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Forum: Vanilla May 21, 2022, 14:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,799
Posted By archolewa
I snatch up all the *Destruction* scrolls I can...

I snatch up all the *Destruction* scrolls I can find. They have a 0% fail rate, and are much more common than staves of *Destruction*, so I like having them as a panic button. Otherwise yeah I ignore...
Forum: AAR March 6, 2022, 23:40
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By archolewa
I *love* nuking with wands as a Rogue. Really...

I *love* nuking with wands as a Rogue. Really makes me feel like a warrior-mage hybrid, while also feeling like a crafty fighter who will use any tool available to them, which is what I think when I...
Forum: Vanilla March 6, 2022, 20:09
Replies: 131
Views: 18,447
Posted By archolewa
The Thancs are great for throwing as well. My...

The Thancs are great for throwing as well. My Blackguard especially can get a lot of mileage out of throwing a Thanc or two at the start of battle.
Forum: Vanilla March 1, 2022, 00:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By archolewa
So, some weapons have the "blessed" property....

So, some weapons have the "blessed" property. Paladins and clerics get additonal combat bonuses when they use a blessed weapon.

As far as your larger point, I can understand it feeling bad if you...
Forum: Vanilla February 28, 2022, 21:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By archolewa
To be clear, I mostly agree with you. But I did...

To be clear, I mostly agree with you. But I did want to address your response here.



First, I'm not proposing skills. I don't like skills either (indeed, I abhor skills). The only roguelike...
Forum: Vanilla February 28, 2022, 04:21
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By archolewa
One thing I like about Sil that maybe Angband...

One thing I like about Sil that maybe Angband could draw inspiration from is how different the weapon types feel. A short sword feels very different from a spear, which feels very different from a...
Forum: Idle chatter February 15, 2022, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, Im really glad they decided to pick an...

Honestly, Im really glad they decided to pick an era thats basically a giant gaping hole in Middle Earth lore. It gived them room to do their own thing. I would fly into a frothing rage if they say,...
Forum: Variants January 16, 2022, 04:09
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By archolewa
I played it some, in particular the Middle Earth...

I played it some, in particular the Middle Earth campaign. In addition to the virtues, which I couldn't stand, I also didn't like how you couldn't turn off identification (I barely find Rune-based...
Forum: Vanilla December 11, 2021, 05:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By archolewa
I don't really like the idea of feelings (after...

I don't really like the idea of feelings (after all, sometimes what you REALLY need is a stack of CCW, and level feelings can't really help with that). However, I'd be down with a very vague item...
Forum: Vanilla December 11, 2021, 05:18
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By archolewa
I feel like this could be reasonable if we...

I feel like this could be reasonable if we tweaked Morgoth's AI so that he didn't always know immediately where the player was and made a beeline for them. Maybe he spawned awake and searching, and...
Forum: Vanilla December 9, 2021, 16:54
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By archolewa
Heck yeah I do. Even changed the low HP warning...

Heck yeah I do. Even changed the low HP warning to trigger at 50%.

I might just let myself hover there if I am a Blackguard, but other than that I will usually phase and throw back a few potions....
Forum: Vanilla December 7, 2021, 18:07
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By archolewa
It's also important to emphasize that the rating...

It's also important to emphasize that the rating score is based on what *he likes*. For example, he really values open world, NPC interactions and innovation a lot more than I do., So there are some...
Forum: Vanilla December 7, 2021, 18:03
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By archolewa
You know, I find this idea intriguing, especially...

You know, I find this idea intriguing, especially if it's applied to the player as well. In some ways it might be a little frustrating (especially since it might be hard to communicate), but in...
Forum: Vanilla December 7, 2021, 17:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,787
Posted By archolewa
On the other hand, if you don't generate junk,...

On the other hand, if you don't generate junk, you lose a lot of the exhilarating rush of randomly generating gear. After all the exact same argument could be applied to mundane weapons (and armor,...
Forum: Vanilla December 1, 2021, 14:32
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By archolewa
Small nit, but Paladins and Blackguards both have...

Small nit, but Paladins and Blackguards both have 3 books. Otherwise, yeah I agree with everything you've said.
Forum: Vanilla November 28, 2021, 18:19
Replies: 180
Views: 38,044
Posted By archolewa
This hasn't been my experience, but then I don't...

This hasn't been my experience, but then I don't stick around at floor 40. I descend steadily. Thr number of times Ive been on Floor 70 with like 17 native Con because !Con refused to drop...

In...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 23:10
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By archolewa
Hence why I think if we want "friendlies" they...

Hence why I think if we want "friendlies" they should just be enemies that take longer to wake up. Basically, they are more willing to tolerate your presence before trying to brutally murder you.
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 17:07
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By archolewa
You know, having class-specific reactions from...

You know, having class-specific reactions from various monster types could be interesting. For example, maybe Rangers get effectively a stealth bonus against trees (i.e. the trees stay asleep...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By archolewa
I'm not a fan of the concept, for purely...

I'm not a fan of the concept, for purely subjective reasons. I don't like these kinds of open-ended character building systems. The challenge they present is one of "starting over over and over again...
Forum: Vanilla November 27, 2021, 16:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By archolewa
Also, monsters tend to move towards you a lot...

Also, monsters tend to move towards you a lot when they are at a distance, so they have a lot of wasted turns.

I actually like the idea of giving equipment armor a temporary stealth ego with a...
Forum: Vanilla October 24, 2021, 04:51
Replies: 25
Views: 7,927
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think it would be fun if we stole...

Personally, I think it would be fun if we stole an idea from Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: when you use an acquirement scroll, you get a choice of items and you pick one (maybe *Acquirement* generates a...
Forum: Vanilla October 17, 2021, 00:56
Replies: 94
Views: 17,711
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, dont use Single Combat against Morgoth...

Yeah, dont use Single Combat against Morgoth unless you are REALLY overpowered. You will very quickly end up trapped in a corner getting pummeled by debris, you wont be able to phase door away to...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 13:26
Replies: 94
Views: 17,711
Posted By archolewa
This is how I play: no word of recall, but still...

This is how I play: no word of recall, but still able to use upstairs. It's a lot of fun. I find the game flows so much more nicely without a town, and there's some real hard decisions you have to...
Forum: Vanilla October 14, 2021, 01:23
Replies: 27
Views: 4,903
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think Ironman should not be the...

Personally, I think Ironman should not be the default because making it the default goes against the spirit of Angband. Fundamentally, Angband assumes each player understands what they do and do not...
Forum: Vanilla October 11, 2021, 16:05
Replies: 94
Views: 17,711
Posted By archolewa
This is how I usually play (a steady descent,...

This is how I usually play (a steady descent, with very little diving or floor repetition), and my experience is the same. I also find it much more enjoyable.

Sometimes, I think experienced...
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