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Forum: Sil October 31, 2014, 09:57
Replies: 60
Views: 15,215
Posted By absolutego
anything with a melee brand is way worse with low...

anything with a melee brand is way worse with low evasion. poison piles up really fast, and the fire/cold raukos (even snow trolls) hit very hard and destroy items (at least i think ururaukar do?).
...
Forum: Sil October 20, 2014, 10:37
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By absolutego
sure. fewer dumps though. 46/46: The Massive...

sure. fewer dumps though.

46/46: The Massive Iron Crown of Morgoth
40/46: The Bat-Fell of Thuringwethil
39/46: The Wolf-Hame of Draugluin
34/46: The Mighty Hammer 'Grond'
32/46: The Dagger...
Forum: Sil October 19, 2014, 12:08
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By absolutego
i guess you mean "identified"? if so that's moot...

i guess you mean "identified"? if so that's moot because in mpa-sil all artefacts id on sight. (the logs include a "found" flag; all that means is that you've seen it, as opposed to generated in a...
Forum: Sil October 18, 2014, 22:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,279
Posted By absolutego
artefact generation

out of curiosity i scraped the winning logs for mpa-sil (which dump artefact generation data, since debo wrote it). so, relatively low number of samples and whichever other caveats you want to throw...
Forum: Sil October 9, 2014, 13:37
Replies: 38
Views: 8,266
Posted By absolutego
well if you want to do something along those...

well if you want to do something along those lines it would be much simpler (and trigger *much* more often) to just have them jump into chasms.

i think they're fine as is though.
Forum: Sil October 8, 2014, 23:34
Replies: 329
Views: 48,503
Posted By absolutego
you kill uldor because he is the second worst...

you kill uldor because he is the second worst (worst is unique assassin cat whose name i don't dare spell) and you couldn't look at yourself in the mirror if you just ran away!

i'm not the biggest...
Forum: Sil October 8, 2014, 23:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By absolutego
i thought i replied to this but apparently i'm...

i thought i replied to this but apparently i'm awful and i didn't???
most sincere congratulations :))) <- edited for proper full-ascii very happy face
Forum: Sil September 25, 2014, 19:28
Replies: 407
Sil
Views: 131,382
Posted By absolutego
officially requesting 5111 hador debo videos ...

officially requesting 5111 hador debo videos
the 21st century equivalent of heart of darkness
Forum: Sil September 11, 2014, 13:25
Replies: 329
Views: 48,503
Posted By absolutego
The Dark Green Herb of Terror disappears. The...

The Dark Green Herb of Terror disappears.
The Set of Gloves disappears.
The Strip of Dried Meat disappears.
The Murky Brown Potion of Orcish Liquor disappears.
The Longbow disappears.
The Pair...
Forum: Sil August 16, 2014, 17:25
Replies: 60
Views: 15,215
Posted By absolutego
you really don't, because momentum exists

you really don't, because momentum exists
Forum: Sil August 8, 2014, 14:27
Replies: 15
Views: 6,386
Posted By absolutego
off the top of my head and following the OP's...

off the top of my head
and following the OP's advice: just what i'd like, realistic or not


*** MAJOR THINGIES ***

- better balance and more depth in abilities. i know sil is meant to be...
Forum: Sil June 17, 2014, 07:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By absolutego
i think it's just wights and serpent breath

i think it's just wights and serpent breath
Forum: Sil June 6, 2014, 10:01
Replies: 10
Views: 3,886
Posted By absolutego
have you tried console? it's never failed to...

have you tried console? it's never failed to build for me
you'll probably need homebrew or something but that's not a big deal (it's not like you have to install macports anymore)
anyway drop me a...
Forum: Sil May 28, 2014, 08:36
Replies: 503
Views: 71,902
Posted By absolutego
i forgot danger which is arguably the most...

i forgot danger which is arguably the most important one, but also the easier to fix: curse it, give it a good ability. ideally ("imo") there would be one cursed, "mixed blessings" ego type on each...
Forum: Sil May 26, 2014, 19:11
Replies: 503
Views: 71,902
Posted By absolutego
id-on-sight is a very significant change and i...

id-on-sight is a very significant change and i don't think you'll find much traction here. i would lobby for id-on-use though. it's pretty much what you get in practice without the ridiculous edge...
Forum: Sil April 15, 2014, 09:43
Replies: 41
Views: 8,651
Posted By absolutego
mmm does that actually work (for opening...

mmm does that actually work (for opening chests?). it never occurred to me. i never take that ability and it might be worth it...

i think chests are fine re: perception requirements, you can...
Forum: Sil March 23, 2014, 07:13
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
i'm not sure i follow you, both games score...

i'm not sure i follow you, both games score mostly on turncount (leaving aside optional content). in crawl you dive for score and the game is harder. in sil, once you're familiar with the game,...
Forum: Sil March 22, 2014, 23:40
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
that's what i tried. it felt fine to me (a few of...

that's what i tried. it felt fine to me (a few of my ladder games were played this way) but others didn't like the idea and i forgot about it. let me know if you want to try it out.
Forum: Sil March 20, 2014, 12:57
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
i'm all for that, but there's also the fact that...

i'm all for that, but there's also the fact that if you can actually kill morgoth the ascent is much safer.

as for the rest, i still believe there are ways to potentially handle this but i don't...
Forum: Sil March 20, 2014, 08:08
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
you could get a message when you're forced down...

you could get a message when you're forced down on a staircase, yeah. i thought that existed already but i disable -more- prompts so i don't notice these things.



i noted that myself! it was an...
Forum: Sil March 19, 2014, 08:02
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
yeah, those two are nearly irrelevant after...

yeah, those two are nearly irrelevant after you've played the game for a while, and i would do away with them myself, but new players can run into problems with them. also flavour.

there are many...
Forum: Sil March 18, 2014, 08:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By absolutego
yeah, the <25% bonus simply doesn't work now...

yeah, the <25% bonus simply doesn't work now (except on characters with ridiculous con, i imagine). that's another option. i'm not sure how it'd play, i'd have to try it out.

incidentally, this...
Forum: Sil March 18, 2014, 06:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By absolutego
you know what else is underwhelming? strength in...

you know what else is underwhelming? strength in adversity. when's the last time someone took it? which is a pity because it's one of the more original abilities in the will tree (which has a lot of...
Forum: Sil March 17, 2014, 06:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By absolutego
switching weapons in crawl takes one turn (armour...

switching weapons in crawl takes one turn (armour takes multiple turns, which seems reasonable at first but i've come to dislike multiple-turn actions. and it's not like you carry many armour pieces...
Forum: Sil March 16, 2014, 08:54
Replies: 31
Views: 6,563
Posted By absolutego
yeah it's just a function of turns: ...

yeah it's just a function of turns:
http://bpaste.net/raw/166757

i've never been more than 50' out of depth, that seems crazy. don't force yourself to kill every fleeing monster.
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