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Forum: Vanilla Today, 02:46
Replies: 111
Views: 9,307
Posted By archolewa
I would strongly recommend everyone try it a...

I would strongly recommend everyone try it a couple of times. It's amazing how much of an impact losing access to the town has on the game. Lots of gear that you mostly ignore (like Staves of Cure...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 06:28
Replies: 111
Views: 9,307
Posted By archolewa
Or paradoxically, you could play without using...

Or paradoxically, you could play without using your House at all. Since I started playing without Recall (though I do still have upstairs, I'm not quite that crazy yet), I have found the inventory...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 06:22
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By archolewa
You should focus on resistances. AC isn't really...

You should focus on resistances. AC isn't really something you need to worry about building towards, that'll just happen naturally, since gear that provides lots of resistances tend to also have a...
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2021, 19:37
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By archolewa
Oh God yes. Especially when you're a Blackguard...

Oh God yes. Especially when you're a Blackguard with Bloodlust active who accidentally steps next to a death mold. Lost one of my Blackguards that way...

On that day I learned that Blackguards...
Forum: Variants April 8, 2021, 00:09
Replies: 284
Views: 24,166
Posted By archolewa
Assuming its the same as Vanilla, Berserk...

Assuming its the same as Vanilla, Berserk Strength also makes you immune to fear and gived you a to-hit bonus. Not worth it (except the fear resistance) early, but once your AC gets higher, -10 is...
Forum: Vanilla April 7, 2021, 21:06
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By archolewa
Pretty sure 4.2.x removed the spellcasting...

Pretty sure 4.2.x removed the spellcasting penalty for wearing gloves. The only armor-based penalty now I think is the reduction in SP if your armor is too heavy.

EDIT: Sorry, misread your...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 22:07
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
Maybe its because I play without WoR, but without...

Maybe its because I play without WoR, but without access to the shop i just dont find them common enough to be worth carrying. If you use them whenever they might be useful, you very quickly run out...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 18:46
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
I often go deeper than DL30 without any other...

I often go deeper than DL30 without any other source of poison resistance. Also, in standart games, poison resistance is rather rare. Hiltholmir and lucky of Elvenkind are your most likely sources...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 15:50
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
I usually forgo the !rCold and !rHeat. The only...

I usually forgo the !rCold and !rHeat. The only times I find myself wanting them is for Scarha, Smaug and Itanagast. So if I find a few on the same level, score. Otherwise, whatever. I also dont swap...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 14:45
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
They are very useful for classss that arent...

They are very useful for classss that arent Rogues though. Not every class gets 100% trap disarm, and some traps are *nasty* and some vaults are full of them. Yeah, the fact the disable is temporary...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 07:27
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
Rods of Disable Trap are very nice for chest...

Rods of Disable Trap are very nice for chest traps though, especially the summon, and explosion traps.
Forum: Vanilla March 28, 2021, 22:47
Replies: 40
Views: 1,978
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, if you like stealthy play, Blackguards...

Yeah, if you like stealthy play, Blackguards arent going to be fun. Personally, I dont care much about stealth. If theres something nasty, I prefer to keep my distance. :)

For this reason I find...
Forum: Variants March 26, 2021, 22:25
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By archolewa
*Shrug* and it makes things more dangerous in a...

*Shrug* and it makes things more dangerous in a manner I dont like: by removing player options. Its also something that you really cant avoid and dont have good options for dealing with. All of this...
Forum: Variants March 26, 2021, 19:09
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By archolewa
I guess when I say "boring" I mean "not much...

I guess when I say "boring" I mean "not much terrain I can use to advantage." Even early levels in Angband you can back up into corridors, or take an alternate path to avoid a dangerous monster, or...
Forum: Variants March 26, 2021, 12:14
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By archolewa
None of that invalidates what I said? Even if...

None of that invalidates what I said? Even if there are other wilderness maps than the plains and mountains, the plains and mountain environments are still hard, boring and tedious to navigate,...
Forum: Variants March 25, 2021, 22:16
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By archolewa
And thats before even getting into how some of...

And thats before even getting into how some of the races like Edain and Noldor start in stupidly deep danger level, making classes that dont have good stealth (like oh Blackguards) at best waaaay to...
Forum: Variants March 25, 2021, 22:11
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By archolewa
The same problem I have with all wildernesses in...

The same problem I have with all wildernesses in every roguelike that has them: the maps are both brutally hard, and boring. From what I saw the wilderness came in two modes: giant wide open fields...
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2021, 17:33
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
Are we sure about this? My understanding is that...

Are we sure about this? My understanding is that the Uruk are a type of orc created (or at least used) by Sauron, who have been around for a long time, and the Urukhai are the new mixed breed of orcs...
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2021, 05:06
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By archolewa
Also note though that you gain health as you lose...

Also note though that you gain health as you lose magic. So you will have faster regeneration so long as you have mana.
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2021, 04:15
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By archolewa
Maiming Blow stuns your enemy, which is...

Maiming Blow stuns your enemy, which is *incredibly powerful.* So powerful, its an early game game changer. Relentless Taunting increases the chances that enemies melee you or move towards you and...
Forum: Vanilla March 25, 2021, 02:16
Replies: 133
Views: 8,103
Posted By archolewa
This sounds incredibly tedious, and strikes me as...

This sounds incredibly tedious, and strikes me as a good reason to tweak recharging so that recharging a stack isnt so heavily penalized.
Forum: Vanilla March 23, 2021, 00:06
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By archolewa
And I dont think its ever a problem for paladins....

And I dont think its ever a problem for paladins. You tend to have as many slots as spells you can learn for paladin in my experience.
Forum: Vanilla March 20, 2021, 19:46
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By archolewa
This is actually something I appreciated about...

This is actually something I appreciated about rune identification without the town. All of those "bad" potions now had a use. Especially sleep. Paralyzed by humonculus (or carrion crawler) has...
Forum: Vanilla March 19, 2021, 23:03
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, it was playing without WoR that finally...

Honestly, it was playing without WoR that finally made me swallow my pride and turn off the ID minigame. When I could just throw things at the stores, I found the ID game a lot like the hunger game:...
Forum: Vanilla March 19, 2021, 14:48
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By archolewa
And then, after you've mastered the ID minigame...

And then, after you've mastered the ID minigame (however you choose to do so), and have beaten the game a couple of times with it, you go into the birth options, flip on "know all runes at birth" and...
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