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Old October 25, 2007, 19:19   #1
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YASD - the most frustrating death in the world

I was a clvl ~10 priest, down about 500' when something burnt up my one and only priest book.

No worries though, I just need to WoR back and get another one but - damn - I still haven't found any ?WoR.

No problem, I'll walk back to the surface. It shouldn't take too long. I start slowly making my way up. I get hungry around 400' and realise that I only have one food ration left. I eat it and continue on upwards. The stairs are just taking forever to find. I start panicking a bit as I'm nearly hungry and still six more levels to go.

Amazing luck, I find a copy of Godly Insights at 300' (which I've never ever seen before), but that doesn't help with the food problem. Carrying on, I get hungry again at 250'. I start stair scumming a bit (which I'd never normally do, but I'm in a tough situation here). Can't find any stairs, can't find any food. I eat a couple un-id'ed mushrooms I was saving, but they don't do much to stave of starvation.

I die of starvation at 50'.

Note to self: Next time, remember to pack extra food.

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23. 1603 Olas III the Dunadan Priest, Level 11
Killed by starvation on dungeon level 1 (max 10)
(User 0, Date 2007-10-24, Gold 1365, Turn 65030).
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The RNG strikes again!
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Old October 25, 2007, 19:24   #2
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One of my heroes once died of starvation just a few steps from the general store. ^^
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Old October 25, 2007, 20:26   #3
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That used to be my most frequent cause of death. lol I'd dive really deep and something would burn up my ?WoR.
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Old October 25, 2007, 23:03   #4
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I don't think I've ever died from starvation

Always carry at least 5 rations and pick up the food you find, it can be dropped again if you find something more valuable (In the lower levels, that is)
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Old October 25, 2007, 23:18   #5
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I only ever carry normal rations of food and/or mushrooms of restoring, but I eat slime molds, elvish waybread and any non-damaging mushrooms straight off the floor. There are times when my character eats so much it's more like Pac-Man than Angband.

Also, my Dunadan Warrior winner was gorged for almost his entire battle with Morgoth thanks to overdosing on potions.
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Old October 25, 2007, 23:25   #6
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You should carry waybreads and leave the rations for the rats.
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Old October 25, 2007, 23:32   #7
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The RNG strikes again!
If you were at depth 10, lacking the second priest book, without WoR, and without enough food to walk home... how was that the RNG's fault?
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Old October 26, 2007, 03:30   #8
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If you were at depth 10, lacking the second priest book, without WoR, and without enough food to walk home... how was that the RNG's fault?
True that. I normally just dive at about clvl = dlvl, reading every scroll I find. The length of my first dive is normally determined by when I eventually stumble across a ?WoR.
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I like your diving plan.

I guess next time just stock up on food some more!
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Old October 29, 2007, 10:23   #10
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I don't think I've ever died from starvation

Always carry at least 5 rations and pick up the food you find, it can be dropped again if you find something more valuable (In the lower levels, that is)
I have, just the once. Drank an unID'd potion just after eating my last ration - it was Salt Water. Had no food and no potions. Recalled home but died on the way to the general store.

Now I make sure I have food available when I drink unIDd potions (at least until I've IDd Salt Water).

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