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Old January 9, 2011, 08:49   #51
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Can't remember the date exactly but I believe it was 1988 about when I discovered a DOS version of Hack on a floppy disk left in the drive of a computer in a lab at a University in South Africa. Think it was Hack - with a dog as companion that would feed off your kills and steal stuff from shops From there it was onto Moria and then Angband when introduced - if I remember Angband was basically a C version of the Fortran Moria. Still at it some 20 years later and it still intrigues me. I've even used it on my resume as a Morgoth kill ranks up there with life's achievements
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Old August 16, 2014, 19:48   #52
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One day, about a year ago, I was browsing a forum about mobile games. There I stumbled on android port Angband. I liked the idea of ​​the game without graphics. I tried to play it, but then I did not understand what was happening in the game. Since then I have sometimes tried to play it again. But again, I could not even pass the first level. A few months ago I went to this site, studied the help files and finally figured out how to play it.
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Old August 16, 2014, 21:08   #53
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in 1993 i had been playing cyberpunk 2020 with this group of guys in my freshman year of highschool. somewhere towards the end of the year one of them passed me a version of angband that ran on my dads 286. i was just happy with bulldozing over jackals and kobalds at 50 feet until some unique or player ghost would kill me.

any time i was separated from angband i was also separated from my computer. everytime i got a computer, the highest priority was getting the latest version of angband. and i still have not beaten it yet.
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Old August 16, 2014, 22:24   #54
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somewhere towards the end of the year one of them passed me a version of angband that ran on my dads 286.
This makes me so jealous. I had a 286 that wouldn't run Angband. I had to pretend to like Moria better for a few more years.
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Old August 17, 2014, 00:10   #55
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How did you find Angband?
Boring. For the last decade at least ...

[EDIT] Oh, you mean not in idiomatic sense?

Well, roughly twenty years ago in some obscure places of the internet. For someone interested in games, Tolkien and knowing the word "roguelike" it wasn't that hard to find
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Old August 17, 2014, 01:09   #56
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I found Angband (during the 2.8.x era) in the AOL Game Downloads in the summer of 1997. I was trying to find something with more variety than Moria.
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Old August 17, 2014, 03:26   #57
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Our high school computer science labs had dwarf fortress on it, later on my computer science teacher at that time introduced me to Angband and I've been trying to beat it ever since. Playing on and off every year or so.
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Old August 17, 2014, 04:37   #58
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Gosh I remember my neighbor brought me a copy of a game called Moria on a floppy disk to play on an old DOS computer, was hooked played for a couple years and then once I got internet access in the early 90's found Angband on and off since then, didn't know their was actual forums for the game until 2007 though, and I thought cool...nice to see other people out there like me that loves this game..I had no idea that people from around the world played this game and it's nice to be part of a community that loves this old game and keeps it alive.
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Old August 17, 2014, 12:03   #59
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I played a wireframe 3D game called Moraff's Revenge, for which the first x levels were shareware. I think I got my mum to stump up for the full version eventually. Dived for the first time in that game (accidentally, fell way down some trapdoor or something).

The next step was Moria. I think a mate of mine introduced me. I found the Balrog once (probably save-scummed) but got completely steamrolled.

Then Angband. Then Zangband from Thangorodrim.org. Then back to Angband, just before 3.5.0 came out.
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I played a wireframe 3D game called Moraff's Revenge, for which the first x levels were shareware. I think I got my mum to stump up for the full version eventually. Dived for the first time in that game (accidentally, fell way down some trapdoor or something).
I still boot up Moraff's World and Dungeons of the Unforgiven sometimes. Revenge is a little too kludgy for me, but I did finish it once.

Mechanics are junk (S-tier: mages with power-wepaon, trash-tier: everything else) but it takes diving-style and rewards it to the extreme. Nothing like being on CL15 and killing some DL99 monster and needing to get back to town to turn the kabillion experience into levels
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