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Forum: Vanilla November 26, 2019, 23:20
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By luneya
Perhaps. It would be nice to be able to do...

Perhaps. It would be nice to be able to do something more subtle such as making *slay evil* a 2.5x bonus (stronger than slay evil, 2x), but the Angband code notoriously uses integer arithmetic for...
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2019, 22:24
Replies: 16
Views: 2,991
Posted By luneya
Nothing. Digging stinks for non-dwarf with a STR...

Nothing. Digging stinks for non-dwarf with a STR as low as 13. Definitely try to carry either ring of digging or wand of stone to mud. If you aren't playing no-recall, check the town shops often; you...
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2019, 22:15
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By luneya
It's been argued that if you don't happen to kill...

It's been argued that if you don't happen to kill the low-level uniques when you're in their power range, you should deliberately avoid killing them until the very end so that when Morgoth hits...
Forum: Vanilla November 3, 2019, 23:42
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By luneya
So in other words, the real problem is a flaw in...

So in other words, the real problem is a flaw in randart generation, in that it either puts unremovable curses on things that shouldn't have them, or more likely distributes the property version of...
Forum: Vanilla October 23, 2019, 01:12
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By luneya
That's correct. Creating a derivative work such...

That's correct. Creating a derivative work such as Angband requires permission of the copyright holder, and the game's being non-commercial does not necessarily suffice for a fair use exemption. In...
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2019, 09:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By luneya
As I recall, the idea was to make it so that the...

As I recall, the idea was to make it so that the player's starting location (which is usually an upstair) was never in the middle of a group of hounds or the like. I suggested at the time that the...
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2019, 09:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By luneya
Yep. And remember, the OP was on a forum mainly...

Yep. And remember, the OP was on a forum mainly discussing Dwarf Fortress rather than Angband. Playing DF is all about terrains; the monsters you encounter are very much a side-effect of the terrain...
Forum: Vanilla August 17, 2019, 00:13
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By luneya
Wearing something with a Silmaril? That would be...

Wearing something with a Silmaril? That would be the Necklace of the Dwarves, which is already severely underpowered for what it is. If wearing that artifact into battle with Morgoth had any...
Forum: Vanilla July 27, 2019, 19:32
Replies: 379
Views: 23,369
Posted By luneya
Hey, it's better to find bugs now than to have to...

Hey, it's better to find bugs now than to have to rapidly release a 4.2.1. Of course, that will probably happen anyway, as there are always more bugs to find, but still, catching them in the dev...
Forum: Vanilla May 8, 2019, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By luneya
Ironically, as low-res as those screenshots have...

Ironically, as low-res as those screenshots have been compressed to, the tiles version is the more readable. This is a very unusual case; mostly tiles stink for screenshots.

Based on the tiles,...
Forum: Vanilla April 14, 2019, 18:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By luneya
Also remember that the DSM can be activated for a...

Also remember that the DSM can be activated for a breath attack. In 4.1.x, that'll be a cone breath, which isn't nearly as effective as the old ball spell, but can still help you with clearing out...
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2019, 00:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By luneya
Unless you're a divine caster, CCW is not a...

Unless you're a divine caster, CCW is not a limitless resource. !CCW is common enough that it doesn't have to be hoarded like !heal and higher, but it's possible to run out. The town shops sometimes...
Forum: Vanilla April 13, 2019, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By luneya
We'll have to take your word for that, since it's...

We'll have to take your word for that, since it's pretty much impossible to tell what the monsters actually are on your screenshot. In the future, please switch your display back to standard ASCII...
Forum: Vanilla April 12, 2019, 23:57
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By luneya
At shallow depths, you'll sometimes find vaults...

At shallow depths, you'll sometimes find vaults that are all but unguarded. Once you get deeper, vaults will tend to have hordes of nasty uniques along with the juicy treasure. So whenever you find a...
Forum: Vanilla April 2, 2019, 13:26
Replies: 505
Views: 38,726
Posted By luneya
Way back when the new classes first appeared, I...

Way back when the new classes first appeared, I suggested that we implement things so that on character generation, one class other than the player's would be randomly selected (or two if the player...
Forum: Vanilla March 7, 2019, 17:43
Replies: 201
Views: 16,073
Posted By luneya
If you're going to have an officially maintained...

If you're going to have an officially maintained and distributed alternative configuration file--which is what the old_class.txt provided with the 4.2 development builds actually is--then there is no...
Forum: Vanilla February 4, 2019, 23:26
Replies: 39
Views: 3,236
Posted By luneya
Weapon weights have never been a measure of...

Weapon weights have never been a measure of real-world weight, but rather of how awkward an object is to carry. The easiest fix is to just remove the labels "weight" and "pounds" and instead report...
Forum: Vanilla January 23, 2019, 22:06
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By luneya
I like this, with the proviso that it should only...

I like this, with the proviso that it should only affect the player's ability to see things like terrain and monsters--books and scrolls should remain readable even if the player is carrying nothing...
Forum: Vanilla December 25, 2018, 20:30
Replies: 67
Views: 4,747
Posted By luneya
Boredom is subjective. Yes, curbstomping every...

Boredom is subjective. Yes, curbstomping every monster you encounter as a fighter can get boring, and may lead to fatal recklessness once genuinely dangerous things start to appear. But on the other...
Forum: Vanilla December 21, 2018, 00:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By luneya
You might try increasing the font size within...

You might try increasing the font size within Angband rather than using the OS-level screen magnification. That will give you naturally large and readable Angband windows, and you can just park your...
Forum: Vanilla December 8, 2018, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By luneya
Mushrooms of Vigor still exist. I generally hoard...

Mushrooms of Vigor still exist. I generally hoard those in my house, so that whenever I'm too badly stat drained to continue playing normally, I can simply recall and fix it instantly. They're not...
Forum: Vanilla September 18, 2018, 05:04
Replies: 505
Views: 38,726
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, 02:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
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, 03:00
Replies: 505
Views: 38,726
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, 01:40
Replies: 505
Views: 38,726
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...
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