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Forum: Idle chatter Today, 16:25
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pete Mack
Eddie Grove was the original proselytizer, when...

Eddie Grove was the original proselytizer, when he live blogged a powerdiving Rogue in V3.0.x

Edit: not actually live blogged, but here is the thread...
Forum: Vanilla Today, 16:23
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Pete Mack
FAAngband had that, IIRC.

FAAngband had that, IIRC.
Forum: Vanilla Today, 03:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pete Mack
Ironman does not allow drawn out fights, except...

Ironman does not allow drawn out fights, except in the rarest cases. It especially doesn't allow it in a class so horribly dependent on ?phase door as a ranger. Make sure to kill every non-unique...
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 17:21
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick-- You and others have done a good enough...

Nick--
You and others have done a good enough job that you chose to rewrite FAAngband on a different codebase. That is a big deal.
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 07:20
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pete Mack
You can always talk about maintaining and...

You can always talk about maintaining and refactoring an ancient codebase. It is a well known issue, and fixing it is always worthy of respect.
Forum: Idle chatter October 17, 2021, 06:33
Replies: 69
Views: 15,061
Posted By Pete Mack
I cant call it 'favorite recent music', but I...

I cant call it 'favorite recent music', but I need a trick-or-treat mixtape
* Bela Legosi's Dead, Bahaus
* Night on Bald Mtn, Mugorski (aka Disney Fantasia)
* Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
*...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 02:46
Replies: 93
Views: 6,088
Posted By Pete Mack
Rod of healing is useless when you have 5% fail...

Rod of healing is useless when you have 5% fail on heal spell, ?phase, and !rMana. At that level paladin is essentially unkillable unless overwhelmed by summons.
I actually disagree that HA SoS is...
Forum: AAR October 15, 2021, 14:20
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Pete Mack
Ouch indeed! 9-4 feeling means: leave the...

Ouch indeed!

9-4 feeling means: leave the level immediately. There is something very dangerous but no loot to match.
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 17:05
Replies: 71
Views: 4,999
Posted By Pete Mack
What Selkie said: the first druid dungeon book is...

What Selkie said: the first druid dungeon book is native to DL30, so will be rare earlier. lib/gamedata/class.txt has book info for all classes:...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 17:02
Replies: 71
Views: 4,999
Posted By Pete Mack
As Selkie said, the first Druid dungeon book is...

As Selkie said, the first Druid dungeon book is found on DL 30, so it will be rare at lower levels.
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 02:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,404
Posted By Pete Mack
It occurs to me that the easiest way to make...

It occurs to me that the easiest way to make Ironman playable early is to set the depth of _Teleport from 20 to ~10. For nin-ironman, an early escape isn't a big deal: recall is always an answer to...
Forum: Variants October 12, 2021, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Pete Mack
If you are finding that maintaining main.xxx.c...

If you are finding that maintaining main.xxx.c files is tedious,you might want to borrow them from Vanilla. Those are quite solid:
* 64-bit compliant
* many platforms
* OSX build up to date
* use...
Forum: Variants October 11, 2021, 01:11
Replies: 323
Views: 50,787
Posted By Pete Mack
In angband, force stuns and throws you backwards....

In angband, force stuns and throws you backwards. If you're already against the wall, I believe you take extra damage.
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:37
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Pete Mack
I think Huorns et all should take extra dice...

I think Huorns et all should take extra dice damage from axes, with fire branded axes doing really big damage
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:29
Replies: 93
Views: 6,088
Posted By Pete Mack
The big spike in difficulty is DL ~ 85, where...

The big spike in difficulty is DL ~ 85, where Greater Balrogs become native.
Forum: Vanilla October 9, 2021, 16:27
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Pete Mack
HJKL came from the vi editor (1976), which was...

HJKL came from the vi editor (1976), which was created and widely used at Berkeley when Rogue(1980) was invented. Anyone who was familiar with either one, or any later variant of rogue, has HJKL in...
Forum: Vanilla October 5, 2021, 22:12
Replies: 71
Views: 4,999
Posted By Pete Mack
@Kooltone-- Originally all objects needed ?Id...

@Kooltone--
Originally all objects needed ?Id (or the spell, or the staff, or the rod.) Certain objects requires *Id* to determine "hidden powers"--basically everything except FA, SI, rBase, rPois....
Forum: AAR October 5, 2021, 16:10
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Pete Mack
@Grotug-- Yeah, you should have picked up the...

@Grotug--
Yeah, you should have picked up the shots on the floor in the Hobbit Ranger video. Or you could pick up a small stash of !oil for emergencies. It does amazing damage, way more than thrown...
Forum: Vanilla September 25, 2021, 20:20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By Pete Mack
Wand of wonder is very dangerous for warriors of...

Wand of wonder is very dangerous for warriors of most races The effect you get is determined by a 1d(device skill) roll. Bad effects are assigned the lowest rolls.
Forum: AAR September 21, 2021, 06:15
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Pete Mack
Will-- Race and height do not matter. Only STR...

Will--
Race and height do not matter. Only STR and DEX. And It isnt easy to get STR 210 with a hobbit ranger.
Forum: Vanilla September 21, 2021, 06:12
Replies: 124
Views: 10,780
Posted By Pete Mack
It is possible, but it is astoundingly lucky to...

It is possible, but it is astoundingly lucky to find all three by DL 22.
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2021, 01:40
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Pete Mack
It is standard Catholic 'lore' that demons and...

It is standard Catholic 'lore' that demons and fallen angels cannot be saved; only humans. (Why fallen angels, with no true free will, were created in the first place is left as a mystery.)
So yes,...
Forum: Variants September 18, 2021, 14:48
Replies: 126
Views: 6,786
Posted By Pete Mack
Deadliness instead of damage means the sling is...

Deadliness instead of damage means the sling is horribly crippled compared to the crossbow. The base damage on sling ammo is just catastrophically low. With thrown damage, there is a large bonus for...
Forum: Variants September 17, 2021, 05:02
Replies: 323
Views: 50,787
Posted By Pete Mack
Shouldnt Metatron have a bright (blinding) light...

Shouldnt Metatron have a bright (blinding) light aura?
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2021, 23:00
Replies: 71
Views: 4,999
Posted By Pete Mack
@BE-- Cantoras is also very alert; only an @...

@BE--
Cantoras is also very alert; only an @ with legendary could possibly sneak up in the first place. Does that make a difference?
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