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Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 02:31
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By archolewa
Prolly. I only started playing with V 4.x, so I...

Prolly. I only started playing with V 4.x, so I don't have any historical context. I don't have a problem with things as they are, it just seemed like a relatively easy way to make egos more...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2020, 16:21
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By archolewa
The fact that people hardly ever use ego weapons...

The fact that people hardly ever use ego weapons seems to support the idea that artifact weapons render ego weapons mostly superfluous. The only time Ive ever used an ego weapon is at the very end if...
Forum: Vanilla October 28, 2020, 03:38
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I think it might not be a bad idea to...

Personally, I think it might not be a bad idea to remove some of the early-game artifact weapons, and make ego weapons show up sooner. Then, your (expected) weapon progression could be something...
Forum: Variants October 28, 2020, 03:20
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By archolewa
One of the things I *passionately* dislike about...

One of the things I *passionately* dislike about Sil is its heavy reliance on d20 variability. All the opposed dice rolls drive me bonkers. I understand why they made the decision they did, and I'm...
Forum: Variants October 27, 2020, 01:49
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By archolewa
Based on some passing comments on his dev blog at...

Based on some passing comments on his dev blog at the ten year anniversary(not sure if it was ten, it was some big milestone though) of starting work on TOME4, there 2 reasons:

1.Lingering...
Forum: Vanilla October 25, 2020, 20:29
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By archolewa
I forgot about Time Hounds. The list isn't...

I forgot about Time Hounds. The list isn't exhaustive. There are a lot of nasty monsters. :)
Forum: Vanilla October 25, 2020, 05:44
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By archolewa
Here are the monsters I (almost always) avoid: ...

Here are the monsters I (almost always) avoid:

1. Balrogs (unless I'm playing a paladin and have fire immunity, or even double fire resist. Then it's open season.)
2. Pretty much every other...
Forum: Vanilla October 23, 2020, 00:37
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, Hydras aren't really worth fighting in...

Honestly, Hydras aren't really worth fighting in general. Their breath can destroy consumables, and they only drop money (which, by the time Hydras start showing up, is mostly useless anyway).
...
Forum: Vanilla October 13, 2020, 05:37
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By archolewa
Personally I prefer Maim Foe over the wand...

Personally I prefer Maim Foe over the wand because it never runs out of charges, doesn't take a precious inventory slot, does a bit of damage and a bit of heating. Mostly for the saved inventory...
Forum: Vanilla October 6, 2020, 04:19
Replies: 187
Views: 15,039
Posted By archolewa
I make heavy use of this spell. I use it...

I make heavy use of this spell. I use it aggressively, like say when you've lost only third of your HP (so you have a buffer in case it fails). Its not an emergency heal, but it does help ensure you...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 21:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By archolewa
I agree with Whartung. Dropping your speed by...

I agree with Whartung. Dropping your speed by half (or any multiplier) would make the spell a bigger dud than the current Quake. The only monsters it would be smart to use the spell on would the ones...
Forum: Vanilla September 30, 2020, 07:59
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By archolewa
This is largely how I imagine it. This is the...

This is largely how I imagine it. This is the form that Sauron's werewolf shape takes, and humanoid wolf monster just feels kind of...goofy in a Tolkienesque world.

I'm honestly OK with werewolf...
Forum: Vanilla September 29, 2020, 18:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By archolewa
I mean, thats basically how I play Angband. And...

I mean, thats basically how I play Angband. And write code. And brush my teeth.

Blackguards and I are soul mates is what Im saying.

Im personally not in favor of casting spells in wolf form. I...
Forum: Variants September 25, 2020, 22:23
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By archolewa
Sounds kind of reminiscient of TOME2's god...

Sounds kind of reminiscient of TOME2's god system. I'm assuming you're drawing a lot of inspiration from that? A few thoughts:

1. I think having gods lose favor when you kill things is going to be...
Forum: Vanilla September 24, 2020, 18:23
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By archolewa
In general this sounds good. However, slowing...

In general this sounds good. However, slowing when you miss is one serious downside. Maybe its not a big deal in the endgame, but many of the most dangerous enemies (including Morgoth) are so fast...
Forum: Variants September 23, 2020, 17:00
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
So it's basically like wearing a powerful Ring of...

So it's basically like wearing a powerful Ring of Combat. I absolutely agree, it's a big deal. But seeing as how some casters have the ability to *literally make themselves immune to damage* for...
Forum: Variants September 23, 2020, 05:08
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
For now, I've replaced Blade of Rage with Scare...

For now, I've replaced Blade of Rage with Scare Monster. Scaring a single monster seems like a reasonably thematic spell. Maybe useless, maybe overpowered, I don't know how reliable scare is, but...
Forum: Variants September 23, 2020, 04:17
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
I figured there would be some niches like this....

I figured there would be some niches like this. It's not exactly easy tracking down what each status does, so I was sort of flying bind. Just skimmed through the effects code and was all "well, this...
Forum: Variants September 22, 2020, 04:16
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
Honestly, the class stuff in Frog as it is is...

Honestly, the class stuff in Frog as it is is fine. The only thing I had difficulty finding was the blows, but now that Sideways told me where it was, I was able to make some (fairly significant)...
Forum: Variants September 21, 2020, 18:16
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
Yeah, I probably should have mentioned the race I...

Yeah, I probably should have mentioned the race I was using. I've been mostly playing a Barbarian Rage Mage, since it's most thematic and it gives me Berserk (which based on code diving apparently...
Forum: Variants September 21, 2020, 17:20
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By archolewa
[Frogcomposband] Rage Mage feels weak

I've been pouring a *lot* of hours into playing the Rage Mage in Frogcomposband, because I love berserking barbarian types (don't like Berserker though because being limited to melee and potions is...
Forum: Vanilla September 19, 2020, 17:01
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By archolewa
My understanding is that global speed affects how...

My understanding is that global speed affects how quickly you regain energy, while movement speed effects how expensive movement is. So they stack in the sense that speed makes you recover energy...
Forum: Variants September 18, 2020, 02:11
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By archolewa
I find it mildly annoying when playing a Rage...

I find it mildly annoying when playing a Rage Mage, since you can only learn one spell per book, so you end up buying a *lot* of copies of the starting two books. It's really annoying when you get...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2020, 22:54
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By archolewa
It's been a while since I read the Hobbit, but...

It's been a while since I read the Hobbit, but I'm pretty sure Bilbo can't actually see Gollum, except for his eyes during the Riddle, right?

Not that it really matters that much. Infravision...
Forum: Vanilla September 16, 2020, 08:18
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By archolewa
Why is this a problem? By the time you're going...

Why is this a problem? By the time you're going from level 49 to 50, experience is no longer important. Maybe if you're a pure caster and that level gets you a few more spells at 0% failure,but even...
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