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Forum: Development April 25, 2019, 06:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carnivean
I don't really see why not? If you keep it...

I don't really see why not? If you keep it reasonable it's not intrusive.
Forum: Vanilla April 25, 2019, 06:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By Carnivean
The 8 cardinal directions thing is a legacy...

The 8 cardinal directions thing is a legacy feature that holds it back. Make it a ball attack that hits the player but doesn't damage them. That way it'll expand all around them properly.

And...
Forum: Vanilla March 17, 2019, 00:09
Replies: 201
Views: 14,735
Posted By Carnivean
Would you cryo-freeze your good friend so that...

Would you cryo-freeze your good friend so that they never changed?
Forum: Vanilla March 8, 2019, 06:17
Replies: 201
Views: 14,735
Posted By Carnivean
I can think of 2 main reasons why an overhaul...

I can think of 2 main reasons why an overhaul should be done holistically rather than by honing a single piece at a time:

1) Nick has finite time on his hands to maintain and update the code. ...
Forum: Vanilla February 21, 2019, 13:29
Replies: 287
Views: 16,421
Posted By Carnivean
I vote to keep the new name. This is...

I vote to keep the new name.



This is something that should be fixed! Bring back the Power Dragon (even though I'm fairly certain they never existed).

In general I agree with the gist of...
Forum: Vanilla February 21, 2019, 13:09
Replies: 201
Views: 14,735
Posted By Carnivean
I remember a story about the original Moria...

I remember a story about the original Moria maintainer and his sense of fun. He'd developed the game for his college, but another college had gotten word of it and wanted in. The dev changed the...
Forum: AAR February 18, 2019, 04:32
Replies: 353
Views: 59,483
Posted By Carnivean
When the response is so mind boggling you can't...

When the response is so mind boggling you can't work out how to highlight and choose both ways.
Forum: Vanilla February 18, 2019, 04:30
Replies: 201
Views: 14,735
Posted By Carnivean
I participate a reasonable amount in discussions,...

I participate a reasonable amount in discussions, but have been silent in this one, and it is for the reason that you mention here. I have been refraining from commenting because my reaction is...
Forum: Vanilla February 9, 2019, 02:00
Replies: 20
Views: 2,052
Posted By Carnivean
Dagashis are from the David Eddings books, sames...

Dagashis are from the David Eddings books, sames as Algroths were.
Forum: Vanilla January 28, 2019, 11:13
Replies: 39
Views: 2,931
Posted By Carnivean
This misconception is indicative of the whole...

This misconception is indicative of the whole "nerds don't know anything about weapons" problem that got us here. Daggers (and other similar small blades) are usually 20-30 cms long after the hilt. ...
Forum: Vanilla January 19, 2019, 01:52
Replies: 79
Views: 6,061
Posted By Carnivean
A couple of years ago there was a poster that was...

A couple of years ago there was a poster that was introducing their son, age approximately 7, to Angband. Because the son was a new player to the game they had to stop and think about everything as...
Forum: Vanilla January 11, 2019, 08:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Carnivean
Horned Reapers are from the Dungeon Keeper series...

Horned Reapers are from the Dungeon Keeper series where they were notorious for not playing nicely with anything, let alone another Horned Reaper. It doesn't make any sense that they would summon...
Forum: Vanilla January 10, 2019, 06:50
Replies: 287
Views: 16,421
Posted By Carnivean
They've simply realised that @ is on a murderous...

They've simply realised that @ is on a murderous rampage that ends when they take Morgoth's crown and supplant him as the supreme evil of the land. The "good" monsters are there to prevent that...
Forum: Vanilla December 21, 2018, 07:49
Replies: 67
Views: 4,258
Posted By Carnivean
That's because diving is counter-intuitive, but...

That's because diving is counter-intuitive, but it's ironically safer than hanging around levels and clearing them. It's also way more fun than grinding your way down the dungeon.

It's the newbie...
Forum: Vanilla December 4, 2018, 05:04
Replies: 505
Views: 35,960
Posted By Carnivean
Animal Rescue. These beasts are clearly in need...

Animal Rescue. These beasts are clearly in need of rescue, having been taken out of their native environments, let loose into a barren, rock-filled mine amid monsters that aren't prey/food. The...
Forum: AAR November 26, 2018, 13:36
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Carnivean
No, you're gambling. Perfect play is to ensure...

No, you're gambling. Perfect play is to ensure that you have sufficient speed.
Forum: AAR November 26, 2018, 13:34
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Carnivean
This type of pack animal in Angband are cowards...

This type of pack animal in Angband are cowards and usually will not willingly leave the safety of a nice big room where they can surround you. This makes them fairly trivial to deal with unless...
Forum: Vanilla November 18, 2018, 11:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Carnivean
Have you actually played the newer ones? There...

Have you actually played the newer ones? There are wooden torches still in there. I can't go back to the old versions simply because the improvements made are so fundamentally better that not...
Forum: AAR November 6, 2018, 03:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Carnivean
So you're willing to trade the ability to know...

So you're willing to trade the ability to know everything about everything in the late game for the ability to see everything about a single item in the early game? Ok, that's a choice.

Have you...
Forum: AAR November 4, 2018, 03:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Carnivean
Out of curiosity, what do you dislike about rune...

Out of curiosity, what do you dislike about rune ID?
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2018, 10:31
Replies: 98
Views: 7,349
Posted By Carnivean
This has always bugged me too. On the other hand...

This has always bugged me too. On the other hand it's not always a commandment to attend the fight, in the necromancer summons skeletons way, as sometimes it's a call to friends for aid, in the same...
Forum: Vanilla September 13, 2018, 14:31
Replies: 49
Views: 5,477
Posted By Carnivean
I think that in this area, and probably others,...

I think that in this area, and probably others, this is where personal preference makes a big difference to what we perceive as "better". There's no objective "better" in a spectrum.
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2018, 14:17
Replies: 49
Views: 5,477
Posted By Carnivean
I don't, overall, disagree with what you are...

I don't, overall, disagree with what you are saying but I don't think your label is correct. Is clearing levels a newbie trap? It's certainly sub-optimal but it is still a winning strategy (if...
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2018, 07:15
Replies: 49
Views: 5,477
Posted By Carnivean
In any community there are standards that the...

In any community there are standards that the members of that community are expected to uphold to be allowed to continue to be allowed into that community. In the real world you can't murder or...
Forum: Vanilla September 12, 2018, 07:10
Replies: 49
Views: 5,477
Posted By Carnivean
Part of the meta-narrative is that you have to...

Part of the meta-narrative is that you have to evolve the way you think about the game and how you play it. If you responded to the initial set of conditions in a way that you perceived to be...
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