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Forum: Variants Today, 04:59
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Posted By Sideways
For melee, Warrior is a simple option, but if you...

For melee, Warrior is a simple option, but if you want a bit more spice in your character, try a Weaponsmith, Samurai, Ninja or Rune-Knight. All of them are very strong classes, and not too hard to...
Forum: Variants September 18, 2021, 12:52
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
The level 25 quests, and especially the mimic...

The level 25 quests, and especially the mimic quest, should be very doable by that point. Completing them ought to help a bit.

That said, instant-coffee is by far the least forgiving mode when it...
Forum: Variants September 17, 2021, 01:43
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Tselakus, Ungoliant, Morgoth, Nephthys, Metatron...

Tselakus, Ungoliant, Morgoth, Nephthys, Metatron and GWOPs.
Forum: Variants September 17, 2021, 00:08
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Isn't darkness aura already a thing? (Both in the...

Isn't darkness aura already a thing? (Both in the sense of monsters surrounded by a radius of darkness, and in the sense of monsters who zap you with the element Dark when you melee them.)
Forum: Vanilla September 13, 2021, 21:41
Replies: 97
Views: 6,815
Posted By Sideways
There was (is?) an issue in FA2 with real but...

There was (is?) an issue in FA2 with real but non-visible monsters on the level being entered being very briefly listed in the monster subwindow. I don't know if it was related to this in any way,...
Forum: Variants September 13, 2021, 03:54
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
To be clear, mpower never goes that high in...

To be clear, mpower never goes that high in normal play.

All monsters are born with an mpower of 100%, and most of them will stay that way unless hit with unlife or time attacks. The usual case...
Forum: Variants September 13, 2021, 01:01
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
In terms of random max HP that would make sense;...

In terms of random max HP that would make sense; though practically all major breathers, even the non-unique ones, have fixed max HP in any case.

Mpower, though, can go absurdly high. It's...
Forum: Variants September 12, 2021, 18:09
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
The spoilers use a slightly different format,...

The spoilers use a slightly different format, outright giving the damage as 1d80+50.

In theory, that would be a nice format for the regular monster recall too; but there are some problems with...
Forum: Variants September 12, 2021, 04:13
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
90 is the average damage; mana bolts from a...

90 is the average damage; mana bolts from a typical dark elven warlock are 1d80+50, so you rolled close to the upper limit of that range.
Forum: Variants September 10, 2021, 03:44
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
I think expanding the travel code would be the...

I think expanding the travel code would be the more natural option, since the travel code, unlike the run code, already contains all the pathfinding needed. (It would need several hacks to be used by...
Forum: Variants September 10, 2021, 00:12
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
The problem with autoexplore in *bands is that it...

The problem with autoexplore in *bands is that it causes players to die.

(To be clear, that doesn't mean it couldn't be implemented; indeed, it could fairly easily build on the existing travel...
Forum: Variants September 9, 2021, 16:39
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
I wrote in part of archolewa's pull request; and...

I wrote in part of archolewa's pull request; and the rest of it got left in limbo because I did not want to either reject or accept it in its entirety, and was not sure which other bits to accept or...
Forum: Vanilla August 31, 2021, 16:14
Replies: 41
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sideways
While I'm not really sold on combining wands with...

While I'm not really sold on combining wands with targetable rods, this potential problem could be solved completely by allowing inscribing items with non-numerical slot labels; which would be a good...
Forum: AAR August 28, 2021, 01:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sideways
Up now: what happens when the strongest class...

Up now: what happens when the strongest class meets the strongest monsters?
Tourist vs. Resurrection Machine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUexOxE7WNs)
Forum: Vanilla August 27, 2021, 15:06
Replies: 41
Views: 1,646
Posted By Sideways
I grew up using . to run, and never saw any...

I grew up using . to run, and never saw any reason to retrain my muscle memory since using Shift offers no meaningful advantage. I tried shiftrunning for a while experimentally, and kept having...
Forum: AAR August 27, 2021, 00:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sideways
Grab the Silmaril and run for it - unspoiled... ...

Grab the Silmaril and run for it - unspoiled...
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isd1e3lUwRc)
Holy_Rage has succeeded in prying a Silmaril from the iron crown of Morgoth, dark oppressor of the...
Forum: AAR August 26, 2021, 02:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By Sideways
Some more FrogComposband action: Underequipped...

Some more FrogComposband action: Underequipped imp ninja vs. Serpent of Chaos
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4OvJEJdUQ4)
Not recommended for the faint of heart :)
Forum: Variants August 18, 2021, 21:38
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Thraalbee's right; but also, that character you...

Thraalbee's right; but also, that character you cite switched his secondary realm, studied spells in the new realm, and then switched back to his original second realm having forgotten (and needing...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2021, 11:09
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Sideways
Make sure the 9 key is keymapped to ;9. Also...

Make sure the 9 key is keymapped to ;9. Also check if [PageUp] is keymapped to ;9, since pressing numpad 9 with numlock off triggers the [PageUp] key instead of the 9 key. If 9 is keymapped to ;9 but...
Forum: Variants August 3, 2021, 12:56
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Unfortunately the file is too badly corrupted,...

Unfortunately the file is too badly corrupted, there are many problems with it.

Any idea what might have happened to it?
Forum: Variants August 1, 2021, 09:14
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
You can transfer effects to wands of higher...

You can transfer effects to wands of higher power, to ego wands, or to non-ego wands of higher capacity (more mana). One example would be taking a power 50 nexus ball wand and transferring the effect...
Forum: Variants July 31, 2021, 07:50
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Device skill has no effect on the damage or power...

Device skill has no effect on the damage or power level of a device. It is determined when the item is generated, and can only be improved by race/class specialities, super-rare +DevicePower egos and...
Forum: Variants July 30, 2021, 10:54
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Reforging is pretty expensive. The max reforging...

Reforging is pretty expensive. The max reforging power (determined by your fame) indicates how high-scoring an object you can use as the source item. Reforging does not keep any of the stats or...
Forum: Variants July 23, 2021, 12:31
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Where does it say that? I don't see that in...

Where does it say that? I don't see that in either the salmiak help or the nightly help; on the contrary, they explicitly explain that pets require upkeep and may disappear or turn hostile if...
Forum: Variants July 5, 2021, 01:45
Replies: 313
Views: 47,905
Posted By Sideways
Thanks. I'll need to look into which specific...

Thanks. I'll need to look into which specific subwindows can trigger this issue, and disable them if their width equals 1.
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