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Forum: Vanilla May 17, 2022, 01:28
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Pete Mack
While the blows are important, it is in accuracy...

While the blows are important, it is in accuracy where mages are notoriously bad. If you do wish to melee, make sure to buff fully (bless, heroism, berserk), plus rune of warding, plus stun if you...
Forum: Vanilla May 14, 2022, 03:58
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Pete Mack
You dont have to create a character-- in fact it...

You dont have to create a character-- in fact it it is better igmf you dont. Instead, set up the basic preferences for the class in a new character, and save to <class>.prf
That way none of the...
Forum: Vanilla May 11, 2022, 19:59
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Pete Mack
I agree. Further, I think ages should be in...

I agree. Further, I think ages should be in score: 1 score and 2, say, or 6 score and 13.
Forum: Vanilla May 10, 2022, 04:51
Replies: 122
Views: 14,810
Posted By Pete Mack
The message only occurs when you cross the...

The message only occurs when you cross the threshold. Going further over it is silent.
Forum: Vanilla April 26, 2022, 21:47
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By Pete Mack
Wobbly--isnt that Rocketband?

Wobbly--isnt that Rocketband?
Forum: Vanilla April 21, 2022, 16:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pete Mack
For necromancer, Haruspex Hex-maker ...

For necromancer,
Haruspex
Hex-maker
Sorteligus
Diabolist
Forum: Idle chatter April 13, 2022, 17:52
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Pete Mack
Read the whole thing. The argument clincher is...

Read the whole thing. The argument clincher is saved for the very end.
Forum: Vanilla March 29, 2022, 22:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pete Mack
I think you are making a category error on game...

I think you are making a category error on game economy. The economy is determined entirely by scarcity of critical consumables: money is useful primarily in that you can afford them on those rare...
Forum: Vanilla March 28, 2022, 18:20
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Pete Mack
Whoops yeah.

Whoops yeah.
Forum: Vanilla March 27, 2022, 23:26
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Pete Mack
It is worth noting that the original fail rate...

It is worth noting that the original fail rate when skill was less than device difficulty* was punitive beyond belief:

let dd = MIN(device level, 50)
if skill <= dd Pact = 1/(3+ dd -...
Forum: Vanilla March 26, 2022, 18:22
Replies: 122
Views: 14,810
Posted By Pete Mack
Nick--just use half depth for worn equipment...

Nick--just use half depth for worn equipment difficulty. It makes sense thematically, too.
Forum: Vanilla March 13, 2022, 02:20
Replies: 122
Views: 14,810
Posted By Pete Mack
Delete any old lore.txt.new in the user...

Delete any old lore.txt.new in the user directory. Then try again.
Forum: Variants March 9, 2022, 15:20
Replies: 431
Views: 86,145
Posted By Pete Mack
1 in ~8.5 for DL 50 monster. (You can't add...

1 in ~8.5 for DL 50 monster. (You can't add denominators.) For what it's worth, the odds are of order 1/log(DL).
Forum: Sil February 28, 2022, 16:56
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Pete Mack
Which reminds me: gallows-weed would make a good...

Which reminds me: gallows-weed would make a good early trap in Sil.
Forum: Vanilla February 25, 2022, 23:56
Replies: 122
Views: 14,810
Posted By Pete Mack
I thought you'd leave KILL_WALL for Gorhmog, but...

I thought you'd leave KILL_WALL for Gorhmog, but not the others. With all 3 swiss cheese dungeons happened too often. It should be OK with one of them.
Forum: AAR February 15, 2022, 23:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Pete Mack
Quite good! You need to mention strategy as well...

Quite good! You need to mention strategy as well as tactics--why did you buy what you did at the start, beyond shots and recall? And why spend all your disposable cash (beyond ammo, recall, and a...
Forum: AAR February 15, 2022, 20:00
Replies: 56
Views: 3,895
Posted By Pete Mack
The real issue is aggravation, so there are...

The real issue is aggravation, so there are certain poweful artifacts a beastmaster should avoid.
Forum: Sil February 14, 2022, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Pete Mack
Monsters get big criticals when you are...

Monsters get big criticals when you are surrounded. "Listen" would have kept you out of this. Elbereth might have, too.
Forum: AAR February 14, 2022, 11:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By Pete Mack
Ugramoth-- Immunities arent required vs...

Ugramoth--
Immunities arent required vs Tarrasque, except to save your gear. But double immunity is an absolute minimum. Without at least !rCold, !rFire, and rDis, you have no chance.
Forum: Competition February 10, 2022, 00:44
Replies: 666
Views: 281,238
Posted By Pete Mack
You can trade stats for gold. Nevertheless,...

You can trade stats for gold. Nevertheless, ironman hobbit with lance is an unlikely challenge.
Forum: Vanilla February 8, 2022, 03:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes, i mean squelch. If i run across a low level...

Yes, i mean squelch. If i run across a low level staff that seems to do nothing, i *know* it is bot worth carrying.
Forum: Vanilla February 7, 2022, 20:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By Pete Mack
Why do you bother identifying everything? If i...

Why do you bother identifying everything? If i have a staff of no obvious value, i just ignore it, unidentified.
Forum: Idle chatter February 7, 2022, 14:14
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By Pete Mack
Right. When you think "peasant" do you think "WoT...

Right. When you think "peasant" do you think "WoT lookalike" or Breugel? Gotta have the occasional white shirt, red hat, or red scarf.
Forum: Vanilla February 7, 2022, 12:24
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Pete Mack
Lucky! And yes, I'd pick ESP first. I rank...

Lucky! And yes, I'd pick ESP first. I rank evasion more important than battlefield control. (41% fail rate just doesnt count as an escape.)
Forum: Variants February 5, 2022, 19:05
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By Pete Mack
That kind of bug is no longer even possible in V....

That kind of bug is no longer even possible in V. And man, they were horrible when they happened. rf flags and the like were replaced with real bit arrays, and it makes a huge difference.
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