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Forum: Vanilla January 17, 2019, 05:28
Replies: 77
Views: 3,827
Posted By Pete Mack
So a better solution is to get rid of the spell,...

So a better solution is to get rid of the spell, and make food only intermittently available in town. I agree. (Don't bring back 'gorged' status tho. That is just a nuisance.)
Forum: Sil January 14, 2019, 20:39
Replies: 62
Views: 2,159
Posted By Pete Mack
One tricky thing here. You get points for killing...

One tricky thing here. You get points for killing monsters you can't see. I dunno about for 'seeing' them.
Forum: Vanilla January 12, 2019, 05:58
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick- Bringing in a number of dungeon level...

Nick-
Bringing in a number of dungeon level generated monsters (or slightly above) is equivent to bringing in a bunch of monsters from elsewhere on the level. This should be the default against...
Forum: Vanilla January 2, 2019, 02:14
Replies: 62
Views: 3,273
Posted By Pete Mack
Why make this change? High resists have been...

Why make this change?
High resists have been made more uniform and reliable, with all high elements (aside from poison) now giving randomly between 1/3 and 1/2 resistance. There is also some...
Forum: Development December 29, 2018, 21:51
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Pete Mack
It *was* on the play store. I have it installed...

It *was* on the play store. I have it installed on my phone, but the app doesn't show up in "installed apps" tab at the store. Too bad. It has big problems, sure. But it is better than nothing.
Forum: Development December 27, 2018, 18:59
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Pete Mack
Not on a phone. The display is too small to waste...

Not on a phone. The display is too small to waste on tiles.
Forum: Development December 27, 2018, 04:57
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Pete Mack
The minimum fix would be to make the display...

The minimum fix would be to make the display height correct in portrait orientation. Now it wastes nearly half the screen, drawing only the basic 2380 region. Fixing the defualt display properties...
Forum: Variants December 24, 2018, 00:27
Replies: 80
Views: 4,687
Posted By Pete Mack
That doesnt make logical sense. Why would magical...

That doesnt make logical sense. Why would magical gloves intended to improve theft reduce fighting ability? That said, the only such gloves should be leather or silk. What thief would ever wear steel...
Forum: Oook! December 22, 2018, 19:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,272
Posted By Pete Mack
Here are my two such contributions: You hit the...

Here are my two such contributions:
You hit the orange orc.
(https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!search/YASWTD$20orange$20orc/rec.games.roguelike.angband/izVJHoqNiYE)
Jamband announcement...
Forum: Variants December 22, 2018, 04:57
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Pete Mack
No. You can play Sil 1.1 and a few versions of...

No. You can play Sil 1.1 and a few versions of Angband. But I don't believe PCB is one of the ports. And forget about playing at angband live. You can watch, but the keyboard is a mess if you try to...
Forum: Idle chatter December 21, 2018, 03:06
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Pete Mack
Spell freq is probably too low for a NEVER_MOVE...

Spell freq is probably too low for a NEVER_MOVE monster.
Forum: Vanilla December 20, 2018, 17:46
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Pete Mack
A destructed area loses all flags (vault, room,...

A destructed area loses all flags (vault, room, door, trap)
Forum: AAR December 19, 2018, 19:06
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Pete Mack
Naw, classic way to level up in multiplayer game....

Naw, classic way to level up in multiplayer game. Team up with a CL 50 charcter and let it do all the work.
Forum: Vanilla December 17, 2018, 20:16
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Pete Mack
It's not the monster list so much as knowing your...

It's not the monster list so much as knowing your alternatives, which you won't learn if they aren't useful (or even possible.)

The trouble is that (a) brands, especially the top two or three...
Forum: Vanilla December 16, 2018, 22:14
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By Pete Mack
Sky: no. Brands are very powerful. It used to be...

Sky: no. Brands are very powerful. It used to be possible to find acid or electric branded MoD and the like. Yeah, they were not useful against Morgoth and a few other monsters. So what? It does huge...
Forum: AAR December 15, 2018, 07:45
Replies: 65
Views: 3,142
Posted By Pete Mack
Petvan While the gloves did indeed cause the...

Petvan
While the gloves did indeed cause the level to spiral out of control, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with using them. However, there were other problems with that character:
1. Allowed...
Forum: Development December 13, 2018, 03:41
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Pete Mack
Here's another: Clean up and update the Android...

Here's another:
Clean up and update the Android port.
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2018, 01:55
Replies: 62
Views: 3,273
Posted By Pete Mack
Always keep in mind that a fully balanced game...

Always keep in mind that a fully balanced game is a recipe for grinding. It is the imbalances that make for interesting game economy.
Forum: Vanilla December 11, 2018, 00:15
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By Pete Mack
There is a progression. Roughly: Fang/Grip ...

There is a progression. Roughly:
Fang/Grip
Dark elf, kobold mage, kobold archer
Bullroarer (really)
Wolves
Trolls and orcs using rods/wands of light and lightning bolt
Pack or two of weak...
Forum: Vanilla December 10, 2018, 21:37
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes, paid for with starting gold. I generally ...

Yes, paid for with starting gold. I generally buy a dozen flasks of oil and heroism if I am playing a weak character (with less than 3 blows.) No, it doesn't always pay off. But when it does, it is...
Forum: Vanilla December 10, 2018, 03:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By Pete Mack
The bit about CL3 is simply wrong. There are...

The bit about CL3 is simply wrong. There are flasks of oil and buffing potions. And there are wands of magic missile. If you can survive until DL 5, in principle you can get Bullroarer at CL 1, with...
Forum: Competition December 2, 2018, 18:17
Replies: 36
Views: 1,841
Posted By Pete Mack
Also: great choice of a name, Nick!

Also: great choice of a name, Nick!
Forum: Vanilla November 30, 2018, 05:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pete Mack
Calris is a weak endgame weapon. As such, you...

Calris is a weak endgame weapon. As such, you want to use it with a ring of damage. Feagwath doesn't have a whole lot of HP. He should go down pretty quickly if you optimize for damage. Vecna is...
Forum: Vanilla November 29, 2018, 20:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pete Mack
Speed absolutely maxes out. For a melee...

Speed absolutely maxes out. For a melee character, anything over 30 hasted (base 20) is better off being exchanged for damage and armor. (Note that base speed is adjusted for encumbrance, so you may...
Forum: Vanilla November 28, 2018, 20:28
Replies: 37
Views: 2,570
Posted By Pete Mack
Quickband has a message that says something like...

Quickband has a message that says something like 'you feel a need to go deeper' that comes up after too long at shallow depths. Any levels generated with that message will be boring (feeling 2 at...
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