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Forum: Vanilla Today, 22:22
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Pete Mack
Elessar used to be (+6,+6). It actually was...

Elessar used to be (+6,+6). It actually was nerfed.
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:11
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes, dwarven PDSM (and BalanceDSM) is way...

Yes, dwarven PDSM (and BalanceDSM) is way overpowered. I've found the latter twice, though never the former. I've also found dwarven MHDSM, which is also very, very good. CON in the armor slot is...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 07:07
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Pete Mack
It depends entirely on your playstyle. If you...

It depends entirely on your playstyle. If you feel a need.to kill everything, clearing levels as you go, then warrior is your best bet,with one of the good melee races. If you like sneaking around...
Forum: Vanilla May 20, 2018, 11:42
Replies: 89
Views: 4,008
Posted By Pete Mack
Wait, what? 11 blows per turn?

Wait, what? 11 blows per turn?
Forum: Vanilla May 20, 2018, 04:35
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Pete Mack
It is also a very entertaining death. I'd laugh,...

It is also a very entertaining death. I'd laugh, if it happened to me. So I'd say, this is WAD. And yeah. For LOW-HP classes I guess ancient mechanisms are something to watch for.
Forum: Variants May 17, 2018, 01:57
Replies: 208
Views: 7,019
Posted By Pete Mack
@Mocht-unlimited stats are impossible to balance.

@Mocht-unlimited stats are impossible to balance.
Forum: Vanilla May 16, 2018, 16:29
Replies: 89
Views: 4,008
Posted By Pete Mack
Qzlqzzup is a good choice. Just keep teleport him...

Qzlqzzup is a good choice. Just keep teleport him till he gets to a small room. Then wait for him to summon all remaining uniques carry plenty of TO for monsters you don't want.
Forum: Vanilla May 16, 2018, 15:07
Replies: 89
Views: 4,008
Posted By Pete Mack
Ideally, you kill uniques when you can stomp them...

Ideally, you kill uniques when you can stomp them without using many consumables.
Forum: Vanilla May 16, 2018, 09:35
Replies: 89
Views: 4,008
Posted By Pete Mack
Castam8r will always have at least a dl 38 drop....

Castam8r will always have at least a dl 38 drop. If you do kill him deeper than dl 38, his drop will slowly improve, at 1/2 the difference between 38 and your actual dl, so at dl 50, his drop will be...
Forum: Vanilla May 14, 2018, 00:10
Replies: 545
Views: 25,485
Posted By Pete Mack
Why would you give less HP to rogue than rangers?...

Why would you give less HP to rogue than rangers? The rogue is a melee class!
Forum: Development May 13, 2018, 14:10
Replies: 54
Views: 20,333
Posted By Pete Mack
@MovingPictures: not all. Umber Hulk is the #1...

@MovingPictures: not all. Umber Hulk is the #1 most dangerous monster in Rogue/Amulet of Yendor.
Forum: AAR May 13, 2018, 14:08
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Pete Mack
@sky-- When you use +attacks weapons, you'll...

@sky--
When you use +attacks weapons, you'll often want a damage ring to help up the melee. (Especially with standard artifacts where +attacks artifacts do significantly less damage per blow than...
Forum: Vanilla May 12, 2018, 10:45
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Pete Mack
What Derakon said. A starting warrior of a high...

What Derakon said. A starting warrior of a high dex/str race can get 4 blows (or nearly that much) with a dagger main gauche, or rapier. But a longsword will not generally get as much damage because...
Forum: AAR May 11, 2018, 21:15
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Pete Mack
Staff of magi is ridiculously rare. You're likely...

Staff of magi is ridiculously rare. You're likely to find no more than one in a game.
Forum: AAR May 10, 2018, 18:41
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Pete Mack
Are you using much melee? If so, switch to the...

Are you using much melee? If so, switch to the highest damage weapon you have. That main gauche is pretty poor. That other shield looks tasty, though I suppose you can't afford the stat hit yet. ...
Forum: AAR May 10, 2018, 12:51
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Pete Mack
@sky-- Full detection is a huge deal. If the...

@sky--
Full detection is a huge deal. If the Phoenix doesn't get you, a drolem will. Or even gravity/plasma hounds. It certainly is important before opening a vault.
Forum: Idle chatter May 9, 2018, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pete Mack
And if you found a twenty year old machine, you...

And if you found a twenty year old machine, you could play Angband on that, too. (Alternatively, there is Raspberry Pi.)
Forum: Vanilla May 9, 2018, 18:13
Replies: 99
Views: 5,629
Posted By Pete Mack
Oh yeah, this is a well-recognized fate. It's...

Oh yeah, this is a well-recognized fate. It's even more exciting if you add in lack of ESP and l9w base speed. (You need to carry a stack of light rods.) I will point out that without Tenser's you...
Forum: AAR May 8, 2018, 19:33
Replies: 107
Views: 19,729
Posted By Pete Mack
Like all flags, aggravate is either on or off.

Like all flags, aggravate is either on or off.
Forum: Vanilla May 8, 2018, 02:54
Replies: 99
Views: 5,629
Posted By Pete Mack
@derakon-- At 262 HP, single resist rPois isn't...

@derakon--
At 262 HP, single resist rPois isn't worth much.
Forum: Vanilla May 7, 2018, 20:34
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Pete Mack
@Derakon-- Well said. Monsters don't even need...

@Derakon--
Well said. Monsters don't even need to be out of depth to be unfightable. (Kavlax and Gorlim come to mind, not to mention drolems.) And drolem cannot be avoided by priests, paladins, or...
Forum: AAR May 7, 2018, 20:25
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Pete Mack
He doesn't have a branded bow?

He doesn't have a branded bow?
Forum: Vanilla May 7, 2018, 18:04
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Pete Mack
Recommendations: Going without acid AND poison...

Recommendations:
Going without acid AND poison resistance is pretty daring. Yeah, youncan get by without either one--they are the least dangerous of the 5 elements. But risks with them add up,...
Forum: Vanilla May 7, 2018, 14:25
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Pete Mack
Without those 8s, the reward isn't worth it. If...

Without those 8s, the reward isn't worth it. If you want to tone it down, and make it impossible to TO monsters, then tone down what 8 means for monsters, but not for loot.
Forum: AAR May 7, 2018, 04:22
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By Pete Mack
Yeah. You could have had double rpois at your...

Yeah. You could have had double rpois at your level, if you were lucky with the high fail rate. Going into a fight with a mass of summoners, full buffing (Including resists) is a good idea.
Since...
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