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Forum: Vanilla December 1, 2021, 15:32
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By archolewa
Small nit, but Paladins and Blackguards both have...

Small nit, but Paladins and Blackguards both have 3 books. Otherwise, yeah I agree with everything you've said.
Forum: Vanilla November 28, 2021, 19:19
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
This hasn't been my experience, but then I don't...

This hasn't been my experience, but then I don't stick around at floor 40. I descend steadily. Thr number of times Ive been on Floor 70 with like 17 native Con because !Con refused to drop...

In...
Forum: Vanilla November 28, 2021, 00:10
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By archolewa
Hence why I think if we want "friendlies" they...

Hence why I think if we want "friendlies" they should just be enemies that take longer to wake up. Basically, they are more willing to tolerate your presence before trying to brutally murder you.
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 18:07
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By archolewa
You know, having class-specific reactions from...

You know, having class-specific reactions from various monster types could be interesting. For example, maybe Rangers get effectively a stealth bonus against trees (i.e. the trees stay asleep...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By archolewa
I'm not a fan of the concept, for purely...

I'm not a fan of the concept, for purely subjective reasons. I don't like these kinds of open-ended character building systems. The challenge they present is one of "starting over over and over again...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By archolewa
Also, monsters tend to move towards you a lot...

Also, monsters tend to move towards you a lot when they are at a distance, so they have a lot of wasted turns.

I actually like the idea of giving equipment armor a temporary stealth ego with a...
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2021, 05:51
Replies: 25
Views: 6,267
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think it would be fun if we stole...

Personally, I think it would be fun if we stole an idea from Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: when you use an acquirement scroll, you get a choice of items and you pick one (maybe *Acquirement* generates a...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 01:56
Replies: 94
Views: 9,652
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, dont use Single Combat against Morgoth...

Yeah, dont use Single Combat against Morgoth unless you are REALLY overpowered. You will very quickly end up trapped in a corner getting pummeled by debris, you wont be able to phase door away to...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 14:26
Replies: 94
Views: 9,652
Posted By archolewa
This is how I play: no word of recall, but still...

This is how I play: no word of recall, but still able to use upstairs. It's a lot of fun. I find the game flows so much more nicely without a town, and there's some real hard decisions you have to...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 02:23
Replies: 27
Views: 2,787
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think Ironman should not be the...

Personally, I think Ironman should not be the default because making it the default goes against the spirit of Angband. Fundamentally, Angband assumes each player understands what they do and do not...
Forum: Vanilla October 11, 2021, 17:05
Replies: 94
Views: 9,652
Posted By archolewa
This is how I usually play (a steady descent,...

This is how I usually play (a steady descent, with very little diving or floor repetition), and my experience is the same. I also find it much more enjoyable.

Sometimes, I think experienced...
Forum: Vanilla September 17, 2021, 18:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, I read both the paetial rewrite and the...

Yeah, I read both the paetial rewrite and the original version in the "Fall of Gondolin" book. Man, the old version may not quite line up with current canon, but it is *epic*.

Personally, though...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2021, 17:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By archolewa
It's interesting. While Children of Hurin is my...

It's interesting. While Children of Hurin is my least favorite of the Great Tales (so, so sad that's the only one that has a complete "modern" rendition, I would give anything for a full novelization...
Forum: Vanilla September 9, 2021, 23:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By archolewa
I always felt sorry for Mim and dont understand...

I always felt sorry for Mim and dont understand how anyone can consider him "evil." He and his sons are all alone, the last of his people (a people incidentally who were genocided by elves). He is...
Forum: Variants September 9, 2021, 15:07
Replies: 335
Views: 56,722
Posted By archolewa
He replied on the character dump I ran to test my...

He replied on the character dump I ran to test my changes: http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=24022. As well as in the thread itself http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=10280

He...
Forum: Vanilla August 26, 2021, 19:25
Replies: 48
Views: 5,524
Posted By archolewa
Who doesn't? Careening at full speed down a dark...

Who doesn't? Careening at full speed down a dark corridor is the safest way to travel.
Forum: Vanilla August 14, 2021, 09:04
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
Ehhh... not in my experience. The only times I've...

Ehhh... not in my experience. The only times I've ever had to grind beyond the point of boredom was in the endgame when I was low on consumables. And I got low on consumables because I was too...
Forum: Vanilla August 13, 2021, 17:26
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
Standarts or Randarts? I play Standarts, and the...

Standarts or Randarts? I play Standarts, and the only time I can chew through Reavers and Wyrms is when In playing a Blackguard with Deathwreaker or Doomcaller.
Forum: Vanilla August 13, 2021, 17:02
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
I was going to say this unfairly punishes Rogues,...

I was going to say this unfairly punishes Rogues, who dont have access to banishment cheese, but still arent tough enough to take on many top mobs. But then I realized this would make the otherwise...
Forum: Vanilla August 11, 2021, 17:56
Replies: 67
Views: 10,741
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, I don't play with the "start with useful...

Yeah, I don't play with the "start with useful items" birth option anymore, for a similar reason. That Word of Recall scroll is a GIANT waste of money when you play without Recall. It's actually kind...
Forum: Vanilla August 6, 2021, 18:54
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
@Sky Did you powerdive the second half of the...

@Sky Did you powerdive the second half of the game? I find that unless you're a mage or rogue, powerdiving and grinding the high 90s is not a particularly good idea. I do best if I descend fairly...
Forum: Vanilla August 5, 2021, 07:18
Replies: 78
Views: 16,071
Posted By archolewa
I agree. I think the problem isn't (Mass)...

I agree. I think the problem isn't (Mass) Banishment itself, but rather its spammability. A problem that only applies to Mages. In fact, Banishment and Mass Banishment are *awesome* scrolls/staves....
Forum: Vanilla August 4, 2021, 06:50
Replies: 78
Views: 16,071
Posted By archolewa
Does this really change anything though? An...

Does this really change anything though? An endgame mage has 0% chance of failure with Banishment, and will almost definitely be at speed parity with 99% of every non-unique mob in the game (or at...
Forum: Vanilla August 4, 2021, 06:10
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
You don't even need !rCold. I regularly don't...

You don't even need !rCold. I regularly don't bother carrying those (just aren't enough big cold breathers to be worth it, and most of those are dragons who'll sleep through a nuclear holocaust). If...
Forum: Vanilla August 3, 2021, 23:25
Replies: 135
Views: 16,549
Posted By archolewa
Playing a paladin? They cant read the P2 spell...

Playing a paladin? They cant read the P2 spell book. They only have three spellbooks, while priests have 5. The description of the book says "You can read this book" if you can use it.
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