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Forum: Vanilla Today, 03:43
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By Pete Mack
That's a powerful character. Detection from your...

That's a powerful character. Detection from your helmet is fantastic at dl 33. As Estie said, if you need more detection, a staff of Detect Evil is a good backup. There are a few monsters you should...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 12:13
Replies: 136
Views: 6,987
Posted By Pete Mack
I'm betting there was some useless OOD object...

I'm betting there was some useless OOD object that you just walked past. It doesn't take much at dl 1.
Forum: Vanilla April 18, 2018, 18:53
Replies: 492
Views: 20,854
Posted By Pete Mack
Philip--yeah, that can be boring. But it can be...

Philip--yeah, that can be boring. But it can be exciting too. Say, if you have 370HP and 3 base speed at DL 70+
Forum: AAR April 18, 2018, 16:13
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By Pete Mack
Lovely little Flowers for Algernon aside. LOL

Lovely little Flowers for Algernon aside. LOL
Forum: Vanilla April 18, 2018, 14:22
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Pete Mack
@Nick: That said, 6d10(!) Seems excessive. That...

@Nick:
That said, 6d10(!) Seems excessive. That is 33 base damage, without slays, brands, or criticals. You get
max blows with almost no effort early in the game. The ONLY comparable weapon in...
Forum: AAR April 17, 2018, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By Pete Mack
With such a crappy main weapon, that Ring of...

With such a crappy main weapon, that Ring of Damage (+7) would really help. And your ring of rFire/rCold is doing you no good at all. Ring of Acid isn't much use. Ring of Lightning would help.
Forum: AAR April 17, 2018, 20:22
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By Pete Mack
Could you post a character dump? Wonderful AAR!

Could you post a character dump? Wonderful AAR!
Forum: AAR April 17, 2018, 19:45
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By Pete Mack
For warriors especially, it's worth keeping in...

For warriors especially, it's worth keeping in mind that acid damage is cut in 1/6, if you have non-zero AC armor in all slots and acid resistance. That means acid is a much less potent breath attack...
Forum: Vanilla April 16, 2018, 20:31
Replies: 136
Views: 6,987
Posted By Pete Mack
No, it is surely some persistent but in the...

No, it is surely some persistent but in the object code.
Forum: Vanilla April 16, 2018, 13:43
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Pete Mack
What is your starting setup?

What is your starting setup?
Forum: Vanilla April 15, 2018, 21:52
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Pete Mack
Alternatively, buy a !Hero to help you out in...

Alternatively, buy a !Hero to help you out in emergencies like this. or even ?Bless. It'll let you kill the first lemure, then you'll be DL 7, and the rest will drop fast. You can get more money by...
Forum: Vanilla April 14, 2018, 04:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By Pete Mack
Banishment is the least important of his points....

Banishment is the least important of his points. The main one is the smooth power curve in 4.x. 3.0is tougher for a number of reasons, but the main one was equipment availability. There is some stuff...
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2018, 12:42
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By Pete Mack
@gglibertine- Raal's isn't worth carrying as a...

@gglibertine-
Raal's isn't worth carrying as a Ranger, either. Kelek's is worth carrying for a ranger: that is one of the three b8g avantages: shots, *destruction*, and Glyph of Warding.
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2018, 12:38
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By Pete Mack
@sphara--sounds like a problem with randarts as...

@sphara--sounds like a problem with randarts as much as with blackguard.
Forum: AAR April 12, 2018, 13:31
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Pete Mack
Why don't you use squelch? I was confused by all...

Why don't you use squelch? I was confused by all that junk on the floor just watching!
Edit: also, I was amused to watch you look for a way to kill a red dragon bat from beyond arrow range whilst...
Forum: AAR April 10, 2018, 20:42
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Pete Mack
And one more thing. It doesn't have the big DEX ...

And one more thing. It doesn't have the big DEX penalty that makes it almost impossible to get 6 blows with a Half-troll.
Forum: AAR April 10, 2018, 18:46
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Pete Mack
130K turns is perfectly respectable. Congrats! ...

130K turns is perfectly respectable. Congrats!
* That armor is nuts.
* You should be able to see Q OK, with infravision, though it actually doesn't matter since he has AC ~1. (You are guaranteed...
Forum: Vanilla April 10, 2018, 13:37
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By Pete Mack
What you want is wands of drain life...

What you want is wands of drain life (annihilation being to valuable to use.) Magic devices are great as a mage, and shockwave/ice storm are a lot of fun in combination with melee.

Also, it's...
Forum: Vanilla April 8, 2018, 14:38
Replies: 40
Views: 3,336
Posted By Pete Mack
Two extra shots is huge. Beyond that, they get...

Two extra shots is huge. Beyond that, they get all the buffing and detection spells of a Rogue, plus two more big ones: *Destruction* and Glyph of warding. To make up for it a little, their melee and...
Forum: Vanilla April 6, 2018, 23:58
Replies: 83
Views: 3,063
Posted By Pete Mack
Note that Banish Evil doesn't work well if you...

Note that Banish Evil doesn't work well if you are meleeing Morgoth. Once LOS gets broken up, only a few monsters will be removed.
Forum: Vanilla April 6, 2018, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Pete Mack
The point is to avoid invisible monsters before...

The point is to avoid invisible monsters before running into them. This really matters for a character at DL36 or deeper without SI.
Forum: AAR April 4, 2018, 15:38
Replies: 98
Views: 19,076
Posted By Pete Mack
With that character, I'd pick Dorlomin over...

With that character, I'd pick Dorlomin over Gondor. HT needs DEX, and all characters want ESP. Gondor as a swap if you are concerned about confusion.
You have a lot of useless weapons at home....
Forum: Development April 3, 2018, 23:23
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By Pete Mack
3.2 was by far a bigger change. And while a...

3.2 was by far a bigger change. And while a number of the features introduced there have been roload back or toned down, not all of them have. 3.0 is significantly more difficult transfer versions.
Forum: Development April 3, 2018, 20:54
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By Pete Mack
This bug was fixed in 4.1

This bug was fixed in 4.1
Forum: Variants April 3, 2018, 15:15
Replies: 25
Views: 2,463
Posted By Pete Mack
The #defines are just part of it. * The...

The #defines are just part of it.
* The bitflags are now done properly.
* Similar attributes are kept in array, not as separate fields
* All game configuration is loaded from files, or where...
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