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Forum: Vanilla Today, 07:30
Replies: 6
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Posted By Sideways
Race bonus, class bonus, equipment bonus.

Race bonus, class bonus, equipment bonus.
Forum: Variants Today, 02:30
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Sideways
That the 87-117% scale seems more intuitive is...

That the 87-117% scale seems more intuitive is the other reason (besides accuracy) why I made it not be the default, because this is an area where people's intuition tends to lead them completely...
Forum: Variants Yesterday, 03:18
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Views: 323
Posted By Sideways
Yes, confusion effects frequently had misleading...

Yes, confusion effects frequently had misleading powers. I mentioned this in our earlier discussion (http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=10131&p=146719) :)
Forum: Variants Yesterday, 03:03
Replies: 9
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Posted By Sideways
The next changelog will just say "various minor...

The next changelog will just say "various minor tweaks and code improvements" :)
Forum: Variants Yesterday, 01:56
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Sideways
Smile [Announce] FrogComposband 7.1.salmiak released

Get your copy of FrogComposband 7.1.salmiak here (https://github.com/sulkasormi/frogcomposband/releases/tag/v7.1.salmiak), with the source code, precompiled Windows full game (without the source...
Forum: Variants July 8, 2020, 04:50
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
There is no penalty! You get bonuses for empty...

There is no penalty! You get bonuses for empty slots, not penalties for filled slots.

The size of the bonus is different for each slot and also depends on your "monk level", which for monks and...
Forum: Variants July 6, 2020, 23:06
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
The likely answer is "offensive devices",...

The likely answer is "offensive devices", especially since you have Recharging from Sorcery; but depending on your build and equipment, melee and/or archery might also be viable options. Genocide and...
Forum: Variants July 6, 2020, 22:04
Replies: 112
Views: 8,628
Posted By Sideways
Maybe I'm missing something; but this feels like...

Maybe I'm missing something; but this feels like a situation where, for the overwhelming majority of the time, the current behavior is desirable; and I am not even entirely sure what change you would...
Forum: Variants July 6, 2020, 21:41
Replies: 112
Views: 8,628
Posted By Sideways
Difference between US and British English. The...

Difference between US and British English. The game isn't particularly picky about which variety of English it uses, in a few places it even tries to improve on them all :)
Forum: Variants July 3, 2020, 20:28
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
FA, SI and Hold Life all stack, although 3...

FA, SI and Hold Life all stack, although 3 sources of FA is enough for full protection so there's nothing to gain from having even more. You can check the help at ?lg for the details on all three.
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Forum: Variants July 2, 2020, 23:37
Replies: 112
Views: 8,628
Posted By Sideways
Yes, since sorcerers have by far the weakest...

Yes, since sorcerers have by far the weakest melee of any class, they have no incentive not to keep away in any case.

It's an SP reduction; the lower the total weight of the armour worn by the...
Forum: Variants July 2, 2020, 18:32
Replies: 112
Views: 8,628
Posted By Sideways
Confirmed, not entirely sure if that's a problem...

Confirmed, not entirely sure if that's a problem though. On staves and rods you can actually learn things from a cancelled use, and while I don't think this is currently the case for any wand, I...
Forum: Variants July 2, 2020, 06:35
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
Rune swords gain strength from killing monsters...

Rune swords gain strength from killing monsters (especially uniques), and can become quite deadly over time. They also pick up some fairly serious downsides, though; because of that and how slowly...
Forum: Variants July 2, 2020, 01:18
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
There are three types of ninja critical with some...

There are three types of ninja critical with some similarities; the code calls them "backstab" (for hits against sleeping monsters), "fuiuchi" (for hits from the shadows, so this is the 'hide crit'...
Forum: Vanilla July 1, 2020, 18:08
Replies: 62
Views: 1,515
Posted By Sideways
If the in-between region is where you go from...

If the in-between region is where you go from being hit a lot to not being hit a lot, surely that's exactly where AC does matter?
Forum: Variants July 1, 2020, 13:51
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
Nodens is probably the single deadliest monster...

Nodens is probably the single deadliest monster in the game. I have killed him a few times, but it's never really safe.

In theory, you can use the (expensive) Trump level-teleport service in...
Forum: Vanilla June 30, 2020, 23:40
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By Sideways
cur_num is recalculated on loading, so just...

cur_num is recalculated on loading, so just resuming play should make the game understand that Sauron isn't there, even pre-bugfixes.

(Indeed, pre-bugfixes, the game would have considered Sauron...
Forum: Variants June 30, 2020, 22:45
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
Right. In the development version, yes....

Right.

In the development version, yes. There are slightly similar (though technically completely unrelated) issues with confusion in the last release version, although they generally don't make...
Forum: Variants June 30, 2020, 21:42
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
That is actually a problem with the game itself,...

That is actually a problem with the game itself, thanks for bringing this to my attention. The code used by this particular spell (and some other single-monster Slow Monster effects) computes a power...
Forum: Vanilla June 30, 2020, 20:58
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By Sideways
- fixed apparent issue with trampling of...

- fixed apparent issue with trampling of shape-changed monsters
- fixed bug with food counter that stopped starvation when the counter hit 0 and caused the food indicator to disappear
- fixed bug...
Forum: Vanilla June 30, 2020, 20:10
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By Sideways
I'm sorting out both of these and several other...

I'm sorting out both of these and several other related issues, will hit Nick with a pull request soon...
Forum: Variants June 30, 2020, 03:17
Replies: 112
Views: 8,628
Posted By Sideways
No, so Potions of Self Knowledge are worth...

No, so Potions of Self Knowledge are worth storing at home unless you get self knowledge from a spell. The biclops in the Thalos Arena drops a guaranteed potion of Self Knowledge.
Forum: Variants June 30, 2020, 03:13
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
Uniques are immune to slowing, also monsters who...

Uniques are immune to slowing, also monsters who are immune to everything (babbles, spellwarp automatons), but no one else is.
Forum: Variants June 30, 2020, 00:18
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Sideways
To some extent it depends on what the spell does,...

To some extent it depends on what the spell does, as the Confusing Lights answer below shows. There is a "standard" monster save (which compares the monster's level, boosted for uniques, against the...
Forum: Vanilla June 29, 2020, 17:26
Replies: 260
Views: 12,116
Posted By Sideways
The Morgoth situation (and probably the hound...

The Morgoth situation (and probably the hound situation too) aren't really asymmetrical LOS, though; they're a situation where neither side is in the other's LOS but you can still shoot Morgoth with...
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