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Forum: Vanilla September 18, 2018, 04:04
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By luneya
You probably should add a ticket for my...

You probably should add a ticket for my suggestion of implementing the choice between the new and old class systems as a birth option, since that's pretty obviously preferable to the current...
Forum: Vanilla September 5, 2018, 01:56
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By luneya
Which is not to say that explicitly giving...

Which is not to say that explicitly giving warriors +1 blows to all weapons after a certain CL wouldn't be an appropriate balance change, but it's still a new innovation, not a restoration of how it...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2018, 02:00
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By luneya
Yep. I'll reiterate my suggestion from earlier in...

Yep. I'll reiterate my suggestion from earlier in the development of the feature branch: at the beginning of the game, select two magic realms, one of which must be the player's own realm if the...
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2018, 00:40
Replies: 51
Views: 3,266
Posted By luneya
It would probably also be a good idea to add "Use...

It would probably also be a good idea to add "Use old-style classes" as a birth option. It shouldn't be difficult to code--when the option is enabled, have the program read old_class.txt whenever it...
Forum: Vanilla August 15, 2018, 01:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
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: 189
Views: 4,028
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: 297
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: 1,054
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: 2,334
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: 2,334
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: 516
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: 43,463
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: 1,099
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: 16,824
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: 43,463
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: 2,042
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: 2,042
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: 1,065
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: 16,824
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: 1,224
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: 417
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: 1,065
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: 5,753
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: 5,753
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: 5,753
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.
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