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Old March 29, 2012, 15:43   #1
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Randart Phial troubles

I just finished a randart game of v4 this morning, and decided to look through the randart log a bit. The first thing I noticed was that there had been some difficulty generating a randart Phial. Indeed, the randart log shows 200 tries to generate a Phial, and the one it finally kept had a too-high power rating (according to the log), with a min depth of 151! Needless to say, I never found this Phial.

In fact, though I found plenty of artifact weapons and body armor, the only other artifact I found was a set of gauntlets. But maybe I was just unlucky.
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Old March 29, 2012, 23:41   #2
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Interesting. I don't think I've heard of that happening before. I'll have to try some randart games in v4 and see if it's common. It's certainly possible to pick 200 too-expensive powers, as even a humble +1 STR is too good for the Phial, but it should be pretty rare.
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Old March 30, 2012, 00:33   #3
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Interesting. I don't think I've heard of that happening before. I'll have to try some randart games in v4 and see if it's common. It's certainly possible to pick 200 too-expensive powers, as even a humble +1 STR is too good for the Phial, but it should be pretty rare.
Looking more closely at the randart log, it seems the problem was that every Phial generated had a pval of +4 instead of the real Phial's usual +2. As a result, the power from the light radius and no fuel alone usually pushed the power too high.
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Looking more closely at the randart log, it seems the problem was that every Phial generated had a pval of +4 instead of the real Phial's usual +2. As a result, the power from the light radius and no fuel alone usually pushed the power too high.
Ooops. I think I know why that's happening, and I think that bug might be in 3.4-dev as well. Will fix. Opened as #1636.
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