Thread: Mean Maggot?
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Old February 19, 2009, 19:43   #7
Donald Jonker
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Originally Posted by Magnate View Post
As changes to V go, I don't see much point in this one. Personally I'd favour removing Maggot altogether. The fact that he *always* dropped something at least {good} was a compensation for the irritation of his presence. Without that ....
I think he adds a lot to the serious atmosphere of angband (as opposed to nethack for instance) for newish players. The killing of innocents for no particular reason (other than being annoyed by him) is something somewhat unique to angband among roguelikes, especially one who is lamenting the recent loss of his dogs and has the infinite capacity to turn the other cheek.

At least, it made me feel pretty hardcore (in a "I just committed a war crime" sort of way) for a good long while when I first began playing. I don't remember considering the drops.
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