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Forum: Vanilla Today, 04:43
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Pete Mack
Philip-- !rMana is pretty common, and for many...

Philip--
!rMana is pretty common, and for many uniques it isn't necessary in any case, because they have essentially infinite detection range. So if you teleport them away, you see them come back in...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 22:33
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Pete Mack
There is no 0-fail on mass banishment--you need...

There is no 0-fail on mass banishment--you need to use Dimension Door first, which is actually better, as it works against summoned uniques as well. (You might need to dig a safe space while...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 22:11
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Pete Mack
It certainly is way more powerful than the spell...

It certainly is way more powerful than the spell it replaced (haste self.) Haste self doubles speed if you start from 1x normal. Fast cast doubles speed no matter what.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 22:08
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By Pete Mack
Yep. Turn around and go somewhere else. A room...

Yep. Turn around and go somewhere else. A room full of eyes is just not worth it.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 21:01
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By Pete Mack
V Mage is too powerful in the endgame.

With fast cast and Mana Storm, a CL 50 mage does nearly 700 damage per turn, including a 13% fail rate. This is more than any other class, except for a Ranger with Holy Might, or a warrior with an...
Forum: AAR Yesterday, 01:35
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Pete Mack
Fun vault here: ...

Fun vault here:
http://angband.oook.cz/screen-show.php?id=4674
Easiest GV ever, since most monsters can't get to me after Lungorthin turned the entrance into lava. Harmless for me with IM_FIRE, but...
Forum: AAR January 19, 2020, 22:46
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Pete Mack
Well that was fun. I had been teleporting Gothmog...

Well that was fun. I had been teleporting Gothmog multiple times on seemingly every level since 85. The same thing happened on DL 90. Then i see Huan, coming near the far end of a looong corridor....
Forum: AAR January 19, 2020, 20:44
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Pete Mack
OK, *that* is a new YASD. Yes, death by cloning...

OK, *that* is a new YASD. Yes, death by cloning has happened before. But not, perhaps, of an immobile monster.
Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2020, 19:41
Replies: 298
Views: 23,900
Posted By Pete Mack
@Eastwind-- I thought about that before. But I...

@Eastwind--
I thought about that before. But I realized that curses per se don't show up on the character screen, where attributes like Aggravate show up. Your argument originally was "should stand...
Forum: AAR January 19, 2020, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Pete Mack
Hahaha, Qzzlqthup. Sucks to be you. In a vault:...

Hahaha, Qzzlqthup. Sucks to be you.
In a vault:

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Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2020, 12:34
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
I guess I am. I just recalled incorrectly.

I guess I am. I just recalled incorrectly.
Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2020, 12:09
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
I assume so, since it is a beam rather than a...

I assume so, since it is a beam rather than a cone.
Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2020, 07:02
Replies: 298
Views: 23,900
Posted By Pete Mack
NOT a bug. Many extremely powerful artifacts have...

NOT a bug. Many extremely powerful artifacts have permanent aggro. Some perilous ones have it too. Some are both.
Forum: Development January 19, 2020, 05:11
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By Pete Mack
You need at least ONE front-end. I am surprised...

You need at least ONE front-end. I am surprised curses isn't present on your machine. You will have to get (or configure) one of those choices.
Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2020, 05:00
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
One other thing: most breath damage goes down as...

One other thing: most breath damage goes down as a function of distance, EXCEPT lightning breath. So electricity is doubly dangerous: no distance attenuation, and no double resistance (unless you are...
Forum: Vanilla January 18, 2020, 22:09
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
Big base-element breathers do 1600 breath damage;...

Big base-element breathers do 1600 breath damage; with single resist this comes to 533 damage--that is still a lot of damage. With double resist, they top out at 177, which quickly goes down as the...
Forum: AAR January 18, 2020, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Pete Mack
Managed to post this character with lynx text...

Managed to post this character with lynx text browser. (Boy is it bad, and I don't mean because it is text-only. The interface sucks even for what it is.)
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Forum: AAR January 18, 2020, 21:15
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Pete Mack
What the hell was that? You had chaos dragon...

What the hell was that? You had chaos dragon scale mail to activate against the Chimera. Why futz with a wand of wonder?
Forum: Vanilla January 18, 2020, 20:34
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
By and large, you want to avoid use of teleport...

By and large, you want to avoid use of teleport as an escape after around DL 50, especially if you don't have pStun. If you tele into a room with plasma hounds, you will die, especially at normal...
Forum: Vanilla January 18, 2020, 18:56
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
Fair enough, though i prefer rings to wands. I...

Fair enough, though i prefer rings to wands. I just don't usually bother as a late game warrior.
Forum: Vanilla January 18, 2020, 16:35
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
My current character is a 4.2 mage at dl 65,...

My current character is a 4.2 mage at dl 65, carrying 34 !CCW. There is no real shortage, though I do miss being able to stock up so easily in the Temple. (Other variants with a bookstore tend to use...
Forum: AAR January 18, 2020, 16:19
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Pete Mack
Losing one of those points of STR would have let...

Losing one of those points of STR would have let you collect a lot more loot to start with. (Then maybe drop a couple points on INT.) Also, arrows (0,0) are a lot cheaper in the general store.
Forum: Vanilla January 18, 2020, 16:15
Replies: 50
Views: 1,511
Posted By Pete Mack
0. Inventory management: Carry: * wands of TO....

0. Inventory management: Carry:
* wands of TO. Always carry these as a warrior. Rods are not enough. (leave some at home if you are worried about breakage.) Missing these is the proximal cause of...
Forum: AAR January 18, 2020, 03:45
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Pete Mack
And now, the first good artifact: k) On hands:...

And now, the first good artifact:
k) On hands: the Set of Leather Gloves, 'Cambeleg' (+8,+8) <+2>

Best gloves in the game, and I hadn't seen that in a very long time.

And as a lagniappe: a...
Forum: Vanilla January 17, 2020, 23:27
Replies: 155
Views: 10,511
Posted By Pete Mack
Lantern of Shadows says "Intensity 3 light", but...

Lantern of Shadows says "Intensity 3 light", but only has light radius 2
Electric arc doesn't actually have length 32 at cl 32
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