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Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2018, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By luneya
Yes, rings of protection are among the weakest...

Yes, rings of protection are among the weakest items in the game. They're supposed to be. They're among the gear that you can buy from the magic shop for a few hundred gold. That sort of equipment is...
Forum: Vanilla August 10, 2018, 23:37
Replies: 178
Views: 2,457
Posted By luneya
Yeah, ancient dragons have pretty strong melee in...

Yeah, ancient dragons have pretty strong melee in addition to their breath weapons. And once you start seeing ancient multi-hued, watch out. All the multi-hued dragons are nastier than their...
Forum: Vanilla August 10, 2018, 00:20
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By luneya
And you can use the inspect command (shift-I) to...

And you can use the inspect command (shift-I) to bring up a display showing all of an object's abilities, including the damage a weapon does when wielded.

With missile weapons, it gets a little...
Forum: Vanilla August 7, 2018, 09:44
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By luneya
If Morgoth is still around, then the rings of...

If Morgoth is still around, then the rings of power shouldn't exist yet. The most powerful artifacts in the setting ought to be the Silmarils, and thus the Nauglamir (aka " Dwarves). But the necklace...
Forum: Vanilla August 2, 2018, 23:43
Replies: 80
Views: 1,686
Posted By luneya
Multiple detection only because the charge time...

Multiple detection only because the charge time on them is painfully slow. Ideally, you want enough so that you never have to move into an area of the dungeon without using detection on it first.
...
Forum: Vanilla August 1, 2018, 00:46
Replies: 80
Views: 1,686
Posted By luneya
Are we talking about Medusa or Ungoliant? Medusa...

Are we talking about Medusa or Ungoliant? Medusa is a mid-level unique, who's somewhat annoying to fight, but not too bad once you get strong enough. Ungoliant, on the other hand, is one of the...
Forum: Vanilla July 31, 2018, 04:55
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By luneya
And in fact, I'd say more strongly that in the...

And in fact, I'd say more strongly that in the early game you should store every interesting artifact or higher ego weapon that you find. By the time that home stash space starts to become a problem,...
Forum: Vanilla July 28, 2018, 20:41
Replies: 759
Views: 39,940
Posted By luneya
None of the object weights are realistic when...

None of the object weights are realistic when considered as actual weights--not just weapons, but every single object in the game. They're derived from the old D&D encumbrance tables, and are...
Forum: Vanilla July 26, 2018, 02:07
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By luneya
Well, semi-original. Mughash is a misspelling of...

Well, semi-original. Mughash is a misspelling of one of Tolkien's named orc characters; it should be Muzgash.
Forum: Vanilla July 21, 2018, 22:24
Replies: 255
Views: 15,273
Posted By luneya
At present, gaining temporary resist does cause...

At present, gaining temporary resist does cause you to learn the rune if you have anything with the permanent resist equipped. I presume that this is an intended feature rather than a bug. Remember...
Forum: Vanilla July 21, 2018, 01:15
Replies: 759
Views: 39,940
Posted By luneya
Yes, exactly. I agree that it's good having a...

Yes, exactly. I agree that it's good having a progression from light weapons to heavy ones as your character gets stronger, but the situation of characters that don't get a second blow even with a...
Forum: Vanilla July 13, 2018, 22:04
Replies: 91
Views: 1,564
Posted By luneya
Weightier weapons like Teratol will become...

Weightier weapons like Teratol will become powerful once your str and dex are higher, so that you get more blows per turn. Store in house for now. Once you've accumulated several, you can discard the...
Forum: Vanilla July 13, 2018, 02:54
Replies: 91
Views: 1,564
Posted By luneya
IIRC, Forasgil is basically equivalent in power...

IIRC, Forasgil is basically equivalent in power to a 'thanc, and it's a different element than the one you have. As long as you aren't overburdened or struggling with inventory slot management, you...
Forum: Vanilla July 12, 2018, 00:55
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By luneya
Do we have any useful information on the average...

Do we have any useful information on the average power of equipment drops in standarts, as regards the comparison of 3.4 vs 4.1 vs feature branch? It seems to me that if there's a balance issue in...
Forum: Vanilla July 9, 2018, 14:53
Replies: 255
Views: 15,273
Posted By luneya
Of course. Everyone knows that rubble should look...

Of course. Everyone knows that rubble should look like :

I've never played Angband using anything other than ASCII, so any tileset looks wrong to me.
Forum: Vanilla July 8, 2018, 23:40
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By luneya
That proposal would work on a game with tiny...

That proposal would work on a game with tiny levels. At present, V is not such a game, nor do I expect it to become one.

I'm fine with the status quo on level feelings. If you don't like having...
Forum: Vanilla July 8, 2018, 23:36
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By luneya
Of course, blundering into a floating eye because...

Of course, blundering into a floating eye because all you had was a torch used to be an insta-death. Now wandering around with radius-1 light is just annoying. And it's not even that bad, as most...
Forum: Vanilla July 8, 2018, 23:28
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By luneya
What are you talking about? That equipment set...

What are you talking about? That equipment set looks pretty darned good to me. So you don't have sustains or rDis. Who cares? There are plenty of common swap items you can use for sustains as needed,...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2018, 01:58
Replies: 341
Views: 4,628
Posted By luneya
Most likely, you changed your equipment and...

Most likely, you changed your equipment and didn't notice that you'd removed gear with a strength modifier.

18/100 is the highest that any stat can go before counting racial and equipment bonuses....
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 18:40
Replies: 341
Views: 4,628
Posted By luneya
Given that you're new, if you haven't given...

Given that you're new, if you haven't given yourself full monster memory by copying monster.txt into lore.txt, you're going to want to keep that rod and use it frequently, so that you can recognize...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 18:38
Replies: 341
Views: 4,628
Posted By luneya
STR and DEX are equally important. But the...

STR and DEX are equally important. But the half-troll's racial bonuses give better inherent STR than DEX, so it's more important to increase DEX by other means.
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 17:23
Replies: 341
Views: 4,628
Posted By luneya
ID rune doesn't work on staves because they don't...

ID rune doesn't work on staves because they don't have runes. You'll have to use-id it. Were there any monsters around when you tested it? If not, it's almost certainly one of the status inflicters:...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 01:31
Replies: 341
Views: 4,628
Posted By luneya
Moreover, while fire and cold resistances are...

Moreover, while fire and cold resistances are important, a ring of resist fire and cold is the worst possible way to acquire them. There are too many better things to do with ring slots. Pretty much...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 01:25
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By luneya
Have you tried using Android File Transfer to...

Have you tried using Android File Transfer to copy the file from your phone to a computer? That might work better than uploading from Chrome on Android.
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2018, 01:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,179
Posted By luneya
How about this one: player is in monster's actual...

How about this one: player is in monster's actual LOS OR player has just recently left LOS by either phase door or simply walking away (set a timer for some fixed number of turns) OR monster is...
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