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Forum: Variants Today, 03:17
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By archolewa
I figured there would be some niches like this....

I figured there would be some niches like this. It's not exactly easy tracking down what each status does, so I was sort of flying bind. Just skimmed through the effects code and was all "well, this...
Forum: Variants Yesterday, 03:16
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, the class stuff in Frog as it is is...

Honestly, the class stuff in Frog as it is is fine. The only thing I had difficulty finding was the blows, but now that Sideways told me where it was, I was able to make some (fairly significant)...
Forum: Variants September 21, 2020, 17:16
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, I probably should have mentioned the race I...

Yeah, I probably should have mentioned the race I was using. I've been mostly playing a Barbarian Rage Mage, since it's most thematic and it gives me Berserk (which based on code diving apparently...
Forum: Variants September 21, 2020, 16:20
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By archolewa
[Frogcomposband] Rage Mage feels weak

I've been pouring a *lot* of hours into playing the Rage Mage in Frogcomposband, because I love berserking barbarian types (don't like Berserker though because being limited to melee and potions is...
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2020, 16:01
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By archolewa
My understanding is that global speed affects how...

My understanding is that global speed affects how quickly you regain energy, while movement speed effects how expensive movement is. So they stack in the sense that speed makes you recover energy...
Forum: Variants September 18, 2020, 01:11
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By archolewa
I find it mildly annoying when playing a Rage...

I find it mildly annoying when playing a Rage Mage, since you can only learn one spell per book, so you end up buying a *lot* of copies of the starting two books. It's really annoying when you get...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2020, 21:54
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By archolewa
It's been a while since I read the Hobbit, but...

It's been a while since I read the Hobbit, but I'm pretty sure Bilbo can't actually see Gollum, except for his eyes during the Riddle, right?

Not that it really matters that much. Infravision...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2020, 07:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By archolewa
Why is this a problem? By the time you're going...

Why is this a problem? By the time you're going from level 49 to 50, experience is no longer important. Maybe if you're a pure caster and that level gets you a few more spells at 0% failure,but even...
Forum: Vanilla September 10, 2020, 04:47
Replies: 34
Views: 1,483
Posted By archolewa
I struggled a lot with Blackguard early on, but...

I struggled a lot with Blackguard early on, but now that I've gotten the hang of it, it's easily my favorite class in the game (though I love me berserker classes).

As far as a berserker that...
Forum: Vanilla September 5, 2020, 00:33
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By archolewa
I go play a different roguelike (and do the same...

I go play a different roguelike (and do the same thing after I win). Which roguelike I play varies, mostly because I havent found one I enjoy as much as Angband, though I have managed to beat ADOM...
Forum: Vanilla August 25, 2020, 00:25
Replies: 75
Views: 4,817
Posted By archolewa
This is mostly what I do anyway with vaults, even...

This is mostly what I do anyway with vaults, even with melee characters. The way I see it, unless you're a sneaky type, you're better off diving 20 floors and finding the same damn thing on the...
Forum: Vanilla August 24, 2020, 00:33
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
There's a Staff of Banishment? O_O I don't think...

There's a Staff of Banishment? O_O I don't think I've ever seen a Staff of Banishment.

Don't generally use Staff of the Magi, because I tend to play warrior/warrior hybrids and it was never worth...
Forum: Vanilla August 24, 2020, 00:18
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
Staffs are also weapons in DCSS if I recall...

Staffs are also weapons in DCSS if I recall correctly. In Angband, they're basically wands that primarily have utility and escape spells (mapping, light, teleport, *Destruct*). As opposed to wands,...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2020, 19:14
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
I think I massively misunderstood you. I thought...

I think I massively misunderstood you. I thought "borg" was some term for when a roguelike automates too much (i.e. you're not playing the game, the game is playing itself). Apparently, you were...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2020, 19:02
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
And yet, you want an extra keypress every time...

And yet, you want an extra keypress every time you want to tunnel through the walls. 'Kay.

Also, not quite sure what "The borg is not up to date!" means? Does this mean that it's "modern" and...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2020, 18:11
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
I mean, at least Angband doesnt explore the...

I mean, at least Angband doesnt explore the dungeon and fight monsters for you...



Doesnt crawl have a separate equip command for every type of equipment? Thats got to at least cancel out...
Forum: Vanilla August 23, 2020, 17:42
Replies: 34
Views: 997
Posted By archolewa
Having put a few hours into Crawl myself, I cam...

Having put a few hours into Crawl myself, I cam say its pretty terrible. The only ranges weapons Ive ever used in that game are tomahawks and javelins, because you use those with a melee weapon...
Forum: Vanilla August 22, 2020, 14:46
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By archolewa
There have been a couple of times where there's a...

There have been a couple of times where there's a nasty melee monster on the other side of a door that I've wanted to go through. In those cases I've destroyed the door from a distance, so that I can...
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2020, 23:12
Replies: 75
Views: 4,817
Posted By archolewa
When I was making the suggestion, I was imagining...

When I was making the suggestion, I was imagining that bloated no longer slows you...
Forum: Vanilla August 21, 2020, 18:35
Replies: 75
Views: 4,817
Posted By archolewa
Or giving people a quiver-like food bag for food?

Or giving people a quiver-like food bag for food?
Forum: Vanilla August 20, 2020, 06:08
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By archolewa
If you destruct a region of the dungeon before...

If you destruct a region of the dungeon before Morgoth arrives, rhen you will end up with a region with very limited LOS. Then, once Morgoth summons some tough uniques, you can phase door away and TO...
Forum: Vanilla August 14, 2020, 18:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By archolewa
I like naming them after regions. I vote for...

I like naming them after regions. I vote for egions, and major non-valar figures. So Fingolfins Fury, Rivendell Rituals, etc. The inplication being these are techniques developed by that person, or...
Forum: Vanilla August 14, 2020, 01:36
Replies: 26
Views: 1,318
Posted By archolewa
The Tulkas Techniques for one of the Blackguard...

The Tulkas Techniques for one of the Blackguard books.

Morgoth's Musings for one of the others.

Manwes Manual for a priest book.

Radagasts Recipes for a druid book.

EDIT: FIngolfin's Fury...
Forum: Vanilla August 13, 2020, 01:59
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By archolewa
Haven't tried with earthquake, but since you...

Haven't tried with earthquake, but since you don't get credit for Destructing them, and Earthquake doesn't permanently kill Uniques any more than Destruction does, I'm going to assume that you don't.
Forum: Vanilla August 13, 2020, 01:58
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By archolewa
Except that's only true past the early game...

Except that's only true past the early game right? In the early game you have to pick things up and carry them around a while. The same time at which runes are their most painful. Sure, past the...
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