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Forum: Variants March 23, 2019, 18:29
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Luck, makes me wonder... A few times I have...

Luck, makes me wonder...

A few times I have chosen 'Lucky' personality and found the character to be anything but. Maybe RNG hate, maybe a hidden stat, maybe just confirmation bias.
Forum: Variants March 23, 2019, 04:22
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I would. A Dummies Guide to Virtues could prompt...

I would. A Dummies Guide to Virtues could prompt me to turn them on once again.
Forum: Variants March 23, 2019, 03:27
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I was thinking that they felt similar to Ultima...

I was thinking that they felt similar to Ultima IV. The Virtues were what made me give up on Ultima IV, one action would hurt you a lot, and you needed many countering moves to repair it. Again it...
Forum: Variants March 22, 2019, 19:53
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
The opacity of the Virtues led to their lack of...

The opacity of the Virtues led to their lack of popularity.
It was like getting a new car with no manual. Sure you can drive it fine, but learning how to use the back-up camera and auto-parking...
Forum: Variants March 21, 2019, 15:53
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Virtues also tend to make play harder. Trying to...

Virtues also tend to make play harder. Trying to be 'Good' or 'Lawful'? You can never hit something first or if it is sleeping it is really bad. So, you might as well be aggravating and let them hit...
Forum: Variants February 24, 2019, 03:06
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I never considered it an issue, but when I start...

I never considered it an issue, but when I start a werewolf they don't start with a light source and this last WW start there were no torchs, lanterns, illumination items to buy. Couldn't even use...
Forum: Variants February 22, 2019, 14:19
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
My bad. I wasn't sure if I had mentioned it...

My bad. I wasn't sure if I had mentioned it before.

'They say when you get older two things go first, Memory, and I can't remember the other one...' :)
Forum: Variants February 22, 2019, 02:42
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Possible Bug

I was playing with the options auto_detect_traps and auto_map_area on and had found a rod of Detection. My Char's Int is truly pathetic so the Rod has a, iirc, 33% failure chance. I noticed as I was...
Forum: Variants January 30, 2019, 18:03
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
@Sideways Thank you for clearing that up. I had...

@Sideways Thank you for clearing that up. I had always assumed it dealt solely with the number of weapons equipped.

Are there any other Handedness issues with other rings, Wizardry/Archery/etc...?
Forum: Variants January 30, 2019, 03:35
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
You are correct, the blows goes from 2.05 to...

You are correct, the blows goes from 2.05 to 2.33. +0.28 blows per round.

I checked several times and the numbers I posted were stable across 10x ~W checks. The Crit %Chance and multiplier...
Forum: Variants January 29, 2019, 23:10
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I was given to understand that rings of combat...

I was given to understand that rings of combat applied fully when only one weapon is equipped. I have found a case where that isn't so.

Ring in question - Ring of Combat (+5,+8) (+1) {St;-Dx}
...
Forum: Variants January 23, 2019, 13:04
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I knew someone had brought it up before, but...

I knew someone had brought it up before, but couldn't remember who. Thanks, MITZE. Still no resolution or comment yet afaik.
Forum: Variants January 23, 2019, 12:31
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Items of Wizardry/Magic and magic like effects. ...

Items of Wizardry/Magic and magic like effects.
Anti-magic turns off psionics, force, and other non-book magics, yet those magic like effects do not benefit from the above items. No reduced fail%,...
Forum: Variants January 20, 2019, 04:33
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
LOL! Yes, that would be perfect.

LOL! Yes, that would be perfect.
Forum: Variants January 19, 2019, 22:57
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I know it's nit-picking, but it seems a bit wrong...

I know it's nit-picking, but it seems a bit wrong to cast 'Evil Bless' and get the message 'You feel righteous' on an evil character with Daemon magic. (Maybe Hex magic as well? Not used that one...
Forum: Variants January 17, 2019, 15:47
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Quite possibly. The last pair I found was...

Quite possibly. The last pair I found was something like (+3, -6) with a meager +1 to dex/stl.

When I start getting below dLvl 30 I see some very nice thief gloves, but shallow? Trash...
Forum: Variants January 4, 2019, 22:44
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Not Frogcomposband specific, but while you are...

Not Frogcomposband specific, but while you are digging in the code sometime.

This has been a persistent issue with Pos/Com/Frog and apparently PWM, but no other apps I run. Some of my term windows...
Forum: Variants December 25, 2018, 03:00
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I live, and far too often die by my numpad. :) ...

I live, and far too often die by my numpad. :)

Back some years, under frogknows, I was on a laptop with no numpad and remapped the keyboard to use TYU GHJ BNM as move keys, but that was...
Forum: Variants December 23, 2018, 20:47
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I have never seen Thief gloves without a huge...

I have never seen Thief gloves without a huge loss of Damage and to-hit, something +Dex/Stl doesn't begin to fix. Seriously I think only a single pair had a shop value above 1 coin, or a score worth...
Forum: Variants December 23, 2018, 17:25
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Weaponsmithing - there is no option to split a...

Weaponsmithing - there is no option to split a stack when Enhancing or Absorbing. You can drop a partial stack, enhance and pickup the remainder. Just not Enhance one out of a stack.

Melee Gloves...
Forum: Variants December 13, 2018, 17:27
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Sorry, it wasn't meant to be an accusation. I...

Sorry, it wasn't meant to be an accusation.
I was just curious about the inner workings of complex calculations. I am only remotely familiar with coding, classes in BASIC and Pascal 40 years ago,...
Forum: Variants December 13, 2018, 03:11
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Ah, okay. Yes applying the discount early makes...

Ah, okay. Yes applying the discount early makes the process order dubious.

Is the same true of other things, Saves, Fails, To-Hit, Damage, etc...??
Forum: Variants December 12, 2018, 22:31
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
I've seen this issue before and have shrugged it...

I've seen this issue before and have shrugged it off, but it does lead me to wonder about a problem with the core Math routines in Frog and many other *bands.

The particular issue I saw today;
...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2018, 17:13
Replies: 146
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Posted By CyclopsSlayer
re: Auto skills Seems somewhat like an exploit....

re: Auto skills
Seems somewhat like an exploit. heh.
Reach the edge of a Mapped area, Click _Enlightenment 20 times before it works, or, autorun and tap a move key immediately to break it, but have...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2018, 12:18
Replies: 146
Views: 16,223
Posted By CyclopsSlayer
Suggestion

Much as Werewolves have troubles with Silver, should the 'evil' races have an issue with 'holy' equipment?
It just seems wrong for my Balrog to be running around with a Long Sword (Blessed)? :p
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