you refill your mana from a (stack of) wands or staves. With the...
Forum: Vanilla January 21, 2021, 08:51
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By jevansau
Actually, it doesn't matter where @ is. Even when...

Actually, it doesn't matter where @ is. Even when right next to, and attacking the monster, @ will be completely ignored.
The only risk is with monsters with some random movement, or where there are...
Forum: Vanilla January 20, 2021, 22:19
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By jevansau
Basically it is just a matter of making the only...

Basically it is just a matter of making the only short path to your decoy be through a wall. Having stealth and unlimited stone to mud makes this much easier to set up.

#______ M_________#...
Forum: Vanilla January 20, 2021, 07:15
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By jevansau
Rangers in current (Windows) nightly

Hi, played through a HE ranger on the latest windows nightly build with randarts and have a few observations.
1) Decent bows are very rare - never saw a Lothlorien and was past L30 before I found...
Forum: Vanilla October 2, 2020, 06:26
Replies: 241
Views: 33,972
Posted By jevansau
Light mode and dark mode attached. If I try to...

Light mode and dark mode attached. If I try to move into a wall in dark mode the missing walls are very briefly displayed.
Forum: Vanilla October 1, 2020, 09:06
Replies: 241
Views: 33,972
Posted By jevansau
Hi Nick, I downloaded it before - I just...

Hi Nick, I downloaded it before - I just corrected the URL.
And thanks, it seems to be working well, except for the dark mode display.
Forum: Vanilla September 27, 2020, 09:51
Replies: 241
Views: 33,972
Posted By jevansau
Hi Nick, that link for the Windows build isn't...

Hi Nick, that link for the Windows build isn't working. Worked out the correct link, but this version is dying while at the '[Loading basic pref file ...]'. Adding an Angband.ini from 4.2.1 doesn't...
Forum: Variants September 2, 2020, 07:33
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
A couple of observations: Speed is really hard...

A couple of observations:
Speed is really hard to get. In a long game with quite a lot of time at L99 and L100, partly because Morgoth was hard to find, I found exactly 1 ring of speed (+3 I think)....
Forum: Variants August 25, 2020, 23:40
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
Thanks Nick. I've got compilations working now,...

Thanks Nick. I've got compilations working now, but looking at some of the files in my download makes me think I didn't get an up to date download.
With this new version, I'm getting chunk_copy()...
Forum: Variants August 24, 2020, 23:45
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
And another example of an excessively useful...

And another example of an excessively useful item:
It did come with the poisoning and skin to stone curses (at strength 1 and 15) but still.
The treasure feeling for the level was 9 :) although...
Forum: Variants August 24, 2020, 02:45
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
Pull from 23/8 9am AEST. Deep descent from L28...

Pull from 23/8 9am AEST.
Deep descent from L28 of Amon Rudh causes a crash. Standard wilderness.
Attempting to get to Talath Dirnen 29 is consistently crashing with:
Assertion failed!
Program...
Forum: Variants August 17, 2020, 09:33
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
See my earlier post for a few issues with hybrid...

See my earlier post for a few issues with hybrid dungeon mode.
Forum: Variants August 16, 2020, 07:44
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
With Hybrid Dungeon, it seems impossible to get...

With Hybrid Dungeon, it seems impossible to get below level 54. Taking stairs or reading Deep Descent causes a hang every time.
This was due to the bad definition for Glaurung.

Actually fixing...
Forum: Variants August 16, 2020, 03:03
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
Hi, Any chance of a later Windows build? ...

Hi,

Any chance of a later Windows build?
Or alternatively, any tricks for getting this to build using MinGW or Cygwin?

Thanks,
Forum: Variants August 12, 2020, 07:53
Replies: 391
Views: 47,110
Posted By jevansau
I've got an armor of Elvenkind that makes the...

I've got an armor of Elvenkind that makes the game hang if I try and purchase it. Is this a known issue?
If not, do you want the save file and randart file?

I just go to purchase the armor from...
Forum: AAR July 16, 2020, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By jevansau
Just curious, but why weren't you using Mana...

Just curious, but why weren't you using Mana Channel and Mana Storm to take out uniques. This is over 600 pts per round of unresistable area effect damage.
The joy of a high level mage is that you...
Forum: AAR July 15, 2020, 00:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By jevansau
Looks like some very useful starting equipment....

Looks like some very useful starting equipment. Worth using scrolls of recharging for the drain life wand as they are much less likely to destroy it.
Next time I'd suggest putting more points into...
Forum: Vanilla July 6, 2020, 10:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By jevansau
The dungeon books are native to Level 40 and 60,...

The dungeon books are native to Level 40 and 60, so you want to be a bit deeper.

For me, I'd want more stealth to make the looting easier. Say Totila with Turmil as a swap for Immune cold. I'd...
Forum: AAR June 12, 2020, 10:03
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By jevansau
My commiserations, that sounds like a painful...

My commiserations, that sounds like a painful end.

From my experiences with post 4.2 mages, in the later game you shouldn't be in melee range of anything remotely dangerous.
You have great...
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