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Forum: AAR February 18, 2019, 05:32
Replies: 312
Views: 49,818
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, 05:30
Replies: 58
Views: 2,368
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, 03:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
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, 12:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
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, 02:52
Replies: 79
Views: 4,539
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, 09:43
Replies: 17
Views: 863
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, 07:50
Replies: 224
Views: 9,242
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, 08:49
Replies: 67
Views: 3,128
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, 06:04
Replies: 130
Views: 10,575
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, 14:36
Replies: 5
Views: 364
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, 14:34
Replies: 10
Views: 561
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, 12:32
Replies: 15
Views: 864
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, 04:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
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, 04:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
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, 11:31
Replies: 87
Views: 4,826
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, 15:31
Replies: 49
Views: 4,366
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, 15:17
Replies: 49
Views: 4,366
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, 08:15
Replies: 49
Views: 4,366
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, 08:10
Replies: 49
Views: 4,366
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...
Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2018, 15:24
Replies: 37
Views: 2,739
Posted By Carnivean
Yes, totally agreed.

Yes, totally agreed.
Forum: Vanilla September 11, 2018, 13:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,739
Posted By Carnivean
Derakon or Nick being unable to handle criticism...

Derakon or Nick being unable to handle criticism or not doesn't have anything to do with the level of social transgression that you made. I doubt that there is anyone that would consider your words...
Forum: Variants September 1, 2018, 18:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Carnivean
Or wrong. My favourite "rule" of English is the...

Or wrong. My favourite "rule" of English is the best known:

I before E except before C.

This perfectly encapsulates the problem because it is wrong in more cases than it is correct.
Forum: Development August 16, 2018, 05:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Carnivean
So we go 3.5 (end of the previous era) to 4.0 to...

So we go 3.5 (end of the previous era) to 4.0 to 4.1 then straight to 5.0? 4.0 and 4.1 were not significant departures from 3.5.

I prefer to think of them as 3.9.x versions and 4.2 as the 4.0 of...
Forum: Development August 15, 2018, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Carnivean
You've previously mentioned stepping down after...

You've previously mentioned stepping down after all the changes are done, so I'd suggest that the 4.x series should be your domain. Let 5.x be the domain of your replacement.
Forum: AAR July 26, 2018, 13:59
Replies: 165
Views: 8,327
Posted By Carnivean
Is coffee +1 speed for 50 turns and -2 speed for...

Is coffee +1 speed for 50 turns and -2 speed for 10 turns unless you have another? Also, -5 to accuracy if you stack more than 3?
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