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Forum: Vanilla October 1, 2021, 17:12
Replies: 27
Views: 2,662
Posted By malcontent
Normally when we talk about game...

Normally when we talk about game play/play-ability of Angband we are talking about non-ironman play. We don't typically talk about ironman play because it is not the norm and those setting are...
Forum: Vanilla September 13, 2021, 01:55
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
Thanks Nick! FYI - I looks like the...

Thanks Nick!

FYI - I looks like the competitions page has 236 listed twice:
http://angband.oook.cz/competitions.php
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2021, 09:18
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
To my great surprise I was able to do it. First...

To my great surprise I was able to do it. First time I have ever beaten Morgoth in a competition.
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2021, 08:23
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
Started at around 4:45 AM (US pacific coast) and...

Started at around 4:45 AM (US pacific coast) and finished at about 11:10 PM.

Nice confluence of circumstances - I was able to arrange my schedule around this, take lots of breaks and of course...
Forum: Vanilla September 8, 2021, 23:05
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
Thanks Nick!

Thanks Nick!
Forum: Vanilla September 8, 2021, 16:44
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
This is happening? Saturday?

This is happening? Saturday?
Forum: Vanilla September 1, 2021, 01:18
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
Weekend after this works better for me (and...

Weekend after this works better for me (and likely others in the US with Labor Day weekend plans)
Forum: Vanilla August 31, 2021, 19:06
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
I like it :)

I like it :)
Forum: Vanilla August 30, 2021, 17:19
Replies: 48
Views: 5,045
Posted By malcontent
I like the concept, though I'm skeptical I could...

I like the concept, though I'm skeptical I could complete a game in 24 hours, maybe with some planning ahead of time, and remaining unemployed...

If I read into this correctly, no limitations on...
Forum: AAR August 25, 2021, 17:51
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By malcontent
Agree completely - using slings more often now in...

Agree completely - using slings more often now in the early game - part of the attraction is weight "bonus" - you simply don't need to carry as much ammo.
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2021, 20:07
Replies: 128
Views: 15,133
Posted By malcontent
I was surprised that my CL48 Druid only had a 38%...

I was surprised that my CL48 Druid only had a 38% chance of success to activate Power Dragon Scale Mail. After failing a few times, I gave up and eventually finished without ever activating the...
Forum: AAR June 18, 2021, 16:49
Replies: 135
Views: 13,504
Posted By malcontent
Dang, it is extremely rare to defeat Morgoth...

Dang, it is extremely rare to defeat Morgoth without any form of ESP, including swapping equipment. Out of curiosity once I looked at the most recent (maybe 25) winners and didn't find any examples....
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 23:47
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
I ran into some awkwardness around this as well. ...

I ran into some awkwardness around this as well. I find that if the inscription slot in the quiver is used things don't work so well. So I tend to inscribe spears/daggers/etc from @f9 and work my...
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2021, 08:12
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
Rods of disable trap seem to have the same affect...

Rods of disable trap seem to have the same affect as the mage spell to disable traps - "KILL_TRAP". From my experience this is always temporary and annoying.

My favorite disable trap method is...
Forum: Vanilla March 28, 2021, 22:11
Replies: 40
Views: 4,403
Posted By malcontent
Haven't tried blackguard so much since 4.2.2 was...

Haven't tried blackguard so much since 4.2.2 was released - maybe I'll give that another try soon! The competition experience was discouraging. The poor stealth drives me crazy.
Forum: Vanilla March 28, 2021, 19:23
Replies: 105
Views: 10,343
Posted By malcontent
Oh man. Treasure feeling 9! I would not...

Oh man. Treasure feeling 9!

I would not assume the only objects worth finding are in the middle. Regardless, you probably aren't going to get to the middle. But there will be lots of good stuff...
Forum: Vanilla March 28, 2021, 19:15
Replies: 40
Views: 4,403
Posted By malcontent
Are we all trying our difficult races/classes...

Are we all trying our difficult races/classes right now? No new winners on the Vanilla ladder in almost 10 days...

I've killed about 6 necromancers during that time. I'm torn between liking a...
Forum: Vanilla March 21, 2021, 18:50
Replies: 40
Views: 4,403
Posted By malcontent
Voted, but my real answer is Necromancer and/or...

Voted, but my real answer is Necromancer and/or Blackguard as those are the only two I haven't won with. Been trying for the last week or so with Necromancer, might have to give it a rest and come...
Forum: Vanilla March 16, 2021, 21:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By malcontent
Nether worm mass?

Nether worm mass?
Forum: Vanilla March 14, 2021, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By malcontent
I'm pretty sure I had the experience of Sauron...

I'm pretty sure I had the experience of Sauron summoning wraiths to no effect.
Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 04:51
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
OK, then I guess there was an awful lot of them :)

OK, then I guess there was an awful lot of them :)
Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 04:34
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
Ho.....ly.....$#%^! I was not prepared for...

Ho.....ly.....$#%^!

I was not prepared for that. Almost bought the farm. I barely had enough healing to last long enough for WOR to get me the hell out of there. Biggest problem really was not...
Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 04:19
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
Yes, I used phase door to arrive into the...

Yes, I used phase door to arrive into the labyrinth.

I was able to phase door within the labyrinth, just not leave the labyrinth.

Will I be able to TO hydras from within the labyrinth?
Forum: Competition March 12, 2021, 02:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,676
Posted By malcontent
Real time competition?

I've wondered if might be fun some time to try something on Angband.live where everyone gets one or two hours to see who can amass the most XP with a single @. Birth options could be the normal comp...
Forum: Vanilla March 12, 2021, 02:14
Replies: 137
Views: 15,343
Posted By malcontent
My first serious @ using 4.2.2 seems to be in a...

My first serious @ using 4.2.2 seems to be in a predicament that should not be allowed to happen. Or...I simply have some misunderstandings about how Angband works (certainly possible :)

Picture...
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