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Old February 14, 2009, 20:22   #6
Pete Mack
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@Jungle_boy:
If you actually want to fight hounds, rather than evade them, you can turn of the "smart packs" birth option. They are easier to fight, and a little harder to evade. (I think they are less interesting that way too.)

Another point:
hounds are most prevalent in the 20s, because there are so many native hounds that they tend to swamp out other monsters. By the time you get to stat gain, dragons and other monsters have diluted their frequency by a lot.

If you MUST change hounds' frequency, it should only be the ones in the 20s. Note that this merely changes exploring the 20s from "strategically useless and actively annoying" to merely "strategically useless". I am not convinced it's a useful change.
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