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Old October 13, 2014, 14:45   #1
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Comp 164

Competition 164 is up now. It is an Angband 3.5 Hobbit Warrior who starts with Sting, the One Ring, and a Mithril Corslet.

Two things:

a) For newbie players who don't care about winning the competition, but would like to get their first Angband win, this could be a good way to do it.

b) The win conditions (lowest Max XP) mean that contenders need to kill infrequently, but frequently enough to outweigh the XP drain from the One. The One also aggravates, so there's that small detail to contend with as well

G L H F

Thanks to ShadowTechnology for providing the savefile!!!
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Old October 13, 2014, 21:49   #2
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Old October 13, 2014, 23:39   #3
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Lowest xp for win is cool. Not sure that ranking non-winners by lowest xp/depth makes much sense though. Highest depth/turncount maybe...
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Lowest xp for win is cool. Not sure that ranking non-winners by lowest xp/depth makes much sense though. Highest depth/turncount maybe...
I guess it makes sense in that it encourages one to dive fast and survive, without stopping to kill everything or clear levels. It's consistent with the strategy for winning the contest - getting to the bottom and wacking Morgy while still at a relatively low character level.
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Old October 14, 2014, 13:17   #5
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I'll give it a try, and maybe even try this one like I did for this char:

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=16112

By the way, why no_selling off?
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Lowest xp for win is cool. Not sure that ranking non-winners by lowest xp/depth makes much sense though. Highest depth/turncount maybe...
I wasn't very careful with the non-winner ranking because I assumed we'd quickly have at least one winner. Looks like I was right
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By the way, why no_selling off?
Turncount isn't an issue in this competition, and I figure it's good to shake things up sometimes.
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I wasn't very careful with the non-winner ranking because I assumed we'd quickly have at least one winner. Looks like I was right
Still, second place, third place, honorable mention? It doesn't make sense that just downloading the save file and posting instantly put @ in Second Place. Lowest max experience, CL 1 DL 0, never moved, never did anything.
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This should be an easy competition since we already have the one ring. *knock on wood* Actually, if it's easy for me, it should be easy for everyone which makes it just as hard.
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Still, second place, third place, honorable mention? It doesn't make sense that just downloading the save file and posting instantly put @ in Second Place. Lowest max experience, CL 1 DL 0, never moved, never did anything.
I agree with you in principle. However, given the list of players who have already started playing and given how OP the comp character is, I am pretty sure we are going to have at least 4-5 green rows in the ladder before long.
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