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Forum: Vanilla December 13, 2018, 09:19
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By fph
I, for one, am not really too eager to see here...

I, for one, am not really too eager to see here the infamous Nethack "killed by a gnome with a wand of death" level of monster AI.
Forum: Development December 12, 2018, 11:15
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By fph
I don't think you need to compile in the stat...

I don't think you need to compile in the stat module (and sqlite3) at all to use the game; it's just a very niche thing used for development. Do you still get the sqlite3 errors if you exclude it...
Forum: Vanilla December 12, 2018, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By fph
Can you post this as a poll, to get a more...

Can you post this as a poll, to get a more detailed response? (When I create a new thread there is a "Yes, post a poll with this thread" button, but I'm not sure if it's a feature that is unlocked...
Forum: Vanilla December 6, 2018, 08:33
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By fph
Not technically in the help file, but if you...

Not technically in the help file, but if you 'I'nspect arrows, it says "they can be shot with a bow", and similar for the other ammo. :)

Yes, speed is the single most useful bonus in the game...
Forum: Vanilla December 6, 2018, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By fph
I confirm that you need to learn the spell before...

I confirm that you need to learn the spell before casting it. Get sufficient level/spell slots -> learn the spell -> cast the spell. Both steps require you having a spellbook in your inventory....
Forum: Vanilla December 5, 2018, 11:24
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By fph
`g` or `p` work (also in the roguelike keyset; I...

`g` or `p` work (also in the roguelike keyset; I think the store UI is unchanged between the two). Yes, I confirm that you need to have the spellbook in your inventory to cast spells.
Forum: Vanilla December 4, 2018, 21:03
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By fph
The trick is: always eat until full when you are...

The trick is: always eat until full when you are in town, before recalling back. Yes, food is a silly minigame...
Forum: Vanilla December 4, 2018, 00:01
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By fph
Not sure if it's the right strategy, but I have...

Not sure if it's the right strategy, but I have stopped bothering with rods of recall overall. I just bring 5 scrolls down and that's it. Rods save you some money, true, but at some point money is...
Forum: Vanilla December 3, 2018, 00:12
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By fph
ooh good point that could be the cause. ...

ooh good point that could be the cause.

(also replying to point out that in the roguelike keyset you zap rods with the (a) key and aim wands with the (z) key, instead :confused:)
Forum: Vanilla December 3, 2018, 00:06
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By fph
OK, that explains all the disappearances. The...

OK, that explains all the disappearances. The spell I was casting was Speed, indeed, which increases a timer. Thanks!

Some more feedback on the ranger spell list: I haven't managed to do anything...
Forum: Vanilla December 2, 2018, 21:22
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By fph
Warriors can use all magical devices apart from...

Warriors can use all magical devices apart from spellbooks, but for all characters wands, rods and staves have a failure rate that depends on the type of device, race, class and intelligence stat....
Forum: Vanilla December 2, 2018, 21:14
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By fph
Thanks! Does the decoy disappear if I try to cast...

Thanks! Does the decoy disappear if I try to cast another spell? I've seen it mysteriously vanish a couple of times...
Forum: Vanilla December 1, 2018, 20:52
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By fph
New ranger spells

What do the two new ranger spells Cover Tracks an Decoy do, exactly? Any tips on when/how to best use them?
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2018, 08:30
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By fph
Unlikely; that would require D&D players to know...

Unlikely; that would require D&D players to know what real life is. :D
Forum: Vanilla November 26, 2018, 19:43
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By fph
Good point --- huge first levels serve a purpose,...

Good point --- huge first levels serve a purpose, and it's to teach that "sometimes it's better to take the first stairway down"; I hadn't considered that.
Forum: AAR November 25, 2018, 22:28
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By fph
1. don't wait to find C?W potions in the dungeon;...

1. don't wait to find C?W potions in the dungeon; actively buy them every time you go back to town. Same for ?phase. Take about 10 of them at least on each trip, and use them liberally. ?recall,...
Forum: AAR November 22, 2018, 08:53
Replies: 41
Views: 4,320
Posted By fph
Farmer Maggot has a guaranteed good drop (=at...

Farmer Maggot has a guaranteed good drop (=at least armor with a plus to AC).
He can be killed even at very low level, but it takes a while; it's maybe the only situation where I recommend holding a...
Forum: AAR November 20, 2018, 14:58
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By fph
Wow, I don't think I have ever seen a character...

Wow, I don't think I have ever seen a character with quadruple-immunity. It's surely a great options for grinding wyrms, but in the endgame in the ring slot it will be competing with other great...
Forum: AAR November 19, 2018, 09:36
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By fph
Themed monster pits and zoos tend to increase the...

Themed monster pits and zoos tend to increase the level feeling quite a lot, in my experience. This especially in the early game. OTOH, usually they contain at least a good object, so 7-1 is quite...
Forum: Vanilla November 18, 2018, 23:12
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By fph
Yup, and not only for Morgoth --- they are one of...

Yup, and not only for Morgoth --- they are one of the most useful items in the game.
Forum: AAR November 18, 2018, 10:54
Replies: 61
Views: 2,489
Posted By fph
Yup, correct, but "huge fire resistance" is a...

Yup, correct, but "huge fire resistance" is a weird way to word it given how resistances work in vanilla Angband. Basically, there's three types of resistance:

* permanent fire resistance from...
Forum: Vanilla November 17, 2018, 12:20
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By fph
EDIT: =xd is a sequence of keypresses, not an...

EDIT: =xd is a sequence of keypresses, not an emoji :p
Forum: Vanilla November 17, 2018, 09:31
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By fph
In all versions, you can set your character to...

In all versions, you can set your character to ignore permadeath =xd (options / cheat options / allow player to avoid death). Maybe this is sufficient for your purposes?
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2018, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By fph
Good point -- my instinct from the older versions...

Good point -- my instinct from the older versions is that DL40 is a dangerous place because "here be dragons" (ancient Ds, green especially, and drolems) but now that breath damage from distance has...
Forum: Vanilla November 8, 2018, 13:08
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By fph
No, you're not diving too fast. That looks on...

No, you're not diving too fast. That looks on point; that's more or less where you should be at that power level, in my view.
Ideally now you should look around for stat potions and upgrades...
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