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Old April 21, 2010, 21:10   #7
RogerN
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1. Giant rats breed too fast and are too strong.
Ratsplosions are definitely dangerous. If enough testers complain then I'll tone them down a bit. There are already some mitigating factors, however:

1) They only have 2 HP
2) There's only a 5% chance of squeaking for reinforcements
3) Rats cannot open or bash doors, so doors are an effective escape
4) Their bite is pitifully weak, requiring an average of 25 hits (without missing) to kill the player

Also, note that armor helps a *lot* against weak attacks from low-level monsters. With an AC of 13 you will absorb an average of 1 damage from every physical attack. When fighting rats, this basically cuts their damage in half.
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