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Old October 14, 2017, 11:01   #1
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Scroll of Identify...that didn't(?)

I used a scroll of identify on an amulet that I had found but it's stats/powers still remained hidden. Do I have to use another scroll on it?
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Old October 14, 2017, 11:10   #2
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I used a scroll of identify on an amulet that I had found but it's stats/powers still remained hidden. Do I have to use another scroll on it?
It may have more than one ability. The scrolls only identify one rune per use. This one you should already see though.
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Old October 14, 2017, 15:17   #3
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What if we had Remove Curse work as Identify?

You have an amulet (+2) {??}
cast Rcurse
Curse (power 6)《
Curse (power 16)
Curse (power 58)

You have learned the curse Treachery! The curse is removed!
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Old October 14, 2017, 17:00   #4
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Thanks for the info.
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Old October 14, 2017, 18:05   #5
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I should have explained the leap in logic in my previous post. Its that using early id on early items - mostly cursed - is a waste of good id scrolls.
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Old October 15, 2017, 00:05   #6
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It reveals one rune, exactly the same as using it at any other time. How is that a waste?
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Old October 15, 2017, 01:07   #7
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because if you use it on a sword (+5,+5) {??} and it turns out that the {??} is a bunch of runes, you have learned runes that YOU DO NOT WANT as opposed to RUNES THAT YOU WANT.

oh wow look, a pike of treacherous weapon, exactly what i wanted!
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Old October 15, 2017, 03:14   #8
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But you're gonna have to learn all the runes eventually, right? What's so bad about learning a curse?
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Old October 15, 2017, 10:25   #9
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eh, while that's true, ideally you'd want - as a player - to know the useful ones before you learn the curses. as most curses don't have any positive effects, you'll never use any of the items identified, thus "a waste of ID".

perhaps in the future we can have a two-tier curse system. for example, Treacherous Weapon could be changed to Bloodthirsty, and akin to Stormbringer, it could do more damage but occasionally hurt you as well.
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Sky--i rarely ID all the curses in a single game. I certainly wouldn't waste an ID on some lousy +5 sword with no obvious attributes (like rBlind, stat boost, blessed, etc.) The only time to spend ID on an object is if there's a chance you might actually want to use it. If you really care about curses, take some cursed objects back to the stores where they will be IDed for free.
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