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Forum: Vanilla November 16, 2012, 17:49
Replies: 93
Views: 9,418
Posted By azfalt
How about a mid-level mage ball spell that...

How about a mid-level mage ball spell that identifies any item within the blast radius? Make it zero damage but have it hurt light-sensitive monsters.

Either rune-based or a "learnt flavours"...
Forum: Vanilla July 15, 2011, 04:34
Replies: 24
Views: 4,574
Posted By azfalt
I think this is a great idea. I've never heard...

I think this is a great idea. I've never heard anyone come up with the idea of wielding a spellbook in years of playing angband. It makes intuitive sense - holding a book and reading spells shouldn't...
Forum: Vanilla July 3, 2011, 18:20
Replies: 125
Views: 26,270
Posted By azfalt
I've been able to consistently reproduce this...

I've been able to consistently reproduce this crash on a June 27th MAC OS X build (see save file attached) when landing a killing blow on a Dread. Playing through this vault some more, it is starting...
Forum: Vanilla December 26, 2010, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 2,694
Posted By azfalt
Yep, I've had the same problem - crash on...

Yep, I've had the same problem - crash on start-up.

I see the ticket is open, #1282.
Forum: Vanilla June 8, 2010, 14:16
Replies: 31
Views: 6,717
Posted By azfalt
I'd like to see mages not have to rely on...

I'd like to see mages not have to rely on archery, but that's the way the game plays right now - especially early on, a high-elf mage plays as a bad archer with some utility spells (this is getting...
Forum: Vanilla June 7, 2010, 14:16
Replies: 31
Views: 6,717
Posted By azfalt
The early game for mages has definitely gotten...

The early game for mages has definitely gotten easier with recent changes to spell costs in 3.1.2v2 - stinking cloud and the bolt spells are now much more reasonably priced.

I agree with the race...
Forum: AAR May 31, 2010, 18:21
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By azfalt
Recent YAVPs and thoughts

Here's my latest victory post on the ladder (http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=10273), first winner with a warrior and my lowest turncount win yet.

Getting comfortable with a pure melee...
Forum: Vanilla May 6, 2010, 14:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,486
Posted By azfalt
another trick that I found worked very well on...

another trick that I found worked very well on Morgoth is heavy use of door creation for mage classes to block LOS before healing self, restoring mana, etc.

Blink/phase works well vs summoning...
Forum: Vanilla November 10, 2009, 05:40
Replies: 181
Views: 36,621
Posted By azfalt
agreed on Thranduil - it pops up early and often...

agreed on Thranduil - it pops up early and often in my games, and it totally obsoletes a whole bunch of headgear.
Forum: AAR October 24, 2009, 06:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By azfalt
success! (ladder post here...

success!
(ladder post here (http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=9508))

It's true I probably had way more potions than I needed, but I decided to over-prepare since on my first attempt with...
Forum: AAR October 23, 2009, 23:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By azfalt
impending YAVP - about to take on Morgoth

Here it is, I'm about to make my second attempt on Morgoth with this char.

The first try just didn't work out - I didn't have enough consumables, and I tried to melee M with the glaive of pain,...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2009, 02:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,740
Posted By azfalt
Here he is, Javier the hobbit priest ...

Here he is, Javier the hobbit priest

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=9508
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2009, 00:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,740
Posted By azfalt
I've got a clvl 50 hobbit priest that will soon...

I've got a clvl 50 hobbit priest that will soon have a 2nd stab at Morgoth - will post to ladder soon.

Seriously, hobbits make decent priests. They only get 18/40 WIS to start, and crappy hit...
Forum: Vanilla September 24, 2009, 23:02
Replies: 22
Views: 4,761
Posted By azfalt
I recently discovered hobbits make fun priests -...

I recently discovered hobbits make fun priests - they can only start at 18/40 WIS, it's true, but that's easy to fix in the early game with amulets of wisdom.

They're like smaller, sneakier...
Forum: Vanilla September 24, 2009, 19:21
Replies: 46
Views: 5,797
Posted By azfalt
two comments on the hounds situation 1. They...

two comments on the hounds situation

1. They aren't so hard/annoying that they need to be nerfed.

Smart AI has made hounds easier to deal with actually, since they're such chickens now that...
Forum: Vanilla September 17, 2009, 05:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,604
Posted By azfalt
I'm not sure about this whole custom...

I'm not sure about this whole custom spellbook/writing idea - I mean, it sounds very cool, but it could be really unbalancing. Right now an important consequence of spell books is their weight, and...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2009, 15:33
Replies: 21
Views: 4,604
Posted By azfalt
This is funny, but true. I really don't want...

This is funny, but true.

I really don't want to go back to the GoI days - it was just silly to turn mages into melee fighters in the endgame. Although, maybe not as silly as turning mages into...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2009, 00:53
Replies: 21
Views: 4,604
Posted By azfalt
Thoughts about mages

Hey all,

I've heard a few people say on the forum that mages in V are rather weak and possibly in need of some re-balancing, and I wanted to share my experiences, having a played a couple of gnome...
Forum: Vanilla August 10, 2009, 01:05
Replies: 46
Views: 7,822
Posted By azfalt
My current character bought +10 BoS for around...

My current character bought +10 BoS for around 50K from the armory. That might have been too cheap...

I may be unusually lucky, but RoS seem easy to find as well - I've found +8 and +13 rings,...
Forum: Vanilla August 4, 2009, 14:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By azfalt
Thanks for the advice - I did end up cracking the...

Thanks for the advice - I did end up cracking the vault, using one *destruct* to clear out a nasty high-level lich and two AMHD's, and then I cleared out most of the baddies, including Smaug. I did...
Forum: Vanilla August 3, 2009, 17:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By azfalt
Crazy big vault

Never seen one of these before... (see attached image)

Here's my current char below

Any advice for taking on this vault? My current plan is to just blow open one side of it with ?Destruct and...
Forum: Vanilla August 3, 2009, 17:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,154
Posted By azfalt
It seems like some of the recent changes to...

It seems like some of the recent changes to pricing may make slings more useful, at least in the early game. Most bows seem expensive enough now that they can't be bought before the first trip down,...
Forum: Vanilla July 30, 2009, 06:01
Replies: 20
Views: 4,197
Posted By azfalt
Voted for message in LOS, not ESP. I find it...

Voted for message in LOS, not ESP.

I find it helpful to know when something big and nasty is plowing towards the front.

Currently I'm trying to play with auto-clearing -more- prompts to deal...
Forum: AAR July 27, 2009, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By azfalt
[V] Gravity hound insta-death :(

What can I say - this was my most promising dwarf priest, recently toasted by an unlucky teleport from full hp of ~550 to something significantly below that.

Is there anything I could have done to...
Forum: Vanilla May 26, 2009, 16:15
Replies: 19
Views: 3,871
Posted By azfalt
More level feeling oddities - my dwarf priest...

More level feeling oddities - my dwarf priest just found the Trident of Wrath lying on the floor at 850' with a level feeling of "you feel unsure about this place"

Posted on the ladder here...
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