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Old September 30, 2015, 21:57   #21
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Things that are bad:

exploring levels
selling things
gnomes
doing the same level more than once when its depth is < 73
being slow due to encumbrance (smdh)
I agree with three of these things.
(One of which is only because I'm not good enough to play gnomes.)
And why exactly dlvl73?
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Old October 1, 2015, 04:02   #22
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It's a typo. It was supposed to say 76.
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Old October 2, 2015, 09:42   #23
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It's a typo. It was supposed to say 76.
Oh well, that makes perfect sense then.
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Old October 6, 2015, 21:33   #24
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The only one of that list of bad things I'd agree with is the selling point.

Exploring levels: well, it's a waste of time for boring levels, but you need to do some of it or you'll quickly find yourself facing deadly foes without decent equipment. The level feelings are a helpful guide to deciding when to explore, though they could stand to be improved. Anyway, you don't always have a choice; there have been plenty of times when I had to explore nearly all of a level before finding a down-stair.

Gnomes: Tolkien purists might dislike them (and the kobolds) for lacking authenticity, but gnomes are a perfectly playable race. The useless option is human.

Replaying levels: Unless you turn on force descent, you'll have to repeat every time you use WoR, half the time that you use teleport level as an escape, etc. Diving quickly through the repeated depth is an option, but it's not always wise. Perhaps the repeat visit to the depth contains an artifact, or even a vault. Make your dive/explore decision exactly as you would on your first visit to a level.

Encumbrance: Obviously it's a bad thing, but a point or two of speed loss won't cause too much harm, especially if you have speed-boosting gear to offset it. I wouldn't normally go burdened for extended periods, but if you need to hold onto a heavy piece of gear for a few turns while waiting for pseudo-id to kick in, go ahead and do that. And if the gear proves useful, you can take time to finish whatever else you need to do on that level before recalling to stash it.
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Old October 6, 2015, 21:40   #25
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.... The useless option is human.
I actually like playing human @'s quite a lot. They level up so quickly.
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Old October 7, 2015, 08:37   #26
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Gnomes: Tolkien purists might dislike them (and the kobolds) for lacking authenticity, but gnomes are a perfectly playable race. The useless option is human.
Elves and half-elves are way worse than humans. Only real weak point of humans is lack of infravision.
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