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Old June 30, 2017, 03:06   #23
Pete Mack
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The only time I detect that much is if I am way, way deep with bad HP and no ESP. ESP makes a huge difference. And no, you really don't need to detect so often if you have ESP. There are only a handful of dangerous monsters that don't show up (g and Q, essentially.)
If I don't have ESP, I always carry light rods/illumination/mapping to help make up for the lack. That reduces the necessity for detection, too. The bottom line: If there are awake monters in the area that can kill you in 1 or 2 turns, of course you will detect frequently.
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