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Forum: Variants March 25, 2021, 13:44
Replies: 36
Views: 1,865
Posted By Eric
I'm a fan of First Age Angband (as opposed to the...

I'm a fan of First Age Angband (as opposed to the older FAangband? Not sure a proper shortening is) now, but I do find that the wilderness areas in particular require a lot more keypresses for...
Forum: Vanilla November 21, 2020, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Eric
Was there a bug or adjustment to artifact...

Was there a bug or adjustment to artifact generation of some sort? I've had a few games recently off one of the nightly versions (not sure which) where there were no randarts to be found even til...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2020, 15:37
Replies: 34
Views: 3,409
Posted By Eric
I'm with archowela on most counts, and even use...

I'm with archowela on most counts, and even use whirlwind early on when it's just 1 blow per adjacent.

I'll add that

0.5 - Howl of the Damned has come in handy a few times, as does the fear...
Forum: Vanilla August 28, 2020, 00:23
Replies: 190
Views: 22,427
Posted By Eric
I had that trigger recently while in Pukelman...

I had that trigger recently while in Pukelman form, I was surprised it got through ImPois, but this makes sense... One could imagine all sorts of organic poisons being highly acidic (or basic!).
Forum: Vanilla August 5, 2020, 18:15
Replies: 241
Views: 25,091
Posted By Eric
Cool, thanks! Is there a way to check what speed...

Cool, thanks! Is there a way to check what speed those non-uniques have (like -Probe)?
Forum: Vanilla August 5, 2020, 14:40
Replies: 241
Views: 25,091
Posted By Eric
Double-moved at 1.0 speed by a Soldier?

Just spun up a druid in
4.2.1-52-g19839134
(not sure which build hash; I ran a git pull, make && make install this morning though).
Working down through early levels, ran into a few soldiers...
Forum: Vanilla June 12, 2020, 17:06
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Changes to Bloodlust

Finally getting to try out the 4.2.1 blackboard, having a lot of fun - finally had a heavier weapon without finding Forasgil at lvl 20, easier Venom is nice.

I tried out Bloodlust against a pack...
Forum: Vanilla June 2, 2020, 23:04
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Big fan of the new flavor texts :) Looking...

Big fan of the new flavor texts :)

Looking forward to my next blackguard with more reliable Venom!
Forum: Vanilla April 29, 2020, 22:24
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Sorry for the long delay on my thoughts there! I...

Sorry for the long delay on my thoughts there! I liked that this had a longer explanation - but I'm a fan of in-game help and man pages and things like that...
I don't really think much change is...
Forum: Vanilla April 18, 2020, 18:21
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Yeah, it was definitely risky behaviour to rely...

Yeah, it was definitely risky behaviour to rely on healing from SP use, with the low success rates (9-15% on the half orc and dwarves ive rolled up so far, trading 1 Dex for a few Int has been a...
Forum: Vanilla April 16, 2020, 14:16
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Thanks for that explainer (#66) DavidMedley! I...

Thanks for that explainer (#66) DavidMedley!
I was confused from the text in the 'S' command how the SP/HP relationship worked, but I'm really enjoying the new dynamic.

Being able to heal by...
Forum: Vanilla April 9, 2020, 23:58
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Not really - --single-branch just pulls down that...

Not really - --single-branch just pulls down that specific branch, instead of the whole repo followed by a checkout. Probably doesn't make much real difference in this case but I found it kind of a...
Forum: Vanilla April 9, 2020, 15:17
Replies: 263
Views: 21,852
Posted By Eric
Looking forward to trying this out! Hopefully...

Looking forward to trying this out! Hopefully will have the time in the near future.

FWIW, the --single-branch option is fantastic for minimizing the amount of git fiddling.
"git clone...
Forum: Competition January 10, 2020, 19:01
Replies: 42
Views: 4,598
Posted By Eric
So, dumb question: is there an actual turncount...

So, dumb question: is there an actual turncount limit to these, or just the fear that someone else will likely run faster?

I've seen a few oblique references to a limit, or hitting a turncount...
Forum: Competition January 10, 2020, 14:55
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By Eric
Agreed! I've been greatly enjoying the comp...

Agreed! I've been greatly enjoying the comp threads as a lurker, gonna have to start trying to join in. Following along with dumps has also been really useful for getting over my inclination to...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2020, 14:54
Replies: 50
Views: 4,151
Posted By Eric
I've been in much the same boat since picking up...

I've been in much the same boat since picking up 4.2.0 - struggling to get past CL30-35, seems that diving faster & fleeing more is the basic answer here. This thread was very helpful (thanks all!)...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2020, 14:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By Eric
YALP - Yet Another Longtime Player

YALP Checking in - I came back a few months ago after playing off-and-on since 2007 (so relatively less long-term than some!). I think I started on 3.8 or something... Been lurking here for roughly...
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