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Forum: Sil Yesterday, 14:14
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Quirk
Looking for beta feedback

The beta has had quite a few downloads by now, but I'm lacking feedback on the changes made, particularly to archery, which is holding me back from moving on to new development.

So - if you've...
Forum: Sil November 12, 2018, 01:22
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Quirk
Thanks for the bug reports Jamba! I suspect...

Thanks for the bug reports Jamba!

I suspect in the first case the down stairs are possibly hidden behind some kind of secret door, but if you have a savefile I can take a look into it.
Forum: Sil November 7, 2018, 21:13
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Quirk
Other things that may or may not be useful: ...

Other things that may or may not be useful:

Mattocks will shatter quartz assuming you have the strength to do so, which is the main reason for taking one over a shovel. In Sil-Q, Song of Delving...
Forum: Sil November 6, 2018, 13:32
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Quirk
So, this is interesting in its own right, and...

So, this is interesting in its own right, and probably related to playstyle. I think the ladder and July comp have a total of eight Morgoth kills. Three of them are entirely pure archers, and one was...
Forum: Sil November 5, 2018, 00:42
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Quirk
So now we're into proper Tolkien trivia, and...

So now we're into proper Tolkien trivia, and perhaps more questionable denizens of Angband.

Nan and the sword Glend are mentioned in the Lay of Leithian, which I've already mentioned, and which is...
Forum: Sil November 4, 2018, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Quirk
An hour in. Major river of...

An hour in.



Major river of Middle-Earth, the water of which Luthien uses in the enchantment of her cloak with spells of sleep. Hence the restoration of Voice.

Perception helps you spot...
Forum: Sil November 4, 2018, 01:09
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Quirk
Good video. Have only got 15 minutes in so far,...

Good video. Have only got 15 minutes in so far, and going to break off to go to bed as it's quite late here, but you do a nice job of explaining what's happening in the game while keeping the action...
Forum: Development November 1, 2018, 14:08
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Quirk
So, git has lots of documentation all over the...

So, git has lots of documentation all over the web but it can be a bit detail heavy. I'll try to provide a brief overview on this push pull thing.

Git works off the idea you have a "repository"...
Forum: Sil October 11, 2018, 10:17
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Quirk
Just to note: Sil does not have cold immunity....

Just to note: Sil does not have cold immunity. Resistance however makes a big difference to the probability of this happening.

Additionally, carrying around a large stack of healing potions is...
Forum: Sil September 30, 2018, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Quirk
Some small hiccups in deployment; all should be...

Some small hiccups in deployment; all should be fixed now. Please redownload if you downloaded already.
Forum: Sil September 30, 2018, 19:21
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Quirk
Sil-Q 1.4.1-beta release

There's a new Sil-Q beta release out.
https://github.com/sil-quirk/sil-q/releases/tag/v1.4.1-beta1

It's got a very substantial overhaul of archery, and things look quite different at fifty feet....
Forum: Sil September 23, 2018, 17:41
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
So this is not inconsistent with the only...

So this is not inconsistent with the only instance I'm aware of in Tolkien's work of flaming arrows in the hands of elves: the Battle of Five Armies:



Now there are various ways to read this. I...
Forum: Sil September 23, 2018, 00:39
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
I've put together an implementation with Steady...

I've put together an implementation with Steady Hands and Running Shot. The latter is powerful: getting to pepper enemies with arrows while remaining outside their reach is quite a game changer. I...
Forum: Sil September 22, 2018, 15:25
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
Well, if I get rid of Flaming Arrows, I will...

Well, if I get rid of Flaming Arrows, I will replace it with a new skill or skills. I am currently churning through ideas. Here are a few I've tried or am about to try.

"Easy Draw" - your Strength...
Forum: Sil September 21, 2018, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
Early game they should be close to strictly...

Early game they should be close to strictly better off with access to a skill that adds extra damage without requiring Strength. Late game I'm still rebalancing toward and adding skills to distribute...
Forum: Sil September 21, 2018, 19:50
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
I thought poisoned arrows cropped up in the Lay...

I thought poisoned arrows cropped up in the Lay of Leithian, but going back to check I find it's poisoned spears. I agree arrows of piercing are a bit more interesting.

I find Flaming Arrows...
Forum: Sil September 21, 2018, 19:39
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
So I've done a bit of playing around as of the...

So I've done a bit of playing around as of the other night.

First off I made a character somewhat close to bron's second winner right down to the big bow and Poison (+3) arrows and took him in...
Forum: Sil September 17, 2018, 19:44
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
This seems a feasible and easy to implement...

This seems a feasible and easy to implement suggestion. Thank you.


I agree, this makes intuitive sense. I have been forced though after removing Rapid Fire to wrestle with what powers actually...
Forum: Sil September 16, 2018, 21:02
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
This would tone down the late game, for sure. But...

This would tone down the late game, for sure. But would it not be unintuitive to have it work differently for archery than melee? (He says, before going on to talk about how evasion differs between...
Forum: Sil September 16, 2018, 14:51
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By Quirk
Reworking Archery

I'm currently looking into a reworking of Archery.

The motivation is roughly based on it being weak in the early game and extremely strong late. You begin with a shortbow and a handful of arrows...
Forum: Vanilla September 13, 2018, 14:12
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By Quirk
Nick, while I respect and admire your forbearance...

Nick, while I respect and admire your forbearance on your own behalf, I think a line is being crossed at this point.
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2018, 16:20
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By Quirk
This I think is broadly because Angband does not...

This I think is broadly because Angband does not give an outlet to make enduring choices about your character other than your equipment (well, apart from learning spells, but in the long run all...
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2018, 09:51
Replies: 49
Views: 3,166
Posted By Quirk
I have a small issue here. What you are...

I have a small issue here. What you are describing is what we would conventionally call "a poorly balanced game", and the bad methods are what are often called "newbie traps". I am not sure if this...
Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2018, 13:31
Replies: 28
Views: 1,695
Posted By Quirk
I would like to note that I found Nick's response...

I would like to note that I found Nick's response saintly, and the same thing could be said of him also.

Are these forums actively moderated?
Forum: Sil September 11, 2018, 00:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Quirk
I was actually thinking of a fairly short delay...

I was actually thinking of a fairly short delay e.g. the immediate next turn you have access to Elbereth and Challenge, the turn after Silence and Freedom, then Trees and Delvings, then Staying and...
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