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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:09
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By Pete Mack
"Eddieband" works that way, sort of. You get one...

"Eddieband" works that way, sort of. You get one exp for 3very distinct kill, and every time you ID-by-use. It is based on 3.0.5, but with squelch. I might play it if it had rune-ID as well.
Forum: AAR Yesterday, 12:57
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
Nice! Very best armor in the game, and...

Nice! Very best armor in the game, and exceedingly rare
Forum: AAR October 24, 2020, 16:00
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
There's an idea: Ozband! But with Bunyips instead...

There's an idea: Ozband! But with Bunyips instead of Wicked Witches....
Forum: AAR October 23, 2020, 00:43
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
But what do you *do* with all that gold? I'd...

But what do you *do* with all that gold? I'd rather use valuable inventory slots for things I actually might use.
Forum: Vanilla October 23, 2020, 00:42
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By Pete Mack
I tend to hunt early Hydras for EXP as a mage....

I tend to hunt early Hydras for EXP as a mage. They don't have too much HP, and fall quickly to cold attacks. But yeah, 9 headed is entirely to be avoided--as are hydra lifts in general. It is...
Forum: Competition October 22, 2020, 18:47
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Pete Mack
I guess that means tiles aren't cached in the...

I guess that means tiles aren't cached in the browser. You can always play with ASCII til issue is fixed.
Forum: AAR October 22, 2020, 18:45
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
Bow of power is only an issue of you find it...

Bow of power is only an issue of you find it really early. Rather than nerf it, perhaps make it a bit deeper? It's suitable for around DL 25.
Forum: AAR October 22, 2020, 18:43
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pete Mack
Yes, nexus Q and v are rendered helpless. In...

Yes, nexus Q and v are rendered helpless.

In any case, I have since found Stormwalker and an Elven cloak, so I gave up 3 stealth for lightning immunity and the ability to escape. Much, much safer,...
Forum: AAR October 21, 2020, 19:40
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pete Mack
After one very close call, I *only* fight...

After one very close call, I *only* fight summoners in ASCs or otherwise constrained locations. Fundin summoned multiple summoners, and I barely made it out. Without phase, this is way too dangerous.
Forum: Vanilla October 21, 2020, 15:14
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Pete Mack
Paralysis curse is trumped by FA , yes. As is...

Paralysis curse is trumped by FA , yes. As is vulnerability by immunity, hallucination by rChaos., etc. I am using a cursed item with paralysis in my current game.
I further feel anti-teleport...
Forum: AAR October 21, 2020, 14:07
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pete Mack
You can't phase. But you can still TO. It mostly...

You can't phase. But you can still TO. It mostly means less softening up monsters with archery before going to melee. Since that post, I finally found gloves with FA, so I could swap in a CON ring...
Forum: Vanilla October 20, 2020, 22:38
Replies: 112
Views: 7,857
Posted By Pete Mack
For a highly technical definition of 'Great'. ...

For a highly technical definition of 'Great'.

On the other hand:
g) The Metal Brigandine Armor of the Rohirrim [50,+15] <+2>
Conjured forth by magic at 2400'
Forum: AAR October 20, 2020, 22:34
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Pete Mack
A perilous find: Cursed boots of Elvenkind!

Have a promising game going, V4.2 HE warriors, played entirely in portrait mode on my smallish android phone. It isn't easy. LOS monsters are a regular occurrence, and the monster list overlay is...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2020, 16:24
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Pete Mack
Cure potions affect you 1% for all types,...

Cure potions affect you 1% for all types, including CLW. So you can no longer buy CLW 40 at a time and guzzle u
it in long running fights against orc and troll mobs. I do not consider this a bad...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2020, 15:15
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Pete Mack
What he said. Look for a nice, harmless Forest...

What he said. Look for a nice, harmless Forest Wight (or similar.) Let it bash you down a level, then restore life. For STR and CON only, there are also sips of miruvor and *extremely* rare Entish...
Forum: Vanilla October 19, 2020, 15:09
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Pete Mack
The poll--which I hadn't actually looked at til...

The poll--which I hadn't actually looked at til now, since "I never answer polls"--is entirely a successful troll.
Forum: Vanilla October 18, 2020, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Pete Mack
Star has a good activation. Phial recharge time...

Star has a good activation. Phial recharge time is too short once you get a little speed, and in any case most spellcasters don't need it at all. In contrast, rods of mapping are a pretty late find.
Forum: Variants October 18, 2020, 16:08
Replies: 222
Views: 11,856
Posted By Pete Mack
How does it compare in lines of code? Has all the...

How does it compare in lines of code? Has all the code rationalization actually paid off?
Forum: AAR October 18, 2020, 16:05
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
Sky-- Do try 4.2 I hated it at first, but the...

Sky--
Do try 4.2
I hated it at first, but the 4.2 Mage is interesting, and the Blackguard is *really* different, now that some annoying bugs are gone. I am not sold on 4.2 ranger, to be fair.
Forum: Vanilla October 18, 2020, 04:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Pete Mack
Sphara wrote: Hmm... You killed the...

Sphara wrote:

Hmm...

You killed the Uruk of the White Hand. --more--
Something rolls under your feet.
You see: the Fire of Orthanc
Forum: Competition October 15, 2020, 23:24
Replies: 29
Views: 744
Posted By Pete Mack
Under what circumstances does angband.live force...

Under what circumstances does angband.live force a save? Failing on a core dump or--worse--on an abort is not a good time to force a save, except perhaps if you keep the previous save as a recovery...
Forum: AAR October 14, 2020, 01:18
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By Pete Mack
Using your method, I might name my next character...

Using your method, I might name my next character Gorlim--the only artifact hat I have seen.
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2020, 23:11
Replies: 119
Views: 9,230
Posted By Pete Mack
Another observation: in portrait mode on a phone,...

Another observation: in portrait mode on a phone, there is unused real estate beneath the character summary. Move the monster list there. Also, make it a little bigger. I can't quite read it.
Forum: Variants October 12, 2020, 22:24
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Pete Mack
In V they did 3d4 damage, then in the...

In V they did 3d4 damage, then in the "ridiculously easy era" they did 3d4 damage with fire brand, comparable to a (+0,+5) longbow. Then it went to 1d4 with fire brand. Now it is back to 3d4, no...
Forum: Vanilla October 12, 2020, 21:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Pete Mack
Gg-- That is way too good, unless you are...

Gg--
That is way too good, unless you are considering a rare restricted ego item (no elven or fur dwarven cloaks) or an artifact.
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